Saturday, December 3, 2011

Erica's December 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

Happy Holidays!

You know the first weekend of every month, Erica's Craft Room has a 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop!

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This month I choose to use Quarter Note and Word Collage!
Quarter Note is an interesting cartridge!  It has lots of musical "stuff" on it, but it also has great sayings and a beautiful font.  I used my Gypsy to weld the words "before" and "after".  "Amazing" and "Beautiful" were phrases that were already on the cartridge.  This layout is from July when my oldest daughter Jordan got her braces off!  She had them on for 2.5 years, she had to wear headgear, rubber bands and had all kinds of appointments!  But when they came off....OMG!  She was even more beautiful than I could have imagined!  When we asked her what she wanted to eat more than anything....POPCORN!  Gotta love her!  We are so proud of her!

Next up is the Word Collage Cartridge.  If you are familiar with this cartridge, you know that it basically is a series of words, themed together to make a pretty collage.  I've used this cartridge to cut out Halloween sayings and other fun themes.  But as you can guess, there are alot of little pieces that need to be glued down and sometimes, they get lost.  So this time around, I used my Cricut markers in my Expression to make this sign!  The mat board is actually a 11 x 14 flat canvas, that I stamped with coffee cups from the Fiskars coffee stamp set.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge for some color, as well as the i-Rock for some bling in the corners.  I matted the green paper with black card stock and added a bow!  I love how it turned out!

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  1. what a great 2 pg layout. love how you had 5 pictures...i like to try to get lots of pics, but sometimes i get so carried away with embellishments, that theres no room left for pics...

  2. Love the before and after layout.

  3. Love the Coffee page so cute and the lay o

  4. Great's always fun to document the dreaded braces years! :) I also love that you used the cricut markers with Word Collage...great suggestion! TFS!

  5. I love your LO and that word collage - I think I need that :)

  6. I don't have either of these cartridges - BUT will hopefully if Santa hears me.. LOL LOVE the LO. I went through the braces too! Doris

  7. Congrats on your daughter getting her braces off! Its always fun to see our kids after they finally get done wearing them for so long. Great layout commemorating the day! I love your Word collage too!

  8. Congratulations to you daughter. She Is beautiful! And that word collage is so nice. You did a great job.

  9. Great Layout! and I Love your Word Collage. Great Job on them both. I'm a new follower of yours. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  10. I Love your sign! I LOVE COFFEE!! I need one!! Thanks for Sharing! Great Idea!

    Many Blessings,

  11. Love the coffee sign, I need to make one for work LOL

  12. Love the sign. I like that cartridge but wasn't sure what to use it on. My daughters would love this. Carol

  13. great projects. thanks for sharing.


  14. Super cute projects....TFS

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  15. Wow! Love your projects!! That LO is great!! And I so need to have Word Collage!!! :)
    Laura :)

  16. Great Project and I Love the LO!

  17. Very Cute !!! Great idea with the markers ... TFS