Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween treat bags

Last Christmas I requested these stamp faces from Peachy Keen, after seeing so many cute Halloween projects. Now 10 months later I am delighted to have an excuse to use them. I heard my daughter's 3rd grade teacher was going to have a celebration (too old for a Halloween Party), but I could send a treat to school. So my daughter and I together made 33 treat bags (yes that is a big class of 8 and 9 year olds). We both had fun. I got to do the stamps and she embossed and did much of the gluing.

So Grateful Scarecrow card

I have been eyeing these scarecrows in the Simply Charmed cartridge.  So the card didn't turn out exactly how I was hoping, but I adapted as I went changing things here and there.   I will have to play with these two some more.  They are too cute not to use again and again.

I am going to enter them on the Cooking With the Cricut Challenge # 57.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CCC # 94

Welcome, this is for CCC # , for Mary at Cardz TV. The challenge was to use any cartridge and colors for a Halloween card. This was on my mind ever since I made a bunch of treat bags for one of my kids class party. I just love these colors from Papertrey Ink. Face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The pumpkin is cut at 3 inches from Mini Monsters. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sweet Tooth Cupcake box #1

So when you find a great recipe for a cupcake, you just want to share it with others, so why not use a cute box. So when I picked up the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge recently I was super excited to make one. My only worry was how big to cut it so it would fit a cup cake. Well guess what Cricut fixed that issue too. Even though you can cut it any size, there is a red box that tells you the recommended sizes. In this case it was to cut at 11 inches. All I can say is this box is super easy and fast to make. I will be back with more soon.
Yum, yum  this was so tasty and pretty too.  I got the recipe from a Annie's Eats.  I love her recipes and really wish she lived next door to me.  Her recipes are really amazing and this mint chocolate cupcake was not exception. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CCC #93

I first have to apologize for being missing in action for so long on my blog.   Where has the time gone?  I am so thankful to still be on this design time, so that when life gets busy I have an excuse as to why I "have to craft".   I am hoping that this post is the beginning of  some regular posting and regular checking of others blogs.  I haven't been very good at doing that either for a while.

So on to business.... This week I got to participate in a challenge for Cardz TV.  The challenge was to "Think Pink" in remembrance that October is breast cancer awareness month. 
Cut is from:  Forever cut at 3 3/4 inches.

I really like this quote from Christopher Robin given to  Winnie the Pooh:
"You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think."
-Christopher Robin

I believe this quote is important for anyone going through a hard time, especially a battle with cancer.  My heart goes out to any who are currently struggling or recently have fought this battle.  Even more my heart goes out to those you have lost loved ones to this.   May those loved one always be remembered and loved and most of all may we all appreciate those who are still in our midst.  One day we will all conquer this disease.