Guiness World Record and BBTB2

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Hey All!

So I wanted to take a minute to brag a little about my wonderful husband. When he was 15 years old, he broke the Guinness World Record for the farthest flying paper airplane. He designed it himself and it flew 207 ft and 4 inches. He is now 23 and still holds the record. However, a internationally recognized paper airplane guy named John has been trying to break the record for awhile now and this weekend, Stephen and I will be flying down to Sacramento California to be present for what will probably be John's record breaking attempt. John has teamed up with a semi professional football player who throws the planes that John designs and builds which obviously gives them a competitive advantage. This record has been a huge part of Stephen's life and has given him many wonderful opportunities. It helped him get into college, get his first job, and he even got a free trip to Austria to judge an international paper airplane competition hosted by Red Bull. I'm so proud of him and what a good sport he is being about this upcoming attempt. So many people have said he should take his own plane down and break the record again (which he could probably do) but he has become friends with John and wants this event to be all about him and his success. I love him!

Anyway, on to the project of the day!

I made this card for the BBTB2 challenge to use the boot cut from Nate's ABCs. The design was from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. There are so many images from this cartridge that I love and I know I have barely scratched the surface of the potential for creative projects. I cut two pairs of the boots and trimmed one down and popped it up using dimensional adhesive. I added diamond glaze to make it look like shiny rubber.

Here is my submission:

These papers were another recent digital purchase by Lori Whitlock. There are 10 papers in the kit and the kit is currently available at designhousedigital.com for just $1.00! She also has a set of coordinating digital embellishments for $1.00 as well. A total steal!

Another new technique I learned by reading the Cricut magazine is how to print custom sentiments on your cuts. simply design your sentiment in Word or whatever program you use, print it out on normal printer paper, then lightly adhere your cut over the printed sentiment and run it through you printer again. Isn't that brilliant?

  • Cricut Cartridges Used: Nate's ABCs (boots), Lacy Labels (boot background), Serenade (cloud)
  • Cardstock: Conqueror
  • Patterned paper: digital designs by Lori Whitlock
  • Ribbon: May Arts
  • Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz
  • Sentiment: Courier and Annabel script fonts
  • Other: Diamond Glaze


  1. Your hubby sounds like a smart, warm and wonderful guy, a real "keeper". (just like mine, BTW and we've been married over 36 years.) Best of luck to you both and enjoy your trip to Sacramento. We've been having some fabulous weather. I adore this card and will definitely pop over to see about those papers. Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us again at BBTB2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can read the dreaded word verification. Sure would love if you could turn it off. xxD

  2. This is really cute!! I love the colors.

  3. What a sweet story about your husband! And your card is fabulous! Please check out this link (hopefully it will make your day like it did mine! :))


    Heather P

  4. What a great story about your Hubby, how exciting! Love your card and I'm lovin the idea of the diamond glaze to make them shiny, how cute! Love the colors too and so glad you shared with us over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  5. What a fun story! God bless you both. Love those boots. So cute.

  6. What a cute story and a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  7. What a great story! Your husband sounds like a very great guy! Love the card too!

  8. Your DH sounds like a definite keeper! Great story, and a wonderful card!

  9. Cool story about your hubby! (What happened???)
    Love this card!! The colors are great and I love how you sectioned the background paper!!