Friday, January 27, 2012

Scrapbook Friday - Color Purple

Hi everyone, and welcome to Scrapbook Friday! I choose to be part of the challenge to use the color purple in my layout. Here is my January page for a calendar that I am making!

Items used:
  • Cherry Limeade lite cartridge 
  • BoBunny paper set
  • Adhesive
  • border punch
  • pucture
How To:
  • I have a calendar kit that I bought back in 2010 while still living in Alaska that I am making my mission to actually use and make the kits up! So while at a weekend long crop I was able to get a bunch of the months completed! I made up the layout using paper from the BoBunny pack, and attached some cute pictures. 
  • I then cut the January letters from purple card stock using Cherry Limeade cartridge at 2 inches, and attached them to the calendar using my 1.5 inch sticker maker.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stamps only card......and blog hop winners!

Hi everyone!! I am excited to share with you my first project for Queen of my Craftroom's design team!! This week Michelle's challenge is to make a stamped card without using a Cricut. I have made a birthday card for one of my 4 nieces who all have birthday's in February!

Items used:
  • DCWV card base
  • Small scalloped punch
  • Peachy Keen stamps 
  • Pink by design happy birthday stamp
  • Memento ink
  • pop-dots 
  • white gel pen
How to:
  • This card was so simple to make, and I just love how it turned out! I started by punching the 4 scalloped circles and adding the faces with my Peachy Keen stamps! 
  • I then added the white stitching to the edges, then attached them to the card base with a pop-dot. 
  • Last, I added a happy Birthday sentiment to the inside of the card. 

Now for the winners from the blog hop!! I used to pick the winners!! Congratulations ladies! Please email me at with Blog hop winner as the subject and include your full name and mailing address so I can get your goodies out to you!

  1. K & Company - Josie0602 Comment # 85
  2. K & Company - TeresaK Comment # 38
  3. Cartridge  - Pixichick Comment #86
  4. PBD stamp set - Dawn, RI Comment #2
  5. Freeze Frame - Jenn Comment # 10

Monday, January 23, 2012

Imagine Monday!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Imagine Monday hosted by Erica at My Cricut Craft Room. If you would like to see other projects made using the Imagine, or an Imagine cartridge with the E2, please head over the Erica's blog and check out what the other design team members have made today!

My project to day is a birthday card for my Mother-in-law! She loves to sew, so I knew this card would be a hit!

Items used:
  • Nifty Fifties and Imagine More cartridges 
  • patterned paper from stash
  • A7 paper studio craft paper card base 
  • twine
  • pop-dots
  • "A stitch in time" frame cut from Imagine More at 4.5 inches
  • sewing machine cut at 2 inches from Nifty Fifties
  • ATG
  • Sentiment stamp for inside (not pictured), and Memento ink
How To:
  • I started by cutting my patterned paper down and adhering it to my card base using ATG
  • I then attached the frame to the card base using pop-dots.
  • Before adhering all layers of the sewing machine together, I added the twine to the spool of thread, and brought it down to the needle area to make it look like it was actually sewing something! I used some Zig glue to help keep the twine in place along the needle. 
  • The sewing machine is also attached to the card base using pop-dots. 
Hope you enjoyed!

    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    My 1st Blogaversary blog hop!

    Welcome to Samantha's Cricut Creations 1st anniversary blog hop! This is the first stop on the hop, so sit back and enjoy all the wonderful projects along the way!

    The hop theme today is crafty anniversary.

    For my project today, I have made a "Celebrate" banner! I hope you enjoy!

     Completed banner

    I started by using Robots party and Hopscotch Imagine cartridges to print and cut my banner pieces. The largest banner pendents are cut at 3.5 inches and have the pattern from page 2 right, the smaller banner pendents are cut at 3 inches and have the pattern from page 6 right. These are attached to each other with pop-dots.

    I then cut my letters from Cherry Limeade and Hopscotch pattern from page 4 left at 3 inches. These are attached to the banner pendants using smaller pop-dots. The first and last banner pendants have 2
    asterisk's each that have been attached to each other with glue dots to add some color and pop! 

