Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Hop Day 2 January 28

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop 
Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 
1 year Blogaversary
Wow I can't wait for Day 2 as Day 1 was so awesome!
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 beentered 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 anycreativeness. 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!

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 a Valentine gift box and card. This was my first time making the shoe but one of the reasons why I bought the Princess Party cartridge.  (Besides that I will need it for my 3 Princess granddaughters.)

The shoe was made from the Cricut cart Princess Party and was cut at 7.5 inches which is the largest you can cut it with 12 x 12 paper.  The zebra paper I used was from DCWV Textures and Finishes stack.
The roses were cut at 2 inches from Art Philosophy and the Love phrase is from the Phrases  Cricut cart page 36 at 3 inches.  I then added MS punch leaves , gems, Stickles, Glossy Accents on the leaves and ribbon to finish off my project.
Thank you for checking out my project. I am entering this in the following challenges
Passionately Artistic Linking Party
Craft Junkie Too- Linking Party
The Cuttlebug Spot- Box It Challenge
Bitten By the Bug 2- Dimensional Flowers
Shes a Sassy Lady- Make Anything and link

Now on to my Cricut Messageboard friend Cindy's project for today.  Cindy does not have a blog but wanted to help me celebrate.  
The scrapbook page is from when I went to New York City: 
Gypsy Font was used for the words, then welded on the Gypsy.  I used white 
cardstock. with leaf applied to the paper before cutting.  
Lamp post:  Heritage cart
Cityscape: Paper Doll Dress Up cart
The paper is from my stash.  

Now 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 to see me again.


  1. Wow! What amazing projects! Your shoe is incredible! And what a lovely layout by Cindy!
    Congratulations on the success of your blog - and hop! Thanks for including me.

  2. Suzzanne, That shoe is AWESOME!!!!I had a dear friend who has passed away that loved red and anything zebra. She would have been in awe!!!! Congratulations on a successful blog hop! It has been a ton of fun!

  3. Suzanne the shoe is definately a winner ! I guess I have been persuaded that I NEED this cart !!
    Cindy your layout is awesome! I love the frames you put around your photos :)
    Thank you Suzanne for including me in your celebration !

  4. I think I need that cartridge too. Great shoe with so many details. Love the zebra and red theme.

    The Mnahattan after dark LO is great.


  5. Great project Suzanne love the shoe

    Love Cindy's Lo

  6. The shoe and card are just adorable!! The the red on top of the zebra print. Cindy, you did a wonderful job on your layout.

  7. OMGosh Suzanne, I love your shoe and box!!! Love the paper you chose too, so wild and out there for a good time! lol I didn't realize that the shoe was on that cart, just when you don't think you want a cart you go and prove me wrong!!! lol You are such an enabler!! lol Great job my friend!

  8. Cindy I love your lo! The pics looks like you girls were having an awesome time! The die cuts you used are just perfect on this lo too!! Great job my friend!!

  9. Wow! The shoe and card are wonderful! The colors are just beautiful!

  10. I love the shoe and LO! Suzanne, the hop has been a blast and I've found so many great new blogs, thank you!

  11. The shoe is so awesome .... the paper makes it really snazzy! Love it! And Cindy, your layout is great as well! Looks like you had a lot of fun in New York. Great job ladies!

  12. I love the Shoe and card. The paper is the best and you did a fabulous job. Congratulations on your first hop. Cindy, your layout is amazing! It looks like you had a fun time.

  13. Cindy great job on the photo mats and the city scape. Thanks for being my Cricut Friend and participating in the hop.

  14. Thanks for the comments, everyone! Suzanne - thanks for letting me help even thought I don't have a blog! I love your shoe...I'll have to get this cart for that shoe!
    It's been fun!

  15. I am in love with this shoe. I will have to find this cartridge :)

  16. Oh my goodness! This is just too cute. Love the shoe and the colors.... va-va-voom! Thanks for fharing and playing along today at She's A Sassy Lady!

