BBTB2 – Sports

The challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 for the next two weeks is sports.

After my daughter graduated from high school, I decided to learn how to officiate Volleyball because I loved going to her games.  This marks my 10th season of doing it and I decided to make a layout.


Our local paper took a lot of pictures of a game I officiated between two county teams and posted them on their website.  I chose some of the pictures that included me and printed them out.  My son gave me a book of layout sketches last Christmas and one had a circle in the middle that seemed perfect for a volleyball.  The volleyball, whistle and volleyball logo all came from the cartridge Sports Mania.  The whistle had the word “coach” attached to it, so I sliced most of the word off both layers and after it was cut out, trimmed off the rest with my scissors.  The curved title at the top and the 2020 were the font Dom-casual.  I don’t use the curve function very often and I really should as it makes it easier to space things along a circle.  The OHSAA (which is the Ohio High School Athletic Association) logo was downloaded from the web and then I used the print & cut feature.  The patterned paper was Teresa Collins’ Sports Edition II.  I also used some washi tape to accent.

Here is the whistle cut after I sliced off most of the word, but before I hand trimmed it.


Link your own sports project using your Circut machine over at Bitten by the Bug 2 by November 8.  All of the designers have some great inspiration for you. – Denise

BBTB2 – Feels Like Fall

October is fully Fall in Ohio and that is the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.


I have been branching out from card making and scrapbooking into some home decor.  I turned again to SVG Cuts for my cut file.  There is a whole set of 3D letters (they also have 3D numbers) and I spelled out FALL with them.  I have used the numbers once for a 90th birthday party (found here.) I can tell you that these letter with their straight lines were a lot easier to put together than the curves of the 90.  I had a Craft Smart paper pad from Michaels that had a fall theme which I used for the fronts of the letters.  This pad also had a sheet of circle tags which I cut out and tied to the letters with twine to add some interest.  I use about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of dried beans inside of the letters which gives them enough weight to be stable and not tip over easily.  Fall is a beautiful time of year, so use your Circut to celebrate it and link up your project at Bitten by the Bug 2. – Denise