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My name is Erin and I have been blogging since July 2010 on the recommendation of my friend Ann and now I can't stop, LOL. I created this blog as a place to display my Kreativity. To inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your visit. Let me know you stopped by so that I can return the favor and visit your blog.

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Monday, December 13, 2010
Welcome to SpantastiKreations and the third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

In honor of the approaching Christmas holiday, we're having a "Deck The Halls" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Christmas/Holiday-themed project that could be used to decorate and spruce up their homes for the Holiday Season!

If you've come from visiting Elsa at Cricut Lvr, 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 Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

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

How fun is that?

For my project I chose to make a PEACE banner. Banners seem to be all the rage lately and I have seen some pretty gorgeous ones so I just had to try my hand at one myself.

I LOVE how it turned out. There's quite a bit of layering and detail on this.
The base I cut out of red cardstock using the Stand and Salute Cartridge.
The next layer is a red and green polka dot print from an older DCWV Christmas stack.
The green layer was cut from Create A Critter and run thru the CuttleBug using the Spots and Dots folder. I also inked the edges with green ink to give it some extra depth.
The shadow of the letters was also cut using a green, red and white striped print from the same DCWV Christmas stack. (This paper is also along the top of each "square".
The letters themselves were cut from George & Basic Shapes and run thru the CuttleBug using the Snowflakes folder. I gently inked the raised snowflakes with green ink as well.
Using my Crop A Dial I punched holes in each corner and laced it all together with some white satin ribbon I purchased from The Dollar Tree (If you have a Dollar Tree near you go in and check out their ribbon selection they have some really nice and thick ribbon and it's just $1 :)
I almost forgot to tell you about the poinsettias. I received them as a swap from my good friend Ann from Yours TruLee. Aren't they gorgeous?

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you.

Now, on to the good stuff: BLOG CANDY!

I have this to give away once I reach 200 stalkers followers. order to be eligible to win this prize...
1) You must be a follower.
2) You must leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas decoration(s) is (are).
3) PLEASE leave and email address that I can use to contact you should you be the lucky winner. If I cannot get a hold of you I will select another winer.
If/When I reach 200 followers I will use to select a winner on December 20th and announce the winner on December 21st.
You have one full week to comment (only one comment per person please) and to become a follower.


Now it's your turn! Let's see your Christmas/Holiday-Themed Decor projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!
I cannot wait to see what my creative friends have to share with us.

Next stop...Helen's blog, Crafting Cricut Mom. Go 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!


PinkBlingCrafter said...

Wow!!! Beautiful banner!!! Love the embossing:)

Anonymous said...

Very detailed banner...I love it....thanx for the the inspiration..:) My favorite christmas decoration is the ornaments that my children made for me in 2nd grade...they used a cardboard cut out of a tree, glued on elbow noodles and spray painted them either gold or silver and added of pic of there face on them..simply adorable...:)

Rhonda Emery said...

love all the embossing very pretty banner

PenLight said...

Very detailed banner...I love the embossing! Thanks for the the inspiration.

Angela said...

I can't pick just one favorite Christmas Decoration. I love the whole season. Actually, I love decorating with snowmen.

Simple Creations
simplecreations @

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I love your banner with all the embossing! It came out beautifully. My favorite Christmas decoraions is the nativity. It is just a simple reminder of what this holiday is all about.


Laura Lee said...

What a great banner .. I love how you used your cuttlebug so much also....
I am a follower....

Courtney Milburn said...

I am a new follower! I love the banner great embossing! My favorite christmas decoration is my christmas tree. Since having two baby girls in two years we don't put much on it these days to avoid it being pulled off, but I love how it lights up the house.

Kate Furner said...

Great Banner! My favorite Christmas decoration is my snow babies. I was giving one every year when i was little from a family friend. they will always be treasured.

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love your banner. It so cute. I especially like how you embossed the letters. TFS


CJ said...

You are so right about banners. I think I ned to make one as well. TFS.


Chaley said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what's next!!

GiGi said...

That is a beautiful banner! I love how the embossing looks on it! I became a new follower and can't wait to come back and see the rest of your creations!My fav decorations are any kind of snowman! I just love them!
booger1 at

Dawn, RI said...

Like the banner and its statement...My fav Christmas decorations are the ornaments I bought my son each year. Hes almost 30. NowI have started with the grandchildren. Dawn RI

Bre said...

Love the detail in your banner!
My favorite Christmas decorations are the ones my children make and have made...those I cherish more than any other ornaments!


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Anonymous said...

ok, let me try this again...I forgot to add my favorite christmas decorations and you cannot edit your comments..::sigh::

That was a lot of work! You did a great job! Good luck on getting your 22 stalkers! lol I just love that! My favorite Christmas decorations are my glass ornaments, I collect one every year!

BunnyFreak said...

I just became a follower. My favorite decoration is snowmen.

jan farnworth said...

my favorite christmas decoration to use is my snowman holder from partylite i love to light it up each night on my fireplace. i am now a follwer as well thanks for the chance to win.

