Monday, November 24, 2014


Hi Everyone....
                  Well, I decided to FINALLY open my new Cricut Explore machine and really try to learn how to use it. I must admit I was actually INTIMIDATED by this new machine. It looked like it would be very difficult to use. Design Space (DS) does not work like Cricut Craft Room (CCR) so it really scared me too. When I first got it 3 months ago, I took it out of the box, plugged it in, hooked it to my computer and downloaded the DS App. After an hour of trying to figure out how to work it, I put it back the box and decided that I would go back to my Expression machine.
  With the encouragement of my friends, I once again opened the box. It took me a few days, but I muddled through a lot of YOUTUBE videos and Facebook instructions from some wonderful people, and I finally made something with it !  Woo Hoo !!   I am not by any means an "expert" on the EXPLORE machine, but now I am no longer terrified of it ..
   My first big project is to make some window clings that will be on display at a local restaurant. This particular cut, could NOT be made on the Expression machine in the dimensions that I needed. These clings measure  11 1/2" x 22" and are the first of several different items I will be making for the windows. I wanted to show you how I turned a GREETING CARD image into a giant Window Cling !  I am very happy how these turned out....... I will be back soon with more pictures !!


  1. Very nice. My Explore is sitting here waiting to be gift wrapped. It's my Christmas present. Then my family probably won't see me for awhile.

  2. These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,