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Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge #124- Olympics (Sports Theme)

I have been off the crafty bloggin’ radar lately, but I have been far from off the craftin’ radar!  I have been logging quite a few hours in the ol’ craft studio working on various projects from my little one’s birthday party, a baby shower I made center pieces and a banner for and today’s fun project for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

I am competing in a triathlon relay course at the end of September with two of the hub’s co-workers.  My responsiblity in the race is to swim 1 mile in the ocean.  Thankfully, I have done this triathlon in full about 11 years ago, so I am familiar with the swim course. That does not take away a bit of the pre-race jitters and worries of things that could go awry while in the water… Jaws and leg cramps! 🙂

I made this count down sign to remind me of my pending race and also to “Keep Calm and Swim On”.  I have been seeing these type of sayings all over Facebook and Pinterest and thought this would be a fun sport related project that meets cute trendy!  If you are wondering what the black square is, it is chalkboard vinyl I got through Expressionsvinyl.com.  LOVE THEM! Super reasonable in price and fun to work with.

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Now head over to FCCB and get inspired to create something “fanntabulously” sporty!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping calm and crafting and swimming” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut cartridges: Learning Curve and Life’s a Beach

Cricut Craft Room (first time ever using it and LOVED IT)

Chip board 8.5 x 11

Paper: Recollections

chalkboard Vinyl – Expressions Vinyl

Twine: Twinery: Ocean Blue and Stampin’ Up for the Red

Stickles! Diamonds!