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Monday, October 13, 2014

FCCB Challenge #232--Pun Fun

Hello, and welcome to another Challenge Me Monday!


Challenge #232 Pun Fun
Make a project using a pun

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I really had fun with this week's challenge:  Pun Fun.  I love puns, and I have lots of cute "punny" stamps to use.  So the challenge is choosing which one to use!  Since Halloween is coming up, I decided to go with that theme.  Here is my card:


The cauldron is cut from Create a Critter 2 at 3".  I cut the shadow layer out of light gray, the main image out of DCWV green glitter paper, and the cauldron out of black.  The flames are also DCWV glitter paper.  I cut out a second cauldron out of green glitter CS and cut off the handles and most of the cauldron and punched it with my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch to make it look like the cauldron is overflowing.


The stamp is from the SU set "Tee-Hee-Hee", in the holiday mini catalog.  I used green epoxy bubbles from CTMH.  Green and orange patterned paper is Doodlebug designs from a couple of years ago.


Here's a close up of the drippy goo!

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Why not play along with us this week?   Just make a project using a pun and at least ONE Cricut cut.  Then upload it to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog--that's all there is to it!  We'd love to see your creations.

Thanks for dropping by today--have a great day!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 230--Shape Up!

Hello, Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday


Challenge #230 Shape Up
Make a shaped card (any shape but rectangle or square)

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This week's Challenge:
Shape Up: Make a shaped card

Good Monday morning, all!  You know how I love making shaped cards--it's one of my favorite things to do with my Cricut.  There is a beautiful card on Fontopia that I've been meaning to try, and I just got some lovely Christmas stamps and the new Paper Fundamentals from CTMH, so I thought I'd make a Christmas card.

Fontopia has very ornate monograms, plus a crest function and a card function.  I love the swirls on this card.  I used White Daisy for the base, the cranberry Paper Fundamentals for the layer and New England Ivy for the frame and the image.  I embossed "Joy" in gold, from CTMH "Noel" stamp set.  It's so much prettier IRL than what I was able to photograph!  The bling in the corner is CTMH's gold glitter gems.


Here is a detail of one of the corners.  So pretty!


Here is a pic of the sentiment on the inside, also from CTMH "Noel".


Thanks for dropping by today!  Please play along with us this week!  It's easy.  Just make a shaped card using at least ONE Cricut cut, and upload it to FCCB!  The prize is from SVG Attic this week--love their stuff!  Wish I could participate LOL!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Additional Halloween Layouts Using Scaredy Cat from CTMH

Good morning, all!  Yesterday I showed you a two page layout I devised for my September Scrapbook Club.  Today I'm showing the second two-page spread--and yes, you can get both of these pages out of one paper pack!  (The colonial white "photo mats" are not included in the pack and are only there to show size and spacing for photos.)


For these pages I used the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B, Scaredy Cat Complements X7185C (darling kraft cardstock stickers), White Enamel Stars Z2010, and Black Enamel Stars Bulk362.  I also used Black, Sunset, and Thistle ink pads, and the stamp set Halloween Greetings D1605.  The page base for this Lo is Black, included in the pack.


I used the Halloween Greetings stamp set more on this LO than I did on the previous LO.  It is so cute!  I love that vintage-y Halloween paper too.  I cut the moon from CTMH Artbooking at 3" real dial size.  I used the negative cut of the bat from the moon on my LO as well.


I cut "Beware" using CTMH Artbooking at 2.5" high real dial size.  This makes it about 8" long.  The labels are cut from CTMH Artiste and have stamps designed to go with them in the Halloween Greetings set.  This is one of the reasons I love CTMH!  And the size you need to cut the label at to fit the stamp is listed right on the stamp set--very convenient!

I hope everyone has enjoyed these layouts--thanks for dropping by today!  And if you see anything you just can't live without, you can order it from me by clicking the button at the top of my blog.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween is Right Around the Corner!

Hello, everyone!  My favorite time of year, fall, is here. And my second favorite holiday is not far off!  Close To My Heart came out with a wonderful Halloween paper pack this year called Scaredy Cat.  This is one of the layouts we well be doing for my September Scrapbook Club.  Usually we do a Workshop on the Go, but there wasn't one for this particular paper pack, so I came up with my own.  


For these pages I used the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B, Scaredy Cat Complements X7185C (darling kraft cardstock stickers), White Enamel Stars Z2010, and Black Enamel Stars Bulk362.  I also used Black, Sunset, and Thistle ink pads, and the stamp set Halloween Greetings D1605.


