Monday, October 31, 2011

JME Creations DT Halloween Challenge

The Design Team over at JME Creations was
challenged this week to create a Halloween
themed project.  I decided to think out side of
the box and combine the triangle box from
tags, bags, boxes & more and a circle to make
this cute witches hat.

The triangle box can be found on page 125.  I cut it
with the fit to page with the window feature button on.
The box ends up being 4 inches wide and 4 inches tall.
For the window on the box I cut a sheet protector to fit.
The circle and stars are from the Doodletype cart.  The 
circle is on page 121 and cut at 5 1/2 inches.  The stars
are on page 90 and cut at 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 inches.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween Treat Box
 for todays challenge.  I know my Design Team
Sisters made some wonderful projects for todays
challenge.  You can check them out at:

Please visit me again soon to see some more
of my Sweet Creations.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The winner of my Blog Hop prize is Jamie

Jamie said...

awesome i love this i definitely have to try doin the 3d pumpkins.. thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower :)

Thank You everyone for your wonderful comments!!

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Monday, October 17, 2011

JME Creations DT Purple, Green & Orange Challenge

The Design Team over at JME Creations was
challenged this week to use the colors Purple, 
Green & Orange.  I decided to continue with 
Halloween cards.  All of the cuts for this card 
came from the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge. 
Which you can find on page 53. 

I started with a card base of 5 X 6 1/2".
The back ground paper is from last years
DCWV halloween paper and is cut 1/4"
smaller than the card base.  The Franken
Bride, moon & tombstone are all cut at 3".
The "Happy Halloween" stamp is a Studio 
G $1.00 stamp from last years set.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween card for
 todays challenge.  I know my Design Team
Sisters made some wonderful projects for todays
challenge.  You can check them out at:

Please visit me again soon to see some more
of my Sweet Creations.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop

Welcome to the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop brought to you
by JME Creations Design Team.  If you are joining me 
from my Design Team Sister Tina at
Then you are in the right place.

If you just happened across my Blog and would like to 
play alone in our fun hop, you can go to
and start at the beginning.  All my Design Team Sisters
did a fabulous job on this Blog Hop Please make sure
to check out each Blog and tell them how much you 
loved their projects.

In this Blog Hop you will see a lot of Pumpkins. For 
this Pumpkin Blog Hop I decided to make a 3D Pumpkin.

To make my Pumpkin I used Accent Essentials Cricut
cartridge.  You could use almost any of the round shapes
on this cartridge but, I choose to use page 52.  I cut the 
pumpkin at 6 1/2 inches 8 different times.  Then folded 
each of the circles in half and glued them to the next circle
until you get the fullness you want.  I would of added 2
more circles but I only had 8 pieces of this color orange.
(reminder to self: get 2 packs of paper then next time you see it)

For the leaves I used the Storybook Cartridge.  You 
will find this leaf on page 29.  I cut the leave at 3", 
2 1/2" and 2 inches.  The flourishes are also from
Storybook on page 54.  Cut at 3" and 2 inches. For
the stem I couldn't find one that I liked so I cut 
one by hand.  

I though I have not give away any Blog Candy in
a long time so why not today??  So, my Blog Candy
for today will be a wonderful surprise!!  Trust me you 
will LOVE it!!  If you would like to be entered into 
my Blog Candy drawing please leave me a fabulous
comment.  And if you would love to follow me that
would be great but, not a requirement to be entered.

I am the last stop on today's Blog Hop.  I hope 
you had a great time getting to know my Design
Team Sisters as much as I do.  

Did you love my pumpkin as much as I do??

Have a fun filled fall day and please come back
often to see more of my craftiness.  

