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, July 21, 2014

Out at Sea

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #220 Wet and Wild

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Winner will receive 3 Digis
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Wet and Wild
Create a project related to water

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.

For my project, I decided to recap one of my favorite vacations. My husband and I were in the Caribbean under the warm sun. We took a short boat ride to a private island for sun and sand and surf. Then it was off to scuba dive through coral and then off to swim with dolphins. I captured each of these elements with this box card. 

The clouds and the sun are from PPnB Designs (this is a free cut file). The boat was cut from the cartridge, Just Because Cards. I used the patterned paper from the Celebration Stack by DCWV for the sails. The island was cut from the cartridge Pack Your Bags. I used a subtle patterned paper on the tree. It is by Crate Paper and has leaves on it. Finally, the dolphin is from the Cricut set Whales and Dolphins. 

Challenges Entered

Little Red Wagon: Vacation
4 Crafty Chicks: The Great Outdoors
Crafty Little Fairies: Summer
Cute Card Thursday: Fun in the Sun
A Creative Need: Vacation
Brown Sugar: Sea and Sand
Cut It Up: Under the Sea
Open-Minded Challenges: Vacation Related


  1. Your box card is so fun Faith I love the dolphins, the pretty waves, the sunshine and the palm tree what a happy card
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART July linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. Great box card Faith, I like the inside images and the waves on the flaps! So cute!

  3. Wonderful box card! So fun! Thanks for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  4. Way to go, love this box! So awesome, the colors, and it works great with our challenge. Thanks for playing our The Great Outdoors challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC

  5. Wonderful, everytime I see these wonderful boxes I want to make one, love it! thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this week

  6. Sounds like a fantastic and very memorable vacation, and you captured it perfectly in your box card!

    Thanks for entering your creation in our Under the Sea challenge at Cut it Up!


  7. Gorgeous Box Card! Love it! Great colors.. Love those waves. Just fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. LOVE your box card, Faith! The images you chose are perfect! And all the waves are fabulous! Awesome job this week and thanks for linking up over at Cut It Up too!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. Fantastic and I am going to take your lead and do one with the inspiration I received from your great vacation.

  10. A fabulous & fun box card! Awesome job!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Fun box card. I really like all of the great die cuts you used. Thanks for joining our vacation/travel challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  12. Cute Card in a box! I love the scene you have created here! Thank you for participating with us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun's Vacation Challenge. Melanie, DT

  13. What an adorable fun box! Love your dolphins swimming in the water! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  14. What a fab box - great details and so special that it holds your wonderful memories -Thank you for playing along with the Crafty little Fairies this month hugs Judith

  15. Great box card, those waves are fab. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  16. Awesome creation. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  17. Just love pop up box card! And this one is no exception! Fabulous details.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  18. This is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge!
    Helen x


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