unusually unusual ~ Cricut Circle Challenge

I can hardly believe it myself! Having been a little undecided about whether to continue my membership in the Cricut Circle, I came upon a challenge that really appealed to me! The Cricut Circle Blog is what really clinches it for me. The challenge? A Tic Tac Toe type set of prompts~you can pick and choose what types of elements are on the page, and use a least two Cricut cuts and carts. And……the prize…is…..the newwwww……..E2. Yes…I want one…..but I want to WIN one..having a lighted guide when loading the paper…..would be so very exciting.

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resolutions and excuses~a good crafty start for 2011

just messy 2010

the cat did it


When all else fails…blame the cat. I would like to say that this picture was taken before I cleaned up my scraproom. Truth be told, this picture was taken mid-year 2010 during one of many scrappy overhauls. I sometimes feel like Oscar the Grouch in my craft can. I mean…I love my mess…..seriously! I love every piece of papar, craft punch, cricut cartridge, new-fangled toy, brad, rhinestone, rubberstamp and ink stain. I just don’t get to enjoy the crafts as often as I would like to. Without any further excuses (I shall save those until next year)….I would like to offer up my lofty ambitions for my craft can:
~I will (sometime during 2011) have this room cleaned
~I will donate (more) of my perfectly good, but unused precious difficult to part with (but oft neglected) possessions to charity
~I will make at least ONE Valentine this year (maybe I should start now)
~I will update my Gypsy to my Mac
~Christmas album (print pictures first)
~enter one contest
~win ONE drawing (it would be soooo nice)
~do at least one online giveaway from this blog
~encourage other crafters (this is the easy part)

I think I can, I think I can!!!

cricut prototype project

secret squirrel

This is the beginning of what is going to be a sign. I had some problems early on with the squirrel~which is from the Cricut Cartridge “Give A Hoot”. It took me some time to think thru the layering. Sorted out my colors and attached them to the mat without problem. I didn’t, however, have the correct pressure set on the blade. Instead of cutting the squirrel again, I decided to hand cut around the lines that were made on the paper. For the jeep, I increased the blade depth and pressure to maximum and it cut perfectly.
Moving in the right direction! I am not afraid! Definitely—next time I will just re-cut the paper on my Cricut using the correct blade and depth settings~its so worth it and NOT worth my time hand-cutting. What is the Cricut for?
Doing the hard stuff!
Why the squirrel in the jeep? Because I am making a sign for the yard…for my DH’s birthday. I call him secret squirrel because he picks things up and moves them and I can’t find them. More on this project later.
oh..and I am so excited to be entering in a post-CHA random drawing for a free cartridge from Provo Craft.

Cricut Circle

Heck yeah I caved in.  I was just about getting ready to push the DEL button on the email.  Nah, I have collected enough cartridges already.  But then….realized that Provo Craft stepped out and was giving me what I have been begging for.  Not that I could resist the French Manor cartridge (and the other three undisclosed cartridges).  The promise of a publication just for US.  The addicted.  The proud.  The Cricut people.  I have been begging for this.  I have purchased other people’s  e-books.  Now I can get it directly from the source.  The very thought that I couldn’t get a cartridge–even if I wanted it–was disturbing.   Pushing the DEL button would have been just as easy as pushing the SEND button, but nearly as much fun.

Expect new inspiration!!!!