Saturday, February 12, 2011

CWC Sweet Shop Blog Hop: Day 1: You make my heart sing Treats and Card

Welcome to Jean's Crafty Corner and the CookingWithCricut.com Sweet Shop Blog Hop! If you’ve never enjoyed a blog hop before, it’s where you ‘hop’ between blogs following a chain of links, with each blog in the chain posting something exciting for the event! There will even be some great blog candy (giveaways) to win along the way! We also have a secret phrase with letters for you to collect and unscramble along the way.  More on that in a moment!

If you've come from visiting Gaby at Gaby Creates, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Cooking with Cricut and start at the beginning.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letters as well. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will also be prizes with a few different ways to win at CookingWithCricut.com!

For today, I made a card and some little treats to share with you. My theme for these is You Make My Heart Sing!
I love how these little singing heart guys turned out.  For them, I began by cutting the hearts out with the Sweethearts cartridge.  I then used Valentine colored sixlets and stapled four packs to the base heart to make arms and legs.  Next, I used Graphically Speaking for the eyes, Smiley Cards for the mouth, and Hannah Montana for the microphrone.  I used a white gel pen to add some details to the heart and then glued the top heart onto the base heart.  Finally, I used a dot of hot glue to add the microphone into the hearts hand.
I then wrote "You make my heart sing" on the back of the hearts.

These little guys turned out so cute, that I wanted to make a matching card.  For the card base, I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge.  I then used Sweethearts for the heart, Paper Doll Dress Up for the arms and legs, Graphically Speaking for the eyes, Smiley Cards for the mouth, and 3 Birds on Parade for the music notes.
I hand wrote the sentiment on the card. I also used a white gel pen to add some details around the card.

Now, on to the blog candy that I am offering.  I will be giving away a Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge and Melin has also given me a wonderful cut file which includes a lacy heart, border and love title that I will be giving away as well. (See pictures below)  To be elgible for this giveaway, you must:
1) Become a follower if you are not already.
2) Leave a comment on this post (you can also get an additional entry by commenting on tomorrow's post as well)


I will take all comments left on Today and Tomorrow's Blog Hop Post and randomly select a winner for each prize on Monday, February 14th.  There will be two winners: 1 for the cutfile and 1 for the cartridge.(Please note this is a new cartridge, however it is not in plastic packaging, because it came in a bundle this way.)  

Also, as I mentioned above you will find a secret letter at each stop that can be unscrambled to make a secret phrase for one of the giveaways at CookingwithCricut.com
Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect to be eligible for a prize package at CookingWithCricut.com.  Y 

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at CookingWithCricut.com. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop is Jenna at Jenna's Favorite Things.  Go see what she has in store for you today and remember to hop through the rest of the Design Team blogs to collect all of the letters for the secret phrase.

And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to CookingWithCricut.com and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages being offered! Here’s how:

1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on CookingWithCricut.com.
4. Or just leave a comment at CookingWithCricut.com and let us know how you liked our Sweet Shop Blog Hop.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more great Valentine's inspiration!

52 comments:

Paper Addict said...

oh these little goodies are adorable!!! Ronnie(CWC DT)

Mad Crafter said...

Jean, these are the cutest things ever:) What a great idea. You are so clever!!! Happy to be hopping with you today:) TFS!
~Madison www.funkycards.blgspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

really really cute. just so adorable.

Cricket's Cricut Creations said...

Those are the cutest hearts!! love it!!!

Amanda said...

Super cute idea!!

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Julie Wasson said...

lol, those guys are funny
thanks for the blog hop
juliewasson@yahoo.com

Maria Elena said...

Super cute your hearts Jean !

Happy Sweet Blog Hop ;-)
Maria Elena.-
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Creative Cutter Room said...

These are fantastic! Very original-Crafty Hugs Cathie www.creativecutter.org Rcathierigby@aol.com

KARLA UREA said...

Jean, I loe this hearts, they are so cute
Happy Sweet Blog Hop!!!
Karla Urea
CWC DT

Anita said...

These are super cute! Love them. Anita

Besthobbyeva said...

I love their little faces, so cute! Great job!

Jazmin said...

The singing faces are sooo freaking adorable!!!

donna said...

I remember those when I was little..very cute..

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Jean!!! Love those "too cute" treats with their adorable facial expressions!!!

Thanks too for the condolences for my nephew -- really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Much fun with the hop!