    Last, I connected all the banner pendants using Aqua-Divine Time twine from Pink by Design.

    Blog Candy!! 

    I have 5 awesome prizes to give away today!!
    1. Two lucky people will each win a package of 6 K&Company silhouettes! 
    2. One lucky person will win a Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut Lite cartridge! 
    3. One lucky person will win a "Just 4 men" pink by design stamps set! 
    4. And last but not lucky person will win a Freeze Frame!!  
    So now you are probably wondering how you can enter to win one of these wonderful prizes??? 

    Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! (Don't worry I don't make you do the word verification, so you will not be slowed down with each one!) 
    1. Be a follower (mandatory to win!) and leave me a comment! 
    2. Like my facebook page, stop over and say Hi to me there, and then come back here and leave me a message letting me know you have done so! 
    3. Follow me on Twitter (you can find my link in the left sidebar!) and leave me a comment letting me know have done this!
    4. Tweet about this blog hop - come back and post the link to your tweet.
    5. Post about this blog hop / giveaway on your facebook or blog and come back and give me the link to where you have done so. 
    6. Follow my youtube channel (link is in right sidebar) and leave me a message telling me you do! 

    The next stop on the hop is Chris! Thanks for hopping along with us today!

    1. Samantha
    2. Chris
    3. Erica
    4. Jenn
    5. Paula
    6. Laura
    7. Jenny
    8. Elizabeth
    9. Cori
    10. Mallika
    11. Tess
    12. Amy E

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Some exciting news!

    I wanted to announce that I have been selected to join the design team for Queen of my Craftroom! I can't wait to start making projects to share with everyone for that team! Look out for my first project with the team in the coming weeks!

    Also don't forget to stop by on Sunday for my 1st anniversary blog hop! There are 12 wonderful blogs to hop along to, and some great prizes to be won!

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Card Creating Tuesday!

    Hi Everyone! Today we had another sketch challenge to use for the design team, and this is my take on it! To see other projects by the design team, head over to My Cricut Craft room!

    I used Imagine More Cards to cut the tag out at 3 inches. Before cutting out, I changed the striped layer from the default pink stripes to a more manly colors since this card is going to my brother. I used pop-dots to pop it up from the card base.

    I have linked up this post to Pink by Design's linking party! Go check it out and link up your projects!

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Scrapbook sketch challenge Friday!

    Hi Everyone! Today is my first time participating in a sketch challenge for the My Cricut Craft Room design team! I have to say I had a lot of fun making this layout, and hope that you enjoy it! If you would like to see what the other design team members made with the sketch, please visit Erica's blog to check out the other projects.

    Here is the sketch that we used:
    And here is my take on it!

    • I used K&Company valentines paper stack for the pattened paper as well as the "my valentine" tag. 
    • The half-heart on the bottom right is cut from Better together at 3 inches and then cut in half.
    • The ribbon on the page is all from The paper studio
    • Brads and embilishments are also from The paper studio

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Blog Hop Winner!

    Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments! I have used to pick a winner and that luck person is.....

    Liz said...
    wonderful projects Congratulations Liz!!! please email me at with your mailing address so I can get your prize mailed out to you! 

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Imagine Monday!

    Hi everyone and welcome to Imagine Monday hosted by Erica at My Cricut Craft Room! If you would like to see more projects made by the design team using the imagine or a imagine cartridge with the E2, please head on over to her blog!

    My project today is a 12 x 12 layout that uses a tag from Imagine more. I actually made a video for you to watch using the freeze frame to help me put together each layer of the layout.

    Here is a picture of the finished layout....
    My tag is cut at 8 inches!

    Don't forget, I will be giving away a freeze frame as part of my Blogaversary blog hop that will be on January 22nd!

    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    January 100 Cartridge Blog Hop - Day 1

    Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
    100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - Day 1

    You should have come from Rosa, but if you just happened to stop by, please start at to start at the beginning!

    I have made 5 projects for you here ya go!

    My first project is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her grandmother. I used Imagine more to print the background paper, and to cut the tag. This tag usually has a strawberry and the words sweet printed on it, so I had to remove them before printing from the imagine. The tag is cut at 4 inches.

