Goodbye, thank you and Design Team Call

We look forward to welcoming some new CricutDIVAs to the team!

Will one of them be you??

Die Cut Darla, your CricutDIVA blog admin here with you today.

Today I am posting because we are saying goodbye to 3 wonderful CricutDIVAs and looking for some new members to be a part of the Cricut-DIVA design team!!

You may have noticed that it’s been quiet here lately and that is because our original design team’s term ended at the end of September. I am happy to tell you that most are going to stay with us for another term. Three of our wonderful design team members however are saying farewell.

Beth, Lori and Sierra you will be greatly missed and I wish you the absolute best of luck for your future. You are an absolute pleasure to work with and you are welcome to guest design here or re-join the cricut-DIVA team any time in the future.

I would also like to take a moment to publically thank the entire cricut-DIVA design team for everything they have done and continue to do. They are one of the most absolutely wonderful, talented, kind-hearted, fabulous group of ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart!

Now, onto the design team call…..

Expectations:

Design Team members are expected to post once a month for a 6 month term. At the end of the term we can discuss whether you’d like to stay on or not.

Projects for posts MUST use the cricut and have an explanation of how it was made. You can look through past posts here to get a general idea of what CricutDIVA posts look like.

We use a calendar in yahoo for scheduling who posts when so members are asked to have a yahoo account (if you don’t have one you can open one).

The blog is hosted on wordpress so it is a given that all design team members must learn to use wordpress. Don’t let this scare you though. Most of our current design team had never used wordpress before and they all do just fine. I will personally help any member through any techology issues they may have with the postings and getting everything set up and familiarized.

We also use a facebook group for design team members to use as a forum of communication amongst us so a facebook account is necessary. If you are not someone who has a facebook account and don’t want a personal facebook  account it would be perfectly acceptable to open a ‘fake’ account with an alias (so long as we know it’s you) to access this private group for the design team.

How to apply:

To apply to be a CricutDIVA please use the contact form below to tell us about yourself and let us know you’re interested in applying.

If we think you might be a good fit for our team we will reply within a week of your application asking you to send a ‘mock’ post complete with photos of a never before seen project.

We will then go over all the applications and notify those chosen for the design team.

 

If accepted onto the design team your mock post can be used as your first post on the blog, or if you are not chosen for the design team you can post away on your personal blog once the accepted candidates names have been released. We will in no way take or use your submission without your permission to do so and your sending it in will be used solely for the purpose of application.

Please submit your application by filling in the form below. Be sure to tell us anything you think we should know about you in consideration for the team. 

Design Team Applications close as of October 31, 2013 at midnight. You may still take a chance and apply after this date however if there are a large number of applicants received prior, late applicants will not be reviewed.

 

I am leaving the call open-ended for the moment as I haven’t 100% decided how many new CricutDIVAs we will accept, this will solely depend on the the number of applicants and how well of a fit the applicants are. 

 

 

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First Day of School Layout

Hello, Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here. For my blog post today I made this layout of my Grandson’s first day of school using the Close To My Heart Artbooking cartridge.

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All solid cardstock (except the green mat on the second page) is Bazzill. The green cardstock for the mat is Close To My Heart. When using the Artbooking cartridge, I set the size at 11″ and it cuts everything for the layout proportionately.

Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Maching and Tools: Cricut Expression 2

Cricut Cartridges Used: CTMH Artbooking

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill, CTMH cardstock

Bath Time

Hello everyone, I am sad to announce that this will be my last post with Cricut DIVA. I have had some exciting changes in my life that will result in the loss of my craftroom, my husband and I are expecting our second child in February. I hope you have enjoyed my posts and I have inspired you to be creative.

Now that we have our second child on the way I have been trying to work on my daughters first year before our second one arrives. Here I have focused on the first bath.

Bath Time Page 1

Bath Time Page 1

Bath Time Page 2

Bath Time Page 2

I used Recollections solids and the pattern paper is from my older papers, so I am not sure who they are by.

Title Close up

Title Close up

Here a close up of  the title, I took I white gel pen to make the bubbles white on the writing as well as add Stickles for a little glimmer.

baby bath

baby bath

I cut out a cute baby girl in a bath tub and I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face. I love these stamps it really helps to put personality into our creations. The rubber ducky is from a set of leftover stickers.

bubbles close up

bubbles close up

On page two I wanted to detail so I put bubbles coming out of the picture with some added Stickles and a rubber duck sticker.

journaling

journaling

I added larger bubbles to the bottom of that page for my journaling, so it went with my theme.

