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Give Thanks Everyday Repeat!

For my project, I decided to go the frugal time sensitive approach since I was starting this project at 10 pm! I raided my supply closet, embellishment and paper stash and started with this!   The 11×12 inch wood box was a leftover from a toy packaging from my kids.  The 4×6 picture frame was made out of raw wood and I pulled a glass frame from a broken picture frame. The chalkboard paint is from Rust-oleum and it works and dries like a charm!

I hauled out the craft paint and painted two layers of orange and brown on both the frame and box.  After it dried (each layer dried in a matter of minutes since I did light layers), I headed down to the garage with all the pieces and the glass from the frame and sanded the frame and box.  Using chalkboard spray paint, I covered the glass and left to dry.

Back upstairs, I put my Cricut to work by using Paper Doll Dress-Up.  I cut out the Pilgrim and Indian at 4.25 inches  and then used Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplings for the face. I then used  Clear Accests for the eyes and Stampin’ Up pastels for the cheeks.  I added freckles and white to the eyes with Gelly Roll pens.  I embossed the pilgrim hat and apron with Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots.  For the Pilgrim’s shoes, I used black Glossy Accents. The paper was Cloud Nine Holiday Stack, DCWV Harvest Stacker and Recollection card stock.

For the banners,  I took some quick short cuts.  Using Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge,  I cut the base at 1 1/2 inches and the circles at 1 inch.  After I cleared off a large amount of dust from my sticker drawer, I  rummaged through my stickers and found some white dot letters from Making Memories.  I then found clear page bubbles from Making Memories.  I distressed the base of the banner with ink from Stampin’ Up Pumpkin, added the stickers to the 1 inch circles and then placed the circles under the page bubbles.  I used burlap twine in cream and natural and ran through each banner pendent. Using Glue Dots, I glued “Thanks” to the frame.

Using some fall paper from Cloud Nine Holiday Stack, I cut it down 10.5×10.5 and used Zip Dry to glue down.  I then added Pop Dots to the Indian and Pilgrim and placed them on the box and then attached the banner to each girl using Glue Dots.

Lastly, I added the chalkboard glass to the frame  and then the frame to the box with Zip Dry.

For a project that had me burning the midnight oil, I think it turned out super cute!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “whirly wind project time” pie with me!

 

 

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #134 Boo Spectacular

Happy Monday everyone! It is almost BOO day and I have to say I have been having a blast making Halloween and Fall themed projects and love jumping at a chance to participate in anything that involves crafting those themes.  If that is you too, then does Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog have a treat for you!  The fantabulous Design Team has brewed you up some amazing creative potions that just can’t be missed! Head over, check it out, link up and join the Boo Spectacular party! Just be sure to make a project that has at least one Cricut cut and has black and orange in the project!

For this project I decided to make another yarn wreath using the colors black and orange.  The wreaths are super easy technically to make, just time consuming.  A great “couch potato” project. All you do is get a 12 inch foam wreath form Michale’s or Jo-Anns and being wrapping the wreath with yarn using colors and patterns of your desired choice.

Once the wreath was done, I began making my embellishments. Using Cricut Craft Room so I could manipulate the images, I began with the witch.  I used Mini Monsters page 41. I hid her face so I could use Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplings for her face. I cut her and all her layers at roughly 4 inches.  I used some pastels from Stampin’ Up for her cheeks and Gelly Rolls for her freckles and eyes.  I added some Glossy Accents to her eyes and shoes. I added some  polka dot orange ribbon and purple tulle around her hat and more polka dot orange ribbon and purple bling to her dress.

For the banner, I used the basic circle cut from Mini Monograms at 1 and 1.5 inches. I stamped each orange circle with Halloween sentiments from Close to My Heart, Perfect Fit Halloween stamp set using black in from Stampin’ UP. I embossed the black circles with Cuttlebug’s Spots and Dots folder. I threaded orange baker’s twine from Twinery and glued down with my ATG gun.  I finished the witch by nesting her using hot glue onto some sparkling black and purple tulle that I made into a flower and pinned into the foam wreath.

For the scaredy cat, using Paper Doll Dress Up page 49. Using Cricut Craft Room, I hid her face, cut her at roughly 4 inches and then distressed her with some white stamp ink.  I used Peachy Keen’s Everyday Character with white stamping ink from Close to My Heart. I used green Stickles for her eyes and black Glossy Accents for her nose.  I tied a 1/8 inch ribbon around her neck.

For the moon, I used Mini Monograms circle cut at 4.25 inches.  I embossed with Cuttlebugs Spots and Dots and dusted with Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti to add shimmer.

For the bat, I used Create a Critter 2 and cut it out at 2.75 inches and fastened a wire spring to the back of it and stuck the other end into the foam wreath securely.

I finished the wreath by adding a 2 inch orange and black bow for the wreath to hang from.

Now don’t forget to head over to FCCB and check out the spooky goodies and link up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “spooooky Halloween fun with FCCB” pie with me

Linking Up To:

Exploring Cricut

Decorate to Celebrate- Halloween Part 2

Everyday is an Occassion

Craft-O-Maniac

Pink Cricut- Link Up-Tuesdays

 

Exploring Cricut Guest Designer – Happy Boo Day!

Hi everyone!

If you are hunting for the Monday’s Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, please click HERE.

If you have popped over from Exploring Cricut today you are in the right place!  It has been so much of an honor to be a guest designer for Exploring Cricut and I had a a lot of fun making this project for them.

I love Halloween!  I can really get into the spirit of it and I decorate my house just as much for Halloween as I do for Christmas.  I made this wreath for one of my kiddos bedroom doors.  It is a simple 12 inch green foam wreath I got at Michael’s. I then wrapped it with yarn.  I wanted to go for a candy corn feel, so I used white, yellow and orange and wrapped different block sizes for the colors, like that of a real candy corn.

My little ghost was cut via Cricut Craft Room from the Dress Up Paper Dolls cartridge and I hid the face, so I could use Peachy Keen’s Simple Sallies face stamp.   The sign the ghost is holding was also cut via Cricut Craft Room where I manipulated the layers to meet the needs I had to be able to use the “Boo” stamp from Close to My Heart.   I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots embossing folder.

Using my Crop-a-Dile, I punched a holes through the hands of the ghosts, and then ran black and orange Baker’s Twine though both the hands and sign and tied bows at each end.  I also made a small bow using 1/8 inch ribbon to attach to her sweet little head.  Hey, I have two little girls and everything must have bows!

Finalizing this step, with tulle and candy corn ribbon I made a simple “flower” bow by tieing two strips of each (in layers) to the wreath and folding under to make the bow portion using straight pins to fasten to the wreath.  I then attached the ghost to the “flower” bow with hot glue.

Using Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge, I cut the pumpkins and their “blank” layer and ran that layer through my Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  I cut the end pumpkin off of the cut and discarded.  I touched the stem, leaves and vines with Diamond Stickles for that extra bit of bling.  I layered the pumpkins using Pop Dots.

Using Sweet Shop again via Cricut Craft Room, I made another sign. I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using Seeing Spots embossing folder and stamped the top layer with “Happy Boo-Day” from My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicous set.  I attached the sign to a 4 inch lollypop stick from Wilton with hot glue then attached the pumpkins to the stick.  I then attached the whole embellishment to the wreath with hot glue. I made a candy corn bow and attached to the sign with hot glue!

Using a festive ribbon, I wrapped and tied a bow to the top of the wreath, for easy hanging.

The hardest part of the whole project was wrapping the yarn around the wreath.  It was a bit time-consuming, but I did it while watching TV, so that made the time fly by.

Thanks for coming and sharing a bit of “Exploring Cricut” pie with me today!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up (ghost cut at 3.7 inches x 5.5 inches and hide face) Simply Charmed (pumpkins cut at 5 inches x 2.5 inches) Sweet Shop (sign cut at 1.8 x 1.35 and 2 inches x 1.45 inches)

Paper: Recollections Multi Color Cardstock

Stamps: Close to My Heart , My Pink Stamper, and Peachy Keen

Ribbon: Celebrate It, Twinery and Tulle

Gelly Roll white gel pen for freckles

Stampin’ Up Pastel Chalk for cheeks

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black and Pumpkin

Wreath- 12 inch foam

Yarn

Hot Glue, Quick Dry Adhesive, Pop Dots

Diamond Stickles

Crop-A-Dile

Straight Pins

Fit for a Princess!

I helped a friend with her party invites and a few other things for her daughter’s “Tangled” party.  We came up with a cute invite and executed it well.  When I got the invite in the mail, I disassembled it and made a birthday card for the guest of honor with the little princess.  I added some tulle and a few more bling!  I wanted her to have a keepsake for all her hard work in prepping such a wonderful party… Trust me.. the invite was only the beginning of the amazing factor to this princess event.  My daughter is still talking about it!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Everyday Dess-up Paper Dolls cut at 4 inches

Paper: Open stock from Michael’s

Tulle

Stickles

Gem stones

Ribbon from Celebrate It

Hair – Golden Yellow embroidery Floss – Separated

Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps for face

Jelly Roll Pen for freckles

Stampin’ Up pastels for lips, cheeks

Glossy Accents for eyes and lips.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “recycled royalty” pie with me!

I Have Been Doing a lot of Pie Making!

 . . . well at least a lot of crafting.  Outside of the already posted holiday projects I was up to my ears in crafting over the holidays.  Since then we have been batteling the stomach flu, colds and trying to get Christmas and my winter “spring” cleaning done. 

