Cricut One



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If you read last week’s post, you now know why Cricut‘s Explore One™ and Explore Air™ machines are so incredible – and a must-have for any crafter.

But what bridges the gap between the creative ideas in your head and the Cricut machine is the Cricut Design Space™.

Cricut’s Design Space™ is software for PC, Mac®, iPhone® and iPad® that you get for free with your Cricut machine of choice.

Instead of trying to figure out how to make your project, Design Space gives you the ability to focus on what you want to make. Your Cricut machine takes it from there and brings it to life.

With Design Space, you can start designing from scratch on your computer, iPhone® or iPad®, or you can use a pre-designed, Make It Now™ project. These ready-to-make projects are created by professional artists and include everything from home décor to fashion to paper crafting, and even a variety of FREE projects.

If you want to use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images, you can try them out in the Design Space to see which will look best in your project before you commit to purchasing it.

Uploading Images

When you’re ready to start designing, you can either use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images or easily upload your own using the “Upload Images” tool in Design Space. You can upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely FREE. You can even use fonts already installed on your computer.

Cut What You Want® tool

The Design Space’s Cut What You Want® tool makes it easy to convert your design into a cuttable image in just a few clicks!

The Cricut Design Space™ app for iPad® and iPhone® 

Cricut’s easy-to-use app for the iPad® and iPhone® makes it possible for you can design anytime and anywhere inspiration strikes you.

It also allows you to access all the project’s that you’ve personally designed, whether on your iOs device or your PC or Mac, and gives you access to all the Make-it-Now projects.

With this app, you can start a project while at the beach, enhance it at the ice-cream shop, add some embellishments while cozying up on your couch, and then cut it on the Cricut Explore in your craft room. Plus, it’s cloud-based, so your projects are always synced across all your devices.

P.S. Cricut is working on an Android™ app right now, so don’t feel left out if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone.

In a nutshell, Cricut Design Space™ gives you the creative freedom to design just about anything! Make party invitations, decorations, and favors. Create seasonal home décor or personalize wedding gifts. Add embellishments to your favorite photo memories.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! That’s why next week’s post (the last on in this series) will focus on some really fun and interesting projects that people have created using their Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space.

Stay tuned!

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Reebok UFC Shop!



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Exciting news for all you MMA fans! Reebok recently unveiled their new Fight Shop. It’s a destination where fighters, and those who train like fighters, can find all the apparel they need.

In Reebok’s Fight Shop, you’ll be able to gear up for the main event and shop the official UFC Fight Kit worn by all UFC fighters on Fight Night. The line of apparel in the Fight Kit was developed by Reebok in collaboration with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, for fighters.

The kit will debut for the first time in the Octagon at UFC® 189: MENDES vs. MCGREGOR on July 11.

In the Fight Shop, you’ll also find UFC Fan Gear, so you can show your support for your favorite fighter, and Reebok Combat, gear that is light and breathable, enabling you to train like a fighter.

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4th of July Decor at Gordmans and a $25 Gordmans Gift Card Giveaway!



Have you decorated your house for 4th of July yet? If you are still looking for decor, check out Gordmans! They have some great home decor items as well as lots of cute stars and stripes clothing!

I really like this star that my daughter is holding. It could even work for other holidays, too! I’m all for reusing decorations.

Gordmans star

Here are a few of the other decor items I found for the 4th of July.

Gordmans stars and stripes

Gordmans also has a 20% off 1 item coupon you can use. Just print this page and bring it shopping with you!

You can also win a $25 gift card to Gordmans by entering on the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway will end on July 7th at midnight est.

Good Luck!

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20% Off Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Label Pack with the Flip Flop Icon



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Did you know that today is National Flip Flop Day?! In recognition of this fun day, Mabel’s Labels is giving you 20% Off Limited Edition Camp Label Packs with the Flip Flop Icon.


No coupon code is required but this deal is only available through a special offer page. To access your 20% off, go toMabel’s Labels’ Limited Edition Camp Label Pack special offer page today.

Mabel’s Label’s camp label packs are filled with a collection of UV resistant, waterproof labels and personalized tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes and footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with these summer essentials.

As always, remember - Mabel’s Labels offers free shipping to the US on all orders! 

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Picjoy App Review and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (ends 6/30/15)



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Picjoy is an intelligent photo library that automatically organizes all of your precious photos and helps you locate them instantly. Can you imagine having all of your photos organized? That’s what’s so exciting about PicJoy.

◆ RECORD ◆
Record the details and stories behind each of your photos.
◆ ORGANIZE ◆
Watch Picjoy instantly organize your photos for you – no matter where they are stored!
◆ FIND ◆
Search by category or keyword to retrieve any photo you’ve ever taken right from your mobile phone.

As a blogger, I take tons of pictures but don’t really have any way to organize them. With Picjoy, my pictures are more organized and easily searchable. I love that there are also options to share by text, email, Twitter, Facebook, and more. You can save and print through the app as well. You can also add your own tags to pictures to help you find them.

PICJOY is available now on iTunes FREE for a limited time!
DOWNLOAD on iTUNES NOW!

Picjoy photo app will also be available for the Android
market on Google Play soon so be looking for it!

$5 if you show me from PicJoy on Vimeo.

And NOW for the GIVEAWAY!!!

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Picjoy is thrilled to finally be able to share their app with the world! In celebration we will be giving away a few gift cards sponsored by Picjoy and hosted by the Mom Buzz Media Bloggers!

4 Winners each get a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaway ends 6/30 at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received, then a new winner will be chosen. All winning entries will be verified. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. US Residents only please. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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