Monday, August 15, 2016

FCCB #283 - Vacations!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #283-Vacations
Create a project that features what a vacation is to you!

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The prize is 7 digital stamps!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team! 

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

For my project this week I've created a scrapbook layout, based on Sketch #7 from the Ready Sketch Go online class, of one of our summer vacations a few years ago! I love the rainbow colours in this floatie my daughter is laying on, so I just decided to go wild and make this a fun, colourful layout! The Simple Stories cut apart papers worked great on this page, and some pretty sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps store decorate the page.

I coloured this fun sunshine tab cut with Primacolor Markers and then traced some of the Simple Stories paper onto the tab base and cut around it. I added another fun sequin, and edged the cloud cuts with Distress Ink before layering them on. You can find the link to these free cut files, along with the wave cuts at the bottom of the post.

This cute camera, from the Cricut CTMH Artistry cartridge, is popped up on a foam dot on top of my Simple Stories journaling card. I find using a ruler and pencil to mark straight lines on my card and then erasing after allows me to make sure I'm writing straight.

I backed the Away We Go diecut from the Artistry cartridge with more of the green dotted paper that I used for the cute seahorse and for the inside of the Summer title cut - both linked below. I cut the Vacation title from a Miss Kate Cuttable file and layered it partly on top of my photo.

I coloured this adorable Poppi Penguin digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers and then used a sponge to blend Distress Inks around the edge before placing it behind this Polaroid cut file from the Artistry cartridge.

Erica wanted to help, so she had to hold up the layout!

To grab your free cut file for the waves, Summer title and sun tab go to Spiegelmom Scraps Blog here, and to grab the free cut file for the seahorse and clouds go to Spiegelmom Scraps Blog here.

Linked to:
Spiegelmom Scraps - Summer cut file layout
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge - Use the colours of the rainbow
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Go Wild (with colours!)
Cut It Up Challenge blog - #102 Summertime Memories
Emerald Creek Dares - summer activities


  1. Sooo CUTE Karla! Your Layout is adorable and I love the sweet face that's helping you out today! ADORABLE! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Love how you matched the digi stamp to the image! Adorable. Wonderful way to capture those summertime memories.

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up for our Summertime Memories challenge!


  3. What a gorgeous and fabulous summer layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Fun layout! Thanks for taking on our Emerald Creek Dare! :)

  5. Cute little helper. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories with your rainbow entry.