Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Best Witches!

Happy Halloween!
 
This week, the Joy's Life DT has been having fun creating whatever our hearts desire!
 It's a free for all!
 
In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to make a treat bag filled with some sugary treats!
 
 
I cut my bag twice out of the Wrap It Up cricut cartridge at 8".
Once in the green and once in the black. I fussy cut my black bag so that I could get the silhouette of the witch.
Before I assembled the bag, I added some acetate behind the witch so nothing would fall out of the bag.
I added some faux stitching to the box and some black tulle and twine to the handle.
 
I thought this sentiment from the Halloween Puns stamp set was perfect:
 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
 
Best Witches for a safe AND happy Halloween!
 
Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration :)
 
To see all of Joy's wonderful products, click HERE
 
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*
 
 
Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Wrap It Up
Card Stock: Green (DCWV), Black (Recollections)
Ink: Black Staz On
Misc.: Black Tulle (Celebrate It), Lime Licorice Twine (Trendy Twine), Black Sharpie Pen

Monday, October 29, 2012

Paper Playtime #87: Anything Goes

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Today is my first ever project as a DT member of Paper Playtime!
I'm so very excited to be a part of this fantastic team and get to work alongside all these very talented women!

Ok, onto this weeks challenge:
Ch # 87 : ANYTHING GOES

StartsMonday, October 29th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 1st Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our sponsor for this challenge is...
One winner chosen by random.org will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!

I decided to make a little candy bin to hold some Halloween candies:

These tiny little bins are so cute and fun to work with. I found them at Michaels.
It is filled with some Sour Patch Cherries.

Here is a picture of the bin open:


Look at that cute little scoop! lol

I hope you will pop over to Paper Playtime and take a look at the amazing creations that my fellow DT sisters did
and I hope you will
Come play with us!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Green (DCWV)
Patterned Paper: You Don't Scare Me (Reminisce)
Punches/Dies: Labels Four (Spellbinders), Drippy Goo (Martha Stewart)
Misc.: Glitter 3D Ghost (Recollections), Twine (Darice), Button, Sour Patch Cherries candy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray

Happy Saturday!

For my Pause Dream Enjoy challenge post, please click HERE

I hope you are all off to a great weekend! We are busy preparing for Hurricane Sandy in my area.
I hope everyone who is the line of the storms stays safe!

Last night I was able to sit down and create a card for a challenge. It feels like forever since I was able to actually sit down and play along with one and it felt good :)

As soon as I saw this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I knew I wanted to play along:
I decided to make a birthday card with the sketch. I am down to 1 birthday card in my stash! That can't happen so it is time to build my collection back up :)

Here is the card I created:


Can you believe I didn't use my cricut??? I know! Shocking! :)
I did however use stamps from the Artiste Cricut Collection-Birthday set from CTMH though.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you all have a SAFE and crafty weekend :)

Hugs,
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Yellow (A.C.Moore), White(Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Birthday Cricut Artiste Collection (CTMH)
Ink: Melon Mambo (SU!)
Die: Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Glam Pink Stickles, Dimensional Stickers (EK Success)

Friday, October 26, 2012

PDE #43: Candy-licious!

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch# 43: CANDY!
Make a CANDY-licious project.
StartsFriday, October 26th 12:00 am EST
EndsThursday, November 1st, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Cardz TV Stamps
http://www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my CANDY-licious project...

Every year, since she went away to college, I send my daughter and her friends a Halloween box filled with Halloween candy. I made this card with one of her friends in mind to put inside the box with their candy.

My card base was cut out of the Sentimentals cricut cartridge at 5" and then I cut out the white layer at 4.75" to make a layer for the base. My candies came from the Mini Monsters cricut cart. The lollipops were cut out at 2" and the small candies were cut out at 1".  I added some glitter to each candy to give it that "sugary" effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
Please make sure you stop over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges to see what my lovely DT sisters came up with for the challenge, as well as entering it yourself.
I would love to see what you create!
I hope you have a great crafty day!



Enter your project below!
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I am also linking up my card for the following challenge:
Die Cuttin Divas -- #88 Shimmer, glimmer and gloss

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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals & Mini Monsters
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Card Stock: Green (Recollections), White & Black (Georgia Pacific), Orange (Bazzill), Purple (my scraps)
Ink: Black Staz On
Punch: Modern Label (SU!)
Misc.: Ribbon (Offray), Dimensionals and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!), Bling (Me and My Big Ideas)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Little Something To Gobble

Hello and happy Wednesday!
 
This week, the Joy's Life DT has been having fun creating 3D projects!
How fun!
 
I decided to make this pretty little tin with some Hersey Nuggets inside. It would make a perfect little hostess gift, at least I think so :)
 
 
Here is a picture of the tin opened:
 
This sentiment from the It's All Fall Puns set is perfect for all your fall themed edible gifts:
 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!

Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration :)

To see all of Joy's wonderful products, click HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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* I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*
 
 
Supplies:
Card Stock: Old Olive (SU!), Cream (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Tim Coffey Fall Mat Pad (K&Co.)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Punches/Dies: Doily Lace (Martha Stewart), Labels 4 (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Pearls (Queen & Co.), Ribbon

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cut It Up #4

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!

Today marks the beginning of another fabulous challenge over at Cut It Up!

Challenge #4
"Eek! Boo! Ahh!"
create a spooky Halloween project, 
your project can be cute or scary but you
must include a Die-cut somewhere on your project.
The project can be a card, layout, 3-D item, altered item, etc.
The challenge will run from
October 19th until October 31st (12 pm EST).

Here is the card that I created:


I love Halloween!
For my card, I was able to use up some of my scrap patterned paper that I got in a little mat stack last year! I love it when I am able to do that. Somehow makes me feel better, ya know, using what I actually buy and all that ;) lol!
For my die cut, I used my beaded circles dies from Spellbinders. I weaved some twine through the holes on the die. The stamp in the center of the die is from Recollections. The "Happy Halloween" stamp is from the Holiday Occasions from Joy's Life.

For challenge #4, we have the pleasure of having Trendy Twine sponsor us again. One lucky winner picked by random.org from all the entries on the Cut It Up blog, challenge #4 will win this:


So, head on over to Cut It Up and see what my super talented DT sisters created to inspire you as well as entering the challenge yourself. I would love to see what you create :)

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Stamps: Halloween (Recollections) & Holiday Occasions (Joy's Life)
Ink: Black Staz On
Die: Beaded Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Orange Licorice Twine (Trendy Twine), Button

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wart's Up?

Happy Wednesday!

Before I get onto this week's project, I would like to announce the winner for my prize on the Joy's Life Halloween Blog Hop.

I had Random.org pick the winner from all the comments and the winner is comment #14:

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...
Love how this looks! I need to find that Martha Stewart punch!
Congrats Marilyn's Cricut Crafts!
Please email me with your shipping address by Oct.31, 2012 so I can get your prize out to you.


This week, the Joy's Life DT has been having fun creating projects that use embossing in some way.
I decided to make this fun Halloween card:

It's a toad wearing a witch hat!! How fun!!
I cut my toad/frog out of the Mini Monsters cricut cartridge at 2.5".
The hat is from the same cartridge but cut out at 3.5"
I ran my purple background layer through my cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots embossing folder.
I love using my cuttlebug to emboss!

What is more fun than a frog wearing a witch hat???
Why this sentiment from the Halloween Puns stamp set from Joy's Life of course!


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration :)
To see all of Joy's wonderful products, click HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monsters
Cuttlebug: Spots & Dots
Card Stock: Orange (Bazzill), Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive (SU!), Purple (Recollections), White & Black (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Jet Black (Archival Ink)
Punches: Word Window and Modern Label (SU!)
Misc.: Orange Peel Stickles, Ribbon (Offray), Dimensionals (SU!)

Friday, October 12, 2012

PDE #41: BOO!

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 

I am so happy!
 Today is my very first post as a designer for
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

AND

today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#41: Boo!
Use the word "BOO" on your project.

StartsFriday, October 12th 12:00 am EST
EndsThursday, October 18th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, October 18th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is


Fresh Brewed Designs
Prize: 3 Digis of the winner's choice

Here is the BOO project I made!!


I absolutely love Halloween so
I decided to make a "BOO" banner for my mantle.
I cut my banner pieces out of the Birthday Bash Cricut cart at 5".
The letters came from the Cricut Alphabet and were cut out at 3".
I cut Frankie and his beautiful wife out of the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart at 4" each.
The bats are from the bitty bat punch from SU!
I connected my banner by threading black tulle all the way through and then securing it with some cute purple ribbon with green polka dots on it.
It was so simple to make but I love it!

Frankie has some black enamel accents on his scar and hair to give him a little bit more interest.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but Frankie's bride has some Dazzling Details glitter glue for her white streak in her hair.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it!
Don't forget to stop by Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges to see what my amazing DT sisters came up with for the challenge!
I hope you will join in on the challenge! I would love to see what you create!




Come play with us!

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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridges: Birthday Bash, Cricut Alphabet, Happy Hauntings
Card Stock: Black & Orange (Bazzill), Green (DCWV), White (Georgia Pacific), Purple (? my scrap drawer)
Punch: Large Bitty Bash (SU!)
Misc.: Black Enamel Accents, Silver Stickles, Dazzling Details (SU!), Black Tulle (Celebrate It), Ribbon (Studio G), Dimensionals (SU!), Black Sharpie

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Too Cute To Spook

Happy Wednesday!

