Saturday, November 5, 2011

100 Cartridge Blog Hop!




Woops!  I managed to double book hops this weekend!  If you are here for the Show Me Your Craft Room Hop, CLICK HERE!



If you are here for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop, hosted my My Cricut Craft Room!  Welcome!!!  You should have been sent to my page by the fabulous and talented Tracy's Blog.  If you didn't, please see the blog line up at the bottom of this page and start from the beginning.  There are TWO days and over 100 cartridges featured!  You won't want to miss a thing!

Now!  On to my project.  I am really proud of this, for two reasons - it was hard. AND it was the first time I had "designed" a book.  I used Cricut Craft Room to weld words and blocks together to make different length pages, then sized the layered words to fit.  I used the Cars cartridge for this project, and I have a few pointers for working with this:
  • The designers who made this cartridge were brilliant.  The characters really come to life as you piece them together.  Save yourself the step of cutting out pieces in black and simply use a black background.  Use a pen to mark in extra spaces if needed.
  • The larger the cuts the better, mine were cut at 2.5 inches (Mater was cut at 4.5) and I did not find the pieces too small to work with, but I could see how some could.
  • Use chalk and glitter glue for small pieces instead of cutting them out.
  • avoid using thick "premium" paper.  I actually found that my cheapest, thinnest card stock cut the best for these itty bitty pieces!
  • Have PATIENCE!
Here you go - enjoy the pictures, and thank you for blessing me with your time today!  I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share today!! 
















Well that's all for me today : )  Your next stop on the hop today is with the amazing Shelly http://kccroppers.blogspot.com 

Have fun! Happy Hopping!

The Line Up:

Saturday  
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If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up
1.     My Cricut CraftRoom- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
2.     Sharon- Sharon  http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/------NEXT-------
3.     Melissa http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com - - 
4.     Holly  http://hollys-hobbie.blogspot.com/ -  
7.     Heather F http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/ -  
8.     Suzy's Crafts http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/ 
10.   Heather S http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/   <---- YOU ARE HERE
11.   Shelly http://kccroppers.blogspot.com -  
14.   Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com/ -  
15.   Jen BowkerRanney -http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com 

78 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Heather!! SUPER AWESOME JOB!! Any little boy would LOVE this!! I can tell you put a lot of heart and time into this!! Looks AWESOME!! I can't believe it is your first book that you designed... the welding part is still difficut for me. What type of binding machine did you use? Was it either the Zutter or Cinch? I am wanting to get one but not sure which would be best. TFS! :)

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  2. I so love this cartridge.. need it still!! Love your album and tfs the hints - I need to try and make me a word album!! A lucky lil guy will be so glad!! Doris
    parkernana5 at cox. net

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  3. You outdid yourself with this one. Fabulous job Heather.

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  4. Loe love love your album, I have this cart and have NEVER used it.. I may have to take it out now

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  5. oh my gosh, my jaw hasn't raised up yet to meet my upper lip....i don't have this cart, and have wanted it, but didn't think i'd use it that much....you changed my mind. my grandson would go googlie eyed over this book....he loves cars. so i guess it's back on my list....great job!

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  6. I did my first book as well they are so much fun and i love the transformation that you start with the base and add more and more details to it and then it comes out so perfect. Love this and you gave me an idea for my son's birthday! Thanks for the idea and yuou did an outstanding job! TFS

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  7. Love your mini book!!!! I think I may have to get this cart for my little cousin!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Your mini gook is great!! I love the way you did the words on the side like tabs so you can see them all.
    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  9. VERY CUTE LOVE IT..THANKS FOR A GREAT HOP AND PROJECTS

    CATHIE
    SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

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  10. I have this cart and I think I have only used it once. Thanks for a new idea on how to use it :)

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  11. Too adorable!!!! I love Cars! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugz,
    Robyn =)
    injoy_stampin (at) me (dot) com

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  12. Now I want the Cars cart. lol. Your chose great colors. Thanks for the tips.
    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  13. LOVE your mini album!!!! So super cute :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  14. omg that is gorgeous, I have this cart and will definately have to try something like this

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  15. Great card(s) and I think you are extremely talented. I will look forward to more of your work. Thanks for your time and talent.

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  16. Wow...this is an amazing mini album. I love all of the details and your great tips for working with this cart. TFS!

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  17. This is amazing. I love the book. Funny that it was cars my girls love Cars and they watched the new one last night. TFS.

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  18. You Cars book is fantastic!! I have always wanted to make a shaped book but, I can't figure out the layering on my Gyspy. I can get the welding down it is just the sizing and layering that I have problems with. I have always wanted to get this cartridge but, we don't have any boys in our family. Maybe someday it will go on such a great clearance that I will have to buy it. You really did a great job layering all those tiny pieces. Great job.

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  19. OMG!!! what a super fun and cute mini...love it!
    already a follower here.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  20. Cute mini album. Love all the vibrant colors and details. TFS.
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  21. OMG that is so awesome! Love it!

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  22. Oh how cute with the Cars Cart... I don't have little boys, but sure wish that I did...

    Always,
    Karen

    http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

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  23. Heather great job!! It looks like a lot of work that paid off beautifully! Im going to try a spongebobbook!Thanks

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  24. OMGosh this is so precious you have stepped right outside of the box with this great creative thinking and i love it. this would make gifts and fun get together prjoect todo with the friends.tfs
    i'm a new follower
    cbcotton @ yahoo dot com

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  25. Fab-U-lous! My family love Cars! Wonderful job! Thanks for Sharing!

