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.