Monday, December 31, 2012

FCCB - "Get Organized" Cricut Crawl

 Hello and Happy New Year!

I simply cannot believe we going to begin 
2013 tomorrow.  I remember in 1999 all of the hoopla about what would happen when it turned to 2000.  Well folks, we are still here and still crafting!  WooHoo

One very popular resolutions is to get organized.  We have already started over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  

That is your challenge this week.  To create an organizational project using your cricut to make it or decorate it.  Not only is it our challenge we want you to crawl through our blogs and see all of our inspiration.  

This was the most difficult project I have ever experienced to photograph.  Sorry! Of course, if I didn't always wait until the dead of night that might help...LOL

 I altered a bright pink train case to hold my embossing folders.
 On the top I used Basic Grey Soleil collection.
Modge podged a collage of several of the papers I liked.  I also wanted a little unexpected so I used the leopard print ribbon. 

 The inside of the lid also has the same papers.
 Here is where my cricut came in.  I used the Fabulous Finds cartridge and cut file folders out of white card stock.  Embossed them with a folder and then used my distress ink to highlight the embossed area.  Then I store that embossing folder in that file folder.  So I can easily flip through them to see what I have and what I want to use for my projects.  As you can see I have a few more folders to make.  34 to be exact...LOL

We have so many prizes for you this week...
Many of the DT is offering blog candy so make sure you crawl through to everyone.

                      Here is the line up in case you get lost:
                            Missy -
                 Tammy -
                         Connie -
                Jamie -
                     Brianna -
Arin -
                          Cicily -
          Cyndy -
                     Diana -
              Nikki -
                        Susie - 
                        Janea -

 Here is my blog candy.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post.  Easy Peasy!
Sterilite Medium ShowOff Storage

This way you can begin to organize your own embossing folders.  If you win you have to promise to send me a picture of your organization project! :-)

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Monday, December 17, 2012

FCCB Challenge #142 Shaped Card

Good Morning
Today I am sharing a shaped card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

This was one of my cards at my card class this month.  It could easily also be a tag.

I cut the mitten out from Gingerbread cartridge and then added a cuff.  I think most of the mittens on the cartridges look like oven mitts... LOL
The paper is actually a summer line called Dilly Dally from MME Miss Caroline. I always enjoy finding new uses for paper that I like.

Please take a minute to go to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see what the amazing girls on the Design Team have created for your inspiration.  Shaped cards are one of my favorite things.

That's all for today.
Please keep our country and the hurting and grieving in your thoughts and prayers.

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Critter Sketch Callenge - #145

Good Morning to you all on this fine and frosty morning!

Last week at this time I was wearing flip flops and today it is 20 have to love the weather here in Oklahoma!

So to go along with the nice cold weather I am posting a snowman card for this week's challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

This week's sketch is 


and our fabulous sponsor this month is 

The adorable image I used on this card is from their store.  Go check them out!
Link up your take on this week's sketch and you could win a great prize from Stamp and Create!

I can't wait to see what you come up with...
Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Monday, December 03, 2012

FCCB Challenge #140 -Snow

Hello my friends!
Another Monday  and another great challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

This week you are challenged to create a project with snow or a snowflake.   

My daughter and I participated in a cookie exchange this weekend.  So we spent all Friday night ( and I mean ALL NIGHT until 6 am ) baking cookies and making unique and fun ways to distribute them.  We made turtle cookies and I will post the jars with the Santa Turtles later. 

It did however make me think of other food gifts I will be preparing this year and what to put them in.  So, that is how this round box came to be.  

It it a kraft paper mache box I purchased at a craft store.  Then I cut out snowflakes with the Christmas cartridge from white cardstock.  I then covered the snowflakes with crystal effects and poured on my favorite glitter.  Martha Stewart coarse glitter in crystal. I love this glitter because it is not iridescent so it does not pick up other colors from its surroundings.  It remains crystal!

Unfortunately, glitter does not photograph very good so you will have to take my word for it that it looks awesome.  I think this box is going to a friend with either candy or carmel corn in it.  YUM!

Stop by and see all the snowy ideas going on at FCCB week and link up your projects.  We love to see all of your creations.

I'm off to work......

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!