Monday, December 31, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday December 31, 3012- New Years Eve- Something Sparkly



Happy New Year to you all!

This is a year full of surprises and many new and wonderful changes

This is now ONLY a blog there is no business or store attached to this any longer.... 
So just a bunch of Cricut Creating fun!!! 

A spot on this design team could be a great opportunity for people to see your projects each week. This term is January to the end of July.

As a part of the team, you will need to make one post a week on your blog in correlation with my blog. You will also need to participate in our 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop the first full weekend of each month. You will get a blinkie for your blog as pictured above and your blinkie (if you have one) will go on my blog here. The group of ladies are so great, talented and helpful.


I am looking for a few beginners, a few intermediate and a few highly talented people. The main thing that I am looking for is for you to show your work and give a detailed description so anyone can replicate your project no matter how simple or advanced your project is.


The general rules of my blog and facebook are to share in a positive way. We promote the use of Cricut cartridges and no SVG images. I also like you to use actual stamps and not digi stamps.



To apply please email me ContactErica@aol.com

Please put the subject DESIGN TEAM CALL if you do not put that as the subject I will probably miss it.


Please include:


1. Your name
2. What country and time zone you live in
3. Blog address (you have to have a blog, feel free to create one)
4. A link to your favorite project you have made
5. Your project must use cricut cartridges.
6. Also list any other design teams if you are on one.
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!


Best of luck!


Submission deadline is Sunday, January 13, 2012 11:59pm PST
No late applications can be accepted.





Nadja used Sweethearts, Simply Charmed and Paper Lace cartridges for her project today. 
For more details and how she made this card go to her blog at http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/


Friday, December 28, 2012

For a reader's comment....


Anastasia, 
I found this comment but I clicked on your blogger profile and have no way of contacting you.....


Hello! My name is Anastasia and i am from Greece! As i have seen you're a cricut expert! I bought cricut expression 2 last week and i would like to work via the ccr but it is impossible. I downloaded the application on my pc but when i make a project and press the cut button i receive a message saying "no usable devices are available". I read that maybe my machine needs a firmware update. I downloaded cricut sync software but i received the same message again. It seems like my pc doesn't recognize my cricut! I used every port of my computer, i downloaded usb drivers, i have done everything but nothing... Do you have any idea how i could resolve this problem or you know a site where i could find any informations about? i visit cricut official site but i didn't find anything...  Thanks a lot! on Wednesday December 26, 2012 Card Creating WEDNESDAY – National Thank You Day, Thank you cards.

I would love to help you..... We can message on Facebook one day or email. I am also about to start my Ustream classes for Cricut help next week. I will have 3+ tutorials each week to help all of you.  I know Cricut Craft Room has given a few people some trouble. But once it is explained once I think it will make sense and then seem very easy to you (at least I hope so) 

My email is ContactErica@aol.com please put the subject of Anastasia so I know it is from you. 

Also I am no expert I just share my mistakes and hope someone learns from them.....
Make sure that Cricut Sync and Cricut Craft Room are NOT open at the same time. They use the same driver and it causes problems, so only use one at a time. Craft Room usually knows if your machine is properly updated or not.


Festive Friday December 28, 2012- Pictures of Christmas morning

Today is another fun post..... Picture of Christmas.... 
Monday we will be revealing a lot of fun new things! 
Including our Semi-Annual Design Team call. Details to follow.....


Mary wanted to share her Christmas Celebration with you for Festive Friday.
 All the pictures are posted on her blog:




Merry Christmas!!!  For more details about Christmas at the Carroll's please visit Robin's blog at http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/2012/12/mccr-christmas-share-post-2012.html

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Theme Day Thursday,December 27,2012 Re-gift day….

Today the design team got to pick their favorite 2012 post and re-post it to share with all of you! 


Tami made this cute card this year using the Disney Classics cartridge. To see details on her card please visit her blog: http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-27-mccr-post-your-favorite-cart.html




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday December 26, 2012 Card Creating WEDNESDAY – National Thank You Day, Thank you cards.


Would you guess we were going to show you cards today....
well here you go! 



