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. -
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