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Wedding Card Box

Here is a box I did for a friends wedding last weekend. Not much Cricut related but I love how it turned out. I bought the box itself at either Joann's or Mikes - I forget which.  Hubby took all the hardware off and I covered it inside and out with the Bride's colors.  The ribbon and embellishments were actually hand picked by the bride for a future wedding scrapbook page, she didn't know I picked up the same thing to do this box LOL (I'm so sneaky sometimes!  Hubby put the hardware back on and I decorated it and she LOVED it. She used it instead of the bird cage card holder thingy ma bob.  Just wanted to share   Oh - inside it says "Kristen and Phillip July 24, 2010  Two Shall Become One - which was done with the Gypsy and Cricut - but alas, you can't see it and apparently she is too damn busy on her  honeymoon to take a picture for me. :)

Potpourri Basket Cartridge Challenge

Sauni-Rae is the Guest Designer for the Potpourri Basket challange.  This cute Cork Board Frame is a great back to school project.  She says  "I did not paint a frame as I could not find a not painted one so I purchased something close. The only hint I would put in that is different or in addition to the directions is go slowly if you have to cut the cork board as it crumbles. This really was a fun and quick project. I know just who is going to get this as a gift!

Please be sure to stop by her blog and say hello!
Quilt Frog

Attention Guest Designers!

Here are the upcoming Guest Design's being uploaded in the next few days:

Kristy
New Arrival
Story Book
Sweet Treats

Julie
Straight from the Nest

Saunirae
Pot Pourri

If you have projects you are working on please email me (contact me above on right) and let me know.

Thank you!

Graphically Speaking Cartridge Challenge (another take)

Here is Angji's take on Graphically Speaking..  Same exact card, different look.  Pretty awesome huh?  Angji says:  I did alter it just a bit. I added a border punch and a knot in the bow. It just looked to plain to me!

Please be sure to stop by and see her at Sweet Pineapple Scrapping

Base Camp Cartridge Challenge

Angji is a new Guest Designer who brings us this cute notecard from the Base Camp Binder.  She writes:  This is a quick one but I had to improvise since my vellum and the vellum used were different types. So I used some white craft ink to darken it up a bit.  Please be sure to visit her blog:  
Sweet Pineapple Scrapping
Please leave Angji and the other Guest Designers comments under their projects so they know what you think.  They'd love your feedback and so would I.

Zooballoo Cartridge Challenge

Guest Designer Normea Banner brings us another project. This one from the Zooballoo cartridge. I had NO idea it was this cute. Another MUST HAVE.

Normea says:  I made a 5.75 by 5.25 card from the Cricut Zooballoo cartridge. The card was pretty simple & I like how it all came together. Again, I changed the colors from what they used in the handbook, but I think the purple & green design is so cute! I also chose to use a "5" instead of a "4" (most of the kiddies I know are approaching 5, so I'll be able to use this card in the next few months for a birthday). The instructions tell you to cut the frame in, both, black & white and then mix and match the pieces for the effect shown - I chose to cut the frame in white & cut the shadow of the frame in black to give me some overlap to help me assemble the frame better. I really enjoyed tracing around the diecuts. I had never thought to do that & was a little apprehensive about doing it on this card…

Give a Hoot Cartridge Project

Guest Designer Kelli brings us this STINKIN CUTE card from Give a Hoot.  I wasn't sure I wanted this cartridge but now I'm reconsidering.

Kelli says:  It all went smoothly and everything cut out at the recommended size very nicely.  The only thing that was a little
odd was that they said to cut out two owl bases, when I'm almost
positive you really only need one.  It does mention cutting all the
layers so I don't think that's what they were referring to.  Overall, I
think the project was easy and came out super cute!

Please be sure to check out her equally awesome blog:
Bee Craftee




Graphically Speaking Cartridge Challenge

Guest Designer Kristy sends us this ultra cute card from Graphically Speaking. We actually have TWO guest designers that did this so you'll be able to see two different takes on the same exact project!

Kristy  has sent me a few items and you'll be seeing more from her. Please be sure to visit her Blog  Craftin on my door



CHA Thanks to Cricut Critters and My Pink Stamper - we can be there too!

