Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut!!

It is a wonderful day today at Exploring Cricut. It is our 3rd birthday!!! And to celebrate it, we are having a 'Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut Blog Hop'! We sure hope you will hop along with us and then create a card, layout or paper craft celebrating a birthday event using a Cricut cartridge. You can use any colors but it must include at least 1 button, brad or jewel.
Now, if you can my way from Exploring Cricut then you are headed in the right direction. If you just happened to stop by and visit, well Thank You! Why don't you hop along with us then. If you get lost along the way you can come back by and check a list of the stops at the end of my post.
For my card today I went with the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge. I have sorely neglected this great cartridge. I cut the darling Cowboy 1 that can be found on page 38. I cut him at 3.5 inches. I so love the banana across his face and that cool hat. I used some glossy accents on his eyes and did a little bit of doodling. The sentiment is from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. I stamped it using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Punched it out with a 1 1/2 circle punch. I also punched a 1 3/4 inch circle to go behind it. I then took some Cappaccino Solid Twine from The Twinery and made a lasso around the sentiment. Did a little bit of doodling with my white gel pen. Finished off my card with some brown little buttons from my stash. The bg paper is open stock from Hobby Lobby.
I hope ya'll like my card!!! :)
I hope you will join us for our challenge. You will have until 10pm, EST Saturday, Oct. 12th to link.
Check out the rules for our challenges in the side bar at Exploring Cricut. There will be blog candy offered there. There also may be some along the hop. You will just have to visit everyone and see. I will be offering some blog candy myself. I have been dying and crinkling my own ribbon. So I will be giving 4 different colors. I will be using to pick the winner and will post late Saturday night Oct. 12th. You don't have to be a follower, but I do ask that you have a U.S. address. I'm sorry I can't ship anywhere else. The winner will have a week to contact me with a way to get in touch with you.

Now I want to say: Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut!!!! Thank you Diane for allowing me to be on this awesome Design Team. I am loving it and can't wait to see where this next year will take us.

Your next hop stop is my wonderful DT Sister Donna. I know she has some awesomeness in store for your enjoyment!!

Sharon You are here
Donna Next hop stop
Rae Ann
Michelle N
Michelle S


Miranda Hall said...

Very cute card! I love how you also decorated the inside. Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Fantastic card and thanks for being a part of our great team!

Tisha Sewell said...

I love your card! It is just too cute!

Tammy M said...

Cute card. Love how cute the hat turned out and the lasso idea around the sentiment. It also gives me more ideas on the bg papers that I have from paper stacks that I am not using in my scrapbooks. Thanks for sharing!

UnikByYes said...

Awww, Sharon, this is adorable! Love this card! TFS
Have a lovely day!

Michelle N. said...

What a cute card! I just love how you decorate the inside-but that western chick is so cute!

Donna and Sara said...

What a sweet little card, love that cartridge too! The lasso was a terrific idea!

Rae Ann said...

Your little guy is adorable. Great card.
Rae Ann

Mollie said...

Super cute, Sharon! LOVE that little cowboy bird! I don't have that card, so maybe it is going on my wish list :) I really love the inside too! The hat in the corner is awesome!


Annette said...

Sharon, this is darling! Thanks for the reminder of how great this cartridge is.

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Sherrie K. said...

Hehe..this little guy is so cute! I love the background paper and such a fun cut!
Happy Monday!
Sherrie K

Alma Ross said...

Love the little bird dressed like a cowboy. And the colors on the ribbon is just gorgeous.

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Gail said...

What a lovely card - the hop is going to be great as the first stop already has a fantastic card creation - have a wonderful week - and thanks for the hop - utb 01 at att dot net

Scrapping Girl said...

Oh Sharon, this so cute! I adore all the birds on 3 Birds on Parade-they just make me smile! I've never cut this guy out before, but will have too after seeing how cute he looks on your card :)
Michelle S.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a super cute card !


Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH.... this one is as CUTE as the other one I saw.... AWESOME cowboys! Makes for a fun birthday card. :o)