Sunday, January 8, 2012

100 cartridge Blog Hop 7/8 JAN 2012

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Welcome to our first 100 cartridge Blog Hop for 2012!!  I have enjoyed being the hopper for months now and now I can to be both.. so EXCITED.. I am!
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                                    This is a long post so get a drink, relax and enjoy :)

I am so excited to be a Design Team Member over at Erica's Craft Room as today is my first official Blog Hop with the rest of my talented DT sisters :)

My cartridges I picked for Jan is: Feelin Groovy, Phrases, Robotz and Pink Journey.   There are 4 cards shown here today.

My FIRST card is one that many of us can relate to either as a supporter or as a fighter. I have a friend in church that is such a fighter, you would have never known she had stage 4 breast cancer when she found out and told us. She amazed so many in Chemo with her spirit and fight and even gave strength to those who like me saw what she was going through and I can only pray I have the same fight should I ever endure this fight too.   I saw her in this picture and purple is her favorite color. We walked with her many days and many nights.
PINK JOURNEY Cricut Cartridge was used for this card.  I also used the Imagine cartridge BLOSSOM for the colors of the girl and small tag.  Ribbon is from Wyla Inc..  **The awesome girl is cut out at 4.5inches.  The tag was cut out at 2 inches but torn here in the picture.  The image is also from the Pink Journey tag.  Paper background with words is from "Fighting back" from FB-1119 Relay. Got it specifically for her!
 Her ribbon bow is a cut leftover from the inside of the phrase below used.  I added some Glam Pink Stickles to her bow and a lil bling!

A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.   It looks darker in 'real time" sorry.  I added Glam Pink stickles to the ribbon which was cut out and torn at the top.   to tell the truth.. I messed up the other one which was smaller and looked nicer BUT I had this bigger one and decided to get a lil creative as time is not on my side..  I hope you like :)  3 little blings added just the perfect touch!stamp set saying is from SENTIMENT LIFE from Clear Stamps

My second project is 2 cartridges in one card...  Feelin Groovy Valentine...
**I used Feelin' Groovy and Phrases. and with this I used the Imagine cartridge... I love the colors of the "hippie" era,  I was in middle/High school when this phase was HOT...    I will give this card to a friend of mine, she loved the bright colors and glitz look"  :)
**The PHRASE cartridge is so awesome.. IF you are on the "line on whether to get it.. or not.. I would encourage you to do so..  Using it here for the word "feelin Groovy"
** ALL these awesome colors and designs are from the Imagine cartridge....
** I used the diamond Stickles to enhance her dress top and the bottom of her boots.  As you can see she has a belt on.. It is from the remnants of the ribbon on the card itself.. NEVER throw anything away.. LOL.  I also used the Diamond Stickles on all the dots on the green top layer paper.  Just a lil extra bling..
** "Valentine" phrase is from the CTMH set of Say it in Style D1283

the thread ribbon I used.  That's what happens when you purchase from "scrapbook sales" no name packages...

I used pop dots to hold down the "feelin Groovy"

My THIRD project is from Robotz.. SUCH an adorable cartridge!  Today, I have made a gift bag using a green bag wrinkled and then blue ink all over it. (btw.. this is a messy process!!)  I created the robot using #33 on the rubber thingy  I mean... overlay..
**The letters were cut at 1.5 and the robot cut at 4.5.  This robot had A LOT of pieces and like anything.. i had pieces left over..  oops.
**He is embossed on his hands, feet, tummy, and legs using the SPOTS and DOTS embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
**Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge helped being this Robot to life with an outburst of colors!
**I made a small gift tag at 7.5 and embossed it with the Spots & Dots folder too and a little sand paper to give it a older look.
** a few more directions below pics.

ink your embossed folder on the side with the print (cuttlebug, etc..) . put your paper item in there and roll away.  When all done - just rinse off with water and let dry.
this is the effect the ink gives! 

Gift tag embossed and held on by green twine from Ctmh..
Don't you just love my googly eyes! His tummy is embossed with the blue ink and then sandpapered to give it a awesome look.

 I used just the B - day since most of his friends say this and thought - it fit better so why not..  :)

4th LAST but not least project is:  Home Decor.  My thoughts for this card is a kind of a.. thinking of you, your not alone type of a card.  
All cuts from Home Decor. birds cut at 1.5in , the branches at 2.5in and the word "beautiful" is cut at 2in. Paper background is from  Me and MY Big Ideas Alison pack. pretty is it not...    Colors chosen for the bird, flowers and word are the colors on the Imagine machine pre-set.   Rhinestone for the birds eye and the flowers are from the ctmh set have had for years..  the heart from a set from a misc pkg I bought.    The stamp saying is from Kristal Andrews getting Cricky blog that she sells.  it is called Scripture Sayings   

Please head over to  JANET BLOG  for MUCH MUCH more creativity and please go back to Http://  to see yesterdays projects of so many awesome cricut cartridges!

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  1. I love that gift bag!! All of your cards are wonderful too.

  2. Each one of these projects are so cute. You certainly are creative! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your DT submission! :o)


  3. really great projects today, love the robotz card and how you inked it, I am def going to try that technique today!

  4. Love your survivor card. Her hair bow is so great! Praying she comes out of this journey in good health. TFS, Mary

  5. You did a great job on all your projects
    i especially liked that bird card
    Creative Mine by Maria
    Garzon4fun(at) facebook(*) com

  6. I love your robot gift bag! Nice projects.

    Have an awesome day!

  7. all the work that you have done on all projects, but that gift bag is amazing. i have the home decor cart thanks for the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

  8. Wonderful projects - I really love the gift bag ~ Great job

  9. Your projects are awesome! I really love the 1st card! What a strong women she must be.

    jennykingham at att dot net

  10. super cute!

    Fellow DT Sis!
    Squeaky Scrapper

  11. My goodness! You have been busy! Great projects.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Love the robot page! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  13. I really like the beautiful card. I can see a bunch of these being made up and given to a church to use or to members of my church that I know could use a thinking of you type sentiment.

  14. All your projects are wonderful. I love the different cuts you used. I really like your last card. Beautiful and meaningful. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  15. I really like your great journey card. I will say a pray for your friend. I am a surviver also. I had my voice box removed but I am hear. Also really like the I rock card

  16. Love the card for your friend at church! Great work! TFS!

  17. Love your cards but the pink journey one is beautiful

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  18. WOW! Great Job on all Projects! Love the Robot!

  19. very nice cards,,, very creative .. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  20. YOU are very talented. What great projects, and yes, the pink journey is very very special. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful projects!

    Liz Seubert

  21. Wow, you been a busy girl, great job on all the projects today:)

  22. I liked all you projects. Also different and creative.

  23. What beautiful projects Doris! You can see all the time and enthusiasm put into these creations. Awesome job!

  24. Somenone has been busy, busy, busy! Great job -- all your projects look great!

    maria_m_nestor (at)

  25. Wonderful projects Doris! Love the Robot bag! Also love the Breast Cancer Card, one of my best friends is a survivor.

  26. congrats on your first blog hot with your new DT. you did a great job! love all your projects. thanks for sharing.

  27. Super Cute Projects!
    Miranda :)

  28. Great projects today! Love them all! thanks for sharing!

  29. great projects. love them all.
    thanks for sharing

  30. Great projects!!! Welcome to the DT! :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!!
    Laura :)

  31. Super cute projects! I love the gift bag that you made. I am going to have to try the ink on the embossing folder idea - I have never thought to do that!


  32. all i can say is WOW. all of your projects are great.

  33. Love the cards, especially the first one. My mom died from breast cancer 21 years ago, so I think it's wonderful that you made it for your friend.

  34. What cute cards! I especially like your last faith card too!


  35. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  36. OMG Doris, all your projects r so fabulous!! I absolutely love all of them so much that I can't even pick a favorite.

  37. Great projects Doris! I love your gift bag. Thank you so much for the award!

  38. Great projects! Love the robot! He's so cute!

  39. Thanks for the great tutorial! Awesome creations!!! Welcome to the DT!

  40. AWESOME ideas, Doris!!!
    I am SOOO EXCITED about this 100 Cartridge Blog Hop giveaway This would be a GREAT start to my collection of cartridges, as I just recently purchased the E2 & am in dire need of cartridges!!! I purchased the Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for myself for Christmas. Other than that, I only have the 2 that came preloaded into my new E2. I have a LONG way to go!
    THANK YOU for your consideration! I look forward to coming back to your blog to see more of your clever creations! :*)

  41. I love your gift bag that is so fun!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.