Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winners! CWC 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun

Happy Friday all! In case you didn't have a chance to make it over to the Cooking with Cricut site today, here is a list of winners of all those amazing prizes... Congratulations to the winners! Please visit Cooking with Cricut for instructions on how to claim your prize. All winners were chosen by

Week One Prizes

Spring Holidays Cricut Cartridge

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...
Pears are very yummy friuts! Thanks for the freebies. You all did a great job show casing the pears! I'll have to go back for the other later on a pay day :)TFS!

PCW $20 Winner

Edwina said...
These are beautiful! I love vintage items! Thank you so much! Edwina Brown
Quick Quotes $15 Gift Certificate

Nanette said...
Nice projects and great video. I never would have guessed it was your 1st video. I'm excited to go and try to make some flowers now.

Week Two Prizes

Quickuts Die Cut and Embossing Set 2

Lana said...
Love the projects and the freebies!!

Quick Quotes $15 gift certificate

marg0006 said...
Just adore all the great ideas. Thanks.

Quick Quotes Paper Pack Set said...
Thanks for all you share Melin!

PCW $20 Gift Voucher Download

Bunnyfreak said....
Thanks for details about Pazzles.

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge

Rae Ann said....
The layouts are spectacular! Your design team is REALLY good. Thanks again
for the downloads; I really like today's.
Happy holidays! Rae Ann O.

 Week Three Prizes

Quickuz Die Cut and Embossing Set 3 said...
So many wonderful projects. You are all a great inspiration.

Quick Quotes Paper Pack Set

Jessica said...

Just a few more days and Christmas will be here!!! Such lovely projects from the DT again. Thank you so much for this fun celebration!

PCW $20 Gift Voucher Download

Carolyn said...
All the projects are cute. I always love treat holders.

Grand Prizes!!

Ultimate Twine Sampler

Anna said...
Another wonderful day of projects and files. Thank you so very much.

CTMH - Gift Set

Yvette said...
These projects are soooo cute. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes.

Cutters Creek Gift Certificate

Moments by Marla said...
Amazing!!! Your site, projects, freebies and all of the candy are amazing! I became
a follower and signed up for the newsletter. Thank you and I look forward to seeing what
is on here tomorrow.  

Congratulations again, and make sure you head on over to CWC to claim your prizes!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #66: Favorite project of 2011

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last Cooking with Cricut challenge for 2011! This week we are showcasing our favorite project of 2011. All you need to do to participate is create a "NEW" post talking about your favorite project (why it is your favorite, etc). You can create a link to the old post if the details are too lengthy.

I had a few projects in the running for my favorite and it was hard to decide between a couple of them. I ultimately decided on this one of my big guy, Cash.

I used George and Basic Shapes for the circle 'template' and the 'Big' in the title, and used Simply Sweet for the 'bone' in the title. The rest of the title letters are stickers from Bo Bunny's Zoology collection, as is all the paper!

I hope you enjoyed my favorite project, and can't wait to see all of yours!

I will also be entering this layout in the Whimsical Designs challenge for this week: Favorite Project or Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to take an opportunity to thank each and every one of you! I just started this blog a few short months ago (in August) and in that time I have gained 3 design teams, 78 followers and countless new friends, support and inspiration. It has been a GREAT year crafting wise and I am so grateful for your kind and encouraging comments, advice and ideas! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and families, and I will see you all back here in 2012 with lots more fun stuff to come!

(Vintage Clip Art Courtesy of PCW).

Friday, December 23, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun Day 23: Nutcrackers, stockings and/orgifts

Welcome to Day 23 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun!! Today's theme is Nutcrackers, gifts and/or stockings. I chose the gift theme, and decided to make a card with this adorable digi stamp from Paper Crafting World. This is my second time working with copics, and I think I fared slightly better than the first time! Here is my project:

The paper is from Bella Blvd. Christmas Wishes collection. I got the chance to us my fun snow pen again to highlight the trim on Miss Bunny's coat. Here is a better look:

You can see the 'snow' texture a little better. And as mentioned above, she was colored with copics (still learning!)

