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Sunday, March 6, 2011
Hey Monday Lovers! (And the other 99% of you too, hehe.) I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Last week sure was fun posting on Everyday Cricut. I'm amazed at how many new followers we have here on this blog!  The designers and I have a game plan for going forward. It seems that you all love getting to see new projects AND learning how to make them. So we'll work on showing you some projects with "recipes" so you can make them yourself and we'll also continue to show you our kits as they're released.

This week's blog candy is.... the Paisley cartridge!  This is a great cartridge - so fun and happy!!  To enter, just follow this blog and leave a comment on today's post.  Then come back each day this week to do the same.  BONUS ALERT!!  I will also give out one more prize this week, but you've gotta work for it (just barely).  Go to the "Cricut Kits" tab at the top of this blog and check out the new page with pics of all of our available kits.  Then include in your comment which one you would choose if you won your choice of any kit.  You've gotta name a kit to be entered for it.  That's it.  Good luck choosing!

I get a lot of questions about how the kits work, so here's a short video to show you. Also, you can download a FREE full set of directions for the In Bloom layout shown in the video and pictures below by clicking HERE ($10 value).  This will help you see first-hand that these are really quite do-able.



The nice thing about our kits is that it's still something you get to make yourself, but without all of the hassle of trying to find all of the patterned papers, cardstock and ribbon that coordinate perfectly, and without spending all the time figuring out sizes, layout, etc. That's stuff is all done for you, and you get to do the fun part. Plus all the while, you get to learn new things about your Cricut and some design principles.

Even for the many of you who are perfectly capable of designing your own beautiful projects, we get a lot of people who buy our kits simply because they're fabulous for taking to crops and Swarms.  You can grab them and go rather than spending hours sorting through tons of paper and trying to figure out what in the world you're going to work on.

The little embellishments are all measured out and tucked safely into ziplock baggies.

We also do some of the basic stuff for you.  For instance, we pre-cut the photo mats and border strips so you don't have to waste time on that or worry that you might cut them the wrong size. 

The magic is really in our directions.  We keep careful track of our cuts as we're designing.  Then we go back and organize all of those details into a chart.  So if the chart starts with light blue, you find the light blue cardstock in your kit, load it onto your mat and into your machine.  You then go line by line and do each light blue cut according to the size and feature listed.  And you can just keep going - you don't have to unload between cuts.  Only unload to switch to your next piece of paper or cardstock.  And it often helps to put a little checkmark by each line once you've cut it.

After you've worked through and done all of your Cricut cuts, there will also be directions on how to assemble the background, a list of the photo mat sizes for future reference, tips for assembling and attaching the Cricut cuts, where to use pop-dots, where to add white gel pen accents, etc, etc.  Plus there's bunches of color photos too.  It's like a self-contained class that anybody can do.

If you have ever done one of our kits, how did you like it?  I'd love it if you could share a little review in your comment so that others can read it.  And we're constantly working to improve things, so if you have some ideas for us, we'd love to hear that too.  Thanks!!

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Sue in CT said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I never used a kit ...yet. My favorite one is the Beautiful LO Kit. I have so many old pictures I need to scrap and they would go perfect in that LO.

susanslomski@yahoo.com

cardchick's world said...

how awesome to share the directions with us..and I have this cart but I know I won't even come close..lol....my fav is "in bloom" tnis is the one I would put in a frame in my scraproom to adimre.....

cardchick50@gmaildotcom

liz at liz's paper loft said...

your kits are awesome! Catch a Wave, I just love it!
liz :o)
lizspaperloft@sbcglobal.net

Debby said...

I normally make my own kits up to do my pages. But, loved the tutorial on what all you put in your kit. Gives me more ideas also.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 @ gmail.com

Aman said...

I love your kits. The tuff girl one is my favorite. It's so unique!

Sabina said...

Hello,
thank you for showing i never used a kit.
Greets Sabina
sabina.fei@gmail.com

juli (sweetpz) said...

great looking kit! thanks for the chance to win!
i seem to be doing alot of birthdays so my fave kit is the Party On Layout Kit!
hugs
juli
juli.chau(at)gmail.com

Carlene said...
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Carlene said...

OOps forgot to say which I like the most! I am a new follower :-) loving the looks of the kits...my fave would be the "Born to Play"...I can totally see my son's photos in that layout!

mscarlene@hotmail.com

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Monique, your work amazes me! I have never purchased one of your kits YET! Keep coming up with the marvelous scrapbook layouts. And you are so right about taking your kits to a crop, that would be perfect! Thank you for sharing your work with us. Angie

Scattychick said...

Thanks for the how to video it is great to have a step by step :) I would choose the Just Because Cards Kit because I am happy with my scrapping but my cards lack imagination and I need the inspiration.

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Oh Monique, I forgot to let you know which kit is my favorite. It has to be Beautiful. Add a little Monique and a pinch of Tim and you've got a winner!

Melissa said...

Your work is always so inspiring. I've never worked with one of your kits, but your kits look very thorough and put together.

My favorite two kits you are offering right now are the Explore and Party On ones!

Thanks for all you do Monique. It sure is nice having you back!!!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

April B. said...

I'm a follower! My favorite kit is Party On. I adore it.

