August 28, 2010

Join in on the French Manor Blog Hop!

I am doing a blog hop with eight wonderful ladies so, after previewing the project below and entering to win my blog giveaway, head over to quilt frog.  A special thank you to Jana at im never bored for organizing the details to bring this blog hop to you!  Be sure to check out all the wonderful blogs to see the projects highlighting the French Manor cartridge!  Also some fantastic giveaway opportunities!  I hope you enjoyed Jana's site!  There is more to enjoy! 

I  made this project using the Cricut French Manor cartridge that is a Cricut Circle Exclusive.  It's title is appropriately called BRIGHT!  It definately is BRIGHT! and very cheery and Happy!





The creative feature keys included on the French Manor cartridge are Layer, Card 1, Card 2, T@g 1, T@g 2 and Border. 

I used the Gypsy and Cricut® George and Basic Shapes, Storybook and French Manor cartridges.  I welded 3 Medalln1 borders together to form a longer border.  I cut this out of the hot pink cardstock.

I then welded the same image to a rectangle creating a mat out of patterned paper. I used my sewing machine to sew the pink border to the patterned paper on the top and bottom. Then, I adhered it to the block of pattern paper with adhesive to the layout.



I used the Gypsy to cut three Frame using Pink Cardstock on the first, used the hide contour to hide all inside lines creating a shadow cut. The second I used the hide contour to hide the inside straight cuts only. On the third, used the Gold Gemstone cardstock and cut as shown on page 58.  Then, Layer together using dimensionals. The inside piece from the third cut will be glittered using adhesive and glitter in Gold. Adhere to the middle of the frame giving a mirrored affect.  You can leave it as a mirror or better to add a photo to balance the layout. 



Using Gold Gemstone cardstock, select Birdtile Border then, cut Birdtile Layer. Then, repeat cutting another mirror image. Add a Swarovski crystal on each for the bird’s eye. Glitter one bird with Pink glitter and one with glass microbeads. Layer on top of the birdtile using dimensionals.

Using the Gypsy and Pink Cardstock, cut Birdstmp which I modified the height and width making it square. Cut a second one after removing the center square from the image with the hide contour in printed cardstock. Adhere pink frame to printed shadow cut using adhesive. Add a ribbon bow with a heart lock and key charms to the cut.  Place your favorite photo here.



Using the Storybook Cartridge, cut out B, R, I, G, H and T in yellow patterned paper. Use adhesive and Gold glitter to add sparkle. Place the embroidered flowers with adhesive on the layout. Place the letters “B, R, I, G, H AND T” between the embroidered flowers with adhesive.



Using the French Manor cartridge, select sofa T@g 2 cut out one each in two sizes with one a half an inch smaller in your choice of pattern paper. Select sofa Layer cut one an inch smaller. Use adhesive and glitter on the edges. These will create the flowers by layering one in the two larger sizes and using a brad as the flower center. The second flower will be using the remaining three different sizes. Add an antique glass button near the flower on the bottom right of the layout.



Add ribbon, charms, antique buttons, embroidered flowers. Your favorite pictures will go in the frame and in the stamp frame.

Now.....on to the Prize!  Seeing as this layout was so bright!  I have a stylin' pair of Imagine Sunglasses!  How can you win? Leave a comment on this post and subscribe/follow my blog! That's it! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 4th.  Please enter once. You will have two weeks to claim your prize.



I am also doing a second drawing for a different prize.  Be sure to grab your list of cricut cartridges and take the 10 short question survey!  Click here for more details!  Or Click here to just take the survey!  There will be a drawing for a prize for those completing the survey and leaving a contact email.  The survey is anonymous to find out what you, the followers of SweetSassyDiva's blog, would like to see.  Also, positive comments on posts is another way to vote on what you like to see.

I also have more French Manor cards posted on my blog.  Click here to view Lion....thank you my friend!  Click here to view Peacock Amour! Be sure to check out the other blogs on this hop too!  Here there are.....

im never bored

You are here!

quilt frog

green girl scraps

fantabulously pink

impressionable art

scrappin my stress away

Scrapabookaholic

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34 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

That is some serious use of the Gypsy! Gorgeous LO. Love the colors :D. TFS!

Sparksgal said...

Love your layout! The colors are great...and bright! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Jess (aka Sparksgal) <<<---Circle MB User Name

Jana said...

So beautiful Bobbi Jo. I love the use of bright colors.

Valerie said...

You are so right very bright. I like the clever way of using the definition of the word "bright" Thanks for the blog hop.
Valerie on CMB

chignon said...

The bright colors are wonderful! I can just picture this framed and hanging in my DD room! I'm making a supply list now :o) TFS

jennyplace2 said...

Very nice layout, so right and cheery!

Jo said...

Love this ... the colors and papers are perfect for FM!

Jo xx

gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

Brenda said...

Wow, love all the colors!! Very nice!!

brz352@yahoo.com

Laurieinaz said...

Wow. That IS bright...and beautiful! TFS

Emily said...

GREAT layout! I am loving all the bright colors :) Thanks for the chance to win as well!

coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com

Connie said...

Love the colors!! Glad you titled it Bright!! THanks for sharing

connie.kirchner@yahoo.com

Wende said...

Love how happy this LO is!!!
passionatelypaper@gmail.com

IRW Dana said...

I love all the papers you used and the cuts are so intricate. LOVE IT ALL! Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

This is really nice and creative!!

I you read this and can communicate with scrappin my stress away, can you ask her to please change the link to scrapabookaholic? she is sending people to another blog

jayma15 said...

I love the colors!!

jayma15 (circle name)

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful layout! Love those bright colours!
JenniferHawkins2 on MB

*BJ* said...

Fun blog hopping. TFS bettylarryn@yahoo.com

onescraphappymomma said...

Beautiful layout...love the colors!

Jodie R said...

I hope this page doesn't just end up in a book somewhere! FRAME it!! I LOVE it! TThis page has given me so many great ideas, I'm thinking of blowing off the housework today!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks fot the opportunity. Love the bright colors on your layout. I am now a follower

Penny
pennyspad@sbcglobal.net

R said...

Love this!!! Fabulous colors!!! TFS

rhondah*

Sherrie said...

Wow! I love this piece of art! I would hang it in my studio it is so beautiful! I love the colors and how you used the various cuts throughout. Stunning!

darlene said...

what a great card!! Looks like you spent a lot of time putting it together. darsirrine@ymail.com

Olive Juice Studio said...

This is beautiful and I just love all of the bright colors you used!

Mandy said...

This is so pretty and bright! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

mandypahl@hotmail.com

craftaholic said...

Love, Love, Love, Your french manor page! Very good job putting it together and love the colors!!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2@hotmail.com

Rexann

andejean said...

I am always in awe of people who can design such complicated layouts and cards... I'm always afraid I'll mess it up! LOL Great job! :D

Deanne said...

great colors!! Thanks for sharing!

Memurz said...

That is a wonderful layout!! I absolutely love all the colors!!

TeacherMom said...

So bright you gotta wear shades!!! I would love the shades but don't need them to look at your beautiful layout. I love all the colours and details. Loving your blog and the FM blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Cammie said...

wonderful

SherriC. said...

Great LO, love all the colours to it...thanks for a chance to win!!!!
brodiec88 at hot mail dot com

cheryl said...

Gosh this was beautiful. I'm pretty new to the Cricut world and just purchased the Imagine. Can't wait to get it to start creating!

Lovat Watts said...

Thanks for the inspiration Bobbi Jo

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