Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Is Here!!

Welcome to the "Fall is Here" Blog Hop and Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

How about a fun hop and challenge?

Theme: Fall/Halloween themed project and must include 3 elements! 

Visit each of the following 3 Design team members, find the required element from each DT and submit your new project at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

And what is the prize?

an i-rock from Imaginisce

Challenge Starts today Sept 22 and runs until October 5!

You will need to collect  3 elements total and include each element on your project and then submit your new project at the Creative Cutter Room!

My Required Element: Must include ribbon

Here is the project I made using all 3 elements!!

  • I used coordination paper for the background and sanded it to give it depth with the 2 different colors.
  • I used raffia and sewing to make the hay bales.
  • I used doodlebug stickers and buttons as accents.
  • I cut the pumpkins out with my silhouette.
  • I curled the ribbon to make pumpkin vines.
  • I used chalk ink around the edges of pages and frames.
Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Project submissions must be new, no back linking

CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until October 5, 2011 to enter your project.

Here is the Line Up You will need to follow to collect all the elements:

Jenny 2nd Element
Mollie  (that's me) 3rd Element

And just a little extra, I am giving away some BLOG CANDY!! Leave a comment and I will draw a winner using in a week!! Good luck and Happy Fall!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Curly Q!!

My Tip Time Tues is ...


I just learned this over the weekend and want to share with all!!

Items needed:

scotch tape
all metal knitting needles (I used size 5)
cookie sheet
and last but not least an OVEN :)

Step one: Preheat your oven to 200o F

Step two: Tape the very end of your ribbon to the top of your knitting needle, then lightly wet the ribbon just unlit it is damp. Then wind your ribbon around the knitting needle. (the closer or tighter your wind the tighter the curl) Then tape off the other end.

Step three: Place knitting needle on cookie sheet and put in oven for 10-15min, depending on your oven and how damn your ribbon is. I suggest checking on the ribbon every 5 min just to make sure it doesn't burn.

Step four: Remove cookie sheet with knitting needle from oven... please use a hot pad :) and let cool for about 5 mins. 

Step five: Then when it has cooled, un-tape the end and unravel... and ta-da!! You have curled ribbon!! 

I love this new tip and trick and I hope you do to... here is a small project I made with it!!

Thanks for checking out the Tip Time Tuesday!!
DT Member Mollie

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sports!! Sports!! Sports!!

Ready for another super fun challenge at the Creative Cutter Room?

We have a Fun challenge for you today!

The Challenge: Create A new project with a sports theme!

Soccer, football, cheer-leading season starting soon? Get some thank you cards ready and waiting for those coaches! Awards night for cheer? Get working on some lay-outs!

I did a cute Soccer lay-out for my son. He has really taken a shine with soccer and loves it!!


I used the sports mania cartidge for the soccer field and the soccer balls.
I used red/orange, yellow and green accent papers.
I used epoxy stickers as accents. 
I made sure there were enough jornaling and picture blocks for all the action!!
I inked around all the edges in black to give it a little bit of a dirty look, since boys can not seem to stay clean playing any sport :)

I am really looking forward to seeing your project! So be sure to:

Link your new sport themed project below or over at the Creative Cutter Room to be entered to win a prize!
And the prize is..

The Cricut Binder!!

Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Project submissions must be new, no back linking

CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks

You have until September 21, 2011 to enter your project.

Please drop by the Design Team for inspiration!
The Line Up:

Mollie (that's me!)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A survery and cool info from my DT!!

I mentioned earlier that there would be an opportunity for some of our favorite Cricut Bloggers to be included in my upcoming book and here is that opportunity.
The book will have a section called Creative Cutting Resources.
In this section I will list other Cricut Blog sites that readers can go to for more 
Cricut Inspiration.
I want to include sites that are committed to Cricut projects and have frequentinnovative, and inspiring postings.
Help us find the BEST sites to include in this section of my book by completing the following survey.
Just use the CONTACT FORM above to send me your top site recommendations.
We will consider all sites for inclusion regardless of Follower Size.

Creative Cutter Resources Survey
Tell me the sites you believe we should share with others in our upcoming Cricut Book

Who are your favorite Cricut bloggers?  These crafters do not have to have a large following, but should have consistently professional-looking projects.

1.  Card makers:
a.)  your favorite CAS (clean and simple) blogger
b.)  your favorite detailed card blogger
c.)  advanced technique blogger (e.g. uses Gypsy, Yudu, My Story)

2.  Scrapbookers:
d.)  your favorite CAS scrapbooker
e.)  your favorite detailed scrapbooker
f.)  advanced technique scrapbooker

3.  Favorite Home Decor/ Cricut-related bloggers?

4.  Other favorite technique bloggers:  machine stitching, Tim Holtz-style, Victorian/vintage, Steampunk

For sites that conduct sales & product promotion there will be a separate opportunity to be included in the book as well.  There will be different criteria as the goal for some of these companies is product sales & marketing.  If your company wishes to be included then please be sure you meet the following criteria and contact me with your company information no later than September 30th.

The Cricut book will be called The Cricut Expression:how to make the most of your machine. retails $19.99 and is published by the same company that publishes The Close to my Heart books. Gibbs-Smith
It will be out to the public in January 2012 PC will be handling promotion-we will include companies that have the following criteria
1-At least 65% of their projects have Cricut Images or use PC products
2-Postings are 4-5 times a week
3-Followers over 1000-and if you have Design Team members the combined number is fine
4-Must be willing to mention/promote Cricut book when released
5-Websites included in the book will be allowed to purchase books at 50% retail plus s/h for resale through their sites. 
This is only if you are set up for sales on your site and want to carry the product-sales are not required