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!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Aprils Flower Power Winner

We have a winner for Challenge #3! Random.Org picked Lucky number 8!
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Congratulations Sherri! Here is Sherri's winning project submission:
I just love this card! It is very inventive! To see how Sherri did it visit her blog! Sherri Email me with your addy so we can get your yummy prize out to you asap! Just as a reminder this is what you should be expecting in your crafty mail:
We hope you will share your project made with Your Kioshi papers and flowersoft!
Here is our "I am a Winner" BRAG blinkie to add to your blog!

Stay tuned tomorrow for our #4 Challenge! And remember ALWAYS Scrap Crazy Everyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Last of our FLOWER POWER projects!

Well everyone this is our last April inspiration post! We had so much fun with all the flowers this month! Thank you all for coming by and leaving love... It is much appreciated and is what keeps us going week after week! As usual if you would like the recipe for any of the projects seen here visit the DT blogs listed to the left (blue links). 
Cuttlebug embossing folders= Candy Cane Stripe, Textile & Herringbone used on the pink petals

Cuttlebug Embossing folder: Birds and Swirls

On the cupcake wrapper I used the diamond border from the Pop culture embossing folder and D'vine swirls on the top.

Thats is for this monday! I hope you are all inspired to join a challenge here on the Cuttlebug blog!
Scrap Crazy Everyone!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Winner! Winner! Winner!

Thanx so much to all who cared enough to leave a comment! I wish I could send you ALL a gift!
But we have a WINNER!!!!   Congratulations Maureen Reiss #6! I used to generate the lucky number! Thanx for being part of our first 100 Friends! Here is what you should be expecting in your Crafty Mail Maureen!

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Max: 22
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Maureen Send me an email(under contact us) with your addy so we can get this sent out right away!

Well everyone that was so much fun I cannot wait until we hit the 200 friends mark! Maybe something fun will happen again! Scrap Crazy Everyday!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

*****This Giveaway is now closed*****

Yay! I knew we could do it! Well who wants some free stuff??? All you have to do is comment on this post. Friday morning I will pick a number from the comments left and Voila! WINNER!!!
Psst... followers only please...lets make all the games fair!
So if you are not a follower... become one... and leave a comment... doesn't get any easier that that ladies!Please only one comment per person (make it easier for me to count... I can only use my toes twice before I get confused *wink*)

Monday, April 19, 2010


And the flowers keep coming! Our DT won't let you down! Here are the fabulous designs for this weeks inspiration!
Blooming Dots Embossing folder and embossed each side of the card..leaving the center blank. I covered the center with a piece of DCWV patterned paper. I attached a flower cut with the cricut.

Sabrina (cricut blog)
Plaque I made for my flower garden. I used Swiss Dots, D'vine Swirls and Spots and Dots.

Bloomin dots cuttlebug embossing folder,the Paper company cardstock, heidi grace design pattern paper.
If you would like the recipe on any DT project you see here check out their personal blogs on the left of the screen! (blue links)

One more thing... we are almost at 100 followers! YAY!!! I think I may have to give something away.
But I am keeping that a surprise! Hope to see all your projects for challenge #3!
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Surprise!

Our Special surprise today is a Guest Designer! Nanne Harry from Nanne's Creations and SOUS has graciously accepted our offer to be a Guest Designer on the Cuttlebug Blog! Although Nanne is not new to scrappin' in any way.... She is a beginner Cuttlebug'er... I have followed Nanne for a very long time... Her designs are absolutely BEAUTIFUL... and I get great inspiration from her personally! I hope she will inspire you all to create something beautiful as well. So I hope all of you will give Nanne a great big welcome!

"My name is Nanné, I am 38 years old. I am a wife to my scrap supporting husband and we have three wonderful children (Amber 20, Aaron 16 and Adam 15) that are growing up way too fast.
I have been scrapping for about 3 years now and since I bought my Cricut and Design Studio software back in 2008, it really has become more of a passion than just a hobby. I confess, I am a paper addict. Any brand, any print, any time.. :O) and a layout isn't complete till it has a flower on it some where...
I find inspiration from all of the wonderful ladies that I have had the pleasure of meeting since I started scrapping.."

So.... Are you all ready to see Nanne's work? Voila!

Beautiful don't you think? I never would have thought to use the bloom dots embossing folder on the clouds... but its perfect! Now you all can see why I am so amazed with Nanne's work! Thanx Girl, for taking the time to bring us some great inspiration!
Okay everyone... you have no excuses... there is perfect inspiration for you! Get.... hurry... grab your paper... and your bug.... Scrap Crazy!
*psst... I forgot....have a great weekend!

