Monday, April 25, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut Shower You With Love Umbrella card

It's getting near the time of year when we get invited to bridal showers and weddings.  I should have a stash of these type of cards, but I don't.  I usually like to match my card to the bride's colors or theme.  This card was a prototype of a card I made for my niece-to-be's shower last year.  It would have been a lot of work to glue down all these hearts on 25+ cards.   This week, our hostess for Bitten By the Bug2 is Caroline, of Card Creations By Caroline and she has challenged everyone to use an umbrella on their Cricut inspired card or project. 

I can't remember which cartridge the hearts came from, the umbrella is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.  I embossed the background and inked the edges.  Really, a simple card this week.   Join our challenge and link up your card or project using an umbrella to Bitten By the Bug2.  Enjoy!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

BBTB2: LoveBirds Flutter Together Forever

I am still working on my daughter's wedding album.  It's been a few years, and I had better kick it into high gear and 'get 'er done'.   With our BBTB2 theme this week of 'Birds", I knew that a LoveBirds theme would fulfill both the challenge and help with the wedding album.  I used 3 cartridges for this simple and easy layout - Wrap It Up for the word Lovebirds (removed the flowers), Tie The Knot for the two birds on a branch, and the Wedding cart for the 2 birds with a heart.

Join in the BBTB2 challenge this week of "Birds", whether it be birds in a cage, flying birds, or Springtime birds.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut 3D Altered Record Album

Our hostess at BBTB2 this week is Susan, and in honor of National Barbershop Quarter Day, she asked us to create a musical project or card.  Hop on over to Bitten By the Bug 2 and link up your favorite project using any Cricut cuts representing music.

 I made this 'scrapbook' from an old record album I got at Goodwill for $3.  All the records inside were broken so out they went.  When our scrapbook club goes on our retreat, we draw names ahead of time and create a handmade item.   The person I was to create for is a hard working administrator by day and  singer and musician by night.  She has made a few CDs and I love listening to her croon.  She loves jazz and the blues so I tried to incorporate that into my creation.  The cover turned out really nice, and the pages inside, although they turned out different than first envisioned, represent her singing style.  I really enjoyed making this album and putting a little of myself into something for someone else.  The roses were made from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  The keyboard, microphone, and guitar are all from Quarter Note.  I added bling of toile, ribbon, paper flowers,  feathers, and rhinestones.  The bottom right side in red is part of the original front cover - I just couldn't cover that up!

I created photo mats, tags, and embellishments using G45 papers - these were perfect for the vintage look.  I cut the paper where the hole for the center of the record goes.  She can fill the 'pockets' with trinkets - programs, ticket stubs, and photos of the venues she visits.

Originally these pages were to be black and white, but I just can't do it.  New Orleans jazz is the theme here - (can't you tell) - I am sure she has a great picture to put on the left side.

"Blackbirds singing in the dead of night, spread your wings and fly away" are lyrics to a song that my friend beautifully sings.  I stamped the words and used 3D butterflies to showcase this song.

 I used an old 45 record as a pocket to hold cards and photos.

Monday, April 4, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut Butterfly Fly Away Flower Girl Layout

This week at Bitten By the Bug2 we are making projects with butterflies or bees.  I had a vision of making a layout using a picture of my granddaughter with wings.  This is how it turned out, simple and very different from what I usually do.    I printed her flower girl picture at 5x7 and then fussy cut her out and put it on the layout.  I think I might add some glitter and bling - not sure yet.

Join us and our hostess Michelle, from, to link up your bee or butterfly creations - we would love to see them!  Cricut cuts are:  "Flower Girl" uses the Ashlyn's Alphabet, the large butterfly is from Home For the Holidays - Spring and Summer, and the swarm of butterflies  is from Boho Graphics, Iron On.  I sliced up the Skunk with Flowers cut from Disney Classics, removing the skunk for the surrounding flowers at her feet.  I cut the butterfly 3 times, once for the white top, once as a stencil for coloring with Stampin' Up pens, and once in a solid light yellow (using the contour feature) for the background.  I could see this layout in 3D and would have done so if it wasn't going into a scrapbook.