Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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 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....

Getting started guide and machine comparison

They have also improved how we register our cartridges and machines....
So much easier and less time.

Here is an amazing collection of projects and help guides for them.
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.

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!


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 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



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

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

ClaireR used Freshly Picked for her card. For details, please visit her blog at


Riss&Livis mom said...

I love my cricut because the possibilities are endless and i am always learning new things and tricks.

Audrey said...

I Love my Cricuit I have the original Cricuit Crete and am so excited as I wil be upgrading to a Cricuit Expresion ver shortly. I can do so much with my cricut and Iuse it every day. I do not have the everyday cartridge but know I would lov it as I love all my other carridges. I have approx 10-12 cartrdges nd use every single one of them. As with eaqchone the4 possibilities arer endless!

Diana Lynn Martin said...

I actually won the Cricut Everyday cartridge on your blog several months ago, but never received it, despite several emails. While I'm on the subject, I also won a Cuttlebug folder a couple months ago, but never received that either (again, despite several emails). Anyhoo, I am 100% Cricut loyal & I have no interest in any other machines. I own every machine PC has made & I couldn't part with any of them! I love Cricut because it's the original. All these other companies are just riding on Cricut's coat tails. One thing is for sure... no one can beat Provo Craft's customer service! I've seen several people completely get rid of all their Cricut stuff & switch to the Cameo, but I don't understand why. I guess some people just have to hop on the band wagon when something new & different comes out, which I am guilty of myself sometimes, but not about this! I am committed to remain a loyal Cricuteer!!

Diana :)
Leelee Card Designs

SusieScrapper said...

Darling cards ladies, they're so cute! I do love my Cricut, I try to use it for everything.


Liz said...

Posted on the Facebook page as Elizabeth Robertson, just found your blog and will be checking in often, love the cards and info that you shared. Love my Cricut, have never tried the other and really have no desire to. I use my gypsy for all of my cutting, I can do all of my planning and then cut.

Becky said...

Great cards today! I hadn't thought of using the shadow feature on its own before. :)

TeresaK said...

I posted on the Facebook page - doesn't it figure they would ONLY ask Silohoutte Users! (My name, Teresa Kaufhold). You know I love my Cricut!
The team did such a great job with today's WYEGW challenge to use the shadow!
Thanks ladies!

Mary said...

I love all these projects today. Great job ladies! I also left a comment on the FB page.I wouldn't dream of parting with my Cricuts! FB page name: Mary Montecalvo

Ashley said...

Wonderful projects! :) I also left a comment on the FB page, my Cricut is my baby! I wouldn't trade it for anything. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

FB: Especially Ashley

Becky Dunham said...

Hey Erica! Thanks for sending us this link - I am more than happy to vote for my Cricut :) Love the projects today and all the extra links you added - I can't wait to go check those links out and play (now if I can just make time)! Thanks for the chance to win! Any and all of these prizes sound fabulous! You are so sweet and generous! FB: Becky Dunham

marg0006 said...

Thanks so much on all the info you have brought to us. I love my Cricut but must admit I have been doubtful at times. I feel more confident & reassured that Provo Craft is working at improving itself. Thanks for this wonderful chance at some great carts and goodies. I go by Maida Acosta on facebook.

Marji said...

Love all the projects!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love my cricut and did post on FB this project name on FB is Gloria Barganier Westerman....tfc

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Thanks Erica for the chance to win! I LOVE my cricut....addicted to it actually!

HeatherLynn said...

Thank you for the chance to win! Left a comment on facebook! My name on FB is Heather Lynn! :)

Debbie said...

thanks for spreading the news about this site and to send the true message. I was there and left a message (Debbie Eslinger). Thanks again
upnurse at aol dot com

HeatherLynn said...

And the DT's cards are adorable!! Wow! Great job, DT Sisters!!

V Perkins said...

Love the cards. Keep up the good work and encouraging us along the way. Thanks for a chance to win.

Colleen B. said...

I love my cricut. I cant imagine crafting without it. Thanks Erica for all your knowledge and for the motivation your blog gives me. Hugs

Nadja said...

I did go to the facebook page and also commented. My name is Nadja Robbins. I just love all the projects that the team created today. I am so inspired after each time I visit my fellow DT Sisters blog. We rock!!!!

scrapbookingforfun said...

I went to the facebook page and commented in a positive way about my favorite die cut machine!!! I also love all the CRICUT projects that my dt sisters did!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Jessica S said...

Wow, Ashley, Nadja and Claire - STUNNER PROJECTS TODAY! Love the fun lady bug, Adore the tree with the wonderful scene behind it, and great inking on the fun trees in the sacks.
Jessica S

Sarah said...

Great projects ladies.
I love my cricut because of all the possibilities that I have to create wonderful projects like the ones above. It is so easy to be able to design new cuts with ccr and the gypsy. I have learned so much in the past few months about doing this and it make my cricut even more versatile.

D- said...

I love yours cards! TFS
Ashley-Love your too cute ladybug.
Nadja-Love how you combined multiple carts to make this beautiful scene.
ClaireR-Love how you used the different designs behind the cut trees.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)
(no Facebook account)

D- said...

Oops forgot to say how I love my Cricut.
It helps me with creating fancy bulletin boards at school.
It helps me make oh too cute cards, layouts, mini albums, treat containers, 3D decorations, and other decoration just to name a few.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)

Jen L said...

Great Cards !!!

Amanda said...

Luv these cards;) Thanx 4 all the amazing giveaways!

gshrader said...

cute projects today

Monica said...

These were way cool!