Monday, April 27, 2009


So how many of you keep going back to OLD cartridges to play with? Well I know I do, don't get me wrong, I love just about all of the new cartridges that Provo Craft comes out with, but there are a few old ones that are my favorite............Take the DOODLECHARMS cartridge...I remember when it first came out, it was an INSTANT had a little bit of everything on it...well this week, the designers were asked to use the BORDER feature with ANY cut on the is always so fun to see what everyone comes up with...and this week's creations are simply stunning, adorable, awesome to say the least.........

If you have this cart, don't forget to play along and link your creation in the Mister Linky below.

Yes that is right, THE BBTB is starting it's first BUG BLOG HOP today....Each month anywhere from 1 to 19 BBTB DESIGNERS will be offering a little bit of blog candy through our BUG BLOG HOP.....all you have to do is click on the very first person in the hop and then leave a comment on their blog and that person will send you on to the next blog....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you visit each blog that is in the hop...the more BUG BLOG HOPPING YOU DO...the more chances you will have to win some goodies...and don't we all love goodies.....SEE THE BLOG HOP LIST AT THE VERY BOTTOM...

On another note, I wanted to let all my faithful readers know that, NO THE BBTB IS NOT GOING TO RANDOM.OR for the contests.....we might from time to time have a little something to give out and might use the, but the designers will still be VOTING on each of the entries for the contest.....we know you all work VERY HARD on your projects...(smile)

Also don't forget to check out the latest contest going on right now....PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE is sponsoring the contest.................OMG her vintage cd's are the most stunning around and you even get to use 2 of them for this here for details.

More great news, the bbtb has added a new MEMBER TO THE BUG TEAM
Marina Vazquez work is prepared to be amazed....


Marina Vazquez - Happy Mother's Day

Laura Davis - Celebrate

Penny Shuberg - so sweet

Donna Mundinger - Popsicle Toes

Nikki Duey - frogs & snails

Susan Edwards - Thanks

Sharon Caudle - Thanks a Melon

Michelle Wilkinson

Jennifer Wuthrich - thank you

Heather Bares - love you

Dianne Strofhus - happy birthday

Carole Lowe Beath

Shelly Bobrowski - Little ladybug

Regina Easter - happy birthday

Melissa Kirwan - How does my garden grow

Kazan Clark

Heather Binnie - You make me smile

Enfys Cashmore - Lots of Love

DeeDee Campbell - Thank you

Carla Peicheff - So Thankful


Okay now that you have seen all of the stunning projects, please join us in our first BUG BLOG HOP.....start with Regina and she will lead you to DeeDee and so forth...if at any time you get stuck in the HOP....PLEASE DON'T HOP OUT.............(SMILE)...come back to this list and go to the next person...sometimes a few of the hoppers may not have their post posted yet.. you can always go back to them later....ENJOY


Monday, April 20, 2009


And the winner for the yummy Ribbon by Sweetarts Paperie done by Random org. is number 17......................

Jennifer Grover
Jennifer your card is adorable....Please email your contact information to:

We here at the bbtb would like to thank everyone that played along in this contest..Please check out our latest contest here.....and don't forget to visit Sweetarts Paperie.


First I would like to thank everyone that entered our last contest for that bag of yummy ribbon and embellishments by our sponsors from SWEETARTS sure to keep a look out on their site for their new ribbon don't want to miss out on that.......We will announce a winner for this contest no later then Wednesday of this week....

We are starting a new contest today and boy is it awesome....PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE is sponsoring our next contest.....For all you vintage lovers out there, her images are a dream come true.................she literally has hundreds of awesome, awesome, stunning, gorgeous images....This week the designers were lucky to be able to use a few of her wonderful images in a challenge...I must personally say that I love Peggy's images, it was so hard to choose just one image to work with.....To be able to really showcase her images, I asked the design team to use the lnch bag from the TAGS BAGS BOXES and MORE cartridge....this bag is one of my favorite bags on all of the cricut carts.....

Feast your eyes on these stunning projects from the design team using some of PEGGY'S VINTAGE IMAGES............and after you have finished viewing all of the eye candy, please CLICK HERE to get all the details on how you can win one of PEGGYS cd's.....and that's not all, for our next contest, YOU EVEN GET TO USE 1 OF 2 of here stunning images...

I won't be adding a mister linky this week since we are pretty much showcasing Peggy's vintage images on the lnch bag.............

Design Team Ideas:

Rene' Stamps - You're Sweet

Michelle Wilkinson - for you with love

Carla Peicheff

Susan Edwards - a little something for you

Sharon Caudle

Penny Shuberg - baby

Michele Kovack

Laura Davis - Love

Teri Berrios - thinking of you

Shelly Bobrowski - Nuts for you

Regina Easter - Sweet Baby

Michele Kovack

Melissa Kirwan - Kindness is never forgotten

Krista Norman

Jennifer Wuthrich

Heather Binnie - For you

Donna Mundinger

DeeDee Campbell - Special thoughts of you

Kazan Clark - Girl stuff

Ivy Obeso- Junk for your Trunk

Enfys Cashmore

Dianne Strohfus - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Carole Lowe Beath - E-mail

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

Yes it is CONTEST TIME AGAIN............... I think you all will love our next contest sponsor...
Peggy sells some of the most stunning vintage images I have ever seen........There is something for everyone in her collections....Here is a little bit about Peggy Loves Vintage:


I'm lucky enough to be a retired grandma who spends her day baby sitting grandkids and working with my vintage card collection. My husband and I have shared 34 years together and we have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 glorious grandkids that turn 2 and 5 in May.
I started collecting Vintage Greeting Cards quite by accident. I was helping with an Aunt's estate sale and ran across her Vintage Greeting Card collection. The images on the Vintage Cards were so bright and cheerful that I just fell in love with them. I was completely hooked. I'm particularly fond of the old scrapbooks. Some of them contain some truly inspiring stories. I love reading the old letters and the notes written on the backs of the cards.

As my collection grew and provided such joy and entertainment for me, I knew that others would get as much out of them as I did. So I decided I'd share my collection thus, the birth of PeggyLovesVintage.

Each card is carefully scanned at a 600 dpi resolution and saved in .jpg format. All the images as well as the sentiment are scanned. Some of the cards have to be cleaned up because of aging marks. I try to keep this at a minimum because it takes a lot of time to complete plus the aging adds to the vintage feel of the graphic.

I only scan cards that are free of copyright restrictions. I keep each and every card, so if any question ever arises I can provide documentation that this is truly the case.

Special software is not required to use my CD’s. If you’ve ever printed out a picture from a digital camera, it’s pretty much the same concept and just as easy. Just pop the CD into the drive, select an image, print it out, cut it out and attach it to your card, scrapbook page or whatever kind of project you’re working on. Of course if you’re so inclined, and if you do have imaging software, you can clone, cut and paste and even change the colors on the image.

The possibilities are endless, so please take a moment and visit my web site by clicking below or copy and paste the link into your browser. So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey back in time.

Hugs to all


We will have 2 prize winners this time....Each winner will be able to choose 1 cd from her awesome cd Vintage collection.

Okay first off if you haven't had a chance to take a look at what the design team did with her stunning images, you can check that out much talented I tell ya.....

Here are the details for the contest...Peggy has generously allowed all of the BBTB readers to use either of the two images in a project for the contest...All you have to do is copy and paste the image into one of your graphics programs and it will print out perfect....the images currently are sized at approx. 3.5 by 3 they are at a good size already...but you can make them smaller or bigger if needed....

Here are the two images....cute cute cute cute


1. You must use one of the images in a project along with at least ONE or more cuts from ANY of the cricut cartridges....

2. All previous bbtb winners are welcome to enter the contest.

3. This contest is open to

4. Please add your name and link to the MISTER LINKY below...if you do not have a blog or gallery to put your post your project to, you may email your project to me at: (regina)..............also make sure that the link you put in the MISTER LINKY below GOES DIRECTLY to your project...if it doesn't, your entry will not count.

5. Contest will go through until May 6th (at midnight)....

6. Please only 2 entries per person.

WE WILL CHOOSE 2 WINNERS, each winner will receive their choice of 1 cd from her Vintage cd collections.

Also currently Peggy is having an awesome sell on her vintage cd's this week, you can view her etsy shop here:

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I can surely identify with 24 - many ways...hum lets see I craft 24 -7, I would love to also garden 24 -7, and I love my family 24 -7....and the list could go on forever....This week the design team was asked to use the 24 -7 cut from the GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING cart....have you seen this cut and all of the other cuts on this cartridge..........WOWZER, the cut this week is just a small sampling of what is on this awesome cartridge....and the ladies did an outstanding job with their creations this week.....

If you own this cartridge, we would love to see your take on the cut....please just add your name along with a link to your take in the Mister linky below...

Also there is still time to enter the current contest that is being sponsored by SWEETARTS PAPERIA ......They are sponsoring one bbtb winner with a bag full of gorgeous ribbon and matching here for details.

Design Team Ideas:

By: Teri Berrios - i love you

By: Penny Shuberg - Girlfriends shopping

By: Susan Edwards - Play hard

By: Shelly Bobrowski

By: Rheba Tyler - Miss You

By: Regina Easter - i love you

By: Laura Davis - love

By: Krista Norman - Some bunny loves you

By: Kazan Clark - Miss you

By: Jennifer Wuthrich - I'm here for you

By: Ivy Obeso - Sisters

By: Heather Binnie - hungry

By: Donna Mundinger - Craft

By: DeeDee Campbell - I love you

By: Carole Lowe Beath

By: Carla Peicheff - miss you

Please play along and post your take in the MISTER LINKY BELOW....your name and the link directly to your project...