Saturday, October 27, 2012

Creepy Crawlers Blog Hop

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dessert Blog Hop

If you are looking for Sasha Love's Her Cricut Birthday Blog Hop scroll down!

Dessert: Something sweet (high in calories) that comes at the end of a meal. Today we are serving up dessert all day long and anytime you want it and the best part, sweet surprises with NO calories. Please hop through and see each person's take on dessert and don't forget to give them some blog love! I can guarantee your mouth will be watering at the end of this hop.

Lorby's World ( is our hostess. Please begin at her blog where she is sponsoring a give away to go with this hop. All the details on how to win are on her page. If you came from Tanya's blog you are on the right path.

In an earlier hop I made a piece of a recipe book for beef recipes (it was the Cows vs. Horses hop). I thought this was the perfect opportunity to continue that project and make the dessert piece!

This started it's life as a frozen pizza box which I covered with a piece of wallpaper and then added cuts from the Cricut cartridge From The Kitchen. The dessert oval was cut at 2" and all the others at 1 and 3/4 inches. I left the cherry off the pie because I wanted it to be a crusty pie and not a cream pie. I was proud of my job making it looks like it had lines in the crust. Yummy!

Please continue on to Sandra's blog and thank you for enjoying our tasty desserts.

In case you get lost here is the fill line up:
  1. Jearise -
  2. Tanya -
  3. L. Miriam -
  4. Sandra-
  5. Lynne -
  6. Melissa -
  7. Cicily -
  8. Jamie -
  9. Ashley -
  10. Anita ~

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Sasha!


Welcome to Sasha Loves Her Cricut Birthday Bash Party Blog Hop. Sasha is Lynne's oldest granddaughter at the ripe old age of 7 today. Sasha loves to craft with Grammie Lynne especially with the Cricut! She knows the rules of using the Cricut --- no food eaten or around the Cricut, no touching the Cricut when the blade is cutting and the most important rule - THE CRICUT IS NOT A TOY!!!

Come along and help wish Sasha a very happy birthday!!!! If you just happened to stop by and visit me today, I'm thrilled and glad you follow me but I wouldn't want you to miss any of Sasha's party! Our party starts with Lynne, Her Craftiness, at If you followed the balloons and party streamers you should have been skipping along from .

Lynne is going through her stash and found all kinds of goodies in her recent move that she will make up a party favor bag to one lucky person that comments along the way.

There is a great group of ladies helping to celebrate Sasha's birthday and here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way with the confetti and balloons

  1. Lynne -
  2. Kimberly ~
  3. Lisa ~
  4. Anita~  
  5. Miriam ~
  6. Susan ~
  7. Jearise ~
For my card for Sasha, I have made an A2 card with cuts from the Once Upon a Princess cart. This cart was perfect since it was designed to be used for little girls birthday parties! I made the cake at 4" and used the font function to make a crown with her age, 7, on it. Then, I added stickles to make the cake and the glitter really sparkle!

Of course, no girly card would be complete without lace, pearls and bling, so I added those too! It's hard to tell in the dark picture, but the plain pearls are peach and the bling is purple. 

I hate to have you leave before the cake is served, but have no fear, there will be other goodies along the way - your next stop with the party is Susan's blog and don't forget your party hat!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Calendar girls blog hop for October 2012!

Welcome to our October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The
October unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lynne ~ ( You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

The line-up for October includes:

Lynne ~
Kimberly -
Miriam -
Jearise -
Lisa Peters:

October Holidays:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lynne
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Anita
National Pizza Month:
National Popcorn Popping Month: Lucy
Week 1: Get Organized Week:
Week 2: Fire Prevention Week: Kimberly
1: World Vegetarian Day - Miriam
4: National Golf Day - Kimberly
6: Mad Hatter Day - Jearise
6: World Card Making Day - Lucy
7: Bald and Free Day -
7: World Smile Day - Miriam
8: Canadian Thanksgiving -
8: Columbus Day - Janet
11: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lisa
16: National Boss Day -
19: National Mammography Day - Lynne
21: Sweetest Day - Lucy
21: Count Your Button Day - Lynne
25: Pink for a Day Day ~Lucy
25: National Pasta Day - Maria Matter
28: National Plush Animal Day - Jearise
30: National Candy Corn Day - Janet
31: Halloween - Lisa

I did projects for World Vegetarian Day and World Smile Day. Apparently I am very worldly this month!

I had to choose World Vegetarian Day because my mother is a vegetarian and I grew up in a household where no meat was allowed. I am now an omnivore, but I do have empathy for those that live that healthy lifestyle. I made a six by six card that portrays some fruits and veggies protesting. I'm not quite sure why they are protesting, but it seemed like a fun image to me! Their signs say, "Peel back the love", "Listen to out a-peel", "Root for fruit", and "More than a truffle".  They were all made using the Create a Critter Cricut cart. The signs were from scraps. 

I'm a child of the 80's, so smiles make me think of that bright yellow face. I found an png file of it on wikipedia and converted it to an svg in Inkscape. Then, I cut it out at six inches. I also made a circular card which I did by welding two six inch circles together in SCAL. I found some shiny black paper in my scraps that was big enough to show through all the negative spaces and, "Voila" a card was born! The sentiment is "Sending a Smile".

I am thinking that I should make a bunch of little faces to hand out to people. If you handed someone a smile, they would have to smile back!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nightmare Before Christmas Blog Hop

Take a ride to Halloweentown as we bring it alive through many creative projects from our awesome line up of crafters/bloggers. If you didn't start with Jearise's blog I would suggest going back there so you don't miss a single amazing project. If you came from Lisa's blog then you are in the right spot!

Our sponsor for this hop is Cutting Cafe, who is giving away three files of the winner's choice. You can get qualified for the drawing, which will be held on October 15th, by leaving comments on each blog. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win so please hop through all our bloggers.

The Cutting Cafe

Now on to Halloweentown... and a quote from Jack Skellington to get you on your way, "Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!"

For my project I harkened all the way back to the amazingly creative illustrator Edward Gorey, who influenced Tim Burton and helped to make the Nightmare Before Christmas possible! I found this blog that had the illustration from Gorey's Ghastlycrumb Tinies cover. If you have never seen it check out the morbidly hilarious alphabet here. (Warning, do not let small children go to that site with you....)

I printed the illustration directly onto white cardstock and then cut around it into the size I needed for an A2 card. I then added Halloween color ribbon, some 10mm black and brown bling, some lace and a line of clear bling as well. I am hoping that someone can help me to figure out an not too macabre sentiment for this card... Your help would be appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by today and now please continue on to Sandra's blog.

  1. Jearise -
  2. Tee -
  3. Lynne -
  4. Lisa -
  5. Miriam -
  6. Sandra -
  7. CallyAnn -
  8. Jenny ~
  9. Cindy -
  10. Anita - 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012