Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31 Daily Post

Wow, the time sure does go by quickly.  This daily project really snuck up on me.  I've decided to try something new this summer and today's daily project is the first of many.  I am using my cricut to paint different designs onto t-shirts.  I thought this would be way more difficult than it is.  I bought all my t-shirts at Wal-Mart (in case I destroyed them I didn't want to pay a bunch). 
After deciding on a design place freezer paper (again bought at Wal-Mart) on the cutting mat with the shiny side down.  Load into the Cricut the way you normally would and cut your design.  You want the negative image for this project as well as all the time pieces.  (You are covering the areas you do not want painted).
Place the freezer paper (again shiny side down) on your t-shirt and iron the freezer paper in place.  (you want to use a hot iron with no steam)  When you are finished the freezer paper will peel off, usually pretty easily. 

For this t-shirt I painted the teapot first (3.47" from Once Upon a Princess) once that dried, peel the freezer paper off and iron the negative image of the "B" over the teapot (2.18" from Doodletype cartridge).  If you are wanting to decorate a much bigger shirt it is possible to do a full name.  This shirt is for one of my special angels who is only 18 months so this shirt is pretty tiny.

As far as first attempts go, I'm very happy with the results.  Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you find inspiration to try something new this week!!

Geranimals shirt
Tulip fabric paint
sponge brushes
Once Upon a Princess
Monday, May 21, 2012

Cricut Choice Challenge

For this challenge we were to use a cartridge that we haven't used or haven't used very much to create a card, layout, or other paper craft.  Since I was trying to work ahead at this point this was kind of easy for me because I had just gotten a couple of new cartridges that I couldn't wait to try out.  One of our little fellas that I work with in Children Worship & Wonder was having surgery earlier this month so I wanted to make him a special get well card.  Here is my challenge project for this week.
I started with a Moxy paper from my stash that I cut 5x7. I then cut out my puppy using Create-a-Critter.  I used the dalmation from page 35 and I cut the base at 3.71 in chocolate and then using the layer 1 feature I cut the top layer in colonial white at the same size (using gypsy).
The "title" of the card "Bow wow" is from Four-legged Friend.  I cut this at 1" using the normal key, shift key and normal and layer feature.  Woof is from Animal Kingdom and is also cut at 1".
I had to include an explanation on the inside so his parents didn't think I had totally cracked.  And of course the paw print also comes from Four-Legged Friend (minus the nails).  To represent my Ella's signature.  We got word around lunch time that our little guy had come through the surgery and was doing well!  God is Great!!!!

Thanks for viewing my project!  I hope you have fun playing along.  Diane has issued me a "special" more Art Philosophy until I've used all of my other cartridges at least once.  I hope I can do it (I may have to cheat just a little).

Till next time!!!
Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17th Daily Project

Ever notice how you never have a birthday card or sympathy card when you need one. Well, it just so happens that I needed one a while back, so I decided to make a spare to keep on hand for the next "emergency". This is a very simple card that used only two cartridges Art Philosophy for the leafy branch and Wild Card for the saying.

Pattern Paper:  Dreamin'
Cardstock:  Pacifica, Cocoa, Goldrush
 Art Philosophy, leafy branch
Wild Card, With Sympathy
Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Challenge

Today's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is all about Mother's Day.  We were asked to create a layout, card or other paper craft about Mother's Day.  So here's my take on the day.

As most everyone knows I'm not a mother and will never be one (except to Ella), but I am an honorary member of the Commas,Christian Mommas. We get together once a month for Ladies night out so I decided to use this wonderful group of ladies as my inspiration for Mother's Day. (My Mom gets tired of having her picture taken).  I started out creating the candy bar favors for my group and for these I used the flowers under Banner 1 and Banner 6 on the Art Philosophy cartridges.  The tag came from the new Tags, Bags, and Boxes 2 cartridges under the takeout Box2.  I stamped Happy Mother's Day using a stamp set from CTMH and on the back I put "You're worth a 100 Grand".

I had to use these pictures for the layout of course since I didn't want to take a lot of pictures at the restaurant.  Now on to the layout!
The layout uses paper from the Lucy paper line from CTMH which is very femine.  It is one of my favorites, but I'm a pink and green girl.  I cut 2" circles using George and Basic Shapes out of Grey cardstock and one of the pattern papers to use as accents.  Also used as some accents are the "zip" strips that are included at the top of the pattern papers now.  The font used for Happy Mother's Day is the new Type Candy font and I can easily see this becoming one of my new favorites.

Next I added flowers to the gray circles.  I used flower 4 and flower 10 from Florals Embellished.  I used a jewel/sparkle in the center of the flower.  I thought the top corner seemed a little empty so I found some flower ribbon from my stash that I thought looked really similar to the design I was trying to come up with.

Thanks for taking the time to view my project for this week.  I hope you have fun playing along with us for this challenge, and for all you mothers out there.  Happy Mother's Day!!
Art Philosophy
Banner 1 (page 68) 4" using Font feature
Banner 6 (page 69) 4.25" and 5" using Font-shift feature
Tags Bags Boxes 2
Tkout Box2 (page 53) 3" using Tag feature
George and Basic Shapes
Q-shift (page 108) 2"
Type Candy Regular font 1.59"  "Happy Mother's Day" welded using Gypsy
Florals Embellished
Flower 10 (page 30) 2.04" all layers
Flower 4 (page 24) 1.89" all layers
Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3rd Daily Project

Welcome back to my blog! This is a card that I used for a card class, but never posted. I used Art Philosophy for all the cuts that were made, which were the brown circle, blue scalloped circle, and the pattern paper frame in the background. The paper used is from the Pemberly line from CTMH and the stamp set that was used was Card Word Puzzle, also from CTMH.

Pemberly pattern paper CTMH
Cardstock/inks:  Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Colonial White
Embossing Powder: Outdoor Denim
Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set CTMH
Art Philosophy