Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Giveaway winner!!!

Using is the winner of my giveaway.....

Which means this is Chela Creates!!! Contact me at tracivee17 at yahoo dot com with your mailing address so I can send your goodies out ASAP :)

To everyone else...thanks for checking out my project and becoming followers to my blog!  I plan on adding more and more and more projects, so be on the lookout :)  Have a great day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Crazy About Cricut Halloween Hop

Welcome to the MONSTER MASH blog hop sponsored by Crazy About Cricut!  If you just happened upon my blog, you'll want to return to the beginning so that you can be entered to win the fabulous grand prize which is a Scrap N' Tote !!!

In order to be eligible to win this great prize, you'll have to visit and comment on each blogger's MonsterMash project and so here's the line up of blogs you'll be following...

I'm giving away a little prize package of my own as well.  To be entered, all you have to do is become a follower and comment on this post, one comment per person, please :) I'll pick my winner using Monday morning.  Here's what I'm giving away...

Now, onto my project...

Here's a list of the products used:

Bazzil cardstock-Tiara
Recollections Cardstock-Ravenhead Manor (Giveaway item)
Recollections plain cardstock-black
Michael's Celebrate It ribbon
black chalk ink
Stamped Cricut Cartridge
Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
plastic spider buttons from JoAnn's (Giveaway item)
black staples
Orange peel Stickles

First I cut out all my rectangular pieces from the Stamped Cricut cartridge.  Then I crumpled each one up, flattened it, and then went over it with a black ink pad.  I wanted them to look kind of like gravestones and have a spooky feel to them!

Next, I cut the shadow pieces from Recollections black cardstock using my Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge...this font is just awesome! After cutting all the shadows, I cut the letters from the Ravenhead Manor stack and adhered them to the shadows. I popped all the letters up with pop dots and adhered them to the stone-like shapes.

After that, I started to assemble my banner. I did this by taking my spiderweb-like wired ribbon and stapling it to the back of each shape in an 'x' pattern. I used black staples because I had them and thought they'd look cool, but regular silver staples would have worked, too.

Finally, I adhered these little plastic spider buttons to the banner using glue dots. These spiders I picked up at JoAnn's last week. They are $5.99 for a huge bag of them and they come with four different sizes of spiders and three different sizes of bats. In my giveaway, I'm including a small bag of each, so be sure to enter! After adhering them to the banner, I filled in their eyes with Stickles and let dry.

Here is my banner as it now adorns my kitchen wall. I'm hoping my kids get a kick out of it when they wake up tomorrow morning :)

Thanks for hopping by to see my project! Make sure you leave me a comment and become a follower to be entered into my giveaway and for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Just click on the monster to go to the next stop. Have a great day and a super spooky Halloween!

Crazy About Cricut Halloween Hop

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Someone's giving away a Paper Tower....

Check out this amazing Scrapbox Paper Tower giveaway over at Pink Cricut!  The Paper Tower is the latest and greatest addition to your paper storage needs!


HERE is where you can go to get the scoop on how to win this amazing product!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Come Hop With Us...

Crazy About Cricut Halloween Hop

I've been invited to be part of a blog hop and I'd LOVE to have you all stop by, so mark your calendars!
Date: October 15 @ 12 am PST – October 18 @ 12 am PST
You'll be starting at and the Grand Prize will be a  Scrap 'N Tote .  Also, each blogger may have her own giveaways as well (I know I will!).  I don't think you'll want to miss it!  What's not to love about great projects and cool prizes, right?

Here’s the lineup:

This is a great group of gals, so it should be really great...
I hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Please help this girl's wish come true!

Last night, while I was blog surfing, I checked one of my absolute favorite blogs Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbooking Mimi and Tammy's latest post really struck me.  She made a card for a 9 year old little girl who has been stricken with cancer.  HERE is where you can see her post about this little girl.  Her wish is to receive lots and lots of get well cards.  Let's help make this precious little girl's wish come true!  Please send cards to:

Riley Philpott

206 Stanley Loop Rd

Winterville, NC 28590
Also, check out Tammy's cards over there (after you make Riley's card of course :)!  Her cards are AMAZING!  I'm sure you'll want to follower her blog because it contains loads and loads of inspiration.  It's my favorite place to go to look at cards. 
Have a good one!

Another Softball Layout

Here's another softball layout I recently completed.  This one is not based on any sketches or anything, it's completely original :)

Once again, the solid papers are Bazzill and the patterned papers are from a package of black and white patterns I picked up at Michael's.

The softball and bats are cut from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge.  Both papers are Coredinations.  I inked the edges and pop dotted the softball.

The softball player is also cut from Sports Mania.  I cut her shadow out in Coredinations paper that was black with a white core.  I sanded the edges a little to make her stand out on my page.

I really love this embellishment.  The TEAM ribbon slider is made out of a heavier metal and came in a pack of three more ribbon holders.  It was attached to 2 more packages of ribbon slides, too.  All three packs (12 sliders in all) for a total of 3.99!  Not bad...I LOVE Tuesday Morning!

The softball word was cut from Sports Mania and the numbers are from Varsity.  I ran the word through my Sizzix purse with a Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.  I added the faux stitching on the numbers with a white gel pen.

This tag I made to slip behind her photo and holds the names of her teammates and coaches.  I know from experience that, as we age, we forget things we think we'll never forget.  I want her to be able to know and remember the people she grew up with.  I just typed it up in  a Word document and printed it directly onto the paper.  This tag fits so perfectly behind my daughter's photograph.

Once again...thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Softball layout

I've been trying to finish this layout for a couple weeks now. I had all the elements down, but just hadn't had time to finish the journaling on it. Finally...I'm done!

This is another LID challenge from the Cricut messageboard.  THIS is where you can find the sketch that I followed, but I won't be posting this layout there because we have a brand spankin' new messageboard.  I think I'll probably post this there.

The solid papers are Bazzill and the patterned papers are from Michael's.  They came in a pack of various black and white patterns and cost about 5.99 before coupon.  I think I need to start writing down the names of the papers I use.  I always think I'm going to remember...but my 30 year old mind just isn't what it used to be-LOL! 

The title was created using the Varsity and Hello Kitty Font Cricut cartridges.  The 'my' words were Cricut...but I just can't remember which cart I used.  Sorry about that!  Other carts used were A Child's Year (father/daughter image) and Plantin Schoolbook (scalloped border). 

I used Gypsy Wanderings to cut this shape out and the journaling is computer generated.

The banner I created using Celebrations.  I used some dimensional pop dots to make it stand out a little bit.

Thanks for stopping by to look!