The Great Outdoors...

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, we want to see your Cricut projects that have to do with The Great Outdoors...camping, smores, tents, canoes whatever you can dream up, we want to see you link up. 

Outdoors Card

Outdoors Card

I recently watched a Tim Holtz video on how to stamp with distress inks and Tim inspired me to bust out this wood grain stamp from Pink By Design and give his technique a try.

Blue Birds....

Sharing a simple wedding card that I made for my brother-in-law's special day.

I used the Cindy Loo cartridge to cut the blue birds on this card and I seriously forgot how many cute cuts are on that cart!  I really need to bust that cartridge out more.

The scallop border on the edge of the card is actually something I re-used from the front of there wedding invitation and like always, I used my "go-to" cartridge- Plantin Schoolbook  to cut the coordinating A2 envelope. 

Thanks for looking!

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A Dollar Store Gift....

    So, what do you give another crafty person as a gift?  Well-a handmade gift of course.  Especially when you can brag that you've turned a simple wooden dollar store box into THIS...uh-huh....nice, right?

   I made this box for my sister-in-law, who is a very talented crafter herself and also happens to be the one who introduced me to the world of Cricut.  I'm not sure if my husband (her brother) can appreciate this life changing crafting experience of mine, but I know I do.   

The last wooden box I altered was for my Mom for Mother's Day and I spray painted her box.  For this one, I wanted to play with some Mod Podge.  I adhered paper from Cosmo Cricket Salt Air collection to the sides and inside of the box, cut a multi-layered flower from Flower Shoppe and used Storybook to for the inside monogram. pretty, love it!  Now why am I always giving away the things I like? 

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You are my Sunshine...

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey....

I've sang this son to my kids for years.  My son's 8 now and every once and while he'll ask me to sing this song to him...sniff, sniff. 

Anyways, this week at Fantabulous Cricut we want to see your Cricut project that contains a sun.  Yep- that's it, any sort of sun is all you'll need to play along with us.

I cut this sun from the Graphically Speaking cartridge (yes- I had to blow the dust off that cart!) and added some cute yellow buttons.  I used a stamped sentiment from K. Andrew Designs Art Stamps, Splash-tasic Summer set.

You'll never know dear how much I love you so please don't take your sunshine away....

 Thanks for looking and we look forward to seeing your sunny projects over at FCCB.

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Baby Girl Owl Shadow Box..

I'd like to thank the girls at Use It Tuesday for having me as a guest designer this week for there embossing challenge.    It's always fun (and a little nerve racking) to be a guest designer on another blog but embossing has always been one of my favorite medias to design with.   I use to emboss everything I created so I knew I'd have no worries on coming up with something.    I just counted 42 embossing folders and 27 powders in my stash-Yikes!

Owl Shadow Box

Owl Shadow Box

    I designed this 12x12 Owl Shadow Box for my new little niece, Ella.  Her nursery has an owl theme so when I saw the owl die cut from Cricut Kate's ABC's cartridge, I knew it would be perfect for her new nursery.

Avengers Birthday Party...

Avengers Assemble...BAM...POW...ZAP! 

We recently had a "family movie marathon" after watching the Avengers in the theater and then visiting our friendly Red Box to rent Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. 

The Avengers became the theme of my son's 8th birthday this year and thanks to shopping in my craft stash and finding some surprise cuts on my Gypsy (thanks to the Indie Art cartridge), it was pretty easy to pull everything together without needing to go out and purchase much. Gotta love that! 

Avengers Birthday Party Table

Avengers Birthday Party Table

I  actually did enjoy the movies and love how they all came together into one story.  Of course, the men in the movies aren't too bad to look at for a few hours either..... just saying.  I used Cricut Indie Art cartridge to design the party banner and  cupcake toppers.   Notice the Hulk fist's on the back wall.   Yep, that's another cut I found from the Indie Art cartridge too. 

Hello Kitty Duct Tape Journal...

You've heard Duct Tape is a fix for almost everything, right?

Well, I recently found some cute Hello Kitty Duct Tape at Hobby Lobby and I didn't know what I would do with it but I knew I could do something with it.  If anything, I could put some tape on the inside of my van door to remind the kiddo's that the door lock is broken, right?

Anyways, Rosie from Scrap Lovin Mini's  wanted me to make something Hello Kitty themed for her daughter's 19th birthday and I knew then, that I had found a "fix" for my duct tape idea. 

Hello Kitty Duct Tape Journal

Hello Kitty Duct Tape Journal

So cute-huh?  I adhered the tape to the cover of a composition book, added a ribbon flower on the front and cut Ruth's name from Cricut Birthday Cakes.

4th of July Firecracker Holder...

It's time to celebrate 4th of July style over at  Fantabulous Cricut this week for our Kaboom challenge.  We want to see any Cricut project that contains fireworks, sparklers or any sort of BOOM!  

I said a Boom Chicka Boom...I said a Boom Chicka Boom (louder)...did you ever sing that song at summer camp? Or was it a cheerleading camp thing....hmmm?

Kid Friendly Firecracker Holder

4th of July Firecracker Holder

I turned this rectangle door hanger box from Art Philosophy (pg 25) into a kid-friendly firework holder and attached it on a water bottle.  To make this holder, I used the Fit to Page function on my Expressions and added some sparkly 4th of July embellishments along with a firecracker cut from Independence Day.


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