Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sophie Blog Hop


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Sophie Blog Hop hosted by Michele. If you're following the hop then you arrived here from Megan's blog. If you just happened by today and would like to start from the beginning, please go to Michele's blog
As you probably guessed, this hop will feature projects made using the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Sophie.  This is the first cartridge of the Circle's second year and all of the bloggers today are Cricut Circle members. The Sophie cartridge is very versatile with some great images. It also has options for making cards, doilies and bookmarks.
For my project today I decided to make a set of Christmas cards using the Christmas tree image, which is the last image on the cartridge.  The booklet gives suggested cut sizes, but I wanted all my cards to be A2 size (51/2 X 41/4) so I used the Gypsy to make them that size.
The card on the left was made using the Card 1 feature. The second was created using the negative image from that cut.
This was made using the Card 3 feature. The tag is from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, another favorite of mine.
This last one is my favorite, and I used the doily feature for the tag background. The tree is the main image, but I just used the bottom layer. 
If you have any questions about specific items on the cards, please ask. I didn't put all the details because I was worried that this post would be too long!
For today's hop, I will be drawing two names for blog candy. The first person will receive the Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather Stamps made by Unity Stamp Co. The second will get the Cricut Winter Lace seasonal cartridge.
 Simply leave a comment for a chance to win. You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter, but I sure would love it if you were. Please also leave a way for me to contact you.
Thank you so much for hopping with us today. I hope you see some projects that will inspire you. Up next in the hop is Brenda's blog.

37 comments:

Diane said...

Absolutely lovely cards, Maria!! Your grandson is a cutie pie too:)

Stampin' Meg said...

Great use of that tree!

Adele said...

Lovely cards Maria, great choice of papers too :)
TFS
Hugs
Adele

Liz said...

what great cards....the last one is my favorite as well.... TFS

Liz
lavendarandroses at sbcglobal dot net

Nancy said...

Love all of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Nancy
nkdwtm at aol dot com

Lisha said...

You ladies are making me really want this cart.....your cards are just beautiful
felisa

Brenda said...

Maria, your cards are fabulous! Thanks for showing the different card features.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Missie said...

Beautiful work, as always! Thank you for the inspiration to use Sophie more

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute cards! I love them!

Lilygirl said...

Wonderful cards!! TFS!! laysig@telus.net

nanapuddin said...

Great cards! I love this cart! I always start with this cart when I'm going to make a card. So many options and something on it usually inspires me! Love how you used the negative for the 2nd card!
Great hop too!
I've been a follower for a while. Your blog is very inspirational as well!
nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

Leanne said...

They are all so cute it is hard to choose!

joydee1963 said...

I love all your cards!Just beautiful,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

lighthouse said...

I really like all of the cards...but can see why the last one is your favorite.
lighthouse@bedardphoto.com

L.B. said...

So much fun. Your cards are cute and that tree is becoming a cut I need to use.
http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Your cards are really fantastic!! The little girl card is adorable, I can see why it is your fav!
Marie

bird said...

Your cards are all lovely.

Donna said...

Georgous cards, you are very creative. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Such cute Christmas cards, thanks so much for the inspiration. I am in my second quarter of the Circle so I received French Manor in my welcome kit. I was just able to order it on rewards, I can't wait to receive it, thanks so much for the inspiration my circle sister!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I just love all your cards. TFS them, Im already a follower ;)

Sherri said...

Love the cards. I never was a stamper until PC teamed with CTMH and released a cartridge. Art Philosophy is my new favorite cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone. I just became a follower. See you on the MB.

Josie0602 said...

Great cards!!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

MissyJenJen said...

Very cute cards...especially the last one!

parr.jennifer at ymail.com

trentfamily said...

Great cards! Love them all! :)

Paper Memories4u said...

THe cards are wonderful but I think my favorites are the first ones. Love that tree image. I'm your newest follower. Thanks papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Bunnyfreak said...

Great cards. http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

ET said...

Love what you've done. Great inspiration. TFS
etfamily at wynndel dot ca

Newbie2crafting said...

Great cards

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Your projects are beautiful! Love the 'Sophie' cart!
Carolyn
cccscraproom@windstream.net
http://scraproom.blogspot.net

Carrie said...

Gorgeous cards! You are motivating me to finally start my Christmas cards! You do beautiful work, thank you for sharing!

RockinRenee said...

Great cards Maria! The last is my favorite too!

Renee @ icameisawicreated@blogspot.com

Mrs. Green said...

My favorites are the card using the negative image and the one using the doily as a tag in the background. That was a great idea! Thank you for being in the hop!

www.michelegreen.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOw these are gorgeous! I love the two looks in the first two cards out of one cut! Thank you so much for your beautiful work and love being a follower!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely Beautiful cards!!! tfs :-)

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

craftaholic said...

I am so liking this cut!! You have done an awesome Job and thanks for sharing!! Love your blog!!

Rexann♥

Hrvatica said...

Great card. Love the tree from this cart.

Tinatealy said...

I really like the circled trees

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