The page bases are Whisper, included in the packet.  I used the stickers to spell out my title.


I stamped the pumpkin and cut it out.  The little gravestone sticker makes a perfect journaling piece.


The haunted house was cut using CTMH Artbooking at 6" (NOT real dial size).  I wish I had made it a little bigger.  I backed the windows with Sunset CS (included in the paper pack).


The spider web border is also from Artbooking, cut at 11" (again, not RDS) from Thistle CS (in pack).  I sponged the edges with black ink.  I needed 3 border sections for my LO.


The enamel stars I colored with my Copic markers.  There is a Scaredy Cat Assortment Z3011 that has enamel stars already in Sunset, Thistle and Black, plus some punched pewter shapes, but I wanted to experiment with coloring the stars with Copics.  You get kind of a swirly effect with the Copics--not a solid color.

Thanks for dropping by today!  If anything here strikes your fancy, you can order it from me by clicking on the button at the top of my blog.  Come back tomorrow to see the second layout using the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 226--Make a Project for a Kid!


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Just a quick run down of the rules:

You may add up to 3 unique projects that meet the challenge criteria

You must use at least 1 Cricut cut, after that anything goes, stamps, svg's, etc.



Challenge #226 Kids Theme

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Kids Theme
Create a project for kids

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my Project:



My project is the bison from Birthday Bash!  I cut him at 4" and popped him up on an Action Wobble.  CS and patterned paper are SU, stamp, embossing folder, Aqua Dots, and Action Wobble are CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to link up your kids' project to FCCB for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Evergreen Memories Team CTMH New Catalog Swap Blog Hop!

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Evergreen Memories Team CTMH new catalog blog hop!  I'm so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented group!  You see, when I decided to sign up as a consultant, I couldn't find anyone around here to sign up under.  I had already discovered Lalia Harris' blog, Crafty Lalia, and discovered that she is very talented and super nice!  So I signed up under her.  Unfortunately for me, she lives in Washington State!  But when Evergreen Memories organized a swap, I wanted to participate.  If you're coming here from Lalia's blog, then you are in the right place!

I chose Wanderful, because I love maps and travel themes.  We were to do one single page LO and 3 cards.


on my LO I used Colonial White for the base.  Other CS is Crystal, Flaxen, Gypsy, and Smoothie.  Ink used are Honey, Gypsy, Crystal, and Black.  Stamp sets are the Wanderful WOTG stamp set and Here We Go.  I used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge for the Cricut shapes.  I'm very pleased with how this turned out!  Other elements from the WOTG kit are the arrow washi tape and the silver metal circle.  


This card uses Smoothie and Colonial White CS and Crystal, Gypsy and Black ink.  Stamp is Here We Go.  I used the arrow washi tape and a purple glitter gem.


Here I used Lagoon and Col. White CS and Black ink.  Stamp set is Geek is Chic, which may be my very FAVORITE new stamp set!  The ribbon is the black striped twill.


Here is my last card.  It uses Gypsy and Col. White CS and Gypsy and Black ink.  I used Frame Flair for the frame, Celebrate from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, and the balloon string from the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I cut the pennant and label shape from Art Philosophy and the balloon from Artiste.

I had my new catalog Open House yesterday and showed off all my lovely swaps, which you can see on this blog hop.  Everyone loved them and wanted to sign up for many workshops, so I'm a happy girl.  


Thanks for dropping by!  The next blog on the hop is the amazing Gail Hopkins

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 226: Make a project for a kid


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Just a quick run down of the rules:

You may add up to 3 unique projects that meet the challenge criteria

You must use at least 1 Cricut cut, after that anything goes, stamps, svg's, etc.



Challenge #226 Kids Theme

This Weeks Sponsor
1 Stamp set to the winner
US only
~This Weeks Challenge~
Kids Theme
Create a project for kids

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my Project:


This cute little bison on skates is from Birthday Bash, one of my all-time favorite Cricut cartridges.  It has SO many cute things on it.  This is the first time I've ever used the bison though.  I mounted him on an Action Wobble, available from Close To My Heart.  When you touch him, he wobbles, just like a real bison would do if you put him on skates!

The card base is Tangerine Tango and the paper is Retro Fresh, both SU.  The bison is cut at 4".  I used Aqua Dots from CTMH on his skates, and the stamp and embossing folder are also CTMH.  

Thanks for dropping by today, and don't forget to link up your project to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for your chance to win a cool prize!  The rules are listed above.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!