Monday, October 31, 2011

FCCB weekly challenge and Design Team Announcement


Woo hoo!  I have been asked to return for another Design Team term at Fantabulous Cricut.  I love working with these talented ladies and doing the Thursday Tutorials. So glad I get to stay on the team for another term.  
Here is the announcement .  So sorry to see these talented ladies leave but also wish to send congratulations to the new and returning DT members.  
Here is the announcement and the names.  

Fantabulous Cricut has come to the end of another great design team term and it is with sadness that we say farewell to a few of our design team members:
Amy A, Barb, Dana, Jamie T, Jenae, Lisa C, Maquel, Saundra, and Tanya
Thank you so much for the time you’ve shared with us here at FCCB

We welcome our returning design team members:
Amy Jo, Carissa, Glenda, Jennie, Jessica, Jewels, Kate, Larelyn, Marlene, Sabrina, Sarah, and Suzanne.

We are so pleased to introduce to you our newest design team members here at FCCB:
Becky –Just B Creative Crazy
Cathie –Creative Cutter Room
Charlotte –A Little Bit of Detail
Crystal –Little Creations
Faith –Faith Abigail Designs
Jamie A –Scrap Queen
Lisa F –A Mermaids Crafts
Melanie –Melanie Makes
Melissa –Create with the CricutKateer
Peggy –Daily Grace Creations
Sherrie –Sherrie Scraps with Passion
Click on our Design Team link at the top to see photos of these talented gals and Please give them a warm welcome.

Weekly Challenge
This week, you can say that our challenge is “For the birds” and we won’t take offense! It really is all about birds and we want to see your projects showcasing our feathered friends.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lasting Memories #62 "Cherish" someone or something you love

It's time for another Lasting Memories layout challenge.  I am so enjoying being a Guest Designer with this team of creative ladies.   This week we were asked to use the word Cherish and given a great multi photo sketch for our starting off point.
For those of you that don't know I have been blessed with three precious granddaughters in 18 months so that keeps my photo pile quite large.  I always do double layouts of everything.  One for me and one for my daughters.  When we are all together I make three layouts.  
I got the title Cherish little things in my head and knew I wanted to start with the foot pic of my littlest granddaughter Brittany.  When I did a cut search I actually found Cherish and The little things in life on the new Sophisticated Cricut cartridge.  So I was all set and didn't need to weld letters together.  
For both layouts I used  baby  paper from a box  someone gave me.  The fist was done in pinks and green  and I used lace, ribbon and pearl flower embellishments.  
  
The second one I did in yellow and greens and used flowers.  
By the way the picture on the right is my oldest granddaughter Katie checking out 
her new sister with daddy.  
Here is the great multi photo sketch you can use as a starting off point. 
I hope you will join us this week.  We would love to see your layouts of what you cherish.  You have until Saturday November 4th to enter.  Come on and take the challenge!

Friday, October 28, 2011

K-K-K- Katie ladybug layout

Made this double page layout using an assortment of pictures of my oldest granddaughter Katie.  
We call her Katiebug and I am always singing K-K-K- Katie to her so I used that for the title.  I used my Gypsy to weld the ladybug shadow from Doodlecharms together for the title.  The letters are from Tear Drop.  I used the MS ladybug Punch around the page and red ribbon with black dots that I bought at Michaels. The paper was from last year and I added some shiny ladybug dimensional stickers to each letter.   
Entering this in the Cooking it up with Katie- recipe use red ribbon in a row.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Please check out the Thursday Tutorial at FCCB- Masking and Glimmer Mist

Today is my day to post the Thursday Tutorial at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog .  Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I made a mask using my Cricut to make this layout.  Please come over to FCCB and check it out.  Also I would love for you to leave a comment.  I will also be sharing other projects and tutorials on how to use Tim Holtz inks and other stamps.  

I am also entering this is Die Cuttin Divas- orange, black, purple and green challenge,
The Paper Variety Halloween challenge, BBTB2 challenge to use the Happy Hauntings Witch  and
More Than Favors challenge- Anything Goes.
Patches of Pink Linking Party and Craft Junkie 2 Linking Party

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10/25 SSD Fall in Air Challenge

I am so excited to show you my double page layout today for the Fall is in the Air Challenge.  I had so much fun making this layout.  I started out with the scarecrow couple from Simply Charmed.  I also used  Happy Hauntings and Pop Up Neighborhood to complete the cuts.  The recipe is at the bottom of the pictures.  
Here is the left side. 
Here is the right side. 
Pages side by side.
I used two trees.  I embossed the trunk, the leaves and the tree base. The leaves are cut twice and pop dotted.  I also used Tim Holtz Ink to highlight the embossing.  
Pumpkins- removed faces using Gypsy, embossed, double cut and pop dotted. 
The doilies are from the Dollar Tree.  They had leaves and pumpkins.  Aren't they pretty?  
Close up of title
I used Peachy Keen stamps for faces, used chalk on face and added straw to scarecrows.  Clothes are embossed and I added Smooch ink for details.  
Hay wagon I used several embossing folders and added straw.  
Corn stalks embossed and used Smooch ink and a little bit of Stickles.
Recipe for Cuts;
Simply Charmed
Trees page 55 and 56 cut at 6 inches
Girl and boy scarecrow page 57 cut at 4 inches 
Happy Fall p. 57 4 inches 
Pumpkins page 60 cut at 2.5 
Happy Hauntings 
Fence with crow cut at  3  inches 
Pop Up Neighborhood
Wagon with hay page 58 cut at 4 inches
Corn stalk page 67 cut at  3 inches
Embossing folders used :
Cuttlebug
mosaic, leaf, Distresssed stripe, Bubbles, branches and Uneven bumps 
Tim Holtz Bark
I will be entering this in 
 Patches of Pink Linking Party and Craft Junkie 2 Linking Party

I love the way it all came together.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my layout.  Thanks for your comments and Happy Craftin.  Don't forget to come back all week and see what everyone else on the DT has made.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

FCCB Spooky Challenge

Hi everyone.  It is time for the Spooky Time ghost challenge at FCCB.  I so look forward to these challenges and seeing what everyone makes.  
This is my card I made using the Three Birds Cartridge for the ghost and Happy Hauntings for the frame and haunted house.  
I cut an extra shadow of the frame and used the cut out piece from the front frame for the inside.  
Recipe:
Happy Hauntings frame page 46 and shadow cut at 5.60.  Two top layer of frame popdotted
Haunted House is from Happy Hauntings cut at  3 "
Three bird ghost page 39 cut at 3 inches
Pumpkin gem embellishments
Boo hand stamped with alphabet stamps
googly eyes
gems on frame
DCWV Halloween paper
MS loop punch on corners
So now you have seen my ghost project, I would love to see your projects.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lasting Memories Bling layout for weekly challenge

This week the challenge at Lasting Memories was to bling out your layout.  I can't wait to see the DT's layouts this week.  I made a double page layout of my sweet eldest granddaughter Katie. She will be 2 in January.   I had three assorted pics of her I wanted to scrap.  The title which is a song we always sing to her is done in the Teardrop Cricut font- K-K-K- Katie.  I then added flowers and lots of bling.  
The frame was made with a MS Punch Around the Page set.  
Closeup
Closeup of bling and flowers 
The second page. 

Here are the two pages together.  Katie has the curliest hair so for the matching page 
I used the title Curly Top.  I added more flowers and bling.  
I hope you will join us this week for the layout challenge.  Doing the challenges is a great way to keep up with your scrap booking, challenge yourself and have a lot of fun.  
You have until Saturday the 30th to link up your project.  

I am also entering this in the Black with Two Challenge for this month-Baby pink and 
and the Stuckon You Sketches Challenge 
Here is the sketch  


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Beef Day

This week at Frosted Designs it is a color challenge, to use orange, brown, purple, and green.  I decided to make this humorous Thanksgiving card.  I cut the turkey from Simply Charmed and then made two rosettes for the feathers in green and purple.  I typed the sentiment Happy Beef Day on the computer.  I added ribbon, three orange buttons threaded with twine and gems for the eyes.  

Hello Kitty Halloween layout

Bitten by the Bug 2 is having a great challenge this week.  The challenge is to make a project with  the Hello Kitty cat or another cat if you do not have this cart.  I knew right away I wanted to make a Halloween layout for the cutie patootie pictures I plan to get on Halloween of my 3 grand daughters.  I cut out the two Halloween kittys- one is a cat and one a witch.  I also cut out the bat.  The title is also from Hello Kitty.  I added some beaded bat ribbon from the title and the too cute spider from Mini Monsters.   The webs are from October 31st.  The glittered pumpkin was a Jolee's embellishment I had in my stash.  I also used my MS spider web punch.  For the photo mats I used purple cardstock, some candy paper and some pumpkin doilies I got at the Dollar Tree.  Really happy with the way it came out.    

Purple and Green Layout

Completed this layout today and really happy with the way it came together.  
The stamp shape in middle cut from Sentimentals at 11 inch and cut in 1/2 
Used MS Deep cut Flower punch
MS All Occasion for shape on far right cut in 1/2
Flowers from Flower shop cut at 2 1/2, 2 and 2 " and center cut at 1 "
Since this is a layout I do not want flowers to thick. 
 I used three layers and pinched ends to make them more dimensional.  
I used a leaf and stem ribbon that I love for flowers and added gems to centers.  Also used Diamond Stickles  on centers and some ribbon I had in my stash.  
Challenges
Cooking with Cricut- purple and green/sketch 3 choices 
Blog Quick Quotes- Homemade flowers 

Friday, October 21, 2011

All Purple birthday card

Made this birthday card today for the BBTB2  Crafty Sprouts challenge - to use purple and the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge.  The scalloped piece is cut from Elegant Edges and stamped with white ink. I used a flower MS punch for the edge and the strip across the leaf paper.  In the middle of the strip is lavender and purple ribbon.  I added Diamond Stickles to the flowers, wrapped the top with twine, and  added some gems.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday bash card-Alligator

Made this card for my Birthday card stash.  I used Birthday Bash  page 28 for the Alligator.  The hat and presents are also from Birthday Bash.  This card is 4 x 9.  I reverse embossed the alligator.  Added Smooch ink, twine,  buttons and pom pom for hat.  
Challenges this card will be entered in
Birthday Sundaes long card and sentiment
Paper Playtime  Recipe challenge-sentiment, buttons and bows
Die Cuttin Divas- Use a reptile

Time for the FCCB Thursday Tutorial- check out the links to make a side step card


Please stop by Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for the Thursday Tutorial on how to make a side step or stair step card.   Following the tutorials, I found and posted, I made this  Halloween card.  I would love for you to hop on over to the Thursday tutorial and check it out.  
I will be entering this card in the My Craft Spot -3 D Halloween Challenge
More Than Favors- Halloween Challenge
The Paper Variety- one pumpkin, two word sentiment and 3 buttons.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boo Crew Layout

Here is a two page Halloween layout I made. I am trying to get some layouts made for the cute pics I know I will have of my three little goblin grandchildren in their costumes.  I am also entering this in three challenges.  The  Stuck on U Sketches Challenge which was to use a tree,   the Amanda's Crafts and More Challenge-Halloween Layout, and the Frosted Design sketch challenge.  
The two page layout is for Amanda's Halloween challenge. 
The left page is Frosted Design sketch entry.
The right side is for the Stuck on U Sketches which was to use a tree.  
Recipe 
Tree is from  October 31 cut at 8 "
Boo Crew Title made using letters and shadows  from Happy Hauntings cut at  2.5 "
The ghosts cut at  3 " from Happy Hauntings
Flourishes from Cindy Lou cut at 3.5  and 3 inches.
Ribbon and small ghosts (Creatology foam ghosts) from Michaels
Ms fence punch and MS cobweb punch
Twine

Let's go Fly a Kite with Elmo birthday card

I made this card today using Sesame Street Seasons and a Peachy Keen face stamp.  This is for the Peachy Keen Challenge this week which is design a project with Wind and Whimsy.  I did a search on my cut search and found this cute cut with Elmo and the kite.  Used a $1 stamp I got at Michaels that says capture this moment to your heart and then inside Happy Birthday. I embossed Elmo, used Glossy Accents, Smooch ink, white gel pen on the stitching and the PK eyes, and added three little buttons to match the paper colors.  Ribbon was from a package I got this week.  

Thanks for looking and Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Folded Treat Box for Sweet Sassy Design Team

So excited to find out the project I did last week for Sweet Sassy Diva wreath challenge was highlighted in the Cricut Chirp this week.  Here is the link if you missed it.   This week at  Sweet Sassy Diva  we were asked to make a Halloween treat goody bag or gift of some kind.  Well here is my treat box.  I love making these boxes and have made them for all sorts of occasions.  They are perfect to fit with candy or other goodies.  I often fill them with goodies from the $1 bins or stores.  
So here is the finished product.  
 Please stop by and leave a comment at SSD's blog.  I would really appreciate it.  

Directions:
You start out with a 12 x 12 piece of  good cardstock.  
You then score or fold at 4 inches and 8 inches both ways so you end up with 9 squares. Make good creases with a bone folder or ruler and then open up.   
Next score each corner at a diagonal to the center square corners.  See picture.  Make a good crease on these corners.  First I fold them out and then in so they have  good crease.  
Next you cut 18 square at 3.75 x 3.75. I used scraps from other Halloween projects but you can also use  paper and make a pattern.  It's up to you.  
Five of the squares you will glue to squares on one side.  Four squares you will cut diagonally in 1/2 to do corners.  keep paper from overlapping fold lines.  
Turn over and do the same on the other side.  
Now you are ready to punch a hole at each corner.  Do not punch to close to edge as it will tear.  I used my Crop a dile but you can also use a regular punch.  
You are now ready to decorate the side if you wish with die cuts, ribbon, etc.  I used a pumpkin from Pumpkin Carvings cut at 3 inches.  The witch 2.75, the ghost 3 inches and the spider 3 inches were cut from Happy Hauntings.  I also used some trim to decorate around the edges.  Make sure you put trim on outside top and  face diecuts down towards center square.  
For this next step take thin ribbon and thread through the holes and tie.  I leave about 3 inches between each hole when I pull it together.  Tie a knot and trim.  
Here are the four sides of the box.  
The last step is to add ribbon.  Wired ribbon works the best but I have used regular ribbon.  I cut each piece to 9 inches and tied a single knot.  There are three pieces on each side.  If you use wired ribbon you can then fluff it up.  The wired ribbon I used is from the Dollar Tree.  

Now you are ready to fill your box with treats, candy or whatever you wish.  Hope you enjoyed my post and tutorial. Please drop by Sweet Sassy Diva  this week to see what other great treats the Design Team comes up with.
I am also entering this in the More than Favors-"treats"challenge and the Frosted Designs Fancy trims challenge.

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