Wednesday, August 29, 2012

elephantly speaking winner

happy wednesday! shelly here and time to pick a winner for my elephant challenge.
thank you all so much for participating in what i thought was a fun theme.  i will honestly say i hate this part because  i want to choose everyone because there's always something i love that just catches my eye about all of your projects. i so loved all the different patterned papers you chose for your ellies :)
so without further ado i have chosen yoshira  aka cricutalltime  for her adorable baby gift card holder .
this set was just all around sweet :)
congratultions yoshira :) please email me at so i can send you that blinkie to proudly display on your blog :)
hope to see everyone back again for the next challenge!

Vacation Challenge Winner

Hi - Carole here.  It is time to select a winner for my Vacation challenge at BBTB2. Thanks to each of you who entered the challenge.  It is always hard to select just one winner.  With that said, I have chosen Cricut Crazy Scrapper for her entry layout.  The photographs she added to this layout sat perfectly on a perfect design.  I loved each detail, and especially the little row of airplanes ... congrats to Cricut Crazy Scrapper, please email me at and I will get that BBTB2 blinkie to you right away.  Again, thanks to each to shared their wonderful creations with us. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School

Happy Monday everyone!  Brenda here and it is time for another BBTB2 challenge.  I'm hosting and the challenge is "Back to School" since most schools are back in session or are very close to being back in session.  The summer went super fast and I'm not ready for school to start either, but it is starting tomorrow for my son, anyway. lol  So please follow our simple rules and link up a back to school project.  Also please note that we have gone to one week to link up your projects instead of the two weeks.  The design team has great inspiration for you so check them out and leave them some bloggy love.  I look forward to seeing your creations.  Happy crafting!

Brenda - Wild Card 2

shelly - create a critter, paper pups, doodlecharms


Carole Lowe Beath - Simply Charmed


Suzanne- Nate's ABC, Locker Talk, Recess

Jeri-Locker Talk

Stephanie Bonin - Art Philosophy, Recess

Jayne - Wild Card 2

Glenda ~ Wrap It Up, Nate's ABC's, Celebrate with Flourish

Donna Mundinger - Car Decals and Animal Kingdom

Susan Edwards - Artiste and Art Philosophy

Julie Huxter ~ Give A Hoot/Designer's Calender

Sandi Kelly - Locker Talk

Krista Norman- DoodleCharms/George

Penny Shuberg- A Child's Year   
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Challenge winner

Hi Everyone!  Jeri here to announce the winner of the Hot Air Balloon challenge.  I'd like to thank all of you that entered the challenge.  The fun part of being part of the Design Team is looking at everyone's own personal touches using the required weekly cut.  The hard part of being the week's hostess is having to choose only one entry to receive the Person of the Week Blinkie.  There were so many amazing entries and it was hard to choose, but I'd like to honor Missy from Quick Chick Designs.  I just loved the colors she used for her balloon using her background paper as inspiration.  She had some stitching and that beautiful bow, too.  Well done, Missy!  Thanks for playing along.
Missy, if you'll email me at-thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom-I'll see that you get your POW blinkie.
Monday, August 20, 2012


Happy Monday, dear friends.  This is Carole and it is my turn to host a challenge.  Since we are in the summer months, I thought that a good theme for our challenge to be a vacation time.  Folks are jumping in their cars, taking trains or buses, or flying in planes to destinations that call to them.  Some are visiting new places, some are visting family.  I know you will find so much inspiration in what the design team offers ...and I hope you will join in on the challenge.  Just remember to read our simple rules, ...make sure you feature a Cricut cut with a vacation image, link the upload back to your blog and give us a shout out.  And please please we ask that you disable any word verification.  Please also note that our challenges will be only open for one week from now on so get your craft on!

Carole Lowe Beath - Heritage

Suzanne-Imagine Good Ol Days

shelly~going places,paperpups,animal kingdom

Stephanie Bonin - Summer Vacation

Jeri-Pack Your

 Glenda ~ Wild Card 2

Jayne - Artiste, Fabulous Finds

Susan Edwards - Celebrate with Flourish & Base Camp

Sandi Kelly - "My World" - "Life's a Beach"

Brenda-50 States

Rebekah - Wall Decor & More

Julie Huxter~ Straight From the Nest/A Child's Year

Donna Mundinger - Going Places

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Winner for farm challenge~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello Everyone! It is me Krista, back to announce the winner of the Farm Challenge..Oh MY! U all should give yourselves a huge round of congrats...They were fab...I loved each and every one of them..The hard part of my job is I have to pick a winner...(sigh) I chose Beth-A-Palooza's creation...WOWZER! and that is just the inside...Great job..Please email me at to receive your blinkie...In the subject line put BBTB2 winner....Thanks everyone for joining us:) Krista

Monday, August 13, 2012

elephantly speaking

happy monday! shelly here :) i sure hope your week is off to a great start. it's been awhile since i've hosted so i figured i'd better step up and take a turn. the challenge is to use an elephant from any cartridge and any theme you choose. i actually made 3 different cards so be sure to check out my blog and see all of them. also be sure to go to each of my DT sisters incredible blogs and  show a little blog love.  we like that just as much as you do :) 
be sure when you play along, to follow our simple rules and remember keep it fun! i'm really looking forward to seeing  your awesome creations!

don't forget there's a week left on our "fly away" challenge

shelly~create a critter

Stephanie Bonin - Birthday Bash

Suzanne- Cricut Holiday Cakes and Birthday Bash

 Glenda - Celebrate with Flourish

Jeri-Holiday Cakes

Carole Lowe Beath - Celebrate With Flourish

Sandi Kelly - "Animal Kingdom - "Dreams Come True"

Donna Mundinger - Every Day Pop-Up Cards

Jayne - ZooBalloo

Brenda - Paisley

                                                Penny Shuberg-Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christmas in July Winner

Hi Everyone,Jayne here to announce the winner of the
Christmas in July challenge.
There were so many wonderful entries and we love it when you join in
with us.
The winner with her adorable Winnie the Pooh snowmen was Carol

Congratulations Carol,send me an email to
for your project of the week blinkie.
Thanks again to everyone who participated.
There's still time to enter our On the Farm and Fly Away challenges.

Jayne x

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fly Away!-Hot Air Balloon

Hi Everyone--Jeri here this week to host the challenge.  Not long ago while traveling around in our RV we went through a town that was having a Hot Air Balloon Festival.  What a glorious sight to see all the colorful balloons against the bright blue of the sky.  That's what inspired this week's choice for our weekly challenge.  We'd like to see your creations incorporating a hot air balloon.  Now I know that many of you may not have a Cricut cartridge that has a hot air balloon on it, so if you don't then you can still enter the challenge by opting to use an airplane cut from any cartridge.  Remember, this is a Cricut machine cut challenge site so you must have one of the two required elements (hot air balloon or plane) on your entry.  It can be a scrapbook layout, 3-D, home decor project or card.  Have fun creating!

Jeri-Wild Card 2

shelly~paper pups

Stephanie Bonin - Everyday Pop up Cards

Suzanne-Everyday Popup Cards

 Glenda - Victorian Romance

Carole Lowe Beath - B is for Boy

Brenda - Summer in Paris

Sandi - Summer in Paris

 Jayne - Wild Card 2

Melissa Kirwan - Flower Shoppe