Friday, July 6, 2012

July's Blog Hop Saturday

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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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  1. Such fun projects for our hop! I have had mixed success with CCR - so glad you got it going for you!

  2. Amazing LO's...great job using different cuts from SpongeBob. I also really like those Philly cuts! I need to get back into my scrapbooking. Hmm...that will be my challenge for next month's hop. :)
    Jenny R
    MCCR DT Sister

  3. very cute.. that summer layout is great. I always forget to use Stretch!!

  4. Very Nice projects. Love the wet lands layout

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  5. Great Layouts. Like the way you used some of the layers on the Sponge Bob Cartridge

  6. Wonderful projects Pattie. Love the Wetlands layout.
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  7. great layouts. TFS
    Janet Royer- MCCR-DT

  8. wonderful job on the layouts! the letters were fine.

  9. What great projects! Love those pretty flowers with the bright colors! Excellent job on everything!

    Have a fabby weekend!

    Heather Lynn

    Happy to be a new follower!

  10. Really nice pages!! Great work

  11. Great job on the layouts! Thanks for sharing, Patti

  12. Great LO's!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  13. Great layout!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  14. I never would have thought to use Stretch Your Imagiation on a LO! Brilliant!! And Spongebob? I am defintely looking at ths one again!!! Love all your lo!'s!!

  15. Love your layouts. TFS
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

  16. Awesome job on the layouts
    Ava DT Sister

  17. I love your pages Pattie. Such a neat clean design. I love everything about it!

  18. Love your layouts.

  19. Super layouts. Fun cuts on the Spongebob Cart!
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister