Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to A Mermaid's Crafts and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

For my project today, I decided to make Fall/Thanksgiving decorations!
I cut wood blocks in different sizes for my project. I thought about painting the wood, but I liked the natural look of the blocks, so I kept it. I adhered paper to the front with Mod Podge and then attached rosettes in the same color. "FALL" was cut from Base Camp in DCWV Fall Stack paper. I adhered the letters to the rosettes with foam tape. The two smaller smiley face leaves are from Create A Critter. These blocks are now sitting on my fireplace mantle :)
The turkey was meant to be a table decoration, but my Mom stole him to take to her office :) I cut him from Create A Critter at fit to page, which ended up being 8". I embossed all the different layers and inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in walnut. Most of the layers were adhered with foam tape to give dimension. I added googly eyes and cardboard to the back so he can stand. The tag on his hat is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die and the sentiment, "Happy Fall Ya'll" is from K Andrews Design's Fall-O-Ween stamp set! Click HERE to purchase your own set of these awesome stamps!!
I  have blog candy!! All you have to do to be entered to win this awesome 6x6 Madison Avenue paper stack from My Mind's Eye is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment on this post
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Sunday, November 20.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colors Brown, Orange and Red as well!

Next stop… Marlene's blog, at Scrappin Cookie. Go and see what she has in store for you today. And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!
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Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Lisa F - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE!
Melanie – http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Suzanne - http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

80 comments:

  1. Love it Lisa, super cute fall blocks!!! and I love the Turkey with all of the embossing!!!

    Eva :0)
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    Wonderful project. I love the rosettes behind the letters and the turkey is adorable! Just checking to make sure the link from my blog is working :) Happy Crawling!
    Hugs,

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  3. This is great. Love the idea and the way it came out.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  4. Too Cute!!!! Love that little Turkey!

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  5. Love that you used wood blocks, and that they are different sizes!! Perfect mantle decoration.

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  6. Love this idea! It turned out so cute! I just became a follower!

    ~Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  7. I can see why your mom stole him...he's so cute. Great idea with the wood blocks. That sounds even easy enough for me to try. Just picked up Ribbons and Rosettes on sale at AC Moore. Maybe I'll actually use it! ;)

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  8. Such a super cute turkey with all his embossing elements... and I love the words "Fall" decor too! :)

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  9. So very, very cute. The whole thing is darling...no mantle at my house but would look great on my piano for a holiday accent. thank you for being a part of the hop and sharing

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  10. What a fabulous project, Lisa! I LOVE all the embossing on your turkey! I'm so glad you provided a close-up photo as it really shows the details. And those little leaves at either end are SO cute - and just the right touch!
    (I'm not eligible for your giveaway, so if I'm picked, please draw another number and give somebody else a reason to give thanks!!)
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

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  11. Love the blocks and the little embossed turkey is so cute. This is a great Fall decoration and I love how the blocks are small on the end. Beautiful job!

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  12. What an adorable turkey! LOVE all the texture!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  13. Lisa,
    Since mom got the turkey can I have the fall blocks. LOL You did such an amazing job on your entire display. I really do love the fall blocks. I can't cut wood any more, I'm on power tool restriction. You almost cut your leg off one time and BAM they take away all your power tools.
    Sherry

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  14. Love all the texture on your turkey! The blocks are a super cute idea too.

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  15. very cute project. like how you used embossing on the turkey. really makes a difference. tfs. i'm a long time follower.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  16. Love this sooo much! I have to get out and find some blocks to recreate this cuteness!

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  17. Hi Lisa,such a lovely project.Love the embossing on your cute turkey.
    Jayne x

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  18. way too cute what a pretty table decoration

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  19. Wonderful Thanksgiving decor. I can see why your mother would want it. I recognize the D'vine Swirl embossing but was not sure what embossing was on the other front part of turkey. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  20. I LOVE this project! What a cute home decoration!!
    I'm a new follower! :)
    Heather
    www.heather-p.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the wonderful projects! Turkey is so adorable with the embossing! Rosettes are pretty on the blocks! Great decoration idea!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blgospot.com/

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  22. What a great looking fall project! Love the blocks and that cute little turkey is just to cute! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  23. What a great fall project; bet it looks great on your fireplace mantle. Love that turkey; great job with the embossing; love how that adds so much to the texture, etc. Great job, Lisa!--Pat N.

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  24. Love your blocks! The smiling leaves you put on the end blocks are adorable! Your turkey is a cutie too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  25. Lisa, now this project is just too cute. I can see why your Mom stole it. I would have too.

    Peggy
    http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful project! Love the turkey and all the embossing really makes him stand out. Thank you! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  27. Never disappointed when I visit your site-so inventive! These are so adorable-I will definitely have to scrap lift-Hugs CAthie

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  28. I love it all!

    http://marciasmemories.blogspot.com
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  29. This is just adorable! I love the turkey and the pretty paper rosettes behind the letters on the boxes! Too cute!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  30. Lisa this is so pretty and the turkey is so cute, love how you stamped the sentimnet on the hat!!
    Kristan

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  31. What an awesome project, that turned out so cute!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  32. Wow! This is a lovely project! I am going to sit myself down in front of youtube and learn how to make these gorgeous rosettes! Wonderful job Lisa!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  33. I see why your mom stole it. Very cute.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  34. I just love your turkey and all your rosettes on the blocks of wood - You went all out on this one.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love this idea everything about it is great tfs.

    http://vickie'sscrappings.blogspot.com

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  36. The rosettes on the blocks are such a great idea and I love your googly-eyed turkey!!!! I'm a follower, too!

