Yes I Am A CricutDIVA!

I am so excited to be here. I always knew I was a Diva!!! Thank you to Karin for having me here. I hope you will be inspired by my Cricut projects as well as my fellow Design Team Sisters. My goal is to inspire you to use your Cricut  machines and not just for paper crafting. The starting point for this mixed media plaque begins with the Word Collage cartridge.

When I applied for the DT I immediately thought of this project I had made in September. I used a lot of cartridges to make my project, the main starting point was with Word Collage. I love mixed media.

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After using some paint fabric and vinyl I had a great base to start with. Of course I had to add some stamping as well.

Now the fun begins, lol. I pulled out my Cricut Expression, some acrylic and various cardstock. I used Celebrate With A Flourish for the wine bottle and glasses and French Manor for the corner glasses. My emblem on the glasses is from Mini Monograms.

In order to add some dimension I used some rubber grapes from my stash and a cork. Here’s the completed project:

There you go ladies. Thank you so much for looking. If you would like more details you can find the info on my blog at http://mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com/2013/04/wine-plaque-mixed-media.html

CricutDIVA Design Team Announcement

I am so happy to finally be able to announce the design team!!!

We have a lot of WOW projects in store for you. Please subscribe and then hold on to your seats because we are going to blow you away with the beautiful things we DIVAs can create with our Cricuts.

Our team

Lori Apgar

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I am married and have three dirty, stinky boys aged 22, 18 and 7. We live in Nebraska, just outside of Omaha, in a town called Papillion. I am a baseball mom and spend most of my spring and summer sitting in the bleachers cheering loudly!!! My husband has coached each of our boys at some point for a total of 16 years.

I started crafting when I was young in 4H, but I really started paper crafting when my oldest was little. I made cards for a while and started scrapbooking when he was seven and the middle son was two. Neither really appreciated my books and my interest fizzled a little bit.

Right about the time the Cricut came out, I found out we were expecting again. I have been going crazy ever since–mainly scrapbooking, but I also make cards, gift bags and home décor projects. I sold my baby bug and bought an Expression.

I currently have my Expression, a Gypsy and the Imagine. My creativity skyrocketed when I realized the potential my Gypsy had!!! It also helps that my youngest loves his “chapter” books (scrapbooks).

I dabble in jewelry making, crocheting, knitting and painting, but my passion is paper!

Visit my blog at http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

Mary Montecalvo

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My name is Mary Montecalvo and I have been a wife for 40 years, mother of five and grandmother (Mema) to eight. I live  in the small town of Sutton, Massachusetts in New England, right in the central part of the state.

I got started in paper crafting back in 2007. My daughters bought me my first Cricut (the Baby Bug) for Christmas and they unleashed my creativity!

Wow! It is so hard to pick what I enjoy the most because I enjoy it all! I guess I would have to say I enjoy layouts since they spark wonderful memories and next would be mixed media for home décor projects.

I have the original Expression, an Expression 2, Cricut Cake, Imagine, and Gypsy in addition to my original Cricut. I also have the Yudu, Card Maker and Your Story.

I also enjoy sewing. Currently, I am designing doll clothes for the AG dolls for my grandaughters and have even found that my Cricut comes in handy for making embellishments!

Please visit my blog for more info.

Beth Mooney

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My name is Beth Mooney and I live with my significant other, Jason. We have three great sons named Jake, Chad and Blake, a wonderful daughter-in-law named Jesie, and two granddaughters, Addy, who is five, and Taylor, who is four. They are usually the subjects of my layouts.

I live in Clarksville, Arkansas

I got started in scrapbooking on a rainy fall afternoon in 1999. My cousin did scrapbooking and had told me about it. At the time, I did not want another hobby. I’m very crafty and already had lots of things going, but I had nothing to do and went to WalMart and bought some paper, adhesive, stickers, decorative scissors and an album. The horrors of those 1st pages!!

At Christmas, I started making cards and found that they are so much fun! My main thing is still layouts, but since I bought my E2, I have created several home projects in addition to cards and pages. I like to consider myself well rounded, but when I get a little bored doing one thing, I try something else for a bit so I don’t burn out.

I have the E2, a personal Cricut, that I keep in our RV so I can craft while camping, and 2 Imagine machines.

I also crochet a bit, refinish furniture and decorate wreaths. It seems like everything revolves around paper crafts now though!

Visit my blog at http://theseareafewofmyfavoritethings-beth.blogspot.com/

Sierra Heath

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My name is Sierra Heath and I am from Virginia.

I am a stay at home mom to a wonderful little girl. I also have the most wonderful and supportive husband that makes sure I get time to craft. Being creative is my therapy.

I have been scrapbooking since 2006. When I started out I was making 6×6 albums for our family of our wedding with a ruler and exacto knife. My best friend then introduced me to the paper and all the different supplies that I could use. Within a year I was hooked and got a Cricut by the following Christmas. I now own over 30 cartridges and have made over 10 scrapbooks. I want to keep expanding my crafting talents.

My favorite type of paper crafting is making layouts. I love preserving memories so I can share them with my family and friends. I also love making them for gifts. Some of my favorite “can’t live without” embellishments are circle brads, paper flowers, rhinestones and ribbon.

For my layouts, I use a Cricut Expression 2, the Cricut Craft Room and the Cuttlebug.

I also enjoy furniture painting, decoupage, card making and drawing.

My blog is at http://creativemindedmomma.wordpress.com/

Ann Bacon

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I have been married for 26 years to my wonderful husband and I’m the mother of two grown children. We live in Las Vegas, Nevada where the summers are really HOT! I work as an Instructional Coach in a local elementary school. With 30+ teachers and over 750 students, my days are busy and never boring!

I got my start in paper-crafting in 1999 when I was invited to a D.O.T.S® party. I was in love with rubber stamps and paper! I hosted my own party, the company became Close To My Heart®, and I became an Independent Consultant. The rest is history.

I love making cards, scrapbook layouts and all sorts of 3-D items. I currently use my Cuttlebug and Expression in my crafting.

In addition to paper-crafting I enjoy reading, gardening, and haunting thrift stores, antique shops, and estate sales. I love finding treasures that can be refinished and/or repurposed.

I am excited to be a part of the CricutDIVA Design Team and hope you will stop by my blog to see my latest creations and projects!

Please welcome this fabulous team and subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss any of the fun projects we have lined up for you.