Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Thanksgiving is almost here...I figure I still have some time for a few decorations! I'll be working with this cartridge in the coming days and would love to see what others have done with it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Hauntings Projects

Once I looked through the booklet for this cartridge, I had so many ideas! The first thing I wanted to do was these silhouettes for the for me, one for my husband and one for my daughter.

The next thing I pictured was some fun pillows. I already had some jack-o-lantern fabric that'd been hanging around unused for years, so I turned it into some quick pillow covers. Then I cut out the word art "spooky" and "creepy" with shadows using iron-on vinyl and ironed them onto the smaller pillows. I had wanted to put these on the wicker chairs on our front porch, but it hasn't stopped raining in days and I didn't want them to be destroyed, so they'll hang out in our living room. This was the first time I'd used the iron-on vinyl, and I'm hooked! It was so simple, I can't wait to get some more!

The last thing I came up with was some fun colored glass bottles. There is so much fun word art on this cartridge! I bought three bottles at a local thrift store for $1 each (score!) and four more at Hobby Lobby. I used white Cricut vinyl on the bottles, and orange glitter Cricut vinyl on the cauldron.

And last but not least, this sign for our front door was an impulse purchase when I was at Hobby Lobby. I hadn't figured out what I wanted to put up there yet, couldn't find anything premade I really liked...but then I found this sign with the three ghosts and the blank board, and it was perfect! I just added the word art from Happy Hauntings cut out of DCWV glitter cardstock and used mod podge to adhere it since the board was rough and glittery. So far it seems to be holding up!
I hope someone else has some projects to share, too...and I can't wait to see them!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Hauntings

I think it's time to get this party started again...anyone left to play along?

I love Halloween, and love decorating for it, and was so excited when Cricut finally came out with some Halloween cartridges last year. But I've yet to use this one, go figure! As I was getting out my Halloween decorations yesterday, I realized I really don't have much that I actually like, so my challenge for this week is to use this cartridge and make some new decorations.

So if you have this cartridge, please get it out and share your creations!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Still Alive

I promise I haven't already flaked out...but I have realized that the holiday season was a bad time to embark on this challenge! I have my Christmas Cheer projects completed, I just need to get pictures taken and posted. Besides the holiday rush, I've been trying to get over the flu for almost two weeks now. I just wanted it to be known that I haven't given up! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Challenge #5: Christmas Cheer

Thanksgiving is past, so now I can finally throw myself whole-heartedly into the Christmas season! For the next few weeks the challenges will all be Christmas or winter cartridges, starting with the first one, Christmas Cheer!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet Treats Projects

I love this cartridge! It's so cute, and I love all the layers to both the images and the phrases. The scalloped circle and circle are both from Mini Monograms, cut at 13 inches. I cut them both whole because I wasn't sure how I was going to use them, but I love that if you only need half of an image you can use the Gypsy or Design Studio and place the image off the mat to save paper. The title is from Sweet Treats, with all layers (shadow, base and three different word layers) cut at 3 inches. The cupcake is also from Sweet Treats, with all layers (shadow, base, two layers of the wrapper and the frosting swirl) cut at 4 inches. The number 6 candle is from Sweet Treats too, with all layers (base, number and two layers of flame) cut at 2 inches. I used Scribbles puff paint on the frosting swirl to give it some dimension. Another fun detail is that I attached the cupcake at the top with a brad so it can swing from side to side, and I hid my journaling underneath. The printed paper is from Imaginisce's Sweet Cheri line.

This card is for a co-worker's birthday in December. The card is kind of a strange size, 3.75 inches by 8.5 inches. It was from a package of premade blank cards and envelopes from Joann's. The party hat is from Sweet Treats, with all the layers cut at 6 inches. The "happy birthday" phrase is from Create a Critter, cut at 1.75 inches. The striped paper is from We R Memory Keepers, and the white faux stitching around the circles was drawn with a white Uniball Signo pen.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Challenge #4: Sweet Treats

This week's challenge cartridge is Sweet Treats. I've used this one a bit, but I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do! I love all the cute cupcakes, and it also has some really sweet flowers. I'm hoping to complete a layout of my daughter's last birthday, as well as a couple cards for work birthdays next month.