Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 100 cartridge Blog Hop

 Another awesome month of creativity from your friendly, creative Design team over at  If you just popped over to here, please go back to the beginning and start there so you don't miss any awesome cartridges being shown!  
 BUT remember yesterday was many many more cartridges of creativity that was shown - so please don't forget to head over to Erica's blog to see the line-up from yesterday!

Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online  coupons .
Currently she is running a
over on her challenge blog where you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow

 to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.

Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!
   You should have came from Sharon's blog at

This month I have chosen:
**Cricut Imagine The Good Old Days ~ 
**Cricut Imagine Greeting cards Inside and Out -
**Bump in the Night -  
**Cricut Exclusive Easter Blessings

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CRICUT EXCLUSIVE EASTER BLESSINGS - Considering that today is Easter - what an appropriate card to share with you today!

I was in Love with this "cartridge" as soon as I saw it!  Had to have it!  I used besides the Easter Blessings but also the Imagine Snapshot; Nature cartridge.  Using the Mini Cricut to cut the cross, thorn crown and words.
1) using the Snapshot; nature, I cut out a square big enough (about 6 in then trimming to fit the card) the background found on pg 9. when you hear the story of Easter and Christ being hung and the skies being darkened - this came to mind.     I then used the paper on pg 2 for the rocks that probably laid below the cross.    On page 6 the straw for the thorn crown cut at 1.444 in.  on page 4, the wood for the cross cut at 4in.

I cut the cross out 2 times  - 1x for the wood cut and the 2nd fr the rocks Then cut the rocks and layered it below the cross.

HE IS RISEN - is using black vinyl since it was tiny to glue down.  (another usage for vinyl).

Cricut Imagine The Good Old Days presents you with......

To start with a very simple card that is available on this cute cartridge..  On page 29 - a card is available for print out as well as an envelope.  How easy is this!!

you can also see this cute image on page 8 - perfect for a scrapbook LO too!

Notice the champagne bottle is sparkly. A lil extra icicle stickles made this drink even yummier. and see her bling bracelet and earring - a little bling is good for anyone!
**Stamp set sentiment is from Pink By Design Summer Vacation.
PAPER design is 2 papers from this cartridge: on pages 38 & 41. I then cut up the heart page and made it in the center.  trying to focus on the colors in this cute picture! ** I added 2 brads and adorned it with glossy essentials.  Inked around the edges using cranberry and blush ink pad from ctmh.
***The card base is cut at 5in and is a card base using the design card base on page 29 and just used the blue paper to change  -

GREETING CARDS INSIDE & OUT  Imagine cartridge
I just loved this cartridge and knew I had to have it as soon as it appeared on hello Thursday!  
The french fries & ketchup is under the ketchup bottle on page 16. Cut out at 3.5 inches.  The paper appears on page 42.
THEN.. I saw this stamp set and again - perfect!  Pink By Design 'YOU ARE"  you can go here to see and purchase  more of her awesome stamp sets at Erica's store at
** I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of paper that closely resembled the french fries and inked the edges with cranberry ink pad from ctmh.
 is not the french fries arms around the ketchup - just so adorable!!!

I so love this cartridge!!   I  have made a simple birthday card for anyone at any age..  Wanted to keep in really simple..

** Peachy keen Stamp set PK 692  - Monster Mash face Assortment - used  the 1 3/8th face. (I want more faces this size!!)  I colored in the eyes with orange and green colored pencils.

** the sentiment is from the set "You Make Me Smile All Over" by Inkadinkado. they are sentiments spoken from children.

** Embossing  folders used for embossing mr, monster boy..  CuttlbugTiny Bubbles & Sizzix Tim Holtz Burlap.and inked over using Key Lime and Twilight ink pad from ctmh.

