Friday, August 3, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
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!
As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
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You should have come from Kathy's Blog If you didn't you will want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the great projects along the way!
On my project I used the following cartridges:
Sophie, Word Of Mouth and Spring Chic.
I chose to make a cork board for my craft room. It started out looking like this.

Not pretty I know but it is a perfect 12x12 square and you can purchase them in many scrapbook stores. 1 side is sticky so I used that side to adhere my 12x12 base paper and it went on like a dream! Now here is a picture of my finished cork board.
I used the Imagine Cartridge Word of Mouth for the Live what you love Die cut. I cut it at 4 inches.
I used My George basics cartridge for the floral square and cut it at 6 inches. Then I used Sophie to make the grey doily and cut it at 6 inches also. In order to get the perfect Grey for the doily I used Cricut Imagine Spring Chic. I do my projects in Craft Room and would be lost with out this awesome free tool!!
My roses were cut from Sophie at 2 inches and I did them again using the blackout feature to give it a little pop of color.
I did the same thing with the leaves. It is amazing how a little layering can make a huge difference! 
I cut the Butterflies at 1.50 inches and did those in layers also. I then used Doodle Twine for the body and antennas.
I also embellished them with a little stickles. I also used Stardust Stickles over the lettering. A trick I learned from Erica is that the Stardust can be used over any color and it just enhances it and gives it a little sparkle. I love it!!
I hope you enjoyed my project and will visit my little blog again. We all love to read your comments too!! Now next you should be going to Heather's Blog. I will also provide the full day 1 line up in case you have gotten lost along the way. Be sure to visit Erica's store for great prices and selections of cuttle bug and Cricut items!!!
I wish you a craft filled fun Day!!
Now here is the promised line up for day1:)
  1. MCCR
  2. jenn lorist
  3. Teresa
  4. Kathy
  5. shelley
  6. heather
  7. Jessica S
  8. Tammy
  9. Jen L
  10. Erica's Projects
  11. Samantha
  12. robin
  13. amy
  14. Miranda
  15. Angie
  16. LB
  17. Cathy
  18. Claire
  19. Lisa Carrier
  20. Blog Candy


  1. Shelley - what a pretty cork board re do! I love the pretty cuts you added to it! From blah and ordinary to beautiful! Great job,my friend!
    MCCR DT sis!

  2. Gorgeous project Shelley! Really love all the cuts. This will look great in your craft room!!

  3. Beautiful! Great job transforming something plain into something fabulous!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  4. Shelley,
    Your altered corkboard turned out beautiful! I love all of the pretty cuts you made! This will be so pretty and functional! Awesome job!

    Heather Lynn

  5. Fantastic project! Love your use of colors!!

  6. very fun board. I have a stack of these and have not tried using them..maybe now I am ready. great inspiration.
    MCCR DT sis

  7. What a great wall hanging Shelley. I love how you used the cork as a base. TFS, Mary M

  8. Very pretty. Love the flowers & Butterflies

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  9. Beautiful project. Love the colors and all the butterflies.

    Tammy S.

  10. I hope you are not planning on sticking pins in it are you? Its just too beautiful to do that!
    Im thinking I may try something like that for my crafting area, a little inspiration and Love...
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  11. Shelley, what a fabulous Home Decor project!
    Jessica S

  12. Very pretty. "Live what you love" hit me like a ton of bricks. So true! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa, MCCR DT Sister

  13. Very pretty!

    Susie, MCCR DT Sister

  14. Great idea to use the corkboard , turned out great
    Av, DT Sister MCCR

  15. Very cute idea.

    MCCR DT Sister

  16. I love the idea of your cork board! It turned out so pretty and beautiful!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  17. I love this project. this is the reason I love hops, you get to see other thing that you would not think of to alter!

  18. GORGEOUS!!! I am so amazed! It is just so beautiful!! I can't wait to try this! TFS!


    Jodie R
    MCCR DT Sister

  19. Great inspiration, Shelley! This is such fun!

  20. I also found the cork too!! I love using different papers... Great job


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