So I shared that I was purchasing a heat press a couple weeks ago and I would share my journey. Funny story I ordered it late Friday night (which it was on back order it would be in stock for two weeks) then on Sunday morning I was drinking coffee with my mom and grandma. I was excited and told my mom hey guess what I ordered a heat press and now I can put designs on shirts.. my grandma said why didn’t you say something sooner I have one sitting in my closet collecting dust that you can have. I was like seriously, so I went over to her house and sure enough there was a nice one sitting there. So I cancelled my order and got a free heat press!! I was over the moon here are something I’ve done so far.
Good afternoon, I am so excited after much thought process I decided to purchase a heat press. after researching them for about three days and decided on this one!!
This isn’t really something I want to get into big time I just want to sell some stuff to pay for my crafting hobbies.. Cause lets face it I am obsessed. I have been waking up at 4 am all last week so I can craft before going to work at my full time job. That should explain how obsessed I am.
Anyways I just thought I would blog about this first step into HTV and a heat press so I can start documenting my crafting journey.
Have a great evening and rest of the weekend..
Okay so I have been obsessed with crafting lately. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do!! Here are some of the things I have made so far..
Well better go to sleep, it’s getting late and I have to be up early for work!
Good morning, I thought I would share a new tradition I want to start this year.. As a child we always got to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve, they were always pjs to sleep in. Well I want to incorporate that into our Christmas traditions but instead I made a gift box that included pjs, slippers, a movie, popcorn, and some hot chocolate..
I seen this idea floating around Facebook a while back and I knew I wanted to do this for my kiddos.
Do you have any family Christmas traditions?
Good morning, I had an awesome night relaxing, listening to music, and making some christmas gifts for the girls at work. I just discovered the power of a Cricut cutting machine + Contact Paper = Stencils. I was always intemmidated with stencils, but after trying it out I am hooked. I can’t wait to get some boards to do some more wood signs.
Contact paper is very cheap at Walmart! I got a whole roll of it last year $7 when I got my cricut and I still have more than half a roll, I bought the Con-Tact Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner. I also went the cheap route and bought Glad Press’n Seal Wrap which I use for my transfer method. It is hard to maneuver sometimes, however it is $5 a roll and it has last me over a year as well. I learned about the Press and Seal method from Cuttle_fan on Pinterest. Both of these products have both worked for me great since I have started using my Cricut.
The project below I did the stencil method on burlap and then put it in a black picture frame. I created one for each of the women in my office for Christmas gifts. I watched a tutorial by Two Hearts One Love Designs on youtube to create the Split letter design in Cricut Design Space.
Another project I completed last night was a key holder. I found the inspiration from this Pinterest post. It was very easy to make and I had all the supplies saved up I was waiting for craft night. All I did was spray paint my blocks and flat black, and hot glued them together. Then I inserted little hooks on to each block. I painted the plaque white and then hot glued the keys blocks to it. TADA! A simple DIY project.
Hope you guys have a great Sunday!
So it’s 9 pm and kids are asleep so I thought I would get my craft on! I wasn’t sure what to make but I knew I wanted to use my Cricut. I looked on Pinterest and 1st image shown above with the yellow frame from Love & Renovations inspired me! I knew I didn’t have a frame I could use at this time so I went with a regular canvas covered it with some fabric I had from Walmart. Next I cut out the words with my cricut and tada heres what I come up with. Of course I love the inspirational piece better but not bad for something created in a few minutes.
I have been really bad about hoarding craft supplies and thinking one day I will need it or use it. I need to stop buying stuff unless I use what I have haha.
On a different note it’s been a while since I blogged. I wanted to catch up and say HI and hope you are having a great weekend.
I am sitting here at a film class my husband is teaching and I thought I would write a blog post I haven’t in a while and I miss it.
I do not edit all of my photos that I put on Facebook. I normally just edited the ones I put on my blog or if I am putting them on Instagram and when I do that I normally use the Instagram Gingham filter love the Matte look.
However my favorite iPhone Apps when I do edit my photos are:
- A Beautiful Mess Love this app for adding text and little doodles, and boarders. Also love using it for collages. This is a photo I edited with this app.
- Snapseed is a great app for basic editing.
- Square ready This app is great for adding white space around the photo. I love this for my Instagram.
What are your favorites?