Saturday, July 23, 2016

How I make Button Flair

 I have posted my fun flair binges and everytime I post them, I get tons of questions....
How do you make these?  Which machine do you have?  What size?
and every single time, I answer... I have a button maker.

Well now I've made a video.   I don't think I've ever been asked to do any other video as much as this.  Everything you wanted to know is answered and demonstrated in the video below.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oak Tree Stamps - I Believe in Fairies Card

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I am up on the Oak Tree Stamps blog with this fun card featuring the Fairy Stamp Set.  This is such a great stamp set for so many occasions.  I also used the sentiments stamp set by Oak Tree.  The stamp sets come with free digital dies, meaning you can upload the dies to your die cut machine and have a perfect outline for your stamped images.  LOVE that feature.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Home of the Brave

I created this fun shirt for the 4th of July.  I used my Cricut Explore and Iron On.  I love how it turned out.  The blue is Blue Metallic Iron On from Cricut.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I am so excited to be guest blogging on Lori Whitlock's blog today!

I used my Cricut Explore and several of Lori Whitlock's SVGs to create this fun card.

You can find all of the files at Lori's shop located here

Check out this video for a step by step tutorial:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cards using Oak Tree Stamps - June 2016 release

Oak Tree Stamps has a new release of stamps, and boy are they ever adorable!!  I LOVE this set inspired by Melody Lane.  It's called "Believe".  You can get it here.  It's full of inspirational words and a great focal point for any card!  USE COUPON CODE SPRINGSALE_LORRIE to get 10% off this weekend!!!

My next card was created using the new stamp set called "Layered Lilacs".  USE COUPON CODE SPRINGSALE_LORRIE to get 10% off this weekend!!!

This set is so fun!  The lilacs are versatile in that you can stamp them in other colors for a different look.  Check out that sentiment!  LOVE IT!

Be sure to stop by Oak Tree Stamps to see all the new lines of stamps and pick up a few on clearance!

Father's Day Card - Masculine Card Block Hop

Father's Day is just around the corner and what a great time to participate in a masculine card blog hop!  A group of 26 youtubers/bloggers have come together to create a string of masculine card ideas.  You can find the entire list of collaborators on my video below.

I just love the method I used to make this word "Happy" shine like an epoxy sticker, even though it's made from cardstock.

Watch the tutorial to find out how!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Heatpress and lots of Tshirts with my Cricut Explore

Hello!   Thanks for stopping by!  I have been so busy making projects.  Unfortunately, I've not taken time to post them here on the blog, so get ready for a catch up!

I have been making...
 Tshirts... not just one

or two,

or five or six...

no, I've been a tshirt making machine!

It all started with my Cricut Explore and Cricut Iron on.  Yep, every one of the shirts I've made used Cricut Iron On.  It's so simple to use!

Oh... and I also got a heat press!!!
I love it!  It doesn't live outside, I just put it there the day I got it, so I could "burn it off" as they say.  If you get a new heat press, the first time you heat it up, it sort of gives off a smell.  I thought it best to do it outside.  

Today, I thought of a new idea.  What if I used a stamped image and brought it into Cricut Design Space to clean it up, then add it to a shirt?!!?!?  Pretty clever, eh?
 See the bear?  Look below and see where he came from?
The possibilities are endless!   Here's a quick video to show you how to stamp an image and turn it into a iron on!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy Purr-Day! with Oak Tree Stamps

Hello, thanks for stopping by!  Today I wanted to share this super simple "Purr-Day" card using the Cati-tude Stamp set by Oak Tree Stamps.   I thought this was just the cutest way to say Happy Birthday to my cat loving friend.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Paper Tassels with Cricut Explore (SVG File)

 Oh how cute are these Paper Tassels?  I mean, Seriously!?!?!
 I was so excited at how they turned out.  I watched several videos and decided to create an SVG file
for my Cricut Explore
 And guess what?  I'm going to give it to you for Free!  I can't wait to see what you create!

I created a tutorial with instructions for design space as well as asembly.

This file is for personal use only.  Please do not share or post in any Facebook Groups, Forums, etc., please do not claim as your own and/or sell.  Invite anyone who would like to file to visit my blog so they can download it here.  Thank you so much!   Here's the link to the file.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Flip Books - What are they, How Do I Make one and What Should I include?

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by. 

As you may know, I've been on a flip book craze for a little while now.  I have had so many questions about flip books so I thought I would make a flip books for beginners video/tutorial for you.

Before we get to the video... this is a flip book.  It is a pen pal crafty way to get to know other crafty friends.

 You create the book from scratch.  This is just a basic book, but there is no end to the style of book you can create.

Each book is filled with fun little crafty goodies the recipient can admire or take out and use.  It's often recommended that you include a note about yourself and maybe some fun facts about your life.

 We have lots of fun Flip Book Swaps, as well as pocket letter swaps, card and tag swaps, etc. in our Facebook group called Swap It!  Come join us!  We organize all the swaps and partners and it's really a lot of fun getting to know the group. 

Now... Here's the tutorial

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pink and Aqua Theme Pocket Letter

It's been awhile since I made pocket letters, but I had a swap going to in my Facebook Group called "SWAP IT!".  So, I whipped one up.  Theme was Aqua and Pink.  Most every pocket contains items made using Print then Cut on my Cricut Explore. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happy Easter with Oak Tree Stamps and Tim Holtz Stamp Sets

 Hippity, Hoppity Easter's on It's Way.... even if you're a dog.... with Bunny Ears! :)
I loved making this card.  I used the OakTree Stamps Puppy Love Stamp Set paired with the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds Accessory Set (for the Bunny Ears) to make this adorable, though somewhat annoyed puppy bunny! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happy Planner Printables - FREEBIE

Well hello there!  Happy Tuesday!  What a week it's been! 
I have been working here and there on this little mini collection for the Happy Planner.  I bought the clipart, but designed all of the papers myself.  I am so proud of how it turned out.  I thought I would share this little collection for a limited time as a way of saying thank you for visiting my blog.  Get it free while you can!  I sized the file to 8.5 x 6, so if you're using a Cricut Explore you'll need to adjust the size in Design Space.  Click on the photo to download the printable.  Oh.. and I also made you some matching headers :)  Enjoy. 
Both files are 8.5 x 6

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

OAK Tree Stamps - On The Line Planner Set for Both Erin Condren and Happy Planner

 Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today I am so excited to share a fun planner set I created for Oak Tree Stamps using the "On The Line" sticker set created by Omar.  I created two sets.  One sized for the Erin Condren Planner and another for the Happy Planner.

This is the Happy Planner Set.  It consist of two pages

And the Erin Condren Set is a single sheet as shown below:

I just love how this turned out!
 I also used several other Oak Tree Stamp sticker sets such as the Laundry Today and Winter Bliss Sets
 Head on over and pick up your planner set!  They make planning so much fun!!

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