Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vinyl University is coming!!

We are all very excited for the Vinyl University that is coming soon at Fantabulous Cricut. If you've always wanted to try working with vinyl but have been intimidated, this will be a great week for you!! Head over and find out some of the details and check out ways you can get involved BEFORE it starts (oh, and there is a discount involved). Click HERE for more information. Hope you will join the fun!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer camp

Wow, it was crazy last week and school starts today! Summer is officially over for most of us:(  But we are remembering all the fun of summer at Fantabulous Cricut and making projects with the theme of Summer Camp! Most of my camping experiences revolve around Cub/Boy Scouts and sitting around the table was one of the best parts of the day. We would play card games or just sit around and talk after the kids calmed down.  I really enjoyed that part of camping so that's what I used in my card.

All of  the Cricut cuts are from the Camp Out cartridge. The tree was cut at 3 1/4". (I know it may look a little weird but there always seemed to be a random sapling close to the table.) The table was cut at 2 1/2" and the lantern was cut at 1". I distressed around the edge of the green mulberry paper and inked the tree a little. I colored the trunk with a Promarker so it wasn't all one color. All of the pieces are on foam tape. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fantabulous Prize!!

I just want to remind everyone that there is a fantabulous prize for the winner of the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricket. The winner will receive a set of 10 Cri-kits pens and a magnetic holder for your Cricut. There are some adorable projects there so head over and check them out and don't forget to join in! You can't win if you don't enter!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Little Mermaid

Surprise, a random post! It feels like forever since I've done something just for fun. It's been a busy couple of weeks around here. My daughter moved into her first place away from home, I've been trying to figure out how to rearrange my space and get ready to go back to school. It's a lot to think about (though not a whole lot is getting moved yet).

The wonderful people at The Paper Nest gave us several images to use for this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog and I wanted to practice my coloring more so I used Mermaid Ellie for this card. There is are no Cricut cuts, but there could have been. I used Spellbinders for the background layers instead.  I just bought the Darice cloud embossing folder and used it as well.  

I colored her with my Promarkers. I really do enjoy coloring and need to do it more often so I don't get out of practice. I tied some seam binding on the side for a little extra color. The sentiment is from the K Andrew designs Splashtastic Summer set. The brad is from The Eyelet Outlet.

Tomorrow is my last official day of summer vacation (even though I have a meeting), then it all starts again. Here's to a great school year for everyone who deals with that in their lives!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Make a Splash at Fantabulous Cricut

Happy Monday everybody! We've been having such fun at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog! We received some wonderful digis to work this week from our sponsor, The Paper Nest. They have some really adorable images available in either rubber or digital format, go check them out!!

The theme this week was Make a Splash so all of our images are water themed. This cute little guy is Sandcastle Owen who you can find here.

I haven't colored with my Promarkers for quite a while and it shows. I also got my first Copic and was playing with it on his face. Obviously need some more work there, too! I do enjoy coloring, and I really like digital stamps because you can size them to your project. The Paper Nest has some really cute digis! 

Since this is a Cricut challenge, I suppose I should tell you which cartridge I used ;-) The card itself is cut from the Life's a Beach cartridge. I cut it at 5 1/2" out of kraft card stock. The sea shell cuts out with the card so you can layer it. I sprayed it with some home made glimmer spray. I colored on the back of the shell with my Tim Holtz distress marker and let the color bleed through the front to add some dimension to the shell. The starfish is a brad from the Eyelet Outlet.

I hope everyone has a great week. Please visit our sponsor at and join us by creating something "splashy"!