Sunday, May 10, 2015

The NEW Cricut

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. 

If you're new to the wonderful world of crafting -- or even if you consider yourself to be more of a "basic" crafter -- then Cricut's brand new machine is just for you! This nifty new machine is called the Cricut Explore One™ and it's perfect for crafing beginners and basic crafters because it offers a simplified design-and-cut system that is incredibly user-friendly. The Explore One™ actually offers most of the same features as Cricut's other Explore machines, it's just priced lower!

In addition to its affordable price, here are a few other things about the Cricut Explore One™ that you're sure to love:
  • It can cut over 60 different materials, from the most delicate materials like vellum to thicker things like leather. It can also cut cardstock, vinyl, fabric, balsa wood, leather, and more…without complicated settings.
  • You'll have free access to Cricut's Design Space™ online software and iPad® app so you'll able to design on your computer or your Pad®. You'll also be able to use a Bluetooth® adapter for wireless cutting.
  • The Explore One allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. You just select the material that you're using on the Smart Set® dial. From there, the machine's Cut Smart® technology will deliver a clean, professional cut.
  • You can upload your own images and use your own fonts -- for free!
  • Each machine comes with over 25 free 1-click projects and 50+ free images to get them started right away.
  • If you want to use the machine to write or score, you can easily swap out the cutting cartridge with the Cricut Explore One™ Accessory Adapter and Pen.
The Cricut Explore One™ makes it easy, fast, and affordable for you to explore your creativity and delight your loved ones with personal handmade projects and gifts! And if you purchase your very own Cricut Explore One™ before the end of May - you'll get free shipping when you use code MAYSHIP!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Look What I got!

Hi everyone, just wanted to share what Cricut has sent me! I am a Cricut Product Expert and have been sent this to test! More to come as soon as they let me show you more, my videos are on stand by to the time being! But I can show them soon!

Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel to get the first look.

Follow the directions in this pic to get an email of all my uploaded videos.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Teacher Card- Free File

Hi everyone!

I made a file in Design Space and am Sharing it with EVERYONE! I always share all my Design Space files with everyone who supports me on  I created this file because someone asked for an SVG of something similar, but my responce was you could make that in Design Space real easy, so i did. 

  You can change this card to be anything occasion you like.

I first shared this in the Cricut Design Space Group on Facebook a few days ago before I even cut it out.  This is what the file looks like.
I created a video to show how to change the file to make it your own in Design Space, so I cover a lot of different features in Design Space.

I asked people if they made it would the share pictures of them with me to show in a video, and the all agreed.

And then in the video you see me putting together my card and how you fold it to make it an easel card, I put score lines on the card in Design Space so it you have a score tool it will score it for you. I created the easel card out of free images but the font might not be free.  If you are charged for the font you can dettach and delete it and add your own, I do show in video how to do it yourself.

Here is Crickey showing off my card standing up, make sure you check out the other cards in the video, I think they did an awesome job.

Here is the video!

Here is the FREE Design Space File

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine Box Cards from SVG Cuts & Hello Thursday

Hi everyone!

I just have to show you how cute these are! AND you can get them free with a $9.98 purchase! You can get them at SVGcuts! All their SVGs are awesome! And Further down check out Anna Griffin's New Cartridge Bridal and Baby.

Hearts AFlame SVG kit 

Here is the video Trailer of them all. 

 Here are the instructions to get them free!

Also Anna Griffin's New Bridal and Baby Soirees

I think I have to make this card, who is with me? 

Don't forget to sign up for my updates, and you can still win a Cricut explore I am giving away, scroll through my posts. 

Check Back Saturday for a FREE Design Space file!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Cricut Machine

I have been testing a New Design Space software for both Explore and Explore Air! I can't give out all the details yet but as soon as I can I will. Sign up over to the right for Updates on the new Cricut products,  new deals, new blog posts, new videos, and anything else you don't want to be left behind on. 

So excited Cricut has Awesome things coming out this year! 
I will keep you updated!

Dont forget to sign up for my Explore Giveaway!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Win a New Cricut Explore

Hi Everyone!

The time has arrived, I am giving away a brand new Cricut Explore and you have 5 ways to enter. 
This is for a brand new in the box, never been opened Cricut Explore! Shipped to you free of charge to anyone in Continental US and Canada and other places with a shipping charge, depending on actual cost. 

To enter all you need is a name, full name, that means first and last, and an email address. You may only enter once per form, but there will be 4 forms and you get a bonus entry for supporting me on Patreon for any amount.

The entry forms will close on Feb 8th at midnight eastern time!

Click here to watch video!
It is not mandatory in order to enter but would appreciate you to follow or subscribe to me when you enter the giveaway. Here is where you can find all the entries.
Get a Bonus entry for supporting me on Patreon.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Going to CHA

Hi Everyone!

