Happy Halloween

One of the last projects I was assigned at Cricut, was to stage a kids Halloween party. The photos from this "party" have been featured on Cricut.com, Project Center, Cricut Craft Room and Cricut email campaigns.

I volunteered my daughter to come in for the "party." She was a natural in front of the camera! And it has been so fun to see her picture all over Cricut's website.

I couldn't have pulled off this "party" on my own. Jana Eubank created the pumpkin topiaries, witch shoes, best costume ribbons, fry boxes, pumpkin popcorn ball favors and match game. My lovely wife also volunteered her time, and helped on everything from assembling the ornaments and applying the vinyl on the wall to helping me set-up the display and shop for candy and party supplies.

Here is a collection of photos from the party!


Last Day at Cricut

Today is a bitter-sweet day for me. While I am excited about my new job on the American Crafts art team, I am going to have a hard time saying goodbye to Cricut. I was honored when Provo Craft asked me to join their art team two years ago. During that time I have grown immensely as an illustrator, stretched myself artistically and added so many great products to my portfolio. I am just as honored now to be joining the amazing designers at American Crafts. I can't wait to learn from each of them and see all that goes into creating their amazing paper and embellishment lines.

I want to say "thanks" to all of my Provo Craft coworkers. It has been a pleasure working alongside each of you. Your ideas have been inspiring, your feedback has been invaluable and your friendship has been greatly appreicated. Please keep in touch.

I also want to thank all of you that read my blog. I love how passionate you are about your Cricut machines and crafting! Your projects continue to blow me away, and I am thrilled to see how many of you are creating projects with my Cricut and Cuttlebug artwork. I look forward to seeing what you do with the future products I have the opportunity to work on.



Daddy Daughter Cricut Night

I gave my five year old our original Cricut machine and some Cricut markers so she could create her own coloring book pages. She loves it! She is definitely a proud Cricut owner and loves telling everyone about her "Cricut that draws!"

This weekend I helped her make some of my teddy bears, and I wanted to share with you how we made them. First, we arranged the all of the layers for one bear and one outfit on her mat in Cricut Craft Room. Then, using the Cricut markers, we drew the all of the layers on a piece of  paper.

With the paper still on her mat, she then colored in each layer with markers.

Using the same Cricut Craft Room file, we then cut the colored pieces with the Cricut blade.

Here she is showing off one of her finished bears!

On Monday we needed a card for her preschool teacher, so I had her draw a background on a piece of folded paper. She then Pop-Dotted  her "mermaid bear" to one of the rocks, and finished it all of with a little glitter glue. The finished card was simply amazing! Way to go, Sweetie!