Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith

Welcome to our Saturday project. Today Faith is sharing this adorable card she used her Cricut Explore and the Just Because Cards cartridge.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Happy Friday all! Today Donna is sharing this adorable invitation she created using the Paper Doll Dress Up and Carousel cartridges. Be sure to head over to her blog for all the directions of this cute card!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Today Emily is sharing some of the Prom decorations she made for her schools Prom this year. They used a Hollywood theme so she did a great job making things.  She used the cartridges Forever Young, Plantin Schoolbook, Locker Talk, Winter Woodland and Graphically Speaking.  Stop by her blog for all the details.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

It's Wednesday already and it flies by when we have a 3 day weekend!! We have a special card today from Michelle N.  She used her Cricut Expression and SCAL software and used the svg file Deep Edge card by Bird.  She also used the Picturesque cartridge.  Love the detail on this card!!!  Stop by her blog for all the instructions and join us again tomorrow for another project.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Boy that weekend went by fast!!! Hope it was a good one for all of you. Today Liz has this adorable card she created using her eBosser and Creative Time Dies.  Love this card!!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Happy Memorial Day. Today Rae Ann has a beautiful card for you today.  She used the Forever Young and Cindy Loo cartridges.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Here Comes Summer Challenge Winners

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Thanks to all that entered our challenge.  We really appreciate you taking the time entering your fantastic projects!  Our viewers rock!  The winners of our Top 3 Crafter buttons picked by random.org are:

#5    Marilyn    www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

#2    Paula         www.craftwithbee.blogspot.com

#6    Katie          www.katiescorner19.blogspot.com

I will be sending you the Top 3 button later today.  Congrats!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer Saturday with Sharon

Happy Saturday and Memorial Day Weekend!!! Hope you have wonderful and safe plans. Today Sharon is starting off summer with a fantastic card in a box. These cards are taking over and I am totally loving them.  You can make them for every occasion!  She used the Silhouette Cameo and file#59706 Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Store.  Be sure to head over to her blog for the details.  This is the last day to enter our challenge, so let us see your creation!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Michelle S

Happy Friday! Hope you are all geared up for the holiday weekend! School soon will be out and you take those photos of the last day and Michelle S has the perfect layout!  I plan on snagging this idea for sure!!!  She used the cartridges Recess and Varsity Letter.  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Just a couple more days to enter our challenge!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Terrific Thursday with Annette

Welcome to our Thursday project. Today Annette is sharing this great purse gift card holder. I think this is a fabulous way to receive a gift card!!!  She used the Silhouette Cameo and PrettyPaperPrettyRibbons svg file.  Be sure to head over to her blog for the details.  Just a few more days to enter our challenge.  Great projects entered so far!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie

Welcome to our Wednesday post. Today Julie is sharing this adorable post it note holder. I love this cute idea!!! She used the cartridge Winter Woodland.  Be sure to hop over to her blog for all the details.  Have you entered our challenge?  If not, time to do it!!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday with Diane

Welcome to the Tuesday post. Diane here sharing an anniversary card I made for my husband.  Our anniversary was in April and he loves all my cards.  He has every card I have given him since we have been married!!!  I do not keep them, but he says he treasures them because I took the time to make it for him.  Sweet, so I guess I will keep him lol!  I used the Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette store.  Loopy Heart card file#11388, Our Aniversary file#17834 and the double hearts were free in the designer software for silhouette.  I noticed the bow came off after I photographed it!!!  Be sure to join us in our "Here Comes Summer" challenge this week!

Monday, May 19, 2014

"Here Comes Summer" Challenge starts today!!

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Summer!!! The challenge this week is "Here Comes Summer" In summer, we think of school being out, vacations, swimming, picnics etc. so whatever you love about summer is what we want to see!!!  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft with any die cut machine and the only requirement is to add the colors red and blue.  Easy peasy and we know everyone loves something about summer!!!  Link your project by Saturday, May 24 10 pm eastern time.  We can't wait to see what you create!!!  Our creative DT has come up with lots of great ideas for your inspiration!
Silhouette Cameo-Miss Kate Cuttables Picnic Ant, Silhouette Store basket #44706, Woven star in the software program
Silhouette Cameo-Miss Kate Cuttables I Love Summer
Cricut Machine-Savory, Splish Splash, Life's a Beach
Cricut machine-Stand & Salute, From My Kitchen, Stone Script
Cricut Explore-Bag Topper Set
eCraft Machine-SVG Cutting Files Astro Pop
Cricut Machine-Create a Friend, Artiste, ArtBooking, Summer Celebrations, Paper Pups
Cricut Machine-Pack Your Bags
Cricut Machine-Summer Celebrations
Silhouette Cameo-Silhouette Store file#44706

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Please Come Join Us Monday!

Time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut and More.  Join us tomorrow to see what our talented creative team has for your inspiration!!!See you then.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith

I can't believe it is Saturday already!!! Hope you have enjoyed our week full of projects. Today we have another fantastic card from Faith. She used the Cricut Explore and the Bump in the Night cartridge.  I love this cute card!!  The embossing and the colors are fantastic.  Stop by her blog for the details.  We have another challenge coming up this week, so don't forget to check it out on Monday!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fantastic Friday with Donna

Welcome to our Friday post. This was has flown by and we hope you are enjoying all the great projects we have brought to you this week. Today Donna has another fabulous idea.  She has created lots of wonderful note cards.  She used the cartridges Mini Monograms and Sweet Treats.  Head over to her blog for more pictures and all the details!  Join us tomorrow for another super idea!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday with Emily

Today Emily is sharing this birthday banner. She used the cartridges Mini Monograms, George, 3 Birds from the Nest, New Arrival, and Alphalicious.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Michelle N

Wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! Today Michelle N is sharing this beautiful and very delicate looking card. She used her Cricut Expressions along with SCAL2.  She used a design from Bird called Deep Edge Card and the Artiste cartridge.  Love this card!!  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Terrific Tuesday with Liz

Welcome to another daily inspiration. Today Liz is sharing this teacher appreciation card. This is a large thank you card she created using the Simply Charmed and Paisley cartridges.  Stop by her blog for all the details.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Marvelous Monday with Rae Ann

Welcome to our Monday project. Hope Mother's Day was wonderful for you. Today Rae Ann has this beautiful card to share. She used the Pagoda cartridge.  I think this is different, but so pretty.  Stop by her blog for all the details.  Be sure to join us daily for great projects and inspiration.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Time for a Search Tip and Winners!!!

Happy Mother's Day! We have lots to share today with you. First, Shawn has a tip for you today and it is finding out more about a handbook page. I am always excited to see her tips and I learn so much even after being with Cricut since 2006!! Go to her blog at www.craftychicsblog.blogspot.com
Now we have some winners to announce!!!  Thanks to all that left comments and that entered our challenge.  We really appreciate you following and supporting us!!!
From comments:
Cuttlebug folders-an emptynest
Top 3 Crafters
PPBN Designs Gift Certificate-#2 Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Butterfly Stamps-#12 designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

CTMH Friends stamps- #4 scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

Please email me your mailing information and I will get your prizes out in the next few days!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Sharon

Welcome to our Saturday post.  Today Sharon has created this card in a box with her Silhouette Cameo and Box Card files from SVG Cuts.  I love these cards!!!  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.  Today is the last day to enter our challenge so get your entry in!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fabulous Friday with Michelle S

Michelle S is here with another of her great layouts!  I love her "Bee Happy" because it is so bright and makes anyone happy to see a layout like this and the great thing is you can make one too!!!  She used the Create a Critter cartridge.  Stop by her blog and she will give you all the details and supplies.  Just a couple more days to get your entry into our Mother's Day challenge!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday with Annette

Mother's Day is approaching very quickly and if you mom loves flowers, why not give her some that will last!!! Today Annette is sharing this flower bouquet she created using the Flower Shoppe and Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridges.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details and fix a special lady in your life a beautiful bouquet!!  Just a few more days to enter our challenge, so get busy!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Julie!

Happy Hump Day!!! Today Julie is sharing this bright and cheery Bird-day card!  I love the colors and the details.  She used the Ole cartridge.  Be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.  You still have time to enter our challenge for a chance at some great prizes!!  Be sure to leave a comment on Monday's blog post for a chance for a prize too without entering!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday with Diane

Welcome to the Tuesday project here at Exploring Cricut and More. Diane here sharing today's inspiration with you. My little granddaughter is in ballet this year for the first time and I wanted to make her a t-shirt to wear.  I used the Miss Kate Cuttables file called Twinkle Toes. I loved how this turned out and she loved it.  All the details are on my blog for this project.  Be sure to enter our Mother's Day challenge and leave a comment on our Monday post so that you can be in the drawing for wonderful prizes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge and More

Wow! This post is full of great things, so be sure you read and check it all out!!!! Today, our challenge is called" Happy Mother's Day".  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft in any colors, with any die cut machine, as long as you include a ribbon!!  Very simple.  Since it is a special day for all ladies even if you are not a mother, you have cared for someone who thinks of you as that or you have a special someone who is like a mother to you that you would love to create a special gift for this year.  Now is the time to enter our challenge.  Our challenge will end on Saturday, May 10 at 10 pm eastern time and our Top 3 Winners will be picked from random.org to be our Top 3 Crafters.  We also will have some prizes for the top 3 too.  We have a gift certificate for files from PPBN Designs, a set of Butterfly Kisses Stamps, and a set of CTMH stamps called Endless Friendship.  Now these prizes are for entering the challenge.  Now you people who do not like to enter challenges, but love our projects, just leave a comment under this post anytime this week and one person will be picked from the comments to receive this set of  Love is in the Air Cuttlebug folders donated by our design team member Michelle N.  I think that this will be a fun challenge and we hope you enter!  You can't win if you don't enter!!!  Our talented design team has out done themselves again with some fabulous projects to share with you.  Be sure to stop by their blogs by clicking their names and give them some love.  I am so lucky to have a wonderful team who provide you with inspiration each day!!! 




Cricut Machine-All Mixed Up
Silhouette Cameo Machine-SVG Cuts Mom's Garden
Cricut Machine-Mother's Day 2010
Cricut Explore-SVG Cuts
Cricut Machine-Cindy Loo
Cricut Machine-CCR Basics
eBosser Machine-Spellbinder and MCT dies
Cricut Machine-Designer Calendar, Mother's Day 2010, Mother Day Bouquet
Cricut Machine-Phrases
Cricut Machine-Suburbia, Cindy Loo, George
Silhouette Cameo-Lori Whitlock file#17803 Silhouette Store

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Are You Ready for a Challenge???

Well if the answer is yes, be sure to join us tomorrow and see what the next challenge will be !!  I think you will really like this one and we have some nice prizes to share with you too!  Be sure to stop by and see what the design team has to share with you. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sensational Saturday with Faith and Happy National Scrapbook Day

Welcome to our Saturday project at Exploring Cricut and More. Happy National Scrapbook Day too!!! Hope you get some time to craft today!  Today Faith is sharing this adorable birthday card she created using the Cricut Explore machine and the cartridges Graphically Speaking and Slumber Party.  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details.