Monday, June 30, 2014

An Underwater Birthday for an Anything Goes Challenge

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge with Fantabulous Cricut!

Challenge #217 Anything Goes

I dove under water for my Anything Goes Project this week...
Who doesn't like a giant octopus celebrating a birthday? I know one birthday boy who loves all things Octonauts so I created a bag to match that theme. I started with an old bag we had and flipped the Happy Birthday over.
I loved the colors on this bag so I created my giant octopus to match the turquoise and made him a fun little hate to show he was celebrating in style.
Next  I cut out the birthday boy's name and gave one of those arms a number 5 to show just how old he was going to be. With the added touch of the goggle eyes I was all set to share a fun party day.

Thanks  so much for visiting today.  I hope you will have some time to create with us this week. It is ANYTHING GOES - so pull out your Cricut (as your project must contain one Cricut cut) and join in the fun.

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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.

- Life is a Beach Cricut Cartirdge - Octopus
- Celebrations Cricut Cartirdge - party hat
- Opposites Attract Cricut Cartridge - Letters and Number
- Creatology Stick on Google eyes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dance Recital Project Life

Back in April my daughter had her dance recital.  I shared the fun cards and gift bag I made for her and the other dancers to match their costumes and now I can share the Project Life page that I completed with those same dance cards added right in.
I actually took the two dancing girls right off the bag I had made for my daughter rather than just throw them away. I love the fun you can have with the Create A Friend cartridge. 

HERE are the Yellow cards
HERE are the Blue cards
HERE is the gift bag and teacher card

- Project Life Pocket Page Design X
- Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge - various pieces of many outfits 
- Cuttlebug Once Upon a Princess Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fairest of Them All

Welcome to the weekend everyone. I hope you get to spend it with the people you think are the "Fairest of them all".
I am so in love with these cute princess cuts form Miss Kate Cuttables and had to make the cute Snow White after making some of the others. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day.

- Miss Kate Cuttables Woodland Fairy tale Princess
- Pink By Design All Girl stamp set
- Silver Stickles
- The Paper Studio Quatrfoil Embossing Folder

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Friends

Happy Friday everyone. Today I have a simple card I made for a friend to share with you.
I had a bunch of scraps leftover from the layout I shared yesterday and wanted to use them so I cut out several pieces to layer onto my card. I actually did not cut of the punched hole at the top of the page because I thought it would be a great place for a little ribbon bow.
I added the simple "friends" cut to my card and selected the ribbon to put  through the hole and all was done. A lot less wasted paper and a fun card to send out. Have a wonderful weekend.

- Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridge - best friends cut with best taken out
- DCWV Sunday Afternoon stack 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Aunt Jo

My Great Aunt Josephine was 95-years-old when she passed away last weekend. Her laughter will always be my biggest memory and I am glad my daughter got a chance to hear it a few times as well. I was looking through some older photos waiting to go into a scrapbook and came across one from a visit with my aunt and it felt right to create a layout about her.
I selected my papers and a sketch to work with (I find having a sketch for single photo layouts helps me fill the page better). I gathered up some materials and set to remember my great aunt and create a beautiful layout.

I did not follow the sketch 100% but the main idea is from it and I think it is a good interpretation of the sketch. I liked the idea of having hearts on the layout so I added some fun stickers and one die cut heart as well.I also added a single strip of "Choose Happiness" washi as that is what she would have told me to do.
I think my letter writing, Betty Boop loving, photo crazy great- aunt would have loved this they way most people who met her loved her. Thanks for visiting today.

- Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge - stitched heart (blue)
- DCWV Sunday Afternoon stack - papers
- DCWV Vintage Collector Acetate Overlay Hearts
- Thickers burlap letters
- - Choose Happiness washi
- Martha Stewart Vintage Lace punch
- ek success scallop photo corner punch

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We Believe in Santa (Even in June!)

