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Wrangling Up Some Father’s Day Fun!

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Yay it is FCCB Monday! Today we are having a great challenge full of Father’s Day inspirations!  Head over and check out what the team has cooked up and LINK up a fun Father’s Day Project using at least ONE Cricut cut.   Here is what I came up with for my own dad using a 7 inch jar cut from Doodlecharms and the AMAZING paper line from Carta Bella designed by Samantha Walker – Giddy Up on a wooden plaque.

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I cut the picture via print and cut feature on my Silhouette and inked the edges. Using CTMH Slate and Chocolate ink, I inked the jar, wooden edges, and paper.  I wrapped the jar with Hemptique Hemp Cord and added button.  I also added a brad I found via Pick Your Plum and additional buttons.

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Layering this paper was so fun and the sticker sentiments are just a kick in the pants! I added some push pin embellishments I got from Pick Your Plum.

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This was a fun project to make and I know that my Daddio will love this!  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and join the party!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting my giddy up on” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Crafting Desert Diva’s – Link It Up Party #8

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Congrats to a Musical Grad!

DSC_6657Happy Monday all!  I can’t believe we are already in May and all that the month of May brings!  Thankfully Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog’s challenge lines up with something I needed to scratch off my to-do list! Yay! It is a Graduation inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

I busted out Everyday Pop-Up Cards and cut the cap at 4 inches.  I then headed over to the Silhouette store and found some musical notes and cut them out at 1 1/2 inches.  My nephew is graduating HS this month and he received the Louie Armstrong Jazz Award for all his accomplishments in music while he was at HS.  This kid can play anything he picks up.  Oh to have that talent!

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I found some paper that had music terms from DCWV School Stack and followed the school colors for the cap using Papertreyink.com and DCWV Glitter Stack.  I finished the cap using twine from The Twinery and some CANDi for the tassel and sentiment form My Pink Stamper retired collection with Close to My Heart Slate ink. I hit the notes with gold Sickles!

For the envelope, I just added some of the DCWV paper cutting it down to fit as an insert and punching the top with a MS punch.  I scored the crease and used my ATG to have it stick inside the envelope!  I think it adds a more personal feel to the whole project!

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Easy breezy lemon squeezy  yet it has a lot of personal touches.  Now head over and LINK up your Graduation project using at least ONE Cricut project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love making personal cards” pie with me!

Roses are NOT always Red . . .

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It is Monday and it is another fun filled challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week’s challenge is “Paper Roses”. You will need to make a project using paper roses and have at least ONE Cricut cut and LINK up your fantabulous project!  If you are needing inspiration  the Design Team came out in full forces for this challenge and there are some amazing inspirational projects!

Well… I kind of have a confession to make… my project is not made with paper roses.  It was MADE by using a paper rose cut from Cricut’s Flower Shoppe, but it is not paper, it is fabric and jute.  I also was on a double date in my craft room with both my Cricut and Cameo.  They seemed to assume their proper roles and helped me come up with an amazing project.

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I have seen this type of project floating around where people used buttons or fabric, but I wanted to pull out my Hempitique thread (Hemp thread) that Dave over at Hemptique sent me and see how it worked in regards to how it embroiderer.   Boy did it deliver! It was strong, super easy to work with and the color is just vibrant! {LOVE}!

What I first did was sketch out the monogram on the light canvas fabric using my Silhouette and Silhouette sketch pen.  Then using my Cricut, I cut out two sizes of flower patterns from Flower Shoppe (Scalloped 5 inches and 6 inches).  I then traced the flower stencils on fabric, cut, rolled and held together with hot glue. DSC_6561

For the embroidery portion, I just used a tapestry needle and a high quality soft canvas and stretched it onto a 6 inch embroidery hoop.  I just did a simple chain stitch and ta-da! I had myself my first ever made hemp embroidered monogram!   After that was finished a stitched the two buttons on with the hemp thread (the yellow button was from  a score from Pick Your Plum!). I then hot glued my roses on and secured the left over edges to the back of the hoop with just a few stitches. To be clear, I am not someone that you see with a needle and thread, even the hubs looked at me cross-eyed, but I am expanding my horizons and actually liking it (I only stuck myself once on this project 🙂 ).  I am still afraid of my sewing machine and I am hoping I can gather enough courage to turn that thing on and make a few things! 🙂

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I just loved how this turned out and I have a feeling I will be making more of these!   Now be sure to pop over to FCCB, check out the great projects the DT has and link up.

Thanks for sharing a peice of “I can’t believe I am using a needle and thread” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday 

I Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

The Real Thing –  Real Family Fun

 

 

April Showers Bring Rainbow Smiles!

