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DOES THE CRICUT MACHINE REQUIRE CARTRIDGES??

DOES THE CRICUT MACHINE REQUIRE CARTRIDGES??

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I have been getting a few questions about the Cricut machine and so I thought I would write a few posts to help answer some questions! One of the questions i have been hearing lately is..Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut? In the past when the Cricut first came out you would have to buy an entire cartidge to get any single image that you wanted. The machine had a slot on it and you would stick the cartridge in it and there was a matching keyboard that you would use to choose your images.

You didn’t have to use a computer but you also couldn’t see what your image was going to look like size wise and location on the paper it was all a guessing game!! The Cricut cartridges were pretty pricy for me and i struggled when i just wanted one little image!! Cricut has done so many things to change the way the Cricut machine works and it’s soooo amazing and simple now!! Cricut has a program called Design Space which they have had in the past that you could link all your cartridges to and use on your computer. You can now use the machine without cartridges!!!! Cricut Design Space now allows you to purchase individual images as you need them or you can pay a monthly membership to join Cricut Access, which will give you access to most of the images and fonts!! its seriously incredible and so affordable! If you have purchased cartridges in the past you can link them to your account and those images and fonts will always be available to you. Another difference with the new machine is that there is no longer is a place for a keypad its all done on the computer now. Its pretty awesome. I love the change that they have made. It has made crafting much easier and less to have to store with this change!! If you dont have your Cricut yet and have been thinking of getting one you should the possibilities with this machine are endless and now easier to use then before click the link below to get yours directly!

GET YOUR CRICUT MACHINE HERE!!!

Thanks for all your questions and please feel free to ask more!

XOXO

CRICUT TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES NEEDED TO USE A CRICUT

CRICUT TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES NEEDED TO USE A CRICUT

If you have been following me lately, you may have seen all my fun posts about the Cricut Machine and all the fun things you can do with it! I wanted to answer some questions and  share some of the tools and accessories that I love to use with the Cricut machine and how much they cost. I will link up to all these items below! After you have purchased your Cricut Machine you will need some supplies. The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine that I have includes the following:
Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
• Built-in wireless Bluetooth®
• Cricut Design Space™ software & app
• German carbide premium blade
• USB cord and power cord
• Accessory Adapter
• 100+ free images
• 50+ free project ideas
• Getting started guide
• Pen & cardstock sample
• Cricut® 12 in. x 12 in. StandardGrip cutting mat

This will be all the supplies to help you get started. You will however, want to purchase some additional accessories. The Essential tool set is a necessity! It will help you so much. It makes removing little cut outs, cutting , slicing, picking up little items, ect…. so much easier. I absolutely love it and use at least 1 tool in every project! They also come in fun colors to match your machine too!

The next item I would suggest adding is extra mats!! Your machine will come with 1 standard grip mat but you will want to have more then one and in the different strengths. The mats come in Light, Standard, and strong. YOu will also want some pens!! This feature is so much fun. You can write on your cards, notes, place settings, party favors ect.. its so much fun to add some extra details and the pensare offered in a variety of colors. I would suggest getting the new Ultimate Fine Point Set. It comes with 30 different pens in all sorts of colors! You will also want supplies to work with such as cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, leather, and craft foam. Cricut even offers a washi sheet! How fun it that? They have so many products that you can use depending on the projects that your working on. Check out the links below to see how much these extra accessories will cost. Everything Cricut has to offer in their shop will help make creating your projects so much easier and make them happen! please feel free to leave any questions you have below!!

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TRANSFORM OLD FURNITURE INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WITH WAGNER’S PAINT SPRAYERS

TRANSFORM OLD FURNITURE INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WITH WAGNER’S PAINT SPRAYERS

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For years I have wanted to get a paint sprayer but I have been to afraid! It seemed so intimidating and I had heard that clean up was a pain and that they wasted so much paint!!! Well… I am exploding with excitement over the Wagner Paint Sprayer!!!


Wow is all I can say!! I was blown away at how easy it was to use and how affordable it was!! The sprayer and paint container are all plastic and so easy to clean up. I had this old dresser that my parents had gave me. I wanted to give it a makeover and use it in my hallway as an overflow for my tiny linen closet. I love to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decided to give it a try in the sprayer. I love that there is no sanding or priming involved with this type of paint and I love the look when it’s done. I had done some research online about using chalk paint in sprayers and the Wagner sprayer said on the box that Chalk paint may require thinning. I decided to try it out and see if it worked and then I would add some water and thin if necessary. To my surprise with all my testing it was working beautifully with NO THINNING NEEDED!!!!! 

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UPLOADING IMAGES TO YOUR CRICUT MACHINE!

UPLOADING IMAGES TO YOUR CRICUT MACHINE!

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Cricut Design Space offers so many images, but sometimes you are wanting to match a specific theme that you just can’t find an image for. Did you know that you can upload your own images into Design Space??? It’s seriously so fun to be able to customize invitations, party favors, cards, party decor, clothing, ect..It is extremely easy to do through Design space and you don’t have to have photoshop or anything to prepare images. One of the first projects I used this feature for was a super girl party!! I wanted the super hero logos in the girl colors and it turned out so fun!!!

