Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cherry Good Wishes Card got top 5 !!

Well, the Cherry Good Wishes card I posted for the challenge #231  at FCCB won top 5 !!  WAHOO!  Thank you to Custom Crops and the designer who did the cut file for this card.  I only know her first name is Susan and since Custom Crops is out of business and their website is no longer functional, I cannot give her proper credit.  Thanks FCCB !!

Great blog... Wine and Glue

I am a follower of a great blog at  and they always have these luscious recipes along with really neat decorating tips and crafting projects and some humorous and thought-provoking posts.  This one I really did like and have printed it for my two youngest grankids.   I am so looking forward to their sharing each day of what they are thankful for.  It really hit home with me because in a recent Bible Study (about the life of Moses), we discussed how the Israelites grumbled about their trials rather than celebrate in their freedom from the Egyptians and going to the Lord in prayer.  I am thinking this might be a good thing for adults to do also!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haunted Cabin

I did this Haunted Cabin from the Haunted Forest kit by and I LOVE IT!  I wasn't sure about my choice of papers but they ended up being musty and dark and spooky.  I used the Print to Cut function on the Explore and the Happy Hauntings cartridge to do the bats (which are just glued to thin strips cut from the clamshell of a Cricut cartridge), the headless horseman, the owl in the tree, Frank and Mrs. Frank, the pumpkins on the porch and the mummy.  The ghosts, raven on the roof and spider hanging from the side window are punches that a friend was working on while I was doing my house and she wanted me to use them.  They fit in SO well!!  I am thinking of doing one with a Christmas motif next.

Then tonight I put two small tealights in it to take "dark" pictures but while they worked great, I decided to put in a  6" battery operated pillar candle and it was FANTASTIC.  And I noticed something....not sure it was intentional but the window above the peak of the front porch roof looks like a scary face staring back at you.  HOW KOOL AND SPOOKY IS THAT????

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birthday Card for Challenge

The Cherry Good Wishes card I did for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!  WAHOO!!  Thanks to the cut file from Custom Crops

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bus Box Card by Omar

I am constantly amazed at technology.  The Cricut Explore has been so much fun and yet the technology continues to surprise and keep me jumping to learn all the ins and outs.  Not only do I think the new Print to Cut technology is just beyond words, to sit and watch this machine draw and then cut is just a work of art.  Omar at has some incredible free creations on his website and one of my favorites is this bus box card.  I sat in amazement and watched the kids on the bus be drawn and then cut and I just shake my head in wonder.  Here's the link to his great card and below is the card I made using his wonderful file.  The kids were colored with prismacolor pencils

Friday, October 10, 2014

Birthday Card for Challenge

The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog is having a challenge for birthday cards at and this is my submission.  So head on over to look at all the great entries and submit one yourself!

This card is a Design Studio cut file from Custom Crops and is by Susan.  I have tried in numerous ways to find the link but Custom Crops is now out of business and must have closed out their website.  They had a lot of GREAT cut files to use in the old Cricut Design Studio program and it's sad to think there's no way I can share a link and I do not have any authority to share the cut file.  And yes, even though I have the fabulous Explore, I do still occasionally use an Expression and Design Studio, especially since I have so many great cut files there.

It uses Plantin Schoolbook and Lyrical Letters.  It's numerous layers and pop dots for dimension with a white gel pen for the dots and I just loved the way it turned out.  The cherries would really "pop" with some glossy accents over them.  The cherry paper is old Stampin Up and the other papers were just from my stash.