Hi all you beautiful readers out there! I hope everyone is doing well. I don't know if you have heard about the new Cricut Explore; but I love it. I haven't had much time to play with it; but when I have; it cuts fabulously. I had problems on my Cricut Expression; with some of my paper tearing on the really intricate designs; and this Cricut Explore cuts it like butter. It is so smooth. I tried it one time to write on a card; and it does such a wonderful job. I am not selling them or working for the company. I wanted to share this with you if you haven't had time to check it out yet.
In the beginning; I was totally against buying something I had to use with a computer; but a lot of my friends bought it and they couldn't stop raving about it. I finally decided to watch the videos and I fell in love again! LOL!
My Top 5 reasons for buying a Cricut Explore:
1. It saves time in designing your card first;before cutting a hundred pieces to see what works.
2. It keeps all your images in one place for all the Cricut cartridges that you own; making it easier to see what you have available. (I found ones I swear I have never seen before. LOL!)
3. You can write and cut without changing the blade.
4. You can add images from multiple cartridges all on one mat; and you don't have to change the cartridge each time you want to switch between cartridges.
5. Dial for paper/material choices. No trying to figure out what pressure and speed you want to cut those intricate cuts.
My top two pieces of equipment I feel every crafter should have are:
1. Cricut Explore
2. EBosser (It cuts and embosses all in one machine - electric)
My top 3 Cricut Cartridges that I think everyone should own are:
1. Cricut Art Philosophy
2. Cricut Artiste
3. Cricut Artbooking; in that order.
I joined CTMH because of the fabulous Cricut Art Philosophy Collection; and have never regretted it! With 700 images on this cartridge; you get more for your money than any other cartridge out there. It you had to pay the .99 for each image charged by Cricut; that would be $700 for each one of the CTMH cartridges. LOL!
For the month of April 2014 only: you can join my CTMH team for only $99 (Kit retail - $309) and receive a FREE Cricut Collection of your choice. Choose between the Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artbooking - retail $99. See tabs above to review each of these Cricut cartridges.
You are paying $99 for approx. $408 retail value! How much better can it get. I am available to work with you one on one for training; if you want it; or choose many training classes online to fit your own schedule. See tab for more information on joining my CTMH team at http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com/p/join-fun.html
I have created another Christmas card for Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Christmas Challenge. Check it out. When you use their FREE image; enter your creation in their challenge; you receive the next month FREE image. Isn't that fabulous! The Digital image for March is the collage of words on the right of this card. I printed it on one of the paper pack included with CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper Pack (retired).
Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts: (Machine used - Cricut Explore and Ebosser)
Deer, Pine Trees - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Grass, leaves - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Frames for sentiment inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Poinsettia Flower - Marianne Designs Creatables
Collage Image - DigiStamps4Joy 2014 Christmas Challenge
Paper - CTMH Pear & Partridge (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Cranberry and CTMH Cashmere
Ink - CTMH Cranberry
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Christmas Village D1554
Bling - Reflections
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Optional - Birds of a Feather (2 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Fitztown Challenges - Dies and/or Punches (No limit)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option - Use a Butterfly (No limit)DigiStamps4Joy 2014 Christmas Challenge - Christmas card using FREE Digi
Crafting By Designs Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes or/add Brad Eyelet (2 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Corner - A Little Texture (2 of 3) (Leaves of poinsettia)
Winter Wonderland - Paint The Town Red
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
My Perfect Life - Always Christmas
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party
Crafty Hazelnut't Christmas Challenge Extra For March - Anything Goes
Sister Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - Make A Square Card - (3 of 3)
The Doodle Garden - Anything Goes (1 of 4)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Exploring Cricut - At least One Pattern Paper and One Cardstock (See supplies used.) (1 of 2)
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
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Total Retail ($408)
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