Monday, October 10, 2011

My blog hop winners are......

Day 1 - craftaholic from  DCWV Blossom Song stack

Day 2 - Patrica from More Fun than Therapy  DCWV French Country Stack

Congrats ladies. Just let me know where to send them.

I want to thank everyone that stopeped by for your wonderful comments. My first blog hop was so much fun.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


To the second day of the blog hop. If you got here from txscrappermom then you're in the right place. My theme is still Halloween. Leave a comment by Oct 10th and you will be entered into the drawing for a 12x12 DCWV stack.

Today I have a card, a candy box, and a plaque.

Here is the gypsy file for this card. I stamped the orange card with a background stamp from Northwood Rubber Stamps. I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder with my Cuttlebug to add texture to the black strip. The Cricut cuts are from Pumpkin Carving, Mini Monograms, and Plantin Schoolbook. For the spider I used a glittered fun foam one I picked up at the store. For the greeting I used the Word Window punch and word set from Stampin Up. The saying is attached with brads and I added ribbon on the top.

This is just a fun candy box. I made these for my grandchildren to give out at school. For this box I used    Wedding, George and Basic Shapes, Mini Monograms, and Paper Doll  Dress Up gypsy file). For the pillow box, I used the hide/contour to hide the cut out window. I also customized the size of the box so it was just the right size for a snack size bad of M&Ms. I held the black strip and pillow box  together with Terrifically Tacky Tape. In hind site I would use a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give the strip some texture. I glued the wiggly eyes on before I attached the bat. The bat is held on using a dimensional glue dot.

For this project I used A Child's Year and Stamped. I bought a decorative metal sign and spray painted it orange. The flat area on the sign is 5x18. I used the 12x24 mat so I could put it on all at once. The witches are cut at 3.5" with on flipped. the CAUTION letters are 2.10" and witch crossing is cut a 1.5". All images are cut out of  Oracal 631 vinyl. I know that most people cut it at 3 3 3 but in the class I took and in the PC box of vinyl it has 6 for the blade depth and 2 for the pressure. Based on how intricate the design, I adjust the speed although with the gypsy, I have no control over that. This is a pretty simple sign but here is the gypsy file if you would like it.

The rest of these pictures are decorations I cut from vinyl to decorate my house.
Side light

Front door


Front window

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on the hop is blingdazzler.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Welcome to the Hop

Welcome to my first ever blog hop! If you arrived from Blingdazzler you are in the right place. I decided to use Halloween as my theme. Today I'm focusing on wearables. Leave a comment by Oct 9th will be entered into the drawing for a 12x12 DCWV stack.

I made these shirts for my grandchildren using heat set vinyl and Pumpkin Carving.

I added bling to the eyes of my granddaughter's. These are simple cuts but if you are interested in the gypsy file, click here

The next shirt was inspired by a shirt I saw at Kmart. I thought it was funny so i couldn't resist making my own.

None of these images were made with the Cricut but I did use my Yudu. All the images I found online. The font used is called Liquidism part 2 regular. Because my printer only does 8.5 x 11 and the emulsion sheets are bigger, I printed out the hat by itself and then cut around it and taped it on the left side on top of the saying making sure it all fits the width of the emulsion.

 I decided to to also use glitter, so I burned another screen on the 70 mesh screen.
I made sure to line up the words from both screens before they were burned. First I used the black ink. I allowed the ink to dry. Then using the 70 mesh screen I pulled the glue through and then sprinkled with glitter. I found the Yudu glue to be really thick. I watered it down but I think it could have been watered down more. I used the Yudu glitter. I allowed glue to dry, shook off excess glitter and heat set 4 minutes on both sides using high heat. Make sure to use a press cloth. I used my I-rock to add the studs around the neck and sleeves. If you would like the PDF, let me know.  

My last project is a onsie I made for my grandson.

I again used my Yudu. I used the same font as my last shirt and the bats I found online too. I used glow in the dark ink.

This was the best picture I could get with my camera so you have to look hard. Below is the jpg for the onsie.

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is txscrappermom.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blop Hop

Don't forget to join me for my first ever blop hop. I'm particpating with some very talented ladies. Tomorrow my posts will be on Halloween wearables and on Sunday cards and decor.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Machine embroidery

I bought an embroidery machine when I was at the State Fair. I have been drooling for years. I came across some real cute designs on Embroidery Library and decided to give it a try. I had seen some cute Halloween bibs at the store so I decided to try it myself. Here is the result.

I have since learned that I should have put water soluable stabilizer on the top to hold down the terry cloth loops. Doing embroidery is so much fun

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Cake!

I made this cake last week for my grandson's 4th birthday. I used the Wilton sugar sheets again. I absolutely love the way these cut with my Cricut Cake. I used Duff's fondant to cover the cake. I used a product that I purchased called The Mat for rolling out and draping the fondant on the cake. It made rolling and draping a breeze. To see The Mat in action click here video. For more information on The Mat, click here I used Batman the Brave and the Bold to cut out the bat signal and bats. The signal was cut at 7 inches. Using the real size button, the bats were cut at 1.5 inches and 1 inches. The circles were cut at .5, .75, and 1 inch using Plantin Schoolbook.

