You Are My Sunshine Layout: FCCB Challenge #38--Ribbon!

I love ribbon...along with Cricut cartridges, it's an absolutely obsession!  I use it on almost every project I make.  So how fun is this week's Fantabulous Cricut challenge: Ribbon!?!?!?!  You can use any cartridge, any cut on any just have to incorporate ribbon!  :)

For this layout, I used George to cut a 6" circle for the sun in the upper left corner.  I trimmed the sides to be flush with the page and punched holes along the bottom border to thread my ribbon into.  Both the ribbon and the strips of patterned paper mimic the sun's rays.

For the title, I used Storybook and used hot pink to make the shadow for each letter.  I also used Accent Essentials to cut the layers of the flowers.  I curled each petal, inked them, layered them together with a brad and then added a button (with ribbon!) for the center.

I used my CTMH Edge Distresser on almost every piece of this fun!  Gave it some fun texture, too.
  I also used my Autumn Terracotta ink (CTMH) to give everything an orange, "sunny glow"!

Hop on over to FCCB and link up your own Cricut ribbon project for your chance to win this week's prize!

Happy crafting!  :)


Feather The Nest Baby Shower Invitation

A friend of mine is having a baby and another friend is hosting a baby shower for her...and I got to do the invites!  :)  This idea/theme was not mine, and is based on one found HERE.

I used my Cricut and my Create a Critter and Cindy Loo cartridges.  The bird's tail is pieced together using the wing cut in a smaller size in 3 coordinating colors.  The inside says, "So Let's Feather Her Nest"...  Awwwwwwwwwwww!  :)


"Thankful" Layout: FCCB Challenge #37

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is called "Thankful For": create a project about something you are thankful for.  That's easy for kids!  :)

I used the CTMH Twitterpated papers on this one, which I have to admit are my favorite CTMH papers of all time!  The photo was taken almost a year ago, right before Thanksgiving, and I love that both of them are smiling (it's rare to capture both smiling at the same time in photos these days!). 

I used the Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge for the tree, deer and leaves for this layout.  The kids were cut from A Child's Year.  The title is made with letter stickers, also from the CTMH Twitterpated line.  I also added several brads and some journaling printed on the computer.

Hope you like it!  Head over to FCCB and enter your own "Thankful" project to be eligible to win this week's FANTABULOUS prize!

Happy Crafting!  :)



To everyone who voted for my Aunt & Uncle to win the dream kitchen makeover...thank you, thank you, thank you! 

They won the News On 6 (Tulsa, OK) Dream Kitchen Makeover Contest and will be receiving a brand-new complete kitchen makeover worth $31,000!!!

I am so excited for them and can't wait to see their new dream kitchen...WOO HOO!  I'll post some photos of the finished project when they're done!


Please Vote: Dream Kitchen Makeover!!!

My Aunt and Uncle are one of three finalists to win a $31,000 complete kitchen makeover!  This contest is being held by one of their local TV news stations.  My cousin submitted their kitchen and here is the entry:

"I am submitting this photo on behalf of my mother and father-in-law. They purchased this house in the mid 70s and raised all 4 of thir children there. As you can see, not much has changed in the kitchen since the 70s, including the avacado formica, the dark cabintery, gold linoleum and the retro wallpaper.  My in-laws are wonderful people and are always lending a hand to others in need; always putting their wants and needs on hold in order to help out others. The kitchen was always an area they were going to get to, but never did. My father-in-law grew up building houses and has helped so many others with various updates and repairs to their houses, always putting his projects on hold until everyone elses projects were complete. Unfortunately, health and life have gotten in the way, including a back, arm and shoulder injury that will make ever remodeling their kitchen (which you can see from the photo that work was started, but never complete) impossible. This is the house they raised their kids in, retired in, and will be the house they live in for the rest of their lives. It would be so nice to give such wonderful people who give so much to others such an awesome gift! Thank you for your consideration."

Please take just a moment to vote for these very deserving people!  Voting closes TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov. 23rd) at 5:00 p.m.

Vote here:

Thank you so much and I'll keep you posted on the results!


MS WALK 2010!

Our Moms On A Mission: Team Colby team attended and participated in the MS Walk 2010 this past weekend...would have been great if I hadn't still been sick.  :(  I was there, but didn't walk.  I held down the fort...the tent set up in our name due to the amount we raised...

OVER $5,000!!!!!

Our team rocked it!  So glad to have been able to help raise funds for such an important cause.  And it was all in honor of our sweet friend, Colby, who lives with MS.  Love ya!!!  :)

Thank you so much to everyone who is much appreciated and definitely went to a GREAT cause!


"Under The Weather" Card: FCCB Challenge #36--Achoo!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is called "Achoo!": create a project having to do wither being sick (i.e. get well card, band-aid, flu-bug, etc.).  I decided to make an "Under The Weather" card!

This card took three cartridges to complete...the cloud is from one of my newest cartridges Serenade.  I LOVE this cartridge!  I didn't use the detailed layer for the cloud, just the base.  Second, I used Forever Young to cut the umbrella and its layers.  And last, I used Create a Critter for the chickie.  The eyes on the chickie are made by following Melin's tutorial at Cooking With Cricut.  Everything is inked and poped with foam adhesive.  The light blue base of the card is also embossed with the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder.

Hope you'll head over to FCCB and link up your own "Achoo!" Cricut project for your chance to win this week's awesome prize!  

Happy Crafting!  :)


Viola's Boutique Crochet Flower Cards

Some of the Fantabulous Cricut Design Team members were very generously given some free crochet flowers from Viola's Boutique, one of our newest sponsors...with the challenge on using them on a project! 
I chose some white daisies with yellow centers, each with green leaves.  I just adore these little lovelies! 

I used some patterned paper scraps in my scrap bins and put together a standard-size red floral card, and a mini 3x3 yellow dot card.  On the red card, the yellow centers didn't match, so I insered pearl brad (Eyelet Outlet) through the centers to cover the yellow.  It gives the flowers a completely different look.  I added some computer-printed journaling on a layered frame from Storybook and tied a ribbon to finish.

For the yellow card, I used a small jewel brad that still allowed the yellow center to show, which coordinated perfectly with the yellow paper.  I used Stroybook to cut out the black scallop circle shape to place behind the daisy to make it pop.  The sentiment is a CTMH stamp, stamped in black to match the die cut scallop circle.

I am so grateful to Viola's Boutiqe and can't wait to use more of these adorable crochet beauties!


Flower Pot Card

While at my friend Jen's house this weekend, I was able to go through my photos and organize/delete to get them ready to be printed...I'm talking TWO YEARS WORTH!!!

Anyway, I found a photo I took of this flower pot card I made for my mom for mother's day a couple of years ago, before I had a blog.  Forgot about it until I saw the photo and thought I'd post it!  I have no idea what cartridge(s) I used, but I'm thinking by looking at it, maybe WIMG or Accent Essentials? 

Just pull the flowers and the card/sentiment comes out from the pot.  It's not a new I said, I made this a couple of years ago.  But I still think it's a nifty little concept and could be modified for a lot of different themes: Christmas toys coming out of a stocking, sun coming out from behind the clouds, lid coming off of a stock pot, etc.  My wheels are turning now!!!  :)

Happy crafting!


"Live Life" Card: FCCB Challenge #35: Color & Shape Challenge!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is a color/shape challenge: use the color green and the shape of a circle somewhere on your project!

I combined the shape/color requirement in my little tree on the card above.  The papers were all scraps I had in my scrap bins.  The circle is cut from the Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge and the tree is cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  I added a little bluebird from Create a Critter as well.  The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp, stamped on white cs and matted in blue.  To finish, I tied a white bow and added a red pearl brad (Eyelet Outlet).

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge for your chance to win a FANTABULOUS prize!

Happy crafting!!!  :)


Using Party Circles On Cricut & Scrapbooking Projects

My friend Tommie, The Seriously Sweet Party Expert from OhMyGluestick!, gave me early access to her new Harvest Party Circles to prepare some projects and a tutorial over at Fantabulous Cricut!  How stinkin' cute are these:

My tutorial shows how to use your Cricut to assemble these cuties into everything from cupcake and treat toppers (which they are designed for) to magnets to cards and more.  Click HERE to go to FCCB and see the tutorial. 

Here are some of the projects I made with the Harvest Party Circles by OMG!:

1.  Cupcake/Treat Toppers (tutorial at FCCB)
2.  Glass Marble Refrigerator Magnets
3.  Custom Brads

4.  Greeting Card (Owl is from Storybook cartridge)

5.  Gift Tag (acorn is from Create a Critter cartridge)
Head over to FCCB for more information!  And be sure to check out OhMyGluestick! for adorable graphics for your next party or Cricut project!

Have a creative day!  :)


Halloween 2010!

I just HAD to have this Babystyle peacock costume for The Noise Maker when I saw it.  Got it from Ebay since Babystyle no longer makes costumes.  :(  The princess dress, on the other hand, is a little's actually one of The Mess Maker's old princess dresses and she insisted on wearing it, rather than the BEAUTIFUL pink princess dress with lights in the skirt that I bought for her this year.  Oh well...  :)

Happy Fall Turkey Card: FCCB Challenge #34 "Bird Bonanza"!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is called "Bird Bonanza": make a project featuring a bird or soemthing to do with a bird.  I LOVE BIRDS!!!  It was hard for me to pick what kind of bird I wanted to use, but since we're coming up on Thanksgiving now, I decided a little turkey guy would be perfect!

This cut is from Simply of my newest (and most favorite) cartridges!  This cartridge to me is like an update of one of my go-to cartridges, Doodlcharms.  LOVIN' IT!  I cut the sentiment and all layers of the turkey with it, then just added some brads in the corner and ribbon at the bottom.

Hope you'll head over to FCCB and link up your own bird project for you chance to win this week's FANTABULOUS prize!

Happy Crafting!!!  :)