  17. Your shoe treat box and card are so cute, Suzanne. I love the zebra paper you used.

    Cindy, Awesome job on the layout. What great memories.

  18. Oh my Gosh suzanne!! I am so loving the shoe and the paper you used is awesome too!! I think I might have to get this cartridge, even though I only have One granddaughter and 7 grandsons!! She is one spoiled girl!! TFS!!! And Cindy you have a very special friend to do this for you and your page is very nice!! Thanks for sharing!! This is a super fun and inspirational blog hop!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  19. Omg!! Suzanne your project is amazing!!! I just might need that cart! and Cindy did a great job too! :)

  20. Happy Blogoversary! That is a FABULOUS shoe and card set. Love the roses...may need to add that cart to my wish list.

    Carson's Creations

  21. WOW!!!!! Suzanne, This is FASHOINISTA FABULOUS FIND! I just love the shoe and card. I have ot paid much attention to that cart. I know I need to give it another look after seeing your project. The flowers you added are so pretty and the paper is so perfect for this project.

  22. That shoe is really cute. And in the layout, I really like how each picture is framed and I love that little cityscape. Great projects.
    Rae Ann O.

  23. Love, love, love, love, LOVE!!!!! It's my fave color combo, my fave animal print AND my fave accessory. shoes are my LIFE! LOL Fab project. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. Fab layout by Cindy, too. Hope I can find some time to come back and do your hop. Congrats! xxD

  24. Suzanne, you did such a great job w/your project. I like the matching card.

  25. Cindy,
    You di a great layout.

  26. absolutly stunning shoe and card.. i love it . going to add that cart to my list.

    cidy your LO is beautfiul.

    craftingwithblie at gmail dot com

  27. Oh I love this... and so does my daughter. She just asked if I could make it for her right now. LOL.

  28. I'll take one is a 7 1/2 please (LOL) Gorgeous layout, too!
    already a follower

  29. Fabby show... Love the color...anything black, white and red will shine in all its glory and this does. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 flower challenge.

  30. What a super awesome project. Love it. Thanks so much for inviting me to be in your hop. It's a wonderful hop!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  31. Suzanee, That was such an amazing Project you did today! I love the shoe!! My Pastor's wife loves shoes and this would be so awesome to make for her. Tell Cindy she did a wonderful job on her layout too.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  32. I absolutely love the shoe and matching card!! I am going to have to get that cart for the awesome!! And the layout is beautiful!! :)


  33. This shoe Awesome! Love your card too!

  34. cindy you did a great job on this Lo, I get that feelings of walking streets after dark just by looking at it on the blog great job
    upnurse at aol dot com

  35. this shoe is amazing I thought at first that it could be a real shoe that you put paper on
    upnurse at aol dot com

  36. Love the shoe! The zebra paper makes it!

  37. Nice layout, Cindy! You should consider having your own do nice work!

  38. Very snazzy shoe and card. This looks like a cartridge I need for my princess granddaughters.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  39. Love it! I have some paper from CTMH like that. I may just have to try it!

  40. Wow, people would pay a lot of money for shoes like that. Fantastic. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  41. These shoes are amazing and like my dear DT friend Kerry says, people would really pay a lot of money for shoes like that!!!

    Very original!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the "Box It" Challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  42. Fabulous - love the shoe!
    Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot...hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x

  43. Suzanne, the shoe and card are just FABULOUS!! Every time I see ones of those shoes, I think I need this cartridge -- You might finally have convinced me to add it to my collection!! :)

    Cindy-- What a treat to see another of your projects -- Are you ready to start your own blog yet??? :) Your layout is beautiful!! :)

    I'm a little behind, but I wanted to say THANKS for hosting this hop, Suzanne -- and THANKS for being in Suzanne's hop, Cindy -- It was FUN to hop with YOU!! :)

    Amy :) at