Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Meet Jen Goode - Illustrator, Designer and Cricut Fan

Hi! My name is Jen Goode (pronounced Goody). I am an Illustrator and Designer and the Doodler in Charge at JGoode Designs, a design studio based in Colorado. I'm a work-at-home mom of 3 and I absolutely love all things creative. I've been a creative professional since 1996 and I'm constantly on the look out for more ways to create and share fun project ideas. 

I enjoy creating in all mediums but especially love to draw with a basic black ink pen. I recently started designing projects to use specifically with the new Cricut Explore and I try to integrate my drawings into my projects. You can view my Cricut Design Space project gallery here.

My absolute favorite projects to create are the ones that use the fine point Midnight Black pen with the Cricut Explore. (Sure! You can use another pen, I just love the classic pen and ink look). I especially love watching the machine draw and the end result always looks like someone hand drew the design. I Love It!

Here are a few of my favorite Cricut projects:

Mini Love Note with envelope and confetti

Rainbow Flower Card

Picnic Greeting Card

More about Me

Besides Cricut projects, I love to sew, paint, draw and pretend I can cook (my husband eats it, so it must count, right?). I'm an active member of the Craft and Hobby Association. I've worked with a variety of craft manufacturers to create project tutorials including i Love to Create, Clearsnap, DecoArt, Krylon, Styrofoam, Xyron among others. I blog about my creative adventures and ideas on where I share all kinds of creative fun from craft tutorials to recipes and family activities. I also share printable projects (free downloads for you, YAY!) and sometimes reviews of products that I love. You can find all of my Cricut project ideas, tips and information on my Create with Cricut page.

I just created an entire picnic collection with a whole slew of fun picnic themed goodies you can make. I wish summer would last forever!

Picnic Party Collection designed by Jen Goode

I'm so excited to be a part of this team and am looking forward to sharing more creative Cricut ideas with you! I've got more fun projects on the way, I hope you like them. I LOVE feedback and am always looking for suggestions, so if something I create sparks idea or a question, please share, I'd love to hear from you!

You can connect with me: My Blog - Pinterest - Facebook - Instagram

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Design Team Tuesday August 19, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Janis

Design Team Tuesday August 19, 2014 with 
My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Janis

Hello, my name is Janis and I'm a new design team member for My Cricut Craft Room. I am very excited to start making some fun projects and getting to know all the crafters. I've been crafting in one way or another for 15 yrs. or so. I love paper crafting & using my Cricut Explore, I bought my first Cricut in 2006 & been going strong every since. I love playing with paper and any type of craft basically, but cards are my specialty...I hope you like what I will be creating to inspire all the crafters out there. I have two grown daughters and a son, I live in the Michigan with my teenage son & husband, and we love to travel.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Team Monday August 18, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Dina

Design Team Monday August 18, 2014 with 
My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Dina

Dina Mccarthy is a wife and mother of a 17 year old daughter.
Dina also works as a hairstylist part time,and loves children and animals.Crafting has been a passion of hers for many years.
The Cricut Explore and Design Space are her tools of choice.
She is very excited about being a part of this design team and looks forward to working with everyone.
Dina just started a blog called Aldina Rose Designs  which can be found at  and looks forward to start posting her creations.Here are a few of her favorite creations.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Cricut Craft Room's Hanging at the Zoo Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us today on My Cricut Craft Room's

Hanging at the Zoo Blog Hop

Here is what I made for today

I used Bo Bunny Zoology paper to make this cute card.

I used the peachy keen faces set, Winter for the cute face here! This was cut as 2 1/2" from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

We have a special give away today, sponsored by 

Craft Lovers Come Here,

It is a Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge, 

perfect for the upcoming fall fun! 

Just make sure you comment on these blogs today with 

your name and email to be entered to win.

We need to now how to find you to tell you that you won,

so don't forget your email.

