Monday, May 23, 2016

Enjoy Life Beach Card


Hey-o my people, welcome to this week's Bitten By The Bug 2 Cricut Challenge.  My Design Team sister, Lynn, chose the challenge for the week, use a Cricut cut TOWEL on a project - a beach towel, bath towel, kitchen towel, etc.  I chose to use a beach towel on the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  

My card design began with the cute bikini clad bear, with her swim cap, goggles, and towel.  I added the clouds, beach ball, and fun double fold card cut in Close To My Heart double sided blue stripe card stock.  The card is from the Just a Note cartridge, though I hand trimmed the sailboat and words from the card.  The beach ball is from Pack Your Bags, and the clouds are from New England Shore, though again hand trimmed to remove the ship's wheel.

I finished the card by stamping a sun and the phrase Enjoy Life, both from a Close To My Heart stamp set.

I really enjoyed our challenge this week and I invite you to play along with us.  The BBTB2 Design Team has created some really cute Towel Dry inspiration to get you started.  Hop on over to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog and check it out!



Remember when I told you that I was working on reorganizing my scraproom?  I am still at it.  It is a very slow process mainly due to keeping Avaleigh on weekdays and my mom every day.  However, I have made a HUGE amount of progress.

1.  All of the furniture was removed and rearranged. Only two pieces of furniture ended up where they started, and two others were removed completely. 


2.  Almost all of the paper was removed from shelves, racks, THE FLOOR, etc. and was sorted into twenty-one vertical paper storage units.  All of the paper is tabbed by color or theme.



3. All of my Close To My Heart stamps have been removed from their cases and plastic storage sleeves, indexed in a computer software (with searchable tags), and stored in 12 x 12 binders in 12 x 12 sleeves with four 6 x 6 sections per page.  All 200+ stamps fit into three binders!



4.  Most dies have been sorted and stored in new Totally Tiffany die packets.

5.  All project life materials have been gathered and stored in a single shelf of my white cart.




7.  All of the filler for the Scraprack has been accumulating in a USPS delivery crate.  Sorting of these supplies will be next.

8.  All of my Prima Doll and baby stamps, dies, and paper have been grouped and are awaiting storage.

9.  The last few pieces of paper to file in the vertical storage are under the USPS crate.




There are only two area of the room that remain messy - my "sorted piles" area in the photo above, and a pile near the sewing machine.  This is the room that barely had carpet a month ago!!  Hopefully in the next two weeks I will be able to finish up.  We are getting wood floors installed later this week, or I might be able to knock out the remaining areas this week. Oh - and I requested to keep the carpet in the scraproom for now. I am not emptying everything out again and moving the furniture to a different room, then back after the floor is installed. 

Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!



Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packetfor FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Timespaper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

Celebrate with Cake



Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

25% OFF ALL MY LEGACY™ ALBUMS



Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colors you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Woodland Adventures


Hello friends!  It is Monday and that means it is time for our weekly Bitten By the Bug 2 post.  This week my sweet design team sister, Laurie, selected our Cricut challenge theme - Laurie challenged us to use Cricut cut trees on our projects.  Laurie called this week's challenge Love A Tree.  

I made this cute round card as my project for the week.  Unlike my usual multi-cartridge creations, this card was cut using only one cartridge: Cindy Loo.  I love so many of the cute woodland creatures on the Cindy Loo cartridge so I could not resist resist this opportunity to include them on a weekly challenge.


If you have not already been to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog, you need to rush right over and check out the fabulous Tree Loving projects the design team created.   And then you will want to create your own project!  Be sure to share your project with us this week, simply link in to this weeks post.  I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!



Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packetfor FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Timespaper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

Celebrate with Cake



Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

25% OFF ALL MY LEGACY™ ALBUMS


Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colors you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pack our Handbag and Say Cheese!



Hello friends!  With summer approaching many of us will be photographing summer fun, summer vacations, family reunions, etc.  My wonderful Bitten By the Bug 2 design team sister, L.B., has challenged us to create a project which includes a Cricut cut camera.   Thinking ahead to summer vacation fun, I created this fun summer vacation bag!