Thank you for checking out my post and I hope I have inspired you.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges UsedBaby Steps, New Arrival
Other Supplies Used: Stickles, stickers, Peachy Keen Stamps: Basic Paper Doll Face

Advice Column

This was an idea that I  came up with for a friends baby shower.

 

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Baby Clothesline

I used Recollections solids and the pattern paper was a scrap that I found.

 

Mom-to-be

On this page a I cropped the mom image from the New Arrival cartridge to fit in the corner. The open section is for people to write down the advice for the mom-to-be. I also have added rhinestones to the belt.

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The page that mirrors our Advice Column is the little  girls clothes on a clothesline, with another block for people to continue giving the mom advice. I braided white embroidery floss to make the clothesline. I also add rhinestones and glitter to make is super girly.

I think this is such a cute idea, since new mom’s need as much advice as possible.

 

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges UsedMaking The Grade, New Arrival
Other Supplies Usedglitter glue, ribbon and rhinestones

Sentimental Saturday~ Hello

Hello, it’s Liz here on this Sentimental Saturday. Today I have a simple Hello card made from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

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The base is 6″x12″ Bazzill card stock folded in half . The card image is on page 43. I cut the <square3> at 5.5″ out of kraft cardstock and the decorative layer (shift) I cut out of this pretty paper from the Simple Stories 6×6 pad called Vintage Bliss. The sheet I used is called Smile Big. I used the corner chomper to round the corners.

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I wrapped some seam binding around the whole piece and I stamped the Hello and cut it out by hand and I used a glitter pen to color in the hello and I used foam dots to give it a pop. I stitched around with my favorite white pen, the Uni-Ball Signo white pen.

I invite you to visit  my personal blog ScrapiliciousLife

Thanks for stopping by today, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Creating and Sharing~ Liz

Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools: expression2,

Cricut Cartridges: Art philosophy

Other Supplies: seam binding, foam dots, signo white pen, Simple Stories 6×6 paper pad, corner chomper

Family Frame

I had this picture that I absolutely loved and wanted a way to show case it. So I made a frame for my mantel.

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I used Recollections for the grey polka dot, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose collection for the floral paper. The rest of the paper was plain cardstock.

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I love this layout and titled it Life’s Little Blessings. The colors when fabulous in our  living room.

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I used the Flower Shoppe Cartridge to create the flowers. I also used CCR make the grey flowers to mimic the flowers in the paper. I also inked the larger cream rose with black ink. I used brads in the middle of the grey flowers.

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I love how it turned out and how I was able to showcase a family photo in a creative way. Also to make the lettering stand out i used a grey pen to go around the letters.

TIP: If you want to do a 3-D page but it doesn’t need to be as deep as shadow box, try using a t-shirt frame. It is about 1/2 the depth of a shadow box and it this idea perfectly. The frame says 13×13 but 12×12 fits fine with out showing any gaps.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges UsedFlower Shoppe
Other Supplies UsedSilhouette Cameo, brads, grey pen

Surf’s Up 12×12 Layout

Happy First day of Summer Everyone! Do you all have your summer bucket list written out? Well, I know my daughter and her friends are going to be returning the the beach to hit the waves again. Last summer I took them to Carpentaria Beach were the city has classes that run all summer long. The Layout below is of first class they took last year. It’s a simple layout but I like that I got 7 pictures on one page.

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I used the Life is a Beach cartridge I used the surfboard, the surf’s up phrase and the seagulls. I like using the Craft Room to layout my images so that I only make one run though to cut all my images.This is how I position the images.

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The sizes of the cuts are

Surfboard 4.375(W)x 5.569(H)

Surfboard layer 4.083(W)x 5.333(H)

Seagulls 3.847(W)x 2.833(H) 2 times

Surf’sUp Phrase 3.847(W)x 3.653(H)

Surf’sUp Phrase layer .917(W)x3.314

and this is how they looked when the cut was finished

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I didn’t like the way the strips looked on the surfboard so I ended up flipping the image and I actually liked the patterned so much better. I used paper from the Simple Stories called I (Heart) Summer, DayDream and Feel the Breeze plus some Bazzill cardstock.

