Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Halloween from Exploring Cricut

The challenge project for this week at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or papercraft to celebrate Halloween. For my project I found these cute little boxes at Wal-mart and I thought they would make cute little treat boxes for friends.
For the orange box I used Create a Critter 2 to cut the Witch Owl (at 3.00) and the Vampire Bee (at 3.00). Bitty Pearls were used for the eyes on both critters.
On the black and purple boxes I included a pumpkin that was cut from the cartridge Hello Kitty Greetings (at 2.29) and a ghost that was cut from Happy Hauntings (at 2.88)

For the green box I used a black spider cut from the doodlecharms cartridge (at 2.29), the pumpkin and "HH" that was welded together using the gypsy.  The "H" came from Happy Hauntings and was cut at 1.82.  The welded "Hs" were put on 2 sides of each box and images were put on two sides.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Hauntings

Today my project for Exploring Cricut is a simple Halloween card that I created using Pumpkin Carving and October 31st.
I started with an orange pattern paper from K&Co. and cut the phrase "Happy Haunting" out using the cartridge Pumpkin Carving. The image was cut at 4.65. Once this was adhered to the card I used October 31st to cut out the cauldron. This image was cut at 2.53. I cut a small piece of silver foil paper from American Craft for the inside of the cauldron and a piece of white for the detail. I then added stickles to the title to get a little pop.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you find inspiration to be creative today!
Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from Cyndy's blog (, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created... (a wall hanging for my door. I started with a canvas and painted it blue. I used Mini Monster cartridge to cut the fence at 2.19 inches. I then used a circle from Ashlyn's Alphabet cut at 13.37 inches.
The bat was cut at 3.74 inches from Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Mini Monsters was then used to cut out the three monsters at 3.30. The three monsters are Boo, Icky, and Creepy.
Finally I used the cartridge Blackletter to cut my title at 1.74 inches.
I then added stickles by Ranger (Diamond and Crystal)to complete the design. My finished product!

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Your next stop is Kristy's blog. ( Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!
Monday, October 8, 2012

Challenge of Hope

This week's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft  that offers hope and inspiration for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Please use at least one Cricut cut and an inspirational message.
For my project I decided to create a card.  I used a white base that is 5.5 x4.25 then used pattern paper from the Sweetheart paper line from Close to my Heart.  I used a brown and pink ribbon across the bottom.      
My first Cricut cut came from the Cindy Loo cartridge.   I used the Filigre3 cut using the frame feature at 2.65.  This provided the frame for the inspiration.  My next Cricut cut came from the Stand and Salute cartridge.  I used the ribbon cut at 2.10.
I then stamped my inspirational saying on colonial white using chocolate ink.  The saying came from Verve stamps, Psalm 3:3.

I then added Prisma flowers in the top left corner.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you've found something to inspire you to be creative this week!
Thursday, October 4, 2012

TNT: Superbowl Party

Today for my project I'm sharing a layout that I did for our TNT church group.  This was our first event and we decided to have a Superbowl tailgating party for our little ones.

Cardstock and pattern paper from my stash
Cartridge cuts:  Sports Mania: football at 3", helmet at 1.5, layer helmet at 1.5
                        Plantin Schoolbook Title at 2.06