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Anything Goes- Festival Season Begins Soon!

It is finally Spring.  We had snow yesterday and seventy degree weather all through February, but the weather forecasters have assured us that this crazy chill won't last forever. Around here, the return of perpetually warm weather means that Festival Season is upon us.  Whatever interests you, from wine or beer, Cajun food, pirates to Tall Ships from around the world, there is a local festival to help you celebrate it and learn more about it.  

This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is "Anything Goes" and keeping with this theme, my posts are crafts designed to prepare for the Wine Festival. 

Challenge #297-Anything Goes
Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor: 

Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

If you are lucky enough, you can attend some of these festivals in a boat and celebrate dockside.  For these glasses, I used the "Life's A Beach" cartridge to cut the name of my brother's boat out of adhesive vinyl. These are "souvenirs" for special guests on his boat during the festival.  

I placed them in a large bowl, again emblazoned with the boat's name and anchors.  The bowl could be used for chips or other snacks. A large serving plate went with the other pieces. 

For the captain, his special glass has his name on one side. 

I hope that you will participate in this week's challenge and/or hop on over to The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what the other fantabulous crafters came up with 
to meet this week's challenge. 

And- let's hope that we have seen the end of this crazy weather so that we can enjoy the festivals and other beautiful outdoor activities that make this season so special! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



  1. Love all the pieces! what great souvenirs for festival. Dorlene FCCB DT

  2. What great souvenirs! I'm betting people will love these! Blessings, Jamie (FCCB DT)

    1. Thank you, Jamie! I hope they will!

  3. This is just too cute!!! Love those glasses. -Amy

  4. This is such a fantastic project! How fun to have a wine festival- your brother is going to love the personalized wine glasses!! My daughter's name is Amie too!

    1. Thank you, Karla! I love the name Amie (and the spelling!)

  5. What a great gift idea! Love what you created and I'm sure he will love it too! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Linda Israel FCCB DT


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