It's time for another challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut blog!!! This week the theme is "Set the Scene," you create a project that shows a scene, and don't forget you have to use at least one Cricut cut. I wanted to create something soft and peaceful, so I made a beach scene using my decorating chalks and my Cricut.
I cut out the sand castle, bucket and shovel, and the little sand piles using my Create a Critter and Simply Charmed cartridges. Then I used a red and yellow glaze pen to add a little bit of shine and depth to the cuts. I wanted to create a peaceful feeling, so I created a beach with the water, and a setting sun using my decorating chalks. I really love using chalks. I tend to forgot about them, then use them a lot on a few projects before they get "lost" in my craft room again. To create the "printed on" look of the sentiment. I stamped "Thinking of You" on the card, using Versa Mark ink, before I used the chalk, then I ran a couple of light layers over the stamped image with the brown chalk. I love this technique as it always produces a clean and crisp image of your stamp. I finished the card off by putting everything together, using foam tape on the bucket and one of the plies of sand. I love the way the card turned out.
Cricut: Create a Critter and Simply Charmed
Paper: Recollections cardstock
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases
Ink: Versa Mark
Chalk: Decorating Chalks by Craf-t Products
Pen: Red and Yellow Glaze Pen
Thank you for everyone who has become a new follower of my blog. I had such a great time with the Fantabulous Cricut Red, White, and Blue Cricut Crawl and I'm looking forward to all the great challenges to come.
I used random.org to choose a winner/follower to share some blog candy with. The winner is Tisha Sewell. Congratulations!!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form to send me you mailing address. Thank you for participating.
Don't forget that the Cricut Crawl winners have been posted at Fantabulous Cricut. Go check it out and see if your linked up project was chosen as the winner or as one of the Top 5.
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4th of July (Red, White, & Blue) 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 Jilliene's blog at Jilliene Designing, then 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 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 made a baseball card using the colors Red, White, and Blue. Independence Day is about freedom, family, friends, and celebrating with those you love, so I thought that this card would be fun to use as a party invitation. I used my Sports Mania cartridge, but the cuts can also be found on the Best of 2008 cartridge. I cut our the baseball and the ball player. The card is a square card, just to be different. I stamped the word "awesome" on the front using a Recollections stamp set, then I just put it all together. I used foam tape to life the ball player up a bit to add some dimension and movement. I really like how it turned out.
Cricut: Sport's Mania (cuts also found on Best of 2008)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blog Candy Alert!!!
I am giving away some blog candy to celebrate my first project as a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Design Team. I am giving away an extra stamp set that I somehow ended up with two of. It is called "Thank You" and it is from Words to the Rescue by Steve Fadie.
To enter, you must be a follower of my blog, using either Bloglovin or like the Create with JoNeita Facebook page (link at the top of the page) and leave a comment on this post, be sure to check back to see if you won. I will choose a winner at random from the comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.
Your next stop is Kim's Blog at Kim's Creations. 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:
Amy HS http://thestampingtree.blogspot.com/
Amy T www.craftingwithamy.com
JoNeita http://createwithjoneita.weebly.com/index.html (You are Here)
Hello everyone, I know that I have been missing for the past couple of weeks. I have been out of pocket, on a work trip and not able to do any crafting or posting. I have missed it :) I work in the education department of the Texas State Historical Association and we have been at theFort McKavett State Historic Site, near Menard, Texas for our Old Stories, New Voices Intercultural Summer Camp.
This camp is awesome!!! We took 52 students, aged 9-12, to live at Fort McKavett for a week. I got to meet some great new counselors and kids. Each day of the camp we have content presenters and learn about a different Texas culture.
The first day was Native American day and we made bandolier bags, weaving, learned archery, played shinny (a Native American game played with sticks and a ball, similar to field hockey), went swimming and watched a performance by the Eagle Point Singers, which is a Native American group who performs using drums, singing, and dancing.
The second day was Hispanic Heritage day and we learned how to make flour and corn tortillas, painted retablos, learned about archeology, visited the Presidio de San Saba and the Menardville Museum, and finished the day with a performance by a mariachi band.
The third day was Buffalo Solider day and we learned drill and ceremony, how to march like soldiers, whittling, visited the Fort McKavett museum, went swimming, and played a game of 19th century baseball.
The fourth day was Nature day and we went to the South Llano River State Park in Junction, Texas and went canoeing down the river, had a cookout, went on a nature walk, and slept in tents overnight.
The last day was Fort day and we went back to Fort McKavett, learned about frontier life, played artifact bingo, and went swimming one last time.
All the kids were from the Austin/San Antonio area and on the way home, we stopped in historic Fredericksburg, Texas and visited the National Museum of the Pacific War (World War II). If you have never been before, it is amazing.
If you want to see more about the camp, visit our Facebook page.
If camp wasn't exciting enough, while I was out at the fort, I was offered a position on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful blog and look forward to participating meeting new crafty friends and creating projects for each of the challenges. I just finished my first project for the blog and will be participating in the FCCB Cricut Crawl (our version of a blog hop). I might even have some blog candy to give away as well.
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