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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!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Teresa's First Blogaversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Teresa's First Blogaversary Blog Hop!

If you are looking for the All About Penguins Hop, please go HERE.

A little over a year ago, Teresa began her new blog to celebrate the fact that she wanted a change in her life.  And for that change to be permanent came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers.  The answers He needed to give, not the answers Teresa desired.  Well, here she is 1 year later and Teresa is a stay at home wife loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!

Teresa invited us to celebrate with her.  Here is a list of blogs in this hop.  If you found me first, please hop on over to Teresa so you don't miss anything!!

Here is a complete list of blogs in today's hop:

We are so glad you are here celebrating and hopping with us today.  Teresa asked us all to create something that represents a change in our life.  A big change happening in our family this year is our son Tyler will be graduating from high school and heading off to college.  Unlike his brother who went to college 45 minutes away, Tyler is likely going 3 1/2 hours away.  I am not looking forward to that part, but I am excited for the next chapter in his life to begin.

I have been scouring Pinterest for ideas for Graduation Party Decorations and I combined two subway art projects into one.
I started out with my Gypsy and several fonts to create this project.  On Layer 2, I put a rectangle sized to 8 1/2 x 11 so I knew how big to size the letters.

I used:
 Base Camp (Graduation sized to 1.35 inches)
Opposites Attract (Turn the Tassel sized to 1.24 inches)
Making the Grade (diploma sized to .92 inches)
Nate's ABCs (Success sized to .88 inches)
George (Cap and Gown sized to 1 inch)
Sophisticated (new chapter sized to 1 inch)
Varsity Letter (You Did It sized to 1.08 inches)
Gypsy Font (Class of sized to .88 inches)
Hannah Montana (2013 sized to 1.94 inches)
Nate's ABCs (Hats off sized to .88 inches - rotated 90 degrees)

I put blue vinyl on my mat and changed my settings on the cricut to 3-3-3 (speed, pressure and blade depth) for a kiss cut.

I have a flat canvas sized 9 x 12.  It is hard to see, but the vinyl is cut.  Now to get it onto the canvas. 

First, I use my cricut dental tool to weed off the extra vinyl.
Once I pulled off the extra vinyl, I went back to pull out the inside cuts.

I used transfer tape to pull the vinyl off of the paper backing.  I used my cricut scraper tool to burnish (rub) my vinyl. 

Oops - I was burnishing a little too hard and broke my cricut scraper tool!!  **Note - I have used the heck out of this tool for the past 6 years!!  Good thing I have a Pampered Chef scraper!!

I carefully pulled up the transfer tape.

I placed the transfer tape to my canvas and burnished the vinyl onto the canvas.

I carefully peeled the transfer tape off the canvas.

I had extra white space at the top, so I went back to the Gypsy....

I used the graduation cap from Martha Stewart Seasonal Art Cake cartridge and sized 7 of them to .80 inches.

This time I carefully pulled up the vinyl off the transfer tape so I could place the exactly where I wanted them.

I put a few caps on some of my letters.

Here is my canvas all ready to go for Graduation (sniff, sniff)!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Your next stop in the hop is the Amazing ANITA.


Teresa said...

Lori, Thanks so much for sharing about your son's graduation. Also thanks for joining me in celebrating change and my blog.

I love subway art but have not tried one for myself yet. I have been working on Valentine house decor so maybe I will just have to make one of those for myself!

Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Miranda said...

What an awesome project! It'll be alright! LOL It's a wonderful change!
Miranda :)

Gini said...

Great idea

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a wonderful card! He will love it!

Unknown said...

i love your project...not sure if it is one i can do successfully, but you did inspire me to try. Thanks for sharing.

kdnkdd said...

Very nice project.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Nice project...

Sandy Hentzel said...

Gotta love pampered chef!!!

That is a big change and wish you all many blessings!


TeresaK said...

Oh I love your subway art for graduation decor!
Great tutorial on how to make it!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What beautiful Subway art Lori. You never disappoint in your projects. They are always so wonderful. Glad to be on the hop with you.

Unknown said...

Congrats my son also goes to college in the fall! It is bitter sweet. So proud but sad to be apart! Thanks for sharing!

Lenora said...

Different not sure if I will do it. I LOVE PICS!

DandyDo said...

Super cute!

An'Jenic G. said...

Lori your canvas is amazing. You worked really hard on it and your some will be so happy. I cant say I understand how you feel because my girls are only 10 and 3. I'm happy I haven't made it to that stage yet. I wish your son all the best when that times come. HUGS & TFS AJ-

Avra Williams said...

Congrats to your son! I know the feeling - my son is nearby, but I'm afraid my daughter (who has another year to go in hs) may end up further away - it will be very difficult!

Michele Smith said...

We never want to see our children leave home but that's the way it is. I simply adore your project and I know he will too! Love the design and the hats are the perfect finishing touch.

Unknown said...

Great project. I love the use of the various fonts. And blue is one of my favorite colors.