Santa was good to me this year!  I got a ton of  craft store gift cards and The Cinch.  I am still holding off on the Imagine, just becasue part of my Christmas/Birthday present from they hubs was re-doing my craft room.  So all things in moderation and I LOVE how my craft room is truning out!  Deciding to re-do my craft room in the full swing of all the projects was a bit nutty, but if you knew me, you would get that I have a VERY high energy level that does not know how to stop until my body stops me:-).

I am on the hunt for the Hello Kitty Cricut Cart that has been retired so I can do my almost 4 year old’s bithday stuff, if you know of a place I can find it, that is not going to cost a million dollars, please let me know.  I have been looking on Ebay and they are going for about $80-$100. 

So on to my projects and thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “wow no wonder I am a wee bit  Christmas Cheered Out” pie with me! 

Project 1: Idea came from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas

Project 2: Another idea  from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas for the lady that does my hair.  She lives in the “Christmas Candy Cane Lane” neigborhood and has the Charlie Brown themed house. She sits out with friends and family almost every night greeting the hundreds of people checking out the lights and I thought this would keep those sheer cutting hands warm.

Project 3: I made these cards for my nephews who were getting gift cards.  They liked them!

Project 4:  I made these pack of cards for all the ladies in our family.  I ended up making 3 in each set which came to 21 cards!  I did this kind of last minute. I used My Pink Stamper’s Sweetest Cupcake Stampset I won from a Blog Hop Challenge back in August.  I also used Once Upon A Princess Cartridge for the cupcake. All the ladies LOVED them!

Project 5: I made this for a sweet friend that got married on December 9th.  It was a very small and close wedding at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA.  I was one of the very few that were invited to the quiet and yet elegant event – I also made some tags for this event I posted about earlier this month.  I used a new stamp set I got from Close to my Heart, Cherish the Day! The cartrige I used was Storybook – Thank You setting.

Project 6:  My girls and I made this for my father-in-law’s birthday that was in early December.  He loves old cars, so we had fun doing some new tricks using Peachy Keen faces and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge.

[Project 7:  Christmas cards for some bloggging buddies I have formed this year.  I used a Christmas stack from Papertreyink, Christmas stamp set from My Pink Stamper and the ortament came from Simply Charmed.

Halloween!

Halloween Tree

Well it is over… Halloween that is.  The kids are coming down from the sugar and party high which makes for some challenging moments and there were times yesterday I was convinced they were trying out a few new little monster costumes. 

 The party was a huge success.  We ended up having  all but 3 families show up but a few “last-minute invites” took their place, so I had a total of about 20 kids and 40-ish adults here.  It was a little overwhelming at times trying to keep cold beverages in everyone’s hands (it was 80 degrees and I was the requested margarita maker – I can make  a mean margarita!) while trying to catch up with friends and remembering to change my youngest diaper.    The best feedback was my oldest telling me that she can’t wait until next year, so we can do it again!

Trick or Treating was my favorite thing we did.  My kids really have the hang of it this year and marched, sometimes bravely, to doors and melted everyone’s heart out of more candy than they should have been given with “please”, “thank you” and “Happy Halloween”.  That made this mommy very happy!

I am super sorry that I don’t have more detailed pictures of my projects and a ton of them are missing.  It was just a bit crazy to get it all documented.  I did have a kids craft table where they got to decorate little fash lights that came with batteries I picked up at Home Depot to take with them for Halloween night. That was a big hit with both kids and parents. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “Life’s is a Party” pie with me!

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Birthday Card for a Boy!

For some reason making cards with more of a girl theme comes easy, but when it comes to a boy I really had to get my thinking cap on.  Here is an idea that I created for an upcoming birthday boy!

The Card:

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Card: I found the pre-made plain white card in the $ bin at Michael’s.  They came in packs of six with envelopes.

Paper:  I used a piece of textured paper scrap for the solid color on the card and used additional scrap for the outfit, hair, club, and dinosaur.  For the striped piece of paper, I used Die Cuts with a View, Summer Stacker.  You can find that at Joanne’s. For the glitter #4, I used Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker.

Ribbon: I used some ribbon I got through the ABC catalogue about 4 years ago.

Cricut Cartridges: Paper Dolls (Cave Boy setting) and Sweet Treats (for the # 4). 

Stamps:  For the face of the cave boy’s face,  I used Peachy Keen stamps (Big Eyes).  For the “Birthday Fun”, I used  The Pink Stamper, Simply Sweet Occasions.

For ink, I used Stampin’ Up Classic Black.

* I used the My Pink Stamper Faux Chipboard concept (which I love) for the # 4!

* For the 3-D look, I used dimensional under the cave boy and the dino.