Friday, July 2, 2010

First Friday Challenge #1: Summer Fruits

Good morning cricut friends!! Are you up for my FIRST challenge ever??? I'm excited and I can't wait to see what creations my friends come up with.

A few details:
I will be doing a challenge (for now) on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month. When prizes and entries increase, maybe the time between challenges will decrease. I will have my challenge up in the morning, usually around 8 am central and you will have until the following MONDAY at midnight central to envision, create & enter. I will have a Mister Linky on my page and that's how you will enter. If you don't have an url, send me your entry at: The winner will be chosen from and announced on Tuesday mornings.

I will have a "theme" each challenge and the entry needs to follow the theme. I will always create a sample entry and will do my best to have "guest" designers.

The entries MUST be original and made for this challenge, AFTER the posted challenge and only one entry per person, please.

Now on to the fun.....
July's challenge is "Summer Fruits". Please use fruits that you find in the summertime and feel free to interpret this theme however you would like. You may make a card, complete a layout, design an altered item, etc. I look forward to seeing each and everyone of your creations.

The prize for this challenge is an EK flip flop punch!!

Ready, Set, Go......Have Fun!
Hope our designs get your creative juices flowing!!

My design
I wanted to use blueberries, in honor of July being National Blueberry Month and I love ice cream. What a great combination, hope you enjoy it.

I used my cricut markers for this writing, font came from the Wild Card cart.

This card measures 5x7.

I didn't have a cart with blue berries on it - so I made them!! I used a circle (from any cart) and a star from Ashlyn's Alphabet and glued them together.....using two different shades of glitter paper, I think they look real, don't you?

Circle cut at: .69
Star cut at: .52 x .49

I placed the stars various ways on the "blueberries" and cut off any extra paper.

Guest Designer #1
Sarah from Pink Cricut

Sarah's Recipe:
Paisley Cartridge
Mesh Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Arched Lattice Martha Stewart Border Punch
1 1/4 and 1 inch scalloped square Punches

Go peek at Sarah's video to get more details and LEARN how to make this adorable basket. CLICK HERE

Guest Designer #2
Fromicia from YellowBird Creations

Fromicia's Recipe:
Stretch Your Imagination, pg 81 for the card
SYI: watermelon, pg 34
Paper Doll Dress Up: other fruits (lemons, lime & strawberries)
Wild Card: letters
Paper: "We R Memory Keepers" pack Explore
Martha Stewart ink
white jelly pen
ribbon was from Wal-Mart

This is a "sweet" card!

Amazing how one idea can lead to different creations - can't wait to see yours!!

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun and exciting things. Thanks

  2. What a GREAT prize!! I've never seen that punch before! SUPER CUTE!! Congrats on your 1st challenge!
    Big Gypsy Hugs,

  3. Thank you Donette and Emma for stopping by!!

  4. I made my card and posted it on my site but it wont let me enter my blog it says add this to the front of it and I did but still wont go through. I really want to enter in the challange could you please tell me what im doing wrong I am already a follower of yours and posted your button on my site.

  5. You are all fixed up now Rhonda!! Thanks for entering. Great idea, btw!

  6. I have successfully posted my card entry for your July challenge. I hope you all like it!

  7. The blueberries DO look real....very creative. I'll try to get a card in for the challenge.

  8. Blue berries and ice cream, Yum! Great card Abbie.

  9. Love that card! Here's my entry for your challenge. TFL:)

  10. Love all the entries so far! This was a super fun challenge to do!

  11. I really had alot of fun with this one :)


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  13. I've never entered a challenge before, even though it always seemed like fun it was somewhat intimidating for me. But this one really inspired me. Thanks : )

  14. Super fun first challenge! Sorry I missed it! Will join next time!