Monday, November 4, 2013

FCCB Blitsy Blog Crawl ~ Anything Goes!!

Welcome to a Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl
A blog crawl is our version of a Blog hop. We are opening up a DT call, please see the FCCB blog for more information. We also have a wonderful new sponsor this week:
They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.
Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back  to the FCCB blog or see the list below of all of the participating blogs.
When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project.
 The challenge is Anything Goes! We want to see your Cricut projects. To qualify for the weekly prize for a fabulous sponsors, you need to make sure to have at least 1 Cricut cut.

Blog Crawl List:

Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie- Luv 2 Scrappp
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy HS - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca- Crafting Misfit
Michelle- Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Caterina- Docerla Creations
Joneita- Create with Joneita
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy

Here is my project for this week:
I created this card for my son who just turned 11.  I used the new Create a Friend cartridge.  It is so super cute with lots of fun cuts on the it!!  I also used the Rocket Age collection by October Afternoon.   Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

FCCB Home Decor #183

Good morning fellow crafters!!  I hope you've had a great weekend!!  I spent mine at SimpLee Memories Hobby Retreat House with Ginger from My Sister's Scrapper!!!  It was amazing!!  She taught an amazing Christmas mini album there!!  Make sure you check out the retreat was heaven out there!! 

So today's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was to create a Home D├ęcor project.  So this is what I came up with!!  I used the Tags Bags Boxes & More, and Mother's Day Bouquet cartridges.  Wrapped some spooky spider web around the bottles, added some spiders, and of course glitter and VOILA!!  A fun spooky Halloween Bottle!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Frame Card

Well...Halloween is just around the corner!!  The kids are getting all pumped up to dress up a(me included) and go trick or treating, the haunted house and all the other fun things!!!  Still haven't decided on costumes but I swear, we always wait until the last possible minute and get creative!!

So, for todays card I created for two challenges:

My Craft Spot - #115 3D Halloween
Paper Playtime - #21 Ribbons & Buttons

I found this super cute tutorial on how to make the frame part of the card and knew that would be the perfect base!!  I love it and admit I've already made several different designs!!  Thinking this might be my Christmas card base as well...we shall see!!  Okay, getting side tracked!!  You can find the tutorial (((HERE))) by Dawn's Stamping Thoughts!!  LOVE her tutorials!!  I swear I watched every single on the other day!!  haha

And of course my favorite thing about this card (besides the shadow box) is the spooky spiders web I draped around it!!  Hope you enjoy!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!!  Make sure you do your self exams and make your appointment for a mammogram!!  I've had a couple friends who I'm happy to say are breast cancer survivors...unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.  So please make sure you have your exams done!!

This card was created for the challenge over at CardzTV...#37 Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you haven't checked out Mary's blog you need to head on over!!  She is absolutely amazing and the stamps (CHECK THEM HERE) she designs are as well!!  You will find a ton of inspiration on her blog, I always do!  !

I created the boot using the witches boot image on the Happy Hauntings Cartridge (you can see my Halloween card here).  I just snipped the curly toe part off so make a Victorian boot.  Same with my Halloween card, I ran the pink and white cardstock in my Cuttlebug to give it some dimension.  A little faux stitching around the ovals edges and voila! a great card to send to a girlfriend!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Silhouette Halloween Card

So today's card I created for the challenge over at An Inky Situation - Linky Party #12 Dress Up!
The only Cricut cartridge I had that was "dress-up" was Paper Dolls and after cutting a couple images out I just wasn't feeling it.  So I started looking through each and every cartridge I had until something sparked my fancy!!  The witches hat on the Happy Hauntings cartridge did just that!!  Then I remembered Forever Young has some super cute silhouette cuts of a girl....PERFECT!!!

