Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day and hoping you're have a great holiday with family and friends. Please take a moment and remember the great men and women, past and present that have allow us to have our freedom.  Today I am sharing a couple projects with you.  I had a very busy craft week last week, so I will be sharing all over the next month .  I made this flag for my porch and my intention was to add something else to it so I made the design smaller, but then changed my mind so really it is kind of incomplete but up anyway.  I bought this design from the Silhouette store and added the outer circle to it.  I thought it needed it and the K is a font I downloaded called Lauren Script.
I bought some cabinet doors a couple weeks ago, and this is a sign I made from one of them.  I used a downloaded font called Grand Hotel and I love the font.  I used chalk paint and used the paint, vinyl, paint and peel method.  I distressed it and waxed it.  I have it hanging in my craft room.  I was gone all weekend visiting friends and family so I had to get this all ready.  Hope you enjoyed and see you next week.  Happy crafting!!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some vinyl projects to share

Happy Monday! Today I have a few projects to share with you. I downloaded the new version of Cricut Design Space and all these were made on my Cricut. I like the software so far and really think it is faster.  The only thing I miss is the canvas, but over it is great!  Go to the cricut.com page and download it.  Now I had some orders so this first project is one of them.  I made this shirt for a friend of mine who has four paw children.  I bought the image from CreativeFabrica.  Go check out all their cool designs.  I used red glitter HTV and black on it. 
This next shirt was a request and she gave me a picture and I made the fonts as close as I could to her sample.  I used the Cricut fonts Alphalicious and Quarter Note.  She was really happy with the results.  This shirt was navy which is hard to tell in the picture and the vinyl was a teal and looked great.  I had my doubts, but loved the results.
The next two projects are pillows I made for my spare room and I love them.  I picked black pillow covers that I purchased from CraftChameleon.  The first one I bought the svg from Etsy and it was from Cutitupyall and I wish I had picked a lighter blue.  This photographed lighter than it really is, but it is for me so it is ok.
This pillow was made with a free file from lovesvg.com and one of my favorite sayings.  Hope you enjoyed these projects.  Have a very good and crafty week!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Better late!

We had one of those busy weekends out of town for my daughter in laws college graduation and Mother's Day so I totally forgot to post last night due to being wiped out! lol  But I am here with my project and have next week ready so I won't forget.  This is a large sign I made for my bedroom wall because we could not find anything we liked for that space.  I bought this quote from MyVinylDesigner and the board measures 18 x 36 .  I first painted a base coat of being and then added my vinyl and let it set over night to make sure it was down good.  Then I painted over with navy and let dry.  It took two coats.  I used acrylic paint this time and then after it was dry peeled off the vinyl.  It turned out so much better than I imagined.  I distress the entire front and it still needs to be waxed so I will do that this week.  I used the Silhouette for this.  I did play with the new Design Space and really happen to like it.  All my projects for next week will be done by Cricut.  Only thing I miss is the canvas options.  I liked it for sizing my t-shirts.  Till next week happy crafting!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Getting Ready for Summer

Well today I only have one project to share with you. I am working on a big one, but hubby had some set backs with his surgery this week, so we were at drs and hospital. Still not great, but hopefully this week he will get on the mend. He does not like not being able to do anything! I am almost finished with my other project so I will share it next week.  I am going to attempt to make a wreath for my door as soon as I can go get supplies, but I went ahead and got my garden flag made this week.  I used a cute svg file from Miss Kate Cuttables and the flag I purchased over at CraftChameleon.  Be sure to check out all their great blank items.  I love making the burlap flags and so easy to use my heat press and create great HTV flags.  Hard to tell but it is all glitter vinyl and the place to go for that is 651vinyl.com   Troy is the best and his customer service is first class!  I picked up this ribbon at Old Time Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio   Crossing my fingers I will have two projects ready to share next week!  Till then, Happy Crafting.....ps still haven't had a chance to try the new Cricut Design Studio.

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Scrapbooking Share

Hello and welcome! This week is going a little better than the last two and actually got a chance to finish these pages even though they are not too much detail on them. I am hoping to get in some crafting toward the end of the week after dr appts and other things.  These are pictures for the scrapbook I am making of my 2016 trips.  I am way behind, but this year maybe I will get caught up!

These pages were made with svg files.  The first page is files from www.svgcuttingfiles.com and I love they have cute, simple pages that are easy to complete.  The second page just has the Las Vegas skyline and I purchased this one from the Silhouette Store.  This week I hope to download the new Design Space in Cricut and try it out.  Been awhile since I had the bug out.  Till next week, Happy Crafting....Diane