Saturday, May 19, 2012

2nd Blogaversary Hop Day1 GIVEAWAYS & FREEBIES!

Good morning crafty friends,

We are so excited to share this time with you! Today we are kicking off our Blog’s 2nd Anniversary with a two day hop and a week long celebration!
Our hop is two days and each day we will have different designers sharing different projects with you!
We have some GREAT Blog Candy as well as some daily file and graphic give-aways! So be sure to join us EVERYDAY for the next 7 days!
The traditional gifts or elements of a second anniversary are Glass, Crystal or Cloth. So the DT was challenged with making a project that contained these elements or elements that represent them.
So here are the projects I came up with:

Sweet 1 Page Layout (Two Versions)

First Up:
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Version
Cricut adorable layout-500
I made this version using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. If you are interested in the full directions and cutting guide, click the link below.


Next Up:
Electronic Die Cutting File Version
svg adorable layout-500

Here are a couple of close up shots. I am trying to show that I used some Glossy Accents on the heart to give them a “glass” appearance. Of course the lace is “fabric” and I used some Clear Dew Drops in the centers of the flowers for some more glass-crystal looks.
heart close up2heart closeup 500
This is a close up of the banner title made.
sweet title-500


Here is today’s Blog Hop Line Up!
Saturday: Day 1
1. Melin- YOU’RE HERE
2. Evelyn- NEXT
3. Larelyn 
4. Suzanne 
5. Jessica 
6. Janet 
7. Natt 
8. Heather 
9. Marji
10. Jen 

BLOG CANDY
First Up....The Enter To Win “STUFF”

Cricut Cartridge
** Slumber Party Cricut Lite Cartridge**
slumber party image

Layout Kit
As I was making these layouts I decided to make a kit so one lucky winner could get all the “stuff” to make the kit. You will receive ALL the stuff I used to create the “Cutting File Version” in this kit.
sweet layout kit2g-600

Embossing Folder n’ More Set
This set includes the
Large Dots Embossing Folder from QuicKutz (Now Lifestyle Crafts)
2 Sets of Pretty Prima Flowers
Caribbean Twine from the Twinery
3 mini spools of yummy ribbon.
embossing folder set-500

Nesting Label Die Set
This set includes:
The Cookie Cutter Nesting Labels Die Set from Quickutz (now Lifestyle Crafts)
2 Packages of Pretty Prima Flowers
Fine Crafter’s Glitter in a Flip Top Container
One Package of Making Memories Eyelets
nesting label set

Photo Corner Die Set
This set includes:
The Scalloped Photo Corner Die Set from Quickutz (now Lifestyle Crafts)
2 Packages of Pretty Prima Flowers
Fine Crafter’s Glitter in a Flip Top Container
Queen and Company Little Jewels
photo corner die set

How do you win??? You MUST be a follower of our blog and you need to leave a comment on this post or any of the posts for the next 7 days (During our celebration)

Like our page on Facebook and come back and leave another comment for an additional chance to win!
You can find our Facebook page HERE


NOW FOR THE FREE FOR ALL STUFF!
Sweet Layout COMPLETE Cutting File Set and Printable Title Graphics
ALL the cutting files I used to create this layout are available in this download.
Border
Banners
Banner Tops
Nested Hearts
Nested Label
Flowers and Leaves
“Buttons”
Circles
Mats
Adorable Sweet letters cutting file option
PLUS the PDF and JPG of the “Adorable and Sweet” titles for printing.
Simply click the Add to Cart Button and “check out”. It will not cost anything during the FREE offer time, 24hrs. So hurry and grab it while you can!
sweet 1pg layout by Melin-500
FILES IN AI, DXF, EPS, KNK, MTC, SVG, SCAL2, STUDIO and WPC.
Sorry no longer available here. Please visit PaperCraftingWorld.com to purchase.

Vintage Graphic Roses
Just click the Add to Cart Button and check out. It will not cost anything during the free offer period. Images are in jpg. Sorry no longer available here. Please visit PaperCraftingWorld.com to purchase.

Cricut Layout Instructions
Download the FREE Complete Instructional PDF guide.
BTW, if you don't own the Art Philosophy cartridge set and would like to purchase one, please feel free to purchase through my link :)
Shop CTMH NOW

Sweet Layout Using Cricut Art Philosophy Instructional Guide.
Free for a limited time. 
Sorry no longer available here. Please visit PaperCraftingWorld.com to purchase.

Okay now be sure to head over to Evelyn’s blog to see the wonderful project she has in store for you! Remember if you get lost along the way, just come back here.
Here is today’s Blog Hop Line Up!

Saturday: Day 1
1. Melin- YOU’RE HERE
2. Evelyn- NEXT
3. Larelyn
4. Suzanne
5. Jessica
6. Janet
7. Natt
8. Heather
9. Marji
10. Jen


Thank you so much for stopping by, be sure to come back tomorrow for another great line up of designers with some more fabulous projects...AND some more FREEBIES and blog candy to win!