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Friday, October 14, 2011

Festive Friday's

Today is Festive Friday's over at My Cricut Craftroom.
For today I decided to make the first of my Halloween 
cards.  I love the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. This 
really cute Frankenstein came from page 52.  I started
with a 5 X 6 1/2 inch base card.  I took a 4 X 4 1/2 inch
piece of black paper and free hand drew spiderwebs 
with my white pencil.  Frankenstein is cut at 3 1/2 inches.
The Happy Halloween stamp once again is from the 
Studio G $1.00 stamps.  

I really hope you loved my first of many Halloween
cards.  Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom to 
see what my fantastic Design Team sister have made
for today.

Have a crafty day and come back soon.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursdays DT Monster Challenge

The Crazy About Cricut Design Team was challenged
this week to use a monster on any type of project.
I decided to make a do it your self Smores Monster
kit.  This is a very simple treat bag to make for your
child's classroom.  

The Monster is from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
on page 70 and is cut at 2 inches.  For the treat bag I 
used a snack sized baggie. To add a topper measure
 the length of the baggie and how tall you want the
topper to be but, make sure you double the height.
You will need to fold it in half to have a back side.
I stapled the topper to the baggie and hide the staples
with the orange paper.  The stamp is from the dollar
section at Michael's.  And of course I had to add a 
small yellow prima flower with a little bit of bling. 
Now isn't she Cute!!

Now that you have seen my Monster project for today 
please head over to Crazy About Cricut to take a look 
at what my Wonderful Design Team sisters have made 
for todays challenge.

I hope you liked my simple but, Cute Monster project
for today.  Please come back soon for more sweet treats.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday

Today over at My Cricut Craftroom is Card Creating Tuesday. 

Here in Oregon we are finally in full Fall weather. Don't get 
me wrong I love all the fall colors, the cool east winds and 
the thought that Christmas is just around the corner. But, who 
doesn't love a good brightly colored popsicle? So, for todays 
card I decided to make some fun colored popsicles. I used the 
Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More.

Using my gyspy I added 2 (4.63 X 6.26) blackout popsicles 
to the gyspy mat. In order to have them fold in half correctly 
you have to flip one of them. Then I used the weld option
 on the Gyspy to get the card effect. Now you have the card
 base. I then cut out one of the blackout bases in brown and
 ran the stick part trough my Cuttlebug with the wood grain 
folder. The popsicle top was cut in a variety of bright colored 
DCWV paper and ran trough my Cuttlebug with the dots 
folder.  The cute little tags are cut with the TBBM cricut 
cartridge at 1 1/2 inches. The stamps on the tags are from 
the dollar stamps at Michael's.  I love them because you 
get to pick just what you want. 

I added a small piece of colored paper behind the cut spaces so 
you didn't have the brown paper showing. The glitter is a 
variety of colored stickles. I thought that the prima flowers 
added an extra layer of bling. Even the popsicle stamp is 
from the dollar stamp section.

Now that you have seen my cards for today please head
on over to My Cricut Craftroom to take a look at what my
other Design Team sisters have created for today.

I hope you have a great day and please come 
back soon for my fun crafts.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Theme Day Thursday "Sweet Treats"

Today over at My Cricut Craftroom is Theme Day Thursday.
The Theme for today is "Sweet Treats"

My husband's friend Jamie LOVES the New York Yankees
 and had a Birthday coming up so, I thought I could join
 those two together.

One of my very favorite Cricut cartridges is Tags, Bags,
Boxes & More.  This cake box was cut with the fit to 
page option on.  It ended up being 2 1/4 tall, 5 1/2 long
& 3 1/2 wide in the back. The blue paper is from Bazzill
and is really nice and thick so, it holds up really well.  I 
think that is one of the tricks to making any of the boxes
on this cartridge.

The baseball is from Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 2
inches. I then backed it with another baseball cut out 
of the blue paper at 2 1/4 inches.  To have it lifted off
the top of the box I added pop dots to the bottom of 
the baseball. To make the NY look more like the 
real NY design I cut the N out from Kate's ABCs 
at 1 1/2 inches and the Y is from Old West cut at 
1 1/2 inches.  I added pop dots to the N to have it
lift off the Y.

