Thursday, June 30, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge Winner

We want to start with a "BIG THANKS" to all of you who helped us bringing new followers and subscribers....
Our first challenge is going to be posted tomorrow at 5 AM EST, we have great samples created by our fabulous DT and you do not want to miss them.
Now, as promised, and with the help of, the winner of Create a Critter Cricut cartridge is:

#7 - Norma Jean

WOO HOO! congratulations Norma Jean, please send me your address at and I will send you the cartridge ASAP.

Queremos empezar con un "GRACIAS GRANDISIMO" a todas las personas que nos ayudaron a ser mas conocidos, a todas las nuevas seguidoras y a todas las que se inscribieron por e-mail.
Nuestro primer reto saldra al aie mañana a las 5 AM hora del este. Tenemos unos ejemplos increibles hechos por nuestro fabuloso grupo de diseño. Espero que no se lo pierdan.
Ahora, lo prometido es deuda y con ayuda de, seleccionamos la ganadora de el cartucho de Cricut "Create a Critter", y ella es:

#7 - Norma Jean.

Felicidaded Norma Jean, por favor enviame tu direccion a y te hago el envio lo mas pronto posible.

Friday, June 24, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Cartridge Giveaway

Is getting closer!!!, the launch of Cricut 360º challenge blog is just a week away and you do not want to miss the challenges we have planned. In the meantime, we want to reach 360º around the world but to make it happen we need your help spreading the word about our challenge blog. So! How about a cartridge giveaway? In order to qualify for the cartridge giveaway you must:

1. Blog about Cricut 360º and link that post here with in-links so we can see it.
2. Become a follower of Cricut 360º.
3. Subscribe by e-mail.
4. Leave a comment in this post.
5. Copy and paste the blinkie in your blog.
6. Join our Facebook Group.
7. Follow the designers. [Optional, but we will love to see you in our personal blogs too]

Here is the cartridge and we will announce the winner on Thursday June 30. Please come back to check if you have been to be the lucky winner.

Ya se va acercando el día de lanzamiento de el blog de retos "Cricut 360º" y la verdad es que no se deben perder todo lo que tenemos planeado. Por ahora, queremos llegar 360º alrededor del mundo pero para eso necesitamos de su ayuda y hemos planeado la rifa de un cartucho de Cricut para motivarlas a hablar de nuestro grupo. Para calificar deben hacer lo siguiente:

1. Escribe en tu blog acerca de Cricut 360º y enlaza el artículo en esta página para nosotros verlo.
2. Vuelvete una seguidora de Cricut 360º.
3. Suscribe tu e-mail.
4. Deja un comentario aquí.
5. Copia y pega nuestro botón en tu blog.
6. Unete a nuestro grupo en Facebook.
7. Vuélvete seguidora de las diseñadoras ( Opcional, aunque nos encantaría verlas en nuestros blogs también)

El cartucho que estaremos rifando es Create a Critter y anunciaremos la ganadora el Jueves 30 de Junio, así que vuelve a visitarnos la próxima semana para ver si has sido la ganadora.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Diana Rivero

Hello there! Time to meet Diana. She is a very talented crafter and we are very happy to have her with us and best of all, we may be able to meet and craft together. Diana! I didn't know you lived in Miami!!! We got to get together and scrap away!!! :) lol

Hi Everyone,

My name is Diana and I live in Miami, Florida with my wonderful fiancé. I am 41 years old and I work full-time as an Administrative Assistant. I have been paper crafting now for a little over a year and I started my blog at the beginning of this year. Although I have always been very creative and crafty, I have found my true passion through paper crafting. I purchased my Cricut Expression in October 2009 after being laid off from a company that I really loved working for over the past 11 years. While un-employed I saw many late night infomercials on the Cricut Expression and was marveled at all it was able to do. So I knew I had to have one, regardless of being unemployed. The funny thing is it sat in my closet un-opened for 4 months..gasp!! Can you imagine?! However, once I opened it up and started using my Cricut, I became totally addicted! Throughout the past year, I have been lucky enough to add the Cuttlebug and the Gypsy to my list of tools. Not to mention, over 60 cartridges! Yes, you can say I am a bit addicted :0) The joy I receive from creating a one of a kind card, layout or project is beyond words. I never imagined how much joy and happiness owning this machine would bring me. Not to mention, all the wonderful people I would get to know throughout this growing paper crafting community. I am super excited to be part of the new 360 Cricut Design Team. I hope that by sharing my creations I can inspire many, as so many of you have done the same for me. Looking forward to all the fun and I can’t wait to get started!