Tammy Skinner of Cricut Critters is at CHA and getting awesome video footage of the NEW Cricut Imagine. Check out her facebook page and the videos section.  I suggest you start RIGHT HERE  after you watch that just hit 'next' to see the others. There are several.

Robyn of  My Pink Stamper is also updating her page with photos and videos as well as her Facebook Page.

Please stay tuned so you get all the latest and greatest.  It's almost like being there!  Almost...

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!

Mine is #2 please vote for me - voting ends today!



http://www.facebook.com/cricutmachine?v=app_20678178440

thank you!

Provo Craft introduces the Imagine!

you have to see it to believe it!


CLICK HERE!

There isn't much posted at the moment but here is the contents of the email all the Cricut Circle folks got tonite.


The Next Big Thing From Provo Craft!
As a Cricut Circle member, we wanted to introduce you to the exciting new product being revealed and celebrated at CHA. Let’s hear a warm round of applause for Cricut Imagine, the world’s first tool that precisely prints and cuts with the touch of a button, requiring no computer or software.

With print and cut together, now and you can add color and dimension to your creative projects, bringing them to life like never before. Cricut Imagine saves you time since you no longer have to use three different tools to get designs, print, and then cut projects. The new machine helps you add more personalization and creativity to projects with a new library of content including shapes, patterns, and color. In addition, Cricut Imagine is easy to use and is built upon award-winning cutting and pri…

Winners!

I'm back from my mini-getaway and had a fantastic time. I wanted to go exploring Scrapbook stores in the area we were in but a nasty t-storm changed our plans.  I am terrified of t-storms - survived 4 hurricanes (Andrew in 92 and Charli/Francis and Jeannie in 04) and I panic everytime a bad one comes near.

Anyway - I had TWO hidden blog candy contests that I hinted around to the last week.  Today I have 2 winners of a Surprise pack of embellishments.

First - from the Fabulous Finds Video - At the end I showed you my Kricut Krazy t-shirt and zoomed in on an item.  If you mentioned that item in a comment, you qualified for the Hidden Blog Candy.    This challenge only had 8 comments which made it super easy to win.  Congrats to:


paperscissors said...
if i owned a gypsy i could probably learn to manipulate those folder tabs, but i too am astonished at the size of this project!

The other was French Manor.  All you had to do was mention the word "Merci" in the comments to qua…

NEWS and Babbling

Hey Krazies -

I'll be away for the weekend as I'm attending a wedding.  Debbie Oneal will be posting or answering questions while I'm gone.

I have 4 projects waiting to be uploaded.  Normea Banner, Kristy Luccketta  (2) and Saunirae.  If you sent a project and your name isn't listed here, then please resend it as my gmail was ill yesterday.

Prizes for earlier in the week haven't been sent out (need big ole envelopes) but I'll take care of that Monday along with the 2 new hidden contests that some of you have been lucky enough to find :)

Finally - As a member of the Cricut Circle we could nominate an elementary school to get a Gently used Cricut Expressions.  Despite my entry being submitted Eastern Time and not Mountain, they awarded my nominated school Sigsbee Elementary (now a magnet school) on the US Naval Air Station in Key West Florida. My girls (now 18 and 20) were lucky to go there the 4 years we were stationed there.  YAAAY! Just wanted to share!

Pleas…

Robotz

Guest Designer Deb brings us another great Binder Project!  She writes:  There are many layers to make this robot but it was fairly easy. My recommendation would be to make sure you follow step by step the project guide for selecting the features for each cut and then you won’t have any trouble.  Also, when layering the cut, be sure and add all the silver pieces first…the other cardstock overlays much of the silver.  I used some Cosmo Cricket  Cogsmo patterned paper and Bazzill cardstock in texture, bling and silver glitter.  This was a fun project to make !
Debbie O’Neal Deb's Eclectic Thoughts

Happily Ever After

Guest Designer Debbie presents the Happily Ever After project. It is a Snow White Thank You Card.

Tips for this card:  There are lots of little pieces when you cut this project at the 4 ¼ size asked for in the book. You will  need to use your pick tool to help get the smallest pieces out easy from the cardstock.  I also highly recommend you scoop everything up with your cricut spatula and have an area just for laying
the pieces out ready when you start cutting.  The black shadow you create first ends up being Snow White’s
hair…so don’t look for another layer, there isn’t one J  Putting the pieces together was kind of like a puzzle.  I
ended up putting the blue sleeve down first and worked my way to the right from there.  The results were really cute but this project is a little time consuming because of the tiny pieces. Additional tip:  I used my
Gypsy to do a quick search of all carts to find a “Thank You” to use on the card. The one I selected is from the Sweethearts Cartridge and c…

Fabulous Finds

This was an odd little project.  It's a "50" file folder. You are supposed to put 50 of something in it. First, it's very small.  Second, directions tell you to print out 2 folders in different colors then fold the tabs so they are opposite - the tabs are both in the center.  They won't be opposite.  More explanation in the attached video. Let me know what you think of this.

The projects are rolling in!

Hey Krazies!

I've got lots of projects to upload!  Not only did I do one today, but I have a good dozen more to upload from Guest Designers.  Starting tomorrow I will upload mine and then 2 guest designers.  I need to space them out so you keep coming back for more!

Also wanted to let you know that there is a super secret giveaway going on somewhere on the blog. I will draw the winner on Friday.

Tomorrow I will post another super secret giveaway. Please do not spoil the fun and tell everyone if you find it.  I will give you a hint, the super secret giveaway is hidden somewhere in MY project uploads (not guest)  Again there is only one at the moment. The other will be posted tomorrow. Good Luck!

Oh one more secret - I heard from a lil cricket that there will be a very small window of opportunity for folks to join the cricket circle starting next week. Keep your eye out on cricut.com and I'll post it here as well as soon as it's official!

Something exciting is about to take place

Mark your calendars Krazies!  I have been invited to participate in my first ever blog hop!  There will be prizes and inspirations and new blogs to discover!  Don't worry, I'll remind you. I just wanted to give you a peek!

Straight from the Nest

I am so excited about this one. My Guest Designer is Normea Banner.  I was so lucky to meet her when we did our Provo Craft Cricut training together in L.A. back in April. We hung out quite a bit, dined together and basically had lots of fun. We were even table mates during all the training. She's funny and takes things to a "ho nuber lebel" (inside joke just for her XOXO)  She is very creative, please check out her blog as soon as you can - you will be inspired by her. I promise!
M.M. DeZigns

Normea says:  This "Tweetheart Card" from theStraight From The Nestcartridge. The booklet calls for a series of green, cream, pink, & yellow papers and ribbons... well, those aren't really my favorite colors, so I decided to work with what I had and went with black, white, and silver. The project was actually very easy to do and the instructions were very straight forward. I used myFiskars Rotary Cutter and myMartha Stewart Score Board to make sure all the pieces w…

Once upon a princess

Alma has done it once again with the Once upon a Princess Cartridge. She writes:  I changed the ribbon because I didn't have any pink with white polka dot kind and also it asked for green tie for the handles so i substituted with black but everything else is according to the book! The gift box was cut at 5 1/2" and the Frog (along with it's layers) at 2". The words Happy Birthday were cut at 1" and the tag at 1 1/2".


Thank you Alma!






Freshly Picked

Ok, this is KA UTE!  LOVE IT!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet but I sure do like it alot. It's among my favorites so far!

Next up:

Fabulous Finds
Everyday Paper Dolls
Doodle Charms




From my Kitchen

Directions called for a wooden recipe box - I just picked up a cardboard one from Michaels dollar bin.  This turned out cute, if you collect recipes.... which I don't.  I do collect take out menus HA! Kidding.

