Monday, June 29, 2009


Hello all, are ya ready to do some BUG BLOG HOPPING............Well before I get into the bbtb monthly BUG BLOG HOP, I have some great news.......We have a new person joining the bug team: SANDI KELLY ....some of you may already know her from the Cricut Message board...she goes by celticwoman....WELCOME to the team Sandi... Next up, if you haven't already checked out the little link at the top right hand corner of the blog: FIND A TICKET WIN A need to go check it might just be that lucky one to get a GOLDEN TICKET........AND..if that wasn't enough, TODAY'S MAMA is hosting a contest on their site in which you could win all four of these new carts:....(Stand and Salute, Simply Sweet, Home Decor and Jubilee) ..So be sure to check out TODAY'S MAMA at this link for details.

My oh my so much fun going on this week...........................

Okay ready to HOP HOP HOP.......with this being the week just before the 4th of the JULY, the designers were asked to use the FREEDOM cut from the GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING cart.....I know I keep saying this every week, but I LOVE the Graphically Speaking cart.....this cart. is filled with some awesome cuts...take a lookey at all of the amazing projects the ladies came up with and right underneath all of the projects is the list of the designers that are in the bug blog hop...make sure to visit each of them for some awesome blog candy....there are 14 girls in the hop this month.

Design Team projects:

Regina Easter - Liberty and Justice for all

Krista Norman - give thanks

Rene Stamps - Happy 4th

Both top two cards by Penny Shuberg

Teri Berrios

Shelly Bobrowski

Sandi Kelly - God Bless

Laura Davis - my love

Heather Bares

Carole Lowe Beath - Rings

Susan Edwards

Sharon Caudle

Michele Kovack

Heather Binnie

DeeDee Campbell - happy 4th of july

Carla Peicheff - all american

Donna Mundinger - Let freedom ring

If you have this cart. we would love to see your take on this cut..please leave a link in the mister linky at the bottom of the list.

Okay here is the list of everyone in this months BUG BLOG sure to visit ALL of the designers...if you happen to go to a blog and they don't have their BBTB BLOG HOP information up yet, come back to this list and go to the next can always go back and visit them later....ENJOY.....


Saturday, June 27, 2009

AND THE WINNERS ARE.............................



WOWZER ladies these two projects are simply them.................................

We here at the bbtb would like to thank everyone that participated in the contest....all of the entries are awesome.....and a big HUGE THANKS TO SHORTCUTS for sponsoring the sure to check out SHORTCUTS............after all we all need a SHORTCUT once in awhile..

Okay ladies please contact me so that I can get you your $20.00 gift me at:

STAY TUNE FOR A NEW CONTEST TO START NEXT WEEK.............AND ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BBTB THIS MONDAY FOR OUR MONTHLY BLOP HOP....there will be lots of some information on how to win 4 of the latest cartridges for free...OH SO FUN....

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hello everyone...........Not sure what type of weather you all are having in your neck of the woods, but here in California the weather is oh so beautiful.....and my flowers in my garden are doing awesome....which brings us to this weeks challenge...The FLOWER POT from A GARDEN OF WORDS...A Garden of Words is one of the Teacher/School cartridges...but as I have said before, you can't always take the title of a cartridge and think it doesn't have much to offer on regular everyday cuts.....The flower pot cut on this cartridge is total cuteness...and the designers did a wonderful job with their projects this week.....

If you have this cart, we would love to see your take...just add your project link to the mister linky at the very bottom of the projects.....

Also today is the last day to get in on the current challenge being sponsor by SHORTCUTS...two people will be awarded $20.00 gift can find out more info have until midnight tonight....

Design team Projects:

DeeDee Campbell - Happy Birthday Mom

Sharon Caudle - Party Time

Michele Kovack - Joy

Carole Lowe Beath - UR Blooming Best

Rene Stamps - Live in the sunshine

Shelly Bobrowski - Have a Happy kind of day

Laura Davis - Perfect

Enfys Cashmore

Carla Peicheff - Hi

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CRUISE ANYONE...............

Hello all you fellow BUG LOVERS....just wanted to posted a fun PROMOTION that is going on right now with PROVO CRAFT...remember those SNEAK PEEKS that I posted last week at this link, well take a look at this link..Provo Craft will be giving out 20 cruise tickets to those that FIND a GOLDEN ticket in any of the 4 NEW CARTRIDGES....HAVE A LOOKEY HERE...

also don't forget to check out the latest contest here....SHORTCUTS is our sponsor...we all need a little SHORTCUT from time to time...

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Hello everyone, how is everyone doing today....Today we have a very fun challenge for you.....One that can be used for either a boy or girl...The designers this week were asked to use either of the 2 car accessories from the PAPER DOLLS cartridge....I love the PAPER DOLLS cartridge not just for the paper doll cuts, but for all the fun extras on the cartridge...There are so many FUN cuts on the cartridge...Everyone did a FABULOUS if they don't always do...(smile)...also if you have this cartridge, we would love to see your take on this cut...add a link to your project in the mister linky below.

Also don't forget to enter out latest contest for some goodies from SHORTCUTS..we all need a SHORTCUT every now and can get all the details at this link.

Design team projects:

Heather Binnie - You make my heart race

Susan Edwards

Donna Mundinger - Um Buggin

DeeDee Campbell - happy birthday to you

Carole Lowe Beath - Go green

Sharon Caudle - Enjoy the ride

Enfys Cashmore - Just driving by...with a birthday HI

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).