Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cricut Card Fairies 2nd Blog Hop-- and a Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Welcome to Dawn's Addiction!


You should have gotten here from Katz Designs. I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far, and I'm so glad you are here! I have some really exciting stuff here for you all... one of which is a Tinkerbell & Friends Cricut Cartridge to giveaway! I've got a little information for you before I get to that!

I know that you all have to have been enjoying the hop so far! Our second blog hop is sponsored by the very talented and generous Regina from CUTTING CAFE. She cranks out amazing designs almost daily. For my project today, I've used her Lined Note Paper Pad Set that she so graciously donated for me to use!




I started this blog years ago before I had my daugter, with the intention of it being to keep family, near and far up to date. Since then, we've added another; lost another, gotten married and built quite the life for ourselves. During this time; I got a Sixxix System, moved into the Cricut System at Christmas 2009, added lots of cartridges, a Gypsy and taken over the 'spare' room of our house to make it my scrap area (you can click the 'scrap area' for a video tour, or here for stills). I do lots of scraping, cardmaking and general altered items and have been lucky enough to design for Lila's Scrapbooking, a local shop as well as Papercraft Star, an online challenge blog and community. I am technically a stay at home mom, but do sales out of my scraproom- (thanks to a good friend....)I have amazingly low prices on many Provo Craft Items and Gypsys; all of my sale items are in stock and ready to go out.

As soon as I got my Cricut, I got on the message boards and got to know the fairies you all are meeting today! I couldn't wait to become a member of the Cricut Card Fairies, after losing so much of myself with the death of my son, I know how important it is to feel like the world remembers you; and things can get better, I knew I wanted to help cheer the world up; one card at a time! This journey began when Crystal, our Commander started this group over two years ago and we are so happy to announce that we have sent over 650 missions (card requests) all over the world to those that need a smile or good thought. In the last year or so, that I've been a part of this, the most touching card I ever sent was mailed to a family who lost their infant son. I mailed them a package with books, cards and letters from my husband and I to the mom and dad who lost their son. It touched me so deeply, not to know that someone else lost their precious child, but that I could impact them during their darkest time and maybe, help them walk out of the tragedy feeling a tiny bit better.

The Cricut Card Fairies are some of the most kind, generous, and talented woman with Cricuts!Some of the fairies have been in the army for the entire two years and we are so happy to welcome anyone that wants to join our ranks. To do so please send Crystal an email at cricutcardfairyarmy at gmail dot com with your Cricut Messageboard name and email. She will get you added to our great ranks and you can start cheering up people around the world.

Today I have a project to share with you that is not really back to school but could easily be adapted to serve that purpose. Being that I have no kids going into school yet; I have a tough time making things that would be for them. I thought that the Lined Paper Note Pad Set that Regina graciously gave to some of the designers would be perfect for this project. I made myself a little notebook using the PDF File. I used the lime green pages, as well as the templates to create my notebook and envelopes. I adore how it turned out, and had a hard time choosing which file I was going to create with; I highly recommend you jump over the The Cutting Cafe; and see what she has there! You could make this a mini noteboook, or a journal to record something that your child or yourself learn everyday for a month or more! Also, a HUGE--- THANK YOU to Regina for sponsoring this blog hop! Now; onto the giveaway, I know you've all been waiting. I wanted to stick with a Fairy Theme, since it IS the Cricut Fairy Bloghop-- so, I've chosen to giveaway 1 Brand New, Disney Tinkerbell & Friends Cricut Cartridge. There isn't a whole lot you have to do to win this. I'm not going to require that you follow my blog; but by all means, if you like it-- follow! But the one thing I am going to require is that you hop through and comment on at least 7 of the 15 blogs. I'm not going to require which ones, or anything else... but when I contact you and you've won; I will be checking to see that you DID infact, visit them and comment! :-) I've gotta make you do a LITTLE work, right? ;-) Please leave a comment on THIS posting to enter yourself, with a way for me to contact you when you win! I'm going to use random.org bright and early, Monday September 6th to draw my winner! GOOD LUCK!

Now head off to the next stop: Karel aka My Life in Pink. If you get lost please come back here, or start at the beginning and follow the links listed below. Happy hopping!

Here is the order:
Caitlynsmommy
GRKIDDO

LYNNE
ScrappyJess
Kat/Bluerose
Dawn's Addiction
(You are HERE!)
KarelJCreations
SherylGreene
LarelynSartini
Kisatrtle
AJoy713
BeeJay
Pamela

52 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Great background about The Fairies. That's soooo great! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10@aol.com

Cristi said...

Dawn I have been following your blog for sometime now and I love it! I pray for you quite often and somedays cry when I read your posts. My heart truly goes out for you. I love your post today like many days and loved your project!! Thank you for the chance to win this great cartridge! My girls would be thrilled if I won this and actually so would I.
BIG Hugs
Cristi

Karelj said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Dawn. Hugs and prayers are with you.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Dawn I love your creation. Thank you for sharing your story with us, made me tear up but so glad that you are in our ranks and I truly believe you helped that family and many more! HUGS!

P.S. If you want to send the super awesome book you made to me I wont object! Joking!

ScrappyJess said...

What a great project! I really love the paper! Have a great day!

littlen said...

Great project. have been a follower for awhile. TFS.

~BridgetL~ said...

really cool project. I will be coming back to catch up on the rest of your blog. TFS :)

Nickole said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story :) And what a cute project as well.

Larelyn said...

This is a really nice project. Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of this fantastic group.

Pamela said...

I love what you made! You have beautiful family and I was heartborken reading your story. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Christy Dillman said...

What a great little project that would make a perfect gift! Thanks for chance to win such FAB candy and sharing your project!

Hugs,
Christy

brandy c said...

The Fairies are some amazing, talented and selfless people! I love you all!

thanks for the giveaway, my daughter loves tink!!

brandy

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

jjabauer said...

What a great project, I love that paper!! The fairies are such a giving group, thank you for sharing with us!

Echo said...

I love what you folks are doing with the Fairies. I think we much have gotten a hundred generic store bought grievance cards when my baby sister died last fall, but it would have been really nice to have that personal touch that the family was looking for.

Echo
theowlsnestboutique@hotmail.com

Betty said...

I think The Fairies are angels in disguise. Thanks for the bloghop and great prizes.

Jessica said...

Wow! That's quite a story in a very short space! When I finish here, I'm going back to become a follower. You sound like a very interesting person. I'll see you around! Thanks for sharing

scraphappybette said...

Love it!! I'll be back to check you out when I can stay longer!!

BlueRose said...

OMG, how cute is your little notebook and i love the paper.

Gosh I wonder if we can have a change to win....Teeeeheee♥

Going to follow so I can keep on your blog, thanks for sharing your story.

Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

kisatrtle said...

I like your project alot and now I'm one of your newest followers.

Sarah said...

I love checking out your blog!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great project!!! What wonderful things you faries do!
No problem with me meeting your 'requirements' I'm commenting everywhere. Lovin' the hop! Thanks!
kristie at lashotphotography dot com

KaraT said...

What a fantastic story about the Fairies...you gals are an amazing group. So very sorry to read about your loss.

What a cute notebook you created...will definitely have to follow this blog...you are truly talented!!

ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

Regina Easter said...

wow...............i so love the papers the style all of it...fantastic job...hugs

- - Sheryl - - said...

you are so sweet! I love your project - wow!!!!

Beth said...

I loved your back to school card so cute. and thanks for the background info on the farries. and too fitting that your give away is the fairy cartridge.

psychocowgirl@gmail.com

Cardian Angel/Wanda said...

Your bus card is so cute! So sorry to hear of the loss of your son--can't even imagine what that would be like--what a blessing you were to other couple who lost their son!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love the pics of Zoe with her awesome cow--too cute. Thank you for the chance to win.

pwburns at nemr dot net

christyfamily said...

Love your blog and your project. Thanks so much for sharing!
kyleandsandy@sbcglobal.net

Karen S. said...

Great project! Thanks so much for sharing what the Cricut Fairies has meant to you personally.

Terri said...

LOVE your folder!!! Might have to give something like that a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ashley A. said...

Love your blog!! ..and all the others on the blog hop, so much fun!! Thanks for sharing and the chance at winning :)

Ashley...

uberartist@hotmail.com

ShelbyWoo said...

love the idea of the button closure will have to keep that in find!! thanks for sharing!

spelsue said...

Love the background for your project! This has my creative juices flowing. Great idea.
spelsue1@maine.rr.com

Lynne said...

the lined paper is awesome to use with your project!!
Thanks for being a CCF!!

DORCAS said...

Thanks for sharing! Will be having you in my prayers. I just found your blog through the hop. I now am a follower. Will be praying for ya.

You take care.

~blessings

Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
http://4sweetangels.blogspot.com/

beejay said...

That's really cute for that lined notebook paper stamp, great job! Pleasure to be in the hop with you!

BlueRose said...

Hi Dawn, Congrats to ya girl you won the scrap-booking supplies box yesterday at my Blog. Please email me your snail Addie so I can send it to ya OK. Thanks for playing♥

FindingJoyinVegas said...

What a great blog hop! Visiting from Kisatrle's Kreative Korner. Loving the chance to win!!!

butterbug73@yahoo.com
http://www.findingjoyinvegas.blogspot.com

ScrappyScavenger said...

Such beautiful work, love your choice of paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

jennyplace2 said...

Thanks for the chance to win a cricut cartridge. I love the book you made and as far as hopping to the other designers, I have no proble with visting them all, I am having such a great time!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Candy Hazzard said...

Love your notebook

Melissa said...

I loved reading the story of your life and what inspired you to join the CCF! What an amazing group of women you all are! Thanks for doing what you do!

I love your project! I was just thinking that something like this would be great to keep on hand in my PTO bag.

I wasn't a follower before, but I am now and I'm glad the blog hop brought me your way!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

Dawn...this is so wonderful and "useable" if that is a word. I love projects that have a purpose...this is great! Mandeeb

Sandy said...

Awesome notebook! My heart goes out to you, dear. I'm glad you are a Cricut Card Fairy!

Valine said...

This little notepad folder is great! It's very versatile & could be adapted for many different occasions! GREAT!

vcampbell22@earthlink.net

Melissa said...

I love your project. Thank you for sharing your story. You are very inspirational.

maryvernau said...

I found your blog very moving. God bless you and your family and friends!

Stampin' Meg said...

Wow- what a neat project. I am definitely going to try this out.

Liz said...

You do great things as Fairies!! Do you actually use the cricut message board often? I am a circle member, and don't log into either of the message boards more than once every couple weeks. I started crying while reading your profile - my heart goes out to your family. I have two boys, 2 and almost 4, and another baby on the way, due in April. TFS your awesome project!
craftylizard@gmail.com

Joy said...

Great note pad holder! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge! You Rock!

Erica said...

What an awesome project! I loved the background info I'm new to Cricut and just recently bumped into the fairies.
beitz.erica@gmail.com

I {heart} Scrappin!! said...

Very cool stationary!

Kristina H said...

Love the notebook Dawn, super cute and versatile!