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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.

My First Guest Designer Spot with Getting Cricky!

My blog buddy, over at Leelee Card Design, is on the design team for K. Andrew Design at Getting Cricky.  I recently got some of her stamps and did a project with them and before I knew it, I was invited to be a guest designer for Getting Cricky that is showcased today!

Here are the two projects I did with included recipes.  They were super fun and I really did enjoy creating with her stamp sets. Head on over and check out her stamp line!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting cricky” pie with me.

Red Hatter Note Cards fit in A2 envelopes:

Cricut Cartridge: Forever Young (cut at 2 inches) and Stroybook (cut at 2 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots and Blossoms

Paper: Recollections

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon – My Craft Spot

Ink: Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

Sentiments: K. Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends

A Latte Note Cards fit in A2 envelopes:

Cricut Cartridge: Love You A Latte (cut at 8 inches, hide steam using Design Studio) Damask Decor (butterfly cut at 2 inches layer 1)

Paper: Stampin’ Up and KCompany Design paper

Ribbon: Stampin’ Up

Ink: Close to My Heart Chocolate

Sentiment: K. Andrew Design – Coffee & Tea for You and Me

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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Recipe:

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 – expressionsvinyl.com

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

ATG

Pop Dots

1/8 red ribbon – Celebrate It

For a Chic Grad Card

We have an extended family member that just graduated High School and since I was making it for a girl, I wanted to incorporate her school colors of purple and gold, but with a bit of chicness added!

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

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Recipe:

Card base is 8.5×11 cut in half and folded in half (A2 envelope fits)

Cricut: Everyday Pop-Up (hat cut at 2.5 inches and used shadow and fist layer) and Forever Young (heels cut at 2.5 inches)

Paper: Recollections Animal Print Pattern Paper, Die Cuts with a View Glitter stack

Gold  Shimmer Spray for the sentiment tag and base of cap and tassel

Recollections purple gems

Sentiment: created by me using MS Publisher (inside card sentiment – My Pink Stamper)

Adhesive: Pop Dots and ATG gun

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

A Super Quick Gift!

Ever since I met Mary Kay, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, 15-years ago while in college, when waiting tables in Dallas, I fell in love with her and her products.  I have to admit I strayed from them many times due to not having a consistent Mary Kay consultant over the years.

When we bought our home 2.5 years ago, one of my neighbors was a top-selling Mary Kay consultant (car and everything) that knocked on my door with a “welcome to the neighborhood” sample kit.  I was so excited to have a sales consultant down at the end of the cul-de-sac.  Unfortunately, her and her hubby bought another home and moved 3 hours away, but since she has such huge client base in our area, she still maintains us all including making us these amazing salads that she brings to us when she comes up for pleasure and business.  She happen to be up visiting friends and delivering products this week so when she dropped off my products and those yummy salads, I wanted to give her something special that shows her my appreciation that she can use to add special touches to her business.

I just ordered some new stamps from K. Andrew that a blog buddy, Lee Lee’s Card Designs, just became a design team member for.  They are super cute and they worked well for my project.  Combined with my Cricut Cart- Forever Young and some cute paper I got from papertreyink.com, I had this project done in less than 45 minutes.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting a little girly in a quick way” pie to me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cart – Forever Young purse cut at 2 inches (I made 16 purses). I used Design Studio to hide the flower imprint and Hat I cut at 3 inches hiding the flower imprint using Design Studio.

I used a 5 inch bag from Clearbags.com

Ribbon tied in a quick knot on the strap of the purse

Prima Flowers with brad embellishment

Stamp ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Stamps: K. Andrew – Fashionable Friends

Gem embellishment for purse clasp

Fit for a Perfect Two Year Old Princess

I am in the midst of a HUGE and I mean HUGE project. . . one of those projects that I am trying to keep a happy heart through, but keep asking myself, why did I get myself into.  In the end I know I will be happy I did do it, but right now I am in my own mental anguish (kind of like being at mile 15 of a marathon). What I am doing is making handmade scrapbooks (no pictures, just the base) for 14 moms in the co-op preschool I attend with my kiddos.  I did have some time last week to whip together a card for one of my hub’s fellow engineer co-worker’s sweet little girl’s second birthday.

There is a movement around here where many moms from all types of social economic backgrounds have come together on Facebook and use that platform to swap, sell or look for items (mainly toys, baby gear and clothes) that we all have instead of buying new. Since it is via Facebook and you have to be from the area and be invited to the group, it is much easier and safer than Craigslist.  I know I have padded my crafting mad money selling my beloved Gymboree collection that my youngest no longer fits into.

I found someone who was selling a huge bag of dress up cloths (Disney Princess) for only $10 that were in great condition.  I packaged up the clothes and added this card for a little gift! This idea was right up this family’s alley since they are very aware of the environment and love recycling through goods.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “recycled gifts can be a great idea” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Once Upon a Princess cut at 3.5 inches

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Paper: PTI and Recollections (white)

Ribbon: Celebrate It

Recollections Gems

Ink: CTMH (close to my heart) Cotton Candy

Stamp:My Pink Stamper:  Sweetest Cupcakes