Kathy used the A Quilted Christmas to make her card today.
Please visit her blog to see her entire project at



Sarah used A Quilted Christmas to make her card. To see the details please visit her blog at





It might be a Wednesday but.... 
here are some more Cards today!!!

Today is NATIONAL THANK YOU DAY!!!!



Nadja used Folk Art Festival cartridge to create her card for today's post. For more details please stop by her blog at http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/


Friday, December 21, 2012

Festive Friday December 21, 2012- Countdown to Christmas 4 days - Winter Theme (First day of Winter)


With Today being the first official day of Winter, we have some winter inspired projects to share with you!!!


Liz used Teresa Collin's December 25 to make these gift card holders. See more on how she did them at her blog: http://enchantress2614.blogspot.com/2012/12/countdown-to-christmas-4-days-with-mccr.html



Dec 20 2012 Countdown to Christmas, Snowman Theme




Jamie used Doodlecharms to make these cute snowmen. 
Check out the details on her blog http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/







Teresa used Snow Friends to create this quick and easy card. 
Check out her blog Fresh and Renewed to see how long it took her! 



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday December 18, 2012 Jingle Bells Theme


Tami used Christmas Noel and Lacy Labels carts to create this cute card. 





Kathy used the Wrap It Up to make her tag today.
Please visit her blog to see her entire project at

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Nadja used Storybook and Christmas Solution cartridges to create this card.
For more details take a peek at her blag at
  http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/2012/12/card-creating-tuesday-december-18-2012.html 






Mary used CTMH Tis The Season cart to create her card for you today. 
All the details are on her blog:



Friday, December 14, 2012

Festive Friday December 14, 2012 Snowflake Theme




Today's theme is snowflakes....
I decided to show you one of my most favorite cards I have ever made.....

 
I used the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge to cut this card out at 7" and the snowflakes at 2 3/4" or 3 1/4" I used the I-top to make the middle of the snowflakes and Bo Bunny Paper Snowfall for my card! 
 


Here are some additional photos as I was making this card.




This was the way the card was cut out with the snowflakes and snowdrops....
Before I added the 3-D snowflakes.



This is the inside of the card. I couldn't write on the brown so I added another piece of paper which was lighter for me to write on. I also had extra pieces so I used the tag and the extra snow flakes for the inside.



Here is a side view to see how dimensional this card really is....



As you saw above I made a different Christmas Card.... Brown and Blue.... 
I know not typical, but too cute!



Here are my snowflakes from my brown glitter paper.





I turn my I-top punch upside down so I can center what I want for the middle of my brad... 




Here is a close up of the snowflakes and Sentiment





Here are all of the items I used. My I-top, A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge, my I-top punches. 
I used Brilliance Brown ink not the blue pictured. 
I used Best Creation Brown and Blue Glitter paper along with the Bo Bunny Snowfall Paper.



I cut this Journal tag from the Bo Bunny Paper

I hope you enjoyed today's recap of last year's card. 




Thursday, December 13, 2012

Theme Day Thursday December 13, 2012 Perky Penguin Day!





Nadja used ZooBalloo and Winter Frolic to create todays card. For more details take a look at her blog at http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/






Kathy used the Animal Kingdom and Teddy Bear Parade to make her card today.
Please visit her blog to see her entire project at







Mary used Winter Frolic to create her Perky Penguin card today. All the details are on her blog:





Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday December 12, 2012 Bippity Boppity Boo Pretty Little Princess




Tami used the Happily Ever After cart to create this lovely card. 





On this card Shelley used Princess Party and Imagine Berries and Cream 
to see all the info on this card please visit her blog at:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday December 11, 2012 Card with a Licensed Cartridge



Today the design team made cards with a Licensed Cartridge.....


Liz used Hello Kitty to make these gift card holders for the holidays. 
You can get more info on how she did these on her blog:






Sarah used Pooh and Friends for her card. Please visit her blog for more details:



Monday, December 10, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday December 10, 2012 Star theme





Jamie used Plantin SchoolBook to make the stars on these candy sticks. 
Check out the details on her blog. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/ 






Lisa used the Art Philosophy cartridge to create these star tags. 
Check out her blog to see how she made them.