Remember, there are weekly prizes as well as FREE cutting files, digital stamps and vintage clip art over at Cooking with Cricut. Make sure you head over to grab them! Just a reminder, in order to be eligible for the weekly prizes you need to be a follower of the blog. Here are some of the sponsors of the AMAZING things you can win this week: Quick Quotes, Pazzles, Paper Crafting World, The Twinery, Cutters Creek, and Close to My Heart.
Thanks for joining us, and I hope you found some inspiration today!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cooking with Cricut challenge # 65: Poinsettas and Holiday Florals

Welcome to another challenge week at Cooking with Cricut! This week the challenge is to include poinsettas or holiday florals in your project. I decided to continue with the vintage Christmas theme that I have been loving so much this year with this project using Bo Bunny's Father Christmas line. Here is my project (forgive the picture quality, for some reason I just couldn't get a good photo of this layout!):
The paper used for the gold and red poinsettas is from KaiserCraft. I just loved that gold foil paper, and thought it would make a pretty holiday flower. I used the same technique on the flowers as I did in the Vintage Christmas Card- you can see more info about that technique HERE. Here is a close up of the flowers:

 The title is a sticker from Bo Bunny, and I used Elegant Edges for the background shape. Then I added some beautiful Vintage Christmas crinkle ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique. Hope you enjoy the project and thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see all the beautiful holiday florals on your projects!

I am also entering this project in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot- Christmas tag
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog- incorporate a tag in your project

Monday, December 19, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun Day 19: Halloween or October Themed

Welcome to Day 19 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun!! Today's theme is October, or non-scary Halloween. Halloween just happens to be my favorite holiday, so I enjoy doing a Halloween project even in the middle of December! My project today is a 12 x 12 layout and includes a darling digi stamp from Paper Crafting World. This is literally my first time working with digis AND copics, so be gentle, lol! I know it could be SO much better, but everyone has to have a first time, right? ;) Here is my project:
All the paper is from We R Memory Keepers including the chipboard and borders. I cut the scallops from Elegant Edges, and as mentioned previously the digi was colored with copics. I then added some stickles and a sticker! I also added some crinkle ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique. Here is a close-up of the sweet Halloween kitty (again remember- FIRST time, lol!)
Remember, there are weekly prizes as well as FREE cutting files, digital stamps and vintage clip art over at Cooking with Cricut. Make sure you head over to grab them! Just a reminder, in order to be eligible for the weekly prizes you need to be a follower of the blog. Here are some of the sponsors of the AMAZING things you can win this week: Quick Quotes, Pazzles, Paper Crafting World, The Twinery, Cutters Creek, or Close to My Heart.
Thanks for joining us, and I hope you found some inspiration today!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Penguin Christmas Tag

This was one of those projects where it should have been quick and easy, but everything I tried to do on it seemed to just not work out. I think I managed to salvage it for the most part, lol, and after spending so much time figured I had better post it.

(Just pretend you don't notice any mistakes, lol) The patterned paper is from SEI. I cut the tag from Plantin Schoolbook (I think- I had it leftover from a previous project) and the penguin and snowflakes are from Christmas Cheer. One thing I did try on this one that I really liked was my new 'snow maker' paint pen.  SO much fun! But you have to be careful, the paint can come out pretty fast at times, and then you have an overabundance of snow. ;) Here is a close-up of my penguin's snowy hat:

I added it to my sentiment, from Robin's Creative Cottage Snowman's Prayer collection. All you have to do is add some heat and it puffs right up and gives that really fun 'snow-y' texture. Definitely going to be using this some more!

Hope you enjoyed my project, I am also entering it in the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug2- Christmas Tag
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog- add ribbon
The Paper Variety- Anything goes
Whimsical Designs- Tag
Frosted Designs- Ribbon

Thanks for coming by, hope you're all having a magical holiday season :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Challenge #4: Holiday Treat Packaging

Hi and welcome to another fun challenge from Robin's Creative Cottage! This week we are creating Holiday Treat Packaging. There are SO many fun options for gift and treat packaging that I have been seeing this season, it was hard to choose.  I settled on this cute gift box because it is so versatile- you can fill it with any kinds of treats- cookies, candies, small gifts or even cards. And the options for decorating are endless. Here is my project:
I found the tutorial for this gift box at Split Coast Stampers. You can find it HERE. The paper and chipboard accents are from KaiserCraft. The sentiment background shape is cut from Elegant Edges and the stamp is from Robin's Gingerbread Holiday stamp set. These stamps are SO perfect for holiday gift and treat giving! (get your own set HERE!). I added some diamond stickels for a little more sparkle. And lastly, I added some tinsel string from Prairie Bird Boutique. I just love this for holiday projects. Here is another view of the project:

I hope you have enjoyed my project and I look forward to seeing all of your fun holiday treat packaging!

