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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2009 Revisited Part 2- and Blog Candy Too!

I hope that you have enjoyed the last 2 days worth of posts :) It's been fun myself going through my blog and looking at all the things that I've done over the years.

The layout below was done by Phillis, she was so kind to share it with me, using the appliance Cut files!

And here is Ray, he was my First layered SVG that I cut out!
This was the year that I painted my baby bug Purple..
Here is a Wonderful Word book made by Lisa (BugJunkie) Isn't it AWESOME?
You can find this project and many other very cool wordbooks on her blog
And for those that don't have Designer's Calendar, here is a link with a bunch of differentcalendar grids, all made with George.
And here is a Sympathy card that I made that year.. details about it are on this post
September 2009 is when I moved into my own place.. so what better thing to share than aMoving Van!
And.. after the long move.. how about a drink? They are on me tonight! Click the link to find this one and many more.. in SVG Format!
And here's another wordbook.. Click here to go to the post and download the file!
Looking for a few different techniques? Check out this post to see a few of my favorites!

And I had spent a weekend with Lilly and we crafted all weekend long! I see a future scrapper in the making, and we usually do crafty projects when I come to visit. See our fun here!

You can check out this post here and download this #2 Card

I did the Holiday Village and put my cricut to work making a banner to hang, it reads "Happy Holidays from Menards" and there was a Ray at the end.
And I made a few Baby Cards :)
Everyone got Altered Coasters for Christmas, and I made a cute little box to put them in! Click on this post to see how to make the box.


Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #3 is going to be... Cricut Gingerbread - Holiday Mini Cartridge.

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!
There were many different cartridges released during 2010, over 100 of them!

What is your favorite cartridge (new or old) ? and why? :)

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!

Previous Blogaversary Candy - be sure to comment on each post to be entered for the drawings of that item!


Ms. Jen said...

Looks like you had fun. I just love sharing my crafting with the younger generation!

Tammy said...

What amazing projects you have come up with. I sure do like that word book. Thanks for sharing her work as well. May 2011 bring you and your family much happiness.

Nancy said...

My "go to" cartridge right now is Mickey & Friends, but that's because I'm scrapbooking three different Disney trips!!! Nancy P...

4kids4 said...

I love looking at old projects...it's so interesting to see how we've changed. My fave old cart is Paper Doll Dress Up because it has loads of images...I always seem to find something new there. My fave new cart is Birthday Bash...it has some great, FUN images. TFS!!

~Sharon C.
sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

Jana said...

Thanks Amanda, this has been fun. I need to go through my ds files too. I'm sure there's a few that need to be weeded out. (I'm not nearly as talented as you.)
My favorite new cart of 2011 is Dude. The men in my house love extreem sports.

April said...

Have really really enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I love to look back on what I have done over the years as well as what others have done. Plus, todays blog candy is wonderful. I really really want this cart. I know it is in my interest not to be the first to post, but if I don't post now will forget.
April in Oregon
akirb78 at yahoo dot com

Laurie said...

I LOVE the Heritage cartridge! Especially since my family has been researching our own heritage! I do really enjoy your blog! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

My favorite cartridge has been accent essentials. I think I like to use all the embellishments, shapes, flourishes, etc.

Marjorie said...

I remember when you posted most of these last year on your blog. I did forget about the purple bug. Is the paint holding up?

I use Lyrical Letters A LOT. It has some really neat patterns on it that I use to make a fast front for cards.

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

I love your purple bug! You make lovely cards. Have a great year.
Sandee Quitter

Anonymous said...

Oh I want sooo many of the new carts! But I think one of the boy themed will be first because my son just turned 1. It's been fun reminiscing here's wishing you more success in the next 3 years. :)

Ksilvia2007 @ yahoo . com

JANLYNN said...

I only found your blog a few months ago so it is very interesting to see your older posts. I had missed some great projects and I look forward to seeing many more. jlsateplusdotnet

Anonymous said...

My favorite cart of all is storybook - its the one I always go back to.

Sandy T. said...

Hi Amanda,
I love your blog! I enjoy getting the emails.
My favorite cart winnie the pooh font. I love winnie the pooh. And the font is neat.
Sandy Twardesky

Patty said...

I'm just loving re-reading all these posts. I remember reading them all the first time around. Fun nostalgia! Congrats on your blog-aversary! Cheers to many more years!

sanadon said...

Wow! Theres a lot to look at in this post. I'm loving it! Thanks for revisiting. There are so many great things here. Thanks for the chance to win some stuff. :)
Sylvia A (sanadon@sblglobal.net)

tessyluv45 said...

My favorite cartridge is Winter Woodland because I love the snow man and woman and the cool 3D houses. tessyluv45@aol.com

mahuntington said...

Those have all been very nice projects. I've always enjoyed the ones you've make with Lilly. I'd love to win the Gingerbread cart.
Mary Ann
mahuntington at wavecable dot com

happyhome43 said...

It's hard to believe I have been following your blog that long! I love the files that you share too, you are a very talented lady! I can't think of just one cart to pick for a favorite .... there are way to many! happyhome43@msn.com

Lesley from WI said...