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  26. OMG!! I love this book! I know some grown-up boys who'd love this!! :D

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  27. WOW!! AMAZING BOOK!! It's Fantastic!!

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  28. WOW !! and WOW !! Great book and very detailed...Thanks for the tip :)

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  29. I know now I so need this cart!!!! This rocks!!!!!! TFS!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  30. That just looks like to muc fun, I want this cart too!!

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  31. Amazing book! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. FANTABULOUS! I've never seen this movie but now I want to and I want this book! So great!
    TFS!
    Lisa
    www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

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  33. WOW, your book is fantastic. I just love it. Great job.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com

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  34. Amazing project!!! You must have spent a LOT of time on this! Wonderful!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  35. Great Job!! Love Cars and Most of All mater! I am still playing with craft room!

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  36. What an amazing book! Great job! My nephew would love it as he is CARS CRAZY! lol

    Michelle
    mcoleman9641@wideopenwest.com

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  37. THAT IS soooo CUTE! Love everything about it. You did a great JoB on rhar. I am working on a mini right now with cars in it I think I need this cartridge to finish it up. Love the little expressions. You worked it on this.

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  38. Oh my goodness - how super awesome is this! You have far more patience then I would!

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  39. It had to be extremely rewarding to see this book come together, I am so impressed! I have this cart and I need to bite the bullet and try this, my grandson would love it! The detail is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. awesome book, is there a special way you bind them together? I like how you made it page larger so it is easier to turn with the words as a handle. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. This book is fantastic!! I have this cartridge but was a little bit unsure of what to do with it. Now I know! LOVE it! Christina

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  42. love your layout/book! The cuts are so realistic, you did a wonderful job!

    TFS

    judy
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  43. Oh wow I love your mini so detailed

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  44. Wow Heather - this is fabulous! My kids are not so little now so I don't have this cart but I love this mini you have made! I can see my nephew going crazy for this: Thanks for sharing the tips too!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  45. I like your album. I, too, love to make albums!! Thanks for your ideas as well!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

    rynmich92 at gmail dot com

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  46. Wow...great job!!! You made it look so easy!

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  47. Your book is amazing! I'm a new follower.

    jlieungh23@gmail.com
    www.jamiek711designs.blogspot.com

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  48. I love "Cars" and you did an awesome job. thanks for all those great hints.

    Liz Seubert
    17eroses@gmail.com

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  49. Wow, your project is great. I bet these took a long time to put together. Thanks for the hints also.
    terilawson88 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I am so impressed...I'm thinking this is a must have cartridge

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  51. Wow! Amazing!! Love this book! Great details!
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  52. Great job on the book!! My boys would love it. I think Im going to have to try making some

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  53. You should be proud, you did a fantastic job! Thanks for all the tips too! :)

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  54. this is amazing I always have wanted to try this type of mini, but I could never come close to what I saw today
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  55. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! you did an AMAZING job on this mini album. Did I say AMAZING JOB!!! tfs

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  56. My grandson would love this book. Great job..

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  57. Simply brilliant! My daughter loves cars. Very nice!

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  58. Holy Cow I love your project. I have been waffling back and forth on getting this one and the Toy Story cart. Now that I see how cute your project turned out I want it bad, lol. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  59. I love that cartridge! I was going to say that you made me want that one and then I thought...Doh! You HAVE that cartridge!! So funny!
    I really love what you did with it Heather! Your projects are adorable!
    Tracy

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  60. WOW! What a great job. I don't have this cart. But now you have me wondering if I NEED it. LOL

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  61. Spectacular work..Very unique and detail and creative. You should be more than proud!!!! Looking forward to seeing more creative work from you!!!Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  62. love your layout. cool cars great job. thanks for sharing
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  63. I have this cart and have not used it yet... and with three grandsons and ideas on how to use it, I had better get busy. TFS :)

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  64. I am so very impressed! I have never seen such detailed work done. Awesome job!!! Very inspiring! :-)

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  65. What a great mini!!! I love the movie Cars and my son loves it too!

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  66. i have two little ones who are wild over "cars". they would love this mini. i may have to break down and buy this cart and make one for them. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail do com

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  67. OMGosh this is absolutely & totally cute, cute, cute!!! You should be darn proud of yourself,as this is totally awesome!!! I've been wanting this cart & almost got it, but then I read that the layers were difficult to match up. Yours are spot on, so think I will have to reconsider this cart!

    wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

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  68. This book is amazing! I love it! I definitely have to try this one day. I have this cart but have not used it yet. Too afraid! Although my son's bday party in January is CARS themed, so something like this would be perfect!!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! Really love this!!! Don't be surprised if I'm asking you questions about this the next few months!! Love it!

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  69. sooooooooo scraplifting this! i love the cars cart and my 3 year old would love this! too cute! tfs callyann

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  70. Love this project! I have this cartridge and there are so many pieces and I always give up!
    This is too cute!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  71. Love your mini! I've been wanting this cart for a long time now. Thanks for the tips!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  72. Fabulous mini album. Would love to have this myself.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  73. OMGoodness ... what a great album.

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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