Friday, February 11, 2011
Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop
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! (http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/) If you are from Rebecca's blog Crafting with Becka in Oregon (http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/) 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's Getting Cricky! (http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/). 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! She has hasked 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 Pennsylvania.
Right now Western Pennsylvania is FREEZING cold! However, it is a very nice place. We have all four seasons and the summers are not too hot. Pittsburgh is home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates for all you sports fans. To the north is Erie and Punxsutawney (home of Groundhog Phil) and also a very large Amish population. To the east is the great city of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia. If you are a foodie or historian this is the place for you. The middle of the state is home to the Hershey factory and amusement park (free chocolate!!!).
This is a card that I made last year for my nephew's birth announcement. I made it on the simpler side as I had to make quite a few. Now, I hope this doesn't come as a shock, but I am not a regular Cricut user. I do have an Expression which I love to cut out large backgrounds and mats. But, I really love my Silhouette. This is where I cut out all the layers of the card. The fish and crab are multi layered and the "its a boy" was welded together using a font that I have on my computer. All the edges were chalked and then pieced together.
I also have been falling more and more in love with digital scrapbooking. Lately, I have been taking all of Jessica Sprague's digital scrapbooking classes. Currently, I am working on the last class: Digi in Deeper and this is the latest project that we created.
Now for the goodies! I have a packet of over $50 worth of Creative Charms goodies. It is full of the brand new Vintage Velvet Poppies, Vintage Brads, Vintage Jewels and of course some bling. Gotta have the bling. To win this prize all you have to do is leave a comment and become a follow of this blog. The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.
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, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, the Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design. 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.
Next stop on the hop is Rhode Island to Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity (http://karelj.blogspot.com/).
Thanks for stopping by.