Helpful Cricut Links

Hey Cricut users! I know sometimes we have questions and we don't want to ask the Facebook groups or one another for whatever reason. Maybe we feel like it's a dumb question. Maybe we feel like we should know the answer. Maybe we feel like people won't know it because it's too technical! 

Never fear. I have a list of links that should help you with just about every question you have! 


Cricut FAQs (Click on Cricut Explore)'s
Cricut Explore Getting Started
Helpful Videos
User Manual for Cricut Explore
User Manual for Design Space for PC/MAC and iPad
Cricut’s Official YouTube Channel featuring helpful videos

Craft on, happy crafters!

Around the House: Favorite Organizational Tools (1)

I have a confession to make. I'm kind of an organizational junkie. That's not to say that I'm the most organized person on the planet, but it IS to say that I REALLY like organizational tools and products and apps. 

So, being that junkie that I am, I've decided to start a new series sharing with you my favorite organizational tools! Woo! 

I'm kickin' it off with the cornerstone of my organizational life, and my life in general: Remember the Milk. Check it, yo.

Do you use a to-do list app?
If so, what do you use? 
Are you interested in using an app for list-making, or are you a paper die hard? 

Happy organizing, y'all! 

Welcome the latest member of the Cricut Family: Cricut Explore One!

VERY exciting news has dropped from the Cricut powers that be lately! They are rolling out a brand new machine, and it might not be what you expect...

Chrome Users - Design Space Workaround

Those of you who use Chrome as your web browser (as well you should - IT RULES) will notice that Design Space is not currently working. That's because Google Chrome started rolling out an update ahead of schedule, so some plug-ins (such as Design Space) aren't working properly.

But never fear, dear crafters. Cricut has your back!

Here's how you can work around the Chrome incompatibility for the time being from the brains at Cricut:

This morning Google Chrome started rolling out a new version update. This new version from Google has dropped your Design Space plugin. (We know, it’s a pain!) Here are a few quick and easy steps to check your version and restore the plugin.

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. In the upper right corner, click on the menu icon (it looks like three horizontal bars).
3. Choose “About Google Chrome” from the drop-down menu.
4. Check your version.
a. If it is version 42.0.2311.90, continue with step 5.
b. If your version is lower than 42.0.2311.90, wait for the update to complete then move on to step 5. (Make sure to “allow” if your computer gives you a prompt. You may also need to refresh your browser to see the update.)
5. Copy and paste chrome://flags/#enable-npapi into your address bar.
6. You will see “Enable NPAPI” highlighted. Click “enable”.

7. Now you are ready to go back to Design Space. You will be prompted to reload your plugin.

Craft on, crafters!

Washi Tape Craft Projects!

I've been away for awhile - both from the blog and from crafting - and I'VE MISSED IT SO MUCH YOU GUYS. But the bug has bitten and I just can't deny it anymore, so I do whenever I'm feeling crafty but have absolutely no idea WHAT to do with that creativity...I go to Pinterest.

I've compiled a few ideas for what may very well be my next crafty project! And as you can see, it will involve washi tape because I cannot get enough of it lately. I just can't.

If you have a suggestion for which one you'd like to see me make, be sure to let me know in the comments! Otherwise these have all been pinned and will pop up periodically as a reminder that I wanted to do this at one point in life.

so many possibilities. im thinking of a scripture canvas that i paint, do washi tape, then modge podge or laquer. hmmm..... Omiyage Blogs: DIY Washi Tape Script Cards
I mean can we talk about how easy this is to do with the Cricut? 
I could crank out DOZENS of these things in no time! 
I love the whimsical simplicity.

Washi tape card - bunny rabbit via Etsy
Again, this would be a breeze with the Cricut but think of the potential!
Easter cards. Valentine's cards. Birthday cards. 
Just for fun cards with elephants or llamas! Oh yes please.

Different colors of washi tape on card stock, then die cut feathers.
FEATHERS. I love this trend and have yet to do anything about it. 
Could it be fate hast brought me together with washi tape AND feathers?!
How can I possibly resist? (I cannot)

oh mah gaaawd. DIY Washi Tape Stickers!
I've also been bitten by the crafty journal bug (maybe all the crafty bugs are related?).
I have a post coming up that will detail this obsession, but in the meantime, this is pinned to remind me what I want to do in the not too distant future! 

Page using tape and favourite quotes. Blog post is about her new smash book featuring favourite quotes.
I'm not saying I have the creative mojo to make a smash book, but I am saying I have loads of washi tape and would LOVE to integrate that into my journals! 
How fun is this?! 

Washi magnetic bookmarks. How clever and very useful!  Could also use in planner as well!
I saw this and definitely had one of those WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT moments!
It's so simple, sweet, and thoughtful. What a great little booster gift! 
I can just imagine giving someone a book as a gift with a half dozen of these included.
And as someone else mentioned, they would be great to use in journals and planners too! 

Do you have any suggestions for which I should get moving on first?
Are there any other great washi tape projects you think I should check out? 

Happy crafting!

Should I buy a Cricut Explore Air?

The most common question I've been asked about the Cricut Explore Air is "So should I get one?" That's a lot of pressure! There are SO MANY different scenarios and situations that would factor in to that final decision!

But maybe this decision flow chart will help?

Hope that helps! 
I personally ALWAYS find a decision tree helpful.
And a pros/cons list of course, but that's on you. 

How to edit text in Cricut Design Space 2.0

Another Cricut Design Space 2.0 video showing you how streamlined and intuitive the software update has become? YOU KNOW IT.

Here I show you how to edit text (keeping in mind I am NOT a professional user on any scale, just know how to tweak things a bit). 

Uploading & Editing Images in Cricut Design Space 2.0

A great feature of the Design Space (new and old) is the ability to upload your own images. Cricut has streamlined the process for 2.0 and I show you the latest and greatest! 

First, uploading your own image is crazy easy. Check it out! 

And now, to edit those images that you've uploaded...

See how easy that is?!

(note: I did not actually print the Avengers logo and do not claim to own it)