March 31, 2016

Announcing A New Facebook Page

Be sure to join today as we will have many exciting things happening and you don't want to miss the first one on Motivation Monday! Note you are welcome to share your own crafty designs with us just no selling in this group. You can start adding your crafty designs right away and be sure to tell your friends!

March 29, 2016

Vinyl Pillow

It's Sandy from Ukiah here again.  I had something totally different that I was going to post, but it didn't work out.   So I had to come up with another plan.  I liked this one better anyway.  It is really an easy project, it just takes a bit of time to get it completed.

Isn't this about the cutest thing ever!  I saw this and just had to make one for my friend's grandson.
Then it turned out so cute I have decided to make each of my kids one for Christmas.  But instead of the dog I am going to put a red heart. (my kids are all grown up, but I think it's adorable).

So the first thing you need to do is get a pillow, I like the black pillow with the white vinyl lettering, but you could use any color of pillow and what ever color vinyl you want for the lettering. 

You need to use the HTV vinyl. I used my Silhouette, you can use the Explore, but I liked using the Silhouette for this project.  You cut out the design on the HTV vinyl .  Don't forget to mirror your design.  It looks like there is nothing there, gave me a little scare the first time I used the HTV.  But it is there. 

The next step is weeding it.  This is what it looks like after you are done with the weeding.  With the HTV vinyl you don't need transfer tape.  

 So now you are ready to  put it on your pillow and press it with your iron.  I don't have a heat press (but I am getting one, I am very excited about that).

And here is the final result... I am really pleased with it.  And like I said it is really an easy project, it just takes a bit of time to it.  Thank you for stopping bye and I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it. And thank you again for having me as one of your guest designers Sheila.  

~ sandyfromukiah

March 24, 2016

A Fun Project

Sandy from Ukiah here again. I am excited to share with you this project I made for my grandson's birthday.  I am not doing a video today, I really would rather do a video but with my project it would have been to hard (for me) to do a video of it.  So I have taken pictures of each step.

I started with a plain white 12x24 canvas.  I forgot to take a picture of it before I started painting, so I went back down to the store and took one there.  

The next step wasn't too bad,  all I had to do was paint the canvas.  I used Artist's Loft Acrylic paint, I first use Unbleached Titanium, but I felt it was to light of a color, so I painted over it Naples Yellow, I think it looks better. 

So while the paint is drying I cut out the guitar in black 631 Vinyl.  Was a little nervous about doing the vinyl, but it turned out pretty good.  The weeding took me about an hour to do.

The next step was a little stressful.  I had to measure where I was going to put the guitar, the sun and the water... My sweet husband was good to help me with the measurements.  I was a bit upset because I didn't make swirls for the water.  

I used Artist's Loft paint Cerulean Blue and Titanium White for the sun and the water.  I mixed the Cerulean Blue and Titanium White for the sun.  And just used the Cerulean Blue for the water.
So now the part I was dreading, "did I measure it right for the sun to be where I wanted it."

Yes, it went on perfectly... I don't know why the color looks so different in each picture.  I suppose it is the lighting when I take the pictures.

So here is the finished project.  
I decided to add a quote that he mentioned in his graduation speech.  I hope he likes it.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I hope you enjoyed my project this month.
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And thank you again for having me as one of your Designers Sheila.

March 22, 2016

Bunny Hop Easter Card

Happy Easter!

bunny hop Easter card, by Grace Baxter

Hello again, friends! Grace Baxter here from Grace Notes for Today and I'm delighted to share an Easter card with you as my March contribution to She's a Sassy Lady blog.

This Easter scene started out as a simple card but when I discovered a cute picket fence in Design Space, the card took on its own design!

The bunny, Peter Cottontail's sister Pipi, takes front and centre as she hops over the garden fence. She is cut from white CS and shaded in all the right places.

bunny hop, closeup. By Grace Baxter
Pipi Cottontail, all dolled up for Easter
This card is a generous size: 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" landscape style. I've given it plenty of dimension. The frame is popped with dimensionals and the bunny has double dimension.

Inside Poem

I always like to give my Easter cards real meaning, even when I design a fun or secular motif like this one. There really IS just ONE reason for the holiday. So the inside features a new poem I wrote for this Easter season. I am using it on most of my Easter cards this year.

Easter card poem, Spirit of Hope. By Grace Baxter

Cartridges Used

Easter 2010 - Bunny
Walk in My Garden - Tulips
Holiday Cakes - Happy Easter sentiment
My World - fence frame

If you like this card design, I'd love to hear about it!

for more card ideas.

Wishing you all the Blessings of Easter

March 21, 2016

Easter Dragons ... and more!

Yes, Dragons – cute ones (at least I think so) from Kadoodlebug with their bunny ears and Easter eggs.  Hi, everyone, this is Charlotte C.  And I love that not only did I get the base image, there also are layers, and it’s all done by print then cut with my Explore.  What I also appreciate is that the edges are “inked” when you get them.  I then used some glitter because everything’s better with glitter, right?!
The first card I’m sharing I placed on an Action Wobble.  The card base is from Art Philosophy, but I sliced the bottom a bit so it would stand up properly.  I embossed the green layer because my grandson loves “bumpy” cards and wobbly ones too.  He’s 5 ½.  I was able to write on and cut the banner (from Artiste) with the Explore.  I pop-dotted the layers on both dragon cards, but I’m not sure if you can see it.

Here’s the second dragon card.  Don’t you just love his basket filled with eggs that apparently he’s painted?
Yes, the same card base turned on its side, a little slice off the back to keep it from rocking. I did use different embossing folders. 

Okay, here’s the “and more” from my title.  I just love the Polkadoodles collections and I know you’re familiar with them because of Karon Hughes of Karons Krafty Korner.  I’ve managed to restrain myself from buying something every time Karon posts a design, but when I saw this little girl dressed in her bunny suit I quickly bought the design sheet.  The doily easel card is from Birdscards and the Authentique card stock I thought was perfect to use for it.

I have got to learn to take better photos!

Thank you, Sheila, for giving me the opportunity to visit here again.  To you and all the designers and followers, I wish you a blessed Easter and much happiness in this season of renewal.

This is Sheila, I am adding to this. If you would like to leave some blog love just click the G+ and it will allow you to leave a comment. Don't know why our other comment is not working, I am sure Charlotte would love some blog loving!