I am also entering this project in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs- Use glitter on your project
Whimsical Designs- Christmas/winter themed project with sparkle

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Design Team Announcement!

Happy Sunday everybody! I am simply thrilled to be able to announce that I have been selected to be a Design Team member for the lovely and talented ladies over at Pile it On! This is a super fun challenge blog that encourages you to participate in multiple challenges, and well, Pile It On! I can't wait to get started, and encourage all of you to visit the Pile It On blog and start stretching those projects to include as many challenges as you can!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Makeover!

So you may have noticed my blog looks a little different- I got a blog makeover! I hope you all like it- I love it! Seeing as I am blog/computer semi-inept I enlisted the help of the uber-talented Chris over at Get Inspired with Chatterscene. If you like my blog look her up- her prices are SO reasonable, and she is great to work with! Thanks again for all your continued love and support! <3

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge # 63: Sounds of the Season

Hello and welcome to another challenge week over at Cooking with Cricut! Our theme this week is to incorporate music into our project- showcase your favorite Christmas carol, or music somehow into your project.  My project is titled- We Wish you a Merry Christmas- I used one of our Christmas Card photos from last year. Here is my project:
All of the paper/stickers/borders are from KaiserCraft- I actually won this line and have been so excited to finally have a chance to use it.  The paper has a beautiful vintage quality- and I love anything vintage. Speaking of vintage, have you been checking out the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun? Everyday Melin has some BEAUTIFUL vintage clip art that she is giving away for FREE! You must check it out! Anyway, back to my project, lol. I used Christmas Cheer and cut some images with the shadow feature at 1 1/4" from different patterned papers to create the border. Here is a close up of some of those images:

(You can also see most of my boxer, Cash, lol. We have since added another, June, to our family as seen in previous posts). The Merry Christmas portion of the title was cut from Joys of the Season.  I hope you enjoyed my project today. I wish I was able to do more right now, but this broken leg has really put a damper on that. I am crossing my fingers for two long more weeks when I will (hopefully) be told I can finally walk again. Cross your fingers for me too!! Can't wait to see what beautiful music-inspired projects you all cook up, and thanks for stopping by!!

I am also entering this project in the following challenges:
The Paper Variety- project inspired by Christmas Song or Lyrics
Amanda's Crafts and More- A Christmas or Holiday Layout

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cooking with Cricut's 25 days of Christmas and Crafting Showcase

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to make sure and let you know about a really fun, amazing and inspiring event going on over at Cooking with Cricut- you really do NOT want to miss this one!! It is the 2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas & Crafting Fun Showcase, and it starts TODAY! (sorry for the late notice, lol- to say it's been a crazy day would be an understatement!). Here is what this fun event entails:
* Different Designers will be showcasing their projects for your creative inspiration.
* Will have a different theme and the themes will not ALL be Christmas or Holiday related. So be sure to visit everyday for creative inspiration you can use through out the whole year!
* We will be giving away FREE Digital Stamps, FREE Electronic Die Cutting Files and Other Printable graphics. There will be something for everyone. Please note: The freebies will expire at the end of their 24 hours and new ones will be available. You won’t want to miss them!
* We will showcase projects using your Cricut and Cricut tools.
* We will showcase projects using your OTHER electronic cutters too! Tools such as our Pazzles, Silhouettes, Gazelles and other electronic cutters. Along with all types of crafting tools and essentials.
* You will want to leave a comment for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes as well as one of our GRAND PRIZES!!!
* You HAVE to be a follower of this blog in order to win a prize, sorry no exceptions.
In addition to ALL that, several of our sponsors are offering discounts with discount codes for purchases during our event. 
This Week (Dec. 1st through December 8th) enter for a chance to win the following:

*Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge

*$15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes

*Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die (These will work in “Other” machines too :)

*$20 Download from

* Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription

* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack

* Cutter’s Creek $25 Gift Certificate

* Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORT THEM! Check out the wonderful prizes AND extra discounts available exclusively through us during this event!

And make sure you head over to Cooking with Cricut for additional information about the AMAZING prizes, FREE downloads and of course, to check out all the inspirational projects our design team has cooked up for you!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Challenge: Let it Sparkle

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ChallengeTuesday over at Robin's Creative Cottage! This week our theme is 'Let it Sparkle'- use glitter, jewels, or any bling! I had a fun time with this theme, because I love the sparkly! I created a card for this challenge:
All the paper is from KaiserCraft. I cut the trees out of a patterned paper from the collection as they had some sparkle already in them- hopefully the photo does it justice. I cut a frame at 1 1/4" from Elegant Edges for my stamp- from Robin's Gingerbread Holiday set. I added some stickles for a little sparkle on the stars in the stamp image. I then added some tinsel string from Prairie Bird boutique (this stuff is awesome for holiday projects, I wish I had discovered it before I did all my Christmas cards!) and some glitter brads for a little more sparkle! Here is a close up of the Stamp sentiment- one of my favorites from Robin's collection:

I hope you enjoyed my project, and can't wait to see how you all Let it Sparkle! If you would like some of these amazing and fun stamp sets for yourself,  please visit here.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
The Kraft Journal: Christmas Card
Pile it on: Sugar and Spice

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vintage Holiday Thank you card

I am a fan of ALL things vintage. I actually won some beautiful vintage style holiday paper by KaiserCraft from Frosted Designs a while back, and have been chomping at the bit to put it to use! I already completed all of my Christmas cards for this year, so I decided to make a Christmas 'thank you' card. This can be used to thank someone for a Christmas gift, or as a general 'thank you' card that you are giving to someone during the holiday season. Here is my card:
The sentiment is cut from the Thanksgiving Seasonal cart. I created the poinsetta using Mother's Day Bouquet. I found the shape that looked most like a poinsetta to me, then using a red patterned paper from the KaiserCraft December 25th collection I cut out two at 2 1/2 in., two at 2 1/4 in., and two at 2 in. I used a petal roller to give some dimension, layered the cuts together, offsetting each one a bit and secured with a small brad.  I then added some gold stickles to the center.  I also cut two leaves at 2 in. Here is a close-up of my flower:
This was my first time using crinkle ribbon. I have seen it used in many other's projects, but had never used it myself, and I think I'm addicted! I loved the look I was able to acheive with this ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique.
It really adds some pretty dimension! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my project! I am entering it in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot- handmade flowers
Fantabulout Cricut Challenge Blog-project with 'thank you' or 'thanks'
Getting Cricky- giving thanks
Pile it On- anything with 'P' (poinsetta!) :)

Blog Hop Winner!

Hello everyone! First of all, just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your sweet comments and support for the Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Celebration! I am excited to announce the winner of the Snowman's Prayer Stamp set, chosen by Random Number Generator:
Lolis said...

Great page! Love how you used the stamp! I just became your follower.
Congratulations Lolis! You are going to LOVE these stamps! Please email me your address, and I will get your stamp set out to you! hmpeterson08 at gmail!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thankful Card

If you are looking for the Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Celebration Blog Hop post click HERE.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently purchased the Elegant Edges Cart and I just know it is going to be my new go-to cart, LOL! I used it for the background on this card, and I used the Thanksgiving seasonal cart for that pretty turkey with flourish and the "thankful" sentiment.  On the cart it is actually 'Thankful heart' but it didn't all quite fit on my card, LOL. All the paper is from the SEI Moonrise collection- I love this line for Thanksgiving- very elegant colors and patterns. Here is the card:
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog- Red, Orange and Brown
The Paper Variety-Use the word 'thanks' or 'thankful'
Whimsical Designs-Thanksgiving Theme

I hope you enjoyed my project. And don't forget, you still have until Monday at midnight to be eligible to win a set of the brand new stamps from Robin's Creative Cottage. I will be announcing the winner on Tuesday 11/22. These are AWESOME stamps, Go HERE to find out what you need to do to win!!

Easel Card

If you are looking for the Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Celebration Blog Hop post click HERE!

Hello! I am so excited to finally be able to start participating in challenges again after my move and car accident injury! I have really missed doing all the fun challenges out there!! One thing I missed is those challenges that get you to learn and try new techniques. That was the case with the challenge over at My Craft Spot this week- Easel Card.  I have never made an easel card, but have been very interested in learning new card techniques.  They had a link to a great instructional video on their challenge post and it was very fun and easy! I am also entering the card in the challenge at Frosted Designs this week which was to use die cuts!
Here is my card:
And here is the side view:
All the paper is from SEI's Glitzmas collection (really love this paper collection- I've used it for 4 projects this week alone, lol). I just recently got the Elegant Edges cartridge, so I was very excited to break that one out! I used it for the border. I cut the tree with Winter Woodland, and added some Glossy enamel for the snow. The stamp sentiment is, of course, from Robin's Creative Cottage.  Here is a close up of my winter tree:
I hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Celebration Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Hunny Pot for Robin's first "Stamp Release Celebration" blog hop!

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project that includes one of the two new stamps sets available today for purchase on Robin's blog.

If you've come from visiting Gwen at This and That by Gwen you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along for our "Stamp Release Celebration", start HERE.
Remember to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration along with an amazing giveaway. Each blog will have one of Robin's stamp sets as a giveaway for one lucky winner. Then hurry back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party where you can share your blog with all our viewers.
For my project I decided to do a layout. I enjoy making cards and other types of crafts, but layouts have always been my favorite. I kept it simple so the title from Robin's Snowman's Prayer set would really stand out:

I love the quality of these stamps. My layout was inspired by a sketch from Creative Scrappers.  All the paper is from S.E.I. The flourishes were cut from Cindy Loo at 4" and 3". The bottom title frame was cut from Paper Lace. I cut the snowflakes from patterned paper and popped them up on glue dots and added some glitter brads. This photo was actually one of my engagement pictures, but I have always loved it and thought it fit so well in the 'snow' theme. :) I hope you enjoy my project today!

Today I have one of Robin's new 'Snowman's Prayer' stamp sets to GIVE AWAY to one of my lucky followers! In order to be eligible, all you need to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post! I will announce the winner on Tuesday November 22nd. Here is a photo of the cute stamp set you could win:

Next stop...Karen's blog, Crafted with love by Karen. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to head back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party.
Thanks for hopping with us today!! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release Day 2

Hi everybody and welcome back!! I hope you are enjoying all the great projects featuring the new stamp sets from Robin's Creative Cottage. Today I am featuring the Gingerbread Holiday set. These stamps have lots of cute phrases that would be perfect for holiday gift giving. I chose to make a little gift bag that you could fill with treats to give to a friend or neighbor:

The bag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I just pressed the 'fit to page' button and it cut it at 7 1/2". The tag is also cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 3". I then cut a wreath from Joys of the Season.  I used the 'flip' key so that I could use both sides of my patterned paper without having to flip it on my mat. The wreath was cut at 4".  I added some bling to the tag and tied it to my gift bag with some ribbon.  Here is a close-up of the stamp on the tag:
I added some glossy accents to make the sentiment really stand out.

I hope you have enjoyed my project, and make sure to check out all the projects from our talented design team on Robin's blog. And be sure to come back on Friday for our Stamp Release Celcbration Blog Hop for a chance to win one of these fun stamp sets!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cooking With Cricut challenge #60 Let&apos;s Talk Turkey

Hi guys! It's time for another challenge over at Cooking with Cricut!  It is SO great to be back in my craft room- I had to skip last week's challenge due to my injury, and I was very bummed, so I am so happy to be back!
This week our challenge was to incorporate our favorite November bird into our project. Here is mine:

