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.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grab One and GO

Are you prepared? 

Sure, we prepare all the time for occasions with cards, layouts, frames, and more. 

I have an apple-shaped box for my nephews. I have a wedding box card. There is a tri-fold father's day card somewhere. I still have 8 Halloween cards from last Halloween. You name it - I have it. 

On the other hand...

I am not prepared to find out that the couple I'm having dinner with just retired. 
I am not prepare to find out that my neighbor was promoted. 
I am not prepared for learn that a friend bought a new home. 

It's those last minute life events where YOU should be the one that has the card. (Hey, we all have a reputation to protect!)

That's why you need the Grab One and GO Box. It's that box of cards that are generic. Happy Days cards. Thinking of you cards. My favorite: Multiple Choice Options. Lovely last minute card ready to go. 

Today, I'm working on my Grab One and GO Box using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Tags Collection. It's a stamp set that is used in conjunction with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Buy the bundle HERE.

Here is my first first card to enter the BOX...

I based the entire card on this fantastic stamp from the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Tags. I used CTHM cranberry ink - and the stamp was so crisp and perfect on the Art Philosophy die cut. Right now, I love the combination of CTMH cranberry and lagoon ink, so that is how I chose my pattern papers. You can purchase the ink HERE . The stamp is a multiple choice congratulations stamp, so I went with the camera as a main embellishment.  Finally, I added a little bit of bling for shine. That small gray Skittles is a test run of embellishments from Carri, so if you like it, tell her I sent you. The gold rhinestone ribbon is more embellies from my stash.

Right now, I'm in this "off the edge" mood. I hope it passes. I've been having to make a lot of oversized envelopes!!

Challenges Entered
Card Mania: How Charming
Craft Your Passion: Citrus or Tropical Colors
Clear it out Challenges: Use up your stash
Color Throwdown: Colors


  1. Loving this hun it is a super cool card love it - thanks for linking up at Clear it Out hugs Judith x

  2. What a cute idea with the checklist! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

  3. This is such a fun combination of elements! So glad to have you playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  4. oh woooww fabulous card and lovely combo of element..I am falling in love with your camera dear...sweet card I want to have it if I can but this card must be already sent to someone and I believe she or he will be happy to get your adorable card..

    Thanks for joining with us at CARD MANIA challenge this time


    Monika - GDT


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