Saturday, January 28, 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. Forthe 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 Jr. Legal Size Pad Cover.  I got my directions from The Stamp Doc.  She has a video walking you through the steps of making one of these little gems.  I made my flowers, the big puffy one was made by punch 8 scallops, spritzing with water and crumpling up each scallop. Open up each one and stack together.  Pierce a hole through all 8 layers and put in a brad.  Then starty from the top, scrunch up each layer until you have the look you want.  Let air dry and it will get hard.  I added some glitter to mine although it is hard to see in the pic.  For the little roses I used the Cricut cart: Flower Shoppe.  I rolled and glued my roses.  I also use the Martha Steward branch punch for my little "leaves".  Using My Creative Time's stamp set and die I stamped and cut out my sentiment.  Stamped a "postmark" Unique on the paper-I believe the set was Inkadoo from ACMoore.  The other "postmark" was already in the paper.  That's abou it.  This makes a nice little cover for your pads, looks pretty and is functional too.

I want to take the time to thank all of you for all the sweet comments, you all are so awesome!!  I'd also like to thank those of you who are now following me-you rock!  And to my good friend Suzanne-thank you so much for allowing me to share in your special one year anniversary hop!!  Love you sweet lady!!!

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!!

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


Elizabeth said...

Very pretty! I am a new follower:) Looking forward to seeing your future creations.

JaniceA said...

What a neat notebook. Just love it all!

JenL said...

Beautiful notebook Brenda! I love your flowers!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful, Brenda. I love the colors you picked. It's so good to see you joining in on all the hopping fun! I loved all your projects! You are amazing, my friend.


Vickie said...

Beautiful Brenda love this

jkstiles77 said...

Wow ... what a beautiful project! Love the colors that you chose for this! Gorgeous!

Jennasa said...

Gorgeous! That flower is absolutely gorgeous. This is a great project.

I am a new follower.


Suzanne said...

Brenda this is so beautiful. I love the stamps you used and the flowers are gorgeous. And then of course you used one of my faves the branch punch. Love that the pen is attached. Thank you so much for helping make my first blog hop such a success.

TerriK said...

Beautiful, Brenda! I love the flowers you made, thanks for the directions and the link to make the cover.

Georgiana said...

Those are pretty flowers you added to the notebook. I am not sure I would want to use it now.

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Michelle said...

This is beautiful! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring notebook cover. I love the sentiment you chose to put on it.

craftaholic said...

Very super Pretty pad cover and going to go and check out The stamp Doc!! Thanks for sharing such a great Project!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

marg0006 said...

Sweet journal. i like the flowers and sentiment.

Rae Ann said...

Beautiful! The flowers look great. I would never have thought of creating a notepad cover like that. Thanks for sharing the idea and the link.
Rae Ann O.

bluecrayons said...

so kewl. looks fantastic.

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Michele F. said...

This is a notebook that I would not want to use because it is so pretty. It's so elegant looking!! You had left me a comment about kids growing up so fast and it goes by so quickly... well I so agree with you. And looking at you... I would never guess that you have a 30 year old and a 16 year old... and everything in between. You look like a fun Mom and Grandma!! :-)

Brenda said...

I try to be a fun grandma Michele, soemtimes it catches up to me though. lol I can't believe my kids are grown and I'm a grandma to 6 grandkids!! Time sure does march on! lol

glassgraffitix2 said...

This is lovely and I agree with Michele, I WOULDN'T WANT TO MESS IT UP! Such a great way to stay organized.

Debbie said...

your flowers turned out so nice, i make flower from this cart and they just look like a wad of paper, this is a beautiful cover
became a follower yesterday
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Mindy said...

You have made one of my favorite projects! I use them for all kids of occasions.... The flowers add a great touch to the paper you chose :)

Juliana T said...

beautiful journal. Love the flowers!

Sue D said...

Very pretty journal cover--love the flowers. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Rachelle said...

Wow what a pretty notebook!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Beautiful journal! Love your soft palette of colors. Happy to be hopping and a new follower!
Jessica S

Amy said...

Such a beautiful cover!! I love those flowers!! :)

I'm a little behind, but I wanted to say THANKS for being in Suzanne's hop -- It was FUN to hop with YOU!! :)

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