Thursday, April 23, 2009

Underwater Fun

I just got my pics developed from last summer. I had a disposable underwater camera. When I purchased LAB I knew I had the perfect pics for it. This is from our pool in the backyard. It is my DH and youngest DS.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Thought I would add a small blog of my favorite crafts. Quilting, counted cross-stitching and Cricut vinyl wall art. This is the area behind my small scrap area. I changed all the art that I bought for the things that I made. This is just one wall of my house I have done all of them. So when I look around my house I know that it is my house.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vinyl Wall Art

This is my first attempt at vinyl wall art. I used the Cricut vinyl, Stone Script and Home Accents cartridges. I found using the design studio made it much easer. Without using it some letters would not cut. When I put it up on DS I saw that the letters like the "y" was off the mat. So if you move this letter up on DS then after cutting it out just cut and realign before placing your transfer tape works out great. (This may not be a problem if you use your "E" I have the Create. Remember to mark your wall lightly with a pencil to line up your project. After cutting and aligning your art remove all the vinyl not needed (I cut away all larger unused areas to use for smaller projects prior to removing the unneeded vinyl). Then apply your transfer tape (I have heard that others have used many different ways of applying the vinyl but for my first time trying it I used the transfer tape). I used an old prepaid gas card, you can use what ever works for you, to rub the letters to make them adhere good to the transfer take. Then lift up slowly to remove the letters. Do not make your transfer tape too long because it will be too hard to apply if doing by yourself. Apply your image to the wall then use you card again to rub the letters to make them stick to the wall. Slowly remove the transfer tape,watch to make sure that your letters are stuck on the wall. If you take your time you can do it. This was my first of three walls that I have done. Remember that the transfer tape can be used again, just replace the backing.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Birthday

This year was my 51st birthday. My husband is a very special man, for my birthday I received a Cricut Jukebox, the Beyond Birthday and Lyrical Letters cartridge. We also went out to dinner and he bought a birthday cake (banana nut). I love the jukebox especially when used with the design studio. When you use more than one cart on a layout you don't have to change carts or push any of the buttons, it just goes to work. The Lyrical Letters cart is wonderful. You get soooo many different letters and there are sooo many images. It is a great cartridge. I used it yesterday to make wall art for my livingroom wall. I will post pics later and explain how easy they are to make.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Scrap Space

I wanted to share my small scrap space with you. We have a finished third floor that I use for all my crafting, but due to a new puppy (that does not like to be alone) I have moved my scrap space to the first floor behind the sofa. Because my space is small I have to have everything organized. I have everything labeled and in containers. The cubes I bought at Michaels, the paper rack I purchased at Target along with a lot of my containers. I made my covers for my Cricut and Cuttlebug. I want to make one for my Xyron also. Here is a link to my pics of my full crafting space:
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