Monday, June 30, 2014

FCCB Challenge #217 Anything Goes

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #217 Anything Goes

This Weeks Sponsor
Dreamweaver Stencils

~Design Team Inspiration~


CTMH Artiste 


Life is a Beach, Celebrations, Opposites Attract 



CTMH Artiste (scalloped frame), Winter Woodland (holly leaves),  Holiday Card 19  (Sentiment in square)

Just Because Cards

Tie the Knot

Stand and Salute


Summer Celebrations







~This Weeks Challenge~
Anything Goes
Show us your projects!

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.




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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Celebrate With a Bang!

Happy Saturday everyone. Who is getting ready for their 4th of July celebrations? I know at my home 4th of July means family time and FIREWORKS! Did you know how easy it is to celebrate with a bang using your Cricut? Check out all these fun fireworks cuts.

These cartridges not only have fireworks, but great cuts for all things Independence Day


Cricut has other firework cuts out there as well.

There is no telling what you will find when searching for Cricut cuts and no telling what cartridge you might find just what you need. That is why we have Scrappin' Saturday to help you think about where those cuts may be. Here is one last Firework cut I found and love from A Child's Year.

Join us next week for Scrappin' Saturday - Summer BBQ

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Friday, June 27, 2014

FCCB #216: Purple, Yellow & Grey Color Challenge

Good morning everyone!

We hope you are enjoying our purple, yellow and grey color challenge this week!  Here are a few more cartridges I found for your inspiration!

First I found this adorable skunk card made by Lisa at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  She used the Birthday Bash cartridge on this.


Next I found this gorgeous flower card over at Carson's Creations.  She used the Creative Cards cartridge to make this.


Lastly I found this elegant card made by Melanie at Courtney Lane Designs.  She used the Botanicals cartridge to put this together.


Obviously you can use any cartridge to pair with your color combination.  Several of the projects out there on the web feature flowers in this color variation, so I decided to highlight a couple of our cartridges that contain flowers!

Bloom


Lovely Floral

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday Winners - #215 Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday!!!

It's time to announce the winners from last week's
Sketch Challenge!

Thank you all for participating!!!

So the winner of the

chosen by random.org
is

No. 7
(created with B is for Boy)
Paula Bee

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize by contacting
fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo . com
(remove all spaces)

And remember to grab the "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog.
The blinky code is located in the right hand side bar of the challenge blog.

DESIGN TEAM TOP 5 PICKS

No. 2
(created with Cricut Classic Fonts)
IMG_1839
Laurie

No. 4
(created with Baby Steps)

KatieO's

No. 6
(created with Imagine More)

Diana L.

No. 7
(created with B is for Boy)

Paula Bee

No. 9
(created with Artbooking)

The Leaf Studio


CONGRATS crafters!!!

Please make sure you grab your "FCCB Top Five" blinky to proudly display on your blog.
You can find the code in the right hand side bar of the challenge blog.

Be sure to join us for the new challenge that started Monday:
 #216 Color Challenge
Purple, Yellow & Gray

Have a FANTABULOUS day!!!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quick Tip Tuesday

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday! Here is a tip I found from Psycho Moms Scrapbooks!

Cutting Photos with your Cricut

Do you have photos that offer something to your layouts, but not necessarially a center stage photo? Like perhaps the water from a swimming pool, or photo of the sand on a beach, a group of flowers. Use these photos for cool titles on your scrapbook pages.
Use a fairly bold or wide font for best results (Base Camp is my favorite). Settings should be: blade pressure to 5, Speed to 2, Pressure dial to 6. Simple one word titles are the best for this project. Line your photo up with your cutting mat, type the word, and press cut. Instead of your design being cut onto paper, it will now be cut from your photographs. Although the software is not necessary, it does make it easier when trying to line up your word with the subject in the photo.
Here are some samples of what I mean. Remember that if it is a digital photo it isn't your only copy, so PLAY.
Garden Beach Title Hawii

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Challenge #216 Color Challenge

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #216 Color Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor

FCCB DT Member and CTMH Consultant


AMY HODGSON-SMITH
is giving away a $20.00 CTMH Gift Certificate

Be sure to visit her
CTMH Website

~Design Team Inspiration~

Creative Cards


Elegant Edges

Paper Lace, Create a Critter 2, Labels

Faith 
Cindy Loo



Pam
Edge to Edge

Once Upon a Princess


Birthday Bash


Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Lyrical Letters

Pack Your Bags

George and Basic Shapes and Artiste

~This Weeks Challenge~
Color Challenge
Create a project that uses the colors purple, yellow and gray

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.




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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Summer Titles

Happy Saturday everyone. Today is officially the first day of SUMMER!!! That means that summer themed projects are going to be coming up very soon (if they have not already started).

Today I want to share a few of the great "summer" title cuts that Cricut offers. Maybe you have these carts and have not thought of the titles on them - or maybe you recently purchased an Explore and if you do not have one of these you could purchase just the image you want. Prices for individual images start at just 99 cents in Design Space.

Looking for some simple summer titles? Check out these images!

For a more detailed title...

Or maybe you want to talk about Summer Vacation...

Finally here are some great sun based titles.

Many of the carts listed have additional summer themed images and titles to use in your projects. I hope your summer gets off to a great start with great summer projects.

Join us next week for Scrappin' Saturday - Celebrate with a Bang!!

Remember there is still time to join in this week's sketch challenge!!

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