Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello Thursday June Third Release

Hey Crafters,
Provo Craft released the THIRD Hello Thursday cartridges for June last night. Click Here to see the cartridges that were released. Several of them are designed to have themed birthday parties and others are more specific (flowers, frames, and boxes).  The best part..... they are $30.00! I was pleasantly surprised to see the price.  I am really liking Flower Shoppe, Sweet Tooth Boxes, and Fancy Frames.  How fun!

Happy Friday and Happy Crafting,

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Hi crafters,

Happy Belated Father's Day to all those amazing Fathers out there.  I brought out the cake mini this weekend to whip up some fun Father's Day cupcakes.

I used the Cake Basics and the Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes cart.  The tan fondant is cut from Gypsy Wonderings and Gypsy Font.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A little mix-up!

Hey Crafters,

Well, summer is here!  I've already had some quality craft time.  Tonight's project was one that I've had on my pinterest wish list for a few weeks.  I have a fabulous cobalt blue kitchen aid mixer my parents gave me for Christmas last year, but it needed just a little something.  I took some vinyl (one of my favorite things to cut on the cricut) and cut away. I used my gypsy and a TON of cartridges (storybook, home accents, gypsy font, and gypsy wonderings) to arrange this great vinyl accent piece.  I ended up arranging the vinyl in a pattern that was about 8.25x8.25.  Transfer paper in this project is absolutely key to getting a flawless application.

I'm quite tickled with the way it came out.  

Happy crafting,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

They're getting hitched!

Hi Crafters,
I've had to keep a HUGE secret the past few weeks from my best friend.  Yesterday her boyfriend (my husband's best friend) popped the question.  Her fiance and I went to look at rings a few weeks ago and he got the perfect one.  We celebrated yesterday afternoon with them.  I managed to do an entire scrapbook in one week.

I used a bunch of cartridges (life's a beach, a child's year, lyrical letters, storybook, camp out, martha stewart elegant cakes, sweet hearts, gypsy font, indie art, and old west) to complete the layouts.  Click on the layouts for larger pictures.  Unfortunately I was having a few exposure issues so the pictures are not up to par.  The couple seemed to like how it came out.  Congratulations Martin and Jessica!  I am so excited for you both!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, June 3, 2011

Freezer paper t upgrade

Hi Crafters,

I visited Old Navy last weekend and they had their classic t's on sale for $3.00 in a bunch of colors.  I picked up several thinking I freezer paper paint t-shirts from Michael's all the time...why not these?  It would be a step up from just a cotton shirt.  I admit I was nervous, but reminded myself that I only paid .50 more for this shirt than the Michael's shirts I typically do without many issues.

I found a design I liked on the Sweetheart cart and cut it at about 10 inches.  I ended up positioning it on the seam of the shirt with most of the design on the lower front portion.  I used some cuttlebug dies to weigh down the freezer paper, it tends to roll when you have larger pieces.  I then ironed it on a medium high setting.
I used tulip fabric paint I mixed this fantastic aqua color with a bit of white to tone it down and coordinate better with the blue shirt.
Let it dry and remove the freezer paper (I rushed mine a bit and had some slightly unfinished edges as a result).  I rocked it the next day to school.  I have plans to do the other shirts over the next several weeks. I have 1 more full day of school and 4 student half days/teacher half work days left! C'mon SUMMER TIME!

Happy Crafting,