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Friday, August 13, 2010
Guess what! It's the second Saturday of the month again, and that means it's my turn to design for Everyday Cricut. Be sure to stop over there if you haven't already. They've always got incredible ideas and amazing giveaways! And if you're visiting from Everyday Cricut, welcome to my blog, and thanks for stopping by!

I didn't have much time to create this layout. It took me 4 hours, which is super fast for me. I used the most gorgeous papers I've ever seen, and it allowed me to make the rest of it pretty simple. The papers were actually given to me by the designer, Sally Griswold, who is a friend of mine and is from Iron Orchid Designs, which is designing for Creative Imaginations. Thanks, Sally!! The background papers are die-cut and have actual red stitching all over them, and they're just mind-blowing. You should really see this whole line. It's some of my favorite paper and embellishments ever!!! And btw, this will NOT be a kit, so you're on your own. You may be able to purchase some of the papers and embellishments from HERE. Just plug in a search for "Creative Imaginations Loolah". Or you can always use google and shop around.

All of the cuts for this layout are from the Cricut Lite "Live Simply" cartridge. What a cute cartridge this is, and very easy to use! All cuts were inked with black chalk ink. Cricut cut sizes are as follows...
Skunk is 3 1/2"
Live Simply title is 3 1/4"
Lady Bug on left page is 3"
Lady Bug on right page is 2 1/2"
Journal box is 3 1/4"

Mat sizes are as follows...
Square mats: Red is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, Black is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, Flowered is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
Rectangular mats: Red is 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 including scalloped punch bottom, Black is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, Flowered is 4 1/4 x 6 1/4.

The fabric flowers, pearls, red rhinestones and fabulous square brads are all from the same "Loolah" line from Creative Imaginations. Gingham ribbon was from JoAnn's I believe. And the cardstock is from Couture Cardstock and Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and don't forget to pop over to Everyday Cricut!

I wanted to show you this t-shirt I decorated with my Cricut. I started it last night at our Crop for the Cure, and finished it up tonight. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I can't wait to wear it!

If you'd like to see my tutorial on how to decorate t-shirts with your Cricut, vinyl, and fabric paint, check it out on my blog HERE. It's super addictive.

For this shirt, the word "Fight" came from the Pink Journey cart, and was cut at 3 1/4". The ribbon was also from Pink Journey and is 2". The "like a" font is from Hannah Montana and is cut at 1 1/2", and the "GIRL" font is also Hannah Montana, cut at 2 1/2".

Thanks for stopping by, and save the ta-tas!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Just in case you didn't see this on Everyday Cricut on Saturday, I wanted to show off this gorgeous new layout. My best friend, Wendy Lawrence aka Bling Queen, is helping me out with my business by designing some new kits for you all. Yay, Wendy!! She is an amazing designer, and it's no surprise to me that her first kit is this awesome. To order this kit, just email me at Read below for more details...

What's great about this layout is that it's 100% versatile. It'll work for pictures of anybody - kids, adults, boys, girls, you name it. What's so scary about this kit is that it's VERY limited in numbers. She's only making 24 kits. Last time I made that few, you all wiped me out in a matter of a couple of days. So consider yourself warned - I'm sure it'll be sold out before the weekend.

Here's what's included in the kit. You'll get all of the Imaginisce patterned papers, solid cardstock, ribbon and those insanely cute candles that you need to complete the project. Plus you'll get easy to follow directions with the Cricut Cut Chart, which 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 plenty of color photographs.

To complete this layout as shown, you will need the following supplies: Cricut Expression, Sweet Treats cartridge, dark brown chalk ink, white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, mini glue dots, 3D pop dots, stapler, plus basic tools and adhesive.

This complete kit is $25, or you can order just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California or ranges from $6 to $9 in the rest of the US. I also have several other kits available (see slide show at the top of my blog), and am happy to combine shipping. You'll never pay over $10 shipping, even if you order several kits. These kits should be ready to ship out next week.

To order, just email me at and let me know your state or zip code so I can calculate postage. Also, please let me know if you'd like me to send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd prefer to mail a check.

Thanks for stopping by. And huge thanks to Wendy for designing such a beautiful kit!!

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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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