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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Blog World - a treasure trove of amazing sites!

It's cold here in Kansas (17 degrees as I type this) and I've been doing a lot of blog hopping!  WoW -- there are some fabulous blogs and very talented ladies out there in blog space.  I have been amazed at the creativity, I've tried to keep notes on some of the ideas that I have come across but at this rate I'm going to need a new idea journal!  

Along my hopping through sites I came across the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog where they encourage Sharing, Creating and Inspiring Cricut users.  Let me tell you -- "Fantabulous" does not even begin to describe their blog! They have daily inspirations  Challenge Me Monday's, Quick Tip Tuesday's, Thursday's Tutorial's.....get the idea???  Hop on over there to check them out.  

I decided to take part in their challenge - Challenge Me Monday #93 - Man Time.  My "little one" isn't so "little" any more....I am now looking up to him!  Like any typical teenager without a car (he's only 15) you can find him attached to his xBox 360 controller playing MW3, Battlefield 3, AC and others with his friends.  Since that is a prevalent part of his weekend ritual that was my inspiration for this card. 

Also hopping along, I came across Birthday Sundaes...where it is all about Birthday Card Challenges!  I am having SO MUCH FUN!!!!

 Sorry about the glare the buttons, they are glossy and look really cool IRL. 

Foam tape to pop-up the controllers. 
Oh -- and do you like how sneaky I was adding bling to the card??  :)

Cricut Cartridge: Wrap It Up
Cardstock: Bazzill White and Black
Glaze pens: black, yellow, red, blue, green, white
StazOn ink: Blazing Red
My Pink Stamper: Sweet Goodness
(the only My Pink Stamper set I own....more are definitely on my wish list!)
I altered the saying by masking off the word "sweet" and adding a hand written "Rockin'"

Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. LOVE this card! It turned out awesome! Great work :) Thanks so much for taking time to create with us at FCCB this week :)

    1. Thank you Sarah - I'm so glad I found FCCB, I can tell I will spend a lot of time there!

  2. First of all, your weather comment made me laugh. It's -24 in my part of Canada!! Your temperature does not sound cold at all!
    Your card is fabulous! I have a son who will be 15 this year and I've used this cut a few times for his friends. It's always well received. I love the dimension that you added to your controller - and the sentiment is perfect! Great job altering it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Small Bits of Paper

    1. You WIN!!! I don't want anything to do with -24!
      Thank you for stopping by and the kind words!

  3. Your card turned out terrific, and I love your sneaky bling! Both of those challenge blogs are among my favorites out there! Have fun!!!

    1. Thanks Missy - I am finding out the the challenge are addictive! :o)

  4. Great card!!! Love the dimension you gave it. Really glad you linked-up with us at FCCB!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    New follower ;0)

    1. Beckie - thanks for the comments and being a new follower.

  5. That controller is so cute! I know what you mean about teenage boys with the Xbox. My 13 yr. old is glued to it every chance he gets.

  6. Great card. Perfect for a boy. I may need to get this cartridge for this cut.

  7. Perfect card for boys! {or gamer girls! :)} Love how you popped the keys off of the card! Makes it seem so realistic!


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