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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - Birthday Celebration

Happy Scrappin’ Saturday!! With only 3 more months left in the year, do you have all your birthday cards finished for the remaining birthdays this year?!? If you need to make one or a couple...this weeks challenge is right up your alley.....

#130 – Birthday Celebration - Make a project with a candle. If you would like to link up a project this week, there is still time!! I wanted to share a couple projects that have been submtted for this week's challenge!! 
Paula Bee
over at Craft with Bee made this adorable candle holder for her husband's birthday celebration since they are not putting candles on his cake and need to have a candle to make a wish with.  I love how she put the cute faces on the middle candles!  All the sentiments around the candle holder are perfect as well!! :)
over at Kathy's Corner made this beautiful candle holder for her niece!  I love the combo of the different cuts and how she divided the frames and letter!!  I really need to try this project!! :)
We want to see your amazing projects using a candle
.please leave a comment with your blog address so we can stop by to see them! Hope you are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Fantabulous Friday at FCCB-Birthday Celebration with a candle

It's Time for Fantabulous Friday here at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is Birthday Celebration- Make a project with a candle.  I hope you enjoy these bright and cheerful projects I found for Fantabulous Friday this week.  These ladies are all very creative. 
So on with the celebration
Nona's Craft Corner-  Teddy Bears Parade

Paper, Craft and Scissors -Birthday Bash

Creating Color with Cassandra- Birthday Bash

amo mi cricut.- Teddy Bear Parade 

Baby Steps 

Gypsy Wanderings 

Imagine Greeting Cards Inside and Out

Simply Charmed

I hope this has your creative minds working and that you will join us for the Birthday Celebration challenge this week at FCCB.    Remember to use your Cricut  and a candle this week. 

Happy Craftin!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Tutorial - Cuttlebug!

Welcome back to another edition of the Thursday Tutorial.
I decided to feature the Cricut's cousin the Cuttlebug today.
I love my embossing machine & learned a few tricks from these videos.
These guys are funny, but they taught me something!

The rubbon was a "duh" moment. Did any of you know about this?

Check out this trick!
I also really like how she cataloged & stored her embossing folders!

Remember, Cricut has embossing folders for the Cuttlebug that coordinate with the cartridges!
I found more great Cuttlebug video's that I'm going to share over the next couple of weeks, so stayed tuned!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Winners #129 End of Summer Challenge

Hi everyone...thank you all so very much for participating in last week's End of Summer Challenge.   As we tuck away our swimsuits and beach towels for another season, we're so glad you took time to find the perfect memories of summer and broke out your Cricuts to capture them!  Are you ready for our winners?!

~This Week's Winner ~

(chosen by random.org)
Prize from  Simon Says Stamp

To claim your prize please contact Marlene at... hearts0314 @ msn .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 side bar.
And now for the DT picks....
~Design Team Top 5~

Remember to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
Congratulations to all our winners!!  
We hope you'll join us for this week's challenge, which is our #130 Birthday Celebration Challenge.  Don't forget to use at least one Cricut cut on your project.
 Have a super day!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Swatch Series #4

Hello Fantabulous Cricuteers! 
It's the return of the Swatch Series! This week, you get three tips in one. I came across these tips from Jennie over at Earthy Scrap. She uses swatch books to keep her washi tape, embossing powders, and embossing folders organized. How cool is this?!
Here is a closer look at her washi tape swatch book. Does that face look familiar? It's from the Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge. 
If you would like more details about how she created these swatch books, check out her original post, HERE

Here are the previous Swatch Book Tips in case you missed them: Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the Wednesday Winners!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #130

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  This week at FCCB we are celebrating birthdays!  It's the perfect time to make a project for that special someone who has an upcoming birthday. 

Challenge # 30 - Birthday Celebration
Make a project with a candle.

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.

Fantabulous Cricut is delighted to be sponsored by Zva Creative this week.
Zva Creative delivers superb workmanship, fine designs and super-sparkling crystal and high quality pearl self-adhesive designs and dots at very reasonable prices.  Zva Creative also has beautiful flowers of various types to coordinate with their “bling” products.
Some of our Design Team Members have made their projects using Zva Creative's Rhinestones, Pearls, etc.  

Design Team Inspiration Using ZVA Creative

Imagine Good Ol Days 
ZVA Creative
Wrap It Up
ZVA Creative
Elegant Edges
Zva Creative
Kate apologizes for not including a candle on her project, as per FCCB requirements for this week's challenge.  Oops!!
Create a Critter 
Zva Creative
Birthday Bash
ZVA Creative
Home Decor
ZVA Creative

Guest Designer
Baby Steps

Design Team Inspiration

Wrap It Up
Tammy S
Birthday Bash
American Alphabet, Birthday Bash, Pretty Pennants and Celebrations
~This Week's Sponsor~
We are thrilled to be sponsored by Zva Creative this week!
 Zva Creaive has very generously donated some of the Rhinestones, Pearls, etc the designers got to work with to ONE lucky participant to be drawn at random from all eligible entries.  
To link your project for this week's "FCCB's Birthday Celebration" challenge, click on the blue add your link" button below!  This challenge ends at Midnight September 30th (Mountain Time).
As a courtesy to our design team, please consider turning off the word verification on your blog. With the new system, it has become quite difficult to leave comments for our FANTABULOUS followers.

When linking your project, please remember to list on your blog what Cricut cartridge you used.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spotlight Sunday

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous week. I am just imagining the end of summer just like the challenge this week. It is a great time and the weather is wonderful and fall is about here. I sure am enjoying the delicious apples this year. It looks like we will be having an early fall. Well lets get to the spotlight. It is on Shelly this week. Her blog is cards by Shelly.  She does some amazing work. I will show you a few things I found on her blog and I hope this inspires you to go take a look at all her beautiful inspiration and show her some bloggy love.
She took a top 5 win with this card.

Here is some of her inspiration:

She sure has some amazing work on her blog. Here are some answers to the questions we asked her> I hope you get to know her better.

1) i started scrapbooking about 20 years ago when a friend invited me to a scrapbooking party. that was back in the day when there were only scissors, stickers and limited paper ;)  i started as just a way to get out of the house and hang out with just the girls. years later ( in 2006 i think) i discovered the cricut and the cricut message board and went into a card making frenzy:) i found it to be so relaxing and fun too and still do.

2) my favorite project to make is cards. i also love tags and bags which i pretty much decorate like i would a card.

3) my favorite product ( besides anything cricut) is colorbox fluid chalk ( my go to color is chestnut roan). i use it on every single project i make. 

4) this will surprise anyone who follows my work since vintage is my style. my favorite cartridge is create a critter.  i love how user friendly it is and how dang cute the animals are. 

5) in my spare time besides crafting i like to spend time with my daughter and friends,read, bike ride which i hadnt done in over 30 years until recently,exercise (pilates, kettlebell and walking),and ive also discovered i love to bowl. i hadnt done that in 40 years. i stink at it but its fun :)

She is not very talented but lots of fun. Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a new Challenge Me Monday and Shelly is our guest designer. Come and see what she has in store for you along with  the rest of the design team.

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - End of Summer

Happy Scrappin’ Saturday!!  Where has Summer gone?!?  Oh my goodness!?!?!  Can you believe that today is actually the first day of Fall?  Where has the time flown?!? :) 

#129 – End of Summer - Make a project that reminds you of summer (Sandcastle, Sun, Water). If you would like to link up a project this week, there is still time!! I wanted to share a couple projects that have been submtted for this week's challenge!!  
over at Kim's Simply Cards made this adorable card!  I love the embossed background and how she used matching buttons in each corner.  The drink image is one that I tend to use with it comes to Summer themes.  Love it!!!

over at Creating with the Heart made this wonderful Summer themed card.  With the doodling and glitter around the images, the great paper choices and the sentiment....I love this card!!

We want to see your amazing projects with a Summer theme
.please leave a comment with your blog address so we can stop by to see them! Hope you are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this Saturday!! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

FCCB Fantabulous Friday- End of Summer

It's Fantabulous Friday here at FCCB.  This week the 
Challenge # 129 is  End of Summer
Make a project that reminds you of summer (Sandcastle, Sun, Water)

I found some great projects for you to view this week.  I hope you enjoy them and leave a comment.  

Java Jen's Creations- Check out Jen's blog for the directions for this adorable  envelope book 

Bug and Me Creations - This is only the beginning of another adorable book

Huxter House  Such a cute card with ACY and Straight from the Nest.  
Love the layering.  

Just Jill- Great beach layout with "Teen Paper Dolls"

Meaningful Menagerie - Oh the "Good Ol' Days

And I found this cutie patootie bathing beauty shape card on our very own 

Don't forget to check My Cut Search for more wonderful Cricut Cuts for your end of Summer projects.  I hope you will link up to the challenge at FCCB.  Happy Craftin!

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