Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Birthday!!!

Have you been checking back each day at Exploring Cricut and More? I'm just blown away by all of the awesomeness that I've been enjoying every day. Such fabulous 'Birthday' projects. Loving the projects that ya'll have been entering into the challenge, too. Now, if you have been putting off entering the challenge, you need to get to your crafty room and create something and enter. You don't want to miss out on the chance to win in Diane's giveaway!!
For my project today I just had to make a box card. And this is a big one!!! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this 8x10 extra large Birthday Box Card by Lori Whitlock. It can be found in the Silhouette Store. The is file #57265. It suggested to putting popsicle sticks behind the balloon pieces. You have to so they sill stand up. To top heavy without them. I decided to use all sorts of colorful cardstock on my box card. I used some dots from Recollections and some Blossom, Lilac and Natural twine from The Twinery. The sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamps September 2014 Stamp Club set.
Please help us finish our week long celebration of Exploring Cricut and More's 4th birthday. Enter the challenge and give comment love to all those that are presenting creations for inspiration this week.
Thank you Diane for an awesome blog!! And for letting me hang around!! :)
Hope ya'll like my latest box card!!!! :)




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut and More!!!!

How exciting it is to help celebrate a birthday. If you haven't heard, Exploring Cricut and More is turning 4 years old. I'm so happy to say that I've been with Diane on this journey since the beginning and hope to be with her for future birthdays. If you didn't stop by EC&M Monday and yesterday, then you have missed out on some awesomeness for sure!!! Head on over there and check them out right now, I'll still be here waiting on you when you get back...............now didn't I say awesomeness for sure?!!! For my projects today I used the Cricut Explore to cut this box from Fancy Boxes and the candles from Sesame Street-Elmo's Party. Both of these are free for two weeks with my introduction to my Cricut Explore. So glad since I don't have either one. The sentiment on the box is from the "Build A Birthday' stamp set from My Craft Spot. The rhinestones are from Recollections. The bow is made from some seambinding that I crinkled and dyed. For the card, I used some My Mind's Eye-Hootenanny for the bg. I coated the candle flames in orange Wink of Stella Brush and the wax drips in Clear Wink of Stella Brush. Used the same ribbon like is on my box. The sentiments are from the 'Make a Wish' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. The candle stamp on the inside is from the Peachy Keen Stamps Sept. 2014 stamp club set.
We hope you plan on joining us each day this week for all of the crafty goodness and join in on the challenge. We so love seeing what you make. Who knows, you just might be the lucky one to win one of the goodies that Diane is giving away!!!
Hope ya'll like my gift box and card!!!! :)




Monday, October 20, 2014

BOO!

Morning!!! Thank you for stopping by to visit me today. I have a project for Cardz TV Gallery to share with you today. I try to make a Halloween card for each of our grandchildren. Sometimes it gets hard to know what they may like. But I think I hit it good with this little card today. I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut this darling Halloween Ghost by Lori Whitlock. It is file #65746 in the Silhouette Store. I added some Trendy Twine in Halloween Orange Licorice on the side. The bg paper is from My Mind's Eye-Frightful 6x6 pad. I cut an extra pumpkin for the inside. I used my clear Wink of Stella Brush on the ghost eyes and the eyes and mouth of the pumpkins. The sentiments are from the 'More Spooky Sayings' stamp set. You can get your very own copy here. I hope you are visiting Cardz TV Gallery everyday and checking out what my DT Sisters are showcasing. If not, you sure are missing some awesomeness for sure!!! Also, visit Mary's for the lastest challenge she has going on.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)


Witch You Were Here

Good Monday morning!!! Hope ya'll had a great weekend. Mine was wonderful!!! But I'm now ready to show you what I've made for the new challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Our wonderfully leader Susan has issued a 'Witches Hat Challenge'. I got a Cricut Explore!!! And I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm really love this machine and the files that are free for me right now. I used the Autumn Celebrations cartridge for my 'Witches Hat' cut. I made it fashionable. :) All of the papers used to cut the hat are from the DCWV-Fall & Halloween Basics Stack. The bg DP is from My Mind's Eye-Frightful 6x6 pad. The sentiments are from the 'Trick or Treat' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. 
How about heading on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the projects that my DT Sister's made. Awesomenss for sure!!! While you are there, look at our rules for our challenges in the sidebar. Then head on to your crafty space and make a project with a 'Witches Hat'. Looking forward to seeing what you make.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Candy Display at Work


I decorated the Halloween candy display at work. I'm really pleased with it. These are the pictures that I took of it.
All cuts were done on my Silhouette Cameo and are from the Silhouette Store.
This list of cuts are in no order whatsoever to match the pictures:
Pumpkin Picket Fence-Sweet Afton-#66223
Spooky Tree-Sophie Gallo-#66316
Happy Halloween Title-Deboral Stine-#66049
3 Bats-Snapdragon Snippets-#20903
Haunted House-Samantha Walker-#32445
Halloween Kitty-Michelle Renee-#50184
Haunted House-Miss Kate Cuttables-#64996
Happy Halloween Borders-Studio Ilustrado-#65453
Jack-O-Lantern-Samantha Walker-#3717
I failed to get the name and file # for the Spider Web and one of the Haunted Houses.
Hope ya'll enjoyed seeing what I have displayed at work. :)








Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Halloween


 
Hey, wanna join in on a 'Halloween' Linky Party? Well just head on over to Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Parties and join in on the fun!!
I was so excited when I found the Halloween Haunted House Box Card by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Store. This one is File #66166. The DP is from the My Mind's Eye-Frightful 6x6 Pad. And the sentiment is from the 'Happy Days' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush on the tombstone, windows, door and bats to give it a little shimmer.
Head on over to PDE Linky Parties and check out the creations that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!! While there, check out the rules and then head to your crafty space and create a Halloween theme creation. You will have until October 20th to link your project. Can't wait to see what you create!!
Hope ya'll like my Halloween Box Card!!!! :)






And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

Good Monday morning crafty friends!!! This week I have the honor of hosting the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. I wanted to have a little fun this week so I have chosen for everyone to use a Cricut cut of a Cow on their projects this week. I decided to go with my most favorite cow cut. It is on the Create-a-Critter cartridge. You can find her on page 60. I cut her and her layers at 3 inches. Now, she is her own cow and doesn't follow others trends. She can make a fashion statement all her own. I I sparkled up her hoofs, tail and horns with some clear Wink of Stella brush. I used some black faux half pears for her eyes. The bg DP is from Graphi 45-Mother Goose Collection 8x8 pad. I finish it off with some My Mind's Eye Metallic Dots. The sentiment that I put on the inside is from the 'Farmyard Funnies' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.
That is it for me today. Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the projects that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there check out the rules for our challenges in the sidebar. Then head on to your crafty space and create a project using a Cricut cut of a Cow. I'm so looking forward to seeing your 'Cow' projects!!!
Hope ya'll like my Cow card!! :)

I know these are not the best photos that I have taken, but we can't seem to get sunshine long enough for me to get good ones made!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hey Pumpkin!

I am so beyond excited to be a part of Mary's Cardz TV Gallery!!! The only rule we have to follow is to use Mary's stamps on our project. And that is such an easy rule to follow since I use Mary's stamps on most of my projects!! Mary has the best stamps and there is always a sentiment to go with whatever you make! Check them out by going here. Mary has three new sets out and I used one of them on my project. The new 'Frankly Frightful' set.


I made the box card from the new Fright Night Kit from SVG Cuts.
If you are a regular visitor here at my blog, you know how I so love box cards!! I think I have to have every file that is out there.
I used clear, silver, black and orange Wink of Stella brushes on my card. On the BOO, the faces of the pumpkins, webs, bats and tombstones. I so love this file!!! Now to decide which of the Grands gets this one!!!
I hope ya'll are visiting Cardz TV Gallery everyday. There is a new project showcased there every day except Sunday for your enjoyment. If you aren't visiting, you are missing some awesomeness for sure!!!!
Hope ya'll like my latest box card!!! :)



Fall Leaves

Morning everyone!! How's the weather where you are? It feels so much more like Fall this week than it did last week. Cool crisp air, leaves pretty colors and falling (will need to rake soon) and the fair just left town. Fall for sure!!! Fall Leaves is the theme that our wonderfully talented DT Sister Pam has challenged us with this week at Bitten By The Bug 2. Just use some Cricut cut Fall Leaves on your project. I decided to go with the great leaves on the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge. They can be found on pages 50, 51 and 52. I cut them at 2 inches and 2 1/2 inches. I used a brown Wink of Stella Pen to make the veins. The sentiments are from the 'Thankful for You' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.  That's it for me today.
Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the great 'Fall Leaves' projects that my DT Sister's have made. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there, look at the sidebar for the rules for our challenges, then head to your crafty spot and create a project with Cricut Fall Leaves and link it so we can come by and admire it.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)





Monday, September 29, 2014

Birthday

 

Janis is trying something new for our Linky Parties over at Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party. We will be doing weekly parties now. And our Linky Party for this week is 'Shaped Card'.
I needed a card for my Dad's birthday so I went to hunting in the Silhouette Store for a card. Found this cute shaped card with a fire hydrant on it. Love the sentiment that came with it. My Dad liked it, too. He wanted to know if it was three alarm because he's so hot, I told him it was because of all the candles on his cake!!! Gotta love my Dad!!! This is a Snapdragon Snippets file and is #62062. The sentiment on the inside is a wooden stamp from my stash.
Head over to PDE Linky Party and check out the projects that my DT Sisters have made. Awesomeness for sure!!! Then head to your crafty space and create a shape card to link up by October 6th. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!
Hope ya'll like my shape card!!!! :)


I'm Nutty for you!

Good Monday morning everyone!!! Glad you stopped by. Bitten By The Bug 2 has started a new challenge today. Our wonderfully talented DT Sister Michelle is our hostess this week. She has challenged us to make a project using a Cricut cut of a Squirrel and/or Nuts. So perfect for this Fall season!! I just had to use the squirrel and acorn from the Create-a-Critter cartridge. You will find them on page 32. I cut the squirrel at 3 inches and the acorns at 1 inche. The acorn on the inside I cut at 1 1/2 inches. I can't remember where I got this DP, but I just love it! The wooden buttons I got at Hobby Lobby. And the sentiment is from the "Critter Captions" stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.
Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the creations that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!! While you are there, check the side bar for the rules for our challenges. Then head to your crafty space and create a project using a Cricut Squirrel and/or Nuts. So looking forward to seeing what you make!
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)



Friday, September 26, 2014

Have you heard?




Have you heard that PDE Linky Party is going to weekly challenges? They will be every Tuesday and we hope that you will still stop by, check out what the DT Sister's create and join in on the fun!!! Come on back by next Tuesday for the first Weekly Challenge!!! See ya there!! :)