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Monday, July 30, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room-Letter E

Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a fun weekend! I got to spend some time with some sweet friends, so my weekend was great! :)

 Today is my day to post for My Cricut Craft Room! Today is Letter of the Day is.."E". I have decided to decorate a cute little mini into an Easter Eggstravaganza album for my Easter pictures next year.

For this Easter mini I used the April Showers Cricut cartridge and the Spring Holiday cards Cricut cartridge. I cut all of the pieces in various sizes ranging from 1" to 3 ". I made a card with these papers recently and had some hearts left over from that, so I added a few of those, as well. The papers I used were TPC Studio Happy Easter, Core'dinations cardstock and DCWV cardstock. I used numerous stamp sets and stamped through out and added a bunch of twine on the spiral binding for added cuteness! Here are some more photos~

This little mini only took a few hours to decorate and it was so much fun! I hope you like my MCCR project for today!

Please stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see more wonderful projects like these!! Have a great day and a lovely week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Heather Lynn

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scrapbook Friday with MCCR~Ballet Layout

Hi Friends! It's Friday! Woohoo! How exciting is that?! Well, today is my day to post over at My Cricut Craft Room. Today is Scrapbook Friday and we could choose from a dance or sport layout, so I made a ballet layout to share with you all today. My daughter had been in ballet class since last fall and she recently had her first recital. Here's what I came up with~
For this 12x12 layout I used Echo Park Hello Summer papers that I bought from Erica's ustream sale. I used the CTMH Art philosophy Cricut cartridge for the title. I cut the letters at 1 inch. The little ballerina I cut using Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge. I cut her and all of the layers at 4 inches. I drew her little face and colored her nails to look painted. I used 3GJ crinkle ribbon for the pretty bows. I glued the photo down leaving a space to tuck a little journal card underneath. I glued a small photo on the back of that. I added some buttons, inked edges, and fussy cut the scalloped paper strip to add some fun details. Here's the ballerina closer up~
 Here's the little tag and picture that tucks underneath the photo. I added some ribbon to be able to pull it out easier~
So that's my project for today. I hope you like it! Please be sure to visit My Cricut Craft Room to see more projects like these made by my talented design team sisters!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Heather Lynn

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hey there cupcake!

Hi everyone! It's Monday once again! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I got some happy mail from my bloggie friend Maria. I recently won some candy from a contest I had entered. Her blog is called Joyful Stamper and she makes the prettiest cards! You should go by and check it out if you don't already follow her blog! She sent me some smash items and some adorable buttons which included some red glittery ones. I saw those buttons and ran into the craftroom to use them. They are so cute! Here's what I put together.
For this card I used a cupcake I cut from Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge, the glittery red buttons from Maria, some beautiful Iris 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon, some cute stamps, red glitter glue, purple post it craft paper, white card stock for base and accent piece, and a little hand made flag. (used white cardstock, cut out a flag, stamped it, and added a toothpick.)

I think it turned out pretty cute! Hope you do, too! It was quick and easy! Have you tried 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon yet? If not you should head over and get you some! They have a wide variety of gorgeous colors! They also have a "Beautiful Bow Maker" and it helps to make quick and easy bows and it's only $5.99! I love mine! :) Just click on the link above!

Oh, I forgot to mention I loved reading all of your favorite movie comments  that you left when I chose a winner for the ribbons and buttons the other night. I type that out after midnight and forgot! I am getting old, ya know! lol I am planning on doing another giveaway soon so please stay tuned! ;)

As always, thank you for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a fabulous week!

Heather Lynn

Saturday, July 21, 2012

And we have a winner!

Hi all! I chose a winner for the fun ribbons and buttons tonight using! The winner is..

Tara from Craftin Desert Diva's

Congratulations to you Tara! Please contact me by email and send me your info! My email is on the side bar on the left! Thank you!! 

Thanks to you all for being followers and for always stopping by to visit me! I will be doing another giveaway soon!! Keep a look out! :)

 Heather Lynn

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A little "thank you" giveaway!!!

Hey bloggie friends! I hope your week is going well so far! I was organizing in my craft room tonight and decided I have some extra ribbons, lace, floss, etc that I would like to give away~to one of my sweet followers~ just to say thank you! There are all different colors, sizes, a bunch of randomness! I am also going to add in a baggie of misc. button goodness!
So, if you would like to win, just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite movie is..just for fun! Mine is 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I love that movie! Thanks for following along with me! I appreciate each and every one of ya! I will use to pick one winner on Friday, July 20th. Good luck! 

                          Heather Lynn

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My IMAGINEation Monday~You're My Cup of Tea! ~My Cricut Craft Room

Hi friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today is my day to post for My Cricut Craft Room! Today is "My IMAGINEation Monday" so I had to use my Cricut Imagine machine for my project. I haven't been using my Imagine much lately but I do love it! It makes fast and easy projects. I hope to use it more now that I got my desk cleaned off!  Here is what I put together for today. 

I used the "Better Together" Imagine cartridge for the title and tea cup. I cut the tea cup at 3 1/2 inches and the title at 3 inches. The large yellow die cut I just used the cut only function and the shapes that comes built into the machine. All of the patterned papers are from Erica.  I used a fiskars border punch for the black strip at the bottom, some twine, added some journaling, and voila'..that's all. Here's the title closer up. I did not do the layers this time.

Here's a closer up view of the little tea cup.

I hope you like my layout today. For more inspiration please visit My Cricut Craft Room and what my talented design team sisters have made to share! 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! If you become a follower, please leave me a comment, and I will come follow you back! Have a great day, friends! (My daughter turns 4 today..omgosh where did the time go?!)

Heather Lynn

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sharing some Smash pages

Hi friends! Hope you all are doing well! The weekend is getting nearer! :) Tonight I have a couple of Smash pages to share with you real quick before I try to get a little sleep. I just love "smashing" much fun! Here's what I threw together~
I used Echo Park Hello Summer papers I bought from Erica's Ustream Sale. I used misc. buttons, smash  stuff (also from Erica's Ustream), photos, felt owl..etc
I added all of this extra stuff with a paper how its holds extra photos and random stuff like my diecut squirrel I made.

one more time~
Hope you like my pages! If you haven't tried "smashing" should! It's stress free scrapbooking for me..LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

                                                                             Heather Lynn

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WYEGW-My Cricut Craft Room~I Love You

Hi everyone! Today is my day to post over at My Cricut Craft Room! Today, I am supposed to use a Cricut cut that is not a featured one. It helps us explore our cartridges! :) This was my sneek peak..

Here is my cute but simple card!  I cut this little card using the Sweetheart cartridge. I cut it at 5 inches. I used Core'dinations cardstock for the card base. I used the TPC Studio Happy Spring paper line that I got from Erica. I cut little pieces of the different papers and glued them to cover the  hearts/holes, so you could see the pretty patterns peeking through. 
I used my Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge to cut the "I Love You" sentiment. I then took the papers and covered the mess I made on the inside of the card by covering all of those hearts. I used one of the hearts that was left after cutting the card, to add a little cuteness. Lastly, I added some twine and tied a little bow. That's all! 

I hope you all like my card today! This came together really fast! I hope you are all staying cool! It's not so easy to do these days! lol

Please be sure to check out my design team sisters' projects over at My Cricut Craft Room!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by!!
Heather Lynn

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop-Announcement

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

You should have started at if not please start at the beginning

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

I am super excited and honored to be chosen as a new design team member for My Cricut Craft Room! I can't wait to get to know all of my fellow design team sisters and to make some fun projects to share  with you all! Thank you so much, Erica, for choosing me to be a part of your awesome team!!

I have made this cute project to share with you today. My daughter just had her first 2 dance recitals a few weeks ago, so I needed to get that in a scrapbook. I have used Flower Shoppe, Rock Princess, and Plantin School book cartridges for these pages...
I used numerous dance papers for this 2 page layout. I cut the title using Plantin School book and cut it at 1 1/2 inches. I used the Rock Princess cartridge to cut the boombox and cut out all of the layers at 2 1/2 inches. 
I cut the flowers using the Flower Shoppe cartridge. The pink I cut at 2 1/2 inches and the black ones I layered on top I cut at 2 inches. I added some cute little gems in the center of each flower. I added some 3GJ crinkle ribbon, and my white jelly roll pen on some black cardstock and cut into strips for my journaling. 

I hope you like my project for today!

Next you should go to Lisa's blog here..

Here is the whole line up in case you get lost along the way!

Heather Lynn

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Bunch of Thank You's and a WINNER from the 3GJ Blog Hop!

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a good week so far and hope you are keeping cool! I don't have any crafty projects (by me) to share but I want to show some gifts my SWEET friends have sent me in the past week or two. I also am going to pick a winner for the suprise grab bag from the 3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows Blog Hop!
As you all know, I had my Well Owl Be Blog Hop recently and a bunch of my friends made amazing projects to share. I have since received some of those in the mail! My friend Julie sent me a super cute card and some 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon as a "thank you" for asking her to be in my 1st hop. here's what she sent!

Of course this "cherry lipstick" and "antique white" 3GJ crinkle ribbon was all nicely packaged but I dove right in and used it before I thought to take a photo! lol  I LOVE this stuff! 
Thanks so much, Julie, for my adorable card and ribbon!! I LOVE it all!!

