Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween with Diana

Happy Halloween!  Today, Diana is sharing with you this adorable Halloween card she made using the cartridges Plantin Schoolbook and Create a Critter 2.  Be sure to stop by her blog.  
**As a side note from me, I wish Diana and all the people in the line of the hurricane to be safe and back with us real soon.  Diane***

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project with Kim

Happy Tuesday!  Today Kim is keeping you in the Halloween spirit with this spooky witches hat she created using the cartridges Artiste and A Frightful Affair.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and make one to help with your party decorations!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Special Guest Designer Today!

Today we are lucky to have with us a Special Guest Designer.  Janea from http://www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com is sharing this beautiful pumpkin display that she created using the cartridges Create a Critter, Paper Dolls for Everyday and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the directions and details and thank her for being our guest designer today!!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Winner of our Halloween Challenge

Thank you all for your wonderful projects in our Halloween challenge.  I loved looking at all the different ideas that you talented crafters share with us!  The winner of this challenge is #2 entry Witchy Wreath.  Please contact me at happyscrapperdiane@yahoo.com with your information so I can get your package mailed out.  Be sure to stop by Monday for a special guest designer!  Next challenge starts Monday, November 5.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Happy Saturday!  Just a few more days till Halloween and Sharon has created this cute card using the cartridge Bump In The Night.  I love her little monster.  Be sure to check out all her directions on her blog.  Today is the last day to get your entry in our Halloween challenge.  We have some wonderful entries so far!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fantastic Friday with Lori

Today, Lori is sharing this treat box she created using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2.  I love this and would be really nice for a table with candies as a favor.  I especially like the button.  Head over to her blog for all the details.  Time is almost up to enter our challenge so get your entry in today!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday daily project with Annette

Today, Annette is sharing this beautiful pumpkin decoration using the cartridges A Childs Year and Christmas Noel.  I love how she used other cartridges instead of Halloween!  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the directions.  Just a few more days to get your project entered for this challenge!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Jessica

Happy Wednesday!  This week is flying by faster than a witch on Halloween, so you had better get your entry into our Halloween challenge fast!  Today we have a treat and no tricks with these cute bags that Jessica created using the cartridge Mini Monsters.  I love them!  Head over to her blog for all the details and get your little ones some bags made. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project

Hello and welcome to another daily project.  Diane here with a layout to keep in our Halloween theme this week.  I made this layout with the help of the cartridges Moveable Monsters digital, Plantin Schoolbook, Happy Hauntings, Spongebob, and Paper Dolls for Everyday.  Stop over to my blog for the directions.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week for a chance to win a Halloween gift package.  Enter by Saturday and stop by tomorrow for another great project!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Challenge Starts Today!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This challenge is called "Happy Halloween".  You are to make a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating this fun holiday.  Please link your post by Saturday, Oct. 27 by 10 pm eastern time.  Have fun and please no back links.  Winner will be picked by random.org. Here is what our talented DT has to share with you and we can't wait to see your creations!!
Simply Charmed, Wild Card, George
Create a Critter 2
Elmo's Party, October 31, Happy Hauntings
Happy Hauntings, Create a Critter 2, Hello Kitty Greetings, Doodlecharms
 Ian
Mini Monsters
 Kim
Happy Hauntings, Chic and Scary
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More, Simply Charmed
Create a Critter 2
Teddy Bear Parade

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Challenge starts Monday

New challenge starts Monday, October 22.  This is the prize package I will be giving to one lucky entry via random.org.  Join us Monday to see what our talented design time has created to share with you!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sensational Saturday with Georgiana

Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone has had a great week and has enjoyed another week of great inspiration from our talented design team.  We have another great project today!  Georgiana has created this adorable card using the cartridge 3 Birds on Parade.  Be sure to head to her blog for all the details and directions.  Stop by here tomorrow to see what our next prize for a challenge starting Monday will be! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fantastic Friday with Ian

Today, Ian is sharing this great name tag he made using the cartridge Sweater Weather.  I love this name tag and this would be great for a winter party!  Be sure to stop by his blog for all the details and as always, head back here tomorrow for another great project!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday daily project by Emily

Time to make some of those cute Halloween cards and Emily is sharing one with you today!  She used the cartridges Pumpkin Carvings and October 31.  Stop by her blog for all the details and directions.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another great project!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Diana

Today we have a cute birthday card that Diana created using the cartridge Teddy Bear Parade.  The more projects I see with this cartridge the more I want it!!!  Be sure to head over to her blog and check out all the details and directions. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tueday Daily project with Kim

Time to start getting those Halloween decorations ready and Kim has a super banner she created using the cartridge Pretty Pennants.  I love the fun shapes she made.  Head over to her blog for all the details and be sure to come back here tomorrow for another great project!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Help me welcome our special Guest Designer

Today we are very pleased to welcome our Guest Designer Tonya from the blog ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com  She has created this adorable card using the cartridges Happily Ever After and Art Philosophy.  Please stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to show her the love for joining us today!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Winners, winners, winners!!!

