Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - BBQ Time



Happy Scrappin’ Saturday Everyone!!  Big plans for the weekend?  Are you going to be grilling this weekend?  Maybe taking a picnic with your sweetheart or family?  If so....pull out your camera...take some pictures because this week challenge is perfect then.....

#117 – BBQ Time - Make a project using a hotdog, hamburger, ect. (BBQ or picnic foods).  If you haven't submitted a project for the challenge yet....there is still time! :)  I wanted to share a few projects that have been submitted....
Paula Bee
over at Craft with Bee made this adorable card for the Challenge.  I have to say that the ketchup and mustard look great on top of the checkered paper behind the hamburger!  You should stop by Paula Bee's to check out the inside of the card!  It is just as cute..like all of her projects!! :)
 
Becky
over at Becky's Craft Place made this cute summer card!  I have to saw that I saw this card & couldn't help smile...I love the little adorable ants!!  The checkered paper with the watermelon are perfect as well!  You should go by and check out all of Becky's cute projects! :)
 
 What kind of projects have you created using a BBQ or Picnic theme?  We love comments...so leave one with your blog address so we can stop by to see your great creations!  Hope you are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Melissa
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fantabulous Friday- BBQ Time

Hello everyone! This is Suzanne from Cricut Craftin Grammy and I am the new hostess for the Fantabulous Friday post here at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  
This week at FCCB the challenge is #117 - BBQ Time
Make a project using hotdog, hamburger, etc. (BBQ or picnic foods).
There are so many great Cricut cartridges cuts that go with these theme.  
Check out this yummy hamburger  on the newer Summer Celebrations.  

Another fun hamburger and hot dog can be found on Simply Charmed. 
 Don't you love their fun faces.  
Now if your really a BBQ fan Block Party is an awesome cart to have.  
Look at all these cute cuts.  

Want to get a little Nostalgic?  Then Nifty Fifties is your cartridge


Now to showcase a couple projects I found.

Don't you love corn with your BBQ?  I can taste it now with this cute card that 
Charlotte of A Little Bit of Time made.  
She  used Block Party, Doodlecharms, and My World for this cute card.  
The next awesome project is from 

Jessica from The Creative Stamper used the Imagine cart Enjoy the Seasons
To me this just screams Summer and I love the BBQ.  
The last project I have to share today is by 
Renee from I Came, I Saw, I Created Using Block Party
This just makes me want to have a BBQ just so I can make a cute layout like this.
So many adorable Cricut cuts.
I hope you enjoyed the Fantabulous Friday  post.  Let's get those creative juices going and join us for the BBQ Picnic challenge at FCCB.  








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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Adhere Twine

Welcome back to another Quick Tip Tuesday!
Are you a twine fanatic?  Well, this tip is for you! 
Here's a video from CrazyAboutCricut showing different tips on how to adhere twine.


I hope this tip was helpful to you. 
I will see you next Tuesday with another Quick Tip! 


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Monday, June 25, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #117

Hi Fantabulous Followers!
Before we get to our challenge this week I want to say good bye to a few of our fantastic design team members who we will miss so very much!
Good bye to...
Amy Jo, Cindy B, Faith, Jessica, Sherrie and Tanya
Thank you so much for all you've shared with us here at FCCB!

Our awesome returning design team members are...
Amy L, Cyndy G, Holly, Jamie A, Judy, Karen, Kate, Marlene, Megan, Melissa, Sheila, Sonya, Suzanne, Tammy B.
I'm so thankful for the support of these ladies.

And now we say Hello to our amazing brand new design team members.
Please welcome...
We are so lucky to have these new gals on our FCCB team, welcome ladies!
Robin

Now back to our fantastic design team member Megan who will introduce this weeks challenge...
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Hello everyone!  Welcome back to another wonderful challenge here at FCCB!  It is officially summer and here in the midwest it is going to be a hot week.  One of my favorite things about summer is BBQ. I love firing up the grill, inviting friends and family over and eating outside on the porch.  This week we want to see your BBQ inspired projects.


#117 - BBQ Time
Make a project using hotdog, hamburger, etc. (BBQ or picnic foods).

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.

Guest Designer
 Simply Charmed and Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge

Design Team Inspiration
Block Party cartridge
Simply Charmed cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls, Sentimentals, and Jasmine cartridges
Everyday Paper Dolls, Simply Charmed, and Create A Critter cartridges
Simply Charmed cartridge
Simply Charmed cartridge
Live Simply and Potpourri Basket cartridges
Simply Charmed cartridge


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To link your project for this week's "FCCB's BBQ Time" challenge,
click on the blue "add your link" button below!
This challenge ends at Midnight, July 1st (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.




