Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Costumes Using CTMH Cricut Cartridges

Happy Halloween everyone! I don't know about y'all, but my October has come and gone faster than I was able to keep up. Today, I am going to show you something different. I made my son's and my Halloween costumes this year using CTMH products!

My son was a Rocket Ship, which I made using white cardstock, a cardboard box, plastic cups, streamers, and Modge Podge. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the USA letters on black cardstock. The black on the nose of the rocket is black duct tape.

For my costume, I decided to be the moon. I made a tutu from a bunch of tule, and then made my headband by cutting white cardstock into a moon shape using the CTMH Artistry cartridge. I actually had to do some edits in craftroom, to delete the stars from the moon shape. Then, I covered the whole thing in foil to make it shine.

I am entering these projects in two different Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Cricut and Boo. I am seriously behind, because we have had family visiting all month, but I actually finished our costumes the first week on the month!

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Coast Guard Life

So, Heart 2 Heart Challenges' theme for this week is "Home Is". The point was to create something that represented your hometown, even if you no longer live there. As many of you know, I am a Coast Guard Wife. When people ask me where I'm from my response is either, "Everywhere and Nowhere", or "Wherever the Coast Guard sends us". We are currently stationed in Cleveland, and today, I was invited to a tea at the District 9 Admiral's house, hosted by her husband. I decided that I would make a Thank You card that represented what I consider my ultimate "home", the Coast Guard Family.

I used this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as my inspiration for the design.

I kept the color scheme totally USCG colors, and added a fun anchor cut from a Spellbinders die using my Cuttlebug. The anchor is a great representation for the USCG, and I really love the texture the die creates.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Happy Halloween Witching Card

Welcome back, readers! Today, I am going to show you a Halloween card I made based on this sketch from Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

I decided to create a Halloween card, because I've actually never made one. I used my Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and here is what I came up with.

For the inside, of the card, I layered white cardstock, because the base was black. Then I added a witch's cauldron from the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge and some more shimmer trim. I left the rest blank, but a sentiment could be added.

I also entered this card for Color My Heart's Color Dare #164.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Loads of Fun Card

My favorite paper pack from the current catalog is Urban. I love the grungy, dirty feel. It is perfect for boys, like my son. This month, my card swap is featuring this paper pack. Here is what I came up with.

So, I have these retired hinges, but haven't had a chance to use them. I thought this would be a great opportunity, because the hard metal look coordinates with the metal feel of the paper. This also makes this card interactive.

I hid a truck and splatter under the flap and topped everything off with some silver foil tape. This card has a really simplistic look, but it actually took a lot of time to complete, because there were so many small steps.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Welcome Autumn

Autumn is my absolute favorite season. I love the crisp weather, the beautiful colors, and the family memories we make. Today, my family and I went to Mapleside Farm in Brunswick, OH to pick apples with the local Early Childhood PTA. It was a blast!

I used the retired Pathfinding paper pack to create this completely original layout. I love this paper pack, because the colors are perfect for the season! 

I embellished the page with several different retired items from my stash. Including a stamped sentiment from the Pathfinding WOTG. I colored the wood pieces using markers to make them look like apples. I'm pretty sure they're actually pumpkins.

For the right page, I mirrored the layers from the left page, but added a lot more photos.

Again, I used embellishments from my stash for this page, opting for the Pathfinding chipboard shapes.

I am entering this in the final September challenge for Heart 2 Heart and my team's Fall Into Challenge.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!