Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Craft Us Crazy is back after a short break with a new series of challenges! I am so excited to be a part of their Design Team along with some other very talented crafters! The challenge this week is Halloween or anything goes!  I am so excited about this challenge because Halloween is one my favorite holidays! What better way to kick off the Fall season than with a Halloween themed project!

The best part is that The Cutting Café is sponsoring this challenge! If you have not visited this store you are missing out. They have a wide range of printable stamps and cut-able files for those with cutting machines. But the good news is you also receive a PDF so you can cut them by hand. The lucky winner of this challenge will receive THREE Sets from The Cutting Café!

What an amazing prize! 

Please visit the Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog and play along, check out the amazing design team blogs to see some beautiful projects and don’t forget to look at The Cutting Café, where you are sure to be inspired!

Now for a look at my project! 

I had such a wonderful time working on this.  I have seen these countdown calendars made in just about any theme you can think of and this was really easy to make! I just painted the cookie sheet black and then used a few coats of acrylic sealer to give it a little shine. Covered it with some Halloween paper and Mod Podge.  I used Designer Calendar and the Cricut to cut the calendar and words. I also used Ribbons and Rosettes for the spider border.  All the little embellishments came from different Halloween embellishment packs. How cute would it be to make your own?  Then I just cut small squares of black card stock and stuck on magnets that are sticky on one side. Then glued the little embellishments to the other side of the black card stock.   Super easy and super fun if you have little one or if your are like me and can't wait for Halloween to arrive!

 I am actually giving this to someone for a gift and wanted to make a matching card.  I used the Halloween Trio Set from The Cutting Cafe to make this cute card! You can find this halloween set here. Thanks for looking and I hope to see your crafty creation over on the challenge blog soon! 


  1. So very cute Pamela!!!! I'm so excited to have you on the Design Team and look forward to all your creations!!! I will have to make one of these for my neices and nephews, as well as make one for a Christmas Countdown for them!

  2. fab creation and wanted to pop in and say HI!!! to a new teamie and have become a follower hope to share more times to come on the DT hugs sassyxx

  3. Congrats on being chosen for the Craft Us Crazy design team! Look forward to working with you and seeing more of your awesome creations! Your countdown calendar is absolutely fabulous! So awesome looking! And your card is really cool! Love your spider punch!

    Hugs, Kym

  4. Jeri - Thank you for having me on your DT, I am so excited and so lucky to be working with all these talented ladies!

    Sassy and Kym thank you both, I look forward to working with you guys and getting to know you better.

  5. Wow! What a great countdown calendar. Fab idea using a cookie tray!! Love the matching card as well.
    So happy to be on the design team with you. Looking forward to working with you!

  6. ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I LOVE HOW YOU COLORED THOSE SPIDERS....awesome project

  7. I love it and I want one now, lol! I can see why you were chosen for the design team, you are super talented!

  8. Candy thank you I look forward to working with you too!

    Regina Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I look at your shop and have so many ideas of things I want to create!

    Jamie Aww I am flattered, you are so sweet! Thank you for looking at my blog!

  9. So fun - fantastic card and countdown!

  10. This is amazing! Very creative and pretty!