Monday, December 13, 2010

Day #13 - FCCB Holiday Crawl

Good morning everyone, 


So glad to have you here today!  Today is a special day…it is Day #13 of our 25 Days of Cricut (Crafting) holiday fun AND it is the first day of the super fun : Fantabulous Cricut Holiday Crawl (hop)!   The Designers have been super busy creating all sorts of wonderful holiday decorations for your enjoyment! If you have come from Lori’s blog from the hop you are going in the right direction!

Today’s Project is something I created to participate in the crawl as well as continue to offer you some wonderful crafting inspiration! So let’s get right to it!
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This is an 18x18 wall canvas that I made to decorate my otherwise very bare living room walls :-) Everything (except the ribbon) is Paper :-)  Gotta love that paper!
I used some old Basic Grey paper to cover the canvas and then created the Poinsettia flowers and flourishes and bells. I cut the letters from my computer as well.  The Lacey Circle is from the PAPER LACE Cartridge and then I finished it off with the Reason for the Season Digi Stamp.
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Here is a close up of the poinsettia’s I made. I used a poinsettia file I created and gave away a few days back. I glimmer misted them and inked their edges. With the white ones, they look “dirty” in the photo, but that is actually gold paint. They are really pretty in person. I finished them off with some Champagne Stickles in the centers.

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    98 comments:

    Glenda said...

    Beautiful Work of Heart with focus on the Reason for the Season, Melin! Love it!

    Angela said...

    I love your project! Great idea to put it on Canvas. I love seeing projects that share what the real meaning of Christmas is about.

    Angela
    Simple Creations
    simplecreations @ live.com

    Lesley from WI said...

    Beautiful. Your Poinsettia flowers are gorgeous and I love how you inked them! Wonderful sentiment.

    Laura Lee said...

    WOW WOW WOW.. I am in awe... I love the pointsettias and the bells... they ROCK.. I love the whole project...
    Can we still get the pointsettia file... I would love it...
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

    Kate Furner said...

    I love the flowers you created! They really don't look like paper!

    thefurners0704@yahoo.com

    Nancy said...

    Thank you so much for the wonderful designs. Everything is truly amazing!!

    duchessdee said...

    You are so awesome. I would love the Bug mag. And I absolutely am going to do some calendars. This blog gives me soooooooooooo much inspiration. Thanks for all you do. Dee

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    What a fabulous project! Those poinsettias are stunning!

    tomsgal said...

    Love all your stuff! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

    LoriSunchaser said...

    I love the poinsettias! I never thought of doing a Christmas canvas for the wall. What great inspiration! I definitely need to look into this!

    Thanks for offering the subscription as a prize. I love your blog!

    Lori

    ann55w said...

    I love the Jesus canvas , he truly is the reason for the season.
    Ann W
    weedmana@embarqmail.com

    Sandy said...

    TY so much for all your shares this holiday season :)
    turtlelover@firehousemail.com

    loopgoop57 said...

    I'm already a follower, and love all that you do. The whole project stand for Christmas. Tammy

    KSinMT said...

    Thank you for all your inspiration. I am already a follower and this project is truly a work of art. Thank you. Kathy
    kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

    shutterbuggin said...

    Beautiful again! I so wished I hadn't missed the poinsetta file. It's gorgeous. I just can't keep up since I'm working so many hours. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Cheryl Hauber said...

    You are awesome! I downloaded the poinsettia file the other day, but haven't had a chance to use it yet. The kids keep needing something...

    Cheryl

    Pat said...

    I love your creativity with your free files. The 25 days of Christmas has been a lot of fun.

    PJ said...

    Your energy and talent are awesome! Thank you for all the freebies! I hope I win the magazine!

    Judy said...

    Your projects are really great. I really appreciate you sharing them and especially the freebies. Thank you.

    GiGi said...

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I love how the poinsettias look...so pretty! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

    Lisa said...

    My goodness, your flowers are just beautiful!!

    marla said...

    Love your LO!! the poinsettias are wonderful looking. I am a blog follower and LOVE all the files you offer to us!! You are so talented!!

    BunnyFreak said...

    Stunning wall hanging. The blog candy is amazing as well.

    colleen said...

    How beautiful. I love that you've focused on Jesus who is the Reason for the season. thanks.

    Shana said...

    Love following your site, you are so creative. The hanging is georgous, what did you use for 18 x 18 paper? Thanks for your ideas and freebees.
    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

    momof5 said...

    What a beautiful layout. I love your blog and check it quite often. Also thanks for offering the chance for the blog candy!

    Luv Scrapping Together said...

    This is so beautiful, Melin. I love the pointsettias.

    ~Saundra :)

    Clarissa said...

    I love this project. I wish I could make one of these, I don't have the right carts. I will have to some how adapt. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and free files.

    Bonita said...

    Been enjoying your blog as a follower for some time. Love it. Such great ideas including today's. Thanks.

    Courtney Milburn said...

    Wow! This really inspires me to make more use of my cricut. I am also a follower and a friend on facebook.
    http;//courtneyscreationsblog.blogspot.com
    cjmilburn06@hotmail.com

    Alicia said...

    What a beautiful display! Your flowers are just amazing! I've been a follower for quite some time now and am truly enjoying your 12 Days of Christmas! *Hugs* and Merry Christmas

    Margie said...

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful page! I am enjoying your 25 days of Christmas tremendously!

    Rosie said...

    Love your poinsettias and just the overall creativity - the Jesus text, it is all awesome.

    Jean said...

    I love this!!

    Bre said...

    Your poinsettias are BEAUTIFUL! I love the idea of using the canvas! TFS!

    Scrappin' Sista said...

    Girl, you are so gifted! What a wonderful wall hanging! TFS!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    christel(at)majesticdesigns.net

    The Scrapoholic said...

    simply Fantabulously marvelous! :)
    Jill (aka The Scrapoholic) FCCB DT Member

    Rebekah said...

    Love the project and thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

    calbekah@aol.com

    Tammy said...

    This is a beautiful wall hanging! Thanks so much for the 25 Days of Cricut, I certainly am enjoying myself and all of the Freebies!
    Tammy

    Marg said...

    What terrific files. Thank you.

    Paper Addict said...

    love the projects and all the files..thanks for all the hard work and sharing that you do.

    Chereazy said...

    I love what you did with the canvas! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

    BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

    I love seeing projects that share what the real meaning of Christmas is about.
    I'm a new follower come and visit me
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    Sugar Land Scrapper said...

    thanks so much for the blog candy offer...I hope I am lucky. Also your page is gorgeous! I tried to download the poinsetta a few days ago but it wasn't working for me and I would love to get today's download Can you help me out?

    Shelley said...

    How beautiful....love it. I'm a new follower.
    Merry Christmas.

    Lynden said...

    I am sooo glad to have found your site last night in a rather 'round-about way and quite by accident - then I poked around it for hours! Thank you for it! I have been 'Cricut-ing' for about a year and love it. I am an Archival Preservationist/Professional Scrapbooker for a Celebrity in the greater LA, CA area - then I do more 'creative' things evenings and weekends, too... ;-}

    poochietoo said...

    How beautiful
    Hugs

    Jennifer said...

    Beautiful wall hanging -- I LOVE the poinsettias!

    dbrit89828 said...

    Your poinsettias are GORGEOUS!!!!!! I've made a couple of them using your file but yours are so lovely all together!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea!

    Kate said...

    This is just gorgeous!! I can hardly believe that it's all paper (minus the ribbon). Those flowers are amazing!!

    puffinliz said...

    Another great layout! thanks for the freebie!

    motherloves3 said...

    WOW, I absolutely love the pointsettas. they are beautiful.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

    Angela R said...

    I absolutle love this. So pretty! It probley looks amazing on your wall! It would make a beautiful layout as well!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enought to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

    karen said...

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for all of the files, and a chance to win the Bug magazine subscription. What a great giveaway!
    Karen

    ~Jennifer Rose~ said...

    Absolutely gorgeous wall hanging! I love, love, love those poinsettas!! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

    butterfly07 said...

    This one is my favorite so far!!

    rebirthcandles@yahoo.com

    CiNdYe said...

    Thank you so much for the awesome files you share!

    ginnieg said...

    Your blog and your talent is amazing. Thank you so much for everything you offer to us. Happy Holidays and thank you for offering the years subscription to the new cricut magazine. I do hope I win. xoxo all through the holidays.

    scrapping pink said...

    i love your projects you share thankyou now to pick software hmmmmm......April

    Denise said...

    Love your post today. The flowers, bells and flourish are beautiful.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

    Leinad said...

    Great work, as always! Those poinsettas are beautiful.
    Leinad
    fellow FCCB DT member
    scrapsticklepop.blogspot.com

    Mad Crafter said...

