Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Card Creating Tuesday

Today is Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craft Room. I am so excited to be on this design team, it keeps me busy and inspired!

Today I made a ghost card. Since school is almost starting, it reminds me that Halloween is just around the corner which makes me excited. I love all the fall/Halloween colors so it gets me excited to craft!

I used my new Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for this card, it is quickly becoming my favorite cartridge.  It adds the perfect touch to every card that I create.

Here is my cute ghost card!

I found a cute ghost stamp in the dollar bins at Michaels which inspired the whole card!


Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - cut at 4.5 inches
My Minds Eye Blackbird Paper
Black Cardstock - Card cut at 6x6 (I like to make bigger cards)
Ghost stamp - Michaels
Martha Stewart Ink
Scraps of Echo Park paper and My Minds Eye paper for the ghosts
Sentiment is from Hero Arts Anyone Can Stamp set
Misc Buttons
Twine from the Twinery (the best twine ever)
My trusty pink ATG gun

I love this card so much! It gets me in the Halloween spirit and it makes me smile whenever I look at it.  I hope you like it too!

Love Always - Holly

To check out what the rest of my design team made, please hop on over to My Cricut Craft Room and prepare to be inspired! I know that I always am!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room First Design Team Post - Theme Thursday Imaginisce Happy Camper

Today I made my first project for my new design team My Cricut Craft Room
I am so blessed to be on this new design team and I see great things in store for the next couple of months as I work on new and exciting projects/challenges.

If you visit My Cricut Craft Room you will notice that every day has a theme. Todays them is Theme Thursday and the theme is Imaginisce's new line Happy Camper.  I love this line, in fact I won this line in a giveaway from Imaginisce. It is full of cute animals, trees and all things camping. I am going to use it to scrapbook our camping memories because the paper is  so amazing.  One thing I like to challenge myself with though is to use the paper in a line in a less obvious way then it was intended.  Happy Camper has some of the most amazing patterned paper on the flip side of all the cute graphics.  So I challenged myself to use the patterns instead of the graphic sides of the page. This is what I came up with.

Cricut Elegant Edges
Brown and White Core'dinations Cardstock
Imaginisce Happy Camper green plaid, white polka dot and brown polka dot paper
Imaginisce Happy Camper cardstock smore cutouts
Martha Stewart Alphabet stamps
Paper Smooches love sentiment
White Gel Pen
American Crafts Yellow Ribbon
Atg gun
Modge Podge
Misc Cardboard
Twine from the Twinery

For the card I cut a 12x12 piece of white cardstock in half and then folded it in half to make a 6x6 card.
 Brown Cardstock was cut as a 6x6 square.
Green paper cut at 5.5 inches
Polka Dot Paper cut at 5 inches
Brown Polka Dot paper was cut at 4 inches. It is the first cut on page 46 of Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.
I made a twine covered heart by taking a piece of cardboard and cutting out a heart. I covered the heart in modge podge and wound the Twinery twine around it to cover the heart. It turned out great!

I hope you love this project as much as I do. There will be many s'more to come in the future. :)

Love Always!

To visit the blog for the design team I am now a part of, please go to My Cricut Craft Room and check out all the talented ladies that I get to work with!

Also dont forget to become a follower. I lost all mine when I changed my blog name. I have a giveaway for a $20 gift card when I reach 100 followers!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Old School Cartridge Blog Hop!

**Winner of the 3 pack of stickles is comment #36 chosen by random.org. Laura, I will be contacting you shortly to get your address. I just want to thank everyone for their kind comments and thank you all for following my blog. Dont forget that I will be giving away a prize when I reach 100 followers again!

Welcome to Holly's Hobbie and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop! 
If you've come from visiting Amy at http://www.lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com and start at the beginning. 

This hop is all about using Cricut Cartridges that are at least 2 years old or "old school"
So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way!  
After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to INKING IT UP CRAZY (http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com) and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges.  The older the better!

Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas! 

For my project I chose my favorite Cricut Cartridge ever! It is the one cartridge that I think everyone HAS to have... Create A Critter.  

 I chose the cupcake because I am in love with all things cupcake lately. 

Sentiment says "hello sweet thing" It would not show up in the pictures very well.


Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Echo Park Springtime Patterned Paper
Core'dinations White & Purple Card Stock
Misc Polka Dot Paper, Black & Pink Card Stock
White Gel Pen
Studio G Sentiment Stamp
Studio G Chalks - Pink
Lilac Twine from the Twinery
Pink Button
ATG gun
Modge Podge

** I will be giving away a Stickles set of 3 Limited Edition 1oz bottles in Red, Yellow and Blue for this hop.  I am also giving away a $20 gift card to either Michaels or Joanns when I reach 100 followers again (I just changed the name of my blog but the followers did not transfer over)  
In order to be eligible for both giveaways please become a follower and leave me a comment that you did so. If you are already a follower, just let me know you stopped by and you will be entered to win as well.
I will chose a winner via Random.org on Monday and will post the winner here. Please leave me a way to get ahold of you in case you are the winner!

Next stop...Diana's blog,  http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
Go see what she has in store for you today...
I'm sure that it is something wonderful!

Lots of Love

In case you get lost on the blog hop here is the line-up:

You Are Here!
Next Stop!