Friday, May 4, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room May 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the May addition of the My Cricut Craft room 100 cartridge blog hop.  You should have started at Erica's blog at My Cricut Craft Room.

For my cartridges this month I made projects from:  Doodle Charms, Base Camp and Songbird.  So sit back and find out what you can do with these cartridges!

To start you out we'll go with...Songbird

This is the flower/frame cut from page 62. It was cut at 3.10 in (Gypsy sizing), both the
original and shadow feature.  I stickled the flower. The paper is from MME Quite contrary stack and the
stamped sentiment is from Cloud 9

Next up is.... Base Camp

This is the Happy Birthday cut from page 126, cut at 7 in on Martha Stewart paper.  I also cut the months, January through April.  These were used to decorate our birthday board at work.  We celebrate groups of birthdays at a luncheon several times a year.  This month the celebration fell on National "Bring your child to work day" so we had not only employees, but also their kids there to help us celebrate. Lots of potluck and yummy cupcakes from a specialty bakery, red velvet, rum, caramel delite, super vanilla... but I digress.

Now on to my favorite project, and the reason I saved it for last, because don't you do that?  Leave the lobster until the potatoes are gone, eat your cheesecake at the end so it lasts longer....(Wow am I hungry??)

This project was made with Doodlecharms, yep an oldie but goodie...

 Here it is!!!  Okay just kidding, this is just the start of the project.  A Shrinky Dink dragonfly.  I am so attracted to dragonflies, but you couldn't tell from my blog huh?

 The patterned image on the right is the size you start out with.  I colored all the images with markers and put them in the oven to shrink.  I cut them using the deep cut blade and still had to cut them twice, and it doesn't seem like the material is really that thick, must just be tough.  Now, what did I do with this darling dragonflies???

 I started out by taking the light switch plate off my scraproom wall and covering it with paper, using Mod Podge (see it peeking out back there?)  I also coated the outside of the paper so I would be able to wipe it off later when it gets dirty.  What??  you're switch covers don't get dirty??
 I then used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the light switch cover.  Below are two pics of the light switch cover actually on the wall.  Yeah my scrap room's green (NO not pink)  I LOVE green, green, green.

So that's it for my projects this month.  Hope you enjoyed them! And to thank you for sticking through this very, very long post I would like to offer you a chance at some blog candy!!!  Please comment, follow me and leave a way to contact you should you win.

A variety of stickers to please anyone and some sheer red ribbon for your tying needs!

And don't forget My Cricut Craft Room is giving away The Wild Card 2 cartridge.  How do you win?  By commenting on every blog in this hop!!  Good Luck!!!
Thanks for stopping by, your next stop will be DT sister Jenny

Here is today's complete line up in case you're following a dragonfly and get lost.....

Liz -
Jenny R -
Doris -
Janet -
Miranda - 
Tonya - - 
Sarah W. -
Mary -
Teresa -
Heather E. -
Tracy -
Marji -
Blog Candy


kim.scrapper said...

Its nice that you can use your cricut for projects at work too. Cute light switch plate, I love shrink plastic, tfs

Kathy Salido said...

Great job Liz. I love the dragonflies and the switchplate is a great idea!!

Sheila said...

Great projects....but I love your light switch! What an awesome idea.


Doris P. said...

OMG!! I so love the dragonflies and I just learned that you can use paper on the wall plates.. (thank you) wanted to but didn't know if I could!! LOVE it! Love your words for your office board - perfect! already a follower!! Doris Dt for My Cricut Craft Room

Janet's Planet said...

I just love coming to your blog- love your project! And the dragonflies. TFS
Janet Royer-MCCR DT
Janets Creative

cema1cema said...

Love love your light switch plate project!! I also love green! Thanks for sharing.. I know we have shrinky dink material here in our house somewhere!! Christina

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Cute projects Liz :D


Ava Fernandez said...

Wow Liz you sure were busy, awesome projects,TFS
Ava, DT Sister

Newbie2crafting said...

Great Projects Liz! I love the altered light switch!


MaryEllen said...

Wonderful projects thanks for sharing your ideas

Tracy said...

Love the switch plate cover idea, thanks for sharing with us.
Tracy -

angel4ever said...

What clever projects! I LOVE the shrinky dink dragonfly! I never had shrinky dinks as a child but would have loved to play with it!

DT sis ~ Tiffany

Miranda said...

Liz, great projects! I love, love, love the light switch cover! Oh my goodness it is sooooo adorable. Just might have to scraplift that idea! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!!
MCCR DT Sister

Scrapalexj said...

That most beautiful things done with your little machine as I loved it all, greetings from Venezuela

Marji said...

Too cute!! What fun :)

Creative M said...

Love all projects!!My favorite the Switch Plate!Awesome idea!TFS

Lady Fair said...

Cute card, and super cute switchplate. I'm definitely going to try to make my own switchplate. Thanks for sharing!


HeatherLynn said... your projects! the last one is my fav too! happy to be a new follower!


lisacustomscrapbooking said...

You crack me up! Love your dragonflies very cute projects.


rlovew said...

Fabulous projects- I really like the light switch cover. I am a new follower of your blog.

melodydamom said...


wow love your card :)

the dragonfly looks amazing ;) what a great idea to use the cover to a light switch, i think i will have to do this ;)

from melody rainbow

melodydamom said...

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Tonya said...

OMG I LOVE your switch plate! I may have to do something like this for my daughter's room! Thanks for the idea.

Lisa said...

Great Projects! Your light switch cover is awesome!

Crafts by Tanya said...

What a great idea for the switch plate. I'm going to have to try it!

Jenny R said...

Love all of your projects, but I especially love the light switch cover!

Mary said...

I love your projects Liz but especially those dragonflies! What a great idea to use shrinky dink material. Thanks for sharing all the details.
mmontecalvo at verizon dot net

Sweet Heart said...

WOW! Loved your projects. Especially the dragon fly!

missstamper said...

Great projects! I am already a follower!

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Pattie Mcginnis said...

Beautiful... Love the Dragonfly's

I too love them...

Tina said...

Great project! I've always wanted to try shrinky dinks, but never had the nerve.

nanapuddin said...

I love making shrinky dinks with the Imagine! Great project with dragonflies! TFS! fun hop!
nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

KathyJo said...

I keep saying I am going to try shrinky dinks and haven't. I love the light switch.
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jordanbev5 said...

Great projects and tutorials!! Thanks

mamawcindy said...

Love your Switch Plate Cover. I've got to try this. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Josie0602 said...

Cute projects!


Sarah said...

great project! I love the light switch cover.
Mccr dt sis

Kris Dietz said...

I love all of your projects - especially those dragonflies. I just love dragonflies. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

ClaireR said...

Great Projects Liz. Love the dragonflies on the light switch, great idea. Never thought about doing that.
Thanks for continuing to inspire.
DT sista,
My Cricut Craftroom DTM