Sunday, July 31, 2011

Theme Day Sunday July 31, 2011 Birthdays!

Well my design team has been so wonderful to give me the day off well,
if they only knew all of the Design Team applications I am going through!
I really have a great Team already and I am excited on Monday to welcome the new members! just to show how much I think of my team, they are going to get to pick ONE of the new members themselves.
I am putting it up for them to vote on later today!
So lots of work to do. Have a wonderful and restful Sunday! Make it special!

Melissa, Lucinda, Autumn and Gayle all have made something with the birthday theme to share with you.


Melissa used Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cartridge,
This is actually one of my top 10 favorite cartridges.
To see how Melissa made this please visit her blog. http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com/


Lucinda used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge,
I  think this is an all time favorite cartridge of ALL cricut lovers! I love the Monkey, he is my favorite character on this cartridge!

Please visit Lucinda's blog to see how she made this http://www.thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/


Autumn made this using the I-Rock and her Cricut,

to see how she made this please visit her blog to see what else she used! http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com/


Lastly, Gayle used Sweet Treats and Storybook Cricut Cartridges
and her Cuttlebug for the first time!!!
To see how Gayle made this please visit her blog http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/  you will see this and her other wonderful creations.

Tomorrow will be a special My IMAGINE-ation Monday where I will announce the
new editions to the Design Team in a VERY creative way! I cannot wait!
Also 'just a note', and I am not talking about the cartridge :) On Wednesday you will see what Melissa and I made using the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge and stamp set. We will be using the same size cuts but we will not put it together until we are not with each other.... so
Would You Ever Guess Wednesday will have a little extra project this week :)  I just have to let Melissa know that she is doing a special project.
Also later this month a few of us are using the same papers to make anything we want with it, I am very excited about this day. It will be on the calendar as "Happy Camper" it will be on a Thursday later in August!
We have such amazing things in the near future!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Scrapbooking Saturday July 30, 2011

Grab a cup of coffee and stroll through our scrapbook day!

Remember today is the last day to submit for the new design team.

Connie, Melissa, and Heather
have shared pages of their own scrapbooks.

Here's Connie's Layout for Scrapbook Saturdays~July 30th
Connie used the following Cricut Cartridges:  Country Life, County Fair, Elegant Edges, Summer Vacation, and Jubilee. I love how resourceful Connie was. She couldn't imagine how a cartridge names County Fair, didn't have the word fair in it, see Cricut knew how creative Connie could be, they just wanted to test her! I love this! So cute and VERY creative! She always has something wonderful to share with us!
Did I mention I will be Scrap-lifting this one for sure!
To see how Connie made this please visit her blog today.... http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/


Melissa has shared a cute scrapbook creation that she made for her Fiance.....
did I mention that is my brother? I was lucky enough to get married last month and their wedding is less than two months away. She made this great scrapbook mini album for his office!
Make sure to check out her blog http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com/ 


Also Heather made a wonderful scrapbook albumn to share today too!
Here is the front cover.
I would love to guess how she made it, but if you go to her blog you can see how she made it!

I love the monkey, jsut one more reason why I LOVE Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge!

HOW CUTE!!!!!
Well for you to see how Heather made this and more pictures of it on her blog
http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/

 
I have finished up the Cricut's CraftRoom help guide and the color codes for the Cricut Imagine machine. I will have them up later this weekend to share! Have a great Saturday!
I will announce my new Design Team on Monday, WOW is all I can say as to how many and how wonderful  the submissions are! I add beginners and advanced level of talent in my team! I am so excited to share the NEW editions to the team with you on Monday!



Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop

We have some great creations to share with you!
I have shared my creation also,
which you will find at the end of the hop.
Thanks for stopping by!


Next you should go to Crafty and Green's Blog

Happy Hopping!!


Here is the line up incase you get lost along the way!

My entry for the Christmas in July blog hop!

To get to this post, you should have come from
Pink Polka Dot Scraping
If NOT please start over at


Here is what I have made for today's blog hop....
and a sneak peek at what I am making for next Friday's Festive Friday.

I used Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge to make this!


I did my first cuts with just plain copy paper.... I used a brand new mat so I could see where the copy paper was cut. I removed the copy paper and then put my colored paper in the places that I wanted each color. For me it was easier to do it this way, as apposed to loading my mat for each color i wanted to use, so I unloaded my mat put the colors where I wanted them, then "load mat" and touch "repeat last" then CUT. It came out perfect.
You can see that I used an Imagine mat, these mats work in all machines that take a 12x12 size cutting mat.
A side note on the cutting mat.... Provo Craft has redesigned the adhesive on the cutting mats and we will see those cutting mats SOON! The new Cricut Mini uses the new cutting mat and new adhesive. If enough people ask for something Provo Craft is pretty good about making it happen, within reasonable limits :)


Here is the envelope that I cut to match this, I used double sided paper for everything!
I cut ALL of my images at the 4" size. Do realize 4" size on this Christmas Cards cartridge, the machine assumes you are making a 4" card, so everything you cut will be proportional to the 4" card.

Here you can see the score lines that are automatically cut so you know where to fold! How great is that?!?!

Here was my first fold for the bottom of the envelope.

Here is where I folded on the scored lines.

I put the side piece (shown on the bottom here)
down first so the card wouldn't get caught on in as it went in and out of the envelope.

Here you can see it tacked down, Do not tack these pieces down to the other parts,
or you wont be bale to slide that card in and out.

Here it is put together. Make sure to 'glue' your items on the inside to the front side of the envelope, or you wont be able to fit your card in it :)


I cut the little tab that was showing in the last picture

Here is my card base I checked it BEFORE I decorated it, to make sure it does fit.

I used a piece from another cut to dress up the outside of the envelope

Tis the Season to be jolly was cut from the paper by hand.
Here is my finished project.

I cut this circle and Merry Christmas words at 4" again, remember it is proportional to a 4" card.


I added a little Santa from the paper to the other side of the envelope.
This was all Echo Park paper.

Here is a sneak peek at next weeks Festive Friday creation. This would be a beginner or intermediate level. I cut and embossed metal and stamped on acrylic. You wont want to miss it!

Here is a sample of a metal piece that I embossed with the cuttlebug.
Thanks for hopping!
Tomorrow is Scrapbook Saturday!

There is one more stop on today's blog hop

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Theme Day Thursday July 28, 2011

Today my Design Team has choosen the theme of PETS today!

Here is what they have made to share with you.
If you would like my daily posts delivered stright to your email please
enter your email on the column to the right, below the girl.

Ricki, Pat and Connie have made wonderful creations today..... AS ALWAYS!!!!

Ricki Used 3 Cricut cartridge to make this...
Country Life, Gypsy Font, and Story Book Cricut Cartridges.
I love the colors she used and the texture on the sheep, it actually looks like the curls on a real sheep!
To get all of the details and how Ricki made this....
PLEASE visit her blog to see this and everything else that she does! This card makes me miss HER!
I see a Columbus/Cincinnati road trip in my NEAR future! See you soon!

I had the honor to meet Ricki in person AND she just won a Cricut Imagine last week when we were together at the Cricut Circle Event, thanks to Kat for helping
Ricki get a card in the box with her name on it!!!!
So Ricki and Kat is there shared custody of the Imagine machine!?!?!?
The list of reasons why I think the Cricut Circle is SO AMAZING just keeps growing and growing!
We also were able to purchase the NEW Cricut Toys!!!! Scroll down to Monday's post to see those, you can buy them soon at Cricut.com I will be sure to let you know when you can purchase those!


Not on to Pat, Whom I met at my first Cricut Circle event! What a Gem she is! So nice and LOVES the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge.... I am missing that she didn't use it in this project.... But I have a feeling next week on her card she just might use it ;)
Pat used Everyday Paper Doll, Paper Doll Dressup and Lyrical Letters

So cute! Oh I meant the Dog, but they layout is cute too! You all know I am kidding!
I love the papers she used and the CUTE dog (both of them, the real one and the Cricut one!) !!!
I have to say Pat is one of the nicest people I have met, I also feel lucky enough to call her a friend, a very talented one at that!
Please make sure you go to her blog to see how she made this and what great things she has made with her Favorite Nifty Fifies Cricut Cartridge!


Last but NOT least on to Connie, I have not yet met her, but I do hope to!
What a creative and unique way to show off her pet!
Who would have thought of flowers on a pet layout! This is why I love my Design team SO MUCH!

I see the name Bella on the picture, What a beautiful name, for almsot 4 years now, that has been my favorite name in the WORLD!!! You have great tastes in names!
Please visit Connie's blog to see how talented she is!






Design Team Call!
Please apply BEFORE July 30, 2011 at midnight EST,
no late entries can be accepted, so sorry. 
But you have alot of time between then and now!
I will announce the entire team,
including new team members on August 1st, 2011
I am looking for a few NEW people to add to my design team.
I am looking for two types of people:
     1. People with great creative skills that will really push us outside of our crafty comfort zone.
     2. Beginners, with potential & help others will feel like they can make what you have created.From them I am looking for 2-4 postings a month (you can do more if you would like)
If you do not have a blog that is OK, If you make the team we will help you create one!
You will get some goodies from me 2x during your term. So every quarter throughout the year.
The term is form now unitl January 15th, 2012
There are two terms a year.

You have to participate in the monthly 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop the first weekend of the month.
If you dont know what any of these things are, myself and my design team will HELP you with all of it. I just started blogging ONLY a few months ago. I have about 5 people who have created blogs since they have joined the team. The team is so helpful to answer questions and everything!
You do NOT have to be experienced to apply. I am looking for 3 beginners. My site is all about beginner learning to use their Cricut Machines, so I NEED beginners to help and encourage other beginners.
I have a very diverse team. So everyday when someone comes to the blog they feel like there is at least one project that they feel like they could make. We want everyone to feel welcome and encouraged around here.

If you would like to apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com please add
1. Your favorite Project you have ever made with the Cricut,
2. If you have a blog address please include it, if not just let me know you do not have a blog (this is ok)
3. Let me know if you are on any design team
4. Let me know if any what blog you like to follow and why
5. Dont forget your name :)
6. Put how often you think you would like to make something to share
7. Pick out of these categories which ones would interest you the most (you can pick one, more than one, or all, or if one sounds interesting to you, but you would like to know more about it)

My IMAGINE-ation! Mondays! Cricut Imagine or E2 made with Imagine cartirdges
Card Creating Tuesdays, Just as it sounds, cards invitations…etc
Would you guess… Wednesdays- On this day, we use ONLY the features on the cartridges. What this means is when you look at the handbook, you cannot use the main image on the left side of the page. But you can use ALL of the other features or layers. Also you can use a CAKE cartridge to make a Paper creation.
Theme Day Thursdays, you pick the theme based on a cartridge….
Baby, Birthday Wedding, girls, boys, friends anything you can think of…….
Festive Fridays…. Christmas all year
J You may also do another Festive Holiday, but Christmas is my favorite and many other people
Scrapbook Saturdays…. Scrapbook layouts ….  (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)Card Creating Sundays, We make cards to share (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)

If you do not understand one of these, just put that on your submission and I will try to answer it for you.

Best of Luck to all who apply!

Project Sunshine and Smiles
       We are all working on the Project Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children Hospital. We are colleciting 5,000 cards for the kids there. I have created this project "Sunshine and Smiles" and basically I am goign to the hosptial to deliver the cards, but I am going to bring as much sunshine into that hospital as I can. I hope to see a ton of smiles from the kids getting these cards. If I dont see a smiel from the cards, then I will do everything that I can to put a smile on that child's face.
      I am also trying to get John Rich a country music STAR, to join me on this project, and he just might bring a few of his celebrety friends to help! I will be collecting cards from now until the end of August. You can mail them to:
Erica's Craft Room
4364 LaBurnum Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
If you have any questions about this please email me
EricaCraftRoom@aol.com and put Sunshine and Smiles as the subject of the email.
     Here are a few more details about the project. You can make any type of card, using and crafting technique that you know, please write a simple message in the card to a child. Please do not remind the child of their illness, most are fighting childhood cancer. You may say get well soon, but DONT say, "I know how you feel and it is not fun...." please DONT say anything like that. But you can say "Get Well Soon" "I hope this puts a smiel on your face".... you get the idea.... you dont need to ask if soemthing is ok to write in it, as long as you do not remind the child of their illness, it is ok.
Frequently asked questions....

Can a child make a card for them?
YES YES YES!!!!
Does it have to be a certain size?
Any size!
Do I have to add envelope?
Nope, I am going to have these in a large (Clean) red wagon for the kids to pick thier own card
Can I put them in envelopes?
Yes
Do I have to use the Cricut to make these??
No, this is the ONLY project that you do not HAVE to use the cricut, but wouldn't it be great if you did :)
Can I make a birthday card?
Sure but I will leave those with the volenteers for the future to give to kids who are there for their birthday
Do I need to have a kids cartridge to do this?
No, you can use anything and make anything, even a card full of flowers. I am sure there will be one child who will love flowers, or bear, cars.... the sky is the limit!

