Wednesday, November 15, 2017

love ~ Thanksgiving Card

My goal for today's Thanksgiving card was to create a harvest feel.  I also wanted to work with what I received in my recent mystery box from Sweet Stamp Shop.  The set I used was 'Quilt Stitch'.  I altered quilt panel images to create peas and corn:

I also used SSS's 'Adventure Awaits' stamp set for the fox and tent.  Here is another card I made from this set last week.

Shucks, almost done with my cards (trying to avoid cleaning and meal planning)! 😆

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello Everyone!  Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving!  I have so much to do...clean for company, decorate, prepare a menu, shop.  The list is endless.  Luckily, I have still found time to craft - there is always time to craft, right? 😉

Today I am sharing a card I made using a predesigned card from Cricut cartridge Simple Holiday Cards and Sweet Stamp Shop's Hedgehog Kiss stamp set.  

I dressed the hedgehogs as pilgrims by drawing a buckle onto Mr. Hedgehog's hat and altered the maid's hat from SSS's Hats stamp set to create an apron for Mrs. Hedgehog.  Now, they are dressed and ready to give thanks at their Thanksgiving feast!  Enjoy!

Design Space File:

Images and Fonts Used in this Project    

  Give Thanks(#M3BF92)PurchasedSimple Holiday Cards

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop ~ Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am sharing two Thanksgiving cards I created using Sweet Stamp Shop's Adventure Awaits stamp set.  

Sweet Stamp Shop's Adventure Awaits stamp set for the icons and Stampin Up! for the sentiment.

Sweet Stamp Shop washi.

Anna Griffin Marvelous Maple Leaves and Abundant Acorns Cuttlebug folders to dry emboss the layers.

I used Copics to color the stamps in and a Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir glitter brush to add a little gleam.  I also used liquid glass on the noses for shine and Anna Griffin Marvelous Maple Leaves and Abundant Acorns Cuttlebug folders to dry emboss the layers.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop 'Not Yo Boo'

I played with the second Halloween freebie from the Sweet Stamp Shop today.  This freebie was a cute girl ghost.

Here is a short video that covers the details:

To get the digital color in freebies from Sweet Stamp Shop, be sure to sign up for their newsletter.  The free digitals are a gift for their subscribers (they don't inundate you with emails either).

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop 'Resting Witch Face'

Happy Friday night!  I recently found a couple of cute stamp shops and of course, shopped!  To my happy surprise, when I signed up for the Sweet Stamp Shop newsletter, I received a bunch of FREEBIE digital stamps!  😍 The latest addition to their freebies was the 'Resting Witch Face" Halloween image.

She is so cute and sassy!  There is a ghost image that I plan on coloring in this weekend too.  Hope you have fun creating your last minute Halloween projects this weekend.  I know I have a few!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Wicked Halloween

Today's creations were super fast and easy to make.  The first card is part of the Cricut project library meaning that it is already designed and sized for you!

Design Space File:

I added a gift card holder to the inside of this card as well.  Every little tricker needs a treat, right?

What?  You don't have a Cricut?  It's easy to maintain this theme by using similar stamps.  Here are a couple of additional cards I created "in theme" by using stamps.

Stamp by Lindsay Ostrom titled "Witchy Woman". Sentiment Close to My Heart "Wicked".

Close to My Heart stamp set titled "Wicked".  I also used Anna Griffin's new Impression Masks.  These embossing plates allow the middle of the card to remain unembossed while the edges are embossed.  You can use any embossing folder.  In this card, I used Anna's Bitsy Bats folder.

Images and Fonts Used in this Project   

Happy Wicked Halloween Card(#M3D24C0)PurchasedCreepy Critters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Create A Critter 2 - Creating Colorables with Cricut Design Space

Hello, my crafty friends!  Today I have a video to share on how to create colorables for your favorite coloring median using Cricut's Design Space.  Here is a pic of the colored in images...

Feel free to comment if you have any questions.

Here is the Design Space file in case you missed it in the video:

And here are the cuts I used:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Say "Trick or Cheese"

Hello!  It's been awhile!  Although I haven't been blogging, 
I have been crafting my little heart away!  =/  There are so many new products, cuts, companies and even machines to share!  I will be updating my blog and be posting to reflect all the newness.  Blogging is a great way to have a living album of your creations to look back on and refer to as needed.  I hope you will join me as I get back into the swing of things.

To kick things off, I wanted to share a Halloween card I made.  

I have heard myself say "Say Trick-or-Treat" a hundred times when taking my kiddos trick or treating.  I thought "Say trick or cheese" was a cute play on words and if a mouse could talk and trick or treat, I can imagine it saying this! =)

And when the card is opened, it holds a little "cheese"...a gift card!

If you use Cricut's Design Space and are an Access member, this card can be made for free!  Here is my Design Space file:

If you aren't an Access member, the cartridges used were:

Images and Fonts Used in this Project    

Pumpkin(#M389A7)PurchasedMini Monsters
Cheese(#M391B1)PurchasedCreate A Critter
Say Cheese(#M3AC51)PurchasedCreate A Critter
Trick or Treat(#M44980)PurchasedHappy Hauntings
Masked Mouse(#M44CA1)PurchasedHappy Hauntings
Gift Card Envelope(#M159293)PurchasedPretty Packages

Thursday, October 13, 2016

WHAT?! Cricut Newly Released THREE "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Digital Cartridges!

     I am so excited!  Our family LOVES Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".   Cricut has partnered with Disney to release 3 TNBC digital cartridges!  Two of the cartridges include cut images and one cartridge is a print and cut cartridge.  Here is my first project from the TNBC Jack is Back cartridge.

     The project is a hanging wall plaque.  I used black and white vinyl on top of a porcelain hanging plaque.  I also used black seam binding and webbed ribbon to complete the look.

Friday, June 24, 2016

DIY Summer Reading Calendars

must confess, I have been a naughty mom and haven't been having my children read every day this summer.  :0. To help get us back on track, I created reading calendars for them to reinforce daily activity.  

Cricut Explore File:

The calendars were created using Cricut cartridge Designer's Calendar.  I cut the base out of various cardstock.

I added the days to the calendar using the print and cut feature on sticker paper using my Cricut Explore.  You can have your little ones help with this portion of the project.  It's fun for them to place the stickers on in addition to reinforcing counting.

I flattened a book image and print and cut them on sticker paper as well.
  My children will place a sticker on each day that they complete their reading activity.
Ready.  Set.  Read!