Thursday, December 29, 2011

Passing the Torch

Hello everyone! It's me, Heather.

I want to thank you so very much for sticking with me for the last two years. I have made a difficult decision to step down from being in charge of Bitten by the Bug 2. My grandson was recently born in late October and I will be his full time caregiver while my daughter goes back to work. I will have little time to do much of anything except play with Blake all day. :)

I'll still be here and will do the occasional challenge.

So, effective 2012 Donna and Carole are to take over. Yay! They're going to keep it going and I know it's going to be better than ever.

Thank you again for all your support.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winner for My Pink Stamper contest - Sport-tastic

Good afternoon everyone!!

I'm here to announce the winner of the My Pink Stamper Sport-tastic stamp set.

This has never happened before in BBTB2's overwhelming vote for Glendie's recycled baseball gear project. Take a look at this:

All of us loved the way she recycled the box for a different purpose. Awesome job, Glendie and awesome job everyone else!!

Thank you so much for playing with us at BBTB2!! We love to see your work.

Glendie, please send me your address so I can get the stamps out to you.
Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Frolic Tag: Project of the Week

Hi everyone - this is Lori - I would like to give you all a HUGE THANK YOU for participating in the challenge ! I love the Winter Frolic cartridge and the projects you all made were FANTASTIC !!!! It was SOOOOOO hard to choose the POW winner, but I finally decided that JESSICA (representing her blog Cricut After Dark) was the winner. She spent so much time creating an explosion box and the details are just darling !!! Congratulations Jessica - please contact me for the POW Blinkie that you can proudly display on your blog !!! Thank you again to all of you that participated - we love to see your work. You inspire us all !

Christmas Break

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

BBTB2 is taking another break. We'll be back next week. :D
Monday, December 19, 2011

Wrap it Up....Candle Challenge

Good Morning! Karen here with this weeks BBTB2 challenge. On this day, several years ago (I won't say how many), my wonderful dad was born. I chose the candle from the Wrap it Up cartridge to celebrate this great day in history :-)
Please join us this week with your own new creation using this candle or any other candle, and help me give a great big "Happy Birthday" to my dad!

Karen Pinsonat

Julie Huxter

Friday, December 16, 2011

A New Contest from My Pink Stamper

I'm so thrilled to announce that our last contest of the year is being hosted by My Pink Stamper.

Robyn has given us this fantastic set:


All you have to do is submit a Cricut project using a sports theme. We'll make it easy this time around since I'm sure everyone is so busy with the holidays.

Link us up to your project below. You have one week and then a few days after that, we'll choose a winner.

Get to work!!

ETA: Sorry for any confusion but the projects submitted for consideration must be new. Thank you for your understanding. :D

POW - Winner of Accent 9 challenge

Good afternoon everyone!! It's time (actually beyond time) to announce the winner of the Project of the Week using the Accent 9 from the Heritage cart.

Congratulations to Glenda!!

I love her cornucopia and the background papers.

Please contact me, Glenda, for your POW Blinkie.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter Frolic Tag

Happy Monday everyone, Lori here ! This week I decided to select a Christmas tag to make using the Winter Frolic cartridge. I haven't used this cartridge before, but when I was checking out the book and the images I realized how many darling things were on this cart ! I just love the tag features and it is SOOOO much fun to mix and match the phrases too ! I hope that you will join us in taking the challenge with us ! I know that the Design Team loves to see what everyone creates for every challenge. Of course if you don't have this cartridge, please feel free to join in and select any tag and Christmas image you have ! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week !!!

Julia Moss - Winter Woodland

shelly bobrowski~winter woodland



Monday, December 5, 2011

What? It's Monday again?

*YAWN* I can't believe it's Monday again. We ate too much turkey and slept too much. We love our Cricut, but between the turkey, guests and Black Friday deals, many of us never really made it back to our craft rooms to play with our Cricuts.

We're taking another week off, 'k?

When we come back next week, look for a contest and giveaway from My Pink Stamper!!
Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Break

The team at BBTB2 had a break this week to be able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. We hope you had a wonderful day as well and remind you that there's still time to enter our Mouse Challenge HERE. We'll be back next week with a new challenge and a fabulous sponsor so stay tuned. We are so thankful to you, our followers and look forward to seeing your fabulous creations. Happy crafting!
Monday, November 21, 2011

Meow...Mouse Challenge

Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge. Melissa here, and it is my turn to choose the challenge. I decided to use the mouse cut from the Meow cartridge, or a mouse from any cartridge. I saw this little guy and thought he was just too cute! With the holidays approaching, I thought this was a good choice that would look equally great in a holiday project or in an every day project. I'm sure you are as excited as I am to see the creations using this cut this week! We love to see your designs for the challenge too, so please play along and share your creations with us. I hope everyone out in BBTB2 land has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I for one, am very thankful to be part of such an amazingly crafty and creative team. Feel free to comment and let us know what you are thankful for this year. :) Wishing you all a wonderful week! --Melissa

Melissa Kirwan - Naughty but Mice


Heather Binnie

Jeri-Birthday Bash

Karen Pinsonat - Winter Frolic

Theresa Kelly - Create A Critter

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Winner for My Pink Stamper contest

Oh, your cards and projects were all gorgeous!! We could only pick one winner, so let's please congratulate Kimberli!

We loved her popped up rocket ship and her fabulous background paper.

Congratulations, Kimberli! Kimberli, we will send you the Boy Crazy set from My Pink Stamper.
Friday, November 18, 2011

POW for ghost challenge

happy friday! shelly here announcing the player of the week for our ghost challenge. thank you all who joined in on my cut choice i seriously loved each project and wish i could hand out a badge for each of you. but alas were only allowed to pick one.. so i chose anette from my minds dust bunnies. she made an adorable tee shirt doesnt her  her model looked super cute in it :)

hope you all help congratulate her and yourselves for creations well done :)
congrats annette! contact me at so i can send ya your blinkie to add to your blog:)
Monday, November 14, 2011

Winter Woodland...Joy Challenge

Welcome everyone! My name is Mona from Scrapbooking for JOY, and I would first like to thank you all for visiting Bitten by the Bug 2 and participating in our weekly challenges. This is my first opportunity to choose the challenge, and I wanted it to be meaningful. It didn't take me much time for me to realize that my world revolves around God and my daughter Joy. My daughter has brought so much JOY to my life, including strengthening my relationship with God so I decided to use the word Joy since Christmas is near. This weeks challenge is the word Joy from Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge. If you do not have the Joy cut from Winter Woodland, you can participate by using any cart with the word Joy. Please make sure you're submitting a new project! Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your creation :)

shelly /joys of the season

Julia Moss

Julie Huxter

                                                                Penny Shuberg

Krista J. Norman

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Boy Crazy!!! A new contest sponsored by My Pink Stamper

Are you boy crazy?

I am, especially after the birth of my first grandchild, Blake!

My Pink Stamper sent me some stamps a several weeks ago for a super duper giveaway contest. Take a look at this:

Aren't those the cutest stamps??!!

In honor of the birth of my grandson, let's do a Cricut project that is masculine/boy themed. Link us to your project using Inlinkz below. You have a week to complete the project and then we'll announce a winner for the Boy Crazy stamps on Friday, November 18.

Please, only new projects.

Get to work! :D

Wicked Witch POW Winner

Hello everyone, this is Susan here to announce the POW (Project of the Week) Witch Challenge winner!  We had so many cute - errrr- make that SCARY witches that I had a tough time selecting just one winner.  Great job everyone - way to confuse me even more than my normal state of confusion!!!   But as they say in "Highlander", in the end there can be only one!

The BBTB2 POW winner is Michelle from Cricut Crazy Scrapper!  I loved the witch, ghost and BOO that Michelle cut to add to her porch Halloween Decor.   I hope will all join me in Congratulating Michelle on a great Witchy project!!!

Congratulations Michelle!!!  If you email me at 
I will send you your POW blog button!!!
Monday, November 7, 2011

Heritage... Accent 9 challenge

Good morning everyone!! This week, I asked the designers to use the Accent9 (fancy corner) from the Heritage cart. I love what they did!!

Now, you know if you don't have Heritage, you can participate by using any cart with a fancy corner. Please make sure you're submitting a new project!

We're going to have a giveaway this week from My Pink Stamper. Make sure you come back and check it out!!

 Lori Warner - Picturesque & Wild Card

Penny Shuberg

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello Kitty Challenge Winner!

Hi everyone, Theresa here and I have a winner of the Hello Kitty Challenge! Trust me I LOVE Hello Kitty (she's my secret obsession, lol) so this was Very Hard for me to do! Thank You all for joining in the Fun challenge and I wish I could give each of you a blinkie but I had to enlist my Son to help me and between the two of us we picked..............................................................

Woo Hoo GiGi! I Love your little Hello Kitty Spiderweb Purse! (I'm definitely going to try making me one of these), so Cute!  
And to share with all of you GiGi's cute Hello Kitty Purse here it is, too Cute Huh!!??
Congrats again and E-mail me GiGi so I can get you the POW Blinkie!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,
Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Dolls....Ghost challenge

happy monday and hello :) shelly here and this week its my turn to host our challenge. we adored all your projects from last week thanks for sharing with us:) i thought it would be fun to use one of the cute ghosts from the paper dolls cartridge. theyre both located on page 49 of your manual ( accessories 1 and costume) arent they just the cutest :) if you dont own this cart go ahead and use any ghost from another. please just make sure its a new creation.

also this week is blog hop time wahoo! be sure to stop by everyones blog and leave a super nice comment. hope you have a fun time playing along with us and a fun safe halloween :)
here's the fabulous creations by the DT the blog list order will follow.



Donna Mundinger - Happy Hauntings

Melissa Kirwan - We Three Ghosts banner

Julie Huxter

Krista J. Norman

Susan Edwards

Penny Shuberg-Spooky

Blog hop participants: