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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.

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I Gotta Create! 


Happy Election Day!

When you look at the world, you truly realize what a gift America has of having freedom. Freedom does come with a steep price that I do not take lightly.  Because of those freedoms, I as a woman, can express my beliefs, have a real voice in the direction of the way I would like to see my community, state and country follow and be able to share that openly if I choose. I can be educated and choose the education methods I want for my daughters.  I am a very blessed woman to have been born in this great country that has given me the opportunity to come from a legacy that you can come from nothing and succeed with the added ingredients of hard work, faith in ourselves and faith in God.

Many may not know, but I am a political junkie and today is our Superbowl!  We will be decked out in red, white and blue and I will be making a big dinner and sitting down glued to the TV tonight.

Today we will head to our local polls and vote and I understand the long hours the volunteers at the polls sign up for this day to be a success. Many of those volunteers are veterans that are still wanting to serve their country. With that thought, I decided to make little treat bags for the poll workers to bring along with my girls and my ballot.  Due to polling regulations, you can’t get crazy on treats and gifts for the polling volunteers, but doing something little is acceptable and very much appreciated.

Using my Stand Up and Salute cartridge, I cut the shape of the United States at 1.5 inches from a chevron pattern I found in a DCWV Summer Stacker I have.  I then cut white and red card stock 4×2.75 inches. I stamped the sentiment using My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious.  I also cut the blue polka dot pattern paper from DCWV Summer Stacker at 3.75×2.5 inches. Using my ATG I layered the two papers and folded in half using a bone folder.

For the Hershey Nuggets, I cut the 12×12 pattern paper down to 1 inch strips and then cut it down 3 inch strips (it makes 4 strips for every 1 inch strip.)  Using my ATG I wrapped each nugget.

I then slipped the nuggets in a 2×4 inch clear plastic bag that I got from  I stapled the toppers to the top of the bag and added the shape using Pop Dots.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “it is finally election day” pie with me!

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KABOOM! Fireworks Celebration! FCCB#118 Challenge and My 100th Post!

Happy Birthday Week America!  Today is the kick-off of a very big and exciting week around camp Pie!  First off, today is the first time participating in the FCCB (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog) as a Design Team member and coincidently my 100th post! Secondly, this is the week we celebrate America’s birthday! What better way to start celebrating it, by making a project for this week’s challenge at FCCB!

This week’s challenge over at FCCB is making a project with a firework, sparkler, rocket, or anything that goes KABOOM! Follow me on over  and get to creating! I would love to see what you got cookn’ with your Cricut!

What I came up with was making personalized candy tossing pails for the kiddos that are doing the 4th of July Push and Pull’em Parade with us.  It is a parade where there are literally more people in the parade than watching it.  It is a time for 100’s of local families and friends to get together and deck out their scooters, strollers, bikes, wagons and whatever else they can get their hands on and just celebrate this great nation’s birthday!  It does dump into a HUGE street fair, which is TROUBLE for me…and the hubs wallet!

Picture from the position of “middle” of the 4th of July Push and Pull’em Parade… yeah it is the hot spot to be every July 4th!

I really like working with vinyl and I had a new stamp set to test out, so I was in heaven this past week in my craft studio.  Needless to say I was having a ton of fun whipping out 5 of these.

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th!  Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of, “Happy Birthday America” pie with me.

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Cricut Cartridge: Stand Up and Salute (vinyl fireworks 2 inch for the large and 1 1/4 inch for the small and USA 2 inch both images cut at Real Dial Size : Note: I did cut out a second layer in blue and trimmed of all the USA outline down to only the section for of blue for the stars and glued that on to of the outline layer Mini Monograms (for circles cut at Real Dial Size layer 1 4 inches second layer 3 3/4) Learning Curve (1 inch letters for name on the bucket)

Medium sized Sand Bucket – Party City

Red and white vinyl  and transfer tape –

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Stickles – Diamonds (Fireworks on the buckets) and Silver (for stars on the USA)

Stamp Ink: My Pink Stamper- Serendipity

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper – Yankee Doodles

Image Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Yankee Doodle

Embossing – Martha Stewart’s Sterling

Heat Gun


Pop Dots

1/8 red ribbon – Celebrate It