Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sad Goodbyes, but Happy Hello to a new DT member

With the end of the month and our quarter, our DT is losing two wonderful members Diana and Michelle P. I personally want to thank them for their wonderful contributions to our great DT and let them know they will be missed, but both have young children and their families need them more now so we wish them the best! We have a new member joining our team and we are very excited to have her join us. She has entered our challenges several times and you will love seeing what she brings to our already fabulous team! I would like to introduce Michelle N of the blog http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com and let her tell you a little about herself. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what our DT has created for a new challenge starting on Monday, July 1.

Michelle N
"I got started with Creative Memories probably 10 or 15 years ago to scrapbook my husbands sprint car racing. I still haven't got all of the memorabilia into the albums! Then about 3-4 years ago I wanted to use up my scraps from scrapbooking and I started making cards to sell as a fundraiser for Sparrow clubs-it all snowballed from there! I love to make cards. Now my friends and family get disappointed if they receive a "store bought" card! It's also one of my favorite gifts to give-a dozen cards of various themes (Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy, etc) in a gorgeous reusable box. And I still scrapbook and make home decor items. I counted my cartridges-I have over 80! I use them ALL. Some I use more than others-Damask Decor, Paper Pups, Plantin Schoolbook, Creative Cards, Walk in My Garden, Flower Shoppe. I did teach Cricut classes at the local scrapbooking store until I got so busy building our new house-maybe I'll go back to it. Spare time….I sew, read, upholstery, and refurbish furniture. I work on our classic car collection-not turning a wrench, usually tracking down parts & pieces! I will recover the seats if I have to. I even help a friend show her Murray Gray Cattle at various fairs and specialty shows. I don't think I sit around bored-there's always something to create!"

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday with Georgiana

Hello and welcome to our Saturday daily project. Today Georgiana is sharing this adorable card she created using the cartridge Savory. Stop by her blog for all the details and directions. Be sure to join us tomorrow and meet a new member of our design team. New challenge starts Monday.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Donna

Happy Friday all! Today Donna is sharing her homemade neighbor treat that she made using the Imagine Kate's Kitchen. Love giving homemade gifts to friends and relatives and this is a great way to dress them up! Stop by her blog for all the details.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday with Emily

Welcome to another daily project. Today Emily is sharing a card she created using the Twinkle Toes cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details and directions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Diane

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project. Diane doing the post here today with a two page layout using the cartridges When I Was a Kid and Carousel. I have been wanting to try out the new cartridge, but had to wait till I could put on Gypsy since I am not a fan of Cricut Craft Room. Stop by my blog for the details.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday with Michelle P

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. This is kind of bittersweet for me because today is the last post we will see from Michelle P as a Design Team member. Her family needs her more and we totally understand, but will miss her so much!! Today she is sharing this great card that she created using the Recess Lite cartridge. Stop by her blog for the details and let her know how much we appreciated her being on our team and sharing so many fabulous projects with us.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Happy Monday. First, I am having trouble with sending mail on my yahoo account. I can reply, but can't send any new emails so hopefully yahoo will have it fixed soon. Would the ladies who were our top 3 email me so I can send their codes.
Today Rae Ann is sharing two great cards that she created using the Tinker Belle and Friends and George cartridges. I love these cards! Be sure to visit her blog for all the details.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank you for entering our challenge.

Thanks to all that entered our challenge.  Our winners picked by random .org are:

#3  Vicki  http://www.skybowcreations.blogspot.com

#2   Gerda   http://cardscreations.blogspot.nl

#5  Kim J  http://dolphin6859.blogspot.com

I will be sending your Top button later today.  Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great project.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sensational Summer Saturday with Sharon

Sharon is swimming into the summer season with this adorable card. She used the Create a Critter cartridge. Summertime is great for all kinds of activities and crafts so take some time and join us for our challenge this week. Today is the last day to enter.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday! Today Michelle S has this fabulous 2 page layout to share with you. She used the Robotz cartridge. I love her pages! Head over to her blog for all the details and be sure to enter our challenge, only a couple days left!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday with Annette!

Welcome our our Thursday post. Today Annette is sharing this fabulous Father's Day card she created with Everyday Paper Dolls and From My Kitchen. Even though Father's Day is over, you still have next year so make one and be ready! Stop by her blog for the details. Be sure to enter your project in our challenge this week before Saturday.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Kathy

Happy Wednesday!Today Kathy is sharing this great "Fun with Vinyl" project with you all today.  If you haven't tried cutting vinyl with your cricut, it is very easy.  She used the cartridges Creative Memories Tiny Treasures, Wall Decor and More, and Ornamental Iron.  Stop by her blog for the directions for this fantastic project!!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project with Liz and Diane

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. This will be the last time Liz and I will be sharing the day. She will be doing her own day starting in July. It was great to share two project with you . Today Liz is sharing this great card and gift box combined. She is so talented to create this. She used the cartridge Disney Pixar Cars. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and directions of this project.
Diane here with a two page layout of the balloon race where my grandson took a ride and I used the cartridges Everyday Pop Up Cards and Pop Up Neighborhood.  Details are on my blog.  Please be sure to enter our challenge this week too!  We would love for you to be one of our talented Top 3 winners and get the button for your blog.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Welcome to our new challenge!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut!! Our challenge this week is to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Father's Day. Please check the rules on the side bar and link your project by Saturday, June 22. We can't wait to have you join us. Now our designers have some wonderful projects to share with you!
Block Party
Simply Charmed
Father's Day

Sweet Tooth Boxes, Create a Critter 2, Summer Celebrations
Florals Embellished
Father's Day
Nifty Fifties
Art Deco, Father's Day
 Kathy
Spring Holiday, Baby Steps, Best of 2009
 Liz
CCR Basics

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You know what time it is???

