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Saturday, May 16, 2015

I. Am. In. Love!

It came! I waited for what felt like a thousand days, but it was really only like 5. My Cricut Explore Air came late Friday! A tiny bit of back story: owed the original Cricut, the Cricut Expression, Cricut Expression 2 and about 15'leven million cartridges. (well, almost that many) Then cuz I thought the grass was greener, like a fool I sold it on eBay for a stupid low amount. Bought the Silhouette Cameo with that money and owned it for almost 2 yrs. I never could get the feel for it! Oh sure, Pinterest made it look soooo cool. But for me, I was sad. Sooo, I decided, after another failed attempt to create something, I was going to sell it for cost of a new Cricut! Can I tell you just how freaking happy I am right now?! I created a few small but very detailed projects last night and from the word go I knew I'd done the right thing - I will NE-VAH stray from Cricut again! And I "edu-mah-cated" myself before I jumped ship that all my Silhouette images could be transferred into Cricut with a few small hoop jumps.

Provo Craft certainly got it right with this machine! Like I said, I've been on board with them since the start and this machine and design software is simply divine! Super simple, loaded with coolness and just a blast! No, I'm unfortunately not being compensated by Cricut in any way. Not even a little a stuffed green bug (hint, hint Provo Craft!) Like I'm big enough to be heard, 'ya never know there's always hope, right?

So, for my card I created a Christmas card for this challenge period over at 'Tis the Season challenge blog. This is the inspiration for TTS Challenge #42:


And Like I've said before, one can never have too many Christmas cards ready to go! Here's my card:



I decided on the little snowman and glued him together for the focal point. All this cardstock is from Joann's. It's pretty lightweight CS, but it's what I have on hand at the moment. And the blue photographed much brighter than it really is, it's a nice deep midnight blue and the red is a bit more muted. I embossed the card base and used my "nestie" dies to cut the half circle. I used pop dots and foam tape to adhere the layers and little frosty dude. I added some of mu hubby's fav: twine and a button. He hates when I use twine! lol And there you have it - me 1st card using my brand new Cricut Explore Air! Ahhhh, a little taste of paradise! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

4 comments:

  1. So cute, Peggie Sue! Love your fun little snowman. :) Glad you're happy and content now that you have your Cricut again. ;) Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.
    Sara

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  2. Very fun card, thanks for sharing with us at 'Tis The Season!

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  3. I'm happy your back to your cricut! I too owned everything Cricut.... I still have over 300 cartridges & 4 machines.... but I prefer my Silhouette.... It took some adjustments since it is a different type of program.. but it's awesome to use!!! I have the explore as well.... and it just sits there... maybe one of these days I'll pull it out.... Have fun with your new toy!!! :) Oh ... forgot to tell you your card is so sweet! :) Have A Great DAY!!! :)

    Theresa
    Scrappers Anonymous

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  4. What a cute snowman! Love his vest. Great colors on your card too. Thanks for joining us at 'Tis The Season. Hope you will join us again.

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