Friday, August 31, 2012

Create a Critter 2 Contest!!!

Create a Critter 2 Sneak Peek Design Contest
Sponsored by Provo-Craft




Scrapbook Friday August 31 2012 Characters in a layout

Today the design team used Characters in their layouts!!!
Tomorrow is our 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop....
The pictures of what the design team has made is AMAZING!!!
I am also excited to show you my projects and sneak a few phrases from my stamp line,
which launches September 21, 2012
I am so excited to share my stamps with you, they are really different and practical.
There is more than just stamps as well!!!! I am so excited!!!!
Some of them will also match up with some Cricut cartridges :)



L.B. made a character layout using the Disney cartridge Tinkerbell and Friends. To see how Tink came together go more here http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/2012/08/scrapbook-friday-character-page.html






Mary used Elmo's Party to create here Scrapbook page.
All the details are on her blog:





Cathy has made a Characters Scrap book layout today using the Create a Critter cartridge and Fancy Frames, for all the details you will want to head over to her blog at





Tess's layout was made with the Pooh Font and
Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridges.
For all the "rumbling in my tummy" details 'hop' on over to her blog at http://sassycricutcrafting.blogspot.com/2012/08/scrapbooking-friday.html .






Angie used Mickey's Font to make a layout with a character. Check out all the Goofy details on her blog







Robin used Pooh and Friends Cartridge to make her layout.
For complete details visit her blog at...
 http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/2012/08/scrapbook-friday-with-my-cricut-craft.html



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Theme Day Thursday August 30, 2012 Chores or Our little helpers




Today's theme is Chores or Our little helpers

Jessica used the Cricut Lite cartridge: Chore Chart for her project.
Please be sure to stop over to her blog for all the details.




Tammy's idea of a "little helper" is a new binder to help her change her life. She used Calligraphy Collection, Wall Decore and More and Give a Hoot on the outside. Check out her blog to see more of what's on the inside.
http://cuttinandstampin.blogspot.com/2012/08/choreslittle-helpers.html



New Contests, Yes more than one contest

I would like to start today's post by asking a favor, oh and a GIVEAWAY!!!
I have a VERY favorite Cartridge giveaway today..... It is the Everyday Cricut cartridge.
To win it, please go to this facebook post and leave a positive message why you like your cricut.

In addition to that cartridge, I will also giveaway a cartridge of choice that I carry in my store and 4 cuttlebug individual embossing folders. I will also be giving away my next project kit that is made with the new Imaginisce Monster Mash paper! You will see the project on Saturday.... I will also be giving away 6 different paper packs....

The only way to be entered to win this is to leave a positive comment on this facebook post then come back here and say you did! Also put your facebook name so I can verify that you left a positive remark. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE :)
We all know how much I LOVE Cricut!!!!

So after looking at those things.... I would love if you could go and make a positive comment on this Facebook post. Be honest but always positive....



You have until Sunday September 2, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
to go and comment on the facebook post.









This week's contest is for the Cricut Trick or Treat Cartridge.....
Just comment on each post this week to be entered to win it!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Contests, winners, and a project!

New Contests, Yes more than one contest

I would like to start today's post by asking a favor, oh and a GIVEAWAY!!!
I have a VERY favorite Cartridge giveaway today.....
It is the Everyday Cricut cartridge.

To win it, please go to this facebook post and leave a positive message why you like your cricut.

In addition to that cartridge, I will also giveaway a cartridge of choice that I carry in my store and 4 cuttlebug individual embossing folders. I will also be giving away my next project kit that is made with the new Imaginisce Monster Mash paper! You will see the project on Saturday....
I will also be giving away 6 different 6x6 paper packs....
Don't forget to be a follower here too!


Bo Bunny Apple Cider,

Bo Bunny Rejoice

Bo Bunny Mistletoe,

Echo Park Very Merry (Christmas),

Carta Bella Paris Girl,

Simple Stories Harvest Lane.



