Sunday, September 23, 2012

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 
Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All 
Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Melissa's Blog, then you are on Track!
 We are so happy to have you join us today! The hop starts at Heather Lynn's blog so please start there.  You won't want to miss out on any of these wonderful projects! This is a 2 day hop and the line up will be different each day. 
Please start HERE today , so we can send you in the right direction!
 Our first "Well Owl Be" Blog Hop went over so well, we decided to do an owl themed hop 4 times a year! Our next hop will be right before Christmas and we hope you will come back and join us then, too!

One grand prize winner will win a Cricut cartridge and a stamp set sponsored by Erica's Craft Room! Thank you, Erica, you are so generous! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way!

Here is my Birdhouse, I mean Owl house!
I got a great deal on these birdhouses.... that is why some of you have seen them as Halloween, Fall, and Christmas birdhouses.
This one today is for our Blog Hop host Heather. I am sure she will read this, so the next time you come over it is waiting to go home with you! Or I just might surprise you and deliver it!

I used Some Imaginisce Monster Mash Paper for the team one.
Then I used Doodlebug 6x6 paper pack for the Black Chevron on the owl and the purple on the owl as well as the little criss cross paper on the owl's tummy. I cut the owl and tree at 4" My standard size for everything on the Cricut. It make perfect cuts and the tiny pieces are not impossible to work with. I have tested almost EVERY size die cut and the Cricut LOVES 4" for characters. I forgot to tell you that I used Create a Critter 2 to make this..... It is only $32.48, on the last stop of the hop you can click on my name (Erica's Craft Room)

Here is the close up of my owl and Tree at 4". The original tree was to be the black cheveron, but when I pulled it off of the cutting mat I LOVED the print on the back, so I used it. I used Black glitter to cover the scallop edges items. I used some Paper Studio Shimmer paper for the Orange. 

I used Cricut's Craft Room and here is how I set up my mat to cut all of the items at once. 
I usually cut my entire project on one cutting mat. 
I have no idea what I would do without Cricut Craft Room. 
For those of you who have not used craft room yet, I encourage you to, so much that I put together a 78 page printable Help Guide, you can download that here. 

Here is how I set it up in Craft Room. 
You can see how I sectioned it off on my cutting mat in craft room. 

Because you need a certain amount of paper on the cutting mat I suggest no smaller than 6x6 for any color. The less paper you put on the mat, the less contact it has with the sticky surface and tend to slide off when the cricut goes to cut. 

Once I pulled the outer paper off here is what was left. Perfectly fit in its own 6x6 section.

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my project!!!
..... By the way I am also Erica's Craft Room (today's sponsor) So I put ALL paper on sale in my store for only $.65 Just click on my name on the last stop of the hop to see them!

Next.... head over to Cindy's Blog Next.

Heather Lynn-

An'Jenic G. -


Karon said...

Fabulous project - love all the details. TFS

Jessica S said...

Erica, your owl house is adorable. Your tips are always super exciting to read and you are a wonderful techer. Fabulous glitter and HL is going to love it, for sure!
Jessica S

Jenn said...

Erica, this Owl House is adorable!! I love all the fun colors you used!!

~Jenn J~

silvia said...

LOVR the "owl house"!!

Melissa said...

How clever is this?! And adorable to boot. Love it!


Heather Lynn said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! This is sooo adorable, Erica! Love the papers and colors and of course that little owl!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this for me! I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for being in my Fall owl hop and for sponsoring it, too! I hope you will join me for my next Winter one, too! Can't wait to see this in real life!


ScrapYourWorld said...

thanks so much for showing step by step. I have not used craft room yet, but I'm going to check it out. Your project is ADORABLE. Great to be hopping with you this weekend.

Craftin Desert Divas said...

I love the papers you used. Thanks for the step by step. I'm going to have to try that Cricut room. Love your project!!


lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Love ur project. I love the different pattern papers you used on your owl. I love CCR & my mini. Thanks Erica for all the inspiration.

MCCR DT. Lisa Ch

Josie0602 said...

Love thr purple owl and the glitter paper!


Amanda said...

Ohh! I must say that your project is Amazing!! LOVE the colors and that owl is sooo cute! :)


Minta's Creations said...

You are amaze me with your creativity.

Also I didn't know that there was a Create a critter 2


Cathy said...

awesome "owl" house Erica:)) Your lil owl is adorable too!

Marianne said...

So much to learn from your tips. Thanks for sharing them with us!

My Crafting Channel said...

Too cute. Love your tutorial. Will have to give this a try.

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Norma Gomez said...

Hi Erica! Thanks so much for sponsoring the main blog hop prize. Love your little owl house, it's very cute!!

SusieScrapper said...

As usual I love your project! I have no idea where you find the time to do such awesome projects! Thanks for being the sponsor of this blog hop, there is some amazing projects!



Sheri R said...

Love the 'bandito' look on your owl :)

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Lori Comeau said...

Love this and your paper choices. Looks fantastic.

Creative M said...

Fabulous and Fun!!Awesome owl!!!

TeresaK said...

What a super cute little Owl Halloween house! How lucky Miss Heather is! What a cute decor piece this will be in her home! Thanks for sharing tips with us and enabling us with great sales!

Scrapbook Joe said...

This is suck a cute bird house!!! I love this idea and love the colors! You are super amazing and im so glad to be in this hop with you!

Take care

mamawcindy said...

Oh, Your little Owl House Is just Sooo Cute! Love that and Love the word paper on the Tree. Great Job! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Marcia said...

How cute is that owl house...and the papers are wonderful! TFS!

Sharla said...

Super cute project, love that owl and the papers!

Amanda said...

I love your project and how you showed us how you made it!

itztoeknee said...

I just love the non-traditional color use on your project. And the tip for using different paper on the mat is agreat idea. Thanks.


Vicki said...

Love your owl house. The colors are great.

Angie said...

Love your owl house! So cute!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome owl house! I like the papers used and your owl is a hoot. TFS AJ-

Jamie said...

such a cute project thanks so much for sharing im a follower.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome owl house! I like the papers used and your owl is a hoot. TFS AJ-

Sarah said...

Love your project!

Maria said...

Great owl house! TFS

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Amy E said...

Erica, your owl house is adorable!! I am so in love with the colors you used!! All my favorites. Thanks for being the sponsor for the always, you ROCK!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Heather Everson said...

Wow Erica this is such a cute owl house. I love it! Very cool papers and a perfect Halloween decoration! Thanks for sponsoring Heather's Hop!


Ladybug said...

Erica, your birdhouse, errrr I mean owl house is just simply adorable! I don't have that cart, yet. Now, I think it'll be on my list --- you li'l enabler, you!

Thanks for sponsoring this hop. Sure is a fun one, as I loooooooove owls. :-)

Karenladd said...

Who is that little masked marauder?!! So darn cute..and love that owl house!!