Hello everyone! Welcomed to this week's Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge. Our sweet Design Team sister, Caroline, has challenged the DT to create pumpkin projects in her Fall Pumpkin Challenge! Even though I was away this last weekend, Friday - Sunday, I accepted Caroline's challenge. Of course it was easy to accept in that I was on a three day scrapbook weekend with girlfriends!
Myself and six of MFSG (My Friends [the] Scrappy Girls) were in Spartanburg, SC at Scrapbook Creations for a wonderful weekend of girl time, creativity, classes, and fun. There were representatives in from Bo Bunny (in Utah) to teach two OUTSTANDING classes, in addition to all of the normal wonderment of Scrapbook Creations. Peggy, Bonnie, and I took the Bo Bunny Thankful 6 x 8.5 inch album class, and Bonnie and Peggy went on to take the layouts class. I confess to regretting missing the layout class. The teachers were outstanding in that they taught the class projects and techniques with knowledge, patience, and humor while creating a fun and creative class environment. I have taken A LOT of scrapbook classes through the years and I can confidently say that this was one of the best classes I have even taken!
Knowing that I ALWAYS come home from Scrapbook Creations exhausted (due to lack of sleep!), I created my Bitten By The Bug 2 project after my Bo Bunny Thanksgiving album class. My timing was outstanding because I had plenty of leftover Bo Bunny Autumn papers to use on my card.
I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to design and cut my card elements. I began with two pumpkin cuts selected from two different cartridges, Art Philosophy and Autumn Celebrations. I cut the two pumpkins twice each in different sizes using fun fall print card stock.
I assembled the pumpkins and made several edits to their appearances. I removed some of the vine from the stems of two pumpkins and I removed the top layer from the pumpkin in the forefront of the card. I used Close To My Heart's BEYOND MEASURE pumpkin stamp on the front pumpkin. While the pumpkin cut did not fit the stamp exactly, I do like the effect.
I assembled the card with two matting layers of card stock topped with the four pumpkins. I used layers of thin foam squares and thick foam dots to build up the pumpkin dimensions. The highest pumpkin has double layer foam dots supporting the bottom section off of the card background.
I finished the card with white doodles and dashes, as well as a touch of ribbon. I used a micro tipped brown marker to trace around the words on the stamped pumpkin.
As I said above, Scrapbook Creations was a lot of fun and I actually have a few projects to share with you, as well as a few photos from Bethany's fall themed baby shower. Hopefully I will have a full week of blogging!
Remember that the Bitten By The Bug 2 Design Team so enjoys it when YOU join our weekly challenges. Please take some time this week to create a Cricut cut FALL PUMPKIN project and share it with us at BBTB2. The challenge rules are posted on the sidebar at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog!
Thanks for stopping by today!