Cricut Maker Machine

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.


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!


  1. This card is adorable, you are so creative! I really need to work on my craft room. Hopefully this summer after I get out of school.

  2. This very cute bear is definitely ready for the beach. Your card is so adorable! Don't ya just love this cartridge!!

  3. Beary cute card. I love how it opens. So cute. Good luck on the craft room cleanup.

  4. Btw - I save a lot of my outdated scrapbook stickers and papers for my granddaughter to use. She loves all of it. So maybe save a box for your granddaughter when she is a little older.

  5. Your card is adorable-wish I could look as good in a bikini as the bear, lol! Your scrap room will be amazing when you are done! You can just mosey on over to Kansas City and do mine when you're done….Hope you all survive the flooring project this week!