I decided to take a Cricut 101 class at a "local" scrapbook store (about 45 min. away) taught by Betsy Veldman. Of course she was great and I learned a ton about the Cricut! I finally figured out all of the functions, or at least enough to use my machine.
So...the Cricut stays. And I've finally made a card I'm happy with using the Cricut and some my other dies, and I decided to enter it into the Die Cuttin Divas stars challenge:
I added a little stitching using denim thread....love that thicker thread...too bad my machine doesn't!
Thanks for looking!
Here are the details on the card:
Cardstock: pink (Core'dinations); green and red (AC Cardstock)
Patterned Paper: Wishful Thinking (Fancy Pants)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5 (PTI)
Ink: Warm Red (ColorBox); Brilliance Peacock (Tsukineko); white (ColorBox)
Dies: Plantin Schoolbook & Joys of the Season (Provocraft); Fillable Frames #10 (PTI); Dainty Lace Doily (MFT)
Other: glitter (Michaels); aqua mist button (PTI); pink denim weight thread (YLI)