With Love Deer Always & Forever~

There was NO way I was making Ashlyn a girl zombie Valentine.

She thinks we’re crazy for watching The Walking Dead.

Plus, she pretty much told me not too.

She’s more a Treehouse Masters type of girl. Sigh.

So what’s better for her than a Valentine made with DCWV’s new The Goodwood Stack?

My card~

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I used various prints from the stack to create my sweet, adorable deer.

A close up~

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As you can see I used lots and lots of pop dots on her.

To give my card a bit more texture I used a corrugate paper base and a layer of burlap.

I added an extra dose of sweetness with layered hearts and pearls making this very un-zombie like and simply perfect for her.

I used~

Goodwood Stack Burlap Neurtal Corr

DCWV The Goodwood Stack, The Burlap Stack and The Corrugate Neutral Stack
Cricut Cindy Loo for the deer cut at 5.5″
Ek Success Layered Heart Punch, DCWV Pearl Gems

I’d Follow You Anywhere Valentine~

I’m hungry. He he.

I couldn’t help myself.

The Weekly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog: All You Need Is Love is to make a love or Valentine’s Day inspired project.

So while watching The Walking Dead Zombie Bowl yesterday with Holden, I thought it would only be appropriate to work on his Valentine’s Day card.

Dead style.

My card~

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My zombie Holden is from the Cricut Zombie Digital Cartridge and cut at 5.5″.

A close up~

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I placed him on a map print paper from the Basic Grey Capture paper pad and used a sheet of DCWV Corrugate as my base.

I gave Zombie Holden eyes by using enamel dots.

However, he’s been looking at me like I might just be tasty and delicious.

Either that or I’ve been watching way too much The Walking Dead.

I used~

Corrugate Mat Stack

DCWV Corrugate Mat Stack, Double Sided Cardstock Stack, Basic Grey Capture Paper Pad, American Crafts Cardstock, Kraft Paper and Lily Bee Designs Sweet Spot Stickers
Cricut Zombies Digital Cartridge for the zombie cut at 5.5″

Hello Deer~

Last night I rushed to complete one last challenge for the Cricut Circle Canadian Swarm that ended at midnight.

The challenge was to create a Christmas themed layout using two Cricut cartridges; however, one of the cartridges could not be a holiday cartridge.

So, I grabbed one of my newest cartridges, Home Decor Vinyl Wall Art and fell in love with the sweet, little deer on it.

My layout~

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It also helped that my October Afternoon Santa Sack had just arrived, so out came all the Christmas items from it.

A close up~

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Doesn’t Hartly look so sweet, calm and innocent?

At least while sleeping that is.

I used~
October Afternoon Holiday Style Holly Jolly and Oh, What Fun! Papers, Make It Merry Paper, Decorative Brads, Labels and Tid Bits
Cricut Opposites Attract for the word hello, Home Decor Vinyl Wall Art for the deer cut at 5″

Hey Girl~

All my niece wanted for her birthday was a kitten.

Just a small, adorable, furry kitten that would take up hardly any room at all.

So, after asking her parent’s permission I got her one.

My card~

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As you can see they said NO to a real kitten.

Sigh.

A close up~

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I gave the kitten lots and lots of layers and even added a DCWV Itsy Bitsy tag with the birthday girl’s initial on it.

The kitten all boxed up and ready to go~

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With Christmas just around the corner there’s hope they’ll change their minds.

After all she has a few months to wear them down.

He he.

I used~
My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La and Fun Day Kraft 6×6 Paper Pads, Basic Grey Hey Girl Flair, DCWV Itsy Bitsy Bright Mini Tags, CTMH Vintage Type Stamps, Papertrey Ink Twine, American Crafts Ribbon
Create A Critter for the Cat cut at 5.25″

CTMH Dotty Paper, Boardwalk Thickers, Creative Memories Circle Punch and Twine
Lori Whitlock 5.5 Mailing Box

Blackbird Singing~

In the dead of night.

Sounds spooky doesn’t it?

Which makes it perfect for my Canadian Online Swarm Challenge #4: Non-Traditional Holiday Colour Challenge.

The rules are to make a Halloween project without using green, yellow, purple or orange.

You know all the current and trendy Halloween colors.

My card~

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I do feel like I cheated a bit, since I stuck with a black and white color scheme.

But, they weren’t listed as being off-limits. He he.

A close up~

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My blackbird is from the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary cartridge.

To give my card a bit more sparkle I covered him with black glitter.

You know this song was recently played at a friend’s funeral as a celebration of his finally being free from his sickness.

So, maybe it’s not so spooky after all.

At least not to me.

I used~
American Crafts Halloween 6×6 Paper Pad, Stickers, Twine and Ribbon
Teresa Collins Chic & Scary for the bird cut at 3.1″

Hats Off To You~

I was scrolling through Pinterest this week and found the most adorable Mad Hatter Hats.

Did you go look? Aren’t they fabulous?

And perfect for this time of year.

My hats~

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The website, Seeing Things, is even kind enough to give detailed instructions and a template.

However, some of us are a bit challenged when it comes to wielding a pair of scissors.

So, I decided to figure out how to use my Cricut to make my hats.

CCR screen shot~

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I made the top and bottom of the hat by using Cricut Craft Room Basics Digital Cartridge for the circles cut at 3.5″ and 2.75″.

Easy peasy!

For the body portion of the hat I used Cricut Font & Basics Shapes Parentheses cut at 8.5″ high and 3.9″ wide.

I then trimmed the ends to make them straight rather than curved.

For my first hat I used Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, but I quickly switched to my hot glue gun for the second since I was getting glue everywhere.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m liquid glue challenged as well.

Next time I will run by paper through my Xyron to adhere it to the chipboard or seal the entire hat with Modge Podge to help keep those edges down.

I added a Spellbinders Bitty Blossom, seam binding ribbon and stick pin to decorate.

A close up~

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I also spritzed them with Glimmer Mist to give them a little sparkle.

I even added stick pins from our swap from last fall.

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Thank you Lori Sjogren!!

This is my Cricut Circle Canadian Challenge: Home D├ęcor project in which we had to use chipboard and flowers.

I can’t wait to put these hats out with the other Halloween decorations.

They’ll just have to be up high, since someone thinks they’re just the right size for her Amber doll.

Oh boy!

I used~

Spooky Time
DCWV The Spooky Time Stack
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Seam Binding Ribbon, Glimmer Mist Purple Pansy, Chipboard
Cricut Font & Basic Shapes for the Parentheses cut at 8.5″ x 3.9″
CCR Basics for the Circles cut at 3.5″ and 2.75″

A Little Jane Austen~

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

Jane Austen ~Sense & Sensibility

I think that’s the perfect sentiment to send to the man who baptized me, married me, prayed over my twins every week for three months while they were in the hospital after their birth and then baptized them as well as teens.

He’s just always been there.

And that has meant the world to me and my family.

My card~

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As well as being a sappy I miss you and why did you have to retire card, it’s also my Cricut Circle Canadian Swarm Challenge #1: Find Your Inspiration.

I love this card found here.

And I mean love, love, love it, so I used it as the inspiration for my card.

A close up~

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I used a sheet from DCWV’s The Corrugate Neutral Stack in between papers from The Pumpkin Patch Stack.

I love the contrast between the structured corrugate paper and the soft delicate patterns of the other prints.

On my tag I added some Tim Holtz stamping and pearls as well.

Like my inspiration piece I cut a portion of my tag out, but I chose to cut out my sentiment to draw attention to it.

Even if you’re not a Circle Member I hope you’ll find something to inspire you and get busy creating.

I used~

Pumpkin Patch Neurtal Corr Foiled Elegance

DCWV The Pumpkin Patch Stack, The Corrugate Neurtal Stack and The Foiled Elegance Stack
DCWV Gems, Papertrey Ink Twine, Tim Holtz Charms, Tim Holtz Nature’s Elements Stamps and Papertrey Ink Simply Jane Stamps
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Two for the tag cut at 5.5″ high