A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! If you are here from Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to K Andrew of Getting Cricky! For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! It is an honor to be in such an awesome hop and she has worked so hard putting this all together so be sure to send her lots of love and appreciation! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the state of Colorado!
Colorado is an amazing place to live. That's why I've been here my whole life (just different areas). The picture above is of Telluride. I used to live about an hour and a half from there and Tom Cruise and Oprah are just a few of the celebrities that have homes there. Very cool place to visit!
Currently I live in Fort Collins and we were voted #2 in the US for best city to live in 2008 from Money Magazine. How cool is that? I moved here about five years ago or so and am so happy I did. We have a fabulous "Old Town" with all kinds of great little shops and awesome free events in the summer, but we also have everything else you could imagine to do, as well, and we are only an hour from Denver and the awesome zoo and botanical gardens! I'm very fortunate to live here!
As far as states I've visited, Maine and Hawaii are my two favorites. Very different yet I want to live in both states. I also love Arizona cause it's so warm and some of my family live there. We will be going there in April (I hope) to visit them. The next states I want to visit are Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. They all are appealing to me for different reasons, but I love road tripping it and seeing all there is to see! If anyone has any great ideas of places to go in these states, please leave that in your comment!
Now onto the project. We were asked to post our favorite creation of the past year and while it was hard to decide, this is my favorite one. For those of you who already follow my blog, I apologize for reposting this as you've most likeley already seen it, but for newbies, this is the one I had the most fun with.
I was supposed to be making a card for my friends who hosted an awesome Halloween party, but I couldn't get everything I wanted onto a card so I decided to make a little hanging sign from chipboard. The tag, as you can see, is removable and that's where I put my sentiments to them. I just loved the way it turned out and it was such a fun Cricut project! I think it ended up being 8" x 8".
Supplies I used were:
- Gypsy Wanderings Cart. for "Thanks"
- Mansion and Fence from Happy Hauntings Cricut Cart
- Ribbon from Offray Spool O' Ribbon
- Metallic Brads from We R Memory Keepers
- Background Paper from Recollections from Michaels - Ravenhead Manor
- Bat Epoxy Sticker from Creative Imaginations
- Tag from full sheet of paper from my stash - purchased at Capture, Inc. http://www.shopcapture.com/
- Cardstock from my stash
- I backed the sign with chipboard from scrapbook.com
- I inked all the edges wit Blackbird Cat's Eye ink
- "Memories Like These" stickers from my stash
- Cropadile bought at Capture, Inc. http://www.shopcapture.com/
- Scotch adhesive clear glue
- This to That strip glue runner from American Crafts
Now if you've been following the hop, then you know we are all giving away blog candy! These are some items I've collected from kits and thought I'd share with you. It's quite a random variety, but there's something in there for everyone so if you would like to be the winner be sure to 1. Become a follower and 2. Leave a comment to enter to win! The winner will be posted on Monday, Feb. 14th and will be selected by the Random Generator so be sure to check back and also please leave me your email in your comment. I want to make sure I'm able to find you if you win! The winner will have 72 hours to respond or I will have to pick another winner. :( Good luck to you all and thanks for following! :0)
Please make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, yourstory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways
Also, please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies:Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design
How cool is that? I will be hopping right along with you all! :0)
Next stop on the hop is DELAWARE! Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Here is the complete blog hop lineup in case you got lost!
BEGIN: Getting Cricky With K Andrew http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Tanya of Scrappy Scavenger http://www.scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com/
Renee Kowalchik of KoolChik Crafts http://koolchikcrafts.blogspot.com/
Teela Young of Coffee24Tea http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com/
Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary http://www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Nicolette Simpson of Beyond Scrapin http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Amy Courchaine of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Living with Fibro http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/ --- THAT'S ME!
Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/ - NEXT
Peggy Brustman of CeltikGirlCreations http://celtikgirlcreations.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Hedderick of Always Crafting http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Brenda Haskin of Simply Bren is Having too much fun http://simplybrenhavingfun.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown of Saving My… http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Angela Urell of Creative Crafting http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Darlene Saucier of Simple Southern Blessings http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
Karen Madden of Lilac and Lupines http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/
Karen Turner of Midlife Mysteries & Masterpieces http://www.midlifemysteries.com/
Andrea Fogleman of Scraplity http://www.scrapality.com/
Krystal Gibson of Krystal’s Kreativity http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com/
Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me http://www.papercraftingcrazyme.blogspot.com/
Kathy Northup of I Love My Crazy Life http://ilovemycrazylife.blogspot.com/
Kathy Floen of The Beautiful Life http://kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/
Gloria Sleeper of Oma’s Crafts http://www.omascrafts.blogspot.com/
Kristal of Getting Cricky http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Brynn Thornburgh of Flair and Frills http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/
Erin Span of I am SpantastiKreations http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS http://www.redwolfscraps.com/
Patricia Logan of MDN Creates http://www.triciatreasure.blogspot.com/
Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at http://www.createncraft.com/
Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me http://www.scrapsforme.blogspot.com/
Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/
Brenda Burffrau of Creativity is a State of Mind http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
Kista Orr of Scrapaleupagus at http://scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
Kathy of Creative Cutter at http://www.creativecutter.org/
Chris Hanselmaan of Chris' Crafty Creations from the Corner http://scrappinchris.blogspot.com/ WASHINGTON
Mariam Satchell of Purple Lily Studio http://mariamsatchell.blogspot.com/
Janice Wilson of Stamping with Janice http://www.stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
Jamie Larsen of Baby Jayden’s Mommy http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
Lindsay Loo of Lindsay Loo Designs http://www.lindsayloodesignz.blogspot.com/
END: Getting Cricky with K Andrew http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Thanks for hopping along and hope to see you all back here on my blog real soon!
XO ~ Amy Jo