Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Winner for Magnolia Gift Certificate

Good evening everyone! I can't believe how creative all of you are! Isn't this the best hobby in the whole world?

The design team drooled over all the entries but we could only pick one person as the winner. Thank you to everyone that participated in this contest!

Please congratulation Gina with her adorable hula dancer card. She wins a gift certificate from Magnolia. I love all the colors and the layers she used. Can you believe that she says she's a beginner with Copics and shading? She looks like she's been doing it for years.

Gina, I'll be contacting you.

Thank you again everyone that participates in the contests and challenges. Look for another contest soon!
Monday, April 26, 2010

Sentimentals Bee Challenge

Hi folks, it's Donna Mundinger here, bringing you this week's challenge. I'd been looking over what seems like a TON of my new cartridges lately and trying to remember why each was a "must have" at the time (especially since so many of them have remained untouched, sound familiar?). While leafing through the manual of Sentimentals I came across the gorgeous bee with the swirly wings and knew immediately that that is the cut I wanted to play with. I'm hoping all of my Design Team sisters have the cartridge, but there are so many with busy little bees on them that could be substituted, I hope everyone can play along. That goes for you too, dear readers. Feel free to substitute the bee of your choice if you don't have the Sentimentals cartridge. It's also the last Monday of the month which means it's BLOG HOP TIME! Here's the list of participants, each of whom will be offering up a little candy so be sure to buzz by their blogs and take a look.




Thank you also to our Guest Designer this month, Lisa Swift!

Lisa Swift - Guest Designer

Enfys Cashmore - Bee WIMG, Honey Jar Just Because Cards

Donna Mundinger - Bee Happy

Heather Binnie- Hello Bee Card

Susan Edwards - Don't Worry, Bee Happy

Krista Norman-Sweet Summer Journal...... Bee,WIMG

Carole Lowe Beath- Bee Happy

Buzzin' say "Hi" by Marina Vazquez

Monday, April 19, 2010

From my Kitchen...Ice Cream Tab

Good Morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'm so excited with this challenge. We have SO MANY pieces to inspire you and they're all beautiful!

We were challenged to use the Ice Cream Tab cut from the From My Kitchen cart. Now, this cut doesn't have any ice cream on it but you can find it under the "icecrm" cut on page 59 of the manual.

I love how each of the designers used this cut. Take a look and let us know what you think. Please join us in the challenge, too. If you don't have From My Kitchen, please feel free to use a similar cut. Link us up to your creation using Linky below.

Julie Huxter

Jeri Thomas-Thank You

Heather Binnie - Recipe card

Susan Edwards - April Showers

Donna Mundinger - For a Deer Friend

Heather Bares

Carole Lowe Beath - Spring

Karen Pinsonat

Julia Moss

Shelly Bobrowski cherry day

Margie Calenda

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Contest - Magnolia

Yes, you read that's Magnolia that is sponsoring us this month! If you've never seen their stamps (however, I'm sure most of you have) check out the images here. They are DARLING!! All of the images are mounted on EZ-Mount and come ready for you to use on your acrylic blocks.

I've had the pleasure of working with these stamps and they are awesome! The images are so crisp and clean. If you're looking for tips to color in the images, they even have a Copic tip page here.

Magnolia is giving away a gift certificate to one lucky winner. All you need to do is make a project and link us up using McKlinky. To be eligible for this contest, there needs to be some stamping on your project and any cut from the Cricut.

This is going to be a quick contest. You have one week to get linked up and the DT will choose a winner by April 27th.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Plantin Schoolbook...Rick Rack challenge and Guest Designer

Happy Monday to all. This is Carole and I am so pleased to be the hostess this week for our design team. I have chosen Plantin Schoolbook for the cartridge, and I have used the rick rack cut for the die. I love this little serves so many different purposes on cards or scrapbooking. I love the way the designers take a cut and make it their own. All of the ideas and creations are just fantastic. We would love to have you play along. If you don't have this particular cartridge, play along by selecting a strip design from any other cartridge. There is a cute cute scallop on several cartridges. Why you can even pick a flourish. We always love it when you play along with our challenges.

This is Heather and I'm pleased to announce we have another Guest Designer this month. Her name is Lisa Swift. You can see her gallery here. Lisa is also part of the Good Grief blog.

Hi! My name is Lisa Swift and I’m excited to participate in some of this month’s challenges with the talented BBTB2 team. I started scrapping nine years ago when my daughter, Alexa, was born and I’ve been addicted ever since. The Cricut is one of the newer additions (about a year or so) to my scrapbooking collection, thanks to Heather and some of the other enabling ladies at LOL! When I’m not scrapping, I like to volunteer at my daughter’s school, go to yoga class, bake/cook, and read.

Lisa Swift - Guest Designer

Penny Shuberg-April Showers

Melissa Kirwin

Heather Binnie - tweet

Donna Mundinger

Going Bananas?...Hang in there! by Marina Vazquez

Krista Norman bloom & grow...

Jeri Thomas-Fun In the Sun

Regina Easter - Happy Birthday Cupcake

Carole Lowe Beath - Bundle of Joy

Lori Warner

Susan Edwards - For Rent

Sandi Kelly - Once is Enough

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Winner for A Peek Into Yesterday gift certificate

A random winner was drawn for the $20.00 gift certificate to A Peek Into Yesterday.

Please congratulate Treefrog from Binky Blossoms.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and support. Look for another contest in a few days! :)
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Please welcome our new designers!

Hello everyone,

It was so difficult to choose designers as I loved every single project. Thank you everyone for taking the time to enter the call.

Seven new designers were chosen. Please welcome:

Joanna Bandelin
Beth Moore
Jeannie Phillips
Margie Calenda
Karen Pinsonat
Julie Huxter
Julia Moss

You'll be seeing their projects starting on April 18th.

Thank you again for all your support. There will be another opportunity to be on the team in 3 months or so.


P.S. I'll be choosing a winner for the Peek gift certificate tomorrow.
Monday, April 5, 2010

New Arrival...Delivery challenge

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday yesterday - we are up to our bunny ears in chocolate eggs and jelly beans.
This week our girl Carla chose the delivery cut from the New Arrival cartridge, I don't have this cart so will be sitting back to enjoy the awesome designs of the design team.
Don't forget to join in the challenge, if you don't have this cartridge feel free to use any to make your delivery card, and link up to us using Mr McLinky so that we can see your creation.


Melissa Kirwin

Enfys Cashmore - A Star is Born

Sandi Kelly - Sweet Baby Girl

Donna Mundinger - Rock a Bye Baby

Jeri Thomas-Special Delivery

Carole Lowe Beath - Sweetface Arrived

Susan Edwards - Welcome Baby Joel!

Marina Vazquez- BABY Boy