Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday with Rosa

Welcome to our last daily project of 2013! But tomorrow starts a new year with great and exciting Cricut inspiration for you. Today Rosa is getting you started on the next card making holiday with this adorable Valentine card she created using the A Child's Year.  Those silhouettes make the best projects!  Stop by her blog for the details and be sure to enter our New Year's challenge this week too!

Monday, December 30, 2013

It's a Happy New Year Challenge

Welcome to our last challenge of 2013.  We are all looking forward to a great new year and how better than to do a Happy New Year challenge.  Just create a card, layout, or paper craft celebrating the New Year using your Cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  Link by Saturday, January 4, 10 pm eastern time.  If you need to refresh on our rules, check out the side bar and you will find them there.  Now take a look at what our talented DT is sharing for your inspiration.Be sure to visit their blogs for all the details.  We can't wait to see what you create!  Know someone new to Cricut? Tell them about our blog and tell them to join in all the fun of challenges and daily projects!
Locker Talk, A Child's Year, 3 Birds Straight from the Nest

Simply Charmed, Create a Critter 2, Street Sign
Formal Occasion
Small Talk Frames and Tags, Cricut Classic Font
Party Picks and Pennants, Baby Steps, Create a Critter, Gypsy Wanderings, Happily Ever After, Cricut Alphabet, Chalkboard Fonts
Celebrate with Flourish
Plantin Schoolbook, A Child's Year
Phrases, Simply Charmed, Create a Critter
Suburbia
Teddy Bear Parade

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Meet Our New Design Team Members

Today I was going to share a project, but instead I am going to introduce you to our newest team members.  I will share the project next Sunday.  We sadly say goodbye to Lori, but are pleased to welcome our newest DT members Faith and Jennie. I will let them tell you a little about themselves! We welcome their creativity to our blog and be sure to join us tomorrow for a new challenge, last one of 2013!
Hi there, crafters. My name is Faith Wallace. I have been a crafter since I was a teenager, and believe me that was a long time ago. Back then, I used photos and magazine clippings. In 1995, I started getting serious with scrapbooking, but there were so few products available then – decorative scissors were a big hit at that time. I’ve watched trends come and go. I’ve expanded my supplies to the point where I sometimes buy two of something. Crafting is such a huge part of my life, that I now run the ScrapbookerPhD blog. My favorite craft item – the item I can’t live without – is my Cricut. Thanks to a loving husband, I have over 50 cartridges to work with to create new and exciting projects and stretch my overall style.  I’m looking forward to sharing those projects with you.
http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com

 Jennie Barger
Nickname: Java Jen (because we owned a coffee shop for about 4 years :-) )
I am a wife to the love of my life, Jeff - Mom to my awesome kids and their spouses ----> 3+2 and Grandma to 4 of the cutest little boys you ever did see!! :-) I am a breast cancer survivor of over 11 years and I am thankful for each day! God is good!   I write music, sing and play piano and violin at our church and I absolutely LOVE crafting with my Cricut! I am so excited to explore the world of Cricut with everyone here! I have a blog -------> www.javajencreations.blogspot.com , where I share my papercrafting creations.  Looking forward to getting started here!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Lori

Welcome to our Saturday daily project. Today Lori has created this beautiful bright and sunny card using the cartridges Elegant Edges and Everyday Paper Dolls.  Wouldn't getting a card like this brighten your day!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Be sure to join us tomorrow for a Sunday project.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Welcome to our Friday daily project. Today Donna is sharing this fantastic two page layout she created just for those wonderful Christmas memories. She used the Winter Frolic cartridge. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday with Emily

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Today Emily is sharing this two page layout she created using the Hello Kitty, Summer Vacation and George cartridges. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

All of us at Exploring Cricut would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Crafty New Year. Hope Santa has filled all your wishes. Today Michelle N is sharing this fantastic home decor idea using the Christmas Noel cartridge. I love how she has changed this tray to go with every holiday and makes a wonderful edition to her decorating.  Stop by her blog for all the details.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve with Liz

Welcome and Happy Christmas Eve to you all. Today Liz is sharing some beautiful plates that she created using the Inspired Hearts, Happily Ever After, and TC Christmas Sentiments digital. Stop by her blog for all the details. If you need a last minute gift, this is perfect!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to our Monday daily project. Today Rae Ann is sharing this fantastic birthday card she created using the Suburbia cartridges. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to come back tomorrow when we have another great project. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas Challenge

Wow, did we have some fantastic projects this week entered in our Christmas challenge.  Our Top 3 Crafter buttons picked by random.org are :

#14    Judy    http://judyscardmakingandpapercrafts.blogspot.com

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

#11   Pat N    http://patsscrap.blogspot.com

Thank you to all that entered and I will be sending the Top button to the winners later today.  Join us tomorrow for another fantastic Cricut inspiration.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday with Sharon

Welcome to our Saturday daily project. Sharon has created this wonderful card using the Christmas Noel cartridge. It might be too late to mail a card, but you can always give it in person or put a great card like this on a package. Stop by her blog for all the details.  Today is the last day to enter our challenge.  Come back tomorrow and see who our Top 3 Crafters are picked by random.org.  Can't enter, be sure to check out all these fabulous projects!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday everyone. This is the last big weekend to get that shopping done before the big day, but glad you took the time to stop and check out this fabulous layout that Michelle S has created for us. She used the cartridge Creative Memories Tis the Season. I love how she used non traditional colors. Be sure to stop her blog for all the details.  Just a couple more days to enter our challenge and we have some super projects that have been entered!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Terrific Thursday with Annette

Are you one of those people (like me) that still need to wrap presents and make tags? Well today Annette is sharing some fantastic tags for your gifts that she created using the Doodlecharms, Joys of the Season, Lyrical Letters, Plantin Schoolbook, Walk in my Garden and Winter Frolic cartridges. Stop by her blog for the details and be sure to enter our challenge this week!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project. Today Julie is showing you three fabulous card she created using the Creative Cards cartridge. I love how she added some special touches to them too. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details. Time to enter our Christmas challenge too!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday with Rosa

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today Rosa is sharing this great Christmas card she created using the Paper Dolls Teen Scene. Love this card and the colors! Be sure to stop over to her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our Christmas challenge this week too! We can't wait to see your entries!


Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas Challenge!

Time for another challenge here at Exploring Cricut. " It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas and your challenge is to create a card, layout, or paper craft for Christmas using your Cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  So easy because we know you are all busy and getting ready for the big guy to arrive.  Link your project by Saturday, December 21 10 pm eastern time.  We are looking forward to seeing your projects.  Our Top 3 will receive the Top 3 Crafter Button.  Now our talented DT has created some wonderful projects for your inspiration.

Simply Charmed, Wild Card, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
Art Philosophy, Artiste, TC Christmas Ornaments ,Winter Woodland, TC Sentiments
Cricut Imagine Santa's Village
Winter Wonderland
Birthday Bash
Joys of the Season

Art Philosophy
My Community
Winter Frolic
TC December 25
A Quilted Christmas
CM Tis the Season

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Great Cricut Tips From Shawn

Time for another great Cricut tip from Shawn. Today the topic will be "Searching for Words. She will be giving you general tips for those projects that don't have a "fun" photo to go with them.  Stop by her blog for all the details at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com and learn something new!  I enjoy all these great tips and learn something new each month!  Are you looking for a particular image on a cartridge?  My Cut Search is your one stop for that.  Button on the right side of our blog to get you there!  Stop by tomorrow for another great challenge!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday with Diane

Well you know when you have a bad week, well sometimes it just gets worse and for me that is what has happen. Diane here today with a project to share, but sorry the picture is so bad, but I had to take it with my phone because my old desk top that had a problem this week will not read my camera card.  To make things worse, my laptop died a horrible death yesterday so today I will be shopping for a new computer before this one goes completely!  Enough about my woes and on with the project.  I created thank you cards for you to send after you receive those Christmas gifts and in my case, birthday too.  Not fun having a birthday 3 days after and I know on Christmas it is double fun lol.  I used the Christmas Noel cartridge.  All the details for this and the envelopes are on my blog.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Donna

Welcome to our Friday daily project. Donna has some adorable tags to share with you today that she created using the cartridges A Quilted Christmas and Winter Frolic. Aren't these fantastic and would adorn your packages so festively!!! Stop by her blog for all the details and whip up some today for your gifts.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday with Emily

Happy Thursday! Today Emily is sharing a layout she created using the Nursery Rhymes and Sweet Shop cartridges. Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Happy Hump Day! Hope Wednesday finds you all safe and warm. Sorry with the post yesterday, but as promised, I am on the right track today. You love computers, but when they have a problem, it is a big one!!! Today Michelle N is sharing this cute Christmas card she created with the Paper Pups cartridge. I bet you have some some pet lovers on your list that would just adore this card!  Head over to her blog for all the directions and come back here for another great inspiration!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday with Liz............really lol

Ever have one of those weeks when things go from bad to worse?  Well that is me.  Today Liz is sharing a fantastic project that she created using the Pooh and Friends, Nate's ABC's, and Cricut Craft Room Basics.  Now I know you do not see a picture and I promise you she has a wonderful project.  My computer crashed and I had things backed up, well almost and I lost her picture and my yahoo mail deleted the trash so....to see this fantastic project, you can go to http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com and please leave her a great comment and I promise you will see a project tomorrow. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend.  Messy with ice and snow here, but still managed to enjoy it.  Today Rae Ann is sharing this adorable Christmas card she made for friends who gave her this furbaby named DeeJay using the Meow, Just Because, and Create a Critter cartridges.  Don't you just love this card!!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winner of our Christmas Card Challenge

Thanks to all that participated in our Christmas Card challenge.  I loved seeing all the great cards you created and gave us many new ideas!  The winners picked by random.org for the Top 3 Crafter Button are:

#3   Paula Bee   http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com

#1  Diana L       http://dianalarson.blogspot.com

#11 Faith          http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com

Thanks and congrats and I will be sending you the crafters button later today.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Welcome to our Saturday daily project. Many of us are experiencing some snow and ice, so hope it is nice where you call home. If not, then time to do some crafting! Today Sharon has another fabulous card to share with you that she created using George and Christmas Noel. 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, December 6, 2013

Fabulous Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday all! Hope you are surviving some crazy weather some parts of the country are having. We are getting it here in Kentucky where I call home! Nothing better to do but stay in and craft!! Today Michelle S is inspiring you with this fabulous two page layout she created with the Simply Charmed cartridge. She is all ready for those great pictures from Christmas. Be sure to stop over to her blog for the details and try to get some layouts made ahead for all those pictures!  Be sure to enter our Christmas Card challenge too before Saturday!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Terrfic Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday edition of daily project. Today Annette is sharing this fantastic wall decor she created using the Walk in my Garden cartridge. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details. Just a couple more days to enter our challenge.