    This is really beautiful Melin:) You are amazing! You have so much talent!!! I love that your canvas says JESUS is the reason for the season!!! I downloaded the file so I can use it:) TFS!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

    Crafty Momma said...

    That is absolutely beautiful. What a great way to decorate your walls. Been in our house 18 years and the walls are still naked. Your giving me sone wonderful ideas.
    Veronicaslavishlathers@hotmail.com

    patti said...

    I Would love a chance to win the magazine Love your creation!!!

    Janet said...

    Beautiful wall art TFS.

    Debby said...

    Love your project and you using the word Jesus, it has been so abused for several years now not to beable to use the word God or Jesus in schools. So sad. Beautiful
    angel hugs
    Debby

    Heidi said...

    Hmmm. my post disappeared! Thanks for the file that celebrates the real reason for the season and I love the idea of a canvas! How fun is that! Thanks so much! live4scrappin at hotmail dot com

    Manhattan Mandie said...

    Love your beautiful wall hanging. It's such a lovely way to remind everyone the TRUE meaning of Christmas! I just became a follower and I hope you will come check out my blog too! I {heart} my Cricut too!

    Tanya said...

    Beautiful project!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

    Scrappin Melissa said...

    This is really cute. I'm sorry I missed the poinsettia file earlier.

    SpantastiKreations said...

    HOLY COW this is GORGEOUS. It's amazing what you can do with PAPER isn't it.

    LOVE it
    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

    Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

    Thanks for the gorgeous files, and the opportunity to win some blog candy. If I don't win, I am going to have to seriously consider buying a subscription the the bug mag!!! Call me intrigued!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

    Jamiecrafts said...

    really nice LO, great job

    Joanne said...

    Just absolutely gorgeous! Such a wonderful project, super job!

    Reneeleeak said...

    Beautiful project! It's amazing that it was all made from paper except for the ribbon.
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

    Cathy Martin said...

    Very nice project.

    Kathy J said...

    Your project is Beautiful. Thank you for doing the 25 days of Christmas. You are a great inspiration.

    Heidri said...

    I love your lacey circle! Nice work!

    My Hideaway said...

    This is absolutley beautiful!

    Olivia
    ojdorman@gmail.com

    cheryl said...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this far all of your creativity and adorable patterns. This has been fun tuning in everyday to see what adorabe idea you have come up next. i actually find myself tuning in and looking for each of your emails. For some reason I have had a couple that haven't shown in my emails. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas in such a unique way. can't wait until tomorrow! LOL. :)

    bartlettpair said...

    Thank you and thank you and thank you and thank you and thank you-----for everything you do for us---you will be blessed pressed down shaken together and running over!

    Annabelle said...

    Thanks for your beautiful projects & all the inspiration!

    Parcha said...

    Love your site and your creativity.
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the Cri-Kits giveaway.

    Linda Peterson said...

    I look so forward to getting your updates each day! Thank you for your great ideas!

    Deann said...

    This is B-E-A-U-tiful. I love your work. I missed the poinsettia download, will it be available again? Thank you for all the work and inspiration that you pass along.

    csparky61 said...

    The poinsettias are gorgeous, I need to get that download. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    csparky61@yahoo.com

    CherylP said...

    I am already a follower and love everything you do! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

    You have a very cute blog! I think your canvas is absolutely beautiful and I love the 3-D poinsettias!

    Heather said...

    Gorgeous!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

    abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

    Great lay-out!

    Carolyn said...

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! I have really been enjoying Days of Christmas postings. I would love to win the subscription. tfs
    cruella63703 at yahoo dot com

    Clare D. said...

    I like your blog and am following! I have also found you on FB. Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

    moknowsall said...

    The Jesus wallhanging is spectacular. and so large. perfect for a big wall. thanks

    4kids4 said...

    What a beautiful wall hanging...just lovely!! The poinsettias are so pretty...the champagne stickles are a perfect addition! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

    Kim. said...

    Beautiful wall hanging, those poinsettia's are gorgeous and the stickles in the centre really set's them off. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kimthompson68(at)sky(dot)com
    Kim xXx

    Trisha said...

    I just friended you on Facebook and I am a follower. Love all your projects. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    Rose said...

    Your wall canvas is amazing,so beautiful!!! Love your blog.new follower!tfs

    SeaSmurf57 said...

    Your canvas creation is beautiful. I love the colours.