Monday, April 30, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Challenge and New DT Member Reveal

I would like to shout out a warm welcome to this week's BBTB2 Weekly Challenge, my name is Penny Shuberg, and it's my honor to be the host for this week's project. I asked the design team to create any project or card using the Ice Cream Cone cut from any Cricut cart.  Ice cream to many may seem to be a sign of the warm months to come, but in my family it is almost considered a household staple. My DH and Grandchildren love ice cream any time of the year. Please don't be shy come and join us in the weekly challenge by creating your very own project. By entering and playing along you will have the chance to have your project picked for project of the week, we look forward to seeing what you come up with........YUUUUMY.........

                                  Penny Shuberg-Stretch Your Imagination

Jeri-Sweet Tooth Boxes


 Carole Lowe Beath - Simply Charmed

Julia Moss - Sweet Shop

Susan Edwards - Stretch Your Imagination

Julie Huxter  ~ Sweet Treats

Donna Mundinger - Sweet Treats

And of course, the moment you've all been waiting for.  Please welcome the newest members of the BBTB2 Design Team who will be joining us for our May 6th challenge.  Again, thank you all who applied.  This was one of the toughest situations we've ever had to make.  Please give a warm welcome to:
Congratulations ladies!  So happy to have you aboard.  Can't wait 'til next week! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sorry for the Delay

Thank you all so much for the fabulous work we received for our DT call.  Due to the overwhelming response, we're a little behind but will be sending out personal emails to those who made the team today.  It was truly a difficult decision for us to narrow down the choices.  The official announcement will be on Monday, April 30th with our new team member's challenge projects debuting May 7th.  Again, thank you all for your wonderful work and fabulous support of BBTB2.
Monday, April 23, 2012

Bumblebee or Ladybug Challenge

Welcome to BBTB2 challenge for this week. This is Krista Norman and I am your host. I asked the ladies to do a project using a bumblebee or a ladybug using any cart. I can't believe it is already Spring and these cute little bugs are flying around again.  I love new beginnings and the fresh air that Spring brings. Please join us this week in creating your own project, we love to see what you all come up with for a chance to have your creation picked for Project of the Week. Cheers....

Krista J. Norman Create a Critter

Carol Lowe Beath - Doodlcharms

Julia Moss - Give a Hoot


Melissa Kirwan - Paisley

Donna Mundinger - Give a Hoot

Penny Shuberg-Walk In My Garden

Lori Warner - Create-a-Critter
Monday, April 16, 2012

Balloons and Birthday Card Challenge

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge here at BBTB2. Jeri here this week as hostess. I'd first like to thank all the players we've had in the last two weeks for our challenges. We appreciate everyone who takes the time and effort to play along. We love seeing your creations and how very talented you all are. April is birthday month at my house so I decided to ask the Design Team to make a birthday card using balloons from any Cricut cartridge. I used Lyrical Letters to cut my balloons, but you can choose to use balloons from any Cricut cartridge. Now remember, for our challenges here you must use the Cricut machine to cut (balloons) to be eligible for the challenge and it must be a new creation. No back links. You won't have any problem finding a cartridge with balloons because there are so many of them. Even if you don't have a balloon on one of your cartridges you can get inventive and perhaps use a circle or an oval to make a balloon. That would be acceptable, too. Have FUN!!! And don't forget our Design Team Call. There's still time left to apply. For all the deets, click HERE.

Jeri-Lyrical Letters

Carole Lowe Beath - Celebrations

shelly bobrowski~hello kitty

Julia Moss - Celebrate with Flourish

Donna Mundinger-Summer in Paris

Susan Edwards - A Child's Year

Melissa Kirwan - Sweethearts

Penny Shuberg-Birthday Bash

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Good morning
Thank you all so much for participating in the flourish challenge, I so enjoyed looking at all your wonderful creations adorned with beautiful flourishes and it was so hard to pick a winner as each and every one was gorgeous!
My winner for the challenge is Maureen from Mo's Addiction who made this beautiful card to send to her friend that she hasn't seen for 8 years. 

I love the colours together and the beautiful bold flourishes that frame your hello to your friend. I'm sure she will love this card as much as I do!
Congratulations Maureen on a fabulous card and if you email me at I will send you your BBTB2 winner blinkie
Thanks again to all of you and look forward to seeing more wonderful creations from everyone in our future challenges!
Monday, April 9, 2012

BBTB2 Design Team Call

Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter holiday. In order for our DT to enjoy theirs, we've taken the week off, but I'm here with some exciting news. If you've ever dreamed of joining the ranks of the very first Cricut Challenge Blog on the net, now's your chance. BBTB2 is adding a few new members to the team and one of them could be YOU!

We are looking for avid Cricuteers who wish to be a part of a close knit team just for the joy of creating and inspiring others. The term will be for 6 months with an option for renewal based on meeting the guidelines.

As a member, you will be expected to
1) Participate in the weekly challenges a minimum of 2 times per month (preferably 3 or 4)
2) Comment regularly on the challenge participant's projects
3) Maintain an active blog with regular crafting posts
4) Help choose challenges when called upon

So how do you apply? We'd like to see a new Mother's Day project to be sent to and a link to your blog by Monday, April 23rd. New members will be contacted my email by Wednesday April 25 and revealed on BBTB2 with our May 8th challenge. We can't wait to see what you create. Best of luck to all.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome Winners!

Thanks to all of you for participating in our special "Welcome" challenge sponsored by My Creative Classroom. The entries were totally fabulous so to be fair to all, the winner was chosen by random org. Thank you so much, My Creative Classroom for offering such a wonderful prize for this challenge. So without further ado, the winner of the class of her choice is #4 Cindy A

with this adorable home decor project.

Congratulations, Cindy! Please contact me at dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com to arrange for your prize.

And now a few words from Theresa, who chose the theme for this wonderful challenge.

Okay all, I have a winner for the POW and I have to tell you I had a HECK of a time picking a winner, I wish I could have given all of the participants a POW but one really stood out. It was so Bright and Cheery, brought a smile to my face, and I just kept going back to it (and my hubby even said he really liked it, said it reminded him of something I would do, lol!) so my Winner is Suzanne Pipitone, also known at Cricut Craftin Grammy! Congrats Suzanne and I know you'll display the POW on your Blog with Pride and I'm sure you'll be doing some Bragging too, LOL! Thanks again to everyone who played along, like I said before, I Loved them ALL! =]
Big ((Hugs)) to All and Take Care,

A huge congrats to both Cindy and Suzanne. Again, the entries were just wonderful and we thank you all for playing along. Cindy, you can email me too, at dlmundinger (at)yahoo(dot)com and I'll send your POW badge right out.
Monday, April 2, 2012

Princess (the Word) Challenge

Welcome everyone to this weeks challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. I, Mona from Scrapbooking For Joy was asked to pick this weeks challenge so I wanted to create something for my daughter's bedroom to emphasize our recent trip to Disneyland and her latest theme for her birthday party so I decided on the word Princess. You can create the word Princess from any Cricut font, so please join us for this weeks challenge. Please add your project below and remember that you must use a Cricut cartridge to be included in our Project of the Week Challenge. Now here are the creations from the BBTB2 Design Team to hopefully get you inspired to create.

Mona - Princess Party

Carole Lowe Beath - Blackletter

Susan Edwards - Letter Envy

Theresa Kelly - Once Upon A Princess

Donna Mundinger - Cindy Loo