Monday, November 14, 2011

Harvest Blessings Fantabulous Cricut Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to Robin's Creative Cottage! Today is such an exciting day and I'm so glad you're here for the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl... Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! Woo Hoo!!

Leaves are changing colors, there's a chill in the air.... yep... it's "Fall" and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut is giving thanks for our "Harvest Blessings"! FCCB design team is creating Fall projects that includes Brown, Orange and Red – and as always with Fantabulous Cricut challenges we use at least one Cricut machine cut image.

If you've come from visiting my wonderful new friend Peggy at Daily Grace Creations, you're in the right place! Woo Hoo! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, please start HERE.

Remember to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

I love how my "Harvest Blessings" project turned out. This is how my inspiration started... I knew I wanted to use acorns, and leaves just go with acorns... then the idea of my family being a blessing came to mind... I remembered that the Lacy Labels cricut cartride had an image with the word "family"... and that's how my thought process began and I got creating!
Here are the details:
This card is long and can fit in a legal #10 envelope (4 1/8"x 9 1/2")
Lacy Labels cricut cartridge was used for the base of the card along with the family oval image. Using my gypsy (and keeping all the "lacy label" layers grouped) I stretched the images to measure 9.25" x 3.82
I welded two of the base images for a shape card, then cut the same image to layer on top using brown craft foam for a raised or 3-d look. The base is brown Bazzill cardstock.
Pattern paper is an old Stampin' Up designer paper pack.
Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge was used for the oak leaf, cut at 3 sizes (real dial size) 1.5", 1.25", 1"
Create A Critter is where I found the acorn image, cut two sizes (real dial size) 1", .75".
All images were inked using Tim Holtz vintage photo ink, the leaves were crinkled after inking.
I used small pieces of brown craft foam to pop up the acorns, a few of the larger acorns I used a double layer of the craft foam for extra "lift".
close up view
I'm offering a prize to you...
One of my Brand New Robin's Creative Cottage clear stamp sets.
(in fact they are so brand new they have not been completely revealed yet... my stamp release celebration is beginning today... here on my blog). For more details look -HERE.
You will have your choice of "Snowman's Prayer" or "Gingerbread Holiday" stamp set.
To be elegible for this prize...
1. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).
2. Leave a nice comment -about what you love about the Fall season.
3. (optional -but I would love you to) "Like me on my Facebook page -at the top of my blog on the left hand sidebar is my "like" facebook link.

Next stop…
my friend Sabrina (she's wonderful) find her at Scrappin' with Sabrina she always has inspiring projects.
Remember when you're done with the crawl (blog hop), make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered in their contest, include the colors brown, orange and red along with at least one cricut cut image.

Have so much fun Cricut Crawling and being inspired along the way!

I'm adding my project to the following challenges:
Crafty Sprouts "Anything Goes" challenge
My Sheri Crafts "Be Thankful" challenge
Cards TV "We're so Thankful" challenge

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  1. First of all congratulations on your brand new stamp line and let the party begin!!!! Second, I am a follower both on the blog and facebook!! Third, what I like about many things! The smell of homemade pumpkin pie, leaves falling to the ground, and football! :)

  2. Is following the same as subscribing? I get confused about these things. I am excited to see what you do with your new stamp line!
    Fall is great because it is sweater weather!(And the colors are unbeatable this time of year!)I am one of those weirdos who would rather be cold than fall marks the end of suffering through the heat of summer.

  3. Love your long card. It is absolutely stunning. Congrats on your new stamp line. Can't wait to see them. What I like about Fall is the cooler weather and knowing with the holidays I will get lots of family time.

  4. Already a follower:) Great card. I love fall because of the smells. Smells fresh, and people start using fire places. the air is crisp, the leaves are changing. SIGH*

  5. Robin, this is beautiful! I love all the wonderful colors. Great job, my friend!

    I love all the wonderful colors of fall!