Melissa said...

How cool is that? I will try to get back everyday, gonna check out the other site, thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

It would definitely be A Child's Year, the first one! Great work!

Debbie said...

I've bought your kits many times before. I own a Gypsy so it makes doing your kits so simple. Thanks for all the hard work you do.

Debbie
jmeyer1@woh.rr.com

Debbie said...

Sorry, misread the directions. Thought I had to post a comment on the "Kits" page. Anyway, it would be the new Spring kit. Thought I had seen all your kits but there were three new ones I hadn't seen. Glad I looked.

Debbie
jmeyer1@woh.rr.com

Tracy said...

You do great work, and I am so glad I found this blog... and blog candy... well you can't beat that!

Alikym said...

Thanks so much for sharing the directions for the Bloom kit. I would love to buy some of your gorgeous kits but I notice you don't do international shipping. Any plans to change that in the future?

Alikym said...

Oh, and my fav kit is your 'Just Because Cards' kit. Love, love love it!

Julie said...

I love your kits! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win one! My favorite is the Natural Beauty Layout. Have a great Monday!
Julie
jrbookse @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

I really like the summer layouts with the beach themes, both of them. If I am not lucky enough to win either of them, I will just have to order them! Nice jog!
Raconnot@comcast.net

Robyn said...

oops! the email address is raconnor@comcast.net for the beach themes post. and it was supposed to be nice job!

Anonymous said...

I just "found" your site last week. I can't wait to match one of your card kits to a cartridge I have.
Renee

pepper4716 at aol dot com

mom2h said...

I would love to win the Paisley Cartridge and the SPLASH layout. We hope to take our son to the beach for the first time this summer, so I know it would get good use!
mhestiratsuddenlinkdotnet

Milly D said...

The more I look at the kits the more I want them all. I just don't have all those cartridges.

My pick would be the dreamy "IMAGIN". I just love the look on that layout.

I've purchased one of your kits and it was so easy to follow the direction. My family just loved there Valentines cards.


Milly D
soccersport22 at aol dot com

saucersrus said...

Awesome Blog Candy!! I love the Built to Play layout!!

Beebeebabs said...

Great tutorial thanks for sharing I love the Just Because Cards Kit

Country Twinkle said...

I like the once upon a time layout kit. I like all of them but some of them I don't have the cart for. Thanks for the tutorial also.

acountrytwinkle at verizon dot net

AShu93 said...

I have not tried one of your kits because I never seem to have the cart that you need for it.

My fav kit is the spring one. I love the banner.

Tami B. said...

This is sooo hard, picking just one. I think I'd pick Splash just because I have so many pics that I could use that one with.

alwayscharlie said...

Good Morning to you! I love all of your kits but Spooktacular is one of my favs (I have never ending Halloween pictures! LOL)

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Edna said...

Love all your work, I have to say that forsure my favorite would be the Explore page, this would be just perfect for my new Grandsons book I am trying to finish, thanks again for all your hard work and fabulous Inspiration :)

positivelypinke@att.net

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the free directions....i have this cart and will definitely give it a try!!! cgreer40@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

i almost forgot to leave a comment!!!! i would love the beautiful kit if i were to win. and thank you so much for giving us this opportunity cgreer40@comcast.net

Maquel said...

Thanks so much for the video and directions on your kits! So awesome of you! I had never thought to take your kits to crops! What an idea! I have not bought any of your kits yet....but I definately plan to! If I was to win one though....my favorite (so hard to choose!)..is the Mommy and Me. It is actually that layout that initially brought me to your blog! (I believe it was on Everyday Cricut?) You do such awesome work, Monique....keep it up!

mderosby at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

I would like the Just Because cards and envelopes kit. Tanks for the chance to win. and for the tutorial. It helps me plan and put things together.
cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

barb said...

I am following you now-very cute site. I also LOVE your Just Because Card Kit. I really like how you put together suce details for instructions for some of us who sometimes...just don't get it with the Cricut. :)

nancydianne said...

I think I would like, well really any of them, but right now I would like the new spring release from the April Showers cart. I know it isn't out yet, but I need an excuse to buy that cart and I love the layout! Thanks for the op to win! Nancy

Kelly Massman said...

Natural Beauty Layout Kit -looks adorable! Thanks for a chance to win!!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

LesleyfromWI said...

I love the Explore kit. We do a lot of hiking in summer and this would be perfect for us!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

silly_girl_823 said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I have yet to purchase one of your kits and always wondered how they work!!! That is so gracious of you to let us have the directions to the bloom one free!! Definitely will be one of my next layouts to attempt! Only pick one...that is so hard because I love them all!! I would have to say the Tuff Girl!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Layouts. I would like Catch a Wave.
KarenR
Scrappy2004@Yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I have never used a kit. Love what you do. just wish i had your paper. it is so beautiful. Maybe somedad. thanks so much. great job

matilda425@gmail.com

Wilma Z said...

I looooveeee your work. Thanks for the free tutorial. I like all your kits, but given me the chance to only choose one, I prefer Tuff Girl. Just because of it I will buy the Rock Princess cartridge.

Jan said...

Thanks for the video~I've always been curious about the kids :)

Amy said...

