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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge “Get Organized Cricut Crawl!” and BLOG CANDY!

Yay!  Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut’s “Get Organized Cricut Crawl”!  If you came from Brianna ‘s fun project, then you are in the right place!  If you have just joined me, this fun challenge crawl starts HERE !  There are fun blog candy along the way and a fun challenge prize sponsored by FCCB!

Here’s how the Crawl will work

 1. The crawl will begin at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member’s blog to view their FANTABULOUS projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always return to FCCB to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.
2. There will be prizes along the way at some of the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members’ stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member’s blog for details and directions.*
3. There will also be one GRAND PRIZE at FCCB!! That prize will be awarded to a participant that meets the challenge criteria and posts a link to their project below, drawn randomly by Just like every other Challenge Me Monday.


In just a few hours we will be watching the ball drop and saying goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013!  One of my New Year’s resolutions is REALLY get organized!  I am a organized person, but with a busy schedule of having a three and four year old and as my crafty blog hobby grows, I find that time is NO longer on my side and refining some of my organization IS A MUST!

I since I am now on multiple design teams I really need to keep track of my deadlines.  The system of using my Iphone calendar was working, but just was not feeling right. I tend to be old school with calendars and my schedules, I need to be able to physically write it down and see everything at one glance.  I found this planner calendar in the Target $ bin and decided this would be perfect!  It is portable,  yet big enough for notes and to see it at one glance.
Using paper from a Recollections stack, I covered the planner using an ATG, added some ric-rack, ribbon, and buttons. I inked the edges with Holiday Red from Close to My Heart and used Glue Dots to attach the ribbon and button (the curly ribbon was wrapped around a 1/4 inch dowels using clothespins to fasten each ribbon end and was baked at 200 degrees for 20 minutes).  Using Cricut Craft Room, I cut some vinyl out from using the Storybook font. Then I added it to the planner using transfer tape.  The colors of the planner match my craft room and I am thrilled I am starting out the New Year already getting a handle on organizing my busy life.



As many of you know I am a designer for the fantastic manufacture GLOBECRAFT & PICCOLO.  I LOVE their products and one of my favorite products to work with is their sparkle glitter coupled with their adhesive/finishing glaze Glastique that rivals Mod Podge.  What is up for grabs is a bundle set of the Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter, 1 oz. Glastique Matte  and a pretty vintage book board images!  All you have to do is be a  follower of my blog,  leave a comment and LIKE me HERE on Facebook!  Winners will be announced on Friday! Please be sure I have a way to contact you or your prize will be up for grabs to another lucky crawler! 
Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting organized with some fun bling for free” pie with me!

Now Let’s Get Back To Crawling Along!

Here’s the Line Up

Missy –
Tammy –
Connie – 
Jamie –
Brianna –
Cicily –  NEXT UP!  
Cyndy –
Diana – 
Nikki –
Susie –
Janea –


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.

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  1. Great little notebook! Love it when you can alter $1 spot finds. Thanks so much for the tip on how to get the ribbon to curl. Giving that one a try!

  2. Your planner is so bright and pretty. They stand out better on a paper crafters desk if they are highly visible! lol Thanks for the tip about the ribbons. I did not know how to keep them like that.
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2013! Enjoy every minute of it. 🙂

  3. Great idea! I love the paper you chose for the cover! I am also a bit old school and prefer paper planners like this one vs a digital one on my phone. 🙂

  4. Very good idea for keeping track of things. I will keep this in mind for my crafting commitments..Hoping to join a new DT this coming year!!

  5. The idea of baking the ribbon is new to me – thanks. Cute embellishment!

  6. Arin am I being daft here? Did you put something on the ribbon before you baked it? It’s amazing I love the way it hangs and suits your lovely book so beautifully !! xhugsx Nikki

  7. Great project! You’re like me…I need my deadlines all layed out in front of me. I use one of those old school open desk calendars. I can see the whole month and know when I need to get my booty in gear ASAP. Lots of eraser marks, arrows and blurps on that calendar Happy New Year- Holly 🙂

    • Holly! Thank goodness I am not alone on being old school:-) I used those desk calendars when I was a HR professional. I used to get made so much fun of because I hated using the Outlook calendar, but it kept my busy schedule all organized and a great place to take notes on too while on the phone! It looked like a wreck by August though:-) Happy New Year!

  8. I like your planner idea. I clicked on follow & entered my email address. I was looking for a ‘Follow’ without email but guess this will have to do.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  9. Super cute idea! I need to do this too!

  10. I know what you mean about writing things down. I keep everything on my desk calendar at work, in my iPhone, and in a planner at home. I’m very hopeful that one of them will jump up and scream at me that I’m about to forget something! Cute project.

  11. Super cute…love the colors! I am not on a DT, but I think I’ll do this with my classroom calendar…make it cute and organized too! I am a new follower and I am looking forward to exploring your blog. 🙂

    Rhonda 🙂

  12. Can’t follow because I can’t find the gadget to do so. I don’t like using facebook so that’s out, too. I do like your idea however. On multiple design teams I’m sure you need it. I just became a member of one and I’m already worried about keepin on task with that LOL. Happy New Year.
    Rae Ann O.

  13. Hi Arin – now I love this. I currently use a calender on a notice board above my desk. I love how bright and cheery this is too. I have liked your facebook page. Happy New Year my friend. Hugs, Karon

  14. I love it when you can take something that came out of a dollar bin and make it look fabulous! I love the look on peoples’ faces when I tell them where I got the materials to make thing they’re ooh-ing and aah-ing over. Isn’t it fun? This is a beautiful project! 🙂

  15. Great minds think alike….I so almost altered a Target $1 calendar, too!!! Yours turned out darling, I love the bow and curls!!! Have a safe & happy New Years my bloggy buddy!!

  16. What a great idea. I have a calendar that I carry everywhere’s i go that has my DT and blog hop information in it. If I loose it, I’m in trouble! Love your idea. I am a new follower.

  17. I’ve become a follower on your blog and also liked your FB page.

  18. Such a great idea !! This is so true for me as well . I feel like sometimes I don’t even have time to breath !!
    DT sister

  19. We are going to be some organized crafters for sure! Nothing like an old school calendar where you can see everything at once. Great job on turning a dollar bin find in to a boutique worthy planner!

    Happy New Year!

  20. Great idea to be organized and on time with projects. TFS. I’m a new follower too.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  21. Fabulous job on your calendar!!

  22. Margaret Peppers

    I think my comment was put on the Jan 1 post. Sorry. I loved the date book inspiration. I really like the directions for making the spiral curls wiht the ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration.


  23. Oh, a nice project and good candy.

  24. Great idea to stay organized. I just made 2 journals for my grandaughters to stay organized. Am a follower.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper101

  25. what a pretty planner, love it,
    I became a follower and liked you on facebook

  26. Great idea to stay organized! TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

  27. What a great idea! I just found your blog after playing along with FCCB. I am now a follower.

  28. I am old school when it comes to calanders too. I love to write down things and highlight important things. Love your idea!

  29. Very nice! I live by the calendar so I appreciate this, lol! I am following and liked you on FB:)

  30. Love your idea and your journal turned out cute! Sorry I’m late running through the hop!
    DT Hugs,


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