Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gratitude Challege POW Winner

Hello everyone, Susan here from Busy with the Cricky to announce the Project of the Week winner for our Gratitude challenge.   Thank you to everyone who entered the Gratitude challenge - your projects were not only wonderful, they were also inspirational!  The winner of the Project of the Week award is KIM RICHARDSON with her circular Give Thanks card!!!  You can view more of Kim's work at her blog, Just a Small Town Girl and Her Stamps.  Thank you again to everyone who entered a project and to those of you who wanted to enter but were too overwhelmed with Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

On Creative Break

Hello everyone, Susan here with a weekly update.  Our design team is on break this week for a bit of post-Thanksgiving rest and recovery.  Some of us are recharging our batteries and others are enjoying prolonged family time.  We will be back next week with a new challenge for you!!  Enjoy your challenge free week.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winner of the Turkey Challenge!

Hello everyone, Brenda here from Friends Craftin' with Friends to announce the winner of the BBTB2 Turkey Challenge.  Thank you to everyone who joined in on our turkey challenge, it was fun to see all the different ways you used those turkeys on a project!!  But you have made my job much harder to pick a winner.  But after much thought and looking my eye kept coming back to #16, Maida!! Congrats to Maida, please email me at so I can get you blinky out to you.  I just loved your turkey project, it was so creative and fun and just made me smile!  Plus I just love joy foldcards!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Hello everyone, this is Susan from Busy with the Cricky welcoming you to our Gratitude challenge.  I have so much in my life for which to be grateful - loving family, wonderful friends, health, happiness and Bitten by the Bug 2!!  It is however, my sad duty to tell you that we have had some changes here at Bitten by the Bug 2 and will be moving forward without leadership of Carole and Donna.  I am pleased to tell you that Carole will remain on the design team, but Donna, our much loved Popsicle Toes, will be leaving the team.  We will miss their leadership, their humor, and Donna's fun designs, but we are grateful for their devotion to this site and wish Donna godspeed in her future endeavors.   One last farewell as we are also losing two members of our design team:  Sandi & Glenda, we wish you each all the best!

I have agreed to try to rally the troops and move forward with BBTB2 - grateful for the opportunity to see Regina Easter's vision of a weekly Cricut cut challenge blog continue.   You may notice one immediate change - we will be going live with our Monday morning weekly posts earlier from here forward.  We are hoping to reach those in the east before they have to get their day underway.  From here on we will be going live at 7:00 am EST. 

Today I am also grateful for each of you, our readers and those who choose to join us in the weekly challenges.  Without each of you we would be just a craft blog... and I think we are so much more!

Susan Edwards - Thanksgiving and Art Philosophy

 shelly~accent essentials/opposites attract

Stephanie-Celebrate with Flourish,Heritage,Thanksgiving

Suzanne- Thanksgiving 

Carole Lowe Beath - Gypsy Wanderings

Jayne  - Wrap it Up,Everyday Paper Dolls

Penny Shuberg-Tags Bags Boxes and More

Krista Norman- Simply Charmed

Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey Challenge

Hello everyone, welcome to Bitten by the Bug 2.  Brenda here as your hostess this week.  I asked my fabulous Design Team Sisters to create using a turkey from any Cricut Cartridge.  And create they did!!!  I know that you will be inspired after looking at these fabulous projects from the Design Team.  I hope that you will be able to play along this week.  Just make sure you follow the simple challenge rules at the top of the blog and have fun!!

Brenda - Artiste

shelly~ simply charmed

Jayne - Teddy Bear Parade, Artiste


Carole Lowe Beath - Animal Kingdom

Suzanne Pipitone -Teddy Bear Parade 

 Susan Edwards - Artiste and Thanksgiving

Sandi Kelly - Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Witch Challenge Winning Project

Hello everyone, Susan here from Busy with the Cricky to announce the winner of the BBTB2 WITCH CHALLENGE.  Thank you so much to those who joined our spooky Halloween Challenge - I love hosting this challenge each year.  Our winner of the Witch Challenge is Migdalia from Crafting With Creative M blog.  Congratulations Migdalia!  I loved you little witchy treat purse! 
Monday, November 5, 2012

Circle Design

Happy Monday dear BBTB2 visitors.  This week, BBTB2 will not be hosting the regular challenge.  Today our post is for inspiration only.  We selected the theme to be ...circles.  There is a lot of potential in this choice.   There are so many cartridges that offer a circle cut and I've actually used the letter O in a few card designs.   We hope that our cards have given you a bit of inspiration create a unique card using a circle.

                                                 shelly~george/stretch your imagination

Jeri-Plantin' Schoolbook, PDDU

Suzanne- Accent Essentials and  Cricut Decals

Jayne -Elegant Edges

Brenda - Artiste

Stephanie-Teresa Collins,George

Carole Lowe Beath - George

Susan Edwards - Art Philosophy

Penny Shuberg-Wild Card

Julie Huxter ~ George and Basic Shapes~

We are sad to announce the departure of team members Glenda Boyd, Mona Curko and Jeri Thomas.  Thank you for your inspiration and contributions to BBTB2.  We wish you well in all you do.