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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! 


A Happy Birthday For a Gaming Boy!

I have two nephews that are 12 and 9.  They love video games (like any boy their age) and this year the hubs and I went in with the grandparents and got the boys a Kinect for their 360.  Since it was such a “special and bigger present” we decided to give it to them on the oldest birthday and that would then cover the birthday present for the youngest that is in October.

All I can say was both were over the moon when they opened it and saw what was lurking behind the wrapping paper. I even got a few great candids of all the excitement!

To go along with the theme of the gift, I decided to break out a Cricut Cartridge I have not yet used and put it to good use !

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Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “two happy gaming boys” pie with me!

Cricut Cartridge: Father’s Day

Paper: DCWV – Summer Stacker and Recollections

Stamps: $ bin special (super small font block)

Ink: CTMH (Close to My Heart – Winter White)

Stickles – Diamonds!