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Friday, January 28, 2011

Fantabulous Friday #44

Good Morning and welcome to another Fantabulous Friday!

Before we get started - just a quick THANK YOU for all the sweet comments you left last week on my first posting as your new Fantabulous Friday Gal! I appreciate each and every comment. You guys sure know how to make a girl feel right at home!

Ok, enough mushiness...let's get on with things!  This week's challenge on FCCB is:

Challenge #44 Neglected Cartridge
Make a project using a Cricut cartridge that you haven't used in over 6 months.

Ok...confession time.  I need to show you something...

These are my cartridges (yes, I know...I have a problem)!  And, despite my very best intentions, I know that many of my cartridges must feel unloved, unwanted and yes...NEGLECTED.

It was really hard to choose just one cartridge that I have neglected, but I finally settled on......

Once Upon A Princess

Once my choice was made, I dusted off my cartridge and got busy working on a Valentine card for my Granddaughter (the reason I bought this cartridge in the first place). 

This is really a great cartridge with a lot of features...especially if you happen to have a princess in your life! I used the doll on page 25 and the dress from page 28 in the handbook.  Even if you don't currently have a princess in your life, this cartridge offers some other great features.  That great tag at the top of this card also came from OUAP.  There are several unique tags available on this cartridge that are wonderful to use for stamped sentiments or background mats. 

After working on this card, I felt inspired to work on a scrapbook layout.  As luck would have it, I just happened to have a few pictures that I knew would go along perfectly with cuts from this cartridge!  I also knew that I wanted to use the layout sketch that Jennifer posted on Scrappin' Saturday. Thanks Jennifer for the inspiration to get me started.  If you missed Jennifer's sketch, you can get it

And.......here is my layout...fit for a Queen!

A great feature on this cartridge is the "Phrases" feature.  Not only do the phrases work well alone, but most have a really cool layering option available.  Here's the one I used for my title....

See how the layering makes the phrase pop off the page?
Of course, a little bling never hurts!

In this picture, you can see that I used another one of those great tags to make a journaling tag.
Also, notice how using the shadow feature behind the castle really makes that castle stand out from all the pink going on around it.

 Ok...had enough princess "stuff" to hold you for awhile?  Me too....moving on....

The other day as I was killing time doing some research, I came across a blog with some very cute cards from yet another cartridge that I have neglected of late!  Jeannine of
Just Doin' What I Love

created some wonderfully, cute cards using the Wild Cards cartridge.  This one is my favorite:

Isn't that just adorable?  I hope you will hop over to her blog and check out her other cards!
You can see Jeannie's blog HERE

Ok...it's your turn now!  Find that one, lonely, neglected cartridge sitting on your shelf, dust it off and get busy!  I would love to see what you come up with. Leave a comment here with a link to your blog or picture and I will stop by and take a look!

Until next Friday,
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  1. Just awesome, I love the card and the layout.

  2. Tanya, very cute projects today! The layout of your little princess is precious--she is a sweetie!
    Thanks for another great segment!

  3. i am just cleaning and moving things around and took my cart boxes out and i just realized i have a lots of those too. and they are neglected too. ;p

    love your princesses (card and lo)...they are so very pretty. and the wc hoot...adorable!!

  4. Great job! I am soooooo jealous of the amount of cartridges you own ( I only have 3!! lol ) Anyway, I look forward to your Fantabulous Friday posts!

  5. Tanya, you are so fun! I love your princess card and scrapbook layout. Aren't you so glad you pulled out one of your neglected carts?! I know I was. LOL! I also really like the card you found... it is super cute!

  6. I am new to this site and have enjoyed it all week. I must have been confused because I thought the challenge to pull out a cartridge I haven't used in a while was this past monday. Oops! I was inspired this week though to pull out another cart I haven't used and made a cute owl card from Create a Critter.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Thank you Tanya for featuring my owl card...what a surprise!!
    What a "fantabulous" blog!!!

  8. Hey Tanya! Great job on your projects! Your layout from the sketch turned out fantabulous!! Thanks for trying it out!

  9. great projects!!! This is something I have to start doing :-) TFS! -Sam :-)

  10. Tanya, your card and layout are fabulous!

  11. Your "problem" looks like MY problem LOL! Love your card--mine's all done, just need to post it...

  12. I love these challenges, because I get in a cartridge "rut" sometimes. My project is posted on my blog:


    Thanks so much!
    Honeybean Creations

  13. Great idea! I used my Paisley cartridge. Here's a link to my creation.



  14. What a fun challenge! I used my Spongebob Squarepants cartridge. Here's a link to my card:



  15. Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments...happy to see that many of you have the same "problem" that I have! I checked out the links provided by those who commented and I have to say....
    AWESOME! Great jobs ladies! Looking forward to seeing you all again this Fantabulous Friday!


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