Crafty Hugs,

Please visit Diana's blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Lisa Blastick

Just got out of work and I am ready to introduce our next DT member Lisa. She is an amazing crafter. Her layouts are stunning and she has wonderful tutorials in her blog. We love to have her in our team.
Hello, I am a huge addicted scrapbooker. I started my first page in the beginning of May 2006. {I did take off 6 months for family the first year.} Since then, I have finished many albums. Of course, I am soon finding out there is no finishing! lol I have been published with scrapbooks etc, upcoming creating keepsakes issues, and online scrapbooking magazines. I am also a DT member of Canada's SCRAP THAT! kit and now with Cricut 360! I am a married mother of four teenagers!!! I have two girls, twin sons, and two Italian Greyhounds. I have been an RN for the past 15 years in the operating room. I like my job but I much rather be scrapbooking full time!.... Thanks for stopping by!

Please visit Lisa's blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Darlene Saucier

Good morning! Today we want you to meet Darlene. She is one amazing crafter and we are very proud to have her in out team.
Hi fellow craft-a-holics!! My name is Darlene and I live in South Louisiana. I am a wife to a wonderful hubby of almost 17 years (he is slowly learning that crafting makes me very happy!), 2 beautiful daughters and 1 fur baby, Maggie the cat. I work part time as the assistant director of my church preschool (240 little ones!) So when I do have some free time, you can find me in my scraproom using all my awesome Cricut toys. I started with a Create, and the Expression and now I am the proud momma to a Cuttlebug, Gypsy, E2 and an Imagine. I started scrapbooking a few years ago and last summer I discovered the blogging world and started making cards. I like to wake up early so I can spend time reading blogs and discovering awesome inspiration. I would not be as good a scrapper/card maker without my wonderful cricut machines.

Please visit Darlene's blog HERE

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Kim Caudill

Good evening! It is time to meet Kim. We love her style and creativity. We are very happy to have her in out design team.

Hello My name is Kim Caudill aka My Crafting Creations. I am 41 years old. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I love making cards and scrapbooking. I will try to alter anything. I have one daughter that is 20 years old. I purchased my Cricut Expression last year. My secret is that I am always buying new products that come out and trying them out. Just in one year time I have enough to fill up a craft room. I have just started my blog and enjoy making friends and corresponding, commenting and checking out everyones sites to see all the other creative ideas everyone has. You could call me a blog stalker. lol..

Please visit Kim's blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Jo Schlanker

Hello everyone! Time to meet Jo Schlanker, another one of our fabulous designers. We love her style and are extremely happy to have her in our DT. Welcome Jo... :)

Hi, my name is Jo and I live in a small town in central Missouri with my husband, daughter and seven dogs. I spend my days as the bookkeeper for a public school district. I’m also a member of Rotary International and the accounting chairperson for an American Cancer Society Relay for Life committee. Whenever I have a little free time, I can usually be found in my craft room working on a project or in front of my computer looking for ideas for my next project.

While I've been crafting for years, I didn't start making cards until after I received my Cricut Expression as a Christmas gift in 2008. Since then, cardmaking has become my passion! In May of 2009, I started my blog and have had a wonderful time meeting new friends and sharing the love of crafting. I’ve also had the privilege of being a member of the first My Pink Stamper design team.

I’m very excited to be a part of the Cricut 360 Challenge Blog and can’t wait to see what everyone creates … we’re going to have a blast!

Please visit Jo's blog HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Stacey H

Heading for work in a bit, but before I go, I wanted to leave this post for you to meet Stacey. She is one amazing card maker, her eye for color is magnificent and we are very excited to have her with us.

My name is Stacey and I am a very proud Navy wife and mom to 2 awesome teenagers. My family supports my paper crafting hobby 100% and are my biggest fans. I love to create things for them. I have been papercrafting since Dec. 2005. I started out scrapbooking and then slowly got into card making. I have recently discovered that I love to alter things also. Whether it is clipboards, jars, picture frames, etc. I guess I just love to play with paper :)

Please visit Stacey's blog HERE

Monday, June 20, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Leirad Carrasco

Hello everyone! It is time to meet Leirad. She is a fabulous crafter, her designs and ideas are amazing... we are very excited to have her in our team.

Hi, my name is Leirad and I'm 34 years old. I have been happily married for 11 years and I'm the proud mother of my wonderful 4 years old son and a lovely Chihuahua. I have the fortune to work from home for an environmental consulting firm as an environmental engineer.

I inherited my passion for crafts from my beloved grandmother Angela. She loved to crochet, and from pillows to comforters, her house was completely decorated with of all her amazing work. In addition, on Christmas time she would make all sorts of crafts using felt to be sold at the Annual Christmas Fair our Church used to hold in order to raise money for the less fortunate. She passed away in 2008 and I miss her a lot. Nonetheless, crafting makes me feel closer to her in some way.

I am into card making, stamping, knitting, and crafts in general. My love for paper crafting started on Christmas 2008 when my dear husband bought me a Cricut Expression. Since then, I have been collecting all sort of gadgets, stamps, Cricut cartridges, paper, paper, and more paper.

