Friday, October 28, 2011

Announcement--- Robin's Creative Cottage Design Team -WooHoo!

Hey everyone, today is the day that I'm so excited to introduce to you my first ever Robin's Creative Cottage design team... WooHoo!!

And here they are.....

All eight of these lovely ladies have a love for creating and inspiring others with their amazing blogs, which are chock full of inspiration for you and me.
Please take a few minutes and visit their blogs and say "Hi", just click on their name and blog below...

For more information about these wonderful ladies look -HERE at the design team page.

We're so excited to be revealing two new stamps sets during our
"Stamp Release Celebration" November 14th - 19th
**Mark your calendars**
Each day will be filled with amazing creative inspiration from my design team members. Then on Friday the fun will continue with a Blog Hop where we'll begin here at Robin's Creative Cottage then hop to each design team members blog for even more creative ideas... and you won't want to miss this... each design team will be giving away one of my new stamps sets... Yeah!!!!
Saturday will bring tutorial videos of the stamp sets along with more projects to inspire.

Please help us spread the word.
Grab the "code" of the blinky below and post it on your blog side bar. Leave me a comment on this post and let me know you've added this blinky on your blog, then you will be entered in a drawing for ... a FREE stamp set!

Robins Creative Cottage
Thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me!


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Huge Announcement at Robin's Creative Cottage

Something New is coming to Robin's Creative Cottage...

I'm so excited to be starting my new line of "Clear Stamps" Woo Hoo! You're going to love what I've designed, they can be incorporating with your Cricut cut images will be oh so easy!

This Friday I will be announcing eight very talented ladies that will be on my design team, I can't wait to introduce them to you.

Please add my blinky to your blog, you can find it at the top of the right hand sidebar.
Leave a comment.... your comments always make my day!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Spooky -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

A frightful challenge is happening over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

This weeks Challenge #83
Spooky Time
create a project with a ghost on it

My project is a "Spooky" shape card.
I designed this card using my gypsy, and love how it turned out.
Here are all the spooky details:

**Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge
Black cardstock for the base of the card
Glitter cardstock from Michaels individual sheets
(love this glitter cardstock -it cuts so nicely on my cricut machine)

**Base card: pg. 35 (shift -phrase image) I stretched the image cut at, 3.95" tall x 6" wide. I welded two images together for the base of the card, then cut 1 single image on the same black card stock. The black glitter cardstock cut the phrase "spooky". Then using same "spooky" phrase omitted everything except the letters "spooky" and cut that in green glitter cardstock.

**Pumpkin: pg. 59, cut at 1.5"

**3 bats: pg. 48, cut at 1.5", 1.25" and 1"

**Tiny ghost: pg. 37, cut at 1" -drew on the face using a fine sharpie pen

To put the layers together I used black craft foam to give it a "spooky" 3-D effect.
Thank you so much for visiting
Head over there now to FCCB... but don't get scared... OK really many of the projects are really cute -HERE.

I'm entering this card over at "My Sheri Crafts" Pumpkin challenge

Happy Halloween

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

3 Eyed Monster Shape Card -Video "SSSD" Challenge#1

I love these monsters, they are so adorable with their embossed bodies and their three eyes. Mini Monster Cricut cartridge had a card feature, this makes it so easy to may great monster shape cards.

Thank you for visiting my blog! You always make my day with your comments, thank you!
I entered these cute monsters in the Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey challenge #1 -HERE. Go link you Halloween project there too.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Bag/Box for Halloween Treats -Video

Look at these adorable boxes! I'm not sure if it is a bag or a box, but I just love how they turned out, and I can't wait to make more... but I do have some laundry to get done and dishes to wash so I'd better do that first right?... or maybe not (hee, hee). Enjoy the video.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Look How I Decorated my Milk Carton Boxes -Video and Lots of Pics

I had fun decorating my Milk Carton Boxes. In this video I share the details of which cartridges that I used and the measurments of each cutout.

The phrase stamps that I used are made by my good friend Barb, you can find them -HERE at BugBites.
Enjoy the close up photos
Thanks for visiting today.

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Halloween Milk Carton Box -Video Showing Different Heights

I'm really having fun with these milk carton boxes creating several different heights.
I'm a visual person and know that many crafters are as well, so I wanted to share a video of how I use the same template then adjust one score line to make a nice variety of different size boxes. I'm lovin' these boxes.

If you would like to see the video of how the boxes were put together you can find it -HERE on my blog
Milk Carton template can be found -HERE

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Thanks so much for visiting today, you make my day with your visits and comments :)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Home Decor Blocks

Want to see some more home decor blocks? How about creating some for Halloween! These were created using colored vinyl and using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.
These blocks are also available in my Etsy shop -HERE.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Give Thanks Harvest Blessings -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Another great week for a challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

this weeks challenge
Decor and More
Create a home decor item

These blogs are so much fun and make a great home decor items.
The word "give" is from Quarter Notes cartridge. I welded a leaf from the Thanksgiving cricut cartridge to the end of the word. "Thanks" is from the Thanksgiving cartridge as well.
"Harvest blessings" also from the Thanksgiving cartidge. I just measure my wood blocks to know the size of the word images to make the create it all on my gypsy.
These blocks are available in my Etsy shop along with other holiday and everyday wood block home decor items.

Once again the design team has created amazing home decor projects and you won't want to miss them, check them out -HERE.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back to School -Backpack

I made this adorable mini backpack for my daughter a few weeks ago and forgot to post it, so here it is...
I found a great template and photo tutorial from Splitcoaststampers -HERE very detailed instructions.
The name was welded together using my gypsy then cut out twice the same size, the font is from the Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge.
I put yummy taffy in the backpack and in the tiny front pocket I placed a little note just for her.
I'm looking for followers to Robin's Creative Cottage facebook page... please "Like" me at the top of my blog, under my header... Thanks so much for visiting today :)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Milk Carton Gift Box -Video Tutorial

Yesterday for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge I shared these super cute Fall Milk Carton Gift Box, and today I wanted to share the videos of how I made the milk carton and the embellishments I used to decorate the box.

I hope you enjoyed the videos
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Milk Carton -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Hello crafters,
Today I have a wonderful Fall 3-D project to share with you, a tall milk carton filled with candy corn and taffy.
My daughter came home from collage for the weekend and it was wonderful to visit with her, and I couldn't resist making a few treat boxes for her and her roommates, and another friend who is at the same collage- BYU-Idaho.

This weeks Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Create a project with a pumpkin on it.
I used the Recollections paper pack "Simply Autumn" purchased from Michaels craft store, these papers are beautiful with a touch of colored glitter on many of the pages.
I found the Milk Carton template -HERE. However I did adjust the width and height of my box. I'll have a video up later today sharing how I made this box and include the measurements and details that I used.
The stamp I added to the pumpkin is from "My Craft Spot" the set is called "Happy Fall"
There are so many other great pumpkin project over at Fantabulous Cricut that the design team has created, I've had a sneak peek and they are amazing! You won't want to miss it, and then we would love you to join in on this weeks "Pumpkin" challenge -HERE.

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