** All the paper is random from my large stash of misc cut up papers.. (good way to use your stash)

** Mr. Monster Boy is 3 layers.  Cut out at about 4.3 in H & 4.42 W. I cut the body (yellow) 2 times and then only embossed the one layer then torn to fit the body and stamped his cute face! giving him a layered body.

and before you leave today.. please head on over to our birthday girl and see her blog with her new stamp line..
A very special thank you for today's Sponsor of our Blog Hop
The Scrapbooking Queen
In honor of her Birthday she launched her stamp line.....
Each day we have one set of stamps to give away. You can also purchase them in her store and enter to win the Silhoueete Cameo that she is giving away. She has Action WobblesRoyal Twine, and foam squares in her store.
 To buy her stamps go to

Please head on over to Yvette's blog at to be inspired by more cricut cartridges!!


  1. Lovely cards! My favorite is the He is Risen. I love the look with the vinyl and paper pieced cross.

  2. Doris where do I start? I LOVE your cross card. So meaningful. The rest of the cards have their own personalities and are just fantastic. Great job as usual. TFS, Mary M

  3. Great projects Doris, you put so much detail in every project, it's inspirational. thanks!

  4. Your Projects are FABULOUS!! I REALLY want to BUY Good Old Days for the imagine!

  5. Happy Easter, love all your projects!
    Janet Royer

  6. Wonderful cards Doris!


  7. wonderful projects!!
    easter card is my FAVORITE!!!
    gloria c

  8. Great projects! I am going to have to get the Good Old Days and Greeting Cards. I love the He Is Risen card!

    My Cricut Craft Room DT

  9. Doris your cards are just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing them
    Happy Easter
    Ava DT Sister

  10. OHHH MY DORIS! You outdid yourself! WOW WOW WOW!
    So many projects! I love them all. Starting with the Easter appropriate for today. And who doesn't need BLING! LOVE the card with the earrings/bracelet and the champagne! TOO CUTE!
    Happy Easter my friend!
    DT SIS

  11. great projects!!!
    MCCR DT sister shelley

  12. Awsome projects Doris!! Christina

  13. Awesome cards! You've been busy!

  14. Wow, you have been busy for this hop. I love your cards especially the cards from the good ole days, there is something whimsical about them... takes me back to the good days :)
    Claire R, dt sista
    My Cricut Craftroom DTM

  15. Wow!! Your cards a wonderful! Thanks for giving me some awesome ideas!

  16. Wow so many wonderful projects. I love them I need to add Good Old Days to my wish list. :)

  17. nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    DT My Cricut Craft Room

  18. Love your cards! He is Risen indeed!
    DT My Cricut Craft Room

  19. Omigosh Doris, what a busy little bee you have been. Especially love the cross. Just gorgeous. And Happy Anniversary!

  20. What a diverse group of projects!! Too cute

  21. Great card for the Day... He has indeed Risen..

    Also, love the fries and ketchup card...

  22. Wow, I love your attention to detail, your projects are absolutely amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  23. You have been super busy!! I love all your creations especially the Card with He is Risen! He truly is!

  24. Wonderful projects. I just added a few more carts to my want list.

  25. Fantastic projects! Your cross card took my breath away. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  26. Wow great projects so many different options



  27. Doris I am so impressed with how unique and diverse your choice of cards are and how much I learned from each of them.. Using the snapshop for your first card made for a perfect background and something that I never knew about. I fully being able to print and cut a card all in one that was a suprise as well and finally, your Ketchup and Fries are to adorable!!! Thank u for Inspiring me and Sharing you terrific projects, Crafty Hugs, Susan MCCR Design Team

  28. Your cards are wonderful. The Easter card is absolutely beaustiful.
    DT Sis

  29. Doris,
    OMG, my friend, your projects today are just awesome!!! I just love the He is risen card, and your use of the SNAPSHOTS cartridge was genius!!! Great job, love the little monster too, and the ketcup and french fries. You have been a busy little bee. You are making me think more and more that I need an Imagine. Hmmm, I have a birthday coming up, should I ask for one???
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  30. All your projects are great. I just love the background and textures of the cross card.

  31. Great projects, Doris! My favorite is the "This is the Life" one! I LOVE how you blinged it up so perfectly and that image is FANTASTIC!!! I love it! Great job, friend! :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  32. These are great, Doris!! TFS!! Vickie M