Happy Monday everyone, are you ready for a Beach Party? This week's Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge is the theme BEACH TIME and was selected by our wonderfully talented Caroline! Caroline thought these dog days of summer would be a perfect time to visit the beach... Even if only on paper. With that in mind, the design team came up with some super-fun beach designs to share with you.
I used two cartridges to create this tiki bar beach scene card, Luau and Formal Occasion. The Tiki bar was cut using Luau and blinged out with gems and aqua pearl brads. I used a branch punch and two different pieces of double sided card stock to create the thatch roof.
I added a tiki torch and tropical flowers to the scene to brighten the card a bit, along with the two palm trees cut from Formal Occasion. The flowers were cut in red print card card with a yellow under layer. I added a CTMH sparkle gem to the center of each flower. The tiki torch was also cut in two colors and red ink was added to the flames. The background is done with aqua and teal card stock to represent the ocean and the evening sky.
I know it seems like I have been ignoring my blog lately, and I suppose I have. I have had changes happening at home that have effected my productivity. I previously shared with you that our adorable dog Duncan had surgery a week and a half ago. Duncan is still living in the cone of shame as we wait for his 2.5 inch incision to heal. I do have good news on Duncan's surgery - the pathology report came back as cancer free so that made us very happy. We go back to the vet today and I am so hoping that Duncan can come out of his cone soon.
The other big change at home deals with Doug. Doug was laid off from his senior management position last September and he has spent the last 10 months job hunting. Last Monday was Doug's first day at his new job!!! He is still a senior manager, in fact he has more responsibility than before, but last week was a big change. Doug also has a much further drive to work. But all of that aside, I am very proud of him and very thankful for the new job!!! It has been a long 10 months. Starting today, Doug will be spending some nights away from home depending on his location. So that too will be another adjustment for the three of us (Doug, Duncan and I), but I feel we will all adjust, if not exactly embrace the changes.
Anyway all of the drama effected my creating and writing mojo and I neglected the blog. Hopefully I will adjust to my new schedule and get back to posting.
Thank you all for stopping by today and thank you for reading this far!! Ha. I hope that you take time to pop by the Bitten By The Bug 2 blog and check out this week's beachy projects. We would truly like for you to join us and create your own beach project. Just follow the rules posted on the BBTB2 sidebar and link back to your blog.
Close to my Heart monthly specials ! First, the fabulous Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life. I love this wonderful orchard themed stamp set. The fruit images are lovely and the sentiments are darling!
July Customer Special -
This month's customer special is a lot of fun! The Workshop on the Go Canvas art kit is 50% off this month only!
Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.
Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013.
There are so many wonderful new products and you are going to be so pleased with what CTMH has come out with. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing more images of new products with you.
And remember if you do not want to have to wait until August to purchase your new products, you can JOIN MY TEAM and become a CTMH Consultant. Two of the best things about being a CTMH consultant are: 1) we can purchase all new products a month before they go public and 2) we always get a discount on our purchases!!! Feel free to contact me if you would like more information about being a Close To My Heart Consultant.
ONLY 10 days till you can order your copy of Artbooking!!