Design Team

Welcome to the Bitten By the Bug 2 Blog. Below is a list of our Design TEAM members. I would like to thank each members for making this an easy blog to run, every one contributes to keeping the challenge running.  Please read their stories and frequent their blogs.

Alicia-BBTB2 Owner

Hello, I took over ownership of this blog in October 2019.  I am not new to blogging or Cricut crafting but this is my first time at running a challenge blog.  I hope to grow our Cricut blogging community and challenge crafters to create some projects of which to be proud.  I have had my personal blog for several years and have owned a Cricut prior to blogging. However, it was challenges that got me to think about crafting more with Cricut and really just thinking outside my box.  I hope this blog inspires and challenges you to think outside your own box.  Please visit my social media links below:

Golden Goddess Designs Blog
Golden Goddess Designs Facebook


My name is Caroline, I have a wonderful husband, a mother to three boys and grandmother to four. They are my life. Oh, not to be forgotten, my furbaby, a Boston Terrier named Sophie. I work part time as an Ob-Gyne nurse. I have been a stamper for many years before my Cricut Expression, which I got in 2009. Cricut took over my life at that point. I love paper crafting, and there is barely a day that goes by, that I have to be in my craft room.

My blog  cardcreationsbycaroline

(I’m the one on the right)  Hi my name is Dorlene and I’m a wife of over 30 years, mother of four adult children and grandmother of two granddaughters. I love all things crafty and seem to use my Cricut in most of my projects. I especially like using it for party decorations! I was encouraged at a young age to be creative and have continued to embrace my creative side. Being creative is not only fun but good for my soul. I hope you get a chance to check out my blog and I hope my work inspires you to be creative!

I'm Janet aka SugarShine Designs. I just celebrated 30 years of marriage with my very supportive hubby. We have one busy son who is in high school. About 15 years ago, my sister-in-law dragged me against my will to a Creative Memories weekend retreat and I fell in love with the mix of story telling with paper art. From there, I got involved with papercrafting. The Cricut Expression was my first Cricut machine and I wore it completely out with regular use! Then I wore out my Explore. I just got a new Explore Air 2 a few months ago. What are the odds I will wear that one out too?! Clearly, I love the Cricut line and enjoy being able to quickly die cut shapes for cards and 3D projects. It's a whole lot of fun. 

I enjoy blogging and teaching through my YouTube Channel. I've had a lot of fun being on this Design Team. The ladies are warm, supportive to each other and are uber talented!


I have been married for 37 years, we have a married daughter and a son. I have 3 grandchildren and the subject of much of my crafts. I love to travel the world, and have been to over 20 Countries. I have a Cricut Explore and use it all the time. I have enough crafting and quilting projects to last me two lifetimes.

My Blog:


I'm Michelle, married to a very patient husband for over 20 years who allows my crafty space to overflow my corner of the basement into his. I am the mom of three boys, high school and college age, who are the joy of my life. I work as an RN in a cardiothoracic ICU in a large urban trauma hospital, taking care of patients directly after open heart surgery and heart transplants for my day job (or rather night job, as I work on night shift).  

While I love my job, it is often extremely stressful and crafting is my happy therapy. I started out as a scrapbooker when my boys were born and fell in love with the Cricut when my best friend got one.  I have upgraded to a Cricut Explore Air 2 this year and use it for nearly all my crafting.   Although I do some stamping and card making, my passion is scrapbooking all our family adventures, big and small.

my blog:

Janis (emeritus)