You've Been Boo'd!

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'm posting a fun little treat box you can use so play the, "You've Been Boo'd" game with your neighbors and friends. If you don't know what it is, you simply leave a box or bag of goodies with something saying they've been boo'd on their doorstep. You ring the bell and run away. The idea is that they will join in and leave a similar box on someone else's door so that pretty soon the whole street has joined the game.

This treat box will hang on someone's door for an extra fun touch. The box is my project for the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge blog. The challenge for the next two weeks is Fall Holiday - Anything Goes. I hope you'll stop by and enter one of your projects. All that's required is that it meets the theme and at least some of the project was cut with your Cricut machine.

Today's project comes from the online store called Jamie and Jenn. If you haven't been there before, you can find all kinds of cute .svg files there.

I don't know about you, but I'd love to get a box like this left at my door! I'm going to cross my fingers. :) In the meantime, I think I'm going to sneak next door and leave this guy to get the party started!

Have a great week!


A Trio of Pumpkin Greetings!

Hello Clever Crafty Friends! Today I'm posting for the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge blog. The challenge for the next two weeks is to make something with a pumpkin theme using your Cricut machine. I chose to do a trio of pumpkin Halloween cards. I needed these to send out so it was perfect timing. You can choose to make something fall or Thanksgiving themed. It just needs to have pumpkins involved.

Couture Creations Design Team Audition 2019 - Dot & Do..I love them? Yes, I do!

Hello clever crafty friends! Today I'm throwing my hat into the ring by auditioning for the Couture Creations Design Team. If you're not that familiar with this brand, they are an Australian company that offers a wide range of products to the crafting community. If you are familiar with them it probably is because of their outstanding hot foils, dies and other foiling products. Their hot foil happens to be my favorite of the many brands I've tried. However, they carry a huge line of crafting supplies and tools. Foils are just one of Couture Creation's many products.

I decided to give one of their product lines, Dot and Do a try. This system reminds me a little bit of the sticker books I used to get when I was a kid. The premise is simple. Find a sticker that matches a shape on a template and apply it over the top. As you add more stickers, a beautiful pattern of shiny colors takes shape until you have a completed card panel. But that's not all! (LOL! I love saying that!). Also included are decopage images in 4-6 pieces that you layer up using foam tape to create a lovely 3D focal point on the foiled card panel. The results are quite amazing.

Cupcake Card - Purple Cake Kit

Rose Panels - Purple Flowers Kit

I found the process really relaxing. It's similar to working on a jigsaw puzzle only a lot faster and very satisfying in a short amount of time. As you work, you discover what colors your design will be since each shape comes from one of the 4 colored foils. The exception to that are strips and small dots. Every sticker sheet has those options so it allows you to pick the colors you desired for those shapes, thus giving you flexibility to make it your own.

Iris Card - Purple Cake Kit
You can get many different Dot and Do kits on Amazon and other places but the one I purchased came from HSN. In this kit, I received two Dot and Do kits, each making at least 3 cards. The set names are Purple Cake and Purple Flowers. Included in this kit is their picking tool which looks like a pen but has a sharp pick instead of an ink refill. This is a perfect tool for picking up and moving the stickers to your template.

Flower Heart - Purple Flowers Kit
As you can see from the photos, the cards made from the Dot and Do kit are gorgeous. I enhanced them with some softly applied Oxide ink and gems. I used stamps also to create several sentiments although I left many without sentiments because I didn't feel they were needed and would take away from the cards themselves. I used stencils and ink or silver glaze as well. The designs really don't require enhancements but I had fun seeing what ideas I could come up for backgrounds and accents.

Wreath - Purple Flowers Kit
I hope I've successfully piqued your curiosity to check the Dot and Do line out a little further. I've got a video showing all the parts and pieces of the kits I used, close-ups of the finished cards and a tutorial showing you how to make the card pictured below.

Cake - Purple Cake Kit
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about Couture Creations and their Dot and Do card line. Let me know what card you like best!


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10,000 Sub Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I am excited to celebrate reaching 10,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel. It has been an amazing experience getting to know so many viewers and sharing projects, tutorials and product reviews. I have grown so much professionally through my YouTube experience and feel so very fortunate to have such a loyal following.

To celebrate, I doing a giveaway! A lucky subscriber will receive a $100 Amazon e-gift card. Click on this link or on the thumbnail below to go to my video where all the rules are posted. Hurry! The deadline to register is midnight this Friday, October 11th.

Have a great week!