Monday, February 27, 2012

Letter of the Day - I

Hi everyone! Today is Monday and that means the design team creates something with the letter of the day. Today the letter of the day is I. 

Today I made this Iris card using the Walk in My Garden cartridge. I cut the pot out at 3 inches. I cut the smaller Iris at 3 inches and the two larger Iris at 4 inches. I used my Copics to color the Iris. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and it is the Love Life stamp. The paper also comes from Close to My Heart from the Sonoma pack. (If you want to purchase any of these items, you can get them here

If you want to see some other projects, please visit Erica's Craft Room.

I hope I have inspired to become more crafty! ♥


Monday, February 20, 2012

The Letter of the Day - H

Hi everyone! Today is Monday and that means the design team creates something with the letter of the day. Today the letter of the day is H.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to My Heart to cut out the door hanger and the roses. (If you wish to purchase this absolutely awesome cart, you can purchase it HERE). The door hanger is cut at 11 1/2 inches using the fit to page feature. The two roses are cut out at 3 3/4 inches. The hello was cut out using gypsy font on the gypsy. The width is 2.75 inches and the height is 1.65 inches. The border is from a MS punch and the ribbon was in my stash from Michael's. 

If you want to see other projects similar to mine, visit Erica's Craft Room.
I hope I have inspired you to become more creative! Happy Crafting! ♥

Friday, February 17, 2012

We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punch review

Today I received my We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punches. I purchased them on HSN a few days ago and couldn't wait for them to arrive! Now I will admit that these punches are LARGE, lol! This makes storage somewhat of an issue. However, overlooking their size, these punches are fantastic! I played with the pink one a little.  The instructions are very easy to understand! You have the option of using the outer punch, the inner punch or both simultaneously. I chose to use both together. This was very easy to use and within no time, this is what I punched using a 12 x 12 paper.

The instructions give information on how to use the punches to create different looks using different size papers. I have to say that I really like these punches and I can't wait for the others to be released. ♥

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - Wedding

Hi everyone! 

Today is Theme Day Thursday and the challenge for the design team was to create something using a wedding theme. Today I decided that I would create a pillow box using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

I created all of this using my gypsy! The box was cut slightly more than six inches and sprayed with Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist. I used Lyrical Letters to create the welded sentiment "with this". The ring is also welded to the sentiment and comes from the Sweethearts cart. The two roses were also cut from the Art Philosophy cart on the gypsy at slightly larger than four inches. (If you are looking to purchase the Art Philosophy cart, you can purchase it from my website HERE). The roses were sprayed with Glimmer Mist and the edges have Stickles in Stardust. I had a lot of fun creating this little box! 

Check out some other projects similar to mine at Erica's Craft Room. I hope I have inspired you to become crafty! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday


Hi everyone!!! Today the design was to create something using a cricut cartridge using the creative features! I created this easel card using the creative features on the Art Philosophy cart, Calligraphy cart and Lyrical Letters with my gypsy. 

The corners are from the Art Philosophy cart from Close to My Heart. The corners are from the font layer feature. I used my gypsy to weld the letters  "Love You" from Lyrical Letters. I welded the heart from Calligraphy Collection from the Matrimony feature to the sentiment.  The sequin hearts I had in my stash from Doodlebug.

I hope I have inspired to become more creative. Visit Erica's Craft Room to see more projects like mine! ♥ 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - DAY 2

You should have started at  if not please start at the beginning.

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 Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!
This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge or K. Andrew Its Valentine stamp set that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend.
Enter the code 15 during the third step of check out to see the discount.
She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....

I have made this card using Everyday Paper Dolls. The chair and umbrella both came from Everyday Paper Dolls and are cut at 3 in. The phrase lifes a beach comes from Simply Charmed,

These next two cards are easels cards. This first is made using the Winter Frolic cartridge. The paper is Recollections Christmas Pack. The cup of cocoa and layers are all cut out at 3 1/4 inches. The bling and Warm Wishes stamp come from Close to My Heart. (Please check out my post about the current Close to My Heart special that I am running!)
If you want the recipe for the sizing of the easel card, please see my post from January 7th

This second easel card is made using Ribbons & Rosettes. The rosette is cut out five times at one inch. 

If you want more specific instructions on how to create a wide easel card, please see my post from January 15th. The stamped sentiment and flourish both come from the Love Life stamp set from Close to My Heart

Next you should go to Miranda's blog at

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get 


   26. My Cricut Craft Room
27.                        Amber 
28.                         Connie
29.                         Jenn lorist
30.                         Sheila 
31.                         Marji 
32.                         Tonya 
33.                         Kathy
34.                         Sabrina 
35.                         Dana 
36.                         Christina 
37.                         Mary 
38.                         Erica’s Projects
39.                         Vicki O 
40.                         Claire
41.                         Cori
42.                         Vicki’s
43.                         Teresa 
44.                         Gloria C 
45.                         Tiffany 
46.                         Miranda 
47.                         Jessica K 
48.                         Heather m
49.                         Blog Candy

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello Kitty Giveaway by Homespun Elegance

If you are a fan of Hello Kitty, go check out this blog for a chance to win some Hello Kitty merchandise!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - Winter Activity Tag

Hello everyone!

Today the challenge for the design team is winter activities! There are many things we do in the winter, but I decided that I wanted to create a tag featuring ice skating. 

I used the Winter Frolic cart for this cute tag! I cut the ice skater and her layers at 2 3/4 inches. I sprayed the tag with Caribbean Blue glimmer mist. I used a snowflake stamp and white pigment ink from Close to My Heart, I used my heating tool and clear embossing powder on the stamped snowflakes. This project took approximately 30 minutes to complete! 

I hope I have inspired you to become more crafty! Check out some other projects from design team members at Erica's Craft Room. Happy Crafting!!!