Design Team







Carole:

I am Carole Lowe Beath. I have a son, Brent, and a wonderful daughter in law. Count my cat Riley as my constant companion. I worked in the banking business from age 17 to retirement at 70, and for the last 5 years I have had each day as my playground of crafts. I have been crafting since I was about 12 years old, and I am 75 so you can see I am driven to stay crafty with paper arts, sewing, beading knitting, crocheting.  I love being on the BBTB2 design team and came initially from Regina’s BBTB team in October 2007. This design team is truly my passionate playground.




Caroline:

My name is Caroline Scranton.  I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 37 years.  We have 3 wonderful sons, two which are married and three beautiful grandchildren.   We also have a Boston Terrier and a cat. They are my babies since my boys are grown.  We are lucky to have our children living close by, so are very involved in their lives.  I am a rubberstamper turned Cricut fanatic.  I love all things artsy, craftsy.  I am a nurse in an Ob-Gyne office and work to support my habit of crafting.





Emily:


Hi! I'm Emily and even though my blog is Mollie's Motif, my real name is Emily.  I live in Saratoga Springs, Utah. I am married to an awesome guy, he is my complete match. I am a SAHM to a son who is almost 5 and a 16 month old little girl.  I have always had a love of paper and have done little paper crafts here and there, but let's just say I got "Bit By the Bug" after I got my first Cricut for Christmas 2010.  Since then, crafting has become a big part of my life and I have loved every minute of it! I added the Cuttlebug within the first few months of my new hobby, and just last year upgraded to the Expression. I have found that crafting is my escape and I have needed to escape many times over the last year since having my baby and being the caretaker for my husband who was battling cancer...he's cancer free now!  I love making cards, wood crafts, home decor, and fun goodie bags for friends and family. I also enjoy food - eating, baking, cooking - it's all good :) I enjoy cross-stitch and sewing too.  I look forward to getting to know so many more crafters through this experience and hopefully we can all inspire each other!





Heather:


My name is Heather Binnie and I live in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. I am married to Erik and have three children: Ashley, Trenton and Katrina. I am also *gasp* a grandmother to Blake. He was born in October 2011. We also have an obnoxious amount of animals we take care of.

I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember. My favorite past time as a child was to make cards and sell them to my parents (my only customers). I have been scrapbooking and "hard-core" card making for about 12 years. I ran BBTB2 for a couple years after Regina stepped down. After that, Donna and Carole took over and now the reins have been passed on to Susan. I LOVE all the friends I have made through BBTB and BBTB2.  I haven't done much with my Cricut or any paper crafting over the last year but I plan on getting back into it. I'm so excited to still be a part of this wonderful team!!






Kelly:

My name is Kelly Plamondon and I live in Trail, British Columbia with my wonderful husband Carl. We have two grown children who are awesome people like their parents!  I love crafting and I love teaching people about crafting.  I scrapbook, sew, cross-stitch, but my passion is card making. I have several years of crafting experience and have taken classes with well-known crafters in the industry.  I belong to the Cricut Circle and I love, love my Explore and Design Space.  



Laurie:

Hello!  I am Laurie Levorson and I am super excited to be a member of the Bitten By The Bug 2 Design Team!  I am the happy wife of a great husband, the proud mother of two grown sons, and the giddy grandmother of an 18 month old perfect little boy!  I have lived all my life in a small town near Lincoln, Nebraska and have been paper crafting for about 10 years.  I recently retired after 32 years of teaching kindergarten and first grade, so I now have even more time to spend in my craft room.  When I am not crafting, you can usually find me with my nose in a book, or my hands in my garden soil or socializing with friends.  I look forward to sharing my artwork and making new blogging friends as a BBTB2 Design Team member!





Lynn:


I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My mom taught me how to hand sew when I was 5 and it took off from there. I got my first Cricut, an Expression, in 2009 and  was afraid of it for a long time. I started watching videos, finally jumped in, started a blog and have been creating ever since.The Explore came into the picture last year and really love it (but I still have my Expression, just in case). I primarily make cards, but do enjoy making projects with vinyl as well. I teach Math to special education high school students during the day, crafting is my relaxation.


Marti:















Maureen:

From sewing scrap squares together to make patchwork quilts when I was 6, crocheting granny squares when I was a pre-teen, making my prom dress at 17, sewing kids clothes and quilting as an adult, I have always loved crafts and needlearts.  I picked up scrapbooking about 10 years ago and haven't looked back.  My husband gave me an Expression in 2008 after I fell in love with one my friend has.  Now I have a whole room devoted to paper crafts.  I am active on the Cricut message boards and like to participate in swaps as time allows.




Michelle:

My name is Michelle Shutts and I've been married to my awesome hubby for 16 years, who is very supportive of my crafting, and we have 3 very active boys who keep life busy with all their school activities!  I work as an ICU nurse at a large urban trauma hospital, so scrapbooking and reading are my favorite ways to de-stress and unwind.  I love to spend time scrapping with my mom and best friend!  I scrapbook all our family photos, so layouts are my favorite things to do, but I also dabble in making cards.  I started scrapbooking years ago with Creative Memories, stickers, and decorative scissors.  My best friend introduced me to the cricut a few years ago and I fell in love with it immediately!  I'm excited for the opportunity to share some of my projects here.





Susan:

I am Susan Edwards, wife, mother, grandmother, designer, and scrapbooker.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 33 years and we have three grown children and a beautiful granddaughter.  

I have always found creating art to be fulfilling and relaxing, and for me scrapbooking is an archival form of art. I am an avid collector of Cricut machines, cartridges, and tools, as well as card stock and embellishments. I am a huge fan of Cricut Craft Room and the endless possibilities for creating designs to cut with my Cricut machines.  When not in my scrap room, I also enjoy decorating, reading, dancing and spending time with family and friends.  My blog is Busy with the Cricky.





Valenyna: