Thursday, May 23, 2013

Great Thank You Gift for Teachers

Welcome! Today I am sharing a project that my daughter in law Gwen and granddaughter Peyton made for her teachers at Montessori school. She got the idea from  She took terra cotta pots and paint she got at Lowes.  She painted the pots black and yellow and drew the lines like a ruler.  She put some flowers and a note signed by Peyton.  I know the teachers are going to love them!  Great and simple idea that cost very little.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I am sharing the daily project at Exploring Cricut. With graduations happening right now we all need cards and you have seen some great ideas on our blog. I have made another one to share that I made for my nieces party last weekend.  I made it using the cartridge Everyday Pop Up Cards.  I took the hat and cut at 4.5 inches and flipped one and welded in the gypsy.  I made the other pieces and put it together.  I also added some crystal stickles to the tassle to make it shine and sparkle.  It will fit in a 5 x 7 envelope.  This is a fast and easy card and I am sure if you have any cartridge with the hat you can make it. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Exploring Cricut" Here Comes Summer" Challenge

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut. The challenge is called "Here Comes Summer". You are to make a card, layout, or papercraft about something you are looking forward to this summer and must includes at least 2 cricut cuts.  I did a two page layout and used the cartridges, Life's a Beach, Wildcard,Pooh Font, H2O, Paper Doll Dress Up and Dude.  Below are the cuts and materials.  Be sure to link your project by Saturday, May 25.

Materials: Pattern Paper-Pebbles Inc Party
Cardstock -Michaels
Ribbon in stash
 Cartridges: Life's a Beach-beach ball cut at 5 inches
                  Wildcard-sun cut at 3.5 inches
                   H2O- pool toy cut at 2.5
                             girl at 4.25
                             pool at 5 inches
                   Pooh Font- words cut at 1 inch and 1.5 inches
                   Paper Dolls-water drops cut at 1, 1.5,& 1.75 inches
                   Dude-water splats cut at 2, 2.5, & 2.75 inches

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For Sale 2 Piece of Cricut Luggage Must Go!

I have these two pieces of CGull luggage for the Expressions machine and your cartridges for sale. These may have been used twice, but I do not travel with the cartridges or Expressions anymore so they are just collecting dust. The large one rolls and the smaller bag holds 72 cartridges, but can be used for other things. I paid over $150.00 for both pieces, but will sell for $80 $75 plus shipping. If you are interested, please email me at They are boxed and ready to ship.  I have to clean up my craft room because of remodeling.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Filling in at Exploring Cricut today

Today I am filling in at Exploring Cricut with a couple of shaped cards. I used the cartridge Disney Happily Ever After and cut at 5 inches. I flip one and welded together in Gypsy.  I used pearls and ribbon and stamped with some CTMH stamps.  Very simple and perfect for the little princess in your life. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to all that stop by the Exploring Cricut blog hop and visited my blog.  Your kind comments were so welcomed.  I picked a winner of my blog candy and it was comment #8 Kim from  Please email me your mailing information and I will get your prize to you.  Thanks to all! (sorry had wrong blog address)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Exploring Cricut Daily and Die Cuttin' Diva Guest Diva

Welcome. Today I am doing a double project because I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut and I was asked to be a Die Cuttin' Divas Guest Designer. I want to thank Georgiana for the opportunity and very honored to join you. You can click on the name and go to the blog for a challenge.  The challenge will be to created a project using the sketch.  I created a card and a layout page.  I used the cartridges Artiste,New Arrival, Ribbon and Rosettes,Frame of Mind , Create a Critter and Kate's ABC's for these two projects.  Below the pictures are my materials and instructions.  Head over to Die Cuttin' Diva's and join in!

Card was made with the New Arrival cartridge
Baby was cut at 3.5 inches
Duck was cut at 1.25 inches
Ribbon and Rosettes
border was cut at 1.x 6 inches
Tag was cut at 3.5 inches
Paper was some scraps in my stash, a stamp I had forever, ribbon and Jolees gems
Layout was created using Frame of Mind
stripe frame cut at custom in Gypsy 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Create a Critter
Flowers cut at 2.5 and 3.5 inches
Kate's ABC's
Sweet on page 28 cut at 2.25 inches
Pattern Paper-Sweet Girl Echo Park
Cardstock -Michaels
Pearls and gems -Jolees
ribbon in stash
All were created with Cricut Expressions 2 and Gypsy

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop of Exploring Cricut!  If you came from Liz's blog you have come to the last stop.  I created a gift box for my project using the cartridges Sweet Tooth Boxes, Art Philosophy, and Artiste.  The finished size of the box is 6 x 6 and perfect for some jewelry or candy like I did here. The directions and materials for the project  is under the pictures.  Be sure to join us for the challenge and link by Saturday, May 11. 

I cut the candy box at 10 inches from Sweet Tooth Boxes and scored the box with my scor pal.
I used Scor Tape to secure it together and cut the lid from some Bo Bunny pattern paper.
The finished box measures 6 x 6 when finished.  I made a doily for the top from Artiste on page 31 Accent 1 cut at 5.5 inches.  The number #1 Mom is cut at 3.5 inches and is on page 74.  The flowers are from the Art Philosophy cartridge cut at 5.5 and 6.5 inches and I sprayed them with a glimmer mist.  Cardstock is from Michaels.  I also chalked the edges.  I cut some of the pattern paper and wrapped the little hershey miniatures for the box as a goodie.  Hope you are enjoying the blog hop and leave me a comment for a chance at this blog candy below.  I will pick a winner by and announce Sunday on my blog.  If you missed any of our fabulous design teams projects, start back at Exploring Cricut or follow this list.