Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the birds challenge

Hello, everyone!

I am just popping in today to announce this week's winner of my challenge. Congratulations, Roberta! Your card was positively GORGEOUS!

Email me at for your blinkie!

Thanks to everyone who participated!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Let's Get Wet!

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here hosting our challenge this week.   As we finish up the summer in the heat of August, I picked a water theme for my challenge.   We'd love to have you play along with a new water themed project that includes a Cricut water themed cut. Be sure to check the Challenge Rules on our side bar and then enter your NEW project. The design team all have some unique and fun projects below to get you inspired!  So let's get wet and have some fun with a water project this week!  

Michelle -CM Traveler

Caroline - Teddy Bear Parade

Stephanie-All Sports, Luau, EDPD

Melanie - Artbooking

Jayne -  Teddy Bear Parade

shelly~sesame street seasons

Sharon -Fun in the Sun

Brenda-Pack Your Bags

Susan Edwards - Artbooking

Julie ~ Wall Decor and More ~


Thursday, August 22, 2013


Hello everyone
Julie here popping in to let you know the winner of our Moon and Stars challenge. I was totally bowled over by all of your fabulous projects and cards but I could choose only one and my winner is Sharon from Crafty little Owls
Take a look at Sharon's beautiful card!
Congratulations Sharon I love your card and yes I was singing 'Fly Me to the Moon'  all day!!
Please email me at and I will send you your winner  blinkie for your blog!
Thanks again to everyone for supporting BBTB2!
Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer Heat is for the Birds

Hello, everyone!

Melanie here and it's my turn to host a challenge. I was thinking that the summer heat had been here too long and it was for the birds. From this I got the idea that my challenge would be using a bird cut from any cricut cartridge. This should be an easy one as there are birds on so many cricut cartridges.

Want to participate? Just make a project using a bird cut on any cricut cartridge! Need inspiration? Take a look below at what the Bitten By the Bug 2 team has come up with this week for this challenge!

Melanie - Artbooking

shelly~3 birds on parade

Caroline - Birthday Bash, Just Because Cards

Stephanie-Nate's ABC's, Create a Critter

Sharon -Chore Chart

Jayne - Creative Cards

Michelle-Life As a Beach

Brenda-Dec. 25th

Susan Edwards - Artbooking


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Project of the Week - School Bus

Congratulation to Mayra at Mayra's Designs for being the winner of the Bitten by the Bug 2 Project of the Week button for the school bus challenge.  This bright and fun card truly is sp happy looking - would get anyone excited to return to school!

Thank you to all of those who entered.  Not to take away from Mayra, but you were all winners in my book.  I had such a difficult time picking!  But in the end Mayra's sunny back go school card won me over!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Moon and the Stars Challenge

Hi everyone.
Julie here and it's my pleasure to be hostess for the challenge this week. I would like to see your designs this week using Moons and/or Stars!  You can use any Cricut moon and/or stars cuts for your creations and we can't wait too see what you make!
Take a look at the wonderful projects from the design team below and join in this fun challenge with us!

Julie ~Sweethearts ~ Paper Doll Dress Up ~

Caroline - Baby Steps

Stephanie-My Community, Campin Critters, MS Seasonal

Melanie - Artbooking

shelly~paper dolls

Michelle-Nifty Fifties, Create a Critter, Plaintain Schoolbook

Sharon -Campin' Critters

Jayne - Art Philosophy

 Susan Edwards - Artbooking 


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Christmas in July Winner

Hi, Jayne here to announce the winner of our Christmas In July challenge.
There were so many amazing entries but there can only be one winner and that is.........
I loved the scene Dawn created!
 Dawn email me at and I will get your blinkie to you.
Thank you to everyone who played along.
 Don't forget we have a School Bus challenge this week.

Monday, August 5, 2013

School Bus Time Again

Hello everyone, Susan here to host this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut challenge cut.  With two of my children being teachers, I am aware that the new school year is just around the corner.  In fact, teachers report back next week in our area.  With that in mind, for this week I chose a back to school themed cut:  A School Bus.  I asked the Design Team to use a school bus from any Cricut cartridge on their projects this week.  For those who do not have a cartridge with a school bus were welcome to use a back to school theme.

We would love for you to join us this week.  Please read the challenge rules on our side bar, then link your NEW project into the link area under this post.  But before you begin crafting, how about a bit of school bus inspiration from our fabulous Design Team!

Susan Edwards - Artbooking and My Community


Stephanie - Autumn Celebrations, Recess

Caroline - Stretch Your Imagination, 

Sharon ~Locker Talk

Michelle - Stretch Your Imagination, Mickey Font

Brenda - Doodle Charms, Going Places


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Let's Start Artbooking!

Hello friends!  Today is the day... Finally you can order your copy of the new CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!  Would you believe me if I told you that this is a fabulous cartridge?  It truly is wonderful.  It is perfect for both scrapbookers and card markers.  This cartridge is perfect for traditional 12 x 12 inch pages, 8.5 x 11 inch pages, My Life scrappers, 8 x 8 scappers, and for special do it yourself mini book scrappers!

I am going to remind you again what comes in your Artbooking bundle:  Three fabulous stamp sets.... I truly love this first stamp set.  Three large sheet of coordinating chipboard sheets and the cartridge manual, overlay, and cartridge.

Below are two additional examples of how you can use this cartridge, traditional scrapping or .....

Create your own personalized book!

Let's "sweeten the deal":  Close To My Heart has decided that anyone who purchases $50+ worth of merchandise in the month of August will receive the August Stamp of the Month - A CHOCOLATE AFFAIR for FREE!  That's right - this stamp set is FREE when you order Artbooking.

Anyone who orders a cartridge through my on-line store in the month of August will go into the drawings for my special giveaways.

The first prize winner (through random draw) will receive a brand new Cricut Expression.

The Second Prize winner will receive three additional CTMH Stamp sets that coordinate with Artbooking.

The Third Prize winner will receive the Frosted Paper Pack, or any CTMH paper pack - winner's choice.

You can shop my on-line store AT THIS LINK.  When you arrive at the store home page, you will see a link in the lower right corner.  You can click the link (circled in red in the photo) and join my Artbooking Party to place your order.  Your order will process and ship just as quickly and I will close this link on Saturday night (08/03).

Thank you so much for your business!!!