Monday, October 31, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #84 - For the Birds

Happy Halloween!  It may be the day for ghosts and goblins, but we're looking skyward at Fantabulous Cricut.  The theme for Challenge #84 is For the Birds, and you're encouraged to use a bird, birdhouse, or birdcage on your projects for this week.

It's also a new Design Team term at FCCB, and I'm so honored to be continuing on with this talented group of ladies.  Welcome to the new DT members, and best wishes to those who are moving on to other awesome things!

My project is a layout for my son's scrapbook of his preschool's annual Holiday Celebration last year.  The kids sing both Thanksgiving and Christmas songs, so that's why you see both turkeys and Baby Jesus in the photos!  There's also a photo of the turkey centerpiece he made out of handprints and bath tissue rolls.  Isn't it cute...?!?!

I actually made this page at my retreat in September, and I'm happy it features a turkey so I can share it for this challenge:

I'm really proud of the inking on the leaves and other details, so here's some close ups:

 Project Details:
  • Papers - patterns by The Paper Studio; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - turkey from Simply Charmed, page 61; leaves from Creative Memories: Cheerful Seasons, page 56
  • Embossing - turkey feathers with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls
  • Other - sentiment sticker by The Paper Studio; inking with red, dark green, orange, and yellow Colorbox ink pads and brown Stampabilities ink pad
Are you ready to make a project for the birds?  If so, head over to Fantabulous Cricut and share your creation!


  1. Great layout!! It was nice to work with you this term on the DT- Best wishes for next term! :)Amy

  2. Such a super layout - and a great way to treasure memories of your son's holiday celebration! I love the way you've done the leaves!

  3. You did a great job on your LO. I love the inking on the leaves and the embossing on the turkey. You really did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.
    God Bless

  4. Awesome layout Jessica! I love all your little details. The leaves are amazing! :)

  5. Your layout is awesome Jessica! I am also stopping by to say Hi and I am excited to be on the FCCB team with you!
    Sherrie K

  6. Very cute Jessica. Great idea to take a picture of projects kids make as it is so hard to keep them all. Happy to be on the DT with you.

  7. So cute and great idea to take pictures of the fall projects!
    I am so happy you are staying on FCCB!

  8. Aww super cute memories, as cute as the layout!! Your son got the crafty hands from you :)
    I'm so glad you are staying with us!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @