Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth -Fantabulous Cricut Crawl -Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy that you've taken the time to visit me at Robin's Creative Cottage today, I'm the creator of  Fantabulous Cricut, and I hope you've come to enjoy the fabulous Cricut Crawl, and be inspired in so many amazing ways.  Our Cricut Crawl is Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl... each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

Fantabulous Cricut

If you've come along for the "Save the Earth" cricut crawl then you've just come from visiting "Scrappy MAC Designs", Melissa's blog. I hope you took some time to look around her blog, she's very talented and has great projects to share. If you've just happen to come across my blog and would like to play along with the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, then begin -HERE
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
My Save the Earth project is a quick and easy gift idea.  Sometimes we get so busy, so quick and easy is always welcomed (I found my inspiration -HERE scroll down until you see the light blue can project).
I've used a clean empty food can, covered with cardstock that wraps all the way around the can, just measure the height and around the can plus about 1/2 inch for the cardstock to overlap.
I used my Martha Stewart score board to add score lines on the cardstock before wrapping around the can to give it some fun texture. 
For the tag I pulled out my Mini gel pens that I use in my cricut machine and "drew" the work "THANKS" from the Lacy Labels cricut cartridge.
Then I cut the tag out using again the same Lacy Labels cartridge.  I added black brads to the tag then hot glued the lace (another recycled item) to the top of the cardstock, the glued the cardstock to the can.
I purchased my Mini gel pen holder from Amy Chomas
 I then had fun adding some beautiful flowers from I am Roses.  Inside the can is some yummy trail mix tied up with a bow and another tiny I am Roses rose.
To see more of my post where I have used the Mini Gel Pens and Holder click -HERE.

I'm offering a prize to you...

Independence Day cricut cartridge
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Your Next stop… for the "Save the Earth" Cricut Crawl head over to my friend Sheila, find her at ShelovesshoeS she always has inspiring projects.
Remember when you're done with the crawl (blog hop), make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered in their contest, and remember to make a project using a recycled item along with at least one cricut cut image.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have so much fun Cricut Crawling and being inspired along the way!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Craft Spot -New Blog Look and Give-a-way!

Have you seen Kimberly's new blog look? I had the opportunity to give her blog a "make-over", head over to My Craft Spot and take a look around, then grab her blinkie on her left hand sidebar, and add it to your blog for your chance of snagging four of her wonderful stamps set... which I love!


If you are interested in a blog make-over or just a few tweaks I'll be glad to help out. I'm not a professional but I enjoy giving blogs a new look, and am always looking for new blogger tips and tricks.
These are the three blogs that I've designed... thus far.