Monday, October 30, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023
It was World Card Making Day earlier this month but Sketch n Scrap has provided a new card sketch every Saturday this month to celebrate. This is WCMD Sketch #4:
Friday, October 27, 2023
It's always a lot of fun when craft supplies come out and I'm always so impressed by the creativity of my family members.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
|It was lacking something...|
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Monday, October 23, 2023
My son has lots of old fence wood and I asked hubby to cut a few down for me. You know I LOVE a good recycling project and this one did not disappoint!
After hubby cut them down, I used a sander to sand the edges and any rough spots before spray painting them.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Paper projects are my fav and I just love this VW Beetle Bug card I created using the Cricut and cardstock from CutCardStock.com. I decided to make a few of them since I was already taking the time to cut out the image.
Along with a variety of colored cardstock fro CCS, I used a watercolor cactus paper that was purchased from Hobby Lobby.
Before adhering the pieces together, I used a Cricut blue glitter pen to outline the Bug pieces.
I started putting the pieces together and realized I needed to cut a base for them to sit on. So I went back to my Cricut and created an offset with 0 so it was a base versus a border. Liquid glue was my adhesive of choice for this because of all the small pieces.
Friday, October 20, 2023
TGIF and Happy Thankful Friday! This week went by so fast. We had great weather and I had a lot going on. This week I'm thankful the fact that I didn't have to cook dinner at all. Mostly because I had two nights of dinner plans, one of leftovers and of course tonight PIZZA.
I do not like to cook and always prefer someone else cooking or going out and this was one of those weeks.
So yes, that's what I'm thankful for this week.
In between all the projects I’m working on, I decided to organize my junk journal papers. While doing this, I found these cut out poppies. I wish I could tell you where I got them but I have no idea.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
It’s my granddaughter’s first Halloween so I had to create a cute ahem, I mean spooky Halloween onesie. Luckily Printable Cuttable Creatables has many images to choose from. I used the My First Boo T122 cut file since it really is her first Boo!
I love using these images because each image has multiple ways to cut it. Check out the photo below:
One image comes with multiple offsets/borders and one without. I decided to use the one without since I didn’t want too many layers for her onesie. When working with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), I like to eliminate as many layers as possible. In order to remove the top image, I ungrouped the images and then selected the top one. Once it’s selected, I clicked on the trash can on the top right in Cricut Design Space.
Don’t worry about deleting the image from Design Space. This only affects the current project not the uploaded image.
I changed the size to fit the onesie and then selected Make It. The most important thing about using HTV is that you must mirror the cut. The reason why is that there’s a transfer sheet attached to the front part of the HTV so when you’re ready to cut, you place the shiny (transfer sheet) side down.
I followed the color scheme just as the image appears. Once all the layers were cut, I laid them on top of each other in order of pressing.
Even though I lay the layers on top of each other in press order, you must press each layer down separately so you don’t accidentally press the HTV onto one of the transfer sheets - ask me how I know this.
Since this image is so small, I used my mini press and a Teflon sheet to ensure each layer is pressed and protected. Be careful because the Teflon sheet can get pretty hot!
Once everything is pressed, you get a super cute onesie for your loved one!