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Friday, February 18, 2011
How about a little something fun today? Yesterday I got my brand new Cricut Circle cartridge, which is called "Cricut Everyday", so today I just had to take a few hours to play with it. Personally, I LOVE this cart!!! Not only does it have the bug head on it, but all of the different logos, the different machines, and TONS of really cute scrapbook sayings. (Not to mention some 3D cuts and various favor type objects you could use to decorate for a crop.)  It was hard to choose a favorite! I just made a quick little layout that I can use to scrap pics of our recent Swarm. I have the Pink Expression, so of course I had to make a matchy-matchy one for the layout. Hope you like it!!!  (Don't forget - leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this week's blog candy - the "In Bloom" or "Spring into Action" kit.)


The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye, Bo Bunny and Stampin' Up. Ribbon is Stampin' Up.

The Cuttlebug was cut at 3" with all of the layers. I inked the edges, added some white pen accents and pop-dotted it.

I cut the Expression machine at 3 1/2", and again inked the edges and added some white accents. BTW, it tries to cut out the little buttons for the machine, but they are super duper tiny, and there was no way I was going to mess with them, so I drew them in with a pink pen.

This bug head was cut at 4", but its actual size turned out smaller than that. How cute is he? She???

And I cut this larger bug head at 6 1/2" using Flip. The "Gone Buggy" title was cut at 5", and layered with its shadow.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your Friday!!

83 comments:

erin said...

what a cool cart! I love that you guys have "swarms." So neat!!

Melissa said...

Oh I love that. That is the first cartridge that you Circle members have been sent that has made me go... "oooooooo aaaahhhhhh, I would like that!"

Very nice Monique!

Ohhh Snap said...

I love that you made a pink one, I remember when you got it :D. Great layout, TFS :D

Born2Beach said...

I love this layout! Thanks for sharing.

MedicScrapper said...

What an adorable LO!!! TFS

JennyKozar said...

Monique - You are just so stinkin talented! Love it.

Jenny Kozar

Beth said...

Love, love, love this layout! Very creative! Adn beautiful color scheme.

mga said...

Absolutely adorable! as ALWAYS...I love it! I've played with my cart and made a phrase for my craft room wall.

Maquel said...

Adorable!! Unable to afford the Circle Membership....so I guess I'll have to live vicariously through you!! Love the LO!

mderosby at gmail dot com

Kwilt said...

Monique, you are simply amazing!!!
hugs...Kathy

{PaperCraftersAnonymous} said...

I love this layout! I can not wait to get my hot little hands on this cart..**stalking the mailman**

Anonymous said...

I love your lo...as always! Love the design, the papers and the whole idea behind it. Welcome back...I look forward to many more of your creations...TFS!

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Crafting Katie said...

So, so cute! Mine arrived the other day, and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but you've shown me how cute these cuts are!

Mary said...

I LOVE your layout! I can't wait to start playing with this cart.

Kim M. said...

How adorable! Just looking at the carts sometimes doesn't do them justice, but when you see what they can really cut, it's awesome!
I can't wait to get my cart. Love it!

Caprice said...

I absolutely love this!! I am in love with this cart and I am so happy to see you did this beautiful layout with it.

Molli Frey said...

took them a long time to come out with this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT

SlomoMom said...

Love this cart, so wish was available to everyone! Would love to have it.
Awessome lo.

Angela said...

Adorable! I hope eventually the rest of us can get our hands on this cartridge. There are so many newer ones on my wish list.

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute!!

flscraplady said...

Really cool Cricut cartridge and layout. Great job as usual!!
diane at weismanfamily dot net

sleigh said...

This LO is just perfect for you!!! It is tooooo cute for words; paper, colors and just Mr. Cricut's head just makes me giggle :-)

Milly D said...

I really like that cart. It's a shame it's only for the Circle members. The layout looks soooo.. cute. TFS

Milly D

~BridgetL~ said...

Its times like this that I wish I had joined the circle. Only cart I have liked so far. I love this cartridge and your layout is awesome. :)

motherloves3 said...

WOW, this cartridge looks great. Love the layout.

belinda said...

this is what one would call getting buggy with it!

Cindy said...

Ahhh, love that little pink expression!
ckrut@hotmail.com

Patty said...

This layout pretty much sums it all up! We are totally addicted and DON'T want help! Cute layout!

Deb said...

I've never looked at this cartridge! I'll have to check it out. super cute layout, as always!

Charlotte Cornett said...

LOVE this layout!!! Wishing I was a member of the Circle now...

TFS!

shari said...

How adorable is this!!! Shari (cricutrookie)

**Treefrog** said...

I just got mine the other day also but haven't used it yet. Love the layout and the colors are great, I don't get to go to many (if any crops) since moving here to KY but if I did I would make one of these layouts, lol! Thanks for sharing!
((Hugs)) Theresa

MAM said...

Wow - what a neat LO!!! I have to check into the Club....

MAM said...

Now that's a great LO - Way cool cart.

Travel Bug said...

Too cute!! I love that you just drew on the buttons!

Emily said...

Way too cute!!!

Susan from SC said...

LOVE this!! I just today joined the Cricut Circle. I hope to get my Cricut Everyday cartridge very soon and whip up something very similar!
I hope you are feeling good today, Monique!
--suebella4u@hotmail.com

brownsugar said...

