Monday, January 19, 2015

{Journaling Bible} My newest craft endeavor

Hi Crafters,

I recently stumbled on the #inspiredart and #journalingbible hashtags on instagram and pinterest. Needless to say it intrigued me and I spent hours looking at all the artwork people had created.

I purchased my own ESV single column journaling Bible from amazon. I was a bit afraid where to start because it seems so permanent but I knew I just had to start somewhere. I am also not my #1 fan of my own handwriting, again something I had to just get over.
My great aunt passed away just after her 100th birthday a few weeks ago. This was one of the scriptures they shared at her service it really spoke to me especially being a mountain dweller myself. 

This style of quiet time is perfect for me. It blends in my hobbies with my faith making it something that I will treasure years to come when I look back. I was even able to incorporate some cricut cuts in the one above. 

If this is something you are intersested in be sure to check out Shanna Noel's blog it's filled with some great information about getting started on this artfully inspired journey!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, January 18, 2015

{DIY Kids Valentine Kit}

Hi Crafters,

Valentine's Day will be here in less than a month. It's one of my favorite holidays to craft is my favorite!
I grabbed a few flatrate boxes from my local post office and filled them with some DIY goodies. I love the idea of subscription craft boxes for my nieces and nephews but they are REALLY expensive. I was able to make these with supplies I already had on hand. I cut out some hearts and used the cricut explore to write out "you" in a fun valentine's font I downloaded.  I included some glue dots so there wouldn't be a big mess for almost 5 year old niece or almost 2 year old nephew. I threw in some googly eyes to complete the "eye heart you" sentiment. I prefolded some A2 cards in various colors and included envelopes as well.

I printed out some labels for the boxes and added some pink and red washi tape to complete the package and off they went in the mail. I hope they enjoy crafting up some valentine's love!

Happy Crafting

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday {Flower Trio}

Hi Crafters,

I've been crafting up a storm but haven't been blogging! I hope your craft life has been treating you well!

I used Miss Kate Cuttables 3 Flower Set cut for this beautiful fall flower trio!  Miss Kate's cuts have lots of layers but always piece together so nicely. I used the cricut markers for the sentiment. 
September-February is my busy birthday season. I'm looking forward to celebrating with many friends and family members! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

{Pinwheel} 4th of July Summer Wreath

Hi Crafters,

Happy Summertime!!  I've been off from school for a few days and my poor backdoor needed a facelift! My husband painted it red a few weeks ago and I hadn't put a wreath back up yet.

I've been enjoying all the pinwheel projects floating around! I took off to see if I could find a free file, lo-and-behold I found this great one Free Pin Wheel SVG file from Sure Cuts A Lot

I cut the 3 pinwheels at 5,6, and 7 inches high. I used a brad to hold the outer points together.

I cut out some stars using the stars I had available on the cartridges I already owned to make a star banner across the top. I hot glued those to 3 pieces of patriotic Trendy Twine and used the twine to hold the wreath on the hook.

It's a perfect addition the back porch! I will be spending quite a bit of time in that amazing hammock swing my husband got me for my birthday this summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, May 31, 2014

{Beach Spikers} with Cricut Explore

Hi crafters,

The temperatures are climbing and school is winding down! I'm so excited for summer and our annual beach trip! I saw these fun beach spikers from My Vinyl Direct and knew that they would be a fun project!
I ordered a bunch to have on hand for gifts but kept a few for myself! The pink one is entirely cricut cuts, I used the free chevron with a heart (just didn't use that section) and Opposites Attract. I took advantage of the upload option for the purple one and found some clipart quatrefoil and used Curlz font for the monogram. 

Can't wait to stick these in the sand along with a cold coke!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

{Baby Shower Gift} Diaper Cake with Burp Clothes

Hi crafters,

I've been busy working on a few projects! I made this diaper cake for a co-worker who is expecting a baby boy! I found this adorable dog and tennis ball fabric from I used the Gerber Heavy Weight Diapers for the burp cloths. I know that embroidery can sometimes be abrasive on skin so I used the cotton fabric on the back of the diaper to protect that sweet baby skin!
I also got some newborn gerber hats and embroidered them with his initials. I used the hats and burp cloths to cover up the diapers. Mini clothes pins were used to secure the burp cloths to the cake. I've also discovered using kabob skewers with the points cut off help to keep the layers in place.
I used my Cricut Explore for the card. Click here for the file

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Banner with the Cricut Explore

Hi Crafters,
I love quick little home decor projects. We have a post on the side of our fireplace between our great room and kitchen. I have a little screw that I use to put up seasonal decor. Here's some fun spring Easter decor I made last weekend.
I started with 3 simple banner pennants and used several cricut images to make it perfect for Spring.

The egg is from Gypsy wonderings. It's cut from a thick glitter paper, I used the custom glitter paper setting on my explore and it cut perfectly.

The rabbit is from Give a Hoot.
The little chicky is from A Child's Year. I cut it first in cardstock then I used some heat and bond on the back of felt and cut it on the felt setting using the strong hold mat. It did well, it struggled a bit with the feet but I wasn't planning on using those so it was no sweat!

Thanks for stopping by,