Monday, June 29, 2015

Stars and Stripes Forever-Flag or Banner Challenge

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here hosting our challenge this week.  Since the upcoming weekend celebrates the 4th of July, my challenge is to use a flag or banner in some way on a project to celebrate the holiday.  I am looking forward to going picnicking and going to see our community fireworks show at the park!  I made a layout with the Create A Critter 2 cartridge for my pictures.  My little holiday banners in the corners are like the ones decorating the stage where the band plays for the fireworks show-so fun!  Check out the awesome projects from the rest of the design team below for some ideas and link up your creation for us to see!

Michelle-Create A Critter 2

Maureen - Independence Day, Summer Celebrations, Old West

Melanie - Artfully Sent  

Caroline - Family Album

Sharon ~ Independence Day

Valentyna - Independence Day - Celebrate

Brenda - Summer Celebrations & Art Philosophy

Emily - Summer Celebrations

Susan - Family Album and Independence Day



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Project of the Week Winner - Lobster or Crab

Maureen here to announce the winner of our Lobster or Crab die cut challenge.  We had cards using crabs or lobsters for Father's Day, for end of school, and a pun on being crabby.  My favorite was a lobster used in a scrapbook page sharing a visit to a restaurant in Ohio.  Our winner is Mandy from  Congratulations and hope you join us often.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Food Challenge

Hello, everyone!

Melanie from Courtney Lane Designs here! It was my turn to host a challenge. Apparently, today is national Onion Ring day, so I thought it would be fun if everyone made something using food items. I mean how often do we craft using food stuff and there are lots and lots of Cricut food images out there!

Anyway, enjoy what we have for you this week! Play along if you can!

Melanie - Country Life

Maureen - Explore Custom File (see blog for details)

Caroline - Sweet Treats

Michelle-Nifty Fifties

Sharon ~ Fast Food, Camp Out, Baby Steps, Sesame Street Seasons

Valentyna - Once Upon A Princess

Susan - Simply Charmed, Preserves

Emily - From My Kitchen

Hey wait!!  Don't go yet!  Are you aware that we are having a Design Team call here at BBTB2?  Sadly we are/will be saying goodbye to a couple of lovely DT sisters.  And while that makes us SO SAD, it is also an opportunity (!) for us to meet and get to know new Design Team sisters.  If you love your Cricut and love paper crafting, we would love to see your work!  Please submit your three best/favorite projects to us at  You have until July 15 to submit your projects.  



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Winner of the 'Sign or Banner' Challenge

I'm here to announce the winner of last week's challenge:  Sign or Banner

And the winner is Glenda of   Her card has so much going on - a banner, a portrait, a proclamation, and 3 baseballs representing her 3 grandsons.  She used cuts from 6 different cartridges for the outside and inside of her card.  Love your card and the thought behind the creation.   Congrats Glenda!



Monday, June 15, 2015

National Lobster Day Challenge

SNAP - SNAP - It's National Lobster Day.   I sure enjoyed eating lobster on my trip to New England last fall.  I ate Lobster three days in a row, prepared three different ways.  This week's challenge is to create a Cricut project (card, layout, etc.) using a lobster or a crab.  I selected a mermaid picture of my granddaughter and surrounded her by underwater Disney creatures, including Sebastian, the Lobster.

Show us your crustacean creations, and don't get pinched!  Rules for the challenge on the sidebar.

Maureen - Disney Princesses, Life's a Beach, Splish Splash

Caroline - Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Michelle - Pack Your Bags

Sharon ~ Disney Princesses, Best of Pixar

Melanie - Destinations

Kelly - Pack Your Bags

Emily - Create-A-Critter

Susan - Pack Your Bags, Life's A Beach, etc.



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