Monday, August 16, 2010

FCCB Challenge-The Great Outdoors

Hi friends! This week at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge is "the great outdoors". Well, to be honest, I wasn't very inspired by this theme at first. I kept racking my brain for something that I could do and a cut I could use. I was going through some old cards the other day and ran across my Beginner and Advanced Brayering cards from my Michelle Zindorf class that I took last August. Ah hah! Inspiration struck and I had an idea! Lookie:

I'm just so tickled with my project. Even more so since it was my first and only brayered background I made. I usually have to try 3 or 4 times before I get the effect I want. I did have one hiccup in this project. I mis-measured the card base and wasn't able to have a mat around the whole panel. Instead of cutting a new card base I just went with the flow and used what I had. My mom said it kind of looks like you are looking through a window. Yeah, I meant to do that! ;)


Cartridge: A Child's Year
Cardstock: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Ink: Stampin Up-Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue
Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations-Birch Tree Paintings
Misc: Brayer, sponge, Post-it notes, ATG 714

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, August 15, 2010


Hi everyone! Sorry to be MIA for a bit there. For those of you that do not know what I do for a living, I'm a mail carrier for the post office. I'm actually a substitute mail carrier. As a sub, I'm only guaranteed one a day week to work. Well, a few weeks ago I started loaning myself out to another office in another city and have been working like a mad dog ever since! I mean working 5 or 6 days a week! Which is a lot when you are used to having a lot of time on your hands to craft and play.

Not only have I been working in a new office but I have been learning a lot of routes. I know 4 of 8 routes in the new office and 5 of 6 in my old office. So I know 9 of 14 routes! Which is a lot when you consider that each route has 400 to 700 boxes/residences each and are at least 30 miles long or more. It's a lot to assimilate and with this heat I've been wiped out at the end of the day. That and my personally owned mail van has been acting up a lot I've had other things to worry about and not been feeling very crafty. I did learn something new last week, I learned how to do a tune up on my mail van (thanks bro!). See, here's the proof:

So there's my excuse. I hope that as I learn my new routes and become comfortable on them that I will have more time and energy to craft. Here's to waiting for fall and some relief from the heat!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Ahh, pink lemonade

Hi all! This week at Fantabulous Cricut we were asked to make a summer/bbq/food or cooking project. What's better to have with bbq then a tall glass of pink lemonade? Lookie:

Cartridges: Graphically Speaking: background cut with holes. Just Because Cards: lemonade cup
Cuttlebug: Divine Swirls folder
Cardstock: American Crafts, Colorblok Glittered, Wassau
Pattern Paper: K & Co. Berry Sweet
Ribbon: pink-Stampin' Up, yellow-unknown
Misc: Wild Honey Distress Ink, Pearl Glimmer Mist, Diamond Stickles, Judikins Diamond Glaze, light yellow pearls. corner rounder

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kricut Krazy-Graphically Speaking

Hi everyone! I have been lucky enough to be a guest designer for Kricut Krazy. Tangee features the projects in the cricut handbooks. I have volunteered to do a few for her and this is my first one. I chose Graphically Speaking as I love this cart but don't pull it out that often. This was a quick project and I only altered the card just a bit from the directions. Lookie:

For some reason this card was hard to photograph. It's really not that light/washed out in person. I didn't even know this frame was on GS until I read the directions! Thank you Tangee for letting me be a little Krazy! :)

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