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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Cricut Cuttables Stamps

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!  I was on a virtual hunt for a particular stamp set today, and came across a number of different reviews for the Cricut Cuttables Stamp Kit.  Although there are some people who do not seem very happy with the product, I came across more who were delighted with using their Cricut machines to cut their own stamps.  If you have a Gypsy or Design Studio, you could also pack lots on to the 6x6 stamp sheet that comes in the kit - or design your own images or word art.  To use this product, you will need a deep cut blade. 

 I also came across this video with a product tutorial:

Have you used this product?  What are your thoughts?
Happy Crafting!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #38

This time of year we see so many wrappings and ribbons, so let's have a fun ribbon challenge.

Challenge #38 Ribbon Challenge:
Use ribbon somewhere on your Cricut project.

As always there needs to be an image cut using your Cricut on your project to be eligible for the prize.

Join us for this weeks for your chance to win...
$25 gift certificate from Paper Wishes

Wow... Design Team Inspiration!

Forever Young cartridge
Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge
Jolly Holidays cartridge
Joys of the Season, Simply Charmed, Tags Bags Boxes and More, Winter Woodland cartridges
Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge
Stand and Salute cartridge
From My Kitchen cartridge
D'vine Swirl cuttlebug folder
Mini Monograms cartridge
Jasmine cartridge
Create a Critter, Winter Frolic cartridge
Tags Bags Boxes and More, Very Merry Tags, Winter Frolic cartridges
D'vine Swirl cuttlebug folder
Gypsy Font, Gypsy Wanderings cartridges
Disney Mickey and Friends cartridge

Accent Essentials, George and Basic Shapes, Storybook cartridges
Christmas Cheer, Create a Critter, Jolly Holidays, Stamping Solutions cartridges
Joys of the Season cartridge
Winter Frolic cartridge
Winter Woodland cartridge
Create a Critter cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge

~This Weeks Sponsor~
$25 gift certificate from Paper Wishes
REMEMBER to click on our sponsors blinkies on the right hand sidebar and view their great products.... we appreciate their sponsorship of FCCB!!!

Participate in this weeks challenge for your chance to win!

PLEASE NOTE:Only new projects can be added to the challenge to be eligible for the prize (no older than a week prior to current challenge). Also, your project may be added to a FCCB challenge only once, with a new project for a new challenge.
If you have any questions please contact Robin at: fantabulouscricut @ yahoo .com (remove spaces)

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Getting Ready For The Holidays!

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday week and enjoyed all the yummy pumpkin pie your little hearts desired!  :)  The weekend after Thanksgiving always puts me in the mood for Christmas.  I love getting out all the Christmas decorations and getting in the Holiday Spirit!

It also tends to put me into "Holiday Scrapbooking Mode"...so I went searching for some Christmas-themed Cricut layouts for inspiration today, and I ended up (again!) at Monique Griffith's blog, MonkeyDoodleCricut.  :)

This chick seriously makes me drool every time I see a new layout of hers!  So, here are few of her recent and a-little-less-recent Christmas and Winter themed layouts for you to feast your eyes on.  Hopefully they'll put you in Holiday Scrapbooking Mode, too!

For details on each layout, and cartridges used to create each of these masterpieces, please visit Monique's blog HERE.  Thanks again for your awesome inspiration, Monique!!!

Happy Scrappin'!  :)

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #37

Good morning everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful day of food, family and fun. I hope you were able to take some time to reflect and be thankful!
Of course, today is BLACK FRIDAY…a day to go shopping for those wonderful holiday deals!
Here is a layout I made commemorating my shopping experience last year. It was the one and only time I have attempted it. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and parts of the bear. Although, last night I was smack in the middle of it, for reasons I won't go into....but suffice it to say, you know it is crazy when it takes you over an hour of sitting in traffic to move as far as it would normally take you 5 minutes tops!

So to keep with the theme of the day I thought I would share a few of the wonderfully “Fantabulous” deals you can get from some of our Fantabulous sponsors.
Thursday 11-25 (starting at midnight tonight) and ending on Sunday 11-28 @ 11:59 pm CST,
orders will be discounted* as follows:

$15.00 - $49.99 ~ 15% off
$50.00 - $150.00 ~ 20% off
$150.00 + ~ 25% off!

if you place an order during this weekend, you are automatically entered into this fabulous giveaway
CLICK HERE to go to Peachy Keen

CricutMachine.com has an amazing price if you’re in the market for the new mac daddy print n’ cut Imagine. Only $399!
CLICK HERE to go to CricutMachine.com

Oh My Crafts has a great bundle sale on three of the new seasonal cartridges…only $46.00 for all 3!
CLICK HERE to go to Oh My Crafts

Craft E Corner has a wide variety of things on sale. Up to 75% off and an offer of FREE Shipping. PLUS an Expression for only $199!
CLICK HERE to go to Craft E Corner

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Custom crops has some other wonderful deals too!
CLICK HERE to go to Custom Crops

bg calendar cut at home
The have TONS of great scrapbooking products for sale. Including this super Basic Grey Calendar kit!
CLICK HERE to go to Cut @ Home

acheryyontopBlack Friday Deals
Bazzill Basics
Bazzill Cardstock
Just $19.99
(with code: THANKS)
This incredible pack includes 100 sheets of textured 12x12 Bazzill Premium Cardstock in a rainbow of colors. Never run out of cardstock again!
Cricut  Essentials Kit
Cricut Essentials Kit
Everything for your Cricut!
$34.95 w/ code
Cricut Cartridges
Cricut Cartridges
Any 2 full Cartridges
$60 w/ code excludes licensed & seasonal
Cricut Design Studio Bonus Pack
Cricut Design Studio
Design with ease
$29.99 w/ code

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 plus other great specials!
CLICK HERE to go to Cutters Creek

stamp boutique
All Digital Images are 35% off this weekend only.
CLICK HERE to go to The Stamping Boutique

**SUPER DEAL** Mini gel pen holders w/ gel pens! Price includes shipping in US.

25% off all Digital Stamps and Cutting Files through Sunday, Nov. 28th.
CLICK HERE to go to Page-Kits.com by CookingWithCricut.com

CLICK HERE to go to Joy’s Life

Take 20% off your highest price item using the above coupon code.
CLICK HERE to go to Paper Wishes

Whew…that’s a lot of great sales and bargains to keep you crafting well into the new year! Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who help make FCCB such a fun place to craft at!  Please be sure to also enter our challenge. Just click on the link on the top left and it will take you right there. Be sure to stop in and see what the marvelous DT has designed for your inspiration :-) Have a wonderfully crafty weekend!