Friday, October 5

October 100 Cartridge Hop with MCCR

 Welcome to 
100 Cartridge
Blog Hop
October 1 & 2 

If you are arriving from Lisa Carrier 's Blog, then you are on the right track.
If you need to start from the beginning, please head over to
My Cricut Craft Room.

This month we got to choose 4 Cricut Cartridges that we wanted
to use on our projects.
I chose to use:
Doodlecharms, Holiday Cakes, Nickelodeon SpongeBob, and Slumber Party.
(I threw in a 5th cartridge, too . . .Pretty Pennants)

I have promised each of my kids
that I would make them
a special altered
notebook to draw
and write in.

This one is for Lance Jr.
It was a hit!
When I handed it to him, he told me
"I really super duper like this Mommy"!

Most of the papers used were from my
leftover scraps.

 I tried to take some angled picture so you could see
that I raised SpongeBob up on 3D foam squares.

Bubble Border cut from Holiday Cakes cartridge at 1"

 Seahorse cut from Doodlecharms cartridge at 2"

SpongeBob cut from cartridge at 5"

 Soak It Up Phrase also cut from the SpongeBob cartridge at 5"
Alarm clock cut from Slumber Party cartridge at 2"

Banner was cut from Pretty Pennants cartridge at 3/4"
I will be linking up my project
to the Unity Theme challenge - Banners and Pennants.

  •  Recollections Aqua Card Stock
  • Core'dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls (Golden Pearl)
  • other papers and card stock from stash
  • Unity Stamp Co. - Ippity set here and now 
  • Unity Stamp Co. - Bitty Backgrounds
  • Adirondack Brights - Sunshine Yellow
  • Rubber Stampede - Fresh Mint
  • VersaColor - Black
  • VersaMagic - Cloud White
  • Studio G - Aqua 
Other Tools and Supplies
  • Cricut Expression (of course...LOL)
  • Paper Trimmers
  • UTEE Embossing Enamel by  Ranger - Clear (purchased from Erica's Craft Room!)
  • Corner Puncher
  • Twine from stash
  •  Zig Pens, 3D Foam Squares, and ATG gun
  • Felt Tip Marker (black)

Now it is time to Hop over to the Blog Candy Blog as the next stop!

If you get lost along the way,
please follow this lineup for Day 1 of the Hop!

Also be sure to stop back at  My Cricut Craft Room tomorrow for Day 2.

  1. MCCR
  2. Kathy S.
  3. Shelley 
  4. Claire
  5.  Mary 
  6.   Lisa Charmberlain 
  7.  Nadja  
  8.   Janet 
  9.  Jenn Lorist 
  10. Erica's Projects
  11.  Heather Lynn  
  12.   Robin 
  13.  Teresa   
  14. Tammy    
  15. Cathy
  16. Lisa Carrier 
  17. Jessica S 
  18. Blog Candy
Keep Crafting 


  1. OMGoodness, this is so cute!! My son would love this journal, great job Jessica :D

  2. super duper love it!!! before Teresa K asks for one.. make me one.. LOL TFS

  3. This is stunning!!!! All the cartridges in on project! And it is soo super cute. My sons would love to have one of these. I might have to use the idea to make my oldest a journal book.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  4. Your sponge bob project cracked me up!! Great job Jessica!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  5. What a cute altered notebook Jessica. Any kid would love it.

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  6. Jessica - wow...that's a lot of work and a lot of cartridges in this adorable little notebook! I am sure Lance Jr. really liked this super duper gift! LOL! How cute is he!
    You did a wonderful job- but of course you would! You are so talented!
    MCCR DT sis <3

  7. WOW! You did an awesome job on your projects and just love Sponge Bob!!

    MCCR DT Sis

  8. awesome journal!! my daughter and I are currently working on hers together.. signed up to follow for future crafts!


  9. We LOVE Spongebob at our home. This is so cute. Love it!!


  10. OMG! That is soooo cute! I am not a Spongbob Fan but the notebook is amazing. Great job!

  11. Great job on the journal! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Great Journal. I bet your son really enjoys have a special notebook for all his doodles and secrets.

  13. Great idea! Love Spongebob! thanks for sharing

  14. This is the project with Spongebob that you were talking about.... I CANNOT let Bella see this or she will want me to make her one too!!
    As ALWAYS wonderful work!
    Just a side note to say how much I love all of the time and energy and HEART that you put into this Design Team, you may be one of the newer members, but you would never guess that with how involved you are. Of course.... Love having you on the DT, but more than anything... I AM SO HAPPY that we met and are friends outside of crafting!! You are a wonderful team member and and even better friend. I know i am busy all of the time and I do not take the time to show you how appreciated you are.... so I am doing so now!
    I do hope that this a the beginning of a life-long friendship.... There must have been many reasons why I didn't move to Utah (I know you are one of them) Thank you for all that you do for/with this team and Social Networking!!!! LOVE YA!!!
    *Erica Lyn

  15. What an adorable notebook Jessica!! I can see why Lance Jr, Super Duper Loved it!!!

  16. LOVE love love the multicolored background of your blog! Your mixed media jewelry stand is outstanding! I'm so drawn to that!

  17. Great project!!! my nephew woul;d sure like this... he loves!!! Thanks for sharing Jessica :))

  18. what a creative use of odds and ends to make your kids super duper happy!

  19. Love Lance Jr's notebook you made him!!! It turned out so cute..even more adorable in real life! Gotta love that cute Spongebob!! Great job on this sweet creation, Jessica!

    Love ya!

  20. It's nice to know someone else uses the Spongebob cartridge too. Thanks for sharing.

  21. What a great project. My son would LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I need to add this cartridge to my collection. I am your newest follower and fan.

  22. super job jessica, my grandson would LOVE that notebook!

  23. That is too cute! Love all the details. TFS.

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  24. Jessica this is so adorable. I love the finished result. Great job! Mary M

  25. Love this super cute. I have this cart and never used it. Need to get it out. TFS

    MCCR DT. Lisa Ch

  26. Great Idea with the notebook. Great gift for returning back to school kids :) Andrea

  27. Jess!!!

    This is AWESOME!!! I bet your son draws or writes in it ALL THE TIME!!! This was an FANTASTIC project you made! And I remember your post when you went to Best Buy and got all those notebooks...10 cents each, right? LOL!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica-MCCR DT Sister

  28. I'm singing that song, as I checkout your blog, "...under the sea, Sponge Bob Square Pants..."

  29. Awesome job on the notebook. Too cute!

  30. Super Cute! I love Sponge Bob!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  31. I loved your choices, great creations!!! :)

  32. I LOVE your journal and what great use of your carts!!!


  33. Wonderful inspiring projects!

  34. Great notebook! I love sponge bob!

  35. I super like it too! I'll bet he shares it with everyone too! Very cute and lots of love put into it!

  36. Very cute project, lots of great details. Love the border bubbles, nice touch!
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  37. Adorable Sponge Bob journal!!! Your kids are so lucky!!!! I made some of these for my school aged daycare kids last Christmas!

  38. I love making these notebooks so, much that I taught some of my moms teacher friend and my mom how to make them. I just found out today that my mom has made a set of 8 of them for all kids of her activities. And the teachers are having all of their students make them for there yearly journals. I just got Spongebob a few weeks ago and kind of got confused with all the layers but, I guess I just have to take time to actually read the book. You did such a great job with your book.
    MCCR DT Sister~Sharon

  39. What a great book. I wish I would have thought of something like this when my son was in school. TFS

    Tammy S
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team.

  40. Such an adorable little notebook. I love that you're making one for each child. So special! :)

    Melissa, MCCR DT


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