Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Emily

I can't believe we are here at the end of another month! Today Emily is sharing a cute project she created using the cartridges Once Upon a Princess and Doodletype. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out how she made this cute t-shirt.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Diana

Banners are all the rage now and I am so glad this week we are showing you another banner. Diana created this adorable banner using the cartridges Winter Woodland, Mini Monograms, Plantin Schoolbook and Hello Kitty. Be sure to stop by her blog today for the details and make a banner!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project with Kim

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend! Today we have a beautiful banner Kim created using the cartridges Straight from the Nest and Don Juan. I love the colors and it looks elegant too. Be sure to check out her blog for all the details!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Welcome our Guest Designer!

Happy Memorial Day! Today we have a wonderful Guest Designer Christian from morefunscraps blog. She has created this wonderful display of items using the cartridges Plantin Schoolbook and Ribbons and Rosettes. Click on her name above to go to her blog for all the directions and leave her a comment thanking her for her wonderful inspiration today!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Neglect Challenge Winner and Facebook Comment Winner

I just love seeing all the fabulous entries we had for this challenge. Thanks to all of you for entering. Seems like a lot of us are guilty of not using the cartridges we are collecting. I hope you enjoyed it and will reach on that shelf and see what other treasure you will find when you dust off one of those cartridges. Our winner of the challenge picked by is #10 and it is Tracy from Owl Be Craftin blog. She will receive the Summer Bliss cricut cartridge. Our Facebook comment winner picked by me putting your name on a slip of paper each time you commented is Michelle Tilley Pottie and she is getting the Cricut Sling Bag. If both of you ladies will email me at with your mailing information, I will get your prizes out in the next few days. Our next challenge will Monday, June 4 but be sure to stop by daily for a project from our fabulous DT and we have a Guest Designer on Monday.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Sharon

Welcome our Saturday daily project with Sharon. She has created this adorable card using the Hey Diddle Diddle Imagine cartridge. Hop over to her blog for all the directions. Today is the last day to enter our "Neglected Cartridge" challenge. I have loved reading your post and seeing your projects and it seems we are all guilty of this! This is also the last day to leave a comment on Facebook for a prize there too! Not many comments left this week so get yours in. I check them and write the names down for this drawing. Winners will be announced on Sunday. Have a super weekend.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Lori

Well the weekend is here and most of you will probably be enjoying a long one! Happy Memorial Day from the DT of Exploring Cricut. Have a safe and happy time. Now for todays project, Lori has created the cutest teachers gift using the cartridge Flower Shoppe. School is ending soon so show your favorite teacher some love and hop over to Lori's blog for all the details. Just a couple more days to enter our challenge and be sure to leave a comment on our Facebook page daily for a chance to win a prize there. Challenge closes Saturday evening.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Daily Challenge with Annette

Today we have a very cute Thank You card that Annette created to share with us using the cartridge Everyday Pop Up Cards. I love the colors of her teapot and the little flowers just make it complete! Stop over to her blog for details and be sure to get your entry into our challenge by Saturday evening. Be sure to stop by our Facebook page and leave a comment too! We will be giving a prize there too, but you must leave a comment to get your name into the drawing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Jessica

