Friday, October 25, 2013

Something About Fall......

With Halloween approaching next week, the time change coming soon, the colder temperatures, it can only mean one thing.......fall has definitely arrived. 
As much as I love summer, there is something about fall that I absolutely love.
There is a coziness to this time of year. 
I concentrate more on my house.....almost like an expectant mother who is "nesting." 
I relish my big bulky sweaters and my cups of coffee.
I love the smell of the furnace when it kicks on for the first time all season. 
My crafts start to gear now towards the holidays.
Halloween for me becomes the "kick off" to the holidays.
Such a fun time of year!
I know some may ask how this card was made.
 It was cut with the Cricut machine.
But I made it about a year ago and never posted it here. So ask me if I remember what cartridge I used.
Because this forgetful lady can't remember. ;) 
But hopefully you can still be inspired by it....
I am batting a thousand this week....
No giveaway yet...
Can't remember the name of the cartridge I used....
Good thing it is Friday! 
Thanks for putting up with my nonsense! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Open if You Dare!

How about a cool coffin box to enclose those sweet treats for Halloween?  
My box was featured in Northridge Publishing's Cricut Magazine. (October 2012)
I adore this cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge! I cut it at 5 inches to be sure it was large enough to store candy inside. 
Instead of the traditional Halloween characters....ghosts, witches etc, I decided to go with this lil' mouse. I am not really a fan of "scary" Halloween....I really prefer the "cutesy" Halloween. (I'm kind of a wimp that way! LOL!)
He's a cute mouse complete with a purple sparkly hat. 
I added an orange satin ribbon complete with a purple rhinestone. 
I also added a sentiment from My Craft Spot on a tag cut from the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.  
I wanted the moon to be behind him, so I cut a circle with the Cricut Craft Room Basics. I added glossy accents and glitter......because we all know that moons should sparkle. ;) 
And I had to share pictures of my two furry monsters. 
My lil' devil, Skippers.
And....Myla the angel......most of the time! ;)
That's it for me today!
  Have a great day my friends!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

An Apology.....

I have to start this post off with an apology.  I told you I would be hosting a giveaway this weekend. 
And I didn't.  I couldn't for the life of me get my act together. 
I was preoccupied with "house" stuff, "kid" stuff, and "school" stuff. The weekend came and went, and I suddenly realized I hadn't posted what I said I would post.  
I am still planning on a giveaway, but I need to take pics of what I have, and get it uploaded here.
So I apologize for once again being a huge slacker!

I do however have a card to share with you today. 
I colored it with my beloved Inktense pencils.
I added a rolled flower and several miniature flowers in my stash. I backed the image with several Spellbinder's dies. (Circle, Scalloped circle, and Pinking Shear). 
I added a pink doily cut using a Papertrey Ink die. 
As a finishing touch, sequins, and a tulle bow were added.  
Here is a bit of what I was up to this weekend.  
I had these glass cabinets that were dark. 
No one could see the dishes in there unless it was a bright sunny day.
My husband and I replaced the wooden shelves with glass ones. We then installed lights. 
I added pretty yellow fabric to the back and voila!
Now it's a cabinet that makes a statement instead of hiding in the weeds!
Thank you for putting up with me!