Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boo Whoo Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the My Cricut Craft Room's Boo Whoo Blog Hop.  Today's sponsor is Erica's Craft Room, so please leave a comment on all of the blogs in the line-up to be entered to win the awesome prizes, the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary Cricut cartrige, as well as the Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge.  You must also be a follower of My Cricut Craft Room's Blog to be eligible to win.

For the Boo Whoo Blog Hop today I've made an actual scrapbooking layout using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.   All of the images on this layout are from the same cartridge.  I really loved this spider web and added purple glitter to it and the Beware.  I also put a purple gem in the middle and added the Dress It Up spider button.  Those bats are also from Dress It Up.

This next picture is of the skeleton frame with a picture of the Wolfman from our front yard.   Hubby does love Halloween and really wants to scare all the little kids that come to the house.  He loves it when people drive or walk by and stop and rubberneck!

As usual I use buttons and bows, it's my 'signature' on all of my projects.  Everyone has that one special thing I think that they use on everything and that's mine.  So here is a bow, but it has a brad in the middle rather than a button, but notice the witches hat button above it!  lol

These next 2 pictures are of the picket fence and the pumpkins.  I just had to use the picket fence, I think it's pretty cute and also the pumpkins.  I used the purple glitter on both the fence and the pumpkins.  I used patterned paper for the pumpkins, thought it added that special something rather than just plain orange and green.  I also made the grass myself, I wanted it longer than the grass on the cartridge.

And finally this is the layout.  I thought it came out pretty good and if you check out my previous post you'll see the other half.  I always do 2 page layouts, so used the other side for another project for My Cricut Craft Room.  I know, it's not that great of a picture, but I do do my best and am looking into taking a photography class from a friend that's a photographer.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today's project.

So you should have come from Ginger's blog at .

You're next stop will be Elizabeth's blog at

If you get lost along the way here is the complete line-up 

Holly Switlik Gagnon -

Ginger K. Morriello-

Theodora Diamantopoulos-Stacey

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!

It feels like Halloween around my house already.  My hubby just loves Halloween and we decorate the front yard every year with all kinds of creatures and a graveyard.  I take pictures every year, but this is the first time I've actually done a layout with the pictures!  Actually, I can't remember the last time I did an actual layout with actual pictures on them.  lol

So for this weeks WYEGW the 'theme' is to cut a shadow feature from the cartridge and instead of using the piece you cut out, use the piece left behind.  I am hoping I did it correctly, but thought it turned out kind of cute.  The Cricut cartridge I used was Happy Hauntings.  It has some really cute images and had a hard time deciding which ones to use.  I used the witches hat below and need to use it again soon for another project because I love it.  I do still have the inside part that I didn't use though.  I used ribbon to make the corners and that's a skeleton grave picture inside the witches hat.    The background paper is from Walmart, I didn't have any Halloween paper around here that I wanted to  use for the background, so I saw this and bought it.  The spiderweb ribbon is also from Walmart and I've had it around for a couple of years. I did try to fit the witches picture inside the hat, but it just didn't fit.  lol  If you look closely at the picture you can see the witch in the background though.

This guy is new this year.  After Halloween we try to find something new on clearance and this is what we found last year.  It's not really called anything, I think the package said gauze creature or something like that.  His frame I did with a Martha Steward punch and it's spiders.  I think this is the first time I've used one of her punches, but it worked really good.  I made the bows out of the same ribbon as I used on the corners above.  As usual I couldn't get a good picture of anything and I tried everything, even going outside.

The trees were cut out using the Happy Hauntings cartridge also, it was actually the only cartridge I used on this layout.   Kind of wish I'd made them a little bigger, but I didn't have time to cut and redo any more of them.  The little ghost is a  Dress It Up button that I've had for years.  I'm also a button whore, along with ribbon, paper and pretty much everything scrapbook/craft related!!

And again, Bows and Buttons are like my 'special thing' that is on petty much everything I do.  So this is just a bow with a beware brad in the middle.  I'm pretty sure that I also got the brad at Walmart that I've had for a while.  I get a lot of stuff there on clearance and save it for when I need it.

I cut out the fence from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, but I did the grass myself, I wanted it longer than what was on the cartridge.  The buttons are made by Dress It Up.  I took the picture at a weird angle and it still didn't come out that great.  I think I used too much glitter if that's possible, but you can't really see it at all.

This is the actual layout and there's still a lot of glare on it.  Maybe I need to take photography classes next!!   I probably should have added some journaling, but may add it at a later date.  I'm horrible about journaling, and really need to work on that.

Please stop by October 13th for the Boo Whoo Blog Hop, you won't want to miss it.  I've seen a lot of the projects and they're amazing!  So mark your calendar and I will be posting reminders on Facebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my layout.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Busy Life - Lazy Sunday

It's already Sunday, time is just flying by these days.  Life has been so busy, so much going on these days that my mind is just constantly reeling.  I took this weekend to catch up on some things that I just had to get done for the DT I'm on and laundry (I hate it when I'm running out of underwear).  Did get my craft on yesterday and have been trying to get back to my craft room today, but hasn't worked out yet.  Have a few minutes to myself right now, which doesn't happen very often, so I'm doing a quick blog post.  lol

The Copic classes I took last Friday and Saturday were awesome!  I am awesome with crayons, but  not so much with pens.  I learned so much and have lots of practicing to do.  Practice, practice, practice.  Need to take time everyday and just craft and color!!  I did order another set of pens and that should give me enough colors to blend correctly.  I only have 36 now and ordered another set of 36, so that'll give me 72.  I figure it'll fill up the case that they gave us in class and maybe Santa will bring me more if I need them.  The instructor that we had was Debbie Olson and she was great and had a good sense of humor.  

Did finally get to hold Liam last Sunday, he's so adorable!  Wish I could see him more, but with them living an hour and a half away makes it a bit tricky.  They will know by the end of the month if he gets the job in Spokane Washington, so that'll make it much harder to see him.  If they do move I'll have to get an IPad to do Face Time with them.  They use it for Adam's family in Michigan and it's pretty cool.

Well that's enough rambling for today, but it's been awhile since I posted and wanted to sneak one in before my design team post later on this week.  Hope you all have a great week and talk to you soon.

Can't not post a new picture of Liam, what kind of grandmom would I be!  lol  This is from our visit on last Sunday, so he wasn't quite a week old yet.  He did sleep a lot and I tried my best to keep him awake, but he was a sleepy guy.