Friday, July 6, 2012

July's Blog Hop Saturday

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

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This month I choose 3 cartridges, Spongebob Squarepants, Stretch Your Imagination, and Philidelphia from Cricut Craft Room...

   First, we started with Spongebob cartridge...

I wanted to show that you can use a cartridge and not have to use the main feature..  I wanted the under the sea items and not Spongebob, himself..    I chose <fishboy> shift shadow button at 4" and then I used the flip button and cut another.  I inked the edges of this shadow one..  and the <fishboy> Icon button at 4".
Next, <patrick> shadow and the Icon shift at 2 1/2"... again I used the flip button for one of them..

<fishgirl> shadow shift at the 5" ....   and then the Icon button <shift> and no shift...  I used a little glittery paper for some bling...

and next, <Sandy> Shadow shift and 2 1/2"... and the Icon button <shift> and no shift at 2 1/2...  added a little gold stickles.

and finally for the title "Wetlands"  I used Lyrical letters the connected button..  The W at 2 1/4" and the rest of the words at 2"...

           Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

<summer> shift at 8 1/2"... using the shadow, layer, and regular button..  I only used only the rays of the sun and I then used Glossy Accents on the rays..  I colored in the eyes, nose and mouth, and also used the Glossy Accents..

<ice cream>was cut at 8 1/2...   I used regular and the layers button..  I cut the base twice but in different colors then I cut them apart to make different flavors.

On the cone I drew in lines for the "waffle look"  the I inked it a little with brown.   For the cherry on top, i used Xmas Stickles.

 I have two great pictures of my hubbie and I at the Akron Zoo having ice cream.. but they are on my phone and I haven't developed them yet...

            Philadephia Cricut Craft Room

I am trying to get this craft room to work...  so bear with me on these projects..  I am still working..

I purchased the "Philly" designs..  My hubbie and I just returned from Philly and the Jersey Shore...

 I cut the Libery Bell at 4" all features..  then I outlined parts of the bell with Silver Stickles...

I didn't get this one perfect ..  Still need to practice...    I cut the shadow button at 2.1"
the letters "philadelphia" was at 1.25  (they should have been a little bigger)  and the middle section was cut at 2"....   I wanted the whole thing to be 2 inches... but somehow it didn't quite turn out that way...  if you look really closely, you can see that the letters didn't fit just right...

But here is the final project.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sew Easy/Stamp Easy Day, July 4th

    Happy 4th of July everyone...  Hope everyone is having a great day with family and friends...  Please remember to add our soldiers, past and present, to your prayers today.  They are the reason we are Free to have such a day like today...

    Welcome to Sew Easy/Stamp Easy project day for Erica's Craft Room Design Team..  So here is my project..

First I used the Ultimate Sampler Series Cartridge, Bonus 1:  Cupcake was cut at 4" and I did all layers.
However, as you will see I cut it out in different colors so that I could make the pieces in more colorful.
I inked the edge of the shadow piece.  Then I used the Sew Easy tool and made straight lines to stitch... I used variegated thread.

I then placed it all together, and glued it together...  I used teal glitter glue for the sprinkles for my cupcake.
and then next, I cut <Prsnt> shift button at 4"...  then I placed them on my card front...  I also used the ribbons that FREE stuff I received from Erica when I stopped by her shop...

and finally, I used the Ultimate Sampler Series again, Bonus 6:  Happy Birthday was cut at 2"..

    I hope that you like the card I made.

Thanks... Pattie    

PS.....    Next weekend is July's Blog Hop...  We are all suppose to use 3 cartridges...