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.