Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Heart Day, folks!  I have been far from blogland lately, but I'm trying to make my way back.  I got a heat press.  OMG!  I love it.  How did I ever live without it?  

Needless to say, I've been playing a lot.  (And happily working a lot on orders!)  I have several things to share with you.....


I've seen these little bags all over the FB groups I belong to, so I figured why not try them?  I got the bags at Michael's and the hearts from Dollar Tree.  I hadn't seen any with a religious twist, but when I saw this phrase online, I knew I had to do it.


In each bag, I put 5 red hearts and 5 pink hearts. It's a little hard to see, but the arrow is glitter vinyl.  Sooooo pretty!  I love it.

When I ordered my heat press, I got a deal where I ended up with quite a few colors of HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and this is my first try at glitter.  A word or advice - You need a sharp blade to get a good cut on the glitter HTV.  This brand (Siser) is really thick.  It cut very well, but took a few tries to get the right blade settings on my Silhouette.

I'll show you one more project for today...


I made these for my hubby for valentines day!  They are boxer briefs.  I saw this idea online and couldn't help myself.  Now, I will say I made two more pair, but they were a little risque, so I decided not to share them here so as not to offend anyone!  But, hey, I'm married - it's legal!  LOL!

Anyway, I'm just having a fantastic time with this new toy.  I'm sure I'll share more heat projects soon.

Toodles!
Cheryl

Friday, January 29, 2016

Font Friday - Vinegar Stroke

Long time, no blog!!  I have been away forever.  I have to say, I had no idea it had been so long since I'd posted.  The holidays came and I was super busy!  I got several orders for holiday gifts that were totally unexpected and I was swamped.  Then, I started working on my Etsy store and have just gotten engulfed in that world for a bit.

I've missed you guys and had to check back in!  I just received another new toy, a heat press, and I'm excited to share with you the things I'm going to make with it!  Until then, how about a font?

This week's font is....
Isn't it cute?  I love the balloon-ish, puffy letters!  You can download it HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Simple Thank You Card


A few weeks ago, I needed to make several thank you cards.  I had been working a big wedding order for several weeks and was up to my eyeballs in glitter paper and glue dots.  I decided to settle for making a card with a ready-made design and I settled on one of the free files from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Side note - Miss Kate, you rock!


I took a scalloped frame and welded two pieces together to make the card base.


The woodgrain panel, flowers and wording are all a part of the file from Miss Kate.  LOVE!


I inked the edges of everything with brown ink, then added the flowers with foam dots so they would stand out. Voila!  Quick, easy and pretty card!

Have a fantabulous day!
Cheryl

Friday, December 11, 2015

Font Friday - In Screaming Color

Happy Font Friday!  I'm super excited to share this font with you all.  I love this one.  It's a handwriting style font and those are my favotires!  I wish my handwriting looked like this...


You can get this font HERE.  Enjoy!

Cheryl

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rudolph Lip Balm Holder

It's Christmas Time!  I love it.  I love the lights and the parties and even the crowded stores.  I completely enjoy this time of year.

One of my greatest joys is giving gifts that bring a smile to some one's face.  I don't have a ton of extra cash (paying off debt...ugh!) so I try to make the small gifts I can afford more fun.  We're doing Secret Santa at work and right now I'm compiling a bunch of small goodies to leave for her over the next few weeks.

Here's the first one...


I downloaded the reindeer file from the Silhouette Store.



I used a scalloped frame in the background.  I used the offset feature to make an outline, then added text.  The font is Grandma's Garden and you can get it at DaFont.


It wasn't designed to hold the lip balm, so I had to alter the shape of his nose to fit it.  I have seen these all over Pinterest and I think they're adorable!  I looked at several printables and used them as a starting point for sizing the hole for the nose.  This particular lip balm isn't the name brand, it's Walgreen's brand and it's a little more oval shaped than the original.

I really hope the recipient likes this!  I am going to leave it for her on Monday, so we'll see.  I have made a few other projects, but didn't have time to photograph them until today.  I'll share those later in the week.

Hugs,
Cheryl

Friday, November 20, 2015

Font Friday - Give It Your Heart

I know I always say Happy Friday, but this week it's an EXTRA Happy Friday!  I am off next week, so today is my last day of work for 9 days!  Woohoo!  That makes it not just a Happy Friday, but a thrilling Friday for me.

Here's today's font:


I like this for a plain, simple font.  It's better than your normal fonts that come with Windows, but not swirly or girly, so you can still use it for most things.

You can dowload it HERE.

Have a lovely weekend!
Cheryl

Friday, November 13, 2015

Font Friday - Maxim

Happy Font Friday!  This week has been so long... I am thrilled it's Friday!  Today I have a new font to share with you.  It's lovely!


This is Maxim.  It's it purty?  I love the swooshy letters.  It looks handwritten, which is just wonderful, in my humble opinion. 

You can download this font HERE.

Have a fabulous Friday!
Cheryl

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cute & Simple Halloween Cards


Earlier in the week I posted some cute little Halloween treat bags for my co-workers.  Of course, I had to make cards to go along with them!

I made 6 different cards, mixing and matching the colors using up my scraps from last Halloween.  They were easy and fast to make.


Each card measures around 3" x 3".  I took a simple pennant shape and imported it into Silhouette Design Studio.  I flipped one over and welded them together to make cards.  For ease of folding, I added a score line in the middle of each card so it cut that for me.


I then used the internal offset function to make some layers to cut my patterend paper.  


The font I used is apparently unavailable now, but it's very similar to Galpon from DaFont.  You can get it HERE.  For the font, I used the offset feature to make an outline, then welded the letters together.


I love Halloween colors!  I had a blast making these fun little cards.  It's been a long time since I've sat at my craft desk and played.  It was wonderful.  And I must do it again very soon!

Happy Halloween!
Cheryl