Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

On behalf of the Bitten by the Bug 2 Design Team I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. 
May you all have a joyful and safe day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Egg-ceptional Easter Eggs Project of the Week Winner

Hello there, Susan here from Busy with the Cricky to announce this weeks Project of the Week winner.  Congratulations to Karen from Crafted with Love by Karen on her adorable Bunny Bear card.  I love the entire scene on this card, but especially the bunny bear, those adorable faces on the eggs and the cute butterflies.  This was an egg-stra special card that I thought needed a shout out..  Congratulations Karen on your egg-cellent card!!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Cards Using A Cricut Card Feature

Hello everyone and welcome to a new challenge here at BBTB2!  Brenda here and I am hosting this weeks challenge.  I had my fabulous design team sisters make a card using any card feature on any Cricut cartridge. I don't use this feature enough on the Cricut Cartridges and I wanted some inspiration. So I thought it would be fun to see how everyone uses this feature,  thus the challenge was born. I know you will find lots of inspiration from my design team sisters and then when you are done being inspired I hope you will go make a card from a card feature too!  Be sure to link it up with us following our simple rules on the right side bar. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Brenda - Wild Card 2


Stephanie-Art Philosophy

Caroline Art Philosophy, Just Because Cards

Michelle-Wild Card 2

Melanie Brown - Creative Cards



Suzanne-Art Philosophy and Stretch Imagination 

Susan Edwards - CTMH Artiste

Sharon -Wild Card 2

Sarah- Birthday Bash

~ Julie ~ A Quilted Christmas, Cake Basics ~


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BBTB2 Challenge Winner- "Bring on the Bunnies"

Hi everyone!  It's Suzanne from Cricutcraftingrammy and the BBTB2 Design Team.  It was my turn to host the BBTB2 challenge last week and everyone was asked to 
"Bring on the Bunnies".
There was such a variety of  adorable bunny projects.  
I love to see what you all create each and every week and this is no exception.  
So now on with the difficult selection to pick one winner.
For this challenge I selected this adorable card 
designed by Paula Bee of  craftwithbee. Congrts Paula!!!!!
I just love the cut from Kate's ABC and these cute little bunnies.  The flower embossing with pearl centers and the  polka dot frame really make the card pop.   I just think it is so Springy and fun.  

                                                             So Paula please email me at and I will be glad to send you your BBTB2 blinkie.  Hope to see you all this week for the 
Eggceptional Easter Eggs challenge.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

Egg-ceptional Easter Eggs

Hello everyone, Susan here from Busy with the Cricky to introduce this weeks Cricut Cut Challenge.  Spring is blooming, Easter is just around the corner and all of nature is in the process of renewal.   Everywhere in nature there are eggs.  Eggs, eggs, eggs.... all sizes and colors, many species... and none as Egg-cellent as Easter eggs.  In tribute to natures annual rebirth and Easter eggs one and all, the design team was asked to use ANY EGG CUT on any Cricut cartridge to create this week's Egg-ceptional Egg projects!!  We would love for you to join us in our Egg-ceptional challenge this week by creating your own NEW egg project and posting in the link area below.  For all of the challenge rules please see our sidebar.   Before you get started on your own egg project our very talented design team has created some Egg-stroidinary projects to inspire you!

Susan Edwards - Teresa Collins Easter Basket, Kate's ABC's

shelly~create a critter

Stephanie-Crocs Rule/MS Seasonal/Sophie

Michelle-Stretch Your Imagination, Doodlecharms, and Mickey Font

Melanie Brown - Art Philosophy

Suzanne- Create a Critter 2

Jayne - Create a Critter2, Art Philosophy

Caroline Simply Charmed, George, Flower Shoppe

Sharon Elmo & Friends Holiday

Brenda - Doodlecharms & Easter 2010

Julie ~Straight from the Nest, Spring Cottage,
Designer's Calender ~

Sarah- Doodlecharms, Winter Woodland


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shamrock Winner

Hello everyone!  Brenda here to announce the winner of our Shamrock challenge.  I want to thank you all for such awesome entries in this challenge.  There were many entries and oh man have you made it hard for me to pick just one! I wish I could give you all a blinkie because you are all winner's in my eyes.  But since I'm not allowed to do that I have to pick just one winner.  So the winner is.......Jill Rugg!!!  Congrats to you Jill, I loved your layout! You used fabulous papers, your die cuts were perfect and I love the design of your layout!  Please send an email to me at and I will get your blinkie out to you at once!

Monday, March 11, 2013

BBTB2 Challenge "Bring on the Bunnies"

Good morning everyone! Suzanne here and I'm hosting this week's challenge. It is also my pleasure to introduce our newest Design Team member, Michelle Shutts from Cricut Crazy Scrapper! Michelle is an extremely talented designer and we are so excited to have her join us at BBTB2.  Please join us in welcoming Michelle to the BBTB2 Design Team!!!

Last week we celebrated St. Patrick's Day for the challenge and you all created so many lovely projects. The challenge for this week is "Bring on the Bunnies" by using a bunny from any Cricut cartridge. Easter is only a hop, skip and a jump away so we want to see those cute little bunnies with their big floppy ears. Remember this is a Cricut challenge and you must use your Cricut for the challenge cut, but then you are welcome to use anything else you'd like on your project. Then link up here at BBTB2. My design team sisters have some awesome creations for you this week so don't forget to leave them some bloggy love as you hop along from blog to blog. Can't wait to see your projects-there are so many bunnies and so little time.

So let's start hopping along the bunny trail.........

Suzanne- Cricut Alphabet and MS All Occasion 

shelly~pooh and friends

Sharon-Kate's ABC's

Susan Edwards - Art Deco, Create a Critter, Cricut Basic Shapes

Stephanie-Easter 2010/Holiday Cakes

Michelle-Create A Critter 2

Caroline  Tags Bags, Boxes and More 2, Simply Charmed

Melanie Brown - Folk Art Festival

Brenda - Easter 2010

Jayne - Create a Critter 2


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3D Roses Project of the Week Winner

Hello, Susan here to announce the 3D Roses Project of the Week Winner.  I had such a difficult time selecting a winner because I like all of the Rose projects!! 

 I chose this lovely card by Melissa at Sunshine Honey Bee because I love the stunning simplicity and the beautiful flowers on this card!!!  Congratulations Melissa!  If you will please send me an email (click the email icon on the sidebar) I will send you the BBTB2 Project of the Winner button code!


Monday, March 4, 2013

So Lucky Shamrock Challenge

Good morning everyone! Brenda here and I'm hosting this week's challenge.  The challenge is to use a shamrock on a project from any Cricut cartridge.  Since we are now in March we might as well move onto our next little holiday, St. Patrick's Day.  I think it is an over looked holiday and I'm all for some green in this brown world around me. I don't know about you guys but I'm so ready for spring and some green!!! lol  So what do you say?  Wanna add some green to your world, then make a project and come link up with us!  Please remember this is a Cricut challenge and you must use your Cricut for your main NEW challenge cut, but then you are welcome to use anything else you'd like on your project.  My design team sisters have some great inspiration for you so don't forget to leave them some bloggy love. Can't wait to see your projects!

Brenda - Pretty Pennants, Blackletter, A Child's Year

shelly ~ paperdolls/happilyeverafter/createacritter

Sharon - Paper Doll Dress Up & Paper Trimmings

Melanie Brown - St. Patrick's Day

Caroline- Imagine more cards

Susan Edwards - Celebrate with Flourish, Teddy Bear Parade

Stephanie-Celebrate with Flourish/Lovestruck 2010

Jayne - Create a Critter 2

Sarah- Create a Critter 2