Thursday, June 29, 2017

News to share

Sorry, I have been away for a couple weeks, but things have been really hectic at my house.  Our house has been on the market for a couple months and has picked up with activity and we took a contract on it this week.  Trying to keep things picked up prevents my crafting time.  Now we are on the look for our dream home.  We lived here 23 years, but always knew it was not the final place.  Just took hubby longer to decide to sell than me.  My new place will have an awesome crafting space so then I will be able to work.  For the next couple months, I will be stepping back, but will be back as soon as possible, after all I need things for my new place!  Thanks to my loyal followers and hang in there I shall return with more great shares!  Thanks, Diane

Monday, June 5, 2017

Some shares for the week

Hello and welcome. I am sharing a few things this week with you. First off, I received an email from someone with a made up name and generic email address that I wish to address. They informed me that my work was pretty much crappy and that I should just stop showing it.  Since when I tried to respond and it was blocked, I shall do it here.  First, I do this blog for me and I have friends who actually enjoy seeing things I have made.  If you feel it is crappy, please do not visit.  We all have that choice, but I will continue to do this even if no one reads or comments because I want too.  All of you that enjoy seeing my projects and pin them, my sincere thanks.  Now that is all the time that person will get from me.  This first project is a cute tank and the brand is Next Level and if you have customers that wants these, tell them to size up.  I used a design that I purchased from the Silhouette Store and I think the font was Vine, but forgot to write it down.

One of my husbands ball players mom wanted a flag with all their team sports and all the images were from the Silhouette Store and the font was Sports World.
This shirt is for one of the mothers and the file for this is from Etsy.  I love finding different files there and some come with commerial license or you can purchase it.  Hope you like these.  I made 16 different ones last week I will be glad to share in the coming weeks.  Till later, Happy Crafting.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day and hoping you're have a great holiday with family and friends. Please take a moment and remember the great men and women, past and present that have allow us to have our freedom.  Today I am sharing a couple projects with you.  I had a very busy craft week last week, so I will be sharing all over the next month .  I made this flag for my porch and my intention was to add something else to it so I made the design smaller, but then changed my mind so really it is kind of incomplete but up anyway.  I bought this design from the Silhouette store and added the outer circle to it.  I thought it needed it and the K is a font I downloaded called Lauren Script.
I bought some cabinet doors a couple weeks ago, and this is a sign I made from one of them.  I used a downloaded font called Grand Hotel and I love the font.  I used chalk paint and used the paint, vinyl, paint and peel method.  I distressed it and waxed it.  I have it hanging in my craft room.  I was gone all weekend visiting friends and family so I had to get this all ready.  Hope you enjoyed and see you next week.  Happy crafting!!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some vinyl projects to share

Happy Monday! Today I have a few projects to share with you. I downloaded the new version of Cricut Design Space and all these were made on my Cricut. I like the software so far and really think it is faster.  The only thing I miss is the canvas, but over it is great!  Go to the page and download it.  Now I had some orders so this first project is one of them.  I made this shirt for a friend of mine who has four paw children.  I bought the image from CreativeFabrica.  Go check out all their cool designs.  I used red glitter HTV and black on it. 
This next shirt was a request and she gave me a picture and I made the fonts as close as I could to her sample.  I used the Cricut fonts Alphalicious and Quarter Note.  She was really happy with the results.  This shirt was navy which is hard to tell in the picture and the vinyl was a teal and looked great.  I had my doubts, but loved the results.
The next two projects are pillows I made for my spare room and I love them.  I picked black pillow covers that I purchased from CraftChameleon.  The first one I bought the svg from Etsy and it was from Cutitupyall and I wish I had picked a lighter blue.  This photographed lighter than it really is, but it is for me so it is ok.
This pillow was made with a free file from and one of my favorite sayings.  Hope you enjoyed these projects.  Have a very good and crafty week!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Better late!

We had one of those busy weekends out of town for my daughter in laws college graduation and Mother's Day so I totally forgot to post last night due to being wiped out! lol  But I am here with my project and have next week ready so I won't forget.  This is a large sign I made for my bedroom wall because we could not find anything we liked for that space.  I bought this quote from MyVinylDesigner and the board measures 18 x 36 .  I first painted a base coat of being and then added my vinyl and let it set over night to make sure it was down good.  Then I painted over with navy and let dry.  It took two coats.  I used acrylic paint this time and then after it was dry peeled off the vinyl.  It turned out so much better than I imagined.  I distress the entire front and it still needs to be waxed so I will do that this week.  I used the Silhouette for this.  I did play with the new Design Space and really happen to like it.  All my projects for next week will be done by Cricut.  Only thing I miss is the canvas options.  I liked it for sizing my t-shirts.  Till next week happy crafting!