Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back

I hope you have enjoyed the hop we put together to say THANKS to Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.



I'm the last stop.   You should have come from Karey's Blog, If not you might have gotten lost and wish to start from the beginning with Kat's Blog.   The lineup is also posted at the end this post.

For my project, I really wanted to use the Popup Neighborhood Cartridge that I won from Erica.   My page started out as a pink and purple store with a cute little Cricut head I created using Cricut Craft Room.  And then what usually happens, happened, I couldn't find a piece of paper to match.   I spent a crazy amount of time in Joann's and didn't find anything.....except for the cutest little penguin sitting on a piece of paper with cute little snowmen and santas.     So, I decided to make a Christmas store for my layout.  



I made the store like a card and a put a photo of the prizes I had won along with a note for Erica.   All of the pages are being placed in an album for Erica.

Now I must say thanks to this great group of ladies who helped put this album and hop together.  During the past couple of days I have said many times I don't know how Erica does all this stuff.    But I am really glad that she does because since finding My Cricut Craftroom on Facebook, I have become a better paper crafter.   With her blog she provides daily inspiration and a place for crafters, like myself to display our work;  U stream videos that are not scripted, perhaps that is why they are so much fun and have been extremely helpful, and I don't want to forget what she does for others;  Cards for Operation Write Home and Project Sunshine and Smiles cards for Kids at St Jude's hospital.
I know how much time and work Erica puts in all of this and I just want to say Thanks Erica!    I know you enjoy doing all of it and then you do even more with all the prizes you give away!   I appreciate it, I know all the ladies who worked with me on this appreciate it, and I just hope everyone who has hopped with us today appreciates all your hard work as well.

I couldn't decide what to do for blog candy and finally decided another way to say thanks is to support Erica's store.   I was hoping that gift certificates would be available but they are not so what I am doing is a $10 credit to her store.  (I will paypal that to Erica when I announce the winner)   To enter, I would like you to post on Erica's facebook page something you appreciate, maybe you won a prize or are thankful for her super awesome store prices or a tip you leaned.  I will announce the winner on Erica's facebook page on Monday evening.

Thanks for hopping with us and Happy Crafting!

Laurie

http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com                   
http://papercrafteranonymous.com                 
http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com                   
www.lezlyes.blogspot.com                              
http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/                                   
http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/                     
http://cema1cema.blogspot.com                     
http://micraftygal.blogspot.com                        
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com                 
http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com                   
http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com                 
http://kccroppers.blogspot.com                       
http://www.creativecraftcorner.com                 

14 comments:

Lisa said...

So pretty!

KAT said...

very nice laurie. i know erica will appreciate all you've done and what the others have contributed. thank you for putting this on and inviting me to partake.

Connie Layman said...

Laurie your finished layout is just adorable and I'm sure you were meant to be led to that cute little penquin, another of Erica's favs! I want to compliment you on the wonderful job that you have done with this hop and thank you for inviting me!

cema1cema said...

So cool, I love your idea! Thanks for inviting me to to participate in this wonderful project! So many great people! Christina

Liz said...

Adorable, love how you turned it into a card this is truly awesome!

Josie0602 said...

This is so adorable!! Great idea and great design!
Tracy

Debbie said...

this Lo is genius, such an inventive idea, I am going to scrap lift the idea. this was such a great way to tell Erica how much she is appreciated thanks to everyone that gave of themselves to give to Erica and thanks for all the inspiration and ideas that you guys gave to all of us
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EnjoliCollums said...

I love the santa shop!! Your layout was perfect!!

lindaplus3 said...

very very cute ,,, this was a great hop for your friend :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Val626 said...

This is absolutely fantastic , such a great job

Suzys Crafts said...

Your layout is so beautiful! Love it very much. Erica will love it too. And thanks for putting this together. It has been so fun!

gypsyrps said...

I'm glad you didn't find your matching paper as I absolutely love the Santa store and know Erica will love it even more. Really great project. I love it!!

Susan said...

Your page is amazing and even more so when I saw it opened! Wow is all i can say my face lit up like the lampost with such joy in knowing how happy Erica will be reading all the posts and receiving all her amazing pages! Thanks for organizing something so wonderful for such a spectacular lady! You rock!!!

Creative Creations said...

omg this is such a great layout love how u put it all together!!!