Thanks to everyone who enter our "Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge".  All the projects were great and show support for hope from this terrible disease.  All of us together can make support our friends and loved ones get through.  We have a lot to announce today.  The winner of the challenge is #4 Abusybee.  Please email me with your contact information and congratulations!! Now keep scrolling down for more winners!
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Thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments about our blog and what it means to you.  You do not know how much the DT and I appreciate it.  I have decided to give two copies of the Trim the Tree cartridge to one blog comment and one Facebook comment.  The winner of the blog comment is #9 Pam who said "Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your 1st year! Your card is really cute, love the colors!
Pam   

The winner of the Facebook comments is #3 MsLela Pink Journey who said "Happy 1st to you!!" Please email me with your contact information and I will get your cartridges out.  Let's make another great year of projects and challenges and lots of Cricut inspiration.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Lots of news to follow up on today, but today we have a fantastic card that Sharon created with the new cartridge Teddy Bear Parade.  This is the cutest birthday card and makes me want this cartridge even more with all the projects I am seeing it be used with! 
be sure to stop by her blog for all the details today!
Did you miss yesterday post and to see the blog hop we are having with Especially Made   http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/  Start here and check out our joint Monster Mash Blog Hop!

Today is the last day to enter our "Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge".  Get your entry in before the link closes tonight.

You still have time to leave a message on Tuesday's post on the blog and on Facebook to get registered for the Trim the Tree cricut cartridge.  It will end the same time the challenge closes!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop


Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

Thanks for stopping by Exploring Cricut today and we want you to have a great time at our first joint blog hop.  To get you started on this great hop please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your first stop is Ashley's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Happy Hopping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday with Annette!

Happy Thursday!  Today, Annette is sharing this two page layout.  I love it and Fall is a great time to take those pictures and scrap them.  She used the cartridges Paper Doll Dress Up and Simply Charmed.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.  Be sure to get your entry into our challenge this week, just a few days left!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday with Jessica

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project.  Jessica has created this spooky name plate for her teller station at work with the cartridges Happy Hauntings and A Frightful Affair.  Be sure to stop over to her blog for all the details.  Halloween will be here soon and you can make your own!!!  Be sure to enter our "Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge" and also be sure to check out our Tuesday post for our 1st Birthday Prize giveaway.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Exploring Cricut!!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Exploring Cricut!  One year ago today, I started Exploring Cricut to share the love of this great little machine and to start using all those cartridges I have collected over the last few years!  I called a couple of my friends locally and then went to the cricut message board and started recruiting new members of the team to share daily projects and challenges with you.  Over the year we have had designers leave for other committments, but as I highlighted Special Guest Designers, some have come to the team. I love the team and they have been here supporting this venture and along with all you great crafters, we are a success!!  I could not ask for anything more.  I made a card today for our birthday and if you didn't know, this is Diane today!  It just so happen it was my day and perfect for me.  I used the cartridges Birthday Cakes and Cake Basics for this simple and quick card.  All the details are on my blog.  Below the card is another picture .  You can't celebrate a birthday without a present and my present to you followers will be this cartridge Trim the Tree.  Just leave a comment on this post or the Facebook post for this day, but you have till Saturday when our challenge closes to do it.  Just wish us a "Happy Birthday" and tell me what you like about our blog.  Please be sure to enter our challenge this week too!!
**Winner of challenge and Birthday will be announce on blog and Facebook Sunday**

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Challenge Starts Today!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  Today, our challenge is to create a card, layout, or papercraft for "Breast Cancer Awareness" symbolizing hope against the fight of this terrible disease .  We also challenge that you send your project to a friend or group fighting this disease.  If you do not have anyone to send it too, please contact me and I have a group we are sending to. You can link your project till Saturday, October 13 at 10 pm eastern time.  Please no backlinks .

 Kim