Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Graduation Double Wall Tumblers ~ 2013

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day weekend. I know I sure did. Anyway, today I would like to share with you all some graduation tumblers I made for a graduation party that I am hosting this weekend. I have tons more crafts to make and these were first up on my long crafty to do list.

The "class of" is cut from the cricut cartridge Wild Card @ 3 inches. I cut the graduation cap @ 2.5 inches from the Happy Graduation cricut cartridge and the 2013 was cut @ 1/2 inch using Alphabet that came preloaded on my E2. The ribbon is from Ribbon Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back later in the week for more graduation goodies.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Photo Tray ~ Mothers Day Gift 2013

Happy Saturday and Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

Today I would like to share with you the photo tray that I made for my mother for Mothers Day. These trays are so easy and such fun to decorate that I think I may have found a new addiction. The inserts inside the openings are 4 by 6. The trays come in different configurations. I purchased a 6 by 6 paper pad that way I wouldn't have so many scraps left over to store. I will include a list of supplies needed to make this tray just in time for Mothers Day gift giving tomorrow. It only took about 4 hours from start to finish.

Have a wonderful Mothers Day weekend everyone.



Patterned paper ~ Authentique Essentials Collection 6 by 6 pad ~ Hobby Lobby

Photo Tray ~ Paper Studio ~ Hobby Lobby

Ribbon Boutique ~ Hobby Lobby

Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge

Trim ~Hobby Lobby

Martha Stewart Border Punch

Misc ~ Flowers, Ribbon and Solid paper from my stash, adhesive and hot glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tie~Dye tee shirts meet heat transfer vinyl.

Happy Hump Day Bloggers,

Today I am sharing with you all the field day tee~shirts I did for my daughters second grade class. Let me start off by saying that this was a science project indeed. Word to the wise, don't use rit dye because it fades no matter what you do. Ok, so this is definitely not a last minute type of deal. First off, I had to go back to the drawing board once the shirts I dyed with the rit dye didn't turn out in color as rich and deep as I had hoped. However, I did keep all of those shirts and now that I have looked at them longer, they have grown on me, lol.

A good friend of mines told me I needed to wash the shirts first and omit fabric softer, then soak them in soda ash for at least 20-25 minutes, next step was to mix the dye. She suggested I use procion dye. I found this dye fairly reasonable priced on amazon. Along with the dye I needed to purchase urea and mix it with the dye. This agent helped the color bond with the fabric. After I mixed the dye I put rubber bands on the shirts. I found tons of designs just by googling tie dyed shirts. The next step is the best part. Dying the shirts! Yeah! Be sure to put on gloves and a apron or something to protect your clothes. Once you have colored the shirts using the dye, cover them in a plastic bag for at least 24 hours. I allowed mines to soak for 48 hours covered. After that I allowed them to dry completely uncovered for a day. The final steps are to rinse the shirts completely, wash, dry and then they are good to go.

Once this process was over I was very pleased with how well the shirts looked and that the color did not fade. However, being the crafter that I am, I decided they needed a little something extra. So guess what I did? Yep, I ordered some heat transfer/tee shirt vinyl. Ordered it from a vendor on ebay and it took over a week arriving. Hence the reason why I was up so late last night, finishing the shirts.

Altogether I tie-dyed and put vinyl lettering on 26 tee~shirts. Field day is today and I am totally excited. I hope the kids and parents like the tee shirts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and don't forget to leave a comment.



Pooh Font

Shirt dyed with the procion dye. This is the final product.

Shirt dyed with rit dye. They grew on me.

Shirt I dyed using tulip dye to wear to my son's tournament baseball games.

This shirt faded after washing but still was fun to do. Me and some other moms did them at baseball while the kids were practicing.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mothers Day Cards made with Suburbia Cricut Cartridge

Happy Tuesday,

Today, I have Mothers Day cards made with the cricut cartridge "Suburbia". These cards are 6 by 6 in size. The paper is from my stash and I am sorry I don't have the name of it. The stamps are from the Spring/Summer 2013 CTMH catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mothers Day ~ Wall Decor 2013

Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you what I made for my mother in law for Mothers Day this year. This project was very easy and so much fun to make. The supplies I used were all part of my stash except for a few which is pretty good! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back because I will be posting more projects and cards this week in honor of Mothers Day 2013.


Madeline 6 by 6 paper stack by prima ~ Picked this up today on sale at Hobby Lobby

Prima Flowers

Lace Trim ~ Got this on sale at Hobby Lobby as well.

Recollections Flowers ~ from my stash

EK Success Border Punch

CTMH~Stamp sets and chocolate ink pad

Various Embellishments all came from my stash, hot glue gun, ribbon, bling

I would guess that this project took from start to finish 4 hours. If one is organized they probably could get it done in less time. Thanks for stopping by and do leave a kind word or two.

Good Evening, Sharondalyn

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Supplies for Teachers~Teacher Appreciation Week 2013

Teacher Appreciation week continues and today I have supplies for teachers. Today's gift comes with mixed emotions, lol. Some people don't think its a good idea to give the teachers supplies at the end of the school year. I beg to differ. The first day of school will be here before you know it and I am just giving the teachers a head start to the new school year or some last minute supplies for the few weeks left. Anyway, this is today's project along with taking the teachers lunch from Chick~Fil~A.

The containers I picked up at dollar tree last year, the apples I cut using a pre~installed image on my imagine and chalk board vinyl. Inside the containers are a box of crayons, ruler, glue stick, ink pens, yellow highlighter and pencils. I also made the tag and heat embossed the sentiment. Added some curling ribbon and day 4 is complete!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you do leave a comment or two! Have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flowers for teachers~Pinterest inspired project ~Teacher Appreciation Week 2013

Its Wednesday Everyone and do you know what that means? Yep, its time to honor the teachers with flowers. For todays project I painted a flower pot using spray on chalk board paint, and patio (outdoor) acrylic paint. This is a project I saw on pinterest and absolutely adored it. There are some amazing talented crafters on pinterest. If you haven't joined my only question is why not?

Anyway, the flower pot a picked up at Michaels a while ago with the anticipation of doing this project. The spray on chalk board paint I've had for years. Literally I've had it for about 4 years and never used it. Brought it from home depot with the thought of making a chalk board door in the kids rooms. That never happened! Glad I am not the type to get rid of things, at least crafty things anyway.

Ok, so here goes the tutorial for anyone wanting to try this at home. First, I covered the areas I did not want painted with blue painters tape. Then I sprayed on the chalk board paint. Allowed that to dry before applying another coat. Be sure to use spray paint in a well ventilated area like outdoors. Next I painted the rim of the flower pot. I used the primary yellow color for the ruler part and Santa's red for the lower (plate) area. Next, I took a measuring tape and used it as a guideline for the ruler markings. Please excuse my handwriting it isn't the best. Once everything dried I conditioned the chalk board surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over it and washing it off. Final step is to take a flower and plant it in the pot and add a sentiment.

There you have it! Day number 3 complete.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog have a wonderful day.