Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Theme Day Thursday May 31, 2012 Wedding- Something Blue




In with our June theme of Weddings, out Theme Day Thursdays have followed Something Old, New, Borrowed and today is BLUE....



Sheila made a card using Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge.
For details visit her blog at
http://www.2pawprints.blogspot.com/2012/05/theme-day-thursday-tie-knot-cartridge.html


Lisa Chamberlain used Divine Wedding to make her project today.
Please visit her blog
http://lisacustomscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2012/05/theme-day-thursday.html
 

Jenn used TBBM2 to make her Wedding Something Blue project.
Please visit her blog at
http://www.jennspapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/theme-wedding-something-blue.html
to see her entire project.







Candice made this adorable favor box using Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge. For more details, visit
http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-cricut-craft-room-theme-day-thursday_31.html



Would You Ever Guess Wednesday May 30, 2012 -NEW giveaway and Design Team Call


To win this week's extra prize which is a Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge and 6 cuttlebug dies. Please email your answer to EricaCraftRoom@aol.com you have 3 days to enter.
1. What is the name your 3 favorite cricut cartridge?
2. What are your 3 favorite places to buy SVG images.
3. What are you 3 favorite blogs?
4. What would you like to learn more about (in the crafting world)
5. What is your favorite type of sale from a craft store.
6. What type of project would you like to see, start to finish..... mini album, card, scrapbook page...... etc?
If you cannot answer a question just leave it blank. Finally if I get 50 answers/entries I am also giving away Cricut Circle exclusive Everyday Cricut. So enter by FRIDAY night and the winners will be announced Saturday during our 100 cricut cartridge blog hop. I suggest sharing this post with your friends, the more who enter, the more prizes YOU can win.


Miranda used Birthday Bash and the phrase feature to make this card. Please visit her blog http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/2012/05/my-cricut-craft-room-wyegw.html





Kathy used the the phrase feature on canvas from the Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge
to make her project today. Please visit her blog to see her entire project at





Marji used Wrap it up cartridge to create this fun scrapbook page. Please visit her blog for the details and a full view.
http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/2012/05/wyegw-phrase-feature.html



Doris created using this card using fibers in a creative way with the cartridge Forever Young. Please go to her blog to see more at
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/2012/05/30-may-using-fibers.html




Ashley used the phrase feature from the Create A Critter cartridge to create her card today.
To see the entire project, please visit her blog:
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/2012/05/wyegw-phrase-feature.html





Tonya used Art Philosophy to make her card. You can find all the details at http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-cricut-craft-room-fibers.html





Design Team Call

June is the end of the first year's term.

January 2012-January 2013 or July 2012-July 2013
Those who joined in January are here until January, but those who joined last June....
their term is up and some of them are moving on.

I am looking for 8 new members.
There are 6 members moving on and I would love to offer those positions to talent ladies.
Here is a little bit about it....

My Cricut Craft Room


I am looking for people for all talent levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

So even if you have never shared anything that you have made,
even if you do not know much about a blog.... I still want you!

You have to make one project each week. You also must participate in the 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop the first full weekend each month.
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Here are the typical weekly guidelines.
Within the guidelines the themes from week to week vary.

On Monday we use a letter of the day, Let's say the letter is D, They can make something with a cartridge that begins with the letter D, such as Damask Decor, Doodlecharms....etc
Or they may make something that starts with the letter D, Dog, Dish, Dots....etc
Or they make something using a feature key that starts with the letter D,
The other option for each Monday is the option to use the Imagine cartridges in the Imagine machine or the E2, the cricut mini or the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridges.

On Tuesday we make cards. You can use that week's sketch from the challenge to make a card or use that Tuesday's theme

Wednesday we use cartridges in unique ways that most people would never think of.... Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the idea is to say I would never have thought of that. We will also show you a specific technique used then I will teach that technique Wednesday night on Ustream.

Thursdays are our Theme days, I give a different theme each week or within that theme you can make a home decor project, card, scrapbook layout.... or anything.
I also give the option to use that day's specific cartridge.

Fridays are Scrapbook days.
There are always two options, one might be a color choice, theme, or another fun thing.
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You get the weekends off, except the first weekend of the month when we go through 100 cartridges during our 100 cartridge blog hop the first weekend of each month.

As a design team member you would be responsible for one posting a week on your blog and link it back to my blog.

While on the team you get a discount in my webstore after a month of not missing postings. You get a special Design Team blinkie to post on your blog. In addition to your discount in the webstore you will also have free items added to an order you make with the intention to be used on a Design Team project. So you may order with your Design Team discount but you will also get additional free items to use for a Design Team posting)
The store discount begins at 20%-40% off retail discount. You also may have the chance to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow)

So HOW can YOU become a member of my team???

To apply please email me EricaCraftRoom@aol.com

This design team uses only Cricut cartridges.
Please make a NEW, never seen before project using at least 2 different Cricut Cartridges. Creativity is very important. You may use as many cartridges as you would like. Do what ever you need to to show how creative (or practical) you are. Either one is expected- creative or practical.

Please put the subject DESIGN TEAM CALL if you do not put that as the subject I will probably miss it.

Please include:

1. Your name
2. Your Facebook name
3. Your blog address (You can make a blog if you do not have one yet)
4. Design Teams that you are on
5. Design teams that you have been on
6. What state/country you live in
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!
8. Any questions that you may have
9. Don't forget to attach your cricut made creation (it MUST be a new project)


You can apply from now until
Saturday June 23, 2012 at 11:59pm
The new members will be announced on
Monday June 25 and the first posting will be
July
8, 2012 during our

July 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop.

Card Creating Tuesday May 29, 2012 and Carnations


Today's two themes are A Child's Year Cartridge or Carnations
(in with the wedding theme of the month)



On this card Shelley used the Walk in My Garden Cartridge and Paper Lace 2. For more details on this card please visit her blog at




Sarah used a Child's years circuit Cartridge to create her card. To see more please visit her blog at
http://www.craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/2012/05/card-creating-tuesday-and-sketch.html




Jenny R created this card using A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge.
Please go to
http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com/ for more details.





My IMAGINE-ation Monday May 28, 2012 and the letter V


Heather used Cricut Craft Room and the Digital Cartridge Gnomes & Mushrooms to see her full project go to her Blog at
http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/2012/05/mushrooms-cricut-craft-rooom.html



Mary used the Cricut Craftroom digital “Banners” to create her project.
Check out the details on her blog





For our Letter of the Day today, Teresa created a card using the Zoobaloo and Wrap It Up cartridges. Please visit her blog at
http://www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com/2012/05/letter-of-day-is-v.html
for more details.





Pattie used Letter Envy for her "V" for today's project. Please visit her blog http://www.sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/05/v-is-letter-of-day.html



ClaireR used Art Philosophy to make her card. To see the complete project, please visit her blog at
http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/letter-v-vase-of-flowers.html

Friday, May 25, 2012

Scrapbook Friday May 25, 2012.... 7 more months until Christmas!!!


WHAT?!?!?! Yes I am already counting down. I am behind on my Christmas shopping though....
I have too many giveaways! Just kidding!
Well I cannot believe JUNE is in only a few days away. With that our 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop is next weekend! I have already started working on some very diverse projects. My mom is now officially up here and I will have her working full time on orders, emails, order updates, and shipping. She will be such a great help. So she is getting started tomorrow and I will get to make some more crafts.... I am excited about that.I have been working so much and I am so excited to get to make things and to share them all with you. I will be making samples for the classes I will be teaching at the Ohio store... I will also teach them online the same night on Ustream. So when I post the pictures I will let you know when I will be sharing the 'how-to' on Ustream.
Now on to today's design team Christmas Scrapbook pages!!! Also don't forget about the design team call going on.... click here for details.



Tonya used Accent Essentials, Paper Doll Dress Up, Winter Frolic and Create A Critter to make her non-traditional Christmas layout. You can find all the details at
http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-cricut-craft-room-christmas.html



Miranda used Christmas Cricut Cartridge along with three others for her project today. 
To see the full project go to
http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/2012/05/my-cricut-craftroom-scrapbook-friday.html



Lisa Chamberlain used Winter Frolic to make her project today. Please visit her blog http://lisacustomscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2012/05/scrapbook-friday.html
to see more projects like this today




Janet used her Imagine to create this layout, paper and all! Check out her blog at http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/2012/05/hi-its-scrapbook-friday-over-at-ericas.html


KathyJo used Cricut Craft Room, Designer's Calendar, and Fabulous Finds to
create a layout using this month's sketch.
http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com/2012/05/scrapbook-friday.html



DAILY CONTEST TIME!

So here are the rules for the 31 days of $31 giveaways.....
Each day make ONE comment with your name, facebook name and blog address....
Add mywebstore blinkie to your blog...
I will pick a name from the comments, then go and look at your blog, if you were picked for that day and have the blinkie YOU WIN!
Don't have a blog.... that's ok you can comment with your facebook..... Don't have facebook???? Just comment and say you do not have facebook or a blog. You can still win if you do not have facebook or a blog. The last contest I did each day the same person won two days in a row. Unintentional.... YES you can win more than once. It is picked at random so if someone is picked more than once, they will get more than one grab bag. The winner will pay the $3.25 shipping.



May 23 winner (she has won already but with only 14 comments on a given day.... it is picked at random so the odds are pretty good to win more than once)
...................HUGS TO YOU, my friend! Thank you for allowing me to win again!!
YAY! Teresa MCCR DT sis
Frends ARE The family we choose!!

May 24 winner
Christina's card is awesome! The Bo Bunnys are very cute! I can hardly wait to see what you do with those pages! missstamper (at) yahoo.com no blog, no facebook


In June we will be giving away cuttlebug embossing folders daily and ONE lucky winner will ALSO win a cuttlebug machine.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Theme Day Thursday May 24, 2012 AnyTHEME goes! Design Team call



Today was any theme that the team wanted!
I did not pay attention that some team member's term was up this month. I am looking to quickly fill a few places on the team.... here are the details for this Design Team Call



Christina used the Nifty Fifty’s cartridge, and Formal Occasion cartridge to create this card. Please go to her blog to see the whole project.... http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/2012/05/theme-day-thursday-any-cartridge.html





New items in the store this weekend!!!
I could not wait for this one. I had to order it direct from Bo Bunny.... I loved it so much! To me it looks just like my Bella.... Tell me this was not a MUST HAVE for her dance recital scrapbook pages.... I will showcase them in next weekend's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop! I cannot wait to make them and share with you!





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday May 23, 2012


Many of the ladies used Stickles to make their projects today!!


Kathy used the tag feature from the
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
and stickles to make her card today.
Please visit her blog to see her entire project at
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/2012/05/wyegw-use-tag-feature-or-stickles.html


 



Sarah used Kate's ABC and plantin school to create a cute bookmark. To see more of her project please visit her blog at http://craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/2012/05/would-you-ever-guess-wednesday.html




Pattie used the Paisley cartridge for her project today for Stickles..
please check out her blog at
http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/05/stickles-project-for-may-23.html




Marji used the Wrap it up cartridge to create this fun project.
Please visit her blog for the details.



ClaireR used Art Nouveau and Stickles to make her card.
To see the complete project, please visit her blog at http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/technique-wednesday-with-stickles.html


Playing catch up.... I need to catch my breathe really

So I am sure you have all seen things here and on facebook as VERY quiet (totally not my nature)

First I am going to catch up the 31 days of $31 winners.... Sorry I have been ill.



May 5
Blog Hop Winner- Wild Card 2 Cricut Cartridge
From Tonya's blog...... Sweet Heart said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing. May 6, 2012 8:30 PM


May 7

Fabulous projects ladies. It is always so fun to pop in and see your creations each day. You never know what fabulous-ness is waiting for you! Great Job!!!
:O) Jessica S FB: Jessica Shelton
Blog: http://jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com


May 8

Beautiful florals!
missstamper (at) yahoo.com
no blog or facebook


May 9

Great projects today! Love the flower soft on Heather's card :) I hope you are feeling better soon Erica!


May 10

I love the flowers, Ladies!! That photo holder is adorable and clever!! As always, you all are my inspiration! TY!!


May 11

Lovely layouts! I so enjoy seeing all the amazing projects each day here.
FB: Rebecca White
rlovew1976@yahoo.com


May 14

ohh love those cards with the monograms! loving that glitter writing on the other! always such cool projects here!


May 15

Great projects -- love the gowns and sunflowers and the details on them. TFS.
Kris Dietz
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com


May 16 This was for the Webster's Pages prize pack.
May 16, 2012 10:13 PM
How Fun! May use this idea in the classroom! teehee! Guess the code . . . I love flock and glitter!!! Great projects as always!
19-1-18-1-8
Sarah (JaneSmith) teehee


May 18

Beautiful LO's! I have two wedding albums I need to do and I have been stuck on ideas. Thanks for the awesome ideas.

Jodie Ruiz
FB Jodie Fotland Ruiz
www.jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com


May 21

Great projects ladies! The link for Heather was not working for me. Mary's blog would NOT let me leave a comment - - no matter HOW many times I tried! Sorry Mary...it is a darling card!
Teresa
MCCR DT


May 22

Lovely cards- I love your use of flock for the center of the daisies.
FB: Rebecca White
rlovew1976@yahoo.com



DAILY CONTEST TIME!

So here are the rules for the 31 days of $31 giveaways.....
Each day make ONE comment with your name, facebook name and blog address....
Add mywebstore blinkie to your blog...
I will pick a name from the comments, then go and look at your blog, if you were picked for that day and have the blinkie YOU WIN!
Don't have a blog.... that's ok you can comment with your facebook..... Don't have facebook???? Just comment and say you do not have facebook or a blog. You can still win if you do not have facebook or a blog. The last contest I did each day the same person won two days in a row. Unintentional.... YES you can win more than once. It is picked at random so if someone is picked more than once, they will get more than one grab bag. The winner will pay the $3.25 shipping.




Medical and personal.....
you may not want to read on...

Some of you who have known me over the past year have seen me go through the most crazy things... UNFORTUNATELY they have not ended.

First I would like to preface this that I am a VERY positive person, I do not want pity, just a little understanding. I am totally ok with what I have. I think maybe God gave me a few adversities and he will give my daughter less adversities in life. I could only hope. I also feel as though God will only give you what you can handle (he obviously must think I am much stronger than I do myself)

I actually have accepted that this is how my life is going to be. I have been dealing with Crohn's Disease for over 15 years. It was misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome in high school.
Then almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, basically and allergy to wheat. So now everything I eat must be Gluten-Free.... basically everything is made with Gluten, salad dressings, preservatives and SO much more. Pizza, Pasta, Bread and all of my favorite foods. I have adjusted to that. With those two major issues I have RA - Rhuematoid Arthritis --- It basically breaks down the tissue in your joints and permanantly damages it. Once it is damaged it is that way for the rest of your life. These 3 issues are Auto-immune and what that means is my body thinks those illnesses are viruses attacking my body and they are but then the body attack them and then my body attacks itself. If you think it is exhausting to think about.... imagine being inside my body fighting it.... no wonder I am tired all of the time. My body spends all day trying to fight itself. In addition I have asthma and kidney disease.... What fun right?!?!? I am only 31.... so young (in my head I am still so young)

The icing on the cake we have a VERY energetic and inquisitive 4 year old and my husband travels 42+ weeks a year. In my world I am called a Single Married Mom. There are a group of us. We work harder than moms with outside of the home jobs. My newest friend is one of Bella's dance friend's mom. She actually has a brain tumor (what a great pair we are right? ) We actually have an understanding of doing so much on our own as well as not having a choice to not feel good one day and stay in bed.... it is not an option with active 4 year old girls. But what we have discovered is that we put on a happy face so much that our husbands 'forget' we are sick. We have gotten so good at covering it up for our daughter even our husbands forget. So they have a little less understanding because they don't see use sick. So when we don't have the energy to go bike riding they just don't get it. I would feel the same way, if I didn't see him sick I might forget about it.

