Friday, November 30, 2012

Framed Christmas Art w/ my Cricut!

Hi my crafty friends!! Sorry I have not posted but I have been busy making decorations for my home and making more wine glasses!! I just love love love my Cricut! Take a look see at the great things I made with it!
Home Depot Fresh Wreath $5 @ Home Depot I just added some ribbon!

These were my finds from last year's day after Christmas sale from Macys!

This here is my First Washi Tape! Did not have a clue what I was going to do with it!

My fresh $5 garland from Home Depot looks awsome with my Pottery Barn stockings 

NOW FOR THE GOOD PART>>>> ready? please continue to scroll....

Here I used my Ole Cartridge for the Feliz Navidad and Teresa Collins Christmas for the other two.
Did you notice??? There's my washi tape!  

This is my Santa and I just loooove the way he came out. This picture does not do him any justice. 
Oh and let me not forget my Cricut amazed me with how it just cut this sooo BIG!!
This is a 11 x 14 frame.

This is my word tree... the words spell out what most makes me think of Christmas!
We always make tamales this time of year so I had to put it in their. 

This guy came out really pretty. He is also from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cartridge.
Looove that cart it's a MUST to buy!

My pretty garland and lights frame my window for now since I do not have my Christmas tree yet.

Here is a better picture of my fresh wreath

and last but not least.... I got to break out my Christmas
dishes from Pottery Barn that I bought last year at the after Christmas sale!
Have a wonderful day my fellow crafters!
May Cricut be with you!
(get it? "may peace be with you")

Friday, November 23, 2012

Vinyl Tutorial

Hi Crafters!
In this post I will show you how I added vinyl to my office chair.
 I chose my color vinyl.
I place my vinyl down on my mat

I select and load my cartridge. I am using "Cuttin Up"
I select the font, letters and size  

My cricut starts workin it's magic! (below)

I now tear off my vinyl and the letters stay on my mat.
(I suppose you could use "kisscut" but I have never tried)

I use my cricut tools to get the vinyl to lift.

From there I simply place each letter from the mat to where you will place your vinyl
Here I am attaching it to my office chair.
Waaaa Laaa.... here it is!

I love the way it came out looks "fun" to me
and thats what I hope to do in this room once I'm finished with it!
I hope you where able to follow along if not feel free to leave comments and I will certainly get back to you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

                              Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! From My family to yours!

This is my family and I am so thankful to have them in my life. My all time favorite moment is being at my dinner table with my family. I am so thankful we are all in good health and especially for the Good Man above. God is good :)

What are you Thankful for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Got Vinyl?

So my other obession is VINYL! Since I got my Cricut I have been going crazy with personalizing everything for my family!

Class of 2013 Mug

Christmas Tumbler 

Baby Sippy Cup

Ninja Tumbler

Sports Cooler

Evil Coffee Mugs

Nike Water Bottles

Water Bottles


Tumblers for Teachers

Dia de Los Muertos
These also make excellent gifts for Christmas! Cheap and fun to make!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Got Monogram?

Hello Crafters! It's Monday and it's Thanksgiving week! Yay! I thought I would share my obsession with monograming EVERYTHING! Attached are some pictures of a framed monogram J that I made using my Cricut for my craftroom. 
Green Damask Cardstock .59 cents
 Black Frame 12.00

                                  Using my Cricut I cut out a "J" from the Varsity Cartridge on glitter cardstock

                                                   Here is the "J" once it's cut on my damask cardstock
                                                   I added adhesive to the back of my J to get it to stick

And..... here it is framed on my wall in my craftroom that I am setting up!

It is centered in the middle of my kids art from when they where little.

Below are some other Framed Monogramed letters I have made for my nieces and nephews

Thanks for letting me share one of my current obsessions!! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Fabric Art & 2 Window Panels for $16.00

Hi there! Happy Friday!

I thought I would share how I used 1 curtian panel to make some framed art and 2 curtain valances... I even have fabric left over to make two decorative pillows for my bed! (ALL for $16!)

 I had this frame already so I just needed something to place inside.
Fabric from Joanns was going to cost me $80 and it was a special order!
Sorry for the poor lighting! I used the bottom part of panel to place in my frame.

The top part of each panel was cut in half since I needed to cover both my bedroom windows.
I used this heat and bond to hem the bottom of each valance. 

All this from 1 window panel from Target $16

Did I mention I still have fabric to make 2 decorative pillow covers for my bed? Pretty cool!
It pays to think outside the box!  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY Christmas Ornament

Hi there! We had our end of the year party and I wanted to give gifts to the cheerleaders on my daughters squad. Since I won't see them during Christmas I thought why not?

Our symbol is the Bear Paw so I cut out the bear paw from the Zoo Day cartridge and used orange vinyl on my Cricut.

The lettering came built in my Cricut Expression 2 I love and use this font all the time!

You can pick these up at any craft store these where only $2.49!

I added this filler to each ornament.

Pretty simple and super easy!