Monday, January 30, 2017

Valentines Love Anything Goes

Hello, Maureen here.  I think love is in the air - I see hearts and valentines everywhere.  Can you believe only two weeks until Valentines Day? Our theme for this week's challenge is Valentines and/or Love - Anything Goes.   I bet many of you have been creating your Valentine's Day cards and projects for a few weeks.  We would love you to share your projects with us. I went a little out of the box this week with an altered heart-shaped picture frame for a special grandma. Our designers went all-out and have spectacular cards and projects to share - who doesn't love hearts.   Enjoy - Maureen



Maureen -  "Retro Script" font



Valentyna - Tie the Knot, Valentine's Day




Michelle - Create A Critter 2, Zoo Day




Caroline - Sweethearts




Laurie - Valentine's Day




Susan - Mickey & Friends Love at First Sight




Lynn - Groovy Times




   


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winner of Snow Much Fun challenge

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here with the winner of the Snow Much Fun challenge last week.  Loved all the fun entries but my favorite was the snowy bendy card that Bonnie made!  It was both funny and full of adorable snowmen from Doodlecharms (which is one of my most favorite cartridges).  Congratulations Bonnie!




Monday, January 23, 2017

Ice Skate Challenge

Hello friends, Susan here to bring you our Cricut Challenge. Many of you are experiencing traditional winter weather, something I have not seen in years.  I grew up in Michigan and one of my favorite winter time activities was ice skating. I lived in a neighborhood on a small lake and I loved to grab my skates and head to the lake.  Of course there was the challenge of avoiding my brother's hockey pucks, but it was otherwise delightful.

This week use any Cricut cut ice skate on a project of your choice.  Link your project below this post for a chance to be our Project of the Winner.  


Also remember that every participant in January will have the chance to win a box of wonderful supplies generously donated by Cricut:  mats, more mats, two cartridges and a brand new scraper! To be eligible to win the box of goodies from Cricut, you will need to participate in our January challenges!!  We will still have our regular project of the week winners - who receive a hardy congratulations - but all of the January participants will go into a random drawing for the Cricut prize box.  For more chances to win, plan to join our challenge every week in January!!

And now for our Ice Skate challenge:


Susan - Hello Kitty Holiday, Go Canada, 
Winter Wonderland, Family Album, Artbooking




Caroline - Celebrate with Flourish



Valentyna - Sweater Weather




Michelle - Family Album




Maureen - Frozen, A Child's Year, Artbooking




Laurie - Winter Woodland




Lynn - Hello Kitty Holiday




Emily - Winter Frolic


   

   

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Elvis Challenge Winner!

We had so much fun here at Bitten by the Bug 2 with the Elvis themed challenge last week and we hope you did too!  There were so many great projects submitted with very clever connections to Elvis and we loved them all.  However, I needed to choose one project as the winner for the week so please help me in congratulating Glenda from Glenda's Cards who created my favorite!


I especially loved the background paper she chose and the fabulous guitar cut from Nifty Fifties.  If you visit her website, you will also see how she decorated the inside of the card with lots of embossing.  The recipient of this card will be extra lucky!!

Remember that everyone who submits a project to ANY of the BBTB2 challenges during the month of January will be entered into a drawing to win a wonderful prize package from Cricut!  The more projects you share this month, the more chances you have to win! 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow Much Fun

Hi everyone, it's Michelle here.  Is it cold and snowy (or icy) where you live like it is here in Kansas City?  I am hosting the BBTB2 challenge this week and I selected Snow Much Fun as the theme for the week.  Projects celebrating any kind of snowy fun fit the bill for our challenge.  The design team has some cold frosty fun for you to see below and you can link up a new cricut project.  

*Don't forget about our giveaway drawing at the end of month - each project linked to a challenge this month enters your name into a drawing for a prize box donated by Cricut!*


Michelle - Winter Frolic, Family Album



Caroline - Quilted Christmas



Maureen - Winter Frolic, Frozen



Valentyna - Christmas Card



Laurie - Flower Market



Susan - Hello Kitty Holiday, Art Philosophy, Winter Woodland



   
   


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winner - Project of the Week - Anything New for 2017

We have a winner for our first Cricut challenge of 2017!!  Our challenge was pretty wide open - with the theme of anything NEW - a craft related item, the word New, or a new Cricut cartridge.   I really liked one in particular out of all the great submissions this past week.   Cheryl, from Even More Scrapping, submitted a layout of the New Year's Day Rose Parade, adorning her layout with Cricut flowers.   I love her ability to show off her skills as well as pretty pictures.  Congratulations Cheryl.  Happy New Year Everyone!

