Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Challenge "Host Emma" ~ Pinterest Inspired Project

Hello Everyone,

Today I created a project that is Pinterest inspired for the Challenge over at My Creative Time
Her challenges are so much fun and this one is no different. 

For my recipe:
MCT XL Tag die
MCT Stamp and die Just Simply Live
Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangles
buttons and twine

I created a banner using the MCT XL tag die. I cut out the XL tag die 5 times in white chipboard and 5 times in patterned paper. The 5 that I cut in pattern paper I also cut a rectangle die in the center of them.(nestibilities)  I glued each chipboard piece to 1 of the pattern paper pieces  with just a few dots of glue at the edge and left the top open for a picture. I plan on putting pics of my chihuahua in them but I don't have them printed at this time. (I just had one larger pic printed so I used that one) The Just Simply Live stamp set was perfect for the banner.

I plan on hanging this in my den.

Here is where I got my inspiration, the link is directly to the project off Pinterest- Friskars. I like to figure out how to create things similar with the products I own. You could also create this banner very similar with your gypsy.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Back to School" Cricut Crawl

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to (Bowman Crafts) and the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
Summer is coming to an end and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL...each Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut

If you've come from visiting (. Suzanne) at (Cricut Craftin Grammy), you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE ( FCCB).
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Back to School" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?
For my project...

For my project I made a picture box. The large box measures 5 x 7 and it will hold a professional 5 x 7 school photo.  The side are 3/4" and the remaining boxes are 3 x 2 1/4". I used a medium to heavy chipboard to create the boxes. The boxes are connected with hot glue first then tissue tape which I painted black and added some gold leaf. The paper I used for the inside of the boxes is Graphic 45 An ABC Primer. The cuts are from Create a Critter and Locker Talk. I also used MCT banner dies. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet so I haven't stamped on the banner. Each cricut cut was cut out in white CS and I used my copics to color them (even the layers are cut in white). Attached in the back is a hanger for the wall.

Well this has been an amazing hop with some very talented ladies. This is the end. I hoped you have enjoyed this and been inspired.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your BACK TO SCHOOL projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
.. And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Also linking up to:
BBTB2  Back to School
Crop Stop   Back to school #86

Happy Crawling!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #124

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying this summer. I can't believe it is almost over. Well today there is another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Challenge #124
  2012 Olympics!
Make a project with a sports theme

Here is my project:

In honor of the Olympics I made this card. The font is cut from the George and Basic Shapes cart and the cheerleader is cut from the Paper Dolls Teen Scene. (boy do I like this cart). I used my copics for some shading and rock candy stickles on her pom poms.  I may use this card for an athlete I know to cheer them on. Well,  I hope you take a look at the rest of the design team, they have made some amazing projects for this challenge. Then I hope you take on this challenge and link up. Don't forget to have at least 1 cricut cut on your project.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 6, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #123

Hello Everyone,

It's Monday and time for another Challenge Me Monday at The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
Today the challenge #123 is Jump in and cool off. You are to make a project with a water theme (pool, beach, water park, etc.) Don't forget to include at least 1 cricut cut. Here is my project:

I live 1 mile from the beach. (wonderful Lake Erie). I am blessed I know. This summer we have had an amazing time there, so I decided to make a simple mini book to document and remember it. I am only showing the cover this week because it is a work in progress. My husband and I have walked, run and got in much better shape here this summer ( lots of steps and hills). It is so beautiful and many days there is such a nice breeze.(exercise can even be fun here)  Some days after a work out we sit on the beach and relax and some days we put flips on and walk the edge of the water. The pebbles in the sand are some of the shells and beach glass we have found. It has been truly an amazing journey.

Just Because Cards: Sun which I applied glossy accents to
Pack your Bags: Beech chair and girl (used copics to shade her a little)
Sports Mania: Runner
Sand is cork board
Beach is Grunge board Alpha set inked and rock candy distressed stickles
Paper Pack for Mini is A Day at the Beach by The  Paper Studio
Cinch for the binding

I hope you check out the other design team members, I am sure you will be inspired. Then I hope you take this challenge on (it is lots of fun) then link your project up. Don't forget to have at least 1 cricut cut. Good Luck!

Happy Crafting,