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It’s a Man’s World

Happy Monday all and Happy Fantabulous Cricut Challeng Blog Day!  I am still flying high from my very first CHA this past Saturday!  IT WAS AMAZING and I randomly met one of the FCCB’s fellow designers, Linda from The Tulip Collector!  I happened to meet up with some other designers while I was paling around CHA with my dear, sweet and super funny blog buddy, Holly from Ribbons and Glue (a former fabulous FCCB designer from last term) and Linda was in that mix of the fun and fabulous ladies!   Trust me there will be more on CHA later . . .MeandArin_zpsc85ac1b4

Linda, The Tulip Collector and myself at CHA 2013

Now on to FCCB’s Challenge


Today we are kicking off this week’s challenge, “It’s a Man’s World”, is one that I found super fun to do since it is very much out of the box of my usual frills, bling and feminine touch!  It made room for me to put on my thinking cap and get really creative with a masculine touch.   All you need to do is make a man inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut and LINK it up over on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

What I decided to do is make a sign for a friend that is really into making and flying remote control airplanes. He even has a room in his house that is designated for model airplane building and I thought that this idea would be perfect for his airplane room.

I found the wood plaque at Michales and painted and distressed it a bit using three different craft paints.   Then using Cricut cuts from Father’s Day, I cut the badge and sentiment at 6 inches on vinyl.  Using transfer tape I placed it on the plaque.   The I cut the shadow feature of the plane from Stand Up and Salute at 3 inches.  For the finishing touch, I decided to continue to add to the vintage feel of this sign and embossed the boarder using Piccolo Vintage Silver Enamel Powder and Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive.



I gave it him tonight when he came over for dinner and he love it!

Now be sure to pop over to FCCB and see all the other great inspirations that the design team has cookin’.  Be sure to LINK up so you are in the mix for our great giveaway!

Thanks for sharing, “a a piece of sometimes seeing that there is a man’s world in crafting” pie with me.

Linking Up:

I Gotta Create! 


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.

27 responses »

  1. Such a super project Arin – love it. So envious that you were able to attend CHA!! Hope you had a fab time. Have a great week.

  2. You gals look maaah-velous!

    Great card! Definitely for the fellas!


  3. Very cool! I love the painting and the distressing and how about that fun badge! Looks awesome…hope to get over and join you guys at FCCB for the challenge!
    Sounds like a GREAT time at the CHA-I would love to make one of those shows one day! Thanks for sharing your fun time and picture!
    Happy Monday!
    Sherrie K

  4. Love your sign Arin! Hope CHA was fab!

  5. What an awesome sign, Arin!! I love the man cave cut and the edges!! I need to make one of these for my brother-in-law!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    CHA sounds so amazing!! It is my goal to go to one one day!! Happy Monday 🙂

  6. Great project! Thanks for the shout out too, I’ll return the favor tomorrow with my CHA post. Holly 🙂

  7. Oh, great CHA pics—looks like you gals had a great time! Yes, POST PICS!!!!!!!!!! Great wall hanging, I really like the effect the embossing added!!

  8. Great project! I am inspired to get busy with a like project.

  9. This is so neat, The background looks like a man cave. I like how you added all the props great guy card.

  10. way cute! I am just in awe at your craftiness. I always look at your posts and they just lower my self-esteem with how uncrafty I am!

  11. Came to tell you I love your sign and there I am!!!! Great meeting you at CHA. So glad I talk to anyone or we would have been so close and not figure it out!! Until we meet again.

  12. See my sign on today’s post 🙂 …… I and my computer have both been receiving care and attention and I am pleased to say I can now read and comment again. Long may it last…….

  13. Lovely sign perfect for your friend’s airplane room! Very creative! Gives me ideas on making a sign for hubby’s wood shop! 😉 Congrats on your CHA trip! Looks like you all had a lot of fun!!! ~Vanessa


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