Hello everyone, it's challenge time over at Fantabulous Cricut. This weeks challenge is "Fall is in the air". You are challenged to create a fall themed project, using at least one Cricut cut. Ever since our vinyl university, I have been hooked on working with vinyl, and visit the dollar store on a regular basis, looking for things that I can use. I found these great candle holders for $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree, and I bought the apple scented candles there too. I used pieces of leftover vinyl from another project, so this set cost me a total of $8.00 plus tax. I am thinking of making some more to give away as Christmas gifts :)
I wish I could take all the credit for these, but I got the idea, from a photographer friends site. They used tea cups with the word "LOVE" spelled out as a part of a bridal portrait session. I used the Cindy Loo, font layer to cut the letters, then it was a simple of putting them on the candle holders. A couple of them tried to bubble up at first, but I just kept pushing the air out and smoothing it, until they laid down onto the glass. I love how the red of the candles peak through the letters. They are even more beautiful when they are lit. I have included some pictures, but they don't do it justice.
I couldn't help myself. I love the Hump Day commercial, and it was the first thing I thought about when it was time to scrap my son's visit to the petting zoo. He was so excited to get to ride the camel, and wanted to do it over and over again. I really like this layout, and how I was able to get 16 pictures on it. I started by cutting the title and the camel using my Cricut. I love the Animal Kingdom cartridge, and wish I had more opportunities to use it. I then used chalk to give the camel some color, using a tan, light brown, and yellow and blending them all together. Next I cut all the pictures to as small as I could, and started layering them on the paper. I wanted all the camel pictures on one page, since that was the highlight of the trip, and the pictures from the petting zoon on the other. I lifted some of the pictures using foam tape, which I think looks awesome and gives the page some depth. I finished it off with some yellow strip washi tape and some little green arrows that I covered using cardstock.
Cricut: Animal Kingdom and Opposites Attract
Paper: The Paper Studio - Pocket Full of Posies & Recollection Cardstock
Other: Washi Tape by Recollections, Chalks by Craft T Productions, Foam Tape, Chipboard Arrows, Cream Color Tag (It's tucked at the bottom of the second page under a picture and used for journaling.
Hiding in my Craft Room
Die Cuttin Divas
Here is the Hump Day Commercial, incase you haven't seen it!!!
And if you are a Dallas Mavericks Fan, then you will love this spoof on "Hump Day" by Dirk!!!
It's challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week, the challenge is ABC's and 123's, make a project using at least one letter or number cut from any Cricut cartridge. I actually made a lot of different projects, and they came together really well. Head on over to FCCB and link up your project for a chance to win a prize or to be named as one of the Design Team's Top 5.
My friend and co-worker, Kate is due to have her baby boy in just a couple of weeks now. We are all so excited to meet Baby Daniel. We through her a baby shower about a month ago, and I volunteered to make all the shower decorations. Her nursery is "Little Monsters" and I have to say it is super cute. This really just gave me a reason to purchase the Bump in the Night Cartridge. Which is one that I have wanted for a long time, but didn't hadn't had a reason to buy it.
I made the banner, you see above, along with cupcake toppers and a "Monster Mom" pin for Kate to wear during the shower. I love how well it all turned out. Everything was made using coordinating papers and cardstock, foam tape, and a white gelly roll pin.
Materials Used for Banner:
Cricut: Pretty Pennants, Sans Serf, Bump in the Night
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Collection, DCWV Dots, Paper Pizazz Soft Tints Collections, & Recollections Cardstock
Other: White Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape, Black Sharpie, and Yellow Ribbon from JoAnn's clearance bin
Materials Used for Monster Mom Pin:
Cricut: Elegant Edges, Bump in the Night, Sans Serf
Paper: DCWV Dots & Recollections Cardstock
Other: Foam Tape, White Gelly Roll Pen
Materials Used for Cupcake Toppers:
Cricut: Bump in the Night, Sans Serf, Elegant Edges
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Collection, Paper Pizazz Soft Tints Collection, & Recollections Cardstock
Other: White Gelly Roll Pen, Bamboo Forks, and Foam Tape
Last week at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, we had our week long Vinyl University Cricut Crawl. Each member of the FCCB Design Team offered blog candy. I thank each follower and new follower for visiting my site. I chose one lucky follower to receive some blog candy. I used random.com to choose a winner.
Congratulations to Carri V. aka A Busy Bee
Carri, email me at email@example.com or use the contact form on this blog to send me your mailing address, so I can get your prize in the mail. You have until Sept. 23rd to claim your prize.
Welcome to Create with JoNeita 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, our sponsor will give 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?
If you have come from Heather's blog, Scraping Runner Creations, then you are 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 of our Design Team members' blogs, and don't forget about the Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a vinyl project at FCCB!
I had never worked with vinyl before, but had been wanting to create a piece of wall art for this blank space on the wall in our living room. It is right as you walk into our hallway, so it was a glaring blank spot yelling for a big bold graphic. I was surprised at how easy it was to use, and I think I am addicted now. I wanted it to be big (floor to celling), and I was having trouble getting pre-made images cut big enough, so I decided to make my own. It was actually a lot easier than I though it would be.
The flowers were cut using a circle from Craft Room Basics, cut at 2.139 high, and the petals are cut using the layer (Bird 2) from Create A Critter, cut at 7.5 in high. I just really liked the shape of the wing and thought that it made a great country flower with a modern touch to it. I cut the flowers out in blue, brown, and a deep red. I know the wall color looks yellow, but it is really more of a tan color and the vinyl colors look great on the wall.
I felt that it needed something more, so I decided to cut "Live, Laugh, Love" out and add it to the piece. I cut "Live" using the Type Candy Cartridge, standard font at 2.5 in high. "Laugh" was cut using the Type Candy Cartridge, Sugar Script font at 4.75 in high. Then "Love" was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, roly poly font, cut at 2.11 in high.
I hope that you have been inspired by my project. Now for some
To be eligible for my blog candy, all you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment on this post. You can comment on my project, share a tip on how to work with vinyl, or tell me what project you are working on and linking up to FCCB. I would also love it if you would "like" my Facebook page. I will choose one winner using Random.org, and announce the winner on Monday. This winner will receive a goody pack, to include some stamps and an embossing folder.
Your next stop is Jackie's blog, Luv2Scrapp.
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!!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
JoNeita http://createwithjoneita.weebly.com (You Are Here)
Amy T www.craftingwithamy.com
Amy HS http://thestampingtree.blogspot.com
Alexis, little Alexis, just turned 16. I can't believe it!!! She is my cousin, her mom (my Aunt Mary) and I graduated high school together, so this means that I'm actually old enough to have a 16 year old child.....my where did the time go? The picture above is one of my favorites of the two of us. I don't remember for sure, but Lexi was around 2 or 2 1/2 in this picture and I would have been 20 or 21. We all lived together, and this was about the time that she killed all my fish, because they "wanted Dr. Pepper". Hahaha, lots of good memories.
We went to the Dallas Arboretum to take her Sweet 16 pictures. It was so hot, it felt like it was 120 degrees outside, and I was a sweaty mess. Alexis however continued to look great no matter how hot it got. (It was really only 101, but at that temp, who is really counting anymore? It was hot!) The first picture is my favorite of the day. I love how it looks very natural, with the flowers and the lake in the background, oh and Alexis looks great too.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog