BBTB2 Back to School

Hi, I am back again for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge – Back to School.  Here are a couple of cards celebrating that in whatever form it takes this year.

IMG_4178These were made for my granddaughter as she starts 6th grade and my daughter-in-law as she starts her second year of teaching.  She certainly had an different start to her teaching career last year with COVID.  I used Recess , Autumn Celebrations, Back to School and Just Because Cards to create these cards.  The paper was cardstock I had on hand along with a 6 x 6 paper pad called Hall Pass from We R Memory Keepers.

Use your Cricut to create your own back to school project and link it up for the next two weeks at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Our designers have lots of great projects there to inspire you. – Denise

BBTB 2 – Anything goes with a watermelon

Who doesn’t like watermelon (besides my husband, lol)?  The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to craft something on the Cricut with a watermelon.


I love watermelon and have a cat that also loves it, so he gets part of the rind to lick when I cut one up.  I searched Design Space for watermelon and found this image and sentiment as part of the Just Because Cards cartridge (melon #M472AF).  I adjusted the size of the watermelon a bit and used some perfect paper in a paper stack by The Paper Studio called Fruit Art. Since there was some paper with the seeds already in it, I used that and didn’t use the top red cut of the file. The file also contains an envelope, so I cut one using the same paper as the background.  It is hard to tell, but the dark green rind and border are a shimmery cardstock.

See what great projects the design team came up with for this challenge and link your own project using the Cricut in the next two weeks at Bitten by the Bug 2.

Bitten by the Bug 2 – Summer Fun

We are in the heat of the summer and Bitten by the Bug 2 has a challenge to show your Summer Fun.  Here is the layout I came up with.


I don’t do a lot of scrapbook layouts and I have never scrapped something this quickly, since this was just a week and a half ago.  We have a cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spent a week there with our daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Our son couldn’t come due to COVID restrictions and others couldn’t come for the same reasons.  While we didn’t have nearly the number of family and friends this year, it allowed my granddaughter and I to have some special time together.  We have a black lab and the lake is like heaven to him along with kids.  Elena would run and jump off the dock and our dog would be right behind her.  She also has a black lab who would do the same thing and sometimes both dogs would jump in.  I captured these pictures from a video I took and it represents the center of our summers.  I tend to do simple layouts and let the pictures take center stage.   A cut from Campin’ Critters with the Jump in the Lake was perfect for the title in the corner and splashes from Noah’s ABC Animals added a nice flourish.  The circle is basic shapes and I let the Cricut do the writing using Market Street Fonts (Eloise).

Join in the Summer Fun and link your own project using your Cricut on the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. Get lots of inspiration from all the wonderful projects done by the design team.  – Denise