Are you all ready like this sweet little mouse for Trick or Treaters to come? I personally wish the candy was not in my house because it is too tempting:) Hope every has a good day and has will power to stay out of the candy:)
Oh, we are getting closer to the big night of Halloween! Hopefully the coast will be able to trick or treat peacefully. I am praying for a false alarm and this storm will blow over very quietly. I spoke to my brother who lives in Baltimore, right by the harbor, yesterday. He said that they were predicted to get up to 8" of rain and 40-50 mile an hour winds. This sounds mild compared to other areas. Again, prayers to all of you to stay warm and dry.
Well, the rain and cold weather made me shudder and I thought of this card I had made for a swap. Isn't this paper too cute! It is all from a paper pack from Making Memories. The sentiment is from Barb's stamps at Bugbites. Perfect for my shuddering skeletons:)
Hello! How is everyone? I'm happy to share a project at Exploring Cricut today. I also had a helper with this one, my youngest daughter. This was super easy to create and I hope you like it:)
We started with a small pumpkin and used contact paper to add stars and moons all over the pumpkin. If you are using a real pumpkin, I would suggest wiping down with water in case there might be some dirt left.
We used the "kiss cut" method when cutting the stars and moons (3 pressure, 3 speed and 3 blade). Once the images were placed she then began to paint the pumpkin black with acrylic paint. This only needed one coat.
Almost finished. This takes barely any time to dry. The next step was to add Mod Podge. I had a glossy finish, but any will do. While the Mod Podge was drying fine glitter was added to the pumpkin just by sprinkling on.
I did let my Mod Podge dry for awhile before I added the bows and gems.
Thanks for visiting today and don't forget that you still have time to enter our challenge at Exploring Cricut.
Hi Everyone! Today I have a layout to share from last year's Halloween. My youngest wanted to be Cousin It from the Addam's Family. Don't you love when your kids come to you with these ideas and your thinking okay, how am I going to do that. Well, it definitely keeps me on my toes:)
I enjoyed creating this layout and really liked that Barb at Bug Bites had the stamp sentiment that is in the Addam's Family song. I was searching for the right road and decided to use the "s" from Lyrical Letters and I think it curved exactly the way I wanted for this project.
12 x 12 layout
DCWV Papers, scraps
House - Happy Hauntings 6.42"
Ghost - Happy Hauntings 2"
Walkway -Lyrical Letters width 3.76"
Gate Happy Hauntings 4.05"
Happy Halloween - Happy Hauntings 2.35"
Sentiment on Tree - Bugbites
Tree - Happy Hauntings 9.77"
Tombstone - Happy Hauntings (sorry didn't write the size down)
Owl - Happy Hauntings 2"
Twine, Trick or Treat sticker, Cuttlebug embossing folder for road
Good Morning! Are you ready for another challenge at Exploring Cricut:) I hope so. Your challenge today is to create a card, layout or project using your Cricut for Halloween. The event is right around the corner and I decided to create a card for my hubby. He loves Halloween and I think the bats on Simply Charmed are so cute don't you?
Circle Base - Wild Card 5.22"
Pattern Circles - George and Basic Shapes 3.2", 3.46"
Bats - Simply Charmed 1.62", 1.45"
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Ribbon
Now, it's time for you to create something wickedly fun for Halloween. Go check out my DT sisters and brother for even more inspiration.
Hi Everyone! I am having so much fun creating for Halloween and hope you all are getting some time in to create as well. I chose to work on a card using pumpkins and this cute little fairy. I have used her for Christmas before and feel like she is really versatile. I love when I can change the coloring on something and make it fit for other occasions don't you:)
I added Stickles to her flower, wings, trim of dress and bow. Hope you enjoy!
Hi! Glad you came for a visit. I'm happy to be able to share a card with you today. I needed some get well cards and decided to do a CAS. I love how the pink pops with the black and white.
I used Liquid Pearls for the white dots on the band aid and stickled the hearts in the sentiment. My stamp actually had the words stacked on stop of one another and I wanted them to go across the image. I just snipped the words apart and then laid them on my block. Now, I can use the sentiment both ways:) I rounded the outside corners of the card and it was finished.
A2 card base
Band-Aid - Indie Art
Pink Heart - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Stickles, Liquid Pearls, brad
Hi! Thanks for coming for a visit. I just want to say how much I appreciate the blogging community and how we share and invite others to do the same. We crafters really are a very welcoming crowd and I am proud to be a part of it:)
So, on to my project. I have been playing with the Trick or Treat cartridge and it is so fun! I created a treat bag from Plantin and I have to say this is one of my favorites for a couple reasons. The first one is that it is really roomy. I used my Gypsy to create, but Fit to Page would be good as well. A lot of times when I create the bags from cartridges they are pretty tiny. Maybe it's me, but this one just has a lot more goodies you can fit into it:) The 2nd reason is that I like the circular shape. It is a bit tricky to put together, but patience and good glue gets the job done. I would suggest using Scor-Tape when you are putting bags together.
Circular Bag - Plantin SchoolBook 12.88" or Fit to Page
Good Morning! It is challenge time at SKdigis. Create a shape card that is not a rectangle or a square. The sky is the limit on this one. Remember to use one of Sonia's cute images too.
I decided to create a hexagon shape. I had never done a card like this before and thought it would be a good change for me. I didn't have that particular shape card, but no worries because I have my Gypsy:) I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and found a hexagon shape. I welded 2 together and then enlarged it to fit into a 5" envelope. I paper pieced my acorn together by running through my computer with colored paper and added a ribbon.
5" hexagon card base - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Acorn, leaves and sentiment - SKdigis
Chalk, scraps, ribbon, ink
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!
Good Morning to you all! It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and I'm glad you came to visit. I created a 12 x 12 layout for last year's visit at the pumpkin patch. I really enjoy working with Simply Charmed. The cuts are so cute. I also used my Peachy Keen Stamps and you guys know I really like them too:)
I will use the cream rectangle to put journaling in.
2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - DCWV and various from scraps
Happy Fall - Simply Charmed 2.06"
Scarecrow Boy - Simply Charmed 5.67"
Scarecrow Girl - Simply Charmed 5.19"
Fence - Paper Doll Dress Up 4.54"
Pumpkins - Simply Charmed 1.92"
Tree - Simply Charmed 7.99"
Stickles, Peachy Keen Stamps, Glossy Accents, Chalk, white gel pen
Hi! Well, I just got back in town from Oklahoma where my daughter was auditioning at Oklahoma University School of Dance. What a pretty campus! I hope to get to some of your blogs today to visit. I feel like I have been out of the loop a little just by a couple of days.
Today, I have a Halloween bookmark to share with you that I made before I left to go out of town. I really like my Nook, but there is something about curling up with a good book. I found this cute image at Tori Beveridge's blog and really like how this came together. I cut the background of the bookmark by hand and just hole punched it for a ribbon. The sentiment is a cute one from Bugbites. I then just used my copics and Stickles to finished it off with some buttons. Super easy!
Woohoo! Over at SKdigis we are definitely in the Halloween spirit. The challenge this time is to use anyone of Sonia's adorable ghosts creations. I chose to use "Scared Ghost" and created this mirror for some fun Halloween decor.
I went to the dollar store and picked up an 8x10 mirror. I painted it black and while that was drying I measured how big I wanted my ghost to be. I used Microsoft Word and sized it accordingly. I wanted my ghost to be at an angle and not completely cover the mirror. I then cut out the ghost from regular copier paper. I used the negative and laid that onto the mirror. I used painter's tape to adhere the paper to the mirror.
For the eyes, eyebrows and mouth I cut those all out and used re-positional tape to adhere to the mirror.
To create the ghost image I sprayed Krylon Frosted Glass (I purchased at Michael's with a coupon) and waited for it to dry. I then removed the tape and paper. I added a bit more texture to the ghost by spraying a little bit of the frosted glass onto a paper towel and dabbing the image. This created more of a mottled look.
The web frame around the image was adhered with a little bit of glue and then a black ribbon was added to the back for hanging.
Hi Everyone! Are you ready for another challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today our challenge is for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can create a card, layout or paper craft symbolizing hope against the fight against this terrible disease.
If you choose to create a card we are donating all of the cards we receive to the University of Kansas Cancer Center - Kansas City Cancer Center. The staff sends out many cards throughout the year and would love the donation. Contact me if you would like to donate.
I decided to create a card to donate and chose the colors pink and brown. I cut out the 3 butterflies from the paper and popped them up on the front.
A2 card base
Papers - DCWV, Bazzill
Hope - Gypsy Wanderings 2.07"
Thank you for stopping by:) I'm looking forward to seeing your projects and I hope you decide to donate!
Hi Everyone! It is already Friday and I'm not sure where the week went, but I'm glad I could work on a project or two to share. I had fun making this cute trio. There little faces remind me when my kids were young going to the pumpkin patch and so excited to be there.
Good Morning! Ohh, I love the fall! There are so many fun things to do like fall festivals, going to pumpkin patches, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Okay, you get the idea and I'm getting carried away. Today, I have image from SKdigis. This little guy is just so fun to color:)
I used Liquid Pearls for his fangs and Stickles for his eyes.
Hi Everyone! It is that time again to start making cards for Breast Cancer Awareness. This little beauty was just created by Sonia at SKdigis and I think it is so pretty. I'm entering this into Celebrate the Occasion and Link Up For Pink.