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Friday, March 1, 2013

Pimpin' "IS" Eezy! (Cricutmouse's Craftynook)

Welcome back to the Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
Brought to you by Deezy Does It!

This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the same time receive greater exposure.  It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques all while showing your "art".

Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the hop.
1. Follow the Host:
2. Follow the showcased blogger: Cricutmouse's Craftynook.
3. Link up below using inlinkz.
4. Visit at least 3 blogs from the linked up list below and leave a comment.  Let them know you came from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and inform them you are a follower so they can return the favor.
~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows you, be sure to return the favor~

This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to Tammy from Cricutmouse's Craftynook

First off I would like to say a Big THANKS to Wanda from Deezy Does It!  She had this great idea and I have already noticed an increased amount of followers to my blog.

I have been crafting since I was a kid.  My mom always had some sort of craft on the go.  I learned to knit and crotchet when I was really young.  I kind of drifted away from the crafting scene for a while then once I had my most gorgeous daughter and world’s most handsomest son I started to knit again.  I knit them matching sweaters and also knit my nephews each one also.  My mom commented how she would love one so next Christmas was her turn to receive a sweater from me.  I then started mine but have yet to finish it…lol  Isn't that the way it goes. 
My mom then again decided to try a new craft (card making) so in 2003  that is also when I started to make them also again thanks to her.  Over the yrs we scrapbooked together on a weekly basis and went to crops together.  In 2009 I purchased my first cricut machine (baby bug).  Soon after I decided I would like a bigger one so I got to looking on eBay for an Expression. I found myself a deal. 
I used it for scrapbooking and my daughter used it for school projects.  I became a member of a group on Facebook  and my addiction to the Cricut grew.  I heard about another program for the Cricut and also heard that PC was suing them so I knew I had to get my hands on one of them.  Hubby even encouraged this as he could see potential for doing other things with it then just my crafting. 

I became addicted to collecting free svg’s from the many sites out there.  I have made many new friends who also have this hobby/addiction.  In the spring of 2012 I met a fellow crafter who encouraged me to start a blog.  I did it and have just past my first blog adversary in February.  I have not done as much crafting in the past few months as I have hit a roadblock that I am hoping to get over very soon.  I have only been doing a few things specific for people but nothing for myself. 

In the fall of 2011 I met some other ladies on facebook and with encouragement from a few I have joined a DT for Creative Kuts.  I am currently on the 3d team for Creative Kuts and  am loving it. 

I started making these books way back and used the 8.5x11 albums and covered the outside with material.  Once I started scrapbooking I started to use the 12x12  albums and doing the inside pages also as part of the gift I give to people.

My hubby asked me to make a baby book for his boss & wife who were expecting their first child.
Cover of book
 Page 1, I did many different variations but now tend to stick to the same sort of page layouts.  The pages are a combination of cartridges and svg files.  I find I tend to use both on them.
Page 2 & 3 
Page 4 & 5, Hubby asked that when I make this album I stick to baby pink and other shades of pink.  Well even before he asked me to make this one specific I new I was going to use this blue plaid on a baby page so here I did it.  He liked it in the end.
Page 6 & 7, I like to include page so parents can include hand and footprints of the baby when they are so little.  I was so thankful for a teacher who my son had who made up Father’s day gifts with their hand prints on it.  I got the idea from this framed artwork he made his dad
Page 8 & 9
 Page 10 & 11
 Page 12 & 13
Page 14, This page is a file created by the wonderful Cheryl from Creative Kuts.  

Cheryl has some wonderful files that she creates.  I knew when she offered this file as a BAP (build a project) I had to have it and have since included it in my albums.  It truly shows what a baby is made of.  I think it is fitting for it to be the last page of the albums I create as throughout the album you see who the parents are and grandparents and then this little bundle of joy is the creation of all these people.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed your visit.
~Blog Candy Alert~

Creative Kuts is sponsoring the blog candy for this week's Pimp-Out/Showcase.  They had such a great response from last week that they decided to sponsor again.  Up for grabs for this week's give-a-way we have the Creative Kuts file used for the project, Patchwork of Love Bear and a $5 gift code to their Creative Kuts store.

Creative Kuts offers paper piecing cutting files and digital designs.  They provide original, one of a kind, artwork to create your scrap-booking memories and crafting needs.  Their mission is to provide paper piecing patterns and cutting files for your enjoyment.  They are the place for unique cutting files and 3-D craft projects.  All artwork is design by Cheryl and Robert Walton.

Creative Kuts also offers die cutting machines and pre-made scrap-booking kits.  Just add your pictures and you are set.

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1. You must be or become a new follower of Deezy Does It! and the spotlighted blogger, Cricutmouse's Craftynook.
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Each week we will showcase a "blog"!  If you are interested in being "Pimped-Out/Showcased", please contact me for an available date.  All submissions need to be in by Wednesday, a week before your scheduled Pimp-Out/Showcase post date, 8pm est.

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  1. Great Job Tammy....
    Thanks for letting me host you :-)
    XX XO

  2. Nice work!
    I'm already a follower!

    Tiffany ♥

  3. Tammy always does such amazing work! She is an inspiration! :)

  4. great job on the album tammy!as usual!! love the work. and i am sure the recipients did too.

  5. I awarded you :0

  6. Awesome work Tammy, love the albums, and those covers :) Rockin it sweetness xo

  7. I love your baby album...great ideas and of course Cheryl has wonderful files to use. I became a follower of Deezy and Cricutmouse Craftynook. Thank you for the inspiration.

  8. What a precious gift! Lots of work and lots of love :)


    1. Iliana, puedes utilizar el traductor para leerlo en espa~ol :-)
      Todos los viernes puedes enlasarte para recibir pas seguidoras....
      Gracias por tu apoyo.

  10. Very cute baby book. I am your newest follower from the Friend Connect Blog Hop!

    Justina @