Another giveaway is a set of my FAVORITE stickles and liquid pearls.
The only way to be entered to win this is to leave a positive comment on this facebook post then come back here and say you did! Also put your facebook name so I can verify that you left a positive remark. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE :)

We all know how much I LOVE Cricut!!!!
A friend of mine sent this post to me from facebook. This is a post about the Silhouette vs. the Cricut..... The problem is they only asked Silhouette people, well if I asked all of you about Silhouette or Cricut of course MOST of you would say Cricut.
I feel like they only asked Silhouette fans....
Well if they asked me Cricut or Cameo.... we ALL know I would pick Cricut...
I use my cricut for everything, literally.
I love the fact that i can buy ONE cartridge, lets say Flower Shoppe and I get dozen of choices, there is actually a printed guide so I know how to put it together (the new guides they are doing are AMAZING) So I can pay around $20 for all of those flowers and I can mix and match them! I love the freedom to pick what I want. Now, they have begun to allow us to purchase one item at a time. Did you see all of the Father's Day cards that were so easy to put together and only $1.99
They also have been making a design or set of designs,
FREE each week for us to try with Cricut CraftRoom.
I do find with my Silhouette I am always searching forever to find matching sets of images. If I added up all of the items I needed to make my last SVG project it was $73.... I wanted some shapes and some phrases and a card base and the envelope.... After going ALL over to find these things in different places I had spent more than any Cricut cartridge.
On my site they are all between $15- $34.99 EVERYDAY.....
So for $35 or less, I would rather buy an entire cartridge that I do can keep and have in my hand (and loan to my mom)
Speaking of her.... She wanted to cut out a school's logo.... I gave her my Silhouette Cameo to do it. She had no idea where to start to get from the image to the cutting file. (Problem #1)
So I did that for her and sent it to her.... She had to be online to be able to use it (Problem #2)
After she got online and I walked her through it she couldn't get the mat loaded.... It was one thing after another and she then tried to put of the images on her virtual cutting mat. She has not touched it since then.

But I did show her some fun things last night with the Cricut. AFTER I showed her only ONE time how to use the cricut and how to push the buttons to get what she wanted.... it was a breeze for her.
It took one 20 talk and she has it mastered.
This is a person thing for me.... I hate to admit this, but.... I have dropped my Expressions 10+++ times and never had a problem EVER when I went to cut with them. I dropped the Silhouette ONCE and it wouldn't turn on again.... so ANOTHER $300 later I have another machine and it just sits there.
The only reason why I have it is to cut my company logo on vinyl. I cannot find blades for it or adjust the pressure settings... it came with this little tiny plastic thing but I can't get it to work.

I have no idea if Cricut will allow us to cut SVGs and our fonts on the computer....
What I DO KNOW, is that they send out random surveys periodically. I have found that within a year of a survey that i have answered... they usually end up giving us those options. I hope this is true with the recent survey I answered about what i want to be able to cut.
Another wonderful thing with Cricut is that I can go into any craft store and buy blades or cutting mats or even a new cartridge.... Not the case with the other machine. I do like them both for their own reasons, but If I was given one machine for the rest of my life....

HANDS DOWN... I WANT MY CRICUT!!! Well my Cricut (S) he he he.... I have a few :)


I could not believe all that was said about Cricut without actually owning one, go figure....
I myself own both the Silhouette Cameo AND Every CRICUT machine that they make, every cartridge and a gypsy (well 2 of them) I also have 4 Cricut Expressions, Cricut Cake, E2, Cricut Mini.... I think you get the picture. Over the past month I have seen monumental improvements that Cricut has made.... please go to www.cricut.com and have a look around also here are a few of the updates for help guides.... they really do listen to what WE want. Here is a great guide and place to find more ideas and help, they are also making a TON of Tutorials and Help guides.....
So after looking at those things.... I would love if you could go and make a positive comment on this Facebook post. Be honest but always positive....


You have until Sunday September 2, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
to go and comment on the facebook post.


More fun stuff ....
Here is an amazing collection of projects and help guides for them.
http://www.cricut.com/project



This week's winner of the BRAND NEW Teddy Bears on Parade cartridge is.....
Great projects from everyone! TFS!

How did she win it and how can you win ??? Just comment on each post daily and you are entered to win that week's prize, this upcoming well I am giving away The NEW Trick or Treat Cricut Cartridge. You will see my projects with it this weekend on our 100 Cartridge Blog Hop.



Some extra projects...










This is one of the design team's Project that
somehow didn't make it on the blog today....
Amy P....
This card was made using the Celebrations Cricut cartridge.
http://clayfulimagination.blogspot.com/2012/08/birthday-present-card.html



Would You Ever Guess Wednesdays August 29, 2012 Shadow feature


I would like to start today's post by asking a favor, oh and a GIVEAWAY!!!
I have a VERY favorite Cartridge giveaway today..... It is the Everyday Cricut cartridge.
To win it, please go to this facebook post and leave a positive message why you like your cricut. In addition to that cartridge, I will also giveaway a cartridge of choice that I carry in my store and 4 cuttlebug individual embossing folders. I will also be giving away my next project kit
(to be seen this weekend in our 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop) It is made with the new Imaginisce Monster Mash paper! I will also be giving away 6 different 6x6 paper packs....
Bo Bunny Apple Cider, Bo Bunny Rejoice (Christmas set) Bo Bunny Mistletoe, Echo Park Very Merry (Christmas), Carta Bella Paris Girl, Simple Stories Harvest Lane.
Another giveaway is a set of my FAVORITE stickles and liquid pearls.
The only way to be entered to win this is to leave a positive comment on this facebook post then come back here and say you did! Also put your facebook name so I can verify that you left a postive remark. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE :)


Today the Design Team used the shadow feature on several Cricut cartridges.

I would love to ask a favor of all of you PLEASE.
We all know how much I LOVE Cricut!!!!
A friend of mine sent this post to me from facebook. This is a post about the Silhouette vs. the Cricut..... The problem is they only asked Silhouette people, well if I asked all of you about Silhouette or Cricut of course MOST of you would say Cricut.
I just think it is terrible that they only asked Silhouette fans....
I could not believe all that was said about Cricut without actually owning one, go figure....
I myself own both the Silhouette Cameo AND Every CRICUT machine that they make, every cartridge and a gypsy (well 2 of them) I also have 4 Cricut Expressions, Cricut Cake, E2, Cricut Mini.... I think you get the picture. Over the past month I have seen monumental improvements that Cricut has made.... please go to www.cricut.com and have a look around also here are a few of the updates for help guides.... they really do listen to what WE want. Here is a great guide and place to find more ideas and help, they are also making a TON of Tutorials and Help guides.....
So after looking at those things (just for fun).... I would love if you could go and make a positive comment on this Facebook post. Be honest but always positive....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=13248032&l=fa3e44f8e4&id=176574355992



Getting started guide and machine comparison
http://www.cricut.com/new-to-cricut


They have also improved how we register our cartridges and machines....
So much easier and less time.
http://www.cricut.com/support



Here is an amazing collection of projects and help guides for them.
http://www.cricut.com/project
Oh they also added the Cricut CraftRoom file... you HAVE to check this out!!!!
It is like Pintrest once you get in there and start looking around you find the most amazing projects. http://www.cricut.com/project/ViewProject/172/3D-Pinwheels

Here is just a sample of the NEW step by step tutorials to help us.
They really do listen to what we want.... we just have to let them know!




3D PINWHEELS

Design by: CricutDesignTeam (335 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Summer Kids Celebration Party Decorations/Favors

The perfect centerpiece for a summer party!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cricut Craft Room™ design tool
  • Flower double side pattern paper (1)
  • Pins (3)
  • Pink double side pattern paper (2)
  • 12” skinny dowels (3)
  • Blue double side pattern paper (1)
  • Jar

PROJECT CUT FILES

STEP-BY-STEP HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS

3D Pinwheels
1. Pink pinwheel (page 2 in handbook)
a. Pink pattern pinwheel (7” )
b. Pink pattern pinwheel (7” Shift + )
2. Blue pinwheel (page 2 in handbook)
a. Blue pattern scalloped pinwheel (7” )
3. Flower pinwheel (page 2 in handbook)
a. Flower pattern pinwheel (7”)


Ashley used the Create a Critter, Elegant Edges, and Artiste cartridges to create her card for today. To see more details on how the card was made, please visit her blog
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-good-life.html.






For todays project Nadja used Tinkerbell and Friends, Summer in Paris, Paper Trimmings and Fancy Frames. You can find details and how she created this card by visiting her blog at
http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/2012/08/would-you-ever-guess-wednesdays-august.html





ClaireR used Freshly Picked for her card. For details, please visit her blog at http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/wyegw-using-shadow-feature.html