Friday, October 28, 2011

Raven's Birthday Halloween Hop - October 28th - 31st

Hi, all and Happy Birthday Raven!  What a fun time of year to have a birthday!  I'm so excited Raven invited me to participate in this hop.

If you are joining me from Theresa's
 blog you are in the right place!  If you would like to start from the beginning (and you really should)....go to Raven's   blog by pressing her name.
I recently got to enjoy an evening of cropping with some of the other ladies on this hop 1800 miles from home.  I worked on my project while I was with them.  I hope you enjoy it!

In my neck of the woods kids go to their friends houses and "Boo" them by ringing the door bell and running after leaving a bag of candy.  I thought I would dress that idea up a bit. I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cart to make the door hanger and the little note envelope.  I used a few cirle punches to make the hole for the hanger a little larger and inside the envelope. I used My Minds Eye paper reinforced by another sheet of cardstock.  I used the My Pink Stamper halloween set for the "Boo!" And, I used my first ever border punch....Martha Stewart graveyard (I'm sure she has a fancier name for it).

I also made a little Hello Kitty Birthday card using the Hello Kitty Cartridge, DCWV paper and some crinkle ribbon I made.

Thank you for stopping by!  How about a little Blog Candy??? You know you want some...

Please leave with your favorite Halloween or B-day treat and become a follower to enter....Please comment by Tuesday, November 1st and I'll draw on Wednesday, November 2nd.

I thought since I love grab bags SO much and can never pass them fun at Halloween to do a secret grab bag full of crafty goodness....It will be lots and lots of fun!

Now on to the next hopper....Ruthie

Saturday, October 15, 2011

HSN Challenge Entry ---- That didn't win!

I know you are shocked....two posts from me in one week....

Well, I rarely enter challenges and when I do, they are all random drawings just for entering.  Well, when HSN had the release of the E2 I decided to go for a judged challenge...The prize was a new E2 (which I already have, but I want one of my girlfriends to have one, too) and since I am in the Cricut Circle I was eligible to win an additional $150 Cricut credit.

The challenge was to create a pennant banner that included the word Cricut! 

Here is my entry...I cut everything out of fabric or vinyl. 

I used Mother's Day 2010 for the pennant and cut that out of zebra print fabric on the front and hot pink fabric on the back and then used interfacing to gift them stability and then sewed them together.

Next I cut out the letters on the Anniversary Addition E2 using the pre-loaded Alphabet cartridge (love that font) from hot pink cheetah fabric.  I fused a double side interfacing to make the letters adhere to the zebra fabric. 

Then I cute out the cute little girl bug from hot pink heat set vinyl and a shoe from the E2 machine preloaded cartridge Just a Note.  I ironed them on the end pennants. 

Then I sewed all the pennants to some hot pink dingleberry trim. 

And finally I began the bling out!  I adhered all the bling and lace using gemtack and fabric glue except for the bling between the the pennants.  I cut out pieces from a Cricut cartridge clam shell and then sewed it to the trim with my machine.  I then put some bling on the clear clam shell pieces, so it appeared to be floating suspended.

Well, I didn't win...I was crushed....They had 150 entrants and 10 winners and I wasn't one of them, but I have decided it is because they knew I already had an E2 because I used it on this project and not because it wasn't AMAZING.  He-He!!!  I love the spin....

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you will entered challenges when you are moved to do so!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scrappy Decor and a little bit more!

Hi, all...Welcome....You know I love me some vinyl projects....check out some cuties I made to dress up my supplies and my craft room!  BTW...Green is my favorite case you can't tell.

I have two projects to share today....

Used the Word Collage cartridge above....such cute subway are items....I'm going to be using this cartridge...ALOT!!!

Used Fancy Frames cartridge on some clear acrylic squares I cut out....I resized the frames on my Gypsy to make them square....I hung this on my Hot Pepper green craft room walll...Love it!