Monday, March 14, 2011

Bitten By The Bug 2--Easter Chick.....

Happy Monday!
Today is Bitten By The Bug 2 Design Team Day.
Did I ever tell you how much I enjoy creating with this group of fabulously talented designers? I missed doing my project last week because of my Guest Spot with Everyday Cricut and felt SO SO bad....but I'm back now :)
This week's challenge was chosen by Penny. She wanted us to use the Chick from the Easter 2010 cartridge. If you don't  have that cartridge, you can use any chick or duck on any cartridge. Make sure you go back to Bitten By The Bug 2 after your done reading and play along with us! I had never used this chick and was excited to give it a try. 
I should have stopped right there, LOL!
I think my brain is tired. This card a the result of a bunch of mix-ups on my behalf. I don't have many pictures of the "process" because I kept changing my mind. I decided in the end to use my Cricut to give me a look of my own Spellbinders. I chose the scalloped circle also on the Easter 2010 cartridge and cut it in different sizes.
I used my Crop-a-dile to add the holes in the frames.
I wanted a little color to the smallest circle so I used George and put a circle in the size I wanted on my mat on my Gypsy. I then made one a little smaller and put it inside that one. This gave me a "little" ring of color to add.
Other than that there are too many things I did to list. A few: Glossy Accents to the title (which you can't see too good in the pictures), Stickles to the eggs, embossed the background circle. The card base I totally did in my "own" size. It started out at 6" x 6". I kept cutting parts off. Then I cut away parts so only the circle showed. In the end it fits into a 5" x 7" envelope. Please don't ask for directions because I don't think I could recreate it if I tried, LOL! At least it "looks" like your typical Tent Card in the end and that is all that matters. You probably don't even notice, but I added a little grass in the basket. Where did I get it? I told my son to go down to our storage room and get me a piece of grass from one of our Easter baskets. And...up he walked with ONE piece. I guess that is all I needed, LOL!
Cricut Cartridges Used
Easter 20110 = Chick @ 2.30  and Scallops @ 3.10, 2.83" and Happy Easter @ 2.19" and Grass @ 1.59"
George and Basic Shapes = Circle @ 4.18" and 3.94"
A Child's Year = Eggs @ 1.94"
Stretch Your Imagination = Basket @ 3.59"
Cuttlebug Folder
Spots and Dots and Forest Branches
Paper Line
Echo Park Springtime
Making Memories Dilly Dally

Lime Green and Magenta


  1. Your card is beautiful,,love the colors and the way it's made,,
    great job!!!

  2. I love your card, Not sure if mine will come out like yours but I am going to give it a try.

  3. Love the card, i have been wanting to attempt a "tent" card so i think i will give it a try (hope it turns out half as nice as yours)

  4. This is cute as all get out, Maria! Love the little chickie in the basket, and yes, I did notice the grass. The Cricut "nesties" are beautiful and I love the eggs "hiding" in the grass. Eiyiyi! I'ts been a week for me. Got lots of catching up to do on your blog! xxD

  5. WOnderful Creation!!! love all the element details from the glossy accentss to the embossing. Your son sounds like the same thing mine would do Lol! and it worked out perfect Lol! thank you for another fabulous inspiration :)

  6. wow maria what an awesome card! loving everything about it

  7. OMG! you are sooo good... I love all of your creations. I'm your newest follower.
    Thanks for sharing!
    hope you'll have spare time to visit me at

  8. Oh Maria I was just busting up laughing at what you said about your son, Sounds like something mine would do too (giggle) Gotta Love them, lol! And for a bunch of mix ups you sure got a winner! Don't you just Love when that happens! What a Great Card, I love it. It was such a fun challenge and missed you last week!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  9. I missed you last week glad you are back and what a shining entrance you made with this card. Wow.... all of the details are fantastic.

  10. This is so darling and perfect in every way!! I'm so happy that you're happy to be on this team, too. I just love your work!

  11. Your "design" process seemed to go the way my often does ;- ) Isn't it great though when it works out in a wonderful card. Yours did, I can't always say wonderful, but acceptable. Maybe that's in the eye and regrets of the designer. I think your card is lovely though. Thanks for sharing.


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