Monday, July 25, 2011

FCCB--Challenge Me Monday #70--MELON TIME!!

It's my first week with the new Team B design team members over at FCCB....I can't wait to see what everyone has created! It is another Challenge Me Monday and this week's theme is MELON TIME!!! And we were asked to create a project with a fruit or melon in it. I decided on the token "thanks a melon" card....and decided to use Just Because Cards to carry out my design. Here it is!

Cricut Cartridge: Just Because Cards
Cardstock: Bazzill and K&Company
Time Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
Sakura black Gelly Roll pen
Pop Dots
ribbon from my stash

I added the glitter glue because I totally screwed up in the decorating/doodling that I was doing in the 'thanks a melon' sentiment!! Oops! I would've liked it better without the glitter, but oh well. It still came out ok!

Thanks for looking today! I would love for you to head over to FCCB and see what the new and old DT members came up with this week, and then link up your own project!! Remember, it's MELON TIME!!!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper DT Call!! My 11th hour entry!

So, just in case you hadn't heard.....Robyn, aka My Pink Stamper, is having a Design Team Call for her next 6 month term. If you are completely new to Cricut, or at least the online Cricut world, then you may not know who Robyn is. You should REALLY check her out!! I first discovered here about 2 years ago when I ventured into the online Cricut community, and she really was inspiring to me in many ways. She has lots of great products that go along with the Cricut, and she is just such an All-American, girl-next-door can't help but love her! :) You can check her out, HERE.
But, back on track....I have submitted a project for each of Robyn's previous DT calls, and have not been chosen... :( But, determination (and stubborness...hee hee!!) leads me to submit a project yet again, and HOPE, HOPE, HOPE that she discovers little ole me out of the crowd of almost 200 that have applied!! YIKES!!
So, since this IS the 11th only have until midnight CST TONIGHT to submit...I will get right to it!

These are Robyn's submission guidelines (let's see if I qualify)...

*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months. (check!)
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea) (check! I'm only on product there!!)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge (check! Done tonight and only for this!)
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about (check!)
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge (check again!)
*Only one entry per person, please (check! no time to make a 2nd!! hee hee!!)
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft! :) (double check!!)

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

Turquoise (ok...I DID use tourquoise....but it looks blue in the pic! :( )
(other optional color of your choice) (check!! I've included all 4, and added an optional of YELLOW!)

Now that I have followed the guidelines to a 'T''s my card!! Hope you like it!

Cricut Cartridges: Birthday Bash (my current fave...lots of b-days around here right now!!), George and Basic Shapes, and Preserves
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!, and Core'dinations
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Pebbles Chalk
White and Black Gel Pen
Pop Dots

I cut the background card from Birthday Bash, using the card feature, at 5". The tourquoise background (that sort of looks blue in the pic...oops) is cut from George at 4" and embossed with Swiss Dots. Since it is Core'dinations paper, the dots popped thru with the white core, so I dusted it with some Pebbles chalk to get the single color look back. I then cut the tag from Preserves using my Gypsy, so that I could get the correct length and width for my sentiment. I cut my Donkey Pinata from Birthday Bash at 3.25" and the CELEBRATE phrase, from the same cartridge, at 3". I cut the phrase 3 times in 3 different colors so I could create a shadow effect. I then inked all edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, and assemble!! Add a few Gel Pen doodles and VOILA! A wonderful birthday card!! :)

Thank you guys, for taking a peek at my card tonight, and if you have a minute to throw together a quick card for her DT call...go for it!! I have been meaning to do this all week (since she announced it)...but hadn't gotten my buns in gear! I'm so glad I did though....and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!! Good luck to all the other applicants!! :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Spotlighting Scrappy Moms Stamps for FCCB!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today, over at FCCB, some of the DT members were asked to create projects using Scrappy Moms Stamps!! Tammy and Melanie over at Scrappy Moms Stamps were so generous to supply us with their BRAND NEW RELEASE....."QUIRKY QUOTES"!!!!! If you have never worked with these stamps, let me tell you, they are FABULOUS!! They are high quality clear photpolymer stamps that are made in the USA, and they stamp wonderfully!
Quirky Quotes has some adorable sayings.....I used one of the more 'traditional' sayings since I was making a birthday card for an Aunt, but there are some really cute puns in this set too! Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps and check them out!!

Here is my card....

Cricut Cartridges: Life's A Beach, Create A Critter, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.
Cardstock: K & Company
Scrappy Moms Stamps QUIRKY QUOTES
Yellow Embroidery Floss---(just haven't allowed myself to buy any twine yet! This was a great substitution!!)
Signo Uniball Silver Gel Pen
Nicole Rhinestones
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Ribbon from the Target Dollar Bin
Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the QUIRKY QUOTES sentiment! Thanks SCRAPPY MOMS!

Thanks for visiting today everyone! So glad that I could share my card with you! Today is gonna be a SCORCHER here in Maine, and I'm so glad my first part of the day is going to be at the Birthday Party (where this card is for...) and it's a Pool Party!! And then the 2nd part of my day is going to be at the SEACOAST COUNTRY MUSIC FEST!! I am soooooooo excited for this event, I just had to share! Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Jerrod Neimann, plus others!! Yee HAW!! :) Can't wait to put my cowboy boots on! LOL!!

Have an Awesome day! I know I will! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CTO--Christmas in July

And it's time for another challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion!! In fact, I'm somewhat sad, because this is my LAST Design Team post for them! I was feeling a little overwhelmed with both DT's, and summer approaching that I decided to step down and give someone else a chance to work with this wonderful group of talented folks! So....(weep, weep, sob, sob...) for my final challenge with CTO, the theme is Christmas in July, and we were to make a shaped card. This is what I came up with!

Cricut Cartridges: Very Merry Tags, Storybook, George and Basic Shapes
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, Recollections
Signo Uniball Silver Gel Pen
Diamond Stickles

So, now, head over to CTO and link up your own shaped card for Christmas in July!!! And thanks to all my CTO DT members for a wonderful term!! I've enjoyed working with you all so much!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

FCCB--Let's Go Camping!!!

OK!!!! Well, I'm writing this post on Sunday night, and after a long day of travel back from an AWESOME vacation in Florida (DD's first trip to Disney!! Can't wait to attempt to scrap THAT!!) I'm not feeling very forgive me! As you are reading this, it will be another Challenge Me Monday over at the super Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!! And this week, the theme is LET'S GO CAMPING!!! and we were asked to create a card, LO, or project with an outdoor theme! As I attempt to continue to work on my LO skills.....that's what I decided to create for my project this week! Without further ado, here is my Camping LO!!! (which turned out super cute, IMHO!!!)

And a few close ups.....

Cricut Cartridges: Everyday Paper Dolls, Cricut Keystone, George and Basic Shapes, Summer Vacation Seasonal, Create A Critter
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, D'Vine Swirls, Distressed Stripes.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain
Signo Uniball Gel Pens in Gold and Silver
Recollections Mini Brads
Gold Stickles
Liquid Pearls in Linen White
Pebbles chalk

Now, I hope I've inspired you to create something super Fabulous!! Head over to FCCB to link on up, and join us in the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!