Monday, April 30, 2012

Meet our newest DT member and her project

We would like to welcome our newest member of the Exploring Cricut Design Team Georgiana. Below her picture is her bio and introduction to you.

My name is Georgiana and I have been married for 18 years to my high school sweetheart. We have two children, a 17 year old and a 14 year old, and two dogs. I am a 5th grade teacher with 13 years of experience even though my degree is in Social Work. I LOVE to make cards, but have dabbled in various crafts (ceramics, chocolate, silk flowers) over the years thanks to my grandmother. I like to layer paper and use lots of different types of embellishments...buttons, brads, ribbon, florals, and gems are just a few. Being able to craft and share with others has become an extremely satisfying hobby (addiction).

Her project is a thank you card she will be giving people who helped her son throughout the year and she created it with Campin Critters. Be sure to stop by her blog and welcome her and check out the details for her card. Welcome to the team Georgiana!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We have a winner!

We have a winner! Our winner is #9 Cake Anyone? from More Fun Scraps! Congratulations and I loved everyone of the entries. Please contact me at with your name and address and I will mail your cartridge out to you! Thanks again to all who entered. New challenge will start Monday, May 7. Please stop by Monday for our Guest Designer and some news!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Special Project with Sharon

Today we have some cute cards from Sharon. She used the cartridge Create a Critter. That cartridge is so cute and has so many good things in it. I love the face she put on her tulip! Be sure to head to her blog for the directions. This is the last day to enter the challenge for a chance to win a cricut cartridge!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Lori

Happy Friday! Today, Lori is sharing this adorable card she made using the cartridges George, Elegant Edges, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More, and New Arrival. I love the details in her card. Be sure to head to her blog for all the directions and materials. Just two more days to enter our challenge.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Daily Challenge with Annette

Hope everyone is having a crafty week! School will soon be out and you can get all those school memories ready to scrap and Annette has created this really cute title page for a school album. I love all the cool things she has included. The cartridges she used are Locker Talk, 3 Birds on Parade, A Child's Year, Paper Dolls for Everyday, George and Basic Shapes, Lyrical Letters and Simply Charmed. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details!! Just a few more days to enter our challenge and we are giving away a cartridge! Someone has to win so it might be you!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Jessica

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are getting your projects ready and entering our challenge for the week! We can't wait to see what you create! Today, we have the cutest card from Jessica. She used the cartridge Fun In the Sun. This is so cute and now I have to have this cartridge! Be sure to check out her directions at her blog!

This is the inside of the card

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday's Daily Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you liked our challenge for this week and will enter. I know some of you have noticed there is a change in blogger. It was a pain getting my post ready for the challenge and some of the DT had issues with their scheduled post not showing. I do not like the new blog format and I went to youtube to see if someone had a video to answer some of my questions and found one right off telling me how to go back to the old blogger and it was 2 seconds and so simple.***Some people have ask me how to change, here is the link . Hope that will help you. Not sure why blogger didn't give you the option! Hope we all get our blogs straightened up fast. Now for the project today. I, Diane, created a Cricut Project Book. I was always looking for something to write on when creating my projects for the blog and decided to make me a book and keep it right on my desk. I used my bind it all to put it together and used the cartridges Fancy Frames, Cricut Font and Basic Shapes, and Cricut Storefront. Stop by my blog for the directions.

Monday, April 23, 2012

New challenge starts today!!

Happy Monday! I can't believe we are at April 23 already! This month has sure flown by. Today we have a new challenge for you and I am so excited to see what you all create for this one! This challenge we are calling "It's a Box". With all the great Cricut cartridges we have that have party favors, boxes, bags, etc, we are challenging you to get creative and make your box, bag, tote, any kind of container with your cricut. The choices are way so many so we should see some great ones from you and our DT has not disappointed either. They have come up with some super ideas for your inspiration. Instead of thinking outside the box, think about the box!! We also want to thank Helen from for being our Guest Designer today. Be sure to visit her blog and all our DT members and show them some love! We strive to make this blog a great source of inspiration and to get us to Explore those Cricuts! Our challenge starts today and will close Saturday, April 28 at 9 pm eastern time.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

New challenge Monday and prize!

