Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday July 27, 2011

Just a few things today :)

1.I would like to explain what Would you Ever Guess Wednesdays are all about.
2. Share Melissa's creation
3. Details about the Design Team Call
4. Details about Sunshine and Smile, cards for the Kids at St. Jude's, I need to have us all make 5,000 cards for these kids :)

Would you ever guess Wednesday, is when we take something you would not normally thing would be on that cartridge, or we use a cake cartridge to make a paper creation,
we might make a home decor item, that is not a card or scrapbook page
(so just something different and dimentional)
lastly, we use the feature keys on a cartridge to make a creation, but NOT the main image.
I have added a picture to show you what I mean about the 'feature' keys.

I am intentionally using the Seasame Street Season Cartridge, most people who do not have kids, don't even look at this cartridge, WELL i am making it my job to have you take a second look at this cartridge and many others, that is what Would You Ever Guess Wednesday is ALL about! 
I have also added the link for you to take a second look at the other
'features' of the other cartridges on  

Here is the front and back of this cartridge,
you can see the characters and on the left you can see what the 'features' are.

Here is the keypad to see all of the images 

This is a close up of the feature keys found on the top left of the keypad. 
For Wednesdays we would NOT use the main image OR the layers of that, on this cartridge in perticular, we would not use, Layer 1 or Layer 2, But we would use WORD, PROP, or PROP LAYER features.  

Here is on the handbook where you can see what those feature keys go to.... So for today I would press the WORD key then the image that this goes with to get the word SUN on the top right box, or select SHIFT then WORD to use the Spanish word SOL, I coudl also press PROP then the image to get the sun's base, then SHIFT then PROP to get the top layer of the SUN. This image does not have a PROP LAYER, as it says not available.

I hope this helps you to understand Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!
Here is the link for you to check out OTHER cartridges and thier features! 

Now on to my Design Team's Creation. Today Melissa made a cute card to share.... she said it was inspired by my room, which has subtle Zebra accent to it!

Melissa made this using ONLY the features of the Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge.
To see how she made it please go to her blog

Design Team Call!
Please apply BEFORE July 30, 2011 at midnight EST,
no late entries can be accepted, so sorry. 
But you have alot of time between then and now!
I will announce the entire team,
including new team members on August 1st, 2011
I am looking for a few NEW people to add to my design team.
I am looking for two types of people:
     1. People with great creative skills that will really push us outside of our crafty comfort zone.
     2. Beginners, with potential & help others will feel like they can make what you have created.From them I am looking for 2-4 postings a month (you can do more if you would like)
If you do not have a blog that is OK, If you make the team we will help you create one!
You will get some goodies from me 2x during your term. So every quarter throughout the year.
The term is form now unitl January 15th, 2012
There are two terms a year.

You have to participate in the monthly 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog hop the first weekend of the month.
If you dont know what any of these things are, myself and my design team will HELP you with all of it. I just started blogging ONLY a few months ago. I have about 5 people who have created blogs since they have joined the team. The team is so helpful to answer questions and everything!
You do NOT have to be experienced to apply. I am looking for 3 beginners. My site is all about beginner learning to use their Cricut Machines, so I NEED beginners to help and encourage other beginners.
I have a very diverse team. So everyday when someone comes to the blog they feel like there is at least one project that they feel like they could make. We want everyone to feel welcome and encouraged around here.

If you would like to apply please email me please add
1. Your favorite Project you have ever made with the Cricut,
2. If you have a blog address please include it, if not just let me know you do not have a blog (this is ok)
3. Let me know if you are on any design team
4. Let me know if any what blog you like to follow and why
5. Dont forget your name :)
6. Put how often you think you would like to make something to share
7. Pick out of these categories which ones would interest you the most (you can pick one, more than one, or all, or if one sounds interesting to you, but you would like to know more about it)

My IMAGINE-ation! Mondays! Cricut Imagine or E2 made with Imagine cartirdges
Card Creating Tuesdays, Just as it sounds, cards invitations…etc
Would you guess… Wednesdays- On this day, we use ONLY the features on the cartridges. What this means is when you look at the handbook, you cannot use the main image on the left side of the page. But you can use ALL of the other features or layers. Also you can use a CAKE cartridge to make a Paper creation.
Theme Day Thursdays, you pick the theme based on a cartridge….
Baby, Birthday Wedding, girls, boys, friends anything you can think of…….
Festive Fridays…. Christmas all year
J You may also do another Festive Holiday, but Christmas is my favorite and many other people
Scrapbook Saturdays…. Scrapbook layouts ….  (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)Card Creating Sundays, We make cards to share (on the weekends when we do not have a blog hop)

If you do not understand one of these, just put that on your submission and I will try to answer it for you.

Best of Luck to all who apply!

Project Sunshine and Smiles
       We are all working on the Project Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children Hospital. We are colleciting 5,000 cards for the kids there. I have created this project "Sunshine and Smiles" and basically I am goign to the hosptial to deliver the cards, but I am going to bring as much sunshine into that hospital as I can. I hope to see a ton of smiles from the kids getting these cards. If I dont see a smiel from the cards, then I will do everything that I can to put a smile on that child's face.
      I am also trying to get John Rich a country music STAR, to join me on this project, and he just might bring a few of his celebrety friends to help! I will be collecting cards from now until the end of August. You can mail them to:
Erica's Craft Room
4364 LaBurnum Drive
Akron, Ohio 44319
If you have any questions about this please email me and put Sunshine and Smiles as the subject of the email.
     Here are a few more details about the project. You can make any type of card, using and crafting technique that you know, please write a simple message in the card to a child. Please do not remind the child of their illness, most are fighting childhood cancer. You may say get well soon, but DONT say, "I know how you feel and it is not fun...." please DONT say anything like that. But you can say "Get Well Soon" "I hope this puts a smiel on your face".... you get the idea.... you dont need to ask if soemthing is ok to write in it, as long as you do not remind the child of their illness, it is ok.
Frequently asked questions....

Can a child make a card for them?
Does it have to be a certain size?
Any size!
Do I have to add envelope?
Nope, I am going to have these in a large (Clean) red wagon for the kids to pick thier own card
Can I put them in envelopes?
Do I have to use the Cricut to make these??
No, this is the ONLY project that you do not HAVE to use the cricut, but wouldn't it be great if you did :)
Can I make a birthday card?
Sure but I will leave those with the volenteers for the future to give to kids who are there for their birthday
Do I need to have a kids cartridge to do this?
No, you can use anything and make anything, even a card full of flowers. I am sure there will be one child who will love flowers, or bear, cars.... the sky is the limit!

      I do hope i have answered all of your questions if not, please email me and I will send it back to you and add it to the post here so others will see the question and answer.

In the meantime I am doing a contest for this....
Each week post your cards on my facebook Cricut Craft Room
Each week i will put all of the name in a bowl and pick a winner. Every card that you submit get you ONE entry into the bowl...
Each week out of those who posted cards, I will pick one and give away the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Cricut Everyday, the only with all of the cute Cricut Images on it! I love this one!
I have 4 of these cartridges to give away, one each week.
At the end of the 4 weeks, who ever submitted the MOST carts will win the NEW Cricut cartridge that will be released this Thursday from Cricut, I cannot tell you the name only that S.S. are the initials for it.
If you have already mailed cards to me, they will be added to the total of cards you are submitting. I do not have to have these cards in my hand this week. BUT you have to post the picture on my facebook for it to count. If you have a card decorating party with your friends or social group.... You can count all of those cards from you , as long as your friends will let you :)
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