Saturday, June 6, 2009


Before I announce the new contest and show you the design teams work for this weeks challenge, I wanted to let all the bbtb readers know that I posted a few SNEAK PEEKS of TWO exciting cartridges that will be released some time soon....So if you haven't been to the bbtb site in a few days....Click on the following links to see some SNEAKY PEEKS.....

ALRIGHTY.........Are you all ready for another fun contest...........Well before I announce the contest let's first talk about the designers challenge this week........Remember the GEORGE know that famous cartridge a lot of you got when you FIRST bought the BABY BUG...I remember buying the Cricut machine a month right after it came out a few years ago and I was in HEAVEN playing with the GEORGE cartridge....I mean it was unbelievable as to what I could do with that cartridge...did you all know that with the GEORGE cartridge and the Design Studio that you can just about design any type of cut.............all it takes is a bit of imagination.......With that being said, the designers this week were asked to use the flower cut from the cartridge...........but that is not all, this week the design team was lucky enough to play with a few products from SHORTCUTS...............they had to create a project based upon a sketch from SHORTCUTS using the FLOWER cut from the George cartridge....boy oh boy, did they do a great job....I tell ya I love these girls.......they are all so talented....

Have you ever used SHORTCUTS products before?.............Well guess what, they are sponsoring the bbtb this week with two prizes for two winners.............Each winner will get a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store..............HOW FABULOUS IS THAT.......

Here is a little bit about SHORTCUTS:

This week’s artist samples are sponsored by ShortCuts . Launched in June of 2008, the sister site to SheetLoad of Cards, is dedicated making your papercrafting quicker and easier. Everybody likes a short cut every now and then!

The first ShortCuts product, available for purchase since July 1, 2008, was a Gift Card Holder Folders (GCHF)

The latest ShortCuts product, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks , will help you to make fabulous clear and frosted cards. Each of the stocks is made of a thick vinyl material. Think clear/frosted cardstock – none of that flimsy transparency material. Best of all the clear cards are fingerprint resistant. No more wearing white gloves while making your clear cards. You can also purchase the Clear & Frosted material in Full Sheets (8.5” x 11”).

Their ready-to-assemble-and-decorate products will help you create stunning creations in minutes. Make sure to drop by their blog for lots of inspiration from their wonderful design team.

Two lucky winners this week will each receive $20 ShortCuts Gift Certificates!!

Want to try ShortCuts for yourself, while saving money at the same time?!?! Just visit their Online Store and enter the discount code “bbtb15” during checkout and receive 15% off your order!! *15% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges. Orders must contain at least $5.00 in product, and be placed before June 30, 2009.

Okay so there you have it.............FABULOUS STUFF.....Take a look at the designers ideas and then right below their designs is the details for the contest.

Their projects are based upon this sketch..once again this sketch was provided by SHORTCUTS.

Design Team Projects:

Donna Mundinger

Teri Berrios - My oh My..oh my

Shelly Bobrowski

Sharon Caudle - I Like you a LATTE

Penny Shuberg - A little Note

Penny Shuberg - Thinking of You

Laura Davis - Thinking of U

Ivy Obeso - Love

Enfys Cashmore - Birthday

DeeDee Campbell - A little gift for you

Carole Lowe Beath - Thinking of You

Carla Peicheff


In Keeping with the theme of must use at least 1 flower from ANY of the many cricut cartridges AND base a project based on this SKETCH (provided by Shortcuts)....any type of project is fine.

Only 2 entries per person.

All US and International people are welcome to enter.

All former bbtb winners are welcome to enter.

Please provide a DIRECT LINK to your project in the MISTER LINKY BELOW.

Please note if Mister Linky isn't working please provide a link to your project in the comment section.

Contest will run from today until June 22nd at midnight (Pacific Time).



Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Everyone did a beautiful job....Hugs, Krista

DeeDee said...

WOW ladies! These are each and every one BEAUTIFUL! What a way to start off my day! HUGS!

KimmyS said...

Wonderful work and you know what? George is still one of my most used cartridges. It is so versatile.
I definitely play along here

Linda said...

WOW girls you have done a FABULOUS job with this challenge!! Love all the different ways you have used the same design and the ShortCuts products.

KimmyS said...

Even though Mr Linky seems to be working right now, here is the link anyway

ashjoy said...

I reposted a direct link, so please ignor #3. Sorry.

Nicole said...

WOWWWWWWWW! I can not believe how my little sketch in June's issue at SheetLoad has been beautifully worked in so many different ways here! SO exciting to see it come to life!

HUGE HOOSIER HUGS & Thanks, Nicole

Judy said...

Everyone did a fabulous job. This is my first time to take part and I had loads of fun.

Melissa S said...

Everyone's cards are just beautiful. The sketch made this challenge fun and easy. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I love the card I made.

Judy said...

They are all so beautiful.

momof3 said...

This contest is my first one and I had such a blast doing it. Everyone has done a wonderful job on all of the cards. They look beautiful.

Whimsical Scraps and Bugs Design Team said...

i absolutely loved this layout! and the challenge was so great too! this is my first time entering on BBTB and i simply had a blast doing the two projects!!! thanks for supplying us all with some amazing inspiration from such an awesome site like bbtb! hugs!

Tamaroo said...

Thanks for such a cool contest!

Anonymous said...

Love this encourages me to use my Cricut more and I've purchased more cartridges as well!

Candy Fletcher said...

Love this encourages me to use my Cricut more and I've purchased more cartridges as well!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous work, as usual. Love to see everyone's talent on these challenges and finally got up the nerve to try one myself. Fun!

Discount Cards said...

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Zafran ali said...

Thanks for such a cool contest!
Plastic Card.