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.


Monday, December 31, 2012

CTMH Damask Divas La Belle Vie Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the CTMH Damask Divas "La Belle Vie" blog hop! This blog hop is all about us Close To My Heart consultants featuring the La Belle Vie Paper Pack.  If you are here from Mandy's Blog you are in the right spot. If you would like to start at the beginning please head over to the Damask Divas Blog.

I made a very fast card but cute and simple lol! This is one of my go to card sketches when I need to make a last minute card I really need to build up my birthday card supply because I don't have very many in my stash! I used my favorite pink paper from the La Belle Vie Paper Pack along with some CTMH Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I stamped the sentiment using the Card Chatter- Birthday stamp set.


Next Stop on the hop is STEPHANIE




Sunday, December 30, 2012

#140 Baby's 1st New Year Layout

Hi everyone! I am so excited to finally get some scrapbooking done I have been super super busy the last few weeks and I'm trying to catch up lol! Here's a layout I made for Olivia's baby book I made this for our current New Year's challenge over at Cameo Creations you can use any Silhouette machine just make sure you are using an SVG, cutting pattern or anything from the Silhouette store and enter HERE for a chance to win some Lettering Delights goodies!!!!
Purchase KBD New Year Bunnies HERE you can get it for 50% off!


I made this layout using KaDoodle Bug Designs  New Year Bunnies original artwork by Kristi W. Designs. I cut her out using SCAL 3 along with my Cameo and added some Martha Stewart glitter to bling her out for the new year LOL!! The Peachy Keen Stamp I used is called PK-758 Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed 1 1/8 inch and is actually one of my favorite stamp sets to use it's very versatile as you can see I used this set for a bunny face! The title is from a pink foam glitter sticker set from Michael's that I had in my stash for a while.  The silver ribbon bow is Christmas ribbon and I also stamped the "2013" numbers using CTMH Glamour Lower Case ALphabet stamp set. Also, the beautiful pink flower with feathers is from this very talented new friend I found on Facebook she makes and sells these flowers I ordered a whole lot of them! I went a little flower crazy but hey you can never have too many flowers and plus I love using them on layouts and mini's! You can view her blog http://kayvycrafts.blogspot.com/ and order some from her she sells them much cheaper then Prima LOL and they are all so gorgeous OMG I love them!!!!


Be sure to enter your New Year's projects HERE!!!!

#139 Snowman Birthday Card

Hi everyone! This week I am hosting the KaDoodle Bug Designs challenge on the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Fan Page which is "Winter Birthdays" use any KBD winter pattern to make a BIRTHDAY themed card or layout you have until Thursday 1/6 to post your project on the KBD Fan Page! I made a birthday card for my sister who's birthday was yesterday using the Sammy Loves Christmas pattern original artwork by Kristi W. Designs. 
You can get this entire "Sammy Loves Christmas" pattern set for 50% off right now at KaDoodle Bug Designs!!!!


I cut this adorable snowman or should I say snow lady from the "Sammy Loves Christmas" pattern you can purchase it HERE. This pattern originally had a Santa had on the snowman but I cut only the black trim and added a bow that I got from the penguin. I stamped the snow lady's cute face using Peachy Keen Stamps PK-501 Snow Cuties 1 1/8th inch an I also stamped the present using CTMH Snowflakes stamp set. The circle sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Dancing In Circles that fit perfect in a 1.5 inch circle! I embossed the background using my Cuttlebug and added twine, buttons and bling. 

Don't forget to enter the KaDoodle Bug Designs Winter Birthday's challenge HERE to win a pattern of your choice!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Great News I am a PKS girl!

Hi everyone I hope you all had a nice Christmas! I have some very exciting news to share with you it's a secret I have been holding for a few weeks now LOL!!

Here it goes..................
I got chosen to be on the 2013 Peachy Keen Stamps Design Team woooooo-hooooo!!!!!!!!! You don't understand how bad I wanted this lol!!! I am one happy camper over here! What a great start to the new year!

Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous DT blogs here....

http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/meet-2013-peachy-keen-design-team.html?m=1

I am away on a mini vacation in Vegas right now so I will get back to blogging tomorrow I have a few projects to share with you!

Have a great day and happy Friday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

#138 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Layout

Hi everyone! I am sorry I have been M.I.A. this past week I had family visiting from out of town and we did something everyday for a week I was so tired LOL! Then I have been out of cable and internet the last 2 days because we are switching companies! Anyways here's a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer I made to put some pics of my son holding his new Rudolph movie I bought for him, he watched it for the very first time and loved it!

