The State of OhioA Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! If you are here from Patricia Logan of MDN Creates then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to K Andrew’s Getting Cricky! For this blog hop, K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course, this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our favorite craft project.

I am representing the state of Ohio. I moved to Columbus, OH when I graduated college in 1986 and I love this city! Columbus is the capital and largest city in state of Ohio. It was founded in 1812 and has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city.

Cricky Across the 50 Blog HopOne of my favorite places to visit and take friends and family is Franklin Park Conservatory (FPC). Built in 1895, FPC is a botanical landmark two miles east of downtown Columbus. It showcases exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and a signature collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly. I love it, because no matter the weather, it’s always beautiful at FPC. I remember taking my mom and dad there for Ameriflora ‘92, where my dad spotted John Glenn and was star-struck to meet an astronaut.

Dragon Paper Piecing

Dragon Paper Piecing

My favorite projects are the very first paper piecings I made with Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) and a Cricut® Expression. This dragon piece was made using the free font Delightful Lil Dragons by Darrian Lynx for Joe Morgan (who loves dragons!). He could be used as embellishment on a card or scrapbook page or made HUGE in vinyl as a piece for a child’s room.

The Create & Craft team (me, Joe M., Carole, and Betty) are so excited to be launching our new site and blog during the Cricky Across the 50! Blog Hop, we wanted our blog candy to be extra special. So, on Monday 2/14 we’ll pick a winner at random who will be receiving our Your Story package (valued at $229). The winner will be able to create personalized books, albums and journals with ease! Your Story is a thermal book binder with unmatched versatility and is perfect for creating unique gifts, memory books, and a host of paper crafting projects. Our package prize includes the following:

Your Story Package Prize Giveaway

 

12″ YourStory book binder / laminator machine
12 – 9″ x 11.5″ Laminating Pouch 3mil
12 – 4.5″ x 6.5″ Laminating Pouch 3mil
1 – Paper Trimmer
1 – 8.5″ x 11″ Binder-Black Leather Texture Portrait no window
1 – 8″ x 8″ Binder-White Linen Texture w/window
1 – 4″ x 6″ Binder-Black Linen Texture no window
1 – 8.5″ x 11″ Binder-Brown Leather Texture Landscape no window
1 – 12″ x 12″ Binder-Black Leather Texture no window
1 – User Manual

Since our blog is brand new, we need followers. We promise to post interesting articles, product reviews, project ideas, and tool tips. So, to enter this giveaway please do the following 4 things:

  1. Join Our Site or Follow us, please
  2. Post a link to www.createNcraft.com on your blog, Twitter or Facebook page.
  3. Tell someone about our giveaway and encourage them to enter too!
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post and tell us where you posted our link and how you spread the word about the giveaway.

Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different grand prizes on Getting Cricky’s blog from these great companies: Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin’ Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design.

Please make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (e.g., cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, clear stamp sets and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways.

The next stop on the hop is Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka.