Friday, September 23, 2011


September’s Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge was to create a project that included some type of window element.  Additionally, it had to include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts.

Being the fall, I was trying to create something that would fit the season.  For some reason, my mind wandered to the old Charlie Brown special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”  I always loved Linus’s determination that the Great Pumpkin was coming, despite everyone else’s negativity. The image of Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive stuck in my head, and I began to see a scene of puppies looking out the window at something.

Whenever I create something involved, I always start by printing everything in white to be sure it will all work as I saw it in my head.  When I showed it to one of my sons, he said, “Aw, look, that one is telling his mom that one of the other puppies stole the witch’s hat and broom and is out flying around, obviously having a good time.”  I hadn’t even thought of that!

The dogs are chalked to look like our little“Lefty,” who is likely the dog on the broom.  Lefty is the ultimate carefree, all about the fun, dog.  It would definitely be something he’d do. 

So, in honor of my son, Ryan, I call this “Joyride.”  I hope you enjoy it, too!



  1. This is just too cute! Love all the detail!

  2. I adore your window, I love, love, love the doggie on the broom!