I am so excited about the FREE directions!! I've wanted to buy one of your kits since I found you a few weeks ago, but I just couldn't squeeze it in the budget yet -- I'm totally gonna do the In Bloom layout!! Thank you so much!! :)

If I were to win one of your kits, I would have to pick the Party On kit -- I just LOVE that one!!

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

BugBites said...

What a great tutorial and thank you for the instructions to the one kit. I love the splash kit. I have many vacation pictures to scrap and it would be perfect.

NicoleStone said...

I'm always worried I won't be able to put the kit together like the picture...I've got to at least try it one of these days!

Julie said...

I am one of the new followers you mentioned in your post and I'm so glad I found you. I know I'll be learning a lot. My favorite of the kits is the Explore kit. I think it would be perfect for pictures of my son when he was little.

Just Julie

Evelyn said...

Hard to pick just one kit, but really like the new card kit Just Because.

Emily said...

Happy Monday to you too :) I must have looked through all of the kits like 10 times to keep trying to narrow down my favorite. I think that the Live Simply kit is so beautiful!!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

GreenScrap said...

Thanks a lot for the tutorial and the instructions!! They are awesome I love all the kits specially the girly ones and Tuff Girl is AWESOME!!! Whenever I buy kits I don't know why I never keep the together... Is a rebel thing :) TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

IRW Dana said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love all the info you share. Thanks for the chance to win the Paisley cartridge. papermemories4u @ yahoo . com

Cornville Country Crafts said...

Hello, glad to find out more about your kits. They look terrific!!

Donna Lee said...

Monique-
Thank you so much for the free tutorial. There is much to be learned from reviewing those directions and I look forward to spending some time creating with them. I have looked at your list of kits. My favorite is the Minnie Mouse booklet - although I must say that you are correct in that it was VERY hard to choose just one!

IRW Dana said...

My favorite kits is the "Adore" kit but I know it's not in the list of kits. So I guess my next favorite would be the "Imagine" kit. So dreamy and beautiful!
Loving todays post with so much info. THanks papermemories4u @ yahoo . com

Kerie said...

I do not scrapbook - but I have to say I love the beautiful layout, it is soo elegant. I also like the Minnie Mouse book.. very cute!
www.kerieskafe.blogspot.com

debbie susee said...

I absolutely love the "Party On" layuot kit. So cute.

littlen said...

Thanks for the video. I really like the Spooktacular Kit.

Linda said...

Thanks for the time you take to do an tutorial to show us how your process works...I also would love to win your Beautiful layout!! Just love all of your work
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Angela said...

The kit I would choose to win is: umm . . .thinking . . . thinking . . .EXPLORE with Nate's ABC's. I am addicted to the kits. Maybe it's the beautiful and perfectly matched paper and bling. Maybe it's the easy directions with all the sizing figured out. . .Hard to decide. I always enjoy having something that is actually completed when I have finished the kit.
awillmon39@aol.com

Carol said...

I have yet to use one of your kits. My favorite (just one, I have many) would be Beautiful LO. I the perfect photo of my son and daughter together and a shadowbox just laying around for display. TFS and showing how it all works!

THANK YOU for the 'how to' for In Bloom.

Carol
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Deb said...

thank you for sharing the directions for In Bloom. I would pick Beautiful, just love the dress form wrapped in lace!

debbie.brasel@hbfuller.com

BerryBlessed said...

Wow! Lots of work go into your kits! They're beautiful. If I HAD to choose just one kit, I would pick "Catch a Wave." I love the colors and I have just the right pictures for it!

sprice said...

It is hard to choose but probably the Minnie Mouse book kit. My granddaughter is having a Minnie Mouse party for her 3rd birthday and this would make a great memory book. Thanks always for the opportunity to win. I'm so glad I found you through Everyday Cricut.

Susan
wbprice@yahoo.com

Brittani Nguyen said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!! I would have to say the Spring layout kit is currently my fav but the Beautiful layout kit and rainy days are awesome too..I pretty much love them all....:)

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Patty said...

My favorite kit is: Just Because Cards and Envelopes

PS: Thank you for all of your wonderful give aways. You are so generous!

Red Monkey Scrapper said...

I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I LOVE your work! You are truly my Cricut idol. I haven't purchased a kit, but I am constantly drooling. I couldn't pick a favorite, but I think that Natural Beauty, Built to Play, and and Party On are my three current favorites! Hugs! Jessica
jessica-and-eric at hotmail dot com

Minnesota Nana said...

The Spring layout is my favorite. I have never used one of your kits, as just recently found your site, but this kit is very tempting for me! Unfortunately I do not have the right cartridge, but think i might have similar cuts in some of the many other cartridges that i do have!

carmenrmorris@gmail.com

Katherine said...

I would have to choose the Minnie Mouse book kit to make for my DGD. I've purchased several kits and have to say they are absolutely GREAT! Easy to follow directions taught me how to use my cricut when it was brand new and gave me confidence to use my new toy. kgeadams at gmail.com

halograham said...

Thanks for all the information. I learn so much from you! I lie Natural Beauty and Tuff Girl. Thanks again for all you do.

halograham@comcast.net

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, so many beautiful kits! I have yet to buy one, but am looking forward to doing so. I am going to start out with the "mom & me" layout. I went maternity clothes shopping with my daughter about a year and a 1/2 ago. Got some great photos and think would be perfect for this layout.

