Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scrappin' On Saturday

Wow, can you believe tomorrow is December?  Have you made all your Christmas cards yet?  Well if not, do I have a treat for you!  Today I'm going to show you a couple fabulous cards using the amazing December 25 Cricut Cartridge by Teresa Collins.  These cuts are absolutely amazing and so easy to put together!!  Check it out....


Lorraine from Card Creations by Lorraine created this stunning card.  She has some fabulous tips she shares on how to create some of the layers on these cuts and how to glue those tight areas you just can't get to.  Make sure you watch her video on how she puts this beautiful card together!

 
And here is another one of her videos using the wreath cut.  Isn't this card beautiful!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!  Until next week.....

Friday, November 29, 2013

FCCB #188: Sparkle & Bling

Happy Black Friday everyone!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying our "sparkle and bling" challenge theme this week.  It seems as if most entries are holiday spirited, so I thought I'd find a few more projects in blog land for your inspiration!

First up we have this lovely ornament found at Talent is Optional.  The snowflake cut comes from the Christmas cartridge and German glass was added to bling it up.

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Next, Lauren from Lauren's Creative made this fabulous snow globe shaped card using the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I love all of that glitter!


Finally, Elizabeth from 217 Creations made these fabulous luminaries using the Winter Lace cartridge.  She used Krylon glitter spray paint for the sparkle!


Here are a few cartridges to get you in the holiday/"blingy" spirit!

Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland


Tablescapes Fall & Winter


Happy shopping, and happy crafting everyone!!  We would love to have you  join in our challenge!!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday Tutorial: The Mix and Match button & how to use it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This weeks tutorial is on the mix & match button you find on the Cricut Expression. Recently I was doing a project where I could have really, really used this feature-making it easier on myself and saving frustration. I used to use mix & match a lot, and slowly forgot about it. Let's review its use with Megan at Above Rubies Studio!


Mix and Match button-
•Allows you to use multiple Creative Features at the same time.
This is trickier…the order you select the buttons matters!
•Press Mix and Match
•Next the character you want to cut and then Creative Feature on the keypad
                                   *Character then feature key*
You can only choose one dial size even in mix and match. If you want different sizes, you need to cut and then change the dial size.

 This tutorial is a great memory refresher, with a bunch of cool tips!
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday Winner's Challenge #187 Use an Animal

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 
WEDNESDAY WINNERS

Challenge #187 Use an Animal 

Fab projects again this week ladies, animals must be popular themes at the moment what with Thanks giving and also Christmas coming very soon.
This week I am thankful for my new job as ward manager on the ward I've worked on since starting there as a student nurse 12 years ago !!
I am super excited and and just a wee bit hyper so please excuse any errors in my post I can't focus at the moment lol !!!
Hugs Nikki x 

THIS WEEKS WINNER

Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from
of
a stamp set of the winners choice 

...IS...

NO 4
Created with Teddy Bear Parade
Diana L


Congratulations Diana !!    
To claim your prize please contact fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo. com  (remove all 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.

DESIGN TEAM TOP 5

No 8
Created with Create a Critter 
Charlotte C
(Please go see this gorgeous card up close up, it's copy righted so this just the thumb nail !!)

No 14
Created with
Cocoa's Mom

No 22
Created with Create a Critter
Karla Yungwirth

No 23
Created with A Quilted Christmas
Jenny

No 27
Created with Create a Critter
Tisha Sewell


Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge #188 Sparkle and Bling 
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

FCCB Challenge #188 Sparkle and Bling

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #188: Sparkle and Bling

This Weeks Sponsor

My Creative Classroom

~Design Team Inspiration~

Create a Critter 2, Art Philosophy

Celebrate With a Flourish


Home D├ęcor & Best of 2010

Create A Critter

Cricut Alphabet

Designer's Calendar, Mickey Font, Happily Ever After & Tie the Knot

Christmas Cheer & Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art


Art Philosophy

Cricut craft room




~This Weeks Sponsor~

 
 My Creative Classroom is an online
 arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and
 in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with
 wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most
 out of your supplies. Our Fall Semester  offers over 100 classes to choose
 from. We also offer Library classes which feature retired classes at
 40-50% off their original price!  New this fall we are
 offering deals on bundled classes.

