Monday, December 30, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge "Happy 2014"

This week at Exploring Cricut the challenge is to make a card, layout, or paper craft to celebrate the New Year, 2014! Here is my project-

This card was made with the Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge. Here is a list of ingredients:

  1. Copper, Silver, & Gold Cardstock is Wausau Shimmer. Black, White plain cardstock.
  2. Background paper is discontinued from Michaels, white with  black sequins sewn on.
  3. Sentiment cut at 1 1/2".
  4. Clock and Top hat cut @ 3". 
Check out the Design Team Members and get ready to have fun getting ready for the New Year!

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Happy New Years Challenge
Cut it up New Years challenge (Update-this was chosen a top three project at Cut it Up!)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday-Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Here is an ongoing project I'm doing for each month, and this is for December-

The bottom picture was taken outside so I could get a better picture of the Shimmer Paper used for the moon, and the black glitter embossing powder that I covered the black cuts with. Here's the info on the tray-

  1. Old Creative Memories background paper
  2. Old Creative Memories die cut of cabin and trees
  3. Cut Santa & Reindeer of Christmas/Noel cartridge @ 8 1/2" Fit to Length. Regular black cardstock.
  4. Cut Moon (same cartridge) out of Wausau Shimmer paper @ 4 3/4"
  5. Used Versamark ink to cover diecuts, then used the Zing black glitter embossing powder to make them sparkle!
I love that background paper-it looks like the sky is full of stars, or snow! I like this scene because it take me back to childhood, when I could hardly wait for Christmas!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

I'm also entering this at:
Die Cutting Diva's Christmas Challenge-Update! This tray was showcased!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Break Design Team Project

Hi! This is my card for the Holiday break-there will be a project posted each day at FCCB so be sure to check out the blog each day for a new item by each Design Team Member!

This was cut using Christmas Noel cartridge @ 5" using white cardstock, then embossed with the Anna Griffith Noel folder. I had bought lots of stringed sequins back in the day, so I cut the lengths a little longer than the width of each letter and glued them in place. Then I popped up the Noel, layered it onto the bottom mat that was embossed with the Anna Griffith Diamond Tree folder, and adhered all of it to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Holiday Season.

I'm also entering this at:
Die Cutting Diva's Christmas Challenge

Monday, December 16, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"

This week at Exploring Cricut the challenge is "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas". Create a card, layout, or other paper craft project for this weeks challenge. Here's a card I made-

This Gingerbread House is from the My Community Classmates cartridge, cut at 5". Here's a list of items used:

  1. Brown, White, Dark Brown, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow cardstock from my scrap files.
  2. Iridescent, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow Stickles
  3. Sakura Stardust pen
  4. Background paper is Wausau Shimmer, embossed with Darice Snowflake embossing Folder.
  5. Stamp and red ink is from Studio G
 This is a great card to use those scraps. Please join us this week for a great fun challenge!

FCCB # 191-Anything but a card, Holiday Edition

Challenge #191 Anything but a card, Holiday ed.
Show us your holiday (non-card) projects. This could be holiday decor, tags, packaging and gift ideas...

~This Weeks Sponsor~

Winner will receive the Trim the Tree Cricut Cartridge!
Be sure to visit the blog and join in the challenge. You just need to use 1 Cricut cut to qualify for this week's prize.

This is another project I've been wanting to do for a long time-calendar pages that are ready for the scrapbook once the month is finished! Here is a list of supplies I used:

  1. 12" x 12" frame without glass (glazer point if the frame is backless), 12" x 12" chipboard for backing
  2. One Paper Accents blank plastic 12" x 12" calendar page (or something similar)
  3. One 12" x 12" piece of background paper
  4. One Bistro Chalk Marker, white (or similar chalk, dry erase marker)
  5. Paper for Cricut cuts-the holly paper is unknown, and the green & red are from Creative Memories. Plain white cardstock for the circles.
Choosing paper and the cuts are the hardest! I think that a darker color would let the numbers show through more. The cartridges I used were Designer Calendar (month, Script CF), Plantin Schoolbook (circles), and Christmas Cheer (holly, Blackout CF).

