Monday, February 6, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #294 - Valentine's Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #294-Valentines Day
Make a project about Valentines Day.


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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!
Here is my Valentine's Day project 


 
I had not used my Seasonal Soirees cartridge yet so I choose to make the little Valentine's Day treat holder. I simply put my 12x12 piece of cardstock on my mat, hit the Fit to Page button, choose the corresponding number to the treat holder and hit cut. Once I had decorated the treat holder the way I wanted I was then able to adhere the treat holder together. It was super easy and a whole lot of fun.
 
I used these items to create my Valentine's Day treat holder:
  • Seasonal Soirees Cricut cartridge - treat holder
  • Sweethearts Cricut cartridge - cupid
  • Studio G glitter glue
  • Craft Smith cardstock - hot pink 
  • Crate Paper (Hello Love) - cupid arrow pattern paper
I am entering my Valentine's Day treat holder to the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Valentine treat holder today. I hope you join in on the fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #292 - Something New

 I AM BACK!!!

It feels so good to be back creating again. I'm also so happy to be back designing again for Fantabulous Cricut.Challenge Blog. So let's get going.


Challenge #292-Something New
Make a project using a new technique, cartridge, embellishment, etc.

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

Here is what I have created for this challenge:
 
 
So if you don't know already from my previous blog post, I was unable to create or blog for over a year. During that time I became a caregiver to my elderly mother. She passed away in early November and I'm still trying to pick up the pieces. I had very little help but for those who have helped me I thought I'd create a little thank you card to show my appreciation.
 
My inspiration for this card was my Mom's kitchen window and 1 of her cats. She had 5 cats, 3 dogs and 3 fish at the time of her passing and I took them all in. So I now have 11 cats, 6 dogs, 3 fish and a bearded dragon. I feel the image of the black cat gazing out the window into the sky was a reflection of how I, and my mom's beloved pets, feel looking to find her in the heavens.
 
I used these items to create my card:
  • Spring Cottage Cricut cartridge *my Something New* - window cut at 4 1/2
  • A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - cat cut at 2
  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge *my Something Old* - clouds cut at 1 3/4
  • Fiskers texture plate (carpet) - texture on the "wall"
  • Cardstock: white, kraft, black, sky blue
  • Card dimensions 6 x 4 1/2
 
 I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my card today. I hope you join in on the fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I'm Coming Back

 


Well, it has been quite a long time since I have been able to even come near my blog. I'd say at least a good 14 - 15 months since I've been able to craft and/or blog about it. My elderly mother became quite sick and I basically became her caregiver. Being a single mother to 2 children is hard enough and then to unexpectedly become a caregiver to my mom was a huge challenge. This period has definitely been the most exhausting time in my life. I was challenged physically and emotionally.

 

My mom passed away peacefully in my home approximately 9:30am November 9, 2016. I am now the only one left in my family. My father passed away 10 years ago and my brother 9 years ago. I thought I had so much more time with my mom but when things started to go down hill they went down hill fast. I'm glad that it was fast. I'm glad she is no longer in pain and suffering. I'm glad that she no longer has to be witness to the violence of this world. I'm glad she has been reunited with my father and brother. I'm glad she is in Heaven to help take care of my 2 babies who were taken from me. I'm glad that no matter where I go I know she will be with me. I miss her terribly but I know that she would want me to get my life back and do the things that I love most and that is crafting. My mom bought me most of my Cricut supplies and what-not over the years and I know she would want me to get back to it, so I am. Very soon I will be regularly posting as a Design Team member for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I hope you follow me and join in on all of the fun challenges.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mini Monsters Treat Bags

 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
 
Yesterday my youngest daughter's Kindergarten class celebrated Halloween at school. They were allowed to dress up, they made lots of crafts and I made these cute little Mini Monster Treat Bags for all of them (18 all together).
 
These were a lot of fun to make.
 

 
 
I used these items to make my Mini Monsters Treat Bags:
  • Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge
  • Variety of colored, striped and polka dot card stock
  • Google eyes
  • Stamp - sentiment
I am entering my Mini Monsters Treat Bags in the following challenges:

 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Mini Monsters Treat Bags.
 
Have a Happy Halloween!!!
 

Countdown to Halloween 2015 - Day 31


Welcome to Countdown to Halloween 2015
Day 31
 
 
Last year I made my own countdown to Halloween (pictured above) and each day has a Halloween related activity to do on that day. With that said, each day during my favorite month, October, I will share with you the Halloween related activity for the day. Some days I will have more than one post, so come back often.
 
Today's Halloween activity for Day 31 is

Go Trick or Treating!!!

Finally, the night we have all been waiting for...Halloween! The night when you can be anyone or anything you want to be. You can be scary or cute, mean or sweet, a hero or a villain, you can be whatever your heart desires. When the sun sets, it is the magic time...time to get those treat bags filled with lots of candy!!! So get there and have fun. See you all again next year.

Happy Haunting!!! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Countdown to Halloween 2015 - Day 30


Welcome to Countdown to Halloween 2015
Day 30
 
 
Last year I made my own countdown to Halloween (pictured above) and each day has a Halloween related activity to do on that day. With that said, each day during my favorite month, October, I will share with you the Halloween related activity for the day. Some days I will have more than one post, so come back often.
 
Today's Halloween activity for Day 30 is

Carve Pumpkins

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Countdown to Halloween 2015 - Day 29


Welcome to Countdown to Halloween 2015
Day 29 
 
 
Last year I made my own countdown to Halloween (pictured above) and each day has a Halloween related activity to do on that day. With that said, each day during my favorite month, October, I will share with you the Halloween related activity for the day. Some days I will have more than one post, so come back often.
 
Today's Halloween activity for Day 29 is

Watch "Trick 'r Treat"

I was introduced to this movie a couple years ago and have become obsessed with it. I loved every second of this movie. If you have not seen this movie, now is the time. Check it out HERE on IMDb. One of the characters in the film is Sam. Sam makes sure that everyone follows the rules for Halloween: wear a costume, don't blow out your jack-o-lantern before midnight, and always check your candy. If you don't follow these rules you will pay...with your life!

The love I have for this movie has spread to the rest of my family and after my oldest saw the cut version of it on TV she too fell in love with it. She requested to be Sam for Halloween a couple years back so my husband and I made her a Sam costume and I think it turned out pretty dang good.


She loved it and we loved it.
We now use Sam as part of our Halloween decorations