      I do hope i have answered all of your questions if not, please email me and I will send it back to you and add it to the post here so others will see the question and answer.

In the meantime I am doing a contest for this....
Each week post your cards on my facebook Cricut Craft Room
Each week i will put all of the name in a bowl and pick a winner. Every card that you submit get you ONE entry into the bowl...
Each week out of those who posted cards, I will pick one and give away the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Cricut Everyday, the only with all of the cute Cricut Images on it! I love this one!
I have 4 of these cartridges to give away, one each week.
At the end of the 4 weeks, who ever submitted the MOST carts will win the NEW Cricut cartridge that will be released this Thursday from Cricut, I cannot tell you the name only that S.S. are the initials for it.
If you have already mailed cards to me, they will be added to the total of cards you are submitting. I do not have to have these cards in my hand this week. BUT you have to post the picture on my facebook for it to count. If you have a card decorating party with your friends or social group.... You can count all of those cards from you , as long as your friends will let you :)


Blog Hop calendar for 2011ANYONE can sign up for ANY bog hop. (Except for December 10-11, these are special surprises my design team has for you)
All other blog hops are open to ANYONE!

For ALL of the blog hops these should be BRAND NEW projects, not posted anywhere else or entered into a contest before. This must be new and created specifically for this event. Please do not let anyone see this before the event, it ruins the fun of the blog hop! I will also have a graphic for each blog hop for you to post :)

The first weekend of every month is the
100+ Cricut Cartridge blog hop.   

 So there is NO limit to how many people can participate in this one. As soon as I have people sign up for 100 cartridges the event is then closed to new people, but I can always put you on the top of the list for the following month 100 cartridge blog hop. These 100 cartridges must be 100 DIFFERENT cartridges. So no one can sign up for one that has already been signed up for (but if you want to use more than you signed up for, that is ok)

So if you would like to sign up for a blog hop, please email me EricasBlogHop@aol.com if you would like to participate in one. VERY important, in the SUBJECT of the email please put the DATE of the hop you want.

Please send ONE email PER blog hop.
I might not see it if you comment on here to sign up, PLEASE email request. I have a system to sort these, so having the right subject for ANY email is always so important.
Also please include your:
Name
Cartridge
Blog address
Theme of the Blog Hop you want to do.
Date of the hop

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send ONE email per blog hop date. I sort them into email folders and if I file you in one date, i will miss you on all of the others. Thank you for doing this!



Tomorrow is Festive Friday AND Our Christmas in July Blog Hop!


August 6-7 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
August 20-21 Card and Invitation Hop
September 3-4 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
September 17-18 Boys and Men Blog Hop
October 1-2 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
October 15-16 Fall Favorites Blog hop
November 5-6 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
November 19-20 Recipe/baking blog hop
December 3-4 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
December 10-11 Princess Bella’s Birthday Blog Hop DESIGN TEAM ONLY
December 31-Jan 1 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
January 14-15 Winter/Snow Blog Hop

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday July 27, 2011

Just a few things today :)

1.I would like to explain what Would you Ever Guess Wednesdays are all about.
2. Share Melissa's creation
3. Details about the Design Team Call
4. Details about Sunshine and Smile, cards for the Kids at St. Jude's, I need to have us all make 5,000 cards for these kids :)

Would you ever guess Wednesday, is when we take something you would not normally thing would be on that cartridge, or we use a cake cartridge to make a paper creation,
we might make a home decor item, that is not a card or scrapbook page
(so just something different and dimentional)
lastly, we use the feature keys on a cartridge to make a creation, but NOT the main image.
I have added a picture to show you what I mean about the 'feature' keys.

I am intentionally using the Seasame Street Season Cartridge, most people who do not have kids, don't even look at this cartridge, WELL i am making it my job to have you take a second look at this cartridge and many others, that is what Would You Ever Guess Wednesday is ALL about! 
I have also added the link for you to take a second look at the other
'features' of the other cartridges on cricut.com  

Here is the front and back of this cartridge,
you can see the characters and on the left you can see what the 'features' are.

Here is the keypad to see all of the images 

This is a close up of the feature keys found on the top left of the keypad. 
For Wednesdays we would NOT use the main image OR the layers of that, on this cartridge in perticular, we would not use, Layer 1 or Layer 2, But we would use WORD, PROP, or PROP LAYER features.  

