Sunday, October 7, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop, Day 2

Welcome to the second day of  hop! I am the host and the first stop on the hop. If  you missed day one you can still check it out by scrolling down to yesterday's post.  If you complete the hop and leave a comment on all the posts, you will be eligible to win a Cricut Chic and Scary cartridge! In addition to that, if you leave a comment on my post you will have a chance to win an Anna Griffin Halloween set. You can check out both prizes by scrolling down.
For today's project I decorated two plastic charger plates with vinyl. These plates are from Michael's and and come in a variety of colors, which change seasonally. FYI, the plates are for decorative purposes only and are not recommended for food service. Just thought I'd mention that in case anyone was wondering!

 For this one I used the Word Collage cartridge and the Gypsy. I used the hide contour feature to select different words and then cut them out of the color vinyl I wanted them to be. Believe it or not, the most time consuming part of this for me was choosing which words would be which color! The little characters around the edges are from the Paper Trimmings cartridge. To fill in the spaces in between, I added some jewels in Halloween colors.

This plate is obviously a Thanksgiving theme. The phrase is from the Inspired Hearts cartridge, the center flourishes from Cricut Alphabet and the outer leaf flourish from Thanksgiving. I used a dark brown vinyl for the phrase and a light grey for the other cuts. I also added some jewels to this plate to fill in the blank spaces. After adding the larger jewels to the flourishes I couldn't decide if I liked them or not. I guess I'll live with it for a while and see.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects. Next up is the fabulous Michele at  Scrap and Dance  .
Thank you so much for visiting us for this hop. I hope you enjoyed it and found some projects that inspired you. A huge thank you to my fellow hoppers who made this hop a success! You guys are all wonderful!
Until next time...

33 comments:

Creative M said...

very Beautiful!!Love it!I would make one for each holiday !
Migdalia

L.B. said...

So so fun. Love the organge of the plates and the fun additons you gave them.

Joanne Vanberkom said...

These are so cute and useful for gifts for the holidays-thanks for participating and helping me re-catch the bug!!
toledoslp@aol.com

Lisa B said...

Lovely! Great color combinations!

l_pirelli at yahoo dot com

cdm317 said...

Both chargers are gorgeous! I love how you chose the different colors on the Halloween charger and who knew those cool cuts were on Paper Trimmings? I need to go look at the book. LOL! Thanks for hosting the blog hop, I have really enjoyed and been inspired by it!

Crafty Teacher said...

I love the charger plates. I can only imagine how long it took to get the Halloween one all lined up etc. They both look fantastic! :)

Melissa Chesser said...

Beautiful. I love all the colors on the Halloween charger.

Donna Boyce said...

How pretty! I think that Migdalia is right... you could make one for each holiday. I haven't ever tried those and think that I am going to have to give it a try.

Tracy_ScrappinMom said...

You are a crafty one. Darling...

Kristi said...

Love the plates, I can see them used in so many pieces for different holidays.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Sara Andrews said...

Holy Cow!! Those are AWESOME!!!

Love them.

Sherry L said...

Very pretty! I would love to make some of these!! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

scrapluv45@yahoo.com

Mary Jean said...

love the thanksgiving plate!!!

Linda V said...

Great work! I love this project.

Sis Patterson said...

Wonderful fall chargers. Your Halloween charger rocks - I would spend more time trying to decide the colors too! And the Thanksgiving charger is very elegant. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop!

SeaSwan said...

Your chargers are very nice. I have some red charges. I mnight have to do something for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lady Fair said...

Love the plates, very festive! The Word Collage cart is on my wish list. Thanks for hosting the hop. The projects were fabulous and I got a lot of good ideas along the hop. :)

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Awesome chargers! That subway art is really perfect on the chargers-- I have to try that!!

Michele said...

Love these! I just bought two of these plates with the intent of decorating them! now to find the time!

silvia said...

Cute plates!!

D said...

I love those chargers! Great idea. Thank you for sharing!
-D

waidc said...

Gorgeous plates! Now there are 2 more cartridges on my wish list.
Great 2nd day !
waidc@bellsouth.net

kckid68 said...

These are wonderful! Have to make some;D

D said...

Another day of wonderful projects! You all have outdone yourselves! Thank you so much for sharing your time & talents with us!
Have a great day!
-D

Cindy said...

Great charger plates! I'm hoping to make some for Christmas--we'll see if I get to all my projects I'd like to do...LOL! Thanks for much for hosting this fabulous hop and letting me be a part of it!!

Michele Green said...

These chargers are great. Thanks for hosting the hop!

Janis said...

I love, love, love, these plates. You are very talented. Thanks for having this Hop. I may be late but still having fun checking all the projects out. :)

jacobsonbruce said...

I love, love , love these chargers! Beautiful!
Margo (go-go from the Cricut mb)

marg0006 said...

What a pretty plate. Love the color.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Hrvatica said...

Great projects. I love altered chargers.

Debbie O'Neal said...

I love those decorative plates..so pretty !

Elizabeth said...

Maria,
It was great meeting you at Circle Mania & thanks to your calling card I "discovered" your blog. I'm probably your newest follower. Love the vinyl on chargers. Nice job.
Elizabeth a/k/a dansgg

Maria said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! TFS

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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