Thank you for joining in on my first ever Blog Hop and 1 year anniversary of my blog DL.ART, which is known as a Blogaversary. It all started when I thought there must be a better way to make cards than always cutting these images out with scissors, my quest for the best pair of scissors ended when I started doing research on die cuts. I could not believe it when the Cricut create came out I had to have it. First I needed to know how to use it.
I came across a funny lady on the internet by the name of Robyn of MY Pink Stamper. Her videos were so funny I laughed so hard, sometimes, but they were also informative. She also had her side kick Karlee (BFF) with her and between the two of them, they made the decision/learning process easy and fun for me.
Six months after I had the create I knew I needed to upgrade to the expression, because with the purchase of the tags, bags boxes and more cartridge. The images were cut too small to be useful on the 6x12 mat.
My next addition was the gypsy-- I don't leave home without it. The imagine and the expression2 came at about the same time. I had ordered the Expression 2 from HSN and a couple days later I saw the Imagine at a price I just could not pass up. I use them all and sometimes, they are going at the same time --- I am surprised I haven't blown a fuse yet.
The latest thing I have ventured into, is the Cricut craft room. I even cut part of my project out and then it stopped --I think there is a software glitch, hopefully by the time you read this post, it will be worked out.
Last year on January 1st, I decided that my goal for the year would be to start a blog and post every day. I did it!!! and then some. Some days I posted more than 3 times, and over the year 2011, I have posted _625__ times. I don't know what got into me
I really was not sure I would be able to keep up with the blog due to trips, the computer mishaps and even with my blog becoming disabled at one point. I have to say this has been a fun year and I value each and everyone of you, not just as followers, but friends. I follow a lot of you and I consider myself your friend. The most exciting part about this blog hop to me is, that this funny Lady that helped me learn to use my Cricut is the main SPONSOR of my blog hop. I am so thrilled. Thank you Robyn-- alias MY PINK STAMPER.
Through out the hop there will be designers, that will have words, that are clues to the project, that you will need, to be able to decipher what the challenge is: you will have until January 6, 11:59 PST to link up, for a chance to win the Sweet tooth boxes cartridge.
You know I love coffee, What better way to say thank you, than to give Thank You Coffee Cards. This card was so super easy. I used imagine more cards (IC) I sized it to 3". I changed the red hearts to pink, pressed auto-fill. The imagine printed and cut 9 of this image from a 12 x12 sheet of Bazzill white card stock and then I just glued them on PTI new leaf card stock. EASY PEASY!
Because I am giving away the sweet tooth boxes cartridge I thought it only fitting to make a project from this super cool cartridge.
Please leave a comment on each designers blog's today January 1st , for the chance to win the prize that Robin from My Pink Stamper is donating. You will have until Jan 2nd midnight to leave a comment I will be picking the winner on Jan3rd
A surprise My Pink Stamper package valued at $60
You will have until January 6th 11:59 to come back to my blog DL.ART and leave another comment letting me know you have linked up a project for the Cricut sweet tooth cartridge that I am giving away.
You will have to link up a new project (made for this challenge) for a chance to win this cartridge..
Be sure and have fun! There are a lot of goodies along the way not mention wonderful inspiration from some awesome designers and bloggy buddies of mine. I could not have done this hop without them or all of you. If you get lost the list is at the bottom of everyone post. You can always start back here or any where you left off.
If reading all of that is too much for you Here is a video of my 1st Blogaversary projects