Sunday, July 20, 2014

#IMadeIt - Easy Halloween Home Decor with your Cricut Explore...and TWO Giveaways!

Home Decor with Cricut Explore - ha!  I rhyme.  ;)  As some of you know I am incredibly fortunate and get to be an on-air guest for Cricut on HSN (and I'll be on air this Wednesday - more about that later).  I have had SO much fun creating projects - and when I saw these special glittered frames from Hobby Lobby (use your coupon!) I felt some Halloween home decor coming on!  


These were ridiculously easy to make - I created them using some old Bazzill patterned paper, my Xyron Mega Runner and Xyron 5" Creative Station, and the following Cricut Images (all of which can be purchased individually for .99 each in the Cricut Explore Design Space):
Happy Halloween text - A Frightful Affair
Bats - Teresa Collins Chic & Scary
Witch - Celebrate with Flourish



I created a quick video tutorial for this project for Xyron - these framed beauties literally took me less than 20 minutes to make!


Been thinking about the Cricut Explore but looking for more info and/or a great deal?  Don't forget to tune in to HSN on Wednesday where there will be TWO amazing deals on Explore bundles - (one from me and one from my friend Anna Griffin).  We'll have in-depth presentations so you will have a chance to see the machines in action and take advantage of some special HSN birthday pricing.  If you want specific times/product info be sure to like my Facebook Page where I will be sharing all the info later this week.  We'd love to have you join us! 

I'm also participating in Cricut's new #IMadeIt campaign - Cricut is giving away a Cricut Explore machine every day for 50 days!  To enter simply post a project you've created on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by hashtagging #cricut and #IMadeIt.  If you've already hashtagged #imadeit, simply re-post and add #cricut.  Want more info?  Here are the official rules.

While I may not be giving away a Cricut ;) I am giving away some goodies!  Earlier this summer I had the chance to spend an afternoon with the amazing Lia Griffith at this event in her home (that's me in the red striped shirt in the photo collage). It was an inspiring, fun-filled afternoon and we each left with a goody bag...and I'm giving mine away!  Just leave a comment here on the blog and one lucky winner will receive my goody bag with a few extra goodies thrown in.  I'll announce the winner on my Facebook page on Friday!

And just so you don't think we are getting too fancy with our photo set ups around here (I've been trying to improve my photography...and still have a ways to go) - I give you my husband Don hunched over on top of my studio table trying to take these photos.  You are welcome.  :)


61 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd love to win! Not much extra money for craft stuff anymore so anything would be a treat! Thank you for beoing so generous.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Can't wait to see you on HSN.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would like to start using my Cricut more. I bought it two years ago and have only used it to create a calendar for my Mom. I need to follow you more closely. Tips would be great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would love to get some goodies from you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a cute and simple idea! Thanks for the inspiration. I think I need to take a trip to hobby lobby asap!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh Miss Beth, once again you give me the "I can do this spirit"! Can't wait to see "my best friend...I've never met" on HSN ��

    ReplyDelete
  7. can't wait to see what you will have on HSN and I love these Halloween projects.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What fabulous Hallowe'en projects! Thanks for the giveaway Beth.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love goodie bags - so much fun to open and pour through the contents - oohhhing and aaahhhing over everything in the bag. thanks for the chance to get a bag.
    The Halloween items are great. It's time to start thinking about the fall occasions - Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then the most fun of all: Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your Halloween projects are great and I'm really looking forward to seeing you on HSN. You always do great demos! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies, Beth. Have a blast in Florida!
    ~Kris~

    ReplyDelete
  11. Really enjoy all of your posts. You have such flair from the serious decorating to fun, to practical. And, btw, I would also like to win !

    ReplyDelete
  12. You Rock Beth, Your always so fun to watch. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I always enjoy watching you on HSN. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I make my son's watch HSN when you come on. Can't wait to watch!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your projects! You are usually on HSN when I'm at work, so the website is great.

