Sunday, December 28, 2008


Hopefully by now, you all are all rested up from the Christmas Holiday and ready to get back to some crafting....and we have the perfect challenge to get ya back into the swing of things....The designers this week were asked to use the CRCLDOTS cut from the MINI MONOGRAMS...yes this is a very old cartridge, but believe it or not, a lot of the older cartridges have some of the best cuts on this particular cut and the designers of course did some amazing things with this cut...they were able to use either the circle or the square cut....we would love to see your take on this cut...don't forget to post your link to where we can find your take in the comment section...Also don't forget to check out the latest contest going on right here for details......

Designer Ideals:

By: Tomi Ann Hill

By: Michele Kovack

By: Shelly Bobrowski

By: Sharon Caudle

By: Rheba Tyler

By: DeeDee Campbell

By: Penny Shuberg

By: Nikki Duey

By: Jennifer Wuthrich

By: Regina Easter

By: Enfys Cashmore

By: Heather Binnie

By: Carole Lowe Beath

Sunday, December 21, 2008


With Christmas being just 4 days at the bbtb we all wanted to give our awesome readers loads of SPECIAL GIFTS....of course not physical ones that you can hold in your hands, but some AWESOME visual gifts.....The designers were asked this week to create a project using the GIFTS from the NEW ARRIVAL cartridge....These are some of the best wrapped gifts I have ever laid my eyes on.....We would love to receive a VISUAL gift from all of our readers...if you have this cartridge ...please play along and post your take in the comment thread below...You can use this cut in any type of project you like.....

Also don't forget about the current contest going on right now.....With all the hustle and bustle going on right now, we have decided to extend the contest that SweetArts Paperie is sponsoring into the new year..............................and that is not all, since we are changing things on ya, SweetArts Paperie is sweetening the deal even more....the winner of the kit not only will get the kit, but also a $10.00 gift certificate to use towards any of the many kits available at their after you get all your shopping done and you find a little time to yourself this holiday season, come on over and enter the can find more details here.

Designer Ideals:

Designed by: DeeDee Campbell - best wishes

Designed By: Carole Lowe Beath

Designed By: Rheba Tyler - Happy Birthday

Designed By: Teri Berrios - Happy Birthday

Designed By: Susan Edwards

Designed By: Shelly Bobrowski - Congrats

Designed By: Sharon Caudle No peeking

Designed By: Regina Easter - Have a Tweet Birthday

Designed By: Laura Davis - mom

Designed By: Nikki Duey

Designed By: Kazan Clark - DAD

Designed By: Jennifer Wuthrich

Designed By: Dianne Strohfus - is it over yet?

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Okay for all you dog lovers out there, we have a cute challenge for you all this week.......The challenge this week for the designers was to use the DOG SPOT from the PAPER PUPS cartridge.....This dog with his big one eye is so adorable.............My goodness I am so proud of my designers, there is just nothing they can't make look AWESOME...........They were able to use this cut any way they wanted...

Also don't forget to check out the new contest going on right now here at the bbtb...Krista and Penny two of our wonderful designers own a online kit company called Sweetarts Paperie and they are sponsoring one of their fabulous Christmas kits as a prize....Click here for details.....

Designer Ideals:

Designed By: Kasi Berrios - Puppy Love (Guest Designer for the week)

Designed By: Michelle Wilkinson

Designed By: Carole Lowe Beath - Happy Birthday

Designed By: Shelly Bobrowski - Christmas

Designed By: Sharon Caudle - Eat Cake

Designed By: Rheba Tyler - ho ho ho

Designed By: Nikki Duey - Woofing You a Merry Christmas

Designed By: Kazan Clark - Puppy Luv

Designed By: Heather Binnie - Puppy Party

Designed By: Dianne Strohfus - YUM

Designed By: DeeDee Campbell - ho ho ho

Designed By: Krista Norman

Friday, December 12, 2008


Yes indeed it is that time again and have I got a WONDERFUL prize for one lucky person.....Two of our very own BBTB Designers.....Mother and Daughter team, Penny Shuberg and Krista Norman the owners of Sweetarts Paperie are sponsoring our next contest....................

Here is a little bit about their on-line kit Company:

In our family it has always been a tradition to create. Growing up with an artistic mother, I often watched her with great enthusiasm take almost anything and turn it into a work of art. My mom and I have always shared a very special bond. As I got older, not only did we have a beautiful mother/daughter relationship, but also have developed a true friendship and now a business venture. This business venture is where Sweetarts Paperie comes in. Sweetarts Paperie is an on-line kit site. Our main goal is customer satisfaction so we strive to bring you the latest and greatest paper-crafting, scrap-booking, and card-making kits. These kits are handmade by us and every detail right down to the packaging that the kits arrives in is a yummy treat.

Penny Shuberg and Krista Norman

Here is a picture of the FABULOUS PRIZE, but this is not all you will get, you will also get a $10.00 gift certificate to spend towards one of their many other kits.
Here is just one of the many projects you can make with this kit
Okay now for the details of the contest.
I so love Krista's and Penny's style when they do challenges here at the bbtb...both of these ladies have a great eye for colors, you can just see it in their the colors in this STAR PROJECT, you need to create a CARD using these colors AND there needs to be a star on your project somewhere.....Simple huh!

1. Create a card using these colors (all or at least 80% of)
2. Add a STAR to the card.
3. The card can be ANY occasion.
4. Everyone is welcome to enter....
5. Only 2 entries per person.
6. Previous bbtb winners are welcome to enter.
7. You must link in the comment section of this thread where I can find your project....A DIRECT LINK....(please don't put my card is on my blog....I have a hard time finding it that way).
8. Contest will run from today through the 10Th of THE NEW YEAR, JANUARY 10, 2009......(yes this date is AFTER CHRISTMAS, just in time to have a yummy kit coming to you to scrap those Christmas photos).

Be sure to also check out many of SWEETARTS PAPERIE other kits over on their online store.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


OOOOOOO Have we got a great challenge for you this week....We decided to break away a bit from doing holiday projects and focus on creating a few things for those that have birthdays around this time of year.....and what awesome way to do that then to use the BIRTHDAY GIRL cut from the STORYBOOK cartridge....This cartridge is full of stunning cuts...from awesome titles to awesome frames...The designers did a wonderful job on using this cut.....If you have this cartridge..we would love to see your take on this cut...don't forget to post where we can find your project in the comment section of this thread............ALSO look for a new contest to start up this week.....One of our very own designers are sponsoring a FABULOUS prize.
Designer Ideals:

Designed By: Kazan Clark

Designed By: Nikki Duey

Designed By: Carole Lowe Beath

Designed By: Heather Binnie

Designed By: Regina Easter

Designed By: Teri Berrios

Designed By: Shelly Bobrowski

Designed By: Rheba Tyler

Designed By: Laura Davis

Designed By: Krista Norman

Designed By: DeeDee Campbell

Designed By: Susan Edwards