Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hello Thursday - Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy, Sophie, Art Nouveau, Something to Celebrate, Simply Scarecrow

Another rocking Hello Thursday and there are some fabulous cartridges being released this month!

Check them out below:

1) Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge:


This new cartridge from Close To My Heart Stamp Company is packed full of goodies (as seen above) - it also comes with fonts, tags and more.  Best of all, there are coordinating stamps when you purchase the Art Philosophy cartridge, as well as even more of them available in their catalog.  It's pretty impressive!  And don't worry because they tell you the sizing of the cuts to match the stamps!  Fun, fun!

Melanie is a Close to My Heart rep and she will be taking orders for this cartridge starting August 1.  We will give you all the details as we get closer to the release date.

Below is a gift bag I made using the cartridge - the flower, number collage and the tag are all from the cartridge.


Paper by Core'dinations. Ribbon from Michaels.

2) Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge:


This cartridge comes with two outstanding fonts as well.  I decided to cut one of them for my project below (letter cut at 2-1/2") to make a monogram "J" card.  I love the swirly bits!

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Paper by American Crafts, K&Co. and Core'dinations.

3) Cricut Sophie Cartridge - exclusive to the Cricut Circle (for more information on the Cricut Circle, click HERE)


This is the new Cricut Circle cartridge for the first quarter of the new year. (People who join now may not get this cartridge - check above link for details).  It has three sets of cards (one set is shaped, one has cutouts along the edge and one has decorative edges) plus a set of bookmarks and more.  It really is gorgeous! The flower bouquet below is made from a set of flower shaped cards.



Paper by Bo Bunny and Core'dinations.

4) Cricut Something to Celebrate Cartridge:



This cartridge has a whole key of shaped cards and guess what?  They all layer perfectly (finally)!  Card base, shadow and all layers are all cut at 7" and fit on top of one another exactly. The card measures 7" tall.  The "cheer up" sentiment is from My Creative Time - I am giving away a set of these (see below in giveaway section).

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Here's the card open...

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Glitter paper by DCWV and striped paper by Anna Griffin.


5) Cricut Simply Scarecrow:



This is a seasonal cartridge that has a lot of fun autumn images.  I wasn't sold on it initially, but as I started working with it, I really loved how it came together.  I will tell you that I double layered things by cutting two layers and off setting one of them so it had more dimension.  You can see the beige outline around the scarecrow and the "fall".  This is a trick I learned from the fabulous Monique Griffith!

Paper is by DCWV.

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To see more projects made with these cartridges, head over to my BFF Melanie's site, Courtney Lane Designs.

Today's birthday giveaway is the Winter Frolic Cartridge!



How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below telling which new cartridge you like best (see HERE on how to leave a comment; if you get this in email form, you need to click on the email title to get to the blog itself and then leave a comment).

2) Subscribe or follow the blog.



Don't forget the other birthday giveaways - see below:

1) 4 Sets of My Creative Time's latest stamps - enter HERE to win
2) Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Folders - enter HERE to win
3) Creative Memories Stork's Delivery cartridge - enter HERE to win
4) Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art and Cricut Birthday Cakes cartridges - enter HERE to win
5) Cricut Stand and Salute and Freshly Picked cartridges - enter HERE to win

Winners announced on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  Winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize.

Want to see more of my projects? Click HERE to see my gallery!

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537 comments:

  1. Something to celebrate is definitely my favorite! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  2. Great job on the projects. My favorite cart is the art nouveau. I just love the ladies on this cart. I have so many ideas I can use this for.

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  3. Wow!! Your giveaways just keep getting better and better!!! I'm torn between Sophie and the Art Nouveau...I like them both!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  4. My favorite is the sophie. I love the flowers you made with it!

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  5. Great projects! My fav cart is the something to celebrate cart and the sophie cart!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  6. Love your website, the projects and especially the GiveAways...Awesome!!

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  7. Think I like Sophie the best. I can see alot of creative things coming my way. Thank you for the chance. Sandy N

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  8. Another great round of Cardrigdes and I alway love what you do with them. My favorite would be Something to Celebrate. Isn't that what life is all about

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  9. Great projects! I like best the art philosophy cartridge!:-)So versatile...

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  10. This is a favorite HT in a little while, although all the new carts last month have me dizzy!
    ka77te@yahoo.com

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  11. My favorite cartridge of these is the Art Nouveau one. I can thinkof lots of ideas of things to do with this. If the CTMH cartridge is as good as the Creative Memories ones, then that's a good one to add as well.

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  12. Love all your creations, love the Art Nouveau Cartridge and your card from it....you inspire me daily.....thankyou

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  13. thanks for showing us all the new Cartridge Candy! So fun! I love that you always show something you've used it on, it really helps me see if that is a cart I should spend my hard earned moola on! Oh and thanks for the chance at all the prizes on YOUR birthday. I hope you are having as much fun as we are.

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  14. So hard to pic a fave! All are wonderful!

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  15. I really like the "Sophie" cartridge. Cute designs. I also loved your fall layout. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  16. This is one of the funnest (for me) Hello Thursdays of the whole year. I really like all of the cartridges. Darn it! Time to start budgeting again.

    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  17. I would love to win many cuts remind me of snowy childhood days making snow angels

    esabatine at gmail dot com

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  18. Art Philosophy is hands down my favorite, a gorgeous cart - I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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  19. Love your layout with the scarecrows!

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  20. What great giveaways! Hope you pick me!!!

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  21. The flowers and buttons are just beautiful! Thanks

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  22. I like "Something to Celebrate" the best - I think I would use it a lot!

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  23. I love all new cartridges.
    Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge
    happyscrapbook@hotmail.com

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  24. Oh, how I should NOT look at your blog! I want to go spend money now!!

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  25. All your project are fantastic. I love the Sophie cartrige.

    gr-unknown

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  26. loving the simply scarecrow.
    karen
    www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

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  27. love the new carts!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  28. Love the 1st 2 carts and all the cards. thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I love them all! My fav is probably Sophie!

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  30. Love the Art Nouveau and Sophie is pretty nice, too!
    patpionkeathotmaildotcom

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  31. love this birthday giveaway, love the great projects!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your great projects. My fave cart is the scarecrows. Love the Fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

    DebbyS
    debbycrafts at yahoo dot com

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  33. I really Love the Art Philosophy cart. Great releases once again!

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  34. Such a difficult decision! I looked atthe Cricut blog, and this and I think Cricut Sophia is so neat...but so are all the others! What choices! My wish list just grew a bit longer! I loved y our projects!

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  35. Great new carts!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  36. forgot to tell you favorite---Sophie cartridge looks fun

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  37. I love all these new carts but my favorite is the Art Nouveau. Thank you.

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  38. I like Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge & Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge, since I can't get my favorite because it's a Cricut Circle cart:(

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  39. My favorite is the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  40. I am an email subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. I am loving the Sophie cartridge! Adorable!

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  43. The flowers are great! Just like the rest of your projects! :) Excited for these new cartridges. Especially the scarecrow one!! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  44. OMg I love them all. Cant wait to buy a few of them.

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  45. I like the CTMH Art Philosophy. It is always hard to choose.

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  46. I am Patiently waiting for august 1st!!!! Then I will order a ton of the new ones. Thanks for the inspiration. Linda harris/ Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  47. it is so hard to choose....i love all of them but if i have to choose one....i would have to say art nouveau....i love the curly imagine and the period.....this period inspirate many art and craft surrounding us today....therefore, i love that cartridge the most.....thanks for sharing....

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  48. Thanks for all the chances to win all these great gifts. You are so generous.
    God Bless
    Sherry
    needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

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  49. I love the Something to Celebrate cart!!! It's so adorable!!

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  50. I would the have to say that the Art Nouveau and the Sophie cartridges are my favorite.

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  51. Wahoo! Great cartridge, would love to win!
    LizW in TX

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  52. Wow, which cartridge would I like. I guess since I'm a big fan of Halloween it must be the scarecrow cartridge.

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  53. Darling projects Joy! I am loving the Sophie cart and can't wait till mine comes in:o) That Art Philosophy is looking pretty exciting too!

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  54. They have a great selection.

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  55. Those scarecrows are terrific! Thanks for the neat ideas! Looking forward to that cartridge coming out - I love Fall!!

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  56. My favorite is the Art Philosophy cartridge.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  57. Ooooh, I love the Art Philosophy, Art Nouveau and Sophie carts! The rest are just okay. Thanks for the chance to win another awesome giveaway! I don't have this cart so it would be wonderful if I won it.

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  58. Art Nouveau is my favorite, love all the images, but Sophie is also very nice. But the Art Nouveau is #1 for me. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  59. These are some cute cartridge they come out with. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Delama

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  60. It would be a toss up between Sophie and art philossphy. I love both of them.

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  61. Loving the CTMH cartridge and they are all great! Thanks for the opportunity to win....you are great. lgaley@charter.net

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  62. Kathie SpradlingJuly 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    I am loving the lollipop card. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. I see lots of possibilities for making cards with any of these. I love the scarecrows, but would probably use the Something to celebrate more. You have such cute ideas!!

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  64. Wow, its difficult to choose. They are all great. I really like the bag and letter mat on the Art Philosophy cart and the scarecrows on the Halloween cart. I love scarecrows.

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  65. I'm really eyeing that Sophie cart, however, I'm not a circle member. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait.

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  66. I love all the cartridges but the CTMH and Circle carts are my favorites. Guess I need to join the Circle. Even if I don't get this cart, their carts are always great!

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  67. Wow . . . the colours you use really pop the designs! Love them all. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy.
    Alison
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  68. Ohhh..I LOVE all these cartridges...so many uses so little time! thanks for the ideas :)

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  69. Happy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. Very nice!!! I have to say my favorite is the shaled birthday card. Something to celebrate is going on my wish list!

    Jamie
    Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

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  71. Ohhhhh! I think I want that Art Nouveau cartridge! That looks like fun!

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  72. I just love the simply scarecrow cart. I haven't bought a cart in a while, but I will buy this one. I love the card you made!!

    phonetecgirl@msn.com

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  73. LOVE the new cartridges...can't wait to get my hands on some of them!

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  74. So many new carts and so new ideas. I will have to say my favorite is the Sophie cartridge. This is one cartridge i want.
    cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

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  75. My favorite cartridge is Something to Celebrate. I am new email subscriber.

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  76. It's a tie between Art Philosophy and Something to Celebrate...decisions, decisions, decisions! SMH

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  77. Beautiful projects! Good job!

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  78. OMG...All of your projects are fantabulous, but I heart the gift bag made with the CTMH Cart in a big way! TFS and for the giveaway!

    Jen (ranneyj08@gmail.com)

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  79. Thanks for sharing the new cartridges with us. I like Art Philosophy the best.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  80. These are all amazing new carts I love them all...but the one I love most is the something to celebrate cause we're always celebrating something right! You can never get enough of cute projects when your celebrating something! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  81. I love the art philosophy cart. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  82. I think all are unique and great cartriges to add to anyones collection. I like the Art Philosopy the best, because of those 3-D Flowers. I would love to do a project with them.
    My second favorite would be the Sphie cartridge.
    Thanks

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  83. Art Nouveau is definitely my fav. So swirly and fairy like! Fabulous!!

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  84. It's hard to pick a favorite but I would have to say the Something to Celebrate cartridge is my fav. Thanks for chance to win.

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  85. I love the Sophie cartridge! Thanks for the update about the new upcoming cartridges. My wish list keeps on growing :)

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  86. Very cute card. Love the shaped card feature. How fun to create a card that is not an A2. I have being having fun celebrating with the both of you.

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  87. Provo is coming out with some interestinf cartridges! I really like what you've done with the art philosophy gift bag, CUTE!!!

    Carol D.

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  88. Awwwwwww!!!! Something to celebrate is sooooo cute.

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  89. There must be a song "Enable me" cuz you are doing a great job with all these releases, so much to want to have.

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  90. Love them all but, Sophie is my fav.

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  91. cheryl@pavlacka.netJuly 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    My favorite is We're Having a Party... Thought Sophie cart is cool tool. Love your projects....

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  92. I love the 3D options in Art Philosophy. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    -Synthia
    sleelar21@yahoo.com

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  93. I don' thave a favorite - I love the Art Philosphy & the Art Nouveau a lot.....I see lots of cards & pages with Something to Celebrate tho.....oculdn't sleep last night with the images in my head...thanks

    andercat1@aol.com

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  94. So excited to have a chance to win. I love the new cartridges.

    Thanks for sharing
    Kat
    cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com
    http://mimikat33.hubpages.com
    ayers12887@gmail.com

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  95. What a fantastic collection of new cartridges. Have to admit that my favorite is the Art Philosophy Cartridge. Unbelievable that they got that many images in one cartridge! Thanks much for the opportunity to win a new cartridge.

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  96. I kinda like the Simply Scarecrow!

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  97. I just love those 3D flowers in the art philosophy cartridge

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  98. I want to this cartridge to add to my collection! I can already see some great projects. Pick me! Pick me!

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  99. WINTER FROLICS - looks like I would use for my outdoor winter scenes. Maybe even a "Winter in July" page.

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  100. I like the scarecrow cart the best!!

    BarbaraS

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  101. Great new projects with the new cartridges! I love the Winter Frolic cart...it's been the top of my want list for awhile. Saw it on clearance at Michaels the other day, but have no money right now for purchases like that. Hope they're not discontinuing it!
    beth lee

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  102. Seeing the card you made with the Art Nouveau cart has me giving it a second look. I wish the Cricut site would have the handbooks to view of the newer carts like they have for the older ones. Oh well I will just have to search out projects made with this cartridge.
    Cathy S
    seashore@telus.net

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  103. Perfect time for a winter cart. I Would love to win this, as I hardly have anything for Christmas cards that I can work with.