I'm buggy over this layout. i love all the layers, white dots and images! Awesome!

My name is Suzanne said...

Where was this cart when I was looking for cricut logos last year??? Fantastic, as always!

Meshell said...

Super cute! I love my cricuts also, and the "bug" is adorable!

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! Love it!
Hugs, Christine

lflines said...

Is it too late to become a Circle Member - would love to have that cart! Love the layout - it describes me when it comes to my Cricut!

silly_girl_823 said...

That is such a neat cart!!! Your layout turned out really good!!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

kristyscraps said...

What a fresh page for your swarm photos! Very cute cartridge...LUCKY!! :)

scrapstampcrazy said...

great page, lucky girl

Carol said...

I love it and I love the cute little title. The doodle dots are so cute! I wanna come to the next swap, sounds like tons of fun.

Pat N. said...

That is sooo adorable. Can anybody get in the circle club? Really neat that you have die cuts for the machines and tools. So Cool.-- Pat N.

Scrappin Melissa said...

That is really cute!! Looks like a great cart.

Jen Muller said...

SO CUTE!!! I may have to join the circle after all!!

Nancy said...

Fabulous layout! The way you put colors and patterns together is inspiring.

Shauna said...

That is a cute cartridge. Makes me wish I was a circle member. I love the layout and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Ginette said...

It's a fabulous card that you'ved made. I love this cartridge. I hope to receive mine sooooooooooon.

SrapaholicRN said...

This is such a cute layout. I have not joined the "circle". I might have to re-think that?

Spud

Deanne Gutierrez said...

OMG this is so darned cute Monique - what a great cart! LOVE IT...

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Donna said...

This is one of the cutest layouts I've seen in a very long time!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Star said...

So cute, as always! Can't wait to get my cart! Mailman, where are you?!
Thanks for sharing! Star

Kristie Maynard said...

OH MY! Is that just too cute or what?!?! Love it, you sure can do some great things with that cart!

JANLYNN said...

So cute. It would be so neat to go to a swarm but I know there will never be one in my area. This is one reason I have not joined the Circle.

Shawnee said...

Very cute layout!!

LesleyfromWI said...

What a fun lo and this cart is awesome. Love the cuts

Craftyhomemade said...

I love your layout. It's a fun cartridge. I'm not at the circle, so I would love to use some cuts from that cartridge.


Indira
craftyhomemade7@gmaildotcom

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity... And this cartrige is really fun...
I bookmarked your blog: you've got great ideas!?!?
Barbara from Milan, Italy

Anonymous said...

A few months ago I would not have even thought of buying this cartridge but now with months of "practicing" on how to use my Expression, I can't wait to get that cartridge and tell my "battle" with the Expression on a double layout. Thanks Monique for your creativity and sharing your talent with us.

Brenda H. in Sunny California said...

Monique,
Simply adorable!!! So creative. Love the layout.
Brenda H

Cindy Vernon said...

Very cute. I love what you did with this cart.

Vickie said...

Very Cute. Almost makes me want to become a cricut circle member. TFS

Aman said...

Love the pink expression! Great layout!

colombia_scrapbook said...

Monique I LOVE IT!!!! again and again .... and again you keep creating beautiful pages.

Heidi said...

This so adorable! I can think of a dozen pages to make with it.

AShu93 said...

I think the bug is a him. If it was a girl, she'd have a little bow or something. This is a cute layout & I like your pink expression. I couldn't even imagine trying to cut those little tiny keys! It looks good with the drawn ones. And I bet your bug head seems small because the antenna count in the 4" measurement.

Lucy said...

Why aren't I as talented as you? Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win :) Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Anniebee said...

Adorable!!!

Faye said...

Wow, this is a great cartridge. Lucky you. The lay-out is one that all of us "creative crafters" could use. Great job Monique!

paperfaye@yadtel.net

Nana Jo said...

That is just too darn cute. What a great cartridge. Happy to see you gals in the circle get a really nice cartridge for once.

mmlmn @polarcomm.com

Jasmine Wilmany said...

I haven't gotten my cartridge yet. I looked at the images on the Cricut website and the Cricut Everyday there is different than the one you are showing. The one you have is definitely better. I hope I get the same one as you! Great LO. :)


Blessings!

★ Jasmine Wilmany ★

SGilley said...

I think Cricut did a great job designing their cricut critter....lol it's just too darn cute...simple and CUTE! thanks for sharing! sonyagilley@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

That is so adorable! I love love love the design.
Thanks for sharing!

Marissa said...

Wow! I love it! Is there a way that I could buy this exact layout from you? Unfortunately, I don't have a Pink Expression, just the regular one...but I also have a cuttle bug and this page would be perfect for my swarm pictures! Let me know!

Marissa


rissaflor@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Very cute Monique! This is the only cartridge that I've seen from the special cart's that I'd really love to have! But the 'club' is too expensive for me. Thanks for showing how cute it is!

Erin said...

Really love this cart and layout. Too bad it is exclusive. I can't afford to join the cricut circle. All I can do is hope that someday it will be released to everyone.

stuart said...

one awesome cart, Monique!
Love your LO! cute cute pink expression.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Monique! I love, love, love this layout!!! :)

You're making me really want to become a Circle Member!

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

This is awesome. Question, if I become a Cricut Circle member, can I still get that cart?

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Monique Griffith
Rocklin, CA, United States
The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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