Marlene said...

Love the banner. I made my son's class a Be Thankful banner in November and now he's requested a Christmas on. I love to decorate with snowmen so his banner will be snowmen, for winter.

The Scrapoholic said...

Your embossed Banner is just Fantabulous! :)
Jill (aka The Scrapoholic) FCCB DT Memeber


My favorite Christmas decoraions is the nativity. A simple reminder of what this holiday is all about.
I'm a new follower come and visit me
I post your 200 follower blog candy in my right sdeabar hope this help get the word out.
Rebecca Minor

Rebekah said...

Love the embossing on the banner. Great job!

Chereazy said...

I'm number 153 as a follower :) My favorite holiday decorations are are anything bright and fun. I love traditional Christmas colors, but I also love Bright Blues/Turquoises, Hot Pinks, and Purples too. It makes me feel like a kids again. And you can't forget the GLITTER!! Thanks for sharing your crafts with us!

Angie said...

very pretty banner. it's awsome. my fave decoration is my raggity anna and andy. I got them one christmas from my mom and i just love them. I put them up every year.


Kate said...

Your banner is lovely! The embossing is fabulous - and I love your papers too!
My favourite Christmas decorations are my nativity sets - especially the three piece tea light nativity set that is on my mantle.

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...
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Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

I LOVE banners!! The embossing you did on the banner is so cool and the poinsettias are so pretty!!!

My favorite decoration is my snowmen on my stairs!!
scrappin aggie at gmail dot com

Angela R said...

This is so pretty, so creative and detailed! Thank you for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enought to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

I would have to say my favorit decoration is the collection of snowglobes that my family puts out each year as it gets bigger! WE get my mother a new one each year!

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

I love how all the embossing and layering comes together to make a beautiful banner! Great work! My favorite Christmas decoration has to be my tree. It's filled with ornaments given to me by my parents every year since I was born. I love to look at them all and remember those Christmas'. My email is Merry Christmas!

puffinliz said...

Your banner is lovely! Great job and thanks for sharing. I have a huge wreath I decorated with all sorts of cool ornaments several years ago that we hand outside our home every year...

ashjoy said...

Gorgeous banner!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I was follower #152! Hope you hit your 200 mark! I also hope you will come follow my blog as well :) Love your banner, I just made one for a blog hop this past weekend with my Cricut. My favorite Xmas decoration is the TREE : )

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I LOVE all the embossed details on your banner, and the poinsettias.

My favorite Christmas decorations? Probably the ones my children have made.

andystamper at gmail dot com

Mad Crafter said...

Erin, your banner rocks! I want to try one. I keep seeing them them but I haven't tried one yet. I like the embossing yo did on yours. It looks really good. Thanks for the tip about the ribbon at the $ store. I have never looked for ribbon there but now I will:) My favorite Christmas decorations are the Christmas stockings that hang by the fireplace. Happy holidays:)

Helen said...

Love it!! One of these days I'll make a banner!

Fellow FCCB DT :)

ginnieg said...

I am follower 163 good luck at 200 I am sure you will get there with no problem. I think my favorite decorations are the gold and white decos that my sister gave me years ago. They are looking a bit tattered but I love them all the same.

Scrappy Heartz said...

I love all of the embossing! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! I am already a follower!!
Debbie Chapman

CT's World said...

Beautiful project - my fav is the tree and all the ornaments that each have a special memory attached to it :)

Tanya said...

Very pretty, love the embossing you added!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Cute banner.

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute banners.

My favorite Christmas items are my nativity's. I collect them. Some I have had since I was little. My father carved one set. My choir gave me one last year.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Reneeleeak said...

You did a great job on your banner. Very pretty!
My favorite Christmas decorations -as of today- are the glitter ornaments that people are making.
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com
~new follower here!~

Joanne said...

Very pretty banner, so many beautiful details, awesome job!

Cathy Martin said...

Very nice banner. I hope you reach your 200 soon. I'm so thrilled to have passed 100 today and 150 is not too far off.

Fellow FCCB DT

Corrie said...

Love the banner, I've been looking for banner inspiration! My fave decoration would have to be my kids christmas art work.

Bevy48 said...

I love all the embossing you did on the banner the espically on the flowers. I am a newbie follower (#169) of you blog. My very favorite Christmas decoration is SNOWMEN. I collect them, my house is full of them and they stay up year round. blanphear @ yahoo dot com

Jamiecrafts said...

great job on the banner, it turned out cute!

csparky61 said...
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csparky61 said...

My favorite decor is my very simple nativity. I have had it for years and it has seen better days for sure, but it reminds of the reason for the season. I believe we all need to be reminded from time to time. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Jolanda said...

your banner is beautiful

Cindylu2u said...

Your banner is so pretty, TFS!! My favorite decorations is some little glass stars that were my moms, they are sentimental!! Happy Holidays!!

Chaley said...

So simple but so pretty!

Cathie w said...

very very pretty i love it


Heather said...

