Friday, March 2, 2012

March 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop with My Cricut Craftroom


Welcome to the March 100 Cricut Craftroom Blog hop.  You should have come from our hostess Erica's blog My Cricut Craft Room.  If not, please start over there - My Cricut Craftroom so you don't miss a thing!

If you've never hopped with us for this event before you should start now!  The design team will be using at least 100 different Cricut cartridges through out this hop, so you will get to see what wonderful and different cuts are out there.


And be sure to visit Erica's Blog http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
And I'm sure you'll want 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!  http://ericascraftroomchallenges.blogspot.com/
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! http://ericascraftroomswaps.blogspot.com/

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!

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


Now on to my project .......

I chose to use the following cartridges this month:  Don Juan, Luau and Life is a Beach.

This card was made using the window card feature on Don Juan, it was cut at 5 1/2".  "Aloha" was  cut at 1 1/2" and the flowers at 1" using  real dial size, both cuts are from the Luau cartridge.  "Aloha" is heat embossed with clear embossing powder for shine and the flowers were highlighted with purple glitter.  The three purple embellishments in the left corner are actually glitter too, I used dimensional glue and sprinkled glitter on them.

The base paper is from We R Memory Keepers, "Willie".  All the extra cuts is this card, and the card below, were cut from Paperlayerz by Megan Elizabeth "Waiting in line"collection.

This card was cut from Life is a Beach.  It is the project card in the handbook.  I like to revisit the tutuorials every so often to get reminders on how to do things. For instance in this tutorial the card base cuts out with the coconut drink attached to the card front and you need to cut the coconut again to get all the layer colors.   The "Luau" on this card is actually being held by a crab in the original cut that I trimmed off. If I hadn't done the tutorial I may have not realized for similar cards that I could cut sections off to layer because the Luau w/crab was cut at 5" , usually a size too large for that cut to be used as is.  The card was cut at 5 1/2" and I also used Paperlayerz by MeganElizabeth for the drink cuts.  The card base paper is from the Animal Crackers paper mat stack.  The cherry and orange slice were Stickled for a little extra shine and to avoid needing to cut yet another color.
Make sure you visit My Cricut Craftroom tomorrow for a whole new line up and different projects to finish out the 100 cartridges and I know Erica will have wonderful blog candy up for grabs for those who comment along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on this wonderful hop is Jenny R. http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com

Here is the entire line up for today in case you get lost:


39 comments:

Heather said...

Love both of your cards, so creative and fun!
DT Sister Heather F.

Doris P. said...

love the cards. I still use my books! i am going to have to get this Luau cartridge! -dt Doris

Gloria said...

love both cards!! i have to try this window feature!!! next on my list
tfs
gloria c
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Super cards! Makes me wish for a vacation in a tropical place!

DT sister
Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

angel4ever said...

These are super cute! I have this cart and have not used it yet. Thanks for inspiring me to whip it out!

DT sis ~ Tiffany

rlovew said...

Cute cards- love the Aloha one!

Homespun Elegance said...

Very Cute Liz!!! I don't think I have any of these carts!!

xoxoxo

jess @ www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

Heather said...

love your cards mom!!! i really the the window feature. i'll have to remember to do this next time. TFS
http://pinkpunkcosmo.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

Both of your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leanne

Newbie2crafting said...

Love both your cards Liz.

Dana
DT Sister
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Kat Stachowiak said...

Really enjoyed what you did with the cards. I love the frazzled mom cartoon character. Priceless. I have an imagine and i am intimidated by it.... I need to find some of those videos on line and master this thing.
Kat
http://scrapnhappykat.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Great projects. Love your blog!

kim.scrapper said...

Great projects, I have a new cricut machine so I hope to get lots of ideas, tfs

Kathy Salido said...

Love your cards Liz!! I love the use of the clear embossing powder.
MCCR DT Sister,
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

The Crafty Dream said...

Very cute cards!!!

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Gaby B

www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com
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KathyJo said...

Love your cards. I really love that they didn't require hours of coloring. I am not a coloring girl and love to see cards I can actually use as inspiration.

KathyJo
http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Love your cards, TFS!

Lisa
lacarrier62@comcast.net

Connie said...

Wonderful cards...warming me up already!! :)
DT sister Connie
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Wonderful cards...warming me up already!! :)
DT sister Connie
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Jenny R said...

Fun cards...Makes me want to go to Hawaii. :)

Sweet Heart said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

Great projects!
DT sister
Lisa
www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

vick6740 said...

Awwww! Now i wanna go to Hawaii and i have never been. These are very inspiring and so cute! Thanks for sharing! DT sis. Vickie M
vick6740@yahoo.com

Pattie Mcginnis said...

I loved both cards...
I have been debating on whether to get the Lauau cartridge...

I might have to get it...

Marji said...

Adorable projects Liz!!

Mary said...

Is this ESP Liz or what? I am here in HI to help my daughter and the first stop you have an Aloha card, lol. Great projects, TFS, MaryM

Miranda said...

Great projects!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Maria said...

Very cute cards! TFS

EnjoliCollums said...

Love your work make me ready for spring

kyms kards said...

Great project
DT sister Kym x

Heather said...

Great cards. I too need to try this window feature, thanks so much for sharing.

God Bless
Heather Pullen
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Such cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!
laurenurbonas@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

Such cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!
laurenurbonas@hotmail.com

silvia said...

Great cards!!

Creative Craft Corner said...

Beautiful cards!!

Karey

cema1cema said...

Love how your cards turned out!! Christina

azivy said...

Cute projects tfs

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I love your cards! Makes me wish I could go on a vacation to a tropical place!
DT sister

Sheila said...

Mmmmmm....I want an umbrella drink now! Awesome job Liz!


Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com