Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Center Step Card

 
 
Well, this Sunday will be Mother's Day and this is a card that I created with my 7 year old daughter for her MomMom (Grandmother). Her MomMom loves owl's so we decided that we had to use the owl from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. We also found out that her favorite colors are mauve and country blue. We then choose our papers and this is what we came up with. You can't see it but I did use some foam tape behind the owl and branch.
 

 
I used these items to create my Happy Mother's Day center step card:
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - owl and branch
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge 2 - flowers and Happy Mother's Day
  • Foam tape - behind owl and branch
  • DCWV Textured Cardstock Stack Pastels - mauve and pink
  • other cardstock and pattern paper
 
I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Happy Mother's Day center step card.
Have a blessed day!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #300 - Mother's Day and Blog Hop

Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate



Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 


of Denton, Texas

ALSO-
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at

Amazon!

We also have:



And two $10 gift certificates to-



To qualify for the gift certificates, 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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Here is our blog hop list for Mother's Day challenge #300!
We can't wait to see your projects!

This is my project:

 

This year has been rough for me. I just lost my Mom this past November so I wasn't even sure if I was going to participate in this blog hop. I did though decide that focusing on the loss of my mother was not what I wanted to do...the pain is still too fresh for me. I decided that I would make a card for my daughter's Grandmother. She may no longer be my mother-in-law but I do still love her as if she were. Plus, my youngest daughter wants to make her own card of her own design for her, too.
 
I choose the hummingbird as the main focus of my card because I know she loves them.
 
 
I decided to keep the inside blank so that I can write my on message later.
 
 
I also created a coordinating envelop to accompany my card.
 
 
I used these items to create my card and envelop:
  • Art Nouveau Cricut cartridge - the hummingbird
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - the card and envelop
  • Martha Stewart essentials paper pad - the pattern paper
  • cardstock
  • foam tape - behind hummingbird
  • black brad - for the eye
I hope you enjoyed my Mother's Day card. Please remember to leave me a comment and follow on to the other designers. Have a blessed day.







Monday, March 6, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #296 - St. Patrick's Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #296-St. Patricks Day
Make a project about St. Patricks Day, such as Shamrocks or Leprechauns

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project for St. Patrick's Day




 
I used these items to create my St. Patrick's Day décor piece: 
  • Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge - March, 17, clover
  • Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge - Happy St. Patrick's Day, Pot of gold, Horseshoe, Rainbow
  • A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - Hat
  • Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge - Leprechaun
  • misc. pattern paper
 
I will be entering my St. Patrick's Day décor piece in the following challenges:
I hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick's Day décor piece and I hope you stop by Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and join in on the fun!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #294 - Valentine's Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #294-Valentines Day
Make a project about Valentines Day.


This Weeks Sponsor

Image of The Valentine Bundle

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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!
Here is my Valentine's Day project 


 
I had not used my Seasonal Soirees cartridge yet so I choose to make the little Valentine's Day treat holder. I simply put my 12x12 piece of cardstock on my mat, hit the Fit to Page button, choose the corresponding number to the treat holder and hit cut. Once I had decorated the treat holder the way I wanted I was then able to adhere the treat holder together. It was super easy and a whole lot of fun.
 
I used these items to create my Valentine's Day treat holder:
  • Seasonal Soirees Cricut cartridge - treat holder
  • Sweethearts Cricut cartridge - cupid
  • Studio G glitter glue
  • Craft Smith cardstock - hot pink 
  • Crate Paper (Hello Love) - cupid arrow pattern paper
I am entering my Valentine's Day treat holder to the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Valentine treat holder today. I hope you join in on the fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #292 - Something New

 I AM BACK!!!

It feels so good to be back creating again. I'm also so happy to be back designing again for Fantabulous Cricut.Challenge Blog. So let's get going.


Challenge #292-Something New
Make a project using a new technique, cartridge, embellishment, etc.

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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. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

Here is what I have created for this challenge:
 
 
So if you don't know already from my previous blog post, I was unable to create or blog for over a year. During that time I became a caregiver to my elderly mother. She passed away in early November and I'm still trying to pick up the pieces. I had very little help but for those who have helped me I thought I'd create a little thank you card to show my appreciation.
 
My inspiration for this card was my Mom's kitchen window and 1 of her cats. She had 5 cats, 3 dogs and 3 fish at the time of her passing and I took them all in. So I now have 11 cats, 6 dogs, 3 fish and a bearded dragon. I feel the image of the black cat gazing out the window into the sky was a reflection of how I, and my mom's beloved pets, feel looking to find her in the heavens.
 
I used these items to create my card:
  • Spring Cottage Cricut cartridge *my Something New* - window cut at 4 1/2
  • A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - cat cut at 2
  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge *my Something Old* - clouds cut at 1 3/4
  • Fiskers texture plate (carpet) - texture on the "wall"
  • Cardstock: white, kraft, black, sky blue
  • Card dimensions 6 x 4 1/2
 
 I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my card today. I hope you join in on the fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I'm Coming Back

 


Well, it has been quite a long time since I have been able to even come near my blog. I'd say at least a good 14 - 15 months since I've been able to craft and/or blog about it. My elderly mother became quite sick and I basically became her caregiver. Being a single mother to 2 children is hard enough and then to unexpectedly become a caregiver to my mom was a huge challenge. This period has definitely been the most exhausting time in my life. I was challenged physically and emotionally.

 

My mom passed away peacefully in my home approximately 9:30am November 9, 2016. I am now the only one left in my family. My father passed away 10 years ago and my brother 9 years ago. I thought I had so much more time with my mom but when things started to go down hill they went down hill fast. I'm glad that it was fast. I'm glad she is no longer in pain and suffering. I'm glad that she no longer has to be witness to the violence of this world. I'm glad she has been reunited with my father and brother. I'm glad she is in Heaven to help take care of my 2 babies who were taken from me. I'm glad that no matter where I go I know she will be with me. I miss her terribly but I know that she would want me to get my life back and do the things that I love most and that is crafting. My mom bought me most of my Cricut supplies and what-not over the years and I know she would want me to get back to it, so I am. Very soon I will be regularly posting as a Design Team member for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I hope you follow me and join in on all of the fun challenges.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mini Monsters Treat Bags

 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
 
Yesterday my youngest daughter's Kindergarten class celebrated Halloween at school. They were allowed to dress up, they made lots of crafts and I made these cute little Mini Monster Treat Bags for all of them (18 all together).
 
These were a lot of fun to make.
 

 
 
I used these items to make my Mini Monsters Treat Bags:
  • Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge
  • Variety of colored, striped and polka dot card stock
  • Google eyes
  • Stamp - sentiment
I am entering my Mini Monsters Treat Bags in the following challenges:

 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Mini Monsters Treat Bags.
 
Have a Happy Halloween!!!