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, July 30, 2010


Congrats to Crystal!! picked 1!!
Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...
I love Summer nights, when it is cooler and we can sit out back eating popsicles, watching fireflies and relaxing with one another.

July 27, 2010 4:43 AM

Crystal...Congrats!! Please send me your mailing addy and I will give it to Crazy Scraps!!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

News update

Hey everyone! How is your summer so far? Has it been hot where you are? I know I promised that I would be here even though I was going on vacation, but on the 4th of July a tragic accident encompassed my family. My mom was in an accident with severe head injuries and later passed away from them. My mom would have been 49 on the 17th of July. She was my best friend and I will miss her immensely.
I want to take this moment to thank Lynne for jumping right in and taking over for me to keep you all company while I was away. She has done an awesome job and I will think of something great to repay her! I think you all could help by giving her a shout out "thank you" message. Although I am not home yet, I plan to be soon and taking over my responsibilities. However, Lynne will still be here to keep you all company until I can return home. And I hope that she will be willing to continue to post for us regularly in the future...
Thank you all for being here and playing with us. And thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Fun!!

Happy Tuesday to all our Cuttlebug Friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Although the weather was extremely hot this past weekend (we were over 100 degrees with the heat index I guess), my family enjoyed some time outside! To me, the best part about summer is spending time with my kids! So for today's giveaway---what is your favorite thing about summer??

I will leave this contest open through Thursday and the winner will be announced Friday!

What will you win??

Also, don't forget there are a few more days left to enter the monthly challenge!! And be on the look out for some fun things to happen over at Crazy Scraps! It would be great if you would like to follow the blog over there! That will be the best way to hear all about the fun and exciting things getting ready to happen over there! Every day will be filled with something fun!! Check it out at


Sunday, July 25, 2010

And the WINNER is.... picked number 5!!

Maureen Reiss said...
Thanks for the chance to win!! I have been wanting this one for awhile. My favorite flower is a calla lilly, I love how strong their stem is. It was my wedding flower.

July 21, 2010 3:50 PM

Maureen, I will email you for you mailing addy!!

Thanks everyone for playing along! Don't worry...I am sure we will be having another giveaway soon!!

Don't along with our monthly challenge! There is still time!! And if you are interested in applying for a DT opening with our wonderful sponsor, go to their site and click on the blog--


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Happy Wednesday everyone!! It has been awhile since we have given anything away so we wanted to fix that!! LOL!
What can you win?? How about one of these? A cuttlebug build a flower die set!!

How can you win??? So easy...tell me what is your favorite flower? For me, it is a peach rose! I just love the smell of roses and love the color of the peach rose..
flowers picture peachroses07.jpg

Winner will be randomly picked and announced on July 24th!! Please leave your email in your post or a way to get in touch with you so if you win I can contact you!

If you haven't done so already..please play along with our monthly challenge! The theme is Stars and Stripes and use some bling! There is still time to enter!!

Also, our wonderful sponsor,
is still looking for DT if you entered and haven't heard don't will be a little longer..but you haven't entered yet..please forward us the necessary information!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hello Fellow Crafters!!

It's Lynne again here to bring you some super awesome DT projects!!
This layout is made by Micky...this is her companion page to her other layout. She used all the same products...mostly given to us from our wonderful sponsor, Crazy Scraps.

Another great project is from Suzann!

Receipe: Cuttlebug star embossing folder,
doodlebug paper, velvet and brads,
bazzill in stitches swirl template,
mambi clear bling, coordinations red cardstock,
and ek success scallop punch

The last bit of inspiration for the day comes from me!

I had so much fun making this card!
I took a tag shaped card and used the following:
Stand and Salute Cart for hat
Learning Curve for USA
Swiss Dots on USA
Tiny Bubbles on the stars
Threading Water punch
Doodlebug patterned paper
Plain cardstock
to read more detailed info, please check out my personal blog at:

Wanna play along with our challenge?? All you have to do is make a project (card, layout, whatever you want as long as it is the theme of the month related) then link to us (click current challenge button, it will take you there)!! Then wait to see if your name is randomly chosen! So Easy! Can't wait to see what you create! This is the July giveaway! Great stuff!! Thanks Crazy Scraps for sponsoring! Check them out!! They offer great products at even better prices!

Until next time,


Monday, July 12, 2010

Some more Stars and Stripes Inspiration for You!

Hello Crafty Cuttlebug Friends! Lynne here--I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July...enjoying some picnics and maybe some fireworks!! Did you do anything crafty?? I sure hope so!

Today I want to share with you a couple photos of a card that our talented DT member, Donna, made!
RECIPE: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder=Allegro/ Cuttlebug Die 2x2= Circle Frames/ patterned paper= Doodlebug ( Sew American Stripe & Yankee Doodles)/ velvet paper= Doodlebug ( Crushed Velvet Blue Jean)/ red brads= Doodlebug ( Lady Bug).
TECHNIQUE: I ran the red cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Allegro folder, then sanded the paper. I used the same red paper to cut the circles using the Circle Frames Die. I cut the stars out of the velvet paper by hand and layered them with smaller stars, circles and brads.

