Monday, October 5, 2015

Cricut BBTB2 - BEWARE of Halloween

Yes - BEWARE - it's time to eat candy, lots of candy.   It's been out for over a month now.  As of this writing, I haven't eaten any of it.   Can't say that will happen once my husband goes to the store and sees his favorites - Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. 

This is a little bit of a scary card to share this week.  I love the Frankenstein cut and I decided to go with dark colors.  I'll send it to an adult so that I don't scare any little ones.

Frankenstein is from the Cricut Autumn Celebrations cartridge.  The web is from Monster Bash and Stickled.  The spider is from Designers Calendar.  I just added a basic bracket background twice and pop dotted Frankie and it was done.

Take a look at our projects at  BBTB2 and  enjoy our creative Halloween projects.  I thank our hostess for the week, Melanie.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Sometimes I am a little challenged when working with Design Space files.  I could not get a shared file to work on my DS.  So I made my  own.  I downloaded a font from that matched the examples and then used my subscription to make the half pumpkin.  I used the slice feature for the first time and this was also the first time getting a font.   I may not be learning it fast, but I'm getting there.   This Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch shirt is for my granddaughter.  The lettering is Gold Vinyl and turned out so cute - she can wear it for October and November.  I'm sure she will love it, I do!

Linked to Hiding in My Craft Room #218,  HIMCR218

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cricut BBTB2 - It's Fall, Y'all

Yes - Fall is in the air - the leaves on the trees have started to change here in Northern CA - where has summer gone?

I made a FALL Banner for my mantel. Since I made two of them, I alternated the letters to add extra color.  I had to stop with the embellishments, sometimes less is better.    It is my project this week at BBTB2.  Michelle, from is our hostess and has challenged us and you to use the word FALL or AUTUMN on a project or card.   Slip on over to BBTB2 and see our projects and link up one of your own.


Banner -  Home for the Holidays, Fall, Winter
Apple - Designers Calendar
Crow - Creativebug
Spider - Designers Calendar
Football Charm - Autumn Celebrations
Pumpkin - Autumn Celebrations

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cricut St. Patrick's Day: Who Wants a Pint of Beer?

I saw this on Pinterest or one of the Facebook groups I follow.   Thought it was so cute and added it to my list of projects.   My son-in-law is a beer lover and occasionally loves to go to breweries  or restaurants featuring local brews in Northern California.  Sometimes they bring the kids.   So I made a shirt for my SIL and my grandson.   I sliced the beer cut a bit and cut it with iron-on vinyl on my Cricut Explore.  It's from the St. Patrick's Day cartridge.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cricut BBTB - Cookies For Santa

Melanie, my design sister from came up with our BBTB2 challenge this week.   Since it is National Pecan Cookie Day, we have to make a project with a cookie using our Cricut.   I thought about this one for a while and decided I would make a Christmas layout entitled "Cookies for Santa".   It took a bit of time, the colors are quite busy, and I love the final version. 

I cut the Cookie Jar and Mrs. Santa using the print and cut feature, and cut the rest on my Explore.

Mrs. Claus is from Quilted Christmas
Cookie Jar from Kates Kitchen,
Holly from Deck the Hall
Gingerbread people from Gingerbread
Lights from Family Album

Join us this week for All About Cookies and see what the ladies have baked up for you.  It all smells and looks delicious!  Bitten By the Bug2

Monday, September 14, 2015

Disney Layout - Buzz Lightyear Blast Off!

Hi Everyone,  It's my day to host the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week.  I decided to 'let my imagination run wild' and have selected a Cricut 'imaginary character' cut.  This is pretty broad so I am expecting lots of fantastic and creative entries.  Your character can be Disney (like mine), a bug, a human-like character, or any make believe creature from the Cricut collection.   Link your project up to BBTB2 this week.  Enjoy!

We are planning to go with both sets of grandparents and the kids/grandkids to Disneyland soon.  I had this fantastic cut of Buzz Lightyear that I got in a swap last year and decided he was perfect for the challenge.   Many thanks to Lady Aruba for the time she put in to create this paper masterpiece. I added:

Planet from Life's A Party,
Blastoff from Stencil
Rocketship from Nifty Fifties,
and Stars from Cricut Basic Shapes.

Monday, September 7, 2015

New Profession: 49er's Draft Pick

We enjoyed the first pre-season 49ers Game a few weeks ago.  Safeway had a booth with props for taking pictures and of course, I am there!   My new profession is a 49ers player - you might not be able to see my sign but it says "49er's Draft Pick" and my husband is drinking a giant mug of beer. The other two pictures were taken inside the 49ers Museum at Levi's Stadium.

 This layout somewhat fits in to our BBTB2 Labor Day Challenge of making a project that has to do with a profession.   During this time of year, it's about baseball and football - two great professions that almost every young kid aspires to be.   All cuts are from the Family Album Cricut cartridge.

Join the fun at Bitten By the Bug2 and link up your Labor Day 'profession' card or project - it could be a fireman, a nurse, or even a baseball player.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pre-School - I want to be a Rock Star when I grow up

My grand-daughter started her 2nd year of pre-school this week.  Mommy asked her a few questions to describe herself and she stated she wants to be a rock star when she grows up.  Not quite 4 years old and she wants to be able to sing "Shake It Off" like a rock star.  

Emily from Mollie's Motifis hosting our Bitten By the Bug2 challenge this week.  Come take a look at the Cricut cuts featuring school supplies and icons.   Join the challenge at BBTB2.

My cuts come from several cartridges:
-Pre-School - altered cut from K-12
-Pencil - From Family Album
-Sunburst background - from Artbooking
-School House - from 1st Few Years
-Crayons - from Recess
-Apple - from From My Kitchen, added 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

BBTB2 - The Hula Dancers are Here

My granddaughter attended her cousin's 1st birthday party, complete with a luau theme.  The highlight of the evening was a hula dancer and her bongo playing companion.   As the picture shows, she was mesmerized by the dancing and costumes.   The girls as well as the guys each got lessons and showed off their dancing skills.

Our theme this week at BBTB2 is "Fruits of Summer" and Brenda is our hostess.  Won't you join in the fun and create a project with your Cricut and link it up to our BBTB2 blog?  Love to have you.  Aloha! from Bitten by the Bug 2.

Cartridges used:  Luau for Pineapple and 2 tiki men, Life's a Beach for words, center tiki man, and hula girl.  I used my Stampin' Up Blendabilities instead of inking.  I like how I could use several colors for the grass skirt and pineapple top as well as highlighting the flowers in the hula girl.

Monday, August 10, 2015

BBTB2 - Cricut Birthday Cake Card

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing a birthday cake card with you.   Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a birthday cake Cricut cut on a card or project. Our hostess, Melanie, would love if you join our challenge.   I used cuts from Pretty Pennants, Classroom December and Paper Lace.   I took the 'Happy Birthday' icon and put it inside a blank pennant.  Not quite sure about my color choices, but I had something in mind and just went with it.   The background is brown but I think it looks black in the picture.

I would love for you to link up your 'birthday cake' card to our Bitten By the Bug Challenge this week.  Follow the link and enjoy our designer's projects.