Friday, August 31, 2012

A Great Cricut Gift

Hi Crafty Cricut Lovers!!!

This is one of my favorite Cricut gifts that I've done so far.  I used an upcycled spaghetti sauce jar and covered with some scrapbook paper and ribbon.  I used my ATG gun to adhear to the jar, which works great.  If you have a Xyron sticker maker that works really well too for adhearing labeling to jars.  I added the ribbon with the ATG gun too. 

I used the Preserves cartridge to cut the circle for the top of the jar.  I cut one in black and covered the top and then cut another black circle and covered that one with the red circle so I could use foam squares to pop it off the jar.  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut the "M" which turned out to be the perfect font for an M&M candy.  The test, I showed my 3 year old daughter and she knew what it was right away saying, "I want to eat it....nam nam nam nam." 

I used twine from K Andrew Designs and the sentiment is from her "More Food For Thought" set.  This project was a gift for a girl at work that got a promotion.  I really want to do something on a smaller scale with baby food jars for some RCK gifts.

Create A Critter 2 --- SOOOOO EXCITED

Ok so if you've followed my blog for very long then you know my ALL TIME favorite cartridge is Create A Critter.  A coworker told me today that they are coming out with Create a Critter 2 and I am SO EXCITED!!!  I really hope I'm not disappointed with it since I love the first one so much.  I suppose sequel cartridges are a lot like sequels to movies that you really love.  How can it possibly outshine your expectations of the first one??? 

Wild Card 2 was like this for me.  I was slightly disapointed with this cartridge because it was just too similar to the first Wild Card.  It's like they took the same images and just created new fonts. From what I can tell, you will partially have this issue with Create a Critter 2. 

Though the artist used some of the same characters in Create a Critter 2, the designers changed them into different poses and added AWESOME dress up clothes for them.  Right now a lot of us just use different cartridges, like Paper Doll Dress Up, to add clothes to our Critters.  Now Create a Critter 2 will combine all of this fun into one cartridge.  How awesome is that!!!!

Here are the pictures that I've found so far of this sweet new cartridge  that will be "officially" released in around 2 weeks.  Though I hear that some JoAnns stores are secretly keeping them behind the counter and may sell them to a savvy Cricut user if asked about it.

Check out CRICUT for their challenge and some Cricut Craft Room freebies.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway

Hi Crafty Cricut Lovers,

Last I checked we were at about 72 followers.  Once we hit 100 followers there will be a drawing for a Cricut Spring Cottage Cartridge.  I'll ship this domestic and international for this giveaway since it's special. 

So, feel free to reccomend the site to your friends to help The Cricut Chirp reach 100 followers faster.  Happy crafting!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I let my three year old Meghan pick out the colors and Cuttlebug folders for the monsters. She has a lot of fun playing with my Cuttlebug.

Having fun playing with the Cricut Bump In The Night cartridge

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I made this card for an anniversary party we went to tonight.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Labor Of Love Challenge #5

It's Challenge time again at The Cricut Chirp. 

Up for grabs are some stickers from my stash. (or a free digi theme of your choice for readers outside the US from

The deadline is 11:59pm EST Labor Day Sept 3. 

Theme = A Labor Of Love

Make any type of Cricut card, layout, or craft project that has to do with work or love....or both.

I made these cards as teacher appreciate gifts with Meghan's handprints on them.  I used the Create A Critter cartridge.  Teachers a great laborer to recognize this time of year since it's back to school time for many children.

100 Follower Giveaway

I see a 100 Follower Giveaway in the near future......


Thursday, August 23, 2012


Don't forget the Buzzing Bug Bow challenge goes on through the end of hte month HERE

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The winner of the blog candy from the blog hop chosen by on Saturday is.....

Craftaholic 1:07pm
Very cute and I love the cartridge Freshly picked!! Has so many cute cuts!! TFS!!! And I am a brand new follower here and love your blog!!

E-mail me at with your name and address details to get your pack of stickers from my stash.


The winner of the Anything Goes Challenge chosen by  is

Melisasa (Sunshine Honeybee)

Melissa e-mail me at the e-mail address above to get your RCK pack.

The winner of the Head Soloist Award for the Anything Goes Challenge is.....

Crafted With Love By Karen

Karen you can proudly display the Head Soloist Blingee on your blog is you so choose.

Happy Crafting Everyone!!!  Come back to see the winner of the August Challenge which is still going through the end of the month.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I used the Pooh and Friends cartridge on this birthday card. I love using the Of Mice and Little Men K Andrew Designs stamp set with Disney cuts.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Have you ever wanted to cut every single cut from one of your Cricut cartridges? Well, I have really thought about doing this. I contemplated Create A Critter, but that would be too easy since I know I love all the cuts on that cartridge and they are super easy to implement into any project. Oh yeah, I'd have to USE all the cuts too. No cutting them and placing them in a stash to use SOMEDAY. So what cartridge would you recommend doing the above idea with???

A fun Create a Critter card. I used some K Andrew Designs stamps on this card.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room
 "How Does Your Garden Grow"
Blog Hop.

Here's my project for the hop

I used the Freshly Picked cartridge for the gazebo, watering can, garden gloves, gate, and the flower pot with the pink flowers I used Create a Critter for the clouds, small part of the gate, and all the other flowers.  I used Every Day Cards for the tree with the swing.  I love how this turned out.  I found the frame at GoodWill for $2.00.  I hope to do more projects like this in the future...maybe a princess scene for my daughter's room

BLOG CANDY :::::  Leave a comment below for a chance to win some Stickers From My Stash. (US participants only)  OR a free digi drawn by ScrapHappy Paper Crafter for particip
ants outside the US.

Julie <--------You're Here

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In memory of Urso the Columbus Crew soccer player that unexpectedly passed away last week.

Another great coffee decoration for my cubicle from the Love You a Latte cartridge.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I made this birthday card for my brother in law using the Country Life and Create a Critter cartridges.

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Fun Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Crafty Cricut Lovers!

Don't forget the Buzzing Bug Bow challenge is going on through the end of the.  One lucky winner will win a great RCK pack (if from the US) or a personalized digital stamp from ScrapHappy Paper Crafter. 

Here's another fun ANYTHING GOES challenge.  I want to see what great Cricut project that you make over the next week. 

Deadline Friday August 17th midnight.

Prize - Stickers from my stash or a free personalized digi (if from outside the US).

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stickers From My Stash

Hello Cricut Lovers!!!

I hope you're having an excellent week.  I know mine has flown by pretty fast and I'm starting to feel the effects of "crafting withdrawl."  I definitely have not had enough time to myself to hang out in the craft room.  I got to for a little bit last night, but it got so hot in there that I gave it up.  It might be time to crank up the air conditioning again.  I think I'm looking forward to cooler weather.

Anyway, it's time for another chance to win some Stickers From My Stash.  My stash is still pretty big, so I'm sure I can do this for quite awhile.  :o) 

If you could own ANY of the Cricut machines which one would you want and why.......

Answer below for your chance to win some stickers from my stash or a free personalized digi if you live outside the US. 

Deadline : Sunday August 12th, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Love You A Latte

I am so excited to finally get the Love You A Latte Cricut Lite cartridge. I was determined to wait until I could get it for a decent price online. I made this to hang on my cubicle at work. I thought it would be fun to do a coffee theme for my new desk. I love the coffee ribbon! I found it at Joann Fabrics and it has been hanging out in my big ribbon stash for quite awhile.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vote For Princess Meghan

Ok fellow blog lovers.  Please vote for my little princess Meghan if you get a chance this week. Her super cute photo has the chance of winning her a prize.

Stickers From My Stash Winner

Thanks for playing along in our last fun little giveaway.  The question that you had to answer three Cricut cartridges that you can use to cut a BUG. 

The winner chosen by is .............

Create a Critter, DoodleCharms and Stretch your Imagination!

E-mail your mailing info to or if you live outside the US you can request a digital stamp theme. 

Thanks for playing along. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's Time To Win Some Stickers From My Stash!!!

For a chance to win some stickers from my stash....or a free digi drawn by me if you're outside the US.  Tell me three Cricut cartridges, in the comments below, that you can use to cut a BUG.

Deadline - Sunday August 4th Midnight

**Note to all other sticker winners.  They were mailed today.  Have fun with them!!!***

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cricut Chirp Challenge 3 - A Recipe

Welcome to The Cricut Chirp Challenge # 3 - Recipe

"A Buzzing Bug Bow"

Use any sort of bug
A bow (ribbon or twine)
You must use a Cricut Cut

Submit your picture of your challenge entry into the linky tool below by midnight on August 31st, 2012 to be entered into the drawing to win an RCK prize pack from The Cricut Chirp Challenge Blog.  If the winner is chosen from outside the USA you may choose your own personalized digi theme from ScrapHappy Paper Crafter.

Challenge Rules*You must use at least one Cricut cut on this challenge, after all this is a Cricut challenge blog.
*Let us know which Cricut cartridge that you used.  If we really like your project it's nice to know where you got the cut from.
*Prizes can only be shipped to US residents due to shipping costs.
*If the winner is chosen from outside the USA you may choose your own personalized digi theme from ScrapHappy Paper Crafter.
*Feel free to enter as many of your own card creations into the challenge as you want.
*No back-linking.  Please create a new project for the challenge.

The July Cricut Chirp Winner and Best Of

The winner of the July Cricut Chirp "Too Sweet To Eat" challenge chosen by

Becky please e-mail with your contact details so I can send your RCK pack out.  RCK packs are sent by the end of the month.

The Head Soloist Award Goes To.....

Glenda you can pick up your blingee on the right side bar to proudly display on your blog.  Congratulations!!!

Honorable Mention

Marilyn Leonard