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Monday, May 2, 2011
Hi Everyone!  Sorry for the late post.  I was out all day yesterday til after midnight at our Crop for the Cure, and have been pretty comatose today, LOL! 

Let's get to the winner of last week's blog candy, shall we?  Here's our winner of the Elegant Cakes cartridge...

Beverly said...

    Very cute card! Those papers are perfect!

Beverly, please email me at with your mailing address.

And since I didn't post earlier today, I'm going to go ahead and share a little project that Emily and I worked on this afternoon.  She was assigned a state report, and chose the state of Texas.  My friend Phyllis loaned us the 50 States cart, and we used a few others as well.  So here's some pics of how it turned out.  I did most of the Cricut cutting since we were in a bit of a hurry, but Em helped make the decisions, assemble things, and did all of the writing after we read about each state symbol.

State shape, bird, flag and state name are all from 50 States.

The strip with the images slides through like a movie strip. You can click on pics to see what Em wrote.

Bluebonnet flowers are from 50 States.

We put the state fish on here, and got the cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. Em helped decorate the fishy.

Star and square are from George.  I used Centerpoint, and cut the star at 2", then immediately cut a square around it at 2 1/4" still using Centerpoint.

State, star and "Austin" are from 50 States.  I like what she wrote, hehe.

Cowboy boot is from Old West.  She was pretty proud of her report.  Not bad for procrastinating, huh?

Check back in just a few hours for the Tuesday post.  I'm going to share a few pics from Crop for the Cure, including the little favors we made.  In the meantime, be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this week's blog candy - a custom-designed one-of-a-kind layout in your choice of theme!


Nati Tristan said...

Congrats to the winner!! Wonderful report! Very cute! Gotta love the creativity!

Carrie K said...

Wow! Great report! I love using the cricut to make learning fun!!

Sukie said...
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Sukie said...

Very cute, I have also used my cricut to help with my kids school projects. I always get really great feedback from their teachers!

Lezlyes said...

Great Job Emily! Very nice meeting you on Sunday! WHat a great Blog Candy Monique and a great time for a great cause!

Kim said...

Awesome job Emily! You are very lucky to have your Mom help you with your report. Have a great day Emily!

Melissa said...

Congrats to the winner!

Great project Emily! Isn't using a Cricut for school projects just the best?!?!? My boys projects are always the envy of the school! Everyone needs a Bug!


Just A Pac Rat said...

Congratulation to the winner, you are going to love that cart.

What a wonderful project! And a great keepsake! TFS

kim said...

Congrats on the Crop. You Rock Lady. The report on Texas looks wonderful. I gave one of my cricuts to my daughters high school and they asked me to come teach afew classes. It was such a blast. Thanks for all you share.


cgreer said...

Emily did a great job...she is a sweetie!

chandale_berry said...

Great job Emily!! You get an A+ for your project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappin Melissa said...

Cute school project.
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

-mandy said...

The cricut sure comes in handy! What an awesome school project. Great job!

Sharka said...

Loved your report Emily...I now know a bit more about Texas (i'm from Canada) and the images are just perfect ;)

JenJackScrap said...

Yaaay, Emily! That is "A" work, for SURE! I know you had fun, Mama, working on that with her. Excellent job!

4kids4 said...

Great project! I love using my Cricut to help with school stuff!

~Sharon C.

Faye J said...

I adore it when the "younger" generation gets involved with the Cricut. And they are "show-offs" with their quick learning curve. Great school project...

Kim. said...

Wow Emily did a great job with this project. I love all the detail she wrote about the various pictures, I can see she has put in a lot of time and research. What a great way to make education fun.
Kim xXx

Kimberly White said...

Looks like you all had a ball.

IRW Dana said...

Congrats to the winner. I wish they would have had Cricuts when my kids were in school. It would have made things soooo much easier. But my daughter is a teacher and we make lots of fun things for her class room with the Cricut now.
papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job!
Congrats to the winner, have fun with this.

blueskygirl said...

Emily, Great job on your report. It has lots of great details about Texas. I love the cuts from the 50 state cartridge too. said...

I now know for sure your daughter has GREAT taste.

Judith from TEXAS

Julia said...

Congrats to the winner.
Using the cricut for projects like that is a Great idea.

kristyscraps said...

What a great report--Emily did a fantastic job!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Fabulous project! The diecuts add so much to the end product. Hope she gets an A+!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Beverly!!! :)

You did a great job on your state report, Em!!! :)

Northwoodszoo said...

A+++! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Emily, you've done a great job on your report! What a lucky girl you are to have been born into such a talented family! I'm sure your teacher and your classmates will be very impressed w your project. I love how you made the slider for your pics. I'm gonna have to figure out how to do that. Thanks for sharing your talent w the rest of us! :)

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

gshrader said...

Such a cute report! It's great that you can use the cricut for school too! I can't wait till my kids are older and I can help them with some projects!

Elsie said...

My son is only two, but I already use the Cricut for his teachers' cards for almost every holiday. I can't wait till I can use it for his school projects like this. This gives me more justification for my hubby as to why we need to have so many cartridges. ;-) Thank you! And I love that it's my home state...yay Texas!

Mary Jean said...

Great report!! No kids here...well at least none with 2 legs...just the 4 legged kind! nieces and nephews always know they can call on Aunt Mary!!

RAP said...

Awesome job Emily

AShu93 said...

Great project. I wish I would've had a cricut when I was in school!

Jaren said...

As a teacher myself, I love how y'all used the cricut cuts for her school project. YOu just can't beat having an involved parent!!! Priceless!

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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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