Monday, May 23, 2016

BBTB2 - Hot Mama, Big Daddy Towel Card

Lynn, from My Cards N Stuff, is our hostess for Bitten By the Bug2 this week and she has selected a "towel" theme - kitchen, bath, or beach.   I used the Sweethearts cart to make the towels, but instead of his and hers - I put on my own twist using the hide contour feature of the Explore.  I then added a Happy Anniversary sentiment with a frame and a little Stickles to finish off my card.  Join us at Bitten By the Bug2 to link up your towel creations this week.

Monday, May 16, 2016

BBTB2: Dreams of Palm Trees and Fresh Air

Once you have been somewhere tropical, you always want to go back - next time just to relax and enjoy the scenery, and stay for a month!  Well, a girl can dream, can't she?  Today our hostess is Laurie, of Crafty Sisters Creations. Because it is Love A Tree Day,  she asked us to make a project or card with a tree.  

My card is rather simple, just 2 cuts.  The palm trees are from Cricut Iron-On, Palm Trees, and the Dream bubble is from Simple Cards.  The palm leaves cut beautifully, I was surprised, but I also used a good quality cardstock.  Join us at Bitten By the Bug2 and link up your "tree" card or project.

Monday, May 2, 2016

BBTB2: Cricut Heart Bouquet Mother's Day

With Mother's Day approaching, our leader at BBTB2 for this week, Emily, from Mollie's Motif has selected our challenge which is to use a bouquet of flowers, or flowers in a vase.  Wow - perfect as there is lots of choices from the Cricut Access I found a great cut of a heart decorated with flowers from the Love Struck cartridge and thought I could do something with it.   Thanks to Emily, I am getting my Mother's Day cards done ahead of time.  I made several of these cards - a few I may even leave off the sentiment and use for another occasion.   I used Artiste for the 'Happy Mother's Day" sentiment and Flower Shoppe for the small flowers.  I inked the edges in a light beige/brown of the base and the white flowers, used gems in the centers, and Stickles on the background flowers.  I popped up the flowers by curving the petals and popdotted the heart off the background.  Overall, I love how it turned out.  

My 4 year old granddaughter wanted to craft today so I let her make a Mother's Day cards for her mommy and other grandma using the same heart.   I let her pick out 2 colors of pink and she helped cut out the heart/background heart and picked a base for the cards.  She likes to press the buttons on the Explore and thinks she is creating all on her own.   She glued on pre-made paper flowers onto her hearts and used a 'little too generous' supply of Stickles on the project.  When the glue bottle was glued shut she said "wait, I know what to do" and went and got a corncob holder from the kitchen drawer and brought it over.  How smart is that = I have never used a corncob holder, only needles and pins.  And I think the Tape Gun is heavier than her hand can handle but she wants to do it all on her own.  On the inside she stamped flowers all over and then wrote I Love Mom.  The cards were really pretty and I am sure they will be loved forever.  Sadly, I did not take a picture before they were sealed in an envelope.  I'll have to post later.

Join us for our 'bouquet of flowers/flowers in a vase'  challenge this week at Bitten By the Bug2 by linking up your project.   Happy Mother's Day to all mums, moms, mommy's, grandmothers, etc.!!!