Sunday, November 25, 2007


Yelp the challenge for this week was to use the cute little Santa suit from the Christmas Cheer cartridge...The cut is on page 127 of the manual....this suit is so darn cute..the designers were able to use this cut in any project they wanted......they all did an awesome job......boy oh boy loads of inspiration....It is always so fun to see how everyone does something different with each cricut cut.......Don't forget to link to us in the comment section if you decide to take on this challenge......Also there is still one more week to enter the contest for some free Cornish Heritage Farms CONTEST for more information:

Designer Ideals:

By: Santina Turturro - Merry Christmas

By: DeeDee Campbell - Dec. 26th Day off!

By: Tomi Ann Hill

By: Michele Kovack - Tis the Season

By: Melissa Kirwan - Noel

By: Nikky Hall - Party

By: Krista Norman

By: Sage Teslo - Jolly old Elf

By: Sharon Caudle - Powder Room

By: Teri Berrios - All Dressed 4 the Holidays

By: Enfys Cashmore - Friends

By: Sonia Kertznus - Believe

By: Carole Lowe Beath - Gone Fishing

By: Regina Easter - Jolly St. Nick (Christmas Frame)

Sunday, November 18, 2007


To go along with the current contest we have going on right now, the challenge for this week was to use the Inchbg cut from the Tags Bags Boxes & More Cartridge on page 128 of the manual, but the designers had to use some type of stamping on the bag. The cut from the cartridge has a pretty big area to be able to usesome of your stamps on to create some really awesome bag projects...So how does this go along with the current contest, well Cornish Heritage Farms is a company that has some of the most adorable stamps.....Take a look at these adorable looking bags the designers made using some of their favorite stamps.......and don't forget to check out the current contest to be able to win some free Cornish Heritage Farm stamps...Click Contest for more details.

Designer Ideals:

The first 6 designs feature stamps used from Cornish Heritage Farms...

By: Dianne Strohfus - hello pumpkin

By: Regina Easter - Wish

By: Sharon Caudle - Lets get stuffed

By: Tomi Ann Hill - Thankful Hearts

By: Teri Berrios - hello

By: DeeDee Campbell - Gobble

By: Sara Wise

By: Sonia Kertznus

By: Carole Lowe Beath - Let's Celebrate

By: Krista Norman - Merry Christmas

By: Melissa Kirwan - Give Thanks

By: Sage Teslo - Happy Birthday

Friday, November 9, 2007


We here at the Bug are happy to announce that Cornish Heritage Farms will be sponsoring our next contest. Cornish Heritage Farms has some of the most cutest stamps here to view some of their adorable stamp sets:

Here is a little bit about the company:

Cornish Heritage Farms is a family run business owned by Richard & Liz Pomeroy. All stamps are red rubber, deeply etched and manufactured by them on the farm in north central Montana. Check us out! You won't regret it :-)

They will be sponsoring two prizes:

1st place winner 35.00 gift certificate (redeemable at their online store)
2nd place winner 15.00 gift certificate (redeemable at their online store)

So here's the details of the contest;
Since this contest will run through the week of Thanksgiving, we want to see your cards, layouts or altered projects pertaining to being can be a Thanksgiving card, Thank you for all you do, Grateful for you...etc.....Some type of project that represent being thankful for something and we all have someone or something to be thankful for.....

More details of the contest:

- You must use at least one cut from any of the Cricut/Expression cartridges
- no more then 2 projects per person
- you must post in the comment section of this thread where we can find your project
- previous winners of the bug site are welcome to participate
- Deadline for the contest will be Friday the 30Th at midnight (pacific standard time)


Okay actually this weeks challenge isn't actually using the Matchbox the way it is in the Cricut Manual....Awhile back I was playing with the Matchbox cut on the Tags Bags Boxes & More and I discovered that if you use to bottoms, you have an instant Gift Box...All you have to do is cut the top 1 size bigger as in if you cut one cut at 5 inches, then you need to cut another at either 5 1/4 or 4 3/4........depending on if you want the 5 to be the top or the bottom...The top has to be slightly bigger then the bottom.....So I decided to make the challenge this week making Gift boxes out of the cut on page 124 of the manual, which is the bottom portion of the Matchbox (match2.)....This is by far one of the most awesome cuts....rather you have the big bug or the small one, the box is super cute..........Just take a look at all of the designer ideal.......WOW ladies, awesome.....Also one thing to note, if you do have the little bug and you do the top of the box at 5 1/2 inches, you will have to do the bottom at 5 inches because there isn't a 5 1/4 on the little bug; so the top will be a little big on the bottom, but it is equally as cute.....

One more thing before I show you all the designer ideal, please make sure to click CONTEST for the new contest that is starting today.....

Designer Ideals:
By: Teri Berrios - It's Your Day
By: Sage Teslo - Jax

By: Carole Lowe Beath- It's A Party
By: Dianne Strohfus - Snow
By: DeeDee Campbell
By: Enfys Cashmore - For You With Love
By: Regina Easter - FA.LA.LA

By: Melissa Kirwan - Top Dog

By: Krista Norman - Love

By: Sara Wise

By: Sharon Caudle - Happy Thanksgiving
By: Sonia Kertznus - Happy Birthday
By: Rene Stamps - Joy
By: April Smith

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I never knew that AMPERSAND on the George Cartridge could produce such awesome stuff....Wow......The girls this week were asked to create any type of project they wanted using the AMPERSAND cut from the George Cartridge...It is the cut on page 88........Need I say WOW again.........They all did an awesome job.....

Designer Ideals:
By: DeeDee Campbell - Love Always & Forever

By: Teri Berrios - Always & Forever

By: Melissa Kirwan - Comfort & Joy

By: Carole Lowe Beath - Hope Faith & Love

By: Regina Easter - & Your Point Is?

By: Krista Norman - The Spirt of the Season

By: Enfys Cashmore - Mr. & Mrs. Explosion Box

By: Sonia Kertznus - You & Me Magical

By: Sharon Caudle - Hogs & Kisses

By: Sara Wise - Me & You

By: Santina Turturro - Come & Play

By: Tomi Ann Hill - You & Me

By: Nikky Hall - On & On & On

By: Sage Tesio - You & Me