Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 5!!

Good morning!  I am a guest designer on Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop today.  You should have come from HoneyBearz Designs  If not, make sure you get over there.  She has some awesome blog candy!!

So excited to be here and to share my little craft with you!!!  I picked today because it is also my little sister's birthday!!  Happy Birthday, Lorie!!

I used pieces of 2x4 boards cut into 4 and 5 inch sections and painted with traditional Christmas colors.  (Thanks goes to my sweet hubby for the cutting and painting!)  I cut the shapes with my Cricut from the A Quilted Christmas cart and the letters from the Story Book cart. 

I used white gel pen to edge the blocks and 6 inch wide tule to wrap around the block and tied in a knot at the top.   

 The paper is from the DCWV Christmas cardstock stack.  Love the glitter and foil paper.
My images were cut at 3.38" and 4.48" depending on the size of the block they were attached to.  The letters are cut out at 1.55". 

Here is the whole project once again! In case you can't tell, together the blocks spell "Believe."

Thank you so much for visiting today!  And thank you to Lisa for having me!  I hope you enjoy all the projects the ladies have put together to inspire you.  Also, Lisa has worked very hard to organize such an awesome 12 day event!  Don't forget to give her some blog love for her hard work in coordinating the hop and her amazing projects!

Your next stop is Daizy Collins at: Tsunami Rose Designs

Here is a complete line up for the hop in case you get lost along the way. You wont want to miss any of the wonderful projects these talented ladies have made.
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/

2. Jodie Ruiz ~ http://jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com

3. Daizy Collins ~ http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com

4. Amanda Christina Montgomerie ~ http://heavenlycrafting.wordpress.com/

5.  Ashley ~ http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com/

6. Theresa~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

7. Sheila- http://www.2pawprints.blogspot.com/

8. Jillian ~ http://www.paperalamode.com/

9. Pam (Mama LoveBug) ~ http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

10. Rebecca~ http://blog.scrapprincess.com/

11. Teresa~http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/

12. Madge~ http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/

13. Jessi~ http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/

14. Miranda~ http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

15. Shawnee ~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

Friday, November 9, 2012

Festive Friday - Halloween Revisited

Good morning friends!!! It's finally Friday AND a three day weekend!  I am so excited.    Veteran's Day is always the signal to me that the holiday season is upon us!! 

Today, is Festive Friday at My Cricut Craft Room and today's assignment was to revisit a project we made for Halloween.  I am thrilled to be able to share this little project with you all.  We had this fun little event in our office this year where you would walk in one morning to a surprise goody package on your desk.  You are supposed to know who "Boo'ed" you.  Your job is to pay it forward.  Well, I got boo'ed and even though I knew this project would give it away, I had to play with my vinyl and etching cream!!  I actually did two of these and the ladies went crazy over them!!

I used Ribbons and Rossettes, Pumpkin Carvings, CTMH Art Philosophy,

I cut most of the outside images at 1.75 inches

The center images were welded together and cut at approx. 7.5 inches

I also did a clear mug with the word Boo on it.  If you have never used etching cream, you have to try it.  I simply cut my images from vinly and placed the vinyl where I wanted the plate and cup to be clear.  Then, I smeared the etching cream on the exposed areas, waited 15 minutes and rinsed off. Viola!!

The ladies loved their Boo packages so much! 

Also, for those of you who remember, I made my darling daughter's Halloween costume according to her specifications this year.  Here is the final result.  I wish I had a better picture of the back.  She looked so cute and she was so proud!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please go back to My Cricut Craft Room to see what else Erica has in store for you!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

This is the first weekend of the month and that means it's time for the My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop.  Each member of the design team is using at least four different cartridges to create holiday projects. 

You should have arrived from Cathy's Blog.   

If you just happen to stop by, start at the beginning and hop along to see all the great holiday projects. 

For my first project, I used When It's Cold Outside for the snow flake.   
I cut it at 3 inches and Mod Podged it to the candle block my hubby made for me.  The one in the background features the pointsettia from Winter Woodland.

These are domino magnets.  The Ho Ho Ho cut is from Very Merry tags and the snowman and house are from Gingerbread

Here is another view.

These next two images are from the Teresa Collin's Silhouettes Cricut Craft Room exclusive cartridge.

Again, they are put on a candle holder blank.  My hubby did such a good job!  Thanks, Sweety!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Robin's Blog 
If you get side tracked along the way, here's a complete list of all the Sunday Stops. 

  1. MCCR http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
  2. Marji http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com
  3. Melissa http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
  4. Claire http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com
  5. Ashley http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
  6. Cathy  http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com
  7. Erica’s Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com
  8. Jodi http://jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com
  9. Robin L  http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
  10. Tess http:/ www.sassycricutcrafting.com
  11. Jamie M http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com
  12. Erica’s Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com
  13. Owl About Kids  http://owlaboutkids.blogspot.com