Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fish challenge POTW

I just went through all the Fish challenges from a couple weeks ago. WOW, ladies!! All of you are so talented.

As promised, BBTB2 is going to start choosing a project each week and passing out the new and official "Project of the Week at BBTB2" blinkie to add to your blog.

All of the entries were fabulous, but this one from Kate really struck me. My kids are struggling through swimming lessons and I thought it would be a great idea to give the instructor a thank you card. Of course, if you've read my blog, you'll know that the instructor should get a thank you note for every lesson.

Anyway, check out Kate's card:

It's a fish on a chocolate chip cookie. LOL! Go check out her blog to see how she made it.

Thank you everyone for playing with us. We always enjoy looking at your creations.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the iCopic giveaway. Today is the last day.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Paper Doll Dress Up - Genie Lamp Cut Challenge

Who wouldn't be delighted to find a Genie lamp? You know, the kind that you rub and out pops a Genie that gladly grants you three wishes. BBTB2 Designer Julia Moss from Scraphappy wants to make that happen for you, so she's lined up a challenge that will put one right in your hand! Although a Genie probably won't pop out of this particular lamp or grant you three will have to use your Cricut to create it, so heck, that's almost as good! The Genie Lamp that Julia has selected for this week's Cricut cut is from Paperdoll Dress Up. It is "Accessories 2" located on page 39 of the manual. On the keyboard overlay it is the first button on the second row.

I'm Beth Moore from Runs With Scraps, a member of the BBTB2 Design Team and this week, since Julia is out of town, I volunteered to host the blog, in her place for this challenge, which means I'll have the honor of selecting this week's winner. I can hardly wait to see all of the beautiful Genie lamp creations that you enter here at BBTB2 to play along with us! And don't forget, you have the chance to win a sweet blog button if your project wins the challenge.

Now, check out all the projects our Designers created to inspire you to use your Cricut!

We're also blog hopping this week. Be sure to check the list down below of all the participants and hop along for a chance to win.

Melissa Kirwin


Jeannie Phillips
I'd Wish to Be a Real Dog

Theresa Kelly-Make A Wish!

Donna Mundinger

Julia Moss

Carole Lowe Beath-Dream Big and Make A Wish


shelly bobrowski ~ may all your dreams come true

Julie Huxter ~ Tea For Two

Susan Edwards ~ Tea & Sweets Shoppe

Sandi Kelly - Altered Comp Book - "Gimmmmmeeeee the List

Karen Pinsonat

Joanna Bandelin

3 wishes for you - Marina Vazquez

Blog Hop List


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oh, you're gonna love this...

iCopic is sponsoring us this month!!!! is an online retailer dedicated to providing high quality Copic products backed by superior service and affordable prices. Our huge selection of Copic products and Price Match Guarantee program make us the one stop shop for supplying all your Copic needs. With you in mind, we’ve designed a site that makes shopping a breeze and most orders qualify for Free Shipping! With a shared passion for stamping and art, is proud to sponsor Bitten By The Bug 2,where one lucky winner will receive a Copic Ciao Basic Set of 12.

That's right. You read that correctly! They're giving away a set of 12 Copic Markers.

While I was over there today, I came across these stamps:

Aren't they the cutest!!

Leave me a comment on what your favorite stamp is from that section. We'll pick a random winner in a week for the markers.

Good luck!
Monday, June 21, 2010

Once Upon a Princess-Rainbow Challenge

Hi everyone! This is Joanna here, I'm one of the newer members to the design team and I am loving it! I have been a scrap-booker for about 6 years now and a card-maker for about 2 years. When I first got my Cricut I use to always visit the original BBTB and I got so much inspiration and great ideas there, I never thought I would ever be good enough to be apart of this team. But here I am! And it's been great being able to create things next to the other fabulous designers! If you'd like to visit my blog, click HERE.
This week I choose the Rainbow image from Once Upon a Princess. I just love that cartridge and I thought the DT would have fun with it. I hope you all can join in and share your projects with us, we love seeing what you all make! If you don't have this cartridge yet, feel free to use any other rainbow and play along!

Heather Binnie - Sunny Days (Create a Critter)

Donna Mundinger - There's No Place Like Home

Theresa Kelly-Precious Damsel!

Carole Lowe Beath - Rainbows Door Hanger (Hello Kitty)

Jeri Thomas

Joanna Bandelin

Beth Moore

Sandi Kelly - Seize the Moment
Wall Decor and Independence Day Cartridges

shelly bobrowski: if your day is blue/hello kitty greetings

Julie Huxter - Hello Kitty Greetings

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Winner

Thank you everyone for entering! All of the entries were just adorable and it was hard to narrow down a winner.

I'd like to congratulate Melissa with her darling card. I love the details of the butterflies and all the flowers. This is just gorgeous, Melissa!!

Melissa, I'll contact you about your prize from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.

Thank you again to everyone that entered and to Sweet 'n Sassy stamps for hosting us this month!!
Monday, June 14, 2010

Reader's Choice Camp Out Curved Fish

You asked for it, so you get it!! We had a request for a cut from the Camp Out cartridge. It's been awhile since I've used this cartridge. I don't know why because there are so many cute things on it. I had a hard time choosing a cut, but I eventually settled on the curved fish. I thought it would be a good choice with Father's Day coming up. My dad doesn't fish, so I'm not sure why I made this connection. Oh well, I hope our cuts inspire you to create something this week.

If you have the Camp Out cart, share your fish projects with us using Linky below. If you don't have the Camp Out cart, you can still play along. Find a fish on another cart and link us up.

We're starting something new this week, too. We have a new blinkie to put on your blog! We'll choose a participant each week to award with the Project of the Week at BBTB2 blinkie.

Thank you to Sharon for making us a new blinkie!

Jeannie Phillips ~ Fish Tales

Heather Binnie

Jeri Thomas

Donna Mundinger - Big Fish

Carole Lowe Beath - Gimme a Little Kiss (LAB)

Julia Moss

shelly bobrowski/ you've got me hooked

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Contest Time - Sweet 'n Sassy

It's time for another contest here at BBTB2. Sweet 'n Sassy is offering several images to the winner. Here is just a sampling of what you'll win.

So for this contest, let's do something summer themed. Use any cut from any cartridge and a stamp of your choice. It can be a digi stamp or traditional. Link us up using Linky below. You'll have until the 16th to enter and then we'll pick a winner on Sunday the 20th.

Good luck to those who enter! We can't wait to see your projects.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet & Sassy Stamps and Doodlecharms

Good morning everyone!
I am so excited to share our sponsor this month: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a Christian digi stamp company offering a wide variety of hand drawn digital stamp designs and sentiments for the digital stamper or scrapbooker. We started out as a clear stamp company back in November 2007 and made the change over to all digital in February 2010. We have hundreds of fabulous digis to choose from starting at just $.99. Check us out at

I also asked the designers to use the Sun cut from the Doodlecharms cart. I LOVE what they have done this week. I hope you do, too!

A new sponsor also means a new contest. Look for a new contest in a few days. As always, please feel free to play along with us using the Sun cut from Doodlecharms or if you don't have that cart, please feel free to use a sun from another cart. Link us up using Linky below.

Melissa Kirwin - Love at First Site

Heather Binnie - Purrfect Birthday

Theresa Kelly-Just Adorable!

Donna Mundinger

 Carole Lowe Beath - Serenity

Julia Moss

Jeri Thomas

Lori Warner

Susan Edwards - Sunny Reader

Karen Pinsonat - It's a Sunshine Day!

Marina Vazquez


Sandi Kelly - Where's Alice?

Joanna Bandelin