Hugs!!!

Brenna said...

those are soo freakin' cute!!! thanks for sharing
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Creative Diva said...

Love it! Too cute! Thanks for sharing! New follower!
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Anna said...

Oh wow these are just awesome!!! Really wonderful!!! LOVE THEM.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jolanda said...

Your hearts are stunning - I love them :)
I'm also a follower and love your projects

Running Turtle said...

So, So CUTE!!! I love all the projects you do! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!!

craftaholic said...

I am a new follower and loving all the new blogs that I have run across! Your Singing hearts are so super cute!! TFS!!!

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Rexann

gham said...

The expressions on your little guys are just priceless. :)

Melin said...

Jean!! How SWEET are those! They will do more than make someone's heart sing! Thank you so much for your faithful, hard work and dedication at CWC! I truly appreciate it! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

Ann Morrell said...

Very clever...wish I had seen your cute little guys earlier..they would have been perfect to make for my grand daughter's valentines. I'm so amazed at how all you ladies can create using so many cards..you must have super memories to do so much recall as to what cards have what things on them.

Amy said...

Oh my heavens - what a great idea to use the sixlets that way! I've got a bag of multi-color sixlets just waiting to become some sort of characters now!! The whole set with the card is so cool.
Amyscats
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Vivi Martínez said...

They are sooooo cute!
Love their faces. Thanks for sharing.

Vivi

vivienpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww so sweet. :)

Penny said...

Very cute. How neat that yo made a matching card. That is always such a nice touch.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

GreenScrap said...

Super cute card and projects!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

I love your little hearts - so cute!
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BunnyFreak said...

Those heart people are so cool.
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GabyCreates.com said...

Love love love them!!! too cute!! you are making me go check to see if I own graphically speaking!!!

Christine said...

Haaa they are so adorable, lovin the cute faces on them hearts.

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Scrappin Melissa said...

oh my gosh! these are SO CUTE!!! I love them.

Lana said...

Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win. I'm a new follower and I also registered to receive your newsletter.

lafaellis85@twlakes.net

Granny said...

How adorable. I told my daughter about this blog and my granddaughter wants to make the valentine critters. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog.

grannyss1@wowway.com
http://grannysscrappingplace.blogspot.com/

Shana said...

Love your project, always looking for new ideas. Thanks, look forward to following.

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Linda said...

These are the cutest little singing hearts, great idea!!I am a new follower now!!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

A Scrap Above said...

How precious! I love the faces, and look at the arms and legs!!LOL.. Just too cute.
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa said...

So creative. Love the idea TFS!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Those faces are just too cute! Great project!

~ Jo ~ said...

I am going to just sum it up by saying WOW! These are so stinkin cute!!!! I truly wish I had one of these!! Great project!

Joann_Williams@comcast.net

Rose said...

How cute! Great for a Sunday School treat! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Rosebud222222222

puffinliz said...

Nice way to deliver some sweet treats! Thanks for sharing.

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LesleyfromWI said...

Love it! They make me smile. Too cute

shersl84bed said...

Love the little faces on these hearts. Makes me smile. Can't go wrong with sixlets candies, mmm Great blog hop
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Kristin said...

HaHa! These made me chuckle! So very cute!

Kristin
Ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

very cute!! thanks for sharing. I just made some cards for my daughter class but they dont look as cute as your. im a new follower.
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Robbie said...

These guys are adorable.

Coach fans said...

Those microphones are way too cute! Did you buy the sixlets already packaged or did you buy those little baggies somewhere? Your candy treats are always wonderful.

Thanks for the chance to win. This is one cartridge I do not have, but would love to own. :)

Have a great Valentine's Day,
Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

Jean said...

Hey Georgiana, I bought the sixlets already packaged. They come from the Dollar General and they usually have them colored for each holiday. You get about 20 packs in a bag.

Amber said...

I can't wait to go out and grab some of these candies to try this! Thanks for the great idea!

scootingranny said...

I found a link to this post when I did a google search for cricut valentine treats and was just wow'd! I did a heart exactly like yours except with a different mouth and was working on them today at my favorite scrapbook store. One of the owners and one of the ladies there liked them so much they ook pictures to send to friends and before you know it, they created a run on Valentine sixlets. Bet you can't find any within a 20 mile radius of here!! Just wanted you to know how much I LOVED your idea!! This was a HUGE hit!!!