I also received this totally caaauutee owl gift box, card, and stamps from my friend Jessica E from Chick-n-Scrap. I am in love with this little owl!!

Thank you so much, Jessica!! You are so sweet! :)

Then, recently I won a gift card from Sheryl from Ink and Lace with Sheryl during a Fresh Brewed Designs  Blog Hop. I chose what I wanted and Heather, the awesome owner of FBD got my gifts right out to me. Here's what I got!
Look how cute!! I love the stamps and the twine! Thank you Sheryl and Heather! On July 14-16th is the "HOT" Blog Hop over at Fresh Brewed won't want to miss it! 

I also won some twine from my bloggie friend Jessie during a Getting Cricky Blog Hop recently! She sent me 9 wonderful colors and a sweet card, too!  Looky here!
Now this was neatly packed but my almost 4 year old was "just looking at it" and this is the result! LOL I love all of these beautiful colors! Thank you so much, Jessie!!!

Last but not least, my SFF (sweet friend forever), Jessica S. from Jessica's Craft Shaque, made me this amazing owl mixed media canvas! Can you believe it's her first mmc ever?! I can't! I love this..She brought it over to me last week and it has a new home in my craft room! 
Thank you soooo much, Jessica! I truly LOVE him/it! :) 

Wow..I have such great friends! I am truly blessed! I have found people in the blogging/crafting world are so sweet and giving!!! Which leads me to the winner of my "suprise grab bag" from the 3GJ Beautiful Bows Blog Hop I was a guest designer for on Sunday! I used to choose a winner and it chose
and # 2 is.....
Norma G.! 
Congrats, Norma! Please contact me and I will send you your prize soon! 

Alright, friends, it's time for me to go and get crafty! Please come back on Sunday because I will have some news to share! :) Thank you, everyone, for coming by, following, and commenting! I really appreciate every one of you!!!

Heather Lynn

Sunday, July 1, 2012

3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM Beautiful Bows Blog Hop!!!

I am so honored that Julie K. asked me to be a special guest designer for this hop! Thank you so much, Julie! 

This Hop will feature the BRAND NEW 3GJ Bow Maker!
This Bow maker is available in 2 beautiful colors/patterns!
Pink Quatrefoil
Purple Chevron.
The Bow Maker will sell for just $5.99!

All Bow Maker orders placed through July 5, 2012 
will include a 4 yard bundle of the very new 
Summer Sprinkles crinkle ribbon. 
 (This color may or may not be a regular.  It will depend on if people like it or not)

There will also be a SALE until July 5th on crinkle ribbon bundles~Buy TWO get one free! How sweet is that?!

I have a couple of projects to share with you all today. Here's my card~
For this card I used~ DCWV cardstock from the Mango Stack, polka dot paper from scrap pile, Owl was cut from Hoot n Holler Cricut cartridge, 3JG Crinkle Ribbon in baby boy, cherry lipstick, and Daffodil, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, corner punch, ATG,and  Stardust Stickles.
I have one more project to share. This was a plain wood/partical board picture frame I picked up at a thrift store for 35 cents! Here it is now~
For this frame I used~yellow cardstock from my stash,Lost & Found 2 patterned paper, both sides, green, kraft, and brown papers from scrap pile, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for house, Sugar & Spice Cricut Cartridge for monkey (I cut off bow), Webster's Pages alpha stickers, heart punch,  Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, and  3GJ Crinkle Ribbon in Daffodil and Antique White.
I hope you like my creations today! They were a lot of fun to make! 

                                            Candy Alert!

I will give a little suprise grab bag to ONE follower so be sure to leave me a comment!,  I will pick a winner on Tuesday, July 3! Good luck! 

Now, if you have arrived here from Julie, you are on the right track. If you just came here from your dashboard, please go to 3 Girl JAM to get started!

Before you hop along, there is also a
Linky Party to join!
The only requirement is to link a
project with "Beautiful Bows"

Of course, any ribbon or bows if fine,
but we sure would love to see
you use
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon
After you finish hopping, head back to 3 Girl JAM
to link up your Beautiful Bows!!!

Now, it's time to head on over to Jessica E's blog to see her beautiful bows!

Here is the line up for the Hop:
Julie: A Little Bit of Bling
*Special Guest Designer*
Heather: Random Recipes, Paper Crafts, and Photos by HL
Jessica E: Chick n Scrap
Angie: The Crazy "Scrap" Lady
Jovan: Cards By Jovan
Mackenzie: Cheese and Crafters
Ashley: The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
Jessica S: Jessica's Craft Shaque
Zeni: Scrappy Zeni
Avery: Iowa Craft Girl
Gloria: Oma's Crafts

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping today!!

Heather Lynn