Tuesday, July 27, 2010

POW - Owl cut

I was completely blown away by the amount of people that played along with us this week! There were so many amazing projects, I had an incredibly difficult time choosing just one for the project of the week. After much deliberation, I finally chose creativeprincess for her adorable owl notebooks. Who wouldn't love receiving one of these? Congrats creativeprincess, I will get in touch with you to send you the blinkie for your blog.
Monday, July 26, 2010

Stretch Your Imagination... Ice Cream Cone Cut Challenge

Summertime is all about fun and family, getting all of your friends together and eating lots of ice-cream in every flavor. I have the honor of hosting the bloghop this week. I heart everything about this season from roasting s'mores, swimming, bicycle rides, picnics, and of course ice-cream cones. This week I chose the ice-cream cone off of SYI. This cart is full of whimsical images which I love. The team has created some really yummy projects. I think you are going to enjoy each and every one of them. We would love for you to join us in making your own creations as we all look forward to seeing what you make, so gather your supplies, pour some lemonade, and get ready to create. Happy Creating...Your Host this week.....Krista Norman

This is blog hop week. So, get yourself a drink (coffee, tea, milkshake), sit back and visit each of the blogs listed after the projects for a chance to win goodies.

Krista Norman

Carole Lowe Beath

Heather Binnie

Jeannie Philips ~ Katy Bug

Lori Warner

Julia Moss

Jeri Thomas

Theresa Kelly-SWEET!

Joanna Bandelin

Julie Huxter 'd-lish!'

Donna Mundinger

You are so sweet- Marina Vazquez

Regina Easter - I SCREAM you SCREAM...

Penny Shuberg-Ice Cream

Blog Hop Participants:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

POW for Going Places cart

I'm sorry. I realize that I'm a little late on this. I should have posted this last Tuesday.

Anyway, there were so many cute entries. I had a hard time choosing one but this one really caught my eye. Did you know there was this darling dog on the Cricut Lite Chore Chart cart? I had no idea. It will be mine. Soon.

Congratulations to Ruthie for winning POW at BBTB2. I'll get your email address and I'll send you a blinkie to put on your blog.

Thank you everyone for participating in the challenges. We love to see your work. You inspire us!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time for a new contest!

It's time for a new contest! The winner will receive a great prize package from Shelly's Images.

How's your summer going so far? It's hot and humid I be it is everywhere else. ;) I can't wait for fall.

So, let's base this contest on fall. Make a project that is fall related (you can even do Halloween!) that includes a Cricut cut and a stamp of some sort.

Link us up using Linky below. The contest will run for 2 weeks and then we'll pick a winner a few days after that.

Good luck!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fabulous Finds Hinge cut and Shelly's Images

We're so excited to have a new sponsor this month: Shelly's Images.

Shelly’s Images store offers a variety of digital stamps for your paper craft projects. Please visit the store at All of the images are hand drawn and perfect for getting your creativity flowing. If you need more inspiration please visit the Shelly’s Images Blog at . There is always something happening at the blog. You can see the newest images used by the design team on Marvelous Mondays and MM images are always $1 off the regular price on their spotlight day. Technique and Tutorial Tuesdays are perfect for learning something new. Every week they have a Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge so be sure to join for a chance to win an image. Be sure to become a follower of the blog so that you can visit often.

Her images are just darling. Check out a few here.

She even has some very easy to follow instructions on making different card shapes.

The design team was able to pick out what ever image they wanted to use and I love what they've created. We were also to use one of the hinge cuts from Fabulous Finds. I hope you like what we've done! Don't forget to join along and hook us up with McClinky.

There will be another contest in a few days so watch for that.

Have fun!!


Heather Binnie

Theresa Kelly-BOO!!

Sandi Kelly - Give me your tired

Donna Mundinger

Susan Edwards - Feeling Unhinged? Got Bath?

Jeri Thomas

Karen Pinsonat

Lori Warner

Julia Moss

Pamper Yourself - Marina Vazquez

Joanna Bandelin

Penny Shuberg

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A day late...winner for the Summer cart

I loved reading all your stories. If you haven't had a chance to read any of them, please do so. It's nice to know we're all human and make similar goof-ups.

So, anyway, Chris Wooten is our randomly chosen winner.

I'll get together with you, Chris.

Congratulations Chris and thank you everyone for sharing your stories.
Monday, July 12, 2010

Whooo's ready for a challenge? - Storybook Owl Cut

Hi, Karen here! I’m one of the newer designers for BBTB2, and it’s my pleasure to bring you this week’s challenge. I chose the adorable little owl from the Storybook cartridge. My mom collected owls back in the 70’s, so this little guy really brought back memories for me. The DT has made some precious projects with this cut, and I can’t wait to see what you will create with it! Remember, if you don’t have this cartridge, you can use any owl from another cartridge. And don’t forget, you will have the chance to win the “Project of the week” blinkie for your blog!

Theresa Kelly-Whoo Loves You?!

Donna Mundinger

Julia Moss

Jeannie Phillips ~ Dare to be Different

Carole Lowe Beath - You're A Hoot

Jeri Thomas

Karen Pinsonat 

Shelly Bobrowski~enjoy

Sandi Kelly - Whoooooos got your back Baby?

Lori Warner

Julie Huxter-Night Owls Paper Lantern

Hoot for Harlow Banner- Marina Vazquez (Happily Ever After Cartridge)

Baby Harlow's Fleece Blanket- Marina Vazquez (Happily Ever After Cartridge)

Joanna Bandelin

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

POW Genie Lamp Cut

First I would like to thank everyone who participated in last week's Genie Lamp cut challenge. It was a unique cut and I enjoyed all the exceptional entries.  Unfortunately I am only able to choose one Pick of the Week for BBTB2 and my selection is the card created by Critterbugg365. I just love the color combination she used for this challenge and all the little details she added... just lovely!

If you missed her creation you can see it on her blog right here.

Critterbugg362 will receive an awesome blog blinkie too... how great is that??:!! :-)

Don't forget to join us for this week's challenge!
Monday, July 5, 2010

Well now, this is embarrassing AKA cart GIVEAWAY

Has this ever happened to you? You accidentally buy TWO of the same carts? Please tell me "yes".

Anyway, I have 2 Limited Edition Summer Vacation carts and I really only need one. I'm going to give away the 2nd one. So, who wants the Summer Collection cart?

Tell me something you've done recently that was totally embarrassing. I'm on vacation this week, so I'll pick a winner sometime around the 17th of July.

Good luck! :D


P.S. If you're not already a follower, please sign up to be one. We're trying to get to 1000 followers. Once we get to 1000, we're going to do something awesome. I don't know what it is yet, but I KNOW it's going to involve the giving away of a new cart or two.... So, tell your friends and neighbors and everyone you know to sign up and become a follower!!!

Thank you for all your support!!

Reader's Choice....Going Places Cat or Dog Cut

I hope everyone had a nice holiday yesterday.

You asked for it, so you get it. We had several readers ask us to use the Going Places cart. I couldn't decide which cut to use so I handed the handbook over to my 6 year old daughter. She chose the cat and dog cut. Of course she did.

I like these cuts. They're simple and quick and can be decorated easily.

I know you'll love what the designers have done with these cuts.

Please let us know in the comment section what carts you'd like to see us work with. We try to do Reader's Choice the first week of the month.

Also, don't forget to play along. Don't be shy! If you don't have the Going Places cart, use a dog or cat from any other cart. Link us up using McKlinky below so we can see your work and leave comments on it.

Carole Lowe Beath - "Just Because" Cards
Donna Mundinger - Family

Jeri Thomas

Heather Binnie


shelly bobrowski~perfect friend

Sandi Kelly - Beward of Puppy Kisses
Karen Pinsonat - Ruff Day (dog from Just Because Cards)