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  6. AWESOME! I love this card. Love the colors, papers and the cuts.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  7. This card is gorgeous, Robin! I love the way you've added so many acorns and leaves to highlight "family" - and your papers are beautiful!
    I love the rich colours of the changing leaves each Fall.
    I'm so excited to see your new stamps, Robin! May you be richly blessed in this new endeavour of yours!
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ [remove spaces]

  8. Great colors, textures and layers!

    My favorite part of fall are the days that are still warm but crisp and the colors are full.

  9. your card is amazing. love the fall colors. one of my favorite things about fall is the colors of the leaves as they change. beautiful. tfs. i'm a long time follower.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  10. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love the papers you used and the leaves and acorns are so fabulous! What an awesome Fall project!! My favorite things about Fall is the changing leaves and pumpkin pie :) I liked your FB page, too!


  11. Great family card...can't wait to see all your stamps!! My favorite thing about fall is the cool crisp weather...and spending time with family for all the wonderful holidays!!

  12. Stunning Robin! I love that fall brings hockey season :) hehe!

  13. Simply beautiful card!!! LOVE Lacey Labels - so perfect for this!!!

  14. OMG! What a elegant card, so many beautiful details and the rich fall colours are just wonderful! I am sorry to say there is not to much I like about fall except for the fall colours, it just reminds me that the long hard cold winter is just around the corner! Thanks for the chance to win a set of the new stamp sets, you must be so excited with your new adventure!

  15. Wonderful Autumn creation. I'm a new follower of your blog. Autumn is my fav season because I like the change in the leaves, cooler weather & tandem bike riding with my hubby. Here in Central TX it is way to hot to bike ride much in the Summer. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Robin, I do love your project. I hope I'm eligible to win your prize. Would love to get my hands on it. LOL


  17. Love the design of the project; very elegant.
    I love the changing leaves in the fall.

  18. Your colors are exquisite in your project!! Love this card!!

    I LOVE that we are able to put a fire in the fireplace during the FALL... so comfy!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    saetterman at aol dot com

    I'm a follower!!

  19. Beautiful card, just love all of it the colors the cuts and the font. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I love it all, but the changing weather, fall colors, and crisp air are my favorite things about fall.

  21. What a gorgeous card! I love the shape and distressed looking leaves! I am already a follower and liked your FB page. My fav thing about fall is the colors! Here in WI the colors on the trees are so vibrant. It never fails to amaze me every year! Thanks for the chance to win some of your new stamps! The titles of them sound SO CUTE, so I am sure the stamps themselves will be too!
    booger1 at

  22. This is so Awesome-I love the longer size-great idea! Congratulations on the stamp line-the first release is wonderful-can't wait to get some! Hugs Cathie

  23. What a beautiful card, I love it! What I love about the fall season is the changing of colors on the trees, and getting to wear my sweaters!

  24. The family sign is such a beautiful idea and so beautifully done.
    In fall my favorite thing, of course, is the color change. It's a joy to turn a corner and see a tree that's been transformed.

    Rae Ann O.

  25. This card is awesome. I've been a follower. I love everything that you do. Being with family and the color change is my favoite. When the colors are changing its like God opened all the windows...


  26. Beautiful card, Robin! Fall is by far my favorite time of year, the colors are so vibrant, after all just how many shades of green can there really be!!!

    I'm a follower and love your blog!


  27. Robin, I am thrilled to be a part of the FCCB DT. This is just going to be a wonderful journey!! I love the card you made for this project. There is no better harvest blessing thaan family. The design and colors are [erfect.
    I am a follower!

  28. This is amazing! I love the acorns & the leaves look so real! My fave things about fall is the smell =) The air is so crisp & the falling leaves always smell fab!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca

  29. Hi Robin Congrats on the new stamp sets and I can’t wait to see them all! I'm a follower, Liked your Facebook & I love that the cold weather is rolling in, and the leaves or changing.

  30. I love everything about Thanksgiving. Family,friends,food,smells,weather,football, all of it is great!!!!

  31. Summer and Spring are really my times of the year because I don't like the cold. But the beauty of fall, with the trees, the sky and the colors people dress in in just give you a warm feeling through your whole body! I would love a chance to win your stamps!!

