Saturday, June 30, 2012

Design Team Call deadline extended to July 5, 2012

June is the end of the first year's term.

January 2012-January 2013 or July 2012-July 2013
Those who joined in January are here until January, but those who joined last June.... their term is up and some of them are moving on.

I am looking for 6 new members.
There are 6 members moving on and I would love to offer those positions to talent ladies. Here is a little bit about it....

My Cricut Craft Room


I am looking for people for all talent levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

So even if you have never shared anything that you have made,
even if you do not know much about a blog.... I still want you!

You have to make one project each week. You also must participate in the 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop the first full weekend each month.
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Here are the typical weekly guidelines.
Within the guidelines the themes from week to week vary.

On Monday we use a letter of the day, Let's say the letter is D, They can make something with a cartridge that begins with the letter D, such as Damask Decor, Doodlecharms....etc
Or they may make something that starts with the letter D, Dog, Dish, Dots....etc
Or they make something using a feature key that starts with the letter D,
The other option for each Monday is the option to use the Imagine cartridges in the Imagine machine or the E2, the cricut mini or the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridges.

On Tuesday we make cards. You can use that week's sketch from the challenge to make a card or use that Tuesday's theme

Wednesday we use cartridges in unique ways that most people would never think of.... Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the idea is to say I would never have thought of that. We will also show you a specific technique used then I will teach that technique Wednesday night on Ustream.

Thursdays are our Theme days, I give a different theme each week or within that theme you can make a home decor project, card, scrapbook layout.... or anything.
I also give the option to use that day's specific cartridge.

Fridays are Scrapbook days.
There are always two options, one might be a color choice, theme, or another fun thing.
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You get the weekends off, except the first weekend of the month when we go through 100 cartridges during our 100 cartridge blog hop the first weekend of each month.

As a design team member you would be responsible for one posting a week on your blog and link it back to my blog.

While on the team you get a discount in my webstore after a month of not missing postings. You get a special Design Team blinkie to post on your blog. In addition to your discount in the webstore you will also have free items added to an order you make with the intention to be used on a Design Team project. So you may order with your Design Team discount but you will also get additional free items to use for a Design Team posting)
The store discount begins at 20%-40% off retail discount. You also may have the chance to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow)

So HOW can YOU become a member of my team???

To apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com

This design team uses only Cricut cartridges.
Please send me a project that you have made with your Cricut. Creativity is very important. You may use as many cartridges as you would like. Do what ever you need to to show how creative (or practical) you are.
Either one is encouraged- creative or practical.

Please put the subject DESIGN TEAM CALL if you do not put that as the subject I will probably miss it.

Please include:

1. Your name
2. Your Facebook name
3. Your blog address (You can make a blog if you do not have one yet)
4. Design Teams that you are on
5. Design teams that you have been on
6. What state/country you live in
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!
8. Any questions that you may have
9. Don't forget to attach your cricut made creation (it MUST be a new project)


You can apply from now until

Thursday July 5, 2012 at 11:59pm

The new members will be announced on

Saturday July 7 during our
100 Cricut cartridge blog hop!!!

Ustream tonight!!!

Just a reminder for tonight..... Ustream sale of $2.00 Jolee's

Stickers, Clearance SMASH* items, $1 Ribbons, $1 Martha

Stewart glitter, $4 6x6 paper packs, $10 and $5 stamp sets,

and more. I also have $9 past issues of Cricut and Cards

magazines :) Starting at 7:00pm EST



Hope to see you there... if you are there you can also help to plan Wednesday's Ustream Cricut tutorial



Friday, June 29, 2012

Correction for Ustream

Tomorrow (Saturday) I am having a Ustream sale of $2.00 Jolee's Stickers, Clearance SMASH* items, $1 Ribbons, $1 Martha Stewart glitter, $4 6x6 paper packs, $10 and $5 stamp sets, and more. Starting at 7:00pm EST

Scrapbook Friday June 29, 2012 & a BIG Announcement

The design team as usual has outdone themselves!!



For todays Srapbook Friday layout Ava choose to use the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge, or more details and photos please be sure to stop by her blog at
http://scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-friday-again-weeks-are-just-flying.html



 

Jenn Lorist used Life's A Beach for her Camping layout.






I am so honored to be picked as a design team member for Practical Scrappers!!! I am totally out of my league -----but it makes me very excited to challenge myself and continue to think outside of the box! I cannot wait to share with you all and the followers of Practical Scrappers, if you think my blog has alot of things going on... you should check this blog out!!! It is amazing!!!
The scrapping/paper crafting ideas are endless.....



On that note, I was very intimidated by their blog and almost did not apply, but you never know what they are looking for.... sale as you never know what I am looking for....
Jodie I saw your comment and I highly encourage you to apply as well as the annyomous comment. I LOVE beginners and those with advanced talents. I am looking for people with different styles. I am not a vintage person but there are MANY people out there who are. We try to make this blog cater to everyone. So PLEASE if you are on the fence, apply. You might surprise yourself. I also have another project in the back of my mind. It is a short application---
If you have never applied to a design team, now is your chance!!! Go ahead and click the send button!!!
Even if you don't have a blog you can still apply and we will help you!




June is the end of the first year's term.

January 2012-January 2013 or July 2012-July 2013

Those who joined in January are here until January, but those who joined last June.... their term is up and some of them are moving on.

I am looking for 12 new members.
There are 6 members moving on and I would like to add a few more to the new members group....
I would love to offer those positions to talent ladies.
Here is a little bit about it....

My Cricut Craft Room



I am looking for people for all talent levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.



So even if you have never shared anything that you have made,
even if you do not know much about a blog.... I still want you!


You have to make one project each week. You also must participate in the 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop the first full weekend each month.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are the typical weekly guidelines.
Within the guidelines the themes from week to week vary.


On Monday we use a letter of the day, Let's say the letter is D, They can make something with a cartridge that begins with the letter D, such as Damask Decor, Doodlecharms....etc
Or they may make something that starts with the letter D, Dog, Dish, Dots....etc
Or they make something using a feature key that starts with the letter D,
The other option for each Monday is the option to use the Imagine cartridges in the Imagine machine or the E2, the cricut mini or the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridges.



On Tuesday we make cards. You can use that week's sketch from the challenge to make a card or use that Tuesday's theme



Wednesday we use cartridges in unique ways that most people would never think of.... Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the idea is to say I would never have thought of that. We will also show you a specific technique used then I will teach that technique Wednesday night on Ustream.


Thursdays are our Theme days, I give a different theme each week or within that theme you can make a home decor project, card, scrapbook layout.... or anything.
I also give the option to use that day's specific cartridge.



Fridays are Scrapbook days.
There are always two options, one might be a color choice, theme, or another fun thing.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------



You get the weekends off, except the first weekend of the month when we go through 100 cartridges during our 100 cartridge blog hop the first weekend of each month.



As a design team member you would be responsible for one posting a week on your blog and link it back to my blog.



While on the team you get a discount in my webstore after a month of not missing postings. You get a special Design Team blinkie to post on your blog. In addition to your discount in the webstore you will also have free items added to an order you make with the intention to be used on a Design Team project. So you may order with your Design Team discount but you will also get additional free items to use for a Design Team posting)
The store discount begins at 20%-40% off retail discount. You also may have the chance to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow)


So HOW can YOU become a member of my team???

To apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com

This design team uses only Cricut cartridges.
Please send me a project that you have made with your Cricut. Creativity is very important. You may use as many cartridges as you would like. Do what ever you need to to show how creative (or practical) you are.
Either one is encouraged- creative or practical.

Please put the subject DESIGN TEAM CALL if you do not put that as the subject I will probably miss it.

Please include:

1. Your name
2. Your Facebook name
3. Your blog address (You can make a blog if you do not have one yet)
4. Design Teams that you are on
5. Design teams that you have been on
6. What state/country you live in
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!
8. Any questions that you may have
9. Don't forget to attach your cricut made creation (it MUST be a new project)



You can apply from now until



Thursday July 5, 2012 at 11:59pm



The new members will be announced on



Saturday July 7 during our
100 Cricut cartridge blog hop!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Theme Day Thursday June 28, 2012


Tomorrow (Friday) I am having a Ustream sale of $2.00 Jolee's Stickers, Clearance SMASH* items, $1 Ribbons, $1 Martha Stewart glitter, $4 6x6 paper packs, $10 and $5 stamp sets, and more. Starting at 7:00pm EST http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ericascraftroom

Also make sure you visit my blog today and download the new blinkie!!! It's adorable!

Also July 7th, we have a HUGE announcement in addition to the new design team members.
There is still time to apply....

Beginners are STRONGLY encouraged to apply, if you have never been on a design team that is ok!! We like to help beginners around here.... we are a TEAM and everyone helps each other. We have helped each other create blogs-- so even if you do not have a blog... still apply. It is easy and I will do a Ustream to walk you through making a blog if you don't have one.
My team has really advanced in their talents, but I still want beginners..... because I like for people of all talents to visit the blog and feel as though they can make at least one project each day. Of course I am still looking for people with all talent levels.
The last day to apply is July 5th, the new team and the big announcement will be July 7,
I CANNOT wait to share all of the big announcements!!!



On this layout Shelley used the following cartridges. Walk in my Garden and Once upon a Princess. For more details please go to her blog at:


Let’s see what Mary found on the Paisley cartridge to create her WYEGW project.
The details are on her blog: 

 

Christina used Best of Pixar Cricut Cartridge to create her treat bag toppers.



 
Yvette used the Destinations cartridge to create this card. Check out her blog to see how she made it http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/2012/06/theme-day-thursday-international.html

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Blinkie for the store...

My Cricut Craft Room


Here it is.... If you would like to put the store blinkie on your site, add the HTML code below

My Cricut Craft Room



Would You Ever Guess Wednesday June 27, 2012




Today Ava choose to use the Cartridge Happy Hauntings for her project,
for more details please visit her blog



Marji used the Sentiments cartridge to make her project. Please visit her blog for details.



 

For Tonya's last post with us she used Art Philosophy.
You can find all the details, and
what she plans to do with this card, on her blog
 http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-cricut-craft-room-bradseyelets-and.html


 

Miranda used Storybook for her project today.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday June 26, 2012 - Thinking of You


Today the design team either used the sketch given OR they made Thinking of You cards.


Here is the sketch that the design team used today.
You will see this again in August for our challenge blog.




Kathy used this week's sketch, Forever Young, Nifty Fifties, and Life is a Beach to make her waterfall card today.
Please visit her blog to see her entire project at
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/2012/06/card-creating-tuesday-sketch_26.html





Jenny R created this card using Create a Critter,
Gypsy Wanderings, and Just Becuase Cards Cricut cartridges.
To see what other Critters are hiding in the tags visit her blog at
http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-cricut-craft-room-card-creating.html






Sarah used paisley to create her thinking of you card.
Please visit her blog to see more
http://www.craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/2012/06/thinking-of-you-card-creating-tuesday.html





Please join Teresa at
http://www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com/2012/06/thinking-of-you-card.html
to see her take on the Thinking Of You card theme!






Samantha used B is for Boy on her card to day.
To see her entire project, visit her blog at
http://www.samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/2012/06/card-sketch-tuesday.html





Lisa Chamberlain used Cindy Loo to make her project today.
Please visit her blog at
http://lisacustomscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/card-making-tuesday.html

Monday, June 25, 2012

My IMAGINE-ation Monday June 25, 2012, CCR Cartridges, the letter X and CHRISTMAS countdown


I had a mini contest on my facebook, for friends to post a picture of a card made with the Cricut.... to win a cricut cartridge. Thank you all for playing, be sure to check out my facebook for the next contest on Wednesday.
Today's winner gets --- Cricut Best of 2007... and the winner is...

Carol Carratt
Photo





Heather created this card in Cricut Craft Room using Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge, to see the full project visit her blog at http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/2012/06/ccr-monday.html




Shapes - funky style. To see more visit her blog at http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/2012/06/25-june-ccr-style.html

Doris has created a card using the CCr exclusive cricut Font & basic








KathyJo created this layout using 3 Birds on Parade.
Check out the details on her blog
http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com/2012/06/zany-brainy-kids.html







Guess what????


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blogger help on my screen

Shortcut reminders
CTRL+ A selects all
CTRL+C Copy

This is a sample for tonight's Ustream


Well OWL be Blog Hop


Welcome to the

Highly Anticipated

"Well OWL Be"

it's Heather Lynn's 1st

Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Paula

then you are in the right place. If you just stumbled into the hop and want

to start from the beginning, go HERE!

Today is the day that Heather Lynn's

love for everything OWLS is showcased

through the creative talent of her friends at each Blog Hop Stop!

If you love OWLS as much as Heather does,

you won't want to miss a single project. Each person in the hop has dedicated their

time to creating any project they wanted as long as it included OWLS!

There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs along the way, too . .


*** GRAND PRIZE ***

Heather Lynn, the Hostess with the Mostest,

is offering up this fabulous Grand Prize

to 1 Lucky Follower

In order to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE above,

prizes you must do the following:

1. Be a follower of each Blog on the Hop

2. Leave a comment at each Blog on the Hop

3. Once you have finished, please return to Heather Lynn's blog

and leave a comment stating you have done both!


I thought I would do something different today and create a digital layout.

This is fun because all you have to do is add your pictures!

I made this with the Silhouette Studio....


Now you will HOP over to the Wonderful, Heather and make sure that

you comment that you went all through the hop.



Here is the HOP Lineup in case you get lost along the way

Heather Lynn - http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com

Jessica S - http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Julie K - http://3girljam.blogspot.com/

Avery - http://iowacraftgirl.blogspot.com/

Norma G. - http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com/

Melissa K - http://kelseymel.blogspot.com

Heather E. - http://craftymamaof2heve.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jessica E - http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Scrapbook Joe - http://scrapbookjoeblog.blogspot.com/

Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Paula D. - http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com

Erica - http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com

Heather Lynn - http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com

Friday, June 22, 2012