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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

 

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31 Days to Boo-Day Countdown Candy Jar!

 

As most of you know I am a mommy to little girls ages three and four!  Now that fall has started so has the endless questions of, “when is Halloween?” and “When is Santa coming?”.  So I decided to make something fun to help them count down the days till Halloween by making a little jar filled with the correct number of candies to do the 31-day countdown.   We are on day two and they are thrilled every afternoon to get their little taste of what is to come at the end of the month!

In celebration of owning my Cricut for 2 years, I decided to use one of my fav carts and the VERY FIRST EVER cart I used, Simply Charmed! It will ever be close to my heart because of that!

 

Thanks for sharing a piece of “is it Halloween yet” pie with me!

Some fantastic challenges I am linking up to:

My Craft Spot: Boo to You

Scrappy Moms Stamps – Terrific Tuesdays

Craft-O-Maniac

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays

More than Favors: Wacky Wednesdays

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed cut at 3 inches

Stamp: Peachy Keen- Simple Sallies

Stampin’ Up Pastels – for the cheeks and mouth coloring

Gelly Roll ink pens – for the eyes and freckles

Ribbon All Celebrate It brand from Michael’s – I make a homemade rosette

Tulle

Stamp Ink: Stampin Up- Classic Black

Jar- Michael’s

Glue Dots (mini and medium sized)

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 127-On the Job

Happy Labor Day!

Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, we are celebrating working people that are on the job!  My inspiration came from my community.  I live in a very heavy agriculture area that has many farms, crops, and ranches.  I love that I can easily access fresh produce almost anytime of the year with just hopping in the car and driving a few miles.  Today I am celebrating the working farmer and rancher, because without them, those fantastic strawberries and veggies I have stashed in my fridge would not be there without them!

Now head on over and to FCCB and check out the other inspirations and link up with the fun challenge this week!

Thanks for sharing a piece of celebrating the working American pie with me!

Also Linking To:

Peachy Keen Stamps- Anything Goes

Sunday Funday Link Party

Scrapalicious USA- Anything Goes

Pink Cricut Link Up Party

Recipe:

Card cut at 6.5×6 then layers were cut a 1/4 shorter

Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms (Basket cut at 2 inches) and Country Life (man farmer cut at 5.5 and woman farmer cut at 5)

Paper: Die Cuts with a View-Cotton Blossoms, Recollections, and I raided my scrap stash.

Burlap

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes

Buttons: From $1 bin from Michael’s! Love those finds!

Twine- Stampin’ Up

Stamp: Peachy Keen Simple Sallies

Ink: Stampin Up’ Early Espresso, Stampin’ Up chalk for the faces and Jelly Roll blue and white gel pens

It’s a Peachy Keen kind of Project!

This morning I had to whip out a card for a 4-year-old little girl’s birthday party we went to today and decided that I would design the card around a challenge I saw last night at Peachy Keen.  The Peachy Keen Challenge: 18 is an anything goes the project so that made it be a wonderful luxury to being free in my card design.

I have been really wanting to try out making rosettes with crepe paper streamers and they were a snap (I made an extra one for another card I will be needing to make soon).  I followed the tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “it is all just peachy keen” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Potpourri  -ice cream cone setting on the “bonus” setting cut at 5 inches and then trimmed off the ice cream scoop.

Mini Monograms – circle setting set at 2.5 inches

Paper: Papertreyink.com (orange) and Recollections for the rest. base card was at 7.5 x 5. Layer 1 was 7 1/4 x 4 3/4, Layer 2 7 inches x 3 inches

Chomp-a-Dial – setting 1/2

Cuttlebug: Large Dots and Happy Birthday

Crepe Paper – Target Brand – used needle and thread as well

Stamps: Face Image: Peachy KeenEveryday Character Faces

Sentiment: My Pink StamperBuggie Punnies and Spectacular Sayings

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black, Close To My Heart Cotton Candy.  For pen work white gel pen. Used pastels from Stampin’ Up for cheeks.

Glossy Accents for eyes

Baker’s Twine – My Craft Spot

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Hot Glue Gun

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

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.