Thursday, March 22, 2012

Theme Day Thursday March 22, 2012 The theme Bears and Ducks or Spring Seasonal Cartridges


Today the design team had the choice of making a project with a Bear or Duck in it, or they could have used the spring seasonal cartridges from any year.....

I FINALLY got to meet Susan my Design Team Leader in California....
 She is one of the ladies on the Design Team that helps me keep my sanity.... :) 
It is always so wonderful to put a face and personality to the name and the hard work. 
I get to meet several more of the Design Team ladies on Sunday and I am SO EXCITED! 
I think California has the most Design Team members. Ohio we only have 4, California there are 6 ladies out here. My husband travels 42 weeks a year!!!! CRAZY!!! But one great thing is that on occasion I go with him and I get to meet new friends from my blog or facebook.... It is so nice. I know people can watch my Ustreams, but I don't get to 'see' you on Ustream. So for me to put a face with the name, it is great. 

Today is a day for my little one. Yesterday we met and crafted with Susan and today is Sea World.... She is so good when I do crafty things, Sea World was not in our plans, but Hubby let her pick the brochure for Sea World out of the lobby of the hotel.... so our plans shifted a bit...
Our life has been quite aquatic for some time now and Dolphin Tail just solidified that.
Now there is that new movie with Drew Berrymore with the Whales.... 
Right now she tells us she wants to be a dolphin doctor. 
So Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its off to Sea World we go...... 


First here is the card that WE made with the NEW Spring Cottage Cricut Cartridge.... 
 


I has also put this cartridge on sale TODAY for only $22


The cottage and fence was from the Spring Cottage Cricut Cartridge. The "Sun" was an I-top punch then I used the Doodlebug Girl Colors twine to wrap yellow and Orange around the image. 
I use the K. Andrew Designs All Animals Stamp set as well as 
I used the My Creative Time Spring stamps for the bunny and the grass and flowers on the cottage. 
I used craft room to make the cottage, this is on a 4x6" card so you can imagine how little the fence is. 
I can send you my CCR files if you would like it. Please email EricaCraftRoom@aol.com with the subject Spring Cottage File. You can only cut this images if you own the cartridge, but I can still share the file with you in case you buy this cartridge later on. 
The house is ABOUT 3", the fence is about 1". 
I used Brilliance Coffee Bean ink for the bunny and the sentiment stamps. I also used Yellow and Tangelo Momento ink to give the colors to the sun. I also used a chocolate Brown gel pen to give the little lines around the card. I finished it off with a stamp for the large cloud and it needed more so I drew them in. 
It was still missing something.... so I always know that "A little bling fixes everything!"
So I added Clear glitter embossing powder and heat set it....
 I was finally happy at 1:00 am (4:00 am MY time) 
I made this with Susan and I was going to give it to her.... then we decided it would by my first entry for my SMASH book!!! It was perfect and actually matched the inside front cover of the book.
 It was Orange and Brown.... PERFECT!!!


Here are the other Design Team member's projects.....
One last personal note.... There are MANY ladies on my design team that need prayers right now... I respect their privacy and will not say who or why, but there are 10 of them right now with personal things, so please if you pray, they could REALLY REALLY use it! If you don't pray, sorry to sneak this in here.
 I TOTALLY respect every one's choice of religion or absence of. 
So I hope I have not offended anyone.... I do pray so I would just like a few more prayers for them. 
They REALLY need it. 


Kathy used the Spring Fever Seasonal Cricut Cartridge, to make her card today. Please visit her blog to see her entire project at http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com




Heather M. aka Bunnyfreak used the Disney Pooh & Friends Cartridge to make her card. To see the full project please visit her blog at http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com






Sabrina used the Alphallicious and Celebration cartridges.
http://Sabrinabellabeautiful.blogspot.com





Jen L used Pink by design stamp and A child's Year to make this card visit her blog to see more www.mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com




Today's birthday giveaway a day is.....


Today's winner gets the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge!
And the winner is.....


I love the flower wreath!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!
Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Please go to my webstore and "purchase" the $.01 prize shipping and this will go out next week when I get home... Congrats! 


Don't forget to win all you have to do is comment on today's post and check back tomorrow to see if you won! VERY EASY!


Don't forget about the two current challenges going on over at my challenge blog....
A card and a Scrapbook Challenge...











28 comments:

Doris P. said...

love today's projects and congrats to today's winner - the craftin mama - awesome cartridge to win!! prayers are necessary and I will be keep you each in thought and prayer! -dt Doris

Homespun Elegance said...

What cute projects!! Love love the challenges!!

Jessica

Jen L said...

Love the card !!! Now I need that cartridge . Can't wait to hang out.

Suzys Crafts said...

Love your card. And glad you are having so much fun. Say hi to Susan for me!

Bunnyfreak said...

Praying for my DT sisters.

jennyplace2 said...

Great job on the card as always, sounds like you are having a great time, I am also sending hugs to each of your DT that are in need of prayers. Congrats to the winner from yesterday.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh my gosh your card is soo stinkin cute, love the cottage and the little bunny, fabulous job!!
Cindylu

Elaine Donnelly Allen said...

love the lucky duck

cema1cema said...

Love your cottage card!! Super cute!! Great projects everyone!! Christina

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

very nice ladies. I love the duck card. I can't wait to order the cottage cartridge.

TeresaK said...

Glad you are having a great time! Interesting that there are more team members in Cali. than in Ohio! Love your card!
Great job by the team members for todays projects!

Anonymous said...

Love all the ideas. keeps me motivated.
Rose D

Sarah said...

Great card Erica! It sounds like you are having a great vacation. It must be exciting meeting people f2f. Praying for all the DT ladies who need it, and praying for you as well. Thank you for being such a wonderful leader.
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
My Cricut Craft Room DT Member

Janet's Planet said...

as always very creative projects. I loved Sea World the last time I visited! you'll have tons to scrapbook when you get home! Enjoy and have fun! Safe travels! Janet Royer

Lisa said...

Great projects!! Erica, enjoy your vacation!

Janeen said...

I love your project using the new Spring Cottage! Everyone did a great job on their beautiful projects! Sending prayers to those in need! Have a great time on vacation!

Cathy said...

YOUR CARD AS WELL AS THE dt PROJECTS ARE ALL ADORABLE!!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

KathyJo said...

Great projects today. I really love the the colors in the face full of cake layout. I need to get in my craftroom and get to work on these challenges.
KathyJo

Melissa S. said...

Have a fantastic time and sendig prayers for those in need. Happy Spring from Ohio!

Kris Dietz said...

More great projects! I'm loving the challenges as well. Beautiful!

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Oh I forgot to post this. My thoughts and prayers are with the 10 ladies that are having a hard time right now.

Laurie said...

All of the projects are fantastic!

missstamper said...

Great cards again! Your daughter is going to LOVE Sea World. I have only been there once and it was amazing!

Your design team member (and you too) are in my thought and prayers.

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Lauren said...

I love today's projects. I am so excited to get this new cartridge; I ordered mine a few days ago!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!
Lauren
laurenurbonas@hotmail.com

Newbie2crafting said...

I love all the projects today ladies. Great Job!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Wonderful card and projects... Hopefully I get to meet you on Sunday :)
Enjoy your trip out here in Cali <3

Kathy Salido said...

What fun projects today. And I love the entries for the two challenges. Hope you are enjoying your trip to California and I cannot wait to meet you on Sunday!!
Kathy
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Jenny R said...

Love your card and all of the DT projects are great as usual! :)