Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Cards

I know it is way past Valentine's Day but that's OK because these originally began as wedding cards and then I had to change them up for Valentines day.

Starting at the beginning of this year, I will be doing a lot of the Card Club Classes at work.  I am excited about this and a little nervous.  Although I enjoy making cards I have to be honest and say its not where my expertise lies.  I hope all those who make the cards will be patient with me as I learn and grow in this new responsibility .

Anyway here are the cards we made for February.

We did all 4 cards in black and white with a little red accent in a couple of them. The cards were embossed using embossing folders and the big shot.  All the sayings except "be mine", which was stamped, I created using Adobe Illustrator. 

I actually had a lot of fun putting these cards together and hope the 50+ ladies that did them enjoyed them as well.


Mickey Mouse Quilt

Just thought I would share a quick post with you today.

We had this really fun fabric come in last week...I love all things Disney!

My mom, sister and I also went in together and bought a long arm quilting machine.

So Fun...
So Scary!!!!

Anyway for a practice quilt I threw this quilt together pretty quick and then took it to moms to quilt.

I am not a professional--at all but I love how this turned out!

The top itself was pretty simple.  Its just a large panel of Mickey Mouse. I then put two borders on it.
one white with black polka dots and the second red with little black mickey heads.

It went together very quickly.

Then the quilting.
We bought a a Handi Quilter Sixteen.  
No computer on board so all the quilting will be free style or panto-graphs.
I found this one on line and thought it worked out pretty good for a first timer.
Now I have a fun quilt to curl up in whenever I watch one of my favorite Disney Movies 
(that's if I can ever get it away from my girls!)

Watch for more quilt projects to come!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine Projects

Aw- Love is in the air and Valentine's day is just around the corner.
I thought I would share a few projects I have been working on.
All the projects are created using Echo Park Paper.

Firs,t how about a "sweet" layout?
I used lots of embellishments and chipboard stickers to create this layout. There is even washi tape.
I am really loving this and can't wait to get my own photos in it!

Next up is this 25 drawer advent calendar.  
I know you usually see advent calendars for Christmas but I thought it would be fun to use it for Valentines.  

You could put 25 reasons I love you with a little sweet in each drawer and have something almost every day in February.
Another option would be to put a date idea in each drawer.  You would have 25 (or half the year's) Friday nights planned out. That would make a great Valentine Gift for your someone special!

*note this box is a gsd file that I purchased long ago and the web site is no longer available but I know Silhouette has an advent calendar and so does SVG Attic.

The box itself was cut from red cardstock and the draws from white cardstock.
The drawer fronts are covered with paper from the Echo Park line.  To finish it off add stickers, brads, buttons and little embellishments. So fun!

The last project is the little shadow box. 
The shadow box is a file from Lori Whitlock.
I added more paper, stickers and embellishments and of course pictures of my hubby and I.
You can't really tell but with the embellishments and photos I used pop dots to give the box lots of depth. 

The letters were also cut with my Silhouette.  I cut two of each letter and then used foam pop dots in between the letters to make them look like the layered stickers.

3 fun and easy projects. 
What are you going to work on this weekend?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Heat Transfer and the Cameo

For Silhouette Club in February, I taught
the ladies how to use Heat transfer Vinyl.  We had a lot of fun and created some great projects.

The first project was this bag, perfect for a little (or big) girl- in fact I am going to use it for a birthday gift at a party my 14 year old is attending this weekend. 
To make the bag, use the Fairy Silhouette File from the Silhouette store, then add your own text.  I cut it out in white and turquoise and pressed it to a canvas bag I bought at Walmart.
Loved how this turned out!
Next up we used the Heat Transfer on Canvas boards (once again bought at Walmart- 3 of them for like 5$)
To make the P.S. I love you board I used the lovebirds on a branch file and then typed my own text.  This board was the easiest to do.  I sized the lovebird file to fit my board and placed the text right under it.  Once it was all cut I pressed it (notice the word press?  You don't want to move the iron back and forth as that causes the vinyl to move and winkle.
The Last project was also very simple.  I used another file from the Silhouette store, this time a word art; then I added four hearts that I had created myself for another project.  Once again I cut everything out and pressed it to a canvas board. 
These boards look so nice just as they are, they can be set on an easel or even better framed in a beautiful frame to match your décor.  Perfect wedding gifts!
If you are interested in joining us for Silhouette Club at the store please call Heartfelt Hobby and Craft @ 801-233-9028.
I am also in the process of getting things set up so we can do classes via the web but that might take a little while so be patient.