Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Diane here with another Disney themed project this week. I made my granddaughter this autograph book to take with her on her trip using the cartridges Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font. I left the pages blank so she could get the autographs and then I plan on taking them out and putting in her scrapbook with pictures of the characters she meets. All the directions are on my blog. Please join us this week with your Disney project for our challenge.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome to our new challenge!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. This weeks challenge is called "Disney Dreaming". You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using any Disney cuts from the many cartridges to choose from. This challenge is open till Saturday, August 4 at 9 pm Eastern time. Look at our Sunday post to see what our prize will be this time. Anyone can enter and as many projects as you like, but they must be new projects and no backlinks. I can only send to the states because of the shipping fees, but please share your work with us if you are abroad. The only requirement is it must have a cricut cut in any colors you like. Our Design Team has really had fun with this challenge! We can't wait to see yours!! Link your challenge entry below.





Emily-Happily Everafter and Forever Young





Sharon-Disney Classics





Lori-George, Mickey Font, and Mickey and Friends





Kim-Tinkerbelle and Friends





Jessica-Toy Story





Ian-Mickey Font





Georgiana-Mickey and Friends





Diane-Mickey and Friends, Mickey Font, and Fancy Frames





Michelle-Happily Everafter





Annette-Mickey and Friends




Sunday, July 29, 2012

New challenge starts Monday and here is the prize!

I hope you will all join us tomorrow for another challenge here at Exploring Cricut. This is one you will love and our DT has created some wonderful inspiration for you. The winner of this challenge will be picked by random.org will win this great product by Imaginisce and it is called i-magicut. It is a ribbon cutter and it burns the ends to keep it from fraying. I have one and love it so I decided to get one to share with our bloggers. All you will have to do is enter the challenge with a new project, no backlinks, and use cricut cuts! So simple. Everyone is allowed to enter, but I am afraid I can only afford to ship in the states because of the rates. I wish I could do more, but we are not sponsored by anyone. See you tomorrow with all the details!!






Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Georgiana

Happy Saturday! Today we have a great layout that Georgiana is sharing with us. She used the cartridge Old West . I love her horses on the page and the lettering. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to see us Monday for a new challenge!!!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Ian!

Welcome to our Fabulous Friday daily project and today our other new DT member Ian is sharing this adorable door hanger with us. He is an Area Coordinator (Residence Life) at a small college and decided to do a camping theme for their first doortags of the semester. Each of his 13 Resident Assistants will have a different character. For his doortag, he decided to use the park ranger. This big guy is cut from the Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge. I love what he has done and head over to his blog for the details. He will also show you all of them on Sunday!






Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Emily

Today, Emily has created this adorable t-shirt using the cartridges Beep Beep and Printing 101. Be sure to stop over to her blog so you can get all the directions on how to create your own t-shirt.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Diana

Happy Wednesday! This week is flying by so fast and today we have another great daily project. Diana is sharing this cute birthday card! I love the little face she added too. She used the cartridges Simply Charmed and Plantin Schoolbook. Be sure to check out all the details on her blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project with Kim

Today, our DT member Kim is sharing another of her fabulous papercraft ideas. She made this wonderful picture of the 50 states during our 4th of July challenge and then she has made these wonderful plaques of the states that she and her husband have lived in. I love how these look and I know they will be a great addition with that fabulous picture she made. She used the cartridge 50 States for this project. Be sure to head to her blog for all the details!!!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Special Guest Designer today!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and ready for another crafty week! Today I am pleased to introduce you to our Guest Designer Lee Ann from http:// leescraps.blogspot.com. I am so happy she has joined us today. She is sharing this great card that she created with the cartridge Sweet Shoppe. I think that chocolate covered strawberry looks like you could pick it and eat it!! Please stop by her blog and give her some love today!! See you back here tomorrow with another great project.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July winner

Wow, I loved all the entries that we had for the "Christmas in July" challenge. Thanks to all that entered. I am so amazed at all the wonderful talent we see with these challenges. Thanks to all of you who took the time to stop by all our blogs during our blog hop. The winner picked by random.org is #9 Tara from Craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com Congrats to Tara and all who entered. Please email me at happyscrapperdiane@yahoo.com with your mailing information. Be sure to join us Monday for a special Guest Designer.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Sharon