There were two cartridges and an SVG.com cut file used to create this project as well as the Bo Bunny Genevieve paper pack.  I used the camera cut from the Artistry cartridge and attached it to the bag hand with a small piece of chain.  My real life camera is a bit larger (proportionally to my bag) than the camera above.  But in the summertime I do not travel without a camera!  It is a top priority item for any trip or weekend getaway.  So of course my travel bag HAD to have a camera!


I also used the CM Traveler cartridge to create elements for the bag, specifically the sunglasses and passport.  Because proper ID and good eye protection from the sun are also top priority items on my summer travel list!


I used the Luxury Handbags SVG cut file from SVGcuts.com. I enlarged the bag to maximum cut size using the 12 x 12 inch cutting mat.  I really like the handbag files and have used them for a number of projects in the past.

If you have not already been to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog, you need to rush right over and check out the fabulous Camera projects the design team created.   And then you will want to create your own project!  Be sure to share your project with us this week, simply link in to this weeks post.  I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!



Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packetfor FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Timespaper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

Celebrate with Cake



Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


25% OFF ALL MY LEGACY™ ALBUMS


Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colours you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Bouquet Card


Hello friends!  Warning - Mother's Day is sneaking up on us!!! This Sunday is Mother's Day in the US, and also the theme of this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge.  Our design team sister Emily has asked us to use either a Bouquet of Flowers or a Vase of Flowers on a Mother's Day project.  I chose this bouquet from the Dimensional Scene - Pretty cartridge in Design Space.

 
There were two cartridges used to create this card, Dimensional Scene - Pretty, as I mentioned above, and also Splendid Soires.  All of the colors in the bouquet were changed to fit my color scheme for the card. I also added an additional matting layer to the card, the blue layer, using the copy and cut features.  The lace matting layers are from the Splendid Soires cartridge. I love the look of the lacy layer behind the bouquet, almost as if the flowers are wrapped in lacy paper.

I finished the card with white gel pen art.  I thought the scallops looked much better with thick white pen lines and highlights on the flowers.


If you have not already been to the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog, you need to rush right over and check out the fabulous Mother's Day floral projects the design team created.   And then you will want to create your own Mother's Day flower bouquet or vase project!  Be sure to share your project with us this week, simply link in to this weeks post.  I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!



Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packetfor FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Timespaper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

Celebrate with Cake



Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


25% OFF ALL MY LEGACY™ ALBUMS


Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colours you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Umbrella - April Showers



Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 post.  My super-sweet design team sister, Caroline, selected this week's Cricut Cut Challenge - April Showers Umbrella!  We almost missed this challenge this year so YAY Caroline for remembering April Showers.

You all know how much I love the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge, right?  Well of course Kitty, with her umbrella, had to be part of my umbrella project.  I wanted Kitty to be enjoying her rainy stroll so she needed to go someplace pretty.  Someplace like a flower garden - in the rain - with her umbrella!


As much as I love this Hello Kitty cut, I wanted to do something different with the colors.  Instead of dressing Kitty in her normal yellow raincoat, I thought she needed to jazz it up a bit with a new Laura Ashley-esque raincoat and hairbow print.  I think she looks very darling and British.

After selecting the Hello Kitty Umbrella cut, I selected the SVGcuts.com Thanksgiving Invitation box card.  I made a few edits to the box, including creating a custom lattice piece for the back of the box.  I cut the base box in yellow card stock and the trim in white and pink.

I used the Picturesque cartridge for the double layer leaves and Art Philosophy for the roses.  I cut the roses in three different card stocks.  I used the roses and leaves to embellish Kitty's garden.   


If you have not already been by the Bitten By the Bug 2 Blog, you should hope right over there and check out the Umbrella projects the design team created for this April Showers Umbrella challenge.  They are amazing!!!  Also, I would like to invite you to join us in our weekly challenge.  Create your new Cricut cut Umbrella project and link it to the Umbrella challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.  All of the challenge rules are in the side bar at BBTB2.

Thank you for stopping by today!!