I love adding the little extra touches to make the boxes look 
like a real piece of cake.  The dripping frosting is from the 
Martha Stewart border punch called Drippy Goo. This was 
a very sought after punch a few year ago because of all the 
different way you can use it.  I ran the "frosting" trough my
Cuttlebug with the dots folder and them chalked them with
a blue chalk.  If you look closely in the pictures you can see a
little white tab on the back of the box.  I added a strip of twill
tape so Jamie could get at the "Sweet Treats" that were in his 
box.  I filled a plastic treat bag with cake balls that I decorated
with blue and white chocolate.  

Here is the web site to get some great direction on how to make 
cake balls and cake pops.

Now that you have seen my "Sweet Treats" Please head on over to 
My Cricut Craft Room to take a look at what my other Design Team
Sister have created for today.

Have a great day and come back soon for more fun crafts.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Monday, October 3, 2011

This weeks challenge JME Creations

Over at JME Creations the Design Team was 
Challenged to make anything using an Owl.

I made this cute Owl card by using the Wild
Card Cricut cartridge and the dot embossing 
folder for the cuttlebug with lots of pink ink 
chalk.  The hearts are cut out from the Doodle
Charms Cricut cartridge.  

The Owl was cut using the fit to page option. Which
 makes it 6 inches.  I also used the blackout option
 because I only needed the base of the card.  The 
layered look is achieved by cutting 1 inch wide 
strips of paper, punching them with a border 
punch (I used a Martha Stewart punch) After 
the strips are punched I ran them trough the 
cuttlebug using the dots folder.  Then came the
pink ink chalk (I love this stuff). Finally you just
glue layer on top of layer until you get the look
you want. I cut the eyes out twice.  First at 6 inches
and them at 7 inches. I only did this because I wanted
the black to cover up the hole in the brown eye.  You
will have to cut by hand your own beak. The hearts 
were cut at 2 1/4 inches & 2 inches.

Please head on over to JME Creations to see what
my Design Team Sisters have come up with for 
this challenge.  Please go to:
To check them out.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you loved my
take on the Owl Challenge. Come back soon.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's October 100
Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2.

If you are joining me from Lisa's blog at
Then you are in the right place.

If you happened across my blog and would like to 
play along in our fun hop, you can go to
My Cricut Craft Room at
and start at the beginning.
There are many amazing and talented ladies in 
todays hop. The idea of this blog hop is to show 
you how to use 100+ cartridges. 

Today I have a couple of Sweet Treats to share 
with you. I hope you enjoy my projects for 
todays hop.

This is only a partial picture of all 150 treat boxes.
  A coworker of my mom's was getting married in a
 couple of weeks and asked if I would be able to 
make her some treat boxes but, didn't know what
she wanted.  So, out came the Tags, Bags, Boxes
 and More cartridge.  I knew exactly what box I 
wanted to make.

I cut the box on blackout to get rid of the holes 
for the handle. And then set my E on fit to page.
With that setting on a 12 x 12 page the box ends
up being 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.  (Which is the perfect size
to fit 2 cake balls inside.) After I scored folded
and taped all the sides together I added a 1 inch
strip of card stock around the box.  I didn't tape 
the top closed so there was easer access to get at 
the delicious cake balls.  The flowers on top are 
cut from Accent Essentials at 1 1/2 and 1 inch
each.  I curled the petals after they were glued 
together.  And you always need a little BLING
to bring it all together.

Here are the cake pops that my mom and
I made to hand out to the kids.  We figured
that the kids would love these more than
the fancy boxes.  Who would know that
the adults would go crazy over them to.

If you have never heard of Cake pop or 
Cake Balls you can get the recipe by going

I hope you enjoyed my fun Wedding boxes.

For your next stop please visit my DT sister Kat @
She has the most wonderful wedding projects.

Sweet Wishes, Sharon