Sunday, July 29, 2007


This weeks BBTB challenge comes from the wonderful elegant cartridge JASMINE. The ladies were to use the DIAMOND on page 120 of the manual, but the Diamond had to be in black and used in a card...The ladies did an awesome job........We would all love to see your take on this elegant Diamond from the Jasmine Cartridge; so don't forget to link your creations to this thread....

Designer Ideals:

By: Sonia Kertznus

By: Regina Easter - Enjoy

By: Dianne Strohfus - With God all things are possible

By: Tomi Ann Hill - Thanks

By: Teri Berrios - Laugh Often

By: DeeDee Campbell - Take time to Giggle...It's your Birthday

By: Sharon Caudle - Happy Birthday

By: Dannielle Molesworth - M

By: Nancy Edwards - All dressed in White

By: Melissa Kirwan - Endearing

By: Amanda Livingston - Bliss

Sunday, July 22, 2007


When the Doodlecharms cartridge first came out, it was one of my many cute little cuts on it. So for this weeks challenge, the ladies was to use the (icecne) on page 107 of the manual in a card.........and I must say you are in for a real SWEET TREAT, they all did an EXCELLENT JOB. We would all love to see your take on this challenge; so don't forget to link your Ice-Cream card to this thread.

By the way the CARD CONTEST is still going on until the 31st of this month.....One lucky winner will receive a Cartridge of their choice from Hallmark Scrapbook....check them out, they have lots of specials going on right now.

Designer Ideals:

By: Sonia Kertznus - I Scream just for you

By: Sharon Caudle - You'll always be my cherry on top

By: Michele Kovack - Happy

By: Tomi Ann Hill - Chan 4 Hope your birthday is a Treat

By: Teri Berrios - Refresh yourself

By: Regina Easter - One scoop of you is all I need

By: Dannielle Molesworth - Life is too short

By: DeeDee Campbell - Sending you scoops of love

By: Dianne Strohfus - Here's the scoop

By: Nancy Edwards - Celebrate

By: Madisson Cartwright - Sweet

By: Kia - Sweet

Monday, July 16, 2007


How about another take on the BBTB #4 challenge from one of our designers Madisson

Sunday, July 15, 2007


There is one cut on the George Cartride that I think most of us hardly ever use and that is the BLURB1 & BLURB2 on page 118 of the manual.....So this weeks challenge for the designers was to use this cut. The ladies could use this cut on any type of project they wanted. They all did an awesome job.....We would all love to see your take on this challenge.....remember to link to this thread with your project....
Also remember BITTEN by the BUGS first contest is still going lucky winner will win a free cartridge of their choice..........visit this link for more information.....CONTEST.

Designer Ideals:

By: Melissa Kirwan

Beetle Swing Card
Black Cardstock (The Paper Cut) - cut 4 blurbs at 4", layer alternating tails
Ritzy Ditzy Glitz - Amethyst, spray onto black beetle body and green wings
Lime Cardstock - cut 2 blurbs at 4" and remove the tails, cut 1/3 off each one and layer for wings
Flourish stamp (Impression Obsession)
Plum ink
Cuttlebug embossing folder Mesh Texture
Punch hole through wings and body and attach together with black brad (Joann's)
Purple Stickles around edges of wings and ends of flourishes
Punch out stars and color with Purple Metallic Marker (Crayola)
Add rhinestones to stars for eyes
Draw smile with Purple Metallic Marker
Swing open wings and write message with Green Metallic Marker (Crayola)

By: Michele Kovack

I used Crafty Secrets stamp set. Cosmo Cricket paper (Dutch Girl), Copic Markers, SU! chocolate chip ink, a pearl for her earring from Ellen Hutson's store, and a ribbon from a ribbon share I was in.

By: DeeDee Campbell

This card is 5 x 7
Blurbs cut @ 2 ½” – George Cartridge
Arrow cut @ 2 ½ - Accent Essentials Cartridge
Flowers cut @ 1 ¾”, 1 ½”, 1 ¼” and 1” – George Cartridge
Paper: Lil Davis & Miscellaneous card stock
Ink: Tombo Paint Pen, Charcoal and Stampin’ Up, Basic Black
Stamp: Stampin’ Up, Love Matters
Rub-ons: Lil Davis
Chalk (Distressing): Catseye Color Box – Chestnut Roan
Miscellaneous ribbons brads and rhinestones
The phrase says: LOVE is such a big word it really should have more letters

By: Regina Easter

Cardstock: Scallop Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Unknown
Stamps: Stampin up
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard Photo Corner: Plain Janes
Other: sewing, craft supply ribbon

By: Sonia Kertznus

The background paper is Black CTMH. The pictures cutted at 3-3/4 and the quotes cut at 0.5", 1" and 2" regular mode for the white paper and Silhouette for the border.
The bubble gum splash is traced by me and cutted with scissors, and the tittle is George at 0.5" cutted with the Expression. All the quotes are hand written by me, and read as follows.
Mami! ~ guess what! ~ I have Bubble Gum ~ I am making a bubble ~ Roll it ~ Flatten it ~ Wrap around tongue ~ BLOW! ~ ARGGG! ~ one more try ~ try... ~ blow! ~ I can't do it! ~ Practice ~ makes ~ perfect ~ YES,YES ~ YES! Woo-hoo! I did it!.

By: Dianne Strohfus

George-blurb#2, cut at 1 1/4
Paper-black/white, Sweetwater
Paper-red/dots, Sandylion
Rubber stamp-American Art Stamps
Corner punch-Marvy
chalk, ink, brads

By: Teri Berrios

Pocket full of poisies for the backgroundBazzill lavender for the flower cut out with Accents Essential. Blurb cut out in white at 2" with a Silhouette in bazzill bling then dotted with Liquid Pearl in Pink - then tied with a Offray Ribbon and misc flower button in pinkSU totally cool stamp set colored with SU water colorsStickled the gift she is holding - the purse, belt and fringe at the bottom of the pantsOffray ribbon at the bottom with a chipboard flower covered in stickles

By: Sharon Caudle

Card is 5"x7"
Used misc cardstock
Blurbs cut from George - two cut a 1 1/4"; one cut at 1"
Paper Pups flower dog cut at 1 1/4" two of them cut with the flip feature.
butterfly cut from Paper Pups butterfly dog
Grass cut from Zoo Balloo cartridge with fit to length feature of 3 1/4"
ink on grass by Color Box - Cat's eye chalk ink olive pastel. On dogs - Versamark Chalk ink - Jumbo Java
Outlines done with black Zig Writer
Dogs are popped off the page with pop dots.

By: Kia

-background paper wild asparagus
-pup cut from paper pups at 3 ½ “ white cardstaock.
The pup was cut in K & Co dark blue leather paper
-the burp is from George cut at 2 ½ “. I used the flip feature on the expression
60 is cut from George. Chipboard circle.
-the words were cut from Base camp at 1”
other, ranger ink, ribbon, sewing.

By: Rene Stamps

The card is 4 by 5 1/2" inches
Two girls image: Bella Stamps
Two girls image: I used Kimberly water color pencils
Cartridge: George & Basic Shapes

Pattern paper: Wild Asparagus
Best Wishes sticker: K & Company
Die Cut Tab: K & Company
Die Cut Border: K & Company

Pink adhesive gem: EK Success
Solid pink paper: craft supply

Glitter glue: craft supply

By: Amanda Livingston

Card: Blurb2 at 1 1/4": sillhouette feature "have i toad you lately that i love you?": printed on computer-Andy font @ 12 Frog: Stampin Up- toy box set Paper: SEI Ink: Color box- Chestnut Roan Buttons: Paper Studio-pastel Photo anchor: Making Memories Rickrack: craft supply

12x12 layout: blurb1 @ 4" on white cardstock and again @ 4" silhouette feature on yellow cardstock "cheese!": Stamped cartridge using smooth feature @ various sizes to fill circle Rub-on Letters: Making Memories Buttons: Paper Studio-pastel Printed paper: American Crafts

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


To celebrate reaching over 5000 hits to the site since first opening in June, BITTEN by the BUG is conducting their first Contest. We are so thrilled to have Hallmark Scrapbook sponsor our first contest.
One lucky winner will be able to choose any cartridge he/she choosen from Hallmark Scrapbook web site.

So here is the deal,
-create a card......(any type of card) using any of the many cartridges available for the machines and link your card to this message thread for all of us to see.
-You can submit up to two cards.
-Each card MUST contain a cut used from one of the cartridges of your choice.
- The BITTEN by the BUG design team along with a few other people will be the judges and choose the best card.....
-The winner will receive a cricut cartridge of their choice from the many available at Hallmark Scrapbook web site.
-Deadline for contest is July 31st at midnight (Pacific Standard Time)

Please note: Hallmark Scrapbook would love to see some of your creations uploaded to their web site at: So please register and upload your card(s) for others to view in the photo gallery under BITTEN BY THE BUG CONTEST SECTION. Thank you

Monday, July 9, 2007


This weeks challenge was to create a project using the heart2 from the George Cartridge on page 119 of the manual. The heart could be used in any type of project.....We would love to see your take on this challenge, so please post a link in this thread as to where we can find your project...Also, want to win a free Cricut cartridge of your choice?...........Well stay tune, BBTB will be having it's first contest real soon

BBTB Designer Ideals

By: Amanda Livingston
1. Mini Round Paper Mache Box. George heart cut @ 2 1/2" and again with silouet feature at 1". Materials used: Paper-American Crafts, Rinestones, rubon word-warehouse art, rub-on doodles-DCWV, black rickrak, black sheer ribbon.

By: Dannielle Molesworth
Hearts cut from George @ 3 & 4 also shadowed @ 3 & 4
Polka Dots created with Cropadile 1/8" hole punch
Distressed with Jim Holtz tea dye, and Delta pigment inks (white)
Holes then filled with Diamond Glaze
Ribbon (unknown)
Making Memories card stock solid cranberry & meadow
Paper Reflections card stock black
Paper (unknown)
Green Burlap
Adhesives: Xyron Cheeta, Therm O Web Zots, Glue Stick, & Ad Tech Glue Runner
Acient Gold Embossing Powder enchanted gold

By: DeeDee Campbell

My Friend cut @ 2” – Beyond Birthdays Cartridge
Circles cut @ 1” – George Cartridge
Hearts cut @ 2” & 2 ½” – George Cartridge
Paper: Bo Bunny, Front Porch and miscellaneous card stock
Rick-Rack: ‘Lil Davis
Crocheted Border: Wrights Creative Classic
Brads: Paper Studio
Stamps: Stampin’ Up, Doodle This
Glitter: Stampin’ Up, iridescent ice
Chalk (Distressing): Catseye Color Box – Chesnut Roan
Adhesives: Ad tech glue runner, Tombo mono aqua liquid glue, Zig 2 way glue and Scotch 3M Pop-up foam squares
By: Dianne Strohfus
George - hearts cut at 2 1/4 and 1 1/14
Jasmine - corners-2 1/4
Plantin Schoolbook - letters-1"
cardstock - Bazzil
baby paper - Colors by Design
dot paper - Making Memories
It's a boy - rubber stamp by Rubber stampede
chalk, ribbon

By: Kia
-background paper is K & Co
-the apple is cut from Plantin Schoolbook in suede red K & Co
-the stem is brown leather K & Co
-the leaf is green cardstock embossed with the circles
-the heart is from George cut at 1” in polk a dot K & Co
-the worm is a “s” from all mixed up cut in brown leather K & Co
-the top is cut from accent essentials in brown leather from K & Co
-the letter are from the Plantin Schoolbook at 1 ½ “.Ran them through my little “x” and used the Martha Stewart sparkles.
By: Melissa Kirwan
Candy tin blacked out with black Sharpie.
Printed papers: music-Provo Craft, dots-DCWV, script-K & Co.
Cream cardstock
Cricut hearts cut at 2" - four layers for thickness
Black and brown inks - Whispers (Sugarloaf Products)
Charms - (heart & memory) K & Co.
Ribbons - Oriental Trading
Butterfly stamp (dollar store) stamped on aluminum tape and colored with gel pens. Leave backing on tape and attach with double stick tape in center and bend wings up.
Foil heart confetti
Zig 2-way glue, Memory works tape runner, and red line double stick tape

By: Nancy Edwards

4¼" coasters
Heart/Shadow: George 1½"
Cuttlebug embossing folder swirls
Cuttlebug corner die cut with chipboard
Paper: DCWV Nana's Kids (blue polka dot)
DCWV blue card stock
Textured white card stock ?
Stamp: Karen Foster Snap Stamp (Small Casual)

By: Teri Berrios
Paper is bazzil cardstock and bazzil blingPolka dot paper is ColorbokThe bottom paperMartha Stewart baker's twine in pink and brown (thanks sis)Misc ribbon for the bowsName: Kasandra Isabel makde with Alphalicious at 1"

By: Regina Easter

Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Designs, Urbanlily, DCWV
Card Stock: Bazzill
Chipboard corner: Plain Janes
Ribbon: offray
Craft supply: rhinestone, staples
Other: sewing, flower punchy, colorbox ink

Matching Envelope
Patten Papper: Doodlebug Designs, UrbanLily
Card Stock: Bazzill
Ribbon: Offray
Stampin up Stamps
Other: Sewing, colorbox ink, jute

By: Michele Kovack

Basic Grey's Gypsy line, Creative Imaginations paper. Cuttlebug' s embossing folder, Karen Foster's snap stamps, American Crafts ribbon, SU! chocolate chip ink. SU! vanilla paper. '

By: Sharon Caudle
Paper is Crate paper, Making Memories, and Bazzill cardstock
Flower is the shift version from the George cartridge, one cut at 2 3/4", one at 3 1/4", and one at 3 1/2" Two of them are popped up.
The hearts were the shift version from the George Cartridge, one cut at 2" and two cut at 1-1/2"
Phrase was printed on the computer with CK Chick font
Tag was hand cut
ink used was Versamark chalk ink in Jumbo Java
misc ribbon and eyelet for tag

By: Sonia Kertznus
The card is a 6 x 6 cut from CTMH white daisy paper. The hears where cut from George cartridge at 4", 2" and 1" with shadow. The shadow cut I embossed with the cuttlebug using Tiny Dots folder and distressed them with Desert Sand Ink from CTMH (paper is also desert sand). I rapped the little hearts with CTMH wire.
The "I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY" is a CTMH stamp and I heat embossed it with CTMH white powder.
Polka Dots and stripe paper is from Provo Craft Cricut collection.

By: Tomi Ann Hill

Paper: Crate Paper, Kate collection
Hearts: at 3 1/2", 2", 1 1/2" and 1 1/4"
"love": from Beyond Birthdays, cut at 1 1/2" on shadow mode, embossed with two layers of UTEE
Distressing ink: Colorbox chalk ink, Chestnut Roan