Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Lori

Welcome to the Saturday daily project. Today Lori has created this beautiful Christmas card with the Winter Woodland cartridge. Be sure to stop by her blog for the details. Stop by tomorrow for a Sunday project.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Friday with Donna

Happy Friday. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are not too tired from shopping! Today Donna is sharing this fantastic birthday tag she created using the Forever Young cartridge. What a clever idea! Stop by her blog for the details.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and Thursday Daily Project

On behalf of the Exploring Cricut Design Team and myself, we would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your time with your loved ones be wonderful and a very safe holiday. Be careful out there Black Friday shopping too! lol Today Emily is sharing a two page layout and she used the All Mixed Up cartridge. Stop by her blog for details.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project. Today Michelle N is sharing this beautiful Christmas card she created using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I love the beautiful colors and the embossing.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and directions. 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of Exploring Cricut projects. Today Liz is sharing this beautiful tag she created using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to our Monday daily project. Today Rae Ann is sharing this beautiful card she created using the Phrases cartridge. I love all the embossing and the details are perfect. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

We have winners!

Thanks so much for all the fantastic entries to our "Count Your Blessings" challenge.  We loved seeing all the fabulous designs.  Our crafting friends are so talented!!!!  Now for our Top 3 Crafters picked by random.org are:

#8   Gerda  http://cardcreations.blogspot.nl

#6   Debbie  http://debbiekreed.blogspot.com

#3  Pam       http://stamperatheart.blogspot.com

Congratulations ladies and I will be sending you a Top 3 Crafter button later today via email.  Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great daily Cricut project.  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Snuggle Up this Saturday with Sharon

The weather is cold and rainy here so not much else to do but snuggle up and enjoy crafting today! Sharon has the perfect idea to share today and get you started on your Christmas cards. She used the Create a Critter cartridge. Just love this! Stop by her blog for all the details. Today is the last day to enter our challenge so get yours linked before it closes!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

I can't believe how fast the holidays are approaching. Thanksgiving next week and Christmas will be here quickly. Today Michelle S is sharing this fantastic card she created using the Winter Frolic cartridge. I love the bright colors and this would be a fun card to make.  Head over to her blog for all the details.  Just 2 days left to enter our challenge!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Today Annette and her daughter Claire, have created this fantastic Science Game using the cartridges George and Basic Shapes, Indie Art, Locker Talk, Plantin Schoolbook, Gypsy Wanderings, and All Mixed Up. I love what they created and think of the games you could make for your little ones. Stop by her blog for all the details and directions! Just a couple more days to enter our challenge.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project. This is the time to think of gifts for family and friends. Julie has a wonderful idea she is sharing with you today. She has created this beautiful Prayer Journal. She used the cartridges New Testament and Winter Woodland. Stop by her blog for all the details. Time to get your entry in our challenge this week too!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday with Rosa

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today Rosa is sharing this great Thanksgiving card she created using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. Be sure to head over to her blog for the details. Be sure to enter our challenge this week, we would love to see what you create!



Monday, November 18, 2013

Welcome to our New Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is called "Count Your Blessings". You are to make a card, layout, or paper craft celebrating Thanksgiving.  Our design team has come up with some great inspiration to share with you.  Link your project by Saturday, November 23.  Please make sure you use Cricut machine and Cricut cartridges.  Rules can be found on sidebar. 
Simply Charmed, 3 Birds on Parade
Thanksgiving Table Decor Digital
Tablescapes Fall and Winter
George Basic Shapes
Simply Scarecrow, Winter Woodland
Pooh & Friends, Cricut Essentials, Gypsy Wanderings
CCR Thanksgiving Seasonal
3 Birds on Parade
Create a Critter 2
Celebrate with Flourish

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Sunday featuring Shawn

I am happy to tell you that once a month our new DT member Shawn will be sharing some useful and helpful hints. This week she will be showing you how to search for fonts with shadow cuts.  Stop by her blog and get all the information and be sure to join us once a month for more helpful hints which she will be sharing on her blog.  New challenge starts tomorrow so please join our DT to see what inspiration they have to share with you.  

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday with Lori

Happy Saturday ! Today Lori is sharing a garden flag she created using the Base Camp cartridge. It is fun to pull out the older cartridges and see what new ideas we can come up with!!! Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to stop tomorrow for a special post.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Donna

It's that time of the year to think about gift giving and what better way to give a gift but to put it in a home made box! Donna has done just that for us today with this Christmas Treat box she created using the Sweet Tooth Boxes and From My Kitchen. Head over to her blog for all the details of this great project!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Emily

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Today Emily is sharing this two page layout she created using the Creative Memories Traveler, H2O, and Life's a Beach. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Happy Wednesday! Today Michelle N is sharing this adorable birthday card she created using the Create a Friend and Celebrations cartridges. I love this card!!! So cute! Stop by her blog for all the details and directions. (please note a change in cartridge)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today Liz is sharing this fantastic project using the Create a Critter cartridge. She made this adorable 3D Plant Marker/stake. Perfect for the upcoming holiday. Head over to her blog for all the details.

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's a Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Happy Veteran's Day .  Don't you love it when you can make several cards with just one cartridge! Well today Rae Ann is doing just that using the Preserves cartridge. I love all the different options she is showing us. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Challenge Winners

Thank you for entering our Cricut Choice Challenge.  I love seeing all the creativity that you display with your cricut machines.  The winners of our Top 3 Crafter buttons picked by random.org are:

#11    Gail Scott    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com

#7       Mayras Designs   http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

#6       Cocoa's Mom       http://iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com  

Congrats and I will be emailing your code for your button tomorrow!  Be sure to join us Monday for a new daily inspiration.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Welcome our Saturday daily project. Today Sharon is showing you how to make this adorable card with the Elmo & Friends cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details. Today is the last day to enter our challenge.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

Welcome to our Friday daily project. Today Michelle S is sharing this great birthday card. We always need birthday cards to keep in our stash and this is a great one! She used the Sweet Treats cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our challenge, just a couple days left!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday post. Hope you are having a crafty week so far! Today Annette is sharing this fabulous layout she created using the Birthday Bash, Create a Critter, Paper Dolls for Everyday, From My Kitchen, Indie Art,Mickey and Friends, and Paper Doll Dress Up. Head over to her blog for all the details and don't forget to enter our challenge!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

What day it is??? Just love that commercial. Of course it is hump day Wednesday! Today another of our new DT members Julie, is sharing this beautiful card with us. I love the colors and it is just perfect! She used the Give a Hoot cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details and give her a welcome!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday with Rosa

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today one of our new team members Rosa is sharing this fantastic card she created using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our challenge this week too!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time for a New Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Time for a new challenge! This is a fun challenge and one you can all enter! It is "Cricut Choice". Make a card, layout, or paper craft using any cartridge and any theme, but it must include 1 pattern paper, 2 cricut cuts, and 3 different colors. Get your thinking caps on and those cricuts humming and enter our challenge by Saturday, November 9 at 10 pm eastern time. Our rules for the challenge are on the sidebar.  Now take a look at what our DT created for your inspiration. 
Gypsy Wanderings, Simply Charmed, All Mixed Up
From My Kitchen, Pooh Font, Preserves, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art
Tablescrapes Fall and Winter
Happy Hauntings, Nursery Rhymes
Elegant Edges, Quarter Note
Creative Holiday Cards, Cricut Essentials
French Manor, Nursery Rhymes
Creative Cards, December 25
Creative Memories Be Young, Plantin Schoolbook
Winter Wonderland
Hello Kitty, Lacy Labels

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Meet Our New Team Members and a Sunday Project

Welcome our new members of our Design Team, Rosa, Julie and Shawn. We are going to be seeing some fabulous projects from these talented ladies and I would like to welcome them to our little family. We all have the love of Cricut and love sharing our ideas. Let me let them introduce themselves. I am also sharing a little project today too and tomorrow starts a new challenge. Lots of exciting things to share!!
Rosa
 My name is Rosa and I am a mom to three wonderful children. I started crafting about 7 years ago when I moved from the Big Apple to the Peach State. I started my blog to inspire others because everyone's crafting style is unique. There is no right or wrong way to be creative. I will share my ideas and I hope you guys will join along. 

http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com
Julie Clawser
Hi!  My name is Julie and I'm from Leola, PA.  I'm married with 2 kids (4-yr old girl and 7-mo old son), and I work full time as an administrative assistant.  I got into paper crafting 4 years ago, when my husband bought me a personal Cricut for Christmas.  As my passion grew, so did my collection of all-things-Cricut... I love my Expression, Gypsy, Cuttlebug, Craft Room and 100+ cartridges, some of which I'm embarrassed to say I haven't even tried yet.  Primarily I make cards, but I also enjoy working with vinyl and altering unique things.  I can't wait to share my creations with you, and finally use some of those neglected cartridges!

http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com

Shawn Mosch
Hi!  My name is Shawn, and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  When I was younger, sewing was my main craft.  I have made everything from doll clothes to my own wedding dress.  I love the feeling of accomplishment you get when you can turn a pile of supplies into a finished project.  I did not do much papercrafting until I was in my mid-30′s, and my first project was a scrapbook for a trip our family took to Walt Disney World.  After that I was hooked!  Now scrapbooking and cardmaking are my two main crafts.
http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com

Diane sharing this little project I had made for a special person (hubby) for Halloween.  I used the Celebrate with Flourish, Mini Monograms, and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridges. Stop by my blog for details and join us tomorrow for a new challenge!