Friday, September 30, 2011

100 Cartridge Blog Hop


Welcome to our 100 Cartridge Blog Hop! You should have come from Erica's Blog, if not, please hop on over there so you don't miss out on any of the fun.


So what is our 100 Cartridge Blog Hope you ask?  Every month, we use at least 100 different Cricut cartridges in projects. Some projects only have one cartridge, some projects have multiple. So take a look around and then click on the link to the next blog which belongs to my friend Courtney and check out the creative and crafty ideas.


For my first project I used French Manor and Storybook.  I just love how this project turned out. 
My daughter recently got married and is doing her bathroom in a Paris Motif. So I wanted to do something a little personal for her. Here are the items used to make it:


The Paper Studio Pearlized Paper - all the paper used was Pearlized. 
Sweet Chelsea Cuttlebug Strip for the border
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed Ink
Martha Stewart Red & Brown Ink - not sure of the name




I started with a Pearlized Cream Paper and then used the Distressed Ink over the whole sheet. Her bathroom colors are cream and brown and it really turned out a nice shade doing this process. I cut the Eiffel Tower at "Fit to Page" which came out to be 11.5 inches. The Keys were cut at 5 inches and then the name at 2 inches from Storybook.  Pop dots were used to pop it up. All edges were inked using Red and then going back over with Brown...except the borders, I just ran the brown over those. I'm still debating on whether or not to add on a tag with 'Amore" hanging from the keys. I would love your opinion. 
Otherwise, I am very happy with it and plan to head over to Michaels or Hobby Lobby this weekend for a Frame. 


My second project is a card I made using the new Cricut Circle cart Sophie. I am a new Circle Member of last quarter and I adore this cart. 
I actually sat down to make a Holiday Card and ended up with this instead, which turned out perfectly because I have a friend who is going through a difficult time and I think she will like this card. Guess my mind knew what I really wanted. LOL


Here are the items used to make this card:


Prepacked Cards from Michaels - I absolutely LOVE these. Makes everything so easy.
The Paper Studio Pearlized Papers - I was on a roll with these apparently....:)
DCWV The Harvest Gathering Stack - gorgeous paper
Martha Stewart Brown inks
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks




The project is cut at 5 inches and pop dots are used to put most of the pieces together. I added some bling (from my friend Erica) and used some stamps I picked up at a yard sale, I believe. (You can never be to thrifty.) And I think they may even be Stampin Up.


Well that's all I have for you, please take the time to leave a comment or even become a follower. Encouragement is always appreciated.
And don't forget to visit Courtney and all the other fabulous designers creations. I have listed the lineup below in case you get lost. 


Hope you enjoyed yourself! Thanks again for stopping by and Have a FABULOUS DAY! :)





1.      Erica –   http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
2.      Suzy Crafts - http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot..com <--You are here
3.      Courtney Larson - http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com/ <-- GO HERE NEXT
4.      Patricia Holloway -  http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
5.      Madison Womack – http://funkycards.blogspot.com
6.      Alishia Gaff-  http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/
7.      Heather Flaherty -  http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/
8.      Yvette Lopez-  http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com
9.      Jen Roseman -  http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com
11.  Tammy Schmitt -  http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com
12.  Tina Keller (Crafty and Green)-  http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
13.  Audrey Dickinson (Scrappy EMT)  http://scrappyemt.blogspot.com/
14.  Samantha Sickles -  http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com
16.  Melissa Pinter -  http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com




Suzy's Crafts

62 COMMENTS:

Tanya said...

Suzy these are just wonderful...very chic! The project for your daughter tuned out so pretty and I really like your idea of a tag hanging from the keys. I think that would be just the perfect "finishing touch"! Your card is just lovely...I am really enjoying the Sophie cartridge also!

Mad Crafter said...

Suzy, your projects really turned out nice! I like colors. They look so elegant. Way to ROCK it out:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Connie Layman said...

Beautiful projects Suzy! I love the rich colors! I've never thought of distressing the whole page before but the effect is wonderful!

Courtney Larson said...

I'm sure your daughter will love the gift. Super cute!

Josie0602 said...

Love your projects. I think adding the tag would be a fantastic idea!!
Tracy

Yvette said...

Beautiful as always! I love the bathroom decor! It's always hard to find something to match the bathroom. Love it!

Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Projects Suzy!! Glad to be hopping with you!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

My Cricut Craft Room said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for being a part of this blog hop! I love the bling and shimmer!

the purple muse said...

Super gorgeous! That cart is on my wish list:-) TFS!

~ Tammy S

sherry said...

My daughter would also love that for her bathroom..great idea... Thanks

KAT said...

hey suzyQ, love both your projects. i actually think hanging a tag would be a great idea. what great colors. ideas for bathroom colors have come a long way since i was young. love the changes.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

Both projects are FABULOUS Suzy! Love the French motif decor idea

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Awesome Suzy,
These are two fantastic projects. The first project is very vintage look and I love that kind of style. Your card is amazing I am not a circle member but really thinking that I should be. I want some new carts and I love this sophie Cart. Great projects!!

Liz said...

Love your projects, the card is beautiful. I have never done a framed project. I think I may start!

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

I am sure your daughter loved the plaque for the bathroom! It is beautiful!!!! Love your card as well!

Rosa said...

Pretty projects I love pearlized paper too.

Jennie said...

love all the projects on site, thanks for sharing :)

Jenn Roseman said...

I love your project!! Great job!

Patricia said...

Suzy, you are making me want to craft, just terrific projects, TFS!!!

Shirley said...

Your projects are fabulous! My opinion is to go ahead and add the amore dangle from the keys. I think it would just add the perfect touch.

Amanda said...

Your projects are beautiful. :)

gshrader said...

Love these projects! I say put the tag on the first project! Would be beautiful hanging from the keys!
Good job! I'm sure your daughter will love it!
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

julie said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects! They inspire me!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Love the projects. Beautiful Suzy! I think you should put the tag on the project.This was so sweet of you to do for your daughter and it was sweet of you to share it with us. Thank you.

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the gift for your daughter and son-in-law I would add the Amore tag it would be so cute.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Holly said...

What elegant projects! I love them! They are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Connie said...

Gorgeous items!! Thanks for sharing!

kyms kards said...

love distress look

Angela H said...

Beautiful! Love the Paris theme decor. The card is very elegant. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Nicole said...

Your projects turned out awesome. I really like the colors. I know your daughter will love the bathroom decor.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

cema1cema said...

Very cute! Nice job! Christina

Lisa said...

What great projects! I bet she will love the picture you made for the bathroom! TFS

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Lucinda said...

Great job. These both turned out beautiful. I am so inspired.

katieo said...

I love your french themed projects
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Michelef4 said...

Your projects are amazing!! I'm adding you as a button on my iPhone!
Xxoo Michele

Lisa said...

SO cute! Never tried pearlized paper! I think it's a must try!

tremblayfam said...

Nice gift! love the distressed look!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Projects! They turned out so Pretty! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

TeresaK said...

Very nice projects Suzy

Laurie said...

Love both your projects! I say add the tag!

TuttleTime said...

A co-worker asked me if I could use the Cricut to make wall art. I said that I probably could but it may not look like a picture! Boy was I wrong...Your Eiffel Tower picture is beautiful! I think you should add the AMORE charm to the keys. You could write up a hidden meaning.."Keys to Love" are patience, kindness, gentleness...etc.

I also love your blog template.

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning projects. Love the shimmer they have. I like the Paris piece the way it is.
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Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Your card is so beautiful!! The colors are the perfect colors for fall.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Very nice!! Love all the colors!

♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lady Fair said...

Beautifully elegant projects. Love the red and distressed inking, too.

Jenny R said...

Beautiful job Suzy...Loving that pearlized paper. I can see how easy it would be to get on a roll with that fun paper. TFS!

Shelly Lynn said...

You did a fabulous job on your wall decor for your daughter! It's beautiful!! Looks like wall art that you could purchase at Hobby Lobby! And your card is great... love that touch of bling!! TFS!

Tiffany said...

Those are beautiful! Great job!

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet projects Suzy! I love the special project you made for your daughter. That card is really fun :)

gypsyrps said...

The pearlized paper is gorgeous. Beautiful project for you loved ones.

shersl84bed said...

Love that paper. I haven't seen it before, beautiful.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Auntie Em said...

Great projects! I love the Eiffel tower page with all the inking and the pearlized paper. The card will certainly make your friend know she is cared about.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Eva said...

ooh, so pretty. I love your card!
I am a new follower.
Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

heatherhammen said...

STUNNING!!! I love the pearlized paper too!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Pretty pretty projects...thanks for sharing

vick6740 said...

I have the same pearlized paper and had no idea what to do with it!! These look stunning and are really inspiring!! Love your style!!

vick6740@yahoo.com
http://stayathomemomof2inohio.blogspot.com/

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

Love the colors! Awesome job.

Michelle
mcoleman9641@wideopenwest.com

Suzys Crafts said...

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments! I think I am going to add a little tag. Tuttletime, I really like your suggestion. Thanks to all the new followers and I will be sure to check out your pages also!

Luanne said...

your card is beautiful. The colors are amazing.

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great projects, love the colors.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

grammiej said...

very nice, you are so talented!TFS
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t0711 said...

Good project. I love it.