Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 100 cartridge Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and welcome to My Cricut Craft Room’s 100 cartridge blog hop day ONE.  Over the next two days the design team from My Cricut Craft Room will showcase projects that use 100 + cricut cartridges.  Each member of the team will use at least four separate cartridges.  Many of them will use more, because no one can use just one.

 
 
 
Before we get started, I would like to take a minute and talk about the month of October and Breast Cancer Awareness.  We all know that October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Months, but for all women, it should be every month.  It’s SO important for women of all ages to do monthly self examinations.  Women over 40 need to have annual mammograms.  As I was informed recently, “I’m of THAT age” and so earlier this week, I went for my annual mammogram.  Early detection is what saves lives.  Please be vigilant in taking care of yourself and encouraging the other women in your life to do the same. 
So back to the HOP. 
You should have started at My Cricut Craft Room.  There are plenty of stops along the way and I’m number 15. 
You should have arrived from Teresa's Blog
This month I picked Heritage, Hello Kitty Font, Shall We Dance and Songbird and the four Cricut cartridges I would use to create projects. 
My first project is an anniversary card.  I used Songbird to create the label and Heritage for the 25th.   
 
I tried to color over the silver numbers with stickles to make it sparkle.
 
 
 
My second project is a continuation of an album I’m working on for a Christmas gift.  I know, you all are going to get real tired of seeing vacation photos.  I created two more pages.  The first page I used Animal Kingdom and Hello Kitty Font.  I used some distress ink on the animal words to try and give them some texture.  It’s hard to see and I’m not sure you can even tell.  Attraction, was cut out of the rounded Hello Kitty Font. 

 
The third project is…. Yes, another album page.  This picture was taken is Nevada City, Montana.  It’s a place where the state of Montana has been relocating old buildings to creating a restoration place with a hotel, bar, train station and other business.  I just had to go with the sign on the building.  It's hard to read, but it says "Cheap Cash Store."   I used Hello Kitty Font and Songbird. 
 
This fourth project was something I created for work.  We have been playing Walk-the-Block Monopoly for our monthly health and wellness challenge.  The number of blocks you walk in a day is how many times you get to roll the dice.  We renamed all the properties on the board to match project the company has designed.  I reworded all the Change and Community Chest cards to go with our company as well.  The rest of the rules remained the same.   This week we all gathered and took our turns for the last week of September.  The top eight with the highest net worth, cash and property value, were the winners. 
Here’s the prize.  A gift bag with “Franken Coins” and a Visa Gift Card.  The card was held to the back of the bag with the brad.  I used Heritage for the outside of the monopoly sign, Shall We Dance for the top hat, Nate’s ABC’s for the letters and Indie Art for the dice. 
 
I tried to use a black pearl pen on the dice, but just made a mess. 
 
I punched a hole in the middle of the topper and through the gift bag to insert a brad.  This worked well to hold the bag closed and then once at work, I just un-folded the brad, placed on the gift card and re folded it down.  To say the least, the bags were a hit. 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Cathy's Blog.
 
Here is the full Saturday line up in case you get side tracked along the way.
6.     Lisa Chamberlain http://lisacustomscrapbooking.blogspot.com
10.   Erica's Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com/

42 comments:

  1. what a cute idea!! love the bags! TFS Janet Royer

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  2. Super creative projects Janet. I love the Bear and Wolf title and the bags are such a great idea.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

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  3. Genius.. Love the work you have done...

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  4. Awesome projects Tammy!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

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  5. Tammy - I wanna work with you! I have been following all the fun games you have been doing for your wellness month and I love them! Your album is coming along isn't it!
    Teresa
    MCCR DT sis

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  6. Awesome projects Tammy and I'm with Teresa, loving all the fun game things you're doing! Great card and layout too!!

    Susie
    MCCR DT Sis
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  7. love all of your projects and your blog design!!!!
    robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  8. Your pink Anniversary card is gorgeous! I love those game bags, super idea.


