Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tag It! - The Digi Bistro This to That Challenge!

Hi everyone!  I have missed blogging over the last couple weeks.  I have had a lot of personal things to deal with and just haven't been able to craft or blog.  I will be back commenting on blogs soon (I miss all of your creations)!  Below is a fun spooky card I made for this week's The Digi Bistro This to That Tuesday Challenge.  The challenge is to use a tag on your card/project. 

Here are pictures of my card:

I used mini tags to create the banner on my card.  The tags are from The Digi Bistro Tag It! SVG collection.  I also used the haunted house and fence from the Halloween Town SVG collection and a bat from the Pick Your Poision SVG collection.  I just love The Digi Bistro SVGs!  Make sure to stop by The Digi Bistro store and check out all of the wonderful SVGs available for purchase. 

To make the haunted house into a shaped card, I combined two of the houses together along with a small rectangle using the Union function in SCAL (anyone interested in a tutorial?)  To give the haunted house some creepy texture, I used some fabric I had on hand.  You can't tell from the picture, but it has some glitter in it.  I like how the fabric softens the clean lines and makes it spookier.

I hope you join us for the challenge if you are able!  All you need is a tag on your card somewhere - anything you already have on hand will do!  Also, make sure to stop by The Digi Bistro blog to see what the other design team members' creations!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just Because - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #23

This week's challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday is to create a "Just Because" card or project to let someone know that you are thinking of them. You must include either a digital image and/or sentiment on your project. 

This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge!!!  Bugaboo's digital stamps are so so so adorable and fun!  I used the super cute Oz Scarecrow digital stamp for my tag.  Instead of printing the stamp and coloring it in (which I honestly have no experience with!), I chose to trace the stamp in Sure Cuts A Lot, then break apart the pieces and cut them out on my Cricut.  This was the first time I have tried this and while I was able to figure it out in SCAL, it took a while to get all of the layers to fit properly.  I think the time spent was worth it though!  My friend will really appreciate this little cutie and of course, the candy corn that comes with it!!! 

Here are some pictures!

I wanted to make him look worn so I added some stitches and distress ink.  He looks so cute all worn out!  :) 

I hope you enter the challenge over at the Whimsical Wednesday blog!  Our sponsor for this week is Bugaboo Stamps. They have generously donated seven digital stamps to one random winner who enters our challenge this week. To lean more about Bugaboo please head on over to their Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Count! This to That Digi Bistro Challenge #4 - Use a Tag

Today I have a fun project to share that I made for The Digi Bistro "This to That" Tuesday Challenge #4.  The challenge is to create a tag using any halloween cricut cut or SVGs that you already have - you do NOT need to use SVGs from The Digi Bistro.

I used 'The Count" from The Digi Bistro's newest Halloween set called "Pick Your Poison" which will be released on Friday, September 9th.  Also, I used a tag from the new Tag It! set.

I have fallen in love with the Count and hope you have too!  Cher makes such wonderful SVGs, doesn't she!!!!  You can check out The Digi Bistro store HERE, challenge blog HERE, and Facebook page HERE!