After this was assembled and glued in place, it was placed in the frame with the calender overlay over the month, then backed up with the chipboard.

It's all ready to use!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Hi! Here's another Wonderful Wednesday project for Exploring Cricut. My whole family loves dogs, so my niece is getting this for her Christmas card!


Here's the list of measurements and items used:

  1. White , black cardstock. Green heart holly paper-DJ Inkers.
  2. I used Paper Pups cartridge to cut the puppy in the stocking at 3" out of black and white cardstock. The stocking and dog are colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
  3. Woof was cut at 1 1/2" out of black and white cardstock. The white was colored with the SN markers.
  4. White brad (unknown source) and red embroidery floss to hang stocking!
  5. Inside sentiment computer generated (font-CMhmkbold) cut with Spellbinders Label Nine die and edged with green ink.
Very quick and easy!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge Christmas Cards

At Exploring Cricut this week, the Challenge is Christmas Cards! Your card needs to have a least one Cricut cut on it to qualify! This cards was made with A Quilted Christmas-

Look on page 69 of the handbook to find this candle image. I cut this at 2 3/4", and it made the image almost 8 1/2" long! Cut out all layers and assemble. This was made with scrap paper out of my stash. The Gold shimmer paper is from the open stock at Michael's. I doodled the edge with a dark red Creative Memories pen, and the embossing ink is Gold Zing with a Fiskars Holiday Frolic Stamp.

I hope you are ready to create some Christmas cards! Check out all the design team members for more great ideas!

FCCB Challenge #189-Beyond red or green!

At FCCB, the Challenge this week is to make a holiday project with no red or green. and here is my card-

The colors I chose is this light teal & gold. Teal cardstock is DCWV color stack, dotted teal is My Minds Eye Antique Dot stack, & white cardstock for the tag sentiment. The Gold Metal is old, but you can find thin sheets of metal at most craftstores. Gold Offray ribbon, silver brad.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial on how to emboss on metal, then showed my example. This is that sample! I used Trim The Tree to emboss a tree, then cut around it and used a paper piercer to add the star brad. Tags, Bags, and More cartridge was used to cut the sentiment tag. Martha Stewart Dark Teal was used to stamp the sentiment from a brand new Christmas set from Fiskars called Holiday Frolic. Ocean was inked around the tag, then gold ribbon added to attach it to the card.

The hills were inked with white chalk ink and attached to the base. When everything was glued down the tree was attached to the card with Uglue squares (awesome stuff-even works on leather).

I hope you give embossing on metal a try!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exploring Cricut Wonderful Wednesday

Hi! I love to go to the older cartridges and make cards, and this one was made from Stretch Your Imagination.

Use the card feature to cut this card (I cut mine at 5"). The plain green cardstock wasn't doing anything for me, so I embossed the card using Darice's Snowflakes embossing folder. Better, but not there yet. So I used a watered down white ink to run over the entire front of the card. Way better, but I wanted some sparkle so I colored each snowflake with Sakura Gelly Stardust gel pen. Finally! I added a two sided paper that was a light gold on one side, and a patterned gold with Christmas trees on the other side. Finished off the inside with ivory paper with stamped sentiment & image. Added a green gingham ribbon & voila! A Christmas card very different from the "store bought" ones!

Make some unusual cards yourself with the older cartridges!

Monday, November 18, 2013

FCCB Use an Animal Challenge

This week, the challenge at FCCB is to use an animal, and this is my project-

This was made with the AG Winter Wonderland cartridge. The stag was cut using the flip function out of Gold Wausau shimmer paper at 3 1/4", with scrap paper for the layers. The same scrap paper was used to cut the sentiment at 2", with the addition of maroon cardstock. The white shimmer paper is by Wausau also, embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder, then matted with the maroom cardstock. Maroon ribbon by American crafts completes the card.

I hope you like it!

Exploring Cricut Be Thankful Challenge

Hi! This week's challenge is Thanksgiving, and this is the November insert for my monthly tray project.

All cuts were done with the CCR Thanksgiving Seasonal Digital Package. I learned a whole bunch during the process which wasn't always pretty! My laptop updated to Windows 8, and no amount of tricks would get that  @#$%^ CCR working. I finally uninstalled the Windows 8 "upgrade" (HAH!) and got it to working.
All the cuts were cut with basic cardstock scraps, and the Happy Thanksgiving stamp was a $1 find at Jo-Anns, which was stamped on scrap bg paper with brown Studio G ink.

