Thursday, March 31, 2011

Post-It Blog Hop

Welcome to Crazy About Cricut and

the Post-It Blog Hop! If you are joining

me from Kassidy's Blog at

you are in the right place!

If you just happened across my blog and

would like to play along with our fun hop,

you can go to Crazy About Cricut at

and start at the beginning.

The theme for this blog hop is Post-It

Craft Paper. Each blogger has created

a project with this awesome paper. Be sure

to visit each blog for fun ways to use this

paper and some fun BLOG CANDY!

I have made 3 project to show you the

versatility of this wonderful paper. The

other day (while it was pouring outside)

my daughter Emily & I were wishing for

SUN and SUMMER. When we though how

perfect would it be to show you how

to make some cool treats.

Our first project was made using the

Sweet Treats Cartridge. We cut the

ice cream cone out at 5 1/2 inches.

It looked to flat and plain so, we ran

the layers through the cuttlebug to

give it some depth. I love how well

this paper takes chalking or inking.

It does not rub off or smear.

The next project we did was the popsicle
from the Doodlecharms cartridge. Once
again we cut this out at 5 1/2 inches. We
did run the layers through the cuttlebug
but, this time we tried to sand or scuff the
embossed paper. I can tell you that with
this paper having a white core we loved how
well this effect works.

Emily thought our last project should
show how well this paper works with
LOTS of layering. This kitty was cut using
one of Emily's favorite cartridges. Create a
Critter. We cut the kitty out at 5 inches.
All 4 layers went on so easy. I think one
of the best things about this paper is how
easy you can peel it off and stick it back
down again with out damaging the paper

With this being my first Blog Hop I
though I would celebrate with some
Blog Candy for you. If you would love
some Blog Candy please leave me
some Blog Love below.

~I am giving away a sample of all 24
colors of the Post-It Paper, 2 really
cute studio G stamps, a white chalk pad,
a white gel pen and some BLING~

I hope you enjoyed our projects. If you
think you might have missed someone
you can go back to the beggining at

Here is the lineup in case you get lost or

need to stop along the way:







Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paper Patch Crafts Challenge

Today on Facebook Paper Patch Crafts
posted a Fun Weekend Challenge. The
challenge was to make a birthday card
that is bright and cheerful. Anne said
she would love to see either one balloon,
cupcake, hat, or piece of cake on it somewhere.
Anne also said she would love to see if any
children would like to try this challenge too.

Emily jumped at the chance to enter a card
and off she went to use my Cricut. The Birthday
Cake was cut using the Simply Charmed cartridge
and the envelope was made using Wild card.

Emily would love some blog love.
Sweet wishes ~ Sharon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ugly Paper Challenge

The DT was asked to sort through our paper and
pick out the ugliest paper we could find and
make a card. I found this paper in a fall pack
from Making Memories. It is light blue with
gold glitter bunches of wheat. I though it would
make a great outdoor fall card. So, out came
Create a Critter and I was off. This card ended
up being easer than I thought it would be.

The tree came from the Wild card cartridge cut at
5 inches. All the other cuts are from the Create
a Critter cartridge. The fox and camp fire were
cut at 2 inches. The T pee and the word Explorer
were cut at 1 inch. I used the wood grain Cuttlebug
folder to make the tree, camp fire and the word
Explorer stand out more. I love using chalk to
make the details pop out at you. Of course I
also used lots of foam dots to lift for more depth.

Now that the card is finished I still think the
paper is ugly. But, now it is an ugly cute card.
Sweet Wishes to all my Craft Friends.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter cards for DT swap

The ladies on Queen of my Craftroom
DT were asked to make 10 Easter cards
to swap with each other. I love Cindy
Lou and the beautiful lace patterns that
are on the cart. The pink layer was cut at
4 1/2 inches backed with a periwinkle
blue shadow also cut at 4 1/2 inches.
The card base was made by merging
2 of the shadow cuts on the Gyspy at
5 inches each.

The envelope was made using the
scallop card on the Wild Card cart.
I first cut it out with the fit to page
option to find out how big the cards
could be. The envelope was then cut
at 5 inches. To make sure that these
wonderful ladies that would receive
this card could seal the envelope I
added Terrifically Tacky Tape to the
edges of the flap.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mini TP roll album

I decided to join a swap over at the Cricut MB.
I have done many scrap swaps before but, they
were for items or supplies you can't find in your
area. This time I thought I would jump into the
actual crafting part of swaping. And I would have
to say I had a BLAST making this Mini TP roll for
my swap partner Crissy. I hope she loves it as much
as I love how it turned out.

More pages on the next post. The whole
album was made with 6 TP rolls.

Mini TP roll album

I have found out one of the tricks to get
the TP rolls flat is to iron them. Yes, I
said iron. For some reason when you iron
them it makes them the flattest I have ever
worked with. In the past I have just used a
bone folder and flattened the edges but, they
still puckered up. With this trick you will
never have to worry about them puckering.

Now that you have seen mine go try
and make your own. And don't forget
to use your iron.

Thankful Thursdays DT March 3rd

This week we were asked to use a Leprechaun
in our project. I choose to use the Leprechaun
& Shamrock from Everyday Paper Dolls.
(cut at 4 inches) The tag is from Bags, Tags,
Boxes & More. (cut at 5 and 4 1/2 inches)
(one of my favorite carts) I bought the cute
little jars at Ikea. They are only $2.49 for 4
of them. Emily took this to school to give to
her teacher. Who wouldn't love to get some
Leprechaun Kisses!

Thankful Thursdays DT Feb 3rd

This week the Design Team was asked to make
Valentine Classroom treats or something that could
be passed out to a lot of people. I decided to make 3
different crafts this week. The easiest and fastest
treats to make were Sour Cream containers. (Since
I did have to make 60 of them for both daughters
classrooms) The second project was for Emily's
teacher. I took Hershey bars and wrapped them
in scrapbook paper. Then I used one of my favorite
tools the crimper and sealed off the ends. I think this
gives it a neat effect. The final project were the Valentine
Post it notes for my Secret Sister on the Cricut Message
Board. I love making these simple projects that look
like they took forever to make.

I hope you have a Fabulous Valentines Day
Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thankful Thursdays DT

Jenny over at Crazy About Cricut thought
it was a good idea to change our design team
name. Instead of the Family Friday DT we will
now be the Thankful Thursday DT. I think this
is a great move because as she says "there are a
lot of blog hops and other DT do their postings
on Fridays". So, look out for new postings on

Family Friday's Design Team

This week on Crazy About Cricut we were
asked to make a special treat that your
children like to make on their own. Emily
LOVES making snack mixes. This one has
Annie's Organic snack mix with cheddar
bunnies, golden raisons, banana chips, dried
cranberries, dried pineapple, dried mango,
sesame sticks, peanuts and cheerios.

Emily wanted to give you an idea of what
you could give out as a fun snack at a party.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011