Friday, April 6, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room April 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

For the April Showers blog hop click here

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


You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/   if not please start at the beginning

 
Be sure to visit Erica's Blog http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com  tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
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!  http://ericascraftroomchallenges.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 just came from JennyR's blog you are headed in the right direction! 


 For this month's hop I used Word Collage and Campin' Critters to create two separate projects.


I have wanted to try a canvas project for a long time now, so I decided to try one using Word Collage.  I started with an 8x8 canvas from Michael's.  I then painted it with all my fav colors (well except the yellow, that was added for a pop of bright color).  


Then using my Gypsy I used the collage for crafting.  I sized it slightly smaller then my canvas at 7.25 x 7.25.  I cut this out on contact paper..this is cheaper the vinyl and because I was just going to throw it all away it made sense to use the cheapest medium.  

After "picking" out the pieces I wouldn't need I covered it with backing tape and laid it on the painted canvas.  I then painted the entire canvas again, covering all the letters, in black.

  Once I peeled off the plastic letters my canvas was complete!  Super easy actually.



For my second project I used Campin' Critters to make a one page layout.  I can't get enough of this adorable cartridge.  We do alot of camping in the summer so it will get tons of use!

I based my layout on the "project" in the booklet. I love to do to the projects in the booklets because it helps me understand the different cuts, features and sizes.  I'm not going to make you read all the sizes of the cuts because they can be found in the booklet.  I used mostly scrap paper.  I've been forcing myself to do this because I have two huge, unorganized piles and I want to use alot of it up before I try to organize it some how LOL.  This is a picture of my husband hanging our new post sign on the edge of our camping property. 






I hope you are enjoying our hop and your Easter weekend.  I am actually camping right now, coming home late tonight to make it to Easter dinner with the family!  (oh it's soo nice to have grown children to take care of these things now!!)  Now please so visit Tracy to see what fab project she has made!


Here is the complete line up for Saturday:

1.   Start My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com 
6.   liz http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com --- you are here ---
7.   Tracy http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com <-- go here next!
9.   Ericas’ Project http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com 
24. Erica’s Blog candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/ 


Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!





37 comments:

Sheila said...

Nice projects! Love the word collages!

Sheila
Http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Janet's Planet said...

I love Campin Critters! Collage is awesome! Janet Royer- MCCR-DT

Gloria said...

I love both your projects!!! love love love your canvas!!

gloria c

Josie0602 said...

That canvas is so fabulous!! I love it! The Campin Critter project is really cute too.

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

rlovew said...

I love the canvas project you created. Thanks for sharing how you did it in steps so we can try it too.

Laurie said...

Both projects really are awesome! One of these days, I will get around to making my wall art..

cema1cema said...

Wonderful! Love the Word Collage! Going to have to try this! Christina

angel4ever said...

I love your word canvas!!!! It turned out perfect! I'm working on a word canvas myself!

DT sis~ Tiffany

Ava Fernandez said...

LOVE the canvas project, I think I am going to let me grandaughters do something like that this summer.
Your Campin Critters layout is very cute. Thank you for sharing
Ava DT Sister

Crafting And Beyond said...

Liz its like u read my mind... I have wanted to do the SubWay art project for EVER now but couldn't possible phthom te idea of cutting, peeling, aligning each word and never thought about using the Gypsy! You never stop amazing me with you crafty ways!!!! Thanks for sharing today!!!! Crafty Hugs Susan MCCR Design Team

Marji said...

Very neat! I love the collage!!

Teresa said...

I just love what you did with the canvas! We love to camp too. I should check out that cartridge!

tsakofske@gmail.com
http://skybluepinkcreations.blogspot.com/

Newbie2crafting said...

Love your projects but OMG that canvas project is AWESOME! Great Job!

Dana
MCCR DT MEMBER
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

I am not a camper,but I so need to take a second look at Campin Critters...it seems to have some great cuts on it!
Cute projects!
Teresa
DT

scrapbookingforfun said...

Very Cute!!

ScrapMyWay said...

Do you know how to do crummy projects??????? NO YOU DON'T!! The collage is amazing and you should start making them and selling them! Love the sweet camping one as well. GREAT job..& YES, its great having the kids on their own!! TFS

Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
DT My Cricut Craft Room
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I love the Canvas & the camping page. Great work

azivy said...

Love the critter lo very cute your canvas is fabulous need to try it sometime
TFS
Amy

My Cricut Craft Room said...

I love the tutorial and your projects and papers used. I love that you used the canvas. *Erica

Kathy Salido said...

Great job on your canvas!! I am going to have to try stepping out of my box & try this too!!
Kathy

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Oh my word, I LOVE the canvas art. One of my favorite project 2 work on myself. Your layout is sweet 2! Can't wait for camping season myself! Happy Easter 2 u & urs!

Connie said...

That canvas seriously rocks!! What an awesome idea and your layout is adorable. I grabbed your blinkie for my blog!! Feel free to grab mine too. Hugs!
Connie
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Pattie Mcginnis said...

I loved the canvas...
would love to do one for my craft room...
but I don't have that cartridge.

kim said...

Loved your project and campin critters is one of my favorite carts. Thanks for sharing.

kim

k1i2m3@cox.net

MsJay said...

Love these projects. TFS

Sarah said...

Great canvas project and love the layout. I am actually working on a canvas project like that for next months hop.
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
MCCR DT

Bhawana said...

I loved your canvas project very much.... its has comeout beautifully.

missstamper said...

Cool projects - I love the canvas!

Heather said...

Great Projects.. Love the CANVAS!! Definitely going to have to try one like that!

Jenny R said...

So fun...I've been wanting to try a Canvas. Love that cute little skunk on your LO. :)

marg0006 said...

How cute is that skunk behind the tree. Great job.

marg0006@verizon.net

silvia said...

LOVE your canvas and page!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful idea! love your word collage
Lisa
DT My Cricut Craft Room
http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

Suzys Crafts said...

Absolutely LOVE the word collage project!! Consider it lifted. LOL

Mary said...

What a great canvas Liz. This is so cool how you did this. TFS, Mary M

Kris Dietz said...

Great projects -- love that canvas. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Pixichick said...

Very cute! That canvas is so cool.