Saturday, June 9, 2012

Picnic Blog Hop

Thank you for joining My Cricut Craft Room's Picnic Blog hop.
Hopefully this will really get you into the summer mood and hopefully not to hungry.
Erica's Craft Room has sponsored this hop with an AMAZING Prize valued at over $50 including Smash*, Twinery Twine, and New "Erica's Craft Room" embellishments!!

Make sure to follow your new favorite blogs. Also Erica has a special coupon for 25% off your purchase as well as details about her current design team call and all of the other giveaways this month on her blog.....

Your code for 25% off all non-sale* items is.... PICNIC
*Not valid on Provo-Craft Items

Upcoming events
Would you like to be in an upcoming blog hop of mine???

Here are the themes and dates....
These are open to anyone, not just the design team.

If you would like to be a part of one of these hops or have questions about theme please email me
with the topic "BLOG HOP & the theme of the hop----

Saturday June 16- All Cricut blog hop....
you MUST have the name Cricut in your blog.

Saturday June 16-17 "Disney/ Theme Park Hop
(One project each day)

Saturday June 30- July 2- Wedding Hop
(One project each day)

Friday July 13-14- Friday the 13th Hop

Saturday July 21-22- Vinyl Variations Blog hop
(One vinyl created project each day)

Saturday July 28-29- Sports hop
(One project each day)

Tuesday August 7-12 Back to the future hop
(one project EACH day)
August 7- 2000 theme,
August 8- 1990's theme,
August 9-1980's theme,
August 10- 1970's theme,
August 11- 1960's Theme,
August 12- 1950's theme

Saturday August 18- Pass your Trash Hop
(6" die cuts passed to each other)

Saturday August 25- Christmas CARDS hop

June's Promotional Contest
June has a secret sponsor who does not want to be mentioned

Don't forget comment each day in June,one winner each day will win a cuttlebug die or embossing folder.
Just comment once on each post I create and every Tuesday I will announce the winners

ALL of the comments from the entire month will be entered to win the Cuttlebug machine.

So you might not win a Cuttlebug die or folder but you are still entered to win the Cuttlebug machine!

So just comment ONCE on each post to be entered! Simple and easy.
I will also have the store blinkie for your blogs in one week!


Sunshine and Smiles, Cards for a Cause

Sunshine and Smiles Cards for a Cause- June's Cause....

A great web-friend needs some help.....
Her "mother had back surgery well today we have found out she had a blood clot on her spine well it turns
out she may not be able to walk again is there a way to help me ask everyone out there on our facebook
pages that makes card to send her a get well card please as it would mean to world to her and my family for
all the prays as well let me know if this can happen then i will post you her mailing address thank you with all my love Penny
Lillie Ward
3025 E.Holmes Ave.
Cudahy,Wisconsin 53110
that is in the USA for anyone out of the country and thank you all so
much she had a blood clot on her spine compressing it and I may not be so good but with the prays and
cards we should find some help thank you all and love you foot doing this "


My Cricut Craft Room

Design Team Call
June is the end of the first year's term.

January 2012-January 2013 or July 2012-July 2013
Those who joined in January are here until January, but those who joined last June....
their term is up and some of them are moving on.

I am looking for 6 new members.
There are 6 members moving on and I would love to offer those positions to talent ladies.
Here is a little bit about it....

I am looking for people for all talent levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

So even if you have never shared anything that you have made,
even if you do not know much about a blog.... I still want you!

You have to make one project each week. You also must participate in the 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop the first full weekend each month.
Here are the typical weekly guidelines.
Within the guidelines the themes from week to week vary.

On Monday we use a letter of the day, Let's say the letter is D, They can make something with a cartridge that begins with the letter D, such as Damask Decor, Doodlecharms....etc
Or they may make something that starts with the letter D, Dog, Dish, Dots....etc
Or they make something using a feature key that starts with the letter D,
The other option for each Monday is the option to use the Imagine cartridges in the Imagine machine or the E2, the cricut mini or the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridges.

On Tuesday we make cards. You can use that week's sketch from the challenge to make a card or use that Tuesday's theme

Wednesday we use cartridges in unique ways that most people would never think of.... Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the idea is to say I would never have thought of that. We will also show you a specific technique used then I will teach that technique Wednesday night on Ustream.

Thursdays are our Theme days, I give a different theme each week or within that theme you can make a home decor project, card, scrapbook layout.... or anything.
I also give the option to use that day's specific cartridge.

Fridays are Scrapbook days.
There are always two options, one might be a color choice, theme, or another fun thing.

