Friday, July 29, 2011

Birthday Card

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Today our design team is doing one last project and we were asked to create a Birthday card that will be posted on Kassidys blog Inking It Up Crazy. I have had so much fun on this design team and am sad that our time is up! I have made lifelong crafty friends that I will someday (hopefully) meet! Thank you Kassidy for choosing me to be on your design team. What an amazing group of ladies it is made up of!

Here is the card that I made:


Simply Charmed
Cricut Essentials
My Minds Eye Hip Hooray Boy Surprise Paper
Misc white, red, blue cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
White and black gel pen
Recollections button dimensional sticker
Atg gun
Action Wobble

The party hat is on an Action Wobble so it wiggles back and forth.

Hope you like it!

Love Holly

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call Submission!

**If you are looking for the Christmas in July Blog Hop post please scroll down! **

Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having a design team call and this time I am going to try out. I am nervous and excited at the same time. The first time I ever visited a site to learn about the Cricut, it was her site that I visited. I love all the tutorials she has on the Cricut and she also has her own line of really cute stamps! If you haven't heard of her or would like to learn more about her stamps or your Cricut machine, please visit her site at

In order to get picked for her design team, you have to do the following;

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

(other optional color of your choice)... I chose Pink because it is my favorite!

For this challenge I chose to use my new Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge and I wanted to make a cupcake box because I thought it was adorable. I also wanted to show through this challenge that I am not afraid of trying new things. Usually I like to watch tutorials on how to make detailed projects like this but since it is a new cartridge I just made it on my own. The best part of the project is that an actual cupcake will fit inside the cupcake box. Such a cute idea for a birthday party!

Here is what I made:


My Expression 2
Cricut Projects Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge - Cupcake cut at 8"
DCWV the Celebration Stack polka dot paper
Chatterbox Chocolate Tweed Paper
American Crafts Ribbon
Scrap Pink Paper
Studio G Sweet Clear Stamps
(used sentiments I love cupcakes & Have your cake and eat it too)
White Gel Pen
Martha Stewart blank ink pad

I hope you love my project as much as I do. My dream design team would be to be on My Pink Stampers. Robyn is so sweet and I love the stamps that she produces!
Wish me luck! I know that I will be praying that I make it!

Love Holly

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's Christmas! Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Recycled-Genius and the ...CHRISTMAS IN JULY Blog Hop!


If you've come from visiting Linda @, you're in the right place! If you've just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Jamie’s blog at and start at the beginning. We would love to share some holiday ideas with you today. Each Fabulous Inking it Up Crazy Design Team member will be featuring a project made especially for this hop. We have a very talented and creative team, so make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, so get to hopping!!!!

Today we are celebrating all things Christmas! I love Christmas so any day I can celebrate it is a bonus for me!

For my project I decided to use my new Paper Smooches Santa Paws stamp set. I just got it in the mail and I love it. I have a new fascination with gate fold cards so I made one to go with the stamp. So adorable. I don't know who wouldn't love this little Santa!


Paper Smooches Santa Paws Santa
Martha Stewart black ink pad
My Minds Eye I Believe patterned paper
The Twinery twine
White Gel Pen
Misc Red Card stock
White Recollections Card stock
American Crafts Elements Glitter Buttons
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Atg Gun
Misc scalloped cut out

Hope you love this fun holiday card as much as I do!

Love Holly


Since its Christmas we cant do a project without a present! I am giving away the Cricut Christmas Village Seasonal Cartridge. To be eligible to win you have to be a follower and leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite thing about Christmas is. I will randomly draw a winner on Monday July 18th. Good luck!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented

Courtney @

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost along the way.





Holly - THAT'S ME!



Happy Hopping! And Merry Christmas in July!