30 April, 2011

Erica's Room "My Favorite Cartridge" Blog Hop.

Hello Everyone! I am so sorry it has been a while since I posted anything crafty..
Let's see, with the HSN Launch my multiple U-stream watching, the online games, keeping track of Cricut on FB and all of the other giveaways I think I needed some time to recuperate.

Welcome to Erica's Room
 "My Favorite Cartridge" Blog Hop

You should be visiting my blog from Tammys @ http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/, if not and you would like to start from the beginning of the Hop 
(I highly recommend it so you do not miss out on any Blog Candy Chances!)
Please start at Erica's Room...

If you are in the right place, then Yahoo Buccaroo! 
I chose the Imagine Cartridge Buccaneer for this Blog Hop,
it is my newest cartridge and I am just LOVING the images and how they layer..

The first thing I did was take a frame I had made previously that was in my opinion plain and add a Mermaid to it.. My niece loves mermaids and she would love to have this in her room..
Up Clsoe View of the Mermaid

Full Frame

Sideways view to show the Layers
The Mermaids shirt and tail fin as well as waist fin are popped
Wreath on head and wrist are just glued

Craft Supplies:
THis Frame was altered previously by me you can read this Post to find out how
(I removed the flower and changed the ribbon, also this time i have better lighting)
White Daisy Cardstock by Close to My Heart
Mermaid Image cut at 4.5 with Layers
Close To My Heart Adhesive Foam
Tombow Mono Adhesive

Inside of Card

Closer look at the Dimension on the Treasure Chest

Side View again to show the dimension

 See the layering on the Pirate? The hat, the face, I popped the collars of the coat (the gold) but glued the rest to the image, hi shoe is also popped

Kraft Cardstock by The Paper Company for the Card Base 
which is 5.5 x5.5
White Daisy Cardstock by Close to my Heart for the IMagine Buccaneer Images
Map background cut at 5
Pirate Image cut at 3.5
Chest and X Marks the Spot cut at 1.75
Happy Birthday sentiment by Heidi Swapp
Chocolate ink by Unity Stamp Co
Close to my Heart foam Adhesive & Tombow Mono Adhesive

Blog Candy:

To Win this {ippity} Stamp Set 
all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!
How easy is that?

Next on the Blog Hop is Amanda  http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/ check out her Blog and thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

In case you have gotten lost during your hopping here is the entire Line Up for the Blog Hop!

2. Erica and Erin Preserves http://ericaanderin.blogspot.com/ 
3.Bee Scrappy Walk in My Gardenhttp://medinabeescrappy.blogspot.com/ 
5.Margarita simply charmed, new arrivalhttp://magalycreates.blogspot.com/ 
8 Heather Buccaneerhttp://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/ --- You are HERE!
9. Amanda Locker Talk. http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/ 
11.Lucinda Paper dolls www.thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com 
13.Clare Storybook, Straight from the Nesthttp://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/
14. Jamie Blast off http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/ 
15. Esther Carosel http://esthrmend.blogspot.com/ 
16. Misty From my kitchen www.abusyplace.blogspot.com I
18. Serafina Birthday Bash http://myquserasera.blogspot.com/

My Favorite Cartridge Blog Hop!


  1. I love your projects! Thanks for you inspiration.


  2. Just became a follower! Both of your projects are AWESOME love the detail and all!!! You are Amazing!! TFS!

  3. After seeing what you have created, I am going to have to rethink getting an Imagine---just beautiful---- TFS


  4. How creative, love the details.

  5. Such a cute card and frame. I don't own an Imagine but I love that cartridge and all of the great creations with it, too cute!


  6. Love your card! I really want those images from bucaneer. I also love the way you decorated the frame!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  7. Oh my gosh - these are so AWESOME! I absolutely love them - especially the mermaid ;) I guess I'm going to have to give in and get an Imagine for this cart alone! Just gorgeous!


  8. I'm a new follower. I love your projects. I'm thinking I need this cartridge too.


  9. The pirate card is making me want an imagine. Thanks for sharing

  10. I just became a follower I love your mermaid and pirqate cards.

  11. I am now following you. I think I need this cart! Need to put my imagine to good use. I love the mermaid! TFS! justina1218 at aim dot com

  12. Love your blog! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  13. Love your projects. They are both adorable and the details are amazing. TFS! I'm a new follower!
    Jen H

  14. OMGosh...great projects! You've been busy :o) TFS!

  15. I have quickly become friends with these wonderful women who are a part of my hop. I am new to this, but I hope this gives some inspiration to beginners in Cricut-ing AND Blogging. My facebook page has gone crazy and I am so honored by these Ladies being a part of what I am doing for the Cricut Community. Thank you all for your support and wonderful creations.

  16. this is one of the cuter cards i've seen made with the imagine. good job.

  17. I love your "spot"! Thanks!

  18. I just love the card and frame you made! Great job and thanks for sharing! :)


  19. OMG!! I must have that Cartridge! The project you made is amazing, I love all the pirate stuff.

  20. LOVE your projects! I so want that cartridge - gotta get my hands on it!!
    I am now following your blog, leaving my blog addy - maybe you can follow mine too?

    Deanne G

  21. Great work! I love the layering details. Off topic: love the blog font!

  22. Gorgeous frame! I dont have the Imagine and I really love the look it adds to your projects!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  23. WOW! That card is amazing! It alone makes me want the imagine!
    Great job! Thanks for sharing!


  24. What a beautiful blog and your projects are amazing. I will have to visit often to learn from you.

  25. I now want to use my imagine and get this cartridge!! So cute.

  26. Wow! Pretty amazing. Loving the blog hop.

  27. When I see projects like this, it makes me want an Imagine. i love how you popped certain areas for dimension

  28. Heather, very cute! I really love the mermaid. When I saw this I thought of Lisa at Indymermaid blog and then I saw she posted already!Well, I'm already a follower for your blog and I must say I check it often! Thanks for sharing your projects!


  29. WOW great project! I'm a new follower
    Hugs, Lisa

  30. Fabulous project! I will have to check out this cartdrige! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  31. Awesome cards. It is cool seeing what the Imagine can do. Thanks for sharing.

  32. you have amazing talent! You could make cards professionally! I love the treasure map :) Thank you for sharing.

    Michelle H

  33. I love this. I really want the imagine and this cart. That you for sharing you wonderful creations with us. am following you too..

  34. Such unique projects and SOOO creative...thanks for sharing!
    Kim - hectorhd517@yahoo.com

  35. I love me some Imagine carts! And that one is just darling! Wonderful work!

  36. I now have to rethink this cart. Didn't think it was for me, you have now opened my eyes. Thank you and thnk you for sharing your talent. I am loving you blog!!!
    dunsgran at gmail dot com

  37. love your work - i'm a new follower! :)

    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  38. Just became a follower!! Your frame AND card are FABULOUS!!! TFS

    autumnwillis925 at gmail dot com

  39. What a festive frame! Don't have the Imagine yet, but it looks fun!


  40. Great card idea-love the dimension! TFS Cathie
    I hope you will stop by my Disney Blog Hop

  41. Great projects! Thanks for sharing! Love the mermaid!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  42. I could almost buy an Imagine just for the ideas from this cart.

  43. Thanks for sharing your projects. I do not have an imagine as am undecided about it yet..the more I see things made with it the more I would consider it.
    cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com


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