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Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mickey Water Bottle


Hello and welcome to The Original Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!!  You should have arrived from Nancy's BLOG.  If you found me first, hop on over to Shawn's BLOG so you don't miss a thing!!  This is one of my very favorite blog hops - I hope you enjoy it too!!
I am sad to say we are not planning a trip to Disney World this year.  Last year, we went to Disneyland and Disney World - so maybe next year!!!!
Personalized water bottles are all the rage right now so I thought I would get mine ready!!
I started with a double wall water bottle from Wal-Mart.  You can unscrew the top of the widest part to add ice - love this feature!!
I used some Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from The Buckle Boutique.  This vinyl is super glittery and the glitter is pressed into the vinyl.  It is smooth and sparkly!!! 
When cutting on my Silhouette Cameo, I use the Vinyl Setting but add a double cut. 
You can really see the shine here as it is cutting! 
I use my "dental tool" to pick up a corner and weed the extra pieces away. 
I put an "L" inside a Mickey Head and used a font from my computer for "My Happy Place" for my water bottle. 
I have found the best transfer tape to use is painter's tape.  The only drawback is you can not always see your design. 
Here is the Mickey head after I lifted it off the vinyl backing.  It is silver shiny on the back which is pretty when you have a clear glass container!! 
I burnished it onto my water bottle.  I first wiped it with rubbing alcohol and let it air dry. 
I tied a bow on top for fun - I will take it off when I drink out of the cup! 
And the back!
As with any vinyl designed cups and glasses - make sure you hand wash between uses!

Disney Pixar Blog Hop Line Up

Lori ***HERE

Ellen ***NEXT

Monday, June 1, 2015

Welcome Garden Flag

Hello and Happy June!!! Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway!!
I am so excited to be able to have a booth this Saturday in a local Artist in the Garden Show!  As a baseball mom, I don't have a lot of free time on a Saturday - but this weekend is not a tournament weekend for us and we have an evening game!
I recently started playing with burlap and my heat press and made a couple of garden flags.  This flag was designed for my neighbor.
I use my Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and a heat press to make these.
Here are a couple more:

Thank you Sheila for letting me share my projects today on your blog!!!
For my local peeps - hope to see you Saturday!!

Lucky Layout (Let's Scrap)

Today begins a new challenge at Let's Scrap!  I made this layout for my dear friend to give her Aunt La La for her birthday - which is also St. Patrick's Day!
I will use this sketch again!  I just love the stars and can totally substitute any shape or embellishment!  You can do one side or both. 
I used Glossy Accents and twine to make my vine around the shamrocks. 
I layered two busy patterned papers and I think the green shamrocks break up the pattern. 
I printed Lucky and Aunt La La using my Silhouette Cameo and Desire (paid font).
My friend and her aunt just loved this keepsake!  The family all made a scrapbook page or two of their best memories and they presented the album to her for her birthday!

Join us at Let's Scrap with your version of the sketch!! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pals Layout

This week at Frosted Designs our challenge is to try String Art. Alternatively you can use string or twine in a creative way.
I struggled with this challenge - I won't lie!!!  Most of my photos in my "to be scrapped" pile are of my son Tanner.  It is hard to make boyish embellishments!!! 
I took this wood polaroid shape and used DMC floss to cross stitch the bottom.  I then cut out the word Pals from my Silhouette Cameo and wound red thread around the letters.  It looks a bit Halloween-ish but I like how it turned out! 
These two boys were together a lot this year so I thought this Together sign was perfect! 
Instead of matting my photo, I made a frame around it using DMC floss.  I used Glossy Accents to stick it in place.
I hope you join us at Frosted Designs - I can't wait to see everyone's take on this challenge!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bride and Groom Toasting Glasses

It is wedding season!  I love decorating wine glasses with vinyl but I wanted to make a set of toasting glasses for a special couple.
I found a Bride and Groom design from the Silhouette store and cut it out in Gold Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from the Buckle Boutique.
I use the Vinyl setting on my Silhouette program but I add a double cut.  You can cut the vinyl glitter side up - the glitter is embedded into the vinyl and is really smooth! 
Once the vinyl is cut, you need to weed away the extra pieces. 
I use a dental tool to "poke and pull" away the extra vinyl pieces.  It is harder to see the cut lines so I use my Ott Light and I go slow! 
This cut is thin in places so I went really slow and trimmed away the extra pieces when I could. 
The best transfer material is painter's tape.  The only problem is it is not transparent.  If you are cutting a thick design, you can peel up a corner and carefully apply without using transfer tape if you like. 
I use a Pampered Chef scraper to burnish the vinyl onto the tape and slowly peel the tape up. 
I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol and let it air dry.  I placed the vinyl on the glass and burnished it again.  I slowly peeled the tape off. 
I added a bow - you could also add tulle if you like.
Thank you for stopping by today - have a Blingy Day!!!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt Layout

Today begins a new challenge at Let's Scrap!!!

I love the sketch and thought of Easter right away!!

I love this picture of my three boys Easter morning!  I included some pictures of our Easter Egg Hunt too.
I love the versatility of our sketches!  You can use one page or both in any fashion!  I used an easter bucket instead of the large circle and tree. 
I found this Easter arrow in the Silhouette store - arrows are so popular right now.  I also used a bucket instead of a basket because my boys are holding their buckets.

I normally don't mix papers, but went outside of my box with this layout! 
I love the eggs!   
I journaled on the Egg Hunt banner flag.
Easter is one of the few layouts I can use flowers on!!!  I hope you join us at Let's Scrap to get your pages scrapped!!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wood Sign - Wedding Gift

Hello!!  May is a month of celebrations!!  Mother's Day, Graduation, Birthdays and Weddings.  

Today I am featured at Sheila's BLOG with one of my very favorite wedding gift ideas.  I made this for my friend to give as a gift.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to design my stencils.  I cut the heart, name, date and LOVE out of vinyl.  
I painted some turquoise chalk paint on my wood sign blank.  The sign is made from old fence boards.  I then used a stencil to paint the heart using a maroon paint.  I used my electric sander to distress the paint a bit.
Next, I placed the words and date where I wanted them using clear contact paper from the Dollar Tree and my Pampered Chef scraper. 
I slowly painted with white paint. 
As soon as I finished painting, I peeled vinyl right up.  Any imperfections are ok as I will sand and distress the sign again when the paint dries.
I love making personalized signs!

Thank you for having me on your blog today Sheila!!!