Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop
Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

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Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!
Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday! 

I am using two different cartridges today. The first is Old West. I use this cartridge a lot for baseball things. The flourish font reminds me of the Texas Rangers lettering, but today I actually used it for something a little more western. I was flipping through some old photos and came across these pictures of Nick riding a mechanical bull at the Louisiana State Fair several years ago. I hope you enjoy the layout.
 I cut the Ride'em from page71 at 2 1/2"  first with the flourish key and then flourish shadow.
The sign was from page 67 using the rope key at 3". The steer is from page 34 using the icon key at 3".The badge is page 59 icon key at 3" and the skull is page 62 icon key at 3".

The next cartridge I used was Hannah Montana. Hannah Montana is not usually something I would think of as having much to do with Tim Holtz other than the fact that they both love Disneyland. I used the Hannah cart to make some tags using Tim Holtz products.

 This tag was created by first using a foam blending tool lightly inking around the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink. Then I used the distress ink to ink a Tim Holtz stamps and moved it around to create the floral design at the bottom of the tag. I used Ranger Archival ink in Sepia to stamp the sentiment. The butterflies were found on the Hannah Montana cart on page75 using the music key and shift and cut at 1" from kraft card stock. I bent the wings up slightly and then glued down with Scotch Quick dry Adhesive. I used Liquid Pearls to embellish the bodies.
 This tag was created by using a blending tool to ink the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I used Broken China distress ink and a Tim Holtz stamp to stamp the swirls and flourishes. I used the archival ink in Sepia to stamp the sentiment. The birds were cut from the Hannah Montana cartridge pg 77 from kraft card stock. I glued the birds downs and then used my finger to coat them in rock candy and broken china Distress Sickles. One of the things I love about distress stickles is you can dry them with your heat gun and they won't smoke like regular stickles.

This tag was created by first cutting the butterflies from adhesive vinyl. The butterfly was found on pg75 and I cut two at 1 1/2" and one at3/4" using the pop princess key. I then weeded them which means I removed all the extra vinyl. The little cut outs had to be removed and the vinyl around the butterfly. Make sure you use the re-positionable or indoor vinyl. I then adhered the butterflies to the tag. Make sure you rub them down very well. I took Tim Holtz distress stain and rubbed it over the tag and vinyl. I let it dry and then removed the vinyl butterflies. This allowed the color of the original tag to show. I sprayed it with some pearl glimmer mist just to give it a little shimmer.

Next you should go to Candice's Blog. The whole line up is below in case you get lost. I hope you enjoyed these little goodies and will come back often.

1.   Start My Cricut Craft Room
10.               Ericas’ Project
11.               Miranda
12.               heather e
13.               gloria c  
14.               Vickie M -
15.               lisa carrier
16.                claire s
17.                Deirdre
18.                ava
19.                Shelley
20.                Cheri
21.                kathy jo
22.                Candice
23.                Sara W
24.               Erica’s Blog candy


Heather said...

Your tags are beautiful and your LO's are Fabulous

gypsyrps said...

So happy to see your project. I just bought 500 tags and will use your ideas. thanks much!

Liz said...

great projects, the tags are beautiful, I never make them because I don't know what to do with them afterwards LOL

Janet's Planet said...

Love it! Awesome! Janet Royer

Ava Fernandez said...

Beautiful layout and tag
Ava DT Sister

cema1cema said...

Great layout! Love the tags.. I really do like the Hannah Montana cartridge, althought I didn't think I would! Christina

scrapbookingforfun said...

Love your projects!!!
DT Sister Shelley

Doris P. said...

love your tags! very pretty colors and creativity! Dt Doris

TeresaK said...

That layout was so cute...and I really like the tags too!Teresa
DT Sis

Lisa said...

great tags and layout!
DT My Cricut Craft Room

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

very nice love the page & bookmarks

Suzys Crafts said...

Very nice layout, but I really love what you did with the Hannah Montanna cartridge. Gorgeous tag!

ScrapMyWay said...

Great bold layouts and I like the lettering (font). I especially LOVE the tags...fabulous!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
DT My Cricut Craft Room

silvia said...

Cool LO!! LOVE the tags!!

Josie0602 said...

Love that layout!! So nice!


rlovew said...

I love your layout!

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Very nice layout...

Mary said...

Kathy Jo these projects are amazing! I love to use Tim Holtz on a lot of my projects and yours are fabulous!! TFS, May M

Connie said...

Such gorgeous tags!! Very inspirational!

Sarah said...

Your tags are beautiful and I love the 2 page layout. Great projects

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

OMG I love the layout so much and the sentiment of life & waiting for the storms to pass, I absolutely LOVE!!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Kris Dietz said...

Wonderful projects! I especially love your tags. The butterflies are gorgeous. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

azivy said...

Love the tags all so elegant yOur layout is so cute



Kathy Salido said...

Kathy Jo,
Love the LO, but your tags are simply gorgeous!!
I love all the detail and the step by step you provided.
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Crafting And Beyond said...

Great Projects and i so forgot I have pictures from the rodeo. So glad you posted this gets my mind thinking.. Tags are beautiful and unique and so love the Quotes! Glad i stopped by I needed so inspiration!!! Susan MCCR Design Team

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