Monday, October 27, 2014

I'm Dying to Meet You

I have one more Halloween themed 3D item to show off this week.  It's a coffin from the Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge.  That cart also has all the other items as well (except the bat).  The 'Spooky' was cut twice and glued and Stickled.  The RIP and the clock seemed to match the paper so were added as well.  The skeleton was cut twice, once he ripped, so parts went under the coffin to look like another one was below.  I hand cut a black shadow around the skeleton as there is no shadow cut.

We were challenged to create a box using our Cricut machine for our weekly challenge.  Jayne, from Jane Designs is our lovely host and encourages all of us to link up a 'box' project to BBTB2.  Come join us, this is a fun one.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Witches and Zombies

Susan, from Busy with the Cricky, is hosting our challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug.  She challenged us to use a witches hat in our project.   I happened to stumble across some inspiration from the CTMH blog, where they gave some basic instructions and Cricut cuts.  This project took quite some time to make, and I am pretty happy how it turned out. (and quite different from my original inspiration)  The zombies are from A Frightful Affair and all other cuts (flowers, web, RIP, cat, and leaves) are from the Artiste cartridge. The witch and the word Spooky are from a package of K and Co. die cuts.  I used a lot of ink and glitter along with some Stickles on just about every cut.  I just purchased a multi-pack of autumn colored glitter and I wanted to see how many of the colors I could use.  I hot glued most of the cuts onto the hat.  Bet you didn't guess that the trim of spider webs on the bottom of the hat are the cupcake liner cut from Artiste, pretty cleaver!

I invite you to view the fantastic projects made by my design sisters.  Come on over and take a look and post your Witches Hat project this week at BBTB2.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Visiting Sturbridge, MA

I was anxious to scrap some of the pictures from my recent trip to New England.  A friend and I went to Old Sturbridge Village as part of our tour.  We wandered around the park which contains old buildings from the 1800's, people dressed in period costume, and learned how our forefathers lived.  One woman was minding the store, showing off goods for sale; the blacksmith was making candle snuffers, and another man told us about the Quakers.

The first scrapped pages of my trip were designed to join in the challenge at BBTB2 this week, hosted by the lovely Sharon.  Her challenge is to use a cow in our project.   So, with the country scenery pictures, I thought a farm theme would fit right in.   Cow, weather vane, sun, barn, and pig are from Country Life.  The scroll, feather, and ox cart (scroll for journaling) are from Heritage.  The pumpkins are from CCR Basics. I inked and Stickled a lot of the cuts.  I used patterned paper that reminded me of the era in time.   Join us by linking up your 'cow' creation at BBTB2.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Decoration - Flower Ball

Yes - Fall is in the air.  I just came back from a trip to New England, visiting 3 new states.  We started in Boston, MA, and made a big circle through New Hampshire and Vermont with a small visit to Maine, ending back in Boston.  We were a little early for the foliage in Boston, but NH and VT were ablaze with color and the weather was in the 70's.  This is the first time we took a tour bus, and I loved it.  No getting lost, no hoping we find a gas station soon, check-in at the hotels was done for us, and some meals provided.  The highlight for me besides the fall colors was touring Martha's Vineyard, oh, how I would love to vacation there.

I'm glad I put out my fall decorations before I left, as I am now in the mood for pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks.  Pam, from is our hostess at BBTB this week, and she selected Fall Leaves as our theme.  I don't have many leaves on my project this week, but have lots of Fall color to show.  I used several Cricut cartridges on this one, (Pooh and Friends, Artiste, Forever Young, and maybe others).  I used the hot glue gun to attach the flowers to a Styrofoam ball that I painted brown, and filled in with sprigs of berries.   The flower ball sits on fall leaves that are also Cricut.   Come on over to BBTB2 and link up your Fall Leaf project or card.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ATC Cards - Swap on Cricut MB

Jean P hosts a swap every few months on the Cricut message board.  This quarter the theme is Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.  Other requirements were that the background had to be stenciled and we had to use a stamp somewhere on the ATC.   I usually include a Cricut cut, this is the first time I didn't.   I decided to work outside the box and go with a football theme.  To me, fall is the start of football, and we are long time 49ers fans.  Here are the ATCs, I plan on making cards with a lot of them.