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I ended up using some of Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant rubs-words plus I added a border to the smaller photos, journaling block and

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 to the phrase with a black pen. I also added some enamel dots from My Mind’s eye from Michael’s.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope you all have a super fun and safe summer.

I invite you to stop by my personal blog ScrapiliciousLife to say Hi.

Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Craft Room

Cricut Cartridges Used: Life is a Beach

Other Supplies Used: Black pen, Remnant rubs-words, Bazzill cardstock, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots,Simple Stories I (Heart) Summer paper collection

Using the Chalkboard Font cartridge

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My design team post for this week features the new Cricut cartridge- Chalkboard Fonts. This is by far one of my new favorites for a font cartridge. I love the way the letters look like they are intricate but it’s a breeze to put together. I also used Pretty Pennants to make the banner and my Imagine with the Imagine More Cards cartridge for the Hello bubble. This page went together so easily with 2 double sided sheets of patterned paper, a Prima flower and some dark brown cardstock. I also used a white Signo uniball pen to outline the pennant to give it some pop. I used some embroidery floss to sew the banner onto the paper. An added layer was to use foam squares to pop the letters off the paper. With the layered letters, it really added some oomph!
Thanks for looking! For more of my designs you can find me at http://theseareafewofmyfavoritethings-beth.blogspot.com/

Grad card

Hello all here is some fun inspiration for the GRAD in your life. It is the season for Graduations and what better way to show someone you are proud of them then a card.

Graduation Card
Graduation Card

For this card I used a pr-made card base from Michael’s , it was the glitter set. The girl was cut from Paper Dolls Teen Scene it was one of our freebie cartridges last week. I used just your basic cardstock and embossed the back ground with D’vine swirls. I also add ribbon, embroidery floss and stickers.

Tassel Detail
Tassel Detail

The tassel I created using embroidery floss in the Graduates school colors. I folded it several times and then tied it in a knot and cut the loops to make tassel part. Then I trimmed the extra pieces that went to the hat so there were only two. I attached it with tape.

Ribbon Detail
Ribbon Detail

And to add a little extra detail I added a ribbon. On the inside it says Congratulations. I also used foam squares to make the graduate pop off the card a little.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges Used: Paper Dolls Teen Scene
Other Supplies Used: Cuttlebug embossing folder “D’vine”, Recollections Papers, Foam squares, ribbon and stickers

I hope I inspired you and Happy Creating.

Sentimental Saturday- Happy Birthday

I’m so excited and nervous that this is my first post. I decide to make a birthday card. I don’t know about you but it always seems like I’m in need of one. I used the 6×6 paper pad from Lilybee design called Sweet Shoppe

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I used a kraft base card  5 x 6.5 that comes with it’s own envelope from Michaels. I used the CCR which I really enjoy. I used three different cuts, two from the CCR exclusives. The diamonds(1.917 w x 1.292 h) and the green mat(6.25w x 4.73h) are from the Daughters Layout and the Happy Birthday(4.181w x 1.681h) is from Cricut font and Basic shapes.

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This is how I positioned my cuts on my mat. I like to put my cuts at different places on my mat so that it doesn’t cut on the same place and wear my mat out.  It’s so easy to do this in the CCR.

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Once everything is cut I sewed the diamonds together by first running  a bit of score tape on the back of them to help me keep them together. Then I glued  them to the green mat and ran the sewing machine through all the pieces. I did use a black marker around the edges of the green mat. It was an after thought so I just did the edges that were showing through the diamond pieces.

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I also stitched  the edges of the card base and I added a piece of muslin that I also stitched down but before that I  added some Heidi Swapp color shine by splattering a bit of two colors and some doodles with the black marker. I ran the black marker around the letters and used foam dots to adhere it the card. I also used a vintage button and some seam binding.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you would like to see more of my work I invite you to visit my blog

Designed by: Liz Mullen

Cricut Machine and Tools: expression2, Cricut Craft Room, sewing machine

Cricut Cartridges: CCR exclusive: Daughters Layout, Cricut Font & Basic Shapes

Other Supplies:Lilybee design 6×6 paper pad; Sweet Shoppe, recollections kaft card & envelopes, score tape, black felt marker, foam dots, muslin, Heidi Swapp color shine