HO! HO! HO! You can hear him calling from vacation right?  It might just be me as I was scrapping our visit with Jolly Old St. Nick this week.  PLUS - we are  half way to Christmas today!!
When I made the choice to use Project Life (pocket scrapbooking) for my Disney Album I thought I would be doing things a little differently and not using my Cricut as much - but that is not really turning out to be the case as I often find adding a simple die cut to my pages makes them feel like they are just my style.
Some simple circles and this adorable Santa cut were just what I needed to go with the cards and stickers from SNAP! Studios.  Another page in our Disney album all done.

- SNAP! Studios - Christmas collection cards and stickers
- Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge - Santa and circle
- Project Life Design A pocket page. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Ch171: I Vow To Thee My Country

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today at Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating the countries we are from. For me that is the United States and with the 4th of July coming up I am all about the fireworks!!
I love fireworks normally, but on the 4th they are even more magical for some reason. I found this cute firework in a Miss Kate Cuttables set and put it together in now time.
I decided to make a fun layer on my card with some stars and found these cute brads in my collection where just right for that extra touch.
Once everything was put together I needed just a touch of sparkle. BANG!!!  What about your country inspires you? Make a project showing the love of your country and join the fun at the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week.

Also linking up to - Craftin' Desert Diva's: Craft it  Up & Link it Up Red, White & Blue Link Party

- Miss Kate Cuttables - July 4th set - firework
- Paper Studio star embossing folder
- Stickles - Golden Rod

Monday, June 23, 2014

Easter Hunt 2013

As we get closer to one holiday lets look back at another - Easter. Today I am sharing the layout I created for Easter 2013.
For this Project Life style page I selected an all square pocket page. The bright colors of the Project Life- Honey Edition cards were just what I wanted for these photos. A little trimming here and there and everything fit just right.
I added a few simple die cut touches using some solid colored Project Life Cards that coordinate with the Honey edition. I added a title, the year and a little bunny with a few quick cuts.
I also added a few sentiment stickers and when my journaling was complete I was super happy with the Spring vibe of my page.

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Thanks for stopping by today.

- Project Life - Honey Edition patterned cards
- Project Life - Pocket  Page Design P
- Wild Card Cricut Cartridge - A Lovely Easter to You
- Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge - bunny
- Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge - 2013 
- Tiny Text Just Because Sticker form Cosmo Cricket

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2nd Grade

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope it has been an enjoyable weekend for all.  Today I have a fun scrapbook layout  to share with you from my daughter's school album.
I wanted to have a fun and simple title so I decided to go with the negative space and play with a bunch of fonts.  I selected different font styles for each letter and cut them out on the black  paper before placing the black over the fun sparkly  paper.
I love how this year's class/teacher photo page turned out. Hopefully I will be all caught up in the school album before the new school year begins. Have a wonderful day.

- DCWV Hittin' the Books Stack - letter paper

- Ariel - 2
- Centry Schoolbook - n
- Black Rose- d
- An Accidental Kiss - G
- Acknowledgement - r
- Courier New - a
- A red Bucket - d
- Gill Sans Ultra - e

Saturday, June 21, 2014


It is officially summer today!!! That means some many wonderful things including the longest day with sunshine all year and I intend to enjoy it to the fullest, but first I wanted to let you know about 
For the next several  months I will be in charge of the Scrappin' Saturday posts at FCCB. The goal of Scrappin' Saturday is to introduce you to Cricut cartridges, images and even tools that could help you when you are creating your special projects. Just think of how many times you were looking for an image and did not think about all the options you  have.That is what we try to do for you on Saturdays.
This week we are all about Summer Titles.  Head over and take a look for more cut images and ideas all related to those summer projects.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cinderella at the Ball

Happy Friday everyone. I have been having so much fun scrapping Disney this week. I love making fun Disney themed projects. I have a really hard time cutting those Disney Princesses with my Cricut, but I found  great solution.
Today I have one more card I made this week using one of the fun princess cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables. These princesses are so sweet and let's face it - she is an adorable Cinderella right?