Welcome to another daily project. Today Jessica is sharing a picture she made to put into her new scraproom. She is moving soon and will get her own scrapping room and is making pictures to adorn her wall of her favorite things. She used the cartridge Love You a Latte for the picture. Head over to her blog for the details and be sure to get your entry into the challenge this week. Be sure to leave a comment on our Facebook page to get your name in for that drawing too. You can like us, but the comment is what will be entered.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Hello and welcome to another daily project! Diane here with a thrift store remake. I got an unfinished tray at the thrift store and turned it into a photo tray to display on a easel of my adorable angels. I used the cartridges Art Philosophy, Indie Art, Cricut American Alphabet, and keeping with our challenge theme this week, I got another neglected cartridge off the shelf, Picturesque. Be sure to stop by my blog for the details. Be sure to enter our challenge this week for a chance to win a new cricut cartridge and be sure to leave us a comment each day on our Facebook page for a chance to win a Cricut Sling Bag.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Welcome to our new challenge!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is for all of us who will admit guilt or not of buying a cartridge either really cheap or thinking you were going to just dig into it and then leave it on the shelf. Your mission if you choose to accept, is to get to that shelf and dig out that cartridge that has been sitting neglected and create something for this challenge. Our designers are very guilty too and myself in particular! As the girls were sending me their projects and the names of the cartridge, I thought oh no another one! Now you can create a layout, card or papercraft with that poor neglected cartridge and you will have a chance to win another cartridge. Take a look at Sunday's post for the prize. This challenge will end on Saturday, May 26 at 9 pm eastern time and please no backlinks. I can't wait to see what you find! Also check our Facebook page for another prize for leaving comments there all week.


Nifty Fifties


Spongebob Squarepants




Wildcard and Paper Dolls for Everyday


4Legged Friends and Create a Critter


Independence Day


Everyday Pop Up Cards


Lori's Garden Imagine cartridge

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New challenge starts on Monday!

Tomorrow starts another challenge so be sure to stop by and check out what the design team has to show you and believe me, this is a challenge we all can do! I will be giving as the prize the Summer Bliss Seasonal cartridge to the winner. Be sure to also check out Facebook page sometime tomorrow and see another prize you can get by leaving us comments or posting a project there! See you all tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Georgiana

Here we are at Saturday already! Where has this gone? Today we have a great card from Georgiana. This is perfect for your friends leaving on a cruise. She used the cartridge Going Places. It is a oldie, but a goodie!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Melody

Today we have a special project from Melody. She took some inspiration from the new Cricut Expression book and created this great tissue box. She used the cartridge Girls Make Up Party. She has created a series of videos and cut files for this project so be sure to check it out on her blog. Just a few more days till we have another challenge for you!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Emily

Today Emily is sharing a Sympathy card with us using the cartridges Art Philosophy and Wild Card. I love the pretty colors she used. Please stop by her blog for the details.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Diana

Woo Hoo it is already Wednesday and halfway through another week of wonderful cricut projects. Today, Diana has created the cutest little bee on her card and that face is adorable! She used the cartridges Lacy Labels and Create a Critter. Head over to her blog for all the details and join us tomorrow with another great project!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday with Kim

Today we have the cutest shaker card created for you by Kim. She used the cartridges Don Juan and Doodlecharms. I love how her jar has beads and shakes. Be sure to head over to her blog today for all the details!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Special Guest Designer today!

Welcome to a great Monday with a Special Guest Designer. Today, Diana Larson is sharing with us and I will let her tell you all about her project. You can go to her blog by clicking on her name and please show her how much we appreciate her being with us today!

"I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating Mothers Day.
I'm thrilled that Diane asked me to be the guest designer on exploring cricut. The fact that she said roll with it gives a lot of leeway -- I hope she wants me back -- to do what ever I want, as long as it is a cricut.
The best part is I have these MME Indie Chic papers and I just love them.
I used the Cindy Loo cartridge and the image regular and shift on page 30 cut @ 3.9 on the imagine machine I had also cut the layer but I did not like the way that looked so I didn't use it. I added a brad to the center MME Indie Chic
The base of my card is Kraft card stock 4.25x5.5. I used an EK corner punch and placed a piece of black paper behind the patterned paper I stamped the hello on yellow paper from the same collection with My Pink Stamper "lunch box Thoughts", then I trimmed it real close."

I hope this inspires you to want to make a card with a design on it.
Have a great day, Diana

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day and our winner for the challenge

Exploring Cricut would like to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day. It is the hardest job, but the most rewarding one we will ever have! Now for our challenge winner. It is #7 and the winner is Miranda of We had so many wonderful entries and so thankful you all joined us. Miranda, please email me at the address listed on the sidebar so that I can send your gift to you. Our next challenge is Monday, May 21 and it will be one for everyone! If you have not liked us on Facebook, please do so because you will be seeing something there very soon! Be sure to join us Monday for a special guest designer and everyday for a daily project from out wonderful design team! Thanks again to all of you who participated in this challenge.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Sharon

Happy Saturday! We have the cutest card that Sharon created to share with us today using the cartridge Four Legged Friends. I love the cute little mouse and she made him have so much character. Be sure to check out her blog for all the details!! Today is the last day to enter our challenge.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Lori

Happy Friday everyone! Today, Lori has created this beautiful card using the cartridge Tie the Knot. Her card is so elegant with the doily and ribbon. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and directions. Just two more days to get your challenge project linked. Can't wait to see what you are creating! Stop by again tomorrow for another daily project.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Thursday! Daily Project

Today, Annette is going to show you some 3 x 3 note cards that she created with the cartridge Stretch Your Imagination. I love how she took one cartridge and showed you how to use it 3 ways. Be sure to stop over to her blog for all the details. Dig out one of your cartridges and see what you can do today! Just a couple more days till the challenge closes , so get your Mother's Day project linked.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Jessica

The school year is almost at a close and time to thank those wonderful people who care and educate your child during the day. Jessica has created this adorable bouquet using the cartridge Recess. I love how she bought all the images together to form this cute arrangement. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details. Don't forget to enter our challenge this week and be sure to like us on Facebook too!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Hello and welcome to another daily project! Diane here with todays project. I created a card using the cartridges Indie Art, Simply Sweet, and Florals Embellished. Be sure to stop by my blog for the details. Be sure to enter our challenge "Celebrate Mother's Day" We know you will be making cards and gifts so be sure to enter this challenge. Have you liked us on Facebook yet? If not, please do we will be having a contest there very soon! Come back daily for another creative project.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Welcome to our new challenge!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. Our design team has done a fabulous job as always creating some inspiration for you! This weeks challenge is "Celebrating Mother's Day". The challenge is to create a card, layout, or papercraft to celebrate Mother's Day. This is a easy challenge and we are hoping everyone will join in. You can use any colors or patterns, the only requirement is that you must use Cricut cuts!!This challenge will close on Saturday, May 12 at 9 pm eastern time. Please no backlinks. Please be sure to visit our designers and get the directions to their projects on their blogs by clicking their names. We are looking forward to seeing your creations.


Martha Stewart Elegant Cake, Simply Charmed cartridges


Create a Critter and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges


Cake Basics, Art Philosophy, FancyFrames, Indie Art cartridges


Art Philosophy, Tags, Bags, Boxes, More 2, George, Type Candy Font, Floral Embellishments cartridges


Giant Flowers cartridge


Mother's Day and Tie the Knot Cartridges


Mother's Day and Flower Shoppe cartridges


Flower Shoppe cartridge


Florals Embellished cartridge

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New challenge starts Monday

Hope all of you were able to get a little crafting in over this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! Tomorrow, we will be launching a new challenge and below you will find the prize for this challenge. It will be perfect for some of those Mother's Day photos you will be taking next week. Be sure to join our fabulous DT and see what they are creating to share with you. Have a wonderful Sunday and see you tomorrow!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Georgiana

It's the end of the week already and hope you will be enjoying National Scrapbook Day or spending the day doing something you love! Today, Georgiana has created two cards using the same cut from the cartridge Kate's ABC's. Be sure to check out her blog for the details and directions. I love how her cards take a totally different look, but use the same cut! Stop by Sunday to see what our next prize will be for the next challenge starting Monday, May 7.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday's Daily Project with Melody

Happy Friday! Today, Melody created this cute and funny card for a man she works with at a hair salon. We are showing you the front and inside of the card. She used the cartridges Phrases and Girls Makeup Party . Be sure to stop by her blog for the details, cut files and a video on how she created this!