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas this week, look forward to more!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

4kids4 said...

Love your new game plan...I'll be back to follow along! I adore your Natural Beauty layout...I have pics of my daughter ready to pop in there! :-)

~Sharon C.

Luria said...

This a cute cart. Thanks for the chance to win Beautiful LO I love the colors.

Luria
riad2004@bellsouth.net

Crystal said...

mom & me,spring,explore,rainy day. they are all great i really like your style.thanks for sharing

Irene said...

WOW!! Thanks a lot for the sharing how you make the magic!! I love all your kits, but since I heart Tim Holtz, I would go with Beautiful Layout!

jesreygb@hotmail.com

Meshell said...

WOW! Your kits are amazing. I have never used one, but the time that goes into each one is incredible. Thank you so much for all your creativity and time!

Brenda said...

Love the tutorial and though I've never used a kit of yours, I love them and how you have packaged them. I also love how you shared the directions, so well done! It is hard to pick a favorite kit, but if I must choose one it is the Minnie Mouse book kit. It is so darn cute and it catches my eye everytime I see it!

Glori said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love all your hits. but my favorite to try (since I've never tried a kit...atleast not yet ;P) would be the new Spring kit...there's just something so whimsical about it that I just love! Thanks sooo much!!!!

chilindra at att dot net

Julia said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm so excited I found this blog!! All the kits are wonderful, but my favorite would be the "Live Simply" one! Good job on all of them.

Anonymous said...

I absolutly love your designs! "Beautiful" totally reminds me of my mother in law and I would love to have her beautiful photos on such a beautiful layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debra Hudson
onecraftygirl2010@hotmail.com

Virginia said...

I love that you did the tutorial. You convinced me to order a kit later this month. I love the just becuase cards kit. I am trying to use my cricut more than for just titles. Love the cards!!!

joni said...

Love your kits! The Beautiful Layout Kit is one of my favorites, but really they are all so great! Love the tutorial! Thanks for the directions too! Wonderful blog! I'm a new follower (from Everyday Cricut!) Thanks so much!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

RachelTate said...

You have outdone yourself once again by showing us how a kit works. I definitely feel that these kits are doable and am more confident to buy one. I would pick the catch a wave kit. Thank you.
wtate11@sbcglobal.net

ginnye said...

The kits look awesome and I absolutely love the " Tuff Girl" layout because it reminds me of my daughter.

Anonymous said...

Monique, You and your design team are so talented...thanks for sharing it w the rest of us!
You ask which of the kits I'd pick...I can't choose just one. I love the Beautiful lo by Wendy...Tim Holtz inspired. I love the Explore...2 ds's. Imagine...dd who was in dance. Mom & Me...dd, girly girl. Spring into action...2ds's & acy. In Bloom...dd, my flowers and acy!
I have purchased two of your kits before and love them! Winter Magic lo, using Winter Woodland and Warm Hearts lo, using A Child's Year. They're both adorable...I even went out and bought more of the SU! paper for Warm Hearts and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses for Winter Magic, so that I'd be able to make 3 of each...one for each of my kiddos. If money wasn't a factor, I'd have every one of your kits! I can't think of anything I'd add for improvements...you've covered all the bases. Thanks for sharing the instructions for the In Bloom lo today...you know I downloaded them!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Tootsie said...

Ok, you really challenged us by having us do the whole "If I could have any one...." because they are all so stinkin' AMAZING! However, I am very blessed to say that I have most of them (or they're in my purchase pipeline) so...I have ALWAYS loved but haven't yet made SPOOKTACULAR! I love the vibrant colors and darling little guys on this one! It's been on my "to-do" list forever!

Tootsie said...

I have to give my 2 cents here on your kits. I have to say that I have done most of Monique Griffith Designs' kits and I absolutely am addicted! I am FAR from creative and not really "techy" with my expression (YET). The directions make it SO easy for even the most novice of Cricuteers! They are very detailed and specific and they show you exactly what you should see on your Cricut display screen so you know, BEFORE YOU CUT, that you have the right functions programmed in. You will fool everyone into thinking that you are the most GRANDE of artists with the gorgeous masterpiece that you will have when you are finished. Really! I have looked at some of the projects I've done with their kits and thought "Seriously? Did I really just make this?" I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY reccommend the kits to ammateur and expert scrappers alike! VERY user friendly and they create the most wonderous of projects!!! That's just my 2 1/2 cents worth of opinion. :-)

mereshupe said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Meredith
mcshupe@att.net

JennyKozar said...

WOW - Thank you for so much detail. Definitely just 1 of the things I love coming here for. If I could win just 1 of your fantastic kits it would have to be the Explore Layout Kit. I have an 8 yr old who is screaming to be on those pages. Thanks!

gshrader said...

Thank you sooo much for sharing your tutorial and the chart! I'm excited to try one of them!
My favorite kit by far is the "Catch a Wave" kit! So cute! I just love beach pictures of my kids and that would be perfecT!
gayle_shrader@yahoo.com

PurpleLadyBug said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I never used a kit ...yet. My favorite kit is Catch a Wave!

kperlic@hotmail.com

Shauna said...