Winner will be announced Monday on

Craft Lovers Come Here and

My Cricut Craft Room,

make sure you are a follower for both of those blogs 

Next you should go HERE

Friday, August 15, 2014

Design Team Friday August 15, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Shellie

Design Team Friday August 15, 2014 with 
My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Shellie

Shellie lives in a small town in southern Minnesota, the same town she grew up in,with her husband and 2 nearly grown children, and 2 dogs and 2 cats,  Shellie and her husband, along with their son, operate their family farm. She also owns and operates a crafting retreat center, where she enjoys meeting others who share her interests in crafting.
Shellie has been creating, fabricating, and constructing crafting projects ever since she can remember. She loves to imagine and then create just about anything from anything! Bright bold colors frequently show up in many things that she creates.  She feels that a little bit of color awakens the senses, gives a boost to your mood, and can enliven your day. She has dabbled in many areas including scrapbooking, card making, cake decorating, party planning and decorating, furniture repurposing, and home decor. One of her favorite things to do is use her unique ideas to create personal gifts for friends and family. She has recently discovered papercrafting and is fascinated with all the possibilities a piece of paper can ignite! Shellie recently upgraded to a Cricut Explore when she won one in a giveaway for Mother's Day. 
Shellie is delighted to be a part of the talented group of individuals that make up the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team, and is looking forward to sharing her own talents with you.
  Below you can find a few of her favorite creations.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Design Team Thursday August 14, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Vicki

Design Team Thursday August 14, 2014 with 
My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introduction to Vicki

Vicki lives near Pittsburgh PA with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs.  She started papercrafting with scrapbooks of her dogs but got hooked into all aspects of the craft.  With a 1 year old son and 4 year old daughter, crafting time is limited.  Vicki finds that card making can be quick and easy during her short periods of crafting time.  Her blog is

Strawberry Shortcake Gift bag and card

Vicki used the Create a Friend cartridge to create the Strawberry shortcake character.  Visit Vicki's Craft Room for more details.

Pop Up Box Card

Vicki created a congratulations card as a pop up card.  Visit Vicki's Craft Room for more details.

Playing With Vinyl

Vicki discovered adhesive vinyl and became obsessed.  Here is a cup decorated in a Christmas theme and ready to give as a gift.  To see how she made it, visit

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Design Team Wednesday August 13, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introductions -Bethany

Design Team Wednesday August 13, 2014 with 
My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team Introductions -Bethany

Hi everyone!  I'm Bethany.  I am a 28 year old registered nurse from Pittsburgh, Pa.  My husband and I currently live in the suburbs with our two children and one cat.  I have been crafting for as long as I can remember!  I am very excited to have this opportunity to be a design team member and share projects and ideas with you.  I like to give everything crafty a try but enjoy birthday party decorating and making shirt designs for kids with medical needs.  The following are some of my favorite projects from over the years.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cricut Cartridge Handbook PDFs

 Cricut Cartridge Handbook PDFs

Ø  9 Months
Ø  Alphabet
Ø  Base Camp
Ø  Be Young
Ø  Beep Beep
Ø  Block Party 
Ø  Bloom
Ø  Carousel  
Ø  Cindy Loo
Ø  Country Life 
Ø  Crocs Rule 
Ø  Damask Décor  
Ø  Dino Play 
Ø  Dude! 
Ø  Essentials 
Ø  Fancy Frames 
Ø  Fast Food 
Ø  Go Canada
Ø  Handy Man
Ø  Heritage
Ø  Jasmine
Ø  Jubilee 
Ø  Keystone
Ø  Live Simply  
Ø  Meow
Ø  My World
Ø  Old West
Ø  Pagoda
Ø  Paisley
Ø  Pet Shop 
Ø  Phrases
Ø  Playtime 
Ø  Preserves
Ø  Quarter Note 
Ø  Recess
Ø  Robotz
Ø  Savory
Ø  Smiley Cards 
Ø  Songbird
Ø  Stamped
Ø  Storybook
Ø  Suburbia 
Ø  Superman
Ø  Tear Drop
Ø  Wild Card
Ø  Wildlife
Ø  Yee-Haw
Ø  Zoo Day

Ø  ZooBalloo