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Monday, April 30, 2012

Fantabulous Save The Earth Cricut Crawl

Welcome to the Fantabulous Cricut blog Save The Earth Cricut Crawl!

You should have just come over from Holly at http://ribbonsandglue.blogspot.com/



This week we are crawling around to all the design team blogsites to see how we can save the earth by recycling and item and using it on our projects. Well, I did just that with my layout below. The 8x8 peice of pattern paper comes from the DCWV All Dressed Up paper stack.


The photo matt/frame was part of the plastic covering that came with one of my cricut cartridges. To hear more about this idea, check in tomorrow at Fantabulous Cricut for the Quick Tip Tuesday post.


This metal embellishment used to be a pair of earings. I haven't worn them in so long I figured instead of selling them or throwing them away I would use them for my project. Who knew??


For the my heart, that was cut from the Tie The Knot Cricut Cartridge, was cut on scrap paper. Ok well, that's not exactly recycling, but it is using all the scraps and that is saving the earth in my book!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now it's your turn, upload your recyling to Fantabulous Cricut!

Now visit Jessica at http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com/

The Line UP

2.      Amy L: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com/










8. Jamie: http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE

























Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

It's time to get your bling on over at the Cooking With Cricut blog. This weeks challenge is to create a project that features bling, bling, and more bling. To me, when I think diamonds and bling I think princesses and birthday parties. Well, that could be because it was my daughter's birthday this month and she is all about the princesses and the bling. So, this card is inspired by beautiful daughter who turned 5 this month (Happy Belated Birthday Grace!)


I added some bling on the princesses dress and in her hair. Then I used glitter to outline the princesses dress and embellish the corners of the pattern paper base that the princess is mounted on. The princess is cut from the Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge.The paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Party Time paper stack. What a fun card this was to make!

Thank you for joining me for another great challenge and now it's your turn to upload your bling covered project over at Cooking With Cricut!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Project for FCCB this week, but a little late!

Ok, so things got a little confused around here :) oops oops and oops. But, I decided to go ahead and post it up anyway. So, the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut was to create a project around the theme "On the Go".



Using the Superman Cricut Cartridge I made a door sign for my son, who is really into trains! I thought this was perfect! I just used the Hide Contours feature on my gyspy to take the S out of the image and insert an E for Elijah instead. Then I spelled out the rest of his name to go with it.

Hope you enjoyed my project, though very late, and now go upload your own to Fantabulous Cricut!

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday!

It's time for Quick Tip Tuesday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what my tip is for this week! Here's a hint.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Home Decor Blog Hop - Day 2




           Welcome to Paper Crafting World and Cooking With Cricut’s Home Décor Blog Hop Day 2! 

Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home – that’s right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop!  You should have arrived here from visiting Marji at Tiggerscraps. If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over Melinda’s Paper Crafting World and start at the beginning.


I decided to add to my decor in the craftroom for my day 2 projects. I had a lot of fun with this, so I hope you enjoy. Below is the orginial project that I completed awhile ago for a blog hop that I was in. If you would like you can revisit that post by clicking HERE.




To go with this orginial wall decor that I created using the Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge I bought two smaller canvas's to go on either side of it. Both canvas's feature word art from the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge (Memories) and the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge (Inspire).

Then for some added fun I decided to make my own wall border. The scissors are from the Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge and the word art comes from:
Sentimentals - "Paper & Scissors"
Lovely Floral - "Scrap Queen," "Paper Diva," "Work of Heart," "Smile," "Create"
Home Accents - "Imagine"

Below are some pictures of the finished craftroom, the best that I could take them.






Don't forget about the great prize being offered by Paper Crafting World

$25.00 Gift Voucher to PaperCraftingWorld.com
Quick Quotes Prize Pack
: This includes the Savvy Davvy Paper Pack with 5 Vellum Quotes
                                           and some BoBunny Jewels. The paper pack includes 12 pieces of
                                          Double Sided Cardstock Weight Patterned Paper.

We hope you’ll link up your Home Décor project for a chance at winning one of our giveaways.  One winner will be chosen by random draw and three others will be selected by the Design Team.  Head on over to Cooking With Cricut for the guidelines and the link up. 


 
Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over and check out what

Christel at One Scrappin Sista has cooked up!


THE LINE UP!


Melin - http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/
Becky - http://www.scrapcircus.blogspot.com/
Sharon - http://www.sharonscraftycards.blogspot.com/
Madison - http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Jamie A. - http://www.scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/          You Are Here
Christel - http://www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Linsey - http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linseyrickett.blogspot.com%2F&h=aAQHxzk51
Evelyn - http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/
Court - http://www.courtscraftcorner.com/
Melissa - http://www.craftygator.blogspot.com/
Jamie L. - http://www.babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
Jenny J. http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Kimmi - http://www.impressivelyyours.blogspot.com/
Jen - http://www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Home Decor Blog Hop - Day 1



Welcome to Paper Crafting World and Cooking With Cricut’s Home Décor Blog Hop!

Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home – that’s right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop! You should have arrived here from visiting Jill at Jaihart. If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over Melinda’s Paper Crafting World and start at the beginning.

And, here's my project!


I have loved using vinyl around the house, so this hop was absolutely the perfect excuse to do some more! I used three cartridges to create this vinyl wall phrase in my laundry room:
Lovely Floral - accents
Storybook - Laundry
Once Upon a Princess - Or Naked Tommorrow

Here are some more pictures of the wall decor.


I had some left over black vinyl and an empty frame so I cut the word family using the Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge and applied it to the outside of the glass for a simple wall decor frame.


Don't forget about the great prize being offered by Paper Crafting World

$25.00 Gift Voucher to PaperCraftingWorld.com
Quick Quotes Prize Pack
: This includes the Savvy Davvy Paper Pack with 5 Vellum Quotes
                                           and some BoBunny Jewels. The paper pack includes 12 pieces of
                                          Double Sided Cardstock Weight Patterned Paper.
We hope you’ll link up your Home Décor project for a chance at winning one of our giveaways. One winner will be chosen by random draw and three others will be selected by the Design Team. Head on over to Cooking With Cricut for the guidelines and the link up.

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over and check out what Kimmi at Impressively Yours Gifts has cooked up!

THE LINE UP!

Jill at Jaihart
Jamie A. at Scrap Queen     You Are Here
Letilla at Diva of 5
Jennie B. at Java Jen Creations
Becky at Scrap Circus
Jen at Musings of a Crafty Mom

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps!




Introducing Ginger Snap Scraps-a new online scrapbook supply store!

Ginger Snap Scraps is run by stay at home mom, Cori Wagner.  She has been scrapbooking and crafting for 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge for scrapbook and paper craft supplies!

Click here to read what shoppers are saying about Cori and her store!

The store has many popular brands such as Cricut, Copic, My Mind's
Eye, Tim Holtz, Jaded Blossom, The Twinery, Echo Park, Peachy Keen and many more of your favorites!

 All Cricut cartridges are $35 and under all the time!

You can shop the store now by going to www.gingersnapscraps.com

Shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping to the US and
$10 flat rate shipping to Canada.
Shipping to military bases is always free, as a thank you for your service to our country.
Ginger Snap Scraps offers a rewards program and a customer loyalty program.
Click here to read about them.

Help support small business and stay-at-home moms!

Cori would like to offer all of you free shipping to her store!
 Use the coupon code SQ4 at checkout for free shipping on your
order-good for US and Canada!
*Due to expensive shipping rates, we can not ship any 12x12 paper or larger items to Canada with a free shipping code.  

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday!

It's time for Quick Tip Tuesday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what my tip is for this week! Here's a hint.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Showers

This weeks challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut blog is all about April showers. We are to use an umbrella, rain, or clouds on our projects. By this time I'm really hoping the showers are done, I've had enough of the rain! So maybe this project will usher the rain out and the sun in! Here's hoping :)


For this card I used the umbrella from the Tie The Knot Cricut Cartridge. The title base is also from that cartridge. This cartridge really has been usful and has so many wonderful cuts on it. I have been able to use it on so much more than anything having to do with weddings. Just a tempting thought for you! The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed, then I added ribbon for an extra touch. The pattern paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Love Nest paper stack.

Thank you for joining me on my blog this week. Now, you go and upload your April Showers inspired project at Fantabulous Cricut!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cricut Cartridge Showcase

Hello, my name is Jamie and I am here to showcase one of my newest and current favorite Cricut Cartridge. This cartridge is the New Testament Cartridge. This cart has so much to offer. From home decor possibilities, church projects, gifts to layouts and cards. This cartridge has many features including: Biblical Characters and illustrations, Scripture, Books, Books Shadow, Fish and Crosses. I have some examples of things that I have made using this cartridge below. If you want more ideas on how to use the cartridge you can click Here.





I used vinyl and cut the cross out from the New Testament card and adhered it to a glass block that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I used some ribbon and fiber to embellish it and stuck a light in through the bottom. It looks awesome when lit up, unfortunately the picture didnt.


Last year we went the 'Journey to the Cross' live Easter production at a local church. They reenacted the Jesus's crucifiction and resurrection outside on their church property. It was really amazing. Here I used the cartridge to create the scene for the pictures I took that day. The pattern paper used on this layout comes from the DCWV Linen Closet paper stack.


A closer view of the cross I cut using the cartridge.


I have really gotten into creating cards lately and one of my favorite things to do is to make sets of cards as gifts. Here I used a tutorial (that I have shown on my blog in the past) to create these card boxes.
I cut the crosses out using the New Testament cartridge to embellish the front of the boxes. The pattern paper used to make these boxes as well as the cards, shown below, is the DCWV La Creme paper stack.