I can't wait for the Christmas one to be done, I think your gonna like it!

I'm also submitting to the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #8
BBTB2 You're A Turkey Challenge 
Rose Blossom Garden Fall/Thanksgiving Challenge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let's Create a Friend!

This week on Wonderful Wednesday, I made a card for my brothers birthday with the Cricut Cartridges "Create a Friend" & "Celebrations". I made the "school nerd" because at 50+ years, he's gone back to college! It makes my head spin thinking about college classes at our age-LOL! Here's the card-

I'm on a real mission to use up my scraps, and everything  I cut was out of scraps! The Universal Overlay with the new cartridges makes this SO easy. I cut the boy at 4" for all layers, and cut the balloons out at 3" with the Celebration cartridge.

Give this new cartridge a try!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge-Anything Goes!

Hi! This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, but you must use at least-
  1. 2 Cricut Cuts
  2. 1 Patterned Paper
  3. 3 Colors
So here is my project-

I used Creative Cards Cartridge, button 31& cut at 5" for the card-the paper is TPC Studio Retro Christmas & plain white cardstock. On the banner I put a  sentiment cut from the Teresa Collins Dec. 25th cartridge. This was Colorbok green glitter paper cut at 1 3/4". I also foiled the left side of the banner red to play off the green foiling of the designer paper.

I hope you like it-Creative Cards is a wonderful cartridge for quick & easy cards!

FCCB Challenge #185-Anything Goes!

Welcome to a Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl!
A blog crawl is our version of a Blog hop. We are opening up a DT call, please see the FCCB Blog for more details.

Welcome to this weeks sponsor-

They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant, so please enter your projects!
Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back  to the main page and use the links there.
When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project.
 The challenge is Anything Goes! We want to see your Cricut projects. To qualify for the weekly prize for a fabulous sponsors, you need to make sure to have at least 1 Cricut cut.

Blog Crawl List:

Here is my Project:

I used Ornamental Iron for this card. Not only does it have cool looking wrought iron gates and fences, it has a Window Feature! I cut the window at 5", and colored it to resemble stained glass with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. It looks like a church window to me. The sentiment is stamped on vellum, and a word of caution-ink dries very, very slowly on vellum. Use the least amount of ink to get a good stamp. A blender pen also removes smudges!

I hope you like it! You're next stop is Catarina!

I'm also entering this card at My Sheri Crafts Sympathy Card Challenge.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Exploring Cricut

First off-I love Mercury Glass-always have but couldn't afford the prices they want on certain pieces. I came across a do-it-yourself tutorial on mercury glass, got my supplies together, and made about 7 different pieces. This last one (my pumpkin) I did on a whim. I saw mercury glass pumpkins in a popular home decorating catalog-but $40!!!! No way! Here is the link to the tutorial I followed-April Moffat, but they are so many others if you do a search.

It really pays to prep well so excess spray doesn't go everywhere, especially on the outside of your glass-

Follow the tutorial, and your pumpkin (Wal Mart has them right now for $5.88), will look like this-

I then cut a orange metal flake vinyl for the pumpkin face using the Happy Hauntings cartridge, page 100, layer 2 for the feminine face version of Dracula (I think so anyway), and added to the pumpkin.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Exploring Cricut Halloween blog hop

I've always wanted something I could personalize with all the holidays. At Craft Warehouse (other stores may also have it), I found this tray that is specifically made to change out items! It has glass to protect whatever you want to put in it to decorate it, and I thought Halloween would be a great start!


  1. All background papers are from Creative Memories Halloween 2012. I mounted them onto black paper to create dividing lines.
  2. Mummy, Dracula, and the Witch are on the Happy Hauntings cartridge, all cut at 4"
  3. The Word block is from Chic & Scary cut at 5".
  4. I did stain the frame, but you could also paint it.
I can't wait to decorate it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, etc. This is going to be a fun, ongoing project!

I'm also entering this at The Pink Elephant Halloween challenge.