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Happy Monday all!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut, we have a new challenge on deck!  April showers using an umbrella.   Sadly, I don’t see much rain since I live in the ever sunny Southern California, but when we do see rain we normally see rainbows, which always make me smile!  That was my inspiration for this week’s challenge.

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This card was super fun to make! It is a 6×6.5 inch card. The base card stock is from Stampin’ Up and the inked edges is from Close to My Heart Slate stamp ink.  I had both my Circut and Silhouette sharing duties.  I found the cloud cut over at the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock.  I cut it twice, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment using Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated stamp set. I used Pop Dots to add height to the layers.

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For the umbrellas I cut each from Cricut cartridge, Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 1.5 inches using Recollection Bright card stock.  I then ran them through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug embossing boarders.  I added different heights using Pop Dots.  Using mini Glue Dots, I added Dew Drops, from Robin’s Nest and Skittles.

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This is going to be a hard card to let go, since it truly makes me smile.  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and see the other amazing inspirations that the rest of the design team has cookn’ and link up your April Showers and umbrella project using at least ONE Cricut cut.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who does not smile when they see rainbows” pie with me.

FCCB April Fool’s Cricut Crawl!

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Happy April Fools Day!  If you have just come from Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Crawl, you are in the right place!  Today’s theme is centered around jokes.  Since yesterday was the honorary day for Mr. Easter Bunny, I felt this Easter card I made was a good match.  Chocolate bunnies run rampant this time of year, so finding them missing appendages is not uncommon and this card drives that humors point on.  DSC_6167

All I did was pull out my trusty Create a Critter 2 and cut the bunny at 3 inches.  I then just trimmed one of the bunnies ears to look like a bite was taken out of it.  The jokes were just a Word font.  I inked the edges and used paper from Recollections designer paper. I added some twine from the Twinery, Candi and googly eyes.

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Blog Candy!

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Who does not love Heidi Swapp Color Shine?  Hey maybe you can make a project combining this with your Cricut!  All you need to do is :

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I will be announcing the randomly picked winner on Friday, April 4, 2013! 

Now be sure to head back over to FCCB to jump back into the crawl and see what the other fantabulous design team members have cooked up by clicking HERE!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “laughter is the best medicine” pie with me.

Luck Day!

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Happy Monday to you all!  I hope everyone is adjusting to the “spring forward” from yesterday! Thank goodness for coffee in my world!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, we are embracing the Luck of the Irish!   Be sure to head over and check out what my fellow fantabulous design team members have brewing over there, link up your own Luck of the Irish inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut and join the party!

This little treat bag I made was super easy, yet will bring a smile to our mailman for an early St. Patty’s Day treat.  Each holiday I leave a little treat in the mailbox for him.  He has been faithfully delivering the mail in our cul-de-sac for 30 years and I just love doing a little something extra to let him know he is appreciated.

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It was super easy to make, I all I did take a a treat bag from my stash I scored on Pick Your Plum, cut two shamrocks at 1.5 inches and 2 inches AND a horseshoe at 3.5 inches using Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge on card stock from Recollections.  I then used Glastique Finishing Glaze and Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter from Globecraft and Piccolo on the horseshoe.  I set it aside to dry.  I stamped the shamrocks using gStudio mini type stamps with Close to My Heart Slate ink and inked the edges.

I then filled the bag with some goodies and then sealed shut using chevron washi tape.  I then wrapped twine from the Twinery around the bag and tied in a bow   Once the glitter was dry, I added some Pop Dots and the attached the shamrocks to the horseshoe

Super easy and fun to do!  Now head over and join the fun over at FCCB!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keepin’ it lucky” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

The Twinery – Chevron and Green

Show and Tell Saturdays

Exploring Cricut – Luck of the Irish

Scrappy Moms Stamps – Luck of the Irish Challenge

A Birthday that “Bears” Celebrating!

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Happy Monday all!  If you came over from Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog‘s recent challenge, you are in the right place.  If you are just joining me, you need to head over to FCCB and check out the fun inspirations that the amazing design team has in cooked up.  This week’s theme is Fun with Puns.  All you need to do is make a project using at least ONE Cricut cut and have a fun pun to go along with your project theme!  I can’t wait to see what you got up your sleeves!

This week I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make my oldest daughter’s birthday invitations while keeping this challenge in mind.  We will be celebrating at Build -A – Bear Workshop this year, so I had to get my paws on the new Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Lite Cartridge!  Oh my did we have a hard time deciding what bear theme to use.  The soon-to-be birthday girl decided upon a cute ballerina bear!

For the sentiment tag, I pulled out my Silhouette and printer and put them both to work!  I created this by piecing different images from the stock images that come with the Studio software.  I came up with the pun on the fly and threw it all together pretty quickly. I inked the edges headed straight for my Circut to start on the cute little bears!

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Using Cricut Craft Room, I designed the bears to be around 3 inches and built them from there.  I added some faux stitching, inked a bit around the edges and some cute bling flowers and called it a day!  Having to make many of these, is a bit timed consuming, but I had a great little helper!  The base paper I used was from American Crafts  Hip, Hip, Hooray! 6×6 paper stack I found at Target!  LOVE THIS PAPER!  I used the paper from the same stack for the tutu and shoes.  I added some bubblegum pink crinkle ribbon from Kristen Swain. These invites fit in an A2 envelope!

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Make sure you head over to FCCB and check out all the fun projects and join in on the fun by LINKING up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “punny pie” with me !

A Valentine Sweet!

Happy Monday All!  I can’t believe it is almost Valentine’s Day!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog we are kicking off this week’s challenge with making Valentines!  You will want to get in on this so be sure to pop on over and check out all the sweet inspiration from the design team and link up a Valentine using at least one Cricut cut!

Here is what I cooked up for this week’s inspiration

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This card was super quick and easy to make!  The card was a cut from Samantha Walker Designs found over at the Silhouette store!  I resized this card to be around 5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.  I found this card fits nicely in one of the extra envelopes that I had left over from my Costco Christmas cards.  I decided to raid my scrap stash to make this card and thankfully I had enough of everything! I embossed the black card stock with the Christmas Trio Cuttlebug folder set.  I inked the boarder with Stampin Up Classic black.

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For the candy dispenser I cut just one layer at 3 inches and modified it to fit an adhesive treat heart I found through Stampin’ Up.  I embossed the the dispenser with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  Using CANDi embellishments, I glued two of the CANDi pieces together to make them 3-D and added them into the heart and constructed the candy dispenser onto the black card stock.  I love how this really looks like candy in a candy dispenser!

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I added baker’s twine from the Twinery, stamped the sentiment from My Pink Stamper’s Happiest Moments stamp set and added more cute little CANDi to the heart!

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On the inside of the card I added some white card stock that was inked with Close to My Heart Holiday Red.  I added washi tape from Queen and Co’s Valentine line and yes, MORE CANDi!

Now be sure you head over to FCCB and join in on the fun this week!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who needs Hallmark when you can make it yourself” pie with me!

Linking Up To: 

My Craft Spot

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

Everyday is an Occasion

I Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

V’s Sweet Ideas – Love Theme

Scrappy Moms Stamps- Valentine

Bitten By the Bug 2 – 

Telling Time in a Royal Way

Hello and Happy Monday!  It as been two weeks exactly since my last post, but thankfully those two weeks bore some crafty fruit!  For starters I am thrilled to share with you what I cooked up for this week’s Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Time Flies!  Make sure you head over and see what my DT buddies have created with “father time” on their creative side!  Be sure to link up a “timely” project that follows the theme that is made with at least ONE Cricut cut!

What I came up with was something that I have been needing to make for my youngest monkey or should I say princess.  I am trying to teach her to tell time and one thing I found successful in teaching time to my almost 5 year-old is to place a clock in her room when she was around 3.  Since my youngest princess’ room is pink and has a fairy princess garden theme, I decided to make a clock with a tiara and made sure all the important stuff was covered as far as glitter and it being her favorite color purple!

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I found the clock at IKEA for $1.99!  It is just a plain opaque clock.  I decided to put to use some craft paint I picked up at Home Depot over the holidays. I painted it with two layers.

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Then I dusted it with some purple glitter I had on hand while the second coat of paint was still wet. Using a dry paint brush dust off glitter from the clock face.

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Using my Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartrige, I cut a “pre-cut” on scrap cardstock to make sure the sizing was right before I cut the vinyl.

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Once I confirmed the sizing, using Oracle Pink vinyl from Experssionsvinyl.com, I cut the image at 3 inches.  After peeling off the excess vinyl and removing the inner “H” I then burnished the image onto transfer paper and placed onto the clock face.

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This was a super easy and fun project with a great return on time!  Be sure to head over to FCCB and join in on the challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafting with time on my side” pie with me!

Linking Up To: 

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday #5

Gotta Create:

Craft-o-maniac

Pink Cricut Link Party

Sassy Little Lady – Show and Tell Saturdays #2

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight #2

Tatertots and Jello – Weekend Wrap Up

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

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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.

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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!