365 Projects in 365 Days

My previous New Year's resolution was to be creative everyday with my Cricut, but since I've started my blog 2 years ago I have come across so many new exciting things like stamps, digi stamps, non-Cricut projects using chipboard, stickers, etc. and now my addition is the Silhouette Cameo. I will be posting many pictures and tutorials of all my projects. I will be making scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, embellishments and altered items. My goal is to create 365 projects in 365 days.

Friday, September 30, 2011

#211 Lola Mummy Card for Crafty Sprouts Challenge

Hi everyone!! Today is an all new challenge over at Crafty Sprouts the challenge is to make anything with the colors red, black, and slime green! You do not need to use Crafty Sprouts stamps or Simply Betty Stamps to enter the challenge. We were sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps with different Halloween stamps, I used "Lola Mummy" isn't she cool! I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils, and stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts "Totally Witchn" stamp set.

Click here  to enter the challenge and for a chance to win some vinyl!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

#210 Sandy Claus Long Card

Hi everyone! I know it's a lot later then my normal posting time, but I just had to enter the Simply Betty Facebook challenge. The challenge is to use any Christmas stamp from Simply Betty Stamps. I totally forgot that I had this awesome freebie from last December that I've never used yet.... what's wrong with me?? I LOVE this stamp so much!!

I colored Sandy Claus with my Prismacolor pencils, and added a spiderweb border with my MS punch and bling. The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Have a cool Yule" (Christmas stamps). I also added some tiny bats and Stickles to the white parts. This card is very long it measures 4 x 8.5 inches and fits perfectly in a long business envelope.

Here's a link to Crafty Sprouts stamps!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

#209 She Devil Halloween Card

Hi everyone here's a quick card I made with The Greeting Farm stamps She Devil Digi stamp. I colored her by using Distress inks, stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts Totally Witchn stamp set. The bat border is from a Martha Stewart punch.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

#208 Totally Witchn' Card

Hi everyone, today's a brand new This To That Challenge over at The Digi Bistro Cher's Studio Blog and this week's challenge is to use any tag on any project. I made a Halloween card with 3 different SVG files from The Digi Bistro store. I used the scallop shape from the Stylish Edges SVG set, the tag is from Tag It! Svg set, and of course the witches awesome legs and shoes are from Pick Your Posion SVG set. The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts Totally Witchn stamp set. I also added ribbon and bling with my i-rock on the tag. The embossing was done with my Cuttlebug and I inked it up with Distress ink.

I added 2 layers of pop dots for dimension!

CLICK HERE to enter the tag challenge!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, September 23, 2011

#207 Crafty Sprouts Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted anything in a week, as most of you know I am pregnant so that means I am so super tired ALL THE TIME!!! I feel like I can't function or even think about crafting, on top of that I have been having a lot of bad back problems. So please don't give up on me or forget about me, I treasure all of you!!!

For http://www.craftysprouts.com/ challenge this week it's a sketch challenge and we are sponsored by the awesome Greeting Farm Stamps and the winner will receive a 4x6 rubber stamp set of your choice! You do not have to use Greeting Farm Stamps to enter the challenge, you can use whatever you have even die cuts! For my card I chose to use the "Peace" stamp from TGFS and colored them using 2 different techniques, 1- Distress inks (Left), Prismacolor pencils (right) and added bling with my I-rock and  stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts stamps "Let's go blog hopping".

Here's a close-up of the 2 different coloring techniques. I also added pop dots under one of the girls/

For the back of my card I stamped the Besties barcode stamp from Crafty Sprouts "Besties for Life"

Here's the link to purchase Crafty Sprouts  amazing stamps!! I LOVE them!!!!!

Be sure to enter your Sketch project HERE and to see the rest of the DT's adorable projects!

P.S. I am in a blog hop tomorrow all about Mini Albums, and I will be using CRAFTY SPROUTS STAMPS and I will be giving away a set of Crafty Sprouts Stamps!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

#206 Crafty Sprouts New Release Blog Hop Christmas Angel

Hi everyone, welcome to Crafty Sprouts New Release Blog Hop hosted by the one and only Erika Creator of Crafty Sprouts Stamps!!! If you are here from Tanya's blog then you are in the right spot!

