Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taking the plunge with Cricut Explore

Hello Crafters!!

After much debate, I have decided to take the plunge and purchase the New Cricut Explore! This wasn't an easy decision because I already had the E2 and even though I loved it, I felt like I was moving away from using a die cut machine and using more manual die cuts and stamps. 

Well not any more!! I fell in love with Cricut ALL OVER AGAIN!! 

Below are my first two projects (which in all honestly, took about 15 min total) where I tested out not only cutting, but, the scoring and writing capabilities. 

As far as the cutting & scoring, it seems much more precise and not having to drag out my scoring board was a huge bonus! Now for the writing... If you look at the card below, the top line was originally a cut out, but I hid the contour and put a text box over it. As you can see, it wrote it beautifully! 

I am already dreaming up ways to create my Holiday Cards and signing them with the Explore.

If you are on the fence... come on over!! You will love it!!

Happy Crafting,
The Craftin' Geek


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy October and HAPPY FALL! It's BLOG HOP TIME

I am participating in Joyful Stars Blog Hop and I am so happy to have you here! You probably hopped on over from Nickie, thank you for visiting!

I just LOVE FALL! Being from the East Coast, I think it is the most beautiful time of year when the trees are turning amazing colors. Not only is the season changing, I think my social calendar starts to fill up! Football Games, chilly nights around a roasting fire, people start to get settled in with their school schedules can reconnect with friends... and that means.. more events, more Thank You notes to the hosts!

Just for this reason I decided to highlight a CTMH product that is all about FALL! If you like making cards, this kit is for you.. 

Workshops on the Go® Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Pathfinding B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Glacier, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive)
15 – Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849)
1 – Instructional Brochure

All you need is ink and adhesive to finish 15 BEAUTIFUL cards (3 designs, 5 each design).  
It was so easy and fast! By following the detailed instructions, I was able to complete these is record time!

Just place your order today and get your cards ready to take along a for all those FALL Invites on your calendar!

Now head on over to Lori to check out her blog and if you get lost in the hop, I have a full list at the bottom of this post.

Joyce Houck        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Betty Locco        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Jolene Barron        jolenespapertrail.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman        girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown        creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger    Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Stephanie Huber             Lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

 Crystal Davis    www.craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Jean  Murphy Stampandscrapjeanie.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer        nickiehoffer.blogspot.com

 Janice Centritto    craftingeek.blogspot.com  You are here!

Lori Meadows        CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com Go Here Next!

Back to Joyce        Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

  Happy Crafting and Happy FALL!
  • ~ Janice