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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spotlight Sunday

Hello everyone,

Happy Sunday and I should say Happy Summer. I hope you have enjoyed the challenge and tips this week.
This week the spotlight is on GiGi at thecricutbug.blogspot.com. She picked up a Wednesday top 5 win with this card:


She does some amazing work. Let me show you some projects I found on her blog.











Well like I said her work is amazing. She is also super sweet, so lets get to know her better.

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

I started scrapbooking in 1995 when my Mom gave me my first scrapbook kit. I started because of my son growing and wanting to put scrapbooks together so I wouldn’t forget certain things. From there my love of paper grew into what it is today! Unfortunately I don’t do much scrapbooking anymore but I sure do LOVE my Cricut and the fun cards/projects that I make.

2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-albums, etc....)?

I love to make cards and 3D items. Really, all projects that have to do with paper. One of my favorite things to make is paper purses/gift bags! They’re almost as addicting as the REAL things!

3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects?

I would have to say on this question....my Peachy Keen Stamps! I LOVEEEE my PK face stamps! They add so much character to an otherwise plain cut. I also love using Glossy Accents.

4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?

I am a total animal lover, so I’d have to say Create A Critter. Not only for the cute critters but ALL the other wonderful cuts on this cart.

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

When I’m not paper crafting, I am a MOM to one fabulous boy (man? I can’t help but to still think of him as my boy! LOL!) He just turned 19 and will be heading off to college this fall! I am also a wife to my gracious husband that fully supports my addiction to paper crafting and the Cricut.  I also work part time and LOVE to spend time with family and friends. 

Wow, isn't she just fabulous, like I said her work is amazing. Thanks so much GiGi for letting us spotlight you. Now you can hop on over to The Cricut Bug and check out some more of her amazing work. Don't forget to stop back tomorrow and see what GiGi has in store for us as a Guest Designer along with our DT's for Challenge me Monday. I am sure you will be inspired.

Have a fabulous day!
See you tomorrow,

 
Spotlight Sunday Hostess

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - Blue Bells


Happy Scrappin’ Saturday Everyone!!  Hoping you are having a great weekend so far! I just can not believe how fast this week went by, but I am not complaining one bit! :)
#116 – Blue Bells - Make a project with a bell, church or cross.  Include the color Blue (doesn't have to be religious).  You still have time if you haven't submitted a project for the challenge yet.  There have been great projects already submitted & I wanted to share a couple with you today.....
Judy
over at Judy's Handmade Creations made this great card for the Challenge.  I love the ribbon that she tied around the bell along with all the great colors & paper she used!
Paula
over at Craft with Bee made this beautiful card using some great paper choices.  I love how she used pearls on the bell, added the banner for the sentiment and added a button with the bow. 
 
What kind of projects have you created with a bell, church or cross?  We love comments...so leave one with your blog address so we can stop by to see your great creations!  Hope you are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Melissa

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Tutorial - Make your own embossing folder

Hi All,
It's Sheila here again with another Thursday tutorial.
Have you ever made your own embossing folder?
Well here's a neat idea!
Here's a great tutorial from Tammy on how to do this.


Isn't this great! imagine all the possibilities with a skill like this.
Nice to embellish corners or you could even try a larger scale and emboss a card front.

Thanks again for looking in!


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cereal Box Chipboard

Hi crafty peeps, it's Cyndy again with another Quick Tip Tuesday

Are you ever in need of chipboard, but don't have any? 
Just use a cereal box!  It's fast, cheap, and easy!
I try to cut the cereal boxes when I have a new blade and a sticky mat. However, depending on the wear of your blade, you can also use the multicut feature. 

Here's a quick look at a project I had done using a cereal box as chipboard. 

 Here's a look at the tie I cut out. 
 Here's the back. 
I used the cereal box as chipboard on a regular cut to give it dimension, but you can also use it for mini albums. 
I created this mini "chipboard" album about a year ago and it has minor wear, but the cereal box "chipboard" is still holding strong!

I hope you found this tip helpful and I will see you next Tuesday! 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #116

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It's Monday which means it's challenge time here at FCCB.  This week's theme is Blue Bells.  We want to see your projects with a church, bell, or cross.  The project does not have to be religious but make sure to include the color BLUE.  Now onto this weeks, fabulous projects.


#116 - BLUE Bells
Make a project with a bell, church or cross. Include the color BLUE (doesn't have to be religious)

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.

Guest Designer
Art Philosophy cartridge

Design Team Inspiration
Wrap It Up cartridge
Paper Doll Dress Up and Art Philosophy cartridges
Sweethearts cartridge
Sweethearts cartridge
Wrap It Up Cartridge
Sweethearts cartridge
Indie Art cartridge

To link your project for this week's "FCCB's Blue Bells" challenge,
click on the blue "add your link" button below!
This challenge ends at Midnight, June 25th (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.

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