Thursday, July 2, 2015
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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.
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.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Welcome to the 4th of July Author hop and giveaway, with over 30 authors participating. In celebration of July 4th, you have a chance of winning awesome prizes on different pages and a big prize on our landing page!
Start at the first Facebook Page and continue through the pages of the 30+ authors participating in the hop. Winners will be randomly chosen to win prizes on each author page. Don’t forget to start here where all of the authors’ patriotic inspired books can be found as well as a Rafflecopter for a grand prize.
For the full list of participants, go to the Landing Page.
Make sure to enter on each author’s page for more chances to win.
**Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway**
Here's another cool new giveaway. It ends July 15th, so don't miss out. Enter today.
ARV $100 ea
A Lucky Ladybug
A Lucky Ladybug
Oh My Heartsie Girl
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Book #1 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Book #13 The Bradens series, Love in Bloom #25
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.
Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.
THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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After their father dies, Rick and Jewel Foster take over responsibility for their mother and younger siblings. Rick later decides to join the service, along with his best friend Nate Braden, leaving Jewel to bear the family responsibility on her own. After Rick is killed by a sniper, Nate feels that it was his fault. Jewel and Nate have secretly crushed on one another forever it seems, but now guilt is a new obstacle between them and one that seems impossible to overcome.
This was such a tearjerker. I would have to put the book down, finish crying, start reading again, and then start crying again. Jewel and Nate’s story was about inner turmoil and guilt, but I think, above all else it was about growth. It took getting past the raw emotions for them to move ahead. I loved how they were finally able to voice their concerns to each other without knowing where it would lead them.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES...
NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!
Five lucky winners will each receive the Taken by Love ebook
Ending on Sunday 26th July at 11.59pm EST
Enter Below & Good Luck !!