For this hop we are showcasing all of Crafty Sprouts new release stamps AND also having a Sketch challenge (you will see below) and all of us will be using various stamps from our sponsor The Greeting Farm Stamps. You do not have to use a Greeting farm stamp to play along in the challenge, the prize will be one 4x6 stamp set of your choice from http://thegreetingfarm.com/ how awesome is that!?! I LOVE their stamps so much.... they are so addicting! You can enter our sketch challenge HERE.
For my card I decided to go with the very sweet and lovely Angel Anya Stamp and I chose to use Crafty Sprouts "Have A COOL YULE" stamp set which is a Christmas/Holiday stamp set! I colored Angel Anya with markers and added Stickles to her wings and halo. I added 2 borders with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch that I purchased last season which I love!!!!

Here is this weeks sketch!

Here's are the New Releases!

(Christmas/Holiday set)

(Blog/Crafting Set)

(Halloween set)

I hope you all enjoyed seeing everyone's amazing project's using Crafty Sprouts new stamps, we LOVE them and think they Rock!!!! Seriously ladies I highly recommend these to everyone (even my hubby likes them LOL!)

****GIVEAWAY***** be sure to check out all of the DT's projects and leave a comment on EVERY blog EVERY Sneak Peek day for a chance to WIN ALL 3 STAMP SETS!!!!! The lucky winner will be announced on Crafty Sprouts Blog on Monday 9/19.

Don't forget to enter the Crafty Sprouts Sketch challenge HERE.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

#205 Crafty Sprouts Sneak Peek #3 Halloween Mouse Card

Hi everyone welcome to day 3 of Crafty Sprouts sneak peek New Releases. For today's release we all got to create something with this really cut Halloween stamp set called TOTALLY WITCHIN. For my card I used the trick or treating mouse from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge and stamped a Peachy Keen pumpkin face on the candy bucket. I also did faux stitching, inking with distress ink, add a border with my Drippy goo punch and also added some buttons.

Here you can see the dimension from using 2 layers of pop dots!

For the back of the card I just couldn't resist using Crafty Sprouts "TOTALLY WITCHIN" Halloween barcode stamp I love these!!

****GIVEAWAY***** be sure to check out all of the DT's projects and leave a comment on EVERY blog EVERY day for a chance to WIN ALL 3 STAMP SETS!!!!! The lucky winner will be announced on Crafty Sprouts Blog on Monday 9/19.

Here is  all the DT's Blogs:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#204 Crafty Sprouts Sneak Peek #2 Scenery Frog card

Hi everyone!! Welcome to day 2 of Crafty Sprouts new releases! Today we are all previewing the Let's Go Blog Hopping Stamp Set. I made a scenery card using The Digi Bistro's Hoppy Little Frogs SVG set for everything and also used The Digi Bistro's Spring Bloom SVG set for the faux water which is actually a flower! I did a lot of faux stitching here and added pop dots under the grass and under the frog. I added some googly eyes to the frog for a fun look. I made this card so I can start sending cards out to the blog hop hostesses of my upcoming hops =)

Here's the SVG set I used HOPPY LITTLE FROGS

****GIVEAWAY***** be sure to check out all of the DT's projects and leave a comment on EVERY blog EVERY day for a chance to WIN ALL 3 STAMP SETS!!!!! The lucky winner will be announced on Crafty Sprouts Blog on Monday 9/19.

Here is  all the DT's Blogs:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

#203 Crafty Spouts Sneak Peek #1 Christmas Easel Card

***This is my 2nd post today please scroll down to next post for my Digi Bistro DT Halloween Easel card****

Hi everyone I am super excited to show you the CRAFTY SPROUTS New Releases Sneak Peek #1. Today the DT will be previewing the Christmas stamp set called "COOL YULE". I decided to make another Easel card because I am totally hooked, this is my 3rd one in a row LOL! For this sweet gingerbread girl I stamped her with the Peachy Keen large gingerbread stamp on Kraft paper, then colored her with markers and added Stickles to the white parts. I also added a border with my Apron Lace border punch and stamped the sentiment "Making Spirits Bright" with Crafty Spouts new release stamp "COOL YULE" that will be available for purchase HERE on Friday 9/16. I also had to go all out and add a bunch of large bling pieces LOL, love them!!!

This is what the card looks like closed and completely flat.

Here's what the card looks like with a standing side view, I just love how these cards stand up all on their own like a picture frame! 

This card is also for sale in my Etsy shop HERE if you really love it!!

****GIVEAWAY***** be sure to check out all of the DT's projects and leave a comment on EVERY blog EVERY day for a chance to WIN ALL 3 STAMP SETS!!!!! The lucky winner will be announced on Crafty Sprouts Blog on Monday 9/19.

Here is  all the DT's Blogs:

#202 Spooky Cat Easel Card

Hi everyone! Here's a spooky cat card I made for  The Digi Bistro's Easel card challenge. I used the cat from the  Halloween Town SVG set and stamped the face with PKS! The sentiments Boo... Did I scare you are from Crafty Spouts Monster Kisses stamp set. I also added a spiderweb border from my MS punch and added bling. I inked up and Distress the edges with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink.

Here's the standing side view of my easel card.

Top closed view of the card.

This card is now for sale in my Etsy Shop HERE!!!

If you would like to enter in the Easel card challenge you can play along using any SVG or Cricut cartridge that has a Fall theme to it just link up your project HERE for a chance to win some FREE SVG files from The Digi Bistro Store.

****Also, be sure to come back to my blog later today @ 4pm Central time for the Crafty Sprouts stamps new releases, we're soooo excited to show you guys are fabulous projects using the new stamps!!******

Monday, September 12, 2011

#201 Jukebox Easel Birthday Card and Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone! Here's my 1st ever Easel Card that I made for http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ our challenge this week is to make an Easel Card.

I made this card for my mom's b-day she love's 50's retro things! I cut the jukebox from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge and added Stickles to it. For the bottom layer I added a border and buttons and the sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Are you ready to rock" stamp set.

Here's the top/ closed view of my card I also added pop dots under the jukebox.

ATTN: Winner, Winner!!!!

Now onto the blog hops winner of this awesome CRAFTY SPROUTS "Are you ready to rock" stamp set is...... The Craftin Mama congrats!!!!! Please email me with your mailing address @ critterbugg365@gmail.com

Saturday, September 10, 2011

#200 Back to School/Fall Blog Hop Tigger card

Hi everyone welcome to the Back to school/Fall Blog Hop hosted by Sylvia from http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/ if you are here from Sylvia's blog you are in the right spot!!  

Yay I'm so excited I reached 200 projects today this year on my blog....only 165 to go to reach my goal of making 365 projects in 365 days!!!

Since we were allowed to make a Fall project I decided to whip out my Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge since I knew there were a lot of Fall images on that cart.  The leaves, wheel barrel, and Tigger are all from Pooh and Friends. I used my brand new Fall border punch from Fiskars that I purchased at Joann's I think it is so cute with those little scallop shapes! the sentiment says "Hippity Hoppity Happy"!

Below is a close up of Tigger I added pop dots under him!

Blog Candy!! I am giving away one Crafty Sprouts "Are you ready to rock" stamp sets to one lucky follower! Just make sure to leave me a comment on my post #193 I will announce the winner on Monday Sept. 12th!!


Friday, September 9, 2011

#199 Hello Kitty Shaped Halloween Card

Happy Friday!! I can not believe that we are already in our second week of September.... wow this year is going by sooooo fast! I feel like just months ago I was creating Halloween stuff for last year and now it's that time of year again lol!

I made this shaped Hello Kitty card using the Hello Kitty Greeting Cricut cartridge the size measures 5x7inches and I stamped the face using Peachy Keen stamps... simple eyes, and noses! I highly recommend getting them because that's 3 little layers you don't have to mess with!

I stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts Monster Kisses stamp set. If you would like to enter the Crafty Sprouts shaped card challenge click HERE, you can win a set of Peachy Keen stamps!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

#198 Friendship Card

Hi everyone here's a sweet little card I made using The Greeting Farm Stamps Daisy and Crafty Sprouts Besties For Life stamp set. I also added buttons, a Prima flower, ribbon and bling with my i-rock.

Just a reminder I have a few things coming up this week.... Saturday 9/10 I'm going to be in a School/Fall themed Blog Hop.

All next week starting on Tuesday 9/13 is the New Release sneak peeks for Crafty Sprouts stamps trust me you won't want to miss these, they are so freaking awesome I love them!!! You will be able to use these stamps on so many things coming up! Also, the Crafty Sprouts blog hop will be next Friday 9/16!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

#197 Halloween Tag for The Digi Bistro

Hi  everyone! I hope you all had a nice long Holiday weekend! Here's a large 6x3 inch tag I made using the Tag It! SVG set from The Digi Bistro. The ghost is from the new release which won't be released until this Friday 9/9 at The Digi Bistro store called "Pick Your Poison" it's a really cute Halloween set with 18 SVG's included! 

I also embossed the tag with my Cuttlebug and distressed it a little and sprayed with 3 different colors of Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle. I used my Drippy goo punch for the border and also made my own embellishment using patterned paper and cereal box chipboard for the sentiment! I also added ribbon and a button to the top and stamped the face with PKS Happy New Year Faces.

I hope you have a chance to come play along with our Design Team at The Digi Bistro Challenge Blog all you have to do is make a Halloween Tag any shape, any size, any SVG, any Cricut cart! Pretty simple huh! You can submit your project HERE

Friday, September 2, 2011

#196 Crafty Sprouts Shaped Card Challenge

***Please scroll down to next post #195 for the Labor of Love Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY***

Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge at  the Crafty Sprouts Blog and this week's challenge is to make a shaped card how easy it that!! I found this circle shaped card on the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge, and the monster/alien guy is from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cart. I embossed the orange paper with my Cuttlebug and stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts MONSTER KISSES stamp set. If you haven't got a chance to try these stamps out... I highly recommend them, they are all a nice large size perfect for any size card you want to create! I stamped the face with Peachy Keen Stamps, we are also sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps!!

Here's another close-up of this lil' monster and you can see the embossing better here =)

To enter our shaped card challenge please submit your project HERE

P.S. Don't forget to scroll down to the next post below for the LABOR OF LOVE BLOG HOP and my giveaway!! I'm giving away a set of Crafty Sprouts stamps!!!!!!!!

#195 Labor of Love Blog Hop Halloween Banner

Hi everyone welcome to the Labor Of Love Blog Hop hosted by ELLEN and MADISON if you are here from LISA Bit by the Cricut Bug then you are in the right spot! This is a wonderful hop all about making Halloween banners for some very special kids in a Children's Hospital that Ellen works at. Everyone participating in this hop which is 40+ people are ALL going to send there lovely banners to the hospital so the kids can proudly display in their rooms!

Here's a banner I made with some bight neon green and neon orange papers! I cut the banner flag from Birthday Bash, and all of the spooky Halloween shapes are from the Pumpkin Carvings Cricut cart.

Here's so close-ups of the banner each flag is 7 inches long, the entire banner is 4.5 feet long. I added a spiderweb border to each flag with my new Martha Stewart Spiderweb punch. I hung them all on black & White twine and inked up each banner with Black distress ink.

Blog Candy!!! I am giving away 1- Crafty Sprouts "ARE YOU READY TO ROCK" stamp sets to ONE lucky follower who leaves me a comment on my post #193 here I will announce a winner on Monday Sept. 12th! Good luck!!

Additional Blog candy...... be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for several chances to win a prize from our amazing sponsors and also for another chance at winning the grand prizes, you can make a Halloween card and send it HERE.



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