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Nothing a Little Fairy Dust Can’t Fix

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I have been wanting to share a more up close and personal view a fun project I made that is suited for any sweet little girl’s room.  I found a white wooden base at Michaels and with a little help from the magic maker of the Silhouette, I cut the sentiment on vinyl and the wand star on DCWV Glitter paper (which cut like butter including all the stitching holes along the border).

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After I transferred the vinyl sentiment onto the white base, I painted it using purple spray paint.  As the paint was drying, I dusted the sign with fine glitter. I  allowed it to dry and then removed the vinyl, exposing the white undercoat of the wooden base.

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To finish the wand, I ran Hemptique Bamboo Baker’s Twine (the best baker’s twine I have ever worked with!) through the wand and finished with a crinkle ribbon bow and gem. I added a paper straw as a base to the wand and added a few more gems to the corner of the sign.

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This is probably one of my favorite projects I have made right now and I have a feeling I will be making a ton of these for all the little girls I know!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “fairy dust is just magical” pie with me.

Linking To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Real Family Fun Link Party

Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party

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 Grad!

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Happy Wednesday All!  We are rockin’ and rolln’ over here in Southern California this morning with the 5.0 earthquake that hit our coast.  I did not feel it since I was on my morning walk, but those always bring on a bit of a buzz among the local folks.

Today over at Decorate to Celebrate, we are kicking off a new challenge with the theme of Graduation.  Whether if it is your little squirt graduating Kindergarten or your kiddo graduating Medical School, it is cause for celebration and we would love to have you LINK up your project to share.

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The design team has some great inspirations to kick off this challenge and this is what I made for my nephew who is graduation High School tomorrow!  This is the last of the four boys my brother-in-law and sister-in-law have to walk across the High School podium.  My nephew’s gift is music and he was honored with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award this year, so I used that as a thread to my theme for his banner.

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I cut the base of the banner using my Cricut (had to dust that baby off a bit).  The cart was Country Life cut at 7 inches. I found some cool Lori Whitlock rosettes via the Silhouette Store and I cut those out at 2.8 inches.  The musical notes were a cut from the Silhouette Store as well.   Using some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine, I added some shine to the base of the banners. Added some washi tape I got from Paper Issues and Pick Your Plum, I called it done!

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Now be sure to head over and check out all the great inspirations the design team has and LINK up your fun Graduation project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of  “hats off to the Grad” pie with me.

I Feel the Love Project!

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Happy Sunday All!

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Well today I am sharing with you a card that I made for a very specific reason!  Sweet Maddison over at I Feel the Love Project is doing an awesome card charity this month that is near and dear to my heart, since it is a dear family friend that is being honored!

Her cause this month is to make a card for a very special dad that has been undergoing some hardships and needs some TLC  to help lift his spirit.  Sadly, my friend Reggie fits the bill.  He is watching his 22 year-old daughter battle a rare form of pediatric cancer for a second time in her life.  The first battle was when she was five and she lost her kidney during that battle.  This time around she is battling an unrelated form of rare cancer with only one kidney.  This is a very close knit family and if one hurts, they all hurt and they are all in it together with Reggie and his wife being the first to carry the burden of it all.

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He has such a positive outlook and and being an Electrician, I thought he would get a kick out of  this card I made using my Silhouette, some twine and great paper from Paper Issues (Glitz- Cashmere Dame), buttons and some random wire I had lying around.  I did some faux stitching and distressed the die cuts and card with Close to My Heart Slate and White Daisy.

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Please head over and check out all the details of this month’s cause and I hope you can find time to LINK up a card for him as a form of encouragement, I would love just overwhelm him with so many cards!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “just crafting for a good friend” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Paper Issues – Lifestyles to Die For

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

I Gotta Create – Wildly Linking Party #52!

Teachers vs Cootie Monsters!

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Happy Wednesday!  Today over at Decorate to Celebrate do you have a fun challenge that will help bring smiles to educators!  It is a teacher gifts or classroom party challenge.  How perfect is that?  It is getting to the end of the year and many of you all will have to start coming up with ideas for your kiddo’s teacher and class room celebrations!  The design team has a ton of amazing inspirations to glean ideas from!

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Here is what I cooked up.  I am a 100% germ-a-phobe.  I think being so sick for all nine months during both of my pregnancies made it worse, so the thought of the stomach flu hitting our house just sends me into the fetal position.  Having teacher friends that teach in elementary school settings, they are about as bad as me, so I decided that any teacher of small children would love to receive this instead of the traditional apple.

