Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Hop Day 1 January 27

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop 
Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 
1 year Blogaversary

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.)   I want to give a super big thank you to all the wonderful ladies who are participating and helping me celebrate.  Also a Big Big thank you to Amy Voltz who has helped me get everything together and made my darling blog hop button.
Overall Blog Candy 
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.  Many of the bloggers will be giving blog candy on their blogs so make sure to read their directions to enter their drawings.
Thanks for joining us!
So let's get hopping!! This is the beginning of the hop with Suzanne's Blog  so welcome and let's get hopping.

For the hop today, I've created .......I used the monthly DCWV sketch for this layout and am entering it in the January stackaholic sketch challenge. Everything on these pages except for the pictures and the piece of twine came from the DCWV Heirloom Stack.  I inked the edges with Quick Quotes chalk.  The words Family, sweet and the xoxo were from a page of tags in the stack.  I glued these to a piece of chipboard, cut them out and inked them.  I used Elegant Edges for the Scalloped squares for the banner.

Again all the words came from a page in the DCWV Heirloom stack.  I cut "You make me Happy" into pieces.  
Closeup of banner.  

Here is the DCWV sketch.  

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now below you will find the project my Cricut Message board friend  Cindy made to  help me celebrate.  Cindy doesn't have a blog so I am posting it here on my blog.  I hope you will leave her some blog love too.  This is Cindy's A2 card:

The background paper is K and Company:  Susan Winget Nature Stack
The Packages are cut from Celebrations, Christmas Cheer, Doodlecharms, 
Gypsy Wanderings and Jolly Holidays. 
Happy Birthday Stamp:  Close to My Heart Celebration Stamp SEt
Package Papers:  Assorted Papers that I have in my stash
Cuttlebug folders used:  Swiss Dots, Candy Cane, Moroccan Screen, 
and one more that I can't remember the name.  

So now you can leaver your comments for Cindy and I then follow the links below
and 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
Lasting Memories
Message Board Friends
Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends

Thanks for hopping and hope you will come back tomorrow for Day 2.


  1. Love, love your lo Suzanne! How beautiful is the paper you used?!! Love the banner, love the sketch, pics of Katie-bug are too adorable!!!

    Cindy, I love your card! It is so festive! The presents really look awesome!!

  2. Suzanne, I love your LO! You've inspired me to use my Heirloom cartridge.

    Cindy, what a great card!

  3. Super gorgeous!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Happy Blogaversary my friend!!! LOVE your layout and those pics are just precious!!! Great card by Cindy too!!! Love all those gifts!!

  5. Suzanne, your layout is 100% WONDERFUL!! I love all of the embellishments -- It's a really enjoyable layout to see... And Cindy's card is SUPER CUTE!! Love all the GLITTER and embossing and bling... And did I mention that I love the GLITTER (you know how much I love glitter, right???). So glad Cindy got to celebrate with us too!!

    Thank you so much for hosting the hop -- I've just finished visiting everyone -- BACKWARDS, of course, so I could save YOU for last!! :) I enjoyed each and every project and can't wait for tomorrow!! THANKS for including me!!

    Amy :) at

  6. Happy Blogaversary! The LO u made is rustic looking & soooo pretty;) I also think the card Cindy made is wonderful~so colorful & cheery! Thanx 4 this hop & wonderful blog candy;) New follower via GFC! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Happy Blogaversary! The LO u made is rustic looking & soooo pretty;) I also think the card Cindy made is wonderful~so colorful & cheery! Thanx 4 this hop & wonderful blog candy;) New follower via GFC! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Cindy I love your card and all the different packages you found on the different carts. Thanks for being part of my first blog hop. :)

  9. Suzanne, very pretty layout. I love the rustic colors you used. Katie bug is adorable!! Cindy, I love the packages on your card. Beautiful projects, ladies. It is an honor to be in this hop with you.

  10. Super layout! Happy Anniversary!!

  11. Wonderful layout ... love everything about it! And Cindy's card is adorable!

  12. Suzanne, I love the neutral colors scheme you used for your layout. All the added embellies make it pop. Cindy, your card is so pretty and colorful. This is my first bloghop to participate in. Have a great day and keep crafting.

