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Friday, November 30, 2012

3D Holiday Project

I am so excited about this weeks challenge. We are to make a 3D project for the holidays, any holiday :) Well, Thanksgiving is coming up and we all have thankfulness in mind so I wanted to create a project in line with this holiday.

I decided to make a Gratitude box. I cut this box from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge. The slit on the top was welded using my gyspy and the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. Now, on Thanksgiving my family will all write on slips of paper what we are thankful for and slip it in the box. And next year we can go through the old and see what God has done for us!

Thanks for looking at my project this week, now it's your turn!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Be Ye Thankful

It's time for another challenge coming from the Fantabulous Cricut Blog and this week we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and all it stands for. 
The challenge this week is to make a Thank You card, sweet and simple. 

Check out mine below.

I used my Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge for the Thank you and the Gyspy Wanderings off my gyspy for the base that the sentiment is sitting on. 
I added some corners and crinkle ribbon to embellish my card.

Now, it's your turn. Head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog and upload  your Thank you card!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pins To Creation - Freezer Meals & Menu

Welcome back for another Pintrest inspired creation for the Pins to Creation blog

This week I am featuring a fabulous freezer meals idea that comes from blog The Test Kitchen of Melissa . This lady is amazing, I will say this right up front. I highly recommend giving her freezer meals a try, because they truly are good! I tried all of her 

Freezer Cooking #2

and I, nor any member of my family, had one complaint. In fact, I will do it all again. 

You will, also, find this picture pinned to my Pinterest boards Stuff I've Done/Tried
Feel free to visit me on Pinterest and be a follower!

Here is a quick list of the meals with my notes in red:

Here is the menu for Freezer Cooking Round 2:
·         Chicken Pot Pie (3) *this is 4-6 servings PER PIE  (I got 4 pies out of this, so good)
·         ShreddedPork BBQ (3)  Amazing!
·         Chicken with Honey Sauce (2) Mmmmm
·         Oh So Easy Pork Chops (2)  Easy and good
·         Sesame Chicken (2)  So great for stir fry, my kids love it!
·         Marinated & Baked Pork Chops (4)  Yummm
·         Marinated Steak (2)  Oh my gosh, sooooo goood!
·         Twice Baked Potatoes (approx  24)  These weren't the best until I added some  Grill Mates® Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning and now we've eaten them all and I want more!

Here are some pics of my results when putting my freezer meals together. 

I highly recommend reading all of her blog post for these freezer meals, as she has some great tips and reasons for doing what she did.

Now, for one more Pintrest inspired project. This is a project that I have posted once before, but I made another one and I thought that it would be appropriate with todays Pintrest project feature.

Here is the original:

You will, also, find this picture pinned to my Pinterest boards Stuff I've Done/Tried
Feel free to visit me on Pinterest and be a follower!

and here is the original one that I made from the above idea:

and here's the newest one I made. Made this one for a special friend of mine. Later, I found a note pad that better fit the colors and embellishments, however, I had already given it to here so you'll just have to imagine it with a better fitting notepad.

Well, thank you for checking out my latest Pintrest Inspired Project!

Don't forget to check back on Monday for another great project idea at the Pins to Creation blog!

Button Day!!!

Here at Cut It Up it is button week. Yup, pretty simple and fun challenge, all you need is at least two buttons and a diecut!!! Check out my layout below!

I started working on my Hawaii scrapbook awhile ago and this one seemed to fit the bill for this weeks challenge. I used Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge for the title on this page as well as one of my go to cartridges George and Basic Shapes.

To embellish the page I added some large flowers and felt leaves as well as a little bit of faux stiching . To add a bit to my flowers I used buttons as the flower centers.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project this week, now it's your turn to upload  yours!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pins to Creation November Blog Hop

Welcome to Pins to Creation November Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired November Blog Hop!!!

Are you addicted to Pinterest? Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that"? Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done!

If you have arrived here from Esther's blog, than you are in the right place. If not please start from the beginning at the Pins to Creations blog.

I love this time of year! With all the colors and the cooler weather. Well, this blog hop is inspired by Fall and of course Thanksgiving!

To see where my ideas came from you can check out my Pinterest Board "Stuff I've done/tried".

And now for my project, but first the project that inspired it!

(which unfortunately didn't led anywhere so I can't give you an originating address) but, my project was also inspired by this project

This was an etsy deal, but I found it on Pinterest and decided to meld the two together.

And this is what I came up with!

Thanks for stopping by, now your off to Jessica's Blog

Friday, November 9, 2012

Glass Blocks Pinned and Created

I am so excited, as this is my first post for the blog! I love Pintrest and all the grand ideas it gives for me for. . . well everything! 

One of my favorite pins has been the glass blocks. I have made a few in the past with images on them. I founds some that had just a letter and I thought that they looked so elegant. I had a wedding coming up and decided that I should make them something. I looked at several ideas, chose one, then changed my mind, chose another, and then changed my mind again. Finally, I made a decision. Below is the glass block that gave me my inspiration.

You can see the orginial creation by visiting Finding Time to Create. Which if you like her project then I encourage you to visit and let her know!

You will, also, find this pictured pinned to my Pinterest boards Stuff I've Done/Tried
Feel free to visit me on Pinterest and be a follower!

Now, for my creations inspired by the above!

The frame comes from the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge and the G comes from the Storybook Cricut Catridge. Using my Gyspy I removed the phrase that was orginally inside this frame and using George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge I made the frames insides a bit bigger. I inserted the G and there it was. I bought a dollar flower from Michaels, dressed it up with some bling from my stash, some ribbon, and a key to embellish the top. 

You may or may not notice but I snuck another Pinterest inspiration in on this project. You can see the idea below. I mixed modge podge and glow in the dark glitter together and pasted in on the sides and back of the glass block. I know you can't see it that well, maybe a bit better if you look at the first picture of the G block. It gave it this really need frosted look, and yes it really glowed and the stuff did not come off after drying!!! So fun!

I found this interesting idea to mix glitter and modge podge together. This idea can be found at Pixie in Pumps.

A friend of mine saw this and love it so I made one for her for her birthday, check it out below.

The "O" came from Gypsy Font on my Gypsy and the Paper Lace Cartridge was used for this one as well.

Below is another glass block that had inspired me awhile ago.

You can see the orginial product by visiting Super Saturday Crafts and More.

And here is what her glass block inspired in me.

The image on this block came from the Inspired Heart Cricut Cartridge.

The cross and dove came from the New Testament Cricut Catridge.

Well, I hope that you were inspired to start creating and maybe even try one of these glass block ideas!
Thanks for visiting and check back here and to the Pins to Creation blog for more great ideas!

There will be a new idea every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday up on the Pins to Creation blog!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Falling Leaves

Welcome to another Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. This week we are honoring the leaves that fallen to provide the way for winter to come and then spring and then. . . ok  you get the idea and I guess I'm feeling a little dramatic this morning. LOL.

This is my favorite time of year, mostly because I love the colors of fall. I love the feeling in the air and the cooler weather and I love the fall paper lines!!!

Ok I'll get my project :)

I decided to create a layout for my family scrapbook. One of the things we love to do in the fall is to visit the farms. So, I made this layout using the following Cricut Cartridges:

Tree - Stretch Your Imagination
Leaves - Straight From the Nest
Phrase - Country Life

Well, now it's your turn. Create away and then upload your creation to Fantabulous Cricut.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thank You Card

This week at Cut It Up we are getting into the swing of Thanksgiving, as it is soon approaching. This is the time of year that we make an effort to voice our thankfulness and that is exactly what we want to do for this challenge. We are asked to make a Thank You card that includes a digital or stamped image and a die-cut. Don't forget that die-cut :) Here's mine.

For this card I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge to cut out the bird house. I embossed it to give it a little texture and then cut out a tag using the Tags, Bags, and Boxes Cricut Cartridge. On the tag I used a definition stamp that had the definition of thanks and then I heat embossed it using some copper colored embossing powder and versa mark ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card and now it is your turn to go to Cut It Up and link up your creation!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Exciting Announcement

For those of you who know me, know that I am sort of, well kind of, ok a lot obsessed with Pintrest. How many of you in that boat with me?!!! I thought so. Great site to be obsessed with if you ask me. This site is amazing if you haven't checked it out - so many amazing ideas for cooking, crafting, cleaning, decorating, the list goes on.

Well, what is my announcement and what does it have to do with Pintrest????? 

Yes!! I am design team member for the new Pins to Creations blog.
Just one more excuse, not that I needed any, to use all those ideas that I pin up on my too many boards!!!

So, I hope you are as excited as I am about this new blog and I hope that you will check us out and join in the pinning and creating fun!
Most of all I hope that we can help inspire you to create or try some of those things that you have pinned on your boards!!!!