So this is what I came up with.  The base of my card is actually a polka dot transparency.  I used a range of different paper lines including: My Mind's Eye, K&Co., BoBunny, and Paper Studio.  The ribbons and metal charm I found in my stash.  And the stamps I used are from Pink Paislee.  As you can tell, I have each layer raised up on foam tape!!  I absolutely LOVE dimension!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Witches Boot Halloween Card

Hello everyone!!  I've got a super fun card to share with you today!!  I finally got my Cricut hooked up to The Cricut Craftroom!!  Seriously...why didn't I do this forever ago?  I don't have a gypsy so this was super exciting for me!!  So I have been playing around with it all last night, throughout the morning and afternoon!!

So, this card I used the adorable witches boot from the Happy Hauntings cartridge!! 
I ran the purple and black cardstock through my Cuttlebug to give it some more dimension.  I absolutely love how it turned out!!  The stamped images are from Pink Paislee.  I created this card for the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Happy Haunting! #235
Simon Says Stamp - Use a rubber or clear stamp

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Trick or Treat

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays!!  Dressing up, spooking the kids, the trick-or-treaters...candy!!  I LOVE it all!!

Today's card was created for two different challenges.  The first challenge is #114 Trick-or-Treat over at My Craft Spot.  And the second...#166 Halloween over at The Paper Players.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Paper Studio, WRMemory Keepers, DCWV,
Ribbon:  May Arts
Stamp:  Pink Paislee
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz
Ink: Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Have your cake...and eat it too!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! 

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was to create a project with a cake or cupcake.  So of course I got out my old and beloved cartridge Doodlecharms to cut out my cupcake.  It is by far my favorite "cupcake" image!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Make sure you stop by the other DT's blogs to check out their creations!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!!  I was able to squeeze in some much needed scrappy time while my little one was napping!!  So here's what I created:
All the flowers (except the metal ones) were made by me!!  ;)  I absolutely LOVE making them!!  They are so fun and very easy!!

This card I created for my nephew who just graduated TODAY from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Explorer Academy!!
And here's the inside...because of course...HE ROCKS!!!  I am so proud of him!!
And last but not least...MY FAVORITE!!!  I mean, hello...LOOK at that huge flower!!  Love it!!  So, no this card is probably not able to be mailed, but it would look really cute sitting inside a gift bag to someone special!! 

So...what all did you create today?!!  I would love for you to share!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

FCCB #179 Going Places

Good morning everyone!!

I've got a super fun card to share with you today!! Our challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was "going places".  I absolutely LOVE this cruise ship from the Pack Your Bags cartridge and just built my card around that image.  I used the side step card as my's one of my favorites at the moment!! 

Okay, so I know I am SUPER LATE posting the winner for my ribbon pack for the Vinyl Hop!!! So sorry!! So without further ado....

The winner is....

JANIS !!!!!

Please email me your contact info so I can get your prize out!!
Luv2scrappp @ 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FCCB #177 Fall Vinyl and EDU Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Luv2Scrappp and the FCCB Vinyl EDU Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!
This week we are challenging you to create a project using vinyl you have cut using your Cricut. We have a fabulous sponsor,  Cricket Vinyl Supplies. If we get 100 participants in this challenge, Cricket Vinyl Supplies will give away a Cricut Expression package that includes a Cricut Expression machine, deep cut blade, Jasmine Cricut cartridge, ten 12” x 12” assorted sheets of matte vinyl and one 12” x 12” gridded transfer tape. How exciting is that?!!  Make sure you head on over to their store to check out all the amazing products!!! AND for all you special crafters we get a discount.... use the coupon code: fantabulous for a 15% discount
If you've come from JoNeita's blog , you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE to start at the beginning.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!
For my project I decided to make a spooky Halloween sign.  I started out with a blank piece of unfinished wood.  I painted it a metallic silver and then a black on top.  I sanded the entire board quite heavily to give it the effect in the photo.  I wanted an extra spooky look so I took a paint brush and some red paint and "splashed" that all over the front.  Halloween cheesecloth, raffia, and some skeleton hands decorate the side of the sign.  And lastly, I cut out the word "BEWARE" using black vinyl and the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.  This vinyl was so easy to use.  It was nice and thick and didn't get all tangled up like many other brands I've used!! I really hope you try some out!!
And of course....what is a Blog Hop without a little "blog candy"?!  So...I am giving away a yard of each of my favorite ribbons to one lucky winner!! All you have to do is tell you your favorite fall scent!! And then make sure you check back next Monday to see if you won!!

