Friday, February 3, 2012

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

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Be sure to visit Erica's Blog tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!
This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge or K. Andrew Its Valentine stamp set that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend.
Enter the code 15 during the third step of check out to see the discount.
She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....

For this weekends Blog Hop you will be able to see how to use 
over 100 Cricut Cartridges. I hope you have your note book out 
so, you can take notes of all the fantastic ideas my Design Team 
sisters have come up with for this weekends hop. 

For my first project I chose to use Hello Kitty Greetings & 
Tags, Bags, Boxes & more Cricut Cartridges. 

I used some glitter paper to cut out the Popcorn box at 6 1/2". 
This box can be found on page 131. The handle was cut at 2" 
wide by 8" long and was punched on both sides with a 
Martha Stewart paper edge punch.  Hello Kitty herself can
 be found on page 49 and was cut out at 3 1/2" I used some of
the glitter paper for the heart.  This little box would make a 
fun treat for any Valentine.

For my second project I decided to make a fun Valentines 
card that any chocolate lover would LOVE. 

If you can believe it I ended up using 4 Cricut cartridges on 
this one card.  I think this is the most carts I have ever used 
on one project. The card base came from the Mini Monograms
cart. I took the square on page 126 and welded 2 of them 
together on my Gyspy.  The card base is 5 X 5" and the pink
 background is 4 3/4 X 4 3/4". The Cupcakes are my all time
 favorite Cricut cupcake shape.  They come from page 108 and 
were cut out at 4" and 1 1/2". I embossed them with the swirl 
cuttlebug folder, poka dot folder and scored them upside down 
to give them the paper liner look. I then used brown and pink 
chalk to bring out the embossing. The LOVE cut comes from the
Home Accents solution cartridge. Love was cut at 2 1/2" with
the regular button and then again with the shadow feature. 
Chocolate was cut using the Hello Kitty font with the round
shape letter feature and welding the letter together on my 
Gyspy.  The letters for chocolate are 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" long.
The "I" is 1 1/4" tall. After lots of pop dots to give it lots of
dimension.  I of course had to get out my Bling and add 
a little sparkle to make the card shine.

Here is one last look at my "I LOVE Chocolate" card.
I hope you enjoyed my projects for today.  

So, if you have been reading all of the details you are
in for a treat. I am going to give away some "SURPRISE" 
Blog Candy for todays hop. Because I made you have to 
read all my details.  LOL.  I am just a detail giving person.
All you have to do is leave me a comment with a way to
get ahold of you and some truthful comments on how you
feel about my projects.  I love constructive criticism. If you 
would love to follow me that would be great but, it is not
required to enter. And it would be great if you could leave 
some blog love for my Design Team Sisters to. 

Now please head on over to my Design Team Sister 
Patty. I know she has a fantastic project for todays hop.

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Sweet Wishes ~ Sharon

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Since today is Wednesday, it is Would You
Ever Guess it Wednesday over at My Cricut
Craft Room.  I would love for you to take a
look at my Design Team Sisters projects
for today.  Please go to:

For my project today I made this fun
Valentine card.

I took a pre made 5X7 white card and added
a 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 piece of valentine paper.  I found
this paper at Target in their dollar section.  It came
with 12 different sheets of valentine paper.  The 
rosette is 2 pieces of 1 3/4 X 12" long white card
stock.  I used one of Martha Stewart's paper punches
and punched the edge.  I think this punch was called
lace.  After the edges are punched I chalked the lacy
edge with red chalk.  Then folding back and forth at 
each dip in the lace pattern.  When you have both
folded, glue them together to form a circle. Turn the
circle upside down. Cut out a 1 1/2" circle and add
hot glue to it. When you have your folded circle 
try to turn the sides out to form a flat circle then 
add the hot glued circle to the back. 

Now that the hard part is over on to the decorating
of the rest of the card.  I tucked the ribbon under the
red paper and added a bow to it with glue dots. The 
Heart is from the Sweet Treats cartridge found on 
page 25 and is one of the layers for the candle.
The "14" is from the Cindy Loo cartridge.  The 1 
can be found on page 28 as the font feature. And 
the 4 can be found on page 31 as the font feature.
I cut the heart out at 2" and the numbers at 1 1/4".
And of course you need to add a little Bling to 
every Valentine Day card.

I really LOVE how this card turned out. I am 
planning on sending it to someone special for 
Valentines Day. I hope you enjoyed my project
for today don't forget to come back soon for my
fun paper crafts and inspiration.

Sweet Wishes~Sharon