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Friday, January 27, 2012

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop -- Day ONE -- Come meet my Cricut Friends!! :)

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. Suzanne has asked a few of her Cricut Message Board friends as well as Design Team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva ) to join her in this two day Blog Hop. We are allowed to share anything we wish as long as we used our Cricut!! :)

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, you have until January 30th to post your comments for the two days of the blog hop.  Thanks for joining us!

Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from my Lasting Memories Design Team Sister, Kim, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's Blog

For the hop today, I've created .......
...A super FUN altered journal for Suzanne to keep track of all of her crafty friends!! :)  This is a basic composition book that I picked up at the beginning of the school year...  I covered it with some Creative Memories Delight Designer Paper and then set to work cutting Cricut "friends" (with a little assistance from my Gypsy)... 
The Cricut logo can be found on the Cricut Everyday (exclusive Cricut Circle) Cartridge...  Suzanne LOVES her Cricut!! :)  That silly monkey is one of my favorites from the Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge...  The "my" was welded on my Gypsy and is one of my favorite fonts (especially for welding) -- Songbird!!  :) 
I tried to represent all the friends that Suzanne had invited to HOP with her this weekend -- So of course, there's a giraffe for ME (also on Stork's Delivery)...  :)  There's a kitty for the cat-lovers (Cricut Sampler), and a dog (Create A Critter) for the dog-lovers (but I chose THIS dog because it reminds me of the adorable doggies on Charlotte's blog -- do you remember them???  SO CUTE!!)...  There's a cupcake (Celebrations) for her sweet friends and a fashionista (Forever Young) for her very fashionable friends...  And then there are a pile of flowers for everyone who just loves flowers (and BLING)!!  :)  The "FRIENDS" can be found on the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge ("Charmed" feature)....
I did a little embossing on a few cuts -- The monkey features the Sizzix Damask embossing folder and the doggie features Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder...  I also used Swiss Dots for the spine...  Some Kaiser gems were added here and there for a little extra SPARKLE...
There ya have it!!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my journal today...  And I hope Suzanne enjoys using it for a long time to come!! :)

Before you hop away...  I DO have a bit of Blog Candy for one lucky winner!!  I have a few little random items that I've stuffed into an envelope -- It'll make a nice SURPRISE when the winner opens it!!  To be eligible to WIN, you will need to leave a comment letting me know WHICH CRICUT CUT on my altered journal represents YOU???  (Remember...  I'm the giraffe!!  But I'll share if that's you too!!)...   :)

Want some BONUS chances in the drawing???  You can do any or all of the following for EXTRA chances (just remember to leave one comment for EACH thing ya do!!):

  • "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page -- click here
  • Subscribe via email by entering your email in the box at the top of the page (be sure to CONFIRM!)
  • Become a follower of my blog (2 ways to do this -- via the regular follow button AND via Networked Blogs -- get a chance for each)
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)



Suzanne is ALSO offering an AWESOME Grand Prize (remember to comment on each Hop Stop BOTH days for DOUBLE the chances to WIN!!)...  If you are the WINNER, you can choose a $25 Gift Certificate to either JoAnn's or Michael's!!  Woot-woot!!  With coupons and sales, you could carry home a bunch of LOOT!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop: Terri...

Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!  Below is a list of all the Hop Stops in case you get lost or want to revisit anyone!! :)





Suzanne
Suzanne is also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends
 Charlotte
Melanie
Beckie
Faith Abigail
 Kate

Lasting Memories Friends
Stacia
Michele
Elizabeth
Karen
Denise
Michelle
 Jennasa
Kimberly
Amy :)   You are HERE now!! :)

Message Board Friends
 Terri  Go here NEXT!!
Brenda
Rachelle
Shawnee

Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends
 Lori
Mindy
Tina
Jen

Until next time,

60 comments:

Brenda said...

OMGosh your journal is adorable and I know Suzanne is going to adore it!!! I think that the cute little dog represents me as I love our little dog, Pockets!!!

Beckie said...

Awesome!

Be blessed,Beckie

Amanda said...

Adorable journal;) Luv the color's that u used. I'm the cat~I've always adored kittie's~lol! They're soooo beautiful. Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Panthers, Cheetahs, even Meerkats! So, the little kitty represents me best:) So happy 2 b visiting your blog again~I always luv seeing your fantastic creations! I'm always sooo very inspired by u & I really appreciate the instructions u give~as well as the description of the brands used & where they were purchased! Loyal follower via GFC & on FB! Thanx so much 4 sharing! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

The cat is me:) I have two Dustbunny and Mischief. What an adorable idea!! Love it!!!
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JenL said...

What an adorable gift idea!! I would have to go with the cat. Or in my case 3 cats (and a bug lol).

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your journal! I would love to have that so I know Suzanne will cherish it. The monkey represents me.

Hugs, Tami

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I liked you on Facebook and am following you on networked blogs.

-Tami

Karen Wilson said...

Amy!! Wow! This is awesome!! Did Suzanne know you were doing this?? I love how you tried to incorporate so much into it. What a special journal! TFS!

Karen Wilson said...

Hey, now that I think about it, weren't you saying you were "thinking about what to do, what to do" at the last minute last night? You did NOT do this last minute, did you????? Seriously?? lol

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Amy I don't know what to say. I can't believe you made that for me. It is so amazing and detailed. I love everything about it. You put so much thought and work into it. I love to keep things organized so believe me I will enjoy it. Thanks for all your help and for being in the blog with me. :)

ScrapMyWay said...

So,.......................you did it again!!!!!.
Another fabulous projects that represents your brilliant, unique creativity. She'll be thrilled! I of course would be the "Forever Young" representation..LOL.... NOT! Love ALL that you do for us!
Creative wishes,
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Stacia said...

