Monday, November 28, 2011

Fantasy Crops & The Final 2

Jacob and I had a long talk after he selected his final 3. We were crafting with Clippy in my craft room and Jacob talked to me about how he was feeling towards each girl. I tried to get him to tell me What Barbi F. had shared with him, but he said it wasn't time yet..he still wasn't sure about it. We crafted and discussed his plans for the next 3 big dates.
Jacob said he wasn't so sure if he would offer fantasy suite cards to the ladies or not. What he really wanted to do was see if they really understood that he was a crafter. After much discussion he said he wanted to do an all night crop with each of them instead and that way they could have quiet time together alone without the cameras. He made all the arrangements and made sure these crops were stocked up with the best tools and treats (chocolate and caffeine were must haves). He decided these dates would be off limits to cameras if the girls agreed to take part in the over night fun. All 3 excepted the invite. Here is what I can share with you.
With Charlotte they created cards, cards and more cards:
Lunch box cards (both agreed to wanting children), cards for Operation Write Home
and just cards to share with friends and family. It was amazing.
There was even a small glitter fight. 
Barbi H. and Jacob spent much of the night exploring different tools in the craft world.
She is excited to learn and understand how she too can be a helpful scrap assistant.
They did not get many projects completed, but had a good time. 
Marie Elise was so overjoyed to be in a creative space with Jacob.
They created so much together and had so much fun.
They made gift bags, layouts, a mini-album of their dates
and entered a few crafty challenges.
Jacob, inked a heart stamp on her hand as well. 
After such wonderful time in the craft room, Jacob knew who he was selecting for the final 2 with no doubts at all. He almost told me what Barbi F. had shared, but decided to wait just a little longer. At the rose ceremony, Jacob gave roses to...
Marie Elise and Charlotte
Sending Barbi H. home was very difficult, but in his heart he knew she wasn't the right one for him. She had big dreams of conquering many career paths and he did not want to get in her way of reaching those dreams. he knew she could be anything!

Now it is down to the final 2! They will each share one more fun date with Jacob before he selects his final match. First we will hear from the women he left behind in a Girl's Tell All Special, Wednesday. Than join us Friday as Jacob gives out the final rose!
Want to win you pick of Opposites Attract or Graphically Speaking? Leave a comment below telling me your favorite flower cut using Cricut to be entered to win. If you are outside the US or Aussie land and willing to pay shipping I am happy to have you enter. Winner will announce Sunday evening, which will be Jacob's last night visiting my craft room.


  1. Ya, My two favorites are the finale two. So glad they decided to do crafts instead of the Fantasy Suites. I am curious if Marie Elise also wants children. Looking forward to the Girl's tell all Special on Wednesday. I don't have a lot of Cartridges yet.But there is some little Flowers on the Create a Critter Cartridge that I have used several times. They are so Cute. Not sure what page they are on, but they are on the same page the Zebra is on. Thank You so much for the chance to win. :0)
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  2. Oh man! That Mary Elise must really be laying it on thick to have even gotten a heart stamp from him! Charlotte, girl, you better kick it up a notch!!

    (I can see how this would be totally fun to write. First, you love writing; second, I love commenting along with the story line so you must have so much fun creating it!)

    PS-Totally unrelated. I took down the space book fair today and thought of you many times. If you lived closer, I would just haul all of my stuff over to you!

  3. I love the rose from the Hannah Montana Cartridge! Such a super cute post!! Sounds like Jacob has a tough decision ahead of him!

  4. It is really close to the wire! I usually use the simple daisy flower on Accent Essentials. I have on my wish list art Phil or Flower shoppe! They seem to make the best flowers!

  5. I don't think I've ever cut a flower from any of my cartridges, but I do have the new Art Philosophy which makes some 3-d flowers, so I'm looking forward to using that. My girl, Elise, made the final two! Yeah! This will definitely be intriguing to the end! Can't wait!--Pat N.

  6. I just KNEW Jacob and Marie Elise had made a craftroom connection! I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall!

    I think my fav flower cut is the cute tulips on Walk in my Garden. That might not be what you had in mind for a flower cut...but I like it!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  7. Been reading this when I have a chance...too funny! Tell Jake I'll take him if it doesn't work out with these other ladies! lol! My favorite flower cuts are the three dimensional ones on the CTMH art philosophy cart. I have to practice more, but they are gorgeous!

  8. Oh my goodness, the mini series is about to end, what shall I read now??

    One of my favorite carts for flower cuts would be Botanicals!!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  9. My favorite flower cut is the heart spiral flower on Flower Shoppe. Really all the flowers on the cart rock.

    Hate for the fun stories of Jacob and the girls to end.

  10. I totally agree with his last 2 ladies -- they created so much together.

  11. Love that there was a glitter fight and all the creations. Phew. Your scrap room must be so busy. x


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