Monday, March 20, 2017

FCCB #297 - Anything Goes!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

Challenge #297-Anything Goes
Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

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This challenge I'm using a large background diecut from the CTMH Artistry cartridge along with a diecut heart from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge as a base for a Father's Day layout. Over the weekend I went to a one day scrapbooking crop, which was so much fun! I don't get away too much without my girlies and even though I love spending time with them - I really appreciate getting some time to myself! And, my awesome hubby appreciates ME even more when I get home ;)

I started off using the February 2017 sketch from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery and using my triangular diecut in place of one of the circles in the sketch (shown at the bottom of post). I pulled out some papers, stickers and embellishments from the Shimelle Starshine collection. My oldest daughter has been away travelling for almost a year! and this was the last Father's Day we were all together! I'm hoping she'll be back in time for this Father's Day... <3

I used my new DOX Inks along with some Tattered Angels Ivory Baseboard and Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist sprays to colour the diecut.

I added some DOX Ink to the top of my black wooden Happy diecut and stamped 'Father's Day' directly onto my photo. The 'love' paper clip is a coordinating Starshine embellishment.

I decided to stamp some CTMH stamps on my heart diecut before popping up with foam dots, and I clustered some fussy cut elements, wood embellishments and cork confetti stars (from SpiegelMom Scraps) along with some Simple Stories enamel dots. I always forget about these pretty dots, but a crop is a good time to grab a few of those things you've been meaning to use, but haven't got around to. When you have limited supplies with you it's easier to be creative with what you do have!

The 'this beautiful life' sticker is a clear sticker, and I wanted to have a solid base on it, so I layered it on ivory cardstock and cut around the edge.

Here's a selfie of one of my crafty besties, Laura, and myself at the crop!

and all the fun goodies I had set out on my table!

For my second page with photos from this Father's Day I used the March 2017 Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sketch and used more of the Shimelle Starshine collection so it coordinated with the first page.

I used the fun letter stickers in the collection and added more wood and cork embellishments, a fussy cut camera and enamel dots in coordinating colours.

At the crop some people had items from their own stash for sale, and I picked up a CTMH stamp set with the fun DAD sentiments and images that I used on my pages for $2. Yay!

I added the Awesome sticker on some ivory cardstock and popped it up with foam dots beside the DAD stamped sentiment. It matches the 'Awesome Dad' on the cute plaque Amie made for her dad in the photo!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this challenge, and enter your own Anything Goes project with a Cricut cut for a chance to win!!

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Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - Feb 2017 Sketch 

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  1. Both layouts are gorgeous!! The layers and details you added are fabulous!! The pictures are beautiful!! Awesome job on both of these!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Beautiful pages! I love all of the great details!


  3. What fun layouts! I love the diecut with all the added colors. Very nice. Dorlene

  4. Hi Karla!! I'm finally back from my Spring Break/Vacation!!! Thought I would Pop in to see what I've missed all week! What Awesome Layout pages!! Love the triangle design! I went back to see what else I missed and Oh WOW! You've made some great projects! I really LOVE that Home Decor Frame you made... decorating both sides was a great idea! Your hedgehog card is so cute and that St. Patrick's day tag looked awesome... love the background on it! Glad to be back to blogging! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. I love these layouts, the colors and the embellishment - gorgeous all of it! Blessings, Jamie (FCCB DT)

  6. This is just too cute!!! Love the layout. -Amy

  7. Wow! What an inspiring post! I love how you've centered your art around those wonderful photos. The people and the memories are highlighted beautifully and I know these layouts will be such a treasure for many generations! I love how you used the geometric shapes and mixed that with color blending. And how great to see a Father's Day tribute, too! You did a great job on these and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Two fabulous layouts! I really like that first one and how you've used "manly" colors, but also managed to pull in the pink from the photos while still keeping it masculine! Great job! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  9. Great job on this layout Karla. Love it! Thanks for sharing a great view of how to create this page myself.

    Linda Israel FCCB DT