Monday, June 30, 2008

CONTEST WINNER..............


Sunday, June 29, 2008


For this weeks challenge the designers were asked to come up with something using one of the two different cuts from the ACCENTS ESSENTIALS cartridge found on page 74 of the manual....there is two cuts that have crazy looking but oh so fun circles on is amazing how the designers took this cut and came up with some amazing projects.....they were able to use this cut any way they wanted.....awesome awesome awesome stuff..........

Designer Ideals:

By: Susie Farthing - Hoppy Birthday

By: Teri Berrios - 10 Great Years

By: Madisson Cartwright

By: Melissa Kirwan - Just a Note

By: Kazan Clark - ENJOY the Moment

By: Molly James

By: Regina Easter - Bloom Seed Packet

By: Sharon Caudle - Happy Birthday

By: Carol Sheetz - Far Out Groovy

By: Carole Lowe Beath - Right on Target

By: DeeDee Campbell - Celebrate America

By: Jennifer Wuthrich - Best Wishes

By: Enfys Cashmore - fantastic news

Sunday, June 22, 2008


With today, or shall I say this weekend being the first day of Summer although we have been experiencing rather hot weather for a few weeks now, our next challenge that the designers were asked to used, can really come in handy if you are throwing a party soon....The designers this week were asked to use the BANNER from the CELEBRATIONS cartridge...This cut is one of the feature cuts that you can put any cut from the CELEBRATIONS cartridge into the banner..........and of course the designers took this simple BANNER cut to a whole new many ways that I hadn't even thought of......We here at the bbtb would love to see your take on this cut....don't forget to link your take on the cut in this thread.....

Also you still have this entire week to enter the current contest..........

Designer Ideals:

By: Penny Shuberg

By: Ivy Obeso

By: Madisson Cartwright - Happy birthday

By: DeeDee Campbell - happy 4th

By: Regina Easter - Pool Party

By: Carol Sheetz - Party

By: Carole Lowe Beath - It's a Party

By: Dianne Strohfus

By: Jennifer Wuthrich - Welcome

By: Beatriz Jennings - B DAY

By: Teri Berrios - The Run Comes In

By: Sharon Caudle

By: Laura Davis - golf

By: Krista Norman - Summer

By: Kazan Clark

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Who would think that a ELEPHANT cut could produce such adorable projects....My goodness, the designers have done an excellent job with their challenge this week.......The challenge this week was to use the ELEPHANT cut from the ZOOBALLOO CARTRIDGE...this little cutey can be found on page 86 of the manual.....He/she is so darn adorable as are many of the animals on this cartridge...The designers were able to use this cut any way they wanted.....Take a look at their awesome work...

Also don't forget to enter the contest for an awesome CD full of Torn Bear patterns from Painting on jars.

Designer Ideals:

By: Krista Norman - Happy birthday

By: Penny Shuberg

By: Tomi Ann Hill - don't forget!

By: DeeDee Cambell - American the Beautiful

By: Dianne Strohfus - It's a boy

By: Kazan Clark

By: Melissa Kirwan - don't forget

By: Laura Davis - Love u

By: Carol Sheetz

By: Carole Lowe Beath

By: Sharon Caudle - Big Hugs

By: Nikky Hall

By: Michele Kovack - baby

Monday, June 9, 2008

CONTEST TIME....................

OOOOOOOOOO I so love CONTESTS..............For our next contest we have an awesome company by the name of PAINTING ON JARS.......oh my if you have ever wanted to learn how to make torn bears, you are in for a real treat. Cindy Trombley who designs all of these patterns is amazing and her work is OUTSTANDING.......She is sponsoring to one lucky winner a complete CD filled with 17 all sorts of adorable patterns on it...PLUS....a free brush...These cute items would be so fun to learn now so that you could incorporate them in your handmade holiday greeting cards and layouts...............Here is a picture of one of the adorable patterns on the CD:

Take a look at this link to see all the patterns on this CD:

Here is some information about the company:

Welcome to my "About Me" information. As the years passed I became interested in decorative painting. I took some lessons and loved it. I soon put out a painting book of my own. I have done many painting projects for the major painting magazines. I have taught at national conventions as well. I have a total of 5 books published internationally. I opened up my own website to sell my books and also patterns that I was doing. I sold a lot of my handpainted items on ebay and met many wonderful painters there in the process. After about 5 years of that, scrapbooking caught my attention. I just couldn't figure out what all the excitement was about. So I started investigating this craft. I saw all the little furry animals being made out of paper and decided I wanted to learn how to do that. While still painting and keeping my website running, I began scrapbooking. I find it is a very creative industry and one that seems to have no end! I love making the tear bears and all the other animals you can make using paper. I am also doing layouts which is a lot harder than it looks. But I am enjoying every minute of it! This is the only art I have found that is not confining. If you can make something and put it on a page regardless of what it might be, that is scrapbooking!! Who knew? Not me, but now I do know and I love the creativeness I have found in scrapbooking and plan to continue in this industry for years to come! that is scrapbooking!

Okay now for the details of the contest:

1. When I think of bears, the first thing that comes to my mind is BROWN, BABY and hearts.....SO.........we want to see a project (any type is fine) that uses the main color of brown with a heart somewhere on the project, geared towards something for a baby...(baby card, baby layout, altered baby item) etc.....

2. You must use at least one cut from ANY of the many cricut cartridges......

3. Two designs per person.

4. All previous bbtb winners are welcome to enter.

5. Please make sure all entries are of your OWN work.

6. Contest deadline ends midnight (pacific standard time) June 29Th (Sunday)

7. Please make sure you link your entry to this comment thread....(note make sure the link you put here in the comments goes DIRECTLY to your design)

8. BBTB designers are not allowed to enter....

9. HAVE FUN............................


I know I have said this time and time again, but this weeks cut has to be ONE of my favorite cuts so far.....The POPSICLE cut from the DOODLECHARMS is so can be used for so many different projects....and with summer just around the corner, the designers have done some awesome work for all of you who may be having a fun get together this summer and need a little inspiration on making some summer invites.....Check out all the wonderful designs...if you don't already own the DOODLECHARMS cart.....these designs will surely make you wish you did.....(smile)..The designers were able to use this cut anyway they wanted...You can find the cut on page 97 of the manual.....Also we here at the BBTB will be starting a new contest today...Click CONTEST for details...

Designer Ideals:

By: Sharon Caudle- SUMMERTIME

By: Sonia Kertznus - HOW SWEET

By: Teri Berrios - Have a COOL Birthday

By: Krista Norman - SUMMER FUN

By: Laura Davis - Treasure SUMMER

By: Melissa Kirwan - SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY

By: Michele Kovack - SWEET

By: Penny Shuberg

By: Dianne Strohfus - POPSICLES

By: Ivy Obeso - A POPSICLE a day, keeps the doctor away!

By: Jennifer Wuthrich - have a COOL birthday

By: Kazan Clark- miss you

By: Regina Easter - I SCREAM you SCREAM, we all SCREAM......

By: Beatriz Jennings - SUMMER

By: Carol Sheetz - You're such a COOL DUDE

By: Carole Lowe Beath - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

By: DeeDee Campbell - COOL