You get the weekends off, except the first weekend of the month when we go through 100 cartridges during our 100 cartridge blog hop the first weekend of each month.

As a design team member you would be responsible for one posting a week on your blog and link it back to my blog.

While on the team you get a discount in my webstore after a month of not missing postings. You get a special Design Team blinkie to post on your blog. In addition to your discount in the webstore you will also have free items added to an order you make with the intention to be used on a Design Team project. So you may order with your Design Team discount but you will also get additional free items to use for a Design Team posting)
The store discount begins at 20%-40% off retail discount. You also may have the chance to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow)

So HOW can YOU become a member of my team???

To apply please email me

This design team uses only Cricut cartridges.
Please make a NEW, never seen before project using at least 2 different Cricut Cartridges. Creativity is very important. You may use as many cartridges as you would like. Do what ever you need to to show how creative (or practical) you are. Either one is expected- creative or practical.

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. Your Facebook name
3. Your blog address (You can make a blog if you do not have one yet)
4. Design Teams that you are on
5. Design teams that you have been on
6. What state/country you live in
7. Then tell me why you would love to me on my design team!
8. Any questions that you may have
9. Don't forget to attach your cricut made creation (it MUST be a new project)

You can apply from now until

Saturday June 23, 2012 at 11:59pm

The new members will be announced on

Monday June 25 and the first posting will be

July 8, 2012 during our

July 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop.


In case you get lost along the way.....


  1. Tracy's blog wasn't up but I'll check back later. loved all the projects! TFS
    Hope Bella is feeling better!
    Janet Royer

  2. Wow...these were great projects!

  3. Wonderful project's on all the blogs. Another awesome blog hop!

    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

  4. Loved the hop!! Looking forward to the upcoming hops (I am hoping to be able to at least one)


  5. What a refreshing idea for a Hop Theme. Everyone did a fantastic job capturing Summer and Picnics!
    Happy to have hopped along!
    Jessica S

  6. What a FUN Blog Hop!!!And Now I am hungry!!!!LOL....

  7. Super hop! The projects were all amazing!

  8. I truly enjoyed your picnic hop.Thank you so much for inviting me. Looking forward to future blog hops.
    God Bles and take care!

  9. Great blog hop Erica!! I had several projects I need to do today and now I find I. WANT to do them now! Thanks to everyone for the inspiration!!

  10. I liked the blog hop. It has given me lots of ideas to try. Can't wait for the next one.

  11. Loved every project along the way!! What a talented group of ladies!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  12. This was so fun - I loved hopping along. Tracy at Loves Buggin wasn't anything up I'll try again later.

    Thanks for the blog hop.

  13. Love all of the projects. So much inspiration!

  14. Great hop!! I got some great ideas! Christina

  15. Awesome hop! There was cutness at every stop! :)

  16. This was such a Fun Hop! My Sister's Birthday is in a couple of Weeks. After all of this Inspiration,I'm going to make her a Watermelon Card! Looking forward to the upcoming Blog Hops!
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  17. These projects were so great they make me want to have a picnic (without the ants, lol0. TFS, Mary M

  18. Thanks for the invite to join this quick and simple Blog hop. All the projects were awesome!!

  19. Thank you for inviting me to this hop, I enjoyed it:) here's to many more...which I see there is:)) Have a great night.

  20. Such a fabulous hop- loved seeing the variety of projects!

  21. hiya

    great blog hop :) love all the cards and mini albums people made ;)

    i have gone to each blog and am now following each one ;)

    tc from mel ;)

  22. Love hoping with all the gals! Great project and I am ready to make a picnic!!! lol
    thanks for the great prize too!!!!!
    TFS all the events and all the goodies updats.

  23. Loved hopping through and seeing everyone's projects, have some new ideas to try. :-) TFS the DT Call info again! I misplaced my sticky of it. :-)

  24. Awesome hop!!! You have some great stuff coming up too, very excited to see some of it, heck, maybe even be apart of it:)

  25. thanks for hosting this hop loved all the projects nice start to the summer, wonderful ideas and inspirations
    unable to comment on Tracy site no post up
    upnurse at aol dot com

  26. Great Hop! Lots of fun projects!
    Miranda :)

  27. Another great hop! I really enjoy seeing all the creative projects!

    missstamper (at)

  28. Great theme for a blog hop--the projects were great. Tracy's didn't have a post yet.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  29. thanks for all the wonderful events and giveaways.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  30. Fun hop!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    There was no project posted on