I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Springtime Cocktail

It's time for a challenge at Exploring Cricut. This week's challenge is to be inspired by spring and use at least one flower. 
For my project this week, I thought about my best friend coming over for dinner after our agility competitions and relaxing with a cocktail on the deck. When the weather is nice, we catch the afternoon sun, and the dogs chase each other around the pool. 

I wanted every part of this project to sparkle, shine, and shimmer. 

The DP is Paper Studio, Uptown Flair. The piece is both embossed and glittered, and it really sparkles and shimmers. I added scalloped border using the Cricut cartridge, Ribbons & Rosettes. And kept to the black and white with the border, box, and circle since there is so much color coming from the card. The white mat in the square is embossed with a dot folder. The cocktail is cut from the Cricut cartridge Pack Your Bags. I used Martha Stewart's tourmaline glitter on the drink and straw, and added the Sentiment, Smile (embossed) by Hampton Art. Finally, I added green gems all around the elements. 

Challenges Entered

Hiding in my Craft Room: Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge: Spring is in the Air
The Squirrel and Fox: Die Cuts
Penny Black and More: Blossoms


  1. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. Great card, thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.
    Sue - HIMCR DT

  3. Love it Faith and I will have to remember this because I have some friends who would love getting a card like this!! Super job!

  4. Wonderful card Faith!! Love the image and that great bg paper!! :)

  5. Wonderful Card Faith! Great colors, and who wouldn't love a drink after a competition!

  6. Your creation is lovely Faith and just perfect for our Blossoms and Blooms theme at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)

  7. A fabulous cheerful design and I love the image to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. Cute and fun :-) Love the vibrant colours and the cute image.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  9. Your cocktail looks good enough to drink! Love the bg paper and the whole card is fab!

  10. Faith, this is a fabulous card! I love the colourful paper, and the cocktail looks delicious!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x


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