Monday, December 16, 2013

Cookies for Santa Plate

So sorry that I have been a slacker...I was actually on vacation in Vegas having a wonderful time. Now, back to work. I know that I have talked about Expressions Vinyl  several times. Number one reason is BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING. Their prices on vinyl are the best prices around...hands down. You will pay outrageous amounts getting vinyl elsewhere and I will only, and I mean ONLY, use Expressions Vinyl. Any of the projects I have made are using their vinyl. My shirts, still have the heat adhesive vinyl on them after tons of cups/plates still have the vinyl on them as well (I use outdoor vinyl for things that are washed). is another wonderful project that I have done - just in time for Christmas.

This is a porcelain plate that I bought from Pier One. This project is pretty self explanatory, so I didn't bother with the before and during pictures. I used the outdoor vinyl in black for the lettering and the red for the Santa. You will want to press NO CUT for the one that you are doing in a different color and then adjust it for the next step. This project is super cute and my kids are super excited to leave cookies for the fat man. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Naughty is the New Nice Christmas Onesie

None of my children need this shirt because they are fantastically sweet to the's pretty much Mayberry here at our home - lol. My oldest daughter, Miranda, is in definite need of this shirt but all I had on hand was something for the little one - who is equally naughty. This shirt is definitely something you need (most likely all children under the age of 5 need this shirt, sorry Moms that have those wonderfully angelic children who never as much as spill milk), and it was too super easy to make.

The "naughty" was done in Silhouette Studio using the AR Christy font - I thought it was perfect for this. The "is the new" was done in the AR Bonnie, and the "Nice" was Aharoni. I used glitter heat adhesive vinyl for all three. On the middle part of the shirt I just subtracted the letters to offset everything and give it a different look than just straight words on a shirt. Always remember when working with heat vinyl that you mirror your image - otherwise the words will be backwards. Have fun! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gobble Gobble

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was wonderful! I'm still feeling bloated. On Thanksgiving morning I realized that I didn't have a shirt for my youngest daughter to wear, but had a dress for my oldest daughter. So, obviously I couldn't leave anyone out. I thought about it and decided to make this!

Yep! It was super cute. I used my silhouette cameo to cut out the turkey and used the Christy font available in silhouette studio for "gobble gobble".

Maggie ate...and ate...and ate...until she couldn't eat anymore. Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine was. Especially with this little gobbler. 

My First Cake!!

Have y'all ever heard of Craftsy? It is this wonderful site that offers online craft courses for pretty much anything you can think of. Recently I decided that I wanted to make my daughter's 3rd birthday cake for her DocMcStuffins party...and guess what...Craftsy had a "how to" video for fondant! They basically are like online classes, but for crafting. Now...I am by no means a is my first cake EVER to make. But, it actually turned out pretty well for watching a video! The instructor of this particular course is Jessica Harris and she did an amazing job on showing how to make fondant, ganache, do a crumb coating, and much more. Right now all the classes are $19.99 or less. If you have something you need to learn to make quickly - here is the place to do it.

Like I said, I'm no pro...but this was my first time ever to work with Fondant and Modeling Chocolate. SO - if you are looking to broaden your hobby list...this is the place to go. Notice how smooth the fondant was!! I'm very proud of myself. =)

Obviously the cake went over well. This was homemade butter cream icing! All of the Recipes are listed under your "Materials" section for your course. 


Monday, November 25, 2013

Candy Cane Candle

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT LIGHT THIS CANDLE! I am not responsible for what goes on at your home. I cannot tell you enough that this is only for display and is not meant to be lit. 

Okay..with my little disclaimer out of the is the candy cane candle. I decided to make this when I didn't have anything to match my Christmas decor on my mantle. This is one of the easiest projects I have ever made. 

Take a completely white candle, or buy one of the ones that have the LED lights in them. I would have gotten one of those, but this is what I had laying around my house. 

You do not have to use the silhouette cameo for this one, or transfer tape for that matter. All you need to do is cut strips of the adhesive vinyl. After you cut the strips, place them on the candle and cut off the overhang. 

Take the strips anyway that you see fit. I made some bigger and then placed the smaller ones in between.

My mantle doesn't normally have an elf on it, but this is where he was this morning and we aren't supposed to touch them - I have many little people eyes watching to make sure that nobody touches him. I left my other candle white so you could see the difference. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wine Glass Sippy Cup

Personalized drink cups are ALWAYS a good idea. Who doesn't want something with their initials on it? Even better, who doesn't want a wine glass sippy cup?? These things are extra neat especially if you are someone who likes to enjoy your wine while camping or if you ever need an emergency wine glass. ;) I personalized this one by using the tools in silhouette studio. Once again, a great gift that takes 5 minutes to make. Remember to use outdoor adhesive vinyl for this and anything else that will be submerged in water. I get my vinyl from expressions vinyl.

Notice the awesome stem inside the sippy cup?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Personalized Wrapping Paper

You can buy personalized wrapping paper...which is obviously really cute, but the wrapping paper gets torn to shreds with in a matter of minutes and has cost you a lot of money. I love the thought of having my own recipe on my wrapping paper, or my name, whatever I I made my own. I used the sketch pens that I finally got in the mail and created this. I'm going to do some other designs and add tags, but I couldn't wait to show y'all!

To complete this project I bought the postal wrapping paper. It is 30 inches wide, which is obviously too big for your you need to cut it. You can make the width 24 inches and then fold the paper in half and send it through the machine on your mat. Change the color of the sketch pens as many times as you like, but remember to select no cut when you are wanting an object a different color. If you have any questions - let me know!