Incase you missed any of my projects here is a link to the page that has all my videos. Follow the directions in the picture to get notifications everytime I upload a video. There may be a lot this week-end.

Thanks to Sweet Stamp Shop, CraftsbyTwo and I are attending CHA 2015!

I will be uploading videos unedited through out the day as I can. We will be leaving on Friday morning and coming back Wednesday.  I maybe uploading more than one at a time. I will be sharing all the fun we are having!

Also follow me at the following for pictures from California and all our travels. I will be using #CHAshow
Friend Me on  Facebook

I'm so excited I will be traveling with Crafts By Two

Don't forget to check out the really cool stamps 
Here is a Sneak Peak of a new stamp coming out!

Here is a playlist of videos From our trip. I will continue to add to it as often as I can upload.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Will Work for Freezer Space

Hi Everyone, 

I made a card and wanted to share, I first made a video of how I put it together and stamped it. I used my Cricut Explore to cut everything out including cutting and writing on the wood sign. 

The second video is how I created it in Design Space and added the rain drops writing them on with the Explore. I show how to write, weld, attach size and contour. I actually show that in a lot of my videos.

I don't post all my projects here as this takes so much time I try to devote more time to my videos. You can find all my videos here.

If you are interested in getting all my Design Space files, I give them away as a perk along with other perks to the people who support me on Patreon

Here is a video of me putting the card together after its cut. 
Here is a video of the designing of the card in Cricut Design Space.
Thank You to all those who support me. 
I truly appreciate all of you. 

Have you taken advantage of the Close To My Heart deal on stamps? Love Them! I just bought 5 more sets.

Check Out my latest vlog video a trip to Tuesday Morning and to a new hair salon to get my hair colored.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday starts NOW!!

Hi Everyone, just wanted to give  you some options for some great deals!
Scroll Down for More!

Get the Frozen Cricut Image Set in Cricut Design Space only!

Cricut Supplies

Cricut Clearance

12-4pm Eastern time ONLY!

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pac

Click here to buy from Melody Lane

Here are a few videos using Artfully Sent 

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

 Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)    Click here to buy from Melody Lane

Video showing Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

Artiste Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

With just the touch of one Cricut® Artiste key you can take your creativity over the top with wonderful 3-D projects, party favors, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake wrappers, invitations, and party essentials will coordinate and come together for any celebration! Includes a step-by-step assembly booklet for the 3-D projects.
Collection includes:
  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
  • 3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)   Click here to Buy from Melody Lane
Here are a few videos with the Artiste Cartridge

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

Featuring hundreds of basic, versatile shapes and fonts you'll use every day, many of which coordinate with dozens of our My Acrylix® stamps, this collection is a must-have for every crafter!
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

Art Philosophy Videos 

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Did I get your attention? There is more than one giveaway!

Hi Everyone, I have some giveaways, and I have more coming!

First lets start with my Close To My Heart I have a secret Facebook group for all my CTMH customers. When you make a purchase, any purchase from my CTMH store you get an invitaion to my secret club on Facebook. In that group you will get files to CTMH Cricut cartridge Design Space files, you must own the cartridges in order to cut from the files.  

I am giving this away to one of my past or present CTMH customers in my Facebook CTMH club, just make any purchace from here to join. This is a $46 value you get everything pictured below. 3 ink pads, set of 10 mini pigment ink, and an awesome stamp, I loved so much I got one to give too.

 Holiday Mystery Hostess 

I am having a Holiday Mystery Hostess from today to Dec13th. To Join the Holiday Mystery Hostess click on the Join button for that gathering after you to to my page here.

For everyone purchasing during that time will have a chance to be in the drawing, the more you buy the more you are entered. 

Upto $25 purchace is 1 entry. 
1 entry per $25
5 entries per $99

So buy purchacing one of the 4 CTMH Cricut cardtridges you get 5 chances to win!

Next Giveaway

There are two giveaways in this video. 1st one is a $75 value! Second one is over $375 This is not a sponsored give away, these items were purchased by me. In order to be entered into the first contest you must be a supporter of me at it only takes $1 and you get so much for that $1 of support. Click here to see all the perks

You must be a supporter for the month of November 2014 and your credit card charge will not be charged until December 1st.  A perk for the $15 Pledge is to be in a drawing for a prize. This month $15 Pledges will be in both Prize drawings. 

Hmmm... Want another giveaway?
Next giveaway will be on my vlogging Youtube channel.
All you will have to do for that one is give me your email. Make sure you are subscribed!

I still have another Cricut Explore to Giveaway!
Make sure you are subscribed to my craft channel, I have a few projects there I have not posted here so check them out.