Friday, January 27, 2012

Cricut Craftin Friend's Blog Hop

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop 
Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 1 year

We're so happy you could join us for this hop celebrating the one year blogaversary of Cricut Craftin Grammy. I have asked a few of my Cricut Messageboard friends as well as my Design Team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva ) to join her in this two day Blog Hop. The participants are allowed to share anything creative they wish to share using a Cricut (or other die cut machine if they do not have a Cricut.)

Overall Blog Candy!!!  Woo Hoo!!
I hope you will hop along with us and leave comments along the way. For the overall blog candy you need to leave a comment on each blog each day.
If you leave a comment on all the blogs both days your name will be entered into the Random drawing twice. The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from their choice of Michaels or Joanns.

This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to check out both days so you don't miss any creativeness. Because there is a large number of participants I will give you until January 30th to post your comments for the two days of the blog hop.  Thanks for joining us!

Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from STACIA, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's Blog

For the hop today, I've created a Fun double page layout of my family and I Ice Skating for the 2nd time.

I followed a sketch from Sketch Support as my guide.  Love the end result.

Left Page...the snowflakes are from "Stretch Your Imagination" cart with some faux stitching added and some rhinestone centers for bling.

Right Page...the title is cut from "Once Upon a Princess" cart.  The Ice Skate is cut from the "Cheerful Seasons Cart."  I even laced the holes with Brown floss to mimic laces.  :-)

I am also entering my layout over at this week's Getting Scrappy Challenge - "Flurries of Fun" Need to create a layout that is Winter or Snow themed.

Supplies Used:
Stampin Up Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Stampin' Up - Basic Rhinestones
My Mind's Eye Paper Pad - Christmas Kitsch
Cricut Carts-  Stretch Your Imagination, Once upon a Princess, Cheerful Seasons
We R Memory Keepers - Brown Floss

And since you have made it this far... what is a Blog Hop without some Blog Candy from moi??
How about this 4-pack of glitter glue by Martha Stewart??
Just leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.
Become a follower or tell me you already are a follower and leave me a 2nd comment for a 2nd entry.
Easy??  I think so.
I will draw a winner on Monday the 30th.
So Happy to have you visit!!  

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop: ELIZABETH .
Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends
Faith Abigal

Lasting Memories
Michele F

Message Board Friends
Brenda http://

Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends

Happy Hopping!  Lots of Talent to see!


Brenda said...

What an awesome double lo! I love your pics as well, so cute of your family!! We love to go ice skating, but we go on our pond. Haven't been in several years though, just not as young as we used to be. lol Plus this year it has been too warm here to even freeze our pond.

JenL said...

Great Lo! I also love the sketch you used, I just found their site a few days ago.

Beckie said...

Great LO. Love all the elements.

Be blessed, Beckie

Amy said...

Oh, Michele, I simply ADORE this layout!! It's such a FUN and inviting creation... Looks like you had a SUPER time skating -- And I don't see anyone down on the ice!! (BTW -- LOVE the earmuffs!! tee hee)...

Already a follower and friend :) and so happy to be hoppin' with ya today!! :)

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Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow, this is your first hop as well?? Well, you did it! Now you're a pro!! When's yours?? LOL!!! LOVE LOVE your layout! How sweet and great pics!!! I love how you did the snowflakes.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeee the photos and the little snowflakes! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Suzanne said...

What a fun adorable layout. I love the title and the snowflakes. And how cute is the skate with the laces you put on it. Great layout of great fun pictures. Thanks for being in my first blog hop :)

Rhonda Emery said...

such a pretty layout

Stacia said...

That layout is really pretty! I love the snowflakes!!

SheriKins said...

I love the layout. Very nice. Looks like yall had fun. Have a great day and keep crafting.

Kimberly said...

love your LO!!!! the large swirl is amazing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the iceskate and the snowy hills you made. Beautiful colors too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Getting Scrappy Challenge!

Charlotte said...

This is a beautiful LO with so much thought put into it. I just love all the papers you used. The design of the LO and all of the details are wonderful. But the photos are FANTASTIC. What a fun time!!!

Rachelle said...

Your layout is beautiful
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Rachelle said...

I am a new follower
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Shawnee said...

Great job on this layout. I love the ice skates. Congratulations on being in your first blog hop! I am a new follower.

Lori Apgar said...

What a super cute layout!! Love the ice skate laces!!!

TerriK said...

Love the layout!

glassgraffitix2 said...

I always thought you were a pro! Love your two pager.

jkstiles77 said...

Great layout ... love everything about it. It's a great sketch!

bluecrayons said...

such a fun double LO. i really like how it is designed and put together. everything is perfect.


Anonymous said...

I love the layout. Gives me inspiration for my ice skating pictures!!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower now. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Mindy said...

Love your layout !!! My daughter is a fugure skater and I have lots of pics of her that need to be scrapped :) I am saving your for inspiration !!

Lady Fair said...

Great layout, love the focus on the pictures with just the right balance of elements to tell the story. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Lady Fair said...

I'm a new follower!

Vicki said...

Great double layout. Love that you laced the skate.

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Vicki said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Kate said...

What a super layout! I love the way you've done the title.
It's such a treat to be in this blog hop with you!
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Elizabeth said...

Awesome layout! I skated as a kid so it brought back many warm memories. Love how the whole layout works together:) Congrats on your first hop, you did well:)

Rae Ann said...

Very nice layout. It looks like you had fun.
Rae Ann O.

Rae Ann said...

I became a follower. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Rae Ann O.

Michelle said...

I love all those pictures!! AND I'm doubling up on my comments and since I'm on the Getting Scrappy DT as well, Thank you for playing with us! ;) hehe

artfuldelight said...

Love your 2-pager!!! Just fabulous. :-)

JaniceA said...

Love your LO! I am in the middle of scrapping a lot of pictures so I appreciate seeing others LO as an inspiration to me.

craftaholic said...

Awesome double page layout and good luck on the challenge that you have entered it into!! I hope you do it!! TFS!!
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craftaholic said...

I am a new follower here and so far what I have seen here is fantastic Blog!!! Thank you!!
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Vickie said...

Awesome LO. love the details and the pictures.

Vickie said...

Michelle I became a follower. Thanks for sharing

marg0006 said...

I just became a follower. Thanks for the chaance at some candy. I love MS.
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marg0006 said...

Nice layout.

Jennasa said...

Love this layout. The colors and the extras were great.


Juliana T said...

very nice layout!

Juliana T said...

I became a follower!

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ScrappinT said...

Your layout is just wonderful! I love the skates! Thank you for participating in the Getting Scrappy Challenge!
Getting Scrappy Design Team Member

Jessica said...

Gorgeous Layout!~ I love that the pink matches the ear muffs!!!
Happy to be hopping! New follower!

Debbie said...

great Lo love how you used the pattern paper to look like hills-reminds me of snow and the drifts
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Debbie said...

I became a follower thanks for this chance
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Sue D said...

Wonderful layout--I really like the skate.
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Sue D said...

I am a new follower.
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Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your layout! Thank your for linking your project to the Getting Scrappy Challenge. I am a follower of your site already.

Amanda said...

Oh Michele, your layout is gorgeous!!! I just love the fun way you did your title and all the great pattern paper you used.. I'm so happy you joined my "Getting Scrappy Challenge"..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)