Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Linky Party

Bring on the confetti and horns - it's a PARTY!  And a crafting opportunity!!! And it's a chance to share your New Year's joy with others!!  It's the first Bitten By The Bug 2 New Year's Linky Party!!!!

Our Design Team is still elbow deep in holiday happenings, but we do not want for you to miss the opportunity to do a bit of New Year paper crafting while spreading good will and New Year joy throughout the Internet and blog-sphere. 

We invite you to make a New Year's card or project using any Cricut cartridge and post photos on your blog.  Then link your project under this post.  But that's not all.  We are asking you to comment on one another's projects to spread your new year cheer.  We are hoping that each of our readers joins in the linky party and helps to share the New Year joy!!!

A few faithful members of the BBTB2 Design Team have created a bit of inspiration to get you started (thank you darling ladies).  And I know I am early, but I would like to wish you all a very 

Sharon - Teddy Bear Parade

Pam - Paper Doll Dress Up

Laura - Designer's Calendar

Caroline - Ribbons & Rosettes, Art Philosophy

Jayne - Designer's Calender

Mayra - Celebrations, Alphalicious, Winter Woodland & More


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winner of "Tag, You're It - Holiday Gift Tag Challenge"

Hope that you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season! We celebrated Christmas with lots of family and that is why why I am a wee bit late in this announcement...but the WINNER of "Tag, You're It - Holiday Gift Tag Challenge" is.....

Paula Bee from Craft with Bee, what an elegant, beautifully cut tag! I love the layers, the diecut holly and the embellishing of it and the stamping sentiments.

Please email me at, so I can email you your prize button. Congratulations!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tag It 2 - Last Minute Inspiration

Hello friends, Susan here!  Christmas is almost upon us and I know we are all busy with preparations for our families' holiday celebrations.  I asked the Design Team to offer you a bit of last minute inspiration as you tackle those last minute holiday tasks..... Baking, wrapping, stalking the UPS man, baking... wrapping.... Okay, maybe that is just my life right now!   If, like me, you are still wrapping and making tags, the DT has crafted up some fun ideas to help you finish.

We will not be adding the linky this week as we want for you to focus on your families, and because we want to focus on our families too. Hence, the inspiration only challenge!  Next week we do have a New Year's link party planned and we do hope you will be back for that.

From the Bitten by the Bug 2 Design Team, past and present, from the UK members and the US members, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Jayne - Winter Woodland

Sharon - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 and Christmas Noel

Caroline - Imagine-Snow Angel

Pam - Winter Frolic

Michelle - Plaintain Schoolbook, CM Tis the Season

Laura - Noel and Winter Frolic

Emily - Winter Woodland

Mayra - Winter Woodland, Celebrations

Maureen - Snow Friends

 Susan Edwards - Paper Trimmings and Art Philosophy

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Is On The Way Winner

Do you know how hard it is to pick just one winner when all of the projects are awesome?!! I finally narrowed it down to the card that Becca of Becca-Expressions made. I so love the snowflakes and the great colors. Becca please send me an email at sharonswafford1 at gmail dot com and I will get your button sent right out to you. Thank you to everyone for entering. We so love seeing all of your projects.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's a Winner (just a LITTLE late) of the Christmas Card Challenge!


Well ladies, I'm FINALLY getting around to posting the winner of the Christmas card challenge (only a few weeks late, lol!).  Between the Nyquil and the codeine cough syrup to medicate the monster cold I caught, I kind of completely lost track of this post!  Yikes!  Although I had a difficult time choosing, we do have a winner.  Sarah's lovely card with the ice skates from the Christmas Noel cartridge caught my eye.  It is just beautiful in every way!

Sarah, you can email me at cricutcrazyscrapper at gmail dot com for your winner's badge!  Again, I apologize for the serious lateness of this post!
Monday, December 16, 2013

Tag, You're It - Holiday Gift Tag Challenge

This is my first time hosting a challenge for BBTB2, and I am happy to challenge everyone to a fun, simple project that you can use on all of those Christmas and Holiday presents that need to be wrapped!

During December, it seems like everyone has list longer than Santa's, but this year I am getting a few things squared away before the busiest time of the season hits us. I Cricut-cut my gift tags using Winter Frolic cartridge, and love the clean look -- plenty of room for names and easy to attach to presents - just tie or tape down. How easy is that?

Laura - Winter Frolic

For more inspiration, check out what the talented BBTB2 Design Team has created -- what a great final touch on any gift! Don't forget to tell us which cricut cart(s) you used :)

Pam - Winter Frolic

Jayne - Snow Folks, Winter Woodland

Mayra - Create a Critter 2

Michelle - Plaintain Schoolbook and Winter Frolic

Brenda - George and Mini Monograms

Sharon ~ Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 & Christmas Noel

Caroline - Teddy Bear Parade, George

Melanie Brown - Merry and Bright

Julie ~ Tags, Bags, Boxes and More,Teresa Collins December 25th

Maureen - Artiste

Emily - Art Philosophy 


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Project of the Week Gift Container Winner

Hello everyone, Susan here, a little tardy, to present the Project of the Week winner, Katrina at Scrappy Horses.  Katrina's Doll House box is just amazing!!!  I hope to find time to create something this fun before the holiday season is over.  Congratulations Katrina!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter is on the Way - Winter Project Challenge

Are you ready for winter? I'm sure not!! Sharon here to present the challenge for this week. Since "Winter is on the Way", I've challenged my fabulous DT Sister's to create a winter project using any Cricut Cartridge. Check out the projects that my DT Sister's have made. Awesomeness for sure!!!

We hope you plan on joining in on the fun. Check the sidebar right over there on the right side for the rules for our challenges and get to creating. We love it when you do and we so love seeing how you interpret our challenges!! You will have until Sunday, Dec. 15th to link your project up. 
Now go have some wintery fun!!!!

Sharon ~ Paper Doll Dress Up, Hello Kitty Greetings, Doodlecharms & Christmas Cheer


Pam - Paper Doll Dress Up

Laura - Winter Frolic

Caroline - Artiste, Art Philosophy, Winter Woodland

Emily - Winter Woodland

Mayra - Create a Critter 2, Fancy Frames, Winter Woodland

Brenda-AG Winter Wonderland

Susan Edwards - Christmas (Noel)

Maureen - Speaking of Winter