Sunday, April 27, 2008


Well there is so much fun going on at the BBTB right now that I thought it was time for another fun contest and boy do I have an awesome sponsor this time.....SCARLET LIME. Scarlet Lime is an online company ran by Christy Tomlison which offers awesome monthly kit....her kits bring together all sort of patterns, textures, and styles; mix modern with vintage, funky with chic. Some of you may know Christy from Scrapbooks Etc, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine where she is an Contributing Editor. I personally have been getting monthly kits from Scarlet Lime for about 6 months now.....and I love the kits so much that I have signed up for another 6 months....So what is Scarlet Lime sponsoring for this contest, well one lucky person will get their latest May BUTTERCUP MINI is filled with all sorts of fabulous stuff. Here are the pictures of the kit:

You also might want to sign up for SCARLET LIMES newsletter...........the projects in the newsletter are sure to inspire you......You can check out some gallery pictures here.

Okay now for the details of the contest.....

...For this contest, you will need to use one of the following cuts from either the PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK or the GEORGE CARTRIDGE...pretty much everyone that owns a cricut or an expression should have one or the other of these carts.....

...The cut you need to use is the AND SIGN (AMPERSAND) on page 88 from the GEORGE CART. or page 64 from the PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK CART.

...You can use this cut ANY WAY YOU LIKE.....layout, card, altered project...etc....

...Previous bbtb winner are welcome to enter.

...Only 2 projects per person.

...Please make sure whatever you enter is your own work.....and/or give credit were credit is due.

...bbtb designers are not allowed to enter the contest.

...Contest will run through May 17th at midnight....Pacific Standard time.

...You also need to make sure you link your project(s) in this thread in the comment section. Also, please make sure your link to your project goes DIRECTLY to your project on your blog, gallery...etc.

...Last requirement......HAVE FUN...


First I would like to WELCOME again the new additions to the BUG TEAM..........I will be so excited to see some of your awesome work next week..........

Also I would like to thank Kazan Clark for being our Guest Designer for the month of April...but I am happy to say, that we will all be able to be wowed with her work for the next three months....She is now an official BUG DESIGNER....

Okay for this weeks challenge the designers were asked to use the CARD feature from the WALK IN MY GARDEN cartridge....Basically they could use this cut anyway they like...The cut actually is a little deceiving because it doesn't cut as a folded card, but more like a post card with a window of a cut from any of the cuts on the cartridge....kind of confusing...I know...(smile)..But leave it up to the designers to do a fine job with the designs of the challenge.....

Oh yeah one more thing that I totally forgot, there is a new contest starting don't want to miss out on entering this contest.....SCARLET LIME is sponsoring a wonderful prize..Click contest for details.

Designer Ideals:

By: Kazan Clark - Guest Designer - You're an ORIGINAL
By: Nikky Hall

By: Regina Easter - Thinking of you

By: Sharon Caudle - Never stop dream HUNNY

By: Dianne Strohfus - Happy Birthday

By: Enfys Cashmore - For You

By: DeeDee Campbell - Precious Little One

By: Carole Lowe Beath - Happy Birthday

By: Teri Berrios - Thinking of You

By: Tomi Ann Hill - Thanks a Bunch

By: Krista Norman - Baby Girl

By: Santina Turturro - Have a SPLENDIFEROUS day

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I received so many emails from people wanting to be a BUG designer....It was so hard to just choose a few to add to the current team, but here are the additional ladies that are now BUG DESIGNERS.









CONGRATULATIONS to all of you ladies...............All of us here at the BBTB look forward to you joining the team.....and thank you again to all of you that had an interest in joining the team...

If each of you ladies could email me the email address that you would like to be contacted by, that would be great. Email address:

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Well have I got a great little cut for you....THE POPCORN cut from the TAGS BAGS, BOXES & MORE cartridge..........oooo this cut is so adorable....and the designers all did a wonderful job with their take on this cut. The cut can be found on page 131 of the manual. Don't forget to play along and post your take on this cut in the comments of this thread....Also be looking for a new contest to be posted here sometime this week...Also don't forget I am looking to add a few more designers to the bug here for details...

Designers Ideals:

Kazan Clark- Guest Designer

By: Enfys Cashmore - Sweet 16

By: Teri Berrios - Happy Birthday

By: Regina Easter - Butterfly Kisses

By: Dianne Strohfus - Just Because

By: DeeDee Campbell - Enjoy

By: Carole Lowe Beath

By: April Smith - It's your birthday

By: Krista Norman - It's a Party

By: Michele Kovack

By: Sharon Caudle - You're a hoot

By: Beatriz Jennings - You Make me Smile

By: Rene Stamps

By: Melissa Kirwan - Camp Fire Starter

By: Sonia Kertznus

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Oh my I think this weeks challenge happens to be one of my favorite....The challenge this week was to use the oh so cute SHOE from the MY COMMUNITY cartridge....I wish I would have discovered this shoe a long time ago....You can find this cut on page 17 of the manual.....Check out the awesome designs the designers did.....Oh so cute......If ya got this cart, we would love for you to play along. Just post a comment in this thread as to where we can find your take on the challenge..
One last thing, I am looking for a few more DESIGNERS to join the BBTB here for more information.

Designer Ideals:

By: Kazan Clark - Guest Designer
By: Krista Norman - It's a Girl
By: Teri Berrios - The Path to a Bright Future

By: Sharon Caudle

By: Michele Kovack

By: Dianne Strohfus

By: DeeDee Campbell - Hello

By: Sonia Kertznus

By: Regina Easter - Baby Steps


Do you love using your CRICUT or EXPRESSION machine? Well I am looking for a few new people to join our BBTB team. The term would be for 3 months (end of July).
Here is a little bit about being a BBTB DESIGNER:
There is a weekly challenge each week.
You need to try and do at least 2 of them a month.
You need to own at least 10 cartridges...or have access to at least 10
Most of the time you can create any type of project you want.
The COMPENSATION stinks because there isn't any....just pure weekly fun.
You are not eligible to enter any contests....because you would be a judge.....
So if you think you would be interested, please email me 2 projects (any type) that you have done using the Cricut/Expression machines, that you feel best shows your work...The projects can be of work previously done or new.
Also if you have a blog or gallery please email me that information also...
By April 26Th

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Oh my I have got to great things to tell you all about today.......One being that we have a new Guest Designer for the month of April; Kazan Clark and my on my her work is going to truly inspire you.....Here is a little bit about Kazan:

First off I would just like to say that I am thrilled to be BBTB’s guest designer for April – this is going to be a fun month to create things from our beloved little Bugs. I am a SAH- Mommy to Ashton (almost 4) and Alex (almost 2) and wife to an adoring husband, Kevin. We have been married 10 years (on Valentines Day) and live in beautiful Colorado. Our family is scattered all over the globe, including Canada, Hawaii, South Africa and Dubai – so we do enjoy traveling and visiting exotic places.

I am a relatively new scrapbooker and even newer cardmaker. I started scrapbooking just over 3 years ago when Ashton was born. This year I tried my hand at making cards and I am really getting into it - now I have to be careful that I find a balance between the two so that I stay up to date! My style is forever changing but for the most part I like a simpler clean cut look on my pages and cards. I tend to use a LOT of black - that seems to be my signature. My dream remains to be to be picked up as a designer for a manufacturer or craft company or to get published on a regular basis but until then, I am happy blogging, visiting forums and getting inspiration from all those talented scrappers out there!

WELCOME KAZAN..........We here at the BBTB are so excited to have you as our Guest Designer!

Be sure to check out Kazan's is awesome

Okay now for the other great thing, I am not sure if many of you have ever really used that cute little hat cut on page 103 of the Manual from the CELEBRATIONS cartridge, it is by far the cutest cut for birthdays...oooooooo I had so much fun designing with this cut and as you will see the designers had a great time to.......My oh my all of the designs are just adorable.....

Designer Ideals:

By: Kazan Clark - Guest Designer ... Goblin Crossing

By: Melissa Kirwan - Celebrate
By: Tomi Ann Hill

By: Enfys Cashmore - Happy Birthday

By: Beatriz Jennings - Happy Birthday

By: Teri Berrios - Happy Birthday

By: Carole Lowe Beath - It's A Party

By: DeeDee Campbell - Celebrate

By: Krista Norman

By: Regina Easter - Enjoy

By: Madisson Cartwright - Celebrate