Monday, August 9, 2010

Smile! It's a FCCB Challenge!

First of all, I apologize for my absence.  Within hours of submitting my last paper, we headed out the door and began our summer holidays.  We've been to Ottawa, camping at Emily Provincial Park, and are now in Florida (at least I hope we are - this is a pre-scheduled post!).  After Disney, we'll be doing some more camping back in Canada and I should be home by late August.  I'll have lots of catching up to do!
This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge is to create a project using the word smile.  As soon as I heard the challenge, I pictured this crazy dog from Paper Pups!  I used Design Studio to hide some contours and cut the image three times - once in white (for those teeth) and then in two different browns.  I used some DCWV Pet Stack paper, some Stampin'Up paper, and some regular cardstock too, which I punched with an EK Success border punch.  I also added a brad that seemed to fit the theme quite nicely.
The inside of the card was done using George and Basic Shapes with Cuttin' Up.  It's one of the first cuts I ever created with Design Studio - and I have saved it all this time.  I'm so glad I did, as all I had to do was add paper to the mat!

I hope to see you all playing along at FCCB this week!  By the way, have any of you noticed the date today?  It's 8-9-10!

13 comments:

PenLight said...

So, funny, I almost did this dog for smile week. But it wouldn't have been NEAR as good as yours because that paper is BING BONG perfect! Great job!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

That smilin' dog is so cute. Love it.

Rhonda Emery said...

love your smiling dog he makes me smile.
so cute. great job kate as always. hugs

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh so sweet! I love doggies and this is just darling! YOu are in Florida - wow! I'm 5 hours from Disney :) I hope you are having a wonderful time and the Miami rain is staying far away from you, lol! Hugs!

DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate!! So cute! I was planning on using the same puppy! Have a fun holiday! I have missed you!

Kel said...

Great card.. great colors.. Love the lil doggie

Val said...

Your card is dog-gone cute:) Enjoy your vacation!!

Best Hobby Eva said...

I hope you are having a wonderful vacation! I love this card. I love Paper Pups too!! Great job!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gosh Girl, I wish you had told me you were coming to Florida. I live just 30 mins from Disney. We could have met for dinner or something. :( Hope you are enjoying your vacation!! Hope you share some photos when you get back!!

Maria Elena said...

So cute!!! Love papers and colors combination! Great job!
Have a great Thursday,
Maria Elena.-
http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

thank you kate for the beautiful thank you card.
I will cherish this. It is very nice to recieve a card. I love it and Im glad your love your book. I got your request for halloween mini I will see what I can come up with. hugs

Ladybug Designs said...

tee hee that is so cute. I love the huge smile on that puppy dog.

Anonymous said...

I really like your card! I was wondering if you could explain to me how you designed the inside of the card. I have just started using my Design Studio and am racking my brain to figure out how you made those cuts!!
Thanks....
Lee Ann
lalhaley@cogeco.ca