Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ustream March 22, 2014 at 7:00pm EST

at 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
 
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  • Ustream March 22, 2014 at 7:00pm EST
    Making Flat Flowers Fabulous and Dimensional.
    Live, FREE, tutorial/class.
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/erica-s-room-papercrafts
     
    Erica's Room's photo.
     
     
     



    Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Happy Birthday Blog Hop


    Great projects on this hop.... 

    At 10:00am EST... Happy Hopping!!! 


    The next stop on this hop will be Amanda 

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Tired of wasting your pretty paper making mistakes with a die cutting machine?? Watch this tutorial...

     
     
     
    So are you tired of wasting your pretty paper making mistakes with a die cutting machine???

    Here is a great video for you on how to get your patterned paper right where you want it. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/37550227

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Here is the channel for the next event in March...
    Next video tutorial is March 22, 7pm EST, Making Flat Flowers Fabulous and Dimensional with your Cricut.
     
     
     
     
     Also I have added some great new pins on Pinterest for the following categories....
    Cards

    http://www.pinterest.com/EricasRoom/

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    Don't forget this Saturday's Birthday Blog Hop...
    Amazing Projects...
     

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Making Flat Flowers Fabulous and Dimensional with the Cricut.

     
     
    Today I have to share a decorated door at my daughter's school and a sneak peek of the Spring bulletin that I am currently working on.
     
    Love these flowers???  I will have a live webcast on Ustream Saturday March 22, 2014
    to teach you how to make these... here is the event info...
    Ustream March 22, 2014 at 7:00pm EST
    Making Flat Flowers Fabulous and Dimensional.
    Live, FREE, tutorial/class.
    I will be using the Cricut Expression as this is the most widely owned Cricut machine.
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/erica-s-room-papercrafts
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
    Here are some sneak peeks of the next project....
    wait until you see the tree and animals from Create a Critter...
    To be posted on Tuesday.
     
     
    For these flowers I used Cricut Flower Shoppe, and Mother's day Bouquet.
     I cut these at 2, 2 1/2 and 3"
    I used the DCWV Summer paper sack
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For all of these butterflies I used EVERY cricut cartridge that had a butterfly on it. All cut at 3"
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The leaves were randomly cut from various cartridges. The sun was made with Create a Critter. Wait until you see all of the animals for this bulletin board.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    If you would like to make a birthday project for this hop, join the group below on facebook.
    This group is ONLY for those wanting TO MAKE a project for the hop,
    no group needed to do the hop and see the projects.
     
     
     

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    March 15 Birthday Blog Hop, looking for crafters....

     
     
     
    Here is the group to join TO MAKE A PROJECT for the March 15, Birthday blog hop.

    Please only join the group if you can MAKE a paper crafted birthday theme project.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1473170302902917/

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    Happy Valentine's Day... 14 days of Love Blog Hop Wrap Up!

     
     
    The most proud picture.... Bella (We) won the Valentine Box competition at school.
    Well we tied for first ;)
    Here she is with "OUR" proud creation... YES she did help and did most of the work... ok she did most of the deciding what went where. It was a great mother-daughter project.


     
     
    I used DCWV paper. The collection was called Chateau Lavender.
     
     
    For the roof we used a Crazy 8 Mini punch from W R Memory Keepers. It was called Doily
    (thank you to my family who got me... (I mean US) a set for Christmas)
    We used two different paper patterns a stripe and dot. I know most people wouldn't use a stripe paper for a punch, but we live life dangerously and thought why not. It was perfect for our little Valentine Cottage.
     


     
    Here is the view of the roof done... Not easy at all to cut all of the angles. There were 7 angles on this side...plus the 4 sides of the chimney. Thank goodness the other side was straight and flat (see above picture)


     
    We used Flower punches for all of the little purple flowers. There were 6 different ones in the McGill Paper Blossoms punch. The white center was a white dipped straight pin. They are from the notions section at the craft store. I used the McGill Paper Blossom Flower shaper to roll the flowers and give them dimension. Then I took a pin and randomly stuck the pin into 3-5 flower blossoms and a green one last for the leaf. I then stuck the pins into the paper-mâché house... I will be honest, NOT easy to stick the little pins into the house.... Bella had trouble doing this, so I did all of the pinning, however she picked the placement... of EACH flower.

     
    Now here is where the Cricut came into it... You KNEW I used it of course.
    I cut the window frame from Cricut Spring Cottage. Wood Frame, from Creative Memories Tags and Frames. These flowers could easily be made with Three Birds on Parade, Flower Shoppe, Artiste and so many more.

     
    The back view of the roof... thank goodness no angles on this side.
    You could also make this with Ribbons and Rosettes. Elegant Edges and more...


     
    Here is a close up of the window, I added the flowers to look like a flower box.

     
    Front View. The door was made with Spring Holiday and the little sign was from Art Philosophy.







    Erica http://MyCricutCraftRoom.Blogspot.com
    Craft Lovers http://craftloverscomehere.blogspot.com/
    Erica T  http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/2014/02/14-days-of-love-blog-hop_12.html
    Diana   http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2014/02/14-days-of-love-blog-hop-day-12.html
    Amanda http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/2014/02/14-days-of-love-blog-hop-day-13.html
    Diana http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2014/02/14-days-of-love-blog-hop-day-14.html
    http://craftingblogevents.blogspot.com/2014/02/design-team-calls.html