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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, November 6, 2010

Blog Hop: Thankful for Family, Friends, Freedom & Food Tile

Welcome to the Thankful for Family, Friends, Freedom and Food Blog Hop.  Here is a list of all of the Blog Hop participants.  If this is your first stop, please start at the beginning so you don't miss anything.  Also, this is a 2 Day Blog Hop so come back tomorrow for a second round of projects!

Some of us have Blog Candy as well!

5-Fantabulously Pink
15-Buggin Out 

You should have arrived here from Josy's BLOG.
I have blog candy that you will see below!

I chose to create a 12 x 12 tile decorated with vinyl for my first project of the blog hop this weekend.  I used my Gypsy to line up my three layers.  I wanted a true 12 inch title, so I started my title at the 1" mark and filled it up to the 13" mark.  In order to do this, you need to use a 12 x 24 mat.

Here are the three layers on my Gypsy screen ~ each layer will be cut in a different color.  The title will be yellow and can be found on the Creative Memories Reminisce Accents.  I used Hide Contour to erase the swirl between "this" and "day."  The Turkey can be found on Celebrate With Flourish and will be brown.  The top layer will be a rust red, and the font is from CM Reminisce Accents and the So Grateful is from Calligraphy Collection.

When cutting vinyl on your cricut, you want to remember 3~3~3.  That is Speed, Pressure and Blade settings.  This will give you a nice kiss cut (the blade will only cut through the vinyl, not the backing).

Here is the yellow vinyl for my 12" title. 

I love the dental tool for weeding the extra vinyl away.

You can poke vinyl and pull it right up.

It is helpful to roll up the excess vinyl so it doesn't stick to your design.  It is easy to lose the little pieces  (like dots for the i's) as you roll away.

I use clear contact paper as my transfer sheet.  It is very sticky, so I stick it on my jeans once or twice to take away a little stick!

I use my little scraper from my Cricut tool kit to burnish the design onto the transfer sheet and gently pull it up.

I use the same scraper to burnish the image and transfer sheet to the tile.  Just peel it up slowly, rolling the transfer sheet as you go.
Repeat the process for layer #2.  I use my Fiskars cutting mat to help center my title.

Here is the tile with all four layers on.  This will make a great addition to my living room where my "every day" tile usually sits.

Now on to the Candy!!!  In order to qualify you need to do 2 things.....#1 be or become a follower and #2 leave me a comment that includes at least one thing you are thankful for this year.  I will combine the comments from today's post and tomorrow's post (so you can enter once each day) and draw a winner.

If I reach 300 followers, I will pick 2 winners (I am currently at 285).

Next on the hop is: FantabulouslyPink


Melissa said...

Lori, I just tried clicking on the starting blog you have listed and it takes me to a blog that the last posting on is from the year 2007??? Would love to be able to start at the beginning and complete the entire hop.


Lesley from WI said...

Your tile turned out beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial as I have always wanted to try tile and vinyl! I am a follower and one thing I am grateful for this year is that my family is healthy and we will all be together for Thanksgiving!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank your for your project! I have a gypsy coming and I cannot wait to try something like this! I am thankful for my family!

Kristen said...

Lori, Great project. I love it...

Christina said...

Great project, I am your newest follower.

Mandy said...

I LOVE your tile! I have made 1 before, but yours is beautiful!

Rhonda Emery said...

thanks for sharing such a wonderful project. love it

Charlotte said...

Love the tile! My original concept was with tile, and then I changed it to canvas. I bet both of our projects would look good on either base!

Lori Apgar said...

Charlotte ~ I saw your canvases and I agree!!!!

The Bug said...

What a Beautiful tile!! Great job! This year I am so thankful to be with my family all together! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Wini

Jamie said...

wow your project is AMAZING! I love it! and thanks for the step by step info. also thanks for sharing and the chance to win your great candy!

goatesgirl said...

looks fabulous...I really need to try this...I am so thankful for my family and to have my house and to not have to work, allowing me to be a SAHM

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your project. Isn't vinyl fun to work with?
I am thankful for my family and that basically they are all healthy.

Uzueta said...

Thank you Lori for your step by step intructions on how to use vinly. This is still a project that i hardly do and hopefully I will do soon. Thanks for your early birthday wish.. I'm thankful that god has been blessing us in our health and lives..

Handmade by Vivi said...

great project!

stefeni said...
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stefeni said...

This decor is beautiful! I have a hard time working with small pieces of vinyl so you did a really great job with that turkey! And I am thankful for a healthy family this year!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I love your tile Lori! I see that the beginning of the hop is all linked okay now.

I am most thankful for having a healthy family!

Love That Bug said...

I absolutely love your tile
Thanks so much for sharing

The Fillhard's said...

I love your tile, very nice.
fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

Lynn Marie' Crafty Corner said...

Your project is wonderful
And what Im greatful for
My son came home from Iraq safe and sound and we are spending the holidays together what more could anyone want? Really
Thanks for sharing

RLS Innovations said...

I love that tile you did. I am a follower and you are almost to 300.


Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I love, love, love that card!!! I really needed to be inspired on doing something giving thanks and/or for the fall , and you've given me the inspiration I needed -- thanks, girlfriend!!!

Penny said...

I am thankful for my family. There is nothing like family. I am especially thankful for my 20 year-old grandson who had brain surgery one year ago and I am praying for a clear brain scan for him next week. God has blessed me and I am so very thankful.

Love your projects and I am a follower.

Kim said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this wiht us!!! I love how the finished project turned out! Just lovely!!!
Kim xXx

Mrs. Green said...

Cute! Love the tip about running your contact paper over your jeans! :)

I am thankful for my family and watching my two girls grow everyday!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

WAM Family said...

What a wonderful Home Decor project. It turned out just great. TFS

sherri_braun said...

Great job on the tile. I have never done one,so I'm glad you left the instructios here on your blog. I have so thankful for my family and that we are all healthy. I am also thankful that my Mom and Dad both continue to be cancer free! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Darlene said...

wow! great job, I love your tile. I'm still afraid to try vinyl!
I am thankful that my family is healthy and happy this year.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

jennyplace2 said...

Very LOVELY Project! Love the Blog Hop! TFS!

craftaholic said...

Love the vinyl and the project is Great!! TFS!!

nanapuddin said...

Love your vinyl project! I love working with the vinyl! TFS! and the chance to win candy! I've been a happy follower for a while!

Marionment said...

Love your tile. I am thankful that my husband's surgery went really well.

GreenScrap said...

I love the idea of decorating a tile it looks amazing!! I am thankful for my gorgeous baby girl and my family!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

CraftyGirl said...

Lori.. you do such an amazing job using your gypsy to create all your projects!! I really need to work on that!! Your tile is gorgeous!! As for what I am thankful for... this year it is that my family is finally moved and settled into our new home and how faithful God has been to us this year!!
bArb :)

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Your project is beautiful.
Cherylann (prinkles)