Saturday, March 5, 2011

2nd Day of the "It's All About The Green" Blog Hop

WELCOME to day 2 of the "It's All About The Green" blog hop.

Thank you for hopping on to my blog. If you found my blog by accident, you are in the right place to begin a journey. We have some fantastic, talented and very creative ladies in this hop. You should be able to have your creative juices flowing full blast by the end of the hop.

Blog Candy:

I am offering the "Simply Charmed" Cricut Cartridge as blog candy for anyone who is a follower and leaves me a Wee Bit of a comment. You can double your chances by leaving a comment on todays and yesterdays post. I will be selecting the winner on Monday using Random.Org.

Well on to my part of the creative side of this hop. I did a a kinda pun on the "Green" as I LOVE, LOVE my Cricut Machines and tools. So here is my take on the "Green".

"It's All About The Green"

I am praying that one day that Cricut will come to Central/Northern California and give me a chance to get a picture with the Cricut (the bug) guy.

I staggered the letters of the title to help give it more interest.

 I am truly sorry for the low color quality of these pictures. But, with over 50 pictures trying to get the real colors of this layout, it just wasn't happening. But the colors do really match the greens of this to the "T".


Cricut Cartridges Used:

George and Basic Shapes
Cricut Everyday

Papers Used: (all from paper I have had for no less than 2 years)

Green Background - Picture Perfect - not sure the color
Other Green - CTMH - Clover Meadow
Lt. Gray - CTMH - Gray Flannel
Drk Gray - Picture Perfect - not sure of the color

Other Products Used:

Ribbon - CTMH - Clover Meadow
Pop Dots - Extra Thick (ran out of the other ones)
ATG Gun/Tape - Gold
Pen - Sakura - Gelly Roll Fine Tip - Black

Sizing and Cuts Used From Cartridges:

George and Basic Shapes:

   Photo Mats: (page 116 - Shift of button)

      Gray - 7 x 5
      Green - 6.5 x 4.5
      White - 6 x 4

Cricut Everyday: (Cricut Circle Exclusive)

Cricut Bug Head - Page 23 - 6"
Expression - Page 30 - 3.5"
Cuttlebug - Page 38 - 3.25"
Cartridge - Page 52 - 2.5"
Bone Folder & Scrapper - Page 53 - 3.5"
Scissors - Page 56 - 3.5"


IAATGREEN in Green - shift Font2 Feature Button  - 1.5"
t'sllbouthe in Green - Font2 Feature Button  - 1.5"
IAATGREEN in Gray - Shift Font2 Shadow Feature Button - 1.5"
t'sllbouthe in Gray - Font2 Shadow Feature Button - 1.5"

Hope you enjoyed my project. I look forward to reading all of your comments. Don't forget to hop over to the next person on the list to continue your creative journey.

Creations with Kathryn (YOU ARE HERE)

Enjoy your hopping experience.


  1. What a fun blog hop & a fun layout. I'm already a follower. TFS!

  2. Oh wow! Never even heard about that cartridge...Cricut Everyday. I must get out more...LOL. Love the layout. I really need that cartridge so I can make one just like it. It really is nice.

  3. I am green with envy of your cricut circle cartridge -lol.

  4. Oh those little Cricut head letters are super cute! I think this is the first Circle exlusive cartridge I've seen that I would actually want to pay for to have! Great LO Kathryn!

    Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful hop!


  5. Cute layout...lovin the green!

    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

  6. I love this! How do I get that cartridge????

  7. Oh goodness to be first to comment, WOW!!! I have to say I really love your layout!!! I need to get that cartridge...LOL ...oh no did you just enable me?? Just kidding!

    I know what you're saying about the color with the pictures. I have had a tough time with greens and pinks. The greens don't always show true to color and the pinks well they turn red in the photo... ugghh!!

    I'm a follower already :)

  8. Fabulous job, I like the letters staggered like that, loving that Everyday Cricut cart too!! Thanks
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  9. Such a fun layout! And I have to agree with you...that little Cricut guy is such a cutie!! I hope you get your picture soon!

  10. Oooh, I love those cuts. Wish I had had money to join the circle, but it just wasn't in the budget! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  11. Nice job.
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  12. cute layout nice job

  13. The layout is just to cute! I love my cricut to and would fill totally lost without it. Thanks for hosting this wounderful blog hop, I had fun hopping and was able to come across some wonderful blogs that I didn't know were out there.

  14. Very cute layout! Love that cartridge!


  15. Great layout--perfect for photos from a crop with friends! Love how you are using up your stash...inspirational! Perhaps I will make a similar goal for my summer break--to use what I have!

  16. Cute layout! I love the font!

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome cartridge!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  17. Love it, so cute! I love how the font has little cricut ears lol. Awesome lo

  18. What a cute project! I hope you get that picture you want with Cricut!

  19. Great layout! Loved your doodled in details!

  20. What a cute project. I haven't figured t what to do with this cart yet...but I will! Thanks for hosting such a fantastic hop! You know I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  21. fun fun layout! I am a cricut addict too! I totally get your obsession!


  22. That is awesome! Super layout, did you enter that in the circle magazine challenge? You should!

  23. Thanks for all the details on the layouts.
    username at yahoo dot com

  24. Love this layout also. REally hoping that cricut eventually gets this cartridge out to all, not just the circle members.

  25. This is a super cute layout. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower--an Irish one at that. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  26. What a great layout love all the Cricut that you represented. and the fact that you didn't buy anything new to make the layouts. TFS
    Love your art.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  27. I just finished the blog hop and I wanted to say Congratulations on hosting a wonderful fun hop! There were so many awesome ideas that I can't wait to try! Very Inspiring!
    c d m 3 17 a tya h o od o tc om

  28. Nice layout. Love the cuts.

  29. He certainly is green!
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  30. Hahahahaha!!! I LOOOOVE this, sooooo cute!

  31. Awesome job on this layout! The colors look exactly light the Cricut greens!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  32. that is soo cute, such a great idea for a crop day layout!! tfs

  33. How cute!!

  34. This is too cute! I would've loved to have been able to join the circle to get these exclusive cartridges. Thanks for sharing and for a fun hop!

  35. What a great idea:)i had a cuttlebug and now im the new owner of a cricut expression and im just overwhelmed by all the creativity!Thanks so much for inspiring me !

  36. AWWW, I LOVE this! And the colors look amazing to me!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win

  37. Love seeing your layout using Cricut Everyday, i have yet to use the one I received.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  38. My baby bug was given to me, so I have a real fondness for your cricut layout. TFS

  39. Great layout Kathryn! Great to see a project with Cricut Everyday cartridge! Hope you get to meet the Cricut guy soon!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  40. What a fun layout! I love the antennae on the letters :)

  41. OMG! I love this! You are so creative! :) Great blog hop!

  42. LOVE the Cricut LO! It's so fun. TFS the inspiration and the chance to win! Many scrappy hugs!

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  43. Love your project. Its so cute I like the colors you used They are to the T. They are making it so I'm going to have to be in the Circle just for that cartridge....grrr!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    New follower

  44. Adorable layout and awesome candy, TFS!

  45. This is just way to CUTe:-)

  46. Oooooooooooh so cute! Youre putting it out in to the Universe so I am sure it will happen and you will get to place photos on the mounts :-)