Monday, September 7, 2015

Your Fall and Winter Crafts will Shine with Cricut!



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To celebrate fall, Cricut is offering great sales that you're not going to want to miss! The Cricut Labor Day Sale starts today: For two days only 90 cartridge titles are on sale for $14.99 or less and most supplies are 40% off! In addition, Cricut is offering $20 off the Cricut Explore Air Everything Bundle. Be sure to visitCricut today to take advantage of these sales and more going on now. 

Happy crafting! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

With Holidays Right Around the Corner, Why Not Buy YOUR Gift FIRST?

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Have you been thinking about buying a Cricut Explore Air? Well, now is the time to treat yourself! Right now at Cricut for just $299, you can get the Cricut Explore Air™ + Ultimate Machine Set. This special bundle includes the Cricut Explore Air electronic cutting machine, the Cricut®Cutting Mat Variety 3 pack, a Cricut Explore® Deep Cut Blade With Housing, a Cricut® Tools Basic Set, and more! Everything you'll need to make beautiful cards, labels, gift tags, or whatever creations you can dream up is included in this handy set. 

The offer is for a limited time only, so don't miss your chance to get everything you need to hit the ground running in one great deal! 

Happy crafting! 

P.S. Some Additional Goodies For You ...

Cricut Explore Air™ + Ultimate Machine Set
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Get Cricut Material and Mat Sets for Up to 40% Off!
Valid: Now through 9/5

Free Cricut Cut of the Week: Zombies Digital Set
Valid: Now through 9/5

Re-released retired cartridges now available at Cricut!
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Save 10% off all supplies at Cricut.com code: SUPPLIES10
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Celebrate Christmas in July - Cricut-Style!

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Make some eggnog and hang some lights because it's Christmas in July at Cricut! In addition to great sales on Cricut Explore machines and digital items, it'll make you very merry to know that Cricut is also re-releasing retired cartridges in limited quantities, including: Songbird, Very Merry Tags, Christmas Cards, Dinosaur Tracks and 50 States. 

They are also offering an extra $10 off Cricut Explore Air Everything Set with code EVERYTHING10 and anextra 20% off any digital item with code 20DIGIT15.

Take advantage of this huge sale today and have all your crafting projects ready to go in time for the winter holidays! Plus, you'll get free shipping with the code JULYSHIP!

Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cricut Machines Have Your Crafting in Mind - No Matter What You're Crafting...

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Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home d├ęcor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. 

There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site:
Cricut Explore One™ 

Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One: 

Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example:
  • Paper
  • Vinyl
  • Iron-on
  • Craft materials
  • Upcycled materials
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Thick materials
Precision - Features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. 

Smart Set® Dial - Each machine features a Smart Set® dial, which sets your settings (e.g. speed, pressure, etc.) for you so you don’t have to keep track of them. You just select the material that you're using on the Smart Set® dial and the machine's Cut Smart® technology will deliver a clean, professional cut. 

Images and Fonts - You can upload your own images and fonts for free on all three Cricut cutting machines.

Cartridges - Both machines work with any Cricut cartridge and have the capability to hold all of your cartridges “virtually” in the cloud within your Cricut Design Space online software. So once you’ve loaded a cartridge, you’ll have it everywhere you go. 

Cricut’s Design Space™ and iPad® app - All Cricut Explore machines work hand-in-hand with Cricut’s Design Space™ (for PC, Mac®, iPad®, and iPhone®) that you get access to for free. 

Cricut Explore Air™

The Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It offers all the impressive features mentioned for the Explore One, but two key things set it apart:
  1. It has a dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step. If you do a lot of paper crafting, this is the machine for you!
  2. It has built-in Bluetooth® capability. You just use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.
Now that you know a lot more about how Cricut Explore® machines work, I’ll focus next week’s post on how you can design here, there and everywhere with Cricut Design Space. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is.

Until then … Happy crafting! 

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

My projects for the upcoming week...


... PLENTY of gifts inside this grouping - ESPECIALLY with the U.S. OPEN upon us here in the Northwest!  Can't wait to get started!  I've got all of my files uploaded... and now all I have to do is CUT-CUT-CUT...


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Oh Baby - How Do I Love My Toys!!!

Oh how I love the combination of svgCuts, Design Space and my Explore! What a fun gift this was to both make and give to my niece who adores the out-of-doors... and just happens to be expecting a boy in August... whoo-hoo! love everything about it!


 

Thanks for Lookin' Out for Me! Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Year's Voyager Project - Perfect for Organizing and De-Stashing!

Now THIS is DEFINITELY a KEEPER!!!

Not that I want to De-stash, because I LOVE PAPER, but this Voyager Project from Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenon was SOOOOO much fun, and it was PERFECT for the new year ahead... I think... hahaha.





You see... every year, just like you, I set out to be a more organized crafter.  Dreaming of maybe - just maybe finding the time to actually create things that people MIGHT want to buy from me someday.  Welp - this ain't going to be the project I mass produce for great income-gathering purposes, but it will be one I will be happy to make for my closest friends and family.  WHY?   Because it's definitely a labor of love!


WHAT A TREAT this project has been to both create and DECORATE.  For me - that's saying a lot  I have several blank projects laying in wait for my heart to decide which paper to part with for them.  It seems like this process is the most tedious - as I simply love my paper TOO much.  Is that possible?  I didn't think it could be ... but now I know that it is ... definitely.  I finally decided on the Timeless Type Stack by DCWV... and I am more in love with it on this project than I ever could be with it sitting inside the paper pack.

Maybe now, I'll get on a roll and USE the paper in my stash instead of just organizing and SMELLING it all the time.  You know what I'm talking about if you have any quantity of quality paper like mine from Close To My Heart.  Oh yep - I love the smell of new paper... almost as much as my hubby loves his new car smell hahaha... almost.

So Kathy has some wonderful advice in this project... just as she does in all of her projects, including PREP ALL OF YOUR CHIPBOARD AND HINGES before starting to build your project.  What a smart lady!!! This made construction a breeze - literally!!! (thanks also to my heavy-duty paper cutter).  Check out Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenon for this and other paper crafting projects and techniques!  They are all loads of fun!


I don't want to give this away.  My hubby wanted to take this to my in-laws to show them, but I didn't want to part with it yet.  Since I haven't put the doors on the front that the project calls for, I can call it "Unfinished", right?  Then I can hold onto it until I decide if I need to finish it or not.  Much like a new mommy with her baby, I want it for myself for a while longer - hee-hee!  I love it that much.

Which makes it another...

Keepable Paper Creation!!!