Monday, November 19, 2012


Hello everyone, this is Susan from Busy with the Cricky welcoming you to our Gratitude challenge.  I have so much in my life for which to be grateful - loving family, wonderful friends, health, happiness and Bitten by the Bug 2!!  It is however, my sad duty to tell you that we have had some changes here at Bitten by the Bug 2 and will be moving forward without leadership of Carole and Donna.  I am pleased to tell you that Carole will remain on the design team, but Donna, our much loved Popsicle Toes, will be leaving the team.  We will miss their leadership, their humor, and Donna's fun designs, but we are grateful for their devotion to this site and wish Donna godspeed in her future endeavors.   One last farewell as we are also losing two members of our design team:  Sandi & Glenda, we wish you each all the best!

I have agreed to try to rally the troops and move forward with BBTB2 - grateful for the opportunity to see Regina Easter's vision of a weekly Cricut cut challenge blog continue.   You may notice one immediate change - we will be going live with our Monday morning weekly posts earlier from here forward.  We are hoping to reach those in the east before they have to get their day underway.  From here on we will be going live at 7:00 am EST. 

Today I am also grateful for each of you, our readers and those who choose to join us in the weekly challenges.  Without each of you we would be just a craft blog... and I think we are so much more!

Susan Edwards - Thanksgiving and Art Philosophy

 shelly~accent essentials/opposites attract

Stephanie-Celebrate with Flourish,Heritage,Thanksgiving

Suzanne- Thanksgiving 

Carole Lowe Beath - Gypsy Wanderings

Jayne  - Wrap it Up,Everyday Paper Dolls

Penny Shuberg-Tags Bags Boxes and More

Krista Norman- Simply Charmed


  1. :( It's a sad, sad day at BBTB2 :( Gonna miss seeing all of Donna's FABULOUS designs, but I'm thrilled that you ladies are keeping it going! :)

  2. What a sweet send off, Susan! Thank you to all of the BBTB2 team, both past and present for the wonderful friendship and support you given me throughout the years. Having trouble writing a post of my own. (sniff, sniff) I won't be a stranger, though. xxD

  3. Great job, what wonderful grateful projects this week, thanks Susan for the send off, I will definitely be keeping up with what is happenin in bug land, hugs

  4. Beautiful work by all, I am really going to miss the designers that are leaving, but look forward to seeing the challenges earlier. Thanks to all of you that are leaving for such wonderful inspiration . I hope to still see you blogging

  5. Brilliant and Beautiful projects ladies! Of course we are going to miss the ladies that are leaving, that is always sad, but it is such great news that Susan is taking over the regins and keeping BBTB2 going!! Hugs ladies!

  6. I will miss Donna and Sandi and the gals who have resigned from the team... so thankful that Susan has taken over the reins so that BBTB2 can travel along and inspire ...

  7. Change is always hard. May your team rally and the members that have departed find their place in the sun!

  8. Great projects by the DT!!!!

  9. Thank you ladies for keeping this blog alive! It is one of my favorites. I look forward to 11:00 every Monday when you publish. Now I can enjoy you with my morning coffee. Happy Thanksgiving. Will miss those leaving.


  10. Will miss Donna, Sandi and Glenda's creations here. I'm so very happy that Bitten By The Bug 2 will continue on!!!
    I'm sorry I didn't have a creation for this challenge. Working in retail during the holidays is really rough. I had one designed in my Gypsy Girl but didn't have a chance to get it cut and put together.
    All of ya'll's creations are fabulous!!! :)