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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Winner!! Birds of a Feather

Hello, it is Caroline here again, with the winner of the challenge:  Birds of a Feather.  I want to thank everyone who participated.  We know how much effort goes into your projects and we really appreciate your posting them.  

I love this layout from Jill from  Isn't the title just the cutest, along with the bird.

Congratulations Jill!!
Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Nights

Hi there, this is Laura hosting this week's challenge: Summer Nights. This includes stars, fireflies, bonfires - and anything that you do on a cool - or hot - summer night. Take a look at the Design Team's inspirational pics - and be sure to leave them some love on their blog pages. Have fun with this challenge!

Laura - Life is a Beach, Dude!, Outdoor Man, and System Font

Susan - Summer Love, Everyday Planner 
Pieces, Photo Fun, Be Mine Font

Caroline - Campin Critters

Janis - Campin' Critters, My Quiet Book, Create a Critter, Zoo Day

Amy - Campin' Critters, Old West

Laurie - Simple Pop Up Cards, Summer Love, A Child's Year (font)

Michelle - Campin Critters

Maureen - Cricut Make It Now Project 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father's Day POW Winner

Hello Friends, Susan here to bring you the Project of the Week winner for last week's Father's Day Challenge. We had such great project submissions last week and I wish they could all be winners, but alas I had to choose just one.  I was really struck by this fun Father's Day layout - Dad & Me, good times, by Jill at Just Jill.  I love the fish scale embellishments and the fun fish hook heart on this fishing layout.  Such great design elements and so much fun.  Congratulations Jill!  This is a wonderful Father's Day layout!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Birds of a Feather

Hello, it is Caroline here, with the Cricut Challenge for this week.  I have picked "Birds" to use on your Cricut made card or project.  It has been wonderful weather here, and I have enjoyed having the windows open and listening to the birds.  I get so excited when I see a different bird, that I haven't seen before or when you see the birds that are migrating through. 

 I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Check out what my amazing design sisters have come up with...Aren't they fantastic!!!

Caroline - Three Birds on Parade

LauraLife is a Beach, Pack Your Bags, The First Few Years, Phrases

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Winner of summer theme challenge

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here with the winner of the Summer theme challenge.  I selected this cute surfer dude card from Rae Ann at the Joy in Art blog!  Love this cut and it just screams summer!  Thanks to everyone who linked up a project this week-we enjoy seeing all the creative interpretations of the challenges.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Father's Day Challenge

Hello friends, Susan here to host this week's Father's Day Cricut cut challenge.  Next Sunday, June 18th, is Father's Day and here at Bitten by the Bug 2 we want to help inspire you to create your own memorable Father's Day projects - cards, layouts, etc.  The Design Team has created a variety of Father's Day projects to flame your creative process.  Be sure to share link your Cricut created Father's Day project below the post, we would love to see what you create!!

Susan - Old West, Paper Lace 2, Father's Day, Roman Numerals

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BBTB2: Friends Forever - Project of the Week Winner

Our 'Friends Forever' challenge last week was wide open for interpretation, giving you hundreds of choices for Cricut cuts on your cards or projects.  I was so smitten with Lola's ladybug card that I selected her the winner.  The pink ladybug, along with stitching, embellishments, and her paper choices were exceptional!  Join me in congratulating Lola, from the Little Card Maker blog for her winning entry.

I hope you all find inspiration in our upcoming summer-themed challenges and can join in on the crafty fun!  Enjoy --- Maureen

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Birthday Challenge Winner


Marti here and I am excited to announce the winner in our Birthday theme challenge - so many really cute projects!  And the lucky winner is Rae Ann from Joy in Art!  She actually made 2 cards - 1 for a boy and 1 for a girl - aren't they adorable!  You can check out the details on her blog Joy in Art. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and we hope to see more of your projects in upcoming challenges!  Be sure to check out our current one - Summer.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Theme

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here hosting this week.  Summer is here and I thought we should celebrate with a summer theme for our challenge this week.  Warm days, cold drinks, and sunshine, anyone?  I vote yes!  Any kind of summer themed Cricut cut will fit the challenge.  The design team has some ideas below to get the creative juices flowing and we hope you'll join us with a project.  Have some summer fun this week!

Michelle - Stretch Your Imagination, Doodlecharms, Traveler, Life is a Beach, Artbooking

Janis - All Occasion Box Cards

Caroline - Campin' Critters

Susan - Anna's Lace Cards & Embellies, Flower
Market, Mermaid Party, SVG, Bits and Pieces

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Graduation Challenge Winner!

Today I am happy to announce the winner of the Graduation challenge--Samra Leshinski!  The graduation card she made for a lucky girl is just fabulous, don't you think?  Beautiful colors, gorgeous flowers, the meaningful sentiment and that amazing bow make this card our winning choice.  Check out the details on her blog at Paper Talk With Samra.

As always, choosing a winner is not an easy task.  We applaud everyone who shares their artwork with us at Bitten by the Bug 2 and appreciate you so much!  Keep smiling and crafting!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Friends Forever

Hello Friends of this Blog - We are so excited to present a new challenge this week - Friends Forever. Show us your cards, projects, layouts, and altered art that has anything to do with Friends and/or Friendship. This theme is wide open, let the creativity begin.

 Those that have followed this blog for awhile know that I love layouts, and here is one of my grandchildren and their friends - all the parents have been friends for years, thus the kids see each other quite a bit. Here they were anxiously awaiting the start of Moana, enticed by buttery popcorn. 

Follow the rules for submitting your 'Friend themed Cricut creations', we love to see your artwork. Here are the team's Cricut projects. Enjoy!

Maureen -  Nifty Fifties, Once Upon A Princess, 
Carousel, etc.

Janis - Buccaneer (print then cut)