I love Thanksgiving, so I took this pic of my hubby with our Thanksgiving turkey to creat this layout. I wanted to make it a little more elegant :) so I used these pretty papers from S.E.I.'s Moonrise collection. (S.E.I. always has a great booth at my local Scrapbook Expo and I stocked up on their holiday lines this year, so you will probably be seeing alot of them to come, lol). The title paper was from Bella Blvd.'s Finally Fall collection, and is cut from Sophisticated, as is the shape from the background paper. This is a really fun cart! Mr. Turkey is cut from Stretch your Imagination. I popped up his wing and added some Stickles to sparkle him up a bit!
I added some buttons and brads from my collection and voila! I hope you like it, I had a great time making it and have a few more projects coming this week.  Also, don't forget to join us for the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun starting December 1st. LOADS of great projects, ideas and inspiration and GIVEAWAYS! (we all love those, right??) Thanks for looking, and can't wait to see what you all cook up this week!!

Robin&apos;s Creative Cottage Stamp Release Party!

Oh my gosh, what a week! Thanks y'all for your patience while I recuperated! Well, I promised some fun things coming up this week, so without further adieu... :)
This week we are celebrating the release of the new stamps from Robin's Creative Cottage. Let me tell you, these stamps are AWESOME. Very high quality, clean stamp image, and SO cute!! I am so excited to finally be able to show you the stamps, and the projects I've created with them! Also, don't forget to join us on Friday for the Stamp Release Celebration Blog Hop! Lots of great inspiration, AND every design team member has a full set of stamps to GIVE AWAY! You don't want to miss it!
For today I am working with the Snowman's Prayer stamp set.  I made this fun snowflake card.

The card size is 4x6 and all the paper was from S.E.I.'s Silver Valley collection. The snowflake 'brads' are actually eyelets from Eyelet Outlet.  The title was stamped with Color Box ink and popped up on glue dots to stand out a bit more.  Here is a close up of the CUTE stamp!

The snowflakes were cut from Joys of the Season at 2 1/2". I inked the edges for definition with Tim Holtz ink, and then stamped the mini snowflake stamp from the collection. Here is some detail:
I really hope you liked my card, and want to head over to Robin's Creative Cottage to see all the amazing projects from our super talented design team. And make sure to come back on Thursday when I will be showcasing the Gingerbread Holiday set, and don't forget the Blog Hop on Friday, with a chance to win a set of these great stamps!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A little 'break'

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been a little bit of time since I posted...I moved recently and so all my craft supplies are boxed up. The plan was to get that room unpacked first! (priorities, right? ;) but then I was in a fairly bad car accident and broke my leg! :( What is it they say about best laid plans?? Anyway, this unexpected road block definitely set me back a bit, but please stay tuned because I WILL figure out a way to craft through this and have some fun things coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exciting Announcement!

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of the new Design Team for Robin's Creative Cottage! Robin is now making the most AWESOME clear stamps! Let me tell ya- I've seen a sneak peek and they are going to be a must have! The best part? They will coordinate with all those cricut cuts we love to use on our projects! What could be better than that? Robin has assembled some amazing and talented ladies, and there will be LOTS of fun to come, so stay tuned! In the meantime, head over to Robin's Creative Cottage for more info!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cooking with Cricut challenge #57: Scarecrows, Hay, Crows and Sketches

It's time for another Cooking with Cricut challenge! This was a fun one! As you all know I LOVE Fall and I just acquired the Simply Scarecrow cart (this one is a must-have! So many cute cuts...) and I'm happy anytime I get to use it! This week we were provided another cute sketch to utilize. I switched this one up just a bit- I had a 4x6 vertical photo I wanted to use so I flipped the mat up and down. And I added a big pumpkin (also cut with the Simply Scarecrow cart) for the background. All the paper on the project is from the Bo Bunny Forever Fall line. I think I have made 3 projects from this line so far- such great Fall colors and images. After cutting the images out, I inked the corn stalk with some Tim Holtz distress ink, placed buttons for eyes on my scarecrow guy and added some raffia to give that feel of real hay. I've attached a closeup of my scarecrow so you can see. I cut the title using Alphalicious. One last thing- I was having a real hard time coming up with a title for this page. I wanted something cute that matched the picture of my hubby and our boxer, Cash. Well, I hopped on over to Scrapbook Eden and found the perfect title! There are a lot of great resources and tutorials on this site- you should definitely check it out!
Here is the sketch we were provided to use for this week's project:

