Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cricut Covers/Cozies

Last year I won a giveaway on the website Scrapbooking Society.

The giveaway was sponsored by "Kathy's Cozies" and I received a beautiful cozie for my Cricut Expression

I wrote a post about it and you can see it here

Recently, while setting up my new craft room, I decided that I really wanted some covers for my cricut bug and Cricut Imagine also, so of course I thought of the beautiful Cozie I had received from Kathy last year and went to her Etsy site to see if I could order some matching covers.

 There were not any in her store that matched exactly with the one I had for my expression, but fortunately she offers a "custom" option, where you can choose from a selection of fabrics she has, so I was able to e-mail her my request and she was able to get more of the exact same fabric and make me the two additional Cozies!

Kathy is so talented and does such quality work, check out my video and see the details on how beautiful these cozies turned out!

If you get a chance, check out Kathy's blog and her Etsy store to see all of her beautiful creations!

Thank-You for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thank-you Card Featuring Vintage Graphic from FPTFY

It's been awhile since I've made a card and I've been itchin' to make one...especially because I've been checking out the "Free Pretty Things For You" blog and getting so excited over all the beautiful vintage graphics she (Keren) shares there!

So, I decided that making a card was the best and fastest way to use one of her graphics creatively and showcase it here so that those of you who may not have discovered this site yet can check it out!

(You won't be disappointed...there is so much fun to be had there!)

For this card, I chose the "Apple Cheeked Sweetheart Girl" vintage graphic which Keren featured on her site on June 4th.

You can see/download it here.

This sweet little girl just reminded me so much of the "old days" when I was growing up!

Me and my Sister wore dresses so similar to what she is wearing, especially during the Holidays like Easter and Christmas.

The basket of flowers reminded me of my Grandma's garden which was always chock full of flowers and yummy vegetables!

After I downloaded the graphic from Keren's site, I created a blank Microsoft Word Document and inserted the graphic into the document and resized it to the size I wanted to fit the card. 
(I copied it twice to the document, so I'd have an extra one in case I messed anything up!)

I printed it out on Cardstock using my Lexmark X4975 printer.

I cut out the graphic using regular and precision scissors on the detailed areas.

The window graphic/cutout with the pie was cut using my Cricut Imagine and the "Kate's Kitchen" cartridge.
I really like this cut-out, because again I was reminded of my Grandmother, who was always baking something...including pies!

Here is a photo showing what I used to create this card:

Here is a detailed list of the supplies and tools used for this project:

Apple Cheek Girl Vintage Graphic -
Georgia Pacific Image+ Cardstock, 110 wt., 8-1/2" x 11", acid free
K & Company Blank White Card, A6 (4.25"x6.25")
Provo Craft Precision Stainless Steel Scissors
Recollections Blue/Off White Polka Dot Cardstock, 1/2 lb. Asst. Printed Cardstock Pack
Essentials Grosgrain Ribbon (Blue/Green), 1/4" (#865-3537)
Provo Craft Terrifically Tacky Tape, 2-Sided, 1/4" (#24-3071)
Therm-o-Web Super Stik Permanent Glue Stick
Glue Dots, Mini, 3/16"
Pink By Design Clear Polymer Stamp, Damask
Jolee's (ek Success), All That Bling, Border Sticker Sheets, Flat Pearls, 4 pcs. (asst. colors)(#50-00200)
Studio g, Acid Free Pigment Ink, Stamp Pad, Melon Pink, (#VP0017)
Provo Craft Bone Folder
Metal Dental Tool, Flat Paddle
Studio g Clear Stamp, "Thank-You" (#VS4911 Series 14)
Inkadinkado (ek Success), Dye Ink, Pad, Black (#61-100000)
Cricut Imagine Cutout, Window w/curtains & Pie - Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge (Provo Craft)
AdTech Permanent Bond Glue Runner
Scotch ATG Glue Gun
Inkadinkado (ek Success) Clear Stamp, "You're So Nice", (Spring Mini Clear Asst. #60-30378)
Therm-o-Web Zots, Clear Adhesive Dots, 3-D, 1/2"
PSA Essentials, Custom Blog Stamp, Self-Inking

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vintage Sewing Finds - Craft Haul!

I just love to go "thrifting", perusing garage sales, yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales and the dollar store!

I rarely get lucky enough though, to come across great sewing or craft supplies.

This past weekend I  was bored and home by myself because DH was at an automotive swap meet (one of his fav pastimes!).

So, I decided to venture out into cruising the local yard sales.

I had seen signs all week for this one in particular, so I went there first and was so surprised to see a ton of "crafty" stuff!

It was mostly old...(oops...I mean VINTAGE-Y!) (Is that even a word??!!) (smile!)

The prices were great and if I'd had it my way...I would have bought most if not ALL of it!

The problem is, we have a very small house and my craft room is super limited on storage space, so I decided to be a bit selective and not go too crazy.

Here is video I made detailing my haul:

Hope you enjoy it!

If you like what you see, I'd love for you to comment and or become a follower!

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Thanks so much for visiting me!

Photos/Videos in this Post were taken by:
Lisa Hall & Beth Raper ©2012
Cameras Used: Canon 5D Mark II, Apple iPhone 4s, JVC Picsio HD (video)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Tinkerbell Rosetta Fairy Dress


I finished my latest sewing project that I was having so much trouble with...and here it is:

Awhile back I foolishly decided that it would just be so awesome to make my GD's J & B some matching Tinkerbell outfits!

I purchased the pattern (Simplicity 2872/0805) and let them pick which Fairy they wanted to be.

"B" chose Rosetta and "J" chose Silvermist.

I went lickety split to the sewing store to purchase the fabric, thinking I was gonna "whip these up" in no time! (Yeah...right!)

 I really should have known better, considering I'm fully aware of what my sewing "limitations" are...LOL!

(There is just something about cute little Grandbabes running around that makes you think you can do ANYTHING when it's for them!)

Anywhoo...I soon found out that this dress/costume was no "walk in the park" and I was going to have to pull into the deepest depths of my old fuzzy brain to figure it all out.

I'm one of those weird people who freak out if something gets messed up and I can't stand the thought of wasting something (yes...I am a hoarder!).

So, rather than just "go for it" I agonized over every piece of this dress, getting more afraid every moment of making a mistake.

This was not good, as it took me way longer to complete it than it should for any normal human being!

I'm still not sure the last few steps were done correctly, but I'm hoping any mistakes won't be too obvious! :)

The best part...and the thing that REALLY matters Granddaughter "B" loved it and photographing her frolicking around in the dress in her backyard in her land of make-believe was all the satisfaction I needed!

(BTW...just a note here...even though the pattern does include instructions for making the Fairy wings, I decided instead to purchase some and found the one's you see in the pictures at the dollar store!)

Phew! Now that this one is done...onto the Silvermist version for "J".

Hopefully that one will be easier now that I have survived this first one!

Thanks for hangin' in there with me...I'm a very SLOW crafter and don't post as much as I'd like to, but I appreciate all of my followers and look forward to sharing my next project with you soon!

All Photos in this post were taken by Lisa Hall using the following equipment:
Canon Rebel T3
Canon Powershot Elph 100 HS
iPhone 4s

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