Sunday, July 1, 2018

Flowers and Succulents

Hello everyone!!!!!
Here we are into the month July. Many crafters are
doing Christmas in July. I will be sharing some of the
things that I have been making for Christmas too in
my posts off and on. 
In my header picture is a bucket that I found in a thrift
shop and decided to do an arrangement with the types
of flowers that most of us would find in our gardens
about now.
The photo below is another bucket I found at the same
thrift store.
 

As most of you know I like to recycle,or revamp.
Well I got on the succulent kick like everyone else
and used the bucket to make the succulent
arrangement. The bucket was sitting in my craft
for a few months. I am so glad that it isn't going
to be sitting around collecting dust.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Little Farmhouse

Hello everyone!!!
Hope you are all having a good summer so far.
Many of you who know me know that I do a little bit
of everything craft wise.
I have taken my vinyl to another level and am heat
pressing vinyl on canvas and framing it. Header picture.

Before I get into the other vinyl picture let me tell you
about the month of June in my life. With our Boxer
depressed we were looking to find another dog so that
she would have a buddy. In all reality I was not ready
for that especially since I would be the one responsible
to train it. My husband put the word out that we were
looking for something smaller than a pitbull. He decided
we needed something like a Jack Russell or a rat terrier.
My sister-in-law found a Manchester Terrier at the animal
shelter she volunteers at. So now we have this seven month
old pup who loves to test me and I really don't think that
our Boxer cares to have it here. I will get a picture of him
downloaded soon.
On to my next project.

In the picture above I used 651 vinyl on painted wooden
blocks. I have so many other ideas as to use my vinyl on,
so stay tuned.
Thank you for stopping by. Until next time stay safe and
create on.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Not sew paper

Hello everyone! Hope that you all have been crafting
away. Wish I could say that I have been doing the same.

April brought a job change for my husband and it also
changed pay day. We went from being paid twice a month
to getting paid every week so I had to get my act together
and figure out how to pay all the bills. So as not to think
to much I went back to my old of making floral arrangements.
The pictures that you see are a couple of arrangements that
I made using the wooden embroidery hoops.

The one in the header picture and the second picture are
about a eight inch hoop. The last picture is and
arrangement done on a sixteen inch hoop.
I got lost in the month of May we had a family member
that was ill and passed away. Not really expected because
he was doing pretty well after bypass surgery.
A couple of weeks later I had to put my pitbull down. We
had him in our lives for nine years. That was a little hard
for me since Diesel was there for me when I had my close
call with death when my gallbladder had burst. He was
there for me when my appendix got a tare and another
emergency surgery for me.
After Diesel was gone our Boxer went into a depression
and she had to be taken to the vets so I had to nurse her
back to health. I was so glad when May ended hoping
the June would bring better things.
I will tell you about my month of June in my next post.
I have to sit here and laugh because I have always said
if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.
I know that I had promised that I would be blogging
but no more promises because it looks like life just
doesn't allow me to keep my promises.
Have a great evening. Hope to have more for you
soon. Thank you for stopping by.

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.