Sunday, November 13, 2011



Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop!  We wanted to give back to the person who has given so much to us! 
  
So, this is in honor of Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.  

 You should have come from Gayles blog. If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog so you don’t miss any of the great layouts.   When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook Page  and leave a comment on her page.   We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

I first met Erica about 6 months ago on FB. Although I'd had my expression for about 2 years, she really helped open my eyes to all the possibilities available with the Cricut. Yes, she was giving prizes and that was what originally enticed me, but in a very short time, I met many wonderful crafty ladies who are so talented and I think of as friends. Erica being the one who originally arranged this and made me get off my duff and use my Cricut, create a blog and start sharing what I make.  LOL - that is very scary in the beginning, wondering how people are going to critique your stuff and seeing all the other amazing talent out there.Oh my goodness, she put me on her first Design Team I almost passed out from fright!( Erica did not take no for an answer)  But we got past that and now I could not imagine not being a part of this very talented group of ladies.

I finally met Erica in person at a Circle crop in Ohio. Yes, she even made the Circle sound so awesome, I had to have it. LOL And I have not regretted it yet. My family thought I was crazy going to meet someone off Facebook, but I met the best ladies there. Kat, Amanda, Emily, and Ricki.  We stayed up late into the night making crinkled ribbon(oh the mess) and learning so many new things. It was one of the best times I've had. 

This picture was taken as we were going into the Crop event. Yes,  Bella is a Circle member..I'm sure the youngest. :)  And she is such a sweet little girl. She was a pleasure all weekend and very well behaved.

Thank you Erica for the wonderful memories of that weekend. And thanks for all you have done since then. You are a true friend and I hope to be able to get together again soon. 



The next stop on the hop is Rosa's!



The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below.  

http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com                 
http://papercrafteranonymous.com                 
http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com   
http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com                 
www.lezlyes.blogspot.com                            
http://gscraptime.blogspot.com                            
http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com        

http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/                       
http://cema1cema.blogspot.com                   
http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/             
http://micraftygal.blogspot.com                     
http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/           
http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/ 
http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/         
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com               
http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com           
http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com               
http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com                   
http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com       
http://kccroppers.blogspot.com                      
http://www.creativecraftcorner.com             
http://www.lauriecandoit.blogspot.com   
        

13 COMMENTS:

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

great page and I love reading your tribute to Erica and how you met and how much she has touched your life via crafting and non

KAT said...

what a sweet tribute and love, love the picture you chose for the special layout. i know she is going to love it. you are a true friend. i'm glad i met you!

Connie Layman said...

Erica is the reason for so many of us to stretch our crafting abilities, I know I wouldn't be where I am now without her. And I'm so glad that I've had the pleasure to know you through this group, hope we get to meet some day. Wonderful layout!

cema1cema said...

So sweet! I know exactly what you mean! I love that I found her! I feel so inspired to create again! Christina

Liz said...

love this page and this adorable photo

Josie0602 said...

What a precious layout and photo of Erica and Bella!
Tracy

Debbie said...

you can tell that you are speaking from the heart, erica is going to simple love everything that you guys are doing what a wonderful surprise
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Lisa said...

Love the story about meeting Erica! Great job!

EnjoliCollums said...

Love your sweet story. I just now took a look at your layout again. I had no clue that you use pink zebra print in it!! It just pops out now that I see it love it even more.

lindaplus3 said...

very pretty... love rosette ,, very nice words for your friend :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Val626 said...

very nice and what a sweet picture..

sarah said...

OMG!! what an awesome story & thx. so much for sharing with us..great
wonderful memories u'll have from this..what a sweet layout, she'll luv it..
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Susan said...

Amazing story!!! I appreciate you sharing it!!! Love the adorable picture of Erica and bella The lay out you created is beautiful!!!