All of the papers I used are from the CTMH Pear and Partridge Paper pack, I also added CTMH Hemp on the photo mat and a CTMH red button on the tag. I used an Art Philosophy Cricut companion stamp for the large snowflake on the top right corner and also the Art Philosophy Cricut cart for the 2 banners. The snowflake border is from the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. The font is from my computer that I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and also the KaDoodle Bug Designs Santa's Workshop Crew original artwork by Kristi W. Designs.
Purchase "Santa's Workshop Crew" HERE and be sure to take advantage of the 50% off sale going on!

Close To My Heart Products Used:

Snowflakes Stamp Set

Thursday, December 13, 2012

#137 Hot Cocoa Blog Hop


Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...
For my project I made a Snowman Soup kit using ONLY the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!!! I cut the  French Fry box to make it a holder for all of the "soup" ingredients along with a circle, square, and rectangle shape  all from Art Philosophy to make happy little snowman faces that I stamped with different Peachy Keen Stamps. The snowman soup sentiment is from Jaded Blossom stamps. The soup ingredients I added are 2 packs of hot cocoa and 1 peppermint candy cane! 

Purchase The ART PHILOSOPHY bundle HERE, you get 1 Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, 3- 6x6inch stamp sets and also 3- 9x12 inch Chipboard Shapes

I am giving away 12- 4x6 CTMH papers from the Clementine Paper Pack and CTMH Creme Brulee Cardstock! This would be a great way to try out Close To My Heart Papers you can create a bunch of cards, a mini album, or a layout and more with all these 12 papers!

To qualify for the blog candy just leave me a comment below and I will announce a winner on Saturday 12/15!

LINE UP...

  1. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
  2. L. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
  3. Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
  4. Lucy - http://love2createitall.com
  5. CallyAnn - http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
  6. Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
  7. Melissa - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
  8. Lluvia aka misses crafty- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
  9. Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
  10. Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
  11. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  12. Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
  13. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  14. Katie ~ http://ktsangels.blogspot.com/
  15. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com 

Thank you for hopping and please continue on to... LISA'S BLOG

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Operation Superman Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you everyone who came hopped  with us the last 2 days! Thank Random winner of the $20 KaDoodle Bug Designs gift certificate and also my Close To My Heart Giveaway is.....


Thank you so much for hosting this hop and letting me be a part of it! I LOVE your projects! The ornaments are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I love how they look like the boys! Theu are going to LOVE THEM! Their picture will look perfect in your frame!
YOU WON THESE AMAZING PRIZES..........
KADOODLE BUG DESIGNS $20 gift certificate to regular priced purchases

CTMH Fanfare papers, CTMH ribbon, and CTMH Clear Buttons


and  4 sheets of CTMH Superhero rub-ons

Yippee! Congrats! Please email me at critterbugg365@gmail.com to claim your prizes!!




Monday, December 10, 2012

#136 Operation Superman Charity Blog Hop


Hi everyone welcome to the "Operation Superman Charity Blog Hop" hosted by ME Sandra I am hosting this hop to gather gifts to donate for a family who lost their father and also to someone who lost her husband. We are all making gifts and or Christmas cards to donate to the family, this is their first Christmas they are spending together without their dad whom everyone called "Superman". Seko "Superman" died tragically of heart failure in front of his wife and 4 young kids. We are hoping to spread some holiday cheer to this family in need.

For my first project I made Superman themed ornaments so the kids can hang on their tree. I got the Superman kids cutting pattern from the KaDoodle Bug Designs "SUPER KIDS" pattern and the Superman logo is from the Silhouette store. I cut them out using my Cameo and also added chipboard to the backs to make them sturdy and added twine to hang them on the tree.

For my 2nd project I made them a family gift to place a photo of them with their dad on his last Christmas which was last year. I made this from a canvas which is 8x10 and I altered it by using all paper products and my ATG gun to adhere. I cut the snowflake and the snowflakes border from the ART PHILOSOPHY Cricut Cartridge  and the large rosette flower along with the circle are from the  Artiste Cricut Cartridge, the "December 25th" stamp is a Cricut companion stamp to Artiste Cricut Cartridge which is called Perfect Fit- Holidays (below).
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Stamp set I used for my canvas CTMH Perfect Fit-Holidays

Click HERE to purchase the "Super Kids" pattern I used for my project! From KaDoodle Bug Designs original artwork by Kristi W. Designs.

