Wednesday, January 25

Cupcakes & Carousels

Hey Y'all! Just in case you missed it - I got to guest blog for SCT magazine & they are giving away some brand new SU products! Head on over & comment by January 30th to enter! (Click here to see my projects & enter.) Good Luck!

Thursday, January 19

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop- Sealed with Love

 Well HELLO & Welcome to the very first 2017 Artisan Design Team blog hop!

There are 20 amazing ladies on the team & that means you'll need to grab your favorite beverage & stay a while!
I won't bore you with a lot of yada yada but I do have a couple little treat packages to share with you, so lets take a look...

The treat on the left is perfect to stuff some little kisses inside & the one on the right is actually a little matchbook style treat that holds a Ghirardelli square!

OK Lets keep this party going & hop on over to the uber talented Mindy Backes!
January HOSTESS Code: G4XN7BTC 

Tuesday, January 17

So in love...

Hello Crafty Friends!
I have a new card to share with you featuring the beautiful new stamp set
"So In Love"!

I love that it is such a versatile set & could really be used for any occasion!

And guess what it gets better!
Check out all these awesome accessories that pair so perfectly
with this stamp set...

Here is a fabulous card created by Stampin' Up!'s Concept Art Team...

So yeah I'm pretty much "So In Love" with this stamp set Lol!
January HOSTESS Code: G4XN7BTC 

Tuesday, January 10

Cutie Patootie Onsie!

Do you know how amazing the Big Shot is? Like seriously, it can cut so many different types of materials and today we are going to talk about Iron On Vinyl!

A friend of mine has a little princess that is celebrating her first birthday soon & they were looking for a custom onesie for her. Well that got my wheels turning & I thought,
“Hey I can totally make that!”
So I grabbed my Large Letters Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, some iron on vinyl, & a onesie.

My vinyl came with the protective plastic layer attached so I didn’t need to use anything between the iron & the die cut shapes. But this also makes it more of a challenge for your Big Shot. I used a cardstock shim & ran it back & forth about 6 times. It took a little bit of gentle tugging to get the pieces to pop out & you can also use a craft knife if you find it too difficult.

Now it was time for the actual ironing. Since I wanted a double layered design I ironed on the heart following the instructions that came with the vinyl.

Once the vinyl had cooled for a couple of minutes I carefully peeled off the plastic layer & because I’m doing another layer you must SAVE the plastic! Otherwise you will have melted vinyl on your iron & a ruined project.
Next I positioned the letters over the heart & carefully laid the plastic layer back over the heart to protect the raw vinyl from my iron. Once again I ironed the entire design following the vinyl’s instructions.

Once it was cooled it was time to remove the plastic layers & admire the cuteness!

I was pretty happy with how this turned out & can’t wait to create some more custom vinyl projects!
January HOSTESS Code: G4XN7BTC