Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters! I hope everyone had a great (and restful) Thanksgiving break! I must say mine went by way too fast, and I had way too much to do for someone on vacation :)With that said, welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop hosted by Zeni @ Scrappy Zeni. If you just hopped over from Amanda's @ Amanda's Crafts and More, you're in the right place. If you're just stopping by for a visit, then go to Zeni's to start at the beginning.

For today's project, I decided to make an advent calendar. I've never made one before, and I don't think I realized how much time it would take for all the little details (because I'm a bit of a perfectionist) - so needless to say, you only see the first 12 days of the countdown here. Anyways, I love the idea of using a mini-cupcake pan for the calendar, because it's the perfect place to put a little surprise. The back of the numbers are magnetic sheets that I cut using the cricut (really easy).

Here are some close-ups...
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Christy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper November Post

This month we were given the challenge to design a card using a non-traditional fold. I had never doen a stair-step card, so I decided to give it a whirl. Since I didn't have any particular designs in mind, I chose a sentiment I liked from My Pink Stamper's More Fabulous Phrases and went from there. Then I started daydreaming about being on a cruise in the bahamas, and that's where this card came from :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

All About the Turkey

I was so honored to be invited to be a guest designer at the Exploring Cricut Challenge Blog today. The challenge this week is to use a turkey in your project, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I decided to get to work on a few projects to keep my 23-month-old busy during our feast. I have a few more projects I'd like to get done before Thursday, but it depends on how shopping goes this week :)

I made this little crayon box to hold his colors so he can finish

some more pages in his coloring book.

While I was already working on table decor, I also

decided to make him a little place setting...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Pinkalicious Blog Hop! If you've just hopped over from Tracy's @ Craft Junkie Too, then you're in the right place! If you're just stopping by for a visit and would like to hop along, go to My Pink Stamper to start at the beginning. Now onto my post....

Do you ever shy away from things that are new to you? I do, when it comes to crafting. I guess in my head I'm worried I'll have no idea what I'm doing, but then again, do we ever?! :) That's how I felt when I found out the assignment for today's hop was a scrapbook page or a mini book. I have no problems with scrapbook pages, but I've been wanting to make a mini book forever I finally did it! I wanted a place to keep a few recipes that I use often for cupcakes, icing, cookies, and other sweet treats.

I started by finding the cereal boxes I've been collecting just for this type of project, and cut them down to 4x6" rectangles (no fancy shapes with the cricut for my first try lol)

Then using my wonderful imagine (that collects more dust than I would like to admit), I cut out a few "kitchen" items - and very cute patterned paper - to make my cover. I added some ribbon (straight to the little wholes I made with the zutter, because I could SWEAR I had a notebook wire/coil at home and I didn't) and a little tag that says HAPPY EVERYTHING! - from My Pink Stamper's newest release Itty bitty-licious, because any occassion is a good occasion to bake something up!

Here's a quick close up!

I added one cut to the back, and curved a sentiment to "move" with the cookie bowl cut...and this is such a cute one for a Sweets Recipe Book (from My Pink Stamper's More Fabulous Phrases)....

There you have it, my first mini book! I'm looking forward to adding my recipes, and maybe some tabs in the near future! Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is KARLEE!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shower Card

Remember those baby shower invites I made a few weeks ago? I thought those cute little diapers would make a great card for the occasion, since all the mommy-to-be wanted was diapers and wipes :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving with CJ2

The Design Team's assignment for today's post at Craft Junkie Too is Thanksgiving. I'm so excited that Thanksgiving is fast approaching...mostly because that means I have a whole week off of work, to shop, bake, and put up my Christmas tree :). I wanted to make something along the lines of decorations or small gifts, so I made some yummy pumpkin pie.

The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Yummy-licious stamp set.

Fruits, Harvest and Cornucopias

Today's challenge at Cooking with Cricut is all about the things we associate with Fall. I knew I wanted to make something with fruits for the mere fact that I've had the Preserves cartridge forever and have never used it - shame on me! :)

The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's More Fabulous Phrases.