Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amethyst and cupcake/cake challenge winner

Hi, everyone. This is  Stephanie and I'm here to announce the winner of the amethyst and cupcake/cake challenge winner. All the entries were so nice and creative but I have to pick one.

I picked #2, Lisa B. I just love the funny face on that cute cake. Lisa if you will email me at I will get your blinkie to you.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful entries and I hope you'll join in more of our challenges. We have them every week.

Monday, February 25, 2013

3-D Rose Challenge

Hello everyone, Susan here to introduce this week's Cricut Challenge Cut! I also have some sad news to share - Our sweet Carole has decided to reorder her crafting priorities and will be taking a step back from Bitten by the Bug 2.

From Carole: "I am stepping away from BBTB2 for now so I can devote my time to sewing for some shelters and other worthwhile agencies. I have about 14 quilts I have finished with many more to work on. I love sewing and this new adventure will take a lot of my time. So for now.... a fond goodbye to the wonderful design team sisters and to my friends and followers. I will post cards now and then, and maybe some sewing projects." I am going to miss Carole so much; she has been a pillar of strength and inspiration.

Now on to business as usual.... I have recently become addicted to the 3D Rose cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge. I think the flowers have such potential and I thought it would be fun for the Design Team to share some ideas on how to use the flowers.

We would love for you to join us in our weekly challenge. Once you create your project using the 3D Rose from Art Philosophy (or any other 3D flower from a Cricut Cartridge) be sure to check the challenge rules on our sidebar, and then add your project into the link area at the bottom of this post. If you do not own Art Philosophy and would be interested in purchasing the cartridge, click the Close To My Heart blinkie on our sidebar. And now - onto a garden of 3D floral inspiration!!

Susan Edwards - Art Philosophy, Walk in My Garden

Suzanne - Art Philosophy

shelly~cindyloo and walk in my gar

                                                    Stephanie-Art Philosophy,Sweethearts

Sharon Swafford - Flower Shoppe, Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2

Melanie Brown - Flower Shoppe

Caroline  Elegant Edges, Artiste, Flower Shoppe, Kate's ABC's

Brenda-Art Philosophy

Carole Lowe Beath - Flower Shoppe

Jayne - Art Philosophy

~  Julie  ~  Flower Shoppe / Cake Basics  ~


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BBTB2 Love is in the Air Challenge Winner

Hello everyone, Brenda here to announce the winner of the Love is in the Air challenge. All I can say is wow!! There were so many entries and all were so awesome that you made my job very hard!  How do I pick a winner from all these fabulous projects?!  I want to thank each and everyone of you for linking up with BBTB2 in this challenge. You all rock in my book! lol Ok now onto my choice....imagine a drum roll here please.....#42 Tina H.!!! Loved her little cupids with the mustashes! Too cute!!! So Tina, please email me at and I will get your blinkie out to you!  Thank you everyone for making this challenge so awesome! Please join in on the Amethyst cupcake or cake challenge going on right now!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Amethyst color Birthday Cake or Cupcake

Good morning. This is Stephanie and I'm hosting the challenge this week. In addition to hosting this week's Cricut Challenge, I also have the honor of welcoming our new Design Team member, Melanie Brown from Courtney Lane Designs  and Everyday Cricut.  I know you are as excited to see Melanie join our team as we are!! Welcome Melanie!!

February is a very busy birthday month in my family so how about helping us celebrate by using the February birthstone color of amethyst and create a cake or cupcake project?  You can make a card, layout, home décor item etc. Just remember to use your Cricut and follow our simple rules as stated on the our sidebar. Our DT has provided tons of fabulous inspiration, so lets have some fun. I can't wait to see your creations.

Stephanie-Home Décor, Art Philosophy

Carole Lowe Beath - Stamping

Suzanne- Artiste, Elegant Edges

shelly~hello kitty/pooh and friends

Susan Edwards - CTMH Artiste 

Sharon Swafford - Once Upon A Princess, Elegant Edges

Caroline - Artiste

Melanie Brown - Summer Celebrations

Jayne - Wild Card 2

Julie ~ Cake Basics

Sarah- Sweet Treats

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spring Is In The Air Winner

Good morning all.  It's Carole here.  I was hostess for the Spring Is In The Air challenge and it is time for BBTB2 to name a winner on the challenge.  We had so many wonderful cards and projects shared with us and it is always so difficult to narrow down to just one.  We appreciate each of you that share your talents with us.  I have selected Entry #10, Karen. Her sweet little Ladybug is so precious, and when I think of Spring, I think of the darling little ladybugs flying around in pure delight.  Congrats, Karen.  Please email me and I will send over your BBTB2 POW blinkie.
Monday, February 11, 2013

Love Is In The Air - Heart Or Cupid Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Brenda here and I have news to share!!  I would like you to help me welcome our new Design Team sisters to the BBTB2 team:


Our team is so excited to add this talented ladies and we know you will love their design work as much as we already do!

So not only do I get the pleasure of introducing two new team members, but I also picked our Cricut cut challenge for this week. Since it is Valentine's Day this week I thought it would be nice to feel the love. lol So I have asked the design team to make any project using a Heart, or Cupid, or both (!) from any Cricut cartridge and link up with us!!

Please remember that this is a Cricut challenge and you must use your Cricut for your heart or cupid, but please feel free to use anything else to compliment your project after that. Please make sure to backlink to BBTB2 on your blog as well. Join us and have fun, leave some love for my design team sisters and link up with us for a chance to win our blinkie! We so love it when you join us!!

Brenda - Sweethearts

Suzanne- Doodlecharms and Elegant Edges 

Stephanie-MS Seasonal

Carole Lowe Beath - Stamping

shelly sweethearts/create a critter


Jayne - Artiste

Susan Edwards - Pretty Pennants, Victorian Romance, MS Elegant Cake Art

Sarah- Create a Critter 2

Caroline- Doodlecharms, Create a Critter2, Art philosophy

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Frosty the Snowman Project of the week challenge winner

Hi everyone Suzanne here to announce the winner of the Frosty the Snowman challenge.  Our sweet Susan asked for help with this post as she is feeling under the weather.  Best wishes Susan for a speedy recovery.  

You all warmed our hearts with all your adorable little snowman for this challenge.  Your creativity makes it quite the challenge for the team to choose winners each week.  
For this weeks challenge I chose Marjie's adorable little snowboy and girl.  that came from the Cricut Decals cartridge.  Not only are they oh so cute with their Peachy Keen faces but they are on Action Wobbles.
So congrats Margie.  Please email me at and I will send you your POW blinkie for winning the challenge this week.  Thanks again to all who participated and I hope you will join us this week for the Spring is in the Air challenge. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring is in the Air

Happy Monday dear BBTB2 visitors.  It's Carole and I am the hostess of the weekly challenge.  I also have the honor of introducing our new Design Team member, Sarah from Live, Love, and SCRAP!   As a team we are so excited to welcome Sarah and her creative genius to the Bitten by the Bug 2 Design Team!  We hope each of you will help us welcome Sarah to BBTB2.

Currently Arizona is in a mild warming zone but I see so many areas battling brutal weather with snow and frigid temps.  I decided that perhaps we should honor Spring with our challenge.  It will arrive soon and it will be a welcome sight indeed.

Please join us on our Spring themed challenge.  Create a new card or project, be sure to use a Cricut cut for a spring theme, upload your creation to Mr. Linky.  On your blog be sure to link back to BBTB2, and be sure to name your cartridge.  We love it when you join up.  There are so many talented friends that visit us. We appreciate you all.

Carole Lowe Beath - April Showers

Suzanne - Art Philosophy 

                                                  Stephanie-Gypsy Wanderings, EDPD

Sarah - April Showers, Tags Bags Boxes and More

shelly~pooh and friends

Jayne - Straight From the Nest,Teddy Bear Parade

Susan Edwards - Life's A Beach

Brenda - Freshly Picked, SFTN, Bloom