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Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge #124- Olympics (Sports Theme)

I have been off the crafty bloggin’ radar lately, but I have been far from off the craftin’ radar!  I have been logging quite a few hours in the ol’ craft studio working on various projects from my little one’s birthday party, a baby shower I made center pieces and a banner for and today’s fun project for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

I am competing in a triathlon relay course at the end of September with two of the hub’s co-workers.  My responsiblity in the race is to swim 1 mile in the ocean.  Thankfully, I have done this triathlon in full about 11 years ago, so I am familiar with the swim course. That does not take away a bit of the pre-race jitters and worries of things that could go awry while in the water… Jaws and leg cramps! 🙂

I made this count down sign to remind me of my pending race and also to “Keep Calm and Swim On”.  I have been seeing these type of sayings all over Facebook and Pinterest and thought this would be a fun sport related project that meets cute trendy!  If you are wondering what the black square is, it is chalkboard vinyl I got through  LOVE THEM! Super reasonable in price and fun to work with.

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Now head over to FCCB and get inspired to create something “fanntabulously” sporty!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping calm and crafting and swimming” pie with me!


Cricut cartridges: Learning Curve and Life’s a Beach

Cricut Craft Room (first time ever using it and LOVED IT)

Chip board 8.5 x 11

Paper: Recollections

chalkboard Vinyl – Expressions Vinyl

Twine: Twinery: Ocean Blue and Stampin’ Up for the Red

Stickles! Diamonds!

About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

10 responses »

  1. Love your project….good luck with your tri. I’m a biker, can’t swim at all, but would love to do the bike part!! 🙂

  2. Great project – and such a wonderful way to count down to your tri! I’ve never even heard of a tri relay before. My husband is a triathlete – but he does the entire race himself. I’ll have to discuss this with him to learn more. Best of luck to you!

  3. I love this! I’m so impressed that you’re doing this tri!! You are awesome in so many ways! Big hugs!

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

  4. This is adorable—and what a great visual for your race motivation! You used the negative cuts, didn’t you?? The chalkboard piece is brilliant!! And best of luck in the rest of your training and your race!!! (The swim is the one part of a tri I could never do!! I’ve done a couple of team tris before, I always did the run part, go figure….so much fun though!!)

    • Thanks Missy! Yes you are right on what I used! I am getting exctied about the race, but also jittery…. Wish we could do a race together! We could be the “Keep Calm and Craft On” team! 🙂

  5. What a cute idea for a card. Good luck in September.

  6. What a cute idea! Love this!

  7. Great way to count down! Love this idea! I am so jealous that you swim. I am afraid of the water and can’t swim. And I have never seen the ocean.



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