Friday, September 30, 2011

JME Creations - Design Team Day Blue/Brown Project

Today is Design Team Day at JME Creations!
We were asked to make a blue/brown project.  I tried to use all brown and blue but I gave in and threw red in there too.

Today I made a tag to attach to one of my Christmas gifts this year.  I dont usually make my own Christmas cards but I do want to add a personal touch to the gifts that I give out so I thought I would make cute tags to put on each gift that I give this year.

Here is my project:


Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Winter Treats & Sayings
Core'dinations Blue Cardstock
Recollections Brown Cardstock
Recollections Bling
Red/ White Scrap Cardstock
Recollections Bling
White Gel Pen

**I havent added any string or ribbon because once I wrap the present I will find coordinating ribbon to tie the tag onto the package.

Thanks for stopping by! Dont forget to check out what the rest of the design team has created! I cant wait to see all the wonderful projects at JME Creations!

Hope you have a crafty weekend! I will have more projects up this weekend for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop at My Cricut Craft Room and a fun card!

Love Always,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

HSN Cricut Banner - Cricut Contest

Happy Sunday! Tonight Cricut will be debuting their Cricut Expression 2 on HSN and they had a contest to make a pennant banner that says Cricut. The best banners will be shown and displayed starting tonight at midnight throughout the day tomorrow.

I have never made a pennant banner so this was my first try. I am hoping just to see my banner although the winners of the Contest will win some amazing prizes!

Here is my Cricut banner!

I made it for Halloween using Studio G paper and this is where I first made my spider button.  I used a lot of Twinery twine because I love it!  I am hoping that I get to see it on tv tonight/tomorrow. That would be so fun, whether I win or not! I am proud of my first banner and I think I will start making them more often!


Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Car Decals Cricut Cartridge
Studio G Paper
Misc Cardstock paper
Twine from the Twinery (love it!)
Recollection Bling
Googly Eyes from the Dollar Store
White Gel Pen
ATG gun

Wish me luck! I am hoping to see my creation along with some of my friends' beautiful banners! It should be a fun 24 hours or so!

Love Always

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Cricut Craftroom - Festive Friday!

Today is Festive Friday at My Cricut Craft Room!
I am so lucky to be a part of this wonderful team of amazing gals! I wish I could participate every day!

Today is the day that we celebrate all things festive!  I was going to do a Christmas card but for some reason everytime I craft lately, it is Halloween.  The funny thing is that I never once celebrated Halloween growing up and even now I dont have any Halloween decorations (hiding my head now). I guess I need to make some.  But that definately doesnt stop me from making Halloween cards!

Today I used my Simply Charmed Cartridge. This is a cartridge that I find myself looking for everytime a holiday comes around. I love the whimsical characters that are on the cartridge!


Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns Sentiment
Studio G Paper
White Gel Pen
Misc Orange, black, white, red cardstock
ATG gun
Ribbon from the $1 section at Walmart

I hope this gets you in the Halloween mood! I know my kids are ready to dress up and get candy. Its all they can talk about!  Hope you have a Festive Friday and enjoy the weekend!
Dont forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room and see what the other designers made! Im sure they are all wonderful creations!

Lots of Love

Monday, September 19, 2011

JME Creations - Design Team Day - Fall Project

Hi Everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend!
Today is Design Team Day at JME Creations!
Our project today is Fall!

It is just turning into Autumn here and the leaves are falling outside. I was going to make a leaf project but for some reason I cant get Halloween out of my head. Maybe its because of the cute stacks of paper all over my craft room that are Halloween themed.

This is my pumpkin project that I made for fall.  I just got a bunch of My Pink Stamper stamps that I have wanted for a long time (thanks hubby!) and so today I used my first set "Spooky Puns" and I heart them.  I have so many projects due in the next two months that I will be using all of the sets that I have very soon!


Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns Sentiment
Studio G Paper and Stickers
Black, Orange, Pink, Green Cardstock
Core'dinations Purple Cardstock
White Gel Pen
$1 Ribbon from Walmart
Black Martha Stewart Pen
Martha Stewart Black Ink Pad
Glue Gun

I heart this card so much. I decided to make a ribbon for being the "pick of the patch" and I love how it turned out.  I hope you have a great week and are starting to enjoy Fall. 

Please visit JME Creations and see what the rest of the talented team have come up with! They are a great and amazing bunch of ladies!

Love Holly

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Lil' Bits Blogiversary Hop

Update:  Thank you so much to everyone that is a follower! I now have 100 followers again after changing my blog name, hopefully soon it will be back to 200!  Winner of the My Minds Eye Haunted Paper kit is comment #34 (chosen by Lindasaid...
So, so CUTE!! I love the spider :) And, congrats on reaching 100!!! :). Linda please contact me at to claim your prize. 
For the 100 follower giveaway, the winner is Mommy Nemo.  If you would please email me you can pick from a $20 Michaels gift card or Joanns gift card.

Thanks so much for being a follower of my blog! I read and cherish every comment that you make!

Welcome to Holly's Hobbie and the MY LIL' BITS Blogiversary Hop!!! Today we are celebrating the 1st Anniversary of My Lil' Bits Blog! Lisa is one of my great crafty friends and its such a priviledge to be a part of this hop!
If you've come from visiting Lisa thanks for hopping along!! If you're just visiting and would like to start from the beginning you can go to . This hop will feature papercraft projects and anything goes! You will want to check out each blog for some great ideas and some sweet blog candy. My Lil' Bits is offering a great blog candy package so make sure to join the fun and hop along with us!!

For my project I had a really cute idea that I wanted to try and this is what I came up with. I really love how the whole card turned out.

Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges
White Gel Pen
Studio G Paper
Crafty Sprouts Monster Kisses stamp sentiment (love this)
Twine from The Twinery
Googly Eyes
Recollection bling
Martha Stewart Ink Pad
White and black cardstock

**I made the spider from a button. If you choose to scrap lift this idea or project, that is great just remember to link your project back to this project where you got the idea. Thanks so much!

Blog Candy:

My blog candy for this hop is a My Minds Eye Haunted Paper Kit that includes 9 sheets of 12x12 double sided flocked cardstock paper and 1 coordinating accessory sheet. To win, just leave a comment for this project. I will pick a winner from the comments using on Monday.  Winner has two weeks to contact me at!

Also I have a giveaway when I reach 100 followers I will be giving away a $20 gift card to either Joanns or Michaels. To enter to win this giveaway you just have to be a follower of my blog. :)

Your next stop is Ashley. Check it out and see what she has to show you today, I am sure it is amazing!

Thanks again for hopping along with us and sharing in the fun of My Lil’ Bits 1st Blogiversary!!
And here’s the order of the hop in case you need it along the way!
Jamie L -

Happy Blogiversary Lisa! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your hop!

Love Holly

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday - Let the Good Times Roll

Today is Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craft Room!

Today I made a card using my favorite Paper Smooches monster stamp!

Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge - sentiment
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge - Circles
Echo Park Splash Striped Paper
Paper Smooches Monster Stamp
White Gel Pen
Martha Stewart Black Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Punch
American Crafts Ribbon
Scrap Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green paper
White Cardstock

I think this is such a fun card for a birthday party invite! I just loved to make it! The monster makes me smile everytime that I create with it!

Love Always 


Monday, September 5, 2011

JME Creations - Design Team Day!

Today is the very first post for the JME Creations Design Team and the theme is apples!
I was so excited to have been picked for this team because it is such a great group of talented ladies!

I used Elegant Edges to make this card!

Its such a fun colorful card and I used only scraps of paper that I had to make it!


Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (easily my favorite cartridge right now)
Paper Smooches Falling For You - apple stamp
Martha Stewart Black Ink
Misc Black, blue, Echo Park, My Minds Eye and Cosmo Cricket scrap paper
Thank You ribbon from American Craft
Misc buttons
White Gel Pen
SRM Stickers "Thank You" Sentiments
ATG gun

I think I will possibly give this to my son's teacher after he is in pre-school for a week or so because after begging me to go to pre-school, he now doesnt want to leave me. :(  I think this card will be perfect to give to his teacher!

Please visit JME Creations
to see what the other design team members have created for you!

Love Always~ Holly

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

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

You should have come from..... Heather S at
If you did not please start at the begining of the hop at

The cartridges I chose for this hop were Elegant Edges, Sweet Tooth Boxes and Jolly Holidays. I wanted to have a cartridge that I also used on all of them so I chose a circle cut on Cricut Essentials cartridge and encorporated it into my designs.

Elegant Edges:

 This card is perfect for Halloween! I just love all the fun colors!

Elegant Edges
Cricut Essentials
My Minds Eye Blackbird Paper
Black Cardstock
White Gel Pen
White Ink Pad
Stamps from Michaels $1 bin - both vampire and sentiment
ATG gun

Jolly Holidays

I bought Jolly Holidays on Black Friday last year and had yet to open it so I am glad that I chose it for this hop. It is becoming one of my favorites rather quickly!
 Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Essentials
Basic Grey Jovial snowman paper (my favorite- its so cute!)
Red, White & Black Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Twine from The Twinery (the best twine!)
Sentiment is from the Craft Lounge Snowy Sayings Stamp Set (says Skating by to say hi!)
Martha Stewart Black Ink Pad
I used a red pen to give the snowman rosy red cheeks.

Sweet Tooth Boxes:
This is one of my newest cartridges so I have been playing with it a lot. I made these boxes to deliver bars of Scentsy in when I sell it. I thought it would be a cute way to say thank you and enjoy! I am going to wrap the box in tulle and tie it at the top in a bow but I didnt have the right color to do so yet!

Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
Cricut Essentials Cartridge
My Minds Eye Blackbird Paper
Orange Cardstock
Black Martha Stewart Pen
Ribbon was $1 in a bin at Walmart

I hope you enjoyed what I made! I think I will use all these cartridges a lot in the next couple of months!

Since this is my first blog hop since being chosen to be a member of My Cricut Craft Room I will be giving a $20 Product Credit for my Scentsy site.  All you have to do to have a chance to win it is to
1. be a follower of my blog (I am giving away a $20 gift card to Michaels or Joanns when I reach 100 followers again)
2. visit my Scentsy website at and tell me either your favorite scent or your favorite warmer in a comment below

I will pick a winner on Friday and post it here. The winner has two weeks to contact me at

Amy Esaid...
Your projects are all adorable! Jolly Holidays looks like it would be a fun cartridge to have!

I've never tried Scentsy before, but the Cinnamon Bear sounds like it would smell fabulous!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

AMY - please email me at to find out how to get your $20 Scentsy Credit! I just want to thank everyone who is a follower and who left a comment with me! I read and appreciate them all! Also- if you didnt win the Scentsy credit and are still interested, I give away fabulous incentives to anyone that orders from me! 
Thanks again for looking at my projects!
Love Holly

Next you should go to
and see what amazing things she has crafted!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up

1.      My Cricut Craft Room 
7.      Patricia  
9.      Rosa  
26.  Holly  ----YOU ARE HERE------