Monday, September 30, 2013

Overlay Challenge

Hello, everyone!

This is Melanie Brown and I am hosting today's challenge. I have been making layouts and card using overlays as of late and thought it would be fun to have an overlay challenge. To participate, you need to make a project using an overlay from any cartridge in your library.

Need inspiration? Take a peek at what the design team has come up with this week!

Melanie - Artbooking

Caroline - Art Philosophy


Sharon ~Lacy Labels

Jayne - Artbooking

Pam - Art of Philosophy and Christmas Cheer

Laura - Elegant Edges and Meow

Mayra - Pretty Pennants


Susan Edwards - Artbooking


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anything Fall Goes POW Winner

Good morning my Crafty Friends!! Sharon here to announce the winner of the 'Anything "Fall" Goes challenge. I had the hardest time picking. 'All' of the creations are most fabulous and I love all of them so very much. But Sandy Bayles scarecrow just kept catching my attention. Sandy please email me at and I will send you your Project of the Week Blog Button.


Congratulations!!! :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cats or Dogs - Which is Your Favorite?

Hello everyone, Susan here representing the Design Team this week.  We have a few announcements to make before we get to this week's challenge.  First, we are having to say goodbye to one of our longest serving Design Team members, Shelly.  Shelly has been a part of the team for years and will be greatly missed.  

Second, we have the results of our Design Team Call.  Invitations to join the Bitten By The Bug 2 Design Team will be sent to (in alphabetical order):

Thank you to all of those who submitted projects.  This was such a difficult decision for the team to make, you are all so talented!!

Now on to this week's Cricut Challenge.  The challenge cut was selected by our departing Shelly.  Shelly loves her two cats.  She asked the Design Team to create projects featuring either a cat or a dog.  The team could use any Cricut cartridge to create their projects.  

We invite you to join us in this week's challenge - create a project using your Cricut that features either a dog or a cat.  Please read the challenge rules in our sidebar, then link your project under this post!!

Caroline - Four Legged Friends

Melanie - Artbooking


Sharon ~Kate's ABCs

Jayne - Create a Friend, Create a Critter 2

Julie ~ Just Because Cards, Stamping ~

Brenda-Nate's ABC's and Elegant Edges


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shape Up! Winner

Hi, Jayne here to announce the project of the week winner.
I loved seeing all your wonderful shaped cards.
The winner is....

Congratulations Pam! Email me at for your Pick of the Week blinkie.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Anything (Fall) Goes! Use a Fall Theme on a Project

Good Monday Morning Everyone!! Hope you are all ready for a new challenge here at Bitten By The Bug 2. Sharon here with the honor of hosting this weeks challenge. Since the first day of Autumn is this coming Sunday, I have challenged my awesome DT Sister's to make a project with an Autumn theme using any Cricut cartridge. I sure hope you plan on joining us for our challenge. Look in the column right over there and check out the rules for our challenges. You will have until Sunday, Sept. 22nd to link your project.

Remember that you have until Sunday, September 22nd to submit your project for our Design Team Call.  Please scroll down for information on the DT Call!

One last thing - before you head on to your crafty space, check out the creations my DT Sister's made for inspiration. Awesomeness for sure!!! Would be great if you would go visit their blogs and leave them some bloggy love. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for our Autumn theme this week!!! :)


Melanie - Artbooking

Caroline - Imagine, Enjoy the Seasons

Michelle-Give A Hoot

Brenda - Artbooking

Jayne - Artbooking

Susan Edwards - Art Philosophy


Thursday, September 12, 2013

French Fry Box POW Winner!

Hello, Susan here to bring you the Project of the Week winner of the French Fry box challenge.  But first I am going to confess that I am very late in posting the POW winner because I have been so caught up in our Design Team call.  You have until September 22 to submit an entry for the DT.

I am so sorry that my mind was other places.  So with out further delay, our winner this week of the Project of the Week blog Button is Katieo with her ADORABLE Taco the Dog treat box!!  Thank you Katieo for playing along with us last week and CONGRATULATIONS on being the Project of the Week!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Design Team Call

Hello everyone.  Susan here to announce our Design Team Call!  We are very excited to offer you this opportunity to join our Cricut Challenge Design Team.  Our DT is a lovely group of crafters who love their Cricut die cut machines and love to inspire others with our creations.  We are looking for six new DT members who are as excited about paper crafting as our current members and who love to inspire others.

Members of our Design Team are asked to participate in at least 3 challenges per month.  We ask you to leave comments on the blogs of our weekly challenge participants.  We ask the team member to host one challenge each quarter of the year, and select that week's challenge cut.  We need for you to have a blog so that you can post your challenge project each week, linking back to the BBTB2 blog.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, we encourage you to submit a project as an audition.  We are asking everyone who is interested in joining the team to SUBMIT A FALL THEMED PROJECT which uses at least two Cricut cuts.  Link your project from your blog to THIS post.

We are going to accept audition submissions for two weeks.  The third week we may ask for a follow up project from our favorites.

We are so looking forward to seeing what you submit and adding our new members.  Good luck!!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Shape Up! Shaped Card or Layout Challenge

Hi everyone, Jayne here hosting our challenge this week.  I thought it would be fun to Shape Up and make a shaped card or layout for any occasion.
We'd love you to play along with us just check out the rules on the sidebar.
The Design Team shaped up some fab inspiration ...

Jayne - Create A Friend

Melanie - Artbooking

 Caroline - Simply Charmed, George

Michelle-Birthday Bash

Sharon ~Mini Monsters


Susan Edwards - Summer in Paris, Artbooking, Suburbia


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Let's Get Wet Challenge Winner!


Hi guys, Michelle here.  It is always so hard to pick just one winning project.....but I absolutely loved Jenny's get well step card with the adorable swimming teddy bears!  Aren't these little guys just the cutest?  I want to make a step card now!  Jenny, send me an email for your project of the week blinky at cricutcrazyscrapper at gmail dot com.

Monday, September 2, 2013

French Fry Box Challenge

Hello everyone!  Susan here to bring you this week's Cricut challenge.  I selected the French Fry 3-D box from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do with this under used cut box cut and I thought it would be fun to see what the Design Team came up with also.  And of course these creative ladies did not disappoint!  

Please check the challenge rules in our side bar and then plan to join us in this week's Cricut challenge.  We would love to see how you plan to use the French Fry box!!  But first how about a little inspiration?  

Jayne - Art Philosophy

Caroline - TBBM2, Simply Charmed

Melanie - Artiste and Artbooking

Sharon ~TBBM2 and Designers Calendar 

Brenda - Art  Philosophy