My State Fair Entries

I picked up my entries from the State Fair so I thought I would share.

We celebrated our 30th anniversary last year at Disney World so I decided we should have some pictures taken. We had them taken at the Grand Floridian Hotel.

I'm making layouts of all the autographs I collected on our trip so I decided to enter Mickey and Minnie. It is a very simple layout.

I also entered this chipboard book I made for my grandpa's 100th Birthday. I made it for a sign in book for his party. Later I added pictures from the party. Below are some of the inside pages.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

State Fair

Very short post today.I decided to check out my enteries at the State Fair. I won a 1st, 2nd and 6th place. I will take pictures and post them as soon asI get them back next week.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's been awhile since...

I've posted on my blog. I have been getting things ready to enter into the State Fair. I was in such a hurry to get them done, I forgot to take pictures to post so I will have to do that after the fair.

I just finished making another book bag. This one is for my grandson DJ. He started pre school and is a Cars fan. This time I used inkjet printable heat set vinyl. I found it is different from regular heat set vinyl. You print and cut it and then remove the backing. The vinyl is a lot thinner. I also found out the hard way that in order to layer, ie. Speed I am Speed, the first layer needs to be cooled. If the layer is hot, the next one will automatically fuse to it and if it's not lined up, you will have to start all over. .

I used the Disney Cars cartridge. McQueen it cut at 6" and the saying 2". Since the last 2 Cricut Craft Room updates,you are no longer able to cut and print an image all at once.I found I had an older version on my old hard drive and it worked! All the colors used with the exception of the tongue are preloaded colors on the Imagine. The tongue color came from Best Friends. This vinyl cuts very nice. To iron on, I used the parchment paper that came with it and had my iron on the hottest setting. It is ironed for 2 minutes. I have never used this before so I'm not sure how it holds up to washing but will post when I do.

Tomorrow I'm off to our local Scrapbook Expo. I hope to get a few layouts done.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Snow White Book Bag

This bag was done for my granddaughter's friend for her birthday.

Cut and print Snow White2 from Happily Ever After at 7 inches using the method found on on ink jet iron on fabric. Thanks to Narelle for discovering this. No more layering! The RGB codes used here are:

Black 17 27 22  (Best Friends black)
Skin 255 221 191
Lips and Bow 221 72 90 (Best Friends red)
Sleeves 179 201 238
Sleeve bands 251 223 139 ( Best Friends lt. yellow)
Bodice and Eyes  Blue that is on the color chart when you bring up the color wheel.

Iron on bag. Cut the word Snow White at 2 inches using Ashlynns Alphabet (cursive) that has been welded together and filled with black. Iron on bag. Using a small paint brush, brush on Art Institute fabric adhesive on to sleeves. Sprinkle with AI glitter Nirvana ultra fine transparent. Pat down glitter. Let sit for 5 minutes. Gently tap off glitter tapping on the back of the back. Lay bag on a foil lined cookie sheet.Put in an oven that was preheated to 300 and turned off. Leave in for 30 minutes. Brush off any remaining glitter.

Add rhinstones using the irock. I used blue.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Belle Book Bag

     I made this for my grandaughter. The bag came from Oriental Trading. The bag was prewashed in cold water and line dried.  I used the Disney's "Dreams Come True" cartridge. Using my Imagine machine and inkjet iron on fabric I printed and cut the layers. I also used the Cricut Craftroom. 
      I made sure I used a brand new blade. The settings I used were pressure 4, speed 3 and blade depth 4.Belle's name is cut at 2 inches and filled in with black. Belle is cut at 7 inches. I used the shadow feature for the bottom layer and filled it with black. These are the RGB codes I used:

Skin - 254 226 203 (Stampin Up Blush Blossom)
Hair and eyes - 121 71 32
Gloves and shouldere - 255 228 120
Bodice - 255 223 74
Lips 242 116 137
(above from The Scrapmaster )

      Iron on each piece as you layer it. Follow the directions from your manufacturer. I used June Tailor Quick Fuse which I found at Joann's in the quilting area.
     After All layers are ironed down, use a small paint brush to apply Art Institute Fabric Adhesive to the gloves and shoulders. Sprinkle on Art Institute Jonquil ultra fine transparent glitter. Make sure all areas are covered. Using fingers, gently smash down glitter. Let sit for 5 minutes and then gently shake off excess glitter. Let dry 3-4 hour. Heat set by baking in an oven that has been preheated to 300 and then turned off. Place bag on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
     Apply heat set rhinestones. Wash inside out in cold water and line dry

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Craft Room

This is my craft room. It is still a work in progress but it's functional.

I used my Everyday Cricut cartridge to decorate the wall.

The desk was black. I painted it white with green trim.

Ballerina Shirt

This shirt was made using inkjet iron on fabric, Cricut Imagine, Shall We Dance cartridge, and Art Institute glitter. This was also for my granddaughter's 6th birthday.

Hello Kitty Cake

I made this cake using my Cricut Cake machine, Hello Kitty Font cartridge, and sugar sheets by Wilton. It was for my granddaughter's 6th birthday.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Blogging Adventure

I've had several people ask me if I have a blog so I thought I'd give it a try. This is a work in progress so I might be a little slow so please bare with me.