Take some time to visit each of design team member's blogs. At each one you will find inspiration and great projects. Don't forget, once you are finished, head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and link up your project for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from Scrappy Moms.
Amy HS The Stamping Tree
Emily Mollie's Blog
Faith Scrapbooker PhD
Heather Scrapping Runner Creations
Jackie Luv 2 Scrapp
Lynn My Cards N Stuff
Michelle Just a Nutter Papercrafter
Missy Quick Chick Designs
Nikki Crafty Calamities
Rebecca Crafting Misfit
Elizabeth Unik by Yes
Cindy Creating with the Heart
Pam Stamper at Heart
Karla Creative Love Affair
LB Cool Beans by LB
Jilliene Jilliene Designs
JoNeita Create with JoNeita (You Are Here)
Kim Kim's Kreations
Pam O Reflections of my Art and Soul
Here is my project!!! (There is a Blog Candy opportunity, so keep reading)
I wanted to do something fun and youthful. I found this super cute sock monkey on the B is for Boy Cartridge, and thought that it would be perfect. I love clean and simple cards and this is that. I cut the base and the background paper and attached it, then cut out the sock monkey. I never cut out the small pieces, instead I use a gelly roll pen to color them in. I also used the gelly roll pen to add some dots and doodling to his had. I finished off the sock monkey by putting a heart brad on his chest. I thought it added a little something and showed that he was a friendly sock monkey. For the sentiment, I used a piece of scrap paper, stamped the sentiment "just swinging by to say...," did some doodling to add a border, and added a brad heart to it.
I love this card because it could be used to say hello, for a birthday or other special event, to say congratulations, or whatever you wanted to say to a friend or loved one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Cricut: B is for Boy
Paper: Making Memorise - Just Chillin Pack
Ink: Stampin Up Burgandy
Stamp: Stampendous - Changito Dos Stamp Set
Other: Heart Brads (I think are Recollections), Black, Brown, and Red Gelly Roll Pen
It challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week we are challenging you to link up a holiday card. Remember you have to use at least one Cricut Cut to be eligible for the prize from our sponsor.
So....I'm a couple of hours late posting this, sorry. My days are all mixed up as we have been stuck in the house since last Thursday because of an ice storm in our area. I'm going a bit crazy, it's hard to keep a 6 year old occupied, for days on end, without being able to spend much time outside. Plus, we watched Wreck it Ralph on Friday, and now he has watched it multiple times each day since. Actually, he is watching it again, for the 100th time, right now. Oh, well he likes it and it keeps him entertained for an hour at a time.
So, I was super good and was able to get all my Christmas cards made during the Thanksgiving break. This is one of them, and I love how it turned out. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut out the snow globe, and tore paper to create the snow banks. I recently joined the Stamps of Life "Die Hard" club and bought the "Christmas2buld" stamp set, which I love, and used for all the stamped elements on this card (the snowman, trees, snowflakes, and sentiment). Then I finished it off with some snowflake pattern paper, some pen work, and some green and white bakers twine. Oh, and I colored in the trees using a brown gelly roll pen and a green glaze pen.
Paper: Recollections Jingle Jolly Stack and Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life Christmas2Build set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pens: White and Brown Gelly roll pens, Green Glaze pen
Other: Foam tape (to pop up the snowman), and green and white bakers twine by Studio G
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hiding in my Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
It's challenge time over at Fantabulous Cricut. This week's challenge is Signs of Fall. Using at least one Cricut cut, create a project with a Fall theme (pumpkins, leaves, harvest, etc.) I had so much fun making this super cute card. I had bought a couple of new products that I wanted to use, and had a great time testing them out. I cut out the 3 pumpkins, using Create A Critter. I stretched one to make it taller and not as wide. You can't see the 3rd pumpkin, I put it on the inside of the card in the bottom right corner. I bought the 12 sets of the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I know that they are to color in digi and stamped images, but I wondered if I could use them to add some edges to my Cricut cuts, like I usually would do with chalk. I used DG3 to color the pumpkin stems, and used GB5 and OR1, and the Blender pen to edge the pumpkins. I love out it turned out and using the blender pen on the very inside really helped the natural color of the cardstock blend with the marker color.
I had also bought the Labels Eight dies by Spellbinders because they were 40% off (I love a good deal). I used them to cut out the scallop base for the pumpkins. I edged it using a orange gelly roll pen. One more new product that I am so in love with is the Peachy Keen face stamp set. OMG....They are so cute and I love that you can put a little face on anything. I think it really makes this card super cute.
Don't forget to link up your "Signs of Fall " Project over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!!
Cricut: Create A Critter
Stamps: "Hey Pumpkin" by Recollections, "Smiley Face" by Peachy Keen Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Paper: The Paper Studio - All Seasons II and Recollections Cardstock
Spectrum Noir: DG3, GB5, OR1, and Blender Pen
Cuttlebug: Spellbinders - Labels Eight
Other: Orange Gelly Roll pen, foam tape
Bitten by the Bug 2
Mark's Finest Papers
Cut it Up
Scrappy Moms Stamps
Craftin Desert Divas
It's time for another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is "Heat Wave," make a project, using at least one Cricut cut, and something that shows summer heat, such as sunglasses, flip flops, a cool treat, etc... Don't forget to run over and link up your project for the chance to win a great prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.
This week, I used the Simply Charmed, Groovy Times, and Best of 2012 (or Forever Young) cartridges to make this "Very Cool" card. I thought it would be cute to put some sunglasses on my little popsicle. Then I stamped the sentiment on the piece I cut using the Groovy Times cartridge. I used a navy gelly roll pen to add some faux stitching, then added some black rhinestones on the corners to balance the card.
I bought this great (really I bought a bunch of great) embossing folders that I found on sale for $1.97 each!!!! This one was the one that I wanted to use the most, so I decided that the best thing to go along with a tree would be some little birds. I embossed the tree, and colored it using my decorating chalks and pastel chalk pencils. Then I cut out the birds using my Create A Critter cartridge. The scallop on the bottom is a leftover cut from Pretty Pendants, which I stamped "On your special day." I thought this would make a super cute card for a wedding, engagement, or anniversary. I punched the heart using an old punch that I had, sorry I don't remember. I really like how it turned out and I love how the chalk colors all blend together so well.
Cricut: Create A Critter and Pretty Pendants
Paper: Recollections cardstock and scraps from my stash
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases 2012
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug: Leafy Tree by Darice
Pens: Zig-pure yellow, brown and pink gelly roll
Chalks: Decorating Chalks by Craft-t Products & Pastel Chalk Pencils by Generals
Other: Heart Punch
Bitten by the bug 2
Hiding in the Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
Little Scrap Pieces
It's challenge time again, over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!! This week the challenge is "Cool Treats," you create a yummy, cool, summer treat project. Hop on over to FCCB to link up your project. This weeks sponsor, CRI-Kits, was nice enough to let us use their product for our DT project. I have to say that I had never used a pen or marker in my Cricut before, but now I'm hooked. I love that I was able to draw my watermelon and title, and cut them out exactly. The biggest reason that I don't use many stamps is that I hate having to cut the out, this gave me the best of both worlds. I still got to color it in, but didn't have take all that time cutting all the little bity pieces out. It's wonderful!!!
For my Berry Sweet card, I drew and cut out the watermelon and title using the Cricut and the CRI-Kit black pen. Then I colored them in using my BIC markers (like I said, I don't stamp much, so I don't have any Copics). Then I used my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder to emboss the background paper, used some chevron washi tape to add a border and some pink cardstock to finish the background. I added the watermelon to the background then added the title using foam tape. I really like how it turned out and I learned a new technique that I am sure to use a lot more in the future.
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