Monday, December 10, 2018

FCCB Challenge #341

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (FCCB)!

Challenge #341-Christmas
Make a project using anything Christmas related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at


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-

I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to make the bus, Santa, reindeer, snowman and Christmas tree. This tag will be perfect for a gift tag on a wrapped gift, stuffed animal or on the Christmas tree. It’s so super cute! Doodlecharms is one of my favorite cartridges - the images are so cute and there's something for every season.

Don't forget to link your project to the FCCB site for your chance to win a prize.

Sadly, the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is shutting down after this challenge. I've only been a part of the design team for a short time, but I sure did have a lot of fun creating Cricut projects and being inspired by other Cricut crafters. Whether or not there's a Cricut challenge blog, I hope you continue to use your Cricut and come by my blog for Cricut inspiration. My Cricuts are always chirping!

State Fair

Hi there today I’m going to share a quick and easy layout featuring three photos.  Two are 4x6 and the third was cut down to 3x4. I’m using the Hibiscus paper collection from Quick Quotes which will be available soon.
This bright and cheerful paper collection is perfect for your summer layouts! I specifically used the HI101 and HI102 papers. HI101 was used as the base and HI102 was cut down to 6x12. I inked all four edges using either Island Orange or Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
Honestly that was about it. Didn’t I say a this was quick and easy? I added a blue scalloped edge and four different and coordinating Washi Tapes to the seam.

I used a “summer” cut out from a previous Club Q kit and ombré inked it with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink to coordinate with the papers. I used the backside of one of the papers for the journaling block base and added a piece of white cardstock. Both of these pieces were inked around the edges as well.
I found some coordinating alphabet stickers and splattered some ink on the diagonal corners to finish the page.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Hibiscus Paper Collection
Island Orange and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Inks

Other Products Used:
Assorted WashiTapes
White Cardstock
Beach Ball Color Splash by Fun Stampers Journey

Friday, December 7, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #70

Friday! I had another short work week - I know what you’re seems I have a lot of short work weeks. LOL

DS1 had another one of his routine surgeries on Wednesday. This week, I’m thankful for the doctors, nurses and hospital personnel that take such good care of him. So THANK YOU Oakland Kaiser.

Leave me a comment on what you’re thankful for this week.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

CWS December Challenge

Happy December! The card challenge theme for this month at Creative With Stamps is:

Here's my card:

Close Up:
What I did: Santa was embossed with red embossing powder. I made a smudge on the right side of the card so I decided to add the snowflakes. I used Soft Sky ink for a subtle background. Stamps are from CTMH and Recollections.
Be sure to link up your card to the CWS challenge site for your chance to win a prize. Remember, this is a card challenge site.  You must make a card and use a stamp on it.  Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 30, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #69

Friday! How happy I am that you are here!

This week I'm thankful for Etsy. My future DIL ordered their wedding invitations on Etsy and they are gorgeous and so unique! They are having a destination wedding to Acapulco and this vendor creates watercolor art of the landscape as the background of the invitations.

The cool thing is when DS3 got married, they also ordered their unique wedding invitations from Etsy. How cool is that?

If you haven't had a chance to shop on Etsy, give it a try. Hey, a little plug here, while you're there, check out my store at Three Sons and A Star. LOL

Have a great weekend. Can you believe it's going to be December 1st tomorrow? Christmas is coming quick. Are you ready?!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Anniversary Card

Hi there, I'm sharing a card I made using the Autumn Brillance paper collection from Quick Quotes. My 32 year wedding anniversary is today so I decided to make a card for hubby.

This was a quick card to make since I really wanted to showcase the beautiful paper. I started by cutting a 4x5 1/4 piece from AU100 of the Autumn Brillance paper collection. I inked all four edges with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

The first thing I did was create two faux “Polaroid” frames using some cardstock scraps and a square punch. Both frames were inked with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Then I wrapped natural twine around the card base and tied a triple loop bow. I placed the leaf die cut under the bow and added a tiny punched heart to one of the frames.

I was going to stop there, but decided to stamp “Love You” multiple times in the top left corner. I used Kokomo for this too!

That's it! I believe in beautiful and easy!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Autumn Brillance Paper Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Used:  Kokomo

Other Products Used:
Die Cut Leaves

Friday, November 23, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #68

Happy Friday and the day after Thanksgiving! This time of the year, lots of people look back and express what they are thankful/grateful for. Since I’ve been doing this weekly, it has changed my outlook of my days/weeks. It’s nice to see there really is always something to be thankful for.

This week, I’m thankful for the rain that has come. The horrible Camp Fire that has been destroying the town of Paradise and surrounding area is 95% contained as of yesterday. The air quality in our town (and we’re over 200 miles away) has been horrible and dangerous. I can’t even imagine how bad it is the closer you get to the area.

Thankful for the fire fighters and volunteers who have been and are still working so hard!

Thank you Lord for the rain!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends yesterday and now for the Christmas season.