Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cricut Design Space App on iPad Mini

Good afternoon ladies and gents...


I have been exploring my new iPad Mini 2 and loving it.  I was skeptical at first because I have always been an Android person.  I found it very easy to use and it is really fast.  The camera in it is decent and takes pretty good pictures. 


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The main reason that I wanted the iPad Mini 2 was because of the Cricut Design Space App.  OMG folks...  it is fantastic.  The iPad App for Cricut Design Space will be the only version that you can print then cut and the biggest feature will be designing and cutting OFF LINE!!  No Internet Connection Needed!!!   Wooooohooooo.  You will only have to be online to download the app and have about 3 gig of space available on your iPad.  After that, you only go online to sync with the desktop version to get newer images and projects that you may have created on one device or another.  I have been waiting for this feature and it is on its way soon.




On YouTube, there are many videos demonstrating the new app which is beta right now.  It should be released soon.  If you want to be able to design and cut off line, like I said, you need to have an iPad  to do this.


Santa is good to me.....  I received my Cricut Explorer last Christmas and this year my iPad Mini 2....  Come on and jump on the band wagon and get yours.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Which Cricut Explorer Machine To Buy

The Cricut Explore made its debut in January 2014.  Have you gotten yours yet?  Why not?  You do not know what you have been missing.

I love my Explorer.  I received mine from Santa last Christmas.  I don't know what I did with out it.  I since sold my old Cricut Expression because the Explore is all that I need.  Yes, at this time you need an internet connection but coming soon is an offline version for the iPad.  It is being beta tested right now and should be released soon.

You can score, write, print then cut and more.  It cuts material with such accuracy that I could not ever imagined cutting with my Expression.  There is no guess work in trying to figure out pressure, blade depth, speed.  The Cricut Explorer has the settings built in.  It is as simple as turning the dial to your selected material.  Even has a custom setting for other materials listed in the Cricut Design Space software.

There are 3 Cricut Explorer lines to choose from:  the original Explorer, the Explore Air and the Explorer One.  The Explorer linecomes in a many color choices including a gold one.

Now you are asking...  but what one is right for me?  Below is a chart outlining the features of each. Hope this helps you in your decision. To get yours click the link.

Comparison Chart


Cricut Explore One

Older Cricut® 
Explore checked
Silhouette Cameo® 2

Cut and write in 1-step 
Multiple steps with pen adapter (buy)
Explore checked
Multiple steps
Multiple steps
Wireless cutting
With Bluetooth® adapter (buy)
Explore checked
More materials than the leading competitor (material listprecision report)
Explore checked
Explore checked
Most precise cuts with Cut Smart® technology (precision report)
Explore checked
Explore checked
Upload your own images and fonts for free
Explore checked
Explore checked
.SVG files require $49.99 upgrade
Cricut Design Space app for iPhone® and iPad® 
Explore checked
Explore checked
Easy to use with the Smart Set® dial
Explore checked
Explore checked
Works with Cricut®cartridges
Explore checked
Explore checked
Older Cricut Machines checked
Print then Cut—cut out printable files
Explore checked
Explore checked
Cameo checked

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Card Created on My Explore Used Print Then Cut

Good morning...

Here is a quick post before I have to head off to work. uggggg  wish I could stay home and play in my craft room.

I cut this card out on my Cricut Explore and I took advantage of the print then cut feature.  I have to admit that I got this idea from a YouTube video I saw and had to make one myself.

I was pretty happy with the way that it turned out.  
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 2015 Special Planners Gonna Plan Close To My Heart

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Close To My Heart White Pines Cardmaking Workshop On The Go

Good morning everyone...   I am here to bring you 3 new videos demostrating how to assemble the Close To My Heart White Pines Cardmaking Workshop On The Go.  The first video is a tad long...  but worth the watch.


Products Used:

White Pines Cardmaking Workshop On The Go - G1099

Black     44751
Cranberry Z2116
Fern      Z2650
Cashmere  Z2175