Your next stop is LB's blog.  Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!
Happy Crawling!!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Monday, September 2, 2013

You Rock!!!

Happy Labor Day everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is "Name That Tune". Fun, right!!! We have a great sponsor this week who is so graciously giving away a cartridge!! So I do hope you play along with us!!

I used the Wild Card and Best Images 2010 cartridges to create this card.

Also, next week marks the start of our Vinyl Blog hop!! Let me tell you....we've got some amazing things planned for next week!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer Camp

Hello everyone!!

Can you believe summer is almost over? Seriously, where has the time gone? Christmas will be upon us soon!! EEK!!!!

Before get to the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge I wanted to share with you the blog hop we will be having using some amazing vinyl!!! I have an really awesome tutorial I want to share with you!!

Okay, onto the challenge....Summer Camp (very fitting right)!! I decided to go pretty simple for this card as I needed a masculine card to send out!! I used te Camp Out cartridge to cut the fish and the paper line I used was from Echo Park!!

I hope you have a fabulous week!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

FCCB Make A Splash #172

Good morning!! I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!!

Today's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to "Make a Splash"!! Make a project with a beach, pool or water theme!! How fun, right!!

Our sponser for this week was The Paper Nest!! They provided us with some super adorable digital stamps!! They were lots of fun to play with!! So here's a HUGE THANK YOU to The Paper Nest!!!

So for my card I used 3 cartridges....George and basic Shapes, Mothers Day Bouquet and Lifes a Beach. I don't have any Copic markers (I know, shocking...but I'm way too afraid I will get addicted, haha) so I used some color pencils!! It was fun to color this little beauty in!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join us with this challenge!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Simon Says..........


Hi all!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!! Today I decided to put the housework aside while my little man was taking his nap to do some crafting!! And boy am I happy I did!! I really needed some "ME" time!!

So for today's project I decided to do something a little different than a card (scary thought, I know), so I created a door hanger. I have had this thing in my stash for....well, I really don't want to admit it so we will just leave it at that!! Haha. I joined in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Pin It!!! I really loved this weeks challenge and just couldn't wait to create!! 
So this is what I came up with!! All my flowers are handmade by yours truly!! I think I've found a new obsession!! ;) Anyways, I have fun little trinkets all over the place!! A domino, gear, compass, bingo piece!! So fun!! I used some Maya Road leaf stick pins and a Michaels chalkboard clothes pin as my "pin it's"!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lucky You tag

Today I have a tag to share with you!! I decided to play along with the challenge over a Paper Playtime....tags!!

So this is what I came up with!! I've been busy making my own paper flowers and that's exactly what I used for this tag!! 
I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut my tag out. The paper is and die cuts are from the Dear Lizzy collection by American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

We have a WINNER!!!!

Drum roll please.........

And the WINNER is for my blog candy from the Red, White and blue Cricut Crawl is..........

Please email me your contact information at:
So I can get your prize to you!!!

Cute As A Bug #168

Good Morning everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and a great weekend afterwards!!! It was so fun to read all about your favorite things to do on the 4th!! Make sure you come back later this afternoon to see the winner of my blog candy from the Red, White and Blue Crawl!!!

Okay, so onto today's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge....cute as a bug!!! I had lots of fun with this card!! I've actually had this little critter cut out for some time know but just didn't have the "perfect" project for her!! Well, that is until today!!! I really like how this card turned out!! I left it blank so it can be used for any occasion!! She is also on an action wobble so will wiggle around!! I created this card using the Doodlebug, George and Basic Shapes and Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge!! 

Thanks for stopping by!! And don't forget to come back this afternoon to see if you're the winner!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Oh So Lovely....

In case you missed the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge "Red, White & Blue Crawl", it's not too late to participate!!! Click {HERE} to start crawling!!!

