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Friday, April 30, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #7

I am headed to Disney World this weekend, and wanted to show some mouse love. Monica has some AMAZING Disney themed ideas using her Cricut!

The invites that she made for her son's party were adorable.

And check out her post about the Mickey party!

For some layout inspiration...
Thank you Monica for sharing your creativity with us!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday's Tutorial #7

"Create A Critter" is a popular new cartridge out there right now. I'm seeing it used on a lot of fun card and layout designs all over the web. Today's Thursday's Tutorials will spotlight this cute cartridge.
The "Create a Critter" cartridge is filled with cute images of animals such as dinosaurs, kittens, insects, and more. Each animal comes with a layered accessory ranging from a sandcastle to a ball of yarn to a doghouse.
Marile and her wonderful blog called "Made by Momo" has great easy to follow video instructions on how to make cute cards using "Create A Critter". Click on over here to Marile's blog.
Be sure to check out:
Thank you Marile for sharing your beautiful designs and wonderful tutorials with us!
If you have a tutorial that you would like to share for future Thursday Tutorial features
please email me at cokiepop@yahoo.com
Have a Creative Day!
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Winners #006

Our Winged Things challenge was so amazing this week. Wow, I loved all the entries, thank you to everyone who participated.

To find out more info on each project, just click on the name above the photo.

Our sponsor for our challenge was Monique Griffith she is giving our winner one of here amazing kits she has designed.
Monique choose our winner, and the winner is #12
Congratulations to...


Monique also choose a second place winner and this person will receive her choice of any set of directions from any of my past 32 projects. She can see the choices HERE.
The 2nd place winner is #19
Congratulations to...

Debbie Bakk
Sandy and Debbie please contact me here and I will forward your info to Monique and you can work out your chosen items with her. Remember to add FCCB "Winner Blinky" to your blog sidebar...you can find our blinky code in our right hand sidebar.

Thank you again to Monique for her generous sponsorship for FCCB, you can visit her blog -Here.

Top 3 Design Team Picks



Go grab your FCCB "Top 3 Blinky" and add it to your blog. You can find our blinky code in our right hand sidebar.
Congratulation to all, very fun projects this week!!!!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday

Good Morning to all our Fantabulous readers! It is Tuesday again which means its time for another quick tip. My tip for today is Laughter!!!! They say the key to health and happiness to to laugh often and if your having a week like me you could likely Use a giggle or two so today I thought I would share a little scrapbook humour with you.

In addition to a couple laughs you will also be able to establish whether or not you are a scrap addict ;o)

Top 12 Signs of a Scrapbook Addict
  1. You're the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo, folks; I don't have enough for a two-page spread!
  2. Blue photo split backs can be found in unusual places--school lunch bags, briefcases, pants pockets, the dog's water bowl.
  3. A regular sandwich is no longer acceptable--it must be cropped or cut with decorative edges.
  4. You try to claim your album purchases as a medical expense because it's such good "therapy".
  5. You buy a new pink swimsuit because it matches the pink photo mounting paper.
  6. Your child is the only one in agriculture class who thinks "crop" is to "cut your photos."
  7. You decide to give your child piano lessons so you'll be able to use the musical instrument stickers that are in the Big Pack.
  8. You redecorate your family room to coordinate with your photo album covers.
  9. Your three year old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality".
  10. You're in a fender bender and your first thought is, "I wonder what die-cut shape will coordinate with this event?"
  11. Scraps from your corner rounder cuttings can be found in unusual places: school lunch bags, briefcases, the laundry, the dog's water bowl.
  12. Of course a scrapbook addict doesn't follow a 12 step program but a 12 x 12 step one.

Happy Laughs Ladies

Hope you have a super fantabulous Tuesday!!!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #7

We all have special mom's in our life; whether it be our birth mom, or another wonderful mom who has been there when we needed them. This weeks challenge project is dedicated to those ladies who helped us grow in so many ways.

Challenge #7
Mom's Day
Create a project/card for a special mom

--remember to click on the design team members name to learn more about their project on their blog.

Design Teams "Loving" projects

Sweet Treats, Plantin SchoolBook

Create a Critter, A Child's Year
Swiss Dots -cuttlebug folder

Tags Bags Boxes and More, Create a Critter

Opposites Attract, Walk in My Garden
Birds & Swirls -cuttlebug folder

Tags Bags Boxes and More

Home Accents, Mini Monograms

New Arrival


Happily Ever After

Fantabulous Sponsor
One of our own design team members, Lori, will be sponsoring a gift for this weeks winner. Visit her blog -here

Add you name and URL below

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: FCCB Exclusive Feature!

For today's Scrappin' Saturday, I am sharing with you a recently published article featuring Fantabulous Cricut and a few examples of my work created with my Cricut! Dana Hinders, whose Cricut tips I featured last week for Scrappin' Saturday, authored the article which appears on Love To Know: Scrapbooking. Love To Know is a website dedicated to providing answers to questions about everything from fashion and beauty, to entertainment...including scrapbooking!

We are so excited here at FCCB that Dana featured our blog and hope you enjoy the article!
Also over at LTK is another great Cricut tips article by Dana Hinders, featuring more creative ideas you can use your Cricut for. Go check it out!

If you have suggestions or ideas for future Scrappin' Saturday features, email me at TheHouseholdCEO@live.com. Happy Scrappin'!!! :)

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #6

Organize Time!

Cricut Cartridge storage

Cuttlebug folder storage

I love to organize and when I saw Sue's Cricut and Crafts site, I was so excited! She has some great organizational tips and photos for your Cricut cartridges and Cuttlebug folders.

Sue is also part of a really wonderful design team that has such a great purpose! The Lime Light site uses crafting skills to help others with charitable work. What a great idea!!

I also want to ask and see if you all have some Disney related Cricut scrapbooking crafts. Next Friday I would like to do a Disney themed post- and want to feature your creations:) You can email me at valgallen@gmail.com, and just make sure to put Disney in the subject line.

Happy Friday!

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Fantabulous Friday #5

I found this super cute bird video by Amber, she uses blue fun flock on her card! Visit her blog -here

Courtesy Design video

Another beutiful butterfly card by Sarah, she has tons of cute "winged thing" projects on her blog -here

Enjoy today's "Fantabulous" Inspiration!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday's Tutorials #6

I love notebooks, and have several on hand that I use to jot down a quick note, creative idea or even just to doodle in.

We all know that giving a handmade little treasure to someone special makes them feel all the more important.

Today for "Thursday's Tutorial" one of our own design team members shares a darling notebook that you can make yourself. Below is a photo of the notebook that Candace has made; it's just beautiful! You will find a great photo tutorial of how this is made here, on Candace's blog.

Give this project a try, and think of someone special to give your handmade gift to.
Thank you Candace for sharing your love for crafting and inspiring others.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Winners #005

Awesome projects for challenge #5! Thank you to everyone who participated.

To find out more info on each card, just click on the name above the photo.

Now for our winner...
I used random.org to generate our "water theme" winner.
And the winner is #6
Congratulations to...

Amanda please contact me here with your address, and our generous sponsor, Nana from Kiki-Art can send your prize to you. Remember to add FCCB "Winner Blinky" to your blog sidebar...you can find our blinky code in our right hand sidebar.

Top 3 Design Team Picks


Go grab your FCCB "Top 3 Blinky" and add it to your blog sidebar...you can find our blinky code in our right hand sidebar.
Congratulation to all, very fun projects this week!!!!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday #5

Today's Quick Tip is all about extending the life of your Cricut cutting mats and if your on a scrapping budget like me this is a definite must. There are loads of sites and blogs that discuss this topic and provide ideas so today I thought I would share a few of them with you.

1. Obsessed with Scrapbooking - This is an incredible blog that shares loads of cricut tips and tricks including a few for resicking your mats like using Krylon fast tack spray, Stampin Up or Close to my Heart Stamp Cleaning Spray and using a lint roller. Check out all the tricks here.
2. Imperfectly Beautiful - This fantastic blog suggests using a 2 way zig glue pen to resticky your mat. You can read the full post here.
3. Leighs Little Blog - Here is another blog that with a fabulous tip for making your mat sticky again. Leigh suggests washing your mat with liquid soap and a scouring pad. Check out the full post here.

Hope all these resticking tips help cushion your pocket book and extend the life of your cutting mats! and remember if you have a tip you would like to share with our fantabulous readers about anything scrap related please email me at addictedtopaper@hotmail.com. I would LOVE to hear from you.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #6

We have a fun fluttering, flying, soaring theme this week. Challenge #6 is....

Winged Thing Theme:
Create a project that includes something that fly's, birds, butterflies, dragons etc...

--remember to click on the design team members name to "fly" over to their blog.

Design Teams "Soaring" projects

Once Upon a Princess, Plantin Schoolbook

Simply Sweet

Walk in my Garden, Create a Critter, Doodlecharms, Gypsy Wanderings, Opposites Attract, Winnie the Pooh Font

Home Accents

Winter Woodland

New Arrival

Walk in my Garden, Wild Card

Sammye Jo
New Arrival, Accent Essentials, Plantin Schoolbook, Cuttin' Up, Simply Sweet

Home Decor

Home Accents

Once Upon a Princess
This weeks sponsor
Monique Griffith she is offering one of her amazing Cricut Kits
Visit her blog -here

Add you name and URL to Mr. Linky

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