Saturday, July 2, 2011

Surprise 100 Cartridge Blog Hop (Erica's My Cricut Craft Room Hop)

Welcome!!  You should have come from  the talented Heather Flaherty's Page at Paper Crafter Annonymous. If you did not please start at Erica's blog http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/.

OK, big breath, here I go:

EEEEEE!  I can't tell you how excited I am to have been asked to be part of Erica's Design Team AND to be participating in my first Blog Hop!  I feel very blessed to be part of Erica's big announcement.  Congratulations Erica!  Your husband-to-be is a VERY luck man!

AND I'm excited to share some of my work with all of you hoppers out there!  If you like what you see, please leave a comment and become a follower - it would really make my day!

As today's theme is about love, weddings, and the like...  I first wanted to share a picture of my hubby and I on our wedding day just shy of five years ago.  It was an absolutely magical day : )


Moving on with the theme, I wanted to share a card I made using the Sweethearts cartridge.  Two of the things I try to do when crafting is to re-use (when possible) and to make each project as personal as possible.  I was able to accomplish both in the card below.  The first picture is of the wedding invitation I received for my very oldest childhood friend.  We go WAAAAAY back to 5th grade!  LOL 



You can see in the card, I used the invitation as a background to the card.  The length was a bit short for the card size I used (5x7) so I cut a strip of matching card stock to make up the difference at the top.  Also, I cut the bride and groom and their layers at 4 inches.



The veil was also cut from the vellum of the invitation.

The great thing about using Cricut is that it takes all of the hard work out of it... Anyone can make these cards with the layered cuts.  Just add you own personal embelishments (glitter glue seems to be a recent fav of mine) and BAM... a personalized gift any friend would be happy to receive. 

Thank you SO much for visiting me today!    Next, you are going to be hopping on over to the lovely and talented Scrapbooking Princess Jaime's Page.  Hope to see you again soon!

Blog Hop Line up incase you get lost...

1.  My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
2. Alishia Gaff http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/
3 Amanda Haynes http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
4. Amanda Hernandez http://mandyscandywrappers.blogspot.com/6.
5 Autumn Johnson Willis http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com/7.
6 Charlotte Simpson Cornett http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com/8.
7 Connie Benford Layman http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
8. Courtney Larson http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com/
9. Gayle Shrader http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
10. Heather Flaherty http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/.
11 Heather Hammen Sipes http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/.
11 Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincess Jamie) http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Roseman http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/.
14 Jennifer Rethorn Lundy http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/.
15 Julie Davis-Perez http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
16. Justina Almanza http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com/
17. Kathleen Schriber http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/.
18 Kassidy Thomas http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/.
19 Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
20 Mayra Alonso http://gettingcraftywithma.blogspot.com/.
21 Linda Kuniyoshi http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/.
22 Lucinda Gibson http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/
23 Michelle Hull http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/
24 Nina Wilson http://nina-hotpinkscrapper.blogspot.com/
25. Patricia Holloway http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
26. Ricki Sholler Tidd http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/.
27 Rosa Kleyman http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
28. Scrappin Dhilly http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/.
29 Sue-Ann Lovell http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/.
30 Tammy Androsky http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/
31. Terry Meyers http://cricutcraftinterry.blogspot.com/
32. Tina Ondrus Keller http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/.
33 BLOG CANDY http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

59 comments:

  1. Cute stuff!!!
    Justina
    www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com

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  2. This is a very sweet gift. Love your wedding photo too. Pricess expressions!

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  3. Love how you repurposed the invite.

    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  4. wow what a nice talent and very classy.

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  5. Very Beautiful invits and all is great keep up the great job. thnaks abbraddock@msn.com

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  6. Repurposing...what a great idea! Turned out very beautiful as is your wedding pic!

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  7. nice pic of your wedding day and cute card!

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  8. adorable card and I loved seeing your picture from your wedding day!

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  9. Pretty wedding designs. Following.

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  10. I love the idea of re-using the wedding invite. Your card is darling as is your wedding photo.

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  11. recycling! the biggest gift of papercrafts!

    You were a beautiful bride!
    Debbie @
    http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

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  12. Beautiful card, what a great idea to incorperate the invitation into the card and reuse it! You were a very beautiful bride too, shows in your face that it was indeed a magical day! I'm your newest follower! :)

    lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a cute card! Thank you for sharing your picture of your wedding! Christina

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  14. Gorgeous!!! What a great idea!

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  15. Great idea on how to reuse something so pretty !!!

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  16. How cute!!!! I love your photo. Thank you for sharing.

    Visit my blog: http://barbaras-crafty-corner.blogspot.com/

    my email: barbara@allthingsperuvian.com

    PS, I'm a new follower!!

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  17. Your card is so very beautiful!!! Attention to details really makes it pop. Thanks for adding the note about how anyone could create such a lovely card as this with the cricut and other embellishments. That is an encouragement to all of us....:O) (PS - love your wedding picture. too sweet!)

    Connie Gail

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  18. Thats a beautiful card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I Love your wedding Card! awsome!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your card! You did a wonderful job, it turned out so cute!

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  21. what a pretty card. love the bride and groom.

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  22. Love the dance photo. I hope you still find that happiness when you look into each others eyes. :)

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  23. I love the glitter on the grooms shoes!! Great Card!

    Blessings,
    Tina

    www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

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  24. WOW! Love the little details, great job!
    Sherry
    slkrs@yahoo.com

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  25. I love how you recycled and old card to make a new one! and the new one looks FABULOUS! TFS!
    I just became a follower(as I should have been already, being on DT with you)

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  26. Love it!

    Kim
    katipsord@juno.com
    ktipsord@swansonqualityservices.com

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  27. nice card!! Janet Royer

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  28. Beautiful card! And awesome job reusing supplies!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  29. Very clever how you used the old invitation for your own take on the new card! Great job! July 1st was my 19th Wedding Anniversary!!! so I'm really enjoying this hop!! I'm a new follower of yours too!

    ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192atgmaildotcom

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  30. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! :-)

    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
    SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

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  31. Awesome idea! Turned out beautiful.


    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  32. Great Card, really beautiful!!! TFS

    http://www.creationswithkathryn.com
    creationswithkathryn@yahoo.com

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  33. That turned out so cute!! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  34. Very Nice tfs

    dannysuni@msn.com

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  35. Very beautiful.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  36. LOVE YOUR BLOG & PROJECTS! TFS! I am a new follower and I would be honored if you would check out my blog as well http://acreativejourney@blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful card. So creative to use your friends invite!

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  38. yup, you definitely have the heart of a papercrafter

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  39. Loved seeing your wedding picture. Makes me wish that I had a wedding after all.

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  40. I love recycling....great job and thanks for sharing your beautiful picture.

    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  41. such a beautiful photo and a wonderful card. tfs

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  42. Beautiful Card! TFS

    Lynda
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

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  43. Beautiful, making something old new again is fantastic

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  44. Beautiful photo of you and your husband! I *love* the concept of reusing an old invitation to create something new for a friend...such a great and personal idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. You did a great job and I like your idea of re-using and making something very personalized. TFS and looking forward to seeing more of your work! Aloha, Linda

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  46. very beautiful love the projects tfss

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  47. Very cute idea! TFS

    http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  48. Beautiful card and I love how you re-purposed to make it. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you make next! Congrats on your first hop :)

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  49. Beautiful card! What a great idea!

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  50. Neat idea with repuposing. Hope your daughter is feeling better these days.

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  51. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. You looked stunning on your big day!

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