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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Seeing Spots!

Hello and Happy last Monday of October!  First I want to give a quick moment of thought to all our friends dealing with Sandy on the East Coast! I have been glued to the TV watching it all the updates this past weekend.

It is another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Circut! This week’s theme is seeing spots! I decided to steer away from a Halloween themed project and make a card for someone special in our life.  It is her birthday this month and she lives in the mountains in Colorado.  They actually have foxes, deer, elk and bears visit them everyday!  She works from home and has a chance to really enjoy her woodland friends. I  tease her that she is the modern-day Snow White.  I decided to make this card with the help of my girls.  This is exactly how she will spend her birthday and will love her woodland friend “Birthday Bash”.  I made sure to incorporate the polka dots all through the project.  Nothing screams birthday bash than polka-dots!

The card was a 8.5×11 inch card stock folded in half and I added the green polka-dot paper I found in the $ bin at Target.

The stump was cut from page 61 of Create a Critter. I embossed it with Cuttlebug folder Distressed Stripes and added stickles to the leaf.  Also note that I cut 3 layers and added a demenitional to each layer of the stump for height and layering.

For the deer, bear, and fox I cut them from Create a Critter at 2.75 inches each.  (I did have to cut the fox with Cricut Craft Room so I could hide the mouth).  I added 1/8 inch polka-dot ribbon around the neck of the bear and deer. I cut party hats from Celebrations at 1.5 inches and used some Stickles on the hat to add some bling. I added some black Glossy Accents to the feet, noses and eyes of these cute critters as well.

For the cake, I pulled out my Sweet Treats cartridge, page 40, and cut it at 3 inches.  I wrapped the candle in the 1/8 inch ribbon and added stickles.  To add the height to it, I had to double up the Pop Dots as I was laying out the page. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper’s Spectacular Sayings stamp set and I used Close to My Heart Chocolate stamp ink. Please note I also cut 3 base layers and added dimensional in between for height and layering.

The balloons are my favorite part of this project.  I cut then out from Celebrations at 1.25 and 1.5 inches.  I used Papertreyink Bitty Dots (2008) collection!  I am finding I love Papertrey Ink products a lot!   I finished them with adding Baker’s Twine from the Twinery.

Now don’t forget to head over and check out all the creativity that the design team has cookn’ and LINK up a fun polka-dot inspired project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “polka-dots rock” pie with me!

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Fur-ever Family!

I made this card for a blog buddy who lost her four-legged best friend this summer.  I followed her style and specifically used products she loves in making this card to make it more personal.  Me being a dog lover, I felt for her and what she was going through and know one day I will be facing that chapter in my life with my first kiddo, Sadie dog.  There is something special about having a dog and the joy they bring to your life.  They are such companions and so loyal in their love for you.  My pooch was a pound puppy and I swear she knows we rescued her and the bond we have with her is just amazing.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “celebrating and remembering man/woman’s best friend” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter cut at 3.5 inches, Doodlecharms cut at .75 inches

Cuttlebug- Embossing folder

Paper: (card cut to fit an A2 envelope) Papertreyink cardstock, Recollections

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon from K. Swain and Twine from Stampin’ Up

Ink: Early Espresso – Stampin’ Up, Stampin’ Up pastels, Gelly Roll gel pens Pink and White

Glossy Accents for nose and eyes

Sentiment: My Pink stamper Even More Punny-licious and Peachy Keen Stamps

8th Fantabulous Cricut Crawl and Giveaway – Back to School!

 Hey there and welcome to the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, Fantabulous Cricut’s version of a Blog Hop! If you’ve come from visiting Amy L. over at The Red Headed Crafter, you’re in the right place! If you’ve just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is already that time of the year and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL! Each talented Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.  There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members’ blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a “Back to School” project at FCCB! Now how is that for clearing up the case of the “Monday’s”!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Before I get into all the details and recipe of the project I want to let you know that I am thrilled to be able to OFFER A FUN GIVEAWAY from Scrapinkris’s Esty Store. You will get to personally pick out FOUR of your favorite crinkle ribbon colors. I will be announcing the winner on Friday.  All you will need to do is leave a comment on what is your favorite Cricut Cartridge and/or crafting supply.  Please be sure to include a way for me to contact you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For my project my four-year old help pick out the inspiration of a bird house for her teacher that she will have this year. I kind of pulled out the kitchen sink of crafting supplies to do this project including recruiting the hub’s bandsaw to cut the pencils and rulers for the roof top.  I used Mod Podge for adhering the paper to the bird house and had some fun with my NEW Cricut Catridge, Doodle Charms! NOW I know why all the fuss over that cartridge and am kicking myself for not getting it sooner!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Next up is the fantabulous Cicily over at Pink Dalmations Scrapbooker!  What a treat she has in store for you AND DON’T FORGET  to get in the game and link up your project to FCCB’s Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thanks for sharing a piece of “fantabulous Cricut Crawl” pie with me!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Project Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge – Create a Critter (owl cut at 2 inches) Doodle Charms (Apples cut at 3/4, 1/2 inches) Platin Schoolbook (rectangle for blackboard cut at 1 1/4 inches)
Paper- Recollections Solids and Brights and Creative Imaginations Studio 101 (for designer paper)
Punch- EK Success
Sentiment – My Pink Stamper: School Days
Stamp Ink – Close to My Heart: White Daisie and Topiary (for edging)
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Uibal Signo White gel pen (for stitching)
Mod Podge
Toothpick
No. 2 Pencils
Wooden Rulers
Wood Bird House (Michale’s)
Hot Glue
Happy Crawling!
Also Linking Up To:
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/
http://cropstop.blogspot.com/
http://myshericrafts.blogspot.ca/
http://www.exploringcricut.blogspot.com/

A Bit of Horsin’ Around!

Our church puts on quite a Vaction Bible School and opens it to the community for free. It runs a full week in the evening and over 300 kids from pre-k to high school come.  It is one of the best ran VBS’s I have ever witnessed and there are over 100 volunteers that take time out of their busy lives and give back to the kids in the church and community, me being one of them.  This year we also were a church that a VBS publication Gospel Light was there filming the use of their product so it was exciting for the kids to be a part of!

On the last night I wanted to give the group I was in (Craft Group of course) , the Children’s director and the Group Leaders of my 4-year-old daughter’s group a little something to say thank you, since I knew first hand how much work and commitment it took to pull off such a wonderful event!

The theme was “Wild West” and the craft team helped make cute ride’em ponies that were a huge hit with the kiddos, so in capturing that moment, I made goodie bags and a couple of cards!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of ” a bit of horsey business” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cartridge: Create a Critter horse cut at 2 inches for the goodie bag and 3.5 for the card

Paper for the Hershey Nuggets: Cut strips 1 inch x 3 inch, using adhesive, wrap nuggets (click for MPS tutorial)

Paper: Recollections basic card stock and Die Cut With a View Summer Stacker for pattern paper.

Bags: Clearbags.com

Twine: Stampin’ Up

Cuttlebug: Musical Florish (for card) and Candy Cane Stripes (for mane and tail) embossing folders

Glossy Accents in Enamel Black for hooves and eyes

Ribbon: Celebrate it.

Ink: Close to My Heart Chocolate

Sentiment: Goodie Bags: My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious  and inside the cards  My Pink Stamper: Spectacular Sayings

Getting a Little Educational with My Cricut and My Pink Stamper

As I have mentioned before, I am the  “craft mom” at my daughters’ co-op pre school.  The theme the other week was nutrition.  I decided to do a match the shape/food to the one on the paper and then glue it down.  Since the craft is geared towards 3 and 4 year-olds, I wanted to make it as simple and easy to do.

I first set up a 8.5×11 piece of white cardstock on my Cricut mat and cut out the shapes I wanted to use.  this was my master sheet that I would later place a darker sheet of paper behind and copy with the copy machine to create the sheet that the kiddos will glue the food cut outs to.

After that I went into mass production mode and cut all my die cuts out and then organized them all into ziplock baggies for easy distribution.

Super quick and easy crafty/educational idea.

Basic Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges used:  All cut at 3 inches

Simply Charmed

Create a Critter

Country Life

Sweet Treats

Potpourri

Stamp: My Pink Stamper: Font-aboulous

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

My First Monday Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Fun with Puns

I found this blog, Fantabulous Cricut this past weekend and was actually challenged by this week’s challenge of making a card using a pun. I usually don’t gravitate towards using puns in my card making, so this posed a bit of a fun challenge.  I had  certain peeps in mind for this card and began to build a concept.  I printed out the pun on card stock in a font that would most suit as a stamp at 14 pt Bradley font and for the word “hare” at 16 pt Bradley font. 

This card is for two people who have been through the ringer with loss, illness and very surprising news these past few months.  I hope this brings a smile to their faces when they open this card!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “puny” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:

Love You A Latte – teacup cut at 3.5  – teabag cut at 7 inches (the shadow cut)

Create A Critter – Rabbit cut at 2.5

Paper:

Recollections – Berry Collection

Recollections – Red, and pink, white

Papertreyink- Spring Moss

Ink: White Gel Pen for stitching, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso for edging, Close to My Heart – Holiday Red for sentiment.

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper – Itty-bitty-licious

Glitter – Recollections Chunky Glitter – raspberry

Glossy Accents for nose and cheeks

Baker’s Twine – Berries and Cream from My Craft Spot

Ruff Day!

My husband’s brother and his wife had a doggie named Molly.  She was about 3 years old and had her last day of chasing squirrels and protecting her “pack” that consisted of humans, a dog, a pig, a few goats, a donkey, and some barn cats that dwelled on a 5 acre homestead this past Sunday. Sadly, it appears her last moments were doing what she did best, and that was protecting.  It was a sad day for the family and even me.  She was a funny dog with a lot of sass and vinegar… something I can identify with. 

I made this card for my brother and sister-in-law to express our sympathy for their loss, since we are dog lovers too, we could not even imagine what it would be like to loose our 5 year old pound puppy, Sadie.

I am certian that Ms. Molly is running to her heart’s delight in doggie heaven, since all dogs get to go to heaven. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of ” loving and remembering a good dog” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:  Creat A Critter cut at 4 inches

Paper: Used from my scrap bin

Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder

Ribbon: My Craft Spot – Baker’s Twin

Ink:

  • Stampin’ Up pastels for the edging around the dog’s features
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen – for stitching an eyes
  • Stampin Up Early Espresso Stamp Pad – for sentiment inside card

Stamps: My Pink Stamper

Glossy Accests fro the nose and eyes

Pop Dots