What is cluttering my craft table these days…

It has been a good and busy week. I have had a ton of things going on but Cricut saved the day this week!! I got to review the Mini and it came on Tuesday- just in time to help me with all the projects I have due this weekend!

First, I am helping a good friend out with her daughter’s Rock and Roll birthday. Seriously,  you all are going to LOVE this party. Amazing.

Also, I have quite a large private craft class as well in which the hostesses picked some of their favorite pinterest projects for all of us to complete. That one involves a lot of vinyl letters

I was very happy to have a new machine to try out with all of these projects!

This little guy fits anywhere! And Cricut Craft Room is amazing!!! 

I have recently made my own craft room and so my machines are not kept in the living room where the computer is anymore. But with all the benefits of Cricut Craft Room, it is so nice to have a machine that is compact that I can keep out by the computer without taking up much space. I loved how fast and easy it was to use, plus, part of the set up steps for the machine were to make a craft- these people are speaking my language!! 

This machine is different in that it does not have a display or screen, there is a space for the cartridges but they will show up in craft room. You don’t need the overlays or anything, it is all on the computer! Because of that, you can easily switch cartridges once they are loaded and cut from multiple cartridges on one mat! Plus this is an 8.5″ x 12″ mat so the possibilities are endless!

Let me tell you one of the coolest things with Cricut Craft Room, you can use it with any machine and it helps you virtually eliminate paper and vinyl waste! With the craft room, you can pick images from multiple cartridges and cut them all at once. Also you can move the images around and that can assist you in maximizing space. Here is the screen shot from when I cut all the letters for 3 banners I am working on for the birthday party this weekend:

Do you see that? That “t” in the middle is upside down! I can switch them, move them, scrunch them and whatever else I need to, to fit them on the page. It is awesome and the mat for the mini is a perfect 8 1/2 by 12 inch size.

I got my cupcake picks started (and later finished).

Also, check out how “menu” is all one sticker. With Craft Room and the Mini, you can “weld” which means putting images together to make words that are connected or by using shapes that can make new shapes and images. The possibilities really are endless!

I hope to see you tonight for a GIVEAWAY and next week to see how all these projects and parties turned out!!!

3 Responses to What is cluttering my craft table these days…

  1. c5f4234e-5d29-11e2-bc18-000bcdca4d7a January 13, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    I love cricut it is soo much fun and easy to use. I got one for my mom for Christmas I love it got to get me one now.

  2. c5f4234e-5d29-11e2-bc18-000bcdca4d7a January 13, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    I love cricut it is soo much fun and easy to use. I got one for my mom for Christmas I love it got to get me one now.

  3. April January 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I sooo want one of these they look amazing, thanks for sharing and hosting such an awesome blog:)