First off, Happy Father's Day to all the great men in your lives.  I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and two great sons who are Fathers.  My Father and Father-in-law have been gone for many years, but I always think of them and have them in my heart on this day. 

We had a great week of fabulous projects and we promise another one coming up.  Be sure to join us on Monday for another challenge!  Our team has put together some great creations and can't wait to share with you.  Till then, have a fabulous Sunday!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday with Georgiana

We have had a great week of projects to share with you and today we have another! Georgiana has created this adorable card using the Pooh and Friends cartridge. Everyone loves that chubby little bear and would love a special card made with him. Stop by her blog for all the details. Monday is a new challenge so be sure to be here with us and see all the great projects our design team has put together!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Happy Friday all! With Father's Day this weekend, time to get those cards and projects made for the favorite guy in your life. It could be a Father, Husband, Son, Uncle, Brother, or just a good guy friend and Donna has this great gift bag "Gone Fishin" to share today with you. She created it using the Imagine Good Ole Days cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Thursday with Emily

Welcome to another daily project here at Exploring Cricut. Today Emily is sharing this shadow box frame she created using the Gypsy Wandering, Home Decor, Paisley, and Lyrical Letters cartridges. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Whoopie it's Wednesday with Diana

Happy Wednesday! Halfway through another week and today Diana is sharing this cute summer card with you. She used the cartridges Plantin Schoolbook and Life's a Beach. Be sure to stop by her blog for the details and meet here again tomorrow for another project!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Terrific Tuesday with Michelle P

With the end of school here and what better way to thank your childs teacher than with a card. Michelle P has created this adorable card using the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details and come back here tomorrow for another great project.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend and maybe got a little crafting in. Well today Rae Ann has a double treat for you with two cards she created using the Best of 2007, Ole, Suburbia,Everyday Paper Dolls, Graphically Speaking and All Sports cartridges.  She is giving a couple great ideas so stop by her blog for the details. 


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Challenge Winners

Thanks to all that entered our challenge, your projects were all great!  I really appreciate you ladies taking the time to enter and we see projects for you every challenge.  You ladies rock!  I will be evaluating our challenges over the next weeks to see what we can do to get more participation or maybe just do another daily project.  Your input is very important and you can email me with suggestions or comments, you will see my email at the side of the blog.  Now for the winners of the Top 3 picked by random.org are :

#5  Melissa Sunshine http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com
#2  A Busybee http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com
#6  Gail Scott  http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sensational Summer Saturday with Sharon

Happy Saturday! Hope you will be experiencing some beautiful weather in your area. Today Sharon has some cute Thank You cards to share with you. She used the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details. Today is the last day to enter our challenge. We hope you will join us.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday All! Today Michelle S has created this fun movie night layout using the Carousel and Mickey and Friends cartridges.  I love this great layout and plan to snag her idea ! I think all the elements are great!  Stop by her blog for the details.  Just a couple more days for our challenge so please enter.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Terrfic Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday post. Today Annette is sharing this great anniversary card she created using the Gypsy Font and George cartridges. I love the colors of her pattern paper. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and directions. Be sure to enter our challenge by Saturday, June 8. We love to see your ice cream projects!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Kathy

Today Kathy is sharing this adorable onesie treat container that she created for a baby shower using the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge. This is so beautiful so be sure to head over to blog for all the details and directions. Time to enter our challenge this week too!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Terrific Tuesday with Liz and Diane

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Liz and Diane sharing this post today with two great projects to inspire you to get that cricut chirping! First Liz has created this wonderful box using Cricut Decals and Cricut Alphabet cartridges.  I love the details on her box and wouldn't this be a great addition to your 4th of July holiday decorations!  Stop by her blog for all the details.
Diane here with a project keeping with our theme of ice cream this week with this cute treat box using the Sweet Treats cartridge.  Stop by my blog for all the details and directions.  Be sure to enter your favorite ice cream treat this week in our challenge.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Challenge Starts Today!!!

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today our challenge is celebrating" National Dairy Month" with a card, layout, or papercraft with some form of ice cream or popcicle.  Just get your treat on and please read the rules on the sidebar.  Please link your project by Saturday, June 8 by 10 pm eastern time.  Please enjoy what our talented design team has created for your inspiration. 
Simply Charmed
Sweet Shop, Chalkboard Font
Nifty Fifties
Birthday Bash
Pagoda, Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls, Best of 2007
Sweet Treats, Imagine Yummy
Sweet Treats, Ashlyn's Alphabet
Birthday Bash
Birthday Bash, Chalkboard Font, CCR Basics, Formal Ocassions
Kathy
Spring Holiday, Baby Steps, Best of 2009
Once Upon a Princess