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A Fantabulous Goodie for a Fantabulous Crafter!

Happy Wednesday!  I am safe to now share a project I made for one of my fellow Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team members, Janea over at Recollection Alley.  She just received this little display card that I made to coordinate with her craft room.

I love the “Keep Calm and . . .” sentiments that are all over Pinterest right now and I went with that theme and customized it with our mutual fondness and passion for the green little bug!  She loved it and has it now displayed in her craft room.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keep calm and Cricut on” pie with me.

Recipe:

Used Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridge Learning Curve and Potpourri Basket Bonus

Paper: Chipboard, Recollections Brights

Crinkle Ribbon – Kristen Swain

Buttons

ATG

Chomp-A-Dial  for rounding edges

My Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #122: Smore’ Anyone?

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have one of my favorite hats on, and that is being a design team member on the awesome Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog featuring this card for FCCB’s Monday Challenge #122.

I have to say, I was a bit apprehensive I could pull off this concept, but after swimming 1,200 freestyle meter workout and designing a card in my head, this is what I came up with (I am currently training for a mile ocean swim for a triathlon that I am competing in as a relay member and designing cards and other projects in between flip turns helps make the work out go by fast… since you can’t wear your Ipod in the water).

This card is going to be a birthday card for the hubs that we will be celebrating in a week.  We love camping and he built a custom teardrop camper for us to honeymoon in 7.5 years ago.  He did not use plans, he just took the profile dimensions that he found from a  1948 Popular Mechanics issue.  It took him about 3 months to build and most of this project was powered by ebay.

I used the teardrop as my inspiration and covered a cut from Going Places Cricut cartridge with aluminum foil (a bit more tricky that I thought it was going to be – aluminum foil is very temperamental).  I think he is going to love this card!

Head on over to FCCB and check out this week’s challenge and get inspired to creat a fun summer time project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “gotta love smore’s” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartrige: (all cuts at 2.5 inches) Going Places, Potpourri Basket, 3 Brids on Parade

Card: (fits in an A2 enevelope) 12 inches long by 4.25 inches wide scored at 4 and 8 to make the tri fold.  I used Martha Stweart’s Score Board for this.

Paper: Recollections and for the windows and fire Die Cut With a View Glitter Stacker

Reynold’s Wrap

Buttons (natural tones)

Hot Glue to attach buttons

Stamp Ink  for distressting and sentements:  My Pink Stamper – Serindipdy Skies and Close to My Heart – Chocolate

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper – Birthday Doodles Kit

Stickles – Star Dust

Glossy Accents – white and black

ATG, 3M clear fast dry adhesive, Pop Dots.

It’s a Peachy Keen kind of Project!

This morning I had to whip out a card for a 4-year-old little girl’s birthday party we went to today and decided that I would design the card around a challenge I saw last night at Peachy Keen.  The Peachy Keen Challenge: 18 is an anything goes the project so that made it be a wonderful luxury to being free in my card design.

I have been really wanting to try out making rosettes with crepe paper streamers and they were a snap (I made an extra one for another card I will be needing to make soon).  I followed the tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “it is all just peachy keen” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Potpourri  -ice cream cone setting on the “bonus” setting cut at 5 inches and then trimmed off the ice cream scoop.

Mini Monograms – circle setting set at 2.5 inches

Paper: Papertreyink.com (orange) and Recollections for the rest. base card was at 7.5 x 5. Layer 1 was 7 1/4 x 4 3/4, Layer 2 7 inches x 3 inches

Chomp-a-Dial – setting 1/2

Cuttlebug: Large Dots and Happy Birthday

Crepe Paper – Target Brand – used needle and thread as well

Stamps: Face Image: Peachy KeenEveryday Character Faces

Sentiment: My Pink StamperBuggie Punnies and Spectacular Sayings

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black, Close To My Heart Cotton Candy.  For pen work white gel pen. Used pastels from Stampin’ Up for cheeks.

Glossy Accents for eyes

Baker’s Twine – My Craft Spot

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Hot Glue Gun

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

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

I Have Been Doing a lot of Pie Making!

 . . . well at least a lot of crafting.  Outside of the already posted holiday projects I was up to my ears in crafting over the holidays.  Since then we have been batteling the stomach flu, colds and trying to get Christmas and my winter “spring” cleaning done. 

Santa was good to me this year!  I got a ton of  craft store gift cards and The Cinch.  I am still holding off on the Imagine, just becasue part of my Christmas/Birthday present from they hubs was re-doing my craft room.  So all things in moderation and I LOVE how my craft room is truning out!  Deciding to re-do my craft room in the full swing of all the projects was a bit nutty, but if you knew me, you would get that I have a VERY high energy level that does not know how to stop until my body stops me:-).

I am on the hunt for the Hello Kitty Cricut Cart that has been retired so I can do my almost 4 year old’s bithday stuff, if you know of a place I can find it, that is not going to cost a million dollars, please let me know.  I have been looking on Ebay and they are going for about $80-$100. 

So on to my projects and thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “wow no wonder I am a wee bit  Christmas Cheered Out” pie with me! 

Project 1: Idea came from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas

Project 2: Another idea  from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas for the lady that does my hair.  She lives in the “Christmas Candy Cane Lane” neigborhood and has the Charlie Brown themed house. She sits out with friends and family almost every night greeting the hundreds of people checking out the lights and I thought this would keep those sheer cutting hands warm.

Project 3: I made these cards for my nephews who were getting gift cards.  They liked them!

Project 4:  I made these pack of cards for all the ladies in our family.  I ended up making 3 in each set which came to 21 cards!  I did this kind of last minute. I used My Pink Stamper’s Sweetest Cupcake Stampset I won from a Blog Hop Challenge back in August.  I also used Once Upon A Princess Cartridge for the cupcake. All the ladies LOVED them!

Project 5: I made this for a sweet friend that got married on December 9th.  It was a very small and close wedding at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA.  I was one of the very few that were invited to the quiet and yet elegant event – I also made some tags for this event I posted about earlier this month.  I used a new stamp set I got from Close to my Heart, Cherish the Day! The cartrige I used was Storybook – Thank You setting.

Project 6:  My girls and I made this for my father-in-law’s birthday that was in early December.  He loves old cars, so we had fun doing some new tricks using Peachy Keen faces and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge.

[Project 7:  Christmas cards for some bloggging buddies I have formed this year.  I used a Christmas stack from Papertreyink, Christmas stamp set from My Pink Stamper and the ortament came from Simply Charmed.

Just Some Fun Cards!

My in-laws came in for a surprise visit, but I have a few minutes to post a few cards I made before my unexpected but to the joys of my children guest came.  Have a great rest of the week.  And to those of you that may be on the East Coast, I am sending warm and supportive thoughts to you all!

Thank you for coming and have a quick piece of life’s pie with me. 

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Potpourri Bonus sheet with the Ice Cream Cone setting at 3.75 inches for both shadow and image.  I cut out the image twice for different paper for the cone and the scoop of ice cream.

Paper: Brazzil Pearl Shimmer, Brazzil Chocolate, Die Cuts with a View Summer Stacker, an old piece of scrap (pink and white checker paper have no idea who manufactured it.)

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand, Strawberry Cupcake Pink  Baker’s Twin from My Craft Spot.

Button – Random button I had in my stash (acrylic clear flower)

Cuttlebug Folder  – Flower Blossoms 

Glossy Enamel – White

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso

Stickles: Bubble Gum

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Rock Princess – Cupcake set at 3.75

Paper: Brazzil Pearl Shimmer, Brazzil Pinkini, Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (Zebra Print and striped paper) 

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand for both Wild Animal Print and the hot pink glitter ribbon used behind the cupcake for dots.

Cuttlebug Folder -Happy Birthday

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso

Stickles: Bubble Gum – for cherry

MPS- Card Donation/Service Project

My Pink Stamper just placed a call for card donations for an amazing cause.  Today while my little ones were sleeping I made a fun card to send along as well.  This card donation comes close to home since I have a friend that is my age and has a 2-year-old little girl and a 3-year-old little boy who was diagnosed with breast cancer so advanced it moved into her liver a few months ago. It was a miscarriage that brought the finding of her cancer.  The diagnosis is very grim, but she is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.  She was handed back-to-back heartbreak, yet she is fighting for her life in a manner  not many would think any person could.  The level of grace, self-sacrifice,  dignity and strength she has floors me and all those around her.   She has an amazing strength in the Lord and He is there delivering blessings of joy every day.  It is one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen.  

I decided to do an Ice Cream theme since it brings smiles to everyone AND from my understanding, most that under go treatment have a fondness for the treat since it is a soothing blessing to an upset stomach and a mouth full of sores that goes with that process. 

While making this card, I thought of my friend greatly and thought that there will be a woman receiving this very card that more than likely is just like my friend.  Those that battle breast cancer are the most amazing women I have ever met and I was honored to be able to participate in this service project. 

Thank you for coming by and having a piece of more of the serious slice of life’s pie with me today.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Potpourri Bonus sheet with the Ice Cream Cone setting at 3.75 inches for both shadow and image.  I cut out the image twice for different paper for the cone and the scoop of ice cream.

Paper: Brazzil Very Berry Swiss Dots, Brazzil Pinkini, Brazzil Chocolate, Die Cuts with a View Summer Stacker, an old piece of scrap (pink and white checker paper have no idea who manufactured it.)

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand, Strawberry Cupcake Pink  Baker’s Twin from My Craft Spot.

Button – Random button I had in my stash (acrylic clear flower)

Cuttlebug Folder -Flower Blossoms 

Glossy Enamel – White

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso