Have a Beary Christmas

Hey everyone!  I have another cute as can be Christmas card to share with you today. 
This ever so cute as can be fella is from the Christmas Dress Up Bears file over at Too Cute by Jessica.  I absolutely love her files because they are so stinking easy to piece together.  I'll be honest and tell you, some of the SVG files out there are more than I want to deal with.  But these are perfect!
So there's nothing fancy going on with my card.  I wanted to keep it simple so that the cuteness didn't get lost in a bunch of bling or fan fare. 
The stamped sentiment is from the recently released Christmas Critter Captions stamp set over at Cardz TV Stamps.  I love the way that it lined up perfectly to fit in between the paper's dots.
The skittles are Frosty Kisses from the Black Friday 2013 release over at DoubleClick Connections.
See - quick, simply and oh so cute.  Just the way I like it. 
And now I'll be entering my card in to the following challenges:
DL Art - Anything Goes - Ends October 31
Hiding in My Craft Room - Any Holiday - Ends November 1st

Snow Adorable

Here in Florida we don't see much snow but when we do you can bet it's not enough for a good ol' snowball fight.  I think the only place I've lived where we were able to do that was in Newton North Carolina just outside of Asheville.  The kids were all much younger with our oldest being around 5 or 6 so they loved the snow that year.  So as I reminisce about that time I have a card to share with you.
I used the recently released Snow Day Boys file from Too Cute by Jessica to create my card.  After cutting out the pieces I ran my snow balls and tree through my Xyron machine and covered the snow in carrara marble glitter from Martha Stewart and my tree in green flocking.  As I put the card together I pop dotted the snowballs to help add some dimension.  All of this I felt really made these elements stand out and bring it all together.
For my sentiment I used the Holly Day Punnys set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Jack Skellington Tag

Okay, okay.  I could not resist when I saw this new, awesome Nightmare Pals file over at Too Cute By Jessica.  Admittedly I have yet to see the movie (actually bought a copy last night so I can watch it sometime this week hopefully) but still this guy is as cute as they come.  Plus I thought this tag would go great with my Jack Skellington hat I made.
To create my project I cut Jack out at 3.97 inches high.  The moon and hill I cut out at 2.78 (I decided not to use the hill).  I ran the moon through my cuttlebug using one of the circles and dots folders in my stash.
I then used a scrap of Halloween striped paper which I adhered to a shipping tag and then layered the moon and Jack to the tag.  At the bottom of the tag I added a couple of Rudolph Red Skittles from the 2013 Black Friday release over at DoubleClick Connections.
And there you have a quick, simple Halloween tag.

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:

DL Art Thankful Thursdays - Ends November 5th

Haunted Wishes at Jo's Scrap Shack - ends on October 31st

Haunted Mansion - Red Carpet Studios - Ends November 1st

Designer's Challenge at My Creative Time - Ends October 31st

You Put a Spell on Me

It is officially one week until Halloween and today the cards design team at Cardz TV has one last Halloween project to share with you.  This week's challenge is to create a Halloween scene. That's it - now imagine the possibilities..........
To create my Halloween scene, I used the Cricut cartridges Mini Monsters for the street light and sign and Autumn Celebration for my trick or treaters. 
For whatever reason my machine did not cut out the trick or treaters cleanly.  However, I didn't realize just how bad they cut until after I pieced my card together and took the picture.  When I was cropping and straightening the picture was when I noticed it and about cried.  Fortunately the idea popped in my head to use the street sign for my focal point and just blur the rest - and that is what I did.
The stamped sentiment on my sign I used one of the older stamp sets, Trick or Treat.  Since each plank of the sign was individually cut it was easy to stamp just one line of the stamp at a time in order to get the final result.
And there you have my take on this week's challenge.  Now be sure to check out the other great designs our team has for you this week.  Then create your own Halloween scene, link up and play along with us for your chance to win one of Mary's great stamp sets.
Challenge ends November 6th.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Haunted Wishes at Jo's Scrap Shack - ends on October 31st

Thankful Thursdays at DL Art - ends November 5th

Haunted Mansion - Red Carpet Studios - ends November 1st

Happy Sweet 16

Exploring Cricut and More is celebrating their 4th birthday this week.  To celebrate they are hosting a birthday challenge and also sharing birthday projects all week to get our creative juices flowing.  But the fun ends on the 26th.  Fortunately I'm getting a little play time in while I'm finishing preparations for my craft show this weekend. 

I have this Forever Young cartridge that I've never really played with much and thought this  girl would be perfect to use for a Sweet 16 birthday card.  Her stance made it the perfect choice to combine with the "16" candles I cut using the Sweet Treats cartridge. 
The background 'paper' I used for this card isn't really paper but rather  a sheet of aluminum foil from Walnut Hollow.  I loved the way it turned out so much that I went back to Michael's this weekend and bought a pack of every color available.

My inside sentiment on this one says, "Say goodbye to dolls and toys.  Say hello to makeup and boys!  Happy Sweet 16"
And now I'm off to enter my card into their challenge.

Merry Freakin' Christmas

I realize we have not yet finished celebrating Halloween; however, Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm way past ready to let the Christmas crafting begin.  Sure I've made a card or two here and there, but now it's time to really get them going.
So today I have this Grinch-y card to share with you.  This one is for all the Bah-Humbuggers out there.  I had some of this great paper leftover from a Grinch mat stack I picked up a couple years ago that was perfect for this cute Grinch caricature cut file titled Grumpy Christmas over at Too Cute by Jessica.
After putting the card together I decided to add some Grinch Green skittles from the black Friday 2013 release over at DoubleClick Connections.  And the great sentiment is from the recently released Bah-Humbug stamp set by Jaded Blossom.
And lest I forget, the inside of my card....I found this great file over at Papercrafts Connection.  They have some great sentiment downloads that correspond to each month's magazine.  This one is from the Holiday Cards & More edition from 2014.
Now I will say that I did not print this to cover the entire inside of the card.  Rather I centered it to the side and printed it to cover a large portion of the area.  I wanted to be sure to leave some kind of a border simply because I thought it looked better that way.
And there you have it.   My first funny card for the season.

I'm going to enter this into the Anything Goes challenge over at DL Art.

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Today begins another fun challenge over at PDE Linky Party and this week the challenge is Halloween Decorations.  That means the sky is the limit so long as you're decorating for Halloween.....
For my Halloween decoration I made a treat box that was inspired by this one I found on Pintrest.  It was made using two different files from My Scrap Chick (pumpkin box and Halloween treat bag toppers).  As you can see I embossed his hair, brows and mustache to add a bit of texture.
I then used several of the stamps from Peachy Keen set PKSC-32 which was part of the August release this year. 
Now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge be sure to check all of the other wonderful designs our team has created for you.  Then create your own decorations, link up and play along with us.  I can't wait to see what you create.
Remember, the challenge ends Monday, October 27th.

And now I am off to enter this in to the following challenge:
Embossing - Hiding in My Craft Room - Ends Saturday, October 25th
Harvest and Halloween - My Scrap Chick
Haunted Mansion - Red Carpet Studios - Ends November 1st