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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Campin Critters

Welcome to another edition of Scrappin' Saturday where we explore the possibilities you have with your Cricut machines. It seems a lot of people I know are using the late summer early fall to do some camping so today we are looking at the Campin' Critters cartridge.
This way too cute camping themed cartridge has just what you need for camping layouts, cards and more. It evens has a few fun 3D projects including a backpack, journal, and tent. On top of these cute critters in camping poses the cartridge includes a sign feature and the badges feature - my personal favorite.
You can do so much with this cartridge and not just for camping. Take a look at how some of the fantastic FCCB design team members have worked with this cart. 

Avril (just a few week backs for our camping challenge)

I hope you enjoy this cart and what it has to offer and have a wonderful weekend. Next week be on the look for a new Scrappin' Saturday when Diana.L.takes over. I have so enjoyed sharing these with you over the summer. L.B.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Challenge #225-Back to School

It's funny how some kids are back in school in August, but here in southern Oregon we don't start until after Labor Day! With our challenge of Back to School this week, I found some cool projects to inspire you to enter a project-

Linda at All Scrapped Out made this adorable card using the Cricut cartridges:  Doodlecharms, Everyday Paper Dolls, 3 Birds on Parade, Create A Critter-


And Yoshira at Amo Mi Cricut made this cute card using Teddy Bear Parade and Pop Up Neighborhood-


And isn't this so cute? Nadia posted this at Cricut projects using Teddy Bear Parade, Doodlecharms, County Fair, New Arrival, and Locker Talk-


All of these projects are so cute, and some of the cartridges to create a school themed projects are:

Locker Talk

Cricut Lite Recess

Speaking of School

Make a project and enter for a chance to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Tutorial--Using Your Cricut to Make a Mini Album

Hi, everyone!  Amy here with a helpful video on making a mini-album with your Cricut.  I think this would be perfect for all those back-to-school photos!  

I hope you enjoyed this video.  Thanks for dropping by--have a crafty day!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Winners Challenge #224 Camp Out

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 
Challenge # 224 
Camp Out

I have nothing but sympathy for anyone camping out in the UK this week, it is colder than October and very, very wet!! Hope the weather is better in your part of the world. This weeks fantastic entries make up for the lack of sun though and it was so hard for the DT to choose just 5 to share as our favourites but here they are along with the lucky prize winner..... 


Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from


NO 6
Created with H2O and All Sport
Just Jill: Jump In

Congratulations Jill !!   
To claim your prize please contact fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo. 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.


No 2
Created with Create a Critter, Wild Card 2 and Teddy Bear Parade
Paula Bee

No 5
Created with Cricut Explore and Smores SGV Kit
Scootingranny's World

No 10
Created with 3 Birds on Parade and Campin' Critters 

No 14
Created with Campin' Critters
Happy Camper

No 15
Created with Just Because and Wild Card 2
Kim's Simply Cards

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 #225 Back to School 
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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quick Tip Tuesday

Welcome fellow Cricuteers!

It is time for another quick tip.This time one for iron on vinyl: When you position your vinyl on the mat and it looks like it might not stick well enough, you can use low tack painters tape to hold the edges in place. I regularly place my materials at 1/4" from the side and the top ( on both: the virtual  and the real mat) and use the tape on this area to reduce material waste.

As always thanks for stopping by!
Have a very crafty day!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Challenge #225 Back to School

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #225 Back to School

This Weeks Sponsor
Winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.

~Design Team Inspiration~

Campin' Critters (Knapsack)
Imagine Cartridge:  Enjoy the Seasons (Apple)

Designer's Calendar & A Child's Year

Campin Critters, Cuttin Up

Locker Talk 

Cursive 101

Cricut Sampler, Ribbons and Rosettes, 
Kates's ABC's

3 Birds on Parade, Fabulous Finds

Basic shapes cricut craft room 

Create A Friend

Teddy Bear Parade

~This Weeks Challenge~
Back to School
Create a back to school project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Teacher

Welcome to the weekend and this week's Scrappin' Saturday.  For many school is back in full swing or just about to start and that means meeting a new....

How cute are these images that you can be cut with your Cricut?  If  you search for teacher you can find all three (or go look right on the carts listed). You could also create a teacher with those wonderful paper doll cartridges.
Need just the right teacher word cuts and you have several to select from as well.
I know many of you also like to make cards for teachers and the Simple Everyday Cards has just what you are looking for with this cute card.
Remember in Design Studio or Cricut Craft Room you can buy single images now. If you are looking for just the right teacher image or phrase you might want to try one of these.

Here are some teacher projects our Design Team has made:

Hope you have a great weekend and will join us in one of our challenges soon.  I hope you will come back next week for Scrappin' Saturday - Campin' Critters Cartridge.

Link to Teacher Sign made with American Sign Language Alphabet by L.B.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Challenge #224 Camping or Outdoors

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday! This weeks challenge is Camping or the Outdoors, so here are a few projects to inspire you! 

Lisa Pennington made this adorable layout with Campin Critters-

Cricut Campin Critters Cartridge Project Idea 3 

And  I found this layout at Cricut.com that used the Summer Vacation cartridge-

I also found an activity that is definitely outdoors but isn't camping! Melissa at Moe's Creations made this great dirt bike card using Dude!

And here are a few more cartridges that are great for images-

Camp Out

Outdoor Man


Campin' Critters

Remember, there is a great $20 gift card to Pretty Cute Stamps to one lucky random draw participant, so enter now!

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