Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love is in the Air Blog Hop Day ONE


Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop! You should have just come from Janet's blog http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/


The complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.


Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a project having to do with Valentine's Day or Love. This super-fun hop will be showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything to do with LOVE since that is what Valentine's Day is all about right!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop. From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love.



This is a two-day blog hop. So, please be sure to stop by tomorrow also!


I used the brand NEW Cricut Giant Flowers cartridge to make this flower.... it was not the easiest thing to make.... I will do a UStream tutorial for you all with it soon.

I do have to admit this was NOT easy to make the flower. I cut the flower at 5", but you have to read page 25 to see how many of each shape to cut, one is 7, 5, and 3. It does not show that on the page where it says what to cut out. I cut out all of my shapes then inked the edges while it was still on the mat... easier this way. Then I sprayed the tattered angel Sugar Plum Fairy and it wouldn't spray so i opened it and used the little plastic 'straw' to splatter the plum ink. I actually really like the look of the splatter. I thought I was done and had to cut more.... when I cut more, my tattered angels spray worked. so the petals ended up with different looks, which worked out perfect ;) After a half an hour of configuration I put it together. I finished it with more shimmer spritz and then I added a few dots of Diamond Stickles to look like wet dew drops in the flower. I then put it on the dishes for hubby to have coffee in the morning.... then I went to bed.


This was a little love note for my Hubby..... I stamped then embossed the I Love You to the Moon and Back with Silver Zing embossing powder and then heat set it. I used Sugar Plum Fairy glimmer mist for a plum look to my pink papers. I also used shimmer spritz in pewter for an all of shimmer. I just cut this free hand and used my zutter 1/2" corner rounder for nice corners.
I have this cartridge and 22 other for only $22,
and I have 18 cartridges for $18, they are in the "On Sale and Special" category in my store.

I used the K. Andrew Designs Its Valetnines stamp set....
One lucky hopper this weekend will win this set of stamps :)
BLOG CANDY
Make sure to comment here both days ;)

Also I have many goodies in my webstore for you, including the NEW Tags, Bags Boxes and More cartridge for only $35!!! Plus the scoring blade and housing, also many $18 or $22 cartridges as well. Use the code 15 for 15% off of your total purchase (cricut products not included as they are already very low priced) www.shop.ericascraftroom.com


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Next you should go to Jamie's Blog



Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

Kristy Asche - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/

Doris Parker - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/

... Nicolette Simpson- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/

Lori Brown - http://savingmine.blogspot.com/

Jamie- http://networkedblogs.com/tPSjB

Scraps To Treasures - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Ashley Townsend - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/

Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/

Janet Royer- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/

Jessi Buehrle- http://mylifeinartscrafts.blogspot.com/

Angela Urell- http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/

Kimi and Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

Christina - http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/

Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/

Janet Smith - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Erica - http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

Jamie- http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

42 comments:

Loves to Scrap said...

Your card is very pretty love it

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Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Beautiful flower and card - the table setting is also very clever! TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Lori said...

super cute!

scrapqueen141 said...

Cute card Erica! Can you add me to your blog hop line? Things got a little messed up with the line up yesterday! I should be right after you.
http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Really pretty and what a nice surprise for hubby in the morning.

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Judy said...

Ohhhh -- the rose is soooo beautiful it looks real!! I bet it was a job and a half :-) I just made my first roses the other day and loved how they look :-) I will be looking forward to your tutorial...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

pam said...

love the flower I woulndt want to give it away now!
mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

smyiow said...

Awsome presentation Erica! I love it!! Great job!!

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ScrappinFabPam said...

This is a card that I would think twice about giving away. It is beautiful.

TeresaK said...

Erica, your projects are beautiful! I can't wait to see the Ustream on the Giant Flowers. I have to decide if I want it or not, sounds a bit complicated!
Love K Andrew Stamps!
Thanks for the chance!
Teresa

CraftyBeginner said...

What beautiful flower! And I loved your presentation!

Cathie w said...

OMG so pretty...TFS your Talent!!!


cathie
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Scrapbooking for Fun said...

Love your project and your store!!!
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Tina Campbell said...

Love your project will need to go and check out the store

Doris P. said...

how beautiful is your card. I just got the giant flowers - thanks for the heads up for not a 'quick" project lol I love the embossing on your card. your hubby will be so happy!! parkernana4@aol.com
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

bird said...

Very beautiful as usually.

Janet's Planet said...

love the table scape!
Janet Royer

Linda said...

Beautiful I love the embossing. Wonderful. I am off to check your cartridges for sale.

Lisa said...

your flower and your card are both wonderful! I look forward to seeing the video! TFS
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

I love both the giant flower and your card!!
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Vicki said...

That flower is gorgeous and I am sure it took time and a labor of love but it is well worth it. I haven't embossed since my son's wedding album, I should do alot more of it. I really like the look it gives.

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Heidi said...

It may not have been easy, but it sure looks amazing! Great job. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary D said...

Love your flower. New follower

Lisa R. said...

Great projects! I haven't attempted many flowers, great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

Ok it may not have been easy but WOW! That flower is beautiful! And leaving the little love note for the hubby...so something I would do!!! Love it!!! So glad to be in this hop with you!

Bug Hugs,
Kimi

Carla said...

Your flower is gorgeous and I love your card it's so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.


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cema1cema said...

I love the giant flower!! Christina

littlen said...

that giant flower is beautiful. love your card. very pretty.

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

that flower is beautiful! what a great set up and love the different approach you took to a Valentine's project - maybe it will help me think "outside of the box"

Amanda said...

Love the flower!! It looks great!! I would love to make one of those! TYFS :)


Amanda
Getting Cricky JrDt - Sister
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

Sheri C said...

I was looking at the cartridges you have on sale and I haven't heard of "The Princess" cartridge and couldn't find anything about it anywhere. Is it the Princess Party cartridge?

happyhome43@msn.com

Tonya said...

Beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

Tonya

Suzys Crafts said...

Beautiful flower and place setting. :) You always do beautiful work!

Kathy Salido said...

What a sweet surprise for your hubby!! Love the flower and the way you colored it.
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

The flower looks great I bet your hubby appreciated all the trouble you went to! Love the K Andrew stamp st as well!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Cheri said...

This flower is absolutely gorgeous - even if it was difficult. I love it. TFS

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT Sister
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Marji said...

So very pretty! I really like the color.
Marji
marjifranklin@gmail.com
www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com

Honeybearz Designs said...

Erica the flower is gorgeous and I love the card. You did an amazing job. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop with me I really appreciate it.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

The flower is amazing
Heather - Getting Cricky JR DT sister

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Very nice Erica!!

Ildi your DT sister

Jenscrapstoo said...

Very cool flower, love the embossing!!
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky DT - sister

Anonymous said...

How do you make your letters line exactly up when using the craftroom?