Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quick Tip Tuesday

Hello my fellow Cricuteers!!

It is Tuesday and time for another crafty tip. Are you into Mixed media? If so, don't throw away your negative cuts either paper or vinyl!  They can serve as stencils for spray painting or to use with modeling paste- if you want deeper "impressions" and if you cut multiples out of  heavy cardstock, just stack and glue them togheter  for a deeper stencil-

I know some of you have used them with ink and daubers but they can also be used with your alcohol marker airbrush to create stenciled images pretty much onto any material you can think of!  How neat is that!!!

As always, thank you for stopping by, take care and have a super crafty day!
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Challenge #221 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #221 Take Me Out to the Ball Game

This Weeks Sponsor
SVG Cutting Files

~Design Team Inspiration~

Guest Designer
 Amy Andrade
Sports Mania

Boys Will Be Boys & Artbooking

Lovely Floral, Hello Kitty Font, Happily Ever After & All Sports

Sports Mania

Elegant Edges and George and Basic Shapes

3 Birds Life's a Party 

Gypsy Wanderings, Gyspy Font, Once Upon A Princess

Soccer cartridge 

Create A Friend & Edge To Edge

Baseball Solutions
Create a Friend

~This Weeks Challenge~
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Create a sports related project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Spotlight

I would like to introduce our Guest Designer 

Help me welcome Amy to the Spotlight this week.

Let's get to know this interesting crafter. Amy is a wife, mother, full time educator and a part-time cake decorating instructor. She is a crafter who shares her "ART" with others and is a supporter of Operation Write Home, making cards for our Nations Heroes.  Check out her blog All Things Beautiful she has a counter showing her progress of making 150 cards for this wonderful organization.

While searching her blog I came across some projects I would like to share.

Here is a layout using the Quarter Note Cartridge.

This card is made using acetate, Amy has a weekly spot on her blog showcasing projects she has made "Using My Tools".  For this one she used Plantin Schoolbook for the flowers.

This spinner card using Life's A Beach won her a spot last week on the Design Teams Top Five.

This is one on the many cakes Amy has made.

Now I would like to share Amy's responses to our FCCB questionaire.

1. When did you start scrapbooking/papercrafting and why?
I bought my first Cricut in January 2011 to cut fondant and gumpaste. After about a year I thought I'd try scrapbooking. Since then, I've been off and running (to the craft store lol). I added cardmaking to my list of crafts for the simple reason I had so many paper scraps and wanted to put them to good use. That's when I found Operation Write Home, a non-profit organization where cardmakers can donate their handmade cards and OWH will send them to soldiers overseas so that those soldiers can have a pretty card to send home to a loved one for any occasion.

2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e. cards, layout, mini-albums, etc.)?  I like cardmaking the best because of the instant gratification. It takes a much shorter time for me to make a card opposed to making a layout. So cardmaking is usually my go to papercraft.

3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects? That's easy! Embossing folders. They are quick to use, add great texture and no mess to clean up like glitter, ink or embossing powders.

4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge? That's a difficult decision. I own quite a few cartridges but I think the one I go to most is Gypsy Wanderings.

Hope you have enjoyed meeting Amy she will be joining us tomarrow for our Monday Challenge here at FCCB.  Enter the challenge by linking up your project and be sure to list the Cricut cut you used.

Happy Cricut Crafting

Bye Bye for Now,

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Sweethearts Cartridge

Happy Saturday everyone. Call me a romantic if you want, but I love the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge. Today for Scrappin' Saturday we are going to take a closer look at this too cute cart.
Let's start with this image picture and talk about the fun features of the cartridge - images, tags, cards and envelope cuts are all part of this fun cart.

Here are some fun projects made with the cartridge by members of the FCCB team over the years. This cart is an older one that has so many uses - Engagement, Wedding, Valentines, Romantic, Showers and just plain cute projects.

Thanks for visiting us today at FCCB. Hope you get some crafty time soon. Maybe you can create with the Sweethearts Cartridge.  Hope to see you next Saturday for Scrappin' Saturday - You Found it on What Cartridge??

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