Sunday, January 22, 2012

Samantha's Cricut Creations 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha's Cricut Creations 1st anniversary blog hop!

If you have just hopped on the tour, please go to Samantha's blog at to start at the beginning. If you have arrived from then you are in the right place.

The hop theme today is crafty anniversary.

I am SO excited!  Not only do I get to support my best friend in her 1 year anniversary blogging, but I get to participate in my 1st blog hop!  It's a pretty special let's get started.

Here is my first project:

I stamped the image on white paper and then matted it onto a light yellow.  I printed "celebrate" on vellum and backed it with white paper before attaching it to the yellow card stock.  Then I added rhinestones for dimension.  I cut dark green cardstock to create the base layer of the card and made the right side a little wider so I could tear the paper for texture.

I used the same colors and techniques for the inside of the card.  I printed the sentiments on vellum backed with white card stock, which was then matted to the yellow.

Here is my second project.  I found some great Memento ink and HAD to try it on this project.  I just love the colors!  I was able to blend the dark teal with a light sea foam green.  I think it really turned out great. 

And for my final project, I had to throw in some of my favorite color.  I couldn't help myself.  Samantha will understand. 

 I started with a purple card base and stamped butterflies with a sliver ink.  I added a paper strip and stamped a sentiment on a patterned paper that I had punched out.  I attached that with pop dots.

I cut a cream page to fit inside the card, stamped it with the sentiment and another butterfuly.  Then I used an edge punch on the base.

Here is an up close look at the details.

Blog Candy time!
I am giving away a great gift!  You have two ways to enter the drawing:
  1. Become a follower of my blog and leave me a message that you have done so.
  2. Leave me a comment on one of my projects.  I'm new to this, so I'd love to hear your opinions.

The next stop on the hop is Erica at  Thanks for hopping along with us today!  Here is the complete list in case you get lost.