Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Surprise 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Hi! And welcome to the Surprise Blog Hop hosted by Erica at My Cricut Craft Room! You should have come from the lovely and talented Amanda Hernandez. If not, please hop on over to Erica's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

For this hop, we were to go on the themes of Wedding/Love/Family/Baby.  Since it IS Erica's wedding day, I stuck with the Wedding theme and created a 2-page Layout for her wedding scrapbook (I used Erica's wedding color scheme to create this page - lilac and powder blue):


Both Pages


Left Page


Right Page


For this layout, I used textured black cardstock for the background and plain lilac and powder blue cardstock for the photo mats.  On the left page, the photo mats are for 4x6 photos (lilac cut at 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and blue cut at 5x7) and on the right page, the photo mat is for a 5x7 photo (lilac cut at 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and blue cut at 6x8).  I am assuming using the two smaller mats for ceremony pictures of the ring exchange and the larger one for the traditional "hands on the bouquet to show off the rings" photo.

For the rings, I used metallic cardstock from Target (Wasau Paper's Creative Collection) and the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut Cartridge (p. 54).  I cut the main layer of the rings at 1 3/4" out of the white metallic cardstock and the shift layer also at 1 3/4" out of silver metallic cardstock.  I then layered the silver over the white to create the completed rings.  For the words, "With This Ring... ...I Thee Wed," I used Gypsy Font cut at 1" and welded using my Gypsy handheld design studio on the same silver metallic cardstock as the rings.

As for my other project, I decided to make something that no wedding these days is complete without:  monograms!  I have a cousin who is getting married in October and, of course, Erica is getting married today, so I created monograms for them both, using their color schemes (lilac and powder blue for Erica and sea blue and orange for my cousin).



These monograms were created using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (Citrus1 on p. 64).  I cut the main image at both 2" and 3" on textured white cardstock and the shift image at 2" and 3" on orange cardstock and lilac cardstock.  I then cut the letters out of powder blue and sea blue cardstock at 0.75" and 1.25" using the Gypsy Font Gypsy Cartridge.  Instead of mounting the back colored piece "in line" with the white cover piece, I decided to let more of the color show by offsetting the two a little.  I used my Xyron Create A Sticker to adhere the letters to the center, and, VOILA! Monograms to be used in so many ways for a wedding: invitations, place cards, thank you gifts, etc.

So, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-married Mr. and Mrs. Smole, and their precious little girl, Bella!! May God richly bless you and your wonderful family!

Thank you for looking; your feedback is always welcome! Please feel free to comment and/or become a follower if you like what you see!

The next stop along the way is: 




If you get lost, here is the complete line-up for today's hop:

1. My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
2. Alishia Gaff http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/
3 Amanda Haynes http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
4. Amanda Hernandez http://mandyscandywrappers.blogspot.com/
5 Autumn Johnson Willis http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com/
6 Charlotte Simpson Cornett http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com/
7 Connie Benford Layman http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
8. Courtney Larson http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com/
9. Gayle Shrader http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
10. Heather Flaherty http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/.
11 Heather Hammen Sipes http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/.
11 Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincess Jamie) http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Roseman http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/.
14 Jennifer Rethorn Lundy http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/.
15 Julie Davis-Perez http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
16. Justina Almanza http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com/
17. Kathleen Schriber http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/.
18 Kassidy Thomas http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/.
19 Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
20 Mayra Alonso http://gettingcraftywithma.blogspot.com/.
21 Linda Kuniyoshi http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/.
22 Lucinda Gibson http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/
23 Michelle Hull http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/
24 Nina Wilson http://nina-hotpinkscrapper.blogspot.com/
25. Patricia Holloway http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
26. Ricki Sholler Tidd http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/.
27 Rosa Kleyman http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
28. Scrappin Dhilly http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/.
29 Sue-Ann Lovell http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/.
30 Tammy Androsky http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/
31. Terry Meyers http://cricutcraftinterry.blogspot.com/
32. Tina Ondrus Keller http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/.
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60 comments:

Anita Braddock said...

I love yor pages. thanks
keep up the great work
abbraddock@msn.com

Janeen said...

Great idea for the monograms, I'm sure they will love those! Your layout is very pretty, love the welded words for the title! TFS! :)

JustMeJustina said...

Cute stuff!!! Justina!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Gorgeous LO! TFS!
♥ Laura ♥
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http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the metallic paper for the layout.

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Connie Layman said...

