Saturday, August 4, 2012

Erica's 100 Cart Blog Hop

August 100 Cartridge Hop Line up

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's August 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during 

the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced 

and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code AUGUST to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)

     Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room and our monthly hop. If you just came from Janet's   then you are in the right place 
Each month the  Design Team make projects using at least 3 Cricut cartridges.
This is a fabulous way for you to view all kinds of paper crafting using great dies cuts
from these cartridges. I used 3 different Imagine carts:

Lori's Garden, Greeting Cards Inside And Out and finally, Santa's Village. 

     Since we have been watching the Olympics I thought I would make some prize
 bags for 2 of my grandchildren who complete swim lessons this week.

     This actually started as a card from Greeting Cards Inside And Out. 
The trophy card  is on page 19 of the handbook and cut it @ 4.2".
I used the images on page 21 with the layers separate. 
The finger was cut @ 5" and the labels @ 3.5".  I also added some glossy accents
to the trophy to add a little shine. The no. 1 was also  raised up with a pop dot.

Okay, so I am not giving them a medal but I am giving them googles and 
diving sticks to practice their skills.I'm not sure we have Olympic swimmers 
but their baby sister is showing great promise as a gymnast!
     My next project is a card I made using Lori's garden. Can I just say
how much I love this cart?  It has to be the greatest Imagine cart there is. 
I used the birdcage on page 3 using the cut and print feature @ 2" on off white 
or cream card stock.I also cut the branch from page 31 @ 1.3".

 I inked the edges of my card stock with frayed burlap and faded jeans distress inks.  
Of course I needed to do some embossing so I used a cuttlebug border. I decided to use the recessed
part rather than the raised edge. Just call it creative licence, lol.

     Now for the fun part. I used some white and opaque Liquid Pearls to the birdcage 
as well as frosted Aqua and green Smooch.

     I used some Cinnamon Stickles for the flower centers and finally the sentiment from
 PBD Stamps. This sentiment is from their "Grandparents" set.
     My finally project is from the Imagine cart Santa's Village. Every year on Christmas Eve 
we gather the youngsters to go outside and sprinkle reindeer food so Santa's sleigh won't miss us! 
I thought I'd get a head  start and make some cute "boxes" to put the food in. 
     I started with the pillow box from Girl's Make-Up Party. The image I used was  
which I sized  @ 3.5". This striped printed background paper is from Santa's Village 
on page 36. Print, cut=done! I then used the reindeer tag on page 32 @ 2". I wanted a vintage look
so I inked the edges with tea Dye distress ink.
Before I adhered the tag, I used some red satin ribbon to tie it closed and added a bell so
the reindeer will hear us.
     I'll wait until we get close to the holidays and then mix up some reindeer food: oats, sugar and (of course)
glitter so it sparkles!!!
         I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this Hop. Be sure to stop over at Erica's Store to get in 
on the deals. Next you want to head over to the lovely Lisa:
to see her amazing projects. Here's the line up in case you get lost along the way:



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pixie Get Well Soon

     I have been practicing with my Copics and just had to share this adorable digital stamp from Pixie Dust Stamps. Isn't she just adorable? This was a freebie Pixie gave to her Face Book Fans last week and I have been itching to work with her. I thought this would make a great Get Well card for a little girl.
     I still have some work to do to get my facial tones correct but I love how the hair came out. Since I have hazel eyes I just had to try them on this cute little Pixie. I also used some smooch for the cute little nose! Here are the colors I used:

Hair: E000,E00,E01,E13
Cheeks:  R20
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Eyes: G20, G21, G24, G28
Slippers: Ears R20, R22, R24 Slippers: C0, CO1,C3
Blanket: same as bunny ears
Nightie: V12, V15, V17
Teddy Bear: E11, E13, E17, E18
     The stamp sentiment is from Inkadinkado "Just Saying". I usually use papers from my stash ( which I did here) however I just had to get this chevron paper from Recollections @ Michaels the other day. I love how cheery this card came out.
     You can find some awesome Digital stamps @ These stamps are so reasonable and great to use with your Copics.
     I encourage you to become a fan on her page Here. She has just created a wonderful Pixie in honor of the Olympics. Sorry if I sound like a cheerleader for Pixie but I have searched a long time to find images to suit my style and I am in love with these digis! Just wait 'til you see what else I have been coloring!
     Please leave me a comment if you love these stamps as much as I do.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome Home!

     Whoot Whoot it's another card creating day @ My Cricut craft Room! We don't have a sketch for this week so the Design Team could make anything we wanted. I chose to go with a Patriotic card. I know, I know the 4th of July has long past but let me tell you why I went with this. My daughter and her husband spent the last 3 years in Hawaii and have now been stationed state side in California. Yeah to having all my children in the 48 contiguous states! Since they are on base I thought I'd make them a Welcome Home card.
     Anyone care to guess which cart this is from? Give up??? How about Provo Craft's Seasonal Cake Art! That's right it's from one of their cake cartridges. Whether you own the Cricut Cake machine or not, these cake cartridges fit in all the Cricut machines and have fabulous cuts for all occasions.
     This Laurel banner can be found on page 59. I used a gold card stock which I cut @ 3.5". I also used the stars on page 60 and cut them @ .50" also out of the gold card stock.
     Just a tip for shiny card stock: in the fine arts department of Michael's you will find poster size card stock. I believe it is 24" x 36". I cut these into 12" x 12' sheets so I have more than enough for all my projects and it is so economical! The rest of the card stock (the red and blue colors) are left overs from my stash.
     The stamp "Welcome Home" is from the Patriotic set from Pink By Design. In order for it to fit the banner I positioned it by curving it on my mounting block. Easy Peasy!!Now are ready for my boo boo?
     I wanted to add a little sparkle so I pulled out these rhinestone stars. They have a sparkling sticker around the outside of the rhinestone. That's the problem. They are so sticky that when I wanted to reposition it a little different I slightly ripped the paper! I was able to wiggle it a bit so it isn't too noticeable. I think I'll be a little more careful next time!
     That's it for today. Be sure to head back over to Erica's Room and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.