    My second project is a birthday card using Sugar and Spice. I cut the owl out at 3 inches. The background paper is from DCWV Celebrations stack, and the trim paper is from DCWV The Ultimate Premium Stack. The owl is attached to the card base using a action wobble! The sentiment on the front is embossed on using white embossing powder and is from Pink by Design. The sentiment on the inside is also from PBD and is stamped with Memento Grape Jelly ink.

    My third project for you is a really cute grasshopper valentine card! I used Stretch your Imagination and cut the grasshopper at 3 inches, he is attached to the card base with pop-dots. The card base is from Studio G (the cute $1 packs of cards from Michaels!) I added three 3D glitter hearts to the cutout, to add some bling. The inside is stamped with a sentiment from PBD, and stamped with Lady Bug Memento ink.

    My fourth project is a cute any day card for a friend. I used Just because cards to cut the card base, owl, and saying out. The card base is cut at 8 inches, and the sentiment and owl are cut at 2.5. I actually used Cricut Craft Room to lay all my layers out on the mat, and then placed my colored paper on it to cut all at once! I used "Eucalyptus" stickles to add some glitter to one portion of the sentiment cut out. The sentiment stamp on the inside is from PBD.
    (All my papers to cut the owl card layers)

    My final project for you today is another birthday card! I used Cheerful Season to cut the sentiment "Celebrate" at 1 inch. The background paper is from Momenta "Family Outings" (from Hobby Lobby). It is already embossed with circles to give it some texture. I attached it to my card base with some ATG. Before attaching it, I strung the twine around it to give it some a pop of color. I used a glue pen to adhere the "Celebrate" to the card base. The inside has 2 PBD sentiment stamps.

    Blog Candy time!
    I am giving away a cute little Valentines sentiment stamp and ink. (Sorry I don't have a picture of it at the moment)

    You have 5 possible entries! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
    1. Become a follower and leave me a message (if you are already a follower, just leave me a message)
    2. Like my facebook page (If you already like it, stop by my facebook and say HI! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you have done this!)
    3. Become a follower on my new Twitter account! (Link is in left sidebar) and leave me a comment here with your twitter name.
    4. Retweet this blog post to your own twitter! (use link near my signature) and come back and post the direct link to your tweet!
    5. Follow my youtube channel - come back and tell me that you have done this  

    Thanks for hopping along with me today! The next stop on the hop is Enjoli!

    Friday, January 6, 2012

    Minnie Mouse invitation

    Hi Everyone! My project today is a idea that I have been thinking about for awhile, and I finally sat down and made it! This project falls into one of today's design team themes to use either Pink, red, or brown within the project. If you would like to see other projects by the design team, please head on over to My Cricut Craft Room and check out what all the other designers have made for today!

    How to:

    • Cut white card stock to 5 x 5 
    • Cut the pink polka dot paper to 4 x 5
    • Cut a 1/2 x 5 inch strip of black card stock 
    • Cut mickey ribbon to 5 inches (I cut it slightly longer and then trim it down once attached)
    • Cut a circle with Creative memories 1.5 inch circle maker using the medium blade 
    • Attach the pink polka dot paper to white card stock, then attach black card stock and finally the ribbon to the top. 
    • Cut Minnie mouse bow from Mickey and Friends at 1 inch
    • Add Invitation stamp information to white card stock circle, and use ATG to attach to the top of pink paper. 
    • Use pop dots to attach Minnie Mouse bow to the bottom of the invitation. 
    I also had the idea that this invitation could also be made into a really cute valentine card, birthday card, anniversary card....the possibilities are endless!

    Some of the items I used in this project:

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Blog Hop Call!

    Good Morning everyone!

    I am opening up a blog hop call for my upcoming anniversary blog hop that will be Sunday, January 22nd! If you are interested in being a blog in the hop, please send me an email at Deadline to email is 1/14/12.


    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Layout with freeze frame!

    Hi Everyone! I have a really cool product to introduce to you today! It is called a Freeze Frame and is used when making a layout. It is easiest shown on video, so please watch and see! (PS...I will be giving one away later in January, so make sure to stop back by to find out the details on how to enter!)

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