Thursday, January 1, 2015

HBTY.....

Hello & Happy NEW YEAR! Are you ready
to start the New Year off right? I AM!!!
I haven't told you guys this yet... but I got a
Cricut Explore for Christmas! I Know... I Know...
some of you will be SHOCKED! Trust me, when I say
I'm shocked too! LOL I thought I was done with Cricut
stuff... I mean I still have ALL of my Cricut stuff but
never seem to use it....
They had a really great deal &
I got a bundle pack really cheap so I decided to get it...
Now.. I opened my gift and get it all set up only to find
that I feel like I've "Dummy downed" in technology...
I think they still have a ways to go....
 
Everyone knows I LOVE Print n Cut... and I thought... awesome!
I can use my 200+ cartridges again with PNC... nope..
I mean it will do it.... but only with 8 1/2 x 11 paper and
only a 6 x 6 section on that paper.... So I was like WHAT???
They do have some nice features and it is
most certainly QUIETER than my Cameo or other machines by far!
It does cut nice, but I haven't really gotten my feet wet yet!
I made 2 projects so far & plan to use it a bit more.... My Cameo
will still be my GO TO Machine! For sure, but I'm glad I can use
my cartridges again... I have some I haven't ever used... so we shall see!
 
I do want to add... that I did find a video from Provocraft
stating that the first part of 2015 they will add 12 x 12 & 13 x 19
paper size for print in cut... So let's see if they utilize the whole
sheet like my Cameo does! Also they are adding DIGI PAPER!
FINALLY!!! I was concerned about that too... You All know I owned the
IMAGINE... which I LOVED... but then they (Provocraft) Screwed us
royally without any updates or fixes.... And because I owned an
Imagine machine they gave me all the Imagine Content which I THOUGHT
included the PAPER! But it did not (which I was upset with too).....
But they said that will be here the first part of 2015 as well...
So I will let you know how it goes once those
updates are added!
In the mean time... I will stick with my Cameo!!! wink wink
 
SORRY for the Long winded Post! I just HAD to Share!
 
Here's a card I created using my new Explore Machine...
 
 
Like my New Watermark? I made it myself....
Can you believe that? Me neither! It wasn't as hard as I thought!
So this was one of the Pre-made Projects the Explore offered...
Except... it was actually a Layout! haha... so I changed it
down to an A2 card size along with adding a scallop border
(Ribbons & Rosettes) & an extra rectangle w/circles in blue
I removed a couple of items that were in the original design...
 Card Stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Pebbles (Family Tree)
Sentiment & Tag Die - My Craft Spot
Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink
Hooray Layout (altered) - Cricut Explore
 
I'm entering the following Challenges:
PDE Linky Party - Celebration
DL Art Linky Party - Anything Goes
 
Well, thanks again for reading my long post....
Have an AWESOME New Year DAY!!!
 
Theresa

9 comments:

  1. Of course you changed it to make it yours. We would expect nothing less. lol It is a very pretty card. I hope the Explore does all it is supposed to for you.
    Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year! Congrats on your Explore. I got one in November. I too don't like the software too much and get frustrated with the image search and the way the cutting feature with the mats work. But I love my cartridges and enjoy the better cutting machine when compared to my Expression. I haven't tried the print and cut yet and I still use my Imagine. Thank you for visiting my blog I appreciate the sweet comment. I am your newest follower :)

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  3. Gasp! I had no idea you were even wanting an Explore! I hope it turns out to be all you hope for it to be. :o) Your watermark is adorable! It's just perfect for your sweet little home here. :o) And of course your card is beautiful! I love the colors and beautiful papers. The layout is beautiful and I adore the tiny tag. :o) Wonderfully done, my friend! Have a sparkly night. (I'm done inundating your Inbox now! Hehe!)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Hey there Theresa, Happy New Year! What a beautiful card! Love the papers and pretty layout! The watermark is fabulous...wahoo on the Explore!
    I have to tell you, my kids purchased one for me for Christmas to...totally surprised me big time....I am looking at playing with it over the wknd! hoep it goes well! I am not sure where to put it as I have SO many machines, yikes!
    Have fun creating with your new toy!
    Sherrie k

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  5. What a sweet card! I love the pretty blues and yellows and that adorable tag.
    Congrats on your new toy! I'm sure you will have it all figured out in no time and I look forward to seeing what you will create with it.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with love and happiness ♥

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  6. Happy New year Thersa, I hope the explore works out for you. It certainly is quiet. Your card is wonderful I look forward to see some more of yur creations. with it. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. Very pretty. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
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  8. Ohhhh Theresa!!!! How exciting that you got an Explore!! I really love mine, but I tend to go to my Cameo a lot, even with my Explore. But I really love them both for different things.
    I so love your card. And there you go using different pattern papers together again. Love them all together!!!
    Hope ya'll have a wonderfully awesome New Year!!!! :)

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  9. Ohhhh Theresa!!!! How exciting that you got an Explore!! I really love mine, but I tend to go to my Cameo a lot, even with my Explore. But I really love them both for different things.
    I so love your card. And there you go using different pattern papers together again. Love them all together!!!
    Hope ya'll have a wonderfully awesome New Year!!!! :)

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