My Favorite 2010 Cricut Cartridges

I can’t believe that it is New Years Eve and this will be my last post for 2010.  Yesterday I made a post of my favorite Cricut Card Ideas for 2010, which made me think of all of the cartridges that I have and if I had to pick just one, which one would that be.

So after looking though my library of Cricut cartridges, I Love them all, but picking just one favorite would have to be… 3 Birds on Parade.  I purchased this cartridge when it was an exclusive on HSN, but now you can buy this cartridge everywhere cricut cartridges are sold.

This Cricut Cartridge has a bird for every occasion, really fun phrases, accessories for each bird.  Look how cute they are ~ I love the football one ~ Are you ready for some football?


Then there is another cartridge that I received with my Gypsy update, and it has got to be my next favorite.  It is the Smiley Card Gypsy download cartridge.   This cartridge is not available as a cartridge it was only available as a download as a promotion.  I do hope that if you didn’t get this download because you don’t have a Gypsy or the you missed the deadline to get this cute download, that  one day real soon, Provo Craft will make this a cartridge that everyone can have.  The images on this cartridge can really make you smile that is how cute they are.


This past year has been a little crazy, with my health being not so good and just normal life situations that we encountered.  So, I can’t wait for the New Year.  2011 is going to be the best year yet.  I plan on making more cards using my Cricut Expression Machine,also my Cricut Gypsy and Cuttlebug and then sharing all of my Cricut Card Ideas with all of you.   I am looking forward to a fun, happy, healthy and creative year.

Wishing You and Your Family A Happy New Year ~ 2011

Make if a Great Year and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

The Cricut Gypsy Smiley Card Cartridge Is The Cutest One Yet!

12 Days of Christmas with Joans Craft World

On the sixth day of Christmas…

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday so far.  I just had to share with you the coolest image that I made with the new Smiley Card cartridge that I received when I updated my Gypsy back in October.

It can be a little tricky since there is no manual to compare your image too, but thank goodness for two fellow crafters Robyn and Tammy who work very closely with Provo Craft made samples of each image to share.

The name of this downloaded Gypsy cartridge is perfect, since when you cut out the images using your Cricut Expression or any of the Cricut machines and you start putting them together, you will have a Smile on your face. That is how cute they are.

So to keep in the theme of Christmas I decided to make a really happy Smiley Snowman.  I just love the sunglasses too!  When I was done cutting him out and putting him together I added some polka dots to his scarf using a copic sketch marker.


Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!