Saturday, August 4, 2012

100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

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Today as part the design team I have made three projects for you with at least three different Cricut Cartridges.  So let's get started...
My first project I used Campin' Critters, Boys will be Boys and Give a Hoot to make this cute 4x4 card.  Everything was cut out at approximately 4".  I used the Tim Holtz distressing ink Vintage Photo to help give the raccoon and his bike some depth.  I also found a sun stamp in my stash, so I decided to add that in a light yellow to make it look like it was in the far back ground.  The kite comes from Boys will be Boys, with the sentiment coming from the Woodland Critters stamp set by Pink By Design.
Next, I have a simple layout  using the Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge for a one page layout from Disney World.  It is when we were able to meet Snow White as soon as we walked into the park.

I used my Cricut gel pens to write out "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". I then cut it out and colored the empty spaces in with my smooch paints.  The apples, I decided to keep them simple and just outline them using matching stickles.  The paper is from Stampin' Up, but I forget the name.  I won them from a friend that sell SU.

My last project for you is my favorite.  I decided to make a 'job reminder' chart for my kids in the bathroom using the Cricut cartridge called Chore Chart.  Sometimes, ok, a lot of the time, my kids forget some part of getting ready for their day or ending their day.  So, I am hoping this will help....

I kept to a simple concept, as to not confuse the kids with colors or to many details.

I did use some stickles, embossing and Tim Holtz Vintage paper ink to help make the 'chores' stand out a little more, but again, I did not want to add to much.  That is truly hard when you really want things to have a lot of POP!  I had to keep thinking "simple, simple, simple".  Don't overwhelm the children.....

The top square, that I angled with the children's name, is cut at 4", while everything else is cut at 3".  I also used Bazzill and Core'dinations paper through out the project.
Here is a picture of my son using the chart and putting his Clothing Pin on, to show he did his 'chore'.  I wrote the word "done" on 30 pins.  That way they will all get two per chore for the day.   Morning and Night.

Meet Noah, he is 4 1/2 yrs old.  He was loving the chart even
before I hung them up on ribbon.
This is all I have  for you today.  Come back and visit me, but first go on to visit my design team sister Jamie M at

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list for today's blog hop.

  1. MCCR
  2. Nanne
  3. Tess
  4. Jamie M
  5. Janet
  6. Mary
  7. Lisa Ch
  8. Ashley
  9. Jamie
  10. Melissa
  11. Erica's Projects
  12. Nicole H.
  13. Marji
  14. Nadja
  15. Andrea
  16. Robin
  17. Christina
  18. Jodie
  19. Mona
  20. Ava
  21. Jessica W
  22. Blog Candy
Thank you so much for Hopping along, I hope you were able to find some new and creative ideas.  Now go on to my design team sister. Jamie M 

Blessings everyone!


  1. Wow awesome projects!!!
    MCCR DT Lead Shelley

  2. AHHH! Jaime!! LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!!! The chore charts are just AWESOME!!! Super great job!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica DT Sister

  3. Great job on today's projects, the chore chart is absolutel adorable and fun.

  4. I love the chart to help your kids remember what needs to get done! I was just talking to my 6 year old about a reminder chart. I just might have to use your idea!!!! LOL The layout is just so adorable too. And I love your card.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  5. Great projects Tess. I love the chore chart what a great idea. Noah looks like he is really into it, lol. I am a new follower. TFS, Mary M DT sis

  6. Tess, This is wonderful!
    Mom V

  7. I love your projects!! What cute ideas!

  8. Wonderful job and I am so snagging the chart idea...fabulous!
    Jessica S

  9. oh those are some cute projects, but I have to say the chore chart is a definite favorite of mine.. wish I thought of that when my kids were small and making 30 pins, wow! that's a lot of work :)
    MCCR DT sister

  10. Love the chore chart, wonder if my 15 year old would follow it LOL, great projects TFS
    Ava DT Sister MCCR

  11. Wow what great projects. Love them all. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21 MCCR DT sister

  12. Great projects! I am getting ready to do the chore chart for my daughter. Thanks for the idea!

    MCCR DT, LIsa Ch

  13. cute projects, love the chore chart! wonder if my hubby would use it.... TFS
    Janet Royer- MCCR-Dt

  14. Tess,
    Wow what great projects. Love that you used your Cricut Gel Pens. I forget to use those!! Love, Love, love the chore chart!!
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  15. I really like all of your projects but your version of the chore chart is wonderful! TFS!

  16. Oh these chore charts are way to much fun. Love the color simplicity and the look.
    MCCR DT sis

  17. I love all your projects! You really did a terrific job!

  18. Oh my gosh! I am so stealing your chore charts! Absolutely adorable! I love all your projects!!

    Jodie R
    MCCR DT sister

  19. Awesome job on your projects! I might have to scrap-lift your version of the chore chart!


  20. What great projects, Tess! Love all 3 but my fav. is also the chore list! Your son is soooooo cute!!!


  21. Tess, my favorite is also the chore chart! But you did an awesome job on all your projects! Mamma Bird is proud!

  22. Adorable projects! Love the chore chart!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  23. Such a fun raccoon card and other projects!!

  24. Love the card, and the chart idea is FABULOUS! Great job.

    Melissa, MCCR DT


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