Hello friends. So much to tell you today, but first let's start with this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. Our wonderful Design Team sister, Pam, chose this week's Challenge cut. Pam asked us to use Summer Shade Trees on a project. However, Pam is currently moving across country so I am doing a so-so job of filling in for her today.
I used two cartridges to create my simple Happy Birthday card: Close To My Heart's Artfully Sent and Picturesque.
I cut the base card, with the tree cut out, with the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge. If you do not already own this cartridge, I would very much suggest that you purchase it. It has tons of fabulous card cuts.
I used the write feature on my Cricut Explore and added the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Finally I used Picturesque to create the fun corners for the card front.
I do hope that you go by BBTB2 and check out the projects the Design Team created. I was baby sitting my granddaughter and truly did not put as much time into my card as usual. However, my DT sisters created BEAUTIFUL projects to share with you! Also, we love it when you join our challenges so please do link up with us this week.
So I mentioned news:
My older son Aaron and his finance Crissie surprised us by eloping to Las Vegas last week! We found out after they were married. Apparently they have had this elopement planned since May. Other then sorry that we could not be with them, our main feelings are excitement and love. We love both of them so much and are very happy for them.
We had a home coming celebration on Saturday evening - July 4th. Our neighbors had great fireworks shows so that was the perfect ending to our evening. We did surprise Aaron and Crissie with a small wedding cake, which they loved.
We are planning a reception for them later this month so that they might celebrate with many of their friends.
Our only other fun news was we baby sat for Avaleigh on July 5th while her parents celebrated their anniversary. Other than an "I do not want a nap" fit, everything went smoothly. We even played outside as today was just beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back this week with more to share.