Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb

Happy Scrappin’ Saturday Everyone!!  Can you believe that today is the last day of March?!?  Are you like myself & wondering where the month has gone?  It feels like Valentine's Day was just last week & now Easter is next weekend?!?  Wow!! Time is flying by!
 
With Spring beginning a couple weeks ago & the famous saying of - 'In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb'  our previous & current Weekly Challenges have asked for projects related to the saying.......
#102 - In Like a Lion - Make a project with any sort of cat, tiger, lion, ect.   
-and-  
#104 – Out Like a Lamb Make a project using a gentle animal...lamb, kitten, puppy, ect. (If you haven’t submitted your project yet for this current challenge…you still have time!!)  
 
I wanted to show you a couple great projects we have gotten for both the challenges & the famous saying 'In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb' as we end March.
 
Missy
made this cute Lion card with great textures & colors!
 
made this great Disney Lion King layout that is bold & amazing!
 
Brenda
made this adorable action wobble textured Lamb card!
Have you made any projects using both a Lion & a Lamb?  Or any great Spring themed projects that you would like to share?  Leave me a comment with your blog address so I can visit you & take a peek at them!  Hope you have a great weekend & are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!   Thanks for stopping by!
Melissa
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Fantabulous Friday - Out Like a Lamb

Hi, everyone! Faith Abigail here with this week's edition of Fantabulous Friday. This week's challenge is Out Like a Lamb: create a project with a gentle animal such as a lamb, kitten or puppy.

The Cricut Lite Sugar and Spice cartridge has some adorable animals on it including a kitten, an elephant, a giraffe, a lamb, and a bunny rabbit.


The Cricut Imagine Nursery Rhymes cartridges also features some very sweet animals such as lambs, fawns, frogs and an owl.



And, finally, the Cricut Nursery Rhymes cartridge features an elegant, silhouette-style cut of a boy and his lamb.


Now, on to some projects!

Anna Dawn created this amazing (and very extensive!) lamb-themed baby shower!


Bug Junkie created this adorable Easter-themed layout.


And, finally, Lisa created this sweet baby card.


Thank you for stopping by Fantabulous Friday! I hope you've found some inspiration! 

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Tutorial with FCCB......Misting Masks

Welcome to FCCB Thursday Tutorial.  Today I'm sharing a super clever idea from Sara at One Day at a Time  on making your own misting masks.

Do you notice the Hearts on Sara's Fantabulous layout?  Don't the hearts look like pattern paper or stamps?  Nope, they're all made from a template cut on her Cricut and then sprayed with colored mist!  What a Fantabulous idea!



Here's how Sara made it:

 First I found the image I wanted to use. This layout I choose a cluster of hearts. Then put a piece of scrap paper on your Cricut mat - you will be getting this paper a messy and it will have no actual use on your layout.


Here is the paper with the heart shapes cut out of it and I have placed it on top of my back ground sheet for my layout. I gathered 3 different colored mists that work with my layout.


Before you start misting you must get other scrap paper to cover up the rest of your back ground paper. Mist has a tendency to spray all over so you will want to be sure cover up the rest of your paper so you do not get mist where you don't want it.


Then spray your masked area until you are happy with the saturation.


Once you are happy with the way it looks remove the mask and the other papers and your misted image will be revealed.



How clever is Sara's tutorial?   You can check out more details about her misting tutorial on her blog HERE.

I just had to give Sara's tutorial a try since I do own one bottle of Glimmer Mist in Peppermint Stick from Tattered Angels.  I think I've used it like once, now twice......


Since my mist was red and Sara already made hearts,  I decided to cut the word love from Opposites Attract a 2.74 inches.

Hint: If you choose to mist a word, you have to remember that you'll be misting the negative cut so you'll need to keep the inside pieces of your letters. 

I love the look of Kraft paper, white and red so went that that look by adding Martha Stewart gingham paper tape, red twine and a heart banner.  Looks like I already have a card made for Valentine's next year.

Hope this FCCB tutorial is inspires you to find ways to use your glimmer mist.



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday - 101 Ways to Use Stickles

I don't know about you but I love glitter and glam and all that shines. I ran across these great tips on Pinterest (which is a great tip in and of itself).
Today's tip comes from Judy over at Peices of Me.
 
 
 
101 ways to use Stickles!
1. You can use Stickles to outline the letters in your titles.
2. You can use Stickles to outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.
3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!
4. You can use Stickles on handmade cards.
5. You can use Stickles to make flowers glittery.
6. You can use Stickles to make “glitzy photo corners!”
7. You can use Stickles to make firework photos glittery!
8. You can use Stickles to make the “trails” from butterflies and dragonflies.
9. You can use Stickles to doodle dots and stitches.
10. You can use the clear one which is AWESOME on stickers etc. to really make them look special. The Basic Grey cardstock stickers become 3-D and really spectacular! !
11. You can use Stickles to outline the veins in leaves.
12. You can use Stickles to add to the clothing on Bella stamps to make the girls look ready for a night on the town!
13. You can use Stickles to make brads sparkly!
14. You can use Stickles to make ribbon sparkly!
15. You can use Stickles to make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.
16. You can use Stickles to make waves look 3-D.
17. You can use Stickles for making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet.
18. You can use the color Orange to make the “fire” on the end of a birthday candle!
19. You can use Stickles to make rain drops or water drops from a watering can.
20. You can use Stickles to make fairy dust around a fairy’s wand.
21. You can use Stickles to decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff.
22. You can use Stickles to cover entire cutouts.
23. You can use Stickles over the designs on grunge board. It looks great!
24. You can use Burgundy Stickles as the perfect color to add blood droplets on your Halloween LO’s.
25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly!
26. You can use Stickles under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles.
27. You can use Stickles for decorating t-shirts. When they’re worn down, ripped or you tired of them, cut out the design and scrap it. More mileage this way.
28. You can use dots made with Stickles to border a page!
29. You can use Stickles for slug trails.
30. You can use Stickles for snail trails.
31. You can use Stickles to decorate tennis shoes.
32. You can use Stickles to decorate buttons.
33. You can use Stickles to decorate ribbons.
34. You can use Stickles to make a spiderweb sparkle in a Halloween LO.
35. You can use Stickles on handmade tags.
36. You can use Stickles to add bling to hats or crowns.
37. You can use Stickles to make jewelry gleam!
38. You can use Stickles to make belts shine!
39. You can use Stickles to add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes!
40. Add Stickles to all or any misc accessories! (whether it be in a LO or IRL.That’s up to you! LOL!)
41. Add stickles dots to decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers.
42. You can use Stickles generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!
43. You can use Stickles to highlight just one letter in a title and make it POP!
44. You can use Stickles to make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo.
45. You can add Stickles to the center of flowers.
46. You can run Stickles along swirly-swirls!
47. You can use a line of Stickles to make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page.
48. You can use Stickles to highlight the shadow on stamped letters.
49. You can use Stickles to stamp with them!
50. You can use Stickles to embellish concert LO’s.
51. You can use Stickles to make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed.
52. You can use your Stickles to add bling to a star.
53. You can add them to flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive!
54. You can use the color Cotton Candy to enhance.Um, well, Cotton Candy!
55. You can use the Candy Cane Stickles for.Candy Canes!
56. You can use the Icicle Stickles for.Icicles.
57. You can use Waterfall Stickles for.Water & Waterfalls.
58. You can use Orange Peel Stickles for.Oranges.
59. You can use Stickles to make the lines of a shooting star!
60. You can use Stickles on flowers to make them sparkle!
61. You can use Stickles as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush)
62. You can use Stickles to make a proper Disco Ball!
63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run Stickles along the top edge of the snow.
64. Stock up on the white/frosty colored Stickles.Stickle the paper or the ghost shape flakes.You can also stamp snowflakes and put Stickles in the center of the snowflake.
65. You can add Stickle to anything that you stamp!
66. You can use Stickles on paper piercings.
67. You can use Stickles on diecuts.
68. When using jewels, outline the jewel with Stickles.
69. You can use Stickles to outline a journal box.
70. You can use Stickles to decorate a cast.
71. You can use Stickles to decorate gift bags.
72. You can use Stickles to decorate wrapping paper.
73. You can use Stickles on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.
74. You can use Stickles with a stencil instead of ink.
75. You can print out stuff from Google, then add Stickles and top with Diamond Glaze to make homemade sparkly stickers!
76. You can apply Stickles to the top of Thickers.
77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Stickles to make it back to normal!..You can use Stickles to glue more glitter on top of the sticker!
78. You can use Stickles to make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.
79. You can use Stickles to create rays of sunshine!
80. You can use your Stickles to create a rainbow!
81. You can use Stickles to make a heart (or hearts) shine!
82. You can use Stickles to make stars glitter & shine!
83. You can use Stickles to make moonbeams shine!
84. You can use Stickles on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!
85. You can add Stickles to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!
86. You can use Stickles to add shine to a trophy.
87. You can use Stickles to a title block.
88. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to a Shamrock.
89. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to an Easter Egg.
90. You can use Stickles to add rays of light to a Christian cross.
91. You can use Stickles to create firework frame around something (For example, a name or an object!)
92. You can use Stickles to make fish glimmer.
93. You can use Stickles to make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.)
94. You can use Stickles to make a reflective mirror.
95. You can use Stickles to highlight Art Deco from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s found in the backgrounds of pictures.
96. You can use Stickles to highlight a monogram.
97. You can use Stickles on inchies.
98. You can use Stickles on tear bears.
99. You can use Stickles to add bling to automobiles.
100. You can use Stickles on your Disney Princess pages.
101. You can use Stickles on everything & anything & as long as you still have Stickles to use!
Here are some examples of how I have used stickles on my projects!




Thank you for joining me on another Quick Tip Tuesday, I will see you again next week!

Please be sure to come back tomorrow to check out our Wednesday Winners.

 
 
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #104

Happy Monday! Welcome to the last Challenge Me Monday in March! I can't believe March is almost over and spring is in full forward motion. The weather has been unseasonably warm and my yard already needs to be mowed. Just as we celebrated the beginning of March, we are now celebrating the end. As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. This week we want to see your projects with gentle animals, such as; lambs, puppies or kittens.
#104 - Out Like a Lamb
Make a project with a gentle animal, lamb, puppy, kitten etc.

This week we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon Says Stamp offers one stop online shopping for the best Rubber Stamp, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Card, Altered Art, Card Making, and Paper Crafting products on the market today. We offer a complete selection of products from Tim Holtz, Hero Arts, Ranger Industries, Wendy Vecchi, Magnolia Stamps, Copic Markers, Promarkers, Penny Black, Lawn Fawn, and many others!

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.
Design Team Inspiration
Amy
Create a Critter cartridge
Create a Critter cartridge
County Fair cartridge
Create a Critter and Birthday Bash cartridges
Elegant Edges and Nursery Rhymes cartridges
Create a Critter, George and Basic Shapes, and Walk in my Garden cartridges

Easter 2010 and Paper Doll Dress Up cartridges


New Arrival, Sugar and Spice and Elegant Edges cartridges
Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls and Mickey Font cartridges
Nate's ABC's cartridge
Country Life cartridge
Nursery Rhymes cartridge
Noah's ABC Animals cartridge

This Week's Sponsor

This week, we are excited to be sponsored by Simon Says Stampone random winner of this weeks challenge will win a $25 gift certificate.
To link your project for this week's "FCCB Out Like a Lamb" challenge,
click on the blue "add your link" button below!
This challenge ends at Midnight, April 2nd (Mountain Time).
As a courtesy to our design team, please consider turning off the word verification on your blog. With the new system, it has become quite difficult to leave comments for our FANTABULOUS followers.

