Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween project for CWCDT!

Good Wednesday morning everyone!  We are back with another Cooking With the Cricut design team challenge!  This week, with Halloween looming just a short week away, we are doing a "sweets & treats of Halloween" challenge.  The most exciting part???  Regina from over at The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring us!!!

I made a card using this adorable little "Chick in a Pumpkin Suit" cut file.

Isn't he SO cute?!  Then on the inside I used one of the stamps from Regina's Halloween All Around Digi Stamp set!  I love all of her digi stamps, they're sooo cute & so inspirational!  In the middle of her circle stamp I used a rubber stamp for the Happy Halloween sentiment.

Well that's it for my project but make sure you head on over to Cooking With the Cricut to see all the other  awesome design team projects and to participate in the challenge!!!

Craft Junkie Too DT project!

Well this weeks CJToo design team theme was "Halloween is in the air"!  And boy oh boy is it!  Head on over to the CJToo website to see what my fellow DT memeber have come up with!  Everyone has done an AWESOME job!!!

I created this cute little hanging sign.

It was really easy & quick & turned out great, I think I'll hang it on the front door! 

So I like to use things around the house when I can in order to save some money so everytime we empty a cereal box or any other kind of box I save it to use for projects instead of buying chipboard or something like that.  So I used a cereal box and cut three 5x5 inch squares.  I covered the back of each square with a plain black piece of paper and the front with this great Best Creations Inc. Halloween paper.

For the letters I used the "Double Feature" font from (I LOVE this website) and cut them with the Cricut using my SCAL program.  The green stripped paper was something from my scraps.

I then used Mini Monsters to cut the ghost, spider & pumpkin and attatched them to each square.  Last but not least I used plain black ribbon to string each square together and create a loop at the top so that it's able to hang up.

Well there ya have it!  What do you think???
Don't forget to head on over to Craft Junkie Too to check out all the other great DT projects!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Look what I won!

So about a week or two ago I was the lucky winner over on Cute Cards & Crafts by Jamie's blog.  I won some AMAZING new Bic Mark It markers!  There are 36 in a pack & every color you can possibly imagine!!!  Now initially I thought that I'd one just one pack of them, but when they came in the mail there were TWO!!!  So not only do I have a set of fine tip makers but I also have a set of ultra fine tip as well!  Needless to say I was floored and OH so excited!  I am soooo excited to use these for coloring & journaling I can hardly contain myself!!!  Check 'em out!!!

So again I just want to say THANK YOU Jamie for such an amazing give away!!!

Also I just recently got a Bind It All and have been dying to use it!  I have so many things I'd like to try out with it but when I get down to it, I can never remember what my ideas are...I guess I should start writing them down.  Anyway, the other day I finally got to try this awesome little machine out and made these adorable post it note holders.  I actually got the idea from a video I saw on You Tube done by Angie Kennedy Juda, you can check her out ChicnScratch.  So anyway, I made one for my husband & one of the girls at her work since they use A LOT of post it notes.

I just love how they turned out!  I'm going to have to make something like this for myself!  Maybe a grocery list holder!  LOL!

Have a great Sunday evening ladies & I'll be back in the morning with another Design Team project for Cooking With the Cricut!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My first project for the CWC DT!!!

I am SO excited!  This morning I get to share my first CWC DT project with you all!  To see all the amazing design team projects head on over to Cooking With the Cricut!  These ladies are just SO talented!

The theme this week was Pumpkin Carving/Pumpkin Patch so I used the "Bear In Pumpkin Patch" cut file from  You have GOT to check out all their files, they are SO adorable!!!  Okay without further adeu, here's my project!

I did a picture frame & put a picture of my nephew Ethan & the pumpkin that he carved last Halloween.  I just LOVE how it turned out & is that cut file not too cute?!  I got the wooden picture frame from Michaels & just mod podged that piece of Best Creations Inc. paper right onto the frame.  After it had some time to dry I used my craft knife to cut the rest of the paper off around the edges & the inside hole where the picture goes.  After that I just used cardstock scraps and the SCAL program to cut the little bear & pumpkins file & glued them on using my zig 2 way pen.

It was easy as pie & turned out great I think!  I gave it to my nephew & he was sooo happy with it!  So don't forget to head on over to Cooking With The Cricut to participate in our challenge & get some great inspiration! 

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!  :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010


One of my mom's friends asked me to make this for her.  Her family does a big chili cook off every fall & this year she wanted something that they could give as the prize.  I was so nervous since I haven't really done much with the heat transfer vinyl but she loved it so I must have done okay!

Friday, October 15, 2010

CJToo Design Team project!

Good Friday morning everyone!  I'm SUPER excited because today I get to post my first project as a part of Craft Junkie Too's Fall design team!!!  Head on over to her blog to check out all of Team 1's amazing projects and then check back next Friday when Team 2 shows us what they can do! 

Okay, on to my project!  I knew I wanted to do this months ago I just had to wait until it was actually Halloween time!  I got a glass block and a string of orange Halloween lights.  I first etched the entire back & front surface of the block to give it that frosted look, and that way you don't see the string of lights as much.   I then used SCAL to cut a pumpkin face with my cricut out of vinyl & wrapped a super cute orange ribbon around the block, tying a cute bow at the top.  I just love how he turned out!

I did a lit & unlit photo so you could see the detail in the light. 

Well let me know what you think!  I'm dying to know!  And don't forget to head over to CJToo to see all the other ladies FAB projects!

Have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Design Teams!

Well today is the day!  I was accepted as a part of two new AWESOME design teams!!!  The first one is over at Cooking With The Cricut.  There will be a challenge posted every Wednesday & the design team will post their projects to help get your creativity flowing!  Just link up your project & you could have a chance to win, so head on over there & check it out!

The other design team is over at Craft Junkie Too!  All the DT members are being introduced today so go over & meet everyone!  Get to know the ladies that will be bringing you the best in Fall themed projects for the next few weeks!

I'm soooo beyond excited about being a part of both of these teams & being surrounded with some of the most creative, talented ladies out there in the blogging world!  I can't wait to get started & share my projects with all of you! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

coffee mugs

My sister in law is the owner of a Nursery School & just bought a mini keurig for her employees.  She asked me if I could make them all some personalized coffee mugs.  I think they turned out really cute, what do you think?