Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Frolic - Ornament and Deck the Halls Phrase

Welcome Friends to our last challenge of November. Jeri here to set our challenge. Before I tell you what we'd like to see, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our faithful followers. It is so nice of you to check in each week, we appreciate it. Now that Thanksgiving is over and it's "officially" the holiday season, I really wanted to come up with a challenge for the season. So I thought to myself, now that the turkey's been cooked, the food's been eaten, the football games have been played, the Black Friday shopping is over...what will everyone be doing...decking their halls. So the challenge this week is to use the Winter Frolic cartridge. I'd like to see you COMBINE the phrase Deck the Halls (pg. 64) with either of the ornaments on pages 64 or 65. Now remember, if you don't have the Winter Frolic cartridge you can use another font from another cartridge to make the phrase Deck the Halls and COMBINE it with an ornament from any other cartridge. This will be my first opportunity to choose a winner of the challenge, so I can't wait to see what you all come up with. 

Jeri Thomas

Carole Lowe Beath - Christmas/Opposites Attract

Julia Moss

Susan Edwards - Deck the Halls Layout

Heather Binnie

Shelly Bobrowski joys of the season

Donna Mundinger

Maria McGuire

Theresa Kelly-Jolly Holidays-Believe!

Joanna Bandelin

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Doggy Card Winner

Good morning and happy Tuesday to all. I am here to announce the winner of my challenge featuring a little dog. It is always difficult to narrow down to just one card because each entry was wonderful and creative. I have selected Gigi's little Gift Card featuring the cute faced dog. You can see Gigi's entry here.What a cute idea to have a sweet dog on a gift card and envelope. Gigi, please email me and I will get you the BBTB2 blinkie for your blog. Thanks to all for entering.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hello Kitty Greetings

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a great week and for our American friends, I hope you already have your turkey in the fridge defrosting. If not, get it in there pronto!

This week, I've asked the Design Team to use the Santa dressed Hello Kitty from Hello Kitty Greetings cart. Christmas is just around the corner and if you haven't started already, it's time to start thinking about the holidays. I don't get to use this cart too often, so it was fun to dust it off and play.

Please play along with us. Link your creation using McLinky below and be sure to mention BBTB2 in your blog post! If you don't have the Hello Kitty Greetings cart, please use whatever you have that is similar.

Heather Binnie

Julia Moss

Susan Edwards - Kitty Gift Box and Card

Carole Lowe Beath

Karen Pinsonat (Hello Kitty Font Cartridge)

Donna Mundinger

Theresa Kelly-It's a Hello Kitty Merry Christmas

Julie Huxter

Maria McGuire--Hello Kitty Gift Card Holder

Krista Norman--Hello Kitty Picture frame

Monday, November 15, 2010

Give Thanks Challenge (Thanksgiving Cartridge)

Hi, this is Donna Mundinger and I'm happy to be hosting this week's challenge. As Thanksgiving approaches I think it's appropriate to reflect upon our lives and count our many blessings so I've chosen "Give Thanks" from the Thanksgiving Cartridge. If you do not own it you may use "Thanks" from any cartridge. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Heather and the rest of my Design Team Sisters for their inspiration, love and friendship and all of you wonderful readers for your loyal support. I feel truly blessed.

Donna Mundinger

Carole Lowe Beath - Calligraphy

Susan Edwards

Julia Moss

Jeri Thomas-Designer's Calendar

Karen Pinsonat (Cindy Loo cartridge)

Theresa Kelly (Doodlecharms cartridge)

Sandi Kelly - Thankful Heart

Julie Huxter - Designers Calender cartridge

Maria McGuire

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Two winners!!

I'm announcing two winners today! One is for the Halloween parade (chosen at random) and the other is for POW for the Pointing Hand from GS.

Congratulations to Sharon and Danny the zombie!! What a cool costume! You win a Fiskars Easy Stamp Press. Please send me your address so I can get that out to you. Now, I'm going to watch The Walking Dead on AMC. ;)

In addition, I'd like to congratulate Sharon (a different one) for her beautiful layout.

I love the way she cut out a silhouette of the hand so that beautiful background paper shows through. I also love the way she sprinkled the pink flowers around.

Congratulations, Sharon!!

Thank you everyone for playing with us. We LOVE to see your work. Sharon will get a BBTB2 POW blinkie for her blog.
Monday, November 8, 2010

Create A Critter Dog

We are in the second week of November and I am still shaking my head that this year has flown past us so quickly.'s me...Carole.... and it's my week to select the challenge for the design team. I love all of my cartridges from Cricut, and Create A Critter sits near the top. I have selected this cartridge for the challenge and I asked the gals to use the dog die cut on Page 35.
Remember..... you can join in the challenge even if you do not have Create A Critter. There are many cartridges from Cricut that have darling doggy cuts, so make up a card, post it on BBTB2 via Mr. Linky.

I have some very exciting news to announce! We have a new Designer here at Bitten By the Bug 2. Maria McGuire has joined the team! You will love her work, too. Welcome aboard, Maria. It's great to have you here. --Heather

Carole Lowe Beath

Heather Binnie

Julia Moss

Jeri Thomas

Susan Edwards - My Best Friend

Joanna Bandelin-Warmest Wishes

Sandi Kelly - "Pooh n Friends" - Ticking Down The Days

Maria McGuire--Happy Anniversary

Karen Pinsonat

Donna Mundinger

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Project of the Week - Haunted House

Hi this is Susan the design team member who tortured her DT sister's by selecting the Haunted House challenge.  I had so much fun creating the Haunted House for the Happy Hauntings house challenge.  My biggest and most unfounded fear was that our readers might night want to play along.  Boy, oh boy, was I ever wrong!!  We had fabulous haunted entries and I loved each and every one.  It was really tough to choose, but I loved all of the details and the finishing techniques that Cheryl put into her Haunted Asylum. And for that reason I have selected Cheryl's house as our Project of the Week. You can see Cheryl's house HERE and read about all of the amazing techniques she used in creating her haunted house.

Thank you again to everyone who joined the Haunted House challenge.  You houses were all amazing !!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pick of the Week - Candle

A little on the late side, I do apologize.  What a fun Challenge this was to create and everyone who participated thanks so much, this was not an easy choice, but I chose "Crafty with Bee", Paula I loved that black candle, please send me your email address so I can get your blinkie out.  Have a great week everyone. Hugs, Sandi

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cindy Loo Flourish

Happy November 1 everyone! I hope you had a great Halloween and you are now surrounded with chocolates. Chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 8 weeks, right?

It's that time of month again....Reader's Choice. We've been asked to use Cindy Loo. I chose the flourish on page 30. If our designers didn't have Cindy Loo, they could use a flourish from another cart.

What would you like to see us use? Give us suggestions, please!!

As always, play along with us and link up your project using Linky below. Sometimes Linky disappears for a bit, but I always try to get it back up as soon as I can. In a few weeks, we'll choose a winner for Project of the week. We'll send you a BBTB2 POW blinkie you can proudly display on your blog.

Thanks for everything,


Heather Binnie

Theresa Kelly - Inspire

Jeri Thomas-Flourish from Lovely Floral

Donna Mundinger

Carole Lowe Beath - Home Decor Flourish

Julia Moss

Sandi Kelly - Flourish from Calligraphy Collection

Susan Edwards - Rejoice

"Oh Christmas Tree" Card by Lori Warner - Using Storybook Cartridge

Beth Moore - Cindi Loo Cartridge

Julie Huxter