Design Team


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.


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.


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!


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!!


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.  


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!


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.



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.


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.


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.