This week, the Joy's Life DT has been having fun creating whatever our hearts desire! It's a free for all!
 
I decided to make this cute little card to send to my daughter
 

I made a center step card.  You can find the tutorial HERE
I love the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge! So many cute bears!
I cut my bear out at 3" and added a little bit of black enamel accents to his little nose. 
The bats are from a SU punch. 

This sentiment from Joy's Halloween Puns set is perfect for this little pumpkin bear


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration :)
To see all of Joy's wonderful products, click HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life DT*


Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Teddy Bear Parade
Card Stock: Orange (Bazzill), White & Black (Georgia Pacific), lt. orange & browns (? scraps from my stash), Old Olive (SU!)
Ink:Jet Black (Archival Ink)
Punch: Large Bitty Bat (SU!)
Misc.: Dimensionals (SU!), Ribbon (Offray), Zig 2 way glue, Bling (Queen & Co.), Black Enamel Accents 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Joy's Life Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to the Joy's Life Halloween Blog Hop!
I'm so happy you decided to join us :)

If you arrived here from Laura's Blog, then you are in the right spot.
If you just happened to stumble across the hop today on my blog and would like to start at the beginning, then hop on over and see Joy at Joy's Life.

For my project, I decided to make a cute little treat paint can filled with some fun sized candy bars.


I cut my witch hat out of the Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge at  2" and popped it up using foam adhesive.  
The spider web border around the middle of the can is a Martha Stewart border punch

Here is a view of the lid:
The lid layer was made with my spellbinders classic scallop circles and spider web bling from Recollections.

Side View:
I love the tag hanging down and all the ribbon and tulle on the handle
Look at this great sentiment from the Halloween Puns stamp set by Joy's Life.
I love this font!


My hubby is really glad that the blog hop is today cause he keeps looking at the candy haha!
I told him that he could have it after the hop and didn't have to wait until Halloween ;)

Speaking of candy, I have a small little prize for one random winner.
I'm going to use Random.org to pick one person from all the comments to win these cute little Halloween brads:


All you have to do for your chance to win is:

 Leave me a comment on this post.

You don't have to be a follower (even though I would love it if you were) but if you are a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.

That's it! Easy Peasy :)
 
I will pick the winner on Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012 using Random.org
So make sure you come back on Oct. 17 to see if you are the winner.

Thanks so much for joining me today and hopping with us!
 
Your next stop is the very talented Maria
 
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Happy Hauntings
Card Stock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Halloween Mat Pad (K&Company)
Ink: Black StazOn
Punches/Dies: Spiderweb (Martha Stewart), Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Firefly and Orange Peel Stickles, Adhesive rhinestones (Recollections), White Gel Pen (Marvy), ScorTape, Black Tulle (Celebrate It), Ribbons (Offray)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cut It Up #3

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!

Today marks the beginning of another fabulous challenge over at Cut It Up!
Challenge #3 is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We want to see your projects in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and include a die-cut somewhere on your project.

Here is the card that I created:


I wanted my card to be elegant and feminine. I love how it turned out!
For my die-cuts, I used my spellbinders labels four dies as well as a awareness ribbon cuttlebug die.

Head on over to Cut It Up and see what my super talented DT sisters created to inspire you as well as entering the challenge yourself. I would love to see what you create :)

I am also linking up my card to the following challenges:

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Recollections
Cuttlebug: Love Language Embossing Folder
Punches/Dies: Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Awareness Ribbon (Provo Craft), Doily Lace (Martha Stewart)
Misc: Ribbon (Ribbon Sense), Dimensionals (SU!), Pearls (Basic Grey)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweets for the Sweet

Hi everybody!
Happy Wednesday!

This week, the Joy's Life DT has been focusing on projects that show you ways to wrap up those Halloween Treats.
I decided to make this cute little box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cricut cartridge
and fill it with orange yogurt covered pretzels. YUM!
 

I cut the box out at 6.5" For my pumpkin, I used Mini Monsters cricut cartridge and cut him out at 2.5". I attached my pumpkin using an action wobble to make it more fun :)


For my sentiment, I used the Sweets For The Sweet stamp from the Halloween Puns by Joy's Life set.


After it was stamped, I punched it out using my Modern Label punch from SU and attached it to the box with some foam adhesive to give it a little more dimension and then I placed some orange gems on each side.

I simply tied some black tulle into a bow at the top to help keep my box closed.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration :)
To see all of Joy's wonderful products, click HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridges: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 and Mini Monsters
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!), White and Black (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Ink: Black StazOn
Punch: Modern Label (SU!)
Misc.: Black Tulle (Celebrate It), Bling (Me & My Big Ideas), White Gel Pen (Marvy), Action Wobble


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