FCCB Fall Or Halloween Decor Challenge

At FCCB this week, the challenge is to make Home Decor that is Halloween or Fall Inspired. I chose Fall, and the colors of my project are definitely autumnal!

This is a frame I picked up for a buck at a yard sale. I spray painted it dark brown after I did a little sanding and repair work on it. I then took 20 guage black wire and stapled it to the frame in a continuous zig-zag pattern.

The flowers are made from various blooms on the Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge. The big flowers I cut three different flowers with three different cardstock. The little flowers were cut twice out of the same colors. The beige I sprayed with Tattered Angels Coffee for a pretty shimmer. I added Pearl Brads to the large flowers and regular pearls to the small ones. The flourishes were cut with the Home Decor cartridge out of Sage cardstock.

After adhering the flowers and flourishes to the frame I added mini clothespins to the wires. It's now ready to put pictures or cards on display!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

This card is a snap to make! A couple of years ago, I was at a Stampin' Up party and saw in the catalog a set of 6 sentiments that I just had to have! I am semi-famous for my offbeat quirkiness. But when I saw the sentiment I used on this card, I knew just what I wanted to do!

Frankenstein is from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, cut at 5". The stamp was Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. The black cat is a paper punch from Creative Memories, as is the paper.

Super simple!

I'm also entering this at Cut It Up Halloween Challenge.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Exploring Cricut Birthday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Exploring Cricut's 3rd birthday! And we are having a blog hop, so if you've just found my blog, here is the line up so you can enjoy some great Cricut projects-

Michelle N (You are here)

Michelle S (Go here next!)

In celebration, here is my Minnie Mouse Card!

Minnie was made with the Mickey and Friends cartridge, cut at 4 1/4". This is cut all with scraps of black, white, pink, green and flesh colored cardstock. A pink rhinestone completes Minnie's bow.

The green Frame was made using the Cindy Loo cartridge cut at 5". I took a paper trimmer to the inside edges for a little more room.

The banner is part of the Artiste cartridge by CMTH. It was cut at 1 1/4", stamped with the matching stamp  and mounted onto the chipboard in the Artiste collection goodies.

I am giving away blog candy for one lucky commenter-but if you become a new follower, you'll get 2 entries! The blog candy consists of: Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Alphabet Chipboard letters, pink Zva Creative bling flourishes, and Pieces of 8 bottle caps!

I hope you liked this card, and the next stop is Michelle S! Have a fun hop!

FCCB Challenge #181 Eat your cake

Hi! This weeks challenge at FCCB is to make a cake or cupcake imaged project. I'm in desperate need of wedding cards, so I made this-

Here's how to recreate this wedding cake card-
  1. Cricut Cartridge-Wild Card page 63, cut @ 5 1/2".. Cut regular white cardstock (I used Neenah) in blackout for liner. The decorative paper is Bumblebee Vine by The Paper Co. (Jo-Anns) using the regular card cut. Adhere layers.
  2. Added bling and paper Roses from Zva Creative along cut lines.
Simple, yet elegant. I hope you like this.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Overlay & Moxie Fab Challenge

I loved the inspiration photo over at Moxie Fab World! I've had this idea all week and couldn't make it until I reorganized my craft room. This is what I came up with:

The overlay was made with the Artbooking cartridge for Cricut. The panel underneath was embossed with a light coat of Sea Lavender Ink by Martha Stewart (which is the shadow ink shade for the sentiment, Ocean is the overlying color). Close to my Heart sentiment, American Crafts resin & pearl brads, Zva Creative roses.

This is the inspiration picture from Moxie Fab World-

This Week's Tuesday Trigger So if you would like to join this challenge, go here 

Another challenge I'm entering this in is at BBTB2 Overlay challenge.
I am also entering this in the Hobby House challenge-Roses.

Thanks for looking!

ETA: This card was chosen at BBTB2 as the Project of the Week!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Welcome! My project today is from the Freshly Picked cartridge. I need more thank you cards, so here's one I whipped up for today!

Once I found my background paper the colors for the cuts just fell into place. I cut this image and all layers at 5". After adhering all layers, I chose a Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards stamp and brown ink for the sentiment. A layer of pearls finished off the bottom of the card.

Very easy to do, so give it a try!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut "In the Kitchen"

At Exploring Cricut the challenge this week is to make a project with a Kitchen theme. I used "From My Kitchen" to dress up a recipe box & apron from Target.

The top picture is the most accurate color of the recipe box-I don't know why it came out so dark on the individual pictures...

I used a light & medium chartreuse cardstock, and a little piece of orange yellow that is on the measuring cup. Here are the sizes-
  1. Recipes, page 43, cut @ 2 1/2"
  2. Oven Mitt, page 53, cut @ 3"
  3. Hot Pad, page 52, cut @ 3"
  4. Measuring Cups, page 47 , cut @ 2 1/2"
For the apron-I didn't have my Heat N Bond available, so I tried Pellon Wonder Under to cut the fabric with-it freakin' didn't work! I've cut GOBS of fabric with Heat N Bond, but since I was out-what to do? A light bulb went off (dim, to be sure) and I cut the cleaver at 8" with the thinnest paper out of my OMGWWIT (oh my gosh, what was I thinking) stash and used it as a pattern to cut the fabric out. After fusing a rectangle to resemble a cutting board I fused the cleaver and zig zagged the edges. Voila!
 I'm pretty sure I'll never have trouble finding this!

So get busy with a Kitchen themed project and enter the Exploring Cricut Challenge.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Exploring Cricut Woo Hoo Wonderful Wednesday

I love this cassette tape from Indie Art-this is actually a card for a friend of ours winning yet another Sprint Car Championship (His 11th in 7 years, or something like that). 

Here's the ingredients:
  1. Indie Art-cassette cut at 4" out of black & light gray cardstock.
  2. Background paper unknown-but green and black are his favorite color combo's.
  3. Paper Smooches Word Salad-Congratulations
  4. CTMH Artiste Stamp-#1
  5. Computer generated song title (If you've never heard the song, it's pretty hard core rock-but it's great for any sport).
This can be used with anyone you have a song with-friends, spouses, co-workers, etc. Have fun with it!

Thanks for coming over from Exploring Cricut!

Monday, September 16, 2013

FCCB Challenge-ABC or 123

The challenge at FCCB this week is to create a project using at least one Cricut cut letter or number. Here is my project-

This is from the Artbooking cartridge from Close to my Heart. I used a Cricut marker to draw the letter first, then replace the marker with the blade and cut. Super simple, and looks great!

Supplies used:
Black cardstock
light teal cardstock
black and white Damask paper-My Minds Eye
ribbon-American Crafts
teal Cricut Marker-Fashion Color Palette

Easy peasy-and took only about 10-15 minutes (tying the bow took 10 min, I swear!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

FCCB Vinyl Education continues!

For today's project-I purchased this vinyl composition notebook from the $1 Store. I added the vinyl letters I made so that my Mother-in-Law would have a notebook she could use to make notes on the cards she makes. She really liked the one I made for myself, so I couldn't resist giving her a "just because" gift.

I used the black outdoor vinyl from Cricket Vinyl Supplies. I really like the vinyl cover with vinyl letters-makes it waterproof! Pick a font that you like and go for it-this is the basic font in the Cricut Craft Room.

Remember, if you order this week and use the code: fantabulous you can get 15% off your order.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut Back to School

Hi! Here in the Rogue Valley, school always starts after Labor Day, so this card is real appropriate for where I used to work!

The cartridge I used was an oldie, but a goodie, Locker Talk. For this card, I used the crayons (button 5, cut at 2") and the phrase (button 4, cut at 4") and cut them out of scraps.  The ribbon is Craft Essentials mini spool from Jo-Anns, and the background papers are unknown.

I also used the flip function on half the crayons so the tips pointed different directions for some visual interest.

Thanks for joining me today and make sure to enter the Back to School Challenge today at Exploring Cricut!

I'm also entering this at the Rose Blossom Garden   School Theme Challenge, Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge Back to School

FCCB's Fall Vinyl Education Week & some big Prizes!

Welcome to Just A Nutter Paper Crafter and the FCCB Vinyl EDU Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!

FCCB Vinyl University-Sponsored by

We are so excited to introduce you to our vinyl education week!
Would you like to win a Cricut Expressions Machine? If we get 100 participants in the challenge our sponsor will give away a Cricut machine-how awesome is that!
*only one entry per person
*No back linking
Your project must be posted on your blog on Sept 9th or after. 

Included is a Cricut Expression Machine, deep cut blade, Jasmine Cricut cartridge, ten 12"x 12" assorted sheets of matte vinyl, and one 12"x 12" gridded transfer tape. 
So grab your vinyl and make a project!

If you've come from Lynn at, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!

Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost-

Amy HS

For my project I made Motocross decals (using the Cricut cartridge Dude!) for my husbands truck, since he Motocrosses in the Fall when the rain starts making the mountains perfect for a dirt bike ride!

Left side of truck back window-(I'll have to smooth out the air bubbles better on this side)

Right side of truck back window-(used the flip feature on this)

 Decal on the paper backing-looks prettier on the truck-

This vinyl came from, and is the outdoor vinyl. It's really high quality vinyl! The outdoor vinyl is great for decals like this, but can also be used for mailboxes, windows, outdoor signs, business info on magnetic sheets for cars, etc. I had no trouble cutting it at all!

I cut this dirt bike out at 4 1/2" using Dude! cartridge button 21, and my settings were Blade 6, Pressure 2, and Speed 1. If your mat isn't very sticky you can use blue painters tape to hold it down so it doesn't shift. The decal shown was also cut with the "flip" button on. My husband had me alter (cut out areas) of the decal so that there were no gold showing under the bike riders chest and handlebars. Why? I don't know, but since it was for his truck I went for it with a craft knife. Now his friends want some!

I am also offering Blog Candy, shown here-

This is a Graphic 45 prize package from Secret Garden Collection. The pad is 8" x 8", with  24 Gorgeous double sided papers. The packages contain 2 different sheets of coordination elements for card making or scrapbooking. All you have to do is leave a comment.  You don't have to be a follower if you don't want to-but followers (new or old) will get two entries in the drawing if they leave a comment!

You've made it to the end of the FCCB Crawl. Check back with the Design Team everyday, as more projects & videos will be added daily.  Make sure you've visited all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Thanks for joining me for Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut!  Ever since I got the new Artbooking cartridge from CTMH I've been in crafting heaven. Here is a card I made with it-

This was so easy to do! I cut this element at 5" real dial size from page 71. I find it funny that it was in with the Halloween items! I cut the bottom off at about 1 1/14", the took the other end and laid it on the card to find where to cut again to make the wide white swath-there was plenty of lattice left for another project. I then took my Spectrum Noir pens and colored the openings to resemble stained glass. The sentiment & heart is from Paper Smooches.

I hope you like this-I think it would also make a nice sympathy card.

Monday, September 2, 2013

FCCB's Name that Tune

FCCB Vinyl University is Coming!

We are so excited to introduce you to our vinyl education week!

Please visit our wonderful sponsor - cricutvinylsupplies.comGo to CRICKET VINYL SUPPLIES for a 15% discount- code: fantabulous.
Would you like to win a Cricut Expressions Machine? If we get 100 participants in the challenge our sponsor will give away a Cricut machine-how awesome is that!
*only one entry per person
*No back linking
Your project must be posted on your blog on Sept 9th or after. 

Included is a Cricut Expression Machine, deep cut blade, Jasmine Cricut cartridge, ten 12"x 12" assorted sheets of matte vinyl, and one 12"x 12" gridded transfer tape. 
So grab your vinyl and make a project!

Have you ever gotten a challenge and know right then what you want to make? I did, and this is what I did for FCCB's Name that Tune challenge-

When my husband and I do road trips, we'll play name that tune. But this time there is a twist-

Yup, we have celebrated being married 19 years!

Here's the components-

  1. Cartridge-Indie Art. Cassettes cut at 1 1/2". Scrap paper.
  2. Cartridge-Groovy Times musical notes (pg 44) cut at  3/4" & 1 1/4". Scrap paper.
  3. Creative Memories background paper.
  4. Computer generated cassette titles, inside sentiment.
My hubby absolutely loved this card-he even took it to work to display on his desk!