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Monday, July 4, 2016

Patriotic Picnic Caddy

Hello everyone.  Happy Independence Day!!  Today I am sharing this week's Bitten By The Bug 2 Cricut Challenge project, a Patriotic Picnic Caddy.  My darling design team sister, Caroline, is hosting our second week of Patriotic projects and has challenged the team to create projects that include fireworks to celebrate our Nation's Independence!  We are spending the 4th with our family at our daughter and son-in-law's home. There will be far too much food, beverages, and just the right mount of fun!  I made this caddy to hold the plastic-ware and napkins.  And of course I included fireworks on my caddy.

I used one Cricut cartridge, Independence Day (fittingly) to cut the fireworks. The flag caddy is actually the Vintage Waving Flag Bag from I made two minor edits to Mary's fabulous design by omitting the handle and adding a partition to separate the plastic-ware from the napkins.  I think the addition of the fireworks to this flag caddy is a great finishing touch.

If you have not already done so, please go by Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the firework projects the team shared.  You will be blown away!!


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.

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. Ohhhh, this flag caddy is so festive and fun. I love how you altered the cut for what you needed. The fireworks are just perfect with your caddy.

  2. What a neat idea! Too cute! Loved your pics of your day with little Avaleigh - lucky grandma! She has gotten so big and she's just beautiful!