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Monday, July 18, 2016

Spring Break Scrapbook Pages

Hello friends.  Remember last week when I was so excited to share my Bitten By the Bug 2 project with you?  Not so much this week.  For some reason this week was a true Challenge for me and I struggled.  How much did I struggle, you ask?  I designed three projects, cut and assembled two, and finally just went with this layout because it was Sunday and I did not want to start over again.  

This week's challenge is "Around the World Travel Challenge" selected by  our very talented L.B.  Maybe the issue was I wanted world travel photos to use, but anything International destination photos I have are already scrapped.  Sadly I could not a quick trip to France just to have new photos.

I finally decided to scrap our Spring Break photos from Hilton Head.  While a good idea, the photos were not wonderful and apparently I was not having a day where I could complete as a world class scrapper!!  We all have off days, right?

I used two Cricut cartridges on this layout:  Summer Love and Mermaid Party.  I used the seashell necklace cuts from Mermaid Party to create the shell embellishments.  All of the other Cricut cuts were from Summer Love.  

I hope that you take some time to create your own travel project this week, International or otherwise.  Please do join us in the travel challenge and share your projects with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Everyone else on the team created wonderful travel projects.  Be sure to visit the blog for some REAL inspiration!!!  


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. I think your layout is perfect in every way. It looks like you had a great time. The pictures are beautiful and the cuts you chose highlight the layout so wonderfully. I wish I could have gone with my son and family to Norway. My summer vacation is taking care of my grands, but I loved seeing his pictures. Looks like you had a nice time.

  2. Nice layout of pictures and embellishments for your travel layout. Love the bright colors. So fun!