Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Project with our Special Guest Designer

We are so pleased to have a Guest Designer today at Exploring Cricut. Her name is Adele and she is sharing a wonderful project with you today that she made with George and Art Philosophy. Be sure to click on her name and she will give you the directions for this adorable Victorian Slipper. Don't miss a daily project by signing up for our email!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our challenge winner!

We want to thank all the wonderful participates for their entries in our challenge. Our winner of the Halloween package is Darlene from Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your package out to you. Our next challenge will be Nov. 7 and we look forward to seeing more participates! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our Monday daily project where we have a very special Guest Designer. If you have not signed up for our email, please do and also snag our button for your blog. Happy Scrappin...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sensational Saturday Daily Project!

Happy Saturday to all! This week has been filled with lots of great and different projects for you to enjoy and get inspiration from. Today we have a cute birthday card that our own Sharon created using the cartridges Happy Everafter and Elegant Edges. Be sure to stop over to her blog and see how she created this adorable card. Be sure to come back here on Monday for another week filled with fabulous creations. Haven't signed up to receive an email? At the side of the blog is a button to sign up and be sure to snag our button for your blog too!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thank goodness it's Friday

Our wonderful Friday project is a scrapbook page using the Heritage cartridge by our DT member Lori. This really is beautiful so be sure to go to her blog and check out all the details and remember to enter our challenge this week.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday's Daily Project

Lezlye did this cute card from the Toy Story cartridge for our Thursday's daily project. I just love how this looks and be sure to stop by her blog for the directions! Just a few more days to enter our challenge using the Celebrations cartridge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday Project

Just in time to make those treat boxes for Halloween, Leah has created this cute boxes for you using the Mini Monsters cartridge. Hop over to Leah's blog and get the directions!! Be sure to enter our challenge this week too and come back daily for a new project using your Cricut and cartridges!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project

This is Tuesday's daily project and Diane created a set of Fall blocks to decorate your mantle with the Cricut Alphabet. Be sure to go to her blog and get the directions and make a set for yourself! Be sure to join our challenge this week too.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Challenge Monday!!!!

This week we have a fun challenge using a older cartridge Celebrations. The image we are focusing on is on page 111 the candy. Our Design Team has come up with some really cute ideas and I hope you will join us this week for the challenge. The winner picked by will get a Halloween package just in time to scrap those kids pictures or make cards for next year. You can enter your creation below until Saturday, October 29 until 9 pm Eastern time zone and a winner will be announced on Sunday. We can wait to see what you create with these images! If you do not have this cartridge, the candy in Christmas Cheer looks very similiar.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Challenge on Monday

We have a new challenge coming Monday, Oct.24 so be sure to check out the blog tomorrow and see what cartridge we will be featuring, what cut and what fantastic projects our DT created for you. I hope you will join us because we will be giving this Halloween package away to one lucky person who plays along with our challenge on a oldie but goodie cartridge! See you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spooktacular Saturday!!!

Halloween is just around the corner and our Saturday project will get you in the mood! Our DT member Kim has created this adorable decoration using Happy Hauntings. Be sure to stop by her blog for the complete directions and make one of your own!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

We hope that you are loving all the great projects that the DT has been doing for you daily and here is another great card from Sara. She used Create a Critter for this adorable baby card. Stop by her blog and get her directions and make one for yourself!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday Daily Project

Todays project is a card from Leslie using the cartridge Four Legged Friends. This is a cute little card and be sure to head over to her blog and get the directions. Be sure to sign up for our email and never miss a daily project or challenge! New challenge coming Monday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Daily Project

Our Wednesday daily project is a cute card from Diana using the cartridge Straight From the Nest. I love the colors and the shape of her card! Be sure to stop by her blog and get her directions. Only a few more days till our next challenge and we hope you will join us. Everyday a new project and inspiration from Exploring Cricut!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's Project with Emily

Tuesday's project is a picture using Winter Woodland and Jolly Holidays. Be sure to stop over to Emily's blog for the directions! Each day this week we will have a new project and next week another challenge. Be sure to follow us, sign up for email and follow us on Facebook!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New week of Daily Projects!!

This week our Monday project is done by a Guest Designer Jessica and daughter Mary-Kate (my daughter in law and granddaughter). They used Paper Doll Dress Up for their Halloween bucket. Stop over to Jessica's blog to get all the details. Be sure to sign up for our emails and never miss a project!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our First Challenge Winner!

The winner of our first challenge using Art Philosophy is Melissa Bell. She was picked by She made a beautiful card. Melissa, please email me at with your mailing information. Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge. Our next challenge is October 24 and we will be using a oldie, but goodie! Be sure to stop by Monday for another week of daily projects.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Special!

Happy Saturday and we are almost through our first week at Exploring Cricut. Today's project is from our DT member Sharon and it is so cute. She used the cartridge Forever Young for her project and if you head over to her blog she will give you the directions. Today is the last day to enter the challenge and tomorrow a winner of the Close to My Heart paper packs will be picked by On Monday we will start another week of exciting projects for you.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fabulous Friday Project

Lori has created a beautiful card for our Friday project featuring the Winter Woodland cartridge! It seems like those snowflakes will be falling soon enough! Stop by her blog and check out the details to make this beautiful card. Just a couple more days to enter our Art Philosophy challenge!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday Daily Challenge with Lezlye

Thursday's project is a adorable card using Hello Kitty Greetings. Be sure to stop over to Lezlye's blog (click name)and get directions . Just a few more days to enter our Art Philosophy challenge. Be sure to snag our button for your blog too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Daily Project

Leah has created a wonderful Fall project for you today using the cartridges Celebrate with Flourishes, Disney Pooh and Friends, Home Accents, and Lovely Floral. Click on her name and get the directions for this fabulous decoration and make one for yourself today!! Be sure to enter our challenge this week too. You can sign up to receive emails of our post too!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. This project was focusing on the cartridge Stand and Salute using the ribbon on page 31. Be sure to stop over to my blog and get directions.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Welcome to our first challenge!!

Welcome to our first "Exploring Cricut" Challenge #1. This challenge is using the cartridge Art Philosophy from Close to My Heart. This is a fairly new cartridge, but we wanted to show you what beautiful things you can create!! We focused our designs using the Square 3 image on page 43 and at least two of the many flowers on the cartridge. You will see several flowers, but we all used the Square 3 as our focus. Join us this week in the challenge by linking your creation to the bottom and we will be giving away some paper packs from Close to My Heart to a lucky winner compliments of our Design Team member Emily! This challenge closes on Saturday, Ocotber 15 at midnight. You can do a card, layout, or papercraft which is only limited by your imagination! I will announce a winner picked by random org on Sunday. Be sure to check back daily for projects. If you click on the DT member, it will take you to her site and she will give you instructions on how she created her project.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Challenge tomorrow!

Be sure to come back tomorrow and see all our talented DT members beautiful projects! WOW you are going to be amazed. You will have till Saturday, October 15 midnight to link yours and we will give a prize donated from one of our DT members Emily...details on that later! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to see us Monday and check out our Facebook page too!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Introducing our Design Team!

Meet our Design Team. Every other Monday we will be offering challenges and each day except Sunday we will have a daily project exploring your cricut cartridges! So dust off some of those because we will be digging through the pages to explore cricut!


I am a wife, mother of two great sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws (they put up with my boys), and Nana to my 3 special angel grandchildren. I am an addicted scrapbooker and cardmaker. I use to own a scrapbook store and now retired and enjoying my crafting. I can't remember a time when I haven't done some kind of craft! I first saw the baby bug when it was released at the CHA tradeshow in 2005 and was hooked after I realized how much easier crafting would be with it! I enjoying blogging and going to crops.


My name is Diana and I have been married 10 years and have a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. I am a computer consultant and work on the desktop support side. I originally bought the babybug about 5 years ago and then quickly went to the Expressions. I just started a blog a few months ago due to the pressure of friends and I have been trying to push myself in entering challenges to push my creative ability and looking to go to the next step.


I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago and really wasn't into it, just wanted to make scrapbooks for our two children. I never finished them and after looking back I am amazed at how far scrapbooking has come! I got the Baby Bug about 4 years ago and then got the Expressions 6 months after that and haven't looked back! I have a Cuttlebug, Gypsy and Expression 2. I love making cards and scrapbooking.

I am a 23 yr. old pediatric nurse, am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 dogs. Our "boys" Remington is a Boston Terrier and Winchester is an English Mastiff. I have always loved scrapbooking since middle school when we took a family trip to Disney World. Scrapbooking was hit or miss for me until about 5 years ago when I got my Cricut and a place to leave my stuff out. My Cricut got me into making cards too! We just bought our first house and I am excited to have a whole scrapbook room now!

I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised! My husband and I live on a small farm in Norther Kentrucky where we have a menagerie of animals including a retired thoroughbred, Khatadin sheep, English Shepherds and my beloved St. Bernards! Don't tell the Shepherds I favor the Saints!! I am an accountant by trade, but love spending time in my craft room working on a variety of paper craft projects. I started scrapbooking from a party and then the Cricut was born and my love for diecuts was born. My focus has shifted more to cards as of late, but I have found my Cricut is something that grew with me!


My name is Lezlye and I reside in the beautiful country of El Dorado in Northern California. I have been rubber stamping since high school and started to dabble in scrapping then too. It wasn't until my daughter turned 5 that scrapbooking took over. I now rotate between any and all paper crafts! I have been married for 25 years and have 3 children. I have a Yorkshire Terrier named Daizy Bell and she can be found sitting at my feet while I work. I am on 3 DT currently and love my Cricut!!! I use it everyday and can find my creations on my blog.

My name is Leslie and I am the mother of two beautiful boys, Devon who is 13 and Giovanni who is 10. I live along the beautiful gulf coast of Alabama. I enjoy shopping and spending time with friends and family, and of course, crafting!! I have been seriously crafting for almost 2 years. I love to make things for family and friends!


I am a 40 year old wife to my BFF Tony and mother to 4 super kids. Jessica is 22 years old, Melainah is 19 years old, Reid is my newest teen at 13 yrs and the baby princess and my crafting bestie is Anna Claire, 5 yr. old. I work full time as an RN, case manager at a Long Term Acute Care hospital. I have a small Stampin Up group that meets once a month to "get our craft on". I spend any free time I can playing in my craft room, which is always a mess! I love hopping along different blogs to see how talented everyone is and to find inspiration!

My name is Kim and I live in the SF Bay area with my husband of 17 years and two daughter. For as long as I can remember I was always creating something with paper. I guess you could say I am addicted to paper! I love altering items, scrapbooking and making mini albums. When I am not crafting, I am looking for the next adventure whether it be challenge races, roller derby, or anything that gets me outside and challenging myself.

My name is Emily and I have been a scrapbooker since 2000. I love doing books for gifts. I do not have any children so it is a treat to do scrapbooks for friends children. A couple years ago I was introduced to cards and that has taken over my crafting and I became a consultant for Close to My Heart. My love is my dog, Ella. I am a teacher and have worked at my school since 1997 and have been working in Special Education since 2004. This is my first DT and very excited to get started!

Friday, October 7, 2011

It is almost time!

To launch our new blog that is! Be sure to stop in tomorrow and meet our fabulous and talented Design Team!!!! Be sure to be here Monday for our first challenge. Start dusting off those old cartridges because you will be seeing some oldies but goodies in the next few weeks!