138 comments:

Jen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  This is absolutely adorable, my friend!  Thanks so much for the great freebies and for creating such a wonderful community of crafters who have become family to one another.  It is a blessing to be a part of your team and an even bigger blessing to call you my friend.  Hugs!

Michelle R said...

Melin this is ADORABLE!!!  I absolutely LOVE this!!  Wishing I had a cutting machine for the cutting files....CUTE!!!

Hugs,
Michelle

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee said...

Wonderful day 1 of your 2nd Anniv blog hop. Thanks for the vintage flower freebies.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Peaches581 said...

Beautiful LOs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful layouts, Melin! I like how you made them for people who have Cricuts and for people with other cutting machines.  Thanks for all the freebies!

Christina said...

Beautiful LO! TFS

Tracy said...

What a stunningly beautiful but yet soft and vintage layout!  

Tracy

Larelyn Sartini said...

Wow! Melin, these are just stunning.  What a beautiful way to use the wonderful cuts from AP.  I love the colors you selected and the arrangement is delightful.  Thanks for the inspiration, being a wonderfully creative leader, and your kind and generous heart.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Hennies Pennies said...

You are so inspirational! Thanks for the awesome ideas! I've just signed up to follow your blog. Congratulations on your blogaversary!! A great milestone... Be especially blessed, Kathy

Javajen1 said...

Beautiful, beautiful layout!!! I love how all of the elements compliment each other so well!!! 

Linsey said...

What a darling and wonderful layout! I love all the fabulous texture, the layered heart is so cool and the white lace ruffles--so girly and feminine! Perfection! Can't wait to see the rest of the DT's Glass, Crystal and Fabric Cricut projects!!! xoxo

Michelle M said...

Love this layout.  I don't have AP yet, but it's on my list.  misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Eunice said...

Congratulations on making two years, and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.  I love the pink layout what a cute page it will make. Eunice

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations on your 2yrs! l too love the pink layout:)x

Jill S. said...

Beautiful layouts...creative ideas- thanks fo the chance to score some blog candy and congrats on your 2nd anniversary!

LV Reiki Lady said...

Thanks so much. This is beautiful.

Tina Husong said...

Congrats on your 2 years! Love your layout. it's so soft and pretty. thanks for the chance at winning

Handcrafter007 said...

congradulations on the anniversary!

Kadsnooky1 said...

What a great contest! Love your bog and thanks for the freebies!

silvia haynes said...

Pretty page!! LOVE the colors and the ruffle!

Thanks for the freebies!!

Betsey Kirkland said...

Thanks for sharing this fun layout with us!

Jen Reed said...

That layout is sooo sweet :)

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Jill Lebbin said...

Lovely Melin! This is so exciting, I can't believe the blog hop is here!

lucyhyde said...

I love the layout it is beautiful....Congrats on your 2 years...Thanks for chance on the giveaway.....

Nicole said...

congratulations on your 2 year mark and thanks for the great freebies!!  I love the inspiration I get from your blog:-)

LeeAnn Sinclair said...

I am a follower of your blog and I love your project. Great Giveaway ! Congratulations on your 2 year blogaversary !

LeeAnn Bisesi Sinclair said...

I am now following you on facebook as well as my newsletter/email.  Pretty project today ! Congratulations on your two year mark !

Lynden Blossom said...

Congratulations - and I'm so glad to have found you and your lovely inspiration!  Thank You! 
Lynden
http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Love all your work. It is just awesome!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I am a follower of your blog.
And thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Congrats on your blog birthday. That is wonderful. I am a fan on Facebook and I am a follower on Pinterest. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Nanettemt said...

Happy Birthday! Your layout is very pretty. Thanks for the freebies!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Nanettemt said...

I've liked you on Facebook also!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Candy said...

What fabulous layouts! Love the colors and that lace is fabulous!
Happy blog birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Great projects!

ThanK you for responding to my email, I appreciate All the info you shared with me, and sorry it has taken me this long to say thanks!!

JustYolie said...

Congratulations Melin on your 2nd Year Anniversary!!!  Thank you so much for the freebies!!!

Darlene Ripley said...

Congratulations on 2 years and thanks for the free files! I think this will look just beautiful for the scrapbook I'm making for my Grandaughter :)

Debbie said...

Lovely Lo the embellishment are great thanks for all the inspiration

Kat Ancheta said...

I love giveaways and blog hops. They both inspire me to create

Chris woodward said...

This is so adorable of you to share free files, Thankyou and Congratualions on your Anniversary

Tracey said...

Beautiful layout!

Chris said...

 email: pandcwoodward@bigpond.com

salamander12 said...

