Monday, August 6, 2012

There's a New Challenge Blog in Town!

aahhh .... Monday morning. Bright beautiful sunrise. Daily devotions. This is going to be a great week! I'm going to make it so.

I'll start off by sharing a fun tidbit I just came across while blog reading this morning:

There's a couple of gal pals starting up a new challenge blog. Cut It Up will focus on die-cut challenges. What a great excuse to break loose and exercise that die cut creativity!

You can read all about Cut It Up right here. If you're new to challenge blogs, this is perfect .... get your start with a brand new blog. If you're loving your Close To My Heart Art Philosophy and/or Artiste Cricut cartridges .... this is the place to showcase some of the fun you've been having with those two awesome cartridges!

The first challenge will be posted September 7th. In the meantime, become a follower and be entered to win this giveaway:

And speaking of die cuts ..... You are going to LOVE the new Artiste Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart. With over 700 cuts, themed projects, and endless possibilities, you'll be up to any challenge!

Cricut® Artiste Collection
With just the touch of one Cricut® Artiste key you can take your creativity over the top with wonderful 3-D projects, party favors, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake wrappers, invitations, and party essentials will coordinate and come together for any celebration! Includes a step-by-step assembly booklet for the 3-D projects.
Collection includes:
  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
  • 3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
Creative Feature Keys: Accent 1, Accent 2, Accent 3, Accent 4, Card, 3D Object

Here's an awesome example of a themed project:

Workshops On The Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit
Create a Halloween party for 8, including treat bags, cupcake picks and wrappers, soda wraps, and a banner. The cute Spellbound paper packet is available in this kit only. This workshop project is ideal for creating as an individual and takes approximately 6 hours to complete.
Included in this kit:
1 – My Reflections® Spellbound Paper Packet
1 – My Acrylix® Spellbound Cricut® Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1 – Sunset Baker's Twine (10 yards)
1 – Foundry® Pin Clips
6 – Jump Rings
1 – Instructional Brochure
Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or tools are needed to complete this project. The Cricut® Artiste cartridge is also required (Cricut® Artiste Collection Z1790).

Are you up to the challenge? YES you are .... challenge blogs are a fun way to stretch your creative wings. Sure hope you'll join in on the fun.

Now go on and make this a great week!

Thanks for stopping by .... comments always welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for helping spread the word about Cut It Up! We hope you will join us for our first challenge on Sept. 7, 2012!

    Cut It Up


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