Cricut March Madness Box . 3 11/15 and …stuff

Are you ready for Box 3? The new box is SUPPLIES…. and we all need those right?

The contents of this box are  going to cost $34.99 and are valued  at $89.91 …. Ok so ..what is in the box.. by all accounts from what I can see.. so guarantees….BUT.. 2 rolls of window cling, 3 rolls of glitter vinyl, a roll of adhesive foil, 3 pearlescent paper sample packs in neutral, pastels and bold colors. All things I don’t have and really would like to play with… hurry up pay day. Quantities are limited so grab it while you can.


Cricut March Mystery Box #3 – Supplies

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Have you seen the Cricut Mint Machine Bundle…?  check out that price and all the goodies that come with it.  I am so coveting the new Explore 2… I would love one of these.   If you are totally new to Cricut, which is rare nowadays… but always a possibility..   There are so many cool things you can do with these machines…way beyond what Cricut even show you. Card making, scrapbooking, home decor, kids crafts, personalized clothing, gifts, packaging…… just  the tip of the iceberg.



We had one member on the message board who made all of the signs  for his re-enactment group.

Me.. I bought mine to make custom photo mats then got hooked ..and there is still a tonne of things I haven’t even tried yet.

One of my favorite  things about my Cricut is the aftermarket Adapters I bought,  which sadly are not available for the ONE.. but they are available for the Explore, Explore Air and Air 2 and those are  FANTASTIC. these are pen adapters for the Circut by a company called Chomas Creations and they allow you to expand the range of pens you can use in your Cricut.  For people like me..that is HUGE…it has opened up a whole new world of potential projects that I wouldn’t normally attempt because my handwriting is terrible and my calligraphy skills.. non existent lol.  But not just that..  that means I can draw with so many more pens than before…




One of my favorites and one of the most popular pins on my pinterest page is this.. the powder embossing done on the Explore. Yup.. POWDER EMBOSSING drawn on the Cricut.









This allows me to take  designs and instead of cutting them, I can draw them and emboss them.. LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  There are other embossing pens, including one I made myself.. but these Zig Embossing pens coupled with the Chomas Adapter.. SWEET !!!




















Anyone who is a regular on here knows how much I love my Zip pens.. and  most all of them will work in my Cricut with the adapter… with the exception of the  big chalk pens. But that is ok…. because I can outline on the Cricut then trace over it with my bigger pens when I want to do chalk signs.  Way better than anything I could ever achieve by hand.





And of course.. the ..  how could I not share what is probably my favorite paper to use on the Cricut.. this stuff is AWESOME.



It cuts beautifully, looks and feels amazing and gives a little extra something something to projects.



These projects were done with Black Velvet paper, but it comes in a bunch of other colors.. including white, which I love to print and color digital stamps on.


















Did I mention stencils…  check out this etched glass beer stein I made a couple of years ago using a stencil I made and cut on the Cricut. This was for one of our message board challenges. I  Just cut my stencil from vinyl, slapped it on..slapped on etching cream and voila.. a fun beer mug  ūüôā

 









…so by now, if you are new to the Cricut….you are probably beginning to realize the Cricut can do a lot more than just use images on cartridges and on Design Space Access…. Yup you can upload your own designs or designs purchased elsewhere. Card templates, toppers, digital stamps.  I’ve  got a confession… I don’t subscribe to Access, I own probably 10 cartridges.. and I use my Cricut to make a lot of cool projects.   So if the price of Access, or the designs not being to your taste is something that was holding you back ..  never fear… this machine still has a lot to offer.

Print and Cut is fantastic, and when the DS3 ( Design Space update) comes out soon… it’s going to be even better.  I for one.. can’t wait.  DS3 has so many cool new features… admittedly there are still some things I would love to have added on…  because I am used to having them in my graphics programs.. but it’s not a big deal to do it externally and then upload them.

Check out some of these fun projects done using Cricut Print and cut…

KennyK Stamps key holder

3D layered Cute As A Button Slate Wall Plaque

 

 

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“Poppy Fairy” Matted art in Pencil

This one was a ¬†lot of work, but I love how she turned out. ¬†She was printed on a 9×12 piece of Canson Mixed Media Paper and colored with Crayola Color Escapes, the ¬†new¬†“Grown up Crayolas” as I like to call them. ¬† She is part of the New Release collection for March over at Cute As A Button this month. ¬†I added a black photo mat to¬†this and will frame it ¬†and gift it to someone.

Go check out all the fun new images and don’t forget to pop on over and check out the Inspiration Blog & Facebook Group for new challenges ūüôā

 

Crayola Color Escapes

 

 

 

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Cricut March Madness Mystery Box2 CUTTLEBUG !!!

Ok.. so who is ready for round 2 of the 4 March Madness Mystery boxes ?? the next mystery box is out tomorrow..and if you love Anna Griffin.. keep reading. It’s another good one, specially for the new crafters out there who are still building up their tools and supplies.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t own a Cuttlebug, these will work in any embossing /die machine  that embosses.




LIMITED AVAILABILITY.. so be ready to grab it if you want one. All boxes may not contain the exact same contents.

You can grab yours for just $34.99.( EDIT: Cricut updated the price) If you need embossing folders and borders, you may want to grab this one.. it’s Cuttlebug  embossing  folders and borders. A2 size and 5×7 folders and folder/border sets. If you love Anna Griffin, this one may be for you … BUT guess what, I see a 5×12 ..yes FIVE by TWELVE folder .. in this collection too.



 

Coupons, codes and deals… Be sure to check out the Clearance area while you are there.. there are folders starting at 50 cents..

 

 

Great deals on supplies.. like these German Carbide Blades.. grab a 5 pack for $29.99, or a 10 pack for just $49.99

 

 

Cricut March Mystery Box No.2 – Cuttlebug folders

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March Artists Challenge

Sorry guys and gals.. running a little late this month….

But lets get this party started… see if we can convince a few more of you¬†to ¬†put pen to paper..or mouse to pad..or finger to blood.. however you do your thing…. ¬†heh.. no judgement here..art is art right haha ¬†Once you have seen a guy who caters his diet to produce poop of certain shades so he can paint with it.. and then people actually buy it… nothing and I mean NOTHING surprised me when it comes to ¬†creative minds lol.

I forget the ¬†name of the show, but it was some crazy show back in the UK late at night with.. two french guys and a couple of stick giraffe’s.. yeah don’t ask.. Pee Pee and po po I think they called them lol.. the giraffes that is. and then of course the chick with the biggest pair of boobs I have EVER seen… yeah ¬†that was one crazy show… I am sure someone will know what I am talking about… it was like they traveled the world looking for the weirdest people and habits and lifestyles they could find..and trust,e .. they found A LOT of ¬†them lol.

Anyone remember the show I am referring to?

anywho.. ¬†back on track.. thank you to everyone who ¬†joined in last month… love seeing what new stuff you all come up with…. so.. what have I got for you this month?

“Up close and personal”

Inspiration for those that need it:

I’d love to see some nice tight close crop images….something for everyone to practice skin, hair, texture type techniques on, head shots or closer. ¬†Whether your head is an animal, human, robot, alien or flora… or anything else you can come up with.

If you really want to be up close and personal.. ¬†how about a self portrait… show us how YOU see YOU… even if it’s not “realistic”

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images¬†can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off ¬†inspirational images too.

March 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

It’s that time of the month again…. ¬†the one we all like LOL

It’s challenge time and winners !!!

Ok first off.. a big thank you to Cute As A Button for sponsoring  the February Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.. We have a winner for that AND a re-pick for the unclaimed January challenge prize sponsored by KennyK stamps.  Thank you to everyone who entered.. looking forward to more fab projects again this month.

Soo.. Random.org has selected

 Congratulations you are our 2nd chance winner for January 2017   and the KennyK stamp prize  of 3 digis of  your choice from the KennyK Stamps Store. please email me to claim and include your image choices to pass along to our sponsor.

AND ¬†our February Challenge Winner is….

Congratulations, Please email me to claim your prize of 3 digital downloads from CAAB


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MARCH MARCH MARCH

 

….. haha ¬†I just realized as I typed this.. how appropriate it actually is for this month.. ¬†and one of the images we are using for the DT projects.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Sasayaki Glitter and ¬†the DT team chose these two fun images to play with. ¬†As you can tell… no one wanted to have to choose just one, so we did them both. ¬† ¬†The mystery projects will be released during the ¬†challenge month.. so be sure to come back and take a look.

 

 

Prize:  1 (non-coloured) digi of the winners choice from the Sasayaki  Glitter Store

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Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we‚Äôd love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to‚Ķ that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7¬†days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter‚Ķ but please do not post ¬†your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft‚Ķtotally unenforcible rule‚Ķ but heh.
  • **UPDATED ‚Äď Winners¬†must claim by the 15th of the month. ¬†These posts are shared¬†¬†on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds. ¬†Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don‚Äôt miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc ‚Ķ do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live, ¬†if I am awake and at home‚Ķ that won‚Äôt take long usually.

 

So come on in and show off your projects..

ARE YOU READY? 03/1 ….Cricut March 2017 Mystery Box 1 of 4..

That’s right it is March Mystery Box Madness time again..and the first of 4 mystery boxes is out March 1st !!!! ¬†Last year ¬†there was all sorts of fun goodies in the March Madness Boxes.. I wonder what we have this year…?? ¬†I dunno..it’s a MYSTERY !! ¬†But they did slip out a few details… so grab em while they are hot !

Box No 1 only available *03/01/17 Р03/07/17

 

March Madness Mystery Box No.1 2017 

Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last

Box No 1 only available *03/01/17 Р03/07/17

Are you ready for some more fun goodies from Cricut at amazing prices??? Tomorrow’s box would appear to be digital goodies??? priced at $29.99… how cool is that. If you regularly follow these mystery boxes, you just know it’s going to be worth a LOT LOT more than $29.99.

AND .. the sneaky peek says its all BRAND NEW

“29.99 price point – all brand new, unreleased Digital content”

so that eliminates the worried of getting something you already own?? right?

