Friday, September 3, 2010

Cricut Fairies Blog Hop

Do you need some last minute back to school ideas? How about ideas on scrapping those school pictures? Just like the school themed items? Then do we have a great bunch of inspiration for you! So sit back, relax, grab a drink and snack and enjoy the Second Cricut Card Fairy Back to School Blog Hop!

Our second blog hop is sponsored by the very talented and generous Regina from CUTTING CAFE. She has donated a great grand prize for this blog hop AND gave us images to work with! So while you are hopping and getting lots of inspiration make sure that you leave comments on all the blogs to be entered to win THREE CUTTING CAFE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE from the wonderful Regina.

A little bit about the Cricut Card Fairies: I have been making cards for the Cricut Card Fairy Missions for about two months now. I found that I made more cards than I had a purpose for and hated seeing my cards lay around. When I came across the Cricut Card Fairy Messageboard, I signed up immediately. It is very cool to send out your cards knowing they will brigthen someones day!

For the blog hop, I have made two cards for this blog hop. My first was inspired by all of us adults who are starting classes! I've just started my first Masters class...it's like being a freshman all over again. For my second card I wanted to challenge myself to make a card geared towards a kid.

This "adult" card was inspired by the Cutting Cafe's All About School set. While looking through the file, I saw the chalkboard and thought it would make a wonderful card. I used my white pen to write the sentiment and the 123-ABC border. The apple came from the All About School set. I was able to put it into Inkscape, save it as an SVG and load it into SCAL. I love that you can print and cut these files!

This card recevied the ultimate complement. My toughest critic (aka my husband) said that he really liked it. I think it was the mini chalk and eraser that impressed him so much! lol






This "kiddy" card came out nothing like my original sketch. Originally it was horizontal and had a lot of embellishments. It just goes to show that the best part of crafting is figuring things out as you go! The ruler is again from the Cutting Cafe's All About School set. This time I followed their instructions on how to adjust the image size and print it out. The patterned paper is from Paper Studios All Season Long pack. I used the Birthday Cake cartridge and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to finish off the card.





Now onto the best part. The giveaway. It's not a big giveaway but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm giving away two sets of embellishments that I felt complemented the blog hop theme AND you will receive the two cards that I made. Please leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you. I'll be using random.org to be select the winner Monday afternoon.


To Continue the Blog Hop head over to BeeJay at BeeJay's Studio.
Blog Map:
Caitlynsmommy
GRKIDDO
LYNNE
ScrappyJess
Kat/Bluerose DDDCort
KarelJCreations
SherylGreene
LarelynSartini
Kisatrtle
AJoy713 <<<---You Are Here!
BeeJay
Pamela

44 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute cards!!! thanks for the giveaway!
reissfam10@aol.com

Karelj said...

Love those cards. You did a wonderful job on them. Thanks for sharing how you used these marvelous stamps.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

LOVE IT! You did awesome! I Love the mini chalk and all the details on both cards! Congrats on starting your Masters! Thank you for joining us, we really love having you and all the others in our ranks, the more we have the better we are! HUGS!

~BridgetL~ said...

Ok I thought the chalk board was real, didn't realize it was a card. Great job

Nickole said...

Love the cards!!! And the "you rule" was a very cute idea. Can't wait to see more!

Pamela said...

I love both cards and very creative with the chalkboard! TFS

brandy c said...

Both the 'adult' card and the 'kiddie' card are too adorable! I love them both!! great job!

brandy

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

jjabauer said...

I love that mini chalk board card, it looks so real! You are very talented and creative,good job!

Christy Dillman said...

Simply adorable cards, gotta love those hubbies! Thanks for opportunity to win such a cute prize and for sharing!

Hugs,
Christy
micahzane@yahoo.com

Echo said...

I am a big fan of the simple blackboard card, it makes me smile, and reminds me of my 5th grade year, things were much simpler then...

Echo
theowlsnestboutique@hotmail.com

BlueRose said...

I'm so in love with your cards very cute. Love the chalkboard one as well. ♥

kisatrtle said...

you did a great job with these projects. I love the YOU RULE card. Clever.

Sarah said...

Your kiddy card is adorable!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice cards! Good luck with school!
Thanks for the chance to win!
kristie at lashotphotography dot com

KaraT said...

I agree with your husband...I love the chalkboard card!!! Thanks for sharing yours cards and such a great giveaway!!!

ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

Regina Easter said...

wowzer...........fantastic.....love that chalkboard..awesome ideal....hugs

Larelyn said...

Love your cards. What a great idea - a card for the "older" student! Good luck as pursue your degree. You should be very proud of yourself juggling all you do.

Beth said...

I love both your cards. Great to see someone do a more adult card too.

Beth
psychocowgirl@gmail.com

Karen S. said...

Your cards are great! Good luck with your Master's class!

scraphappybette said...

Loved your cards!!! thanks!!
Bette
scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net

christyfamily said...

Great cards! I thought the chalkboard was a real one too. LOL! Thanks for sharing.
kyleandsandy@sbcglobal.net

Cardian Angel/Wanda said...

Your cards are adorable!!! Good luck on getting your Masters. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

pwburns at nemr dot net

Terri said...

Love your cards!!! Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

Ashley A. said...

Great cards!! LOVE the chalkboard idea! Thanks for the inspiration :D

Ashley..

uberartist@hotmail.com

ShelbyWoo said...

great sentiment with the ruler!! thanks!

littlen said...

Very nice cards. TFS.

spelsue said...

fun cards. I agree with your Husband I do love that chalkboard look.spelsue1@maine.rr.com

Lynne said...

I love both cards but really like the one that looks like a chalkboard!!
Thanks for being a CCF!!

DORCAS said...

They are both fabulous! I love the second one alot!
Thanks for sharing
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

FindingJoyinVegas said...

What a great blog hop! Visiting from Kisatrle's Kreative Korner. Loving the chance to win!!!

butterbug73@yahoo.com
http://www.findingjoyinvegas.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Your two carrds are adorable, very nice, so full of details.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Melissa said...

My favorite part about the CCF blog hops are the amazing blogs that I get to discover that I probably never would have found otherwise! I'm now a follower!

Your cards are fantastic and I would be honored to be the proud new owner!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Candy Hazzard said...

Love the You Rule ... sometimes simpler is better

Mandy said...

I love the way you used the white pen on black to make it look like a chalk board! too cute

Sandy said...

Very cute cards! I LOVE that ruler!

Valine said...

I love your cards, they are both GREAT! The chalkboard one is my fav though! So creative!

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Melissa said...

great cards! very creative!

maryvernau said...

Very cute cards!

Stampin' Meg said...

I really like how you did the chalkboard card!

Karelj said...

This is my second time through...I came back because I am so scraplifting that great Work card! Thanks for bolg hopping with me...I had such a good time!

~marie~ said...

AMAZING job!!!

Liz said...

Great cards! I love the kiddie one - the colors are great!
craftylizard@gmail.com

Joy said...

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing.

I {heart} Scrappin!! said...

Love the embossing!!