Thanks for visiting this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

- Miss Kate Cuttables -Fairytale Princess in  Blue
- Silhouette Store - a2 bracket shaped card
- Stickles - Waterfall
- Tim Holtz embossing folder swirls.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mickey Thanks You

The week of Disney themed projects is making  me want to plan another trip so badly, but for now I have to leave the planning to my hubby and other people's trips. My husband, Erik at Destination Orlando.etc is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and he gets to help people plan their magical Disney vacations*.
I get to help out by making him fun note cards to send to his clients.  He knows that whenever he asks me to make him more I will be happy to do so. This week I created a set of fun Mickey notes for him to send out. I have gained so much more confidence cutting out characters now that I have the Explore - it just cuts so smooth.
I selected 3 different Mickey Mouse cuts from two different carts and cut all my pieces out. I love that the base cuts have lines to follow for placing the other pieces. My characters went together with no problems.
I selected 3 Project Life cards to add a layer to my cards and stamped a fun sentiment on each one before putting my cards all together.
Each card got an additional red embossed layer as well to pull in all the core colors of Disney to me.
These 3 cards are already addressed and ready to send out to some happy Disney travelers. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I would love your thoughts.

- Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartirdge - standing Mickey, eyes up Mickey
- Mickey Font Cricut Cartirdge - Mickey Head only
- Project Life - Aqua Edition
- Cuttlebug 5x7 Polka dot embossing folder
- The Paper Studio - Mesh texture and star embossing folders
- K. Andrew - Of Mice and Lil' Men stamp set

*There is no additional fee for your vacation when working with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planners. They are trained by Disney to make the planning process smooth for all guests. For more information please contact Erik Lindstrom. All his information can be found on his Facebook page Erik at Destination Orlando.Etc.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Test Track

When we went to Disney World over Christmas nothing was going to keep me from going on Test Track - that was until I had my appendix out a week before.  Was all hope lost?  NOPE!!  I played it safe and follower docs orders for 10 days, but on day 11 - I buckled in and had a blast.
It was am awesome experience as you can see by my title. I wanted to keep this page pretty simple so I selected my cards once I had found some matching stickers and that was that.
I remembered I had purchased the Project Life Die Cuts made a few little arrows as well to point everyone in the right direction. I also layered a 3x4 card onto a 4x6 card to add more pattern to the mix.
LOVED the ride and if you look closely you can see our purple, sparkly car in the photo above - unique like us. 

- Project Life - Sunshine Edition cards
- Project Life die cuts
- SNAP! Studios stickers. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Disney Autographs with a Touch of Pixie Dust

Good day to all. A new Tuesday means a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we are making projects that feature 
Things with Wings! 
My favorite things with wings - fairies!!! My favorite fairy - Tinkerbell!!
I made some autograph books for two different Disney travelers - one who shares my love for Tinkerbell. I thought she would be the perfect touch to spread magic on her trip.
The other Disney lover is into all things princess and love red so I made a special shiny castle book for her as well.One this one I really wanted to add the date of the trip. 
Instead of cutting the letters to glue on (to many little pieces on autograph books is not a great idea as they need to travel and get bumped round some)I used the pen feature on my Cricut Explore and wrote them on in a silver pen.

I hope you will join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas. All things with wings are welcome. Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team has created - all very cute.

- Tinkerbell and Friends Cricut Cartridge- Tinkerbell shadow
- Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge - castle (stretched into two different sizes)
- Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge - Backing labels on pink book
- The First few Years Cricut Cartridge - backing labels on red book
- Walt Disney Font - lettering on red book

Monday, June 16, 2014

Disney Scrapping Time

The photos have been picked up and laid out on the table and now - with the daughter at camp all week I am hoping to get some Disney scrapping in. I have not gotten very far in our holiday album yet. 

I have a lot more to do as we were at Disney for a week!!  Stay Tuned - I will have a new spread to share on Wednesday!!  Hey stick around because  it is all about Disney this week as tomorrow project is also Disney inspired!!

What will you be working on this week?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dad's Day!!

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing Dads out there!!!
I hope everyone has a fantastic day celebrating. I made this card for my father-in-law who has become such an important part of my life. I started with some Project Life cards as my base.
I searched for a Dad image and found this cute on on the Designers Calendar cartridge. I stamped the Happy above it and was ready to go to breakfast this morning! I hope you have a great day. 

- Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge - Dad's Day Cut
- Pink By Design What's Your Number stamp set
- Project Life - Azure Edition cards