    Tara

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  9. I love your Monopoly set! That is so cool!

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  10. Really cute Monopoly bags! Nice work on all your projects :)

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  11. Great projects. Love the Monopoly bags.
    Sarah
    MCCR DT SIS

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  12. Great projects! thank you for sharing!

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  13. I am still in love with your bog design!!!
    What great projects.... I love how you really made the cartridges suit YOUR needs, great adaptation of the cartridges!!! I am not sure if I ever took the time to tell you how wonderful it was to meet you.... I was very much looking forward to living near you in Utah... but everything happens for a reason.... Hopefully I will get to spend more time with you on my next trip to Utah.
    From your first pink card with the car on it for your try out for the DT, you have come so far!!! Oh my Goodness!!! I am so happy and proud to have you on our design team!!! Keep up the great work!!! *Erica Lyn

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  14. Wow, Tammy, great projects! Really love the clever treat bags, so much fun and I am sure everyone loved them!!

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  15. WOW!!! Great projects! Love them all :))
    rrandrr@insightbb.com

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  16. That anniversary card is one of my favorite things i have seen today!

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  17. Wow! What great projects! Love them all..fabulous die cuts and colors! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  18. I love the Monopoly idea. Amazing projects. I'm your newest follower.

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  19. Those are great fonts and neat way to use colors.


    afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

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  20. WOW!! Amazing work, love them all

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  21. Tammy your anniversary card is pretty, I love the layouts too, and the fun prizes.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    MCCR DT

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  22. Wow I love your bags they are awesome, so many ideas for them. Love how catchy they are!!

    Andrea

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  23. Great projects!!! I love them all! TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  24. Love all your projects Tammy but was completely blown away by the Monopoly headers. Bravo on a fantastic job! TFS,, Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

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  25. love your projects the monopoly is awesome! Great job.TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

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  26. Tammy, your projects are spectacular. I for one, have not had the opportunity to travel or do vacations much in my life, so I enjoy living vicariously through all my scrappy friends that share their personal pages, and yours are wonderful. Love all the work you put into all your creations.
    :O)
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

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  27. WOW Tammy! Your project a FANTASTIC!!! I love the Monopoly bags! How cool would it be to receive one of those! And with a gift card?? SOmeone will be VERY lucky!! Super great job on all of them!!! And your two scrapbook pages are AMAZING!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica-MCCR DT Sister
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  28. Wonderful projects, they are so cute.
    Robin L.

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  29. great projects! and thanks for suggesting mammograms! I was 40 when I was diagnosed! 5 years out now and doing fine! But mammograms find it sooner usually and that increases your chances of a positive outcome!

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  30. Your monopoly project is awesome! Great job!

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  31. Awesome projects! Love the anniversary card!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  32. I loved your choices, great creations!!! :) dulcindaa.blogspot.com

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  33. So may wonderful projects. My favorite was your card. So beautiful and so many wonderful details. TFS
    hugs, Rosalee

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  34. WOW!! Your projects are amazing! I especially love the card!!

    ~Jenn~
    1scrappyjenn atgmail.com
    scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com

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  35. What fun projects...you have given me inspiration!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute anniversary card and layouts...but I really liked your monopoly bags

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  37. You are so smart and so creative! I love how you used the Hello Kitty font! I love all uour projects!! You are so inspirational!

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  38. Another rockin blog hop Tammy! I love your first card, great details, love the embossing and inking.
    TFS!
    Claire
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

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  39. Love your projects but really love the Monopoly treat bags!!! Also love how you glittered the numbers and letters on your anniversary card!!

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  40. I love how your Monopoly treat bags look just like the real Monopoly words!! I would love to receive one of those bags even with out the gift card.
    MCCR DT Sister~Sharon

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  41. LOVE the Monopoly prizes. Has to be my favorite, for sure!

    Melissa, MCCR DT

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