It's only April and already graduation season has begun. My kid sister took a walk in her cap and gown today to receive a diploma. She is officially a college graduate now. I feel so old. The aforementioned sister was also selected to speak at her graduation. Her entire family showed up for the event. A plethora of pictures was taken with loved ones and friends who gathered to celebrating this milestone in my sister's life. It is no secret where some of these photos will end up. Hmmm.
Now that baby sis has a little more time, she can enjoy fingering through the scrap books we've created and will hopefully be more inspired to pick up the healthy hobby of hanging out with the Cricut pals from time to time. Rest assured she'll be recording milestone after milestone of her life with class and style. I suppose the next milestone in her life will be acquiring a job or a husband or both.
Congratulations to all those graduates out there.
Happy Cricuting :-)
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
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Life's a Beach
PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
|I fell in love with scrap booking when I was looking through a magazine and saw all of the beautiful things that you can do with paper. Right now I'm in love with card making and altered art. I have been scrap booking for 3 years and I love to use ribbon, buttons, and flowers on most of my creations. I don't know how to describe my style, but some people say that is a little bit romantic, feminine, and even shabby. Some of my work has been published in magazines like Handmade (formerly Paper Trends), Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Paper Crafts, Scrapbook and Cards Today and Cardmaker magazine to list a few. I have also had projects published in idea books and had tutorials and projects published online on scrap booking/paper crafting sites and some e-zines.
Beatriz's Project: Easter Baskets
Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More, Opposites Attract
|1- Cut several nutcup baskets from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge using the fit to page feature (use a 12x12 sheet of cardstock).
2- Cut several heart pins from the Opposites Attract and some "e" letters.
3- Assemble your baskets and decorate with flowers, the letter "e" and the heart pins.
4- Add tulle and place a decorated egg inside the nutcup.
5- Add wire as a handle.
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TIPS TREASURE CHEST - How to Locate a Cricut Retailer Near You
Locating an authorized Cricut retailer near you is as easy as 1,2,3.
1. Go to www.Cricut.com
2. Click on the find a store
link on the bottom left portion of the page.
3. Choose a retail link and type in your address information.
A list of authorized Cricut retailers nearest you will populate on the screen.
CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION - Wildcard
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend. Here in Utah we finally had some wonderful weather, it was great to see the sun instead of the rain. My weekend was spent purchasing candy for my Easter basket and some dog treats for my dog's Easter basket. Yes, I am one of the slightly interesting people who like to do things for their dogs. I also had the wonderful privilege to attend my brother's wedding and reception. I was most impressed with the way the reception was decorated; they had paper cut outs on the tables and I thought, "You could do that with the Cricut". It looked so classy (see pic on the left) and fit my new sister in law's style. I am sure you all had just as lovely a weekend spent with family, or crafting something or other.
For this exploration I don't have any new Cartridges to explore for a while, so I thought I would visit the message board and find some of my favorite Cricut projects and share them with you.
created the cutest flower card
; this would be a great idea for summer or a Mother's Day card. This card was made with the Wildcard
created the cutest graduation center pieces
using images from Wildcard. I'm sure you have some graduation out there somewhere and you might want to make this yourself.
designed a card
that could be used for weddings or even Mother's Day.
created an adorable cupcake mini album
. This is a great way to celebrate your daughter's special birthday or maybe a fun slumber party. This idea would be fun to have friends at your bridal shower write in fun memories, (yes, you might want a different image for this type of a shower).
All of these fun projects come from the cartridge Wildcard. I thought I would put a bug in your brain to start making Mother's Day cards or start scheduling your time to make these cards, because that special day will be here soon. I love this cartridge and enjoy playing with it on the Cricut. I wish everyone is able to fun time to work on their crafts or scrapbooking, being creative really helps to relieve stress. Happy Cricuting!
TECH SUPPORT NOOK - Q: I'm planning a trip overseas and want to take my Cricut with me. What is the voltage so that I can buy an appropriate converter?
A: The voltage on the power adapter is 100 - 240V. But I do want to take this opportunity to inform you that all warranties on the Cricut Machines only apply with in the country or region in which you purchased the machine. If you purchased the machine here in the United States the machine would need to be returned to the U.S. in order for us to assist you with any Warranty processes. It is also very important for you to have your original receipt as proof of purchase in the event that you need to take advantage of your warranty. Please be sure to file it in a safe location. I hope this information helps.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
|"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
~ Robert Purvis