Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cricut Cartridge giveaway and Design team call and collecting cards for kids for Sunshine and Smiles


Giveaway and Design Team Call!!!

We are looking for you!!!

Yes YOU, we love great talent but we also LOVE beginners.
Everyone loves to come here and find projects that they feel like they can do it. So we like to offer a variety of talent levels,
If you are an expert crafter, we are looking for YOU,
If you are a moderate crafter, we are looking for YOU, 
If you are a beginner, we are looking for YOU.
We want a diverse team of various talent levels
and various crafting styles.
Even if you have never shared a project before...
Now is your opportunity.

Would you like to show your amazing (or even simple) projects to almost 25,000 Social Media followers and over ???

Over 1,106,545 Blog Views

and over 540,000 MONTHLY Pinterest views
Over 20,000 video tutorial views

1,907 Mailing list subscribers,
 1,405 blog followers
282 Blog Lovin' followers  
457 Twitter followers
YouTube coming soon!

What is your commitment??
A term of 6 months- during which you will create only two projects a month. 


 If you don't have a blog? We will help you set one up in 5 minutes... that is all it takes.

To submit for the design team call
please do the following....

Email to
With the subject line DESIGN TEAM CALL

Before Monday May 4, 2015...


1. Your name
2. Blog Address if you have one
3. Social media sites, pinterest, twitter, and any galleries where your work is.
 ( If you don't have any that is ok. )
4. Any design teams that you are on or have been on (No experience needed) 
5. Why you would like to be a part of this design team?
6. Attach 3 of your best projects showing your style of work. You can post a link to your project if you have posted it somewhere.


To enter the giveaway,


Love free SVGs and FREE Cricut Design Space files???

Here is the group for the file download...

Here is a sample of one of the FREE files in the group...

You can cut the Frozen images with your
Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space.


To enter the giveaway,

just simply comment on this post
or one of the other blogs...

Each place that you comment or share from facebook, Pinterest or on one of our blogs...
will give you an additional.
SHARES count as an entry as well.
Or just share directly from facebook..

The Pinterest link to share for the contest....

Click here for Erica's facebook

Winner will be picked from on

May 8 with the Design team announcement

Our logo got a little facelift...

But we still do the same thing...
 If you do not know what Sunshine and Smiles is, it is a project set up to give cards to kids who are in the hospital to bring them some sunshine while they are there. We hope each card brings at least one smile to the faces of those kids who are in the hospital for whatever reason. So the cards should be FULL of bright sunny thoughts, try and take all of the happiness that you have and SQUEEZE it the card.... 

Any person can send us a request for cards to take to your local children's hospital.
Over the past 4 years we have collected over 28,000 cards for kids in the hospital.

This cannot be done on its own. We need your help.


Do you have tons of hand made cards and you don't know what to do with them?
We would love to have them.

If you love to make cards or love to bring sunshine into a hospital or a

smile to a child's face who has a health concern....

 Then send us a request and we will get some cards out to you.
I currently have about 400 cards waiting for requests.

Some answers to some questions from the past are...

 YES you can make duplicates,
You can make them with whatever you would like,

They do not need to be Cricut created,

They can be made by kids as well,

No envelopes are needed. (unless they are Mother's Day or Father's Day cards.

Please write a positive message inside the card for a child in the hospital.



A new request has been made for cards (with envelopes) for the kids to give to their parents. I love how this project has grown. With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up those would make some great cards for kids to give to their families. (no messages needed in these. That way the children can fill in their own message.

If you make cards for the kids to give to someone, Please include an envelope.

This will help our sorting process. Thank you in advance.

We don't usually collect birthday cards, just a general everyday happy card that can be given on any normal day



There are kids of all ages, including teenagers.... so the sky is the limit as far as rules go. 
We try to NOT remind them of their illness, some are cancer patients....
so just lots of positive messages to encourage them no matter WHY they are the hospital..... 


***NEW RULE.... These MUST be from a non-smoking home.
I had a hospital reject a small batch of cards because they smelled of smoke

and were a health risk to the children. ***

If you have a local Joann fabrics near you... great place to set up FOR FREE and make some cards with your friends.


 Thank you in advance!

You can send all of these cards to

Erica Smole
1757 Liberty Dr
Akron, OH 44313

Please send any questions or requests for cards to 

Also feel free to comment here with any questions.

All requests for cards to be sent to you MUST be emailed.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March's 100 Cricut Cartridge Bog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's 
March's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop 

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's March 100 cartridge Blog hop!
 Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
we have used over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during this hop.
This month we have a ton of guest designers....

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Cricut Craft Room's February 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to 
February's 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop.

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop

Here are some specials today from Provo Craft....
Click on them to view the specials, sales and today's deals.
Each link goes to a different special.

I made 20 projects for today.... but be sure to stop back at My Cricut Craft Room tomorrow for 20 more projects using Outdoor Man, Baby Steps, Stork's Delivery, B is for Boy, Mickey and Friends, 9 months, Sugar and Spice, Create a Critter 2, and many more cartridges.... Come right back here to see them!

Get $100 OFF the Reconditioned Cricut Expression Machine!
There are lots of surprises and new things along the way today... make sure to visit each blog on the hop to be entered to win today's blog candy, which is a custom graphic for you (or a friend) for their blog or a blog hop!

Here is the last "official" stop on the hop!
Hopefully you commented at all of the blogs along the way to be entered to win a custom graphic.... Scroll down to see a few examples of graphics that I have made in the past.
I am also looking for participants for a Mommy and Me Blog Hop February
Here is the facebook group for the Mommy and Me Blog hop
if you would like to make a project for the hop....

