Thursday, December 30, 2010

Team Shirts - Termin-8-tors

I totally forgot to post the t-shirts I made for my teammates as a Christmas surprise.

So, every Wednesday night, I play on an 8 man/women pool league (APA).  I wanted to make something special for them and I thought, t-shirts...  Anyway, they were very easy to make; the hardest part was figuring out what the design would look-like.

I used my Cricut with MTC software to cut the design out onto freezer paper; remembering to "flip" the design before cutting.  I actually forgot to use the flip feature before cutting the number 8, but you really can't tell...  ;)  Then I used the freezer paper as an iron on stencil.  I used Tulip Soft fabric paint, which tends to "puff up" once you heat set it.  Not realizing this, I went to iron down the words on top of the "8ball" and the "8ball" puffs up, which made my stencil lift just enough to allow the fabric paint to seep through...  ;o  Didn't realize this until I had already finished half the shirts, but a little touch up paint and problem solved.  Shirts need to be heat set after allowing the paint to dry for 72 hours and you're done...  I also added a gift tag made with the Winter Frolic cartridge using the second snowman and the tag feature at 3 inches (not positive on size).  All in all, it took about 24 total hours (in 3 days) to complete all 10 shirts.

Couple of tips...  If you plan to layer your designs, make sure you iron really well; even allowing the first layer to heat set, before you start painting the second layer.  Also, I found that using a dabbing motion with a sponge brush, worked best for me.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Me Time Anya Stamp - Pamper Yourself

I recently purchased a bunch of The Greeting Farm stamps but haven't had a chance to play with them until now...  This is the first card made with the "Me Time Anya" stamp set.  Too Cute!  I think this is my favorite out of all The Greeting Farm stamps.  I had a lot of fun coloring her with my Copics.  I think I'm getting better; what do you think?

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Friday, December 24, 2010

a little birdie told me...

Another birthday card for our twin nephews celebrating their 1st birthday next week.  And since they were twins, I tried to keep them as similar as possible.  I think they turned out so super cute!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Collection

These were the Christmas cards I made for my friends and family this year.  I'm very much still a beginner, but hopefully, as you scroll down, they start getting better...

The snowman was the first image I colored using my Copic markers.  I love the way the colors look.  As you can tell, I'm still struggling to learn the technique of blending the colors.

This next card was made using a template made by Kristina with KWernerDesign.  You can see her card and also get the file here.

My dear husband actually helped me plan this card out.  He gave me the idea to have the leg bitten off...  Which turned out so cute!

I scrap-lifted this penguin card; everything except for a few dimensions and the sentiment from Momo at Made by Momo.  You can see her video here.

This is another image colored with my Copics, I'm starting to get the hang of it...

Okay, I colored this C.C. Designs Heidi Swiss Pixies stamp using my Copic markers and I think I need to take some lessons.  The card turned out great, but the coloring could be a lot better...

This is an original card made by my little Abby!  She loves to craft with her mommy...  Didn't she do a fantastic job???

I hope you enjoyed looking.  Please comment; I could use any suggestions I can get.  Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday Cards

Since I've started crafting, I've had a chance to make a few birthday cards.  I hope the recipients likes them...  The first one is for my boss.  He's an animal lover and he especially has a soft spot for dogs.

These next two were made for little girls who were also sisters, one was turning 5 and the other 7.  So, I had to make sure both the cards were some what similar.

The last birthday card was also for a little girl.  I realize most recipients don't really care about what the cards looks like and only want to open gifts...  but I can't help to make it as special and girly as I can...

I hoped you enjoyed these birthday cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Congrats Owl!

My first official card; made with my brand new Cricut Expression! Yay!  One of my oldest friends just had a sweet baby girl.  So, I decided to make her a few things.  I used the Create-A-Critter cartridge for the owl; love me some cute owls...

Also made her some wood letters spelling "LIN".  Since I wasn't sure what the color scheme was to be for the new arrival, I went with a neutral palette.

Boo! Halloween Treat Bags

My lastest craft project! Little gift bags with treats for Abby's class! So yummy cute!  Got this idea from Angie aka My Chic' n Scratch.  Check her out, she's awesome!

Rainbow Pom Pom Scarf

I just decided to do a little crocheting... Thanks to "Beth" who taught me how years ago, I picked it back up; was just like riding a bike! The scarf was initially meant for Abby, but I think I made it too long... might have done that on purpose... LOL


Okay... I have a new found respect for those who machine embroider! Not those who use embroidery machines, but those who embroider with a regular sewing machine. It's a lot harder than they make it look...  I think the shirt turned out sooo cute!

Witches Boot

Giving my go at some machine appliqueing; with my Singer I've had, but only used to mend or hem clothes... Kinda addictive!!!  It's not perfect, but that's what makes it special!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Lil' Piece of Heaven...

Okay, doesn't look like much, but it's my lil' piece of heaven!

I'm not sure how it happened...  One day I found myself at Michaels and just went crazy.  I started accumulating everything from adhesives to yarn.  In the beginning I didn't have anywhere specifically to craft; I would find myself on the floor in the living room or bedroom.  Eventually, I talked my husband into converting our spare bedroom into a spare bedroom/craft space.  I love my craft space but I am quickly out growing it.  Since this picture was taken, I have purchased two more Jetmax cubes and I still need more.  I think it's time to move... ;)