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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lighthouse Sympathy Card

OK, so I REALLY fell down on the blogging over the last few months.  I will try to do better.  

I made this card for a dear friend of mine in Wilmington, NC who just lost her dad.  I used CTMH papers (Seaside and Colonial White), stamp sets Treasured Friendship and Seaside Greetings, and Desert Sand and Glacier inks and burlap ribbon.  I also used SU Groovy Guava ink and the Cheesecloth BG stamp, and the With Sympathy is from PTI's Out on a Limb Sentiments.  

I distressed the edges and sponged them with Desert Sand ink. 

 I hope anyone still reading this blog is having a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!

Monday, October 27, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 234--Fright Night!

Boo!  Happy Halloween and happy Monday!  It's time for another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!

Halloween is my second favorite holiday--it's so much fun!  And when the new CTMH Idea Book came out in August, I fell in LOVE with the delightful witch's hat.  My project today is my version of that hat.  

Most of the cuts are from CTMH Artiste.  The cone part of the hat is on p. 68.  I used my Gypsy (but you could also use Cricut Craft Room) to hide the stars and make it as big as I could on the mat.  I cut the circle using CTMH Art Philosophy and used my G to cut a second circle in the center.  I used Cricut markers to draw a circle about 1/2 inch out from the inner circle, then used scissors to cut little flaps between the two circles.  Then I glued them inside the cone.  Now the fun part--decorating the hat!!

I stuck pretty close to the picture.  The spider webs around the brim are the cupcake wrapper on p. 77 (you need 4 of each size).   The flowers and leaves are on p. 54, and the spider web is on p. 76.  The label is also on p. 77 and coordinates with the CTMH set Halloween Greetings--I am in love with that set!  The paper is all from the CTMH Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  I stamped the bats from Halloween Greetings around the brim and sponged the cobwebs.

I taught a class on making this hat and people loved it.  It really is so fun to make, and the Cricut makes it really easy.

Do you love Halloween?  Why not play along with us this week?  Just make a Halloween project using at least one Cricut cut and upload it to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  That's all there is to  it!  You could win a fabulous prize!

Thanks for dropping by today--See you next week!

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!