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, June 30, 2014

Summer Nights

It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut and More

Here we are, friends, at the place where tan lines and flip flops and sunglasses are part of everyday life. A place where vacation abounds. We are here. In Summer. 

While many summer paper craft projects focus on the fun of playing all day, I decided to remember my vacation summer nights!

Can you hear John Travolta singing his famous song from Grease? 

I started with a white on white base and used a star embossing folder on the second layer. Next, I very, very carefully cut the palm tree landscape from Cricut Design. Here's a tip with Circuit Design and paper settings - really pay attention to the feel of your paper. You'll know instantly what setting will work best. This took just one cut, and the intricacy of the palm trees made me hold my breath!

Finally, to add to the romance of being alone at night on the beach with the one you love, I included the sign for the waterfall. And, the rest is up for imagination... 

Challenges Entered:

Cut it Up - Twilight
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Summertime
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards - Summer Days
Jellypark Challenges - Seaside
StuckonUSketches - In the Water
Catered Crop - Summer Lovin'
Pile it On - Outdoor Fun
The Crazy Challenge - By the Sea


  1. I love this Faith!!! Fantastic job!

  2. Beautiful card, Faith! Great beach scene.

  3. Love it Faith!! The night beach scene is wonderful. :)

  4. Gorgeous card!!! Awesome job!

    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Wow, what a peaceful, romantic scene. Thanks for entering our Twilight challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Oh what a FABULOUS intro to your WONDERFUL card Faith!!! Yes I just had a great visual of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing Summer Nights!!! Thanks for sharing your oh so summery card with us at Fussy and Fancy "Summertime"!!! Look forward to visiting your blog again!!

  7. Wonderfu card. I really like the black and white contrast. Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS.

  8. Wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOUS!

  9. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Ina DT

  10. Lovely card, great contrast. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Seaside themed challenge. Mel :o)

  11. Faith, this is so relaxing to look at! Makes me wish I was close to beach now:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  12. Love this serene scene :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up!

  13. Beautiful. So lovely to see your crafting for the Crazy challenge 174 - Hazel, GDT x

  14. so fun, what a great image and I love the idea of the secluded lovers heading to the waterfall. Thanks for playing at CIU this week!

  15. PS- glad you linked this up for SOUS too, perfect for both challenges! :)

  16. Oooo thats an islandi needto be on i think! Fab card x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

  17. Love the simplicity of the scene....great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at SOUS!


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