Monday, August 14, 2017

Back to School

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here hosting this week.  In my neck of the woods, it is back to school this week so I selected "Back to School" as our challenge theme.  You can interpret that any way you want to, just include a Cricut cut on a new project and link it up below.  I always take pictures on the first day of school, so I made a layout, with the trusty locker and backpack!  The rest of the design team have some great projects and we hope you'll share yours too!

Michelle - Artbooking, Locker Talk

Janis - Teddy Bear Parade

Susan - Mickey and Friends, CTMH Artistry, Gypsy Wanderings, Edge to Edge

Maureen - Recess, Artbooking, My World

Laurie - Lori Whitlock SVG Cut, Create a Friend

Amy - Paisley, SVG Cut

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gift Tags and/or Gift Bags

Hi followers, Maureen here, can you believe the year is half over?  Where has it gone?   One thing that has been nice about all the rain in Northern California this year is that my fruit trees blossomed with lots of fruit.  I have been making lots of apple butter and peach jam among trying new recipes, so I made gift tags to go with them.  Our challenge for you this week is "tags and/or bags".  Make a tag and accompanying bag or just one of the two.  We love to see what you create and share with all of us.  Please use a Cricut cut on your tag or bag and link it up using the Linky below.

Did you know you can Link up your project if you have uploaded onto Pinterest?  Just right-click on your picture in Pinterest, select 'copy link address', go to our BBTB2 Linky button at the bottom of this post, and paste in the URL from Pinterest and select the correct image.  It's simple, here's wishing you join us.

Maureen - Serenade, Bits and Pieces, Just Because, etc.

Janis - Wrap It Up & Doodlecharms

Susan - Art Nouveau, Bits and Pieces, Edge to Edge

Caroline - Artiste, George

Amy - Creepy Critters

Marti - Damask Decor, Hoot N Holler, Holly & Ivy, Anna's Ribbons and Bows, Anna's Christmas Cards & Embellishments 2, Merry Everything

Laurie - Billionaire

Michelle - Art Philosophy

Emily - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More/Art Philosophy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Water Fun Challenge Winner!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Please help me congratulate the winner of last week's Water Fun challenge--Jill Rugg from the Just Jill blog!  I was so impressed with her stunning layout, the clever title and the fabulous Cricut cuts!  I think my favorite color is sunset too!

Congratulations, Jill Rugg!!  Thanks to you and the other participants for joining our Water Fun challenge!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lots of Flower Accents

Hello everyone!

Our challenge this week is to use lots of flower accents.  The Cricut library has such an amazing array of flowers - complete flower cuts and flower layers that can be combined in an endless amount of ways to make new cuts every time! 

Check out these wonderful samples from the design team and then create your own and upload it to our challenge!

Janis - CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge

Caroline-Anna Griffin

Susan - Flower Market, Artbooking, CM Traveler, Suburbia, Forever Young, Life's A Beach

Maureen - Cindy Loo, Live Simply, Disney Classics, Alphabet Font

Amy - Picturesque

Laurie - Flower Market

Michelle - Flower Market

Monday, July 24, 2017

Water Fun

Hello, Crafty Friends!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I'd like to welcome you to Bitten by the Bug 2 and our new weekly challenge!  I am excited to host the Summer Water Fun challenge for this week.  Of course, the first thing that probably comes to mind is swimming at the beach or pool, but it could also mean so much more!  How about sprinklers, water balloons, slip and slides, water parks, water skiing or surfing?  I bet you can think of lots more too!

We hope you join the fun this week by linking up your own Summer Water Fun projects below.  But first check out the amazing projects created by my sweet design team sisters!

Laurie - Crocs Rule, When I Was a Kid

Janis - Life is a Beach, CTMH Flower Market

Susan -  Mermaid Party, Bits and Pieces, Basic Shapes

Caroline - Pirates and Mermaids

Maureen - Artbooking, Disney Princesses, Sea/Birds and Fish, Outdoor Man

Amy - Life is a Beach

Michelle - CM Traveler

Marti - Every Day Paper Dolls, Life's A Beach. Pack Your Bags, Idieh Design

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WINNER - Sweet Summer Treats

Hi! Janis here with the winner of the challenge: Sweet Summer Treats. 


Thank you to everyone who linked up their Cricut projects! We enjoyed visiting your blogs and being inspired by your creativity. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

3D Challenge

Thank you for stopping by Bitten by the Bug2's weekly challenge. Laura here to introduce this challenge, which is to create anything 3D with the Cricut. Can't wait to see what you make - let your imagination by your guide. And check out these fantastic projects below - and leave the design team some love on their blogs too.

Laura - Fancy Boxes

Caroline - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2

Susan - Campin' Critters

Maureen - Noah's Arc font, Custom SVG File

Michelle-Forever Young, Artiste

Laurie - Mini Books and Pretty Packages

Emily - Something to Celebrate

Janis - CTMH Art Philosophy (banner base)
Robotz (font)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Red, White, & Blue Challenge

Emily from Mollie's Motif here to announce
the winner of our Red, White, & Blue Challenge
from a couple weeks ago.
I loved all the projects posted, everyone did a great job!
The project that really caught my eye was...

I love the colors, the paper, the image, the embossing, it's just a great card...
Awesome Job Glenda and Congrats!!!
Monday, July 10, 2017

Sweet Summer Treats Challenge

Hi, Crafters! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy. So happy you are visiting us today. Are you having a fabulous summer? Hope so!

This week's challenge is all about SWEET SUMMER TREATS (watermelon, ice cream, strawberries, Popsicles, etc.)  Remember to always use a Cricut cartridge cut or a Cricut digital library cut on your project plus the current theme. We can't wait to see your sweet summer treat projects!

Here is the Design Teams' yummy creations....

Janis - Art Philosophy and Paisley

Caroline - Elegant Edges, Birthday Bash

Amy - Simply Charmed

Michelle - Simply Charmed, Type Candy

Susan - Art Philosophy, City People, MS Seasonal Cake Art, MS Elegant Cakes Font, 

Laurie - Sweet Treats, A Child's Year, Bits and Pieces

Maureen - Preserves, Once Upon A Princess, Nate's ABCs, Cuttlebug - Love Triangle

Marti - Birthday Bash, Sugar & Spice, Candice regular font

Monday, July 3, 2017

Red, White, and Blue (or Patriotic) Challenge

Happy Monday! Emily here with Mollie's Motif to share with you our challenge for this week! Seeing as how the 4th of July is tomorrow, I though it would be appropriate to see Patriotic projects, or projects with a Red, White, and Blue color scheme. Our Design Team has done an amazing job, once again, for some inspiration for you :) I hope you will join us this week!

Emily - Designer's Calendar

Janis - A Child's Year, County Fair, Stand & Salute, Independence Day

 Caroline - A Child's Year

Susan - MS Seasonal Cake Art, Home for the Holidays, Independence Day,
Graphically Speaking, Extreme Fonts

Maureen - Botanicals, Free Star, SVG

Amy - The First Few Years, Summer Celebrations, SVG

Laura - Stand and Salute, System Font

Laurie - Stand and Salute, Independence Day

Michelle - Create A Critter, Plaintain Schoolbook