Thursday, February 28, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Annette has created this amazing skirt for her daughters fashion show using the cartridges George and Basic Shapes and Paper Doll Dress Up. Have you ever thought you could make a daring skirt like this with your Cricut!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details of this amazing project and don't forget to link your challenge entry by Saturday!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Jessica

Happy Wednesday friends! Today Jessica is sharing these adorable birthday decorations she created using the Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font cartridges. Aren't these adorable!  Just think of the party decorations you could make with these cartridges.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and do not forget to link your project to our challenge this week!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Diane here today sharing this plaque I made for my craft room using the cartridge Art Deco. I admit, I bought this cartridge for under $10 and I know I am not the only one who could refuse a deal like that! I looked at it when it arrived and thought what will I even make with this, but as you see it turned out great and I love the fonts on it. Have you ever done that with a cartridge? If so, get it out and see what you can create. Be sure to join our challenge this week too!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Welcome to our new challenge!

Welcome to our challenge. This challenge is called "Love Your Pet" You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft of your favorite pet and if you do not have a pet, no problem, just include any animal in your project. Just make sure you use your Cricut and cricut cartridges.  You can link your by Saturday, March 2 at 10 pm eastern time.  Please no backlink to projects and with the increase shipping prices I can only send the prize in the states.
Teddy Bear Parade, Base Camp
Create a Critter, Animal Kingdom, Elmo and Friends, Elegant Edges
Animal Kingdom, Paper Pups
 Michelle P
Paper Pups, George, Create a Critter
Pet Shop, Four Legged Friend, Paper Pups
Birthday Bash, Create a Critter, Mickey and Friends, Opposites Attract
Create a Critter
 Rae Ann
Create a Critter, Surburbia
Doodlecharms, Paper Doll Dress Up
Michelle S
Create a Critter

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A new challenge and welcome to our new DT member

It is very sad, but we are saying goodbye temporarily to Lori our DT member to take care of some health issues and we wish her a fast recovery and get back to Exploring Cricut as soon as she can. Prayers are with you Lori. We are happy to welcome our newest member of the team, Michelle Shutts from the blog   Here is Michelle to give you a little information about herself.
My name is Michelle Shutts and I've been married to my awesome hubby for 16 years, who is very supportive of my crafting, and we have 3 very active boys who keep life busy with all their school activities!  I work as an ICU nurse at a large metropolitan trauma hospital, so scrapbooking and reading are my favorite ways to de-stress and unwind.  I love to spend time scrapping with my mom and best friend!  I scrapbook all our family photos, so layouts are my favorite things to do, but I also dabble in making cards.  I started scrapbooking years ago with Creative Memories, stickers, and decorative scissors.  My best friend introduced me to the cricut a few years ago and I fell in love with it immediately!  I'm excited for the opportunity to share some of my projects as a DT member here at Exploring Cricut!  And I love looking at other people's projects for inspiration!    Please stop by Michelle's blog and welcome her.    Now we have a new challenge starting Monday and I am giving this Simply Score template board I ordered from a friend who sells Stampin Up.  Be sure to head to the blog tomorrow morning for all the details of the next challenge!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Senstational Saturday with Georgiana

Welcome to our Saturday daily project. Georgiana is sharing this beautiful card with us that she used the Serenade cartridge to create.  This is so beautiful and one of those cartridges you might have stuck on the shelf and forgot about!  If you do have it, get it out and see what beauty you can make.  New challenge coming Monday!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Ian

Happy Friday everyone! Today Ian is sharing this adorable card he created using the cartridge Create a Critter. Be sure to stop by his blog for all the details and directions for this fun project today! See you tomorrow with another great idea for you.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Emily

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Today, Emily has created this two page layout using the cartridges Tear Drop and Sports Mania.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.  Join us tomorrow for another great daily project.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Diana

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a very crafty week. Today, Diana is sharing this adorable card that she created using the cartridge Animal Kingdom. Don't you just love that our DT is bringing out some of the oldies but goodies to share new ideas with you. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and come back tomorrow for another great project!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday with Michelle.....

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Our DT member Michelle has created this adorable card using the cartridges Elegant Edges and Teddy Bear Parade. I love this card and haven't bought the cartridge yet, but with all these cute projects I am seeing, it is on the list.   We all have one of those and with this card, even more will want it!  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and give her some love!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Welcome our Guest Designer for February

Welcome to our Special Guest Designer for February, Michelle Shutts from   Please help me welcome her.  I love the wonderful Disney layout she created with the Disney Classics and Mickey Font cartridges.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and show her your appreciation for her joining us this month.  I know that this is a layout I am definately scraplifting!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine Challenge Winner

Wow! We had some really fabulous projects in our Valentine challenge.  Thanks to everyone who entered, we really appreciate you joining us.  Our winner picked by is #6 Kim's Simply Cards.  Congrats to Kim and please email me at with your mailing information.  Be sure to join us Monday for a special guest designer!  Next challenge will be February 25 so be sure to join us.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sensational Saturday Project with Sharon

Happy Saturday and here we are through a half of February already. Hope some of you will have the holiday off Monday and can enjoy a day of crafting. Today Sharon has created this cute Valentine card using the Elmo and Friends Holiday cartridge.   I love the little characters on this cartridge so much!  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and today is the last day to enter our challenge. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Lori

Welcome to our Friday daily project. We are lucky to have Lori feeling better and sharing this adorable card today that she created using the New Arrival cartridge.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and be sure to get your entry into our challenge, just a couple days left!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day with Annette

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Exploring Cricut. Today, Annette is sharing this cute card she designed with Paisley, Elegant Edges, and Plantin Schoolbook. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and directions.  Just a few more days to get your entry into our challenge this week!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wow Wow Wednesday with Jessica

Welcome to another daily project.  Jessica is sharing some icons for her nephews mini album using the Baby Steps cartridge.  These are really adorable and I can see them on a page with a picture of that first tooth!!  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  Be sure to get your challenge entries linked by Saturday!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project.  Diane here sharing this gift bag and card that I created using the digital images from Valentine Sweets.  You can purchase this for 25% off right now at and no I do not get anything for telling you, but thought I would pass this along.  This is a cute group of images for a little price!  I created this in my gypsy since I am not a fan of the cricut craft room.  Be sure to stop by my blog for all the details and be sure to enter our challenge this week too.  We have several entries already and they are fabulous.  When you leave us a comment, please include your email, you might be asked to be a guest designer for us!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

It is a new challenge!

Welcome to our new challenge. We are calling this "Be My Valentine".  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Valentine's Day.  Please no backlinks and winner will be picked by  Please link your creation Saturday, Feb. 16 by 10 pm eastern time.  Now take a look at what our wonderful design team created.
Create a Critter, Tags. Bags, Boxes, and More
Elegant Edges, Easter 2010, Plantin Schoolbook
Celebrate with Flourish, Phrases, Dreams Come True, Calligraphy Collection, Doodlecharms, Doodletype
Love Struck, Sweethearts
Create a Critter 2
Artiste, Art Philosophy
Elegant Edges, Doodlecharms
Teddy Bear Parade, Picturesque

Create a Critter, Create a Critter 2

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time for a new challenge on Monday

Time for another challenge to start on Monday and here is the next prize package. Thanks to DT member Emily who again donated this great set of Close to My Heart Valentine stamps and I have thrown in a few more goodies. Be sure to come back here tomorrow for all the information and our great DT inspirations. See you then! Happy crafting....

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Georgiana

Happy Saturday!  I hope all our folks that are getting hit with the blizzard are all safe and doing well.  Today Georgiana is sharing this great birthday card with you!  She used the cartridges Luau and Birthday Bash.  Have you ever went out of your comfort zone with a card?  Why not try one this weekend.  I love the colors she picked and someone is having a big birthday!  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to get ready for another challenge starting Monday!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Ian

Happy Friday !  Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  Today Ian is sharing this stinkin cute card with us that he created with the cartridge Doodlecharms.  I love that are DT are pulling out some of the older cartridges to give you fresh and new ideas.  Be sure to stop by his blog for all the details. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Emily

Today Emily is sharing this cute and simple thank you card she created using the cartridge Phrases.  This is a perfect cartridge for all those cards and layouts that need the perfect phrase or saying.  Check out this cartridge and be sure to stop by her blog for the details.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday Daily Project with Diana

Welcome to our daily project. Diana is sharing these adorable book marks she created using the cartridges Lacy Labels, Life's a Beach, and Base Camp.  I love how she made them in her childs school colors.  Just think of the possibilities you could do with your childs school colors.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Terrific Tuesday with Michelle

Welcome to another daily project. Exploring Cricut enjoys sharing a new creation and today Michelle is sharing a layout, which is the second page of her layout she did for our last challenge. She used the cartridges Robotz and Teddy Bear Parade for this. I love how the pages look! Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and head back here tomorrow for another inspiration!