Saturday, September 22, 2012

September ARTISTE Blog Hop!



Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be only purchased through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We don't want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity - you never know what you will see next!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -  http://www.love2createitall.com

Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects Lucy has some blog candy for you! She is giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack! That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! There is a picture of the blog candy on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone's blog AND become a follower of Lucy's blog. (If you are already a follower, just let her know in your comment.)

My project is an Owl Boo Banner!






Owls seem to be the craze this Halloween/Fall and my family room is decorated to the "whooot" with them.  So making the owl banner to hang over my mantle seemed the perfect thing to create for this Blog Hop.  The owl and lettering can be found in the Cricut Artiste book on pages 76 and 77.  The actual banner flags can be found in the Art Philosophy Book on page 39.  The owls are cut out of felt!  I used brown and orange stiff felt from the local fabric store. I love using my Cricut to cut felt (see my tutorial how to do this effortlessly).  The paper is from the new CTMH Moonlight paper pack.  I also used smokey plum, gold rush, pear, topiary, and creme brûlée card stock.  I used CTMH's amazing burlap for the bows embellished with CTMH green buttons. To hang the banner, I used multiple strands of hemp tied together. To finish it off, I liquid glassed googly eyes to all the owl eyes on the Beautiful Moonlight B&T paper. 

I'm the last stop on the trail... Here is the link again to the beginning at Lucy's blog http://www.love2createitall.com  just in case you missed the beginning or just want to see all the great creations again!
  1. Lucy - Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla - Caution Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana - Dianas Free Moments 
  4. Carolyn - Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  5. Julia Hammond - You Can Create 
  6. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps
  8. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting With Carolyn 
  9. Jennifer Kramer - 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  10. Maria Woodworth - Maria's Paper Craft Place 
  11. Kindred Hearts - It Makes TOTAL Cents
  12. Ginger Morriello - Ginger's Creative Cottage 
Thanks for stopping by for some Halloween fun - - hope we didn't scare the creativity out of you!  Muah - ha - ha!!!

20 comments:

  1. I love how your owls turned out made of felt. Great banner! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I really enjoy using my Cricut to cut other materials. It allows me so much diversity and time savings when doing my projects!

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  2. I love your banner! Everything turned out so amazing!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I was so nervous, being this is my first blog. Funny once you start taking the pictures, I kept saying, Oh I can do this, or that. I had to just stop or it wouldn't have made the deadline, lol!

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  3. This is adorable--totally my kind of Halloween decor! Was the felt easy to cut? I don't see the tutorial--help! :)

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    1. Hi Kigz! Thanks for your feedback! Here is the link to my tutorial on cutting felt with your cricut. I actually cut fabric using this method as well. I haven't had any problems. Two IMPORTANT things, sticky mat and fresh deep cut blade! They will make this a breeze!!!!

      http://www.createwithginger.com/p/tutorials.html

      If this isn't clear, feel free ask away:0) Have a great day!


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  4. I love your banner! The colors are beautiful! You really did a great job!
    Pam
    pamdanner1973@gmail.com

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  5. Cute Banner! Love it!! I also love how you did the picture with a close up of each part! Nice work!

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  6. This banner is adorable! Love the papers and the cuts! So adorable and great to hang on a fireplace, the wall, over a door or on a cubicle at work! So versatile and gets you 'in the mood' for a little trick or treating!

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  7. Fantastic banner Ginger!! I am so happy you joined us for this hop and I hope to be in more with you in the future.

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    1. Thanks Darla! I really enjoyed it! Hope to be a part of many more:0)

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  8. Love the Owls and the Burlap on this banner! Thanks for the tip that we can also cut felt with the cricut!

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    1. Thanks Diana! I've also been playing with different chip board and I have to say, what doesn't that cricut machine do (okay, make dinner, maybe)!

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  9. banner, banner, banner! i love banners, good job!

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    1. Thanks Tanya!!! I'm really starting to become a fan as well. This was my first one, and my husband really liked it over the mantle. So win win!!!

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  10. That banner is awesome and so is the pumpkin!

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