Friday, January 27, 2012

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop 
Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 
1 year Blogaversary

We're so happy you could join us for this hop celebrating the one year blogaversary of Cricut Craftin Grammy. I have asked a few of my Cricut Messageboard friends as well as my Design Team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva )to join her in this two day Blog Hop. The participants are allowed to share anything creative they wish to share using a Cricut (or other die cut machine if they do not have a Cricut.)

Overall Blog Candy

I hope you will hop along with us and leave comments along the way. For the overall blog candy you need to leave a comment on each blog each day.

If you leave a comment on all the blogs both days your name will be entered into the Random drawing twice. The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from their choice of Michaels or Joanns.

This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to check out both days so you don't miss any creativeness. Because there is a large number of participants I will give you until January 30th to post your comments for the two days of the blog hop.  Thanks for joining us!

Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Terri, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's Blog

For the hop today, I've created .......

A small Valentine's banner.  It is tiny, but oh so cute!!  I used Birthday Bash for the banner part.  I welded the letter shadow to my base using the shadow font from Martha Steward Seasonal Cake Art catr then cut it out in white card stock.  I welded "happy" to the top part of the banners and the "day" from bottom of the banners.  For my banner layer, I used DCWV glitter paper in light pink. For my shadow layer, I used black card stock to go over top of the white welded layer.  Then I cut out the regular letters using DCWV glitter paper in silver.  Did the same for "day" as I did with "happy".  I used Cindy Loo font for "valentines" using black at the base and red as the top layer.  I put a small pearl on each font letter.  I then attached the letters to a rosette made from a Tim Holtz rosette die. I used red twine to attach my banner together to hang.  And there you have it, easy peasy. I am entering my little banner in Decorate to Celebrate Challenge Blog for their Valentine decorations challenge.

Base of my banner and layer is 3"
Shadow and Regular Martha Steward Font layer is 1.50"
Base and Layer Cindy Loo Font is 1.75"

Now what's a hop without blog candy???  Become a follower of my blog and leave a me comment  both days and your name will be entered twice. The random winner will win a $10.00 Hobby Lobby gift card!

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop:  Rachelle
Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!
Please come back and join us tomorrow for the 2nd day.  

Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends
Faith Abigal

Lasting Memories
Michele F

Message Board Friends
Brenda http://

Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends


Amy said...

Eeeek!! What a SWEET banner!! I love your little rosettes, and the Cindy Loo font is one of my FAVORITES!! This is really, really adorable (and you should enter it in the challenge at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!! :)

Happy to be hoppin' with ya!!

New follower and friend,
Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Brenda said...

Thanks Amy! I am a follow of you too! lol I will check out "Decorate to Celebrate!" and enter my little tiny banner!

Beckie said...

Very very cute banner. Love how you added the Happy and Day.

Be blessed, Beckie

Rhonda Emery said...

this is one sweet banner very creative I love it thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

Elizabeth said...

Very cute banner! I have Lupus and Behcets, so I understand the daily challenges you face.I use scrapbooking as my therapy and it looks like you do too:) Hang in there!

JenL said...

Awesome banner Brenda! I love the rosettes and how you attached the "happy" and "Day" to the banner!

Suzanne said...

Such a sweet banner. I love how the Happy and Day stick above and below. Love that Cindy Lou font. I am so glad you are joining me for my first blog hop since you are the one who got me started blogging in the first place.

Tammy said...

Brenda I love that banner and I also love how you attached the Happy and Day. Cool idea. ;)

Stacia said...

Really pretty! I should make myself one for in my office :)

SheriKins said...

Super cute banner!! Have a great day and keep crafting.

TerriK said...

Brenda, I love your banner! The font is perfect and the rosettes are so cute. Great job!

Michele F. said...

SOOOOOO cutsie cute!! I want to make one of these! Rosettes are such the hot thing right now. You did them fabulously. I just became your newest follower.

Shawnee said...

Beautiful Brenda. I love your rosettes and font you picked. Great job!

Rachelle said...

Brenda, I love your banner..
You did a great job!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Lori Apgar said...

What a great way to make a 2 layer banner! So cute!!!

Jean said...

Great banner. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

glassgraffitix2 said...

What a lovely banner!

Charlotte said...

I just love your banner. What pretty colors and I love the way you designed it. So super cute.

jkstiles77 said...

I love banners, and yours is especially cute! Great job!

bluecrayons said...

oh snap this is fabulous. love how it has happy and day added to it. so lil that you could probably use in on a double LO when done.

craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous banner!! I love the beautiful rosettes!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

Decorate to Celebrate DTM

Anonymous said...

Very adorable banner. I love all the detail in it. I am a fllower. thanks for the chance to win!!

Mindy said...

Brenda your banner is adorable ! I LOVE making banners too ! I love how you welded the letters to the base of the banner !!

Kate said...

What a wonderful banner! Those rosettes are gorgeous!
It's such a treat to be in this blog hop with you!
Small Bits of Paper
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Lady Fair said...

Awesome banner! You really put alot of work into this. I love the font, the colors, and the rosettes! I haven't mastered rosettes yet, but I'm working on it. :) Thanks for the chance to win. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Rae Ann said...

I'm glad you gave the measurements because I imagined a huge banner. It's very nicely done.
Rae Ann O.

Michelle said...

This is soooooo cute! I love that it is petite and I loveeeeee how you did the valentines in the banner and put the rest on the outside... a scraplift must! :)

JaniceA said...

So cute, love the way you put the Happy an the top and the Day on the bottom.

craftaholic said...

Very sweet little Banner and I am now a new follower on your blog and look forward to seeing what you have in store for tomorrow!!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Vickie said...

Brenda I love your banner. I'm already a follower.

marg0006 said...

Nice banner Thanks for a chance at some candy.
Loving Scrapper101

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like the banner. Especially like the rosettes. I'm a new follower. Thanks for blog candy chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jennasa said...

I love the banner. Super adorable!


Juliana T said...

this banner is so clever! Good job!

Debbie said...

i see people do banners on their blogs and then i always say i need to make one, love the rosettes that you put on yours
became a follower
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Sue D said...

Very cute banner--I like how you added the words Happy and Day.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Fantastic banner! Love the glittery silver and pink together!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! beautiful banner and I definitely LOVE those rosettes! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

Amy said...

Rolling back through for another look at your super cute banner!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Carol's Creations said...

Visiting from DTC and this is such a cute banner. I love the rosettes and Cindy Loo font is one of my favroites!