Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving and a share

Welcome to Exploring Cricut and More. I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and share lots of good food, love and joy with the people you love! Today I am not sharing a project I created with either Silhouette Cameo or the Cricut Explore.  Recently when HSN released the beautiful Gold Explore (which I completely ignored), I purchased the Anna Griffin Christmas Card set.  The box was so beautiful and all the cards and embellishments were fabulous.  You could make 50 cards and they were pop up cards.  I am sharing just a few with you today.  I couldn't believe how much stuff was in this box! Lots of verses and beautiful details.  I am sure there will be leftovers for other cards or scrapbook pages.  See you next week with some scrapbook pages.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Oops! Finally!

Sorry for a day late on this post, but our internet provider decided to do work in our area so we were without service for 24 hours. Plus I think my crazy router is ready to be replaced!! Better late than never.  This week I have been working on gifts for customers so I can get them out of the way before Thanksgiving and our trip to Disney.  After Christmas I will be posting more and trying to catch up on all my scrapbooking.  I am behind in about 4 trips we have taken this year and another one next month so lots to do while we decide on 2016 destinations!  Ok, I am sharing a casserole dish that my husband and I etched.  He enjoys working with the air eraser so I let him have at it.  This design is from MyVinylDesigner and it is a chevron rectangle frame.  This comes in a set with several different frames.  I just added From the kitchen of_____________I put my watermark over just in case the lady is a crafter and might stumble on it on Pinterest.  I made one for my little granddaughters teacher last year and her sister in law loved it, so she had me make one for her.  I am also making glass trivets for her too!  The air eraser gives you a much better etch than using the cream.  We bought ours at Harbor Freight.  I just used a font on my computer.  I did this with my Silhouette Cameo because I had the design on that software, but can be done with Cricut Explore too.
This second project is Santa bag.  I am selling these personalized and I still have a few if any of my readers are interested.  I sell them for $20 and you can have a child or children's name, family name. business or anything else you want on it.  I use glitter vinyl and use a heat press.  This is one for my granddaughter.  They are 19 x 27 and made of heavy canvas with a draw string.  Perfect for Santa to leave gifts in.  You can reach me by email.  These are going fast and I am down to my last 12.  I have a few more projects to work on and then get ready for my trip.  I did really good at my Christmas bazaar.  The big sellers were ornaments, earrings, key chains, and the charger plates I showed last week.  Till next week, have a super weekend.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Still Working on the Bazaar and a few shares!

Welcome. Been a busy week for me and still have a few more of those to go. I am almost ready for the Christmas Bazaar at my granddaughters school this Saturday. I only have a few more items to finish unless I decide on making something else.  I will share a couple things with you today along with a layout that I was working on last week. 
This layout is made with the Turkey Time Kit from PPBN Designs.  I belong to her club which is only $5 a month and you get tons of files along with a terrific discount on all her other items.  Well worth the membership.  I did add one of her Fall borders on this page too.  All kits are ready to cut and assemble.  I made this and all these projects in the Cricut Explore that I am sharing.
I made this countdown charger using snowflakes from Cricut and I am sorry I forgot to write down which snowflake and the cartridge.  The circles were just in the shapes and they are small.  I used chalkboard vinyl I got from   They have really fast shipping and are in my state.  The font for the Days till Christmas is called Oliver and I got it at for free!!!
This plate is designed with a file I purchased from   I love their files and you do not have to purchase a commercial license to sell. 
This is a Doll shirt that will fit the American Girl and other 18 inch dolls. I get the shirts from PunchPlace Plus and you can go to them by hitting the button on the right side of my blog. I designed these for my granddaughters school and I include the headband.  I am cheap so to hang these, I made my own hanger using a hanger in one of the cartridges and cutting it from chipboard.  I glue two pieces of chipboard together and then some pattern paper on top.  I saved money and of course, I have to travel to buy doll hangers.  It works!!!  Well enjoy your weekend and I know I am looking forward to some rest and then back to scrapbooking!  I just got in tons of pictures from our last trip and we have another one coming next month!  See you next week.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time For a Few Projects!

Hello and welcome to Exploring Cricut and More. Today I have a few projects to share. The weather here was cloudy and dark today and my pictures are not so great especially my layout. I tried so many ways, but still not super. I guess I need one white room in my house with lots of lights. Will have to work on that!!  I am doing a craft show next Saturday along with a really busy week.  I think I have one day that is not tied up, but will be working on things.  This first little ornament is a cute snowman cheerleader I got from my favorite place Punch Place Plus.  Be sure to check them out and you can get there by hitting the button on the right side of this blog.  This bazaar is at my little granddaughters school so I made cheerleaders with the school colors.  These are made of vinyl.  Love all their cute things and they also have the fastest shipping too!  You will see more things from them too.

I made this charger plate for my table and was going to put a bow on it, but have decided against it and going to totally redo the whole thing tomorrow when my vinyl order comes in.  I will just adjust the size to fit this charger.  I might see how my bow looks first.  Ran out of time today. I got the charger at Walmart.
This layout is really pretty and the picture does it no justice at all.  I used some papers in my stash, but the swirls and the Merry Christmas was done with gold glitter paper I ordered from Anna Griffin on HSN when they had the gold Explore.  This glitter cardstock cut wonderfully.  Hard to see the swirls and all the cuts are from Teresa Collins December 25 digital.  All of these were done with the Cricut Explore.  I will probably not post again till next Thursday unless I find some extra time.  Dr out of town Monday so that day is shot and all week kind of like that, but will get some projects ready that I am making for the craft show.  I hope to have this cute Thanksgiving layout completed too.  Have a super weekend and happy crafting.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Hello and I am so sorry to be gone so long from posting.  As you read in my last post I was ill and what was suppose to be a virus lasted 5 weeks of being sick and of course was no virus.  I am all better now and ready to get to it.  I am preparing for a craft show and working on layouts too.  I will be posting a couple of new things on Thursday this week and hopefully back at it.  I sure have missed you all!!!  Till Thursday, happy scrapping