Friday, February 28, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday all! Today, Michelle S is sharing this fantastic layout from her Disney trip using the Everyday Paper Dolls and Mickey Font cartridges. Love this layout and look how she combined the use of these cartridges.  Head over to her blog for the details.  Be sure to enter our challenge too!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Terrific Thursday with Annette

Welcome to another daily project. Today, Annette is sharing this fantastic card she created using the Elegant Edges, From My Kitchen, George, and Walk in My Garden cartridges.  I love this jar of hearts!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Have you entered our Tag, Bag, or Box Challenge yet?  If not, you have a few more days!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday with Julie

Happy Wednesday! Today Julie is sharing this beautiful Sympathy card she created using the Sophie cartridge.  I love this elegant card.  Be sure to head over to her blog for the details.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week, we would love to see your creations!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Daily Project with Rosa

Welcome to our Tuesday daily project. Today Rosa is sharing this great card she created using the Baby Steps cartridge. This is the cutest card and love that little dress on it.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details. I know some of you have bought the new Cricut Explore.  I would like to pass along a fellow blogger who has started a Facebook page to show you how to use Design Space.  Go join Karin's page Facebook by typing in the search I Luv My Cricut     You will have to request to join. Tell her Diane sent you to her page.  I know she will have lots of helpful information and even if you haven't purchased the machine yet, it might be good to check out!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Challenge Time at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to our challenge at Exploring Cricut. This week our challenge is to create a tag, bag, or box from any cricut cartridge and include at least one ribbon. Very easy and fun challenge! Link your challenge by Saturday, March 1, 10 pm eastern time.  We can't wait to see your creations on this fun challenge.  Be sure to list what cartridges you used on your blog.  Our talented DT has created some fabulous projects for your inspiration.  Winners for our Top 3 Crafter button will be picked by random.org. 
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
Life's a Party
Pack Your Bags
Easter 2010, George and Basic Shapes
Holiday Frames and Tags
Snow Day, Winter Frolic
Life's a Party, Hello Kitty Greetings, CCR Basics
Lacy Labels, Art Philosophy
Mickey and Friends
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Join us tomorrow!

Please join us tomorrow for another challenge.  This will be the last challenge under these guidelines.  Starting March 1, we will be starting a new format and will be referred to as Exploring Cricut and More!  Our blog address remains the same, but we are so excited to see how you branch out and looking forward to projects you are creating with the Cricut Explore along with any die cutting machine you own!!!  Join us tomorrow when our design team will show you all their very creative Cricut projects.  I think you will like this one!!!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith

Welcome to the Saturday edition of Exploring Cricut. Today Faith is sharing this beautiful card she made for Rosh Hashanah with the Just Because Cards cartridge. Love this card!!!  Stop by her blog by clicking her name for all the details. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fabulous Friday with Donna

Happy Friday and welcome!  We have another great project to share with you today.  Donna has created this adorable thank you card using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  That is a fun cartridge and you can really create some fantastic crafts with it.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Welcome to another great project day! Today Emily is sharing this card she created using the April Showers cartridge.  Love how springy this card looks and hoping that is what the weather will be turning too soon!  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Happy Wednesday! Today Michelle N is sharing this fantastic February scrapbook page she created using the Designer Calendar, Victorian Romance, and Love Struck cartridges.  Stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to join us again tomorrow for another great project.  Would Kimberly Clark contact me at happyscrapperdiane@yahoo.com before Saturday to claim the Cricut apron or I will pick another winner.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to our Tuesday edition of daily projects. Today Liz is sharing this fantastic "hands" card that she created using the cartridges Rock Princess and CCR Basics. She uses these cards to show the nail wraps she sells. Stop by her blog for the details and find out about her nail wraps.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to the start of another great week of Cricut inspiration from our talented design team. Today Rae Ann is sharing this cute birthday card she created using the Teddy Bear Parade.  Love the bling and the doily!  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winners and Sunday Project

Welcome to our Sunday post. Today, Diane here sharing a quick and easy project along with winners of our blog candy and challenge. I created this plate using vinyl and the cartridges Sweethearts, Storybook, and Artiste. This was made on a Dollar Tree plate and so fast to do!! Stop by my blog for details.
Now for the winners!!!  The winner of the Cricut apron is #7 comment Kimberly Clark.  Please email me with your mailing address and I will get it in the mail. 