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This was actually so easy to make! I cut down some designer paper from Stampin’ Up and used my ATG to adhere it to the bottle of hand sanitizer.  I then took some ribbon and wrapped it around the bottle and used a Glue Dot to fasten it to the front of the bottle. Now for the fun part!  Heading over the the Silhouette Store, I found this Lori Whitlock tag (Circle Banner) with the pennants on it.  I changed up the size to be around 3 inches around and changed up the colors of the tag layers and pennants.  I then added the little saying I made up using  a font I found at the Silhouette Store.  I grouped together everything and printed out on my color printer and then cut out on my Silhouette!

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How easy was that? You could whip out a ton of these babies in no time flat!  Head over to DTC and check out the inspirations and LINK up your own teacher gift/class room party idea!  I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping the cootie monsters at bay” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion: Sunday Funday

The Real Thing – Real Family Fun 14

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party! 

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!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun with Bubbles!

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Yay!  It is another fun challenge week over at Decorate to Celebrate and the theme is “All About Girls”!  The Design Team and Guest Designers came up with some great inspirations for throwing an all girl themed wing ding!   As you all know, I am not lacking in the little girl department, so this idea came easy.

My oldest is heading off to Kindergarten in the fall so I am wanting to really make this summer fun. What I cooked up is an idea to throw a beginning of summer party play date that was only girls and all about bubbles!  How fun would it be to just play with bubbles for a few hours!  So here is my invite and favor to our bubbly extravaganza!

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I created everything via my Silhouette and the bottle holder cut is a Lori Whitlock cut.  I also found the cut file for the invite at the Silhouette Store.   I pulled out some Glossy Accents (I had not used that supply in a very long time) to embellish the bubbles and dusted with some glitter.  The paper is DCWV Summer Stacker and Fawn Lawn (Chevron) and the ribbon is from American Crafts!

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Now head over and check out the rest of the fun projects over at DTC and link up your own “all about girls” project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles” pie with me.

Samantha Walker Guest Designer Spot!

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Hi all! Today I am beyond thrilled to share with you all that I have the amazing honor to be the guest designer over at Samantha Walker’s blog TODAY!  Yay!  Before your head over and check out my two 3D projects using her amazing Silhouette cuts and paper from Carta Bella called Paris Girl, check out this fun and sassy project I made using four sweet tea pot cuts from her Silhouette cut collection.  You can find these cuts HERE.  DSC_6544

All I did was pick up a 10 inch blank scallop MDF wall hanging from Michales and designed the cuts in Silhouette Design Studio.  I free handed making a 10 inch circle using the stock shapes and using the stock font, I wrote up the saying and the take the four tea pots, ungrouped each tea pot and only kept the layer with the flourish design.  Then lined them up and sized the tea pots down and group together and positioned under the saying.sw word

I cut it out on vinyl, burnished to the wall hanging with transferred tape and spray painted.  I allowed the paint to dry and and pulled off the vinyl.  Hit with the sander and to distress and called it done!

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This project is a bit of an inside joke around my house and the hubs and I have a good laugh when I coyly quote this to him when he asks how was my time with my girlfriends if I recently met up with them for a visit.  So, in the spirit of sassy fun, I decided to make this to hang in my craft room.

Now be sure to head over to Samantha Walker and check out the fun projects and video, yes I said video, I made for one of the projects!  YIKES! LOL!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “my sassy side” pie with me!

Baby Got Subway Art!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today a new challenge kicks off over at Decorate to Celebrate and the theme is B-A-B-Y Showers!   Sadly I am at a place in my life where my circle of friends are not having first babies, which means NO showers to attend, throw or dream about.  But that does not mean there are not babies to snuggle, smell and love on.  It just means the multiple children effect is happening and our type of showers are now thrown in the hospital room during visiting hours or at their home when you bring them a meal and a small gift . . . so you can hold the baby! 🙂

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I made this for a dear friend who just celebrated the “birth day” of her #5 !  I am hoping I can trade this and a meal for a sweet babe snuggle time party!

Thanks to my Silhouette Cameo, this was a snap to make.  I created the subway art using various fonts and positions and then made sure all were outside cuts and grouped together.  I then cut it out on vinyl I scored from Pick Your Plum!  I burnished it on transfer tape and then burnished on to the finished canvas.

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For the canvas, I wanted to do some bright colors that did not scream B-A-B-Y!  I painted the canvas bright yellow and then found a Silhouette  chevron cut file!   I cut that on standard white 12×12 card stock and then using a sponge, I sponged the red paint on the canvas using the chevron cut as a stencil.   Once that was finished and dried, I headed down to the hubs workshop and hit canvas with a power sander to dull and distress.  Once that was done, I added the vinyl.

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Now be sure to head over to Decorate to Celebrate and check out the fun inspirations the design team has cooked up (word has it, we have some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G guest designers this challenge) and LINK up your fun Baby Shower project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “babies make you want to decorate to celebrate” pie with me!

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.