Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Home for the Holidays SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop featuring Home For The Holidays...

If you've come from Michelle's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you started.  If you're starting here...WELCOME!!! If you happen to get lost along the way or just want to see who is participating this month, head on over to Melinda's Blog for the complete list!

Here's what the stamp set looks like...CUTE, huh!  All those red lines mean that you can cut those shape using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Collection!

I wanted to use the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection and Snowhaven (LOVE the colors!!!)...so I came up with this 5x7 card and envelope (both patterns can be found on the Cartridge)...
Here's a close-up of the CHRISTMAS cutout...the Black B&T from Snowhaven in the background is the inside of the card...the "Merry" is from one of the THREE stamp sets you get with the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection...stamped it used Cranberry Ink and fussy-cut around it then pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam Tape...added some Silver Sequins because I'm on a sequin kick right now...lol
I used Thin 3D-Foam Tape to pop up the "Do not peek..." tag...I stamped in Glacier Ink the again in Cranberry.  I took a 3/4" circle punch and punched out the "Until 25" and pop-dotted using Thin 3D-Foam Tape.  The bow is made using a tiny 2" strip of Ruby Chevron Ribbon and Black Hemp
Here's the backside of the envelope...envelope was made using Yuletide Carol B&T
Here's a close-up of the Polar Bear stamp that shows on the front of the Envelope...I used the Ruby Chevron Ribbon a couple of places on this card...
In order to get this look, I stamped this image 4 times...the Cranberry is the bottom...the Glacier is the snowflake background and I just cut around the square...once in Black and then I cut out around the Polar Bear...then again in Whisper and cut out the scarf and adhered it with Thin 3D-Foam Tape. These cuts were easy to do because it's a lot of strait lines AND it makes it worth it!!!

Thanks for stopping by....

You next stop is Michelle Johns' Blog!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Glittery Frankenstein - H2H Challenge...

This is the last post of H2H's "Favorites" month...and it's about my FAVORITE thing...


If you're a follower of my blog, then you know I love me some embellishments...it's what makes the project..all the little details...all the glitter and ribbon and bows!

If I had to choose ONE Embellishment, it would have to be GLITTER!!!  AND...what better way to use a LOT of glitter all at one than Glitter Paper! CTMH has several colors of Glitter Paper and I have said it time and time again...if you're a Cricut user, our Glitter Paper is BY FAR the easiest to cut!!!

Since it's almost October, you'll be seeing a LOT more Halloween stuff here on the Blog...and I'll start with this...

This little treat cup is tiny...stands 4-1/2" with the straw...
I used Silver Sequins for the eyes then added Black Epoxy Bubbles for the eyeballs and the little bolts that stick out from Frankenstein's neck...
The little flag for the straw features a pennant cut from Topiary Washi Tape and a circle sticker from the Cut Above Halloween Treat Bag Kit.  
I used the Artiste Cricut Collection to cut grass cut for Frankenstein's hair and the football cut for his mouth from Artbooking Cricut Collection...I used the contour feature on the football so I wouldn't cut anything I wouldn't use...

Don't forget to check out the other DT Members and their projects featuring their FAVORITE EMBELLISHMENTS!!! You can check them all out over at the H2H Challenge Blog.

You can also link up your project showing us your favorite embellishment...you have 'till October 4th!

A lot of you have been asking where to get these cute little cups...

You can get them {{{here}}}...Cups - 4oz. Paper Hot Cup 50/ $2.89 order number is 9994W and Lids - 4oz. Hot Paper Cup Travel Lid White $4.39 Order number is 999L4W

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scootin' by to say HELLO - PPPR Fall Sale...

From now until October 1st, you can get 20% off your PPPR Order!!!

Here's a little something I picked up in Lisa's Shop...you can get this cute little scooter for only $0.79 with the 20% discount!!!

