SparkPeople Scraps and Crafts Team Messageboard This is a team for those who enjoy using Digital programs or machines like the Cricut, Cuttlebug,or Sizzix. We do it our way and love living well, happy, and creative! SparkPeople Scraps and Crafts Team Messageboard NEW TO THIS GROUP Hi everyone, My name is Cindy and I am new to this group. I am from Kenosha, WI.,. I enjoy making cards and I just bought a Embossing Machine but tried it just once; not 100% sure how to use it. I'm 263lbs and want to lose down to 159lbs.,. <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>43</em> . Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:33:16 EST January Challenge It's a new plans and new adventures to come. Let's scrap a page about our 2017 GOALS!! We all have them, so come on.....share them in a creative way! Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:37:23 EST December Challenge December is almost gone, but I wanted to get a challenge in for people do to!! Do a layout featuring a picture of Santa Claus, AKA Kris Kringle, the BIG GUY!! Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:19:57 EST November Challenge <img src=""> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:31:52 EST October Challenge What's better than creating a FALL layout in October?? Nothing!! So October's challenge is just that.....create a Fall layout or even a card. Don't forget to post in on the main feed!! <BR> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:23:54 EST September Challenge This month Challenge is to create a scrapbook page/pages using 3 (three) or more types of Fonts. Simple and easy!! Let's see what you can do........ Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:57:36 EST June Project This was part of my June projects. I did the jewelry for my daughters wedding. let's see if I can download picture here. The jewelry is made by interconnecting each bead and wire stem to the next. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> She had 5 bridesmaids. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:32:41 EST August 2016 Challenge August Challenge is to highlight and post one of your craft projects! It could be scrapbooking, painting, cardmaking or even quilting!! Don't forget to post your finished craft on this forum as well as the Team's MAIN feed so we all can enjoy it!! Let's go us what you got!! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:08:44 EST Challenge #37 Here's a new Challenge for the month of July!! Please use the layout below to create your 12 X 24 Page. Use 8 to 15 pictures, a title, journaling, word art/quotes.....add some of your ideals to make it your own!! Have fun and don't forget to post your finished product on the Team Feed as well as here! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Link for larger picture of layout to follow <BR> <BR> <link>www.pintere... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:36:45 EST Challenge 36 Please use two solids and one print on the layout below. 4-5 photos, journal, and a title. Colors of your choosing to accent your photos and stories. Please be sure to post your pages and/or cards so we can all see your beautiful work. And just maybe we'll swipe an idea or two! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:32:06 EST Challenge #35 Ok's time to have some fun with another Challenge. Remember NO time limit on our Challenges.....just work at your own pace but please remember to always share your finished challenges, with pictures, on our Team main feed. Have fun!! <BR> <BR> Using the image below and at least 5 of the following suggestions to create your pages: <BR> <BR> 1) SIX or more photos <BR> 2) FILM strip/strips <BR> 3) WORD ART <BR> 4) JOURNALING <BR> 5) ONE or more PATTERN papers <BR> 6) use the co... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:16:31 EST Challenge #34 This challenge is very easy.......just share with the group something crafty you finished most recently. I know a lot of you have more than one craft that you are involved in and do. So.....SHOW US SOME OF YOUR HANDY WORK!! Can't wait to see what everyone shares, at least I hope some will share and join in! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:55:26 EST Challenge #33 Challenge #33 ~ Use at least 5 of the elements listed. <BR> ~6 or more photos <BR> ~Title <BR> ~Jornaling <BR> ~Frame 1 or more of your photos <BR> ~at least 3 solids and 3 print papers <BR> ~use stripes, dots or checked paper (only need to use at least one) <BR> ~Use the color RED <BR> ~Use at least 4 or more embellishments <BR> ~Use string or ribbon <BR> <BR> Please use this layout for this challenge and have fun!! <BR> <img src=" Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:55:52 EST What are your goals in 2016?? Anyone have any special goals they would like to share for the new year.....2016?? Share and let's cheer each other on!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:07:27 EST Challenge #32 MAKE UP and CATCH UP week!! Go back and do any of the challenges you may want to try. Have fun!! Don't forget to post your created, with the challenge #, on the team's main page. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:01:12 EST Challenge #31 Here is this week's Challenge. Using the image below and using at least 4 of the elements listed below create a Scrapbook page! <BR> ~ 4 or 5 Picture ONLY <BR> ~ Journaling or Word Art <BR> ~ Use at least 2 patterned papers <BR> ~ Use the color BLUE or PURPLE <BR> ~ At least 2 or more Embellies <BR> ~ Ribbon or String <BR> ~ Tags <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have fun and remember to post your creation on th... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:37:55 EST Challenge #30 Here is Challenge #30. Using the image below try and follow it as close as possible and you much used at least 4 of the following elements: <BR> ~4 photos ONLY <BR> ~Each photo in a different shape <BR> ~Use the color GREEN <BR> ~Use MORE than 2 Patterned Papers <BR> ~Use MORE than 2 Solid Papers <BR> ~Title <BR> ~Brads or Buttons or Clips (or all) <BR> ~WORD ART <BR> <BR> Have Fun <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:09:27 EST Challenge29 This has been posted to our team wall. It's cards this week. Please give one of the designs a try! We all have Holiday cards to send. <img src=""> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 02:02:55 EST Challenge 28 I really like the curves on this page. Use several solids and a couple prints using YOUR favorite colors. The three photos are matted, there's a title and journaling. Accent embellishments that will accent your photos. Have fun, be creative! <img src=""> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:54:48 EST Challenge #27 This week's challenge is simple.....just create a scrapbook page/pages and/or a card using <BR> FALL or HALLOWEEN colors!! Have fun! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:47:26 EST Challenge #26 For the Scrapbookers: Using the image below and at least 4 of the elements listed to <BR> create your pages. <BR> ~ TWO word TITLE <BR> ~ SIX or more Pictcures <BR> ~ TWO or more pattern papers <BR> ~ Picture with ANIMAL in it <BR> ~ Colors TEAL & BLACK and other colors of your choice <BR> ~ DOTS or STRIPS <BR> ~ WORD ART <BR> ~ JOURNALING <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the Card Makers: Using the image belo... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:37:16 EST Challenge #25 I've decided this week's Challenge is to Challenge anyone to pick one of the challenges they have not done and DO IT. Either Scrapbook page or Homemade Card.......your choice all the way round! I hope more people will jump on the Challenge wagon and start participating with the fun! Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:21:45 EST Challenge #24 For the Scrapbook challenge please use the image below and just use your creative ideals to do whatever colors, etc. you want EXCEPT you must do the layout exactly like the example!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the card makers make ONE of the cards as close as possible to the image provided. Colors, etc are up to you! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:31:21 EST Challenge 23 Please use at least 5 of the following : title, buttons or brads, Cricuit cut accent designs, 2-3 photos, journaling, ribbon or ric-rac, 2 solid papers, 3 prints and the color, lavender <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you choose to do a card: flower, 2 solid papers, 1print and possibly a photo in the center might look great <img src=""> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 01:39:41 EST Challenge #22 Using the layout below choose at least 4 of the 8 elements to create your SCRAPBOOK page. <BR> ~Use 2 Solids and 3 Patterned Papers <BR> ~Use 4 or 5 Photos Only <BR> ~Use Circle Cutouts on your layout <BR> ~Title <BR> ~Word Art <BR> ~Use Colors of Brown & Tan, plus any other colors you like <BR> ~Use Border somewhere on layout <BR> ~Use at least 2 or more embellishments <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the C... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:59:56 EST Challenge #21 Here Challenge #21!! Something for both the scrappers and card makers. For the scrappers you must use at least 4 of the 6 elements listed and use the layout as close as possible..... <BR> ~Use exactly 5 photos <BR> ~Journaling <BR> ~Title that is split up (two different places on the page) <BR> ~Color PINK or RED in your layout <BR> ~Heart cutouts <BR> ~Stripes or Checks <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:23:30 EST Challenge #20 Please use 5 photos, 4 printed and 3 solid papers, journaling, rhinestones or brads and use your Cricuit to cut the title <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the card if you prefer please use 1 print, 3 solids, stamping leaves, scrolls or flowers, and cut the sentiment banner with your cricuit <img src=""> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:44:54 EST Challenge#19 This week challenge for scrap bookers: Pick at least 4 of the following elements using the layout below..... <BR> ~Use a banner across the page <BR> ~Use at least 3 solid papers <BR> ~Use only ONE (1) patterned paper <BR> ~Use the color GREEN <BR> ~Use a matting behind at least ONE of the pictures <BR> ~ONE WORD Title <BR> ~Use 4 or 5 pictures ONLY <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the Card Makers use at lea... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:29:03 EST Challenge #18 This week challenge is either the scrapbook page or the card, but you must follow the example as close as possible. Let's see what we can come up with and Have Fun! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:14:06 EST Challenge #17 For the scrapbook page use at least 4 of the following: journaling, title, 2 solid papers, 3 patterned papers, brads, photos as shown, Crucuit cutouts for the flowers, or whatever embellishment you choose, one torn paper, rounded corners and shades of gray. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the card option use 3 prints and 3 solids. Ribbon and the sentiment of your choosing <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:03:52 EST Challenge #16 Ok.....this week I'm doing something a little different!! The Challenge #16 challenge is simple......pick a previous challenge YOU HAVE NOT DONE YET and do it!! This is a time to just do some scrapping or card making. If you have done all of them, just do a scrapbook page or card in what ever design you like!! It's really all about having fun and being in a supportive group that all have the same goals.......weight/health and crafting!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:34:47 EST Challenge #15 Challenge #15: For the scrapbookers use the image below and this week there is only 3 elements and you MUST USE ALL of them!! <BR> ~Use 5 pictures exactly <BR> ~Use 2 Solid Colors & 2 Patterned Pages <BR> ~Use the colors BLUE & GREEN <BR> Use other elements as you wish! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the cardmakers use the images below for inspiration and us must use both elements <BR> listed: <BR> ~THINKING O... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:49:19 EST Challenge #14 Here is Challenge #14 Ladies!! Again, both a Scrapbook and Cards, pick one or do both! <BR> For the Scrapbook Challenge you should use at least 5 of the following elmentsand using the image posted below: <BR> ~5 to 7 Photos <BR> ~CIRCLE Cutouts <BR> ~JOURNALING <BR> ~ONE or TWO word Title <BR> ~Use the color YELLOW somewhere on your layout <BR> ~Use 3 or more PATTERNED papers <BR> ~Photo with YOU in it <BR> ~Brads/buttons <BR> ~At least 2 SOLID papers <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:03:04 EST Challenge #13 This week's Challenges are: <BR> For the Scrapbook Creation use the sketch below and use at least 5 of the elements listed: <BR> ~Seven (7) photos exactly <BR> ~Up to 4 different print papers <BR> ~Up to 2 different solid papers <BR> ~Use a Doilie <BR> ~Use two (2) different colors of blue <BR> ~2, 3 or 4 word Title <BR> ~Journaling <BR> ~Use a Cricut Cutout <BR> ~Use matting on at least two (2) photos <BR> <img src=" Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:43:24 EST Challenge #12 For the scrapbook page please use 5 of the following: 4 photos, a title, journaling, 3 printed papers, solid papers as choose, Cricuit cut outs, ribbon and scroll work <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the card please use a 3-4 prints (could be in flowers). A couple solids, Cricuit cut flowers or hearts depending on cards future use. Could even be cupcakes for a birthday card . . Use any Cricuit cutout you like . . Enj... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:57:04 EST Challenge #11 "Going in circles" this week. ( I do love dots). Anyway on the scrapbook page, please incorporate the the following: 3photos, 1 title, 1 journaling area, 5+ solid colors for the circles, background a print and the bottom bars prints or solids. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The circles on this card are embossed! Use 5 colors with a corresponding button or embellishment of your choice. Easy peasy. And. I like to leave ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:02:19 EST Challenge #10 Picking either the Scrapbook pages or TWO of the cards for your Challenge. <BR> <BR> Scapbook 12 X 24 Challenge please use at least 5 of the following elements listed: <BR> ~At least 5 Patterned Papers <BR> ~At least 5 Pictures (or more) <BR> ~Ribbon <BR> ~One Word Title <BR> ~Polka Dots <BR> ~One or more flowers <BR> ~Two or more clips <BR> ~The Color BROWN <BR> ~Journaling <BR> <BR> Use the image below for inspiration. Although you should try to follow it as close as possible......c... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 08:07:57 EST Challenge #9 The layout below so for our scrapbook page. Please use at least 5 of the following: 3 photos, a title, a sub title, 4 prints, 3 solids, a Cricuit cutout, an embellishment of your choosing and ribbon <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For our card makers, please use the card layout as shown below. Please use 4 of the following: the color purple, 1 print, 4 solids, one of the papers embossed or textured, 1 pr more Cricuit cut... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:29:52 EST Cricut Challenge #8 Cricut Challenge #8. Doing something a little different this can pick one or two of the following layouts to follow (can make one page or a two page 12 X 12 layout) and use at least 5 of the following elements listed: <BR> <BR> ~Use one or more of the colors RED, WHITE and BLUE <BR> ~Use STAR SHAPE CUTOUTS on your page <BR> ~Use at least 3 DIFFERENT PATTERN PAPERS <BR> ~Use at least 3 SOLID PAPERS <BR> ~Use STRING or TWINE <BR> ~Use at least 3 CRICUT CUTOUTS on your layout <BR>... Mon, 25 May 2015 11:01:49 EST Hi There Everyone, new to the group. I enjoy scrapbooking and I want to use my Cricut more in scrapbooking Tue, 19 May 2015 01:05:48 EST Cricut Challenge #7 Cricut Challenge #7: Please use at least 5 of the 8 Elements listed below and use the example picture for your creation. Remember you can make slight changes to the example picture pages. We are going to drop the deadline date for these challenges as we are just having fun as it's not a have fun and create at your own leisure!! <BR> ~Use at least 5 pictures or more <BR> ~Use at least 3 patterned papers <BR> ~Use at least 2 solid papers <BR> ~Use Chevrons <BR> ~Use at... Mon, 18 May 2015 08:26:31 EST Cricut Challenge #6 Cricut Challenge #6: Because other people like card making this week's challenge will have both, a 12 X 12 Scrapbook Page and/or 2 handmade cards. You can do both or pick one you would rather do. <BR> <BR> For the Scapbook Page you must use at least 5 of the 8 Elements listed: <BR> ~5 pictures exactly <BR> ~Use the color yellow in your layout with any other colors you choice <BR> ~3 to 5 Flowers <BR> ~ONE WORD title <BR> ~Round corners somewhere on layouts <BR> ~At least 2 Cricut Cutout... Mon, 11 May 2015 08:18:57 EST Cricut Challenge #5 Cricut Challenge #5 will be a 2 - 12 X 12 scrapbooking pages!! You must use at least 5 of the 8 elements listed below and use the example picture to create your pages! Remember slight changes in your actual pages fro the example pictures are acceptable!! <BR> <BR> ~6 to 10 photos <BR> ~Holiday Layout <BR> ~Use a Title on one of your pages <BR> ~Put a Date on one of your pages <BR> ~Use at least 2 solid colors & at least 3 pattern papers <BR> ~Use 3 or more Cricut Cutouts <BR> ~Torn/ripped... Mon, 4 May 2015 08:54:42 EST Challenge #4 Using the design shown below, I would like each if us to create three cards. One for a child one very masculine and the other very feminine. And we all have Birthdays to remember. If not . . .change the sentiment to what you need. For the graphic . . . Stamping is fine, but a Cricuit cutout would be great too. Good luck! You will discover the many benefits of reusing a layout at the same time . . Deadline for this Challenge is May 3rd. Use at least 4 of the following: <BR> 4-5 solid ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:16:51 EST Cricut Challenge #3 Cricut Challenge #3 . This week I've throw in making your choice of a Scapbook page or a handmade Card......or for those who want to.....BOTH!! Challenge is due by midnight Sunday, April 26th. Don't forget to post pictures of your finished products on this feed!! <BR> <BR> Scrapbook page....Use at least 5 of the following elements for your page and use the picture posted as a guideline/inspiration <BR> ~Use the Color BLACK with any other colors you choose <BR> ~3 Photos ONLY <BR> ~Stars... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:33:00 EST Get up and go challange I see that everyday spark people shows us a new exercise for the day. <BR> I would like to see if there is anyone that would like to start this challenge with me. <BR> Obviously, do what you can, who's with me, I'm game. <BR> I'm going to start with doing each exercise 1 set a day and build from there. <BR> Do the exercise as many times as you think you can go and only do that one for the day and do the next one the next day and so forth. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:09:45 EST Cricut #2 Challenge This week's Challenge is another 12 X 12 Scrapbook page. Please choose AT LEAST 5 of the ELEMENTS to use for this Challenge. I'm adding more available elements this week so you can have a wider amount of things to "make it your own". Deadline to post picture for this Challenge is Sunday, April 19th Midnight. Have Fun. <BR> ~ TITLE <BR> ~ SUBTITLE <BR> ~ FOUR (4) or more PHOTOS <BR> ~ BUTTONS <BR> ~ JOURNALING <BR> ~ STITCHING <BR> ~ THREE (3) or more CRICUT CUT OUTS OR SHAPES <BR> ~ ON... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:24:56 EST Cricut Weekly Challenges Cricut Challenge #1...... Using a 12 X 12 page, use at least 5 (can use all) of these 7 elements: 3 photos only ~ 2 solid & 2 pattern papers ~ Torn paper ~ Ribbon ~ One word title ~ Brads or buttons ~ 2 or more Cricut cutouts. Using the sketch as inspiration the deadline to post your picture of this challenge is Sunday, April 12th Midnight. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:54:09 EST Creating office birthday cards I'm going to attempt to attach a photo of a birthday card I just made last night. I used a scalloped card from the Art Philosophy cartridge. The stamp is from Stampin' Up!...I believe it was from a 2013 Sale-A-Bration stamp set...can't remember for sure. <BR> <BR> the photo should be out there...I titled it "OFFICE BIRTHDAY CARD #1". Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:55:34 EST 214 in 2014 I know we are more than half way through January but how a year long challenge. Can we finish 214 pages/cards in 2014. You can just post the number of pages completed followed by the goal. <BR> <BR> Due to snow and being inside more I am off to a good start. <BR> <BR> 32/214 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:11:15 EST New to Team from TN Hi team! I am a retired teacher, who now homeschools my step children, and I get to craft as a business!! I do many different crafts and am learning to use my cricut with most of them!! I look forward to getting to know some new crafting friends!! <BR> <BR> Anyone else in TN?? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:06:39 EST New Cricut Machine Anyone seen the new Cricut Explore? Lots of interesting changes on this one! Check it out at Provo Craft! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:07:20 EST Share your Valentine's Day Cricut ideas Hi, Cricut-licious Team! How are you using your Cricut for Valentine's Day? Christmastime is so busy - and I work full-time - so I don't get around to making all of my Christmas cards. My goal each year is to send out handmade Valentines to all of my family and friends. I have a friend who has been doing this for years, and I thought it was a great idea. <BR> <BR> What are you doing? <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:48:16 EST Christmas Project Challenge Hey, Cricut-licious team! I'm thinking we might need a fun challenge for the long Thanksgiving weekend! (I'm off work from Wednesday, Nov. 27th, through Sunday, Dec. 1st...long for me.) I'd like to get a feel for what you all would like to do. I was thinking maybe we do a Christmas gift challenge using our Cricuts (or other cutting systems).....something other than cards. ?? <BR> <BR> I'd like to start the challenge on Sunday, November 24th, and end on Sunday, December 1st. We'll post ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:03:29 EST Greetings from Beaverton, MI! Wow! How exciting! A SparkPeople Cricut team! I LOVE my cricut!, and how fun to find over 500 people on SP who also love them! <BR> <BR> I like to do paper crafts, and scrapbook. I like SparkPeople, and have been a member since 2007, but I am like a roller coaster, so I'm hoping this time to lose the weight for good. I am using my cricut to make a smash book to motivate me along the way. Here's wishing success to all my new friends! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:34:57 EST New to the team! Hello! I'm new to this team but not SP. I actually come & go, start & re-start. I got my cricut expression about 2 years ago as a Christmas present to myself. I'm a Close to my Heart consultant, and when came out with our own cartridges, well, I just had to get one! I'm a scrapbooker but also love to make cards. I do workshops and vendor at fundraising crops and craft shows. And I take my cricut to show how easy it is to use. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:48:01 EST New Cricut Cartridges I just bought the Close To My Heart "Artbooking" Cricut Cartridge, and I love it! I think it will become my new "go-to" cartridge. Anyone else have it? If so, what do you think? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>423</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:47:28 EST October ChitChat Hi - I just discovered that this team now has a leader and I'm excited to know that their might be some action on here. I love my cricut - have the expression and the expression 2. <BR> I haven't been doing much lately, but really would love to get back into the grove. <BR> Hope its alright that I started this new topic, so we can post current things that are going on. <BR> Hugs, Flo Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:04:14 EST I hit the bottom! Hi, My name is Kari. I am a Teacher, and I'm married to the man of my dreams, Kurt, and we have 2 beautiful daughters!! I've struggled with weight my entire life. I go through phases, where I pretend it doesn't bother me...but it does. Here is my story: <BR> <BR> This journey began because of a belt! Yes, you read that right, a belt! I've been looking for a belt, for my favorite jeans f-o-r-e-v-e-r!! I finally found one!!! (this is not an easy task when you are as heavy as I am) S... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:28:25 EST Cricut Circle Membership Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Is anyone here a Cricut Circle Member? This is the first I've heard of it, and I was just interesed to see if anyone is enjoying thier membership. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 07:20:28 EST March is National Craft Month What will you be crafting/purchasing in celebration of National Craft Month?? Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:59:38 EST time I have found out that working two jobs makes it very hard for me to get on here every day to post. I do keep track of my food and water on paper and taking it one step at a time. But miss keeping in touch here. Please know that I will stop in on weigh in day which is Sat. and will try to catch up on what is going on. Please work hard this week and reach your weekly goal. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:46:34 EST Wild Card Cartridge Hi, <BR> <BR> I just drove 24 miles to purchase the Cricut Wild Card cartridge that I had a sales associate hold for me. I frantically opened it when I got home and flipped through the ENTIRE book. Not until I got ready to store it did I realize that I already have it! That shows just how much I use my Cricut. <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to purchase the Wild Card Cartridge? If interested, please inbox me. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:57:37 EST expression I have the expression and I love it but have so much to learn. I wish I could afford more of the lacy cartridges. I love that look for scrapbooking and for cards. What is your favorite cartridge? Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:58:25 EST New member Looking forward to getting ideas to use my expression and to help me lose weight. Looking forward to meeting each of you. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:45:40 EST Cricut Expression blade alignment My cricut expression blade alignment is off. Has anyone had this problem? Any tips or tricks is greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 20:46:21 EST What to work on getting my mojo! I am looking for a small group of card makers or scrapbookers that want to inspire each other to get there mojo back!! I love being creative, however, I was dealing with an illness and during my treatment I lost my mojo and still have not got it back! I need a group that wants to work on crafting who will help me....I hate not having my mojo!! Even if it is a page or card a week or maybe that and a new or revisited technique to try and share with each other... anyone game? Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:28:12 EST 213 challenge I saw a post about a challenge to complete 212 pages for the year of 2012 and was wondering if anyone would like to do a challenge for 2013? I think it would be a fun way to motivate us to get back to scrapping and crafting now that the holidays are over. I am gonna add a count to my signature to keep track of my progress. Would anyone else like to join me? Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:45:00 EST Gypsy Hi all! Was wondering if any of you have a gypsy and if you do what do you think about it? I got one for Christmas and to be honest am not that sure what to do with it or even how it works. Any and all tips or advice would be appreciated. I love the idea of it but just not to sure where to start. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:16:01 EST Love my bug! well this must be a perfect world because I have found the two things I love the most right now in the same place, losing weight and my cricut...don't get much better than that! My name is Carrie and I have been scrapping for about 10 years now and using my cricut for about 5 of those years. I am a bug addict and love all things cricut. I look forward to getting motivation with both scrapping and weight loss, and couldnt think of a better place to do it. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:51:23 EST need help in more than one way..... Hi! I just logged into SP recently after being gone for a long time. I would love to have support and inspiration from fellow crafter! During the last year and a half I have dealt with illness and during that time I lost my mojo for my beloved crafts. I am a scrapbook, card maker, rubber stamper and all around papercrafter!! I know that if I can get into my crafting it would help me stay out of the frig :). Looking forward to knowing the group and hopefully I can inspire someone also. ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:53:39 EST January 2013 Chit Chat HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <BR> <BR> I hope this New Year is your best yet and that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat for January 2013. <BR> There will be a few changes to this team this year... Please be on the lookout for an email explaining it all. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:02:44 EST Pre-owned carts for sale I'm going thru my stash and came across 4 carts I'm ready to part with. These have been linked to my gypsy, but still work just fine in the cricut the "old fashioned" way ;) <BR> <BR> They also have either my initials (av) and / or a purple dot sticker on them. <BR> <BR> These are $20 each, plus shipping. Pm me if interested. <BR> <BR> From my kitchen <BR> Winter woodland <BR> Tinker bell <BR> Dreams come true <BR> <BR> I will throw these on eBay next week, but wanted to give you guys f... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:13:08 EST Cutting detailed pieces Hi, <BR> <BR> I got the Cricut Imangine last Nov. and had all kinds of problems with it. Cricut ended up sending me a new Cricut Expression 2. I've had it for a few weeks but I'm really struggling with cutting small detailed pieces. I know you have to have the pressure and the blade depth set close but it seems after I try to adjust settings it either rips/tears or it doesn't cut all the way through. What am I doing wrong? <BR> <BR> Help, <BR> <BR> Dawn Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:51:50 EST New to SP and Cricut! Hi, I'm Dawn and I'm trying figure all this out. I love the idea of having fun while losing weight. I've been on a weight loss journey for 4+ years, but have only had my Cricut for about 1yr. Last week I had to return it to Cricut because it wasn't communicating with my computer. :( So I'm out of commision for a little while but am excited to get back and get started again. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:19:25 EST Another Newbie Hi everyone, I'm Donna and I love my Cricut!! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:46:17 EST Oct., Nov., & Dec. Chit Chat! Well, here it is... the last three months of 2012! Just HOW did that go and happen?? <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat for the last quarter. I hope everyone is doing well! If you're anything like me, you're probably busier than you expect to be most of the time. Even still, I hope everyone is able to find a little time for themselves and that we can all find a moment to check in and say HI! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:56:33 EST Check out the new Swaps!!! Sign-up Today!!!!! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:52:07 EST Christmas Card Swap - Due Oct. 31st This will be our 1 and only Christmas card swap this year. <BR> <BR> This is a CHRISTMAS Themed card swap! Here are the rules..... <BR> <BR> 1- The theme is Christmas cards <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant is to make 20 Christmas cards (if we have 10 in the group - you are to make 2 cards for EACH person in the group) <BR> <BR> 3- Each participant will receive 20 Christmas cards in return when the cards are swapped (including 2 of your own) <BR> <BR> 4- There will be 10 participants in this... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:47:18 EST Christmas Tag Swap - Due Oct. 31st The swap is for Christmas Tags ONLY!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. If there is more interest I may break up the group so as not to leave anyone out, this will be the only Christmas tag swap this season. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 tags! So that each person will receive 2 of your tags, and you will get 2 back from each person. <BR> <BR> Please make the tags "gift-sized", whatever that may be. The recipiants should be able to write on them. T... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:44:16 EST Newbie I'm just seriously getting started with my weight loss journey on SparkPeople and was excited to find a SparkTeam that not only can encourage me on my weight loss, but has the same hobby as me - using the Cricut! I look forward to sharing on this forum as we support each other in our personal journey. I would be interested in being a part of any swaps that are organized, too! Thanks! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:18:52 EST Swaps Just trying to get a feeler as to who is interested in doing swaps and what kind of swaps you would like to see. I'm open to all suggestions, so please, keep 'em coming! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 06:44:07 EST August/S eptember Chit Chat! OH MY GOODNESS!! I cannot believe it's nearly half way through August and I'm just now posting this! My apologies, team!! I've been incredibly busy heading up my husband's business temporarily and I am getting caught up on e-mails on my break at the moment... so this is when I notice these things. Ooops! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've made this thread our chit chat thread for the remainder of this month and all of September. What does everyone have going on besides getting ready for school to s... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:51:43 EST Check out the new swap! Check out the new school-themed swap - due Sept. 5th!! Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:34:24 EST Back to School Swap - Due Sept. 5th It's Back to School Time!!! This will be a school themed swap....You must include 3 Elements......A Title, and 2 school-themed shapes, these shapes can be the same or different, as long as they coordinate. They must be "dressed" up, assembled and embellished. <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. I will keep this open until Friday, if we have more than 10 interested I will split into smalle... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:28:31 EST July 2012 Chit Chat! Here's our thread to chat for July! <BR> <BR> So, what's everyone up to this month?? Tue, 3 Jul 2012 20:30:36 EST Cricut Cartridge Sale! Jo-Ann has $49-59 Cricut Cartridges on sale for $29.99. Also, they have buy 2 get one free! However, I am not sure that both offers can be combined. <BR> <BR> Happy Cricuting!!! <BR> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:44:53 EST June 2012 Chit Chat Yet again I am late getting this thread started. I'm so sorry! <BR> <BR> Things are just busy and, well, I'm sure you all can relate!! <BR> <BR> Here's our June thread!! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:30:34 EST Pick Your Catagory Group 2 CANCELLED Hi Team Cricut-licious Swappers <BR> <BR> My very first Cricut-licious Swap filled up way before the closing date so I am opening Group 2 with the same 5 Catagories... <BR> <BR> There will be Five (5) Swap Catagories, each will have five (5) spots, and each will require you to make FOUR(4) "page elements" or shapes. <BR> <BR> I will keep sign-ups open for at least one week (Closing this group of 5 June 8th) to allow everyone who wants to participate to get all signed up. <BR> <BR> The... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:16:35 EST Pick Your Catagory or Catagories Group 1-DDJuly 18 Hi Team Cricut-licious Swappers <BR> <BR> I asked Pam if I could "hostess" a swap while she and Amy are busy and she said, "YES". I am really excited and hope that I can pull this off smoothly and with the same efficiency as Amy. I love the page elements idea and think that I will follow suit. I am going to use the same basic idea...with a few changes. <BR> <BR> There will be Five (5) Swap Catagories, each will have five (5) spots, and each will require you to make FOUR(4) "page elements"... Sat, 26 May 2012 01:39:40 EST May 2012 Chit Chat Wow... it's May! How did THAT go and happen?? <BR> <BR> Well, here is our chit chat thread for the month. What's going on for you this month?? <BR> <BR> I have a lot going on- school gets out, my daughter has her first dance recital, and I'm working full time again... Yep, it's going to be busy! But, that's ok... at least I have my scrapbooking to help keep my sanity! :) Tue, 1 May 2012 12:52:50 EST healthy scrapper hello, im new to spark and love to scrap/ cricut is my joy! and really trying to get healthy as well. Newbie from Texas! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:53:51 EST Handmade TY cards Hi, <BR> <BR> Monday was my first day back at work after a month of recovery from surgery. During that time, I decided to make 3 of my co-workers TY cards for doing my job in my absence. Another co-worker (I just solemnized her wedding on the 29th of Feb.) saw the TY cards and fell in love with them! She asked how much I would charge her for 10-12 TY cards. I don't know what to charge. I have only 1 month o card making under my belt!! <BR> <BR> Are any of you making and selling handmade... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:53:05 EST April 2012 Chit Chat! WOW! It's April already!! <BR> <BR> So, what is everyone up to this month? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 20:45:14 EST Time to Get Cricuting Again Hi, <BR> <BR> I have a Cricut Expression and Imagination, and they both are collecting dust. My son is 13 now and outside of Karate and Boy Scouts, I cannot find anything to Cricut! I am thinking about scrapbooking my weightloss journey, and I am looking to fellow team members to get me cricuting again! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:51:48 EST March 2012 Chit Chat Hi Team!! Can you believe it's March already?? I can hardly believe it myself! <BR> <BR> Spring will be here before we know it... I am really looking forward to that! <BR> <BR> Well, here is our thread to chat the month of March away! Feel free to tell what's happening, share your successes, vent your frustrations, and encourage each other! <BR> <BR> Happy March, everyone!! Sun, 4 Mar 2012 13:52:57 EST Page Element Swap #1 - DD April 20th I'm going to run the swaps a little differently this year. I'm going to hold four page element swaps - each of these swaps will have different categories in them, we can have as many groups as needed, I will keep sign-ups open for at least one week to allow for everyone to sign up that wants to. The due date is April 20th, please read thru everything before committing. <BR> <BR> This Swap will be a "Spring" themed's how it will work. There will be a main category (Easter, Sp... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:41:27 EST February Chit Chat Hi team! My apologies for not posting this 3 days ago... I knew it was the beginning of February, but darn it if I didn't forget to post the new chit chat thread! Oh well... here it is- better late than never, right? <BR> <BR> So... what's everyone up to this month? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:42:33 EST newbie here Hi, my name is Lola and I live in Yuma AZ. I've been a Cricut user since the first one came out, and upgraded to the Expressions when that came out. I don't use it now like I used to, but still keep it handy. I mostly love making cards, but do some other crafts too. <BR> <BR> I was reading about your money bank and that's what prompted me to join your group. I have about 25 lbs to lose and just can't do it on my own. Tried SP a few years ago and it worked, but then fell off the wagon. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:33:44 EST AVID cricutgal just joined Spark I am addicted to my Cricuts and love making things with them. I started my weight loss plan eight days ago and have lost 10 pounds, so that was my incentive to join Spark. I am past the wanting sweets part and have many food options at work cafeteria so just bring my own lunch each day and walk past all those options........It has been hard for me to drink water, but am managing I just got some cricut goodies in the mail tonight. I absolutely love collecting cartridges as I make alot of cards... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:39:42 EST Hello New Girl here Hi everyone i am getting started on my new healthy lifestyle...once again....I hope to stay encouraged and meet some cool people on my journey. I am a diabetic and basically I am literally sick of it. My goal is to get rid of it onceand for living as healthy as i can without all the symptoms and problems that comes with diabetes. i go head first and ready to win! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:19:17 EST Quick Challenge - Jan. 3rd Take 15 minutes and declutter / organize an area of your home. This could be a drawer, closet, corner, anything. What can you throw away or donate?? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:31:29 EST Cricut Challenge - Jan. 3rd - 13th 1 - Organize those cuts from swaps!! If you are anything like me, you have a drawer that stuff gets thrown into, organize that drawer! Use those cuts!! <BR> <BR> 2 - Create a card / scrapbook page using a NEW Cricut cut, one you've never used before! <BR> <BR> 3 - Do anything with your Cricut! <BR> <BR> Remember, you can post your work to the team or your personal sparkpage, everyone likes to see each others work! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:29:54 EST January - Chit Chat Happy New Year Team!! <BR> <BR> What are some of your goals this year?? What are YOU going to do so that you can reach them?? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:27:08 EST 212 in 2012 Challenge!! Ok, I did this challenge a few years ago and needed to take a break from it, but I'm ready to head it up's very simple. Your goal is to COMPLETE 212 this year! Post here your progress. You are the ones who decide what done is done and what constitutes a page, for example, I completed 2 pages for my desk calendar, they are only 6 1/2 x 4 1/2, but they are done and that's 2 pages towards my goal! <BR> <BR> Ok, who wants to play?!? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 18:51:54 EST New to Cricut Hi! My name is Bonnie. <BR> <BR> My mother-in-law gave me a cricut mini for Christmas. I hadn't asked for it, and barely even know what to do with it. I think I might like it, but am looking for ideas, since I've never thought of myself as craftsy/artistic (other than needlework by pattern). <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that by joining this team I can get new ideas and learn how to use (and maybe even love) my new cricut mini. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:17:54 EST Hello & Happy New Year! I am very excited to find this Spark Team!! I love my Cricut! I've been scrapbooking for about a year, but am still learning all the endless possibilities that come with using the Cricut. Last night, my brother's fiancee was over and we played around with the different cartridges. I think we have come up with a really cute idea for their wedding favors. So excited!! <em>30</em> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:38:22 EST December Chit Chat! YIKES! Sorry, team! I forgot to post this a few days ago. I guess life got busy! <BR> <BR> Here's our thread to chat for December!! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:41:53 EST help -how do I attach my computer to the cricut c Hi, I thought I posted this before but I don't see it. I apologize if it is there. Can anyone tell me how I connect my computer to my cricut machine. there was nothing in my box that would allow me to attach it to a USB port. Is there something I need to buy and if so, what. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Karen Sat, 3 Dec 2011 10:03:13 EST cricut craft room Sorry if this is a repeat..I haven't been on Spark people in way too long...can't seem to focus right now on sticking to the program. Ayway I need help with more than that and I know I can always get help here at Spark People. <BR> Does anyone use the cricut craft room? If so, how does it work? do you connect your computer to your cricut machine after you design something so you can cut it? If so how do you connect them. There was nothing in my box that would attach my cricut to a USB port ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:03:41 EST tag swap Mine went into the mail Fri. Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:44:30 EST christmas swap I think it is lost. I will do it again and mail later. What a bummer. It may still show up. Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:43:12 EST November 2011 Chit Chat! It's November!! <BR> <BR> What's going on with everyone this month? Any special craftiness? Prepping for anything big (besides the upcoming holidays)? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:54:43 EST Swaps It has come to our attention that there has been some drama surrounding the current swaps. When Pam and I stepped down as hostesses we thought the swaps would continue to run smoothly as they have in the past, this has not been the case. <BR> <BR> The swaps are winding down now for the year, as they have in the past. Due to the holidays, it has been our practice to not host any swaps in November and December. With that said, the swaps WILL resume again in January with Pam & I doing the ma... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:06:07 EST Challenge - Oct. 24 - Nov. 5th Sorry I slacked on the challenge again :( <BR> <BR> Here is your challenge! <BR> <BR> 1) Christmas is coming, yes it is, even if you aren't now is the time to get ready! Get some cuts done for those cards / tags, even if you don't assemble them until later, at least your cuts will be done! <BR> <BR> 2) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Halloween!! Not many people give cards at Halloween, this week take the time to make a few "mini" cards to give to those special people who also love this... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:14:05 EST CHRISTMAS TAG Swap~DD :Dec.3rd!!!! Hi Everyone! I am hosting a Christmas TAG swap , although this one is FOR UNLAYERED as well as layered tags as you wish to do! It is open to ten people and due Dec.3rd.List your tags and cart[s] used as SOON as possible!!! You do not need to specify if you are doing a layered or UNLAYERED tag. Remember, people might want to use these for JOURNALING { besides being used as a tag} ,so do NOT put ANY writing on the FRONT of tag,unless it is necessary! Please sign up NOW as sign-ups fill up FAST... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:38:54 EST Christmas Swap ~Due Dec.10th! Hi Everyone! This Christmas swap is for 10- people~ sign up what cart or carts you're using & the items you are making.Copy the list and paste it in your reply .NOTE:If 10 people sign up , you'll be making 20 items TOTAL:EITHER 20 of one item or ten of the two items you select,each person receiving two of your cuts.~ If you list TBA , please try to get the the names of the items you'll be making within one-two weeks of signing up,so we don't have duplicates! I have some personal commitment... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:23:52 EST EARLY Thanksgivin g/Christmas MINI swap! Ok~~~ I know this is WAY EARLY ,but I have been getting responses for the next MINI swap so, I thought I would put it up in Oct. and then give a whole MONTH before the due date! The due date is NOVEMBER 5th! The theme is :Thanksgiving/Christmas . This is a MINI swap and limited to five people ONLY!!!! Sign up fast!!! <BR> Copy & paste this list and cart or carts /items you are doing . Note: You are making FIVE items ,2 DIFFERENT types OR you can prefer to make TEN of all the SAME item and... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 15:07:26 EST Cricuteers Challenge - Oct. 7th - Oct. 14th In honor of our new team name, I want you to create a layout that personifies the team name, in other words, make a layout that is "Cricut-Licious"!! Another choice, use "odd" sized photos on your LO...anything but a 4x6 photo! Or just scrap anything!! <BR> <BR> Ok....Who's in?!?!? Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:38:20 EST anyone use post-it sticky paper with their cricut? hi all, <BR> i want to use my cricut to create a monogram to stick to the outside front of an album. <BR> was wondering if i could use post-it sticky craft paper to cut out monogram to stick to fake leather album cover. <BR> the monogram won't fit thru my zyron and i think glue will be a mess and may not stick to album. it's a creative memories fake leather album. <BR> i'm new to cricut and would appreciate any help. this is for my album of my sons wedding, don't want to ruin it. than... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 08:33:14 EST October Chit-Chat! I can't believe it's Oct. 1st!! It sure doesn't feel like it here in New England :( It's been rainy, cold and humid!! Certainly not typical fall weather, oh well, it's GREAT weather for scrapping, which hopefully, I'll get more done this month than last! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great month!! Mon, 3 Oct 2011 06:51:11 EST New Team Name Amy had posted a challenge a while back asking for input for a new team name, and she got zero responses! LOL So, she got together with me and we decided to come up with a new name, one that coordinates with our other team and a new pic, so don't be alarmed when you see the new name / pic when you log in to SP! It's still the same old team :) Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:48:35 EST Cricuteers Challenge - Sept. 28th - Oct. 7th I'm going to try, try, try, my hardest to post these on Fridays!! I'm always in need of challenge ideas, seeing as I had to steal this one from another team, so keep the suggestions coming! <BR> <BR> Here's your challenge until Oct. 7th...I'll post a new one then ;) <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges, should you choose to accept them: <BR> <BR> - Since fall is approaching, use a "fall" theme on your layout! <BR> <BR> - Use your favorite sports' teams colors on your layout! <BR> <BR> - S... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:41:29 EST Halloween Swap It's Halloween Time!!! This will be a Halloweenl themed swap....anything related to Halloween goes! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. I will keep this open until Friday, if we have more than 10 interested I will split into smaller groups. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 2 shapes for EACH person in the group! If there are 10 people in the group, you will make 20 cuts, getting 2 of yours ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:50:14 EST Anything Goes Mini Swap (5 people) This will be a anything goes swap....anything you want with the exception of not doing Halloween, some swappers do not celebrate Halloween! I will post a new swap for those that would like to do a Halloween Swap also. <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 5 people to sign up. Once you sign up state which cart and which shape you will be cutting. I will keep this open until Friday. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 2 shapes for EACH person in the group! If there are 5 people in the ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:48:36 EST Swap Announcement I decided today, after much thought, to not host / participate in swaps until further notice. I'm desperately behind with my scrapping and I need to use up what I have and make a dent in my scrapping. Hopefully I'll be caught up soon and can resume hosting swaps. <BR> <BR> Anyone on the team can take over hosting the swaps, use what I've done in the past or come up with something new....go for it!! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:51:59 EST Card maker I've found that there aren't enough Holidays in the year to keep me busy. I just love my cricut, our sons gave me it for Christmas! Got rid of my Xyron cutter and have been cutting like a mad woman ever since. Can't wait to join in the next swap - that sounds like a lot of fun!! <link><BR>41411205/in/photostream </link> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:42:54 EST Autumn/Harvest MINI Swap ~DD Hi everyone! I have an idea for a swap.After the participating in school swap and only having 5 people in it, I decided that it would be EASIER to have a "Mini" swap limiting it to only five people and possibly having them more frequently [like every 2-3 weeks] instead of once a month. They would be different themes from the once-a-month swaps that we have already. <BR> So,here's the first MINI swap for September 2011~ Autumn/Harvest.DD~Oct.1,2011 <BR> Copy/paste this list and give the nam... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:18:17 EST How do I join in? I would love to join the Halloween themed swap. Please let me know what I need to do. <BR> Thanks!! <BR> Val <em>430</em> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:04:01 EST September Chit Chat! I cannot believe it's September already!! This summer just flew by, I love this time of year, the routines, the weather, the quiet house when the kids are in school ;) This is certainly a very busy time of year for most of us, I hope we can find some crafting time amongst the craziness! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:59:21 EST Cricuteers Challenge - Aug. 29th - Sept. 3rd - Finish a project you've been putting off! <BR> <BR> - Start a project you've been procrastinating about! <BR> <BR> - Use a Cricut cut on a card / scrapbook page! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:03:53 EST Money Jar Challenge!! I totally stole this idea from my friend, Tracy, who stole it from another team, but......I thought this was a fantastic idea and a great way to feed our addiction!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! This is a personal challenge and one you keep track of on your own, so whether you play once a week, once a month or everyday, it's up to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WILL "OFFICIALLY" START TODAY!... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:01:28 EST Personal Challenge - Aug. 28th - Sept. 3rd Get Organized!! <BR> <BR> The kids are going back to school and along with that comes homework, after school activities, running around like a crazy person ;) <BR> <BR> Makes lists <BR> Use an app - my fav...."Home Routine" for the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or I found this.... you can print a weekly task list <link><BR>d/getting-organised-the-printable-week<BR>ly-task-list-for-home-keepers </link> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:48:20 EST School Themed Swap - DD - Sept. 16th It's Back to School Time!!! This will be a school themed swap....anything related to school goes! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. I will keep this open until Friday, if we have more than 10 interested I will split into smaller groups. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 2 shapes for EACH person in the group! If there are 10 people in the group, you will make 20 cuts, getting 2 of yours ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:40:22 EST Chit Chat- August 2011! Hi team! <BR> I'm back! <BR> I took a little time off to work a few things out, but I'm back now to help Amy! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it's August already? WOW! School is going to be starting up here in a few weeks and I am not sure I'm ready! I'm in school (still) myself and the week after my class is done my kids go back! <BR> <BR> Well, here is our thread to chat for August. Let's get scrapping!!! <em>334</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:23:01 EST Summer/Vacation Swap It looks like Amy is super busy, so I will host this one.This will be my first time hosting a swap, but I am more than happy to host to help out our team and I am dying to make something. <BR> <BR> The swap is for SUMMER/VACATION themed cuts only!!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of differe... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:54:30 EST CONTEST!! I'm ready for change! <BR> <BR> I originally took over this team a few years ago when the leader went MIA...I'm thinking it's time for a new team name and team photo. Now someone created the current team photo using their Cricut so I'd like to do the same. <BR> <BR> Submissions for names and / or photo are due to me ( by July 31st. I will then get all the submissions together and set up a voting pole, which I will keep open for 1 week. <BR> <BR> Any ???'s...let ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:38:10 EST 2011 Swap Schedule - FYI ONLY - DO NOT REPLY <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this thread! This is just an FYI so you know what's coming up. Any changes to the schedule will be posted here. <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Jan. Valentine's Theme <BR> Feb. Tag Swap <BR> March. Layered Flowers AND Animals <BR> April. Bug / Critter Theme <BR> May. Wedding / Baby Theme <BR> June. Sports <BR> July. Summer / Vacation Theme <BR> Aug. School Theme <BR> Sept. Halloween Theme <BR> Oct. Christmas Theme <BR> <BR> ** A... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:11:28 EST just in case this is not a real active thread. But I will keep posting here,just in case someone else shows up. Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:33:54 EST July Chit Chat Here's our thread for July, I know a few days late, but better late than never right?!? <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went to the beach and had a great time, wish I was going back today but I have to work! BOO! <BR> <BR> I went online to this morning and ordered "Paisley" with my reward points!! If you haven't checked out the rewards lately I suggest you do, they've added some new items you can get ;) Now to build up my reward points again!! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:06:30 EST Greetings from Portland, OR. Hi: I have lived in Portland for 3 yrs now. I use my cricut to make cards. I have cuddlebug also. There are several charitable organizations I make cards for. So always looking for new techniques and ideas. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:55:11 EST New to the team Good Afternoon! Just joined the team! I am excited to combine my love of scrapbooking/card making with my healthier me journey!! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:06:32 EST Sports Themed Swap - Due July 8th The swap is for SPORTS themed cuts only!!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape). You MUST make 2 cuts per person in the group. If there are 10 people in the group, you will make 20 cuts, getting 2 of yours back. <BR> <BR> These sha... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 08:23:46 EST June Chit Chat WOW! It's the first of June!! <BR> Here is our thread to chat away this month!! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:18:33 EST Quick Challenge 5/13 TGIF!!! <BR> <BR> Here's your challenge....start a new project! Maybe something you've been procrastinating about, a swap that needs to get done or something that you haven't quite been motivated to start.....get it started today!! Fri, 13 May 2011 08:02:27 EST Quick Challenge - 5/12 Sorry this is later in the day than usual, I had to sleep this morning! <BR> <BR> Anyway, here is your daily challenge......go to Spark Exercises and pick a NEW exercise and do 3 sets of 25 reps!! Try something different, you never know, it could be your new favorite! Thu, 12 May 2011 15:09:33 EST Quick Challenge - 5/11 Here's your challenge for today... <BR> <BR> Find at least 3 items in your craft room that you won't use and send them to a friend who will! Wed, 11 May 2011 10:54:01 EST Just found Cricuteers! I got a Cricut for Christmas this past December and LOVE it! I've been a long time member on Spark (although a rather sporadic user until recently) but just thought to look for fellow scrappers today. I'm so happy to have found some fellow Cricuteers! <BR> Tue, 10 May 2011 20:58:58 EST Quick Challenge 5/20 Take 15 minutes today and organize something in your craft/scrap area! Go through pictures! Throw away scraps! Clear off your workspace! Purge your stash! <BR> <BR> I'm going to sort through and organize all my swaps that I've been throwing into a drawer!! Tue, 10 May 2011 11:13:51 EST cricut cartridge storage I just bought a leather bag that has inside compartments for cartridges and keyboards, etc., but the pockets for the booklets and keyboards were scattered and didn't hold many. Then I saw the new Art Bin cases for cartridges, and I love them--bought two. The only thing I don't like about them is that they don't have a carrying handle, so you have to pick up the whole thing, and that's pretty awkward. They're nice. Mon, 9 May 2011 12:52:01 EST Quick Challenge 5/9 I'm going to get back into doing these.... <BR> <BR> Today, do something nice for yourself. Rest. Take a nap. Drink some water. Go for a walk. Call a friend, Read. Scrap! <BR> <BR> We all need to take some time for ourselves. Even if it's just 15 minutes, you can do it! Mon, 9 May 2011 10:42:33 EST Wedding / Baby Themed Swap - DD June 3rd The swap is for WEDDING / BABY themed cuts only!!