Tuesday, October 30

Shake a Tail Feather - 3 Girl JAM

Happy Tuesday Blends!!!

I surely hope you are all doing well!
The storms along the East Coast
are horrendous
and we 
are surely feeling the effects
here in Amherst, Ohio...
The wind gusts are treachorous
and the rain continues.

I am praying for all of those
who are in the midst of the storm!

Today, I am happy to share a card I made
for my Design Team spot at
Card base is Kraft.
 The bird is cut from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge at 4".
Papers -  Authentique - Glory and  Core'dinations Golden Pearl.
Feathers and sentiment are from the Unity Set - Tail Feather
(Artists: Tifany DeGough & Joselyn Nielson) 
I heat embossed the feathers and inside sentiment
using blue denim and gold dust embossing powders.

I added some Dew Drop Brilliance (Galaxy Gold)
around the outer edges.

I used the gorgeous 
Crinkle Ribbon to create this fun Ribbon Flower.

I also used the yellow for my bird's bow.
I guess I didn't realize how easy it was
to make super teeny-tiny bows
with the
Wow I am impressed 
and see more teeny-tiny bows
in future projects!

Product Sneak Peek

I am also happy to share
a product Sneak Peek
with all of you
as well.

On October 23, 2012
the Blog for 
was launched.
Pinque Peacock, the Store,
I can hardly contain my excitement!

One of the many fun products
that will be available
to you all,
are fabric covered buttons!
Whoo Hoo....
 Were you able to spot it on my card here today?  
 Made from 100% silk...how cute
is that pattern.
It truly was a huge motivator for this 
project today!!!

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Monday, October 29

Letter of the Day - R

Welcome To

Hello Crafty Blends.
Today is my day to share
a DT project with you
from My Cricut Craft Room

I have a short post for you today!

I created this Christmas Card
using the
REINDEER from Create-A-Critter.

Kraft Base
Bo Bunny Mistletoe (white with blue polka dots)
Spellbinders Impressabilities - Snowflake die.
Forest Green Distress Ink

RED Stickles on the nose

RED Twine from the Twinery for the bow in her hair
and to use to hold the stocking charm on top.

ROSES from I am Roses
Now head back over to My Cricut Craft Room 
to see more wonderful creations 
by the Design Team Members!

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Thursday, October 25

Theme Day Thursday - Religious Cards

Welcome To

Today's Theme
at My Cricut Craft Room
Religious Cards

I struggled a bit after I signed up for this week's
Theme Day Thursday.
I had planned on using some of the
religious script stickers
in my stash,
but I didn't think about 
which Cricut Cartridge I would use.
Oy Vey!!!

So I scoured my collection, which only
took a brief moment...LOL,
and the light bulb
began to shine above my head!
Over The Hill Cricut Cartridge
<insert bright light>     

This cartridge has some fun cuts.
I was particularly drawn
to the Gate Fold card, that 
literally has a Gate Layer.

I cut the base layer (card) using a cloud/sky design card stock.
For the top layer (gate), I used a shimmery silver card stock.
Both were cut at Fit To Page (7 inches)
There were some extra
swirls near the lower valleys of the top edge
of the card.  
I trimmed them to make this look a little less, spooky.
To decorate the inside of the card,
I used a vellum Scripture sticker by Creative Imaginations,
a fun Cherub resin I got from a very sweet
friend, Heather Flaherty of I Heart {ippity},
When I cut the Belly Band that 
accompanies the card,
I also did Fit To Page (7 inches).
When  scoring it to fit around the card,
the two ends didn't match up on the back.
I guess that is  the reason 
there was a little red 3" marked in the booklet.
(that'll teach me)

I looked at the bright side
and figured this gave me an opportunity
to play with some of my ribbons and fibers
that get neglected sometimes.

I found a fabulous feathery white fiber
in my stash to bring the two ends together.
I used my hole punch
to create small holes to feed the fiber through.

I chose to tie the ends in the front,
 rather than the back like instructed
(Rebel, I know...ha ha ha)

Now, be sure to stop over to 
 My Cricut Craft Room
to see all of the other wonderful
projects created by MCCR 
DT Members
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Wednesday, October 24

Pinque Peacock has Launched

This has got to be 
more exciting than waking up
on Christmas Morning as a child!
 (well, close anyway...LOL)

Crafty Blends,
I am thrilled to announce
the launch
A New Venture . . .
A collaborative partnership 
between Myself and Heather Lynn . . . 
that all began as
A Quest is to remain Quirky 
and offer the Quintessential Products 
for your Creativity to Flourish

Let me Introduce you To
 There has been an overwhelming response
to the Official Launch 
of the Pinque Peacock
that began last night, 10/23/12  at 10:23 pm EST!!

We would love to have you 
hop over to the 
to check it all out!!!

Lots of exciting things are in the midst.
We Hope To See You ALL There!

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Sunday, October 21

Unity oct12komsc Sketch Challenge & RECAP (Bonus Entry)

I am so excited to get an
Extra Entry
into the fun drawing
with Unity Stamp Co.
from the wonderful
If you played along
and entered each challenge...that gave you one
chance at the fantastic prize up for grabs . . . 
Your choice of the SMAK kit or Kit of the Month for a WHOLE year!!!
The BEST news... they have TWO of these to give away.

That would be such a wonderful prize to win.
See, I used to be a Kit of the Month Member
beginning around this time last year.
I so enjoyed eagerly awaiting the New Kit Facebook Sneak Peeks
every month and stalking the mailman
towards the end of every month,
to see if I had the best Red Rubber Stamps EVER,
was delivered to my mailbox.
I was also contemplating switching over
and changing things up a bit,
by becoming
 a SMAK member , too.

I just LOVE Unity and have even dedicated
an entire page, to show my collection
of wonderful stamps ~ the page needs updated since I
received more fun Unity Happy Mail :)
However, the last kit I received was in September.
:(  :(  :( 
I decided that I could sacrifice my membership
in order to get our daughter onto our Cell Phone plan.

So, how do I get the extra entry you might ask?
For an EXTRA entry, you can also complete the 
Unity Challenge AND the KOM Sketch challenges too.

with this Altered Journal


I am linking up to the
October 2012 KOM Sketch Challenge 
with this card:
 White base, Navy Blue and White Specialty Collection by Wausau Papers,
Silver Core'dinations Pearl card stock, Ranger Embossing ink,
Turquoise Zing embossing powder, white and denim (unknown brand),
2" circle punch and fussy cutting, Snowflakes embossing folder.
Poinsettia images and Sentiment are all from the
Unity August 2012 KOM - COLORS of the Seasons
Here is the Wonderful Sketch I played with
I am so excited to have gotten
the opportunity
to ink up some Unity and show some Unity Love!

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Saturday, October 20

Unity WCMD Challenges #1, #5, and #6

Shwoo, what a fun
crafty night spent with my
SFF, Heather Lynn last night!

Thanks Heather, I had a great time
and am so happy to have
gotten my cards
for the Unity WCMD Challenges  done . . . 

any shape other than rectangles, squares, and circles
I hope a scalloped circle counts :) 
 Kraft base, orange card stock, Hampton Art embossing ink,
Dew Drops - Pumpkin Spice ink,  black and white embossing powders.
The pumpkins, bat, and sentiment are all from the Unity

showing off anothere of the fun Phyllis Harris images 
called Autumn Joy
White base, green card stock, Copic markers (thanks again Heather)
Dew Drop - Pumpkin Spice ink, and Prisma Pencils.
The leaf is from my stash.

I used a the fun Holly Leaf in 2 separate ways.
This stamp is from the Authentique itty bitty by Unity called 
The Sleight image is from the darling itty bitty created
by the talented  

 Kraft base, gingham red and kraft card stock, green card stock,
Hampton art embossing ink, green, red and gold embossing powder, 
and red ink by  Rubber Stamped.
The tag sentiment is also from the itty bitty Wonder of It

I had so much fun playing along
in all the 
wonderful challenges with Unity
and am going
to craft my little heart
out to create MORE.
I don't believe you can ever have too much Unity!

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Friday, October 19

Unity FWF & WCMD Challenge #4 - Sketch

Happy FRIDAY Blends!!!

Hope you have fun crafty plans 
included somewhere
along the line
this weekend
and that all
of you are doing well.

Last night I 
had some MOJO
to craft a project for the 
with today being FRIDAY
that means it is time
to share in the linky at Unity
Friends with Flair FRIDAY!

I started with Kraft card stock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").
I knew I wanted
to use a few other stamps that
have been crafty neglected
from my collection.
I first stamped the wonderful Unity Stamp - in circle me background stamp
by artist Susan K Weckesser,  using a Rubber Stampede
inkpad in Petal Pink.

itty bitty by Unity with my 
Big and Bossy embossing ink and heat embossed
with Whispers - Opaque embossing powder.

I used the large Motif from the  Spellbinders Die Cuts - Persian Motifs
to cut the center medallion.  

I stamped the sun and cloud images along with
the small sentiment from
the Unity set Create you Day, also by Susan K Weckesser,
with my embossing ink onto the motif.

For a new technique,
I decided to try to use Pink Flocking Powder
over the wet ink and love the effect
it gave me.

I had a large circle in my scrap box and simple matched it to the top
of the card and cut where necessary.
I added a short string of Pink Beaded trim above that.

For the sentiment, I grabbed some cute
stickers by K*Company.