Here is my finished project:

Here is a closeup of the scarecrow:

Thanks for visiting! Can't wait to see the fun Fall goodies you all will cook up!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Hi and thanks to EVERYBODY for your sweet comments on my first blog hop! It was a lot of fun! I have a winner to announce for my 'blog candy' chosen by random number generator and it is....Silvia Haynes! Thank you Silvia for your sweet comments, I SO appreciate it! Please email me your info and I will get your goodies out to you! You can email me at hmpeterson08 at gmail. Thanks again!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Adopt a Pet Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to The Hunny Pot and the Cooking with Cricut Adopt a Shelter Pet Blog Hop! October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month so we wanted to honor our furry friends. If you arrived here from visiting Linda you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning. I am so excited, this is my FIRST ever blog hop! So be gentle, I'm a newbie, LOL! Also, to welcome you, I am offering some blog candy! If you would like to win these fun Halloween goodies all you have to do is become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment on this post!

I am very honored that my first hop is in recognition of adopting homeless pets. It is a cause very near and dear to my heart. So, to that end, my featured project also 'features' my adopted boxer June Carter, aka Junebug. June joined our family at this time last year and has brought so much joy to our lives. This project highlights a few of her 'quirks'. Shortly after joining our family, I was folding up a quilt and she came running from out of nowhere to dive under it. That was when I realized she liked to burrow. In the picture she's even burrowed under a pillow!

This entire project was completed with my Imagine. I printed the cardstock, frame shapes, mats and patterned paper from the Heirloom cartridge. Even the title was printed with a color from the Heirloom palette and then cut with the 'original' cricut cart All Mixed Up. For the flourish I printed an Heirloom pattern on a cut from Storybook. That's what I love about the Imagine, you can print and cut from any Imagine or original cricut cart, and your whole page is perfectly coordinated! I added some Basic Grey brads and prima flowers for embellishment and done!

And just so he didn't feel left out :) Here are some favorite projects that I have previously posted featuring June's 'brother' Cash. Click on the links for more info about these projects!

Please do follow my blog if you like what you see!

Now it's your turn! Link up your purr-fectly wonderful pet-themed project at Here are a few guidelines:
* Must follow the challenge topic.
* Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
* Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
* Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
* Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
* Must HAVE FUN!
* You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop. There is also a prize package for just leaving us some love (a comment) on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $20 gift voucher-download from The Design Team’s top three will each receive $5.00 gift voucher-download from
Now head on over to visit Felicia to see what she's cooked up for you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge: Purple, Green and Sketches

I am so excited to present my FIRST Cooking with Cricut Design Team project!! The challenge this week is to incorporate the colors purple and green with the provided sketch. Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, so if you give me purple and green in the middle of October, I'm going to have to do a Halloween page! For this page I used a solid frame background from Storybook for the scalloped background, and Paper Dolls Dress up for all the cute little critters. I cut the ghost, moon and stars out of glitter paper to give them a little more sparkle (and less mess!), then popped them all up on glue dots for a little more dimension. All of the paper and the chipboard pumpkin border are from American Crafts. The 'Trick or Treat' title is a stamp from Inkadinkado. Here is the fabulous sketch I used:

And my finished project! (Along with some close-ups of the critters) :)
These are my 3 nephews: Brayden (a nerd), Braxton (Spiderman) and Nevin (the baby from "Addams Family), How cute are they!

I used a white pen from American Crafts to draw on the detail on the cats.

I cut these pieces out of glitter paper to add a little sparkle!

