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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winter & Christmas pin cusion w/ stick pins

I recently did a pin cushion and stick pin swap. My partner for this swap is Purpleluvnscrapper. Here is what she sent me. It is just adorable!!! I would never have thought to make something like this.

We were to make a pin cushion with at least 4 stick pins and have one cricut cut somewhere on the cushion or pins.

Here is what I created for my partner, glad she took a pic of the cushion I forgot to:)
Recipe for pin cushion:
a round container, mine was an ornament
piece of fabric of your choice
ribbon, I chose gold ric rac
round styrofoam ball and batting
future floor wax to coat inside
Powder Keg Glitter Glitz Pine Forest glitter to coat it
Recipe for stick pins:
two 3 inch white pearl floral pins & two 3 inch faceted floral pin form Joann's
copic markers in dark red(r89) and pale yellow (y11) to color each pearl
3 poinsettas-red, pink and yellow
Cricut cut from Winter lace cartrider Accent 4 at 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch and 1 1/2 inch
pink shimmer sheet
assortment of beads
bead glue

Here is some close up of the pins, I did take pics of those, just forgot the cushion.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ghoulies & ghosties and Long-Leggity Beasties,

And things that go “YUM” in the night . . .
Hooray for Halloween!

It must be the kid in me, but I just absolutely love Halloween! Not the creepy, icky part of Halloween (I know there are people out there that enjoy that part of it) . . . but the endearing part of Halloween. The chance for kids AND adults to play dress-up ALL day if they want, the thrill of planning out your costume months in advance, the candy (especially the mini chocolate bars! YUM!), the class parties with Halloween games and fun where teachers let their hair down. Having a fun reason to visit your neighbors on a cool Fall night and see them act a little sillier than usual. The crunchy leaves beneath your feat as you walk, and the warm bowl of soup that awaits you at home. It all just makes my heart happy!

The WINNER of this challenge will receive a $150 Credit to!
The Challenge: Create a Halloween Home Decor project! Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.

How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Sunday,October 30th, 2011.

Prize: This month the winner will receive $150.00 in credit to

Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011.

1st flower is sun from GBS, 2nd,3rd and fifth from flower on GBS, 4th from Forever young

Mask cut file from Okieladybug, she Rocks!

Mask form Destinations Do you see the gate smiling? His eyes glowing?
Recipe for this:
Mask fit to page 8x8 cardstock and feathers
Butterfly mask cut file from Okieladybug Indie art and GBS cart- shimmer cardstock purple and green w/ blue gliiter cardstock glued to chipboard for stabilty
Black cat fit to page 8x8 cardstock
flowers: GBS-sun and 3 flowers, Forever young-flower at 2 1/2 inch
ghost, gate and spooky eyes from Oct. 31st cart.
stickles in: Orange Peel, Diamond, Black Diamond, Starry Night, Gold, Christmas Red and Dark Blue
Black swirl embellishments
2 lrg green bling brads, small matching brads for center of flowers
reindeer moss and batting (fog) for graveyard
spider from morab99 that I was in a Halloween swap with
BOO from a yard sale find
bamboo skewers inked in brilliance lighting black
Tim Holtz vintage photo rubbed on pumpkin for a fresh picked pumplin look

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card-Making Day Contest on the Cricut Blog

Did you know that this Saturday is World Card-Making Day?

Our designers have prepared several cards for you to see from now until then, but we want YOU to play along, too! Submit your Cricut card creations using the Inlinkz tool found at the bottom of this post by Midnight, Saturday, October 1st, 2011, for your chance to win a Cuttlebug! We will select three winners and announce them right here on the Cricut Blog next week. Have fun! We can’t wait to see what you create! ETA: Please only one entry per person. Thank you!