Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sci-Fi Blog Hop (my first hop as host)!

The future: it holds a fascination for us. We sit and look at the stars and wonder what's out there. Many have tried to imagine what it would be like to reach the stars, to see that future. Those people created Science Fiction, a way to immerse ourselves in that imagining. Today we share with you a piece of our visions of this future time. Our hop starts here!

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I had a ton of ideas in my head for this hop; any excuse for a geeky project works for me! My hubby wanted me to make a scale replica of a borg cube, but I was not up for that challenge... So, I made two cards. At our house we are big Trekkers, not Trekkies (that title is for original series nuts, we like Next Generation, Voyager and such...) So, I had to make a Star Trek card:

The star background is a piece of wallpaper sample that I got from a book of discontinued Sherwinn-Williams wallpaper. The Star Trek image I found a png files which I converted to svg an cut out with Sure Cuts a Lot. I created the circle in the background from the basic shapes that they have already included in the software. The font used on the inside was found here and was a free download of a true type font. SCAL will cut out any true type font! The font is called, "He's dead Jim"! I heat embossed the Star Trek symbol to make it nice and shiny and added glitter to the word bright.

For my other project I made a rocket scene:

The rocket is cut from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cart at 5 1/2". I then curled it and added some fun foam underneath it to make it 3D. The flames are from the Scraptastical Kreations pattern "Backyard BBQ". I stretched out the flames to make them a little higher. I know, technically there is no fire in outer space, but it looks cool, right? The fun glittery orange paper was a present from my friend Jenny whose blog you will visit later in this hop! (Isn't she the best?) For the sentiment I used the negative image from the cutouts I made for the card above! Waste not, want not, right? In order to have a bright future, conserve!

Thanks so much for stopping on your trek through the galaxy. The shuttlecraft is waiting to take you to Ashley's blog.

Here is the full line up in case you get lost on this journey:

1. Miriam ~
2. Ashley -
3. Lucy ~
4. Maria -
5. Cally Ann -
6. Jenny -
7. Jennifer -
8. Lisa -
9. Jearise -


  1. LOVE all the sparklies!!! You did an awesome job girl!!!!

  2. I love your cards and the way you made them both. This has been such a fun hop! I had so much time thinking and creating things for it that I actually forgot about the Candy Corn hop. Thanks for hosting.

  3. I like this cards. The glitter work is great!

  4. Very "sci-fi" love all the sparkles!

  5. M, what talent! I'm proud of my sister!

  6. Cute cards; loving the glitter!!! TFS

  7. Two great cards - they turned out fab:-)

  8. Very cute cards!!!TFS on ur 1st blog hop..:)

  9. cool cards

  10. Gorgeous!! I LOVE the Star Trek card.. How GREAT did that turn out!!! Its fantastic! And your rockeT!! is amazing!!

  11. Love them!! Love the sparkly embossing. Such a fun hop idea too =)

    Jennifer F.

  12. Two out of this world cards - very pretty and you did a great job! Thanks for the HOP and for sharing your creativity!

  13. fabulous Sci-Fi cards Miriam, lovin' all the sparkle too!
    thanks so much for pulling this hop together for all of us, so fun!
    hugs & blessings!

  14. Great looking rocket and love the fire.

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