Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday with Rae Ann

Can you believe this is the end of September already?? It will not be long and all those holidays will be rolling along and we will start thinking it is time to work on some Christmas cards. Well today
Rae Ann is sharing some great cards she created using the A Quilted Christmas cartridge. This is one of my personal favorites too! Stop by her blog for details and she will have some more cards to share!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our Challenge Winners

Well I want to thank the lovely ladies who entered our challenge.  Jaren, Shelly, and Emily, you are all gems and so appreciated for all the support you have given our blog by entering our challenges.  I will be contacting you today by email to get your mailing information and sending you each a little prize and of course, your Top 3 Crafter Button.  Thanks again for joining us.  Please to all our followers join us Monday for another week of fabulous Cricut inspiration.  Stop by these ladies blogs to congratulate them.




Saturday, September 28, 2013

Super Saturday with Sharon

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having beautiful Fall weather and having a great weekend. To finish our week of wonderful Cricut inspiration, Sharon has created this fabulous birthday card using the Create a Critter cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details. Today is the last day to enter our challenge.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday to all! Can't believe this week has flown by. Today we have an awesome 2 page layout that Michelle S created using the Phrases cartridge. I love the colors and everything about this page.  Stop over to her blog for all the details.  Just a couple days to enter our challenge. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. All week you have enjoyed some fabulous projects from our DT and today we are sharing another!! Annette has created this fantastic page using the Paisley and Forever Young cartridges. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our challenge, only a couple days left!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Kathy

Today Kathy is sharing this beautiful scrapbook page she created for her granddaughters album. I love all the beautiful details she has on this page. She used the cartridges CTMH Art Philosophy, Formal Occasion, Mother's Day Bouquet, and Ultimate Creative Sample. Stop by her blog for the details. Be sure to enter our challenge this week. I have a great box of goodies for someone to win!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project with Diane

Welcome to our daily project. Diane here with a quick way to use up those scraps. I made just a couple cards, same designs but with different papers and they look totally different. For this project I used the Stamping and Cricut Alphabet cartridges. All the details are on my blog. Time to enter our challenge for a great box of goodies!

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Challenge Time!

Time for another challenge here at Exploring Cricut.This is a fun "What's Cooking" challenge.  Create a card, layout, or paper craft with something from the kitchen.  Can be a recipe card, book, scrapbook page or anything kitchen or food related.  Have a super time with this challenge.  You must use a Cricut and Cricut cartridges.  Please refer to the rules on the sidebar.  This challenge closes Saturday, Sept. 28 10 pm eastern time.  Now take a look at what our DT has created for you!

From My Kitchen
From My Kitchen, Pooh and Friends, Cricut Font and Basic Shapes
From My Kitchen
Cricut Craft Room Basics , Chalkboard Fonts
Preserves, From My Kitchen
From My Kitchen
Everyday Paper Dolls, Suburbia
From My Kitchen

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time for a new challenge!

Join us Monday, September 23 for another fun challenge.  All challenge entries must be created with a Cricut and cricut cartridges.  Tune in to see what our DT has created for your inspiration!  Not sure of the rules, check out on the side bar.  We will be having a prize for the 1st picked by and 3 will win the Top 3 Crafter button.  Please join us for the fun.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Lori

Welcome to our Saturday daily project. We hope you have enjoyed our week full of wonderful Cricut inspiration.  Today to finish out our week, Lori is sharing this great card she created with an old favorite Plantin Schoolbook.  I love this cartridge because is has so many great things and it is still a favorite of many.  Stop by her blog for the detail.  We start a new challenge Monday so please join us.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Welcome to our Friday daily project. Today Donna is sharing how you can dress up a package with Cricut.  Today she used the Birthday Bash cartridge to make this birthday present even more special!  Think of all the great ideas you can come up with!  Stop by her blog for the details. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday with Emily

Today Emily is sharing a canvas art project with you. She created this with the cartridges Cindy Loo and George. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  Be sure to join us daily except Sunday for a new cricut project and a new challenge coming Monday, Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's Wednesday with Michelle N

Everyday I am so thankful for the talented DT we have here at Exploring Cricut. They provide you with wonderful ideas and projects for your cricut. I want them all to know how much I appreciate them. Today we have another fabulous project from Michelle N. I love her card and she used Indie Art for this one. Be sure to stop by her blog for the details and be sure to give her a shout out!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Hello and welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today Liz is sharing this super fun project. She has created a pin the tooth on the Mater game using the Disney Pixar Cars cartridge. I love this and think of the other great things your could make for your party with the cartridge! Be sure to visit her blog for all the details of this project!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

We all love it when we get new cartridges or dig out some old ones and see what we can create with them. Today Rae Ann is sharing her projects that she created using the Disney Classics and Mickey and Friends cartridges. Her images look terrific and these are not easy cartridges to put together!!! Stop by her blog for all the details and come back here tomorrow for another great project from our DT!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Back to School Challenge Winners

First, thanks to the ladies who entered our challenge.  I did not pick by for our Top 3 Crafters because we only had 3 entries this time.  I do appreciate you taking the time to enter.  I will be sending your button later today.  Please join us Monday for a great new Cricut project.  The wonderful entries belonged to:

#1  Jaren

#2  Mollie

#3  Mayras Designs

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday with Sharon

Today Sharon has created this fantastic card to share with you! She used the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. Please stop over to her blog for the details. Today is the last day to enter our challenge.  Please make sure that your project is done with a cricut and includes a cricut cut.  Our challenges are cricut based.  Please look at the sidebar for the challenge rules. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fantastic Friday the 13th with Michelle S

No bad luck here for Friday the 13th! Just lots of good things. Today Michelle S is sharing a super layout she created using the Carousel cartridge. This is a great one for those amusement park and fair layouts. Stop by her blog for all the details. Just 2 more days to enter our challenge so please link yours!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Annette

Today Annette is sharing a layout keeping with our theme challenge this week. I love her layout! She used the Locker Talk cartridge. I love when we pull out some old goodies! Be sure to stop by her blog for the details. Just a few more days to enter our challenge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Kathy

It is not too soon to think about those holiday cards! It will be here before we know it. Kathy has a beautiful card to help you get some ideas.  I love these colors and the details.  she used the cartridges Creative Memories Tis the Season and CTMH Art Philosophy.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  Have you entered our challenge yet?  We would love to see your creation!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday sharing with Diane

Hello all! Diane here sharing a daily project with you. I am keeping with our theme this week and made a layout for my little granddaughter's back to school pictures. I used the cartridges Recess and Sesame Street Font. Stop by my blog for all the details.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week too!

Monday, September 9, 2013

It's a Back To School Challenge!

Welcome to another great challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today the challenge is to make a card, layout or paper craft in a school theme and include some of these colors of red, green, white, black, orange, and yellow.  Have fun with this challenge and be sure to link by Saturday, September 14 at 10 pm eastern time.  If you have any questions about the challenge, rules are on the side bar.  We can't wait to see what you create!  Our talented DT has some super projects to share!
Locker Talk, All Mixed Up, CCR Basics, Simply Charmed
K-12 Digital, Recess

Nate's ABC's, Locker Talk
Learning Curve, Making the Grade, Smily Cards, Happily Everafter
Home Accents, Artiste, Art Philosophy
CCR Basics
George and Basic Shapes
Locker Talk

Paper Doll Teen Scene, My Community, Freshly Picked, Everyday Paper Dolls, 3 Birds on Parade
My Community

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Monday is a Challenge day!

Be sure to stop by Monday for a new challenge.  Our Design Team has some fabulous projects to share with you.  Have you seen us on Facebook?  Pinterest?  If not, just search for Exploring Cricut and like us!!!!  See you Monday!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Lori

Welcome to our Saturday. We are lucky to have Lori back with the DT. Lori was with us from the beginning and had to leave for a short while and we are glad she is back. Today she is sharing a great project she created for her sons wedding. She created luminaries using the Doodlecharms cartridge. She has included a picture of the happy couple before they were lit and one of them at night. Love this idea! Stop by her blog for the details.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Today Donna is sharing this great monogram card for bridesmaids gifts using the Storybook cartridge. This would be terrific for any occasion !  Stop by her blog today for the details.  Join us tomorrow for another super project. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday with Emily

Hope everyone is having a super week so far!   Today Emily is sharing a canvas project she created using one of our all time favorites Paper Doll Dress Up. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Michelle N

Happy Wednesday all! Love having a Monday holiday seems to make the week go by fast! Today we have a fantastic card that Michelle N created using the new CTMH Artbooking cartridge. This new cartridge has so many need features and she is sharing one today!! Stop by her blog for all the details.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Liz is sharing this great shirt she created using the new iron on vinyl and the Nate's ABC's and Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridges. Stop by her blog for the details. I can't wait to get some of this vinyl myself!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day with Rae Ann

Happy Labor Day and welcome to our Monday daily project. Today is a day of spending time with love ones and friends and what better way than a picnic. Today Rae Ann is sharing a cookout invitations she created using the Block Party and Everyday Paper Dolls cartridges. Stop by her blog for the details. Have a wonderful safe holiday.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome our Newest Design Team Member and Our Winners!

Today we have lots of news. First, we say goodbye to one of our talented designers, Georgiana. We will truly miss you so much. We are welcoming back a former member Lori. Thanks to all the talented entries in our challenge this week. They were fabulous and good thing we let do the picking because they are all so fabulous!!!! We will let Lori tell you a little about herself and I will have the winners posted under her introduction! Told you we had lots of news today.
"I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like to craft.  From cross stitch to paper crafts, I’ve tried it all!  I just love working with inks and paper!  Currently, I work as a design team member with a couple of stamp companies.   And by day, I serve as the Human Resource Director and Economic Development Coordinator for a utility company.  And if that isn’t enough to keep me busy, my husband and I also have a mini farm where we raise sheep, St. Bernards and English Shepherds.  Life is never dull!  I look forward to rejoining the Exploring Cricut.  There’s something about the beep of a Cricut that is so relaxing!  Can’t wait to see you in blogland! Please visit me at my blog at

Now we have our winners!  The first winner will receive along with her Top 3 Crafter button a little prize package I put together for this challenge.  I will send your buttons to you Sunday. 

First picked prize and button  #14 Donna Davis

2nd picked  button        # 13 Paula Bee

3rd picked button     #18  Jenny