    ReplyDelete
  16. These turned out great! Love the glittered frames!
    Fun pic of your hubby taking the picture!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Goody goody goody! Thanks Beth, always enjoy your posts and pix.

    ReplyDelete
  18. How cute is your Husband! Mine of been like, ummm, no! Hahahahahaha. Your a good man Don!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Aww! That's a cute pic of your hubby! Nice that he helps! Thanks for the chance to win some crafty goodies! Your projects are terrific!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Always love to learn more about Cricut products and then get discouraged by what I do not have! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    ReplyDelete
  21. oh love the witch and bats.. thanks for the chance to win...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Strange to be thinking about Halloween in July, but it is my favorite holiday and I can't wait!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Always love to learn more as I am a newbie to the Cricut!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yay I would love to win some goodies

    ReplyDelete
  25. You are too sweet and generous to share some goodies. Thanks so much for your kindness:-) and the chance to win!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Not sure which is cuter the Halloween pictures or your Husband standing on the table. Either way I loved the tutorial and the photo share.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Did you do anything to the frames or did they come that way?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Denise - they come that way! I found them on an end cap at Hobby Lobby back in the framing department...I hadn't seen them there before so snatched them up right away. ;) They had a couple of other cool colors (and they have them in different sizes) but I loved the black for Halloween.

      Delete
  28. Great projects for everyone, including kids! Would love to win your goody bag...thanks for sharing. :D

    ReplyDelete
  29. Props to The Hubs for the help

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would love to win your goodie bag! See you on HSN! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  31. What wonderful Halloween projects! You have a super cool hubby who would do that for you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love Halloween ideas and Cricut has so many to work with.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also love working with my Xyron products. Joy

      Delete
  33. Wonderful shot and so fun!
    And I liked your frames also!!
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  34. I would LOVE some goodies!! Thanks. I have one of the little Xyrons, and love to use it for ribbon. But I could certainly use another because it will run out.....

    ReplyDelete
  35. The frames are awesome. Love the sillouettes. hanks for the chance.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  36. Awesome! Would love to win. Hoping to win one of those Cricuts too. I love prizes- lol!

    ReplyDelete
  37. wonderful Halloween projects
    upnurse at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  38. What cute Halloween frames! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Fun and spooky!!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love that witch! So Cool! Great project. Be watching on Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Looks like a pretty cool set up for the photographer too! Sweet witchy projects. I love Fall and Halloween. I'm gettin so in the mood for cooler weather!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you for a chance to win. Maybe this will inspire me to use my cricut.

    ReplyDelete
  43. This framed artwork is so fun and festive. I love all the glitter!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love Halloween and I was just thinking is time to begin with the new projects for this year, Is very nice that your husband helps you with your pictures, I always need to make miracles trying to fix everything by my self. I will show them to my hubby maybe he will help me next time.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love the frames and the cutouts-but the real "prize" here is the photo of hubby. Got me grinning ear to ear.

    ReplyDelete
  46. This sounds awesome....lissag123@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your photo setups did you right! They look soo good!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Would LOVE to win the goodies! Thanks so much for the chance! I'm ready to start making some fall decorations ~ the cooler temps are starting to make the trees turn here already! I have red leaves on one of the trees in my backyard, which means that school and fall can't be too far away!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love your Halloween projects. Thanks so much for sharing your goodies with one of us.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wonderful projects! Enjoyed watching you on HSN! Thanks for a chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Halloween is a favorite around our house! Awesome projects!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Cute decor pieces! It looks like quite a day and I like the 10 reasons Lia moved from a Silhouette to a Cricut. Good to keep in mind.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Cute projects! but really loving the husband taking the photos the best. Lol!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Happy Halloween! (Soon...).
    Thanks for the chance to win the grab bag!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Gorgeous Halloween decor, they look so amazing! What a sweet guy to be taking pics of your projects, he's a keeper!

    ReplyDelete
  56. These Halloween projects look like so much fun! something for my granddaughter to do for a mother who loves, loves, loves Halloween!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. what a fantastic photo set up
    upnurse at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete