Monday, January 4, 2010

Graphically Speaking - In Style challenge

Hello old and new friends,

Let me introduce myself…

I first bought a Cricut in May of 2008. I saw a beautiful card made with the Indie Art cart and I was hooked. I love this machine so much and I don’t know how I ever created without it.

Sometime during the summer of 2008, I discovered Regina’s Bitten by the Bug site. Wow! What an incredible source of inspiration! I bookmarked that blog and visited every week. I really wanted to be a part of that amazing team.

In October 2008, I was asked to be a guest designer for BBTB. I was so nervous! I guess Regina liked what I did because she asked me to stay and be a permanent part of the team. I was absolutely honored.

Over the last 14 months, I’ve watched and have been amazed with the creativity of this team. I am in awe of their talents. This is why when Regina said that she had to step down, there was no way I could let BBTB end. It is a constant source of inspiration to me and I hope it is for you, too.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Heather Binnie

Now, for this week’s challenge, the designers were asked to use the In Style cut from the Graphically Speaking cart.

I love (as usual) what each of the designers have created this week:

Krista Norman

Penny Shuberg

Jeri Thomas

Donna Mundinger


Carole Lowe Beath

Susan Edwards - Learning to Sew

shelly bobrowski

Heather Binnie

Sharon Caudle

Friends are in Style Card By Jennifer Wuthrich

live, love, laugh in style - Sandi Kelly STYLE!- Marina Vazquez

DeeDee Campbell


  1. GREAT job with the BBTB2 blog heather! im so excited
    and ladies.. you all rock big time! what awesome gorgeous projects again this week.

  2. Good luck with the BBTB2 blog! And what an awesome start with all those amazing In Style cards and layouts!!

  3. good luck with BBTB2!!! And I have to say that all of the designers did a fabulous job using this cut. There are so many different takes on it. Awesom ladies!!!

  4. Woohoo! We are off and running now! GREAT job ladies, you all rocked this weeks challenge...but don't you always! *wink* HUGS!

  5. YAY! and thanks Heather. I am so glad you will carry on with BBTB2. I look forward each week to seeing what your wonderful designers have come up with. And this weeks offering is awesome. ~Diane

  6. Yay, Heather.... we are indeed up and running with BBTB2. Thank you so much for leading us onward. Each project is just awesome...Hugs.

  7. I look forward to the continued creativity here at BBTB2 and welcome as the head horse Heather! LOL! I always LOVE what the DT comes up with and look forward to seeing more!

    I am in LOVE with EVERY single one of these projects! What a bang up job for the new year!

  8. Woo Hoo Heather! Thanks sooo much for keeping the team together. I'm so looking forward to the New Year at BBTB2. xxD

  9. Such an exciting year! and so much to look forward to with my creative co-designers! you ladies are amazing! So excited to see what Heather has in store for us!


  10. Thanks for keeping the team alive Heather!! Great job on the challenge everyone - as usual you all did amazing work!!!

    xx Susan

  11. WOW, I am so excited that the site is up and running, great job Heather, Thank You... Your awsome.....Im also happy the BBTB will continue to march onward,it was a sad moment before Heather stepped up to the task.... Fellow Designers, amazing projects this week (As Always )...........


  12. A huge congrats and thank you to Heather for stepping up and taking this over! Ladies, you always make me so proud to be a part of this team! Fabulous designs this week! Thank you all for your wonderful inspiration! hugs!

  13. Thanks for taking this over Heather, I am so proud to be a part of the team, wonderful designs again this week.
    Enfys x

  14. So glad this challenge is continuing. Good luck to Regina!
    Will be playing along this year.

    PS. Nice projects and cards, design team!

  15. Such cute projects, and best wishes with the new blog!

  16. I'm so excited and proud to march into the new year as part of this incredible team. Thanks so much Heather for stepping in and taking our team to new heights. Can't wait to see what challenges are in store and looking forward to them all.

  17. All the projects rock this week, as always...Heather you made us all very happy campers....We would have cried rivers if Regina's amazing site would not have remained. Thanks to you it lives on....Hugs, Krista

  18. Glad to hear things will go on. Especially since I just found you not too long ago :)

  19. These are AMAZING!!! Bookmarked this blog, can't wait to see the amazing creations! TFS!

  20. Hi Heather! I'm so glad you have taken on the challenge of running the new Bitten by the Bug challenge site! So strange to see Regina go but I'm so glad to see the team not go away. I love your LO for this 1st challenge of the BBTB2! It's gorgeous!
    And I look forward to see all the new challenges from everyone!
    Hugs, Nikki

  21. First visit to your blog! Oh, I am going to have to get the CART! I'm still new to the bug, so I am slowly learning about it.
    I have monthly card contests on my blog for charity. Please stop and then, send a card! You can win some fabulous items. Thank you for taking over the challenge (even though I am a newbie)

  22. I am new to the Cricut. I just got mine for Christmas and have only cut a few shapes. I have the Graphically Speaking cartridge, so I can try to play along but I have a zillion questions!
    1) When are the challenges due?
    2) Where are the finished projects? Do we post in the comments? I don't see anyone with a finished project?
    3) How long does a challenge run? For instance if I don't have the cartridge, would I have time to get the cartridge?
    4) I'm guessing it can be a card or a scrapbook page?
    5) Is it okay if I use my Splitcoast Gallery to post or do I have to have a seperate blog?

    Thank you!

  23. Hi Melissa, Congratulations on your new toy!

    The challenges run for two weeks each. We will also have contests once a month or so. There is really no due date for the challenges. The contests will have a due date but they'll be clearly stated.

    You can see the other finished projects by clicking on the McKlinky list. You can also add your project to that list. You can use your blog as a link or any other on-line gallery you may have (yes, your Splitcoast Gallery is fine).

    Your project can be anything you want it to be. Cards, layouts, boxes...anything.

    We're looking forward to seeing your creations! Thanks!

  24. I love the girl on the project made by Carla, tried finding it on a cartridge. Does anyone know where that one is! All these projects are fantastic! I am so inspired!

  25. Thank you!! I'm pretty sure that is Forever Young.