Here is the open view of the card boxes with card examples. Cards go on one side and the envelopes on the other.


All of the above and below diecuts came from the cartridge as well.


I have many more plans in the works with how to use this cartridge, such as I plan to use some of the scriptures and more of the crosses/fish to make some home decor once my house is painted. So, something to look forward to!
I hope you have enjoyed this short tour of the New Testament Cricut Cartridge and I hope you have been inspired to create and perhaps check this cartridge out.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday!

It's time for Quick Tip Tuesday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what my tip is for this week! Here's a hint.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Buttons and Bows So Cute!

It's Monday and that means it's time for a challenge for the Fantabulous Cricut blog! I needed at least one more layout with these great sephia pictures that I have of my two precious kids, so I thought this would be the perfect challenge for a layout.


For this layout I used the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge for the frame surround the two adorable children :). I used the Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge for the blue border beneath the two adorable children and I used the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge for the "Sweet" sentiment that describes the two adorable children. Hmmm, maybe I should have used the sentiment "adorable" instead. Oh well :).
For my bow I added a peice of ribbon to the end of the blue border and tied a bow at the top of it and I added some buttons around the frame to help it stand out a bit more as well as tie in the red from the sephia pictures. This awesome paper comes from the DCWV Playtime Stack, which I have had so much fun working with. I believe that I bought it at Michaels if you're tempted!

Well, that's it for this challenge, thank you for looking. Now I encourage you to create your own project and upload it to the Fantabulous Cricut blog and see if you can win this week!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

All Sports Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the All Sports Blog Hop hosted by Carla over at http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/. This blog hop is to celebrate all the things we love about Sports. This is a two day blog hop so please come back tomorrow to see all the projects the talented ladies in this hop have made. Make sure that you comment on everyone’s posts and follow everyone to be eligible for the Candy that was donated by our fabulous sponsor  Ginger Snap Scraps  make sure you hop over and say hello there too.

You should have hopped over from Zenita if you have you are in the right place. I decided to make a layout to put pictures of my daughter playing.




To make this layout I used the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge (again), cause this cartridge rocks for sports projects!!! The title "Upward" (refers to the sports program) and it is cut using the A Child's Year Cartridge and the stripped photomats were cut using George and Basic Shapes. The remainding cuts came from the Sports Mania cart including the green base of the photomats, the soccer girl, and the "Kick This" title. Overall, a very fun layout that I can't wait to add pictures to!


Thanks for stopping by make sure you hop over to Lluvia next.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

All Sports Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the All Sports Blog Hop hosted by Carla over at http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/. This blog hop is to celebrate all the things we love about Sports. This is a two day blog hop so please come back tomorrow to see all the projects the talented ladies in this hop have made. Make sure that you comment on everyone’s posts and follow everyone to be eligible for the Candy that was donated by our fabulous sponsor  Ginger Snap Scraps  make sure you hop over and say hello there too.

You should have hopped over from Zenita if you have you are in the right place. For this hop I decided to have some fun. I, along with a friend of mine, am coaching my daughters soccer team. She is 5 so it should be loads of fun. My husband bought me a clipboard to use and I decided that it was a little to plain. So, I decorated it.




The "heart" my team logo comes from the Sports Mania Cricut Cartrdige and then I added some heat embossed stamped sentiments and glitter to further embellish the clipboard.


For each of the players I made their game schedules into magnets for them to put up on their refridgerators. I, also, used the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge for this project. The grass frame and the logo are both from that cartridge. I laminated it and added a magnet to the back.


Thanks for stopping by make sure you hop over to Lluvia next.

THE LINE UP

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!

Over at Cooking With Cricut there is an Easter challenge going on! Easter to me is all about my Lord and Savior, so when we were asked to do a project that was Easter themed, I knew just what I wanted to do!

Last year we went to a church that put on a live reenactment of Jesus's time on earth, His crucifiction and His resurrection. My layout below is all about His resurrection. Jesus did not stay dead, He died for our sins and then rose again on the 3rd day so that we may go live with Him in Heaven one day for all eternity. What an amazing sacrifice He made for me and you! Not mention that we don't have to do anything at all to earn this gift as it is free, all we have to do is ask for it! Thank You Jesus!




This layout was made using two cartridges. The New Testament Cricut Cartridge was used to cut out the tomb and the Inspired Heart Cricut Lite Catridge was used to cut out the He Is Risen sentiment. I used the negative cuts from the green grass of the tomb to add a little bit more to the layout. The paper comes from the DCWV Linen Closet paper stack. You can read more about using negatives at Fantabulous Cricut where I talked about it on Quick Tip Tuesday!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed my project, now create your own and link it up to the Cooking With Cricut blog for a chance to win this week!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Quick Tip Tuesday!

It's time for Quick Tip Tuesday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what my tip is for this week! Here's a hint.