Monday, April 12, 2010

This weeks FLOWER POWER projects!

You Guessed it! Its monday again and our DT has cooked up some yummy ideas for you all!
Remember: If you would like more information on our DT projects just click on the Designers blue link to the left.... That will take you to their blogs!

RECIPE: Cuttlebug embossing folders= Victoria(purple & orange flowers),Swiss Dots(red flower & "hi")

Sabrina (expressions blog)
Set of 4 note cards...
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Spots and Dots, D'vine swirls (my 2 favorites *wink*)

I used the round cuttlebug tag and embossed with the pop cultures circle folder and formed the flower.

Great Inspiration here this week! Thanx for comming by to take a peek! We hope you join in our challenge #3! Have a great week everyone!

P.S.  Stay tuned for next week... we have a very special surprise for you all!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekly Inspiration

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I am sure your kids got all the candy their stomaches could handle... I wished for everyone to have fantastic weather.... Did it work???? Because we have had snow here for days..  So It's monday again... Yay!... Here are this weeks DT FLOWER POWER projects!  

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders used: Argyle (lg daisy), Swiss Dots (center sunflower), D'vine Swirl (sm daisy), Spots and Dots (little red flowers), Textile (little yellow flowers)

Here is a standard size card I made for this weeks project! I used my cricut to cut the flower (used Storybook) and I embossed it with my Swiss Dots (one of my favorites)...


Recipe: flowers are embossed one of the border frills cuttlebug border embossing folders....

Thanx for coming by.... we hope you enter our challenge... and we NEVER despise comments... ;) We will see you all next week for more FLOWER POWER projects... have a great week everyone!

To check out the DT full recipes on the projects above go check out their blogs listed to the left (click on the blue links)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
I decided to get all of you a golden egg! Do you like it?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Challenge #3

APRIL is here! That means a new challenge here at the Cuttlebug Blog! This months THEME is FLOWER POWER! Create anything you would like with flowers and your Cuttlebug. We are all so excited that spring is on its way we thought what a perfect opportunity to share some spring inspiration.
This months yummy prize is from the new Kioshi collection from Basic Grey is absolutely beautiful and perfect for any spring theme. Oh! and don't forget the Flower Soft to give your flowers the power! Thanx to our sponsor CrazyScraps for offering up this SWEET spring package!
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper- Rebun
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper- Water Lily
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper-Anason
1- Basic Grey Kioshi Glazed Brad (24 ct)
1- Flower soft Ultra Fine - Raspberry Fizz (20ml)
1- Cuttlebug Pop Culture Embossing Borders

Here are the Design Teams FLOWER POWER projects... Inspiration Galore!

I used the Pop culture borders on the easter egg sections, and the Chicky was embossed with the Textiles embossing folder and paper pieced together. I added lots of silk flowers with metal brad centers and the corners were cut from the Fancy Corner die cuts and stickled. I also used the Pop culture borders embossing folders on various areas of my picture frame borders.

I chose to make a stair card..I have fallen in love with making these cards and using the Pop Culture border embossing folders are great for these types of cards!! I used my cuttlebug to emboss the front paper..and used my cricut for the rest of the cuts.

Recipe: pop culture borders cuttlebug embossing folder, Bo Bunny pattern paper,
Bazzill cardstock,CTMH blank small goodie box, prima flowers and my around the block paper tagger.
Just a little side note... i love flowers, but like them to "move" on my projects.
By paper tagging them they can "wiggle" just a little. It is my favorite way to attach flowers to any project!

RECIPE: Cuttlebug embossing folder=Pop Culture/ Cuttlebug die=Flowers/ cardstock=So Saffron(SU!), Cool Mint(Coredinations)/ patterned paper=Paisley & Petals(SEI)/ stamp=Bloom(SU!)/ ribbon(SU!).
TECHNIQUE: I embossed the Coredinations paper then sanded until enough blue came through and I cut out the flowers and curled them to stand away from the paper.
Cuttlebug embossing border: 2 Pop Culture(flower pot, flower, trim), textile (flower pot)
Cricut Design Studio: Hello Kitty Font, Opposites Attract font, Walk in my garden.
Cricut Carts used: Walk in my garden (flowers, caterpillar)
Doodlebug Bling
Martha Stewart border punch
For more information on projects made by our DT check out their blogs to the left!

So, now you know what the prize is.... And you know how to win. What are you waiting for? Join in!
Note: *don't be afraid of our new linky! It is just like Mr. Linky - But you get to see the projects posted! YAY!!!! Click on the "add your link" button and the link boxes come up just like Mr. Linky!