Monday, January 31, 2011

FCCB Challenge and An Update!

Howdy and Happy Monday friends!!!  Wow - where did the weekend go?  It has been a super de duper weekend here in Texas and we've been out enjoying it before the **gasp** snow and ice make it here?!!  I have been crazy busy in The Studio lately and have lots to share soon.  I've decided I need to decorate a bit for Valentine's Day this year and you'll get to see some of those projects over the next few days as I finish them up, but in the meantime - ON TO THE FCCB CHALLENGE!!

This week your challenge (should you choose to accept it, and why wouldn't you - hee hee) is to make a project in honor of a cause near and dear to you or a loved one's heart (i.e. breast cancer awareness, autism, MADD, etc.).  Here is the card I decided to make to honor every new life!

The inside of the card will say "A baby brings music to your heart."  I am planning on sending this to my brother and sis-in-law who are expecting their first baby in a few months.  I hope you will head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to see what the other designers have made this week, and participate too!  There is always a Fantabulous prize!!

See ya'll back here soon!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Cricut Crawl coming soon!!

Howdy friends!  Hey - did you notice my sidebar recently?  We are having another Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - the Love Crawl in a couple of weeks - starting February 7th to be exact!  We'll have a grand prize for sure over at FCCB and maybe some on the Crawl too.  Look for lots of inspiration and 'love'ly projects!!  Can't wait to see you there :O)

Fantabulous Cricut

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweet Shop Challenge - Yummy!

Howdy friends!!  How have you been?  Me - I've spent a long weekend at a scrap retreat with some friends and I have been focusing totally on my scrapbook albums - boy I got a lot done!

Today starts another Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut and it is a 'SWEET' one :O)  Your challenge is to incorporate something sweet into your project - and as always is needs to have a Cricut cut somewhere on your project.  This was fun for me because I started thinking about Valentine's Day coming up next month.  Last year I bought a bunch of mailbox tins from the Dollar Spot at Target and had every intention of using them.  But, alas, they went into a box never to be seen again.  That is until this challenge came along - so out came my mailboxes and I got busy.  Here is what I did with it:

I was thinking about putting some yummy chocolates inside and a gift card or small treat for my hubby.  I have a few more to make for my kids and teachers too!  These were super fast and fun to make!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Moxie Fab Winter White Trigger

****Second post today****

Howdy again!  I know -  twice in one day!  Whew!  I've been busy, busy, busy!  Anywho - I was able to get the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab completed.  I was having a hard time only because I knew what I wanted to do, I just wasn't sure how to accomplish it.  So, after several days of thinking I just pulled out all of the white items I had and began throwing stuff together.  It took several mishaps, but I did it!  First off - the trigger:

Embroidered Lace and Appliqued Wedding Cake from Martha Stewart Living

I immediately thought of snow and winter.  I thought about how quiet it seems outside in the snow - how you can hear things you wouldn't normally hear in the everyday hustle and bustle.  That reminded me of softly playing piano music.  With those ideas, here is the card I came up with! 

So - what do you think??  I'd love to know! 
Have a super fab weekend!!

Throwback Thursday Challenge from Emma

They're baaaack!!  Throwback Thursday challenges from Emma at My Creative Time are here for the New Year!  I've missed them so!  My older carts sure appreciate it too!  The challenge is to create something with a Heart and use any Older Cartridge that you have!  Easy peasy!  Here is what I did:

Opposites Attract Cartridge - ProvoCraft
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Love Notes from Making Memories
Limitless Layers Dies - PaperTrey Ink
Heart Stamp - Stampabilities
Ink - Color Box, Quick Quotes Powder Puff
Ribbon and Trim - Hobby Lobby
Stickles - Ranger
Pop Dots - The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Fiskars

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year and A Snowy Challenge!

Howdy friends and Happy 2011!  Can you believe it? 2011!!  I am ready to get back to 'normal' and into the usual routine - so how about starting off your 2011 with a challenge from Fantabulous Cricut!!!  Yea - we are back with lots of fun!

The challenge this week is titled Snowy Delights.  Please create a project that incorporates snow or snowflakes - and as always, you need a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!

 Its been rather warm here so I don't have a lot of inspiration for snow - but a girl can wish, huh?  So, I used a stamp phrase "Let It Snow" - maybe someday soon it will!  Here is my project this week:

Don'tcha just love blue and purple for winter?  I cut the large snowflake in purple paper using Designer's Calendar, then heat embossed Distress Powders in Milled Lavendar for texture.  I cut out a jar with a Paper Trey Ink die, then stamped snowflakes hanging inside the jar, adhered rhinestones and stickles.  Stamp sentiment, tie bow, send to a friend!

TIP:  Using clear rhinestones, you can color them with markers to match your projects!  Let it dry and then use.  No more buying every single color - only to run out of what you need!!  I used Copic Markers with this project, but I've used other markers too - use what you have!

Die Cut - Designer's Calendar, Provo Craft
Cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Marker - Copic Sketch BG13
Gemstones - The Paper Studio
Die Cut - PaperTrey Ink - Friendship Jar
Stamp - PaperTrey Ink - Frienship Jar Holiday Fillers
Lavender Ink - Stampabilities
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink - Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Powder Milled Lavender - Ranger
Purple Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Stickles - Dusty Concord, Ranger