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. She has asked a few of her Cricut Messageboard friends as well as her 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 Denise, 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 birthday card for my nephew. He's now turning 2!

All of my cuts are from the Create a critter cart. The train and its accessories at 3" and the critters at 1.5" each. The cloud puffs are 2 different ones. the 2 small ones are at .5" and .75" The third one and last one are cut at 1" and the big one is 1.5" all cuts are inked with black ink and popped up. The stamp came from a recollections set I think. Every single paper except the green and polka dot paper came from scrap paper that had already been cut! Now that's recycling!! :)

Side view to show the dimensionality

The inside is made from the leftover paper from the train so it all coordinates and I stitched some matching patches with faux stitching.

The little hats are K & Company and the only thing I didn't use my cricut for.

I used Peachy Keen Stamps for his eyes by masking off the whole face except for one eye at a time and placing each one where I wanted it then colored the whites with my white gel pen and doodled. 

His face is also a Peachy Keen face stamp and I emphasized the design on the trunk and doodled on his ears.

Also a Peachy Keen stamp cut out of the backing of a paper stack. (Recycling again!) I doodled on his hat and on all the wheels of the train.

Alphabet challenge: Z for zoo animals
Fantabulous cricut: Label other than plain circle

**Blog Candy**

I have a giveaway going on right now for this yummy spring candy!
All you have to do to enter is 
1. Like my facebook page here! (one entry)
2. Become a follower! (one entry)
3. Leave a comment for each letting me know you have done both!

For an extra entry share my facebook or giveaway on your blog or facebook!
Be sure to come back and let me know if you do that too!

I will pick one random winner when I reach 100 Likes, and 300 followers
**I will pick my winner from the comments on this post and on my giveaway post, then check for fb likes and blog followers, if one or both is done, YOU ARE THE WINNER! :)
Good Luck!

REMEMBER** To enter Suzanne's $25 gift card giveaway you must leave a comment on each post both days by Jan. 30th for TWO entries! You won't want to miss out on all the creativity going on this weekend!!

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop: Jennasa
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 Abigail

 Lasting Memories Challenge Blog Friends
Michele F
                                 Michelle <----- You are here!
                                  Jennasa <----- Go here next!!

 Message Board Friends

 Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends


Brenda said...

OMGosh, this card is simple adorable!!! The birthday boy will adore it and probably carry it around for days!!

Amy said...

What a TOTALLY SWEET card, Michelle!! :) Love all the little details and the dimension -- Bet this will be a treasured card FOREVER!! :)

Already a follower, but I "liked" ya too!! :)

Amy :) at

JenL said...

Wow!! Such an awesome card!!

Amy said...

Shared your blog candy in my sidebar and will also share via Facebook. :)

Amy :) at

Beckie said...

YOur card is stunning! Wow, love all the detail. Great job.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Elizabeth said...

What an adorable card!!! Your nephew should be tickled!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Michelle!!!! WOW! That looks store bought!! I love it and so will your nephew. What a great keepsake. Another cart to add to my list!!! WOW! TFS!

Suzanne said...

What an amazing detailed card. It should be put in a frame. I love all the cute papers,colors and details. Love what you did inside and the inking. This will be so cherished.
Thanks for being in my first blog hop. :)

Rhonda Emery said...

too darn cute

Stacia said...

OMG That is the most adorable card ever!! You have such a way with drawing the faces!

SheriKins said...

OMG!! Love the card. Super cute. I love everything about it!!! Have a great day and keep crafting.

Kimberly said...

beautiful card!!! love all the detail yo uadded to it

Michele F. said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this card! Just the cuts themselves... but you know how to really make this all pop. The inked edges, the PK faces, the added dimension... gosh this is just adorable!! I would pay over $5.00 for this card EASY!!

Lori Apgar said...

This card is adorable!!!! Love the details and the 3D-ness!!!!

TerriK said...

Cute card!

glassgraffitix2 said...

You made such a professional card! I'd buy it!

jkstiles77 said...

OMG ... this card is adorable! Love all the details you have added to it! I am now a follower and have also "liked" your FB page!

bluecrayons said...

fabulously done. my bestie loves trains, i think i need to add this cart to my need/want list.

love all of the colors in your card, the way it is long like the train makes it fun.


Anonymous said...

Love this card. It is the most adorable train card i have ever seen!! I love how you make the animals literally pop out. you did a great job. I am a follower and liked you on facebook under brian n tasha miller.

Mindy said...

WOW! this is the cutest card I have seen in a long time !! and I love how you used your scraps :)

Kate said...

Your card is fabulous - inside and out!! The papers are super and those critters inside the happy train are just wonderful!
It's such a treat to be in this blog hop with you!
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Lady Fair said...

Oh my goodness, this card is adorable. Love the train and the cute critters, and the details you added, like the PK faces, and the inking. I'm a follower!

Lady Fair said...

I am a new follower on FB. :)

Lady Fair said...

I posted a link to your blog on my FB page.

Rae Ann said...

I thought I saw '21' so when I saw the card I was stunned. Then, I saw that I misread the !. (LOL) The card is very, very cute. I won't be entering for your blog candy since you require both joining and facebook. I don't do facebook. Too bad.
Rae Ann O.

JaniceA said...

Amazing card! Love those faces on the animals.

craftaholic said...

such a sweet card!!! TFS!!! I an a fan over on your FB page and here as well!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I love the super adorable card. I am a follower.

marg0006 said...

Went to facebook to like you. Thanks for a chance at some candy.

Jennasa said...

This card is adorable. The faces stamped on the animals hit it out of he park. All the embossing is incredible. I live your technique.


Juliana T said...

what a cute card! I love the faces on the animals!

Juliana T said...

I liked you on facebook, too

Juliana T said...

I posted you on my facebook page

Juliana T said...

I became a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

i became a follower
this card is fantastic such detail love the idea about masking for the eyes
upnurse at aol dot com

The Paper Artist said...

This is amazing! All those details, you did an awesome job with this card. So super cute!! He is going to love this.

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! I love all the details you put into this!! What a great card!! Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

FCCB Design Team Member

Sarah said...

Gracious me this is so adorable! Love all of the details sooo much! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

Sue D said...

Very cute train card--I like the papers you used.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

What a sweet card!! you did a fantastic job:) I love all the animals and the train is amazing-great colors and details:) TFS!
Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
Sherrie K

scrapqueen141 said...

Your card is amazing! I absolutely love it, great work!
Thank you for you for joining us at FCCB!

Jessica said...

Wow, what a fantastic job you did. I can see how much time you put into your creations....this is fabulous! I can't believe I am just now stumbling upon your blog...I am also a mom to a McKenzie! Happy to be hopping and became a follower!
Jessica S

paperfun said...

Such a fun train. My grandsons would love it. I love that you made it a zoo/circus train.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Lesley said...

Great card, I love all the animals! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Zoo Animals' challenge xx

Sherrie K. said...

Just popping by to say congrats on your top 5 win at FCCB!! Your project was awesome:)
Sherrie K

Lisa Summerhays said...

So cute! Love everything!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Oooh, I'm so glad you made Top 5 at FCCB so I could come by and say "hi"! This is such an amazing card! Wow, I think we all are quite impressed! :0) So glad I could become a Follower to be entered in your candy drawing as well! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator & New Follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I have also become a Facebook fan under the name Amy Courchaine. :0) Thanks for the 2nd entry!

Xo ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com