Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Artiste Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Nuts 4 Fall Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be only purchased through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We don't want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity - you never know what you will see next!

Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects I have some blog candy for you!  I am giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! 

All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone's blog AND become a follower of my blog.  (If you are already a follower, just let me know in your comment.)

My project is a Halloween treat bag - I think I may use these for little Halloween treats for friends. Here's what it looks like:

To make the treat bag, I used our Artiste Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 75, E5, 3D Object, < FtherDay > cut at 5" using our Moonlight paper pack.  I then edged all of the sides with Smokey Plum ink.

I used the stamp set from the Workshop on the Go kit to stamp the spider over the pumpkin.  I stamped it with Smokey Plum ink.

I cut the pumpkin face from page 77, E7, Accent 3, < Hallween > cut at 2 3/4" using Goldrush cardstock.  I edged each piece with Goldrush ink.

The spider web can be found on page 76, E6, Accent 4, < Eek > cut at 2 3/4" using Black cardstock.  The sentiment "Eek" can also be found on page 76, E6, < Eek > cut at 1 1/2" using Black cardstock.

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Moonlight Workshop on the Go Kit (G1051)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2147)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
Goldrush Cardstock (1243)
Black Cardstock (1386)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
I hope you enjoyed my project!  Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower so you can be eligible to win my giveaway.

The next stop on the haunted trail is Darla at Caution: Crafting is Contagious.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:

1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create YOU ARE HERE
2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious YOUR NEXT STOP
3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments
4. Carolyn ~ Nuts4Scrappin
5. Julia Hammond  You Can Create
6. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog 
7. Pam Stewart -
8. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting with Carolyn
9. Jennifer Kramer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
10. Maria Woodworth ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place 
11. Kindred Hearts - It Makes Total Cents
12. Ginger Morriello - Ginger's Creative Cottage
Thanks for stopping by for some Halloween fun -- hope we didn't scare the creativity out of you! Muah-ha-ha!


  1. Very cute! I love making those treat bags!

  2. Nice treat bags, very easy to make up a bunch of them!

  3. Great gift bags! So adorable! I wouldn't want to give them away! LOL!

  4. Cute projects. I can see you are getting into the swing of the Halloween season.

  5. Ha, ha! I love the spider coming down between his eyes! Thanks, Lucy! :)

  6. Cute project! Love the dangling little spider!

  7. Adorable treat bags! Love the spider web one!

  8. Love the idea of something handmade, sweet and simple! Thank you for the great idea for a special treat during the trick or treat season! (and smokey plum is my all time favorite ink pad...) :O)

  9. Awesome job Lucy

    Love the spider and how you inked the edges

    Denise Gifford

  10. EEEK! This is great. Love the idea of an Artiste blog hop. Unfortunately, not feeling too good today, so I'll try to catch up with everyone on the hop list tomorrow. I'm very interested to see what everyone has created! Thanks for the invite on FB. :) Janis

  11. I love these!! and the Smokey Plum on the edges!

  12. Hi, Lucy. i love your bags. i also decorate my own, but only with stamps and cut outs, never thought of cricut images! Thanks. i am a follower


  13. What a super cute bag! Perfect for little ones!

  14. Love them! I'll be making these for my grandkids. Thanks so much for the idea!!!

  15. I am a follower love the bags. So glad to see things made with the artiste cart I have it but haven't seen much made with it
    Ann w

  16. Love the bags...I would use the idea to create goodie bags for classroom Halloween parties. My SIL is a teacher and always looking to me to help her with the party gifts from the teachers. I am now following your blog as Traci B.

  17. Fun bags. I'm a new follower.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

  18. super cute idea, thanks for sharing. I am now a stalker...I mean follower.

  19. Super fun! Thanks for all the details so I could make my own!!! I'm following (via e-mail.)

  20. Great projects. The Eek! bag is just awesome. Love the lettering.


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