Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Winners - Challenge #134 Boo Spectacular!

Hi Everyone...you shared some wonderful Halloween treats with us--thanks for keeping the "tricks" to a minimum!  Are you ready to see who our winners are?  Check 'em out:

~This Week's Winner ~

(chosen by random.org)
Prize from  My Craft Spot
 


 To claim your prize please contact Marlene at... hearts0314 @ msn .com (remove spaces)
You have two weeks to claim your prize.
Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog, you can find the blinky code in the right hand side bar.
 
And now for the DT picks....
 
 ~Design Team Top 5~
 






Remember to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
Congratulations to all our winners!!  
We hope you'll join us for this week's challenge, which is our #135 Boo Spectacular Challenge.  Don't forget to use at least one Cricut cut on your project.
 Have a super day!

 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to Sharpen Paper Craft Punches

Hello everyone and welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday
This week's tip is for those of you with dull paper punches. This video from Above Rubies Studio will show you two ways that help the paper punches stay sharp! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Wednesday Winners tomorrow! 

Have a fun, crafty day!
- Cyndy 
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #135

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  It's time for another challenge here at FCCB!  I can't believe the end of October is already upon us.  This will be my last post on the FCCB blog.  I have had so much fun on this DT and bringing you the challenges on Monday!  This week we are seeing spots and want to see your polka dot inspired projects.

Challenge #135- Seeing Spots
Make a project using Polka Dots

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

Design Team Inspiration
Happy Hauntings
Simply Charmed
Celebrations, Create a Critter & Sweet Treats
Create a Critter
Art Philosophy
CTMH Artiste
Mini Monsters
Cricut Sampler and George and Basic Shapes
Winter Wonderland
Art Philosophy

~This Week's Sponsor~

This week Fantabulous Cricut is delighted to be sponsored ALL THINGS CRICUT!!

Our name sums up what we are about...All Things Cricut. The Cricut® product line has been fascinating, and has changed the world that we craft and create in. At allthingscricut.com, our aim is to provide you with a huge selection of Cricut products at prices lower than you will find anywhere else.

ALL THINGS CRICUT has very generously donated ONE Cricut Magazine or Idea Book of YOUR CHOICE to be given to one lucky participant to be drawn at random from all eligible entries!!


To link your project for this week's "FCCB's Seeing Spots" challenge,
click on the blue "add your link" button below!  This challenge ends at Midnight November 4th (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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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - Boo Spectacular

Happy Scrappin’ Saturday!! I can not believe that this is the last Saturday of the month & we only a couple more days to get any last minute things for  Halloween....finishing up on any unfinished details for your costumes along with refilling the candy bowl...if you have 'misplaced' the candy that once filled it.... :) 
 

#134 – B00 Spectacular- Make a Halloween Project using the colors: Black & Orange. There is still time if you would like to link up a project this week!! I wanted to share a couple projects that have been submtted for this week's challenge!! 
 
Annette
over at My Mind's Dust Bunnies made this amazing layout!  With all the details that she put into this layout, between the haunted house, the grave yard & the twine around the photo just to name a few...once I saw this, I knew I had to share!! :) 
 
 
Saundra
over at Luv Scrapping Together made this cute scary candy box!  With all these details, I would never want to even open it....it is just too cute!! :)


We want to see your amazing 
projects where you have used the colors: Black & Orange....please leave a comment with your blog address so we can stop by to see them! Hope you are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!! Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fantabulous Friday at FCCB-Boo Spectacular

Hello everyone It's time for Fantabulous Friday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week the Challenge is #134- Boo Spectacular
Make a Halloween Project using the colors BLACK & ORANGE
Hope you enjoy these fun Halloween projects both creepy and cute.  
Faith Abigail Designs - Elegant Edges, Happy Hauntings, A Child's Year
Everyday Cricut-Artiste 
Bug Junkie- Paper Doll Dress up and Mini Monsters 

Nonna's Craft Corner Teddy Bear Parade 
Carol's Creations  Hello Kitty 
I hope you have enjoyed the post.  This is my last week on the FCCB Design Team.  I have loved being on the team.   I hope you will join us this week for the challenge.  
We love to see your creations.  


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Tutorial Cricut Cutting Tip

 
 
Hello & happy Thursday to you all!
 
This is Cicily & today is going to be more of a quick tip then a tutorial. I'm actually heading out the door today to travel to a friend's wedding!
I've spent the last few nights putting finishing touches on some of the decor & wanted to share with you one of my Cricut cutting tips.
 
 
 
I was cutting out the date from the Sophisticated cartridge. Using the CCR I had placed the date sideways to save paper. 
 
 
I quickly realized that the pretty swirls were tearing!
 
 
Without unloading my mat, I finished cutting & went back to the mat on the CCR. I copied & pasted the date to a new mat layer & repositioned it to a new area & turned it 90 degrees.
 
 
No more tearing!
 
 
The tip is if you are having issues with a cut, try repositioning it! Sometimes though, it's the paper more than the cutting blade. If I think it's the paper I will flip my image & then turn the paper over & try the other side, cutting it out on the back of the paper.
 
Sorry this was short & sweet, but I'm off to a wedding!
 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Winners #133 Down On The Farm!

Oh how we loved your sweet farm animal creations!  Thanks to everyone who participated and made critters of all varieties--are you ready to see who the winners are this week?
~This Week's Winner ~

(chosen by random.org)
Prize from  Erica's Craft Room
 
 To claim your prize please contact Marlene at... hearts0314 @ msn .com (remove spaces)
You have two weeks to claim your prize.
Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog, you can find the blinky code in the right hand side bar.
 
And now for the DT picks....
 
 ~Design Team Top 5~







Remember to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
Congratulations to all our winners!!  
We hope you'll join us for this week's challenge, which is our #134 Boo Spectacular Challenge.  Don't forget to use at least one Cricut cut on your project.
 Have a super day!

 

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ink Pads

Hello and welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday!
Today I really do have a quick one. My best friend and I have been doing research on different types of ink pads and I came across this information. I found it really helpful and I hope you do too! 


Chalk Inks

Chalk inks are archival, acid-free, and fast-drying, and they give a soft look. You can use them on wood, leather, paper, and more! You can heat-set chalk inks to enhance the permanence. These are great for distressing your papers and using background stamps along with regular stamping. The inking surface is usually a sponge. Brands include:

Colorbox Fluid Chalk

VersaMagic Chalk Ink

Dye Inks

Dye inks are water-based and are permanent once they are stamped on papers. This is a great general-purpose ink that can be used on all types of papers and is great for everyday stamping and scrapbooking. Dye-base inks will fade over time. These are harder to use for embossing because they dry quite fast; however, Ranger Distress Inks and Nick Bantock inks tend to dry a bit slower so they may be used for embossing. These are great for distressing your papers, and I love to use them when I color with my Copic markers or Prismacolor pencils. The inking surface is usually raised felt. Brands include:

Ranger Distress Ink 

Pigment Inks

Pigment inks are wonderful to use on clay, mica, wood, paper, shrink plastic, and more. Pigment inks are thick and fade-resistant. The inking surface is usually a sponge because it is thicker and distributed better over a sponge. They are also archival and acid-free, and are perfect for embossing! Pigment ink will not dry on coated papers unless you emboss the image. Brands include:

Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink

Adirondack Pigment Ink 


StazOn

StazOn inks are acid-free, archival, and dry within three to five minutes. StazOn is perfect for surfaces such as transparencies, vellum, glass, tile, metal, plastic, and more! StazOn will stain your stamps so you will need to get a StazOn specific cleaner.

StazOn



VersaMark

VersaMark is a clear pigment ink, and is great for watermarking or embossing. I also love to use it with my dye inks. I ink up my stamp with VersaMark first, and then I can use dye inks with it to emboss. This method works beautifully.

VersaMark

I came across this information via Scrapjazz, you can visit their original post HERE
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see the Wednesday Winners!

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