Friday, June 3, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's 100+ Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop!!!!

Well, here goes nothing!!! It's that time: time for Erica over at My Cricut Craft Room to host her monthly 100+ Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop!!  This is my first time participating as a designer, so any constructive criticism is welcome!!

First off, you should have come from Amanda Haynes's Blog.  If not, please HOP on over to Erica's Blog to start at the beginning (or recover where you got lost!) and enjoy the entire ride!

Next, if you're in the right spot, please have a look at the layouts I created and leave comments below (I LOVE feedback!).  Also, you're more than welcome to become a follower if you like what you see!  Then, HOP on over to the next blog in our lineup and keep the fun rolling!

For my designs, I decided to use Going Places, Designers Calendar, Ocean of Words, Gypsy Font and 50 States.  I made two layouts, each one using elements from some of these cartridges, and they are pictured below along with their "recipe" if you wish to scraplift. :) (Feel free! Imitation truly IS the sincerest form of flattery!)

My first layout is called "Road Trip" (betcha can't guess why LOL).  This is perfect for any motorcycle enthusiasts in your family (like my parents) who love nothing better than to take to the open road on their bikes!
Here is the "recipe" for this layout:
  • Background Paper is from Destinations Paper Pack by Colorbok
  • Other stuff cut from basic cardstock from my stash
  • Words “Road Trip” from Going Places cart cut at  W: 4.82 H: 4.65
  • Motorcycles from Going Places cart cut at W: 5.44 H: 2.65
  • Interstate Sign (white part) from Going Places cart cut at W: 3.63 H: 3.47 (then I used my Gypsy to “hide” other lines and just cut the top part in red and then the bottom part in blue for layering)
  • Georgia state outline from 50 States cut at W: 2.16 H: 5.00
  • Number “41” from Designers Calendar cut at W: 1.12 H: 1.59


Next is my "Catchin' Waves" layout - perfect for a beach trip!
The "recipe" for this layout is as follows:

  • Background Paper is from Zoo Page Kit by The Paper Studio
  • Word “waves” and waves on photo mats are cut from some scrap water-looking paper found in my stash
  • Photo mat waves from Ocean of Words cut at W: 6.31 H: 1.47 (cut on Gypsy x2 but flipped one to face the other direction) and trimmed to fit mat; then "popped" with 3D adhesive dots
  • Word balloon at top from Ocean of Words “Catchin’ Words” feature cut at W: 8.44 H: 4.65 (then used the Gypsy to “hide” the word “words”)
  • Word “waves” from Gypsy Font cut at H: 1.83 and welded with the Gypsy so that total width was 3.64

As I said before, any and all comments are welcome! Please let me know what you think! :)  Become a follower if you look my blog over and like what you see!

Next, you should be headed on over to see Erin and Erica at Bee Scrappy!  Have fun on your hop, and remember to visit them all, as Erica has BLOG CANDY for some who can answer trivia about these projects!

36 comments:

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Very cute projects! Love the motorcycles, I'm thinking about how I can use those on one of my layouts!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great Layouts!!! <3 the motorcycle one! TFS!-Sam :-)

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Courtney Larson said...

Opps. Scrolled to far. I left you a comment on your previous post. Sorry!

Nana's Paper Things said...

Love your layouts! My cousin and her husband ride and your Road trip layout would be perfect for them! Thanks!
LizW.

Amanda said...

Awesome layouts!! War Eagle!! :)

Jen L said...

Love the Font for "road trip " !

ScrappyEmt said...

What great ideas..

HotPinkScrapper said...

too cute i love it

Ricki said...

Love it! I'm going to try a layout since I'm a card girl, LoL! ;)

Amanda said...

Loving these.. Thank you for sharing..:)

Aman said...

Love the motorcycles on your layouts. I didn't realize that Going Places had them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenn Roseman said...

Great Layouts!!! new follower!

Julie said...

Very cute!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love the layouts!!!

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you made the interstate sign for the road trip layout.

Connie Gail said...

I like the waves.....:O) Cute scrapbook pages!

SueNJ said...

Both layouts are great. I love the Ocean and can definitely see making this one.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
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Dee said...

The road trip would be great for Sturgis!
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Rene said...

LOVE the motorcycles! TFS
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Lady Fair said...

Nice layouts! TFS
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KAT said...

great layouts. wow, how awesome to have 'biker mom & dad'. totally cool!

Autumn said...

Heehee...this is me! :) Thank you all for your kind words! Makes me feel better knowing that mine aren't too plain! I'm still learning!

kimberlin845 said...

I love your layouts!!!! I'm a new follower, I can't wait to see more of your creations!

Linda said...

Hey girl! Your layouts are anything but plain! I'm following you now and can't wait to see more! So glad we met on FB! Aloha, Linda

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Janeen said...

Super fun layouts, great job! TFS! I'm a new follower! :)

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mysweetpaperdreams said...

CONGRATULATIONS ! Layouts are super cute, I think you did great! TFS!

Shawnee said...

Very cute projects. Great color choice and fonts.

Shawnee
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Shell said...

I love the colors and the whole layout.Thank you for sharing
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Anita braddock said...

I love the cathin the waves very cute love it all

TerryM said...

Hey Autumn, love the layouts especially the motorcycles.

Ms.BDiamondDiva1 said...

Omg!!! So cute!!! Congrats on all the beautiful projects!!!:--)

Jamie said...

Definitely need that one cartridge after seeing your road trip layout. That would be perfect for the husband.

Gaylynn said...

Another great travel page. Great summer project to capture trips.

katieo said...

These pages are so detailed. I don't have any of these carts. katieoscreations@gmail.com

Terri said...

Nice layouts!

'Chelle said...

Love the roadtrip layout! I'm totally gonna have to scraplift it!!! Thx for the detailed instructions!!! I can do it for each of my trips & adjust the states accordingly! YEAH! THX so much! TOTALLY scraplifting