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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Spotlight!

Happy Easter!

It is Arin here and I first want to wish you all a very happy Easter.  Today we are meeting another new to blogging shining star, Rosa from Raggdey Annie Crafting!  She is one crafty grandma that loves her grand-kids, but also loves her time in her craft room! She started her blog very recently and is already making a huge impression in the creative challenge world.  She won FCCB over with this little steaming cup of Irish cheer and found herself a Top 5!

Rosa has a knack for making wobbly
 cards!  Check out some of her amazing wobble creations!

Now let's meet Rosa!

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why? My love for scrapbooking starter about 10 years ago when my first grandchild was born i did my first scrapbook page and it took  off for there scrapbook is something you can hand down to your kids and grand-kids and all the love that when in to it

2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-albums, etc....)?  My favorite type of project is cards,and layouts.

3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects? 
My favorite product is the Cricut machine,and the Cuttlebug.

4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?  
My favorite cricut cartridge it the Disney ones.

5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting? 
In my space time I am watching my grand-kids play sports and taking photo of the family.

Before I sign off on this beautiful Easter day! I wanted to share my three favorite finds from this amazingly talented crafter! Be sure to head over to Raggdey Annie Crafting and give this new to blogging crafter lots of blog love.  She is someone you are certainly going to want to follow! 

Until Next Week! 

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Scrappin' on Saturday

HI everyone, it's Cindy with this week's Scrappin' on Saturday. This week it's all about Easter. I don't know about you but I think that it came really early this year. For some, I think it's still a little cold for the Easter bunny, but he seems to find his way.
Challenge #154 Easter
I saw tons of fun projects in Blogland. Caroline from Card Creations by Caroline, created this positively cute basket. She used quite a few cartridges for this one including Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 for the basket and the cute bunny is from Simply Charmed.

Maria from the Cricut Fanatics blog made an amazing box using the Sweet Tooth boxes cartridge. I have this cartridge and I don't think that I have ever used it, this project is amazing. I had no idea this was on there!

Sherrie from Sherrie Scraps with Passion made this sweet treat favor. She created a pocket envelope and decorated it with the bunny from Create a Critter 2. 

I also found quite a few scrapbook layouts which was a relief...I have been struggling to find scrapbooking layouts lately. Anyway, Sami from Scrapmaster's Paradise made a really beautiful layout using the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge, Create a Critter and Don Juan.
I found three super fantabulous layouts from Cricut Crazy Scrapper.  She used Create a Critter 2 for all of her cuts on this layout and her paper choice and colors are so vibrant.
For her second layout, she used Mickey Font, Doodlecharms and Stretch your Imagination.
She also submitted a layout for this week's challenge using Kate's ABC's and Baby Steps.

Thanks for visiting. I hope that you feel inspired to do Scrappin'!

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Fantabulous Friday - Easter Greetings

It's Fantabulous Friday!!  Are you ready for Easter, just 2 days away??  This week's challenge is "Easter Greetings" and we want to see all of your fabulous Easter projects!

I found a few neat projects I thought I'd share with you.  
Easter Magic
I love the fun fold of this card!

Bunnies and Chicks
What fun and festive place holders!

A Child's Year, Country Life, Winter Woodland
What a neat Easter card using cartridges you might not think of right away for your Easter projects!

There are a lot of cartridges with images that could be used for your Easter projects.  I thought I would focus on some of the Easter-specific cartridges that are available.  First there is the Easter Seasonal cartridge.

There are also a number of Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridges specific to Easter.  Among them are Bunnies and Chicks, Easter Magic and Happy Easter.

I hope I have helped to spark a bit of creativity for your Easter projects!  Remember, you have until Sunday evening to link up your creation to this week's challenge and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Scrappin Saturday!!
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Tutorial - Fabric Flower

Hello! Rachel here again from Cricut with Heart to share another Thursday Tutorial with you.  Thanks for the nice comments on my post from last week!  I hope you had fun making some shaped cards :)

Today, I wanted to share how I made a fabric flower for some cards I made a while back.  I wanted some dimension, but not too much since I still wanted the card to fit in the envelope.  Here is how it turned out.
To make this flower, I cut out 4 circles at 1 1/2" from both black tulle, and fabric.  Layer a circle of tulle with a circle of fabric and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again to form a triangle shape.  Make another triangle shape with fabric and tulle and place two of these triangles onto half of a 1" circle base.  Staple these to the base. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Repeat these steps with the other two pieces on the other side of the base circle. 
I used some Liquid Glass in the center to add my clear acrylic flower embellishment.  
Then I inked the edges, and I was done! 
I hope you'll enjoy making these easy No-Sew Fabric Flowers!

Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Winners Challenge #153 Spring is in the air

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 

Challenge #153 
Spring is in the Air 

Thank goodness spring is in the air at FCCB because it isn't in the UK !! We are on line for the coldest Easter EVER !!
However, as we know, us crafter's have the warmest heart's so where ever we all are in the world, we will have a rosy glow around us !!


Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from
a $10.00 gift certificate


NO 1
Created with Enjoy the Seasons and Imagine More
Diane L
Congratulations  Diane. To claim your prize please contact Janea at... recollection alley @ gmail . com (remove all 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.


We had 30 beautiful projects to choose from this week.
Thank you to every one who joined us 
No 4
Created with Cricut Imagine and Imagine Cartridge Best Friends
Lezlye's Ink and Paper Creations
No 9
Created with Nate's ABC
Tisha Sewell

No 20
Created with Victoria Romance and Paper Pups
Michelle N

No 24
Created with Animal Antic's and Wild Card
Melissa Haas
No 26
Created with Create a Critter and Doodle Charms

Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge # 
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Quick Tip Tuesday

Hello again, it's Angie from Angie's Paper Passion with another Quick Tip Tuesday! This tip is one that I use all of the time because it saves me time, my sanity, and, most importantly, MY PAPER! 
It's a paper cutting guide from Above Rubies Studio

This is a wonderful site that is run by the incredible Megan Elizabeth. She has so many great posts and videos on there but her cutting guide is the best. I'm sure you recognize this scenario - you press CUT on your Cricut, and as the blade starts cutting, your paper starts shredding! Well, after you start using the ARS cutting guide, that will be a thing of the past! It has over 500 cut settings on many of the most popular cardstock and paper companies, fabrics, and other materials. Before I make any cut on my Cricut, I first look up the brand and type of material that I'm going to cut in the cutting guide and it will let me know which settings to use on my machine such as Blade Depth and Pressure. 
Now I don't waste as much paper as I use to! 

You can buy a copy from Megan's website at Above Rubies Studio or do what I did and download a version right to your desktop for FREE! She even has an App for the cutting guide available for the iPhone and iPad in the iTunes Store, and for Android users. 
I also have the App on my phone so no matter where I am - a crop or retreat - I can always find the correct settings before I start cutting with my Cricut!

I hope this tip will help you save all of that valuable paper in your stash, too!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Wednesday's Winners!


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