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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!



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!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Glitter Vinyl Frame

Hello - today I am featured at The Buckle Boutique BLOG.  I have been using a lot of Glitzy Glitter Vinyl lately and I have to say I just love it!!  It is very smooth - the glitter is really pressed into the vinyl.  I wanted to do something a little bit different today so I decided to stick the vinyl on a wood frame.
I took a frame from Michaels for $1 and some purple glitter vinyl. 
I traced the frame on the back of the vinyl and cut it out. 
Looks good! 
I peeled the backing off and slowly stuck the vinyl down on the frame.  I had to peel it off once (or twice) to get it just right - but no worries it did not crease or bend and was still super sticky!! 
I found a pretty picture (from our last Disney trip) that matched the frame.  I ran ribbon behind the photo and over the edges and used a beautiful heart ribbon slide.
 
I can easily change the photo and ribbon in the future.
 
This frame now looks very fancy and sparkly!!!
 
 
 

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Flag Shutter

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July if you live in the US!!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a fun holiday project (Pinterest Inspired) made from a reclaimed shutter.
 
First I pulled off the bars on the front of the shutter - the ones you move up and down to open and close the shutters.  In order to keep the bars from twirling after the bar is removed, I taped the back of the shutters.
 
I spray painted the shutterwhite - I did 3 coats.
 
Next came the fun part!!  I used painter's tape to tape off all of the parts I wanted to keep white.  I then spray painted the red stripes.  Again it took 3 coats.
On the other side of the newspaper is a star I cut out of vinyl.  I spray painted that section blue.
 
I had a little overspray but a little white acrylic paint and paintbrush worked perfectly to cover that up!
 
I put the shutter in my front yard near my porch.  My friend keeps offering to take it off my hands for me!!  I had fun making this project, but it was a lot more work than I thought it would be!!
 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Baseball is Life Layout

Today at Frosted Designs our new challenge is Red, White and/or Blue, Something Old and Something New.
 
I was thinking 4th of July, but baseball just fit for me right now!  I hoard baseball paper and both of these papers are Old!!!  I rarely use rub ons but still buy them......the Baseball Is Life is a rub on and it is also Old!!  It describes my life at this very moment.  I am typing this as we get ready to leave for State Baseball this morning!
 
This photo is of my Husband (coach) Middle Son (coach) and Youngest Son (player) after winning our annual tournament on Father's Day.  Proud of all three of these boys!!
I used my New burlap ribbon and metal charm.  The charm says LOVE LIFE and the metal goes with the trophy in the photo!
 
I hope you join us at Frosted Designs with a fun project of your own!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Champs Layout (Let's Scrap)

Today begins a brand new sketch challenge at Let's Scrap!  My son's team recently got their first 1st Place finish this season - at our tournament on Father's Day!  It was amazing!!  We had one 3rd place finish and two 2nd place finishes (lost by one point and lost by two points in the championship games).
 
This sketch was perfect for the photos I had!  I used patterned paper instead of flowers.
I used my cameo and Freshman font to create the journal tags.  The third tag, Champs, was adhered to the team photo holding up the trophy.  I have been waiting to use this trophy paper!!! 
Instead of a banner flag, I used my Cameo to print out this crossed bat and ball image.  I fussy cut it and adhered it to the top of this photo of him.  We play for the Storm Chasers - our sponsor is the Omaha Storm Chasers - the KC Royals minor league team.  I found this paper at my local scrapbook store!
So proud of this team!  I was so happy for the dads that the team won for them on Father's Day!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mickey Water Bottle

 

Hello and welcome to The Original Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!!  You should have arrived from Nancy's BLOG.  If you found me first, hop on over to Shawn's BLOG so you don't miss a thing!!  This is one of my very favorite blog hops - I hope you enjoy it too!!
 
I am sad to say we are not planning a trip to Disney World this year.  Last year, we went to Disneyland and Disney World - so maybe next year!!!!
 
Personalized water bottles are all the rage right now so I thought I would get mine ready!!
 
I started with a double wall water bottle from Wal-Mart.  You can unscrew the top of the widest part to add ice - love this feature!!
I used some Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from The Buckle Boutique.  This vinyl is super glittery and the glitter is pressed into the vinyl.  It is smooth and sparkly!!! 
When cutting on my Silhouette Cameo, I use the Vinyl Setting but add a double cut. 
You can really see the shine here as it is cutting! 
I use my "dental tool" to pick up a corner and weed the extra pieces away. 
I put an "L" inside a Mickey Head and used a font from my computer for "My Happy Place" for my water bottle. 
I have found the best transfer tape to use is painter's tape.  The only drawback is you can not always see your design. 
Here is the Mickey head after I lifted it off the vinyl backing.  It is silver shiny on the back which is pretty when you have a clear glass container!! 
I burnished it onto my water bottle.  I first wiped it with rubbing alcohol and let it air dry. 
I tied a bow on top for fun - I will take it off when I drink out of the cup! 
And the back!
 
As with any vinyl designed cups and glasses - make sure you hand wash between uses!
 
 





Disney Pixar Blog Hop Line Up



Lori ***HERE

Ellen ***NEXT











Monday, June 1, 2015

Welcome Garden Flag

Hello and Happy June!!! Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway!!
 
I am so excited to be able to have a booth this Saturday in a local Artist in the Garden Show!  As a baseball mom, I don't have a lot of free time on a Saturday - but this weekend is not a tournament weekend for us and we have an evening game!
 
I recently started playing with burlap and my heat press and made a couple of garden flags.  This flag was designed for my neighbor.
 
I use my Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and a heat press to make these.
 
Here are a couple more:



 
Thank you Sheila for letting me share my projects today on your blog!!!
 
For my local peeps - hope to see you Saturday!!
 
 
 
 

Lucky Layout (Let's Scrap)

Today begins a new challenge at Let's Scrap!  I made this layout for my dear friend to give her Aunt La La for her birthday - which is also St. Patrick's Day!
I will use this sketch again!  I just love the stars and can totally substitute any shape or embellishment!  You can do one side or both. 
I used Glossy Accents and twine to make my vine around the shamrocks. 
I layered two busy patterned papers and I think the green shamrocks break up the pattern. 
I printed Lucky and Aunt La La using my Silhouette Cameo and Desire (paid font).
My friend and her aunt just loved this keepsake!  The family all made a scrapbook page or two of their best memories and they presented the album to her for her birthday!

Join us at Let's Scrap with your version of the sketch!!