I just became a follower. I just saw something about the hop in your e-mail and am looking forward to the rest of the hop! I love your LOs! :)

Kaylee46rife said...

I love this layout Thank you for the files!

Utb01 said...

Thank you for the freebies and this blog hop - I am hopping happily! Gail

Chris Hanselman said...

Congrats on 2 years!!  Thanks for the files. 

Chris Hanselman said...

Congrats on 2 years.  Thanks for the files. 

Marji Reineke Franklin said...

You never disappoint!! I love your work so much!

Sue Kimmet said...

Thank you for the beautiful file!  Can't wait to use it.

Blue Crayons said...

gorgeous creations. i like you here and fb. thanks

 

Reva said...

Happy Ann!!!!!  Thanks for sharing and putting together the Hop!
 

Sue Kimmet said...

I just "liked" your facebook page.  Actually thought I had done that ages ago.
 

Sjherbert said...

I am a newbie at this.  Thanks for the opportunity to win giveaways.   I love the scrapbooking page.  Also thanks for sharing free files.  Just starting my collection to use for my memory keeping.  Thank you.     Janis Herbert

Jeria22 said...

Beautiful! I love the ribbon and heart button. I have to say your title is really cute! TFS AJ~

Marie Berquist said...

What an adorable layout.  Love the  hearts and lace!!  Happy Anniversary!!

Sony Simon said...

Great layouts and great gifts.  I wanna win, pick me!!!

Janet Trapp said...

Awesome giveaways...THanks so much!!!

Janet Trapp said...

Liked on Facebook!!!

wardlow_dean said...

That is really cute. I love all the pink with the touch of green. I have 4 girls, I need to try making this. (I'm not good ant adding embelishments, it just looks cluttered when I do it) 

Trisha said...

Hey! Congrats on your blogaversary!! So great of you to have all these freebies. Thank you! And thanks for including svgs.

Lynn C. said...

Love the layout, Melin.  Thanks for sharing.  Congratulations on your 2nd Birthday.  It is always so much fun to celebrate.  I love your files so am so glad you have had another successful year.

Kaylee46rife said...

I have Liked you on FB and signed up to follow your blog.  This is so much fun!  Thank you also for e FREEBIES!

sherrye Miller said...

Loved everythingThanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.
sherrye

Sheila said...

Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing it. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Swoozan said...

What an adorable layout.  Love the green and pink and the banner is too cute!  You are so generous to share this with everyone.  Can't wait to try it out for the grandbabies.  Love the roses too.  

bunnyfreak said...

Thanks for the goodies and the layout cut info.

Jessica-Creative Stamper said...

Melin, This is soooo beautiful!  It's such an honor to be on your team!  You are so talented!
Jessica
http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/ 

JGsPumpkin said...

Happy 2nd BlogAversary !   Great layout, THANKS for the free files.
Tracy @ JGsPumpkin@peoplepc.com

Cindi Winter said...

so cute thks for the freebies and congrats on ur anniversary

Marla said...

Melin, you and the DT teams have done a fabulous job with their inspiration for the hop!  Happy 2nd Blogversary!!!!  You have an amazing eye and knack for using just the right amount of embellishments and perfect colors.  You are truly an inspiration!!  I am a follower!!!  marla@lagoski.com

Lisa said...

Happy happy anniversary!!!  Thank you soooooo much for the wonderful goodies and for sharing such creativeness!

Caroline Stedman said...

Happy Anniversary! Thankyou for the gorgeous layout freebie!

Susan Slomski said...

Thank you so much for the files. (I am a new follower.) Congrats on the 2 years!
Your pages are just beautiful!

kimberly clark said...

thanks for the chance to win and your LO is amazing!!  

Cass said...

Thanks for the freebies and congrast on 2 years

Lfoley said...

I love the layouts, they are so sweet.

Isew4me2 said...

thank you for the wonderful files

Marianne1801 said...

This is so a surprise! Thank you very much.

Jill Kotsoglou said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! 
Love the LO and thank you for the instructions!

Kimberly Maehrer said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!  The layout is gorgeous.  Thanks for the freebies and giveaway goodies!

Pjseagers said...

Love the files, Thank you!!

Andiebearie said...

Thanks for the chance to win and the great freebies
AndieBearieCards.blogspot.com

Chriss America Real said...

This layout is just so sweet!  I love it!  Congrats on your blogaversary!  I am a long time follower.

Tammy Bour said...

gorgeous page. TFS it and the files

Joanna said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

sherri.upp said...

Great layout!  Thanks for sharing the file!!

bfiscus said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!  You really have created a beautiful layout.

Raven McDonald said...

Just found yourn site and am definately becoming  follower.

Raven

Debi tullier said...

I liked you on Facebook

Debi tullier said...

 I also thank you for the wonderful file!!!

Justmaxine55 said...

Thanks so much and Happy Anniversary!

Cathy D said...

your layout is fantastic, I have the cartridge and I am going to try something like it.

Karensuewaldner said...

thanks for the cute file, Congrats on your blogaversary, I would love to win the cricut cartridge, keeping my fingers crossed,

Karensuewaldner said...

I already like you on facebook

Barbara Sabo said...

Thank you for the awesome freebies and the opportunity to win all the great candy! AND...congratulations!

Barbara Sabo said...

I have been a follower and I have "Liked" your Facebook page!

Andrea said...

THis is awesome, thanks for sharing!
awashingtontx34 at gmail dot com

Jen Reed said...

I'm a facebook liker!!

Janet said...

Love the free stuff especially the die cuts.  Would love a chance to score one of those great prizes. Thank you!

Janet said...

I am going to make several anniversary cards with this set!!! Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Ruth G said...

Wow! Very nice LO! Thanks so much for sharing it and the files to cut it!!!

rlovew1976 said...

Adorable projects- thanks for the free files. The hop has been amazing.

rlovew1976 said...

I am a fan of your facebook page- as Rebecca White

Janis Herbert said...

Thanks for the blog hop.  It is quite fun!

Lindamarie said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your files and thanks for sharing the full LO; maybe I will get some done this way!

Alvinadiaz said...

Whar a beaurtiful layout, thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

I just found your blog through another blog & love what I see! Liked you on Facebook, joined your site. You've got some great stuff here to explore. There goes my morning...Lol! Thank for sharing & having great giveaways.

Teela said...

I'm a new follower, but LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! Would be honored to win any of it. Thank you, teelayoung@hotmail.com

Teela said...

HAPPY BLOGANNIVERSARY! I already like you on FB. Somehow, I cannot download this free file. Any suggestions? Thanks, teela

Rainbowladyone1 said...

No terrible “two’s” for you, wonderful card!  Thank You for sharing!

Abbraddock said...

Super cute layouts thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy Friesen said...

Beautiful work!  Congrats on the anniversary.

Marji Reineke Franklin said...

Great work!

Amyjrockstar said...

Thanks for the chance to win!  I love the free file and am bummed I missed out on it. :(  Hopefully I'll catch the next one!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)amyjrockstar at gmail dot comhttp://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

I am a new FB fan as well and liked your page. :)

(Amy Courchaine on FB)
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)amyjrockstar at gmail dot comhttp://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

Wanda Hornung said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary.
Wanda
rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com

wardlow_dean said...

I just became a FB fan too!  great layout, love all the girly pink!!
srhswney78@yahoo.com

Dmcardmaker said...

Beautiful layout! TFS. I signed up to receive your newsletter but I'm not sure if it went through. Hope to start getting them real soon.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Maria said...

This is a beautiful layout. TFS

Scrapmyway said...

Now following on FB. Wonderful inspiration and I'm going to be hopping through.
TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

cnlord05 said...

Its so girly I love it!

Jennyplace26 said...

Stunning as always. I didn't get here in time for the freebies, sick as always but I did want to stop bye and say happy bloganniversary. Two years of amazing project and fun. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent and heres to the next year of inspiration!

Lisa Rea said...

Yeah for your Blogaversary!  I've been a follower for a while so glad I can support you on your anniversary!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at KBMG dot com

Barbara Sabo said...

Very sweet layouts! Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win such awesome candy!

Kris B said...

Super Blog hop week ladies!!  Loved all your fabby projects and freebie.  Keep up the great work and thanks for bringing us inspiration that keeps our crafting mojo going *Ü*

mamahen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the girls layouts!!!!SO CUTE!!! Sorry I missed getting the free files, but I may just have to go over and BUY them!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Anniversary! http://www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com 

Steven OLinger said...

Pretty neat stuff....

Carol R said...

Beautiful layout!

Mzcherub said...

Simply amazing!

Elizabeth Mindemann said...

Beautiful work!  Congrats on joining up with CTMH - great company to work with :)

Nancy said...

Congrats on your second anniversary. You lay outs are simply adorable----Thanks for a chance to win----Nancy    mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Cheryl said...

I Love the beautiful and elegant design you have created in this project. Such an amazing eye for detail!

abalcarcel409 said...

I love this page. So Sweet!

mamahen said...

LOVE your kits and layouts! Happy Anniversary ;) I have been a follower for quite some time! :) http://www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

Theresawofford said...

Love nested dies 

Shawnee said...

Very pretty layout. I love the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. It is my go to cart lately. 

Kathryn Martinez said...

This is really great!!! Congrats on your Anniversary.

Michele Smith said...

Oh so pretty layout! Love all the little details right down to the dew drops!! TFS!! 

Kraftyhugzz said...

This is adorable, such a sweet gift,
Hugz
Kenzie :-)
Awesome candy too, fingers crossed xx