So there's my project, I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you will join in the fun this week! Can't wait to see all the fun things you create with this weeks' challenge!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Design Team Announcement

Hiya! So today is the big day- Cooking with Cricut announces the new design team, so it's official! :) I am BEYOND thrilled to be on team with these lovely and talented ladies!  I am not participating in this week's challenge but be sure to check out the fun ' Teddy bears, cupcakes, or cake' challenge, and watch for my project next week! SO excited!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


My Craft Spot is having a color challenge this week- black with green, orange or purple. It was surpsingly hard to stick to just the two colors! I have actually used up all my Halloween pics from previous years (it IS my favorite holiday, so I tend to get right to those LO's! LOL), so I decided to make a LO with a photo mat to be ready for all the MANY photos I will be taking this year. All the patterned paper, and the brads are We R Memory Keepers and I used the Happy Hauntings cart. Hope you enjoy!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sk8r Boy

Really fun challenge over at Frosted Designs this week. It was a recipe challenge- I've never done one like this before! Really fun! Basically they give you 8 things and you pick four and incorporate them in your project. I picked the color yellow (background paper), ink or misting (smooch spray used on background paper. I like the effect for the theme of my LO), ribbon or lace (that awesome 'masculine' net ribbon from Theresa Collins- so perfect for boys or sports pages!) and buttons! I cut the title with Printing Press, and the stars from George and Basic Shapes. TFL!!
Photos of my awesome nephew Bailey provided with permission from my sis Holli Fernandez. Thanks for the great pics!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Exciting News!

As I mentioned in an earlier post I have some exciting news to share- I have been selected to be on the design team for Cooking with Cricut! I am absolutely thrilled, and looking forward to many fun projects and blog hops to come! Please also check out Paper Crafting World- lots of fun cut files and digital stamps. They even have page kits and tutorials, lots of good stuff! Can't wait to start sharing with you guys!!

Timpanogos Cave

A really cute challenge at the Paper Variety this week- include a forest critter on your project. What a fun Fall project idea! I love challenges like this because I probably wouldn't have thought to include a cute forest animal on this LO of me and my nephew up at Timpanogos Cave, but I really like the way it turned out. Also, I had been wanting to make these cute forest animals from the Cindy Loo cartridge for some time and this is the perfect opportunity. The paper is from We R Memory Keepers (couldn't resist paper with owls on it!!), stamp from Stampology and ribbon from American Crafts, and stickers from Bo Bunny. The title was cut with Doodletype. TFL!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Cut Above

I love October! So many fun Halloween projects to make! I have somehow obtained an obscene amount of fun Halloween patterned paper, so I need to use it up, so keep 'em comin'! This week's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to incorporate a pumpkin in your LO. I decided to scrap these photos of Hubby carving our pumpkins last year. I had this darling kit from My Mind's Eye that had some fun pumpkin embellies. I cut the title out of Printing Press. I love the mixed fonts on this cart! I also used some glossy accents and enamel accents to make some of the die cuts stand out. P.S. stay tuned for a big development coming soon... :)

Too Cute to Spook

It's been awhile since I posted- I have been SO busy lately! A party for my mom's 60th birthday, a party for my nephew's 1st birthday, invitations, cards, decorations, make n'takes, huge changes at work and a move! Phew! I hate moving, but at least in this new place I get a craft room! I'm so excited, I have definitely outgrown the half of a room that I am currently occupying! Anyway, on to some business... the challenge of the week over at My Craft Spot is "Too Cute to Spook". I thought it was the perfect theme for this cute photo of my niece Emma in her ladybug costume for Halloween a few years back. As a matter of fact, I 'stole' the theme for my title, and even ended up using paper from a line by Bella Blvd. called...Too Cute to Spook! LOL! I cut the trick or treaters/monsters out of a patterned paper to make the borders, and added some glossy accents to the orange circles to make them pop. The title was cut from Makin' the Grade and the stamp is from Basic Grey. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I got this BIG bone

Hi all! I had a lot of fun making this layout of my big guy with his big bone for Frosted Designs challenge this week. What a fun one! It was ransom note lettering, or mixed fonts.  I don't usually mix fonts too much so it was great to experiment with something different! The paper is Bo Bunny's Zoology collection. Sticker letters are from Bo Bunny too. 'Big' is cut with George and Basic Shapes which I used to cut the circle for the template as well, and 'bone' is cut with Simply Sweet. I don't know if this is allowed, lol, but I used the Frosted Designs sketch as well! I thought it would look really cute with my project and I really like it. Hope you do too! Here is the sketch:

And here is my finished project!