Great welding on the layout! the monograms are super, they will love them!

Courtney Larson said...

im sure they will love and thought you put into your projects. Good job.

Amanda said...

Cute layout! Love the monograms!

amandwoodau at hotmail dot com

Brenda said...

love the 2 page layout and congrats again to Erica!

tremblayfam said...

Monograms are great! Will have to remember that for when my daughter gets married some day.

Charlotte Cornett said...

the monograms are so pretty! love the layout, thanks for sharing with us Autumn!

CrazyCardCreator said...

Love the layout, and colors you chose :)

Gaylynn said...

Wonder wedding lo for such a special occasion. Following.

Lynda said...

Very cute layout & monograms! TFS

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Jen L said...

I love the layout... Your rings look so great !!! TRS

Jen L said...

I love the layout... Your rings look so great !!! TRS

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

I love your page! its awesome!

Debbie @
http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

cema1cema said...

I really like your layout pages! They look great! Christina

Connie Gail said...

I'm already loving this hop! Lots of eye candy and great ideas....:O) Your scrapbook pages are beautiful and I LOVE your monogram idea (hope you don't mind if I scraplift that idea!). Thanks Autumn for sharing.

Hugs,
Connie Gail (West)

Barbara said...

Great projects!! Love them!! Thank you for sharing.

visit my blog: http://barbaras-crafty-corner.blogspot.com/

my email: barbara@allthingsperuvian.com

PS I'm a new follower!!!

joydee1963 said...

Great layouts,love them, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Tamara said...

Oh she would love that, especially if you got pictures , and I love monagrams too

heatherhammen said...

Very nice job!!!

Angie said...

Cute pages. I like the rings..

KAT said...

very nice. one of my favorite carts. 'elegant edges'

'Chelle said...

So sweet of you to make a layout that they can put their pictures right in! :)

I absolutely LOVE the monograms! I might have to have you help me make some for my sis & her fiance in a couple months...or sooner...we keep talking about how behind we are on making her invites & such...

Sherry said...

Love the monograms. Beautiful
Sherry
slkrs@yahoo.com

Crafty and Green said...

Love the layout & Monograms Lady!!

Blessings,
Tina

www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Cindi said...

Giving me lots of ideas for my son's wedding in August. :)

Janet's Planet said...

love them!

Swanson Quality Services said...

Love it!

Kim
katipsord@juno.com
ktipsord@swansonqualityservices.com

gshrader said...

Such a nice layout! love the rings!
Thanks for sharing

v said...

Very nice LO and I'm sure they'll love that you thought of them:)

~Vanessa W
baboo7192atgmaildotcom

Casey said...

nicely detailed instructions...thank you!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty layout! :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

jean said...

love the scrapbook pages they are wonderful

WAM Family said...

Your Layout if really nice!!! TFS

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creationswithkathryn@yahoo.com

AJoy said...

Great, simple pages.


April
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http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

Very cute layout! and the monograms are a cool idea! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Great job and Blog!!!! ty4s

rhayhurst said...

Very nice layout!

A Creative Journey said...

Love the colors!!! TFS! I am a follower and I would be honored if you checked out my blog as well :)

http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

Newbie2crafting said...

Great Pages!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Awww, how sweet!!! Erica is gonna love it! Very touching Autumn! xoxo, Linda

Tiffany said...

Great Layout! Simple pages, just the way I like them.

Jamie said...

Love the layouts! Can I just come over and steal them from you? They are beautiful!

kathlee said...

Gorgeous LO and those monograms are just beautiful! TFS
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Love the LO.. just beautiful. :) love the monograms too..

Karen S. said...

Love the monograms!

Val626 said...

Lve the LO simple but elegant.

Ashley said...

Beautiful scrapbook pages Autumn! And I love the monograms - especially the fact that you off-set them - I would never think of doing that, but it does bring out the colors more! Thank you for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Nice layouts! I am sure Erica will love them-so sweet of you. Great monograms too. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

Ricki said...

Great idea Autumn! I like the monograms a lot too!


http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jenn Roseman said...

Love your pages!!! New follower!

www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Beautiful projects! TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Trina said...

What I like most about the LO is that the picture will be the focus. Beautifully done.

Shawnee said...

Beautiful layouts and monograms.

Suzys Crafts said...

So cute Autumn!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Cute idea for monograms...hmmm the things I can do...

Alishia said...

Great Layouts Autumn :)