Friday, December 3, 2010

FLAUNT IT FRIDAYS 1ST CHALLENGE & BLOG HOP!

Any ideas what I can do with this mess?  Hey, I know, I'll turn it into a project for a new challenge blog I helped create with Sandra called Flaunt It Fridays!

Today is our very first post for our very first challenge! 
Each Friday we will post a challenge with a certain Cricut Cartridge and cut (including page number so you can find the cut in your manual).  Your challenge is to show us how you can flaunt that cut!  Of course if you don't have that cart, you can use a similar cut from another cartridge.
Our design team will be showing you how they flaunted that cut in their projects to inspire you.  Sounds like fun, huh?  
But wait.... there's more!  (I sound like an infomercial LOL)
Since today is our first challenge, we are also making it a BLOG HOP!  Yeah!  More details on that right after I show you how I FLAUNTED this week's cut choice.


This week your challenge is to use the Cricut cartridge WINTER FROLIC and the snowman cut on page 29.  Show us how you can flaunt this cut!  Here's what I came up with:


Card base is Kraft cardstock
Background paper from DCWV The Christmas Combo 180 Stack cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
"Happy Holidays" cut from same DCWV Christmas stack from a page of various sentiments.
Button and jute from Joann's.
Solid colored papers from Recollections
WINTER FROLIC snowman page 29 cut @ 3"


Now... onto the BLOG HOP!
If you have arrived here from Sandra's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning.  Here's a list of the Entire Design Team on the hop:
Flaunt It Fridays - http://flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/ (start here)
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Amanda - http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Christina - http://cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/
Stephanie - http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Jess - http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Dorcas - http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
Laurel - http://www.blog.littlepeaceofmyheart.com/
Raven - http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Flaunt It Fridays - http://flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/

For my BLOG HOP project, I made a MINI ALBUM using cuts from WINTER FROLIC.












Ornaments on pages 64 and 65 cut @ 3"
Tag on page 77 cut @ 3"
The inside of the album is made with creative folding and cutting 1 piece of 12" x 12" pattern cardstock.  Be sure to use cardstock with a pattern that can be "right side up" any way you turn it.
The covers are made with chipboard cut @ 3 1/4" and covered with pattern paper.
Here is a video of how to cut and fold the paper for the inside pages.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at northrose@slowar.com.


Who likes BLOG CANDY!?!
For a chance to win a STAMP SET from MARKET STREET STAMPS, just leave me some comment love on this post and have a USA shipping address.  Easy Peasy!  I'll announce the winner on Monday.
I will be giving away a stamp from Market Street Stamps called "Too Many Martinis".

Want even MORE good news?  When visiting one of our sponsors, Market Street Stamps, use the coupon code "FLAUNTIT" at checkout for 10% off your order!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!  Now, I'm sending you to Theresa who is your next stop on the hop.  Remember, if you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning.  Don't forget to leave comments on every stop along the way, and leave a 2nd comment on the Flaunt It Fridays blog saying you've visited everyone and left them comment love for a 2nd chance to win the Grand Prize sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps and Market Street Stamps!
I'm having a blast!
:) Jingle Bells, Janis

116 comments:

Scrapper28 said...

Hi Janis - yep, the video is still 'private' - of course, I'm on the other side of the world and you're probably fast asleep right now, so I shall certainly pop back later to check on it - I'm powerfully curious about your folding technique! I love me a mini-album and I'm always looking for inspiration and new ways to create them!
Congrats on your FIF Blog hop - I'm chuffed to be here - it's my first hop, and so far my mind is spinning with creative possibilities...!

Dee Troche said...

I am amazed at what everyone comes up with. Wow. This is my first blog hop and I can't wait to come up with something cool.

crazy for cricut said...

just beautiful! very unique! tfs! Hugs Dina arm1997@msn.com

Cindylu2u said...

Thank you so much for doing the video, you make it seem so easy that yes I am going to give it a go, thanks again!!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Darlene said...

YEA!! Ive been waiting patiently for this blog hop! Your mini is so cute! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Amanda Villarreal said...

Super cute Janis! Im loving what my fellow dt sisters are doing with this cut! :)

Lesley from WI said...

Love the mini album. I also think it is so cool that it is made with 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock. I love how all the pages have tags and a place to journal. Thanks for the tutorial!

Ashley said...

Woohoo Flaunt It Fridays! Looking forward to seeing all the different projects!! Love the mini-album project you did - I haven't tried one yet, but I think I might have to now! Thank you SO MUCH for the AWESOME ideas and giveaways!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love your projects! The mini is so pretty with it's non-traditional Christmas colors. Love the new blog!

Cricut Matriarch said...

LOVE the mini book! So very cute!
Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!
Happy Friday!

Kasey said...

Ooooooh so cute :) hehe frostys smoking a pipe! :P cuteness cuteness cuteness :)

Erika Valdez said...

I love your snowman card and that mini album is just beautiul!! I love this new challenge can't wait to see what everyone will come up with!! I am now a follower, its nice to see someone that lives close to me (I live in San Antonio TX.) Will be back to visit often!! TFS

Erika
cricutlove1@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

Love your Christmas Mini Album, and the colour pink just makes it

GiGi said...

I love the colors of your card and your book is AMAZING! TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

Kitty said...

Janis,
Wow both your card and mini album came out great!!! and cute pic :) tfs
Kitty
casandra.styles@gmail.com

Nikki T said...

The card and the mini are absolutely adorable. I love both of them.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail. com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Donna Brady said...

I am already enjoying Faunt It Fridays! Your mini-album is awesome! Great job.

haldonb@comcast.net

aud1inok said...

Love your projects. Great idea on the blog. Looking forward to Fridays with you crafters.

Margie said...

Great projects, great hop and great challenge! Love how you used the twine on the card and that mini album is beautiful. Love the colors!

Cheryl said...

Love your projects! I don't have Winter Frolic and you guys are really making me want it.

Cheryl
www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com
blondiee975@gmail.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

What a cute card and mini-album. I'm enjoying what I see so far. Thanks for putting together an interesting challenge blog. TFS and the chance to win!

Christel
onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

ScrapperLovHer said...

Cute card and mini!!! I will be making a few of thoes mini albums this weekend. Thanks for the vid!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous projects! the jute and kraft gives a nice rustic feel to your card and that album is YUMMY! xxD

Liset said...

love, love, love, your mini album. My fave colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I cant wait for the next challenge.
Hugs,
Liset

Heather said...

Janis, my friend, I know I am gonna LOVE Flaunt it Fridays. Your card and album are wonderful as always. You inspire me, girlfriend!

((((BIG HUGS))))

Marey said...

I love that mini album, I'm going to have to give that a try. Your card is simply adorable!

joni said...

Really cute mini!!! Love the snowman! I have already decided I need to get this cart....brand new to cricut so its fun finding out the cute cuts on carts! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I love the colors that your used on your snowman card. Your mini album is just so adorable. I am already a follower of your.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

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Abby said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! So cute!!!! Gotta get my cart out and play with it!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects, love the mini!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Janis I just love your card and how cute it turned out... seem our blog hop and challenge blog is getting a great start ...
Thank you for having me as a designer
The Scrapbooking Queen

GreenScrap said...

I love it!! I am a mini lover but this one is really cute!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @
http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

love the card and that mini is adorable! i really like the colors you used in it! thanks for sharing
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Glenda said...

Janis, Love the card and mini album! Both are fantastic! Just became a follower too. Loving the bloghop! Thanks for the new blog challenge!

Elaine said...

Love your card and the video for the album is wonderful.

Viviana Martínez said...

I love your album!!! I have that paper stack from last year and I just loooooove it!!!

Ashley said...

wow great job! I LOOVVEE that paper! Im giving away a stack on my blog! TFS!
Ashley

Annette M said...

I am so loving this blog hop! Getting to see such great creations! thanks for putting together Flaunt It Fridays with Sandra!

moran99@comcast.net

Glora said...

Great ideas! And I love the idea of your Flaunt it Fridays. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Nicole said...

Great project! You guys are awesome!

Nicole
nmcnairy at yahoo dot com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow Janis, I love your projects. The mini is beautiful. I have been making alot of those lately, they are so addicting. Thank you so much for choosing me to be on such an amazing design team. I am so excited about this new journey:).

Hugs,
Stephanie

SherriC. said...

Hi Janis!!!!
Congrats on the new blog!!!!
your card and mini album are just tooo cute, TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

buglvr2010 said...

Love the mini album and your video.

penbrandy said...

Such a cute album...I love it..Thank you for sharing it!! Brandy

Penbrandy at msn dot com

Michelle said...

the album is adorable , love the color combos and the paper, too cute !!!
scrappinwithmybug.com

Scrappy Mel said...

Your album is adorable! :)

Laurel said...

Awesome projects, Janis! :)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful mini album! I am really enjoying the blog hop!

Denise said...

So cute. Love that mini album. I am excited about the challenges. I already posted mine, before going on the hop. Was too excited to make my snowman to wait.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com

Kards by Kathi said...
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Kards by Kathi said...

This album is really cute and I love it. Thanks for your time and your talents.

Maria said...

What a precious mini! Love it ...

maria_m_nestor@yahoo.com

Nadia's World said...

Love your mini album! I have that patterned paper, maybe I will try to create a mini album if time permits.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

BeeBoo said...

Wow! TFS... it doesn't seem to be difficult to make the album. I'm going to try to do it this weekend!

Heather said...

Beautiful mini! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Simply AJ said...

You always amaze me with your creative talent. I really do learn such great tips from your videos and the way you outline the instructions. Snowman is so cute! I've been a follower for a while and I really enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for sharing! AJ :)
aj_822@yahoo.com

CricutLvr!! said...

Hi Janis! Congratz again on your Challenge Blog. Sooo excited for it!! Very cute mini album as always. You always make the cutest things. Love the video too!

Elaine said...

Your albums are adorable, I can't wait to make one. The video was great, thanks for FIF & a chance to win. This is my first blog hop it has been so much fun!

elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Don said...

Love your video

Minta's Creations said...

Love all your projects.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Mad Crafter said...

Mini book is awesome! And the card is adorable. You are so talented. TFS!
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Lisha said...

This is a great thing you ladies are doing. Keep up the inspiration

Trisha said...

Love your cute snowman and really love your book. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Janis you did a great job on both of your projects! I loved watching your video on how you made your mini I just kept thinking "How did she do that?" and then you had a video!! Everything looks gorgeous and you should be named the mini Queen, because I can't believe how fast you can make these and how beautiful they all come out! Thank you so much for your friendship and being my partner in crime on FIF =)

Sharon said...

Oh Gosh My Dear Friend! This is just awesome!!!! I love your snowman card! He is just adorable!!
Can't wait until I can get started on mine! I soooo love your mini albumn!!!! I'll be watching your video again when I can take notes and I'm really really gonna make one! When I get the time! LOL!!! :)

Heather said...

Such creative projects. TFS Hopping along...
bhoward at kci dot net

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing some inspiration. I'm so excited to use my new Winter Frolic cartridge!

Anna said...

WOW great job!!! Adorable!!! Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Love your card and the mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.
cherpielc@sbcglobal.net

Daisy Do Designs said...

Very Cute, Love your projects..

Valerie

mrsrankie@comcast.net

4kids4 said...

Love the snowman...and your mini album is beautiful...great colors and papers!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

craftaholic said...

Very Creative Projects and loving the flaunt it friday!!! TFS!!!
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Lucy said...

Love the mini album, thanks for sharing.

creative patti said...

I am really loving this Snowman. He is mealting my heart... Great Job!
pattig161@yahoo.com

Debra said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the mini album! TFS

SueNJ said...

Absolutely fantabulous :) Thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Sheree said...

What an awesome project and a wonderful video! I just love the lace you used and how simple it looks to make this mini album! So so cute! Thank you for doing all that you do for us "scrappers"!
sheree.burress@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

Great card and mini album!

Linda said...

Very cute!

Peggy said...

I love the mini album. I like gathering new ideas. Thanks for sharing. {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Cathy said...

I love your mini album! The paper is really nice. Thanks for the video! Congrats on the new challenge blog.

Cathy
cathyhartle at gmail dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Love the mini album. I also think it is so cool that it is made with 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the mini album and thanks for sharing with a video:) Congrats on the new Challenge blog!!!
nlpimentel@aol.com

Raven B said...

Mrs. Janis this is super dooper cute! I love everything about it. I am such a fan of mini albums too so your second project is fabulous.
Hugs,
Raven

GabyCreates.com said...

I still have not created a mini album such as this, thanks for the inspiration and the visual instruction!
Gaby

Melissa said...

Janis
you just amaze me with your talent. I love your mini album, the paper is the BOMB !! So glad to have a new challenge blog to participate in... Best wishes to you and Sandra with Flaunt It Friday !!

Hugs & Scraps

Melissa

A Graywolfe said...

I love that mini album...what a great job. Making me more and more ready for this weeks challenge. I am going to break out that must have cartridge and use it. Thanks for sharing.

mum of two said...

Hey Janis,

What a cute card you made, and I love the mini album! You know how I feel about those... :) Remeber to pick someone else, just in case Random. org picks me... candain girl that I am ;) but I had to let you know what a great job you did :) Love it! And what a great idea for the new blog. I have no kids or hubby today, I may have to see what I can come up with...

michelle

Shana said...

Wow that was alot in one post, thanks for the great ideas.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

Christine Real said...

Thank you so much for your instructions on making a mini album, I have never made one before. I have just bookmarked your blog so I can come back and learn how to do it. I am going to make my daughter's mother-in-law a mini album for Christmas this year, she lost her husband this summer and will be spending Christmas with us. I want to make her meaningful, homemade gifts. I think a homemade album will be perfect! Thanks again!

Celeste B. said...

I'm so excited for the Flaunt It Fridays site!! What a fun hop! :)

Card Creations by C said...

I love your card and mini! I will watch your video later on!

I was so beat last night after work and running around that I was too tired to leave all my comments last night.

Wendy said...

Love your little album! Can't wait to see what everyone will do with this challenge. I will be making a project this weekend for this!

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

stefeni said...

Cute album Janis! Love the patterned paper and colors. And great job putting together an exciting challenge blog!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

lindagk23 said...

Super cute album! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing! lindagk23

Jamie said...

Very cute projects. Nice job and thanks for the video.
http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Your mini album is beautiful!!!

Cristi said...

This card is so adorable, wow do
I love how you flaunted the cut!! Your book for the hop is so pretty!!
Big Hugs
Cristi
www.scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com

amayo said...

Love the mini album.
TFS
Alyssa
alyssa at mayofamily dot com

DORCAS said...

I love love love the mini album! I want it! LOL I love the card too! Fabulous! The colors are perfect!

My Lil' Bits said...

Your mini album is just gorgeous I love the color you chose. Thank you so much for sharing. I love blog hops, they are so much fun!

Vanessa said...

Wow what a great mini album. I'm still chicken and haven't tried one yet but I'm working up the courage. Thanks for sharing. :)

Charo said...

Love to blog hop, so I have to go fast! Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

Love the hop/challenge idea. Your card and mini album are so cute. Thanks for sharing the video also!

Alex said...

OK...I have to make one of those right away ! TFS :) You and sandra have done awesome job with this new blog :) I know it will be a success:) I hope I get to play along often :)

My Scrap Diary said...

What a super cute mini. I like that you used non-traditional colors. I just love pink.
Im so happy to be on your dt.
Thanks!
Jess M

Nisson Family said...

Great blog hop Janis! I love your album, you did a fabulous job.

TFS!
Pam
simply-pam.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

That mini album is gorgeous! I love the pink! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
~Suzy SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

MenanBerretts said...

I love your blog and all of your great ideas. This is a fun blog hop. Thanks so much.

Jennifer said...

Janis,

I love your snowman card and mini album!!! :) The colors & flowers in your album are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! And I'm so exited that you took the time (so kind of you-really!) to post your detailed video tutorial! I might actually be able to make my own. ;)

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Shannon said...

Loving the blog hop...your snowman and your mini album is awesome.....thanks so much for sharing

A Scrap Above said...

HI Janis

I love your projects.. the snowman it too cute, and your mini albums is beautiful!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

thanks a million for the video and the chance to win!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Beki said...

Oh my...your mini album is adorable. I haven't made one in quite some time...yours inspires me to change that. Thank you!

Beki Ward at msn dot com

Natalie said...

beautiful book! I hope to make one someday!
Natalie
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

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