Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Purple, Green & Sketches

It's another wonderful Wednesday!!  Our Cooking With Cricut challenge this week was to use the colors purple and/or green and to use one of Melin's amazing sketches (if you felt so inclined).  She also asked us to do something pretty for Mother-in-Law's Day, which is this Sunday; or if we decided to do something for Halloween, to make it cute and not spooky or scary. 

I chose to do a Halloween layout using the double 12" x 12" sketch and used both purple and green.  I have been working on my youngest daughter's albums sporadically, very sporadically!  So this cute LO will be a nice addition.

Here is the recipe:

Paper Doll Dress Up --
  • Pumpkins - both were cut at 2 1/2" tall.
  • Scaredy Cat - cut at 3" tall.

"Just Because" Cards --
  • Decorative Envelope -- cut at 9 7/8" tall (I just used the flap for my "Halloween 2006" title.)

Create-A-Critter --
  • Postage Stamp -- cut at 10 1/2" square. (I used Design Studio to hide the inner cuts.)

George & Basic Shapes --
  • Photo and Journaling Mats - cut at 5" x 7" and 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" respectively.

The patterned card stock (accents and mats) is from DCWV Nana's Nursery:  Baby Boy paper pack. 

The base paper is 12" x 12" black card stock by Recollections

The orange polka dot is by The Paper Studio and all of the other paper is from my scrap stash.

I used various pens for the doodling and yellow stickles for the cat's eyes and the pumpkins' faces. 

The chipboard "BOO" is also by Recollections.

My journaling block reads:
This is the first Halloween that you really understood what Halloween was all about . . . CANDY!  You were 2½ and totally enthralled with “The Wizard of Oz.”  When you told us you wanted to dress up as a witch, we asked you what kind of witch you wanted to be.  You replied, quite matter-of-factly, “A good witch, ‘cause I don’t want to scare any pretties or their little dogs, too!”

You learned this song at Pre-School and sang it ALL the time! 

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh, my, it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air!"
The third one said, "Good folk, beware!"
The fourth one said, "We'll run and run and run!"
The fifth one said, "Let's have some fun!"
OOOOOOOH, went the wind and OUT went the light.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Pictures:  top left ~ Demi & Miss Samantha during the Halloween Parade at school; bottom left ~ Trying to look like a good witch; top right ~ Inspecting our scared pumpkin; bottom right ~ Trick-or-Treating at Dr. & Mrs. Ford’s home.

She was such a CUTE little witch!  And her sweet little voice saying "Trick or Treat!" earned her way more than her fair share of candy -- we only took her to about five houses, all family and friends, but her candy bucket was brimming when we got home!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to Cooking With Cricut and check out the AMAZING projects the Design Team created!  Then whip out your purple and green and get busy creating and link up to our challenge this week.  You could be our next "Top Chef!"

~ Jen

P.S.  Our "Adopt a Pet" Blog Hop is this Saturday, October 22nd.  Start at Cooking With Cricut and hop along as we celebrate our favorite furry and feathered friend.


Debbie said...

Jen-Love the layouts. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love to do those pages! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jill said...

Wow, Jen, you did the cartridge spot light and have this awesome layout! You go girl:)!ha! Anyways, I added rhinestones to the middle of my buttons. Thanks for checking out my posting! Jill♥

Charlotte said...

Hey there Gator! You have really got it going on here in this LO. What a great keepsake here. I love the way you wrote everything to her on the pages. This will be a great treasure when she grows up. the photos are adorable. I love the cat in the middle of the dress. And all the colors of the dress are so pretty. The many elements of your LO are fantastic and each adds something special to the page. Great job!
Hugs from BAMA,

Anonymous said...

oh wow such a wonderful layout.

Michelle said...

Jen, this is SUPER adorable!! I love your LO and the pictures of your sweet daughter! The poem is too cute too. Your details on doodling and blinging it up were just the right touch!!


Heather P said...

Your LO turned out so cute, Jen! I love your kitty and pumpkin, and your daughter's Halloween costume was too cute!!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Nice job on this layout Smooches... Sous Chef Felicia