Here is the sketch I followed!
I am super excited to have
you stopping by

and, as always

Keep Crafting, 

Thursday, October 18

Unity Stamp Co. WCMD Challenge #7 - Coloring

I have been so super  excited
to try to find time to play in more of the 
World Card Making Day 
challenges with Unity Stamp Co.

Well, I not only found the time today to do just that, 
I also found time to 
try out a new coloring technique.

A short while ago, Unity was having one of their
Mega Awesome Sales and I just HAD
to snag up on a bundle of Phyllis Harris goodies!

Here is the stamp I played with for my card today.
It is called 
I was really eager to try the technique I "am learning" on how to
color with Prisma Pencils from a 
fabulous Artist on the UnityTV YouTube Channel.
Her name is Danielle Daws and here is the link to her video tutorial 
SEP 24, 2012, UnityTV Episode #79,  
Coloring Stamped Images 
with Colored Pencils with Danielle Daws

Here is my finished card

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Tuesday, October 16

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

Hello Crafty Blends
Today is the Fabulous

at My Cricut Craft Room.  

For today's WYEGW project and post
we, the DT Members, were challenged
with using Create a Critter 1 or 2
but not being able to use an animal cut.

I used a few of the Halloween images from pages 53, 54, 55, & 56
on Create a Critter 2 cartridge along with some
other supplies in my stash.
AND . . . .
this is my first project EVER
using fun Action Wobbles!!!

I started with my kraft accordion file card and began making
cuts to fit on each of the 4 panels.

The papers I used for all of my cuts are from the
BoBunny - Apple Cider stack
DCWV - Rockstar stack
Simple Stories - Harvest Lane

I also covered each panel with a cream colored card stock,
then inked the edges with Color Box - Stucco
and TH Distress ink in Vintage Photo.

For the first panel, I used the cute pumpkin on page 54, cut at 3", and placed him
on an action wobble.
I also used a white gel pen, a border strip of black cats,
and a rub on sentiment from my stash.

For my second panel, I used the spider and web from page 53, cut at 2",
a border strip of cute spiders that matched, 
purple glitter glue, 
orange/melon colored pearls for the eyes, 
and a rub on sentiment.

For my third panel, I used the cauldron on page 56, cut at 3", a cute
3D witch sticker, a border strip of crossbones, and a rub on sentiment .

For my fourth and final panel, I used the treat bag
and candy from page 55, cut at 2 1/2",
and placed the bag on an action wobble.
I also used some fun 3-D candy stickers, 
Liquid Pears for the face on the bag, and a border strip of candy corn.
The I ♥ CANDY sentiment
is also a 3-D sticker.

I tied a small piece of ribbon to the top of each tag panel in
the same black and orange diamond pattern ribbon
that I purchased from a friend in the Scrapbook Deals on FB.
Thanks Haidee!

No be sure to pop
over to the
My Cricut Craft Room
blog to be in awe
of all the wonderful
DT creations for today
using the
CAC1 and
Cricut Cartridges!

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ♫ ♫ CRAFTING  ~ ROCKS ♫ ♫ ♫

All About Pumpkins with 3 Girl JAM

Hello and Happy Tuesday
my sweet Blends!

Tuesdays, hmmmm....what could that mean?
Well, it means that I get to tell 
you about the fun I had
with my 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon and Burlap!

I also played with some 
of my new (never used, had a while) 
Unity Stamps. ***giggle***

I like that I tried to go CAS on this one,
but still struggled with stopping
at a point that doesn't require
more...that is really hard for me...he he he!

I grabbed my box of 3 Girl JAM goodies
(yes they are in their own special box...equipped with a
on the front for easy finding!)
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very own CUSTOM Flair Button
with your Personal or Business Blog
Logo or Blinkie design?
Yep, just click this >>>Link Here<<<

I really owe my inspiration 
to the current  
and a few others that I listed below.

If you like to play with Ribbon
then the current challenge is for you.
Why don't you LINK UP???
 You can do so 
at the Challenge Blog 
or right here on my Blog.  
Just look for the Inlinkz on the right sidebar :O)

I grabbed my Goblin Green and Harvest Orange
Crinkle Ribbon and my roll of
fabulous 3 Girl JAM Burlap.  
I first inked up my white doily with TH Antique Linen.
Then I threaded the fun Goblin Green ribbon through
the existing holes on the doily.  This is a bit tricky
and requires a little bit of patience if your doily is made of paper. LOL
The Harvest Orange was pleated on top of the burlap and ran 
in a wave pattern to mimic the sketch I was using (see below).
The whimsical pumpkins are from a my little shoebox* set 
by Unity called - a little trick or treat.  
The ink was Orange by Rubber Stampede. 
I cut 2 circles with my 2" circle punch, placed one directly'
on the back of the doily and added foam squares, 
then placed the 2nd circle below that. 

I stamped the sentiment directly on to my Kraft card stock
using Jumbo Java and one of the adorable 
sentiment stamps in the Bella Blvd set 
by Unity called - Finally Fall.
I then stamped the burlap using 
my Christy Tomlinson - Chevron Background Stamp by Unity 
and some VersaMagic - Jumbo Java brown ink.
I tried with a bit of orange and green, but they didn't show so well.  
I then went over the entire piece with the brown again.

See, I decided to play with the Chick Challenge #46 sketch

- Cream, Brown, Olive and Pumpkin,
 and decided which stamps to use
based on the 
Now, if you haven't stopped over to 
lately, then you are missing out 
on some fabby inspiration
and amazing deals.

Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 

Saturday, October 13

Boo Whoo Blog Hop

Are you looking for the
October  Showcase at The Shaque?


Thank you for joining us on 
My Cricut Craft Room's 
Boo Whoo Blog Hop.
October 13, 2012
Today's sponsor is Erica's Craft Room, please comment on all of the blogs to be entered to win the prizes: The Teresa Collins Chic & Scary Cricut Cartridge, 
as well at the Pumpkin Carvings Cricut Cartridge. 

You must be a follower of My Cricut Craft Room to win.

The projects shared
during the hop today
will have a theme of 
Halloween - BOO
Owls - WHOO

The lineup of talent is amazing and I am so happy
to have you joining all of us.

If you arrived her from Robin Lane's Blog, then you are right on track.
If you just stumbled in and want to start
from the beginning,
head over to My Cricut Craft Room!

For my project, I decided to focus on the Halloween
elements and created a few fun party items.

A lot of the items were from my stash.
I used some packaging from a kid's toy set (old cardboard),
leftover cuts from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up,
and some fun Spider Web borders that my
SFF, Heather Lynn cut for me during her
last visit to my house.

I started by grabbing some old
papers by Graphic 45 - Hallowe'en in Wonderland
and My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose
to make my fun party hats. 
 The party hats were cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge 
at fit to page (7") and then adhered together using my ATG Gun.
 I strung some fun 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon 
through the hole in the top and knotted it from the inside.
I added a fun trim using some Orange BOO Ribbon

The linked chain was created by
cutting orange, green, and black card stock
into 1" x 6" strips.  
 I used my Teresa Collins Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
for 2 of my Web Border strips.  
Once that was done, they were placed on the strips, then I sprinkled
some chunky orange and fine gold dust glitter on to the webs.
I glued all of the links together to create the chain
with my Hot Glue Gun.

To allow the little Dress Up Frankenstein, Pumpkin Girl, and Ghost
stand upright, I simple took a 2" circle (leftover from my
table decor piece) as a "stand".  I folded it
in half then glued a portion of it
to the foot of the doll.

For my Table Decor Art Piece,
I used an old piece of cardboard that was already tri-folded.
 When the outer flaps were drawn inward,
the front measured 4 5/8" x 6"

 I used a strip of wood grain card stock
to bring the two flaps together in the back.
 A few small scraps to cover the ends.

 I had a leftover piece of leaf card stock, that
just so happened to fit the entire "frame", front and
back, perfectly.

After covering it with card stock, 
and adhering the two flaps together in the back,
it now became a free-standing "frame".
I then cut a bunch of 2" circles 
from the leftover Graphic 45 and MME paper.
I placed them on the 4 5/8" x 6" front
of the cardboard in rows,  staggering the colors
of the double sided papers.

I added the small ghost and pumpkin cuts (leftovers from 
previous cuts with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge as well)
onto the front and outlined each of them with glitter
 (Stardust Stickles and Orange Studio G)

I am not sure of the brand
of the foam alphas, but they too, are from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my project and now
it is time to Hop over to the Wonderful
Erica's Blog Candy Blog.

If you are lost anywhere along the way,
Here is the Entire Lineup
to get you back on track!
My Cricut Craft Room- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Heather - http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/
Jenn Drowns Jackson -  http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/
Lisa Chamberlain - http://lisacustomscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Tara Barnes Bruening - www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/
Anita Thibodeau- http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.com/
Lori Johnson Apgar- http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Holly Switlik Gagnon - www.ribbonsandglue.com/
Laura Budde- http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
Erica's Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com/
Tami Allore Matheson- http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/
Ginger K. Morriello- www.createwithginger.com/
Susie Lewis Gerdes- http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Kennedy- http://enchantress2614.blogspot.com/
Robin Carroll- http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Theodora Diamantopoulos-Stacey www.celebratecrafts.com/
Robin Lane- http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
Jessica Shelton http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/
Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/
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