May Cards for Operation Write Home

Just finished my small batch of cards for May and will ready them for shipping later today. Here are some pics.







Web Candy - Nadia's Beautiful Mess

Nadia of Nadia's Beautiful Mess is giving away a Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Cake Art Cricut cartridge to commemorate reaching 500 follows of her blog. Be sure to click here and follow directions for your chance to WIN!


Video Explaining Advanced Calibration for Cricut Imagine

Provocraft posted a video that covers several user questions about the Imagine.  Among them - advanced calibration.  Chris Dodge, beloved by many Imagine owners who frequent the Cricut and Yahoo Imagine message boards, gives a great explanation about how to get the best calibration possible.  Enjoy the video!


Some of my Favorite Blogs

I love to see what other people are doing and creating, probably because I am not very creative myself.  I have several blogs that I check every day without fail and thought I would share them with you.

The Paper Boutique   http://paperboutique.blogspot.com/  Linda Kaiser does a terrific job of demonstrating projects on her blog. Her written directions are clear and often she shows you how to make a project by means of videos embedded on her blog and on YouTube.  Always my first crafting stop with my morning coffee.  She also owns an Imagine and is very good about mixing in Cricut Expression and Cricut Imagine projects to keep the creative juices flowing.  A must read!

Creative Critterz Imaginations  http://imaginecritters.blogspot.com/  Primarily a Cricut Imagine focused site, you will find a stable of design team members who provide ample inspiration for your next big project.  One of my top five sites to visit daily.

Everyday Cricut  http://www.cricutholiday.com/  A mix of projects for all Cricut machines, Everyday Cricut does a good job of covering the Provocraft water front.  Always refreshing and never tired ideas for ways to use the Cricut machine you own.  Includes tutorials and "recipes".  Another top five site I visit daily.

Capadia Designs  http://www.capadiadesign.com/  My go-to site when I need inspiration for design and layout.  This lady is an artist working in paper crafts.  She freely shares her design ideas.  A top five site for my daily blog reading.

Nadia's Beautiful Mess  http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/   I enjoy Nadia's site because she focuses so much on the Cricut Imagine.  Sometimes all I want to see is what someone else has done with the machine and cartridges I own.  Nadia's is a great resource for that.  Her blog rounds out my top five blogs to visit each morning.