Here is on the handbook where you can see what those feature keys go to.... So for today I would press the WORD key then the image that this goes with to get the word SUN on the top right box, or select SHIFT then WORD to use the Spanish word SOL, I coudl also press PROP then the image to get the sun's base, then SHIFT then PROP to get the top layer of the SUN. This image does not have a PROP LAYER, as it says not available.

I hope this helps you to understand Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!
Here is the link for you to check out OTHER cartridges and thier features!
http://www.cricut.com/information/cartridge_library.aspx 

Now on to my Design Team's Creation. Today Melissa made a cute card to share.... she said it was inspired by my room, which has subtle Zebra accent to it!

Melissa made this using ONLY the features of the Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge.
To see how she made it please go to her blog



Design Team Call!
Please apply BEFORE July 30, 2011 at midnight EST,
no late entries can be accepted, so sorry. 
But you have alot of time between then and now!
I will announce the entire team,
including new team members on August 1st, 2011
I am looking for a few NEW people to add to my design team.
I am looking for two types of people:
     1. People with great creative skills that will really push us outside of our crafty comfort zone.
     2. Beginners, with potential & help others will feel like they can make what you have created.From them I am looking for 2-4 postings a month (you can do more if you would like)
If you do not have a blog that is OK, If you make the team we will help you create one!
You will get some goodies from me 2x during your term. So every quarter throughout the year.
The term is form now unitl January 15th, 2012
There are two terms a year.

You have to participate in the monthly 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop the first weekend of the month.
If you dont know what any of these things are, myself and my design team will HELP you with all of it. I just started blogging ONLY a few months ago. I have about 5 people who have created blogs since they have joined the team. The team is so helpful to answer questions and everything!
You do NOT have to be experienced to apply. I am looking for 3 beginners. My site is all about beginner learning to use their Cricut Machines, so I NEED beginners to help and encourage other beginners.
I have a very diverse team. So everyday when someone comes to the blog they feel like there is at least one project that they feel like they could make. We want everyone to feel welcome and encouraged around here.

If you would like to apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com please add
1. Your favorite Project you have ever made with the Cricut,
2. If you have a blog address please include it, if not just let me know you do not have a blog (this is ok)
3. Let me know if you are on any design team
4. Let me know if any what blog you like to follow and why
5. Dont forget your name :)
6. Put how often you think you would like to make something to share
7. Pick out of these categories which ones would interest you the most (you can pick one, more than one, or all, or if one sounds interesting to you, but you would like to know more about it)

My IMAGINE-ation! Mondays! Cricut Imagine or E2 made with Imagine cartirdges
Card Creating Tuesdays, Just as it sounds, cards invitations…etc
Would you guess… Wednesdays- On this day, we use ONLY the features on the cartridges. What this means is when you look at the handbook, you cannot use the main image on the left side of the page. But you can use ALL of the other features or layers. Also you can use a CAKE cartridge to make a Paper creation.
Theme Day Thursdays, you pick the theme based on a cartridge….
Baby, Birthday Wedding, girls, boys, friends anything you can think of…….
Festive Fridays…. Christmas all year
J You may also do another Festive Holiday, but Christmas is my favorite and many other people
Scrapbook Saturdays…. Scrapbook layouts ….  (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)Card Creating Sundays, We make cards to share (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)

If you do not understand one of these, just put that on your submission and I will try to answer it for you.

Best of Luck to all who apply!

Project Sunshine and Smiles
       We are all working on the Project Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children Hospital. We are colleciting 5,000 cards for the kids there. I have created this project "Sunshine and Smiles" and basically I am goign to the hosptial to deliver the cards, but I am going to bring as much sunshine into that hospital as I can. I hope to see a ton of smiles from the kids getting these cards. If I dont see a smiel from the cards, then I will do everything that I can to put a smile on that child's face.
      I am also trying to get John Rich a country music STAR, to join me on this project, and he just might bring a few of his celebrety friends to help! I will be collecting cards from now until the end of August. You can mail them to:
Erica's Craft Room
4364 LaBurnum Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
If you have any questions about this please email me
EricaCraftRoom@aol.com and put Sunshine and Smiles as the subject of the email.
     Here are a few more details about the project. You can make any type of card, using and crafting technique that you know, please write a simple message in the card to a child. Please do not remind the child of their illness, most are fighting childhood cancer. You may say get well soon, but DONT say, "I know how you feel and it is not fun...." please DONT say anything like that. But you can say "Get Well Soon" "I hope this puts a smiel on your face".... you get the idea.... you dont need to ask if soemthing is ok to write in it, as long as you do not remind the child of their illness, it is ok.
Frequently asked questions....

Can a child make a card for them?
YES YES YES!!!!
Does it have to be a certain size?
Any size!
Do I have to add envelope?
Nope, I am going to have these in a large (Clean) red wagon for the kids to pick thier own card
Can I put them in envelopes?
Yes
Do I have to use the Cricut to make these??
No, this is the ONLY project that you do not HAVE to use the cricut, but wouldn't it be great if you did :)
Can I make a birthday card?
Sure but I will leave those with the volenteers for the future to give to kids who are there for their birthday
Do I need to have a kids cartridge to do this?
No, you can use anything and make anything, even a card full of flowers. I am sure there will be one child who will love flowers, or bear, cars.... the sky is the limit!

      I do hope i have answered all of your questions if not, please email me and I will send it back to you and add it to the post here so others will see the question and answer.

In the meantime I am doing a contest for this....
Each week post your cards on my facebook Cricut Craft Room
Each week i will put all of the name in a bowl and pick a winner. Every card that you submit get you ONE entry into the bowl...
Each week out of those who posted cards, I will pick one and give away the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Cricut Everyday, the only with all of the cute Cricut Images on it! I love this one!
I have 4 of these cartridges to give away, one each week.
At the end of the 4 weeks, who ever submitted the MOST carts will win the NEW Cricut cartridge that will be released this Thursday from Cricut, I cannot tell you the name only that S.S. are the initials for it.
If you have already mailed cards to me, they will be added to the total of cards you are submitting. I do not have to have these cards in my hand this week. BUT you have to post the picture on my facebook for it to count. If you have a card decorating party with your friends or social group.... You can count all of those cards from you , as long as your friends will let you :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday July 25, 2011

Today seems to be My design teams FAVORITE day! They LOVE card creating Tuesday!

Tina, Pattie, and Autumn have made great cards to share with you today!


Autumn made this card, she used Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge to make this, YES Create a Critter!
This is one of those waterfall cards. To see how Autumn made this, please visit her blog....
She always makes wonderful things, i would add your email to her blog so you can follow it EVERYDAY, not just the days when she designs for here!



Tina made this cute card to share today, She used the Mother's day Bouquet Cricut cartridge to make this!
To see how Tina made this please visit her blog.
She has a unique blog, all about being GREEN (you know eco conscience) She does great things for our environment and the future of our children.


Pattie had just joined our team, I met her in King's Island at the Cricut Circle event last week! It was so nice to meet her! She used the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Stork's Delivery

She makes great things, but she just started her blog, so today I am hosting her description. I have also included her blog address, I encourage you to be a follower over there and help her in her journey as a new blogger! I was one of those new bloggers only a few months ago! Seriously only a few months ago... and I am learning new things EVERYDAY!

Here is how she made this card...
CM Stork's Delivery Cartridge
And the cuts are as follows...    Rattle 2 1/2
  Pacifer 2 1/2
  Pin 2 1/4
  Large oval 3
  Small Oval  2
  Strip down side 1 3/4 x 7
Stamp is from Stampin UP...



Just a few things....
Project Sunshine and Smiles
       We are all working on the Project Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children Hospital. We are colleciting 5,000 cards for the kids there. I have created this project "Sunshine and Smiles" and basically I am goign to the hosptial to deliver the cards, but I am going to bring as much sunshine into that hospital as I can. I hope to see a ton of smiles from the kids getting these cards. If I dont see a smiel from the cards, then I will do everything that I can to put a smile on that child's face.
      I am also trying to get John Rich a country music STAR, to join me on this project, and he just might bring a few of his celebrety friends to help! I will be collecting cards from now until the end of August. You can mail them to:
Erica's Craft Room
4364 LaBurnum Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
If you have any questions about this please email me
EricaCraftRoom@aol.com and put Sunshine and Smiles as the subject of the email.
     Here are a few more details about the project. You can make any type of card, using and crafting technique that you know, please write a simple message in the card to a child. Please do not remind the child of their illness, most are fighting childhood cancer. You may say get well soon, but DONT say, "I know how you feel and it is not fun...." please DONT say anything like that. But you can say "Get Well Soon" "I hope this puts a smiel on your face".... you get the idea.... you dont need to ask if soemthing is ok to write in it, as long as you do not remind the child of their illness, it is ok.
Frequently asked questions....

Can a child make a card for them?
YES YES YES!!!!
Does it have to be a certain size?
Any size!
Do I have to add envelope?
Nope, I am going to have these in a large (Clean) red wagon for the kids to pick thier own card
Can I put them in envelopes?
Yes
Do I have to use the Cricut to make these??
No, this is the ONLY project that you do not HAVE to use the cricut, but wouldn't it be great if you did :)
Can I make a birthday card?
Sure but I will leave those with the volenteers for the future to give to kids who are there for their birthday
Do I need to have a kids cartridge to do this?
No, you can use anything and make anything, even a card full of flowers. I am sure there will be one child who will love flowers, or bear, cars.... the sky is the limit!

      I do hope i have answered all of your questions if not, please email me and I will send it back to you and add it to the post here so others will see the question and answer.

In the meantime I am doing a contest for this....
Each week post your cards on my facebook Cricut Craft Room
Each week i will put all of the name in a bowl and pick a winner. Every card that you submit get you ONE entry into the bowl...
Each week out of those who posted cards, I will pick one and give away the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Cricut Everyday, the only with all of the cute Cricut Images on it! I love this one!
I have 4 of these cartridges to give away, one each week.
At the end of the 4 weeks, who ever submitted the MOST carts will win the NEW Cricut cartridge that will be released this Thursday from Cricut, I cannot tell you the name only that S.S. are the initials for it.
If you have already mailed cards to me, they will be added to the total of cards you are submitting. I do not have to have these cards in my hand this week. BUT you have to post the picture on my facebook for it to count. If you have a card decorating party with your friends or social group.... You can count all of those cards from you , as long as your friends will let you :)


Design Team Call!
I am looking for a few NEW people to add to my design team.
From them I am looking for 2-4 postings a month (you can do more if you would like)
If you do not have a blog that is OK, If you make the team we will help you create one!
You will get some goodies from me 2x during your term. So every quarter throughout the year.
The term is form now unitl January 15th, 2012
There are two terms a year.
You have to participate in the 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop the first weekend of the month.
If you dont know what any of these things are, myself and my design team will HELP you with all of it. I just started blogging ONLY a few months ago. I have about 5 people who have created blogs since they have joined the team. The team is so helpful to answer questions and everything!
You do NOT have to be experienced to apply. I am looking for 3 beginners. My site is all about beginner learning to use their Cricut Machines, so I NEED beginners to help and encourage other beginners.
I have a very diverse team. So everyday when someone comes to the blog they feel like there is at least one project that they feel like they could make. We want everyone to feel welcome and encouraged around here.

If you would like to apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com please add
1. Your favorite Project you have ever made with the Cricut,
2. If you have a blog address please include it, if not just let me know you do not have a blog (this is ok)
3. Let me know if you are on any design team
4. Let me know if any what blog you like to follow and why
5. Dont forget your name :)
6. Put how often you think you would like to make something to share
7. Pick out of these categories which ones would interest you the most (you can pick one, more than one, or all, or if one sounds interesting to you, but you would like to know more about it)

My IMAGINE-ation! Mondays! Cricut Imagine or E2 made with Imagine cartirdges
Card Creating Tuesdays, Just as it sounds, cards invitations…etc
Would you guess… Wednesdays- On this day, we use ONLY the features on the cartridges. What this means is when you look at the handbook, you cannot use the main image on the left side of the page. But you can use ALL of the other features or layers. Also you can use a CAKE cartridge to make a Paper creation.
Theme Day Thursdays, you pick the theme based on a cartridge….
Baby, Birthday Wedding, girls, boys, friends anything you can think of…….
Festive Fridays…. Christmas all year
J You may also do another Festive Holiday, but Christmas is my favorite and many other people
Scrapbook Saturdays…. Scrapbook layouts ….  (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)Card Creating Sundays, We make cards to share (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)

If you do not understand one of these, just put that on your submission and I will try to answer it for you.


Best of Luck to all who apply!


Check back tomorrow for Would you ever Guess Wednesday, where we make something that you wouldnt guess would come from that cartridge, we use the feature keys and bonus content from the cartridges!

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