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape). You can do 1 wedding and 1 baby or 2 of each (2 wedding or 2 baby), just as long as the cuts you are making have not already been chosen. You ... Mon, 9 May 2011 09:11:30 EST May 2011 Chit Chat Can you believe it's May?! WOW! <BR> <BR> Here's our thread to chat for this month- ENJOY!!! Mon, 2 May 2011 06:17:06 EST Just startin' out! Hi I'm Jenn and I just joined SP today and am soooo excited that not only can I find support groups for loseing weight but I can be a part of a group that scrapbooks too! I {heart} my cricut and love using it. Just today I started on making my DD a chore chart with you guesses it CHORE CHART cart. can wait to get to know everyone! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:52:25 EST Newbie from MI Hello, I am a cricut addict...had a personal cricut and gave it away when I bought the expression. Now I have bought the Imagine and handed my expression down to my daughter. I haven't had enough time to play but I do love my Imagine. I am busy making a calendar for a daycare parent. I have also just joined SparkPeople and have added a daily walk to my list. So time is sparse while working with the kids all day. What are you working on for your weight loss and on your cricuts? Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:13:01 EST Hello I am not really new to SP. I am totally new to the message boards and Sparkteams. I was excited when I saw this Sparkteam. <BR> I love my Cricut! I mostly make cards, but I need to get back into actual scrapbooking. So many years behind...oops. <BR> Looking forward to be inspired by crafty people! Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:45:21 EST best help for new cricut user hi. i got cricut for christmas and am just trying to use it. i'm scrapping my album from my sons wedding. have tried cutting some things, not sure what's so great about cricut, unless i have to get a gypsy- i wanted to wait til i knew what i was doing with cricut. <BR> question is -- what's the best way to figure out how to use cricut and what it's good for? maybe a website or utube. right now i think stickers might be easier. any help would be good. thanks. laura Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:16:04 EST Which CRICUT cartridge to choose???? It's my birthday today & I want to get another Cricut cart to add to the collection & I know My hubby will be asking....I usually already have the one in my mind LONG before this ,but am so BUSY with my current 4 chipboard books {3 gingerbread houses and 1 Christmas tree---they're all about childhood memories of cookie-bakes & stuff we did in our neighborhood--car washes, lemonade stands & the photos are SO cute!} and a friend's soccer birthday cake I need to make for her hubby's upcoming bi... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 08:40:40 EST April 2011 Chit Chat! I know it's a day early, but here is our thread to chit chat for April. <BR> <BR> I've been super busy with school since January, so not much crafting has been going on here... it's making me nuts, but I NEED to get through school, so I'm doing the best I can to sneak in a few minutes here and there when I finish an assignment once in a while. <BR> <BR> It's SUPPOSED to be Spring here, too, but yesterday it snowed!! The snow should melt away today or tomorrow with the forecast highs, but... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:24:10 EST ANIMAL Shape Swap- due April 27, 2011!! It's that time again... time for another swap!! Here are the details for this particular swap: <BR> <BR> 1- This swap is an ANIMAL shape swap open to the first TEN people to sign up. <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant will state which cartridge she will use and then state the ONE animal from that cartridge that will be cut. Once an animal from a specific cartridge is claimed, it cannot be cut by another person.This way the same cartridge can be used by another person for a different animal. <BR>... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:14:16 EST Bug/Creature Shape Swap- due April 27, 2011!! It's that time again... time for another swap!! Here are the details for this particular swap: <BR> <BR> 1- This swap is an BUG/CREATURE shape swap open to the first TEN people to sign up. <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant will state which cartridge she will use and then state the ONE bug/creature from that cartridge that will be cut. Once an animal from a specific cartridge is claimed, it cannot be cut by another person.This way the same cartridge can be used by another person for a different ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:03:48 EST Stencils? I want to make letter stencils with my Cricut, does anyone know if any of the font carts have a stencil feature? Where the center of the letters are connected like real stencils) <BR> <BR> thanks. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 08:31:46 EST confirmation page layouts i'm new to cricut. i'm looking for ideas for creating confirmation page layouts. <BR> i'm doing side by side pages - <BR> 1 is for my son when he made his confirmation in 8th grade and <BR> the 1 next to it is for his new wife is converting to catholic & is making her confirmation now at 27. <BR> any ideas? Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:50:57 EST Cricut. For life I need some inspiration for my cricut. I have many many cartridges I don't know what to do with. My daughter tells me that it takes me forever to create a page. She is so creative. She didn't get it from me. I have thousands of photos so I am not lacking in that department. The best scrapbook I ever made was of my brother who past away and I made a scrapbook for my mother. I cried throughout most of it but I truly enjoyed creating it and did it rather quickly. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:22:59 EST Help needed ~with making cards... I have just started making my very first card on Just Because cards cart on my Cricut Expression . I cut out a 8"x6" card thinking the cart can make all sizes of envelopes up to 12". I can't find any info about SIZE of envelopes --except the info about the #'s of different cards.So the card carts only make 5 1/2" x 5 1/2 " size cards like in the project given? I haven't taken any classes on card-making using the Cricut ,so don't have any info yet.Can anyone help. <em>303</em> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 23:59:21 EST Layered Flower Swap This swap is going to be a layered embellished flower swap. Please make sure these have more than 1 layer, and is fully embellished. We will be making 3 flowers per person. Please make these a minimum of 1 1/2" and no larger than 3". I will have 5 people per group. We can have more than 1 group if more than 5 want to join. <BR> <BR> Sign ups will go until March 9th. DUE DATE to me will be March 31st. <BR> <BR> Please include either an envie to ship back or a label to reuse the one... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:04:01 EST March Chit Chat Thread Hi team! My apologies for posting this late, but here is our thread to chat the month of March away... <BR> <BR> Looks like another busy month for my family. My son and my nephew have birthdays, I have a number of friends with birthdays, and then Spring Break is the last week of the month for my son and daughter, too. Add to that everything else that is "normally" going on here and it's going to be super busy! I hope everyone has a wonderful month!!! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:23:54 EST Allthingsc Hello Ladies, <BR> A co-worker sent this site to me. Does anyone know anything about this site? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it safe? Just to want to know. <BR> Thanks Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:19:34 EST Good Wonderful Morning to you all Hi, I am a new member of your team, not really new to Sparkpeople as I have been here a little over a month. <BR> <BR> My name is Rose. I am a 38 year old mother to 3 almost grown kids; two daughters ages almost 20 and almost 21 and a son who will be 17 on Monday. Man time flies. I live with my wonderful fiance and we just bought a house in September. <BR> <BR> I have been going to school forever it seems. I have 5 classes until I finish my associates degree so that I can get a degree in Mi... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 08:26:10 EST Cricut Imagine More Cards I created some quick cards for a friend..please see my blog for the pictures and also their is a picture of me and Cricut! <link> </link> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:29:53 EST Hi Everybody...New here and reposting in correct . Hi! I joined SP last Jan then went to Florida for 2 weeks and kind of dropped out. Now I am resurrecting. I need to get rid of this muffin top! I am from Ohio and have lived in Louisville for 12 years. I love my Cricuts and Make The Cut. I am finding this website a little confusing to get around, my DH is doing it to which makes it more confusung to share recipes. But I am sure I will get the hang of it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:17:31 EST Hi Everyone Hi! I joined SP last Jan then went to Florida for 2 weeks and kind of dropped out. Now I am resurrecting. I need to get rid of this muffin top! I am from Ohio and have lived in Louisville for 12 years. I love my Cricuts and Make The Cut. I am finding this website a little confusing to get around, my DH is doing it to which makes it more confusung to share recipes. But I am sure I will get the hang of it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:12:44 EST I'm new! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople awhile back, but never used the site much until now. So excited to find a fun forum for scrapbooking!! <BR> <BR> I've had my Cricut since September of 2008 and barely used it the first year or so that I had was hard to figure it out! I actually started REALLY using it once I got the program SCAL that I use with it! It makes it sooooo much easier to use and I can do so much more with it now! It's fantastic! Now I use it all the time! I'm h... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:37:18 EST Newbie on Board I am new to sparks just learning my way around. i hope to get support on loosing weight from you guys, i can`t afford to join any programs so i am trying this. i love Scrapbooking, organizining, and decorating. <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> I need to loose about 35 inches and a whole lotta inches. <BR> I need to purge and organize my WHOLE house <BR> I am working on achieveing my morgage agent licience to improve our financial situation <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Tracie Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:10:53 EST Introduction Hi I am a 45 year old housewife. My boyfriends like my husband we would get married but I am on disability. I got a cricuit for christmas I have wildlife packet and don juan. I would love to do some projects money letting me do it. <BR> sincerely Pam Sun, 6 Feb 2011 01:22:15 EST Tag Swap - Due March 1st The swap is for Tags ONLY!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up, state which theme you will be making (b-day, Christmas, etc...) I know alot of you will probably want to do Birthday, so we can make specific Birthday themes....1st Birthday, Girl Birthday, Boy Birthday, Over the Hill, a specific theme (Disney Princess, Cars, etc....) Just be very specific when selecting your theme! <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 tags! So that each perso... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:24:08 EST TX Stampede Anyone going to TX to the cricut Stampede in March? I'm going..I'll be flying in from VA..can't wait.. <BR> <BR> Sharon Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:59:58 EST Cricut Magazine-What are your like and/or dislikes I subscribe to a blog called Obsessed With Scrapbooking by Joy Tracey and she just told of a new Cricut magazine that has come out. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth buying?? It is about 130 pgs. long and has minimal ads mostly in front & back of the magazine.Let me know your thoughts!! Do you like it or dislike it??Why??? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:19:43 EST February 2011 Chit Chat Wow! It's February 2011 already!! <BR> Here is our thread to chat this month! <BR> <BR> Anyone got any plans? New goals? Goals reached? Celebrations coming up? <BR> <BR> We're in the middle of a nasty winter storm here in central Ohio, so I'm sitting at home and praying we don't lose power at any time over the next couple of days! The kids have no school today because of the weather, so we're going to have to keep busy. But we'll find things to do! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:56:39 EST Greetings from MinnSNOWta! Hi there! I decided to check out some groups and since I've been a Cricut lover for 3 years now, I thought this would be the perfect place for me. I scrapbook my two boys, however, I am about 18 months behind. LOL <BR> <BR> I'm a crafter. I love having a creative outlet. It used to be that every spare moment I had, I would go to my scrap nook and create. Then I had my second son, became a SAHM, and moved across the country away from friends and family. We are surviving the winters by ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:47:35 EST New to the group Hello everyone...I am Shirley and have just joined Sparkpeople. I joined because I'm getting tired of nothing fitting, and keeping my coat on so no one sees the spare tire I carry around with me. I've joined this group, because to be honest with you, I'd much rather be playing with my cricut (my husband, the enabler, has over the last 4 years bought me the expression, the gypsy and this year the imagine...which I still haven't figured out) than exercising. I feel guilty when I am in my cra... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:52:24 EST Quick Challenge - 1/26 Here's your challenge for today... <BR> <BR> Start a new project! Maybe you have something you've been putting off starting, start it today!! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:19:07 EST ROSES 'n' THORNS - Best and Worst of the day ROSES: felt so good to sleep in this morning <BR> <BR> THORNS: lots of house work to be done that will interfere with my card making today! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:11:45 EST Quick Challenge - 1/20 Here's your challenge for the day: <BR> <BR> Share your favorite crafting website / blog! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:12:51 EST Quick Challenge - 1/18 Get up and move your body for 15 minutes! Exercise, clean the house, shovel snow, go for a walk, do some yoga, do something....just get up and move!! <BR> <BR> Who's playing?!? Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:18:58 EST New from Missouri Hi Everyone - I'm new to posting, but I have joined in on about 2 swaps, which I enjoyed very much. <BR> THought now I should let myself known on the board. <BR> I'm 72 yrs young(old) at times. I have 7 grandchildren and a new great grandchild, she was born Oct 21. She lives in Ky. so I only got a chance to see her once, hopefully I'll be able to go down in March. <BR> I love scrapbooking & card making - I have an over abundance of supplies, I think I like shopping more than actually doing t... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:06:18 EST New From Boston Area Hi! I'm Chrys (sounds like Chris) and DH bought me the Cricut when it first came out. I love it! I also do a lot of quilting, sewing, and some knitting, so I had put my Cricut away for a bit. I just pulled it out again after months of Christmas sewing/quilting to create thank you cards and have fallen in love all over again! I look forward to getting to know you and for sharing lots of creative ideas! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 10:38:42 EST New From Colorado - Love My Cricut Hello All! I just joined SparkPeople yesterday and was so excited to see a cricut group! Hope this mb is easier to use than the one has changed to! I used my cricut tonight on a card I made for my dad's birthday. I'm participating in a challenge to use my cricut carts because I have so many that I have not even used since I got them. I now have about 70 carts. My goals for this year include losing 30 lbs and to start working on my Ancestry and family albums. <BR> <BR> Tammy Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:29:19 EST Quick Challenge - 1/14 Here's you challenge for today: <BR> <BR> - Spend 15 minutes in your craft area....clean, organize, start / finish a project, redecorate...ANYTHING!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:20:38 EST New To Team Hi I'm new to this team, sounds like fun. I love to scrapbook and am always looking for new ideas. <BR> Kathy Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:18:58 EST Quick Challenge - 1/13 I'm going to try to put one of these up each day! <BR> <BR> Here's today's challenge....go to at least 2 new members on our team and give them a warm welcome! Sparkmail, Sparkgoodies or just leave them a message letting them know that they are welcomed! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:10:25 EST Hi from CA Hello to each of you. My name is Amberly, I am 31 years old and live in CA. I am trying to lose weight, and was challenged to try spark people, and love my cricut, so thought i would check this out. Look forward to meeting you. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:06:00 EST Gypsy Chat Thanks to Denice (Dedelicious), we now have a place we can just chat about our beloved Gypsy's!! <BR> <BR> Feel free to post tips, links, projects, pretty much anything as it relates to the Gypsy!! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:24:08 EST Hi from Florida I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas from my hubby and have not tried to use it yet. One of my friends from another team mentioned this group, so here I am!!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to advice and ideas. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:25:41 EST New I am new to the message board. I had tried SparkPeople in the past, but found it was easier to just go back to old habits. I have been using a cricut for a year and just got a gypsy. I also just found my sister, so we both have decided to try and lose weight together. This years goal is to stick with it and lose weight. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:33:17 EST New to this My name is Jenni and I am new to sparkpeople and very excited about hitting goal weight this year! I have created an event on my FB page so that I can help friends get motivated too! After I see how many want to join me in the weightloss for this year...I will also be creating a FB group! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 22:13:33 EST Valentine's Swap - Due Feb. 4th The swap is for Valentine's themed cuts only!!! <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered / embellished) and assembled! <BR> <BR> The due date is February 4th! Please be mindful of th... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:18:44 EST Card Making Carts Are there any card makers out there? I have the cart 'Wild Card' for making cards and someone told me there is another one besides that one. Is there a different one? How do you like using the cartridge for making cards? I truthfully haven't used it yet...I find myself sometimes overwhelmed with what the carts do and how to use them. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:42:43 EST Retired Carts--Can You List Any You Know??? As I had received some $ from MIL for Christmas,I was wanting to add to my carts and looking on CraftECorner,saw many are retiring. I KNOW my Cricuteers know better than anybody what carts are retired or retiring and thought it might be helpful to list.[I'll go back it reread it anyway,often!]. I know that ZooBalloo is retiring. Others???? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:27:46 EST 2011 Swap Schedule <em>228</em> Please do not reply to this thread! This is just an FYI so you know what's coming up. Any changes to the schedule will be posted here. This is a tentative swap schedule I came up with...we'll figure out who is going to host what and post the first swap details in a week or so <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> Jan. Valentine's Theme <BR> Feb. Tag Swap <BR> March. Layered Flowers AND Animals <BR> April. Bug / Critter Theme <BR> May. Wedding / Baby Theme AND Embossed Folders <BR> June... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:23:06 EST 2011 Goals Hi there, team! <BR> I thought I'd post this little thread for us to post any type of goal you'd like to share. It may be a weight loss goal, an exercise goal, a paper crafting goal... WHATEVER type of goal you'd like for 2011. If you'd like to share them here and then update them weekly, monthly, quarterly (however works for you)- feel free! We can check in and encourage each other on goals met, goals in progress, and even goal revisions. <BR> <BR> So... anyone want to share a goal (or... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:37:12 EST January 2011 Chit Chat Well, it's a New Year! Here's our thread to chit chat the new month away! Have at it, team! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>411</em> <em>409</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:22:30 EST Cricut Challenges I am new and I am wondering if you do weekly Cricut challenges or crafts and share them in pics? <BR> <BR> Sara Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:33:07 EST What have you got w/your Cricut points? I have started to accumulate Cricut points with the cartridges ---has anyone redeemed theirs? and if you have, are you HAPPY with what you got???? Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:17:31 EST What Cricut product did you receive as a gift? Knew I had to put this as a topic with Christmas and all! I received this Christmas-2010- TWO cartridges---Gingerbread Limited Edition--Which I LOVE the outlined gingerbread cookies/icons and Joys of the Season---which a fellow scrapping buddy lent me and I had been working with---I lent her my OLD WEST cartridge so she could finish her wild west album--. It's fun to have your OWN Cartridge!!!!! <em>443</em> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 12:56:24 EST Hello All ! Hey there! <BR> <BR> My name is Karen. I am currently at work..and was going through some of the Spark Teams that are listed..and was thrilled to see some Scrapbook Teams. <BR> <BR> I live in Va. - 39 years old. New to scrapbooking..but am loving it! I have owned my Cricut since October. I have been experimenting with Sure Cuts a Lot ..and Inkscape..but I am new to it all. - I love it!!! <BR> <BR> My daughter is graduating this June..and wanted to give her a scrapbook for graduation..a... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 01:50:02 EST Scrapboo Has anyone heard of They have some good prices on some scrapbook items, but I have never heard of the company before. Just checking to see, I would hate a repeat like the company. Let me know whether good or bad! Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:00:27 EST 2011 Swap Ideas HI!! <BR> <BR> Just looking for some swap ideas going into next year! What did you like?? What would you like to do?? <BR> <BR> I'll start running swaps again in January, once the craziness of the Holidays have settled down. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:05:39 EST Please pass this along! My sister in law lost her niece (she was 4yrs old) to a fatal house fire on Saturday morning. There were no smoke detectors in the house. Please make sure that you have the amount of smoke detectors in your home that you should have and make sure that you change the batteries and test them weekly. If you don't have what you are supposed to have or question what you should have, call your local fire department and they will do an assesment for free to make sure that you do. Please, do this... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 23:23:12 EST Let's talk vinyl I want to branch out in my cricut-ing. <BR> <BR> What vinyl projects have you done? <BR> <BR> What ones are you considering? <BR> <BR> When would I need to use transfer paper? <BR> <BR> Would a vinyl phrase work on a textured wall? <BR> <BR> Do I need to use the deep cut blade? Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:07:28 EST December 2010 Chit Chat! WOW! It's December! Here is our thread to chit chat the month away. Feel free to come here to get inspiration, ask questions, vent, share your moments, and just chat!! <BR> <BR> I know everyone is busy, so I won't even ask what is going on in your lives... but feel free to share if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Have a great December, team!!! Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:30:14 EST Challenge- Nov. 29 - Dec. 31, 2010! Well, here is the final challenge for 2010!! Honestly, with all that happens this time of year, this challenge should be right up everyone's alley! We will get back to posting challenges again in early 2011, so please check back on them then... in the meantime, here is the current challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- finish up any crafting projects you have started for the holidays! <BR> <BR> 2- find some time to relax!!!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, everyone!!! Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:17:06 EST Cuttlebug and Sizzix Products I was wondering if anyone knows if you can use the Cuttlebug plates on the Sizzix Big Kick? A co-worker thinks that you can, but I have not been to find out if you can or not. I don't want to damage her plates or my machine if not. Any tips or an answer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:11:19 EST Gift Projects Anyone making any Christmas gifts with paper and glue this year??? Please share! Mine will upload very soon. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:02:13 EST What is this month's finished product for you? Two layouts of LAST year's Christmas I wanted to get done! They are titled--"Christ IS Christmas" and "the joy of CHRISTMAS" featuring my 3 yo son in both--the first, lighting candles on the Advent wreath and the second, my hubby w/ my son playing with the remote controlled train set he got and capturing the JOY on his face in the center photo [got 9 mini photos on the page]!---Betsy <em>460</em> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 10:57:54 EST Which Cricut product is on YOUR Christmas List? I like getting the old Cartridges---Joys of the Season...Home Decor.... <em>224</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:20:21 EST new to team new to this team and cricut. i've been using a friends trying to decide if i want to get one. am scrapbooking a parents wedding album for myself and haven't found many ways to use the cricut wedding cartridge. has anyone used it? scrapbooking is keeping me from eating. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 13:09:22 EST Challenge- Nov. 8-21, 2010! My apologies for not posting this last week! I totally forgot and thought it was THIS week I was supposed to post! oops! Anyway... here are the choices for this two week challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut some items that would fall under the theme of being THANKFUL! <BR> <BR> 2- Use browns, oranges, yellows, and other fall colors to make some cuts! <BR> <BR> 3- Use this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to make a desktop calendar as a gift for someone- or just for yourself... and as a note- if... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:13:06 EST November 2010 Chit Chat! YIKES! I cannot believe that yesterday was November 1! I'm not going to say any more because we ALL know what this time of year has in store for us... <BR> <BR> That being said, what is everyone up to? Any big plans? Any projects in the works?? Chat away- this is our thread to do that for this month! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 06:49:59 EST FREE GYPSY DOWNLOADS FOR GYPSY OWNERS!!! I was just at Michaels and they have the Gypsy on sale for $129. Then I found this promo on the Cricut website for Gypsy.... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Purchase a Gypsy from any retailer. <BR> 2. Register your Gypsy at <BR> 3. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CARTRIDGES straight to your Gypsy! <BR> <BR> * *Digital version only, actual packaing, overlays, cartidges, handbooks and other printed material not included. <BR> <BR> Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:04:58 EST $1.00 bins at Michael's Went to Micheal's yesterday, I shouldn't have but I did it anyway! I just had to share this with you and some of you may already know about the $1.00 bins or the $10 FOR $10 (Same as the dollar bins), but any who, I found 11 different high quality wooden stamps and some ink pads as well for $1.00 each. They are Halloween stamps and Christmas stamps. There were all different kinds of ink colors. If you have time check it out. I love a good deal! Happy scrapping! I am going to do a lot thi... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:13:18 EST New to Cricuteers I love to scrapbook. I was so thrilled to find this Team here. I recently started making cards. I have the cricut and I just love it. The one rule that I have is this: No scrap booking/card making, if I don't exercise that day. So far I am going 7 days strong of some kind of exercise even if it is just walking for 30 -45 minutes outside. It is worth it, because I stay healthy and I get to play with my toys. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:06:03 EST Christmas Tag Swap- Due Nov. 29, 2010! We did this swap last year and it was a HUGE success! Everyone needs those nifty little Christmas tags for their gifts, right? Well, it's about time to start thinking (if we haven't already) about them again. This swap makes tags fun, and it's an easy way to get some SUPER CUTE ones to adorn those presents- plus get some oooh's and aaahhh's when the recipient sees the awesome gift tag with their name on it!! That being said, here are the guidelines for this swap: <BR> <BR> PLEASE READ THRO... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:51:32 EST Challenge- October 18-31, 2010!! Alright, team! Here's another two week challenge to help get those creative juices flowing (or flowing even MORE!)... <BR> <BR> 1- Add a die cut that you've made to a corner bookmark. You can find out how to make a corner bookmark here: <BR> <link><BR>/tutorials/cornerbookmark/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2- Use your cuts/dies on little treats for those you give Halloween goodies to! <BR> <BR> 3- Take out a cartridge you haven't used in 2 or more months and c... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:15:01 EST Christmas Cut Swap - Due Dec. 1st The swap is for Christmas themed cuts only, this will also be the last swap *I* run this year, I will resume swaps in January ;) <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered / embellished... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:20:38 EST Scrapbook Expo=where & when & are you going? I thought I list the Expo as a topic since I'm going to the Expo [for all day/night crop!!!!] in Ontario,CA this year-2010-on Sat. Oct.23 and would like to meet any SP Cricuteers there. This year they're having the electrical hook-ups at your OWN table! Unfortunately I can't afford THAT,but am HAPPY to have 15+ HOURS UNINTERRUPTED to crop! I'm cutting back this year--no shopping and no classes,but just want TO CROP!---Betsy <em>213</em> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:35:34 EST New to SP & The Team Hey guys. I'm super new to SP and the team. I'd love to get this ball rolling though. So since we're scrapbookers, are you guys tracking birthdays or anything? I love swaps and card mailings so I thought this would be a good place to start. Sat, 9 Oct 2010 21:44:20 EST Challenge- October 4-17, 2010! Here is the next two week challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut a shape that you would normally NOT cut and use it on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 2- Cut some fall shapes to use on those awesome Autumn layouts and cards! <BR> <BR> 3- Dress up some cuts with some warm, fall colored accents and/or bling! <BR> <BR> 4- Cut anything!! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing along these next couple of weeks?? Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:59:13 EST October 2010 Chit Chat! Wow- October already! How'd that go and happen?? <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat the month away... So what is everyone up to this month? Any new goals? New projects? Gearing up for the all-too-fast-approaching-Holidays? Enjoying fall? <BR> <BR> Fill us in! <em>41</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 06:37:10 EST New to the team I'm new to this message board. I've been using Sparkpeople for a little while, but haven't posted before. I hope that my Cricut can bring a little extra motivation to participate on the site. <BR> <BR> I'm going to spend a big portion of this weekend scrapping and am looking forward to posting some results on the boards. <BR> <BR> Tonia Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:39:53 EST Help I joined yesterday to give myself a kick in the pants to get me started. I can not find where to put in the foods I eat or how to keep records. Over 60, so I know my mind is going but I can't find my way around the site. Can anyone help, please. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:30:17 EST Hi I signed up for Sparkpeople a little while back but didn't really do anything with it. Now it's time to get serious. I have been searching the site trying to familiarize myself. I am a scrapbooker with an E, a G and too many cartridges. My son graduates from high school in May and I've got to get my act together and lose this extra weight. Nice to meet you all. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:32:41 EST How Do You Prepare your Food for Away Crops I am going to a weekend crop on Friday and I do not know where to start as far as preparing for my meals. I will have a small refrigerator & microwave. I know there will be pizza one night and snacks. Depending on where the pizza is from and what kind I may eat it or not. There will be other restaurants in the area that I can get things from. Any suggestions? Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:22:39 EST gillie Hello everyone. My name is gillie and I am a scrapboooker for manyyyyyyy years. I am on vacation in Kentucky and suddenly realized that I can't keep up with the girls anymore. Spent a lot of time sitting and waiting for them. This is how I found Spark. As soon as I am home on Friday, I am starting my weight loss and scrapping those Christmas gifts. Glad to be on board. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:43:34 EST Challenge- September 20-October 3, 2010 Well, last week's challenge wasn't met too enthusiastically, so I'm making this one a two week challenge and I'll also pose a question here that I would like answered honestly as well. <BR> <BR> First, the question: Do you want to see the challenges continue or should we stop them altogether? <BR> <BR> Second, the challenge for the next two weeks: <BR> <BR> 1- Use 3 cuts on a layout or card <BR> <BR> 2- Get a headstart on your holiday pages and cards by cutting something and using it tha... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:56:41 EST Halloween Shape Swap - Due Oct. 15th The swap is for Halloween themed cuts only.... <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes (2 shapes for EACH person)! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered) and assembled! <BR> <BR> The due date is October 15th! Please be m... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 06:51:35 EST Challenge- September 13-19, 2010 We haven't had a weekly challenge here for a couple of months, so let's try to get these rolling again!! <BR> <BR> Here are your choices for this week- choose one, choose all- it's up to you! <BR> <BR> 1- Cut something that is Fall related! Fall IS just around the corner, after all! <BR> <BR> 2- Use Autumn COLORS in ANY cut you make this week! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut ANYTHING! It's always better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As always, these challenges are simply to help get th... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:32:02 EST What are your hardest / easiest subjects to scrap? My hardest are my hubby's. My easiest=my son's! Tue, 7 Sep 2010 12:32:05 EST September 2010 Chit Chat! Seriously? It's September?? I literally got up this morning thinking it was still the last day in August and for some reason just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that today is, in fact, September 1st! Holy moly! <BR> <BR> Anyway... here's our thread to chit chat for the month... hopefully I don't let this month get away from me!! How about you?? Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:49:47 EST LunchBox Note Swap - DUE Oct. 1st!!! I'm stealing this idea from a swap I'm in on the Cricut Message Boards.... <BR> <BR> Lunch Box Notes!!!! Even if you don't have children, the cards are great for little love notes to leave for anyone at anytime, you can also use these as journal boxes! <BR> <BR> 2 x 3.5 OR larger. Circles, squares, stars, hearts, tags, etc are fine as long as they meet the minimum size requirement. These should be made with high quality textured cardstock and layered at least TWO times. If you want your ca... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:58:14 EST Got Caught Up With The Bug A 3am infomercial. That's all it took. I've always wanted to make my own cards - perhaps a line for dysfunctional families. There is was. The answer to my prayers. The Expression. Then the DS, Gypsy, Cuttlebug, and about $2k worth of cartridges and let's not forget all the paper, stamps, ink, embossing mats, glitter, etc. All because of that darn infomercial. <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Christelle and I'm a dysfunctional Cricut owner. I use it about twice a year because I don't have a creative ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:33:04 EST New to the Cricuteers Hi. My name is Heidi. I just joined your Spark Team. <BR> I love my Cricut (and my Cuttlebug). I've been a scrapbooker and paper crafter for a long time. I've owned my Cricut for several years now. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you and maybe getting some new ideas to feed my craftiness bug. :) Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:34:32 EST Christmas Cards I have decided to make all of my Chrstmas cards this year from scratch using my Cricut. Pretty ambitious of me. Las tyear I handpainted 175 Christmas ornaments and personalized them. They turned out fantastic! I am pretty excited about this year's project. <BR> <BR> Feel free to send me any ideas for cards you have done! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:41:50 EST Fall Themed Swap - Due Sept. 12th The swap is for FALL themed cuts only....(I will run a specific Halloween swap next month) <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered) and assembled! <BR> <BR> The due date is SEPTEMBE... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:57:08 EST School Themed Swap - Due Sept. 12th The swap is for SCHOOL themed cuts only.... <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered) and assembled! <BR> <BR> The due date is SEPTEMBER 12th! Please be mindful of this date, as I wi... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:54:40 EST First Day with Everything I am new to all of this and would love to know what it is all about. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:00:39 EST New to the team I just signed up to be on this team. I am not sure what to do....I am fairly new to SP (6 weeks in) and I love to scrapbook. I have a cricut and I am just looking for a place to fit in. I am 42 yrs. old, married, and have two daughters 17 & 8 yrs. I am trying to get ideas together for Graduation next year. Look forward to meeting you all! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:02:49 EST August 2010 Chit Chat! Well, another month marched right on by... and here it is the first day of August!! <BR> <BR> I don't know about all of you, but I'm *almost* ready for school to be back in session! And I'm *almost* ready to start working on some goodies for the all-too-fast-approaching holiday season! <BR> <BR> So what does everyone have on their plate for this month? Here's our thread to chat about it- and anything else that tickles your fancy!! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:13:38 EST New to group. I have had my Cricut Expressions since Christmas last year. I just took it out of the box in May to do some glass etchings for an anniversary party. Does anyone have any other glass etching ideas for the up coming holidays. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:38:39 EST New to Cricut I have had a Cricut expressions machine for quite some time now. I have used it for a few scrapbooking cutouts. but haven't gotten to creative with it. <BR> <BR> Not too familiar with all the things it's capable of and I'm hoping to find out here! Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:22:41 EST Christmas Ornament Project I found this great project online and I am considering trying it out this year. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roject%20-%20Crafting%20-%20Christmas </link> <BR> <BR> It is towards the bottom of the page. Seems simple enough for someone just starting out. I love how she decorated the red one with a tag from a cricut cartridge. Does anyone have a clue how I would do that? I do have a cricut, but I have no idea if this would be glued outside? any suggestion... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:19:18 EST Need help finishing a page.... I am working on a page for our first camping trip out with our new camper. It rained the whole weekend except for the day that we got there. It was 4/23/10 so it was pretty chilly out and we found a few leaks in the camper. <BR> <BR> I am stuck. The page needs help. I have posted it in my blogspot if anyone is interested in trying to give me any suggestions. Thanks for your help in advance. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:29:18 EST Back after a long Absence I was doing so well and finally got back to work last April . Then in August I had some weird things going on with me. I had a really hard time at work remembering our computer programs, etc. Then another episode....they found that I had had a minor stroke that affected my ability to process functions and memory. Needless to say it caused major depression and I have gained back all the weight i lost and more. I have since retired and worked very hard to regain my skills. Now I need to start a... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:20:25 EST newish to SP and need to scrapbook Hello, I joined SP a few months ago but didn't really do much with it. Now I feel I am at a place in my life where I really want to make a change. <BR> I also have a baby bug and need to work on my scrapbooking. I have a 10 month old daughter and I want to finish her book before her first birthday, but I am still on month ONE! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:07:40 EST Boy / Girl Swap - DD Aug, 10th Ok, I'm going out on a limb here and running 2 swaps at once! This one is either a Girl or Boy themed swap, feel free to sign up for both if you want, but you need to specify which one ;) <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 5 people to sign up (5 per swap - more will be added if interest). Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 10 shapes! You can make all 10 the same or make 2 sets of 5 of different shapes (as long ... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:23:31 EST Vacation Themed Swap - DD Aug. 10th The swap is for vacation themed cuts only.... <BR> <BR> The swap will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Once you sign up state with cart and which shape you will be cutting. <BR> <BR> You will need to make 20 shapes! You can make all 20 the same or make 2 sets of 10 of different shapes (as long as no one else is making that shape) <BR> <BR> These shapes are to be dressed up (layered) and assembled! <BR> <BR> The due date is August 10th! Please be mindful of this date, as I w... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:11:38 EST Hi everyone!! My name is Missy and I am addicted to paper, glue, and cricut cartridges!!! I am trying to balance my crazy life with a husband and three boys, my love of scrapping, and working out. <BR> <BR> I am also MissyMel on the Cricut message boards and my crafting blog is <link> </link> Looking forward to the challenges and getting to know everyone! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:27:13 EST Swap Ideas I'm thinking it's time to run another swap, but wanted to get some feedback....what do you ladies want to have as a theme?? Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:17:14 EST Challenge- July 12-18, 2010!! Here are the challenges for this week!! <BR> <BR> 1- Cut a shape to accent a layout of your favorite summer activity or activities! <BR> <BR> 2- Use chalk, pen, or inks to dress up any shape that you've cut!! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!! <BR> <BR> So... who wants to play this week??? Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:53:32 EST Challenge- July 5-11, 2010! I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th!!! <BR> Here's the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- Cut some shapes to use on a layout with your pictures from the 4th! <BR> <BR> <BR> 2- Cut a title using red, white, and blue to use on a layout with your pictures from the 4th! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!!! It's always better than nothing! <BR> <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play? Mon, 5 Jul 2010 07:57:44 EST Hello, Fellow Cricut lovers, I'm happy to be here Hello all, <BR> I am starting my weight loss journey, AGAIN. I look forward to going on my journey with you. I love my cricut and hope to be inspired here for both my weight loss and creativity. I tried losing since January but with no support I failed. I'm feeling very positive about this and hope I can be your support as well. Let's lose weight. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 12:11:50 EST July 2010 Chit Chat!! So half the year is gone now... wow! Time sure has flown! <BR> <BR> Here is our chat thread for July- ENJOY!!! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 05:44:09 EST Question of the week.....June 21st I love how other teams are doing these questions of the week, I think it keeps the discussions going and give people some great ideas! <BR> <BR> So I have one! <BR> <BR> Do you cut shapes just to cut and play or do you cut when you need a specific shape?? Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:41:27 EST Challenge- June 21- July 4, 2010!! My apologies! I didn't post a challenge last week- it totally slipped my mind with all the stuff taking place here at home. Anyway- this new challenge is going to be a two week challenge since I'll be gone this coming weekend and I know I won't have time to post when I get back right away. So, here are the challenge choices: <BR> <BR> 1- Today is the first day of summer! Cut something to use on a card or layout that is related to summer!! <BR> <BR> 2- The 4th of July is quickly approach... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:36:06 EST New Member Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and I am looking forward to the challenges and getting to know everyone! I love my Cricut! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:30:06 EST New member! Hi, everyone! I have been on SparkPeople for a few weeks, but just ran across this team! My Cricut is instrumental in my weight loss goals - I get to buy a new cartridge every 20th time I workout! Create-a-Critter helped me lose 4 pounds :) Tue, 8 Jun 2010 21:27:22 EST Challenge- June 7-13, 2010! Well, it's a new week, so you know what that means!! CHALLENGE TIME!! Here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut something that relates to your favorite summer activity and use it on a page or card! <BR> <BR> 2- Cut something using bright and bold colors! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut ANYTHING!! It's always, and I mean ALWAYS better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> So... who wants to play this week? Mon, 7 Jun 2010 07:16:42 EST I AM NEW ON TEAM HI EVERYONE I AM NEW TOO THE TEAM. I JUST BOUGHT A CRICUT EXPRESSION THIS PAST WEEK. LOOKING FORWARD TOO GETTING TOO KNOW ALL ABOUT IT. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU ALL. <BR> SUSIE Sun, 6 Jun 2010 01:41:22 EST Challenge- May 31-June 6, 2010! Wow- it's a new week! So here's a new challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut some patriotic shapes to use on a layout- stars, fireworks, flags, military items... whatever you feel is patriotic! <BR> <BR> 2- Cut a shape from your newest cartridge to use on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!!! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing this week? <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 May 2010 19:54:52 EST June 2010 Chit Chat!! My goodness! I thought we had a quiet month for May, but it turned out I just never got any notification that the chit chat thread was chatty! Oh well... <BR> <BR> It's a new month, so here's the new thread. Feel free to continue the chit chat from May, start new subjects, and just chat up a storm!! Any vacations for anyone? Any new goals healthwise or in any other area? Any scrapping goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm looking at a busy month, but it always seems that way in June! It gets ... Mon, 31 May 2010 19:49:06 EST Name and or post your favorite Cricut project I'm not finished yet--it was a title cut for Mother's Day--a tribute to my late mother's love of flowers and color pink! And as I am a beginner here, don't get hopes up too high--it's VERY SIMPLE,but effective, I think!--Note: Not posted yet! I know, i know,--Not Fair! Tue, 25 May 2010 19:39:23 EST Challenge- May 24-30, 20101!! Well, it's the last full week of May and it's a new week for a challenge! Here are the choices for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut something that can be incorporated into a card or layout for Memorial Day, since it's next week! <BR> <BR> 2- Make a cut using red, white, and blue- this can be the paper being those colors or how you embellish it. It's up to you! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!! <BR> <BR> Sooooooo, who wants to play this week? Mon, 24 May 2010 11:24:54 EST Challenge- May 17-23, 2010! Here's the challenge for this week! <BR> <BR> 1- Use two fonts in a layout title or on a card; mix and match the fonts so that your title is made up of both! <BR> <BR> 2- Since graduations are just around the corner, cut something that has to do with graduation! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything! After all, it's ALWAYS better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play this week? Mon, 17 May 2010 06:30:36 EST What is your favorite Cricut website ? On the last topic of your favorite cartridge,KDEDID did ME a great favor! She put a link to Custom and I found a new site{to ME!} to look for Cricut cartridges! Plus I got to look at the Embossing tip everyone was talking about! So, though I have used in the past, I thought it would be interesting to share websites!What do you think? Maybe a website you like and /or use is unbeknown to someone else. Please share!!! And KDEDID for your info. and the link!!!--Betsy Sun, 16 May 2010 11:32:53 EST so excited! Hey all, I am pretty new to Spark, but not to Cricut!! I was so excited to find this group!!! I am a stay at home mom, I have a 6 year old, a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I also carried twins as a surrogate for friends of mine, the babies are 13 months old, so I figured it was time to lose the baby weight...from ALL the pregnancies! lol. I have lost 20 pounds already and want to lose 35 more. scrapbooking wise right now I am working on a 2010 word book for a graduate and trying to get a li... Wed, 12 May 2010 12:46:28 EST New member Hi everyone! I was invited by a friend to join your group. Along with wanting to lose weight, I also love to craft with my Cricut. Looking forward to getting lots of tips and ideas. Mon, 10 May 2010 11:46:26 EST Making Embossing Folders Anyone used their cricut to do embossing folders? I know they make a kit for that. Mon, 10 May 2010 11:04:16 EST Challenge- May 10-16, 2010! Sorry about the lack of a challenge last week!! To make up for it, here's one this week (LOL!!): <BR> <BR> 1- Use three cuts on a layout or card! <BR> <BR> 2- Use two accents (like stickles, ribbon, etc.) on a cut that you make! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything! It's always better than nothing, right?! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing?? Mon, 10 May 2010 07:09:33 EST What's your favorite Cricut cartridge& why? My favorite cartridge is the Disney-Mickey Font. I use it often and just finished a pirate BABY album my SIL requested! It turned out GREAT! Sat, 8 May 2010 11:32:39 EST New to group but not new to weighloss Hey guys, I've been battling weight my whole life and I'm trying to make some lifestyle changes so I can get this weight off for once and all. It's been a slow process so I'm just looking for some company along the way. I have a long ways to go.... <BR> <BR> I'm also obsessed with my cricut expression so I was thrilled to find this group. Fri, 7 May 2010 07:41:04 EST Chit Chat- May 2010!! Well... Happy National Scrapbook Day, everyone! Happy May Day, too! <BR> <BR> It's a new day, a new month, and nearly a half a year is gone... wow! So here's our thread to chit chat for May. Enjoy!! Sat, 1 May 2010 17:24:04 EST Animal Shape Swap- due May 28, 2010!! It's that time again... time for another swap!! Here are the details for this particular swap: <BR> <BR> 1- This swap is an ANIMAL shape swap open to the first TEN people to sign up. <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant will state which cartridge she will use and then state the ONE animal from that cartridge that will be cut. Once an animal from a specific cartridge is claimed, it cannot be cut by another person.This way the same cartridge can be used by another person for a different animal. <B... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:03:10 EST Challenge- April 26- May 2, 2010!! Well, it's a day late, but here it is... the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut a critter (bug or animal) for use on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 2- Cut a shape you usually wouldn't cut and use it on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!! Just get those machines working for you!! <BR> <BR> So... who wants to play this week? <BR> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:59:16 EST What was the most difficult cut for your Cricut ? It wasn't MY Cricut at the time, but at a crop party-my first- I had the ladies cut two cats and a dog and they spent THE WHOLE DAY trying to cut it-successfully-at the end of a 8 hr. day! They had a regular size Cricut. <em>239</em> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:40:44 EST Challenge- April 19-25, 2010! Here is the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut and use 3 flowers on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 2- Use a cartridge you haven't had a chance to use yet to cut a shape for a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing this week?? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:20:39 EST Challenge- April 12-18, 2010! WooHooo! It's a new week, so that means a new challenge! <BR> <BR> Here are this week's choices: <BR> <BR> 1- Cut a shape and embellish it for a card or layout <BR> <BR> 2- Use three identical shapes on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 3- Cut anything!!! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play?? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:01:51 EST Challenge- April 5-11, 2010 Wow... the time seems to fly by lately and I have forgotten to post a few challenges! My apologies for that! But, with that said, here is a new challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Use a card sketch or layout sketch from a place such as PageMaps, MojoMonday, Caardvarks, or any other site (or book or magazine) to create a card/layout- but use a die cut from your machine in there, too!! <BR> <BR> 2- Incorporate some die cut flowers from your machine into your cards/layouts <BR> <BR> 3- Cu... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:52:02 EST April 2010 Healthy Habit Challenge!! My apologies for not posting this sooner!! My only excuse is that I spent nearly every day last week going back and forth to the hospital to visit my brand new nephew... and then I woke up this morning and realized I hadn't posted this month's challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Since this is the third month I'm posting this type of challenge, I'm going to build on the last two months. Here are the last two habits and then a third to incorporate for this month: <BR> <BR> 1. Say one positive thing to you... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:49:00 EST April 2010 Chit Chat Well, it's April! Can you believe it?! <BR> <BR> What's new with everyone? Is Spring in the air?? Any new projects in the works? <BR> <BR> For me, I'm starting April out as a new aunt!! My nephew was born last night at 11:56- four minutes shy of being an April Fool's birthday boy! Hee hee... a new subject to scrap in the family now!! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 17:32:42 EST New Hi, <BR> I am new member that loves to scrap book when I have time. I am a special ed teacher that loves my job. I am wanting to continue on my weight loss. I just lost 23 pounds and want to lose 50 more pounds. I will be married 25 years in May, and the mother of 4 children. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:42:50 EST Hi There! My name is Jenn and I am 25, and I am currently located in Western Michigan. <BR> I am married and have two daughters; Juliaunna (2 years) and Alivia (9 months). I am a stay-at-home mom and go to school online. I am also a builder in the Navy Reserves. <BR> I got my first Cricut a little over a month ago and I love it! I use SCAL 2.0 and I am pretty sure that I will never purchase a cartridge because this software is so fantastic! I have never actually scrapbooked before, but I do make cards ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:49:20 EST Challenge- March 22-28, 2010!! Oops- I missed posting this last week... SORRY! Anyway- here's a new challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Use your machine to make cuts for Spring layouts and/or cards! <BR> <BR> 2- Use your machine to make cuts for Easter layouts and/or cards! <BR> <BR> 3- Use your machine to make some sort of neat little "trinket" for someone special for Easter or Spring! <BR> <BR> 4- CUT ANYTHING!!! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing?? Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:33:43 EST Hello From Dawn :) I've been kind of lurking around this team for a while, reading the posts, blogs, etc. So it's time for a mini-introduction. <BR> <BR> I'm a 40-something grandmother from the middle of nowhere Nebraska. I've been married 25 years (in May). I have two sons and one daughter, all of which live within driving distance. <BR> <BR> I first bought my Cricut in early November. And it was love at first cut. The things that can be done with that machine are out of this world. My daughter and I love to... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 13:37:39 EST Hello Everyone!! Hi! I have been a member for a few years now but I took a break for a while. I am getting back on track! For those of you that remember me...I now have a beautiful baby girl, Linzy, she will be 3 months on March 16th. For all the new members that I missed HI!!! I hope you are finding success with SparkPeople. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things and join a few swaps!!! 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