Saturday, October 13, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop Winner

Sorry gang, but me and the kiddos have been under the weather and I haven't done any posting.  I did want to jump in and announce my Falling for Halloween blog Hop Winner:

Congratulations Francine!  You are the winner of the Cricut Lite cartridge Dude!  Thank you again everyone for hopping along with us. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the fall and Halloween season.

You should have arrived here from Beth's blog. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria's blog to start so you don't miss any of the fantastic fall projects we have to share with you.

For my project, I made a trio of cards:

Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges
  • Imagine cartridge The Good Old Days
  • Reminisce Hallowe'en Greetings paper
  • Misc patterned cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Black seam binding
  • Webster's Pages red ribbon
  • Misc hat pins
  • American Crafts white twine
  • Misc antique buttons
  • Martha Stewart course glitter
  • Black stitching
  • October Afternoon Witch Hazel Miscellany wording
The hat pins I used were traded during the last swap I was in.  All the hat pins used on these cards were made by the talented Caffinee.

I added stitching for added interest and texture.

The phrase "Beware!" is from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel Miscellany kit.

The glitter used is Martha Stewart's course glitter.

The witch on this card is printed from the Imagine cartridge The Good Old Days.

This is the sheet of paper that inspired my creations:
The sheet is by reminisce and is called Hallowe'en Greetings.  I can still make quite a few more cards just from this one sheet of paper! 
Here is my Cricut Craft Room File for easy recreation:
Thank you so much for joing us today!  As a thank you for visiting my blog today, I am giving away the Cricut Lite Cartridge Dude!:

All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post.  I will be picking a winner, using, next Tuesday, October 9, 2012 and post to my blog.  The lucky winner will have until Friday, October 12 to contact me with their mailing information. 
The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented and fun Debbie.  Happy Crafting!!!
And here is the entire Blog Hop list in case you get lost:
Renee  You are HERE
Debbie @  Go here NEXT

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shhh... Mums the Word: A Texas Tradition Part II

It's that time again...MUM time:

"Homecoming mums are a Texas tradition that began in the 1920s. Fresh Chrysanthemum Flowers were originally used with a few ribbons and were given to boyfriends and girlfriends. In the 1960s, homecoming mums began being made from silk flowers with additional items added to signify what activities the students were involved in. The Homecoming mums have become a huge tradition in Texas and many girls keep the Homecoming mums to adorn the walls of their room to remember the year."
This year, I got to make the male version.  The males wear a smaller version of the mums on their arms.  Here is what I came up with:

Seniors wear white mums, but my daughter wanted me to add some colored accent pieces.

Go Lonestar!

A closer view of all the braids.

A closer view of the trinkets.
And here is a link to last year's post:

Shhh... Mums the Word: A Texas Tradition

There is a link to tutorials on how to make the different braids.  The military weave is my favorite.  Enjoy!

Good Luck Lonestar!!!