Monday, March 29, 2010

Paisley...Purse cut challenge and blog hop

Welcome to the BBTB2 and our weekly challenge !!!! I am Lori, and I have the great honor of being your hostess this week ! I selected the Paisley cartridge for our challenge, and asked the Design Team to use any of the three purses as their cut. I selected the 'envelope purse' and used design studio to make it into a purse with a flap and a bottom. The top of the purse opens up to reveal the inside which has a 'fold out' which you can put your pictures on. I thought this would make a great little album cover and so cute and girly. I also decided to cut some shapes from Paisley to make little 'charms' for the purse strap. I cut these out of Shrinky Dink material, colored with permanent marker, punched a hole in them and then shrunk them in the oven ! This was SOOOOO much fun, I see lots of home-made charms adorning many of my upcoming projects !

Thank you again to our Guest Designer, Alicia Giess. She does such beautiful work. Be sure to check her gallery here.

Jeri Thomas - Paisley purse

Melissa Kirwin - Purse gift bag

Enfys Cashmore - Beaded Birthday

Lori Warner

Penny Shuberg

Alicia Giess - Guest Designer

Busy as a bee~~~~Krista Norman

Susan Edwards - Cherry Pickin'

Donna Mundinger - Shopping Notes


Carla Peicheff~

Carole Lowe Beath - Essentials

I love Retail Therapy by Marina Vazquez

Here is the list of the Blog Hop participants:


Please visit each designer and leave your name for a drawing of Blog Candy.

When you're done, make sure you make it back here and leave a comment. Remember that SEI paper pack and Sweethearts cart we gave away last month? Well, the winner never claimed her prize. We're going to offer it back up again today. Please leave a comment here and if you're not already, sign up to be a follower. We're changing the rules up a little bit this time...please claim your prize within 2 weeks or we'll have to give it away to someone else. Wah! Thanks again to Everyday Cricut for the donation of this great prize package!!

Please feel free to play along. If you don't have this particular cart, please feel free to use a purse from any cart. Link us up using McKlinky.

Thanks so much for your support!! We love looking at your creations.

BTW, what are the newest Cricut carts you have purchased and/or pre-ordered. There are so many now! I don't know what to buy first. Tell us what you're buying so we can do challenges with those.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Treats....Cake2 Cut Challenge, Birthday Bash and Guest Designer

Welcome to the BBTB2 and our fabulous BBTB2 Birthday Bash. This is Susan and I have the joy of being your hostess this week. I selected Cake2 cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge as this week's challenge cut. Today (Sunday) is my 50th birthday and the Design Team is celebrating with me. They have created fabulous projects to highlight the versatility of this wonderful cake2 cut, while showcasing their own unique talents. Thanks for stopping by my BBTB2 Birthday Bash and be sure to play along!!!We also have a Guest Designer this month. Please welcome Alicia Giess!

I'm Alicia Giess, and I am the mother of 4 children, ages 15, 12, 10 and 8. I started scrapping when I returned from a vacation from Hawaii, and I've been hooked since my very first page. I purchased a Cricut for myself for Christmas in 2008 and fell instantly in love with it. It makes all my projects so much more fun. Most of the time, I'm fighting my girls for time on it because they like to play with it too. It is so challenging trying to make my Cricut cuts creative and my own. I love to use it for cards and also my scrapbook pages. The possibilities are endless with the Cricut.

You can see Alicia's gallery here.

Carla Peicheff

Heather Binnie - Happy Birthday

Alicia Giess- Guest Designer

Susan Edwards - Make a Wish

Donna Mundinger

Regina Easter - Birthday Box

Heather Bares

Happy Birthday- Krista Norman
It's Your Day-Celebrate Jeri Thomas
Carole Lowe Beath-Sweet Cakes

Happy Birthday to You- Penny Shuberg

~ Lori Warner ~

Sandi Kelly-Cake Treat Box

If you don't have this cart, please feel free to use a cake from any cartridge so you can play along with us. As always, we look forward to seeing your creations.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Design Team Call

Are you totally obsessed with your Cricut?
Do you like a good challenge?
Do you have a blog and like lots of visitors?
Do you want to be part of one of the original Cricut Challenge sites?

If so, we're looking for a few new Design Team members.

The minimum requirement for being a BBTB2 Design Team member is at least 2 projects per month. We also ask that you have at least 12 carts and participate in participant feedback. You're also encouraged to host a challenge every other month or so.

If you're interested, please link us up to your all time favorite projects using the Cricut with McKlinky down below.

Have any questions? Please contact me at This call is open until April 3. We'll choose new members by April 10.

ETA: It's a 3 month minimum term.

Thanks for your interest! I can't wait to see what you contribute....Heather

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's time for a contest

It's that time again. Did you dust off your ink pads and warm your fingers up?

Technique Tuesday is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner. All you need to do is make a pretty spring project using stamps. Of course, your project must also include a Cricut cut.

Link us up using McKlinky. The contest is open until March 26 and we'll draw a winner on April 2.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stretch Your Imagination and Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone! This is Heather and do I have a special treat for you this time! Technique Tuesday is sponsoring Bitten By The Bug 2. Have you ever used a Technique Tuesday stamp? If not, you'll be in for a treat. If you have, then you know what I mean when I say they are one of the best clear stamps around.

I've been using Technique Tuesday stamps since I could first get my hands on them. I think it was around 2004. My first sets were the cutest fonts to use in scrapbooks. Since that time, they have come out with more than just alphas...there is just about every design you can think of and now some of them are even geared towards card makers. I use a lot of their stamps in my card classes.

They also make some very cool chipboard pieces that can be inked, painted and my latest and personal favorite...Glimmer Misted. (Yes, I just turned "Glimmer Mist" into a verb).

If you're looking for more inspiration using the stamps, I have a ton on my personal blog, A Little Time.

I love their latest release. However, if you know me, you know I say that every time. But this time, I really mean it. ;) I'll link you to the releases and you can see for yourself. Click here.

Technique Tuesday gave the BBTB2 design team one their newest sets to play with, Oh, Deer!

In addition to the darling stamp set, I asked the designers to use the Flourish 3 cut from Stretch Your Imagination. I love what they have come up with!!

Now you know, whenever we have a new sponsor, that means a contest is coming up for you guys. Within the next couple days, I'll be posting a new contest with a generous prize package from Technique Tuesday. I'm going to make you do stamping on this contest so get out your ink pads and dust them off. You can do this, I know you can.

If you don't want to wait for a contest to get your stamps, you can buy them straight from Technique Tuesday or you can buy them here at A Peek Into Yesterday.

Don't forget to play along with us using this flourish or if you don't have SYI, use a flourish from another cart. We love to see what you do. Link it up using McKlinky.

Thanks again for everything.

Susan Edwards - For A Deer Friend

Take Time To Smell The Flowers-Penny Shuberg

Sandi Kelly

Melissa Kirwin

Heather Binnie- A Deer Friend

Enfys Cashmore - For A Deer Friend

Donna Mundinger - For a Deer Friend

~ Lori Warner ~

To My Deer Friend-Jeri Thomas

~New Addition~
by Carla Peicheff

Carole Lowe Beath-Take Time

shelly bobrowski such a deer

Take time to smell the Flower by Marina Vazquez

Sandi Kelly-Take Time
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winner for A Peek Into Yesterday gift certificate

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a great day.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. The random winner for the gift certificate to A Peek Into Yesterday is Tammy.

Congratulations, Tammy!! I'll contact you soon.

We're going to have a design team call soon. Watch for info on that.
Monday, March 8, 2010

A Childs Year

Happy Monday everyone! - Shelly here hosting this week's challenge - what better way to start your week off. I've just received A Child's Year, and was so excited it came in time to use it for this week's challenge. I picked the boy or girl cut from page 36 of the manual. I hope you can join in, as we love coming to see all your fantastic creations. Now sit back and enjoy the work of the design team

Donna Mundinger - Spring Wishes

Enfys Cashmore - Handpicked just for you

Plant Happiness-Jeri Thomas

shelly bobrowski seed packet card

Carole Lowe Beath - Spring Blooms

Susan Edwards - Thinking of You