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!

CRICUT - 8.11.14

Hi guys, it’s me, that girl katie, I had on my to do list to buy a Circut and then I was approached by them to participate in a blogger link up contest. I was so shocked that anyone else besides family and friends were actually reading my blog. I became so excited to collaborate with other creative minds. For me, this couldn't of come at a better time.

Crystal-sew creative blogMelissa-the sweet escapeErin & Tricia-suburban bitchesM.J.- pars caeliAndrea- andreas notebookJessica & Sarah- pretty providenceCelina- petit a petit and familyMonica & Jess-(Diana) east coast creative blogSadie Jane- simply sadie janeKatie- that girl katie

So here is the 411 on the contest. As a team each month we will come up with a theme and then individually produce a product using the amazing Circut. And then every blog will post their creation. Pretty cool right?

I hope you will follow along and watch the amazing talent from Cricut Team, LUCKY 13. Chances are you will get inspired and want to get your "Cricut on" by purchasing your own Circut.

To get you excited to follow along here are a few Cricut made samples that you can view at Circut.


Cricut ideas are very unique and will add that extra spice to a party, a gift or your day.