Please visit her blog HERE.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Sonya Brindle

Time to meet Sonya, a very talented and creative cardmaker. She is also a designer for Use it Tuesday, and Kich N Bleus and has been featured in Birthday Sundaes and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. We are thrilled to have her with us.

Hi everyone—I’m Sonya and I am so excited to be a part of the Cricut 360º Design Team. I started paper crafting in 2000 when a good friend of mine invited me to a large scrapbook convention that she did not want to attend by herself. I had so much fun that night that I have yet to stop creating! I remember my excitement of seeing an advertisement for the original Cricut back in 2006 and ended up receiving one for my birthday that year. Soon after, I added a Cuttlebug, Expression and Gypsy to the mix—along with many cartridges! My favorite cartridge is Elegant Edges—I think it’s perfect for scrapbook pages and for creating frames for stamped images in card making. I love using bright colors and clean lines in my creations.

When I’m not in my scrapbook room, you’ll probably find me on my bicycle—our entire family loves to bike and we are big advocates for bicycle safety and creating bike friendly communities. I also enjoy cooking, reading and traveling. My favorite movie is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and I never, ever pass up a piece of cheesecake

Visit Sonya's blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Patricia Carrillo

It is time to meet Patty. She also designs for Die Cuttin' Diva and is one creative young lady! We are very happy to have you in the team Patty! :)

Hi! My name is Patty a.k.a. Creative Diva. I am 30 years old from Southern California.I love to scrapbook and make handmade cards. I bought my very first Personal Cricut Machine about a year ago. Now, my wonderful husband who supports my love for crafting bought me the new Cricut E2. I started a blog about five months ago to be able to share and display my creative projects, but also to meet other wonderful people who share the same passion that I do which is Crafting. I now have my very own Craft Room where I can hang out & scrap all day or make cards. I always love to follow my motto: "Live... Laugh... Create..."

Please visit Patty's blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Deborah Crowder

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I want you to meet Debbie, she sure is a creative lady and we are thrilled to have her with us.

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be part of a new Design Team! I am an empty nester, married to my best friend who really keeps me entertained. I have a 25 year old daughter who lives in Indiana. I am retired at 48 years old and living with my hubby and our two furbabies in Florida. Its different not working when you were a workaholic! I owned my own granite and marble fabrication and installation shop. I stayed busy meeting clients in retail setting of our showroom and builders out on the site. Needless to say it was always a shocker to them if they never worked with me before and then met me in person. Of course this wasn't the normal thing for a woman to be doing and I was all of 4"10" and I think they thought I would be a push over but they quickly learned I was very tough, held my own and wasn't intimidated by them.

My business became very successful. We lived in Indiana all our lives My husband retired 4 years ago from Chrysler and decided he was done with the cold weather and we were moving to Florida. So I retired with much hesitation. I loved working, the stress was my driving force and I wasn't sure I was ready to walk away. But he was more important and I wanted him to be happy. So we have been here 3 years now. I haven't been scrapping more than 2 years because I never had time. So I have been collecting all the necessary cricuts and supplies! I absolutely love it, i know I will get better with time. I absolutely have a new addiction and thats blogging, scrapping and facebooking new friends. I didn't know anything about a blog until a year ago when I started mine. Now my blog is designed by me and I did a few friends blogs too. I love to dabble in alot of things.

Scrapping keeps me busy so I can forget for a short time how much I miss my beautiful daughter and all my family. I have been published in GingerScrapsStreet Magazine (Its an online magazine) I own my original E, Cricut Imagine and I won the Cricut E2. But I have to say I use all of them but my love is still with my original E. I just feel its still the better made out of all of them and don't think thats going to change for me. But developing a love for my imagine. This time around I got a good one. I didn't think I would print full page papers but found myself doing that for a project I just didn't have the paper I wanted for it. I am a paper hoarder. I know it needs to be used but it sends a panic to my brain that the mission should be aborted to avoid lack of paper!!! My pet peeve is tardiness. I am always ready and always arriving at least 15 minutes early but I like to be punctual. My favorite drink is sweet tea but normally I drink Diet Mountain Dew one after another when I'm crafting. My favorite color is pink and the pattern paisleys. I probably said TOO much. I'm looking forward to this journey with all of you!

Please visit her blog HERE

Saturday, June 18, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Heather Hoffman

Hello everyone! It is time to meet Heather Hoffman, a super talented cardmaker. She is also a designer for Patches of Pink, and has been a guest designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. We are very excited to have her in our design team.

