Monday, May 5, 2008

BBTB - Christmas Cheer - Mug Challenge

I'm so excited to post my FIRST Bitten By The Bug challenge! I love the way it turned out! We were challenged to use the mug on the Christmas Cheer cartridge, and this is what I came up with! Please be sure to check out ALL the wonderful creations for the challenge this week . . . they're all amazing!


I cut and shadowed the mug using DCWV Old World paper. I then created the shopping bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. The perfect touch was adding Grumpabella! I got the Bella image from my SBS2 sister Lori. I created the text for the tag that says, "Some days . . . only a BIG cup will do!" on my computer, and then I cut it out using my QuicKutz. I inked some sheer ribbon and added that to the tag. Finally, I added a beautiful crocheted flower that my oldest daughter Emily made for me!! Isn't it GORGEOUS? She is so talented, and she has since made me more flowers, so you'll be seeing more of them on my projects! I do believe I'm going to have to open an Etsy shop so that she can sell some of them! They're fantastic! I added a button to the flower center. I then added some Starbuck's gift cards to the bag. So, what do you think? What a nice gift card holder! It's my first BBTB project, I'm thrilled to be a new member of the design team, and I LOVE the way it turned out!

I tried to blog hop and leave comments at your sites yesterday, but I pretty much felt like throwing my computer through the window. I'm able to look at sites, but loading the comment window is just crazy! It takes about 3 or 4 tries before I can get it to display. I have no idea what's going on with my Internet connection. Hopefully we'll figure it out. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

27 comments :

Bonnie said...

I love this! Grumpabella is by far the closest Bella to me in the morning!! {before coffee!} I hear ya abuot commenting!! Sometimes it is so difficult to leave comments - I just give up!! Today it is working YAY!!

Lauren said...

I love your ensemble here. The bella and the coloring are stunning.

kathleenh said...

This turned out really cute! I'm sorry to hear about your computer problems. That can be really frustating.

Fe-Fe said...

This is fabulous Carol. I love your Grumpabella, she's fab.

Hope your computer gets sorted soon, it's no fun when they are playing up. Technology eh?!

Hugs
Fe x

wendy said...

I love it! What a cute idea and I love the saying :). Who doesn't love starbucks?!

malieta said...

Your project is adorable Carol!
malieta:)

Patsy Jackson said...

Wow what a fab first project - congrats on getting on the DT - you so deserve it!

Loving all your fab LOs Carol - they just get better and better! You must be so pleased you are getting them done!

BTW - fab packaging alteration on the photo frame :)

Patsy x

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a brilliant idea ,love it ,brilliant work,Dawnx

Andrea, said...

Wow this is fab Carole, what a great idea. Love the crocheted flower, your daughter is very clever

Alexandra said...

This is totally great Carol - what a creative and fabulous project!! Awesome first challenge, girl, you ROCKED it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Scrappin in my spare time said...

oh girl that turned out so cute.

Crayola58 said...

See? Look at YOU... a DESIGNER on BBTB. I am so happy you are with us...I love your card. And OF COURSE I noticed right off that crochet flower that Emily did. How neat is that?
Welcome, Carol.

Lisa said...

That is so cute, I have been to the BBTB site, but still haven't dusted by Cricut off yet!

Deborah said...

Fabulous! I can totaly relate to Grumpabella prior to my rocket fuel in the morning! Great job on your project! Hugs, Deb

~Michelle~ said...

cute cuppa! Love the steam!!

Judy said...

Cute...cute...cute!

Check out my blog candy I'm offering. Hope your computer will let you leave a comment.

Deb said...

Wow, Carol, this is fantastic, what an amazing first design team project. I love this so much and Emily's flower is fabulous!

Chris said...

i think this is waaayyy cute!!! i hardly use my cricut...the boys use it for projects at school. sorry your puter is stressing you out!!! sometimes technology is NOT what we need!!! LOL >"<

Marlou said...

Hi Carol just loving what you and your daughter have made!! those crochet flowers are just amazing!!! My internet has been giving me loads of problems too Carol, sometimes 10 attempts just to get signed in to my blog :( enjoy your day :) x

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Carol what a lovely project! Love it!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOOHOO!!!!! I'm so excited for you! What an awesome first project you did! Love it! :)

Lori said...

This is such a fun project! The Grumpabella image is a perfect fit.

Cassie said...

this is so cute! I have a cricut and I opened the box - got intimidated by all that was in it so I closed it agian and haven't been back since! But I love all the stuff on the BBTB blog - and am thrilled you are part of the team! Maybe I'll even break it out one day!

Glee said...

Carol, this is just darling...tell Emily that her flower just makes this project "out of this world!"

Wife2TJ said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!! I may have to look into these challenges. TFS!!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Congratulations on making the Bug team! I love your first project! That is so cool!

Heather said...

Hey! I just saw this over @ BBTB! LOL too funny! Anyways, this turned out great! Gotta love grumpabella :)