Winners of our Top 3 Crafters Button are:

#5  Joneita      http://createwithjoneita.weebly.com
#3  Sheila       http://lalacrafts.blogspot.com
#9  Miranda    http://craftingonthecheap.blogspot.com
I will be sending your buttons later today ladies and thanks for such great inspiration with your projects.  Thanks to all the wonderful entries, we really appreciate the participation.   Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great project.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday with Sharon

Welcome to our Saturday post.  Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day.  Today Sharon has created this adorable Valentine card using the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details and today is the last day to enter our challenge. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday with Michelle S and Happy Valentine's Day!

I know some of you may have seen todays post yesterday when I made a big mistake, but not many lol. First time in almost 4 years I did that. Today Michelle S is sharing this great Valentines layout. She used the cartridge Create a Critter 2. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to enter our challenge only a couple days left!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday with Annette

First off, sorry for the incorrect post first and my apologies to Annette. Just one of those days yesterday. Today Annette is sharing this cute card she created using the Simply Charmed cartridge. Stop by her blog for the details and be sure to enter our challenge.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

It looks like some of our friends are going to get hit with another dose of winter!! Be safe and keep warm and get your craft on! Today Julie is sharing this fabulous birthday card she created with Celebrate with Flourish. I love the colors and the bling!  Stop by her blog for all the details and be sure to enter our challenge this week.  Did you catch our blog hop?  If not, you have all week to check it out and be sure to visit and leave comments.  Some of the DT have blog candy!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Double Tuesday with Rosa and Jen!

Welcome to another great day of Cricut inspiration! Today you are getting a double dose of goodness.   First, Jen is sharing this great Valentine project she created using the Create a Critter cartridge.  I love these and would be perfect for the little ones!  Stop by her blog for all the details.
For our second super project today, Rosa is sharing this fantastic card she created using the Create a Friend cartridge.  Love this little baker and would be great attached to a plate of Valentine goodies!  Head over to her blog for all the details.  Be sure to stop by the blog hop this week and be sure to enter our challenge.  Leave us a comment and follow our blog for a chance to win a Cricut apron.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Time for a Challenge and a Blog Hop

 Time for another challenge!  Today, not only are we having a challenge, but a blog hop too!  This challenge is a Valentine challenge and you are to create a card, layout, or paper craft for Valentine's Day with your Cricut and Cricut cartridges and include at least one jewel or pearl.  Really an easy, fun challenge.  Link your project by Saturday, February 15 10 pm eastern time.  Random.org will pick 3 entries from our participates for our Top 3 Crafter button.  Now you leave us a comment and be a follower and one lucky person will win this Cricut apron.  Easy, peasy!  Now be sure to visit all the blogs because some of our ladies are giving blog candy and you can't win if you do not enter!!!! Now to get you started on the Valentine Blog Hop you will start with Sharon, go through to me and then come back here and leave us a comment!!!!  Happy Hopping and we can't wait to see your projects for this fun challenge.

BLOG HOP LIST
Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com  
 Donna http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com 
 Faith http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com
 Rae Ann http://joyinart.blogspot.com
 Emily http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com 
Annette http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com
 Michelle N http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com
 Jen http://javajencreations.blogspot.com
 Julie http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com
 Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com
 Liz   http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com
 Rosa http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com
 Diane http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time for My Cut Search Tip with Shawn

Today we have another great search from Shawn. Today she will be showing you how to search for a shape card using MyCutSearch. Head over to her blog at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com for all the details. I know I learn so much each month with her created tips.  I do not think I ever do a project without going to this helpful site since the search feature in Gypsy has not been updated for a long time!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith

Happy Saturday everyone. We all need to keep a supply of Birthday cards and today Faith is sharing a great one with us!  She used the Birthday Bash cartridge.  Love all those bright colors, just like a party!!  Stop by her blog for the details and join us tomorrow for another great Cricut tip from Shawn.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday with Donna

Only a week till Valentine's Day and time to get those goodie bags ready for the little ones! Today Donna is sharing this great idea using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  Stop over to her blog for all the details. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Happy Thursday! Today Emily is sharing a card she created using the George Basic Shapes and Art Philosophy cartridges. Stop by her blog for all the details. Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great project.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WooHoo Wednesday with Michelle N

Welcome to our Wednesday daily project. Michelle N is sharing her beautiful tray she decorated using the Edge to Edge and Victorian Romance cartridges.  Stop by her blog for all the details.  To all who are having such horrible weather, please stay safe and warm.  Not much else we can do but CRAFT!!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Hello all, hope you are surviving another round of winter in some parts of the country!!! Today Liz will brighten the day sharing this fantastic wall hanging she created using the Cricut Craft Room Basics. Anyone can do this and remember the Craft Room is free! Stop by her blog for all the details.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to the Monday edition of Exploring Cricut! Today Rae Ann is sharing these wonderful book marks she created using the Art Nouveau cartridge. I love these and book marks make wonderful gifts for friends and family! Stop by her blog for all the details.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Challenge Winners and Survey Results

First off, I was going to post a project today, but will save it till later.  I want to thank all who emailed me their survey and left  it in the comments.  I read each and everyone of them and recorded the results.  Before we get to that, I want to thank all who entered our challenge.  I am hoping in the future more will enter.  The winners of our Top 3 Crafters button picked by random.org are:

#7  Cocoas Mom  http://iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com

#1  Just Jill           http://jrugg.blogspot.com

#8  Emily             http://molliesmugblog.blogspot.com
I will be sending your button later in the day.

Now for the survey. I wish I could quote lots of the comments good and bad, but not enough space here.

Now I will give you the results and I think many are excited and that is good. I loved reading all the comments. Many have the opinion I do, that they need to upgrade the E2 like was promised and not happy with yet another machine!

#1 Are you excited about Cricut's announcement of the new machine?  Yes 9  No 11 Undecided 1 and Do not care either way  2

#2 Would you like to see Exploring Cricut expand so you can use svg files?  Yes 19 No 3 Undecided 1

#3 Would you like to have the option to use any Cricut machine, Cricut Explore, Silhouette Cameo, Pazzles etc?  Yes 15   No 6  Undecided 2

#4 Would you enter challenges if we expanded our format to include these other machines and files?
Yes 16  No 4  Undecided 3

#5 Would you be interested in a Exploring Cricut and More facebook group where you could post questions and projects?
Yes 18  No 4  No opinion 1

I had a couple people state that they did not want to see us change to the svg files, but Cricut is changing so if we do not change then, we will not be moving forward.  Now I do plan starting in March to open this blog to Cricut and any other die cutting machine and you can use SVG files.  I do plan on keeping it die cuts and if I get participation in challenges they will continue.  I know a few people stated they would leave if we got away from being Cricut only and for that I am sorry.  I think we can continue to give you tips and great inspiration only now on a wider scale.  I personally have no plans to buy the machine, but I know some of the members of the design team will buy it so we still will be showcasing what you can do with it along with others and open the field to wonderful projects.  For ones of you who do not support this decision, I want to thank you for visiting our blog and hope you will drop in and take a look.  I am looking forward to see what projects are created in this new realm of crafting.  I know I love working with SVG files.  Thanks again for taking the survey and you can always email me with your questions and comments.  Tomorrow, join us for another great Cricut inspiration.
Diane

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Welcome! Can you believe it is February 1st! January seemed to fly right by. Today Sharon is starting off the month with this fantastic card she created using the Sweethearts cartridge. Such an adorable card. Stop by her blog for all the details.  Today is the last day to enter our challenge and to answer our survey.  Results will be posted on Sunday.