    Terry
    lellinfove@gmail.com

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  37. I love the embossing on your turkey.. beautiful blocks too! I need to try some rosettes :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  38. Lisa this is so CUTE! I love those blocks with the rosettes - so fancy-looking! And I totally don't blame your mom for stealing the turkey - I would've done the same. :)
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  39. Amazing! I love all the dimension you added to this cute turkey! Great idea using the blocks! Love it!
    Maribel

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  40. Lisa,
    How fun this is to be on the FCCB DT with you. Your project os just incrediable!! I love that you cut the blocks different heights! This is such a great keepsake. The colors are beautiful. The little turkey is so adorable with all that embossing. This is just superb
    Charlotte
    http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com

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  41. So cute Lisa, you always do an amazing job!!!

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  42. So cute! I love the rosettes!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  43. Your letters and turkey are great! The patterned paper you chose for the letters really works perfectly! Thanks for sharing another inspirational project!

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  44. I am already a follower who enjoys seeing all the great projects you share!

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  45. This is a seriously sweet project! The colors are fab & the turkey is super cute! (Gotta get me some Create A Critter!) TFS & the generous giveaway!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca
    http://candiscraps-scrapsofme.blogspot.com/

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  46. That is the cutest turkey and I love the blocks. I'm already a follower. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  47. That turkey is so cute, I would have stolen him too!!!

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  48. What an amazing Thanksgiving decoration Lisa! Your mom was lucky you let her take it with her, lol. The wood blocks look really cool too.

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  49. Oh Lisa this turned out so awesome!! I LOVE the turkey he's so darn cute!
    Shelly

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  50. Great project! Love those rosettes and the fun turkey!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  51. Love Love your project so many different things form the team and I love them. I hope to get the new Cricut rosettes I’m not that good at making them. I'm already a follower
    jeria22@yhaoo.com

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  52. Lisa, this is such an awesome project!! your turkey is just adorable-love the embossing! These blocks could not be cuter....I love how you added the rosettes. Very festive:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  53. I love the turkey, all the different embossings. and the blocks of all different sizes and colors. thank you for sharing.

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  54. My dear friend! Do you want to guess how much I love this? I want to hug it. :o) The embossing on the turkey is gorgeous! I love the folder on the light brown. He is so festive and happy, sure to make everyone at your mom's office smile. :o) And the blocks are fabulous! Great decision to keep the natural wood. The rosettes are innately perfect (hehe, I love that we were both making rosettes), adding such texture! LOVE this project, my friend. And of course you made the letters have gorgeous papers... you never miss a detail. :o) Beautiful! (Sorry for the novel.)

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  55. Lisa first off, Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday song!! You are such a sweet friend. Guess what we had instead of cake---- I'll tell you, Banana splits!! so good:))

    Your turkey is so cute! I love that your Mom took it, that's so cute! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  56. Cute cute cute!! Of course your stuff is always ADORABLE!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  57. This is a darling Fall decoration, love it! That turkey is just so cute! I love the block letters with the rosettes. I agree about the natural wood, it's so pretty as is. Great job Lisa!

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  58. Aloha Lisa,
    This is such a cute project. I love the rosettes. The embossing also came out beautiful.
    Big Hugs,
    Rez
    Karezma kreations

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  59. Lia, I made 15 of these turkeys today for my thanksgiving cards! LOL! and I don't blame your Mom... i would've stole it too! the embossing makes it so stinkin cute! :)

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

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  60. This turkey is so cute. So are the other decorations.

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  61. Super cute project!!! Love it!

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  62. Very nice project. Glad Mom gets to enjoy it, too. I became a follower.

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  63. Very cute Home Decor Project, that turkey is great! - Melanie

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  64. Super cute!! I love all the embossing!! I agree with your decision to use paper instead of painting!! It looks gorgeous!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  65. love home decor projects, and the turkey is adorable thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  66. I love your project! The rosettes are perfect, but that turkey takes the cake! Welcome to the FCCB design team!

    Your fellow DT gal,
    Jessica
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  67. love the turkey .... amazing once again !!
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

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  68. Love the Thanksgiving decoration!!! I guess your gonna have to make that turkey again! I have been thinking of making the decorations for the holiday this year! Will see if that happens:)
    ~Kim

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  69. What a grea decor project. Thanks for the fun.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  70. Lisa!!! I think this is my favorite creation of yours yet!!! Stunning creation!

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  71. Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind comments on my blog and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!
    Trish Munro

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  72. Lisa, that is so cute! I love the natural wood look too! I think the decoration is pretty. the wood blocks with fall and the rosettes....nice touch. I also like the embossing on the turkey. Too cute!

    hugs,
    Michelle

    http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogpsot.com

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  73. Love this decor. It just beautiful. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  74. Wow! Lisa you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful designs and creations - no wonder your mum stole him he is just the cutest little thing to hang in the office and I love all the embossing:) Thank you for the belated birthday wishes had a great time with family and friends :) x

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  75. The blocks and the turkey are all awesome!!! Love the embossing on the turkey and the rosettes add so much!! (am already a follower :))

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  76. These blocks are super duper cute! Thanks for sharing another great project!
    Deb c
    Dsc105@live.com

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  77. love the embossing.. once again your stuff is amazing!!

    thanks for sharing
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

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