Monday, November 29, 2010

BBTB2/Winter Frolic

Jeri hosts our BBTB2 weekly challenge which also happens to be our last challenge for the month of November. Jeri asked the designers to use Winter Frolic and to design with the ornament and the phrase "Deck The Halls". I don't have that cartridge but as you know, we can use any cartridge to design our project. I selected Christmas Noel and from that I cut not only the ornament but the holly as well. The sentiment is from my Opposites Attract cart because I wanted to show both block and script text. I used the brightest colors I could find.
Some ribbons and jewels have been added for bling. Perhaps my design will end up as a hanging Christmas greeting.

Remember, you don't have to have the Winter Frolic cart to enter our challenge. Pick a cart that has an ornament and be sure to add "Deck The Halls" with whatever font cartridge you have. Post your card on BBTB2 under Mr. Linky so we can all see. Have a wonderful week.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Here is a really wonderful Black Friday gift to you. Check this out at Cutting Cafe. Visit here for all the fine deets. Cutting Cafe is having a sale. Regina's printables are among the finest and I just know you will find something you will want.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas

Back in July I received from my friends Forrest and Jan a most wonderful book by Leslie Carola called Cut it-Fold it-Use it. I have poured over the pages in admiration of the lovely creations. This card was inspired from this book although I have made a few adjustments, The poinsettia is cut from Winter Woodland. I cut the base flower at 4 inches and then cut the remaining flowers at a 1/2 reduction. Each layer of the flower was distressed, embossed, and popdotted ... The flower center is from a punch that I use often. Each petal has been turned upward. I love the effect. The edges are a Ek Success punch.

The base card (6x5) is white, the poinsettia presents itself upon a white embossed mount, then a black and finally red. The white cardstock was embossed with the prettiest Merry Christmas script. And for good measure I put a dotted red ribbon beneath the flower. TFL...

. and for my American friends, may tomorrow be a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for each of you.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Heather is our hostess for BBTB2 this week and she asked us to design from that darling little cartridge, Hello Kitty. Kitty is delightful, and she wears many different costumes but for this challenge we are using Kitty in her Christmas outfit. That's on Page 74 if you have the cartridge.
Here is my take on the challenge. I cut Kitty big, about 5-1/34 inches as I recall, I embossed her and added two red ribbons. I also altered my rubber stamp a wee bit.

Cricut: Hello Kitty
Christmas cardstock/Patterned
EKSuccess: Edge punches
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Red Ribbons
Star Punch
Rubber Stamp

We'd love for you to enter a card of your own. Remember, you don't have to use this cut, and if you don't have Hello Kitty, use any cat/kitty. Just link your card up on BBTB2 blog under Mr. Linky and be sure to mention that you are entering your card for the BBTB2 challenge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Twas The Night...

Regina has just designed a darling printable for "Twas The Night Before Christmas". I love the background printables so I printed it off post haste and created this little card.
The Santa Clause and all three little Christmas trees are from Christmas Cheer cartridge (I love this cart). The printable has been embossed with a lovely folder that says "Merry Christmas". The edging is from a Martha punch ... Santa has been embossed as well with Swiss Dot.
Santa has 3 red jewels on his hat and there is a gold jewel topping one of the trees.
Thanks for visiting and I always love it when you leave me some love.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Little Girls

I needed a little girl card....and lucky me, I had already printed off one of the darling printables from Regina's Cutting Cafe "That's What Little Girls are Made Of" round sentiments. You can see her set here. Here is my card.

Cutting Cafe Sentiment: "That's What Little Girls Are Made of"
Card Base: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cricut: New Arrival (little girl outfit)
Pink Ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

BBTB2/Give Thanks

Gobble Gobble Gobble
This week's challenge is hosted by that talented design team sister, Donna Mundinger. I love Donna's creations, she always has layers of delightful details on her designs and always awesome results.
This week Donna selected the Thanksgiving cartridge, and she asked us to "give thanks". Of course if we don't have that cartridge (which I don't), we can use any cartridge that offers the "thanks" cut. I selected several cartridges for my design. I gave a wee bit of humor to my design because surely any Turkey would love being at a Turkey Sanctuary this time of year. I hope you have come to visit me from the Bitten By The Bug2 blog so you can enjoy all of the designer's projects. We all are thankful all year long but especially at this time of year when families gather to enjoy the holiday, it is especially wonderful. My wonderful son and darling daughter in law and their sweet dog Daisy come to visit and it is the highlight of my whole year. Thanks for visiting. I always enjoy when you stop by and leave me some love.
Cricut: Calligraphy - Give Thanks
Animal Kingdom - Turkey, Gobble
Doodlecharms - House
Sizzix - Sun, Clouds (This is a backdrop)
Jewels, rubber stamps, embossing folders, ribbon (this is a hanging card)
Be sure to join in our challenge by presenting your card to BBTB2 blog under Mr. Linky.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Pastel Christmas

I love it when I can do a card out of the traditional arena. Regina's newest Cutting Cafe printables are just the ticket for making Christmas cards using pastels. I LOVE this set. I made the red and green traditional cards for my son and DIL, and I made some more for the gals at my dentist office, and now I was down to making some for my Christmas card needs. I grabbed this Cutting Cafe set up instantly and began the easy design process. The cards just fall together. I don't make glitzy cards or spend a lot of time on my Christmas cards which I shouldn't admit. However I am taking into consideration mailing costs when my cards are created with easy designs. And when you have these wonderful Cutting Cafe printables all ready to use, making a bunch of cards truly is a simple process. Take a look at this set here and I know you will want these darling designs.

I printed off a sentiment for inside and used
one of the cute cute cute printables for additional
joy. I also added the cut JOY from Opposites

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Cutting Cafe Christmas Stuff OH MY

Thanksgiving time my son and sweet daughter in law, and their dog Daisy, come to visit me. It's the highlight of my year. I always make them a set of Christmas cards and this year I grabbed up one of Regina's wonderful Christmas sets .
The inside of each card has a printable from Cutting Cafe "Christmas Card Inside Greetings". Each printable is perfect.

This is the darling Bingo set. You can see it here. On each card I have added a die cut that has some sort of match to the cute Bingo card. I (heart) this set.

TFL... and check out Cutting Cafe for all of your needs. Regina shares something for every single occasion possible... and she is like the Energizer Bunny, she just keeps on creating so check back often here.

Monday, November 08, 2010


Happy Monday to each of you. It's my turn at BBTB2 to select a cartridge and a cut. I am a big fan of all things Cricut and I love the Create A Critter cartridge. I have selected CAC for the challenge, and I have asked that the designers use the dog die from page 35. As you know we can use any cartridge that has any dog and I hope that you will take this challenge and run with it. Post your card on BBTB2 by using Mr. Linky.
Here is my card....

Recipe: Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter (Dog with firehat, and doghouse
Papers: Grab-up snippets from my scrapbin.
Punch: Heart
Embossing Folders

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Rejoice

Rejoice In The Lord Always is an absolutely beautiful set from Regina's Cutting Cafe. I made up a set of 8 cards for my friend Judi. She can use each card as a simple "thinking of you" or she can mail them at Easter time. The card front is very simple, and I've added the printable stamp of Bible verses which she can slip into the card. She will love them and I loved creating them for her. The beautiful cross is cut from the Easter Cricut cartridge, and I've added a small punch cross as well... the cross and mount have been embossed and the verses are mounted on Nestie shapes.

Thanks for your visit. And do take time to look at this wonderful set from Cutting Cafe here.

Monday, November 01, 2010


This week's BBTB2 challenge is Reader's Choice and Heather elected to select Cindy Loo for the Cricut cartridge and we were to design with the flourish. I don't have Cindy Loo but there are a gazillion carts that have some sort of flourish. I cut mine from Home Decor. It's a delicate flourish and I placed it under one of the flower dies on the same cartridge. I had some snippets of paper in my scrapbin, I set the flower upon two Nestie mounts and I added a rubber stamp sentiment. This "just a note" sentiment is among my faved because we can't have too many cards for just a sweet note, can't we? I had a leaf in the tray and before I could think about it, I glued it down under the flower. I chided myself for doing this because the green leaf and the green scroll are not compatible color ranges. Too late.... it was securely glued onto the card and there was no going back. The flower has about 4 layers but they don't really show up. The center of the flower has 4 red jewels.
Don't forget.... you can join in on our BBTB2 challenges. You can use any cartridge that has a flourish, just add your card to Mr. Linky so we can enjoy seeing it. Thanks for visiting. Always love to see you.