Friday, August 3, 2012

August 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

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For this hop I chose to highlight boy/guy cartridges.  Beep Beep, Handyman and B is for Boys.  I went this route because my son just finished his Auto Mechanics education.  He is no longer just a guy running around in Rescue 1 (my mustang), fixing cars when ever people call.  He is officially a business owner and OPEN for business.

I started with a tow truck.  I cut the base of the truck twice, once in black and then in yellow.  The black layer was to give it depth. 

I just love these 3D foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.  I use them for everything.  

I used a house on the Handyman cartridge for the garage.  I hid the door and window cuts on my gypsy.  All garage’s need a shinny door so I used shimmery gray paper  and added texture with this sizzix folder.  Here’s what the plate’s texture looks like on paper with a white core. 

It’s a little harder to see on the gray and I will be using it to back a photo, but I liked how it turned out.  I don't recommend cutting the tools from the Handyman cartridge any smaller then 1.5 inches.  They can be a little difficult to work with. 

I just had to use the keys off the B is for Boy cartridge.  We had a few of these sets around the house when Mike was real young and he started his for real key ring when he started sixth grade.  He's never with out them or a pocket knife. 

I used a brad that looks like a screw to hang the OPEN sign on. 
Here’s the whole layout.  Very simple and can accommodates three larger pictures.  I wanted to fine some place for more of the green diamond plate paper, so I may make changes in the future.  For now, I wish my son the best of luck in his new adventures of owning his own business.

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  1. That was just too cute :)) Loved it
    MCCR DT Shelley

  2. Super Cute!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  3. Oh my goodness..this is so cute, Tammy! Love all of the little cuts you made! Great job on this!

    Heather Lynn
    MCCR DT Sister

  4. Congrats to your son! What a way to commemorate his growing up in your scrapbook!

  5. Very fun layout to honor a special thing. Yeah.
    MCCR DT sis L.B.

  6. What a fun LO Tammy. Congrats to your son!!! TFS,Mary M

  7. Very cute. Love the cars! Congrats to ur son. You must be very proud.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  8. Tammy,
    What an adorable layout!! Love all the cuts and congrats to your son!!
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  9. Great double LO Tammy. I love how you showcased boy/guy carts, sometimes I feel they get forgotten about.
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  10. What terrific detail and I love the added "personalization" too. Congrats to your son on being a business man now!
    Jessica S

  11. Aww, I really love this. Too cute. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Melissa, MCCR DT Sister

  12. Very cute pages and I love your blog layout!!

    Susie, MCCR DT Sister

  13. Very cute layout, love the design.TFS
    Ava, DT Sister MCCR

  14. Oh this is so stinking cute! I have so many boys in my family and I always look for something inspiring in the boys category. Great Job!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  15. Very cute double layout.

    MCCR DT Sister

  16. I love the layouts, so appropriate. those cartridges have cute cuts. It is hard to do manly projects, you did awesome. New follower here and MCCR DT sister.

  17. Tammy, you did such a great job for the Hop! I wish your son the best of luck in his new business. I loved all the cute details, especially the "screw" like brad!
    MCCR DT Sis

  18. What a great LO to commemorate such a huge accomplishment in your son's life! You are such an awesome mom and a creative crafter! I love all the little details you added. It's perfect!


    Jodie R
    MCCR DT Sister

  19. I am so jealous! Your adorable truck and layout is so precious!! Love your blog, too!!! You go girl!

  20. Cute LO thanks for sharing !!!