Also a Single Girls Valentine's Day Blog Hop.... you guessed it... Valentine things to do for yourself and crafts along with it! Here is the facebook group to join this hop

Also go to the next blog on the hop to see a project made for kids and a great parenting blog.... It is just kicking off to it would be great to support a new blog (and I will write a guest post once a week or so) 

There is one more project over there.....
It is a Sesame Street Abby Caddabby Valentine Card for Bella, she hasn't seen it yet...
I am putting it in her Lunch Monday, then some of the cute treat bags over the next week and a half with carrots or apples in the plastic bags.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for 
January's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop. 

Make sure to be a follower of My Cricut Craft Room and enter your email to be added to the newsletter, it will email you everyday and you will be the first to know of updates, 
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You will also know when I publish the newest Cricut help guides. 
Stop back at My Cricut Craft Room tomorrow for the 
COMPLETE Cricut Cartridge List in Word and Excel format. 

Also the Cricut Font guide (a sample of every font on every cricut cartridge) 
and the very helpful 
Cricut Craft Room Help Guide (over 37 pages)
Click here to download that now  

Click on this picture for the deals at today 
580538_Cricut Mini 728x90

New Cricut Font Guide and Design Team Call .....

Here is what I am working on for you..... 
(You can download it tomorrow (Sunday January 6, 2013)

Have you ever wondered what each font looks like from various Cricut Cartridges..... 
Well I am making you a help guide :) Here is just a sample of it ....... 
and below that some more font help from a tutorial from the past..... Scroll down.... it is very helpful with Cricut's Craft Room. 


A spot on this design team could be a great opportunity for people to see your projects each week. This term is February to the end of August.

As a part of the team, you will need to make one post a week on your blog in correlation with my blog. You will also need to participate in our 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop the first full weekend of each month. You will get a blinkie for your blog and your blinkie (if you have one) will go on my blog here. The group of ladies are so great, talented and helpful.

I am looking for a few beginners, a few intermediate and a few highly talented people. The main thing that I am looking for is for you to show your work and give a detailed description so anyone can replicate your project no matter how simple or advanced your project is.

The general rules of my blog and facebook are to share in a positive way. We promote the use of Cricut cartridges and no SVG images. I also like you to use actual stamps and not digi stamps.

To apply please email me

Please put the subject DESIGN TEAM CALL if you do not put that as the subject I will probably miss it.

Please include:

1. Your name
2. What country and time zone you live in
3. Blog address (you have to have a blog, feel free to create one)
4. A link to your favorite project you have made
5. Your project must use cricut cartridges.
6. List any other design teams if you are on one or have been on.
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!

Best of luck!

Submission deadline is 
Sunday, January 13, 2012 11:59pm PST
No late applications can be accepted.


Jamie M. - 

Lisa LeMay - - 

Mary M - 

Robin Carroll - - 

Erica's Projects - 

Samantha - 

Sarah - - 

Sarah Mae - - 

Tami - - 

Erica's Blog Candy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room's December 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us today for December's 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop. 

THere is actually no blog candy today....
BUT there is a seasonal Design Team call, please scroll down for details! 

My Cricut Craft Room 
Jen L 
Sarah W
Erica’s Projects
Sarah H
Erica’s Blog Candy

My favorite time of year! 

We are doing a few things different than we did last year..... 
Instead of the 25 days of Christmas from December 1-25, we ALWAYS like to stay ahead so that you have plenty of time to make your crafts.... so we have started today November 12th. There will be a ton of inspiration and a few of last year's amazing projects, we just might dig them up again for you because they were that great! 

This also is the time of year for our seasonal design team.... 

This is for December 1-31, 2012 
This is not for a permanent place on our design team. This is just to help out our design team who works so hard to create and share with you all year long. We give them time off so they can craft for their homes, families and friends, and just enjoy a little R & R. 
But we want to keep giving you a ton of inspiration. 
So this term is ONLY from December 1-31, 2012.
 It is similar to a guest designer, but for a month rather than just one day. 
So applications are accepted today through Sunday December 2, 11:59pm EST.
The Seasonal team will be announced Monday December 3, 2012 
To apply please email your application to 
with the subject line Seasonal DT Application 
Please email me ONE project you have made with your cricut.
Also include your name, facebook name, email address and blog address. 

Beginners are VERY VERY welcome. All I ask for beginner and advanced talent, is that when you post try to give as many instructions as possible. 
You MUST use cricut cartridges, no SVGs and no Digi-stamps. 
During this time there should be NO solicitation for sales of ANY kind. 
This is just to showcase your talent and blog.
You will be posting at least one project a week during December, you may post more if you would like. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room's November 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us today for November's 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop. 

Next you should go to Jodi's Blog for the last stop on the hop. 

  • Claire
  • Cathy
  • Erica's Projects 
  • Jamie M 
  • Erica's Blog Candy 
  • Jodi
  • Saturday, November 3, 2012

    November's 100 Cricut cartridge Blog Hop

    Thank you for joining us today for November's 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop. 

    Thank you for hopping along with us. Today's blog candy is a set of Bo Bunny Rejoice paper collection. Please make sure that you have commented on all of the blogs along the way today. 
    The winner will be announced on a Live Ustream on Wednesday at 11:00am EST. 

    1. MCCR
    2. Kathy S
    3. Mary
    4. Nadja
    5. Miranda
    6. Shelley
    7. Lisa Chamberlain
    8. Janet
    9. Lisa Carrier
    10. Sharon
    11. Tammy S
    12. Jessica S
    13. Erica’s Blog Candy