Bitten by the Bug 2 – Military

Today is Memorial Day and the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 is Military. My son graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2014 and currently serves flying C130s.  I am finally finishing an album of his time there and made this page of his graduation.


The whole graduation week was filled with lots of ceremony and the graduation was no exception.  One of the highlights was then Vice President Biden saluting and shaking the hand of every single graduate (and there were just under 1,000).  The larger picture captures that moment when my son shook his hand.  Last year I watched a live stream of President Trump doing the same thing.  Unfortunately this year the cadets had a very abbreviated ceremony without any friends or family present and of course, no shaking of hands by the Vice President.  At least they did get a graduation, unlike most all other colleges.  I used an Authentique collection called Pride for the papers.  The stars are just the Cricut basic shapes and the title is a font called Plantin Schoolbook.  I also cut one of the pictures in the star shape.  You can do this if you are very careful to place the cut on the mat in an exact location and position your picture to be centered in that location.

I certainly have a new appreciation of those who serve after having a son in the Air Force.

Be sure to add your military project using your Circut machine and link it on the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 here.  – Denise

Bitten by the Bug 2 – Graduation

Today we start a new challenge on Bittten by the Bug 2 using graduation as the theme.  Graduations are certainly going to be a lot different in 2020 so my card is a little different too.

tool_boxTool_box_2   View of the back.

My great-nephew is graduating from high school and a vocational school this year after taking construction.  He has been accepted into an apprenticeship at the carpenter’s union, so this tool box card from SVG cuts seemed appropriate.  It is from the Father’s Day Box Card collection found here.  I added a mortar board in his school colors to the note pad on the front from Decorate, Celebrate. The writing is Modern Calligraphy.  I love writing with my Cricut because it always looks good and I can size it just right to fit.  I used basic cardstock in my stash along with metallic cardstock from DCWV.  I also used a couple of different brads that look like metal fasteners and screws.

Don’t forget to make something for that special graduate because they will need it more than ever this year.  Link up your project made with your Cricut to our challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 here.