Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sweet Shop Blog Hop! with the Cooking with Cricut DT - DAY 1

Welcome to Croppin Momma Designs and the Sweet Shop Blog Hop! If you’ve never enjoyed a blog hop before, it’s where you ‘hop’ between blogs following a chain of links, with each blog in the chain posting something exciting for the event! There will even be some great blog candy to win along the way! More on that in a moment!

If you've come from visiting Michelle at Purple Monkey Moments, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Go HERE.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letter there. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at!

So without further ado, here is my Valentine Banner...

Here's what you'll need to make it:
Birthday Bash (Banner)
Cindy Loo (Font and Shadow)
Sweethearts (All Black Images)
Plantin Schoolbook or other comparable (Circles and Heart)
(Little Tip: I used the top layer of the "O" from Ciny Loo and "Hide" the "O" part and layered it on top of the Heart and welded them to make the same effect.)

So, onto the prizes!! At each of the stops along the way the DT members will be giving away one of Melin's fabulous cutting files and/or digi stamps. Here is the one that I will be giving away:

Beautiful isn't it!

So, what do you have to do to win this fabulous prize? Just leave a comment under this post with a way to get a hold of you! That's it! I will draw a name on Monday! Remember leave a comment on both days posts for 2 chances to win!

Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect to be eligible for a prize package at

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop... Raven at Love 4 Stamps. Go see what she has in store for you today.
And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages! Here’s how:

1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on
4. Or just leave a comment at and let us know how you liked our Sweetshop Blog Hop.

Here is our Hop line-up:

8. Deb
10. Gaby
11. Jean
12. Jenna
14. Jenny
15. Karla
20. Nicole <---YOU ARE HERE
21. Raven Go HERE Next


Karen S.

This is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Paper Addict

amazing it Ronnie(CWC DT)

Julie Wasson

nice banner
thanks for the blog hop


Love your banner! Beautiful! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotamil dot com

Maria Elena

OMG your banner is really cute Nicole... also I made a banner ! LOL

Happy Sweet Blog Hop ;-)
Maria Elena.-


Love your banner. Jean (CWC DT)

Creative Cutter Room

Great job on this banner! Love it.
Hugs Cathie

Linda S

Great project!! Happy Valentine's Day!!


Very cute banner!!! Love all the detalis
Happy Sweet Blog Hop!!!
Karla Urea


love love love your banner that is great
thanks for sharing and chance to win


that is such a cute banner!! tfs

Creative Diva

New follower! Love the banner! Thanks for sharing!


Adorable banner. So sweet.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com


your banner is adorable!!!
thanks for sharing your ideas.


very cute banner you made!! I love it!! TFS!!! I have been a follower!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com


I love how everything coordinated so well on your banner - it's beautiful! Thanks for the chances to win, what a great hop this has been, and we get to do it all again tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you'll have for us Sunday!


Your banner is fantabulous! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.


Vivi Martínez

Cute banner!
Thanks for the chance to win.




Your banner is DARLING!!! so cute. thanks for the chance to win some cool prizes!


Love your banner. I like doing banners.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net


I Love Your Banners!! Is some one special going to see it!!


Great banner. Love all the details and papers you used. Thanks so much for sharing.


Love our banner! Very cute!

Love your banner, the paper used and the cutz!!! of choice!! great job!!


Gorgeous Bunting x

johay at inbox dot com


Great banner.
username at yahoo dot com


THis is great fun! Love to see everyones work!


Love you banner! Thanks for sharing!
New follower.


Love your project, always looking for new ideas. Thanks, look forward to following.


Beautiful banner!!! TFS!!!


Thats one great banner, TFS
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

A Scrap Above

Hi Nicole

WOW.. I love your banner, very pretty!
I am already following your blog


Very cute banner; lots of detail! Thank you for chance to win and for sharing your ideas.
Debbie P
chocolaterep at sbcglobal dot net

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Great banner!


I love the banner's colors. TFS and tks for the chance to win.
nnhgiang1979 at yahoo dot com


Very cute banner. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

~ Jo ~

Wow love this banner!!!! Just perfect for Valentine's day!!!


Love love love your banner, thanks for sharing.


Wow your banner is amazing. I have the Birthday Bash & Sweethearts carts on my wish list. Beautiful
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun

Great banner! You used my favorite shaped banner too! :) Becky CWC DT


Very pretty banner. One of the best I have seen. Would love to have this in my room.


Awesome banner! I love it!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Melissa

Very cute banner!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations

I love the banner, very cute!! new follwer.


Awesome banner! Great idea.