Sunday, September 2, 2012

My First Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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Thank you so much for stopping by and joining us for the My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop.  This is my first blog hop and so I'm really excited!  I do have a couple projects to share with everyone and I hope you enjoy them.

My first project I made with the new Artiste Cartridge from CTMH.  It's and awesome cartridge and it's turning out to be my new go to cartridge.  It's a cute little box that I put bakers twine on the spools.  It was fun and really easy to make.

First I cut out all the parts that I needed, the bow too!   I just used cardstock that I had and have no idea where I got it or who makes it.  I've had it for years!!  lol

The great thing about the new Artiste Cartridge is that the book haves pictures to show you how to put all of the projects on the cartridge together and the page number that the project is on.  I'm hoping all the new cartridges have the same thing, it's awesome.  So I scored all of the creases of the box.

The cartridge book also shows where to glue and it goes together really easily.  I added the bow to the front of the box and then wrapped the twine around the cardstock spools.

After I wrapped the twine around the spools I wrote the color across the top.  I thought it turned out kind of cute!  lol

So that was my twine box.  My next project was with the Forever Young Cartridge.   If you know me, you know what I chose to do with the cartridge, purse of course!!  I'm such a girlie girl and I love purses.  I cut the purses out with the same cardstock I used for the twine box, but also used a few scraps that I had laying around for a couple.  The 2 purses that have the flowers, I also made the flowers and I used the Artiste cartridge.   I used buttons and brads for the front 3 decorations and bling on the handle.

My last project is a bit of a disappointment, but didn't have time to do another one, so oh well.  lol  I had planned on doing something recipe related from the From The Kitchen cartridge.  Well, everything I had planned on doing didn't work out or I couldn't find what I was looking for.  So I thought of my grandmother and thought I'd do a Smash page on my grandmother's apron.  I made a cute apron and it went downhill from there.   It does look better in person, don't know why I couldn't get a good picture.

I always think about my grandmother and miss her so much.  She was such a wonderful woman and I hope my grandchildren love me like I loved her.  So I just kind of told the story of her apron or what she carried in her pocket of her apron.  She did chase us around with the wooden spoon and if it broke on you, you were in trouble!!  lol  She was always in the kitchen cooking and don't remember her not wearing an apron unless she went to the store or somewhere out.

And if you're wondering about the dime, that's another story.  But if you were in my family and found a dime, you would know that grandmom was there!  True story, ask anyone in my family, even my hubby is convinced!!  That's the dime that he found a couple of days ago.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Your  next stop will be the talented Mary at

Here is the complete line-up for Sunday in case you get lost along the way!  Enjoy!!


2. Ava
3. Jamie L 
4. Marji
5. Jamie M
6. Janet
7. Ashley
8. Lisa Ch 
9. Erica's Projects
10. Nanne
11. Jessica W
12. Susie
13. Mary 
14. Jodie 
15. tess 
16. Sarah
17. Sharon
18. Christina 
19. Blog Candy

Talk to you soon and have fun!!



Clayful Imagination said...

WOW! Your projects are awesome! And I know you didnt get to do the project you had in mind for your grandmother, but I still liked it. Great job today! TFS!

silvia said...

great projects!!!

Caryn S said...

What a great way to store twine! Thanks for all the ideas.

Mary said...

Susie these projects are simply wonderful! I love the purses but, my favorite is the apron one. What a wonderful project and story! Congrats on your first hop, you did amazing!! Hugs~ Mary M

Jodie R said...

Your dime story gave me goosebumps! Your grandmother is here for your first bloghop! Awesome! Your twine box is brilliant too! Kudos on your first hop!!

Jodie R

Gloria Westerman said...

Love your box and purse' clever....and your story about your cool is that....and when you see a dime ,,,you always remember it....tfs

Janet's Planet said...

OMG! I need to make those spools for all my twine. LOvE that idea!! TFS Janet Royer-MCCr-DT

Lisa said...

Love, love, love your twine box idea!

Marji said...

Great projects! I love both of the CTMH cartridges, awesome stuff on them.

angie ashuk said...

What a great idea for your twine!! I love it. And I love the SMASH page. My grandmother was a horrible cook, lol but I have fond memories of her. I love the dime story:)

Ashley said...

Great projects! The Artiste cartridge is my favorite. :)

Ashley - MCCR DT

cema1cema said...

I love the bakers twine storage idea!! Christina

Jessica S said...

Clever idea to store your cute. Love the adorable purses and fun recipe page!
Jessica S
MCCR DT Sister

TeresaK said...

Susie, what cute and useful projects! I really like your twine holder! Great idea! The story of the apron and your grandma is so sweet and such a nice memory!
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

great Project. Thanks for sharing it and your memories!

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very cute projects Love the twine holder!


Amanda said...

I love your projects! I like the SMASH page! I must agree pics of my SMASH entries don't turn out too well either. I think it's because there's so much on them compared to LOs!

Monica said...

loved your projects!!!

Nanne said...

Aaaaw, what a wonderful memory of your grandmother and I think your smashbook page turned out amazing, no matter what you say..LOL and I'm so loving that twine keeper you created, so going to lift that..LOL
MCCR DT sister

marg0006 said...

Such a great idea fortwine.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Cathy said...

love these projects, I love what you did with the twine.

HeatherLynn said...

Love all of your projects! Especially the little twine holders and box! How cute and fun is that!! Great job showcasing your cartridges!


Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

Your projects are so creative. You did a great job! I love the sentimental value in you Grandma's apron. And what a great way to store your twine.

MCCR DT sister

ClaireR said...

What awesome projects Susie! How funny, I had the same idea when I saw the spool of thread in the Artiste handbook, thats one of the reason I want that cart, but alas dont have the cart yet :( I love the fact you can create a box for it too using the same cart, awesome -didnt realize that.
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

Koala T Crafts said...

The thread holder project is really cool. I'm thinking after seeing all the great things made by cricut and other cutters, I might have to get one! Thanks for sharing your blog! I'm just beginning with my blog and you can find a link at my site: Hope to see you again!

Lisa said...

What awesome projects!! The purses are adorable and I love, love the twine holder!! I need something like that instead of having it all tangled in a plastic bag :)

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