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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappin' Saturday: Mother's Day Layouts

Happy Scrappin' Saturday! Since this week's theme is all about Mom, I thought I'd search for some scrapbook layouts that are all about Mom. Here's what I found:

Mom by Yolonda at Crafty Scentiments

Mother by Nikki at Creative Xpress

Mom & Me by Monique at Monique Griffith Designs

Happy Mother's Day Mom by Linda at Linda's Works of Heart
4-27-10 Correct MOM Layout Spellbinders 4

Mother Mini Album by Isabelle on the Cricut Messageboard

Aren't they all so beautiful? I hope you'll check out these ladies' posts to learn all the details. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - Celebrate With Flourish

Hello everyone and welcome to another Fantabulous Friday!
I'm happy that you could join us today as we go on another Cricut exploration!

This week's challenge here at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is
Mom's The Word
Create a project with the word Mom, Mother, Mommy, etc
and don't forget to use at least one Cricut cut!

While going through my collection of cartridges, trying to narrow down my choices
for this week's post, I came across one of my "go-to cartridges".....
Celebrate With Flourish.
Celebrate With Flourish is a Cricut Lite Cartridge available at Walmart.
This is a wonderful cartridge to have on hand! It's one of those carts that can be
used year-round. The celebrations are just about unlimited...Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween,
Easter, Mothers and Father's Day just to name a few!
The only Creative Feature on this cart is Layer. Using the shift key, each
image has 4 layers which makes a great looking cut!
With Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought I would start out with a bright, happy card for mom....

This is really a very quick, simple card. The cut is made at 2 3/4 inches.
I used my white gel pen to add a few dots to the cut. Some ribbon, buttons and
a Prima flower finish this card up!
Here's another quick, cute little card.....
This yummy strawberry looks good enough to eat!
This cut was made at 3 1/2 inches and I covered the brown section with
Glossy Accents. A bit of twine and a chocolate button are the finishing touches!
My last project is a bright, sunny picture frame...
This started out as an unpainted, wooden frame I purchased at Walmart. My first step was to paint the frame a bright, happy shade of green. The sunshine is cut at 2 1/2 inches and after adhering the layers, I added Stickles to the center of the sun. The "Sunny Day's phrase is also cut at 2 1/2 inches. A white gel pen was used to add a few dots to the phrase and stitching lines around the frame. I love the twine and over-sized button, and of course, the picture of my grands!
Now, take a look at this great card I came across from the Cricut Couple.
This card was made on the Imagine using the "Happy Birthday" phrase....
How cute is this?
For more details about this card, and many other great projects, please visit the Cricut Couple
HERE . Be prepared for some beautiful projects!
Well, I think that about wraps up this week's Fantabulous Friday. I have really enjoyed exploring this fun little cartridge with you this week and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
If you haven't joined in our challenge this week, you still have time. Remember...
Mom's The Word!
I can't wait to see what you create!
Until next time,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Tutorials: How to Make Fabric & Tissue Tape

Linda at The Paper Boutique has the neatest papercrafting ideas! She made the most beautiful box using the Wild Card cartridge and decorated it with fabric tape that she created herself. She was using it for Easter, but it would be just perfect for a Mother's Day gift! In the video, she shows how to make fabric and tissue tape. It is really neat and my wheels immediately started spinning...I sure hope yours do, too! Enjoy the video and make sure you check out her blog for more Fantabulous inspiration!
Wild Card - GiftBox1 pg. 80
It has been fun checking out all of the Mother's Day creations! If you haven't joined in the fun yet, there is still plenty of time.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Winners #56

Fantabulous Cricut had so many bunnies hopping around this past week with our "Do the Bunny Hop" challenge, and they just kept multiplying... as rabbits do.
I loved all the participants entries! If you missed all the cute bunnies and chicks take a look -HERE

~This Weeks Winner~
Criut Machine replacement blades
(chosen by random.org)
Congratulations Rebecca!!!
To claim your prize
please contact Robin at...
fantabulous cricut @ yahoo .com (remove 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 sidebar.

~Design Team Top 5~
Congratulations Ladies!!!
Remember to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.

Thank you to all those who participated in our challenge!
Come join us for this weeks "Mums the Word" challenge -HERE
Create a special project for a mother and include the word mom (mommy, mother, mum etc.) on your finished project.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Cuts with little pieces

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!
Card made with Sesame Street Friends
When creating a project with very small cuts (for example, Disney images), leave each of the little cuts on your sticky mat until you are ready to attach them to your project.  This way, the bits will not get lost and you will know exactly what piece goes where and in which direction.

Happy crafting!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #57

To honor all the wonderful mothers who give so much of themselves to others...

#57 Mom's the Word
Make a special project for a mother and include the word mom (or mother, mommy, mum etc.) on your finished item.

~Design Team Inspiration~

Give a Hoot cartridge

Once Upon a Princess cartridge

Plantin Schoolbook cartridge

Cherry Limeade, Gypsy Wanderings cartridges

Create a Critter, George and Basic Shapes, Home Decor, Pooh Font cartridges

Elegant Edges, Kate's ABCs, Nate's ABCs cartridges

Pack Your Bags cartridge

Accent Essentials, Storybook cartridges

Doodlecharms, Don Juan, Paisley, Rock Princess cartridges
Country Life cartridge

Florals Embellished cartridge

~This Week's Sponsor~
is giving away an
April Showers Cricut cartridge

Important Info - Please read:
When entering our challenges, please link directly to your project and not just to your blog as this makes it much easier for others to find your submission. After you publish your post, click view post. Copy the address of the specific post from the address bar and enter it in Inlinkz. You can also click on the title of your post to get the web address of the project you wish to submit.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spotlight Sunday

Hello and WELCOME to Spotlight Sunday.

Robin and all of the designers would like to wish each of our faithful followers a Blessed Easter Holiday. May it be filled with beautiful memories for each of you.

Today in honor of Easter I have decided to feature projects from all of our designers at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Please take the time to visit each blog and leave a little love for each one of these ladies. Just click on thier names to be directed to thier blogs.

First our FCCB Creator: Robin

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the Easter creations from our design team.

Please join us tomorrow for another Challenge Me Monday. The designers have been busy and there is some beautiful inspiration to be shared.

Happy Easter!

Saundra :)
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