Great projects. I really love the Christmas word book. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

Nana Jo said...

Wow - I am the first to comment - favorite cartridge (new or old) that's a tough one. Maybe everyday paperdolls because it has so much to offer.


rhonda said...

I am really enjoying your walk down memory lane! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Vicki said...

Your projects are great. Thanks for sharing.

My favorite cartridge (at the moment) is plantin school book. I love fonts.

AndreaA said...

Amanda, I remember when you moved.
Thanks for a walk down memory lane.It has been fun.
I have been one of your followers for quit awhile!!

BikerGranny said...

I really enjoyed browsing all the components of this post - thanks for sharing it, Amanda! I even dl'd a couple of files and really appreciate you sharing those with us, too.

Kris said...

This is so much fun! It's like walking down memory lane! I didn't realize how long I'd been following your blog until now!
My favorite cart has to be Wildcards because that was why I got the Cricut to begin with... to enhance my painted cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Anne said...

Love your walk down memory lane. My go to cartridge is Pooh font right now.


aelem at aol dot com

Margie said...

Awesome share! I just got Nifty Fifties yesterday, and I think it will be a fave! So much stuff on it!

stephanie said...

TFS. I love the Christmas book.

BettyBee said...

What a delight your posts have been, remembering these projects again! You are very talented, and very generous to share your patterns as well. Happy New Year to you. I think my favorite cartridge at this time is Sentimentals, becase of the beautiful butterflies and bees... I'm working on some very special projects. Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

You have done a great job on your projects... my grandson loves my Cricut he can't remember what it is calls to he calls it that cutting thing.... I love it..

Thanks for sharing with us.

Lisha said...

lovely work TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow, another year, and a fun look back, thank you for sharing and a chance to win. jman4@comcast.net

mousekemom said...

Wow, Amanda, you have had a busy year! I always love seeing what you and miss Lilly are up to. What happened to your yahoo group? I went to visit and it's gone. Congrats on your blog and hope you enjoy much more success!

April D

Angel, Chris and Melia Maxwell said...

I'm just starting out but I love the Stretch Your Imagination cart!

Great site!

ande627 @ gmail . com

LEEANN said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and creations. I found some that I missed (or forgot about). I have to say that my all time favorite cartridge would have to be George and Basic shapes. I know it's an oldie, but goodie. Without it, almost all of my cut files wouldn't be possible.
cheweymamma @ yahoo . com

Cathie in UT said...

I love seeing what you and Lilly are up to when you have a crafting day together.
As for a fav cart...I tend to use Alphalicious a bunch so I guess it would be a favorite

Heather said...

So hard to pick a favorite cartridge. But I really like Life is a Beach! I use that one a lot!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Having such a good time reminiscing :) My fave 2010 cartridge has to be CREATE A CRITTER! It's sooooo stinking cute and easy to layer!

littlen said...

Great projects. TFS.

Bram_fam said...

OMGosh, that is a tough question. I don't even know if I can answer. There are so many good carts and I have so many that I love! I guess I would have to say Storybook would be one of my favs.


Roxx said...

Loving the trip down memory blog lane,Looking foward to our new year. Let's see Love my wildcard cart the most. Mainly becasue if I'm in a hurry I can whip up a card with little effort. I'm enjoying Twinkle toes & Rock Princess right now.

Roxx39t @ yahoo . com

Kristen said...

This is lots of fun going through your years in review. Looking at all of your old projects is really inspiring. This is exactly why I decided to start a blog this year. Thanks for sharing!


Wende said...

Looks like a really fun time! Would love to win this cart. Bake the perfect man, then if he misbehaves, bite his head off!!! Just kidding.

Robin50 said...

Thanks for sharing your projects, I enjoyed seeing them. metzner324@verizon.net

Vicki and Don said...

It's fun looking back at what projects you've done over the years!

I can't believe how many carts were released this year! I hope they don't release that many THIS year! My favorite?? It's still probably George and Basic Shapes! I go to it all the time!

IRW Dana said...

Love your Menards guy! My favorite cart will be Ornamental Iron if when I get it. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

sucor said...

I enjoyed looking back! My favorite old cart is still Paper Doll Dress Up because it has so much on there aside from the dolls. My favorite newer cart right now is one of the first release of lite carts, Lacey labels for all the fancy shapes. Thank you for the chance to win the Gingerbread cart.

Annette said...

Amanda, I love how you painted your Cricut, how did you do that? I would love to change the colour of mine too! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful cartridge :-)


asimpson2 at telus dot net

RAP said...

I got my neice SCAL for Christmas. I was telling her about your Ray file. She also works at Menards. This post reminded me I need to get those files. She wants to make one and post it by the time clock. I'm sending her a link to your blog as well.

Michelle said...

fave cartridge? wow that's a hard one....probably home accents...love all the flourishes
congrats on the bloganniversary and thanks for all the great blog candy chances to win
michelle in nj
meeshella2 at aol dot com

Amy C said...

I love your purple bug!!

My favorite cartridges are Serenade for images and Lyrical Letters for font.


Anonymous said...

I love all my cartridges & wish could own more. My favorite is "George" since it came with my machine & I didn't have the money to buy more right away. I love the gingerbread one also. kymf@yahoo.com

acs004 said...

LOVE the christmas village - just beautiful. Out of so many carts I actually DONT have gingerbread - would love to win it.

Tanya said...

I love Jolly Holidays and four legged friends, they just have the cutest images on them!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Have enjoyed your recap of the last three years. Remember so many of them. Thanks for sharing.
Jeannette Granger

SusanHanna said...

This is really hard... but my most used cartridges during 2010 were New Arrival and A Child's Year for a baby shower I did for a niece (invitations, decorations, menus and favors) and the Lite cartridge Hoot and Holler for another niece who is in Chi Omega sorority (and owls are their mascot or symbol.)

Kim said...

I cannot pick a specific file I love.....but this year is packed with great work and ideas
thanks for sharing


colleen said...

You're "2" birthday card was an inspiration to me so I made a "5" for my grandson. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent especially for those of us who are not very creative.
hammon at bellsouth dot net

anloko said...

Make sure you keep those photos from all the great projects created in 2011 too! Great ideas we all can enjoy.

Gayle said...

thanks for sharing!! my fav cartridge right now is Cindy Loo Thanks for the contest!!

ladym at utahis dot com

janine_jepsen said...

I LOVE your purple baby bug!! I recently bought Happy Hauntings~did that come out this year?? I can't keep them straight, (but sure love that cart)!!

Jaayimee said...

I love the ginger bread!

d said...

D at djevans376@yahoo.com loves all the cricut ideas!

Anonymous said...

I love mini monsters as I have a 8 year old grandson and he loves making them with me.
Thanks for the give a ways.


Jenny Gibson said...

My favorite new cart would have to be the disney classics. It is awesome.

Love Is In The Details said...

Hard question, but one of my all time favorites is definitely Create A Critter! I was also obsessed with getting Block Party & Straight From The Nest, just finally got both recently & think they will be favorites, but I haven't used them yet :/

shari said...

Love your projects. My favorite cartridge would have to be Plantin Schoolbook, I use it all the time. Shari (cricutrookie)

Roxanne said...

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the opportunity to win!
kcmarlowe at hotmail dot com

Barb A. said...

You've done a great job on your projects. Keep up the good work!

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Vana63 said...

Im luving all your projects! Im a huge fan of Gingerbread and would luv to win, Thanks for the chance! Happy Blogging!

vanbeh at gmail dot com

Luba said...

I love any with alphabet. With letter u ,can say anything on yr card. Lyubaya2003@yahoo.com

stephanie said...

Love your projects. Plantin is my go to cart.

Grammy said...

Hi Amy,

I like all the cartridges, but I think I like the new Disney Classic best.

Thanks for all your ideas and love seeing Lilly too.

Happy New Year to you and Lilly, may it be it best ever.

Josie0602 said...

Favorite cartridge? All of them!
I cant choose between them...they all have uses depending on the project.
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

rstuck2003 said...

Love all your projects! My favorite is Create a Critter even though I don't own it yet! LOL The one that i have that is my favorite is the Sugar and Spice one.

Krista said...

your blog is amazing! thank you!! right now my favorite cartridge is new arrival. i have twin boys that just turned 1, so babies are my life :)


Barbara said...

I have been using create a critter to make valentines for Ronald McDonald house. Would love to win the gingerbread cart. bjwlsn@centurylink.net

Anonymous said...

great projects thanks.

rhonda3006 said...

love everything you do. My favorite cartridge is the paper doll ones

cowbelleru said...

My grandaughter is turning 6, so I think I will use you "2" card. TFS. My favorite cartridge is my very first cartridge "Life's a Beach". I love so many others but since this was my first, I keep it my favorite.

Tricia said...

Love the purple cricut.

Margaret said...

This Christmas my great-nephew and I decorated our first gingerbread house. He is now enthralled with gingerbread items. He would love this cartridge.


Melinda said...

Your purple baby bug - too cute!

melindapate at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

More lovely projects... that word book is fantastic!I love making those as very special gifts for friends and family members. They're a lot of work but they're well worth the effort. I think my favorite cartridge has to be Plantin Schoolbook for that purpose but otherwise, my favorite is Picturesque.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

JustYolie said...

I wanted the purple Cricut so bad, but I already have a blue from last year. I don't have many carts, but my fave is Home Accents...I love swirls and flourish. Thanks for the chanse to win.

d said...

djevans376@yahoo.com...Love all the great ideas. thanks.

Claudia said...

How did you paint your baby bug purple? I have one just sitting in the closet since I got my expression but would love to pull it out and paint it!

kim edwards said...

Love LOve Love the word book... Thanks for the chance to enter and win the drawing. and especially thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Debbie said...

Your sympathy card is beautiful. I think I will make a few like it to keep on hand.

Hi! said...

My favorite cartridge has to be George and Basic shapes because I turn to it so often when I am making cards of photo mats. I use it the most in conjunction with other cartridges.

nedine at comcast dot net