Friday, January 31, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

I am so proud that we have such a talented group of designers on Exploring Cricut that bring you super projects every day!! Today Michelle S is sharing this adorable mini birthday album she created using the Art Booking and Phrases cartridges. Just think of the fun of filling it with a little ones birthday photos!  Stop by her blog for all the details and more pictures.  Just a couple more days to take our survey and to enter our Cricut choice challenge.  Links are on the side bar.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday with Annette

Welcome! Today Annette is sharing this great thank you card that she created using the Cindy Loo cartridge. Have you ever thought to use the negative of a cut out? Great idea and head over to her blog for the details.  Just a few days to enter our challenge and take our survey!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

Happy Day Crafters!!! Today Julie is sharing this great card any little guy would just love!!! She used the Boys will be Boys cartridge. Stop by her blog for the details. Have you taken our survey? If not, you have till Saturday. Link is on the side bar. Be sure to enter our challenge this week too! Results of the survey and winners will be posted Sunday.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Daily Dose of Inspiration with Rosa and Jen

Happy Tuesday! Today we have a double dose of inspiration for you.  The first is this adorable card that Rosa has created using the Create a Critter cartridge.  Isn't this perfect for Valentines Day!  Time to get working on your cards.  Stop by her blog by clicking her name for all the details.
Our second project is from Jen and this is an adorable snowman mug she created with Snow Friends.  Can't you see yourself drinking some hot cocoa on these cold winter nights in this cute mug! Stop by her blog for the details.  Be sure to join our challenge this week and if you have not answered our survey, click it on the side bar and either put it in the comments or email to me.  See you tomorrow with another fantastic Cricut inspiration !!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Time for a Challenge!

Welcome to another challenge here at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is called "Cricut Choice".  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft using any cricut machine and cricut cartridge but must include the color blue, two Cricut cuts, and one pattern paper.  Be sure to link your post by Saturday, Feb. 1 at link closing time.  We can't wait to see what you create!  Please take the time to answer our survey and you can find the link on the side bar and it will be up through Saturday.  We want to hear from you!  Now take a look at what our talented design team has to share with you!
Gypsy Wanderings
Doodlecharms
When I Was a Child
Winter Woodland, Elegant Edges
Art Philosophy
 Jen
Life's a Beach
Cherry Limeaide, Forever Young
Create a Critter and Nate's ABC's
Freshly Picked, Edge to Edge, Art Philosophy
Winter Woodlands
Destinations, Art Deco
Create a Critter, New Testament

Sunday, January 26, 2014

We Want to Hear From YOU!!!!

With the news released this week from Cricut, we are wondering how our viewers feel about the new machine.  With the changes, it will mean changes in how we craft and of course, changes in our blog.  Please take this survey by either copying and pasting in the comment line or sending to me email at happyscrapperdiane@yahoo.com.  I will leave a link to this on the sidebar till Saturday, so please let me know what you think!!!!!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for another fun challenge and see what our DT has created for your inspiration.

1.  Are you excited about Cricut's announcement of a new machine______yes______no
Why___________________________________________________________________
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2.  Would you like to see Exploring Cricut expand so that you can use SVG files?
Yes_________   No_____________

3.  Would you like to have the option to use any Cricut machine, Cricut Explore, Silhouette Cameo, Pazzles, etc.    yes____________   No_______

4.  Would you enter challenges if we expanded our format to include these other machines and files?
Yes__________  No________

5.  Would you be interested in a Exploring Cricut and More facebook group where you could post questions and projects?  Yes________   No___________

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday with Faith

Welcome and Happy Saturday! Today Faith is sharing this fantastic card she created using The Create a Critter cartridge.  Not too soon to start planning a Father's Day card and this one is perfect.  I love the details in the fish bowl!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Please stop by here Sunday and take a survey.  With the announcement Cricut made this week about their new machine, we want to hear from you. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fabulous Friday with Donna

Welcome to our Friday project. Hope you are all having a great week! Today Donna is sharing this fantastic purse gift card holder she created using the Forever Young cartridge. This would be a fabulous gift for a special lady!  Stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to join us tomorrow for another great project!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Welcome to our Thursday daily project. Today Emily is sharing this fun layout she created using the cartridges Art Booking, Life's a Beach and Luau. Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Happy Wednesday! We are always needing cards for guys and for some reason they seem to be the hardest to come up with. Today Michelle N is sharing this fantastic card she created using the
Chalkboard Fonts and Just Because Cards cartridges.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to the Tuesday daily project. Today Liz is sharing this cute treat container that she created using the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge.  This is so cute and will make an awesome Valentine treat box for the little ones.  Head over to her blog for all the details.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to our Monday edition of daily projects here at Exploring Cricut. Today Rae Ann is sharing this fantastic retirement card using the Father's Day, Graphically Speaking and Paper Lace 2 cartridges.  Stop by her blog and get all the details because we all need one of these cards in our stash to be ready when we need it!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Project and Winter Challenge Winners

Welcome to our Sunday project. Diane here with a quick shape card I created using the Art Philosophy and Joys of the Season cartridges. This was one of those cards that went really quickly. I actually was laying and bed and the idea came so I got up and made it before I forgot!!! Old age will do that to you. Directions are on my blog. Now we have some winners, but let me know you I am glad I use random.org to pick because all these were fantastic!!! Winners are posted below my pictures. Congrats to the Top 3 Exploring Cricut Crafters!

Winners picked by random.org for the Winter Wonderland challenge are :

#4  Tisha          http://designsbytisha.blogspot.com
#2   Kim           http://dolphin6859.blogspot.com
#10 Jill             http://jrugg.blogspot.com
I will be sending you the Top 3 Crafter button later today!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday with Sharon

So glad you are joining us today for another great Cricut project. Today Sharon has created this adorable treat jar using the Create a Critter cartridge.  Time to get started on those Valentine gifts and cards and this one is adorable!!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Be sure to enter our challenge by close of link today!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

Welcome to our Friday daily project. Today Michelle S is sharing this beautiful winter card she created using the Winter Frolic cartridge. I love her background paper and the sentiment is so cute!  Get all the details on her blog.  Be sure to join us for our challenge.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday with Annette

Hope you are having a wonderful crafty week so far. Today, Annette is sharing this beautiful card she created using the 3 Birds on Parade and Straight from the Nest cartridges. I love the details and the beautiful colors she picked.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.  Just a few more days to enter our challenge and be sure to look at some of the fantastic entries we have received!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

Happy Wednesday! Today Julie has created and designed for us this beautiful card using the Edge to Edge cartridge.  I love this design and I think this might be a great cartridge to using in card making and scrapbooking.!  Stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to join us this week for our challenge.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday Daily Project

Welcome to Tuesday daily project. Today Rosa is sharing this great card that she designed using the Create a Friend cartridge.  I am loving all the projects created with this new cartridge.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  Have you entered our challenge yet?  If not, time to get working on a winter project and link by Saturday!!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Time for a Challenge!

Thank you for joining us this week for another challenge. This week our challenge is called "Winter Wonderland". Since many have been experiencing those cold temps and snow, it is perfect for a challenge!!! Just create a card, layout or paper craft celebrating winter and or snow. Can be any colors or any cartridge, just use Cricut only. Rules are on the side bar. Link your project by Saturday, January 18 ,10 pm eastern time.  We will pick the top 3 for a Top 3 Crafters button.  Our design team has come up with some fantastic winter themed projects!
Cindy Loo, Gypsy Font, Joys of the Season, Plantin Schoolbook
Winter Frolic, Snow Friends, When It's Cold Outside, Formal Occasion, Holiday Cakes
Fall and Winter Tablescapes, Elegant Edges
Graphically Speaking, Accent Essentials, Art Philosophy
Going Places, Art Booking
Winter Woodland
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes, Cricut Craft room Basics
Everyday Paper Dolls, Cheerful Seasons
Winter Woodland, Dude
A Quilted Christmas
Winter Frolic
Doodlecharms

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monthly Tip with Shawn

I hope you are all enjoying the monthly tips Shawn provides for us to find images and special cuts for our Cricut projects.  She is going to share how to look for card cuts.  If you need a wedding, baby shower etc she will tell you exactly how to find it in MyCutSearch. Go to her blog at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com and she will explain it all!!! Then be sure to visit MyCutSearch.
(go down further in her blog post and you will see the tip with examples)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith

Welcome to one of our newest members of the DT! Faith has created this beautiful card using the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge. I love this cartridge and her card is beautiful. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for information on new cricut tips with Shawn.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Welcome and happy Friday all! We hope you are experiencing a great and crafty week.  Today Donna is sharing this fantastic note card set she created using the Country Life cartridge.  I love these cards and this is a fantastic cartridge as well!  Stop by her blog for all the details.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Welcome to our Thursday edition of daily projects. Today Emily is sharing a sign she made for her classroom. She used the cartridges Create a Friend and Type Candy. Stop by her blog for all the details and join us tomorrow for another great Cricut project!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Woo Hoo Wednesday with Michelle N

Most of this week have had some really cold temps so we are glad to see Wednesday and maybe some warmer temps on the horizon other than minus zero!!! Today Michelle N is sharing this fantastic card she created using the Picturesque cartridge.  I love the clock and the verse she has is perfect for it!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details and join us tomorrow for another great project!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Today Liz is sharing this fantastic pillow she created using iron on vinyl and the Chalkboard Fonts cartridge. This would be perfect for a gift for Valentine's Day!  Stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to join us again tomorrow for another great project.  We love sharing our cricut projects with you.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.