Friday, April 27, 2018

I like to ride my bicycle

Hello everyone!!!!
Today I have a little something different that I tried.
In my header picture is a child shirt that I made
using glitter heat transfer vinyl. Yes so far it doesn't
sound to different I know but I did not use a cutting
machine (Scan N Cut, Cricut, etc.) to cut the bicycle
out. Can any of you guess how I cut out the bicycle?

Well if you haven't figured out let me tell you. I used
a die and ran it through my Big Shot. The die is a
Crafters Companion die that I bought at Tuesday
Morning.
You know us crafty people we always have these
crazy ideas and well this was one of them for me.
I wanted to see if I could actually get a die to cut
through heat transfer glitter vinyl. As many of you
know glitter vinyl is a bit thicker then regular vinyl.
Low and behold it worked. I did have to run it
through about four times to get it to cut clean
through. In some areas it did cut through the
carrier sheet. I had to be real careful when I weeded
it. In one case I did lose the carrier sheet on one
of the bicycles. Thankfully HTV glitter vinyl is
a little sturdier and I just made sure that I used
my Teflon sheet to protect it from damage when
heat pressing it.
It really is true we can learn something new every
now and then.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Shirt for MOMs

Hello Everyone!!!!
Wow can you believe another post from me. Totally
amazing isn't it. Hahaha.
In the header picture is a t-shirt that my crafting
partner created.
Some time back I had let all of you know that I was
headed on a new venture of creating SVG cut files with
my crafting friend Sally. Here is one of those other life
changes that is happening in my life.
(Below is the shirt made in a different color)

I can't blame anyone but myself for this change. Last
year I wasn't really motivated to create like I normally
do. If I really would have paid attention I would have
realized that something physically was wrong with me.
To make a long story short I ended up having an emergency
appendectomy. It has taken me a little bit of time to get
back to normal which is what happens when we get older.
Sally is headed on a new venture so I do not know
if she will have the time to devote to our creating business
so I may be on this on my own. Time will only tell.
She has had to make decisions that are best for her
family and I totally understand. Hopefully in the next
couple of weeks I will be able to let you know more
about that.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2018

This little Piggy stayed home

Hello Everyone!!!
If you know me I have my hands in just about every
type of craft there is. Here are a couple of cards that
I created. In the header picture is my little pig card
that I made trying to stay in the Farmhouse style that
is the in thing right now. The pig stamp is from a
Stampendous set called On The Farm.
Below is another card that I made.

I created this card using an In'spire die from Spellbinders
called Howling that I bought at Tuesday Morning. Just so
that everyone knows the die is one piece so what you see
in my card is the yellow moon I did some creative die
cutting and piecing together to get it to look that way.
If you just cut the die out it would just cut the wolf with
the outline of the moon.
So because I have the Brother ScanNCut and I can design
anything I want I have been working on creating some
svg files that will help me downsize the amount of dies
that I own. I have been creating my own labels that I can
use with my stamps. I will be doing a destash video soon
so keep an eye out for that.
Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy your day!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Full days with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Hello everyone!
Well glad to be back. So many things are changing
in my life. My daughter and son-in-law will be having
a child in October. I will find myself with a full life
of creating and sewing. My daughter has a mile long
list of what this grandmother needs to make. LOL.
Well with being a crafting grandma here I had to make
my granddaughter Hazel her special Easter Bunny. I
went to my cutting machine and cut out her name and
heat pressed it to the bunny in the header picture.

Since I was playing with heat transfer vinyl and I
had a craft show that I did last weekend I went ahead
and created a few t-shirts to sell. I worked at creating
a unicorn was not real happy with the unicorns horn
so I will work on it a little bit more.

As I said life has brought some changes and one of the
changes is that my husband did a job change. It was a
very difficult decision because my husband really likes
his old boss but the work was just not there. My husband
was putting in about twenty- seven to thirty hours every
now and then some weeks he sat at home. It made it
very hard for us financially.
With our kids and grandkids not living so close to us we
decided that we had to make changes if we want to be
able to see them often. So here we go on another roller
coaster ride. Getting use to a different work schedule
and a different pay day schedule.
I to am making some changes to my Etsy shop and also
my YouTube channel.I will tell you a little more about
that in my next post.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wedding Gifts

Hello everyone!
Here are a couple of things that I have been doing with
vinyl. In the header picture I worked with heat transfer
vinyl and heat pressed it onto footies. I made these
to sell at the shop in town. As the weather gets warmer
weddings become a big thing so I am hoping that some
of these things will generate revenue in the shop.
Below is a split letter monogram that I made for my
son and daughter-in-law.
This picture frame split letter monogram was made with
651 vinyl and put on a picture frame. I still have not given
this to the kids because I am using it in the shop as a
example hoping to get some special orders. Hahaha.
I will make another one soon to have at the shop and I
will give this one to the kids. At least I hope to.
Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy your day.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Glittered Thank You

Hello everyone!
Hope to find everyone in the craft world doing well.
I have been busy organizing my craft and I almost
have it where I want it. I hope to share my craft room with
everyone soon. In the mean time here is a Thank you card
I made using some glitter cardstock which I picked up
at a yard sale last year. I made it a shaker card and used a
Hampton Art rubber stamp that I bought from Big Lots
a few years back. The picture for some reason does not do
it justice. Looks a lot better in real life. Maybe I need a
new camera.
I am trying to use some of my stash. I also have been doing
some de-stashing. I have been listing some of the cardstock that
I am getting rid of on my Etsy shop. Most of it is Graphic 45
cardstock.

I have also been working with heat transfer vinyl and
because I am new to this I have made a few mistakes
like forgetting to mirror so the words are not backwards.
Hopefully putting a reminder on my machine will help.
If this reminder doesn't help I don't know what else will
Hahaha. Oh Lord help me.
Thank you everyone for stopping by. Hope you all
have a great day.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

My Wild Side of crafting

Hello fellow crafters!!!
Before I show you the t-shirt that I designed you must get
to know my granddaughter Marion.
Pictured above is Marion she has a couple health
issues and just a few years ago she had to have rods
placed in her back. She is the most positive and go getter
that I have ever met she does not let her disabilities
slow her down.
Below is a picture of Marion along side her parents, my
husband , our son and myself.

Marion has a very complex sense of humor. Her gramps
(my husband) and Marion have this contest of name
calling and try and come up with some weird names for
each other. I really don't get it. They also try and outdo
each other in come backs. 
I know she can be strange sometimes just look at the
next picture.

Well Marion turned 16 last year and because of her disabilities
will never be able to drive. So my husband wanted me
to make a shirt for Marion to lift up her spirits and so
the verse he had seen on some web sight not sure where
 and well I just used shapes from the Sure Cuts A lot program
to make it look like a person in a wheel chair and my husband
wanted me to add flames which I did. Later I did find
something similar is already created. Any way my
 interpretation of what my husband wanted is pictured
below. It is not meant to offend anyone. Marion loves her
shirt and her mom and I have come to the conclusion that
we may have to operate to get it off of her. Hahaha.

I know that my post was a little long I am sorry.
Thank you for stopping by and reading a little about
my crazy family, Have a great day!