Welcome to the Old School Cartridge Blog Hop!

Happy Blog Hop Day!!!!!!!  If you’ve come from visiting Lindsey at cricutcrazy94, you’re in the right place! If you just came to hang out with me for a while, and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking It Up Crazy and start at the beginning. We’re here to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older Cricut cartridges. So get ready for some super fun projects and some sweet giveaways along the way! After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to Inking It Up Crazy so you can create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges. The older the better!!!

Make sure to check out each member’s blog. There will be some AWESOME ideas…and maybe a little blog candy!!!! 

So, here’s the dealio…the cartridge I chose to work with is one of my favs…Walk In My Garden.  Here’s the problem though.  I started out planning to make a card, then as I looked at all the cute things I wanted to cut and use, I decided it better become a layout instead.  Fine and dandy right?  NOT.  I finally had so much on the page, that there was no room left for pictures!  So without further adieu, I present to you my 12 x 12 photo-less wall art!!

All my little critters decided to have a party and hang out in the garden near the gazebo!  I hear there’s margaritas in the little dandelion cups, but shhh…don’t tell anyone!

I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder for the wheelbarrow and the Divine Swirls folder for the grassy hills in the background.

I used a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen for my stitches and dots.

I inked most everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye…

except the clouds…they were inked with a Memories ink pad in blue.  The background cardstock is from the DCWV Glitter Stack.

Most of the other card stock was from the Paper Company.  There were a few bits and pieces from my stash…they were from various different DCWV cardstock stacks.

I REALLY wanted a Gazebo, but there’s not one on the Walk in my Garden cartridge, so I decided to free hand one on lavender cardstock with Liquid Pearls.  I used a little swirling motion as I was drawing to give it some depth.  It’s probably not ready to be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but I’m happy with it for a first attempt!  I cheated a little and used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge for my title.  Don’t worry…it’s an old school cartridge too!

Now, if you’re still with me, here’s what you’ve been reading waiting for…the sweet stuff!

This is my first ever blog candy!  Please leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you.  I will draw the name of one of my lucky followers on Wednesday using the infamous and ever scientific hubby-draws-a-name-out-of-the-baseball-cap method. 

The next stop on your hopping journey is Susan’s blog.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!!

Here’s the full line up in case you get lost:

Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blo​gspot.com

Peggy- http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.co​m/

Justina- http://www.justmycrafts.blogsp
​ot.com

Cheryl- http://www.pinkandpaper.blogsp
​ot.com

Amy- http://www.lv2scrapandfibrofac
​ts.blogspot.com

Holly-  http://hollys-hobbie.blogspot.
​com

Diana- http://dianamlarson.blogspot.c
​om

Cristi- http://scrappin5littlecupcakes
​.blogspot.com

Cindy- http://www.cindyrellascreation
​s.blogspot.com

Kathy- http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.
​com

Lindsey- http://cricutcrazy94.blogspot.
​com            <—-you were here

Amy- http://www.scrapthissavethat.b
​logspot.com  <—-you are here

Susan- http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspo
​t.com         <—-you’re going here

Have fun hopping and creating, and have an AWESOME day!!!!!

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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56 Comments

  1. Flair Girl says:

    That's a great Cartridge choice! I love all of the detail here and I LOVE the concept of your blog. I'm happily your newest follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win the FIRST Blog Candy! You can reach me-and hop with me-and hopefully follow me too through my blog flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com Thanks! Brynn

  2. *Star says:

    Fabulous wall art!! I love all the cuts you did and that gazebo is amazing!! Tfs and have a great day. 🙂

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

  3. pruttybird says:

    Wow … very cool wall art. I'll meet you at the dandelion cups for a margarita … LOL 🙂

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  4. Vicki says:

    Fabulous wall art. I understand not having room for pictures – this looks great. Fun cartridge.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  5. JulieK says:

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  6. JulieK says:

    Oops! Major typos on the last comment (I need to proof-read better!) Anywho….
    Fantastic project! I love all the details! I did this once too- started off with card, changed to a LO, ran out of room for photos, HaHa! That is still one of my favorite projects ever!

    JulieK
    jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

  7. Cyndi S says:

    Wonderful wall art. It is too cute to have it stuck in a book anyhow, it should be displayed on the wall so everyone can see it.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  8. Jovan says:

    WOW…what a project! The details are awesome!

  9. Gaylynn says:

    Following. Very creative and detailed project. Great work.

    blog.neatthings-boutique.com

  10. Cathie w says:

    very very cute project….thanks for sharing
    new follower as well

    cathie
    scraphappycat[at]gmail.com

  11. Unknown says:

    New follower here. Are you sure we are not twins? I get so carried away at times that I do the same thing. Easy solution though. Use a coupon for Michaels or AC Moore and by a 12 x 12 frame. 🙂 Hang it on your wall as it is your work of art. TFS it 🙂

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    susanascorner.blogspot.com

  12. Crafty In Carolina Stamper says:

    So, so cute! Walk in my Garden is my favorite old school cart. It was one of the first ones I got when I bought my Cricut and I still love it =)

  13. Judy says:

    You are sooo funny! Brilliant minds just can't stop so don't worry:-) So, your 'wall art' came out so cute. I did something like this the other day (no room for pics) so I am using it for a title page in an album. I am a happy new follower..
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  14. S Glup says:

    WOW that is amazing…super creative…TFS;0)
    }}}HUGS{{{,
    Sheri G
    highlandmist88[at]yahoo.com

  15. Scrapsofstuff/Daphne says:

    Very cute wall art!!

  16. Tanya says:

    How COOL!! Love your wall art!! The lil details are awesome!!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

  17. This is amazing!! SO much detail! I love it!! New follower here. =)
    Justina
    justmycrafts.blogspot.com
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  18. Unknown says:

    Beautiful:) And TY So Much for the tips on the scrapbook pages:)

  19. Amanda says:

    This is cute!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  20. Peggy Sue says:

    Awesome job!!!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

  21. Maria says:

    Super cute project! TFS

  22. Creative Diva says:

    Truly amazing. Already a happy follower.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  23. Vicki says:

    I think your photoless layout is super!! Sometimes we need to just let our creativity run…If you have a Book of Me album just place it in there and tell how you just got carried away! I love it!

    transport7800@aol.com
    mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

  24. Lisa says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful, Amy! All of the details are so fabulous together! You have done such a fantastic job!! This was one of the very first carts I bought when I got my Circut. I haven't used it in a while but you have inspired me to pull it out and use it again 🙂

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

  25. mamawcindy says:

    So Cute and Creative!!! Love It! I just became a follower. I just made a blog and would Love for you to come visit me sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot dot com

  26. Michelle says:

    Amy,

    this is SUPER CA-UTE!!! I used the same carts when I decorated my class for the theme of growing in grace. I also happen to like the cart very much! 😉 Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity for some sweet blog candy. BTW, I like the good ever faithful name drawn out of a baseball hat…hahahaha!!

    hugs,
    Michelle
    michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

  27. Mary says:

    What a great job on that gazebo. That wall art is beautiful! Love it.

    mary3mom at yahoo.dom
    kraftingmama.blogspot.com

  28. Maquel says:

    AMAZING!!! What an awesome piece of wall-art! Great job, Amy! Of course, I'm already a follower!!! 😉

    Maquel
    mderosby at gmail dot com

  29. Amanda says:

    new follower via gfc! luv the ladybug! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comnew follower via gfc! luv the ladybug! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  30. Charlotte Cornett says:

    AMAZING JOB!!!! Love it! That is a great cartridge, I need to use it more!
    Thanks for sharing with us, Charlotte

  31. Lisa's Creative Niche says:

    wow, amazing work! So much detail I love it! TFS!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

  32. Brenda Wooten Porter says:

    I love this card!! walk in my garden is one of my favs as well! love all the colors and elements you used!

  33. Unknown says:

    What a cute project! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet words. I just signed up to be a follower.

  34. Laura (tweetyb) says:

    Holy cow!! This is amazing!! 🙂
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

  35. Connie Gail says:

    You need to frame this ~ it is a masterpiece of color and creation!!! Loved looking at all the details and fun die-cuts. THANK YOU for sharing!

    westfamily @ mlode dot com

  36. Bunnyfreak says:

    Love the scene.
    digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

  37. Anita Braddock says:

    wow very cool love the colors and all that you did. love the scene. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

  38. callyannc says:

    So cute. Sooo detailed. So fun. Thaks for sharing it! CallyAnn (new follower)
    callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

  39. Brenda says:

    Love your wall art! This reminds me that I have to pull out that cart and use it more.

    happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

  40. Kathy's Kreative Spot says:

    Love all the flowers on you layout, I am a follower.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  41. The Scrapbook Shop Around The Corner says:

    Love this piece! what a really pretty wall hanging! So filled with detail..great job! bella

    thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com

    belladomenici[at]yahoo.com

  42. rakiya32 says:

    Super cute! I am a new follower
    patrinajones[at]gmail.com

  43. Sarah says:

    wow…look at all of the details! Love it. I always forget about this cartridge!

  44. Karen says:

    I love all the pen work on your project. Thanks for the chance to win
    Karen
    o2bnxtc[at]hotmail.com

  45. Jan Hennings says:

    Super cute and love the little lady bug…too sweet!

  46. TyTynNiyasmom says:

    I love all the colors! I am a new follower! TFS

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

  47. Shirley Pumpkin says:

    Hey Girl… Funny we do live close to each other… lol You should come to one of my events one time. I have tons of friends in PO… I lived there for over 20 years. You have some cool blog candy rockin this place!!

    Hugs
    Shirley
    lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com
    shurleepumpkin@msn.com

  48. JustYolie says:

    What a beautiful garden scene!! TFS!

  49. Scrappin' Sista says:

    Wowzers! You did a lot of great work here. Thanks for stopping by and inviting me over. I love your work. I'm a new follower! TFS!!!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

  50. Cely says:

    Wow! That LO is EPIC! 🙂 I stopped by to invite you to my blog for my Hello Kitty birthday blog hop and you're in the middle of a hop yourself! 🙂 I have a video tutorial up of the instructions to make the Christmas goodie folder that you asked about a couple of weeks ago. 🙂

    Since I'm here, I'll enter your giveaway! 😀

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  51. teachermom5 says:

    This is beautiful! It truly does belong on the wall! Thankyou for visiting my blog too. I am happy to be a new follower.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic layout and awesome blog candy, I"m a new follower to your blog also.

    Hugs, Lori m

  53. Cre8tiveVet says:

    Such a beautiful project Amy! I didn't know you were having a blog hop the same weekend that I had mine. Congrats on winning my blog candy! I just became your 100th follower!! 🙂 -Yvette
    Cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com
    cre8tivegirls (at) yahoo (dot) com

  54. Cindy Beland says:

    WOW This is such a GORGEOUS layout!AMAZING job with all the super details and colors,I LOVE all the SWEET little bugs,TO CUTE!!!:)

  55. ShersL84bed says:

    Can I just say "WOW" it's amazing, you put a lot of love into this page. Fabulous

    SMiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

  56. smyiow says:

    Hi Amy! Thanks for stoppin by my blog! Now I am your newest follower8) This layout is amazing!! I love all the detail and the colors! It really pops! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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