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.
Make a project using a gentle animal; lamb, kitten, puppy, etc.


Hope you enjoyed the design team projects. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spotlight Sunday


Welcome to Spotlight Sunday! You're looking good, and we're glad to see ya ;0)

This week we're going to finish spotlighting the stellar editions to the FCCB DT.

Here is Tammy of Bowman Crafts

  


These are darling, I know. Let's get to know her a lil better.

When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

About 6 years ago my paper crafting began strictly as a hobby, it was something to do with my girlfriends. Then my husband saw an ad on TV for the cricut. He convinced me to purchase it even though at first I didn't know if I would really use it. As I researched it online I started to see some possibilities. At the time I was undertaking a project at school, where I ran the elementary library. I was turning my library into an aquarium. My paper crafting then took off in many ways.

What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?
In my spare time I line dance, workout and spend time with family and friends. Family is very important to me. I enjoy pouring myself into my job which is presently running our high school library. I have dabbled in other craft media over the years and I am incorporating them into my paper crafting. I also enjoy sharing my love for crafting with you tube videos and classes.


Here is Holly of Ribbons and Glue

  



I know...these are fabulous. Let's get to know Holly.


When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?


I've always loved crafting and started scrapbooking 8 years ago. A few years ago, I discovered the world of Cricut and have been hooked ever since! I absolutely love paper crafting! I'm sucker for anything 3D and love to give unique and personal cards and paper crafts to friends and family.


What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?

I live in Las Vegas with my husband of 13 years along with my two kids who are 7 and 5. I'm active in my son,s school and his Cub Scout Den. In my spare time when I'm not crafting or thinking about crafting, I love to exercise and attend a women's Bible study group.

Here is Karen of Simply Frenzied

      




I know you love it all ;0) Let's get to know Karen.

 When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

I started scrapbooking when I was dating my husband, 30 years ago. Very basic pages of what we did, photos, memorabilia and journal. Scrapbooking was really in it's infancy, so there was not the abundance of product you now see on the market. I have some really old tricks and tools that I still use. Using Saran wrap to add texture to paper and a very old, interesting corner rounder that is 20 years old, just to name a few. When I was pregnant with my oldest son, who is now 26, I purchased a little 1" x 1" rubber stamp with a bear inside a baby buggy, which I used to make baby announcements. I had an opportunity to work with a direct sales company when my sons were 5 and 2. D.O.T.S. which later become Close to My Heart. As of last year, I decided to leave CTMH, however I continue to be hooked on rubberstamping, scrapbooking and papercrafts and all this crazy passion has to offer.


What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?

I do work full time outside the home, as an elementary school Office Manager, which is my reality. In my spare time I create for FCCB and Colorful Creations, as well as blog. I also love to bake, go on dates with my hubby, tour some of the many wineries we have in Washington state.
One last thing to share, as I am very proud of this accomplishment... I participated and completed my first triathlon last August 14, 2011 in 02:38:02. Not bad for someone who is not a swimmer and over 50 years of age.


Here is Sheila of She Loves Shoes


 


Yep, She really does love shoes ;0) Don't we all...hee hee. Let's get to know Sheila.


When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

I started paper crafting in the fall of 2007 when I saw a Stampin' Up! catalogue one of my friends had laying around her place. I took one look through the catalogue and was so excited because I knew I had found my favourite hobby at last! Making Cards...


What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?

When I'm not paper crafting or shopping for paper crafting, I'm shoe shopping!


Thanks Ladies!! Be sure to hop around and check all of the great blogs. Join us tomorrow for another super fun Challenge Me Monday!!

Be blessed, Beckie
Spotlight Sunday Hostess









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