Welcome to Saturday's daily project. Sharon has created this adorable birthday card using the cartridge Hello Kitty Font. I love the sparkle she added. Head over to her blog for all the details and be sure to enter your "Christmas in July" project today! If you missed the blog hop, check it out today and many of the DT members are giving some blog candy too! They all have wonderful creations to share with you.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Lori

Happy Friday! Today Lori is sharing a special project with you. She has created this adorable picture using the cartridge Freshly Picked. Think of all the possibilities you can do with this cartridge!! Head over to her blog for all the details. Just a couple more days to enter our "Christmas in July" challenge for a wonderful prize and if you have not visited our DT for the blog hop, be sure to do that too! Many are giving some blog candy.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Daily Challenge with Annette

Welcome to the Thursday daily project. Annette has created this cute two page layout continuing in our "Christmas in July" theme. She used the cartridges Paper Doll Dress Up, Simply Charmed, Birthday Bash, and George Basic Shapes. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our challenge this week too!







Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Jessica

We are so glad that Jessica is back with us and she has gotten all moved into her new home! Can't wait to see that craft room! She has created this adorable card using the Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge. Head over to her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our "Christmas In July" challenge this week too!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Hope you all are enjoying our blog hop and our challenge this week. You have plenty of time to visit and to enter your challenge. Diane here for your daily project and I am keeping with the "Christmas in July" theme with my project. I made ornaments using old cds. I have several pictures on my blog so head over there for the directions. I used the cartridges Very Merry Tags, Winter Frolic, Winter Woodland, and Paper Dolls Dress Up. Be sure to check out all of the DT members challenge projects. You will find the blog hop list on Monday's post.






Monday, July 16, 2012

New Challenge today and Blog Hop!

Welcome to our new challenge "Christmas In July" For this challenge you can create a card, layout, or papercraft of anything Christmas as long as it is created with a cricut machine and cartridge! How easy can it be! You have till Saturday, July 21 at 9 pm Eastern Time to enter for a chance to win this prize that is pictured below. Our DT has created some wonderful items to share with you, but today you will go to their blogs to see them and I have heard that many of the DT is offering blog candy so you do not want to miss out on that! Now for a few rules, no backlinks, just new projects, please use cricut machine and cricut cartridges, enter as many times as you would like, must be in the US to win prize, because of the price of shipping, (sorry, but we have no sponsers and I pay for everything myself)but please enter your project and of course, link it to your blog and the most important thing is to have a wonderful time creating!!!! Now below is a list of our DT, but if you go to the first on the list Sharon you will find the way, but remember to come back here and enter your challenge. Have a great time!




Exploring Cricut Design Team





Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com/

Annette http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com/

Jessica http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/

Emily http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/

Lori http://scrappinsaints.blogspot.com/

Kim http://littleredshood.blogspot.com/

Ian http://anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com/

Diana http://craftypeepdb.blogspot.com/

Georgiana http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Diane http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com/










Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Challenge and Blog Hop starts Monday!

Be sure to stop by here on Monday, July 16 for a special challenge and blog hop with our DT. I know I normally show you the prize for the challenge, but this time you will see it on Monday! I do not want to give away what we will be sharing with you. Make sure you are ready for a fun challenge and a chance to win several prizes! See you tomorrow for all the details!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Georgiana

Happy Saturday! Today, Georgiana is sharing this adorable card she created using the cartridge Hoot N' Holler. This is the cutest and I love those colors. Stop by her blog to get all the details. Be sure to stop by here on Monday to see what our next challenge is and what fabulous prize package we will be giving! But that is not all, our DT is having our first blog hop and many of the designers are giving some blog candy away too! Don't forget we will see you here first on Monday!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Fantastic Friday with Michelle

Happy Friday the 13th! Our newest DT member Michelle has created this fantastic mug set using the cartridges Gypsy Font, Don Juan and Winter Frolic. I love how these turned out! Stop over to her blog for all the directions!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday Daily Project with Emily

Welcome to Exploring Cricut's Thursday daily project! Emily has created this adorable Birthday card using the Pooh and Friends cartridge. Stop over to her blog for all the details. New challenge and blog hop coming Monday. You don't want to miss this!!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project with Diana

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all keeping cool. Diana is sharing a card with you today that just screams summer to me! She used the cartridge Life's a Beach. Be sure to head over to her blog today for all the details!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Exploring Cricut Project with Kim

Today Kim is sharing a project that most of us can use! She created this dirty/clean magnet for the dishwasher using the cartridges Storybook and Don Juan. Hop over to her blog for all the directions.






Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome a Special Guest Designer

I would like to welcome our Special Guest Designer, Cathie Rigsby to Exploring Cricut. Cathie creates beautiful projects to display on her blog Creative Cutter Room and she is the author of the Cricut Expression Book that can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and her blog. Be sure to check it out! Fabulous ideas. Today she is sharing two layouts with us. The first one is titled "All a Flutter". The details are beautiful. She used the cartridges Art Nouvea, Gypsy Font and Cindy Lou. The second layout is called "Ticket to Ride" How perfect is this for those pictures of the amusement park or the county fairs that you will be attending this summer. I love all the bright colors and details. For this layout she used the cartridges Fabulous Finds and Carousel. Head over to her blog for all the directions. Please leave some love for Cathie for sharing with us today!









Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wow what a challenge!

Wow what wonderful entries did we have for our Red, White and Blue 4th of July challenge. I am so glad that we use random.org to pick the winner because they were all winners!!! Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge. Now the winner is #24 Nadia of www.withglitteringeyes.com Congratulations and please email me at happyscrapperdiane@yahoo.com with your name and address. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a very special guest designer!!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sensational Saturday Daily Project with Sharon

This week has sure flown by and another Saturday is here! Today Sharon is sharing a special project for you. She has made a wonderful gift bag and candle etched using the cartridges Stand and Salute and Cricut Alphabet. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details! Today is the last day to get your challenge project entered! Wow!!! we have had some wonderful entries so far.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Friday Project with Lori

Happy Friday! Lori is sharing a really cute card using the cartridge County Fair. I love all the details. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the directions. Be sure to enter our challenge this week, just a couple more days!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Terrific Thursday with Annette!

Hope everyone had a safe holiday, but it is rough when you have to go back to work the next day unless you are retired like me lol! Today Annette is sharing a very sunny card with you and she used the cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls. I can't wait to see how she created her design behind the sun so stop over to her blog for all the directions. Just a few more days to get your entry into our Red, White and Blue 4th challenge!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July with daily project

Happy 4th of July from Exploring Cricut! Today, Diane here filling in for Jessica while she is moving and getting her new craft room all set up! I have created a variety of projects for the 4th of July as a mantle decoration. I used the cartridges Independence Day, Stand and Salute and Holiday Cakes. I have lots of pictures and directions for each project on my blog so head over there and check them out in detail. Just click on my name and it will take you there! Be sure to get your project entered into our Red, White, and Blue 4th of July challenge before Saturday! Have a safe and great holiday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project! Hope you are enjoying what we share with you daily and having fun entering our challenges. I am so pleased to see the fabulous entries we receive and I know each of our DT members appreciate your comments too. Now for the daily, Diane here with a two page layout I created for all those birthday pictures waiting to be printed. I used the cartridges Birthday Bash, Birthday Cakes, Life's a Party and Simply Charmed. If you would like the directions, please stop by my blog for the details and materials. Get your challenge entry in my Saturday, July 7!

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Challenge starting today!!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is to "Show Your Red, White, and Blue" and celebrate the 4th of July. To our Canadian friends, please share your Canada Day projects too! You can create a card, layout, or papercraft using cricut cuts you would like! The challenge will end on Saturday, July 7 at 9 pm eastern time. Please no back links. Have fun and enjoy what our DT has created to share with you this week!





Emily
Independence Day, Art Philosophy, and Stand and Salute cartridges






Ian
Summer Celebrations and Art Philosophy cartridges





Lori
Stand and Salute cartridge




Sharon
Stand and Salute cartridge





Michelle

Oh Canada cartridge





Kim
50 States cartridge