I would have to say that I am the giraffe (my favorite animal)..or the monkey (which is my daughter's favorite)....tough choice!! this is adorable!!! What a great gift :)

SheriKins said...

Super cute journal! Have a great day and keep crafting.

Kimberly said...

wow... I am going to lump myself into the bling friends :) thanks your project is beautiful

Michele F. said...

This is so great Amy! Lucky Suzanne! Did you seriously do this last night when you were not sure what to do? Gosh... I am impressed!! I think I will tag myself as the Cupcake... although I feel like the monkey on most days. :-)
I am already a follower!! Have been for forever!!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

This is so cute!! Well since you don't have a frog on there, i would be the cupcake (not because I am sweet but because I love to eat sweets) She is going to love this!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rachelle said...

Wow Amy you did an amazing job!
I just love it!
And I know Suzanne will too :)
Rachelle
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com
www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

Lori Apgar said...

What a great journal!!! I love how much thought you put into it!! I would have to say I am a fashionista since I met Suzanne over at Sweet Sassy Diva's!! I really like the giraffe too :)

TerriK said...

Adorable journal! The giraffe is me because I love taking my grandson to the zoo and the giraffe is our favorite.

Lisa said...

My gosh, this is so unique and awesome, Amy!! Wow, I love it!! All those cuts are so stinkin cute!! The colors are perfect!! So so fabulous!! Your creativity my friend is amazing :)

I'm definitely the poodle...my absolute favorite dogs (and the smartest, not that I'm biased! Okay, I am :) In fact, I haven't been able to get another dog after I had to have my fifteen year old baby put to sleep a couple of years ago...a precious poodle named Dakota :) And I love the color pink!! So I am definitely the pink poodle!! What is it that when I visit you, I tend to ramble??!! Okay, I'm off to hop along!!

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

glassgraffitix2 said...

NOW HOW CREATIVE IS THIS! You never disappoint me Amy!

Charlotte said...

Oh Am, I kmew when I gor to you on this hop I would be blown away!! Well, you made my day with this project. How clever to tjink about creating something so fun and personal for Suzanne. I just adore it! Oh and yes, it would be the dog that speaks for me. You nailed me on that one. I love my little furbabies. so glad to be hopping with you today!
Charlotte

jkstiles77 said...

Wow ... this is a great project ... love it! I'm definately the monkey!

bluecrayons said...

this amy is fabulous. so elegant, fun and very useful.

i say i am the cuppie cake. so sweet. hehe

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bluecrayons said...

im a follower for some time. i follow on fb. and in networked too,

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Kate said...

Suzanne is going to love this!! I love the way you've done the cover! Cute and fun all rolled into one! I'd like to say I'm the cat, but I think I'm going to have to share the giraffe spotlight with you...
It's fun to be hopping along with you again too!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper
smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

Edwina said...

I love your journal! The colors are so pretty. I love all the images1 I am the kitty cat. Loyal friend, yet reserved. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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Tasha said...

That is an awesome journal!! I love it!! I would have to choose the monkey!! hehehe!!
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Tasha said...

I am already a follower.

Tasha said...

and a follower on facebook under brian n tasha miller

Mindy said...

WOW Amy ! What an original idea !! I am sure Suzanne will love this for ever !!

Lady Fair said...

Hi Amy. Your journal is just adorable. I'm definitely the cat! I'm already a follower, an email subscriber, and a FB fan.
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Rae Ann said...

The altered composition book is a great idea. I'm working on one for myself as a crafting journal of what supplies I have, sketches I like, etc. On your cover I'd be a cat-lover.
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com
I used the join button to become a follower.

Michelle said...

How thoughtful amy!! I'm the giraffe too! MY FAVORITE! I'm collecting giraffes for my daughter, her crib is pink giraffe with a giraffe neck mobile and she has giraffe leggings.. you can say im obsessed its ok ;)
michelle
scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

JaniceA said...

The kitty is me. Such a cute journal!
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craftaholic said...

Your Journal is so Awesome!! I am the cat, because I have two cats of my own and love them so much!! Your projects are always so inspiring to me and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!! TFS!! I have been all of the above,FB,Follower....

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Vickie said...

What a terrific idea on the altered note book.

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marg0006 said...

I would be the women in the background because I love to where dresses and like dressing up.

marg0006 said...

I am already a follower. Your journal is adorable.

marg0006 said...

I already subscribe to your blog. Thanks for te chance at such great candy.

marg0006 said...

I just went to facebook and liked you. Thanks for the fun hop.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...
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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I oopsed it on previous comment. Like your altered journal. The Giraffe would represent me since I'm fond of Zoo animals like this.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been a follower of your wonderful blog for some time now.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I subscribe to your blog email.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barbara Riordan said...

I think your journal is really a super nice gift. It is nice to have a friend think about you. I am the poodle as I have a Bichon which is almost like the poodle.

Juliana T said...

Amy, it was hard to choose which one I am on your journal, but I pick the dog since I have a cute dog. Great job as usual!

Juliana T said...

I already like your facebook page

Juliana T said...

I already subscribe by email and I love your emails!

Debbie said...

this is a great idea and such a wonderful friend you make. I would be the cupcake
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Debbie said...

I became a follower
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Debbie said...

i also joined via email thanks
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Sue D said...

Great way to decorate a journal! I would be the cupcake because I like sweets.
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Sue D said...

I am a follower.
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Jessica said...

Amy, Suzanne is going to ADORE this journal. What an amazing gift! If I had to choose which one best represents me, I would have to say the monkey. I am a bit silly with a little bit of ornery and typically hyper all the time.
:O)
Jessica

Maria said...

Super cute journal, I love it!!!! I would be the little dog because I have two little dogs at home their names are Elvis and Presley.

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