I used the sentiment "Hello" and the card front from CTMH's Artfully Sent Cricut Collection - it comes with the Cricut Cartridge, THREE Stamp Sets and a package of 12x12 White Daisy Cardstock!!!

The inside says "Scootin' by to say HELLO"...lol.  The paper is from the Brushed Paper Packet and some other scraps I threw in...
I used Thin 3D-Foam Tape to pop-dot the scooter...

The body of the Scooter is cut from a piece of Pixie cardstock from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals - you can see the embossed hearts...

So...what are you waiting for...SCOOT on over to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and grab some 20% off goodies!!!

She has Cutting Files...Digital Paper....Clip Art...Digital Stamps...go check 'em out!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Countdown to Candy & Turkey...

Who is ready for Halloween!!! How about Thanksgiving!!!

I absolutely love both...for different reasons though!  I love Halloween because the colors are divine and I love Thanksgiving because the food is scrumptious!!!

I have a couple of Countdown Pages to share...all you do is print using your favorite printing service and put into a frame...use the glass and a dry-erase marker to write your "countdown number" on and wipe off each day.  It's such a FUN activity for the kids to partake in too!

Here are my Halloween options...


And...here are my Thanksgiving options...


Each file comes to you via e-mail in jpg form.  You can upload and print to your home printer or have a printing service such as Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max, etc. do it for you.

Each file is $2.95 or you can get two for $5...just leave your PayPal e-mail address in the comments section and I'll e-mail you an invoice.

Here's what my Christmas one looks like...my boys LOVE using it!!!

 This one will be available for purchase next month!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#tbt Kinda CTMH Style...

Welcome to another addition of #tbt CTMH Style...I put "kinda" CTMH Style because this only  has a few things using CTMH...see if you can spot them!

If you're not from Texas, you'll probably have no idea what this is I'm about to show you...

Here in Texas, for Homecoming, we make what are called "mums" for the ladies and "garters" for the guys!  You can either purchase them (if you're not the crafty type) or make your own...the guy is responsible for giving the girl the mum and the girl buys the garter for the guy.

Of course, you know I elected to MAKE mine!

This is the one I made for my oldest son's girlfriend his Senior Year...

Here's a close-up after I added some stuff...It's usually "the bigger the better" but I do think there is a limit...google Homecoming Mums and check out what "gaudy" really means!!!....lol
And this is a picture of his girlfriend (second one from the right) wearing the mum and cheering him on at the game...they're no longer together but I often wonder if she trashed the mum I spent hours making or if she saved it?!?!  I still have ALL of mine from High School...they're in boxes and I will probably never do anything with them but they're fun to look at and see what the trends were at that time!

#30YearsOfHappy PML Cards...

If you're an Instagram follower of mine, you might remember seeing this sneak peek at some PML cards I made using the #30YearsOfHappy stamp set....well, here are some close-ups of the cards!

Each card features some of CTMH's Washi (sadly there are some that are no longer available...), a stamp or two from #30YearsOfHappy and an embellishment!

All of the above PML Cards were copied from this card that I made using September's SOTM, Family is Forever!!!  You can see the original post for this one {{{here}}}.

Don't forget...you only have 'till September 30th to take advantage of the #30YearsOfHappy stamp set!!! You can see ALL my artwork with this stamp set {{{here}}}.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ribbon, Ribbon Who's Got the Ribbon - UYSBH...

Welcome to this month's USE YOU STASH BLOG HOP (UYSBH)...and it's all about RIBBON!!!

If you've come from Terry's Blog, you're on the right track!!!  Keep on hopping 'till you've seen all 6 blogs that are participating this month!

Now...this blog hop is all about using your STASH so I pulled out some of my favorite retired ribbon and made two cards.

Here's my first using Satin Polkadot Ribbon, Whisper Cardstock, Black Glitter Paper, the NEW Artfully Sent Cartridge (the tie is designed to be a PML card and I just resized it smaller to fit on this 5x5 card) and threw in some Silver Sequins.  The "Congratulations" sentiment is from one of the 3 stamp set you get with the Artfully Sent Cartridge.

I used Base & Bling Adhesive Strips to attach the ribbon to my card and I pop-dotted the black tie focal piece with our Thin 3D-Foam Tape!
And here's my second...still using Artfully Sent - this time with some retired Tulle Ribbon, some NEW Black Striped Twill, Purple Glitter Paper and the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet.  The little spider is cut from the Artbooking Cartridge and he's pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam Tape.  I know spiders have more eyes that just 2 but this little guy needed something and eyes seemed fitting :0)

Here's a close-up of the Tulle behind the web cutout from the Artfully Sent...another PML-intended card but I resized it smaller.
This inside sentiment is from the Artbooking Cartridge and the word "Happy" is from one of the stamps sets that comes with the Artfully Sent Cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you got some ideas for your own Ribbon STASH!!!

Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog and see what RIBBON project she has to share!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Die-Cut Team 5th Anniversary Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Stuck on U Sketches (SOUS) 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!  To celebrate this month, each Team will be having a hop and today is the Die-Cut Team Blog Hop! Our blog hop runs for 5 days, starting today.  You will have until Tuesday, September 23rd at midnight EST to leave your comments, follow the blogs and play along.

If you have come from Katie's Blog, you're on the right track! Just keep hopping around 'till you've seen all the blogs, including the main SOUS Blog!

Here's what is up for grabs...you will need to complete the hop by visiting EACH blog, commenting and following EACH blog, including the SOUS Blog!  Once you've completed the hop, you'll be eligible to win this prize from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon (which I'm a NEW Design Team Member for!!!)!

Also...if you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month, you will then be eligible for one of our 2 Grand Prizes! The more challenges and projects you share, the more chance to win!

We'd like to warmly thank Fancy Pants Designs and Zeus and Zoe for their kind and generous sponsorship!

REMEMBER to make sure you are also following SOUS! Please finish at SOUS to let us know you have completed the hop and followed all the gals!

Let us know if you are following me on Pinterest and Instagram for EXTRA CHANCES to win!

ALL winners (grand prizes and blog hop winners) from this month will be announced on Friday, October 10th!!!

Now...let's get on to the FUN STUFF!!!

This week's Die-Cut Challenge is Geometric Shapes...

And...here is what I made...

I guess you can see that the geometric shape I chose is a CIRCLE!  There's also some other geometric shapes on there.  Here are some close-ups of the circles...some were cut using CTMH Cricut Artbooking and some were cut using an Ali Edwards cut file.  I threw in some sequins and mini staples...LOVE embellishing!
I threw in some For Always PML Cards and some My Crush in the Pink stuff as well as the #30YearsOfHappy stamp set (LOVE that thing!!!)
And...a closeup of this sweet picture!  A few days after Christmas, the table we use for serving everyone was still up so our two youngest kids crawled under the table and had the BEST TIME!!! These are their sweet little legs sticking out from under the table...

Your next stop is Leah's Blog...

Remember to leave a comment here as well as all the other Die-Cut girls AND follow my blog if you're not already a follower (link to do that is on the right side-bar).  You can also follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for some EXTRA POINTS!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

#tbt CTMH Style - Eek, Shriek & Be Scary...

Since I'm in a Halloween mood, I decided to share this card made last year...

I layered all the bats on a cardstock base in the CCR then cut.  The card base is Black Glitter Paper...adds a shimmery touch!

Hopefully you can see the shimmer of the glitter paper in the photo below...
And here is a top view showing a peek into the inside of the card...

You can see the original post {{{here}}}}.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT...

I am a new PROUD member of the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Design Team!!!

Lisa has tons of digital goodies....cut files, paper, stamps & clip-art!  She also gives away FREE cut files on Fridays!

Head over to the PPPR Blog and check it out...sign up for the newsletter while you're there so you don't miss a thing and check out the other DT Members and their Blogs!