Saturday, November 13, 2010

CWC Blog Hop Day 1!

Good Morning Crafters and welcome to day 1 of the Cooking With The Cricut Holiday Blog Hop!  If you've just come from visiting Jenna at My Favorite Things you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to participate in the hop then head on over to Cooking With The Cricut to start from the beginning!

With the holidays fast approaching we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure!
Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog, there will be prizes all along the way as well as a great grand prize offered back at Cooking With the Cricut!

For my first project I decided to stick with the oh so popular lighted glass block.  I am constantly getting orders from these and with Christmas fast approaching I've been getting even more!  The best part about these are that you can do ANYTHING!  I'd done them as night lights for a child's room, a Mr.&Mrs. So & So as a wedding gift, even a pumpkin last month for Halloween.  This particular block is a Christmas gift for a my cousin & her husband who have just moved into their first home.




















I got a mini 5x5in glass block from Hobby Lobby and used etching cream to etch both sides, that way the string of lights isn't as visible.  From there I used my Sure Cuts A Lot software to design the saying & heart shape.  I cut it out using my Cricut and placed it with transfer tape to make sure it was lined up just right.  It was very simple and makes for a very popular gift!

Now onto the fun part!  I will be giving away a free cut file or digi stamp from Scrapbook Eden and if you haven't already you MUST check out her files!  They are SO adorable!!!  We have so much fun featuring them in all our DT projects!  Now in order to win my cut file or digi stamp all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!  If you'd like a second entry into the drawing then go on over to my Facebook page (the badge is shown above on the left side of my blog) and become a fan, then come back here and leave me a second comment letting me know that you've done that!

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your wonderful holiday projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at Cooking With the Cricut!  There are some GREAT prizes going out to the winner so be sure to check that out!!!

Next stop...head on over and see Dalis at Stamper Girl  to see what she has in store for you today!  And don't forget to come back and do the hop again tomorrow for more great holiday projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!!!
Val*

92 comments:

  1. Love the glass block, what a great idea!!!

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  2. Beautiful.....I need to try this "NEED TO!!!"

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  3. Gorgeous! i still haven't tried doing a glass block even though I love them

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  4. wow! how pretty. I'm still afraid to use etching cream!

    desaucier@bellsouth dot net
    Darlene

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  5. Wow!! Gorgeous!! I have two of them sitting on my shelf and you have just inspired me to get a move on!!
    Big Hugs!

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  6. LOVE IT!!!!! Never done this before, I have to try it!!!!!

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  7. The glass block is soooo pretty... Now I really wished I had actually bought the block and lights at Hobby Lobby the other day! What a pretty job you did! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Love the block and I'm sure the recipients will too! Now I'm off to visit Dalis...

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  9. Wao hoe pretty, love it!!!
    love Karla U
    kurea at hotmail dot com

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  10. Love it! I've never tried this yet but give me time lol. Any tips on what kind of drill tips work best to drill the holes into the back of the glass block?
    Veronica D
    Veronicaslavishlathers@hotmail.com

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  11. That so pretty. Definatly have to try this out. Thanks for the ideas.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  12. Oh that is beautiful! No Hobby Lobby here though. Just became a follower.

    http://scrappygal-scraphappenings.blogspot.com/

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  13. How great it was to see your block! I am going to be creating my first block today! Thanks for the wonderful idea and inspiration!I am a new follower!

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  14. Beautiful saying! I have a block for 3 yrs. Now i want to do something with it I've lost it! I'm a new follower!
    http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

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  15. I really love this idea...I have seen these block so many time, but I did not like that you could see the wires...I never thought to use the etching cream. It looks so great.

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  16. Love your glass block. I have a couple I have purchased but haven't done anything to them yet. This is an inspiration. Pam

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  17. I just love this, havent made one yet, but looks like I will, It will be a perfect gift for my daughter and new husband and their new home.

    I joined your face book and followed this blog.

    Sharon

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  18. Skip SKip SKip to my lou!!!! Thanks so very much for sharing and inspiring!!! Be blessed! bartlettpair4@msn.com

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  19. This wedding block is so pretty!
    Nice job.....

    TR

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  20. Wow the glass block is so pretty!
    I love seeing other peoples ideas

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  21. this is great, I have to try this.
    I am a new follower.

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  22. Super cute! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!
    Hugs Debbie

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  23. Beautiful light block-I have not tried one yet-thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Cathie

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  24. I love these glass blocks! Great job!

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  25. I liked your FB page! Cute stuff on there btw!

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  26. I have etched a pilsner glass before but never thought of doing the blocks. AWESOME IDEA!

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  27. A great idea. I haven't tried the etching cream yet, but you have inspired me. This might just be the time to give it a whirl.

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  28. I really love those block lights. So versatile for so many holidays and year round.

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  29. You are right, the light blocks are very popular and very versital.

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  30. Never tried this, but it is inspiring. TFS
    I love the sentiment and heart!
    GAby-CWCDT

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  31. What a cute idea--Thanks for sharing

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  32. I love your simple but lovely design on the glass block.

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  33. Very pretty. Haven't tried this yet, but really admire them.

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  34. This is beautiful! Really gives a warm feeling with the lights. Great idea.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  35. Your glass candle block is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day

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  36. The block is very cute. You did a nice job and they do make great gifts.

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  37. Love the glass block, will have to try and do one. Thanks for sharing

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  38. An idea I haven't tried yet. Thanks

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  39. I have made these in the past, but I never thought of etching on them! YOurs is beautiful!!!

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  40. I think that I am going to have to give this a shot this week. Thanks for the inspiration. (I definitely need some about now)
    simplybren at hotmail dot com

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  41. Beautiful! I'll have to keep my eye out for those glass blocks
    ~Jenna (CWCDT)

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  42. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  43. I've never seen a lighted block, great idea!

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  44. I love making Glass Blocks. This would be such a great gift! Thanks for the beautiful idea.
    cdm317@yahoo.com

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  45. I love this project! It turned out so pretty! I just became a new follower of your blog!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  46. Awesome project, now I know what I forgot when I was at Michaels this morning. Ugh! Thanks for sharing.

    slomomomcbl@gmail.com

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  47. I love this!!! Your heart reminds me of Jane Seymour's Open Heart jewelry collection at Kay's. I love it! Great job.



    monica.lowrance@gmail.com
    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  48. What a great idea and wonderful gift.

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  49. That turned out fantastic! I've done tiles before but not block and I have to say, it's beautiful! Great job!

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  50. I am so going to do this. It would make a great gift for my in-laws. Awesome!!! TFS

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  51. That is stunning! I have never made one of these before, I may have to try now...

    michelle (CWCDT)

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  52. OMG your block is so beautiful. I really have to try it. I just love lighted blocks but haven't done any yet. This one I would like to make. I would make a nice gift. Thanks for sharing it.

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  53. Love it!!! Darling words and love the fonts. I am working on 2 blocks tonight for my pastor and asst. pastor gifts. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  54. Love the glass box. Thanks for the cnance to win!

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  55. Very Pretty gift idea ! I love using etching cream and you did a great job with it. I'm sure the recipients of your projects are very happy with them and display them proudly in their homes !

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  56. LOVE the idea of etching to hide the light strand- I always stuck some sheer material inside but this would be SO much easier! *hugs*

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  57. This is a really cute gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. Love this beautiful glass block. I just may have to make one similar to it as I have a glass block just waiting for me too use. What kind of etching cream did you use? That is a wonderful idea that I have never heard of.
    hbmomof5 at gmail dot com

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  59. Great gift idea thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  60. Thanks for doing this hop Glad to see new faces.
    I had a hard time reading your page brown background with blue letter I know I'm blind need new glasses.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  61. Love your project and your directions. Can't wait to try one!

    http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

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  62. This is very nice. I like the idea of etching the glass. TFS!

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  63. I like your FB.. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

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  64. I saw these blocks at Michael's....great project! :)

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  65. That's impressive! Looks Great!

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  66. wow what a great project - we give glass candy jars to all vendors every month - what a great idea for those. Thanks

    Colleen

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  67. Love the glass block! I may have to try this!!
    I am now a follower!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot/com

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  68. Great block, I have a blank one but I can't decide what to put on it, yours is lovely.

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  69. Love the project, the phrase is excellent!!! Thanks for sharing

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  70. This is a great gift idea, thanks for sharing. Are those battery powered lights in there?

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  71. This is a beautiful gift idea. I might have to make this one.

    Emily C
    The Wonderful Insanity Called Life

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  72. I love that! I have seen these but never really took the time to SEE them...Beautiful! How clever to take etching cream to the sides so they are "frosted" clever girl! Thank you so much for all your participation and hard work on the CWCDT! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  73. A friend gave me a lighted block a few years ago. I just love it: ) Your is beautiful too!

    mmmfamily@comcast.net

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  74. I just love lighted blocks...yours will make such a pretty gift! TFS

    ~Sharon C.

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  75. Gorgeous! I can't wait to create one myself. TFS!

    Christel
    Your DT Chef Sista
    www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  76. I am always up for trying something new and this seems to be my next new project!!! It is SO beautiful!

    TFS

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  77. I am now a FB follower!! My pleasure to be!

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  78. *A*B*S*O*L*U*T*E*L*Y* gorgeous! TFS!

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  79. wow, that looks so elegant!!!!! I want one!

    -- dalis

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