Monday, September 16, 2013

ABCs and 123 Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- Wedding Gift Sign

One of my friends has had a rough go of it.  She recently fell in love with someone who I truly believe to be her perfect match.  They had a beautiful wedding on the lake including vows to their kids.  This just seemed like the perfect quote.  I stole found the idea on Pinterest where they had this quote on an old window.  I found the frame at a yard sale for $1!!!!  However, when opening it I realized there was no glass in the frame.  I was thinking I would have to go to AC Moore and buy a 12x12 frame but I called my dad (who has an endless pile of things you never know if you will need in his garage) to see if he had some and he told me to go to Lowes.  I didn't even realize I could just go and get glass cut like that.  It was only $3.70!    Thanks for taking the time to look!
Oh, I used Plantin Schoolbook and Songbird font cartridges!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Vinyl Cricut Crawl... blog candy and discounts! Oh, and my classroom makeover!

Welcome to my blog 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, Cricket Vinyl Supplies will give away 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've come from Cindy's blog , 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 ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!

For my project I used Cricket Vinyl Supplies grab bag.  So, one of my lucky readers is going to get a grab bag of goodies from me of some various crafting supplies!  Make sure to leave a comment to be eligible!

For me fall is about back to school.  So I used my vinyl in my classroom.  Here are a couple of places I used it...  (after all the writing in this post are several pics of my classroom make over :)
I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to have it!

Your next stop is Catarina.  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!!
Happy Crawling!!

Before pics


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teacher Gift

I have been seeing these on Pinterest so my daughter wanted one for her teacher ;)  Here it is.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Anniversary Card

This is an anniversary card I mad for a friend.  I took the backing behind the burlap from Accent Essentials.  Then I made a flower from burlap.  The sentiment is from some cheap stamps I got on clearance.  I love them!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fruit Salad Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

I had trouble photographing this card because of the cut but you get the idea ;)

I used my Hello Kitty cartridge for the strawberry.  I got this card in a pack of cards once upon a time and just haven't used them.  This seemed like a good use!

I used all scraps for my paper of things that were just sitting on my craft table.  I was pretty proud of myself for that. 

My kids leave for overnight camp on Sunday so I am going to stick this in my daughter's bag.

Thanks for visiting.  Come visit us at Fantabulous Cricut to join the challenge!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Carnival Birthday Party

For the past few years my sister and I have done one big family party for our kids.  We have found it easier to do 1 party instead of 4.  The kids love it and we have a lot of fun putting it together.

This year we did a carnival party.  She came up a few days early and we locked ourselves in my craftroom and had some fun!

Here was our sign pointing to the way for their gifts.  I downloaded a free font and then chalked in their names.

I had a piece of scrapbook paper with numbers on it so we just circled the kids ages and framed it.  My sister made the super cute cupcake toppers!  I can't remember which cartridge I used for the mini banner.

We have circus peanuts, cotton candy, and animal crackers in the buckets.

 In one of my pads of paper we had this piece of paper.  So we put a spinner on it and my sister came up with a simple game that the kids loved!  In each jar there is something fun.  The kiss jar has Hershey Kisses but in the love one, for example, there are activities like "hug the next person you see."  In fun we put some funny things for the kids to do like "high five everyone for five minutes."  The kids really loved this activity and we got a kick out of watching them enjoy something so simple.

Bean bag toss

Photo booth before we moved it to a place where it wouldn't blow around.

You saw this banner in my old post!

Popcorn bar and drinks.  We had some fun toppings on the table like M&Ms, chocolate chips and then all the sprinkle stuff... lots more too.

Ring toss onto IBC bottles
 We used glow bracelets for ring toss

 These bowls are for the bean bag toss

Each kid had a laundry basket labeled for their gifts.

 The birthday kids

Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July Cricut Crawl Challenge # 167 Red White and Blue

Welcome to Crafting Misfit and the 4th of July 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 Nikki's blog at Crafty Calamities, 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 created a CELEBRATE banner.  I have so much trouble photographing banners!  I used Birthday Bash for the banner pieces and Lyrical Letters for the font.  I didn't buy a single piece of paper for this project!  So proud of myself for that!!!!!
Want some blog candy?!  I have some goodies for someone who visited and commented on my blog during this hop!  Check back Monday to see who the winner is!

Your next stop is Robin .  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!!
Happy Crawling!!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wedding Days

I need help with photos.  How do I take good photos of my cards?  Seriously I need help!

This week at Fantabulous Cricut it is all about weddings.

I always have a hard time with wedding cards and sympathy cards.  I am not a "frilly" person and they both always seem to be like that.  This card is for my husband's cousin and it didn't feel right to make them something frilly, not their style either.

A long time ago I picked up some old dominoes at a yard sale.  I KNEW I would need them in my craft room one day.  Guess what... I used them today!

Do you ever start with inspiration from one thing and come out with something totally different?  Sitting on my craft table I had some damask paper left over from another project I am posting later this week.  So I was determined to use that on the card.  Of course I didn't but everything flowed from that one scrap!

I used Accent Essentials for the black piece and the plus sign is Makin' The Grade.  I had an "= 2" but took it off because I didn't like it.

Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Birthday Card

This week at Fantabulous Cricut we are using 2 types of ribbon.  I picked up this bright birthday ribbon in a clearance aisle somewhere awhile ago.  I finally found a use for it!  I folded it accordian style and broke it up by adding some green ribbon.  The "gems" were an after thought because the card was too blank.

I cut the hat with Celebrations.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Girly Bathroom for about $30!!!

**Warning photo heavy post**

We have 2 bathrooms.  One of which we all hate.  We never use it and we basically store junk in it.  I took "before" pics of my project but I took them AFTER I cleaned 2 contractor sized garbage bags of junk out of there! 

Then over at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge this week is to create something in 3D.   So I was totally inspired to use my Cricut and do my bathroom.  I hope you come over there and join us!

Ironically, one of the things I hated about the bathroom was it was too feminine- pink walls, ceiling, and counter top.  I remember the day I took down the pink lace curtains crying tears of joy.  Then I totally went in the direction of girl with this even after that.  I like this girly better though ;)  There are a few more things I need and need to do for this room but this is where we are at with it now.

My daughter wanted to create a girly bathroom so this was a joint project (mostly she checked on my progress over and over and over and over).  She feels we need a sign on the door that says "No Boys Allowed"- I really don't think that is necessary considering how girly it is!

The photos don't really show the pink well, in my opinion, but it was a drab grayish pink.

For the shower curtain I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  I bought a twin size sheet for $4.84 at Wal-Mart cut it to size and sewed burlap and lace on the top.  The girl is cut with an old white sheet.  Once I cut it I realized there was some kind of mark on the sheet... YIKES.  So I rolled some fabric flowers for it ;) to cover it.  The shower curtain was what I originally created for the challenge.  They I shared the photo with some people I know and they weren't thinking the shower curtain was so wonderful LOL.  So I opted not to make it my design team entry.
I just zig zag stiched the girl on.

I then got some super cheap frames at Wal-Mart for $1.46 that were "brass."  Well, I spray painted them but when I took the glass out they started coming apart.  So I did the best I could to fix them up.  The vinyl inside the frames are all cuts from Forever Young.

Rag banner with purple, white, lace, and ribbon.  This cost me nothing  I only used things I had kicking around.

This is my daughter's jewelry board.  She already started putting her stuff on ;).  We saw some great ones online with different knobs but had a wicked hard time finding knobs here.  We are going to keep an eye out for some at yard sales this summer.  Creating this was interesting to say the least.  I got an old bulletin board out of the basement and attempted to cut it.  The process wasn't pretty... it involved hammers, knives, band aids and mess.  Then for 97 cents I got the mug hooks for her to hang her jewelery from.

You know those home improvement shows where they always miraculously have this fabulous furniture just in hiding somewhere?  Yeah, I watch those and I am thinking what the heck why would you just have that hanging around and not be using it.  I am not money rich so I try to be as thrifty as possible.  We actually did have my husband's grandmother's desk just kicking around!  I love that it came from her.  The jewelery armoire I had in my bedroom.  See that fabulous round mirror?  It weighs like 5 million pounds.  When my husband and I got married WAY back in 1999 ;) we bought a house that was fully furnished.  That was one of the pieces in the house.  A lot of the stuff we got rid of but that mirror was something we hung onto.  It fits perfectly here.
My daughter LOVES to leave me notes.  Many nights I climb into bed and there is a note on my pillow with a blank note card for me to right back to her.  So we got some chalkboards to hang in our bathroom for messages.  THe were 85 cents each.

The above 2 are Pinterst inspired projects.  The jars are all for our "stuff" and we did the silver platters tray in the corner for fun.  The jars and stuff I had on hand.  I paid $1.75 on doilies and another $3 on burlap ribbon.  I had the other ribbon and burlap on hand.  I got the silver platters for a total of $3.50 at Goodwill (it was half price day!)  I had the candlesticks.

Again, we cut from the Forever Young cartridge.  This was a frame I had at home that I lightly painted white allowing some of the color from before to come through and make it look worn.

These are from pieces of that bulletin board and I wrapped the in fabric and embellished.

And finally my DT entry for Fantabulous Cricut this week.  The letter is fron Songbird.  I then wrapped a bunch of flowers to decorate the frame a bit.  I got the frame for $3.75 after discounts.

I got the paint for $8 because it was a mis-tint!!!!!

So you can see this project was super cheap and it was a lot of fun for my daughter and I.

Thanks again for visiting!!!!
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