Thank you so much for showing us how to use your kits. I have never done a kit before but I would love to give it a try. I think my favorite kit is the Tuff Girl. I love the bright colors. Thanks again for sharing. All of your kits are so wonderful, I had a hard time choosing my favorite.

VA said...

awesome!! I haven't tried one of your kits, yet --after watching your tutorial, I really want one! Your designs are always fabulous!!

blueskygirl said...

Thanks for breaking the kit down. Looks like it is very well organized and detailed.

Lindsay said...

Paisley and owls and a DOG with a HULA HOOP?! Best cart ever!

Love your blog! :)

~Lindsay

Mary Jean said...

thanks for the video! I'd been wondering about your how your directions worked...Looks like you have it worked out as simpe as possible. Thanks for directions and my choice...easy peasy...minnie book!!

DWD said...

I have just recently found this site and now follow. I just bought the "In Bloom" kit and I'm thinking about the Spring Layout. I'll see how I do with "In Bloom", since I have never done a layout with my Cricut. I printed out the instructions. Thank you for sharing them!!! I can read up and be ready to scrap when my layout gets here.

Heidi said...

I love it when people show me how to do things! Thanks. My favorite is actually the Sweat Treats Party Kit. I love it! TFS! live4scrappin at hotmail dot com

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for the video! I have never used a kit, but my favorite is Mom & me. I love its girly feel. Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

monica said...

I have never used one of your kits but look forward to trying one in the future. My favorite one is In Bloom.

clunt86 said...

You always have the cutest paper for every project! I am super jealous I can never find some that cute! My favorite kit is the "Just Because Cards and Envelopes" kit! I tried to make an envelope once and it just didn't work out! Thanks for sharing! =)

Liliana said...

Thank you for sharing! How sweet of you! You always have the most beautiful layouts. Thank you again.

Crazyscrapinmom said...

I just got my cricut for christmas and you inspire me. You have such cute ideas. I would choose the just because cards, I love the idea of matching envelopes and it is one of the few carts i own. I look forward to trying out your tutorial.

JustJules said...

I would love "Live Simply". The paper is beautiful and the LO is great! Thanks for the opportunity!

Julie
julieschoonoverwfgatyahoodotcom

chrismaglio said...

I just completed tuff girl at a weekend crop! It was a hit. Love your kits & directions.


chrismaglio@msn.com

Chrissy said...

I would love to win a kit! I think the Life Is Tweek Book Kit is my favorite! I love hybrid projects! And the Paisley cart is on my wish list :-)
Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

kristyscraps said...

I have used a kit and thought it was very well put together. I consider myself a cricut beginner, so I was intimidated and I am super slow. Once I got into it, I found it easy to understand. All was well until I started cutting small, little stuff and I realized that I needed a new blade. So, I had to stop, shop, watch a video, install a new blade. Now I always have an extra one handy. I definitely recommend a kit! I just won Rainy Day from Wendy's blog, so that has to be my new fave!! :) But, I've always loved the Minnie Mouse book! So sweet!

Stefanie C. said...

My favorite is Tuff Girl!!

Thanks for the give-aways!

Stefanie

stefnjohn at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the directions... I have had my eye on the MOM & ME layout... so very cute... well they all are.

Thanks again!
Kelly O
kousley@comcast.net

Gwen said...

I love your kits as you know I've bought a few of them so the one I don't have that I would love to get is the party on, so cute!! Your kits are awesome, the papers are perfect and the directions are clear and easy to follow. Thanks for all you do.

Melissa H. said...

I really appreciate you posting the information on your kits. I just purchased two and I have been excited to see what comes in a kit. I love the spring kit featured in the video and I cannot wait to get started on the two kits coming my way.

ape579 said...

How am I supposed to pick just one kit!!! They're all great, you do such wonderful work. I really like the Explore kit...perfect for a little boy.

Wende said...

wow, supposed to just pick one!!! That is a huge order. OK, if I must, catch a wave. I am a Florida girl and that one tugs at my heart. Thanks for the chance to win. FAB< JUST< FAB!!!!

Carol said...

You do such awesome work it is too hard to pick a favorite. I love Spooktacular and the Minnie book, but then they are all just beautiful. THank you for the video, it helps.

Geri said...

New follower and soooo glad I stumbled onto your site. All the kits are fab! Thanks for the informative video. I am having a lot of trouble choosing a layout to be called my fav, if I had to choose just one I think it would be the one titled Beautiful - I just love the little dress form.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Great kits. I would like the minnie mouse mini book.
Thank you for sharing all the kits.

Rita
redheadhugs@verizon.net

Melissa H said...

Thank you for sharing the directions for your kits. It was great to see what comes in each kit. I love your kits and cannot wait for my two kits that I ordered to come in!
Melissa
missyaayers@yahoo.com

Jarna said...

Thanks. I would choose the Just Because Cards & Envelopes Kit, it's so cute!

revitup at centurytel.net

SiskiyouSue said...

This is SO easy! I'd pick the Just Because Cards kit. They're all wonderful but I love those cards! suekimmet@gmail.com siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Mickey E said...

I would choose the new
Spring Layout. That would give me a reason to buy yet another cartridge! I love your kits and admire your work soooooo much.

mickey@magnuminc.net

sleigh said...

Thanks for sharing the video and directions... I've purchased a few of your "just the directions" for $10 and they are superb, especially if you want to duplicate the exact LO. For the ones I got, I don't always follow everything to the tee, but it gives the inspiration and ideas to play with what I have; papers are sometimes not the same, changed colors, etc. My fav would have to be "catch a wave" b/c my in-laws took the entire family to Maui this past summer and it's fun, cheerful, happy and colorful, even though DH was ill while we were away and it's 8 mths later and dr's have finally found out what's wrong, yay! :)

Scrappin Melissa said...

Oh it would be so hard to choose just one kit!! Live Simply I think is my favorite although I love so many more of them!

twenty-k8 said...

Wow! This is my first time on the site--it's fantastic! I have never seen such wonderful Cricut layouts! I am so inspired. Thank you! I've had my eye on Paisely for a while now--would love to have my hands on it!

Donetta said...

I would love to win the paisley cart!!!! i love the Natural Beauty kit. I can see using it with pictures of my two girls outside.
I plan to watch the tutorial as soon as the kids are in bed.

donettalittle@comcast.net

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Buy a kit! You won't be disappointed and you will definitely learn something. They are great.

Melissa H said...

I love the Catch A Wave layout. I love the different patterned paper and the ribbon accent. I would love to use this layout scrapping a trip to the beach with my sons.
Melissa
missyaayers@yahoo.com

Dawnmarie said...

Wow! so much stuff comes in a kit! How exciting. It's hard to pick just one I really like the Spring Layout and the Just because cards. I'm into making cards these days too.

Kristie Maynard said...

Now that was a tough decision! Finally I whittled it down to a choice of 2 and that would be either Catch A Wave or Fabulous and Fiesty. Ended up with these two, because I'm sure I have the correct cartridges for them. If I hadn't taken that into consideration, I'd still be hemmin' and hawin' LOL.
Thanks for all the info and the free sample. You are a peach!

Miss Dhilly said...

It's so hard to pick just one kit, they are all so beautiful. I love the Mom and Me kit, it is so girly and pink!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

Charlene said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I just ordered my first kit from you and this will be very helpful. My favorite kit is your Beautiful Layout kit. I just love the details on this one!
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

9isfine said...

Thanks so much for showing off your kit and the directions! I'd choose the Built to Play kit that uses the Robots cartridge. Love those robots and it is a perfect LO for my 3 year old son!

9isfine(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Meems said...

I studied all your lay outs and the one I would like is the various cards. Coming from a large family, I'm always needing cards so that kit would be perfect. Thanks for the chance.

st_mccall said...

Wow, I love this new giveaway cartridge! I am a follower of yuor blog, it is so inspirational, thanks for that! If I got to choose I would pick IMAGIN! Thanks for the chance.

gypsyrps said...

TFS all your great layouts. I would love to have Catch a Wave layout.

Donna said...

I really love so many of them - but the first one you come to is the Spring kit and I just love the butterflies, the bike and the bird cage. Great layout. I like what you are doing with your team, too.

Many blessings for all, Donna
grandma4five

Judith G said...

Thanks for allowing us to see your kits. I have been curious.

I don't have any trouble with anyone on other blogs but the volume on your videos is a tad to low. Is it possible to turn it up?

Thanks so much for all your ideas

Jen said...

Hi - I am a new subscriber to your blog and absolutely love your work. Your kits look awesome and my favorite is the Splash Layout Kit! The Just because card kit is a really close second only because I don't have that cart! Thanks for sharing some directions - would love to win!

Patricia said...

WOW, you are so kind to give us free directions for such incredible pages! Would be so happy to win the "Beautiful" layout, wink wink. Love your stuff! catagal@aol.com

Country4Shore said...

I really like your kits, they are adorable.
Grandee

Country4Shore said...

I really like your kits, they are adorable.
Grandee

SrapaholicRN said...

ok, for the cricut kits, my fav would be the Beautiful layout kit.

Now lady's, heads up. I have purchased almost all of Moniques kits. I love the instructions. they are the easiest to follow. the color pictures make it easy to put everything together. I have a REAL BIG problem putting papers together. These kits are all color coordinated and everything is together. I load up some and take to the retreats I attend. Everyone ooo's and aaaahhhhs when they see the finished projects. I TOTALLY LOVE everything. I am a solid follower and always will be.

Spud.

AndreaA said...

Okay, I have went back and forth and I think beautiful wins.
But not really because they all are beautiful!!
Thanks for the video Monique.
It was neat to see everything you get in a kit.

NanaNPappa at aol dot com

debpaint16 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the Paisley cart!!
I also enjoyed the tutorial of your kits, they are very all inclusive....I like that!!
debpaint16@aol.com

debpaint16 said...

My favorite kit is the Beautiful LO kit! I would be so excited for a chance to win this! Thank you so much!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Maria said...

