Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday July 30, 2012

Today's theme is cards for Sunshine and Smiles or an
"Anything goes theme"
Don't forget to look on the left sidebar to see who won the $500 prize pack.
Also see how to win this week's prize of the Your Story Machine!

Tammy has created a simple card using Wild Card 2, Life's a Beach and Country Life. 
Please visit her site for more pictures and instructions

Tammy I love the inking on the card, you really are showing your new technique VERY effectively! I cannot wait to craft with you soon!!! *Erica

Mary used Seasonal Cake Art cartridge to make her Patriotic project today.
Learn all about it on her blog:

Mary, What a great patriotic card. How did you get the gold to cut so well? *Erica


I used Animal Kingdom and Cricut Classic font to create this get well card. Here blog is.... http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/2012/07/pet-card.html

I LOVE brown and pink together and the cute dog!!! *Erica

Janet used Art Philosphy to create this Get Well card. Check out her blog http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/happy-tuesday-today-was-anything-goes.html

Very beautiful and simple card, love it.... *Erica


Jamie used Create a Critter to make this fish bowl shaped card.
 Check it out the details on her blog

Great dimension, use of twine and stamps, great card! *Erica

Monday, July 30, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday July 30, 2012 Imagine Cartridges and the letter E


Samantha used Better Together for her card today.
To see how she made her card, please visit her blog at

How cute and creative *Erica


Jodie used Lori’s Garden and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges to make this layout.
 To see the full project please visit her blog

Lori's Garden is my Favorite Imagine cartridge! Great combining it with Art Philosophy! *Erica



Teresa created a First Birthday Card using the Zooballo cartridge!
That Elephant is so darn cute!!! *Erica


"Melissa used Birthday Cakes, Plantin Schoolbook, and
Home Accents to create her project. Please visit her blog to see more

Simply Beautiful! VERY creative *Erica


Heather Lynn used Spring Holiday Cards and April Showers Cartridges for her project today. Please head over to her blog here  to see her cute project in full! http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/2012/07/perfect-escape.html

So cute with the papers and the twine, I love the other pages of this mini *Erica

ClaireR used Garden Soup to make her "Letter of the Day" Card. For

Claire I love the color Combination and the popular twine! *Erica

Ashley used the Create a Critter cartridge to make her card.
For more information on how the card was made, visit her blog at

Ashley what a great use of colors and the flowers with the Elephant is ADORABLE!!! *Erica

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Your Story Machine!
Comment once on each post over the next week to win this....

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scrapbook Friday July 28, 2012 Sports, Art, Dance, Music and more!

Today's Scrapbook theme was so much fun!
Sports, Art, Dance, Music and more!
Most of these things involve kids....
Great time to announce something for kids.....

Bella and Bailey have started a blog....
They are looking for some creative kids to join them.....
This is for kids 12 and under only....
We are putting together a group of kids who like to craft.....
Not for parents, just KIDS! Well and a Canine too (Bailey)
Bella and her Best friend Bailey ( or mommy's best friend Bailey) are looking for about 10 kids who would like to show what they make once a month...
it will always be the 3rd weekend of the month....
To apply just send your child's favorite craft that they have made....
For Bella and Bailey's team you do NOT have to use a cricut ....it is just for fun!
Please email that project and YOUR (the parent's) blog address to Contact Erica@aol.com
with the subject Bella and Bailey's Blog

Now on to what the Design Team has made!!!

Tess used several different Cricut Cartridges, including Twinkle Toes, George & Shapes and Type Candy Font to design her dance recital layout. For a better peak go to her new blog at for the details.

Mona, a new Design Team member has made this to share with you.
Make sure to visit her blog to see how she made this. Mona's Blog is


Mary used Life’s A Beach to create her “surf boarding” Layout. The details are on her blog: http://mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com/2012/07/crave-wave.html

L.B. used Simply Sweet and Elmo's Party to create this simple layout. Her blog is http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/2012/07/scrapbook-friday-music-art-theme.html


Jenn Lorist used the Cricut Cartridge Twinkle Toes for her project today.
To see her project please visit her blog at

Janet used A Child’s Year, Hannah Montana and Cricut Keystone
for her project today. Check out her blog at


Heather Lynn used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge for this Ballet Layout. Please be sure to stop by her blog here to see her whole project!

Christina used Sponge Bob Square Pants, and Gypsy Wanderings,
and her Gypsy to create this page. Please visit her blog:

Andrea used Quarter Note when creating her music scrapbook page.
Visit her at  to see her entire project.

Today Ava choose to use the Cricut Lite "Wildlife" cartridge
For more details and a closer look please check out her blog:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Kick Off Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us on the beginning of what should be one of the best Olympic years for the US....
We hope you will find some inspiration to cheer on our wonderful USA Olympic athletes!

I made this using my Artist Cricut cartridge. I cut the pop-box at 4.5" from page 36,
and then the stars at 3" from page 56.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Theme Day Thursday July 26, 2012

Today's theme is kid related....
Any kids Cricut cartridge, or Spa/tea party!
How Cute!

On this card Shelley Used Once Upon A Princess and Berries and Cream.
To see more about this project please visit her blog at:

This is design team member, Cathy's layout today using Happily Ever After cartridge and Art Philosophy. Head on over to her blog and see the details of how she put it all together at http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/2012/07/theme-day-thursday-at-my-cricut-craft.html


Amy made a framed picture card using Mini Monsters, Wild Card, and Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridges. Check out her project on her blog!!


Tammy has created a great layout using Batman Comics font, printing 101, Hello Kitty font, and Going Places.   For more pictures visit her blog at http://cuttinandstampin.blogspot.com/2012/07/sleepover-layout.html .


Tasha used the Disney Mickey and Friends to make this card.
Please visit her blog to see how she made it....

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boo Whoo Blog Hop, looking for designers

October 13... a Boo Whoo Blog Hop....
If you would like to use your Cricut and make
something for this blog hop....
Click to join the facebook group for this hop....
One day, one project to make....

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday July25, 2012 & Christmas

So on Wednesdays we like to show you some new things that you would not think of.... Today I am showcasing an idea from a 4 year old!!! YEP Bella came up with a new use for Cupcake Wrappers, this is from the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge..... A crown for her doll.
This is at 2 1/2" but 3 1/1" is perfect for a crown you do not have to hold on for the doll.

YES ONLY 5 MORE MONTHS.... It is coming fast!!! Get ready with these wonderful ideas!

Teresa made a "cool" Christmas card featuring the Jolly Holiday Lite cartridge.

Jamie used Joys of the Season and Christmas Cheer to make this ornament shaped card.
For the details check out her blog at

Today Ava choose to use Create a Critter to
create this 2 pg 8x8 layout, for more details please check out her blog:

Jessica used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge to make her paradise themed card. To see the full project please visit her blog at

Robin used the Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosophy" by Close To My Heart to make her card today for today's project theme of Christmas. Please visit her blog to view the entire project and details at....

ClaireR used Garden Soup for her Would You Ever Guess Wednesday
Project. For details, please visit her blog at

Angie made this cute little mini album.
Check out her blog to see which cartridges she used.