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Monday, June 28, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #16 - seeing stars!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut was to make a project celebrating the
4th of July and using stars on the project. I used some chipboard, cardstock, pp, and buttons to make this wall hanging. I'm going to use it to accent a quilted wallhanging in my front hallway.



For the base, I cut the star @ 7.5" from George & Basic Shapes from chipboard and again from pp, then adhered the two layers. I added rows of red, white and blue buttons using glue dots. I cut the star shadow from kraft cardstock, inked the edges, and then adhered it to the back of the chipboard star. I cut the star one final time from blue cardstock, at 8", and adhered it to the back, with a ribbon loop inbetween the layers.

Hope to see your 4th of July projects this week over at Fantabulous Cricut!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #15

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut was to create a summer project, using something you'd find at a beach. I had some old photos of my kids playing in the sand at the beach during summer vacation, so I decided to make a summer scrapbook page.


The beach umbrella was cut @ 3.5" using the image and the shadow image from A Child's Year. The beach pail was cut at 2" from Doodlecharms, and the little shovel was cut at 1.5" from Walk In My Garden. The pp and journaling spot are all from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite line.

Hope you join us for this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! We'd love to see your fun summer projects!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fantabulouc Cricut Challenge #14

It's hard to believe that we're halfway through June already! Father's Day is coming up next week, so our challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut was to make a project for Father's Day.

For my card, I used the trophy from Graphically Speaking, cut at 5.5" using the icon feature and the icon shadow. I added rubons for the "#1 dad" sentiment, and then brushed embossing ink over the whole image and embossed with gold glittery embossing powder.


Please check out all the other DT projects this week, and then join in the challenge and link your project to the Fantabulous Cricut blog. We'd love to see your projects!

Sassy Lil Sketches - June card sketch

Time for another great card sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches! Here's this month's card sketch:



Here's my card for the sketch. I rotated the sketch so I could use a vertical image. The lion is a digital stamp from PC Hug Club, a computer generated sentiment, and some gold "gems" for accents.



We'd love to see your cards using this sketch. Please linke them back to the Sassy Lil Sketches blog! And, to make things even better, we have our first sponsor this month - Reminisce! You can check out their website here!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #13

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut was to make a project for a bride, and include at least one of the following: something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue. I used something old (the Fabulous Finds and Stretch Your Imagination cartridges)and something blue (ribbon, cardstock, and pp).

I made a gift card holder that could be a shower present or a wedding present. There are so many gift cards available now - spa & salon gift cards make great shower presents, while restaurant, hotel, or department store gift cards make great wedding presents. This gift card holder has room for three cards, so you can mix and match them for a gift tailored to the interests of the bride & groom.

The gift card holder is from Fabulous Finds (it's labeled as "trialbm1), cut at 5.75" for the inside, and at 5.75" with the blackout option for the outside. The bride & groom image is from Stretch Your Imagination, cut at 4", and the shaped background is from Storybook, cut at 5" and 5.25" for a shadow. The 5" image was embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing holder. Here's a view of the front:


Here's a view of the inside, with some faux giftcards attached with glue dots.


Please check out all the DT projects this week for some wonderful wedding ideas, and don't forget to link your project back to the Fantabulous Cricut blog!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Join us at scrappy camp this summer!

If you're looking for some scrappy fun and inspiration this summer, come join us at Scrap-Friendzy.com for a summer full of challenges, prizes, and just plain fun!

Here is some general information about CAMP-FRIENDZY that will help you have a sucessful Summer Camp experience:
**First, each week at CAMP-FRIENDZY, a CHALLENGE will be posted {beginning Monday June 7th}. You will have from Monday morning when the challenge is posted until Friday Night at 11:59(CST) to upload your completed page. By completing this challenge on time, you will earn that week's MERIT BADGE, as well as, have your name entered into that week's prize drawing.
**In addition to earning badges & winning prizes, you will have the opportunity to be named "CAMPER OF THE YEAR"!!
This is an elimination contest. Each weekend, voting will take place on our blog. On Monday, before the next challenge is posted, you will find out who moves on to the next round. By the end of CAMP, we will have one remaining camper that will be named "CAMPER OF THE YEAR!!"
{Don't worry if you are eliminated from the contest, you can still participate each week to earn your badges and possibly win prizes!!}
**There will also be CAMP BONUS CHALLENGEZ posted randomly each week that will give you even MORE opportunities to earn badges & win prizes!!

Hope you join us!