  32. Love your card! I'm already a follower, what I like about fall is the cooler weather!

  33. Beautiful card! Wow, I just love the details and the gorgeous festive. I am a follower already and "liked" you on FB. I love fall for many reasons...crisp weather, changing of leaves, bon-fires, pumpkin pie and a turkey dinner with all thye fixings! Yum!
    Thanks for a chance to win-your stamps are awesome-
    Sherrie K

  34. Simply beautiful Robin! I love the colors and patterned paper and the shape is wonderful! We live on 3 acres and one of my favorite things about fall is watching all the trees change into their beautiful orange, red and yellow tones...a picture only God can paint.

    So excited for you and your new line of stamps! Looking forward to seeing more!

  35. Congrats on the release of your stamp sets! I can't wait to see them all! I'm your newest follower!

    I have a giveaway going on over at my blog too if you're interested!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  36. Oh Robin, this card is just so beautiful, I love everything about it, where do I begin?!
    The shape is great because it it a longer card that really stands out and could then be used as a home decor piece. The paper you used is so pretty (reminds me of your blog background which I love!) and the leaves and acorns are perfectly placed. I love the "family" font too. Excellent job my friend!

  37. congrats on your new stamps. I love Autumn when the leaves fall and rustle as you walk through them
    I have been a follower of your blg for some time and love your projects.

  38. Beautiful card Robin! Love the shape and your Cricut cuts! I love Fall colors, decorations, Thanksgiving and time with family!
    Congratulations on your new stamp line!

  39. Beautiful card. Like the longer size. I love fall with all its changing colors and cooler temps. Thanks I'm becoming a follower.

  40. Family is so important this time of year, love the acorn and leaves. - Melanie

  41. Robin,

    This turned out GREAT! I love how you let your inspiration flow. It would also be great as a place card on a Thanksgiving Table.

  42. Gorgeous Project!! I love that card and all the details!! This is my first "real" fall and I love the yellow, orange and red trees. My new house has lots of trees in the back and I feel so blessed every time I look outside :) TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  43. Robin -- your card is beautiful! I love the patterns and colors and all the popped-up acorns. The thing I love about fall is that it finally gets cooler in Texas..although we are still wearing shorts right now. :) Wish we got beautiful tree colors like the ones on your card.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely project!

    Your fellow DT gal,

  44. I love all the layering done on this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  45. Your card is really beautiful! Colors, layering, all of it! Thanks for joing us at My Sheri Crafts!

  46. I have always liked the changing of the leaves.

  47. Your card is beautiful. I love the fall leaves. In fact that is my favorite part of fall, the colors are wonderful:)) Pam at

  48. WOW! this is so elegant. I love the paper choices and the attention to detail. Beautiful work for sure.

    My favorite part of fall is the changing of leaves. When Iw as little my sister and I would jump into piles of leaves and we thought that was just the most fun thing to do!! LOL I love the colors of fall leaves...from childhood to now!

    I am a new follower too!. I like your work.


    rynmich92 at gmail dot com

  49. What a very lovely card. I made need to use that cart too. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. WOW this is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sprouts.

  51. What a beautiful card!! The colors, papers, and dimension are all perfect!!
    I'm a new follower!
    I love fall colors but I also love it because I love the changing of the seasons!

  52. This is beautiful I love all the patterns tha you used and the texture, everything works so well together.
    DIANA L.

  53. The fall season is really pretty here in Colorado with all the golden aspens.

  54. Robin, this is such a beautiful card! Love the acorns and leaves!! Very nice
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!

  55. This is just a beautiful card! Good luck from Crafty Sprouts!

    many blessings,

  56. oh my your card is beautiful! love the colors and the patterned paper you have in the background- it works really well together! ty for joining in with us over at Crafty Sprouts!

  57. Excellent card, I like the shape of cutting and embossing.

    Plastic gift card
    Membership Card Printing

  58. CONGRAT ROBIN! this is a beautiful piece.

  59. What a beautiful card. I love it!

    I also like fall a lot. Maybe because it is my birthday in the fall and I love birthdays.


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