Let's Cricut!

After the frustrations of trying to find inspiration and not finding a resource, I decided its about time someone makes a site directed to all us Cricut users (beginner and experienced) who can share our projects and be inspired by others!

So with a ton of work and a great team we have created www.letscricut.com! Your very own Cricut project resource center. Not only can you inspire and be inspired but you can discuss different topics on our awesome forum!

We have just launched our website this weekend and need your help growing our community!
Please join the Let's Cricut community and join in on discussions and upload your projects! Together we can help inspire each other to create!

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Episode 43 - Using the Cricut, Gypsy and Pens to Create a Colored Layered Project

So I just purchased my first sets of Cricut Markers and Silhouette Sketch Pens so i thought I would try and do something I haven't seen done before...

Check it out!


Recipe Book with "From My Kitchen"

Another Challenge entry... I love recipe books and sharing recipes. I made this book for Robyn's challenge for "SUPER YUMMY" because this book will carry 24 "SUPER YUMMY recipes!!! Hope you enjoy! I even put a video together for this one...


My Inspiration:

Check out this Recipe Book!

My pot :)


A Great Cartridge Giveaway!!

Head on over to THE BUSY BUG for a great opportunity to win a super cartridge!

2 Blog Awards!!

I received a blog award from
Thank you for this awesome award Ladies!!!
There are some rules to this honor.

So here are the rules:
Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.
Here are the eight ladies' blogs I enjoyed visiting! Hard to choose there are so many. There is no particular order: Please go by their blog and congratulate them and check out their work.

1. http://chreyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
2. http://cindybcreations.blogspot.com
3. http://starkeyfamilythree.blogspot.com
4. http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
5. http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com
6. http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com
7. http://whistlerstamper.blogspot.com
8. http://onecreativemomma.blogspot.com

1. I am a 23 year old mommy of two
2. I married my high school sweetheart
3. I have an amazing husband who I have been with 8 years (married 3)
4. I have two kids under two
5. I LOVE to explore new ways to create
6. I Love helping others get comfortable with using their scrapbook tools (ie. the Cricut)
7. I am very content!
8. I love creating things for others

Sweet Magnolia Rose Give Away!!

Check out Sweet Magnolia Rose
She is doing 2 giveaways!! Check them out! Click on the photo to find out how you can enter and have a change to win!!


Birthday Card Challenge

Look what I just baked up ;)

I am entering this one into Robyn's Birthday Challenge...
The Challenge this time around is to do something "Birthay" so here is my project...
My 2 year old daughter even helped! She picked the color of the flower brad from StampinUp! and helped me push buttons on the Cricut :) She is a crafter in the making!

I get the Splitcoaststampers newsletter monthly and the latest card tutorial was this cute card. Click Here to view the tutorial...

I followed the tutorial and used "Once Upon a Princess" Cricut Cartridge for the CUTE!! cupcake!!

Hope you enjoy and are inspired!

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My New Project...

So my new project has been designing SVG files for SCAL Software(Sure Cuts A Lot) for your Cricut machine. I have pretty much always loved graphic design and creating is another love of mine so I put them together to create some SVG files.
I have started an Etsy store where I will be adding SVG's...

I purchased the SCAL software when it came out a while back, then I upgraded to SCAL 2 about a year ago or so... I love using my Cricut cartridges, Provo Craft has so many amazing images and fonts to choose from but I also like to do custom projects here and there with my SCAL software.

Check out Two Dollar Designs
Here is a sample of what I have been creating and designing....


Episode 40 - My First YourStory Book Part 2


Episode 34 - Embossing with your Cricut


My Pink Stamper Challenge

I often follow Robin's blog and I follow her on facebook too. She has announced she is looking for two members for her design team and her is her challenge...

"Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......Pink, Green, Brown, (other optional color of your choice)"

My entry is a card I whipped up :)

Dark Pink Card Base
Scraps of cardstock (dark pink, light pink, green and brown)
5x3 designer paper
4 1/4 x 3 1/2 Green Cardstock
Ribbon (brown)
adhesive and dimensionals
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge

Step 1
For this card I placed my green cardstock and designer paper on my scored and folded card base and then added my ribbon.
Step 2
Next I placed my scrap card stock pieces on my mat. I cut the strawberry using brown for the shadow, dark pink for the strawberry body, light pink for the cheeks and green for the stem and leaves. (tip: for more dimension ink the edge of your strawberry with pink ink)
Step 3
After that I used "fit to length" and dialed my size to 4" to be sure my words would fit my card. I cut the shadow of the word in brown and then the word in light pink and dark pink. When putting my word together I centered the light pink on the brown and then offset the dark pink on top for a different effect.
Step 4
Assemble card using dimensionals for the strawberry and share with a special friend :)

A simple easy card to make with paper from your scrap box!

Cricut Classes

Last winter I had done a little Sunday afternoon Cricut Expression class for some ladies who had Cricut Expression machines but had no clue how to use them other than the basics.
Most of the ladies found my little class very helpful and so my friend asked me if I would be interested in doing the class again but doing a more detailed one so I came up with this little 4 session deal that I am going to teach. I am in no way affiliated with Cricut or Provo Craft or Make the Cut and SCAL software but I just love
sharing what I love and helping ladies use the tools and machines they use make the cuts and projects they want to. Enjoy! Stay tuned for online video tutorials, projects and more!!

Session Desription

Session 1: Get to know your Cricut Part 1
(NOTE: Class for Cricut Expression)
In session one we will take the time to explore the basic options a Cricut can offer. We will explore the buttons and features of the Cricut Espression. (similar to the previous class taught last winter)

Session 2: Get to know your Cricut Part 2 & Cricut Advanced
(NOTE: Class for Cricut Expression)
We will be reviewing Session 1 and practicing the techniques we learned a bit more. In this session we will also learn techniques such as layering, and making frames using 12x12 paper.

Session 3: Cricut Tools and Accessories
(Note: Class for all Cricut models)
Explore a whole new way to using your Cricut by using Cricut tools such as the deep cut blade, a Cricut embossing tool, using Cricut pens and an alternative to writing with the Cricut.

Session 4: Cricut Software
(Note: Class for all Cricut models with the use of Cricut Software for your Computer)
In this session we will explore cutting with the Cricut with using your computer program. We will be exploring the Cricut Design Studio, Sure Cuts Alot, and Make the Cut. Use images and fonts from your computer to create cuts! Using the computer opens up the doors to a whole new way of cutting with your Cricut Machine
Note: Software not provided, for more details on purchasing Make the Cut or Sure Cuts Alot Please Contact Me! Cricut Design Studio can be purchased at Micheals or Walmart. Laptop with software and Cricut with printer cable to connect your computer with the Cricut needed for this Class.

Episode 33 - Erase Cuts in an Image to Customize your Cut with your Gypsy