Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room October Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge

Blog Hop!

If you came from our lovely host Erica's blog you are in the right place!

I have the pleasure to kick off day 2 of Erica's monthly 100 cartridge blog hop.  I hope all of you were able to hop yesterday and see the wonderful projects the team had created. If you're back for more,  we're so happy to have you!

I'm so happy for fall!  It means fabulous fall colors! (somewhere...I live in Florida) It means football
games, frightening Halloween partys and last but not least (for me),  not so bad hair days!!!! Notice I didn't say good, but I'll take any improvement!

To make up for the fall colors that elude us in Florida I made a project that includes the beautiful

I found this frame at Goodwill and the center board was fuschia with a bright yellow, stretchy rubber
band to make a memo board.  So for $2.49 I brought it home and took it apart, covered it with a beautiful patterned paper, poked holes through the original ones and restrung it with 1/8" white elastic
that I colored with chalk ink to match. I then added the mixture of flowers.

Carts~ Art Philosophy and Flower Shoppe

The Daisy was made with Flower Shoppe a Cricut projects cart.
If you'll notice the handbook shows you the order of the layers and the finished product.
You can see the each layer pointed out with a red dot on the overlay in a vertical row.
<daisy3> is the bottom layer and you cut 10 of these.
All layers cut at 3''
I didn't shape or ink my daisy...I liked the crisp clean look.
There are six different swirl flowers on the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge that is sold by
Close To My Heart.  I soooo recommend this cartridge!
The cuts are a spiral in different shapes.
Here's a not so great picture of two of them.
There are two each on pages 68,69, and 70
Font/Shift and no shift
Cut at 3''
Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Mellow
Chalk Ink is Technique Tuesday
Post Card by Webster's Pages
My next project is a layout about my grandson, Christopher,  playing Pop Warner football.
This is his first year and my only experience with football has been my daughter and granddaughter
as cheerleaders. I didn't watch the when the opposing team tackeled my GS I freaked out when they didn't immediately get off of him! I'll learn! LOL!
Carts I used~ Word Collage
                                                                                   Elegant Edges
                                                                                   Birthday Bash
                                                                                   George and Basic Shapes
Word Collage is another Cricut projects cart that I think I will use alot.
#14 on the overlay  cut ~ 5.85-5.59  Black cardstock
I used hide/contour on the Gypsy to hide everything but the football and cut it out using a textured leather (feels like leather!) from The Paper Co.~ Franchise 12x12 Football
I found this at A.C. Moore
I did the same for DEFENSE using background color cardstock to indicate the position my grandson was playing. Yellow cardstock is Pearlescent Paper by ColorBok.
The background shape was made using Elegant Edges #44/shift cut~10.89-10.41
Paper is Simple Grid/Black by Luxe Designs.
TEAFORD using Birthday Bash cut~3/4"
Stars using Sophisticated #41 Font feature cut~2.74-0.88 (yellow cardstock)
Circle using George and Basic Shapes
#11 Shift~white cardstock
#11 Silhoutte/shift~black cardstock
#1 stamp I used Clear Stamps by Inkadinkado Jersey Numbers and Jersey Alphabet
For my third project I made Halloween treat bags. I had purchased the bags at Stampin Up while at CKU. I had never seen little bags like this before.
I made the three Halloween toppers on the left using
Autumn Celebrations.
The one on the right was made using Autumn Celebrations for the base but I designed the 
'Angry Bird' (it's a game app!)
After seeing a red Angry Bird made by another crafter, I knew I had to make the black one
for my 5 year old grandson.  He loved it!

#4 pg. 25 < Phrase> Black cut 2.87-3.00
Recommended to cut at least 3" in handbook
Circle <phrase/s> yellow cut~ 2.87-3.00
Pumpkin- <phrase/layer> orange cut~1.79-3.00
Base <phrase/layer/shift> cut 3.03-3.00

This is an example of how I used my gypsy and cut out the monster.

Happy Fall
Happy Game Days
Happy Halloween

Happy Crafting to everyone!

I hope I have inspired you to start creating for fall, if I have please let me know, and thank you for stopping by!

Next is the very talented Lucinda

Enjoy the hop and if you get lost I have added the blog list:

Lisa Newton-Orensky-

Please see Commenting Below


  1. Oh my goodness Connie, that memo board is just stunning! Your flowers are simply gorgeous! I love your fun football layout and I also hated to see my boys play contact sports...kept my stomach in a knot the whole time! Great Halloween treats also, your projects for today's hop are just fabulous!

  2. Love, love the flower project!! I thought it was quilling at first. So pretty. The other projects are just as awesome. You really ROCKED this hop. TFS!

  3. Connie, you continue to inspire!!! I so enjoy seeing your creations and your fall framed art is wonderful!!!! TFS

  4. Oh that frame is just so beautiful!! I would love to get Art Philosophy after seeing your project.


  5. Your projects are amazing.

  6. WOW Connie you did such a FABULOUS job! I love all of your projects! The frame is a fabulous project and I think I am going to try it! I love that you used word collage for the football layout! The halloween Toppers are SO SO cute!

  7. Connie, you are soooo talented! I just love all of your projects!! You Amaze me! I'm so blessed to have a crafting friend as talented as you! Thanks for inspiring me first thing this morning!! The flowers are AMAZING!!