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  104. It is time to start thinking about cards for Christmas. What a great give away

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  105. I'm really liking all the releases for this month, but, I'm LOVING the Art Nouveau cart because it's soooooo different from anything else we've got!!!

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  106. Love the new carts. Thanks again for the great giveways. Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net

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  107. Love! Love!! Love!!! The Sophie Cartridge. The flowers are great and the 2 birds on a swing is adorable. This is going on my wish list! jlaudano@yahoo.com

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  108. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing the new cartridges with us.

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  109. Ooooo...I am happy I don't have to pick a fave...I think I love them all....would also love to win the Winter frolic...

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  110. Great projects Joy, it has been lovely spending your birthday with you. My favourite of the carts is Something to Celebrate. Thanks for another chance to win.
    Kim xXx

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  111. Thanks so much for showing all the new releases and your great projects using them. Such inspiration! Makes me want them all.
    I really like the Winter Frolic cartridge, thanks for a chance to win it.

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  112. My favorite is Art Philosophy!! Has great cuts :-)
    smsaldana@gmail.com

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  113. Not my day...both of my favorites are not available to me...Sophie and close to my heart. Thanks for the great samples!

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  114. What a cute cart! Would love to win!

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  115. by far my favorite new cartridge is Art Nouveau!!!! Just darling! pattypenn199@msn.com

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  116. I really like the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. Thanks for sharing!! Love the projects you showcased today. :)

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  117. Oooohhhh. All carts so yummy. I want them all :)

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  118. Interesting new cartridges. Can not keep up with them all.

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  119. Your projects are all AMAZING great job.My favorite is CTMH Art Philosophy.I do like the Sophie but I'm not a member oh well!(can't afford it)I would love to win Winter Frolic.Thank for sharing all of the new releases.....

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  120. I love all the new carts but my 3 favorites are: the Art Philosophy cartridge, Art Nouveau and Sophie. I can't decide which I like the best--guess I will have to get all 3.

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  121. Something to Celebrate looks like a great cartridge for all year.

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  122. Wow! Awesome new cartridges! I like the Something To Celebrate the best :)

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  123. I love anything to do with Christmas that Cricut brings out. I would love to have Winter Frolic. Thanks for the chance.

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  124. My favorite to Close To My Heart Art Philosophy, but I love them all!!!

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  125. Great projects from really neat new cartridges. I love love love the Art Philosophy cartridge but they are all neat.

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  126. Great projects! I like them all but the first one I'll purchase will be Something to Celebrate. Tfs and have a great day. :)

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  127. I love the Art Philosophy cartridge! It has alot of bang for your buck! Labels, frames, etc. Awesome!

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  128. Great examples Joy - thanks for sharing! I really love Art Nouveau but I am going to say that Sophie is my fave. Hope you had a great Bday week full of fun!!!

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  129. I liked Sophie the best, too bad not everyone can get it.

    Carla from Utah

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  130. So excited about the new cartridge that was just released with CTMH I am also a consultant and we have been waiting a long time for this collaboration with Provo Craft.

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  131. I love the 3-D flowers in Art philosophy. Cricut could really shine and make life easier for all by jumping on the flower craze. It would be so easy to make those flowers with cuts made by Cricut.
    SC gma

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  132. Love Art Philosophy!, Provo Craft is genius collaborating with CTMH, Creative Memories & Teresa Collins! Keep them coming!

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  133. I LOVE the "Something to Celebrate" cartridge. I have four kids and I teach elementary special education, so there is ALWAYS something to celebrate around our house. I also like the fact that they layer perfectly. I have spent HOURS UPON HOURS trying to make invitations to birthday parties and could never seem to get them to layer correctly. (I'm a perfectionist, so that doesn't help. Lol) Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

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  134. I LOVE the "Something to Celebrate" cartridge. I have four kids and I teach elementary special education, so there is ALWAYS something to celebrate around our house. I also like the fact that they layer perfectly. I have spent HOURS UPON HOURS trying to make invitations to birthday parties and could never seem to get them to layer correctly. (I'm a perfectionist, so that doesn't help. Lol) Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Oh My Gosh! Art Nouveau! I have to have it. Work for a hair salon and can totally use some of those images! And...lovin' the Something to celebrate, because there always is...something to celebrate! Thanks for sharing!
    Karen P.

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  136. I've ordered the Art Philosophy set, and I can't wait to get it in my hot little hands. I hope I can do it justice. Thanks for the examples.

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