Your kits are fabulous!!! If I won my choice of any kit, I'd pick the Tuff Girl kit!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Thank you for the great tutorial. Favorite would have to be A Childs Year. Thanks for a chance to win.
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Thanks for the free directions! What a bonus! I have gotten a few kits from you before and I love that the instructions are so detailed and easy to understand. You cant't get much better than that. One of my favorite kits is "Catch a Wave." I actually love them all, but that one is at the top of my list.
toojoyous@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

You are the very best at instructions...it makes doing your kits a breeze...JazzyJan

marieke said...

wow... i love this cartridge!!!
i checked out the kits... so hard to choose one.... they are all beautifull...
but i feel like winning the paisly cartridge ( hopefully) so i picked a kit that i like very much and goes with the cartridge: fabulous and fiesta....my little boys will also love this layout
have a wonderfull day!!!
hernandezmarieke@gmail.com

Faye's Crafti Corner said...

My favorite kit is the Beautiful layout. Thanks for opportunity to win the cartridge or a layout. Love you work

sucor said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Amazing kits! I can't choose just one favorite so my top two are Fabulous and Feisty and the Catch a Wave LO kits!

sucor_2 at hotmail.com

TeresaK said...

I am so glad to see how your kits work! I would choose "Live Simply" if I had to choose just ONE! Would love to win Paisly as well! Wanted that cart for a while!
Thanks!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol dot com

La Linda said...

I love, love, love the JUST BECAUSE CARDS & ENVELOPE KIT! Your cards have the perfect mix of cute and sophisticated - the captions, papers and ageing are perfect!

Scott & Ann said...

The tutorial is great! I've never used a kit before, but it sure looks like A LOT of fun. And I LOVE the Paisley cartridge but don't have it. Great ideas from it!

anndiehl@centurytel.net

Scott & Ann said...

I love the Splash layout or the Sweet Treats party kit (as I'm a cake decorating instructor). I love all your kits, it was hard to pick just one!

anndiehl@centurytel.net

northwoodszoo said...

How ingenius to put these creative ideas into kits. My very favorite is "Just Because Cards and Envelopes", 'just because' I love the papers and cute plays on words. Since I'm a newbie at all this, I don't yet have a helpful hint, but I'm soaking up all those you give us until I do! Many thanks.

Cathy said...

I would love the Just because card and envelope set kit. Thank you for the tutorial, it was most helpful. Thanks for an opportunity for blog candy.
Cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Ann said...

Great job, as always! Girl you have so much energy! i haven't used a kit as yet but they are cool. Would love the blog candy1
Mstgane
Ann

Melissa said...

Wow ~ your projects are just amaazing! So much detail ~ my fave is 'Explore' with Nate's ABC's ~ but there are many I love!!!
Melissa :)
scuba-n-scrappen at att dot net

Megan said...

I love the directions! I have purchased a Christmas LO and the Easter LO & 3D box. Both pages get constant compliments. The directions are easy to follow, extremely well written, well organized and easily prepared. If you own a cricut and are struggling to make figure out which end is up, purchase a kit to help you become familiar with your bug! I really like the Catch a Wave layout. They all are wonderful and I am saving up to purchase some more kits. :)

scrapstampcrazy said...

Thanks for the info on the kits. I didn't know you make the cuts yourself. That being said I love the stampede kit but don't have that cartridge. So my next favorite that I could actually make is Catch a Wave.

Jennifer H said...

It's so hard to choose just one. All your LO's are fabulous! But I think my favorite is Mom & Me. this would be a great LO kit for my daughter and I on one of our days out shopping.

Queenie said...

Thank you for the video about your kits. I like quite a few of your kits but I think my favorite and the one I would like to win is the Minnie Mouse Book Kit. I love Disney World and Mickey and Minnie are my favorite characters.

mimikat33 said...

I love your use of pastels and the idea of having everything in a kit. Thank you for a chance to win.

I would choose the "Live Simply" layout kit if I win. Thank you.

cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

Sherree said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your work--your layouts are fabulous!

ssmith8154@comcast.net

Sherree said...

I forgot to include which layout I like best in my comment! This is a tough decision, because all of your layouts are wonderful! But, if I have to choose one, it would be the "Beautiful" layout! It is stunning! And thank you for the chance to win!

ssmith8154@comcast.net

C Stephens said...

Fantastic as always Monique. If I were lucky enough to win one of your kits it would be the Explore kit using Nate's ABCs...it was hard to choose as they are all so fabulous!!!

shutterbuggin said...

Thanks for the tut and the video. I've always wondered what a kit would look like. I love the Minnie book and the Stampede one. I can't wait to meet you next week!!

Heather DG said...

Well, I love Beautiful and it would be a perfect lo for some of my wedding pics...but I think I'm even more smitten with the Life Is Tweet kit, it is filled with so many fun pages that I was already imagining the exact pics I would put on each page.
When I looked for its blog entry to see all the fun pics of it, I saw your slide show and story and I wanted to say simply that you Rock Monique, and will have one more person praying for your continued success!

Judy said...

I love the sweet treats party kit. I love making boxes with my cricut. I have tons of pics that need scrapbooking but I like boxes better :)

GlendaP said...