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WHAT IS THE CRICUT MACHINE?

WHAT IS THE CRICUT MACHINE?

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Have you heard of the Cricut Machine? If you haven’t I want to explain what this AMAZING machine is!! The Cricut is a machine used to cut products into shapes and images that you can use in paper crafting, party decor, fashion, home decor ect.. pretty much if you can think of something to customize, the Cricut can make it happen! It can cut a variety of products.

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FAUX LEATHER FASHION CHOKERS MADE WITH CRICUT

FAUX LEATHER FASHION CHOKERS MADE WITH CRICUT

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Faux Leather Chokers made with the Cricut you can get all details at sugarcoatedhousewife.com
How fun is this? I am seriously obsessed with chokers right now!! I came across some Faux Leather from Cricut, and thought immediately about all the fun things I could make! Some chokers, were first on the list!! I have never made jewelry before so I had to get a few new tools and hardware to put them together. I already had my Cricut machine,which I needed to cut the leather. Do you have a Cricut machine yet? if not, you may be wondering, How does the Cricut machine work? The Cricut is a machine that is linked to a program on the computer called Cricut Design Space. In the program you can create your projects in layers and specify colors and size. You send the images to the Cricut. Insert the mat with the correct paper, vinyl, faux leather, iron on material, ect..and the machine does the rest!! It’s incredible how quick and easy it makes these projects! Today I am going to share some tutorials on how to make 3 different Faux Leather Chokers.

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Shop the Nest Boutique!

Shop the Nest Boutique!

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So in love with this Ella Embroidered Top from the Nest Boutique!! The Pattern and colors are perfect for spring!! I love the mix of prints and the bright thread! The fit is light and comfortable! I have paired it with their Flying Monkey jeans too!! My very favorite jeans as of late! They came in the perfect length which is so hard for me because i’m so short!! Their boutique is sooo cute! you need to check them out! They have a variety of items including apparel, shoes, and home decor!! They have been my go to store when i’m looking for something new!!

SUPER GIRL PARTY CREATED WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2

SUPER GIRL PARTY CREATED WITH THE CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2

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This Super girl party was so much fun to put together!! We went away from the traditional color scheme for super heros and chose pink, black, and yellow. We had 8 large tables and needed some centerpieces. We also wanted to have a photo booth for pictures. I will show you how to make these city scape centerpieces and all the photo props to help customize your party!!

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Disney on Ice Presents World of Enchantment

Disney on Ice Presents World of Enchantment

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From Wheels to Waves & Icy Wonderlands to Infinity and Beyond!

DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT

Coming To Salt Lake City March 9 – 12, 2017

Disney on ice is here again and I cant wait!!! This show is packed with all my favorite characters. My boys love the Disney on Ice Shows. They love all the music, characters and creative costumes. This show is the perfect family night activity. I am excited to have 2 tickets to giveaway to 1 lucky winner see the bottom of the post to see how to enter!!

“Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom.  The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room.  Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within.”

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing from March 9th – 12th at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

WHEN:           March 9 – 12, 2017

Thursday, March 9                  7:00 PM

Friday, March 10                    3:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 11                11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 12                   1:00 PM & 4:30 PM

 

WHERE:              Vivint Smart Home Arena – 301 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 84101

 

TICKETS:            Ticket prices start at just $20 each!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each on select seating (not valid for VIP/Front Row premium levels)

All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at Smithstix.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX or visit the Vivint Smart Home Arena Box Office.

*tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

 

Get there early for the Pre-show, Dance Along party hosted by Mickey Mouse himself! Get warmed up for the show right in your seats with exclusive dance moves, while Ice skating athletes remind everyone that getting active can help you be your best! This is one show you don’t want to miss!! Make sure and get your tickets!!! 

TO ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE OPENING NIGHT SHOW FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @sugarcoatedhousewife AND SEE MY DISNEY ON ICE TICKET GIVEAWAY POST!!

 

OVO CIRQUE DU SOLIEL SLC SHOW REVIEW

OVO CIRQUE DU SOLIEL SLC SHOW REVIEW

I was able to attend the Salt Lake City showing of Cirque Du Soleil’s, OVO. The show was absolutely incredible!! I had never had the chance to attend a Cirque Du Soleil show before and I was blown away!!  The entertainers had such talent and executed their parts perfectly!!! The show had amazing costumes! The bright colors and details really made it so fun to watch!! My husband and I kept looking at each other in awe of how amazing each act was!!

Each act was highlighting a different type of bug. I couldn’t believe how creative they were when incorporating the act into bug form!! Here are some of my favorite parts of the show!

THE BUTTERFLY-

This was such a beautiful act! The butterfly emerging from the cocoon. This act was done on the silks and was so incredible to watch the transformation take place!!

THE CREATURA-

This creature was so crazy to watch!! It was hard to tell most of the time if there was even a person inside! The way that is twisted and turned was so crazy and nothing I had ever seen before!

THE SLACK WIRE-

This act was unbelievable! He walked, jumped, rolled , and swung on the slack wire! He then topped off his performance by throwing in a unicycle!!! I don’t know how he does it!! We were mesmerized by this act!

I would highly recommend this show when it comes back to SLC!! I loved it and I would see it again.