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

Susan - Anna's Gracious Giftables, Vintage Wedding,
 French Manor, Anna's Lace Cards & Embellishments

Janis - Hoot 'n' Holler

Maureen - 50 States, Nursery Rhymes, Theresa Collins - Basics, etc.

Laurie - French Manor, The First Few Years

Amy - Meow

Michelle - Create A Critter, Artbooking 

Marti - Cindy Loo, Picturesque, Elegant Edges, Bits & Pieces

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)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Birthday Challenge

Hello! Marti here from Pezadoodle Designs. It's my turn to host the challenge and I chose Birthdays! 

I am ALWAYS in need of birthday cards/tags/gift card holders and like to have a few on hand so this was a great chance to add a couple to my stash. I usually make 2 at a time - 1 boy and 1 girl. This time I decided to make gift card holders - SO EASY with your Cricut!

We'd love to have you join us and link your birthday projects up this week!

Marti - Tags. Bags. Boxes and More, Fabulous Finds,
Celebrate With A Flourish. Elegant Edges

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Winner!!! Mother's Day Challenge

Hello, it is Caroline again, with the winner of the Mother's Day Challenge.  I absolutely loved all the projects that were posted and it is always such a tough decision.  I wish I could post everyone as winners.  I am sure all the Mom's that received all these amazing cards were so happy to get them.  I also enjoyed the layouts that were entered.  

The project that I chose is Alicia from Golden Goddess Designs.  I love the cameo and the added pearls and flowers.  So, here it is:

Thank you to everyone who participated and to my design sisters and their amazing projects.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Graduation Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends! This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations to welcome you and introduce the BBTB2 challenge for this week.

 Believe it or not, the school year is already coming to a close! Do you have a graduation to celebrate or a special teacher to thank? Then this challenge is for you! We would like to see your GRADUATION or end of SCHOOL themed projects this week. Check out the fabulous artwork from our design team and then get your own Cricuts chirping! Be sure to link up your projects below for everyone to enjoy. We love it when you share!

Laurie - SVG cut from Lori Whitlock

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Winner - Busy as a Bee Challenge

Happy Saturday Evening!

Emily from Mollie's Motif here to announce
the winner from the Busy as a Bee Challenge.

I loved all of the entries, but one stood out to me...

I love the 3-D effect with the butterfly!!!
Congrats Marie and thanks for joining us!!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone, it is Caroline here, with the challenge for this week.  We thought this week should be all about those special mothers in our lives.  It can also be about a special lady that you look up to and has a big part of your life. Anything goes as long as you use your Cricut in your project or card.  

We have a new Design Team sister to introduce to you this week, Janis, from Pause Dream Enjoy! Janis is a very talented paper crafter and we are pleased to welcome her to the team.

We can't wait to see those wonderful Mother's Day creations! Please join the fun and link up your project with us.  Check out what my awesome design sisters have come up with!

Janis - CTMH Flower Market & Creative Borders

                                  Caroline - Sentimentals                                    

Laurie - A Walk in My Garden

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Winner!! Springtime Flowers Are Blooming!

Hello, it is Caroline here, with the Springtime Flowers Are Blooming winner.  It was so much fun to see all the projects that were entered.  I enjoyed looking at all of them and seeing all the pretty flowers.  It was a very difficult decision, as always.  We appreciate everyone that puts in the time and effort to enter our challenges.  You inspire us!

I picked Janis for the winner with this beautiful layout.  Don't you just love all the pretty tulips, the bee and the ladybug.  Congratulations Janis!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Busy Bees, Butterflies, and Bugs Challenge

Happy Monday!
Welcome to this week's challenge!
Emily from Mollie's Motif here to tell you all about it :)
I thought it would be fun as Spring is underway
to dedicate this week to Bugs...Bees, Butterflies, you name it -
they are out and about,
or soon will be if it decides to stop snowing where I am ;)
Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part...
Anyway take a look at the amazing inspiration
from our Design Team
and link up your projects below!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Emily - Garden Soup

Michelle - Create A Critter, Artistry

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sweet Challenge Winner!

Please join me in congratulating the winner of our SWEET challenge--Vicki O'Dell!  She made a couple of very sweet cards, but I chose the one with the adorable cupcake cut as the winning entry.  Isn't it SWEET?  I love the embossing, the glitter gems and the doily behind the cupcake.  This one is perfect for a SWEET little girl!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Springtime Flowers Are Blooming!

Hello, it is Caroline here with the challenge for this week.  I have been admiring all of the beautiful spring flowers and decided to make this challenge all about the tulips, daffodils and any other spring flower on your card or project.

I can't wait to see all your beautiful flowers, so be sure to link up your project with us!  Check out what my awesome design sisters have come up with.

Caroline - Walk in my Garden, Spring Cottage

Susan - Flower Market

Valentyna - LG Project

Maureen - Spring Fling, Antiquities Cards

Marti - Bloom, Ribbons & Rosettes, Walk In My Garden, Cindy Loo

Laurie - Flower Market

Michelle - Flower Market

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sweet Project Challenge

Hello friends,

Happy Easter! Hope you all have had a wonderful holiday weekend and Mister Bunny left you some chocolate eggs :)

I thought that is a great time to create a Sweet Project for this week. You can use any cuts be associated with word SWEET - cake, candy, baby, just anything. Look what the Design Team prepare for your inspiration!

Valentyna - Home Decor

Maureen - Family Album, Cricut Keystone Font, etc.

 Susan - Simply Charmed, Country Life

Caroline - Artfully Sent

Michelle - Artbooking

Laurie - Sweet Shop

Marti - Sweet Treats

 I'm so excited to see what SWEET project you create!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Winner of Banner and Sign challenge


Hi everyone, Michelle here to post the winner of the banner and sign challenge.  I fell in love with the cute little banner with the paw print from Cheryl E. and the adorable cat from Chore Chart.  I would party with this cat anytime!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Challenge

Hello friends, Susan here to introduce this week's Cricut Challenge cut.  Next Sunday is both western and Orthodox Easter Sunday, which lead me to ask the Design Team to present a week of Easter crafting.  Whether considering home decor projects, Easter layouts, cards, or Easter basket tags, Easter offers us many opportunities to get our Cricuts chirping.

We would love to see your Cricut created Easter projects this week.  Link your new project at the bottom of this blog post to share your crafting with us.

But first some MAJOR Easter inspiration from the Design Team:

Susan - Flower Market, Easter 
Magic, Sweethearts, Etc.

Michelle - Flower Market, Artistry

Maureen - Easter, Create A Critter 2, 
Doodlecharms, Miss Kates Cuttables

Valentyna - Easter 2010, Teresa Collins - 
Easter Basket, Creative Everyday Cards

Laurie - Winter Woodland

Marti - Teresa Collins - Easter Basket, Home Decor, 
Kate's ABCs, Celebrate with Flourish

Caroline - Art Philosophy, Pooh and Friends