Friday, October 31, 2014

Ghoulish Greetings

Happy Halloween!!!!!!

What are your plans for today/tonight?  Are you going Trick Or Treating?  Are you planning to attend some other frightful event or maybe stay home and hand out treats?  What ever it is you'll be doing, BE SAFE!!!!

Today I am sharing my last Halloween card of the season.  


My cute image is a stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby on sale!  Gotta love that!  I colored her with some sharpie markers.  Then I cut the scallop using my cuttlebug and a nestabilities die.  I then used a piercing tool from CTMH to add the holes.  My background paper is from my scrap box.  The pattern can be found in the CTMH card making book.....Originals.  My ribbon is from Walmart and my cute black buttons are from Hobby Lobby.  

 The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Diva's Ghostly Greetings Stamp Set!

Until next time...................

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's Brewin

Happy Hump Day! Can you believe it we are halfway through the work week!!!!
I must apologize for not being around much this week, but I have been super busy with church activities, family, home and work. Let me give you a quick recap.......
Friday - Boo At the Zoo with 5 of my 6 grandchildren;
Saturday - grocery shopping and cleaning house;
Sunday - World Youth Day for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, I spent the day with 2000 young people worshiping Our Lord!
Monday - I took the day off of work thinking I could catch up and recoup a little, but noooooooo.......my Mom who is still healing from her knee replacement in July, asked if I could take her to Hobby Lobby and Michael's since I was off work to get some flowers.  So off I went, I spent the entire day shopping with her and my daughter and then CCD that night.  I teach 1st grade religion on Mondays. 
Which brings us to Tuesday - finally an hour in my craftroom and this is what I was able to do........

Using A Frightful Affair Cricut Cartridge and my E2, I cut out this sassy witch at 3.25with all of her layers!

My card is a typical A2 sized card.  All of my papers are from my scrap box including the background paper, which I am pretty sure is K & Company.  I added a piece of ric rac rather than ribbon.  I added some green stickles to her cauldron to make it bubble over.  Can you see the cute rat she is dropping in!  LOL  To finish off my card, I added a cute sentiment from Scrappy Mom's "A Haunting We Will Go".

 A close up of the sentiment! 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with a new project!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness


Happy Saturday
and 
Welcome to this year's Blog Hop for...
Rett Syndrome Awareness
 
In this hop we will be showing you many Disney themed projects while sharing with you about
Rett Syndrome.
If you have just stopped by my blog to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our
Hostess, Robin from
Create-A-Latte.
We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.
 October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, so I wanted to help get the word out and what better way to do that than with a blog hop.
  
Rett Syndrome strikes without warning. A girl with Rett Syndrome usually starts out as a happy and healthy baby. Then something goes terribly wrong. She loses the ability to speak, she can't use her hands to play with toys, or to even feed herself, and she may lose the ability to walk. 
Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.   
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of the MECP2  gene on the X chromosome.  
Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class.  
Rett  Syndrome affects in 15,000 female births.  

*Symptoms of Rett Syndrome...

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects girls between 6 and 18 months of age. This regressive disease leads to lifelong handicaps, including loss of speech and voluntary muscle control, and is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and almost always include...
*Developmental Regression or Plateau
*Near constant hand clasping or wringing
*Severe communication impairment
*Breathing problems
*Digestive issues
*Floppy arms and legs
*If able to walk, then with a shaky, unsteady gait, or toe-walking. But most do end up using a wheelchair for the most part.
*Scoliosis
*Seizures
*Slowing head growth
*Abnormal sleep patterns
*Transient loss of social engagement
*Poor circulation that can lead to cold and bluish arms and legs
*Anxiety
  
Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood, although there are some that do not get that chance and end up losing their battle to Rett Syndrome at a very early age.
Most people including Doctors are not aware of Rett Syndrome, so, please help me get the word out about Rett Syndrome and hopefully the more that know the faster we can help in finding a cure.

For more information you can visit...
http://www.rettsyndrome.org/

Now, are you ready for some blog candy???  We have a several wonderful and generous sponsors today...


1.  Lucy Kelleher
with Close to My Heart
$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products with Lucy 

Close To My Heart


2.  Dee's Delights Store
$20 Gift Certificate for Dee's Store






3. Heather Stafford with...
Gemini Red Creations
A floating locket and your choice of two floating charms 


 

http://www.geminiredcreations.com/shop/floating-lockets/
 

4.  Diana Larson with
DLART
$10 Gift Certificate for DLART Store

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DLART

5.  Robin Lane with
Create-A-Latte
A Collection of Snap Products by Simple Stories. Everything you need to put together your Disney memories.
The kit comes with an Album, a pack of Insta Pocket Pages, "Say Cheese" Journal Kit, and the "Say Cheese" Snap Pack.

  

Without further ado...Our Disney Projects.


 I'm ashamed to say I am way behind on scrapbooking.  This page is for my grandson Hilton.  It's a pic of his 1st birthday party.  He had a Disney themed party.  He loves Mickey!!!!  BTW Hilton is now 4!  Nana has some serious catching up to do.