 

March Madness Mystery Box No.2 Will add links as they are released if still avaialable Box No 2 only available *03/08/17 Р03/14/17

March Madness Mystery Box No.3  Will add links as they are released if still available Box No 3 only available *03/15/17 Р03/21/17

March Madness Mystery Box No.4  Will add links as they are released if still available Box No 4 only available *03/22/17 Р03/28/17

Last year ¬†there were 3 boxes and this is what they contained…

March mystery box 1 contained the following:

This is a list of the contents of a box I saw. I missed out ¬†last year, but I may well be grabbing them this year if I can juggle…. the prices are even better than last year too. ¬†As always the box contents may vary but more often that not, they contain the same or similar items in each batch.

  • Cricut 12√ó12 LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Boxwood
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Charcoal
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Espresso
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Walnut
  • Cricut Replacement Blades
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Vinyl,¬†Blush
  • Cricut Vinyl, Pebble
  • Cricut Window Cling, Purple
  • Cricut Tools, Weeder
  • Cricut Balloons!

March mystery box 2 contained the following: 4 cartridges and a universal overlay

March mystery box 3 contained the following: A LOT  of folders, the box I saw contained 33 Cuttlebug folders, the Rosette Kit, and the Embossing Plus folder.  It was valued at $165 and was available for $29.99

 

 

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Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.2 ….and previous winner

Woot, thank you ladies for joining in last month for our first Bugaboo Crafty Challenge… lots of lovely projects. Thankfully random.org had the task of picking a winner instead of me.. and that winner is… haha not that easy… you’ll have to scroll down to find out ūüôā

Before I get to that I wanted to also thank the DT ladies for another fabulous set of projects for this new challenge.

I pulled a fast one on them and offered them a chance to do their chosen image AND .. a mystery image project. Being the fabulous ladies they are, everyone took the plunge and accepted that challenge..so we all have 2 projects to share this month. One is our chosen image and the other was a mystery image, chosen by me that we all gave our own spin on.

First off here are the chosen project images…. well most of them oopsie…. Merrie and I are in the naughty corner this week lol. ¬†We both got caught up with real life and ¬†we’re running a bit behind. I got my ¬†main project post done, but still have to finish up my post for the mystery ¬†image…and Merrie got her Mystery image done and still has to finish up her posts.

They’ll all be there shortly… so be sure to ¬†check back for active links ūüôā ¬†In the meantime ¬†please enjoy the projects by DeeScraps & NanaDonna…

DeeScraps

MsWipz

NanaDonna

Merrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeeScraps

NanaDonna

Merrie

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and now.. of course we have a winner from Challenge No. 1… and that is….

UNCLAIMED .. alternate winner posted in new challenge.

 

 

and of course.. as always .. here are the rules.

 

  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can ¬†make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use ‚Äď ¬†see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ). ¬†Unclaimed prizes will ¬†be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified. ¬†ie : you win January.. ¬†winners picked on ¬†Feb 15th‚Ķmust claim by March 14th‚Ķ if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th‚Ķ NO EXCEPTIONS. winner‚Äôs will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the ¬†bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least‚Ķ HAVE FUN !!! ¬†that‚Äôs what it‚Äôs all about.. right?

Looking forward to more fab projects again this month ¬†ūüôā

Gina Marie Dies giveaways – 5 days left to enter

These giveaways end on March 31st .. so ¬†be sure to leave your comments before then ūüôā

…and if you like making shaker cards, be sure to check out the shaker card window giveaway for shaker card windows that runs until April 15th.

Giveaways are open to US ¬†only.. sorry guys ūüôā
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Sympathy Die

Bow Die



KennyK Stamps…. 40% Discount Code

Calling all you KennyK fans

….. if you haven’t already seen this over in the Club KennyK Facebook Group page. ¬†This code is valid ¬†on individual digital and clear stamps… not the bundles which are already a fab deal. ¬†So if you have been coveting some KennyK stamps for your collection… now is the time to grab them

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“We wanted to do something special for our rockin’ fans – so starting today we’re having a 40% OFF ‚ÄúTHANK YOU” SALE on all digi and clear individual stamps in our shop! Sale runs from Thursday March 24th through Sunday March 27th.

Use Coupon Code THANKYOU

 

 

 

Cute As A Button – March Freebie Image Challenge

I had a lot of fun making this card…I am still really intimidated by patterned paper and mixing colors, but I am determined to keep trying. ¬†It would make a fun card for someone going through a tough patch in life, just to let them know things will be ok…. or for someone who is sick. ¬†Pretty much anyone who needs a laugh, or a smile. ¬†Now for the details….

Image – Cute As A Button “Watermelon Patch”

Cut in 3 layers on the Cricut Explore
Colored with Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor and Zig memory system brushables pens
No foam padding on this one, just subtle layers

Card

Recollections multipack with envelopes  Рmixed colors
Background Recollections “Paddywack” paper, foam mounted on Darice foam sheet
Gina Marie stitched Rectangle Die
Sentiment Р110lb Index Card, font Freelance Script
Inside Sentiment – ¬†“You just spelled it wrong!” on a white paper, stitched panel insert

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