Don't forget that the Cricut folks have donated a great prize package for Bitten By the Bug2's challenges.  All you need to do to be in the running is submit a project/card/layout to our Link-up during our January challenges.  See Monday's post for the details!      ----Maureen



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Elvis' Birthday Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I am excited to bring you the challenge for this week.  January 8 is the anniversary of Elvis Presley's birthday so let's use Elvis as inspiration for our projects!  Just slip on your Blue Suede Shoes, grab your Hound Dog, escape from the Jailhouse and Rock out some Elvis inspired artwork! Then Don't Be Cruel--link up your project here so we can give you some Love (Me Tender).  We can't wait to see what you create!

Also remember that every participant in January will have the chance to win a box of wonderful supplies generously donated by Cricut:  mats, more mats, two cartridges and a brand new scraper! To be eligible to win the box of goodies from Cricut, you will need to participate in our January challenges!!  We will still have our regular project of the week winners - who receive a hardy congratulations - but all of the January participants will go into a random drawing for the Cricut prize box.  For more chances to win, plan to join our challenge every week in January!!


Now check out the wonderful Elvis inspired projects by our Design Team:



Laurie - French Manor
Elvis' Return to Sender



Michelle - Life is a Beach, Doodlecharms
Elvis' Blue Hawaii album




Susan - Wedding, Block Party, Life's a Party, From My Kitchen
Elvis' Burning Love




Maureen - Nifty Fifties, Hannah Montana 
The Graceland Tour




Caroline - Teddy Bear Parade, Art Philosophy
Elvis' I Just Want To Be Your Teddy Bear!





Lynn - Four Legged Friends, Photo Booth Props, Royalty
Elvis' Hound Dog





Emily - Nifty Fifties
Elvis' Good Rockin' Tonight


   
   

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winner Winner - Catching up on Winners

Hello everyone, Susan here to bring you our two most recent Project of the Week winners.  


First from Emily's Christmas ornament challenge where we had such cute projects, Glenda from Glenda's Cards is our winner.  Congratulations Glenda!!




Next from my Nativity or Menorah challenge, again we had darling projects, but the winner is Christine from I am Cocoa's Mom with this beautiful Hanukkah card!  Congratulations Christine.  I love this card. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year Something New Challenge

Happy 2017 readers!  Susan here to introduce a Cricut sponsored giveaway we have to kick off the new year! Cricut has donated a box of wonderful Cricut supplies: mats, more mats, two cartridges, and a new scraper as a prize for one of our lucky January link up participants!!  To be eligible to win the box of goodies from Cricut, you will need to participate in our January challenges!!  We will still have our regular project of the week winners - who receive a hardy congratulations - but all of the January participants will go into a random drawing for the Cricut prize box.  For more chances to win, plan to join our challenge every week in January!!





Happy New Year 2017 everyone!   Are you off to a good start?   I've already been cleaning out a few closets to make room for all the new stuff I can't live without.  Some of the things in my spare room closet haven't been touched for many years - so it's out with the old and in with the new - don't you agree?   That leads us to our first challenge of the year - We want to see anything that symbolizes the New Year or something New to you.  It can be anything NEW - a NEW Cricut Explore, a NEW project or technique, a Cricut cut with the word NEW in it, etc.  Link up your picture below, we love to share our craftiness with you as well as see what you can create.   Enjoy --- Maureen



Maureen - Hadley font in Cricut Access




Caroline - Campin' Critters, Artbooking



Michelle - Artistry, Doodlecharms, Accent Essentials




Susan - Snowday, Phrases, Days & Dates, Paper Trimmings




Laurie - Phrases, Flower Market, Artbooking, Graphically Speaking



 
Lynn - Wild Card, Basic Shapes



Valentyna - Photo Fun - Holiday Memories