Be sure to head on over to....

My sweet, wonderfully talented friend EVA!


for your next stop and see her wonderful project that she has made to share with you today.

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up for today's Blog Hop.
1. Robin L. ~  http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/


Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that you have learned something about Rett Syndrome and that you will help spread the word so that we can make as many people aware of this as possible. I also hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Friday, October 24, 2014

No Project Today

I don't have a project to share today, rather I am posting a reminder for a blog hop I will be in tomorrow.  It's a Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness!  Please be sure to stop by tomorrow and hop with us!!!!!


The hop will begin at my sweet friend Robin's Blog!

See you tomorrow!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooktacular!

Look at you, back again!  Thanks for coming by!  I have a  center step card to share today. 


This cute SPOOKY ghost can be found on the Create A Critter 2 Cartridge.  He was cut at 3 inches using all of his layers.  The black base is card stock from Walmart.  The orange is some scraps I had lying around and the purple is from an old K & Company Halloween pad I have.  I'm sure I mentioned more than once, that I am a paper hoarder.  I love scrapbook paper.  I added some orange and black twine from Trendy Twine.  My cute little sentiment is from Cardz TV "Spooky Sayings" stamp set!  

I'll be entering my card in the Cardz TV Fun Folds Challenge which you can find HERE if you want to play along! 

Again, thanks for coming by and I'll see you again soon!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Halloween Banner

Good Morning!  

Can you believe half of the week is over already.  I tell it seems like the days just fly by lately.  I remember being a child waiting for the weekend forever.  Now it seems to be here in a blink of the eye!  Does it seem that way to you? 

I have a banner to share today.  I used my E2 along with the Chich & Scary cartridge for the flags on the banner and the spider webs.  My letters were cut from the pre-loaded Cricut Alphabet Cartridge.  I have to say the design was not my original idea but I can't remember where I saw it.  The spider webs were ran through my sticker maker and placed on tissue paper and then hand cut to give them a background.  


Click on the picture to make it larger! 

Until Next Time.........

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You're Fang-tastic

Good Morning!  Can you believe it, only one week to Halloween!!!!!  I purchased a really awesome stamp set from CDD and with it came a super cute freebie!  I decided to use the freebie on my card today. 


Isn't the spider the cutest you've ever seen!  I colored him with my pencil colors and some oms.  I actually stamped him on the smooth side of some textured paper so that when he was colored he would look fuzzy.  LOL Ok,so I was trying something different. TeeHee  I added glossy accents to his eyes but not before I colored them a yellow green and used some green stickles.  I wanted his fangs to be darker so I used my sharpie marker for them.  I have a lot to learn about coloring but I enjoy it all the same! 


Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and say HI! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Little Bit of Christmas

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  How are you today?  Did you have a good weekend?  I did!  I didn't get much time in my craft room but had a good time anyway!  

Today I have a cute little snowman to share with you:


You can find this snowman on "A Quilted Christmas" Cricut Cartridge.  He was cut at 3 inches and I ran him through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder.  My background paper is from DCWV.  I used some pretty white lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My sentiment is from My Craft Spot "White Christmas" stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monster Mash Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #2


I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 

This is day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!

You can visit her Shop here and
follow them on Facebook here.

AND

is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH


AND
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!


I made 8 of these little treat bags for my 1st grade CCD class.  The vampire and the witch can be found on the mini monsters cricut cartridge.  The adorable sentiment is from Scrappy Moms "A Haunting We Will Go" stamp set.  I used the CTMH Art Philosphy Cartridge to create the topper and added some Halloween ribbon I picked up at Michael's.  And of course filled each treat bag with as much candy as it could hold.  Hope my parents don't hate me.  LOL 

Up next is the lovely and talented LORI!


Here is our complete line up for day #2 in case you get lost along the way:




Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Happy Haunting!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Non - Paper Projects

Look at me!!!!!  I've posted six days in a row!!!!!  WOW!!!! I think I may be back for real this time.  LOL 

Today I have a couple of wreaths to share that I was asked to make:

First is a pumpkin deco mesh wreath:


The face on the pumpkin is felt and is pinned on with some straight pins that I went over with my black sharpie marker.  After Halloween the face can be removed and the pumpkin can be used as a Fall wreath.  Sorry for the bad pic, I didn't notice until after I gave my cousin the pumpkin that the mesh had slid over a bit.  

My second wreath is a straw wreath:


Another wreath for another cousin (actually the sister of the other cousin) LOL  Same here this wreath can be used as a Halloween wreath and then the bat and spider can be removed to use it as a fall wreath. 


I hope you enjoyed my non-paper projects today! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow as I will be participating in Day 2 of the Monster Bash Hop!

Friday, October 17, 2014

I'm Batty For You!!!

TGIF!!!!!
 I am so glad this work week is over!  It has been a brute.  As some of you know, I am a paralegal by day and this week we had 3 depositions!  EEEEKKKKK

So today, I have some more Halloween to share.  I'm not sure if I mentioned this but Halloween is my second favorite holiday, it's right behind Christmas. 


My cute bat is from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge and was cut at 1.5 on my E2.  I added some googly eyes because I think they make everything cute.  LOL My background paper is from DCWV and my pretty purple ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Last but not least my super cute sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Artbooking LO

Happy Thursday!

How is your week so far?  Mine is going great! I have a little story to tell....I purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge back in April of this year and for whatever reason, I did not open it until the 1st of this month.  Well I took it out of the package and put it into my E2 with all intentions of making one of the cute layouts available.  Unfortunately, my cartridge wasn't working.  This is what came up on my LCD screen: 


Well needless to say the function keys shouldn't be blank.  I called Provo Craft and was told by the sweet lady that answered the phone we only have a 90 day warranty.  Well obviously it was longer than 90 days, I didn't even open it until the 1st of October.  I explained my situation that due to some unforeseen circumstances I hadn't crafted much in the past 7 months is there anything they can do for me.  She asked that I send her my receipt along with the above pic so they can see what the defective cartridge is doing.  I did!  And they sent me a brand new one!  Gotta love Provo Craft!!!!!!!

I received my cartridge on Tuesday when I came home from work and here is what I created:


I'm really loving the way it turned out and can't wait to try another.  This was so quick and easy!  I'll more than likely add a journal spot as well as a title once I know who's pic is going to go on it.  Don't you just love the little 4x6 frame in the top right corner!  

Have a Great Day!  Until next time.............

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just Because

Hello Again!  It's me again, today I'm sharing an anything goes card.  Basically I created a card and didn't put a sentiment on it or in it so I can pull it out in a pinch and use it for whatever the occasion calls for.  


My Fleur De Lis was cut from the French Manor Cartridge at 3 1/4 inches.  My circle was cut using my E2 and the pre-installed cartridge Cricut Essentials.  Although you really can't see it in the pic, I paper pierced the circle and along the edge of my background paper.  

Until Next Time.........

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Goodie Boxes

Good Morning my Crafty Friends!  Nope you are not hallucinating this is my second post in the same week!  LOL 

I have some Halloween Goodie Boxes to share today:



I used the Cricut Monster Bash Cartridge to make my boxes today.  I cut them at the recommended size.  They really were quick and easy to make.  They hold a good bit of goodies too!!!

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and say HI!!!!

See you tomorrow, same time, same channel!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday "Wild Thing"

Hello and Happy Monday!  How are you guys today?  It's so nice of you to stop by.  Did you have a good weekend?  I had a busy weekend as usual but it was a very fun weekend.  Friday I was able to babysit my only granddaughter, Aria.  I love her sooo much!  Saturday, my step-son had a diaper shower because I am getting grand-daughter number 2 in November! Then finally I spent Sunday with my Mommy and a few of my cousins playing Poker Keno which we do once a month.  I won 5th place too!  LOL  Then Sunday evening I was able to get into my craft room and get some things done.  I'll be sharing those with you this week. 

So lets begin with a Birthday card:



This was a quick and easy card using Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge.  My card was cut at 5 inches using the card feature.  I added some twine to the outside of the card.  I used the paw prints that you would normally throw away as part of the inside of my card.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CDD's "Say it Big" stamp set. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  

If you didn't get a chance to hop with me on Saturday; I was part of the Creepy Cricut Creations blog hop; just scroll down.  You have until tomorrow to hop and be eligible to win the awesome prizes offered! 

Until Next Time.........

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!


 

Howling cats, and a big black spider,
Flying bats, some doughnuts and cider,
Smiling pumpkins can be seen;
The time is here for Halloween!

(by Karen McGuigan Brothers)

Crazy About Cricut and some crafty pals gathered around their cauldrons.....I mean Cricuts to create some spooky and fun Cricut creations!  This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have some AWESOME sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


Exclusive Mini Stamp set
Crazy About Cricut (Jenny)




 


is sponsoring this awesome set from Pretty Cute Stamps!




The Scrapbooking Queen is sponsoring with a Royal Prize pack from her store, http://www.royalcastleshoppe.com/!




AND







 DD's crafts is sponsoring with a brand new "Gingerbread" Cricut cartridge from Cartridges and More!


 How do you win? Check it out:

*Just become a follower of each of the amazing blogs in this hop. 
*Leave each of them a comment letting them know what you loved (or were scared of) about their projects.

 Please hop and leave your comments by 12 am Monday, October 13th.

 Winners will be announced on Tuesday at http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 
Now, prepare to be spooked!

 For my project, I decided to try my hand at the 3-D Haunted House you can find on the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. 




I cut the house at 7 inches with all its layers in purple then I took my black ink pad and just kinda rubbed it all over all the pieces.  After I built the house I cut out a couple of ghost, a few bats and a cat to add to the house.  Finally, I decided I would start building a Halloween scene for my Godchild so I cut a tree and am currently working on some tomb stones to go along with the house. 

 Up next is YOLANDA!

If you get lost, or need to stop along the way, you can find the complete lineup at http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/.