Hello friends. I am so excited to share this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge project with you. I just LOVE this card! The challenge for the week was selected by our amazing Emily, who sadly is out on leave due to relocation. Emily chose a very summery challenge: Use Pool or Beach cuts on a project.
My project is very beachy, but it is also chocked full of golden highlights and an elegant monogram. I created this card for my friend Peggy's son and his wife. Mark and Caroline were married earlier this year in private ceremony. Later this month they will have their married blessed in the Greek Orthodox Church and we will celebrate the blessing at a beach themed reception. I thought the card should match the some elements of the reception.
I used only one Cricut cartridge on this card, Dimensional Scenes-Mermaid. I also used a font from my computer to create the monogram. The background paper is from Close To My Heart, a monthly special earlier this summer. It has wide white and gold stripes. The shells are cut in a beautiful CTMH aqua colored card stock, a special from earlier this summer. The beautiful coral and gold layer is from the same CTMH paper pack.
I used a gold metallic self adhesive paper to create the monogram. I used a monogram friendly font from my computer, welded the letters together, and adhered them to the card front. I love the gold elements on this card and I positioned the card in the photo above so that most of the gold elements were highlighted.
Have you already visited the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog today? If not you need to head right over there as soon as you read the rest of my post. The design team came up with A-MA-ZING projects this week. They completely WOW-ed me! And with inspiration like they provided, I hope that you are moved to join our challenge this week. Create your new Pool or Beach theme project and link in at the challenge post at the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog. I cannot wait to see your projects!!
CLOSE TO MY HEART NEWS:
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
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.