I love the look of all of your kits but would choose Stampede Layout as a favorite because I have a grandson who participates in ranch rodeo and this would be perfect for him. One thing that I might mention, and I'm sure it's just me, but I had not realized that you had to have that particular cart to complete the lo. I just assumed that all the cuts were already made. Like I said I just had not thought it through but there may be some others like me and it would be a good idea to imphasize that you would need to have the cart to complete the layout. Thanks for all the time you spend for us and I really enjoy your tutorials.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the tutorial - my favorite kit is the new Stampede kit. I have pics of my son going to Wild West City in Netcong, NJ when he was 7 years old that would look perfect with this layout! Great job as usual! Love, Love Love all your stuff. As always, Rock On, my friend, Rock On!

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the in bloom kit, thanks for the chance to win.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Dawn, RI said...

I havent used a kit yet, there are several of your kits I really like, If I could have anyone I wanted if I won one, it would be a choice of "Tuff Girl" or the 'Minnie Mouse Book Kit" Both of whichI would have to buy the cart as I do not own them...Really, really like them.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Betsy said...
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Betsy said...

Thanks for the video ~ made me think about all the possibilities when using a kit. I've never used one, but I'd sure like to try one on for size!
I checked out your kits, too. I'd have to choose the "Just Because" cards and envelopes kit. I send LOTS of cards to cheer others up, so this would be a perfect fit for me!!

Debby said...

Enjoyed the video. Your kits are most comprehensive.
Debby

Ceci's Blog said...

love your kits!! thank you for the chance to win!! my favorite one is Tuff girl.
(((((hugs))))))
cecy

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

I have not yet completed one of your kits, but I will be doing one soon. I am waiting for it to arrive in the mail. =)

thanks for the tutorial, this will be very helpful for me when my kit does arrive.

Kimberly
kimberly.pate@gmail.com

Janet Hamilton said...

I would choose the Just Because Cards kit.All your work is so beautiful. I haven't purchased from you yet, but I really do think I'm going to need to do that in the future (near??)

Aleda Haynes said...

Would love to win the Paisley cartidge.
Love the 'In Bloom" kit

Debbie said...

thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial. My fav in "in bloom"
upnurse at aol dot com

moknowsall said...

I have purchased 3 of your kits - probably would have more, but I don't have the carts. Make A Wave and Mom and Me are my favorite. Instructions are to the T, I once thought I caught a mistake in your instructions - but have to admit it was Cricut pilot error. Love how they turn out and everyone I show them to loves them too. Was just promoting your work at a Embellish It -Plan All Day crop this past weekend. Giddy Up - have a rootin tootin time in Texas.!!!

maureen
mo_sala@pacbell.net

Nuts in a Tree said...

Spooktacular....Spring into Action...Built to Play...Imagine...I really can't decide but if I had to pick I could only narrow it down to four! These kids rock! :)

Rhonda

tsrel said...

My favorite kit here is the new spring one for the stampede. I just love all the detail. My favorite project of yours all time, was the Christmas one from last year with the little airplane in the top. Just love your work.

madzach said...

Sweet treats is my favorite kit. Thanks for the kits. Wanting to plan a bday party but not sure how to start. the kits would be a great help

JANLYNN said...

I have not been a fan of kits in general in the past but I must say I really like the look of yours. The papers are of good quality and your directions are so complete. Thanks for shareing the video and the directions so we could see what tthey look like. jls@eplus.net

Craftyhomemade said...

Thanks for the video. I never use A kit and I would love ti win one. My favorite kit is Natural Beauty. Thanks

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Shelley said...

Such a tough choice! I think if I had to pick a kit it would be Catch a Wave or the other Beach theme'd LO. We spend a lot of time at the Lake or splash pads in the summer so I'd easily be able to find photos for one of those ones. :0)

Kristen Ann said...

Great idea to provide the tutorial. Step-by-step directions, especially with accompanying pictures or video, are such a lifesaver. It's hard to pick a favorite kit as they're all so clever, but I guess I'd have to say "Built to Play" gets my vote :o)
braunkristen@yahoo.com

ajandfour said...

Thank you for providing the tutorial. My favourite kit would have to be Rainy Day because I live in Washington state! The rainbow reminds me that there is something beautiful that comes after the rain.
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Debbie H said...

your kits are all so cute, I especially like Party On.

jordanbev5 said...

I like the Live simply layout!! I loved others but haven't gotten the carts, yet. All of your layouts are gorgeous and I totally agree, that this is a better way with exact instructions and paper to use so that going to crops doesn't seem like a chore if we are armed with your lovely kits to work on!! Less to haul too!

NanetteMT said...

So hard to pick but I would choose the Just Because Cards & Envelopes Kit. I've never done a kit before.

nanettemt@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Monique,

I was already super impressed with your layouts, but your kits are AMAZING!!! They seem like they would be so easy to follow and I love that the paper & ribbons all match (the hardest part for me is choosing the coordinating papers)! Thank you so much for the free download and for taking the time to make a video...now if I could just save up enough to buy one of each! ;)

I love ALL your kits, so it's so hard to choose...but if I were lucky enough to win, I would choose your Minnie Mouse Book Kit!!!!!!!!!!! My six year old daughter would LOVE it and we're going to Disneyland next week during the kids' spring break!

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer

Danielle said...

I love your kits - and for me it's a great way to learn to use my cricut better! I love the Mom and Me kit (it's one I haven't bought yet)

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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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