Calling ALL beginner Cuttlebug Users!

Welcome to the Cuttlebug Blog. We are excited you have stopped by to visit. So relax, kick off your shoes and enjoy your stay here. We have decided to dedicate this site to beginners! (Seasoned Veterans welcome too!) As I am a beginner Cuttlebug'er I have looked around other blogs and get kind of discouraged by all the very advanced (and fabulous) designs. So I thought to myself, beginners need a place to feel welcome, make mistakes (as I am sure I will ;) and grow with creativity! So lets join together and Create, Inspire , Teach, Grow!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My own little blog hop page 2!

Hey everyone! If you missed page 1 on the Cricut Blog go there first!
So here is page 2!

Cricut Carts used: George and basic shapes (star), Home Decor (swirly)
Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls (star and polka dot mat)
Paper: Orange cs (base), Rusty Pickle (scalloped mat, polka dot, stars and stripes), Bazzill Bling (swirly), black cs (shadow swirly), golden cs (star)
PC Hug Bug: computer generated image (monkey and "born to be wild")
Ink: Martha Stewart (brown and black)
Prima flowers , bling from stash, Monkey embellie from stash.
I think thats all for this page... if you want to see the final page hop on over to Expressions on Paper!
TYFL, Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Greeting cards

Here are 2 quick cards I put together!

Recipe "Lets Celebrate":
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder = Traffic Jam
Cuttlebug Die Cuts 2x2 = Birthday (baloons and hats)
Paper = neon green cs, dk purple cs, lt purple cs, tan cs, misc background
Stamp = Stampindous
Ink = Studio g (purple)
purple ribbon, eyelets from stash

Recipe "Birthday":
Cuttlebug embossing folder = Spots and Dots
Images = PC Hug bug
Paper = mauve cs, yellow cs
Yellow ribbon from stash
Ink = Martha Stewert (silver)

Packages in the mail!

I love getting packages in the mail. It feels almost like Christmas! I could get soooo in trouble shopping on line.
So yesterday I was feeling all annoyed and on my way home I stopped to check the mail. My package from CrazyScraps had arrived. YAY! Instantly I felt better. ***giggle*** Nine new embossing folders to play with (spots and dots, my fav!). And some cranberry ink (just in time for valentines day). I can't wait for the weekend.
Well thats my news for today! Hope you all have a great day, since we are on the downhill side of the week!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Its all about PINK over at PTW. Which is great because I love pink. And over at Practical Scrappers its all about EMBOSSING. So I think this one covers both. Yay!
Here is a valentine I made! Enjoy, TFL

Cuttlebug Organic Flourish Embossing Border = top and bottom
Cuttlebug Love Language card making combo = xo's, hugs and kisses
Cricut Cartridge = Indy Art (lips)
Paper = Printed from PC Hug bug (*surprise ;), pale pink cs, dk pink polka dot
Ink = Martha Stewart (pink)
Embellies from stash

Monday, January 18, 2010


If you are here you have made the first step toward becomming a Design Team Member! Congrats!
We will post challenges on a monthly basis, you need to be able to meet the deadline for projects.  I suggest that you have at least 5 different embossing folders if not more. You need to have a blog so that you can post your creations and inspiration and/or any tutorials you would like to share. If you are interested please follow the instructions below to be considered....
The first step is to become a follower. The second step is to pick your favorite project (with Cuttlebug usage) and email it to me HERE with a simple "About Me" paragraph, how many folders you have, whats your favorite technique using cuttlebug (if you know ;), and a link to your blog! The third and final step is to leave a comment here. Its that easy!

Are you asking yourself "What do I get?" has graciously agreed to be our monthly sponsor! Wow, we already have a great sponsor! THANKS a bunch CrazyScraps! So don't forget to pop on over and check out what they have to create with.
As a Design Team Member you will receive Cuttlebug stuff monthly to use on your designs. You also get to put "DT" after your name, learn new concepts, teach new concepts, and grow as a crafter/blogger!
We will announce the new design team Feburary 28, 2010!
Thank you so much for your interest and I wish you luck in all your endevors!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


This is a great and simple card! I love the bling.... I think it brings out the flowers!

With Love embossing border = flowers
Paper = Brown cs, Pink cs
Stamp = Hero Arts
Ink = Ink it up (brown and black)
Bling = from stash
Simply emboss both top and bottom of brown cs and corners on pink cs, place stamp, ink around edges of cs (black on the brown and brown on the pink), add Bling where needed!
Nice, easy, fast!
TYFL, Enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations

My Best friend Adrianne is going to have her second baby after many years of trying.
We are so happy for her! These are the baby invitations I came up with from my stash of goodies...
plus my NEW cuttlebug machine *giggle*
Paper =  off white cs (background)
Image and invite saying aquired from internet & printed on plain white cardstock
Tiny Mosiac embossing =  Background
Ink = Martha Stewart (stackables) green, blue, dk blue, red, brown, black
Ribbon from my stash
Glue = elmers (ha ha works great), Hot glue (ribbon and embellies)
The cute little embelishments have been in my stash for ages! I finally found a reason to use them!
I inked around all edges of all paper. Color coordinating individually.
I hope the ladies that are invited to this shower love their invites!  I think there are 30 to be made so I have my work cut out for me.... But it's the least I could do for my best friend.... right?
Thank you for stopping by, hope to hear from you! Enjoy!

Don't Croak!

When I saw this little froggie I knew I had to make a card with him.  He is so cute! This is a birthday card and the inside will say "Eat Cake"!
Paper = Green Bazzill Bling
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (tiny mosaic) = Background
Digital Download (forgot where) = Frog Image
Ink = Ink it up
TYFL, Enjoy!