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!



Saturday, February 24, 2018

Husband in the house

Hello fellow crafters!
Well I missed a week of blogging. I have been organizing
my craft room and so I decided I needed to destash some
craft items. I have been spending time uploading things to
my Etsy shop.
Well this week that I thought I would have time to get some
real crafting done my husband was at home most of the week
because of the bad weather. He wanted me to make some hats
for him so that is what you see in the first picture.
Well in order to use the hat press first I needed to make some
of the heat press pillows. So off I went to get the materials to
do that. Below in the picture is the heat press pillows that I
made. Yes I do know how to sew. Hahaha
Once the pillows were done then I had to change out the
flat heat plates for the hat press which is pictured below.
Well I am not the bit impressed with the heat press but
I did get three hats done for my husband.
 
I don't know if any of you who own heat presses have done
anything with the hat attachment but I found that it does not
sit square with each other that is the plates and even using
the heat pillows I had to rotate the hats side to side to get all
the letters pressed on. I would like to hear from others if
they have tried their hat presses and any tips they may have.
I also got a shirt done and I will share that in my next post.
I have been a little apprehensive about sharing it. Not that it
is rated R but that someone might take it the wrong way.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Friday, February 9, 2018

I love my Pitbull

Good morning fellow crafters!!!!
Looks like maybe just one new post for this week.
Not because I have not been crafting but because the
weather has been unseasonably warm here in Southern
Oregon.
Last September I ended up in the hospital for an
emergency appendectomy that I couldn't do certain
things like work out in the yard so with the weather
being so nice I am taking advantage of it by getting
out in the yard and catching up on the things that
didn't get done.

In the header picture is some small treat boxes
that I made. The small one holds one Hershey kiss
the bigger one will hold two.
The picture of the Pitbull is an svg file that I created
it will be for sale in my Etsy shop this weekend.
I am working on creating svg, cut files that can
be used on just about anything glass to fabric and
everything in between.
I hope that this inspires you to try new things.
Anything is possible!!!
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!