Before I share my card with you all I want to take a few moments to thank everyone who has served or is currently serving!! Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice!! Happy 4th everyone!! Stay safe!!

Today I have another card to share with you!! I spent a couple hours today creating a TON of handmade flowers!! I had so much fun making these!! I used the American Crafts "Dear Lizzy" to create this card (along with the flowers)!! Love how they turned out!! I have a ton more all cut out and waiting to be out together!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Shabby Tea Room Challenge #173

Hello all!!!

I hope you are having a great week so far!! It has been HOT HOT HOT here and I am LOVING IT!! Summer is my favorite season!! The kids and I are usually outside all day and then we go down to the river when my husband gets home from work!! A perfect day!!

Okay, now that I'm done blabbing I will get onto my card!! First, let me say...this was a HUGE challenge for me!! These are so not my colors I normally scrap so I really struggled putting this card together!! But alas, here is my take on the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room!!

And here is the inspiration photo

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July Cricut Crawl Challenge # 167 Red White and Blue

Welcome to the 4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!

In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!

If you've come from Heather's blog you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!

For my project I created a 4th of July card!!! I used the George And Basic Shapes an Cindy Loo cartridges.  Added a little faux stitching and a handcut banner and voila!! A perfect card!!

Oh, but wait!!! Don't leave yet!! I am offering some blog candy!! So what do you have to do? Easy....Just leave me a comment answering this question:  "What is your favorite thing to do on the 4th of July?"

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Your next stop is Jilliene's Blog Here Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!

Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer 2013 "Smash book" journal

Happy Friday!!

Today I have a fun "smash book" style journal I wanted to share with you!! My Aunt Ginger over at My Sister's Scrapper created this a couple days ago (you can find it HERE) and I jusr had to make myself one!!  We document our summer adventures every year and I thought this little journal would be perfect!! Something this kids can grab and jot down their thoughts too.

I used the amazing Echo Park "Happy Camper" paper line to create my journal!! I had to have this paper when I saw it for the first time!! We are a BIGTIME outdoors family so this line was perfect!!!

Yes, that is indeed a real jean pocket!! I cut it out from an old pair...thought it would the perfect pocket to hold all our pens and pencils so we always had one handy!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Challenge Me Monday #165 and EXCITING NEWS!!!

Hello all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! I know I did!! I'm SUPER EXCITED to share with you all that I made the design team over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!! I am so overjoyed and am so honored to be apart of this team!!! :)

Okay, so this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was to create a project using a frame.  Heres the card I came up with!! I was in need of a bridal shower card so I thought using the Forever Young cartridge was perfect. The silhouette and the frame in the background were both cut using this cartridge!! I even got my sewing machine out and sewed around the background edge!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Paper Secrets Guest Desginer

Hello everyone!!
I meant to get this post up earlier but my family has been struck with an awful bug!! We are finally on the mend (**knock on wood**) but my goodness it was a long week!!

Anyways...I am super excited to announce I was the card guest designer over at Paper Secrets!! And what a blast it was!! Make sure you head over and check out the challenge for this week, it's a sketch!! Who doesn't like a sketch?!! The design team did such a beautiful job, the entire blog post is full of gorgeous cards!!! I would love to see what you create with this weeks challenge!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Good Afternoon!!!
WOWie....having a blast over here at the Hobby Hideaway for a scrapbooking retreat!!

Okay, so the challenge over at CardzTV this week is to make a project with something that you'd put in a jar.  Unfortunately I didn't have the fabulous new stamp Mary created so I cut out a jar using the Everyday Cards Cartridge and filled it with flowers!! It's a little hard to see in the photo but my leaves are actually glued to a real give it that "extra touch"!! I did use the new "Oh Baby" stamp set Mary created!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Wreath

Well, I hope you all are having a fabulous week!! I can't believe summer is right around the corner!! My favorite time of year!!

So today I have a non-scrappy project to share with you....but....I did use some scrappy products!! I absolutely LOVE wreaths!! They are so fun!! So here is the summer wreath I created for my door!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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