Next Up

Freshly Picked
Fabulous Finds
Everyday Paper Dolls


Heritage Cartridge Challenge

Kate brings us another Cartridge challenge and I LOVE it!  She says:  Heritage-Family History Book
I used a journal I found in the dollar bin at Michael’s to create this book.  It’s slightly smaller than the memo pad in the handbook, but all the cuts are the same size as listed in the directions.  The cuts are straight forward and easy to follow.  I will warn you that the tree is pretty tiny at 1 ¼in, and I would not attempt to cut it any smaller.  It is a very detailed and intricate cut which requires a lot of weeding…in other words, patience, patience, patience!  
Don't forget to check out her blog Sassy and Scrappy

Don Juan Font Cartridge Challenge

Guest Designer Kate Marrs brings us this cutie from the Don Juan Cartridge Binder.    She says:  Don Juan-Window “thanks” Card It is a standard A2 size, or 4.25in by 5.5in.  This is another quick and simple project.  There are a lot of ways to ebellish this card by layering the sentiment, or adding bling or brads in place of the eyelets.  One thing I do want to point out is that in the last direction it states if you have an Expression you can create a matching envelope, sized a 5 ½in.  Unless you are using a 12x24 mat, you cannot make an envelope that big.  The best thing to do would be to cut the envelope first on ‘fit to page’ and see what size it will cut.  Then you would use that number, say it was 5in, for your card and all additional pieces.  Or you can use a pre-made A2 size envelope.

All of the paper and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and the eyelets are Making Memories.  I hope these projects inspire you to take another look at these cartridges.

Alphalicious Cartridge Challenge

Kate Mars is the Guest Designer for the Alphalicious Font Cartridge Binder Project.  She says:  Alphalicious-Invitation It is a quick and simple project with a lot of potential for personalization.  To embellish the crown I mixed two colors of Doodlebug glitter, lavender and purple, and then put a layer of Glossy Accents over the glitter.


Visit Kate at her blog  Sassy & Scrappy

Sesame Street Font Cartridge Challenge

Brought to you by a Guest Designer.  Alma in Princeton Texas says  The card was cut at exactly the measurements suggested. 7" Everything was cut at that. LOL. It's a big card but so cute!


Please visit her blog My Pink Life

HOLY MOLY!!!

I'm #39 on the Cricut Top 40 list!  I snagged a screen shot cause I know tomorrow I'll be 139 LOL.  <-------------------- LOOK!
I just wanted to relish it while I was in the top 40.  I've never been the top of anything - yaaaay me!
Thank YOU for hitting the page over and over and over today WOOT!  You guys are AWESOME!

Missing Winners! WHERE ARE YOU?

Please CLICK HERE  I have 3 winners that have not claimed their prizes.  I'll give it a few more days and if they aren't claimed they will go back to the prize vault!


Wanna know what else is in the prized vault?

Cindy Loo Cartridge
Blog Overhaul Package

Also - there is a hidden contest going on right now that some of you know about because you have discovered it.  The only hint I will give you is that it has something to do with the Cricut Circle.  :)  This contest will close Friday.

HELP!

I want one of these very very badly.  It's 36.99 at Michaels and I have a 50% off coupon - but our Michaels are out of stock (all 3 of them in my area)

Anyone willing to pick it up for me and I will paypal you for it and shipping?



I am using the AC Moore 50 % off coupon you can print right from their site.

Thanks in advance!

SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you think of the new blog overhaul?  More to come says Sarah but she's worked on it all day and I think it looks FANTASTIC!  Would LOVE to know your thoughts.

New button on the right side, please snag it for your page.

hugs and chirps!
Tangee

French Manor Cartridge Challenge

This turned out awesome!  I love how delicate it is.  I will tell you that I used the Multi Cut feature because the first time it was too difficult to punch out.

OH MY GOSH!  I just noticed I forgot the black ribbon - and NONE of you called me out on it! Were you being polite or did you miss it too? LOL

Next Up

From my Kitchen
Freshly Picked
Fabulous Finds

Joys of the Season Binder Project

This was.... uhm..... ok.  Lots of painting, had to paint the wooden circle, the letters, then had to edge EVERYTHING with distressing ink and then golden ink dabbed all over it.  What do you think? Is this something you would hang up at your house?  Would you give it as a gift?

Just Because Cards Project

How cute is this scotty dog?    Check out the video to see it there as well as the winners of the two blog candy contests!

I forgot to add that the red cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug using the mini dots folder.

Next up:

Joys of the Season
French Manor
From My Kitchen

Hugs and Chirps!










WINNERS!

Blog Candy Winner for the Clear Stamps and 3d stickers is......


Carol said...
love acrylic stamps, thank you for the opportunity to win
July 15, 2010 12:45 PM


Winner of the small token of my appreciation for the Your Opinion Matters is.....


Jenny Gibson said...
I like the banner. Not a fan of the mauve color. The font size is awesome.
July 14, 2010 1:38 AM


Wendy aka Bling Queen said...
You blog is really cool. I will be following. I am sure my blog could use a little work.

Look forward to more fun.
July 14, 2010 1:44 AM

If you watch the video for the Just Because Project you will see me use random.org to get the winners. I made a boo boo on the video and the winner of the small token was supposed to be #6 Jenny Gibson but I miscounted and announced on the video that Wendy the Bling Queen won. So I'm sending out TWO tokens of my appreciation :)

Please ladies if you can email me and let me know your mailing address I sure would appreciate it. Please put WINNER in the subject…

Blog Overhaul!

Hello Krazies!

I stumbled on a gal who is going to do a complete overhaul on the blog for me - she is very affordable and oh so nice so be sure to check her out. I'll post her link when everything is done.

Also intend on doing at least 2 cart projects today and announcing the two winners of the blog candy later this evening. Good luck everyone!

Life is a Beach

Well Krazies, it's been a KRAZY week and I finally got around to mailing off the Pumkin Carving cartridge to the winner Sarah from pinkcricut.com and an ink pad to Helen from the Winner Takes all Swap.  I also hosted a 4 hour Cricut Class today, ran to Michaels for stuffs and managed to pull off doing the Life is a Beach project from the Binder. WOOT!


Tragedy strikes our happy supportive community.

For those of you who haven't heard yet, Robyn of My Pink Stamper has suffered a great loss as tragedy has struck her family. Her young niece Brittni was killed this week while taking a walk in a park. Her story can be seen: HERE

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  If anyone would like to send a card to Robyn and her family please go to her website for the PO box. Thanks to Jenny for the info!

My Pink Stamper has helped so many of us thru the years with her creativity and inspiration and hours of Video Tutorials.  Now she needs OUR help!

Blog Candy! YUM YUM

Krazies -

It's time for the new blog candy I announced yesterday. An Embellishment/Rubber Stamp (acrylic) grab bag.

All you have to do is Leave a comment below this post! Yep, it's that easy :)

I'll post the lucky winner Sunday evening sometime.

Good Luck Everyone!
Kricut Tangee

Blog Candy Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok gang, first I put everyone's name in Excel.  Then I added those of you with extra entries again. The way I added everyone was completely random.  Then I went to random.org and generated the winner.

Here you have it!  Thanks everyone for playing - would the winner kindly contact me with their mailing address?

Congratulations Sarah from Pink Cricut!




Prize Announcement delay

Hi Krazies!

I promised I'd draw the winner at noon today and I feel awful that I didn't get that done. I am the caregiver for my mother who has Parkinson's and we have had a really rough day today.  It's 4:30 EST and I will announce the winner this evening.  Thank you everyone for playing, visiting my blog and the nice comments that were left. I'll also be announcing another contest this evening.

Hugs & Chirps!

Your opinion matters!

Hi Krazies!

As you can see I just revamped the blog with the help of my graphic genius friend Gold Shoes Tish.  She is a long time friend and sadly is not into paper crafting any more - which is a shame because she does beautiful stuff! Thank you Tish!

I'd like your honest opinion.  Can you leave me a comment on this post and let me know what you think? Is it easy to read? Is the font too large?  What do you think of the banner across the top?  What do you think of the added pages?

A small token of my appreciation will go to one of you who leave a comment. I'll do a drawing and upload a pic of your present sometime during the weekend.

Thank you!

Hugs & Chirps :)

Locker Talk Project

Hi Krazies!

Today I did the Book Cover Card from the Locker Talk Cartridge.  This would be a good "Congrats" or "Thinking of you today" type card for your school age child.  It was super easy, except for tearing my craft area apart looking for striped card stock.





Please don't forget only 3 more days for the Blog Candy.  If you want the Pumpkin Carving Cartridge, please follow the instructions here on the blog.
Up next:   Life is a Beach Just Because Cards Joys of the Season

Blog Candy!!!

Hey Krazies - 4 more days to try to win the Pumpkin Carving Cartridge!  Please be sure you follow the directions CAREFULLY!

1. You MUST be a follower here
2.  Leave 2 comments anywhere on the blog
3. Join Kricut Krazy on Facebook (become a fan) link is in the right sidebar here
4. Email me kricutkrazy @ gmail dot com and let me know you followed the directions.

There are only a few people that qualify so far. Some of you are not fans of Kricut Krazy on facebook, some are doing everything except emailing me.  I don't want you to lose out on this fun cartridge because you only did some of the things necessary.

If you tell a friend about it - I will give you one extra entry.  Let me know who you referred and once I see they are following, I'll give you the entry.

If you post it on your blog, I'll give you FIVE extra entries!  Just send me a link to your blog so I can see :)



First Ever BLOG CANDY!!!!!

Who wants to win the Pumpkin Carving Cartridge?  Thanks to Scrappy Sales we are offering this brand new just released Limited Edition Pumpkin Carving Cartridge. YAAAY!  The rules are simple!

1.  Leave 2 comments anywhere on kricutkrazy.com
2.  join the fan page on facebook (see button on side of this blog)
3.  become a follower of Kricut Krazy
4.  email me at kricut krazy at gmail dot com

It's that simple folks!  Winner will be drawn by random.org on Wednesday at Noon EST.  I have this in hand and it will ship out Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Vinyl T-Shirt transfer

Today is my oldest daughters last day with us before she heads back to school.  She wanted me to make her a T-shirt of a musician I never heard of.  So we designed it using the Gypsy and used the Jubilee font and the Indie Art shapes cartridge.  I cut it out using the reverse feature on the Gypsy and Iron On Vinyl from Print On It. I don't remember what I paid but I got the sample pack which was 5 sheets of 6x12 in Black, White, Green, Blue and Red.  This is the first shirt I did. Let me know your thoughts. Sorry there is no Video to go with it, she wouldn't let me tape her!

Mini Monsters Cartridge

Today I did the ultra cute Mini Monsters Cartridge Project.  You get a Photo AND a video!  YAAY. I used a green bag I got in a pack of colorful but blank bags at Target.  Remember if you click on a photo it will be larger. Have fun!  Next Up:  Locker Talk, Just Because Cards and Joys of the Season.

Please forgive me for the jumpy video - I'm getting used to it. I promise I'll get better...eventually LOL




Mystery Package when we reach 150 followers!

Ok so I'm going to have my very first giveaway and it will be a biggie! This Mystery package will not disappoint! As soon as we reach 150 followers the fun will begin!  Winning will be simple, you need to be a follower and leave a comment.  I will announce when the contest starts, so keep checking back.  Please let your friends know about Kricut Krazy and lets get it to 150 as soon as possible.  The Mystery pack will include Craft related items, cricut related items and things you will be happy to have!

I got a new toy today!

I went to Costco today to get stuff for our party tomorrow and while browsing I saw this mini HD Flip Video camera and remembered the embarrassing quality video I uploaded earlier today.  I was thinking "Wow, I can actually video the Projects instead of taking a still photo.  I figured the Krazies would love videos.  So here you have it. Ain't it cute?  Wonder if they sell skins for it?

It is normally 149.99 but today was the last day of Costco's coupon's and there was one in there for 20.00 off WOOT! I love a bargain don't you?

WOWSER! IPOD touch, I-PHONE and IPAD users MUST HAVE

Obsessed with Scrapbooking Click Here

Obsessed with Scrapbooking gives a step by step guide to installing a cool ap on your Iphone, Ipad or Itouch which allows you to download all the manual's (binders) and view them which comes in quite handy for Gypsy Users.  The Application "GoodReader" is only 99 cents and it took me about 15 minutes to set it up and put 85 binders on it.

Check it out!

It's the bug! And he's packing my box!!!

My Cricut Circle kit should be here tomorrow. I know many lucky ladies have gotten theirs already. I'll take photos and upload them when it arrives. YAAY!

Pooh & Friends

Here is the Project on the Pooh & Friends cart.  These are too cute and the log, while difficult to figure out at first turned out quite nice!

Happy Independance Weekend y'all~

HUGS