I am a wife and stay at home, homeschool mom of two little girls age 8 and almost 7. I have been scrapping for several years now, but only recently discovered Cricut, when my mom decided to conspire with my husband and get it for me for my birthday. I used to always say that I couldn't make cards, and my mom would argue with me that I could. Well, since getting my Cricut, I have discovered that I LOVE making cards!!! I always tell my mom that it is her fault! Anyway, I got so addicted to making cards, that I couldn't possibly give them all away. After a relatively unsuccessful attempt to sell them at craft fairs, I prayed about what to do with them. The answer came in the form of a ministry that our family is passionate about called Sister Connection. They work in many avenues with widows and orphans inBurundi, Africa - and the one that my two daughters in particular were touched by, is by building them homes - at a cost of only $600 per house! My cards are now out for donation at our church, and I have done several craft fairs now with far greater success. In a little over a year, I have raised enough for one house, and am about a third of the way to building another one! I love that I can combine my love of this craft, with something that helps others! I am very excited to be a part of this team, and know that it will be a fun and exciting journey - filled with great challenges and adventures!!!

Please visit Heather's Blog HERE

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Barb Orvis

Hello everyone! I am very excited with the launch of my challenge blog on July First. Now that I have all my designers set up in the team, I want to introduce them one by one.
Today I will be presenting Barb Orvis. Barb is a very talented crafter, she is also a designer for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge and Frosted designs. I can't express how thrilled I am to have her in my design team. Welcome to Cricut 360º Barb! :)

My name is Barb and I have only been blogging since the beginning of the year. I am a fairly new blogger but certainly not new to crafting or scrapping.

I am happily married and have a 22 year old son. Our home is in St. Cloud Minnesota.

By day, I am a full time corporate meeting planner. My hobbies include traveling, cooking, exchanging recipes, quilting, and especially paper crafting, whether it is scrapbooking or card making.

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My favorite tool is my Gypsy. I have to thank my husband who gave me my first Cricut a few years ago. I was skeptical at first, but now, can’t live without it.

I have recently added the E2 and the Imagine to my tool collection.

I became a Creative Memories consultant almost 2 years ago, mainly to support my scrappy habit. Since then I have hosted several themed scrapbook retreat weekends and swaps for my friends/family.

I thrilled to be a part of the first 360º design team and as excited about this new challenge blog. I can't wait to get started and see where it takes all of us.

Please visit Barb's blog HERE

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Results are In!

May I just say that choosing the designers was a very difficult task! Sonia and I spent a lot of time looking at all of your blogs and really trying to choose who would be the team that would better represent our vision. After a while we came to realize that although we had to choose the 12 designers that would make up our very first design team, we really want ALL of you to be a part of the team. So, if your name is not on the final list, KNOW that we loved your work and we want you to be a Guest Designer, so make sure that you let us know that you are interested by emailing us at Once we receive all of your emails we will create a schedule and you will be notified. :)

Now without further ado, here is the list of the very talented ladies that will now be considered to be our very first design team:

1. Kim C.
2. Patricia C.
3. Sonya B.
4. Heather
5. Debbie Crowder
6. Leirad Carrasco
7. Stacey H
8. Darlene
9. Jo Schlanker
10. Diana
11. Lisa Blastick
12. Barb O.

Congratulations ladies! Your work is phenomenal and we cannot wait to work alongside you! :). Please e-mail a head shot of you along with your full name and blog address over to Sonia has created the cutest signature and would love to personalize yours. :)

Thank you all again for your support. Make sure to email us if you would like to be a guest designer. It would be our honor to have you join us! :)

Hope to see you around,

Love in Christ,


Me permiten decirles que el elegir este grupo de diseñadoras fue muy difícil! Sonia y yo dedicamos mucho tiempo admirando los blogs y de verdad tratando de elegir un equipo que pudiera reflejar nuestra visión. Después de un tiempo nos dimos cuenta de que teníamos que elegir a 12 diseñadoras para que formaran parte de el primer equipo de diseño oficial, pero no queríamos perder la oportunidad de volver a ver el trabajo de aquellas diseñadoras que no podemos añadir al equipo ahora. Para resolver nuestro dilema, decidimos invitar a TODAS las que no pudimos añadir al equipo ahora a que sean diseñadoras invitadas. Si tu eres una de ellas porfavor envianos un mensaje a dejandonos saber de tu interes. En cuanto recibamos todas las entradas, vamos a crear un itinerario y se lo haremos llegar.

Ahora, sin mas espera les presento al primer equipo de diseno para Cricut 360: (la lista esta arriba)

Muchas FELICIDADES a las disenadoras que fueron elegidas! Porfavor envianoss un mensaje con tu foto, tu nombre completo y tu direccion de blog a Sonia ha creado unas firmas mug bonitas y las quiere personalizar.

Gracias nuevamente por su apoyo! Recuerda comunicarte con nosotras si quieres ser parte de las disenadoras invitadas. Realmente queremos que todas sean parte de el equipo!

Espero verte pronto'

Besitos en Cristo,