Hey guys, it’s me, that girl katie, I received my awesome Circut machine last week and ended up with 1 evening to learn how it worked + create my design for the Cricut Design Star Challenge before leaving town.

While I worked during a hot August evening, I had images of Jane Fonda in the movie, Working 9-5 during the copier scene where she created a paper explosion. By 1am my office looked something like that movie scene.

This months challenge subject was fashion/gear and the team I am apart of "Lucky #13" decided on the theme "Gold Is The New Black".

I created the CHOOSE HAPPINESS ribbon.

This year I learned the simple yet complex lesson that happiness is a choice & I am trying very hard to choose happiness! Some days are easier than others.

For this months challenge I wanted to produce an item that could be worn while promoting a conversation, “What makes you happy?”

Here are a few responses to the question.

While my design is super basic it’s an example of what the Circut can produce and how it can help make a difference in someone’s day.

I am excited to forge ahead with my Cricut Design Star Challenge creating original items to share with you all.

Meet my team "Lucky #13".

If you have time I hope you will consider checking out their awesome designs.

1. Andrea- andreas notebook 2. Celina- petit a petit and family 3. Erin & Tricia-suburban bitches 4. Monica & Jess- east coast creative blog 5. Jessica & Sarah- pretty providence 6. M.J.- pars caeli 7. Sadie Jane- simply sadie jane 8. Crystal-sew creative blog 9. Melissa-the sweet escape

In the future I will have more detailed posts on how the Circut works but for now I have one tip. Avoid using construction paper because it will leave a film residue on the mat.

Until next time, what makes you happy?

P.S. I was compensated with a machine but all projects, ideas and opinions are all mine! Thanks to Cricut for hosting the Cricut Design Space Star!