So that is a normal day.... now for the past few weeks -- I have been having numbness in my legs and my hands have been shaking. I also and getting over shingles (for the 4th time in 3 years) I had strep and pneumonia. The strep is gone but the pneumonia is still there. In addition i have hives all over..... apparently with the early warm weather this year, it has send my seasonal allergies into over drive. Even though I have no touched anything, just the mold and pollen in the air has given me hives all over..... just what I needed.
Now with the numbness and shakes they have determined I have a neurological issue. They are checking for MS first so they can rule it out. My brother has it so they just want to make sure it is not that first. I AM SURE it is not MS, but they need to rule it out first....... so we will see.
My brother with MS is the one who has the little boy who had the liver transplant. And the hat trick, my mom is still fighting her cancer, she just doesn't bring it up to anyone, she feels terrible that she has 2 sick kids... I might live in denial but I do not consider myself a sick person.... I think there are far many people who have it worse than I do. I think I have spent so much time pretending i feel good that I almost fool myself, but my body reminds me with shingles or pneumonia then I remember I am not as healthy as I want to be..... but I sure try.

I had hired an assistant who added a 1 to her last check, so it took it from a 3 figure number to a 4 digit number. She actually added a 1 to the beginning.... smart because most banks look at the end for an extra 0, no one looks for an extra 1 at the beginning.....
Anyway, my MOM is coming up for a while to help me get things moving fast and flawlessly with the business and design team, and allow me to take a name when I really need it!!!! She is a lifesaver! TOMORROW she starts the drive up from Florida.....

So "bear" with me I am doing all I can as fast as I can. Again I do not want pity or anything like that. I actually hope to give some of you some inspiration to push yourself a little bit harder. But more than anything life is tough, just keep your chin up out of the water and you should be fine. Or pray... that works for me. I have gone through so many things, that I now rarely pray when I need help .... I do more praying each day for what gifts I have and how thankful I am to have a HEALTHY family. I am blessed and I do not let a day go by that I don't thank God for the wonderful things that he has given me. Most for Bella's health. I am thankful to wake up everyday and spend it with her. I thank God for that.
I used to wonder why bad things happen to good people. the only answer I have found is that he knows they can handle it. I don't think I can handle it, but God does so I just accept it and don't wonder why...He must think I am for more strong than I do. That is blind faith. So I trust and I just go with it. What else can I do. I also hope to help ONE person a day. Hopefully something I did or said will make ONE person smile.... I help the door for over 5 minutes waiting for a lady to go through at the Y (YMCA) and she smiled and said most kids your age don't even see me coming to the door. She gave me a great smile..... So to me all of my health issues have been accepted by me, but I want to make someone else's day. I have the gift of a happy life and I feel the need to share it. So off to do my thing for the day! I had my one day off this month on Sunday when hubby was home.... 4 more weeks and I will get one more EARNED nap day. Sleep does help all of my health issues. I just don't have time for it!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Congrats to today's winners.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday May 22, 2012 Daisy Day


In with this month's Bridal theme we have set Tuesday's theme with a different flower each week. Today is Daisy Day



On this card Shelley used Cricut Walk in the Garden Cartridge and
Cricut Imagine Blossom cartridge.
For more information about this card visit her blog at:
http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-card-creating-tuesday-with_21.html





Heather M. aka bunnyfreak used Lacey Labels to create her card.
You can see the full project at
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/2012/05/daisy-card.html

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Doris has created a Daisy card using the Disney Mickey & Friends cartridge.
To see more please go to her blog at
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/2012/05/22-may-daisy-flower-card.html