We have a new challenge starting Monday, April 23.  Our DT member , Emily has donated this cricut cartridge for us to have for the prize.  Thanks so much Emily!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what the challenge is and what our talented DT and special Guest Designer have created for your inspiration.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sensational Saturday with Emily

This week has just flown by and here we are to our Saturday post!  Today Emily has created a card using the cartridges Stamping and Rock Princess.  Be sure to stop by her blog today for all the directions.  This would be so neat for a teenager!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Melody

It is hard to believe, but it will soon be Mother's Day! Today, Melody has created this card using the cartridges Flower Shoppe and Forever Young. She created this using the Cricut Craft Room. Head over to her blog because I am sure she will have some special instructions for you on this project.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Leslie

Today, Leslie has created this cute note card and envelope using the cartridge Wild Card. She shows another way to use our cartridges. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details of how she created these and make some for yourself!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Diana

Happy Wednesday! Seems like this week is flying by so fast. Today, we have a beautiful card from Diana. She created this card using A Childs Year cartridge. That is one cartridge that can be used so many different ways! Please stop by her blog and check out how she created this card.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project with Kim

We have a wonderful project for you today from Kim. She has created this adorable card using the Sweet Treats cartridge. Look closely to the frosting, it is crepe paper! Stop by her blog for all the details of how she made this cute card!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Help Us Welcome our Guest Designer today!

Today we have a special Guest Designer, Tina from I love her banner that she created with Art Philosophy. Be sure to head over to her blog for the directions to this fabulous creation and let her know how much we appreciate her sharing with us!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We have a winner!

We had some wonderful entries for our "April Showers Brings Us Flowers" challenge. Everyone really brought it for this one! Our winner picked by is #12 More Fun Scraps. Please email me at with your name and address so I can get your prize to you. Be sure to stop by Monday, April 16 for our Guest Designers project. Our next challenge will be Monday, April 23 and you will want to get in on this one!! Thanks again to all of you that entered.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Sharon

This week has brought a wonderful challenge and so many creative ideas for our daily projects. Today, Sharon is bringing you this beautiful card using the cartridge Art Nouveau. I love all the details in her card. Be sure to stop by her blog for the directions. Today is the last day to enter our challenge. Please get your post in before the link closes. We are loving all your creations.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday 13th with Lori

No bad luck happening today only good crafty things! Lori is sharing this adorable card that created using Home Decor and Winter Woodland. I love this and the colors are fabulous. Head over to her blog for all the details and look at all the other cards she creates! Only two more days to enter our challenge so get crafting!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Annette

Happy Thursday everyone! Today's project is a two page layout that Annette created using the cartridges Create-a- Critter, Gypsy Wanderings, and Lyrical Letters. I love all the details and check out the stitching on the hot air balloon. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details, I know I plan on doing that! Just a few more days to enter our challenge and the entries are fabulous!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Jessica

Today our daily project has been created by our new DT member Jessica! Hope you will all welcome her . She used the cartridges Luau and Art Philospohy for her projects today. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the directions! Be sure to enter your project into the challenge this week too!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project

Hello! Hope your week is starting off fabulous! Diane here with today's daily project. I made a quick and easy project using the cartridges Florals Embellished and WildCard. My goal is to get some of those cartridges out I haven't used in awhile. I created this little note holder using a large clothes pin. Details are on my blog. Be sure to enter our challenge this week! Have you liked us on Facebook yet? If not, do it today!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Challenge starts today!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are ready for a new challenge. Today our challenge is called"April Showers Brings Us Flowers" so you are to create a card, layout, or papercraft project that contains at least one Cricut cut flower. This is a very easy challenge and we hope that many of our friends will enter. This challenge will start today and run through Saturday, April 14 till 9 pm eastern time. Please no backlinks. Enter as many times as you like, but link each project separately. Now take a look at what our talented design team created to give you some inspiration.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter and prize for next challenge!

Happy Easter to all our friends that visit our blog at Exploring Cricut. We are so glad you are enjoying our daily projects and our challenges. Below you will see the prize for the next challenge and I will be adding a few more things to it, just did not have time yet and wanted to get this posted. Be sure to stop by Monday, April 9 and see what our talented DT has created to give you some inspiration for this new challenge. Have a blessed day.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday's Daily Project with Emily

Todays project comes from one of our teachers on the design team, Emily. She created a door sign using the cartridges Songbird and Printing 101. Be sure to stop by her blog for other pictures and directions on her project. Come back tomorrow and see what our next challenge prize is for the new one starting Monday!!!