It's official. Happy Spring! I am so ready to thatch the lawn and till the garden! But alas, the snow has yet to disappear from the yard. So in the meanwhile, I'll scrap all about my hopes and dreams for Spring and create a clever layout or two. I tend to think and plan well when I'm participating in a relaxing activity like crafting. It's a good stress reliever. Who wouldn't want to lose a pound or two of stress? Let Cricut be your personal trainer and you will be shedding pounds of stress left and right. Seriously, that little bug will whip you into a state of "Hakuna Matata" so fast you'll wonder what you ever did to relieve stress before you started punching those cute little Cricut buttons and peeling paper. What are you waiting for? Do something good for yourself. Shed your burden of worry and stress today. You deserve it.
Happy Cricuting :-)
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Something exciting and new!
Imagine how your fellow Cricut aficionados will rave at your next swarm about the completely unique tote or apron you've designed and cut from your Cricut and printed with Yudu. You'll be able to see Yudu at a Michaels store near you on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m.
At this Michaels' premiere of the Yudu you'll see live in-store demos of Yudu, learn about the Michaels exclusive gift-with-purchase promotion, and the find out how you could become a Provo Craft Yudu Designer.
Mark your calendar now and plan to attend. Imagine the possibilities when you combine your Cricut expertise with the Yudu personal screen printing system.
Learn about more great ways for Cricut users to see the Yudu in action.
The Provo Craft Yudu Team
SWARM WINNER - Billie Dean-St Clair of Dripping Springs, TX
Deanna and I both received Cricuts for Christmas 2008 and LOVE the endless possibilities that these machines give us. We share with Samantha and Allison. We've used the cartridges, markers and DesignStudio, as well as cut materials such as vinyl, chipboard, etc. We are constantly looking for new ways to utilize our Cricut machines and appreciate that we no longer have to buy pre-made die cuts. We now create our own and have a blast doing it!
PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
|Britten Pisowicz aka QueenBScraps on the Cricut MB|
|I'm a SAHM of twin toddlers who are quickly approaching two. I am an avid scrapbooker and now cardmaker as well. I had the Original Cricut for a year, and upgraded to the Expression and Design Studio this past November. If I could marry this machine (though I still want to hang on to my hubby too) I would! Making paper crafts keep me sane and keep my mom brain from turning to mush!|
Britten's Project: Monogram Cards
George and Basic Shapes, Storybook, Wild Card
|The initials are made with Storybook and welded with DesignStudio. The embossing is the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and one of the border folders from the With Love set - also from Cuttlebug. The envelopes and liners are from Wild Card, the Doily cut on blackout. The seals were cut from George. The box was of my own design, with the layered flower on top cut from Storybook.|
This week's highlighted threads are:
TIPS TREASURE CHEST - Today's tip comes from message board member AuntieKLE.
Q: I know I'd have to layer the finished design, but does anybody have the instructions for making the Cricut bug head without DesignStudio?
You can get the trial version of DS for free and can use George that comes with the small Cricut or Plantin that comes with Expression.
Thanks to Bunnylover
a talented person on the MB, here is the bug face with shapes from George
Maybe you can do the same idea with Plantin. I hope this helps!
CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION -
Sorry! No Cartridge Exploration this week, but Crafty Kimber will be back next time!
TECH SUPPORT NOOK - Q: My machine does not power on.
Possible Solution 1 - Does the power button itself glow green? If this is the case, but nothing else boots up, the Cricut machine will need to be serviced. Contact the Cricut support team at 1-877-727-4288 or e-mail them at email@example.com
Possible Solution 2 - Make sure the power switch has been firmly pressed.
Possible Solution 3 - Make sure the power adapter is plugged into a live outlet, both parts of the adapter are plugged together (there should be a green light glowing on the face of the adapter. If not, it may be defective, and the power cord
itself would need to be replaced), and the adapter end is completely plugged into Cricut machine.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
|"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together." |
~ Carl Zwanzig