Wednesday, January 10, 2018

First Birthday Baby Shirt

So my good friend from High School was throwing a First Birthday party for her baby girl and asked me to make a bodysuit for her little girl that says "one" in sparkly gold to match her pretty gold tutu.

Of course, I will never pass up an opportunity to make baby things, because where was all this stuff when my girls were babies? So I used Gold Glitter Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl and my Cricut to make this adorable shirt! 

And of course, it looks adorable on the birthday girl as well, cake and all!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Today I've got a fun card project that uses some colorful papers and heat embossing. I started off by creating a card from white card stock. Next I used some beautiful patterned paper I had in my scrap stash and cut it .5" smaller than the card base and inked the edge with a teal ink.

Next I cut a strip of white card stock and a strip of teal about .5" larger than the white. I used silver embossing powder over the Congratulations and then adhered it to the teal. Then I added it to my card front about 1" up from the bottom. Finally I stamped the flower and embossed it in white on 3 different coordinating patterned papers and carefully cut out each image. Then I used some foam adhesive to pop up 2 of my flowers.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Key to My Heart Love Plaque

This has to be one of my all time favorite projects! I found the inspiration on Pinterest and happily finding all the stuff to create it came together easily!

It all started with the beautiful iron letters that I found at Michaels. The lock and key were also there in the same section! I love it when I find everything that's in my head for a project! I also picked up the flowers and mason jar while I was at it, so I didn't have to go searching the craft horde for things when I got home! Next was a quick trip to Lowes, which happens to be next to Michaels. I had them cut me a sheet of plywood to the size I wanted and picked up a pipe clamp and some hardware to attach everything. Then I went home to create (actually to my friend Karen's house, which is like my home too).... The hardest parts were waiting for the paint to dry and putting a hole in the clamp to attach it to the board. Everything else was pretty simple!

I hope you've enjoyed this fun project today!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ballet Dancer Water Bottle

Today I wanted to share this fun water bottle that I created for my friend's daughter! I love doing personalized projects, especially for people who can't find "off the rack" personalized stuff.

I used my Cricut to cut out everything from permanent vinyl, and then carefully applied everything to the bottle. I hope you're inspired to create some fun, personalized gifts too! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Girl Scout Troop Canvas

So today we are at the Girl Scout Cookie Kick Off Rally, attempting to break a World Record for the most people dunking a cookie in one place, with Girl Scout Cookies! So I thought it was entirely appropriate to share one of my Girl Scout craft projects!

Last Spring when I took my Girl Scout troop camping at one of our local camps, in a cabin we noticed that other troops had created artwork and left it behind. Since my troop was painting their own canvases, I decided that we should make a piece of art too. I used my Cricut and cut the words from Cricut Vinyl and stuck them directly to the white canvas. Next we coated the whole thing in a thin layer of Mod Podge to seal the letters so the paint wouldn't bleed under. Then we used varying shades of green paint to create our design. My troop loves all the sparkly things too, so we added a layer of glitter paint too. Then we peeled off the vinyl once it was mostly dry to reveal the words underneath.

After I took this photo all of the girls and I signed it and we are looking forward to returning in the future to see if our art is still there! Cross your fingers that we break that record today too!

Friday, January 5, 2018

American Girl Disney Shirts

For on of our trips to Disney, I decided to surprise my girls with some shirts for their American Girl dolls to coordinate with shirts I had made for them. They were so thrilled to match their dolls for our trip!

This shirt I created with a Darth Vader Mickey that I found online. I used Heat Transfer Vinyl and a heat press to put this on a blank 18" doll T-Shirt. (NOTE: I don't own any of the rights to these images and they are strictly for my own personal use, I do not sell these shirts.)

Happily I was able to use up scraps of HTV from other projects to make all of these! This one is Sadness from Inside Out. This one is a coloring book image that I uploaded and converted to cut out. My youngest was OBSESSED with Sadness so I was glad I could make something fun for her doll!

Finally, both girls got this Ariel shirt for their dolls. Both girls also have shirts to match, I'll share photos of their shirts soon! This was made with red HTV and teal glitter HTV. Both photos of the dolls in their shirts were taken by my daughters too! I may have budding photographers... they set their background up so nicely!

Thanks for taking a minute to check out my post today!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Darth Vader Mickey Ears

Hello again! As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a bit of a Disney Fanatic, so of course I had to try my had at making some Mickey Ears. I used a pair I bought in Disney World to size up my ears.And I found these awesome fabrics at Walmart of all places!

I started by covering the headband in the "Star Wars" words fabric. Then I carefully placed my pattern piece that I created so that I would get 2 Darth Vader Sugar Skulls, one in the middle of each ear. To keep things easy, I used the Star Wars Words fabric to do the back side of each ear (yes, it was nerve wracking to get those front sides lined up and cut correctly. Then you simply sew them together. And no, I don't sew well so these are NOT perfect, so that's why I know anyone can do this! Each ear is stuffed with 1/4" foam sheet and batting and then I used my hot glue gun to attach them to the headband. Then I glued a rhinestone trim around the seam of each ear. 

Finally I created the bow with more of the word fabric and used another piece of the sugar skull fabric to create the center strip. The bow is all hot glue and a zip tie, no sewing! My oldest daughter absolutely LOVES Darth Vader so she instantly claimed these as her own!