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Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello friends.  It's a Happy Birthday challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week.  Our talented and sweet design team sister, Laurie, from Crafty Sisters Creations, is celebrating her birthday today, and she challenged us all to celebrate with her!  

I made a very quick birthday card this week, using three Cricut cartridges and a NEW Close To My Heart stamp set!!  The fun swirl frame is from the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge.  The great birthday hat, which coordinates with a new set of stamp available for purchase on August 1, was cut with the Close To My Heart Artistry cartridge.  And finally the Happy Birthday phrase was cut using Thoughts and Phrases - Good.


The birthday hat was stamped with the Wise Guy Birthday stamp set.  It is from the new annual inspirations book and will be available beginning August 1st.

If you have not already done so, please go by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog and check out the amazing birthday projects the design team created.  Also, remember to wish Laurie a happy birthday!!   She would love it if you created a birthday project and joined this week's challenge.


We are having a wonderfully busy week with our second grandchild, a boy named Jude, being delivered via C-section this Wednesday.  We are all very excited to meet Jude.   

Also this week, older son, Aaron, and his lovely wife, Crissie, are supposed to close on their first home.  A very exciting time for them!!  But I am so hoping to have baby duty instead of moving duty!!


I am going to once again remind you that July is the last month to order from our current Idea Book.  Be sure to order any products that you have been eyeing but have not purchased!!  This Idea Book goes away on July 31st.

One of my favorite products from our ORGANIZATION LINE is only available while supplies last, the ROLLING TOTE!  I use this tote and I tote-ally love it. Our wonderful plastic small, medium, and large organizers stack perfectly into into the Rolling Tote.  

You are invited to join my Close To My Heart team, Paper Couture:

New Consultant's Kit $75

I have to tell you about the great Promotion for anyone who signs on with me to be a Close To My Heart Consultant.  CTMH is having an EARLY BIRD special.  New Consultants that sign up in July will be able to choose a new Fundamentals paper pack with a pack of coordinating complements to receive FREE with their New Consultant Kit. These new Fundamental paper packs are fabulous - I just saw them yesterday and I am very excited to receive them.  This special gives new Consultants the chance to start their new business at the beginning of a brand new idea book, and to get brand new products that they would not be able to get as a customer. 

Early Bird Special Choices

If you have ever thought of becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, NOW is the time to join my team.  Follow THIS LINK for more information.

July also has a great new Stamp of the Month, From The Notebook.  I LOVE this stamp set.  In addition to being a wonderful scrapbooking stamp set, it is also a great card making and Project Life stamp set!!  This is very  a versatile stamp set.  And best of all, with a $50.00 order, you can add this stamp set to your shopping cart for only $5.00.  You can also order the stamp set at the regular price of $17.95.  For more information, CLICK HERE to see the set in my on-line store.


  1. Susan, your card is wonderful! I love the Cricut cuts and the CTMH stamps and you blended them together perfectly! Congrats on the new grandson!

  2. Super cute-love the stamps and bday hat and can't wait to see the new idea book and products….my bday is in September and I'm SURE my hubby wants to get me scrapping supplies, right? Glad to see the adorable baby Jude has arrived safely!