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 


  1. my 13 yr old grand daughter would 'flip' over these...but i gotta tell ya....YOU HAD 'ME' WITH THE FLOWERS! OMG...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM...

  2. Super cute books! Have fun with them now, after making 50 you may never want to see another one again! LOL!)

  3. Awww,how fun are the teen minis! I'll be back to see your shabby chic minis...your flowers are awesome!

  4. Those flowers are spectacular. Wonderful job

  5. Thank you for sharing all your craftiness. Great projects!

  6. Your books are beautiful, TFS
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  7. What beautiful books. I love all the details. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  8. very Beautiful love the way you did the books thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,

  9. Love the flowers.... Beautiful... thanks..

  10. Beautiful books and flowers. TFS!

  11. Wow!!! Love the books the colors are great!!! The flowers are beautiful!!! Love your work!

  12. your books are beautiful and your flowers are amazing.tfs

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  13. Your books are amazing! love the Tween books the colors! Your flowers are FABULOUS! it is all beautiful work!

  14. I would sure like to be a fly on your craft wall! You make such creative things. I love your mini-albums and was thinking was a great scripture album that would be too! Beautiful flowers....:O)

  15. Beautiful albums! The flowers are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow. I am going to have to steal...I mean scraplift. :)

  17. Lovin' the tween mini! You've given me an idea for my tween:-) TFS! So excited to be on the team with you!

    ~Tammy S

  18. beautiful projects....i may have to make a couple myself!