Friday, January 31, 2014

What will the new Cricut Explore cut?

Pretty much every thing a crafter could want!

- Acetate
- Adhesive Backed Foil
- Aluminum Metal
- Balsa Wood
- Birch Wood
- Burlap*
- Canvas
- Cardstock (solid core)
- Cardstock (white core)
- Chipboard
- Construction Paper
- Copy Paper- Flocked Paper
- Cork Board
- Craft Foam
- Cricut Chalkboard Vinyl
- Cricut Lite Iron-On
- Cricut Magnet
- Cricut Stencil Material
- Cutting Mat Protector
- Denim*
- Duck Tape
- Epoxy Mulberry Paper
- Fabric*
- Faux Leather
- Felt*
- Foil Mulberry Paper
- Glitter Cardstock
- Glitter Craft Foam
- Glitter Epoxy Printed Paper
- Glitter Iron-On
- Heavy Chipboard
- Heavy Leather
- Kraft Paper
- Light Glitter Paper
- Light Leather
- Light Printed Paper
- Office Paper
- Parchment Paper
- Plastic Packaging
- Polyester
- Poster Board
- Printed Paper
- Shimmer Faux Leather
- Silk*
- Soda Pop Can
- Tight Woven Burlap*
- Transparency
- Vellum
- Vinyl
- Washi Tape
- Window Cling

*stabilizer needed

Can't wait to see the demonstration when the Explore is launched on HSN on February 12!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Get Better Box

Over at the Bitten By The Bug 2 Blog, the challenge theme this week is "Get Well". I made this little Get Better Box to hold "goodies" from someone who is feeling sick. This one has a packet of hot cider mix, a pocket size pack of Kleenex and a tube of chapstick. You could add packets of instant soup, cough drops, hard candies or even Tylenol depending on what your sick persons likes or needs.

The bed and pillow are from the Everyday Paper Doll cart. The little kitty is from Hello Kitty Greetings. The sentiment is from Don Juan. The blanket is actually a cloud from Create A Critter. And the hanging box is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 {although I did alter it a bit in CCR}.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

Over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, the challenge theme this week is Snowmen. So I decided to make this little bag topper for packets of hot chocolate for the school staff and volunteers than man the carpool line at the elementary school. Each bag has 2 packets of hot chocolate mix since the same staff man morning and afternoon carpool.

The word "winter" with the snowman attached is from the Stretch Your Imagination cart. The words "warm" and "wishes" are from Don Juan. And the shape for the topper is from the free Craft Room Basics image set.

Hope this help warm them up after carpool duty! And sure hope the temperatures warm up around here!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Welcome Explore to the Cricut Family!

Have you seen it? The Cricut Explore is the newest Cricut machine. And this baby does it all!!!
It will cut from Cricut carts and scalable vector graphics  {svg files}! It will cut true type fonts {TTF}! It can be accessed using wireless devices like tablets and ipads with blue tooth capability {later in the year}. It will draw and cut and score! Print on your home printer then load the print to cut {also coming later in the year}. It will cut a variety of media with the turn of a dial!  It will have new, special images for 99 cents or $9.99 month library access. The release date is set with launch on HSN in mid-February and retail outlets in March. And, the MSRP is $299 for a machine that does it all!

The pen/score tool and blade holders:

The settings dial and back of the Explore:

The cart port:

All of these photos are from bloggers who attended Cricut's big reveal party. Thanks to all of them for sharing their photos on #explorecricut!

Here's a link to the Explore video on

Cricut Explore

And here is a link to a short Explore video on HSN:

Cricut Explore on HSN

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Cricut Explore!

Coming on Tuesday! Go to and sign up for their emails to get the details on the new Cricut!

Come back on Tuesday because I'll be sharing all the details following PC's official announcement!

Till Tuesday. . .

Friday, January 17, 2014

Christmas Card from Barbara

This totally sparkly Christmas card was made and sent to me by my friend Barbara! She has made some many masterpieces for me! I wish she had a blog to showcase all her artwork but I can't seem to convince her to start one!

Here is a card she sent me previously.

And a tag she made me using one of the Prima Doll stamps.

She has also made me two canvas and one framed mixed media pieces that are gorgeous. I think I posted those in the past and will look for the links!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Santa Pants from Pualani

Santa Pants and an adorable Santa Monkey from my friend Maile Lei on the Cricut message boards! She has made other amazing crafts, but doesn't have a blog for me to share with you.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Christmas Card from Carrie

This beautiful snowflake Christmas card was made and sent to me by my friend Carrie! Although Carrie makes lots of cards, she doesn't have a blog. I definitely think she should start one just to have a gallery of her cards!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas Card and Angel from Sandie

This cute little card and gorgeous angle were made and sent to me by my friend Sandie! Yes, the same Sandie that made the amazing exploding Christmas House. You can see more of Sandie's creations on her blog

At the time, Sandie didn't realize that I love making and collecting angels! I had made a wooden and lace angel several years ago {back in my craft fairs days} and will be sending her one of my creations!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Card from Gina

This totally adorable Christmas Card was made and sent to me by my friend Gina! You can see more of Gina's past creations on her blog

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Card from Sara

This Christmas Card and the two adorable Christmas buttons were made and sent to me by my friend Sara {and her darling little girl}! You can see more of Sara's creations on her blog

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christmas Card from Francine

This cute little elf Christmas card was made and sent to me by my friend Francine! You can see more of Francine's creations on her blog

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas Card from Narelle

This gorgeous card was made and sent to me by my friend Narelle! She refers to herself as the Non-Crafty Crafter, but as you can see, she's quite crafty!

And here is the birthday card she sent me back in August.

You can get lots of information and tutorials on her blog

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Card from Carolyn

This beautiful cascade card full of rosettes was sent to me by my friend Carolyn! You can see more of her creations on her blog

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

The baby is from Cricut Seasonal Characters digital cart and the Happy New Year is from the Phrases cart.

Wishing you and yours a safe, happy and healthy 2014! Thanks for visiting my blog!