Friday, September 23, 2016

Been down and out this week!

Sorry I had no project ready, but the stomach bug hit for me the last couple days.  Hope to be back at it again soon!  Have a crafty week!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Vacations over and time to get back to crafting!!!

Hello and welcome. Glad to be home, but we had a fabulous trip. This time we went to Pennsylvania and visited Hershey, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Gettysburg. I loved them all, but hubby loved Hershey the best!!! Wonderful and delicious place to visit. We got home and did laundry and stuff and I headed out of town again. I went back to my hometown in Ohio for my 45th class reunion. Hubby couldn't make this trip due to work and some changes they were doing, but I had so much fun catching up with old friends.  Well I didn't have much time for crafting so today I worked on a sign I have been wanting to make so I am sharing this with you.  I like working with pine wood because it sands nicely and holds the paint so well and you get no blemishes.  This is a piece I had left over from another project.  I was a 1 x 4 and was 22 inches long. 
I quickly ran sandpaper over the top and the edges to smooth it out and gave it a base coat of Waverly Chalk Paint in Ivory.  I cut out my design that was purchased from the Silhouette Store and applied it after the paint dried.  I used 651 vinyl.  I used the Silhouette Cameo for this cut.
             I then gave it a coat of Waverly chalk paint in Ocean and completely covered it.
When it dried, I gave a second coat.  As you will see in the picture, my e had a wrinkle in it and before I started painting I tried to make sure nothing would leak under it.
When the paint was completely dry, I pulled off the vinyl and tomorrow I will add some wax on it.  Using the pine wood helps because the vinyl will grab it good after a little sanding and the paint doesn't seep.  Well I will see you next week with another project.  I better be getting some scrapping done since I am 3 trips behind!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

LOVE USING MY HEAT PRESS!

Hello and welcome. Today I am sharing just a couple projects because I am preparing for a trip which we will leave on tomorrow. Looking forward to getting away. Today my projects are ones created with my Silhouette Cameo and my best tool, my heat press.  I totally love this machine and use it many times a week just for myself.  I actually did a couple more things, but forgot to take pictures and it is late when I am doing this so will share later.  I had a friend want shirts for a local school so I found a panther on the internet and made a svg file of it.  I also used a font from Dafont.com for the lettering.  This turned out really good.  I think I made 3 of these shirts.
I am kind of daring sometimes and decided to see if I could heat press HTV on a fabric album and it was a breeze.  Now I have a album ready for the scrap pages I am working on.  I used the Walter font also from Dafont.com and used a white glitter HTV which does not show sparkle in the picture.  Nothing will be save now, love using vinyl.  That is it for this week and hopefully I can pull something together for next week, but if not is because of this vacation.  Have a wonderful and save holiday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Disney Layouts

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I am sharing a couple layouts I made for my Disney albums. Right albums because we took so many pictures lol. My husband was out of town last week one day and night so I had a scrapping pj kind of day. I was able to get several layouts ready for my books. I am trying to finish this one because I have two more trips to scrap and another one coming up next month.  We haven't decided where because we were waiting to see what some work was going to cost us in our kitchen, but no one seems to want to work around here!!!  This first layout was created with my Cricut Explore and it is svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I love her files so much.
This layout was created using the Silhouette Cameo and some files from my friends over at SVGCoop that I have been raving about.  I made the title and I see it is not setting right on this picture.  I will fix it when I glue it down.  Lots of fun creating these and several others this week.  Been busy working on some wood projects for some friends and making t shirts for another friend.  Till next week, have a super week and get crafting!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sweet Baby Girl Gifts

Welcome, first off, sorry for being late today. We were out of town yesterday and when we settled in for the evening, I started watching a movie late and before I knew it, 1 am rolled around and I forgot! Better late than never!  Last weekend I went back to my hometown for my nephew and his wife baby shower.  They are having a little girl so in addition to the gifts I bought, I knew I had to make something since I am the crafty person in the family.  I knew I wanted to make a cute sign to hang in the room and with the help of my Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Online store, I made this one.  I purchased the wood at Walmart and used this adorable saying I bought from the store.  I used different pinks and silver in it.  Loved how it turned out.
I purchased some onesies, but who wants plain ones!  I found some cute sayings and added to them.  Her name is going to be Lyric so I made one with a monogram and her name.  Loved the name too, but I forgot to ask what her middle name was going to be so just used the first.

                                            Close up , used white glitter vinyl so hard to see in pic
I finished off with a card I made using elements from Anna Griffin and with my purchased items, the baby gift was a huge success!!!  Hope this inspires you to try something new for your next gift.  Till next week, happy crafting!