    Many Blessings,

  8. WOW! I am loving all of your projects!!! :)

  9. Connie, all I can say is WOW! What a fabulous job you did on all your projects. I love them all and love the detail instructions you gave. TFS New to your blog through due to this hop and am going to follow you.
    Debby dpookybear at yahoo dot com

  10. Connie I just loved the framed art - It would be perfect for my hallway! I haven't attempted home decor with my cricut yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Wonderful projects as always!

  11. I love all your projects! I just got Art Philosophy and Flower Shoppe so I am inspired to open them up and use them. I love the candy toppers, such a cute idea!


    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

  12. Your projects are fabulous! I love them all.

  13. Beautiful flowers, I am getting inspired for one of my own projects from this...Thanks. also what fun cute little candy toppers.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  14. Love the Memo board remix. Rah Rah football layout awesome and boootiful halloween toppers. I am a new follower.

  15. What a fun stop on the blog hop! I love your memo board...I am SURE it is a vast improvement over the original! Those flowers with elastic band stems to hold things are sooo pretty. (I will have to look into getting that cart) The angry bird is such a great bag topper..they all are!
    Your LO of your GS is so nice. I totally understand since my GS plays hockey and I can't handle watching it in case he gets hurt! Yikes!
    Glad your hair is behaving a little better. Fall for me means hat head...not good!LOL
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. Wow! Everything is great, but that board is adorable! I can appreciate the time you put into that! Beautiful, TFS!

  17. what a way to start a hop! your creation s were great! Really loved the memo board


  18. All your projects are fantastic! I am really starting to see some alternative uses for the word collage cart and may just break down and buy it

  19. ok, um, I LITERALLY GASPED when I saw the flower memo board. I HAVE to make one of these!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  20. Loved all your work I really really loved the flower board

  21. Love the flower project Connie! And those Halloween treats are SO cute!!! :) Great pic of your grandson on the LO!!

    ♥ Laura ♥

  22. Oh I love your flowers! I just got the projects cart and I can not wait to mess around with it lol

  23. wonderful! Your projects are awsome!

  24. I absolutely (LOVE) all of your Projects! Those flowers are (GORGEOUS)!!! wow! You did an Amazing Job! I sure wish I had that Flower Shoppe Cartridge. Thanks for Sharing all of your talents with us. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  25. Love the memo board. You last treat tag reminds me of angry birds. What cart did you use.

  26. Very very nice! I now have to get that cartridges to try those flowers! Awesome!

  27. Beautiful flowers! Also, love the Angry Bird - I'm addicted to that game, seriously!


  28. What great projects! I love the flowers! I have that cart but haven't used it yet. Maybe I will have to dig it out this week :)


  29. Awesome projects Connie! Everytime I do one of these blog hops, I find more cartridges I have to have - that is probably the whole idea huh?! I love the layout of your GS playing football - what a fabulous picture! I love football :) Thanks for all the GREAT inspiration!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  30. I am in love with your flowers!! I am going to have to get flower shop very soon.

  31. I have just made a beautiful flower with Flower Shoppe.... but I love what you did with the flowers background...that paper is just perfect!

  32. The flower frame is absolutely beautiful! The toppers are so cute, my son would love the angry bird one. Now I want the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. Great Projects! TFS

  33. Connie absolutely amazing! Love the flower frame! I can't wait for my flower shoppe cart to arrive!!! Definitely want to try some of these! The football layout is great! I haven't used Word Collage yet but definitely am going to soon! Especially after seeing this! And the treat bags are sooooo cute! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Normally I don't like things with flowers too much but I actually love yours. It is just so different from what I normally see. I like your crisp daisy. And of course I love the football LO and halloween treat bags.

  35. Wow Connie great job on all of these projects. I love the football LO!

  36. i so love these halloween treats. i am 'lifting' these for sure. great job and thank you for all your ideas.

  37. Oh I don't know where to begin! I love all your projects!!! The Halloween treats are just adorable and the flower board is just beautiful.

  38. Wow! Now I know why that Flower Shoppe is so popular! Gorgeous! Working on finding that word collage, too:-) TFS!

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

  39. Wow Connie! I am amazed by your talent. Thank you so much for sharing and Angry Bird made me laugh. :)

  40. What a great idea for the memo board! I love it.

  41. All of your projects are terrific! I really like your page layout! TFS

    Lisa G

  42. Connie, What a delight to hop onto your blog! Your creativity is endless and I LOVE all your projects. I think you were right on by NOT inking the flowers! Stop by & say hi, Claire

  43. I'm happy to start week2 of blog hop.
    Your card is very beautiful, lovely different flowers on the card.


  44. I am probably too late, but I wanted to say I love the colors for your 1st project and I definitely love your football page!

  45. Love the flowers!!! Can't wait to get the flower shoppe cartridge!

  46. Wow! All of your creations are amazing! Great start to the hop! I love your flowers!!! I need to start using this cartridge.

  47. Connie - you are so talented! I love your halloween tags and the flower frame. Sorry to have hoped late, but I am glad that I made it over!


  48. OMG! All your projects are just wonderful, but shame on you! You just made me want to run out and spend more money, I just have to have the Flower Shop cartridge, if the stores were open right now, I would be on my way out the door. Beautiful job.

  49. I never realized how beautiful that flower cartridge was. Your work is awesome.