  13. Happy Blogaversary Suzanne!! What fun! Your layout is gorgeous! So many carts that I don't even know that are out there. "Elegant" Edges. Thanks for letting me a part of of your first Blog Hop!! :-)

  14. Happy Blogaversery!! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the great hop!! Your LO is just wonderful. The backfround paper is perfect with the photos and the many embellishments just make it perfect.

    So glad that Cindy got to join the hop.What a wonderful Birthday card/ i just love all the presents. And the glitter is such a great touch. Super cute!!

  15. love your hop... thanks for having me :)

  16. Happy Blogaversary! Great layouts and super cute card.

    vwilson577 at

  17. Happy Blogaversary Suzanne!
    I love your Layout!
    I am so happy to celebrate with you.
    Cindy Your card is so pretty! I love it!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  18. Happy Blogversary!!! I LOVE your layout Suzanne!!! Love how you cut apart some of the pieces to make it your own!! How nice of you to have your friend's project on your blog too!! Great card!! I have several crafty friends who don't blog...never thought to share!!

  19. Happy Blogoversary, Suzanne! I love your layout, great sketch you used. Perfect for your day out with Katie.

    Cindy, your card is so cute. I love all the presents in different paper.

  20. Love your LO! Suzanne, the vintage feel is terrific!

  21. loving both the LO and the card. this is such wonderful work. love the feel the LO gives and i just wanna open the gifts to see what is inside.


  22. Happy blogaversary Suzanne!! Your layout is gorgeous!! The pictures are fabulous!! And Cindy's card is so beautiful!! :)


  23. the layout is very pretty. i love how everything went together perfect! and i love Cindys card. the presents look amazing!

  24. Fabulous projects! Suzanne, your layout is wonderful! I love the tones you've used and that banner is terrific! Please tell Cindy that her card is fantastic! All those textures on the gifts are super!
    Thanks for including me in your hop!
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ [remove spaces]

  25. Your layout is wonderful! The paper is perfect for the pictures and the banner adds such a nice touch! Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of this hop. It's been a blast:)

    Cindy's card is great too! I love the packages:)

  26. Bothe the layout and the card are great. I'm glad to be a part of your celebration.
    Rae Ann O.

  27. First off HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! :) Your papers are gorgeous! and you really rocked the sketch! Secondly I love all of the detail and patterns on all the presents on her card!

  28. Awesome Lo Suzanne! And a big Happy Blogaversary to you!! I wish you luck on your entry for the Layout!! TFS!! And Cindy your card is awesome and love all the different textures!! The presents look like they are ready to open!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  29. Happy Blogaversary! Good luck on the layout. Love the card.

  30. Happy Blogaversary Suzanne. Love the LO's of Katie. I really like the paper that you used.

    I really like the card that Cindy made for your blogaversary I like the embossing that she used.

  31. Great job! I just did this sketch and it is a fun one! Love the colors you used.

  32. Nice layout.
    Loving scrapper101

  33. This comment is for Cindy,
    Thanks for joing in the hop.

  34. What a wonderful layout! Love the vintage feel of it.

  35. This comment is for Cindy: I really like your card! You should consider blogging. Good job!

  36. The layout is great. My favorite part is the XO banner on the twine.
    Thnaks for inviting me to participate in theis Blog Hop. Happy Blogaversary!!

    Cindy- I really enjoy the textures and the colors of your presents. Lots of fun!!


  37. wow, love your layout and the banner is wonderful.

  38. Love the vintage feel of the layout and the colors/patterns on the birthday card are very festive.

  39. Suzanne, congratulations on your celebration and for having a wonderful lineup, too. Your layout is fabulous and Cindy's card is wonderful.
    Happy to be hopping!

  40. Cindy love your card and I even have some of these carts thanks
    The LO using the heritage DCWV is great, I have seen this at Joann's thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

  41. Fabulous layout--I like the XOXO banner.
    Great card Cindy--I like all the presents.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  42. Great layout, First time here, And I will be back you have a fantastic blog. Thanks
    imamom88 at hotmail dot com

  43. Great layout! I love to work from sketches. I'll have to try this one