Giveaway! KaDoodle Bug Designs is sponsoring the hop with a $20 gift certificate to their store at http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com/

To qualify for the blog candy be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs (It's a short but sweet hop) and also comment and LIKE KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Fan page....... HERE and let them know "Operation Superman sent you"

A winner will be announced on Wednesday December 12th!




I also have a CLOSE TO MY HEART GIVEAWAY which is 6 4x6 papers from the "Fanfare" paper pack along with 2 feet of CTMH ribbon in Cranberry and Colonial white colors and also 6 clear buttons from the CLEAR BUTTON ASSORTMENT and also 1 pack of 4 5x6 "Superhero" Complements Rub-Ons all from CTMH. These items would be cute to make cards, a mini album or a scrapbook page with a Superhero theme! To qualify just make sure to be a follower and leave me a comment!

7. Jenny (Crazy About Cricut) - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/

If you would like to help out and send this family a Christmas card and or a holiday gift please email ME Sandra at critterbugg365@gmail.com for more information the family is also taking Paypal donations and gift cards.

Friday, December 7, 2012

#135 Rudolph Stocking Stuffer made w/ Artiste

Hi everyone!! I made this cute Rudolph the Reindeer stocking stuffer using 100% Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The "noses" are red gummy candies I got from the Dollar Tree and the poem was a free PRINTABLE that I changed the wording and re-typed it to have a Christmas font.

The cuts I used from Artiste for the reindeer are..... card p. 42, card p. 48 (circle shape), owl p.76, Snowflake p.79. I also stamped the border on the poem using the CTMH Snowflakes stamp set with red CTMH Cranberry ink and added glossy accents to the nose. I snipped the snowflake to make the antlers this was a very easy project  to make!

Close To My Heart Products Used:

Snowflakes Stamp Set I used the border


Check out my video I made of my project!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

#134 Christmas Cocoa Layout and EXCITING NEWS!

Hi everyone here's another Christmas layout I made. This year I am making a "25 Days of Christmas" scrapbook album where I plan on doing 25 different Christmas activities with my family so far this is what we did......
1.  Decorate our Christmas Tree
2. Elf on The Shelf
3. Christmas Time at the mall..... they had a big giant tree and also faux snow!
4. Took pictures of my dogs in Santa and Reindeer costumes!
5. I made homemade Christmas cocoa

So far I'm ahead of schedule LOL! And today I jut bought the Classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie for my son and of course I had to get a picture of him holding it LOL so expect a Rudolph layout soon!

Onto my project.........
For my Christmas Cocoa layout I cut the moose, cocoa mug and marshmallows all from KaDoodle Bug Designs Moose-alicious Smores and Cocoa pattern original artwork by Kristi W. Designs. I used my SCAL 3 and Silhouette Cameo for them along with the font. I used my Cricut to cut the circle and scallop shape with my Artiste Cricut cartridge and stamped on both of them using CTMH Cricut companion stamps Perfect Fit Frames and Perfect Fit -Holidays Stamp Set. I also added CTMH ribbon, bling and I also embossed the cocoa mug with my Cuttlebug. I stamped the "Cocoa Warms The Heart" sentiment using Scrappy Moms "Winter Wishes" Stamp Set.

Close To My Heart Products Used:
Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Perfect Fit Frames Stamp Set
Perfect Fit -Holidays Stamp Set
Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection
Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Chocolate Exclusive Inks
Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment
Pear and Partridge Paper Pack

And now for my VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!

I am so proud to announce that I am now a full time DT member for Scrappy Moms Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! You don't know how VERY excited I am!! OMG I LOVE their stamps they are the perfect sized stamps and I love how they play around with the different fonts and there truly is a sentiment for everything you need LOL!

Come check out the Scrappy Moms Stamps store HERE!!!!
Come check out Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge and Blog HERE!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Elf on The Shelf Day 1

Hi everyone I just wanted to share with you all this cute little poem I found at LIL' LUNA  and it's FREE! I was going to buy the original Elf on The Shelf last night at Target can you believe they were all sold out! They said they are having trouble keeping them in stock and all the storybook were out of stock too....crazy! I knew I wanted to start The Elf on The Shelf tradition today but waited to the last minute so I got this little guy from the Elf On The Shelf line and he was only $8.99 and I got this FREE poem so that's a great deal and it still serves the same purpose LOL! 

My son loved his Elf and named him Jingles The Elf he liked the story except for the part where he couldn't touch the elf LOL! He told Jingles to tell Santa Claus to bring him an "Angry Birds DS game!" 

I can't wait to scrapbook these Elf On The Shelf photo's be sure to check back everyday!

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