August 4, 2012

100 cart blog hop for Aug-MCCR

Well hello fellow scrappers..

 Welcome to the 100 cart blog hop and I'm so glad you stopped by today to check out what I've created.  You should of arrived from 

 If you just stopped by and want to join us for the hop, please start your hop HERE, it will redirect you to the My Cricut Craftroom Blog.

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop.  Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you. What an exciting weekend..
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This is my very first blog hop for MCCR and I was beyond excited to get some cute  projects made.. 
As most of you already know, I am crazy for my Cricut.. I absolutely love to create fun cards and layouts, plus I can make them personalized just for me :) and I love to share my ideas with fellow scrappers all over the world.. 
so with that said, lets get to my first project:

For this project I used one of my ALL time favorite Imagine cartridges: Kate's Kitchen and a cartridge I recently purchased: Love You A Latte

This card measures 5"x7"
I used my Cricut Imagine to create this card.. I was able to combine an Imagine cartridge along with a regular Cricut Cartridge, to be able to print the colors & prints from the Imagine cartridge.. This way all the colors and prints coordinate perfectly :)
 I printed the dark green (4 3/4"x 6 3/4") and then brown (4 1/2"x 6 1/2") color from the Kate's Kitchen cart
onto white cardstock and then cut it with my Imagine..
for the sign in the background, I first printed the shadow in cream and the regular in a red pattern, they were both cut at 4 1/2".

I love the big jar that is on the Love You A Latte cartridge.. 
 first printed the background of it in cream, the front in the cherry pattern and the lid in the light green.. I inked the edges with an olive green ink by Colorbox, then adding a few drops of white liquid pearls to the edge..

The sentiment "Thinking of you!" is from the Sentimentals cartridge.. 
The sentiment is cut at 1 1/2" out of brown cardstock.  The coffee beans are from the "Love You A Latte" cartridge and those are also cut at 1 1/2"..
The coffee bean bag came out so cute..LOL 
 I cut it at 2 1/4", first with brown then with the light green colors.. For the coffee cup, first the base of it I printed in dark brown, then cream and red.. finally the small details in light green and it's also cut at 2 1/4"

and then for my second project,  yes you read right.. 
I created a layout using Sesame Street & Friends cartridge and I combined it with the colors from Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge.. having both cartridges plugged into my Cricut Imagine at the same time.. Love that feature by the way :)

here is my layout:
I used my Cricut Craftroom software to create the background print.  
Using George and Basic shapes, I placed two rectangles and an oval onto the virtual mat and stretched them to fit.. afterwards, I filled the top one with the dark green, the bottom one with a mid blue and the oval with a dark red.. Choosing the "print only" option, using my Cricut Imagine, I was able to print the background without cutting it..Love that feature by the way..LOL
The yellow journaling banners on the left side of the layout are hand cut and I added some computer generated journaling.

For my characters, I chose to use Bert and Ernie (my fav's).. Bert is cut at 5" and Ernie is 3 1/2".. once I pieced them together, I covered both characters with glossy accents and let dry..   The bathtub is cut at 3 1/2" in yellow, the toothbrush is 1 1/4" and the towel is from Everyday Paper Dolls, cut at 8" in red.. Because most of these did not have a blackout cut available, I edited the images using Cricut Craftroom software to hide some of the cuts.. I then cut the blackouts from white cardstock.

The soap is cut at 1 1/2", the shampoo and bubble bath is cut at 2".. I also did some image editing to get the black out cuts for these die cuts using Cricut Craftroom software..

and finally, my little boys.. Aaron on the right and his younger brother Adam on the left.. They are both in their late teens now, so it was so much fun grabbing an old photo to scrap..LOL

For the photo frame, that is located on the Accent Essentials cartridge and I cut it 5".. first in white and then the actual frame in red.. inked the edges with red ink by Colorbox.  The bubbles are on the Everyday paper dolls cartridge and cant' remember what size I cut those, I apologize.. but they are printed in blue ink and then foam dotted onto the frame..  The title is from Create-a-Critter cartridge and cut that at 2 1/2" first the shadow in white, then the normal cut in blue.. 
and last but not least, the brush is located on the Sesame Street and Friends cartridge.. I cut that at 1 1/2" in yellow..

whew.. that was a lot to remember..LOL
ok  fellow scrappers.. 
Your next hop stop will be :

and if you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop line up:

Nanne <--(me)
Jamie M
Lisa Ch
Erica's Projects
Jessica W
Blog Candy

Happy Hopping everyone :)


  1. Love your projects!! You are very talented!!!
    MCCR DT Lead Shelley

  2. OH MY GOSH!!! SUPER GREAT JOB Nanee!!! I ADORE your card! Thats the way to my heart! LOL!! And I cant believe you got a layout done in there too!!! GREAT JOB!

    Crafty Hugs,

  3. What an adorable card. love the colors, and your layout is super cute, who doesn't love the Sesame Street characters?

  4. Nanee, these projects are amazing all the details on your cuts are just perfect!!!! The layout is so adorable! The picture of the two bathing beauties is really nice too.

  5. Oh Nanne where do I begin? All of your projects are just perfect from the cuts to the details.Absolutely gorgeous! I am now a follower. TFS, Mary DT sis

  6. WOW! Your projects are amazing! you did an incredible job. I am at a loss for words, they are so cute! Thank you for sharing your hard work.

    DT sister

  7. I love using my Imagine with regular carts, love putting in white paper and getting everything in one pass!! Great projects, welcome to the team.

  8. Wonderful projects. Love that card with all the extra hints of pearl for detail. Fun layout and gorgeous frame around that cute pic.
    Jessica S

  9. Nanne your projects are wonderful, so much detail in your work, TFS
    Ava, DT Sister MCCR

  10. Very cute projects! Love the burt & ernie LO! Great job.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  11. Awesome projects. So much work has gone into these! ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21 MCCR DT sister

  12. Love your projects. Especially the kids in the tub.

  13. Nanne,
    What fabulous projects. Really love both of them so much, I cannot pick a favorite!!
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  14. love your projects today! TFs
    Janet Royer- MCCR-dt

  15. Oh Nanne! These projects are wonderful! The Bert and Ernie are pains to put together because of all the little pieces, but they are so cute! And I love the card! TFS!!!

  16. Awesome projects! I love your use of LPs. You use the perfect amount and get the perfect drops. I need help!
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  17. Love this bath tub layout..just wonderful with the colors and design
    MCCR DT sis

  18. Beautiful card! I love the patterns!

  19. Sooo cute!! You did an awesome job on both projects!!!

    Jodie R

    MCCR DT sister

  20. Great job on your projects and first 100 cartridge blog hop!


  21. I"m glad to see I'm not the only one out there that's totally in love with everything that you do!
    You have lots of fans my dear friend!
    And for good reason as these are just fantastic projects! You rocked this out! =)

  22. Wow, Nanne! What wonderful projects you made! Your card is gorgeous! You SS layout is so cute, too! Great job!!

    Heather Lynn

  23. Wow! What a great job! Live the card and the papers you made with the Imagine and your Seseme St. Was adorable!

  24. Super Cute!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  25. Always love all your beautiful work, Nanne!

  26. Love your projects. Great job!

    Melissa, MCCR DT

  27. Great projects! Love the layout! Christina

  28. Nanne, your projects are just downright adorable!! Always love seeing your work!