Challenge Accepted (and Won!)

You may have noticed the sparkly little button I now have on my blog.  A couple of weeks ago I posted an anniversary card  I also submitted to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. I recently found out I won the challenge! Now, it is not because of any incredible artistic merit on my part, as the winner was randomly selected, but I WON! I get a free crafting class. I haven't chosen it yet, but I'm very excited (and I am sure that you will be hearing all about it in the future!).

I enjoyed participating not just because I won, but because as a new blogger I'm really enjoying becoming a member of the blogging community- participating in challenges like this one, or posting on a theme day such as Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch.  I enjoy reading other blogs and learning about different things by reading what others have to say about any topic from crafting to teaching to my favorite, food.  I hope there are one or two people (or hopefully more!) who might enjoy what I have to say or like to see what crazy shenanigans are going on in my little world.  

So, for today's post I decided to participate in the next challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog- "Camping".  Not to win again, but because it is fun coming up with a design for the challenge and because I look forward to seeing what other participants will be creating. I hope they enjoy mine as well. 

Now, I am not a camper.  I went a couple of times as a child, including Girl Scout Camp, but it really not something I enjoy.  (Although the "Glamping" fad has me slightly intrigued!) The best thing  I remember about the few times that I went was roasting marshmallows to make S'mores. There is nothing like that ooey-gooey marshmallow and chocolate in between those graham crackers! When I think about camping I think about those campfires and since a young friend of mine recently came home from summer camp, I decided to create a special scrapbook page for her to display her favorite camp photos. These two little stinkers are roasting their marshmallows around a cheery fire under a starry sky.  (I'm not sure, but based on the bling on their bows, they might be glamping too!)  I placed the  two big stars in the sky to "frame" the pictures. I used the "Create a Critter" and "Life's a Beach" cartridges to create this page. 

I am linking up to the challenge, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- Camping.   I hope that you liked my version of "camping" and that you might stop by the site to see some other participants' entries as well. 

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. I LOVE "Glamping"! Lol!!!! Its what we do... however I refuse to let hubby use the AC in the big 'ol 5th wheel! LOL!!!
    That's a perfect little camping project!! My little people would love those little skunks and thier bling!! I have 2 daughters and they think they should get to wear thier pretty dresses out "glamping" not thier trashed clothes! LOL I gotta draw the line somewhere right!! First it will be pretty dresses in a few years it will be blow dryers!!
    Thanks so much for playing at FCCB!! I loved you post and your project!! :D

  2. Thanks so much Sara! I have two daughters too and I am sure that when they were young they would have insisted on wearing their pretty dresses if they had gone glamping as well!

  3. Congrats on your class winning Cynthia! I hope you have tons of fun! Super cute project idea and take on the challenge! love the "glamming" accents, We love seeing all the creations posted for the challenges 😀 so please don't stop sharing with us!
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you Liz! I am really looking forward to the class. I really enjoy the challenges, especially seeing the creative projects everyone shares! I hope you have a great day too!


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