Monday, February 7, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Share The Love



Welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and the fourth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

Valentine's Day is in a week and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to Share the Love!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Valentine-themed project that includes the word LOVE somewhere on it.
If you've come from visiting Sharon at Ladybug Designs, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Share the Love" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

Ok, now on to my project!  I decided to make a Valentine's Mini Album to keep a few pictures of  my two favorite Valentines...my grands...Emma and Blake....


I started this project with a $1.00 chipboard album from Michael's.  The paper is from K & Company and all of the cuts are from the Cricut Cartridge Sweethearts with a few labels from Nestabilities Die Cuts.

For the cover of the album, I cut the Love sentiment from page 34 at 2 3/4 inches.  I covered the red portion of the cut in MS glitter and adhered it to the white layer.  Then I covered the whole thing with lots and lots of Glossy Accents. I loooove Glossy Accents...it seals the glitter in place and gives that nice glossy appearance.

I also added a few buttons at the top and bottom of this page.  I used a product that is new to me...thanks to Joy Sikes from the Cricut MB.  The thread in the white buttons is called Memory Thread and holds it's shape when you twist it around.  I just twirled it around a paintbrush and there you go...cute little curly-ques.  I love this stuff...thanks for the info Joy!



For pages 1 and 2, I used the cute little puppy suffering from Puppy Love on page 44 of the handbook.
He was cut at 2 1/2 inches.  I used black gems for his eyes and a bit of Glossy Accents on the heart.
The Puppy Love sentiment is cut at 1 1/4 inches and covered in Stickles glitter glue.

Here's a closer look at this sweet little puppy: notice the rhinestones on his collar!


To finish up the pages, I added mats with gel pen "stitching" and heart shaped brads that I also covered in Stickles glitter glue...you just can't have to much glitter!



Pages 3 and 4...The Cupid Pages!  For these pages I used Nestabilities "Big Scalloped Squares" to cut the photo mats.  I ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Polka Dots folder and inked up the edges.  The little hearts that are scattered over the pages are from the Layers Feature on page 72 of Sweethearts.  I used Stickles glitter glue to add some bling!  The sentiment is from an old stamp set that I had on hand. I stamped it onto a mat made from Nestabilities Labels 11 and added some dots from my gel pen.  The cute little cupid is from page 33 and I glittered him from head to toe!  Then I added not one, but TWO coats of Glossy Accents.  It took awhile to dry, but he is so cute and shiny now....




Isn't he a cutie?




Pages 5 and 6 are decorated with the lock and key found on page 71 of the Sweethearts handbook.  They were cut at 2 1/2 inches.
Of course I glittered those also!  I added a bit of ribbon to the corners of the photo mats, then added a few gemstones to the ribbon...bling, bling!  Large gemstones at each point of the page finishes up these pages.





For the back cover I used the scalloped heart on page 72 cut at 4 1/2 inches.  I added "stitching lines" to the smallest heart with my gel pen.  The xox in the center of the heart are from page 36.  This cut was made at 1 inch, glittered and covered in Glossy Accents.

After putting the finished pages together, I cut pieces of red, pink and white ribbon and tied them to the metal ring for a flash of color and style!


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Valentine Mini Album.  It was really a lot of fun to put together.  Any day that I get to play with glitter and gems is a good day!
I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and spend a few minutes...and so I have a little something special for you...... In honor of my first ever Cricut Crawl, I am giving away the Cricut Cartridge
April Showers!

If you would like a chance to win this fabulous cartridge, I need you to do 2 things:

#1 - Become a follower of my blog if you are not already a follower.
#2 - Leave a comment about today's post along with a way for me to get in touch with you.

That's it...easy-peasy!
You have one week to enter. I will draw a name and announce the winner on Monday, February 14th.

I want to thank you all again for stopping by.  This was my first Cricut Crawl and I hope to do it again...I had a blast!  Now, go see what goodies await you when visit with:

Valerie at  http://craftygolucky.blogspot.com/.

Until next time,

Tanya






58 comments:

  1. really nice job on this mini it is super!

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  2. What a super mini album, Tanya! I love your papers and all your little details - especially the rhinestones on the pup's collar!! Fabulous work!

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  3. What a sweet mini album! Your glittered/glossy cupid turned out cute!

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  4. Tanya, I wasn't a follower yet but am now! I try to follow everyone on the design team :) This is just so cute!! Glad you are on the team!

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  5. OMG, I am so loving looking at your mini! It is so very beautiful!!! You have added lots of details and they are perfect. Awesome job and thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  6. This is simply adorable. Great job! I'm already a follower.


    stockg7 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Tanya, your mini is fabulous! I love it. I'm so glad you could be part of the crawl with us!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  8. beautiful album love all your details. (that puppy is one of my fave cricut cuts)have a great rest of day :) shelly
    branmuffinsmom@yahoo.com

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  9. Awe....I love your album! It is so cute. I love all the details and the pattern paper you used.
    Angela
    Simple Creations
    simplecreations @ live.com

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  10. I just became a follower :) I love this project. It is super cute and I love all the little sparkly embellishments on it. I love the cupid so much! Its sparkles and shines!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com

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  11. This album is absolutely beautiful!!! I love your style and am now a follower!!

    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  12. quite possibly the cutest mini album i've ever seen!! i LOVE all the detail you put in on this. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  13. You can tell a lot of thought and love went into making this mini album - great job!

    I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  14. Tanya, your Valenting mini album is ADORABLE! I love Glossy Accents too! I'm already a follower :)
    sandeeallen@yahoo.com

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  15. Great album, I think the double layer glossy accents is GREAT! I am your newest follower!
    http://invitationsonly.blogspot.com/
    aidensmom2005 at aol dot com

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  16. HEY!! I actually have the sweethearts cartridge, seems like everytime I see something I really like I have to buy a cart I don't have. Your project is beautiful, I gotta go try it out now! :)

    jenaehe@blogspot.com

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  17. What an adorable book! Thanks for sharing. I'm a follower!!

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  18. Like I said before, I always get excited about a cartridge giveaway. I only have a couple which came with my cricut(a gift from my daughter for Christmas.

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  19. All I can say is WOW! I cannot believe that chipboard was 1.00 and you turned it into a gorgeous mini album. I love it. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to all your projects!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  20. I absolutely love your mini album. Great job. I am a new follower. Thank you for sharing.
    diane at weismanfamily dot net

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  21. Creative use of bling and embossing love how each page is unique but tied together i am a new follower

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  22. love love loveeee this mini album!! Thanks for the cute inspiration. And i love your cupcake background on your blog btw :) yum!

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  23. Cute mini album. I'm a new follower.
    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love your mini album. It's so pretty. I'm a new follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  25. You did a great job on this!! I love it! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  26. Awesome album. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  27. Really cute mini, Cute layout. I became follower. Thanks for sharing karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  28. Your mini album is really cute! I just love making minis of all kinds. They're so much fun and so much quicker than a fill sized scrapbook.
    I just became a new follower and will be back to see your other projects when I have more time. Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win your blog candy.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  29. Tanya, this is a gorgeous Valentine album. Love the papers (I have that pack, too), all the cricut cuts, and your beautiful details! I have Memory Thread on my list for the next time I visit Michael's. Now I will add Glossy Accent. Thanks for your inspiration! I need to try an album. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  30. Wow, this is a fantastic album!

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  31. Love the mini album! I always wondered what to do with those albums at Michaels. Went from $1 to PRICELESS!
    I just became a follower and I will be back often. Cute site!

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  32. Great album. I love the puppy with the rhinstone coller.

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  33. I love this project and I am now a follower.

    jenadams60321089 AT hotmail DOT com

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  34. Your mini album is adorable. I would love to know more about Glossy Accents. I use a lot of glitter (I love sparkly, shiny things). I am now a follower....Corina_Thorne@yahoo.ca

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  35. Such a cute mini album! I love all of the detail! Thanks for sharing!

    linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com
    www.fancyframework.com

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  36. Love the mini album. I am a follower.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  37. Oh Wow Tanya... I LOVE this Mini Album... It came out soo cute... I Love all the cuts and what a great paper choice... Nice work! :o)

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  38. Wow, beautiful album...nice to know its from Michael's...you did an awsome job!
    chantalsp166@live.ca
    i became a follower

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  39. Adorable! Have just become your newest follower! TFS!

    ♥Ashley
    welchcreations.blogspot.com
    ash.tybo@gmail.com

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  40. This is a great minibook! I am a new follower. Hope you will look at my blog and become a follower too.

    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  41. Really cute album, awesome work. Good job on your first crawl. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for sharing. Hope to win.:

    Lilsweetcajun@aol.com

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  42. Oh my goodness, Tanya! This is an absolutely fabulous mini. I love the cupids and the all of your bling! Your grandchildren will treasure this in the future, for sure. I would love to win this cart and have become a follower as I know you will have many other great ideas to share!!!! Thanks much!

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  43. Wow Tanya - this is fabulous! I love all the little extra goodies you put on your pages. I have got to try that Memory Thread - love that! I am a new follower and so happy to be here - can't wait to see what you create next!

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  44. How cute is that? All of the pages are cute but I think my favorites are the lock and key.

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  45. What a CUTE little book! And yes, Cupid is adorable in red glitter and all those glossy accents! I've been wondering what to do with that puppy in the Sweethearts cart! I love what you did! sweetpiecesbymeatgmaildotcom

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  46. That mini is beautiful!! You used my favorite things: Minis, Glossy Accents!!!! and glitter but I love glitter GLUE. TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  47. Wow, that mini album is incredible!!!! I LOVE all the shine and glitter, perfect for Valentine's Day! TFS, your new follower Cathryn67 <3
    inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com

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  48. What a fabulous mini album! i love all the cuts, the papers, everything! Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Divas

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  49. Wow... such a beautiful album! It's obvious that you put a LOT of work into this... gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with the Diva's! lol!

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  50. This is a gorgeous album! I love all the beautiful details that you added :) I'm your newest follower!

    scrappybrandi.blogspot.com

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  51. Wowza! That's amazing!

    Jen
    Honeybean Creations
    http://huffinatorshangout.blogspot.com

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  52. Fab mini book! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!

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  53. ADORABLE!!! I have a TON of these mini chipboard albums...gosh, I need to get to work on some!!! I had mentioned in a previous comment that I didnt see where ot sign up as a follower....I just realized my laptop didnt load your whole page!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  54. Love your project! I am a new follower of your blog.

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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