Don't forget to upload your Stars and Stripes-Use some Bling projects!! One lucky person will win a great goodie package donated by our wonderful sponser,

Also, Crazy Scraps is holding a DT call!! Go to their blog to check it out!!
Until next time.....


Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Inspiration

Good Monday morning everyone!  How was your 4th of July? Did you see some awesome fireworks? I can't wait to see all your pictures! Its weekly inspiration day and boy the Design Team just keeps blowing my mind!

For this card, I used: Stars cuttlebug folder, Swirls cuttlebug folder, Yellow Stickles (my "bling"), A Child's Year Cartridge.  For more information, check out my personal blog at
Don't forget to play along with us this month!

Recipe: Cuttlebug star embossing folder, doodlebug paper, velvet and brads, bazzill in stitches swirl template, mambi clear bling, coordinations red cardstock, and ek success scallop punch.

Have a good day everyone! Scrap Crazy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Challenge #6 4th of July

Good Morning Cuttlebug'ers! Summer is in full swing and everyone is busy vacationing, and spending time with family. I myself will be going on a much needed vacation July 10th for a whole month! I am sooooo excited! But... have no fear... I will still be here! I could never leave all my friends for a whole month! *giggle*

Its America's favorite holiday month and our Design Team has cooked up some amazing 4th of July ideas for you all! This month we are showcasing Doodlebug products for you. I love Doodlebug they have great choices for all your scrapbooking needs!

I chose to be festive this month and add a little red white and blue to my living room! Since this months challenge will be to use Starz and Stripes and BLING I added some glitter to my project!
I used D'vine Swirls, and Forest Branches embossing folders on my project! For a full recipe visit my Cricut blog!

July's challenge is to use some BLING! We rec'd this wonderful package from Crazy Scraps to use this month! I added some heat embossing on some of the circles and on my plain doodlebug mini brads to make them shine some!
I used the following:
Paper: Crushed Velvet Blue Jean Doodlebug, Sew American Stripe by Doodlebug, white cardstock, red cardstock, glitter cardstock
Cuttlebug Die 2x2 - Circle frames, Red Mini Brads by Doodlebug, some rhinestones, ribbon.
I used my Storybook cart for the marquee--sew american paper cut at 11 1/2 inches and the white was cut at 8 inches. FUN was cut with the Mickey Font at 2 inches...Check out my blog for more info on the project:   Thanks!!!

RECIPE: Cuttlebug embossing folder= Herringbone/ Cuttlebug die 2x2= Circle Frames/ patterned paper= Doodlebug ( Sew American Stripes)/ velvet paper= Doodlebug ( Crushed Velvet Blue Jean/ red brads= Doodlebug ( Lady Bug).
TECHNIQUE: I cut out the letters from red cardstock and ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Herringbone folder. I cut the circles from tan embossed cardstock using the Circle Frames die and my Cuttlebug, then glued them together graduating sizes and dangled them from between the the banner triangles.

Every year for 4th of July we have a breakfast, parade, then scrapping the rest of the day get together!
I can't wait to add picture to this layout. I will the picture showed off the circles a little better. Within each circle is an embossed star and a red brad. I ran my distressing block over the velvet and it looks great!
Recipe: Star Cuttlebug embossing folder and cuttlebug circle frames dies, Doodlebug pattern and Velvet paper, and red brads, Tim Holtz grungeboard, making memories red wagon and glitter paints, stampin up brilliant blue ink, and CTMH alphabet stamps.

Ingredients: Doodledesign products, Crushed velvet cardstock, Stars and stripes patterned paper, Ladybug brads (red), Stars cut from Quickutz die, Circles and Frames from Cuttlebug Die. Other accents, warm red chalk, organza wired ribbon, and Clear stamps -Freedom stamp, and crystal jewels.

Some wonderful projects there ladies! Thank you for Inspiring us all!

Onto our challenge... How do you celebrate your 4th of July? Our theme for this month is Starz and Stripez! We want to see your BLING! Something shiny, glitter, jewels whatever your bling may be! So drum up your Starz and Stripez and bling and enter to win this:
1- Doodlebug 12x12 paper - Sew American Stripe
1- Doodlebug 12x12 paper - Yankee Doodles
1- Doodlebug 12x12 paper - Stars and Stripes
1- Doodlebug 12x12 paper - Crushed Velvet Blue Jean
This prize is guaranteed to help you in scrapping your 4th of July celebrations! Any of these items may be purchased at CrazyScraps!

On a side note I am changing the dates a little for the challenge. I will be ending the challenge on the 30th and posting a winner on the 31st of the month.

Winner Winner Winner!

To my amazement I woke up this morning to double the entries for our challenge #5! Thats awesome! Here is Mr. Randomers #:

Kristen R its you girl! I just love that tractor too! Congrats! Email me with your addy to recieve your prize!


Be sure to stop over on the blinkies/buttons page and grab your winner button for your blog!