Saturday, August 20, 2011

Interactive Card Hop

I hope you are enjoying today's blog hop!  I know I will be learning alot as I browse through everyone's talented cards!  For those of you that haven't visited my page before, welcome! 

I have a secret to share....  I'm not a card maker.  I CAN make cards... and do on occasion, but my main passion is scrapbooking.  That being said I love a good challenge and when I learned about today's hop, I wanted in.  Pop Up Twirl card?  What is that?  A sliding ladder?  Interesting!  Count me in I said.  Not knowing what any were I bravely asked to be assigned to a card and then looked up some tutorial and watched some viseos on how to make them.  I watched and said - HA!  Easy-Peasy!  I can do that!

Er.  That is, I THOUGHT I could do it.  My project turned out to be what my 13 year old would call an "Epic Fail".  There are paper scraps everywhere... splinter shards, glue in my hair, and about four different cricut cartridges laying on my floor.  Yeah, I'm a messy scrapper and it usually works for me.  Tonight, however, no go.  So sorry to dissapoint, but I cannot discrace this hop with the tangled mess of paper and twine that sits upon my desk.

If you would like to learn about how to make a Pop Up Twirl Card, there is a very easy to follow tutorial by Split Coast Stampers which can be found here.  I hope that I haven't offended and that you choose to check out some of my other projects so that you see that I'm not a total dud : )

Next on the hop is Angie at  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Erica's Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!!!!

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

You should have come here from the fabulous and talented Jackie Lodge's (Jack Rabbit Scrappin) page.  If not please start at the beginning at

Here is the fun projects I made to share with you this month!  For this project I have used the cartridges:
  • Elegant Edges
  • Mother's Day Bouquet
  • Sophisticated 
  • Tags Bags Boxes and More
Do you like mini books?  Lately I'm a little obsessed : )  I've decided to try and make 50 of them for an upcoming trade show, so we'll see how it goes : )  If you DO like mini albums, the Elegant Edges Cart is a MUST HAVE.  It makes the process SO fun and easy!  Mini Albums can be made by simply cutting chipboard into squares or using the cricut to cut out shapes into thinner chipboard.  Either can be embellished with a full coat of paper adhered by Mod-Podge or left "naked", like I did with the "Tween books below."  I make my books in sets of four and all are in 6 x 6 size. 

Here are the Tween Books:

I love that doodle-y trim!!!

The second set of books aren't quite done yet, but they have a more "shabby chic" feel to them and are accented with handmade flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet.  These Flowers are SO simple to make, just cut in various sizes and colors, wet a bit using inks (I used Walnut Ink), water, or glimmer mist crumple or bend, let dry, then put them together.  I just kind of do it haphazardly... playing around with which ones I think look best with what.  I also change up the centers, but when I'm making many, I tend to go for glitter glue, it's fast, easy and CHEAP : )

***Please note - I mix in Prima's here and there, but 95% are my handmades.

First some close ups of the flowers:

Flowers "In Action"

And here are some pictures of the other mini's I'm working on:

"Thankful" is from Sophisticated.

Please stop back by through out the week as I will be posting more pictures of these projects and the additional minis I'm working on.  I hope you have enjoyed my post today!  THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by : )

Next you should go to Heather F's Blog