Great banner! My favorite decorations are the tree ornaments!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Margie said...

Your banner is wonderful, I love the embossing! My favorite Christmas decorations are pretty white lights and my old world santas!

Crafty Mama Bear said...

beautiful banner!! my favorite decorations are homemade tree ornaments made by my kids.

swtdrm3 said...

My favorite decorations are all the Hallmark ornaments I have collected over the years.
Thank you for the great close up shots of your cute banner

Jamie said...

great banner! my fave Christmas decoration is these little ice skates that my grandma made (with my mom and aunts) and there is a pair for everyone :) they are awesome. thanks for the chance.

Lesley from WI said...

Your banner is so cute and I love the embossing. My favorite Christmas decoration is a church ornament that I got in Germany. I found your blog through the hop and am now a follower!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

BrendaB said...

Beautiful banner! I love all the embossing!

My Crafting Time said...

Love how ou did the swiss dots on each of the banner pieces. It turned out really nice. TFS

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute project. Love the added effect of the embossing!
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

gocanucksgo said...

Fantastic looking banner. I love the poinsettias at the end. I've always loved any kind of glass ornaments even though I tend to break a lot of them lol. Thanks for doing this amazing giveaway =) Keep up the great work! canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Beautiful banner. Love the embossing!! Just perfect !
Fellow FCCB DT

Melissa said...

Awesome job on the banner - I love all the embossing, it adds so much detail!! Thanks for the chance to win - I am your newest follower.
scuba-n-scrappen at att dot net

jennyplace2 said...

Lovely Banner, such great details! My favorite ornaments is my Disney Christmas tree, it brings back such great memories with finding each and every ornament. I am now a follower and thank you for a chance to win the ATG gun. Merry Christmas to you and your family

Kim. said...

A really lovely banner, love all the layers and the traditional colours used really bring it out. My favourite Christmas ornaments are a set of Disney characters that I purchased while in Florida at Downtown Disney. They are so bright and colourful and each character hangs on my tree and they are always the envy of my visitor's. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kim xXx

Trisha said...

Love your banner. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com said...

only 16 more followers till you hit 200! Congrats... I hope I win your ATG prize when you do!

4boysisjoy said...

Yeah! This will make a great gift for my secret pal! Since we get to reveal, I can use my cricut for her gift so she knows who I am!

Sara E said...

Hello Erin!!! Came over from your comment on my Status on FB!!! I would LOVE to have a Pink ATG!!!

I don't usually do a whole lot of decorating for the holidays but I LOVE putting all the cards we receive on display! It makes me smile every time I look at them because I know we have friends and family who love us and send us cards to celebrate the season! (& of course my little fiber optic Christmas Tree!!! :) )

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I love this banner, i want that spots and dots cuttlebug folder so bad. my favorite decorating is the tree for sure.

I need the tape not the gun, maybe we can work something out if i win :d haha

I had no idea you were in this hop silly forgot to tell me.

Anonymous said...

way cute banner!! Fav deco is my handpainted ceramic Santa's from all around the world that my Mother in law painted for me.

Daisy Do Designs said...

My favorite ornament this year is the Babies First Christmas one I made for my Grandson.. Good luck on the 200 followers. Your Blog is AWESOME!!

Susan said...

Girl...your banner is absolutely beautiful. You put a lot of hard work into that. Just beautiful. My favorite Christmas decoration would have to be the star on my tree. It doesn't light just a beautiful, gold, filigree star that shines from the lights on the tree. Have a Merry Christmas my friend. I'll advertise to my friends to come over and follow...200 followers for Christmas :)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

my favorite ornament is one you can't hang on the tree but is in a very cute Christmas frame, it's of my two sons when the oldest was about 6 and younger was 3 riding a camel on the decorated downtowm square... they were so cute!
ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Zeni Pradel said...
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Zeni Pradel said...

I love the banner and the colors you used! My favorite ornament is a chimney that we have with stockings that have all of our names on them.

sleeplesswonder said...

I am a nw follower, love your blog so far. Nice banner.
I hope you get your 200 followers real soon.

Melissa said...

I would so love a chance to win this...and I LOVE YOUR FABULOUS BANNER!!!! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE.,

Elaine said...

Great banner!
I am #195 only 5 more to go!!

My favorite decorations are the ones my sons made when they were little.

Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win the Pink ATG.

Cynthia said...

Such a cute banner! I love the textures!

Sue said...

Love your banner. They are so much fun! My favorite decoration? The tree and an ornament for each of the 35 years we've been married. We used to have for the kids also, but since they have their own trees they have all their ornaments.

Sue Kimmet

Lisa J said...

Love the banner!! So beautiful! Hope you can reach the 200 soon! Only 2 more to go!

Happy New Year!


tjsgal at g mail dot com

Stephanie said...

Im a new follower - Thanks To Lisa James! My favorite decorations are the ornaments made by my children. They may not be the most beautiful, elaborate, or expensive.. but they are the most special.


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