Register for any class
 beginning in the month of November and you'll be
 automatically enrolled in the FREE
 class, Tag It!  It's our way of saying Thank You
 for your continued support.

  We are excited to be sponsoring Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.
 You can view our entire class list on our website
 at My Creative Classroom. You can
 also view classes on our Facebook
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 their choice.....Good Luck!

~This Weeks Challenge~
Sparkle and Bling
Create a project that sparkles!

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, November 24, 2013

FCCB DT CALL


 This post will stay on top until the DT call ends at 9:00pm Mountain Standard time on November 24, 2013
** Please scroll down for new posts and challenges**
 
Do you Love to Create with your Cricut?

I’m looking for a few excited designers for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

Design Team Requirements:

  • Create one card/project every other week for the weekly challenge, at least one image is required to be cut using any Cricut machine.
  • Willingness to post for our "daily inspiration" days: Spotlight Sunday, Challenge Me Monday, Quick Tip Tuesday, Thursday Tutorials, Fantabulous Friday and Scrappin' Saturday.li>
  • You must have an active blog (at lease one post a week)
  • Promote Fantabulous Cricut through your blog with a link on your sidebar and a link with your project post.
  • Commit from January 1 - June 30, 2014
  • Leave comments for a select number of participants.
  • Choose your top 5 after each challenge, each week -post your choices on the design team blog on Mondays
I'm unable to offer compensation of any type. This design team is for the pure love of Cricut crafts and for the fun of sharing what you create with others. This term I am planning on some fun swaps and games so it should be a fun term.

    To apply, please fill out the application here:

Friday, November 22, 2013

FCCB #187: Animal Crackers

Good morning everyone!

We hope you are enjoying the animal projects this week!  Here are a few more ideas to help your inspiration!

First up, Cristi from Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes made this darling card using the Animal Antics cartridge.


Next, Flip Flops & Paper Crafts made this incredible birthday cake using the Cricut cake and cuts from the Animal Kingdom cartridge.


Finally, Charity at Meaningful Menagerie made this fabulous 3D Noah's Ark using the Noah's ABC Animals cartridge.


And here are a couple of the all time favorite cartridges that contain animal images!

Create a Critter


Create a Critter 2


We would love to have you join our challenge this week!  Happy crafting!!
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Tutorial 11/21

Welcome to Thursday Tutorial! Today I'm sharing a video I made about the Jo-Ann's Exclusive Cricut cartridge Edge to Edge. If you don't have this cartridge yet, or even if you do, I have hints on how to cut these images!




There are some beautiful overlays you can use in cards, scrapbooks, home decor-the possibilities are endless!

Here is a picture of the images you'll find-(this is how they will look in CCR). Images are from Scrapalette.






Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Winner's Challenge #186 Ribbons and Buttons

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 
WEDNESDAY WINNERS

Challenge #186 Ribbons and Buttons 

I love challenges like this, and judging by the number of fantabulous entries this week so do all of you !!
Thank you for sharing all your projects and leaving such lovely comments on our blogs.
  It was so hard to choose our top 5 but here they are...

THIS WEEKS WINNERS

Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from
of the
Winter Wonderland Cartridge 

...IS...

NO 10
Created with Floral's Embellished
Gerda

and 

7 Digi Stamps

...IS...

NO 19
Created with Simply Charmed, Rock Princess and lots more 

Congratulations Gerda and Colleen   
To claim your prizes please contact fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo. com  (remove all 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.

DESIGN TEAM TOP 5

No 6
Created with Winter Frolics
ScrappyHappyMommy

No 7
Created with Give a Hoot
Natalie
 No 14
Created with Elegant Edges
Paula Bee


No 19
Created with Simply Charmed, Rock Princess and lots more 
Colleen


No 26
Created with Joys of the Season
Jenny


Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge #187 Use an Animal 
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!

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