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Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Personalized Mother's Day Tea Towels

Hello and Happy May!  I am happy to be a Designer at She's A Sassy Lady today!

May is my favorite month!!  It is the beginning of baseball, my birthday and Mother's Day.  Today I have a fun Mother's Day project today.

Most of you know that I have an in-home daycare.  I have the same kids for 5 years, so I try to do something different for Mother's Day every year.  This year I bought a Heat Press and decided to make some very special personalized tea towels. 
I had each of my children 2 and up color a picture with a marker.  I scanned the picture on my printer and put it on a Silhouette virtual mat. 
I traced the image and then made a mirror copy of it.  The heat transfer vinyl carrier sheet stays in one piece so the vinyl goes on your mat shiny side (carrier) down.
I sized the images to be around 5 inches wide and put them on my mat.

I cut them out of black Heat Transfer Vinyl.  I use the setting for smooth heat transfer vinyl and added a double cut. 
I used my poker tool to weed the extra vinyl pieces out. 
I pulled off the rest of the extra vinyl. 
I pressed the tea towels for 3 seconds and then I folded the towel and pressed again for 3 seconds.

I placed the vinyl design on the center panel and pressed for 15 seconds.  I flipped the towel over and pressed an additional 15 seconds. 
The towel is ready!!!

Thank you Sheila for having me over today!!  Happy Mother's Day to all of my mother, step-mother and like a mother friends!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

3rd Place Layout (Let's Scrap Sketches)

Happy May Day!!!!  I love the month of May!!  I get to celebrate my birthday and Mother's Day AND it is baseball season!!!  Today starts another wonderful sketch challenge at Let's Scrap Sketches and I hope you join us!!!

My layout today has the highlights from Tanner's Battle of the Border photos from a tournament in April this year.  The top 4 teams from state in Nebraska play the top 4 teams from state in Iowa.  We took 3rd place.  We went 3-1 and had the same record as the #2 team, but that was the team who beat us.  I was very proud of our boys!  We only had a few games before we had to face the toughest Iowa teams!
Here is our sketch.  You can use one side or both.  You can make a card, layout or off the wall project.  I let my busy paper be the background and added a title and journal box. 
Those that know me well, know I love handwriting on scrapbook pages!  Your children always know your handwriting!! 
I used my Cameo to cut my title.
The right page shows the team with their plaque.  On the far right is my son kissing his plaque - what a clown!!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Challenge - Spring Baseball (of course)

Today begins a brand new challenge at Frosted Designs - Spring!  This can be a spring picture, spring in the title or an actual spring in your project!!  Have some fun with it and join us HERE!

Of course being a baseball mom, spring means the beginning of baseball season.  I used some photos of Tanner pitching in our Spring Tournament.  The top 4 teams from Nebraska (as of state last July) played the top 4 teams from Iowa.  We took 3rd place. 
I inked the papers with two shades of brown (aka dirt color) and made the frame darker.  I spritzed some gold mist on the background.  I trimmed this Live the Life You Have Imagined and inked it up - I think Tanner is totally doing that right now!!  I even tucked a burlap flower on! 
I printed my title out using my Silhouette Studio and kraft cardstock.
I love how this one turned out and will frame it for now!!  I hope you have a wonderful spring!!

Everything used is from Frosted Designs except Tim Holtz Distressed Inks and the kraft cardstock.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Finally 21 Wine Bling!

Turning 21 is a much bigger (and blingier) deal now than it was when I turned 21 a few years ago.  I have decorated wine glasses as well as shot book scrapbook pages for friends much younger than me!  This wine glass is just perfect for the blingy girl on her big night!!!

I created this file using fonts on my computer and my Silhouette Studio.  I cut out the finally in black 651 vinyl.  The 21 is Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from The Buckle Boutique that could be found HERE.  The glitter is embedded into the vinyl and does not rub off!  It is very sparkly too!!

When cutting glitter vinyl on the Cameo, I use the Vinyl setting and add a double cut.  I cut several designs at once - the others you just may see later!!
Weeding is easy once you get a corner pulled up - I use my Cricut Dental Tool to poke the corner and pull it up.
Regular transfer tape and contact paper does not stick well to the glitter, so I use painter's tape instead.
I place it where I want it on the glass, burnish it with a scraper and slowly peel the tape off.
The result is just beautiful!!  I always recommend hand washing my vinyl glasses!

Thanks and have a Blingy Day!!!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2nd Grade LO

Today starts a new challenge at Let's Scrap Sketches!!  I took Tanner's composite class photo from last year and finally got it scrapped!!

I used elements from both pages to make my one page layout.
I love using sketches as a guideline to creating my pages! 
I made a banner out of wood pieces and twine.   I also used the letters T M A (Tanner's initials) instead of the ribbons.  He has been asking to write cursive since kindergarten!!!
I added a little heart because he loved his teacher so much!!! 
I love how this tuned out!  It is hard to match the flag background in the photo!

I hope you join us at Let's Scrap Sketches to get/stay caught up on your scrapbooks!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tanner Spring Picture LO

Today begins a brand new challenge at Frosted Designs - Splatter!!  I watered down some brown acrylic paint and flicked it off the paint brush onto my paper.  I also took some Dirty Martini Dylusions Ink and poured it in a cup.  I took a paintbrush and flicked it on the paper. 
I inked the photo mat and stapled a strip of burlap behind my picture. 
This little journal card was perfect for this layout - this is his spring school photo!
I cut my title using my Silhouette Cameo with brown cardstock.

This layout was fun!!  Boys are messy and I see lots of splatters in my house!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Baseball Sign

I made this sign for my friend and fellow baseball mom Lindsay.  Our boys play on the same team and we spend a lot of time together!!!  Our husbands are both on the board of our organization - so this sign can hang almost year round!!!