Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nailed It

More iron-on vinyl projects to share with you. This was done with my old cricut and the SCAL software. Now that I have had a chance to play with my new cricut explore air, I'm finding things about it that I wish I had known before I bought it. I have to say I love how well it cuts and all the fun features...just wishing the software could do more and that I didn't have to be online.
I made team shirts for the boys for their annual New Year's basketball game at my in-laws. They're the "young ones" and "the old ones or old farts". I used glow in the dark iron-on vinyl and it definitely came in handy for the 1am New Year's Day game.
I used a dingbat font for the basketball players and then welded some letters together. All in all it took me about 3 hours from start to finish for 8 shirts.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Share A Card Tuesday

Putting my Cricut Explore Air through it's paces and decided I needed to try out a .svg file cut. I looked for one that would be fun and came across this minion file. It was super easy to work with and after a few hiccups, still learning how to use this new machine, I put him together and made it into a card for a friend of mine. Isn't he just too cute?
Comment here and I'll randomly send YOU a card in the month of May :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

Spent the weekend freezing at the ball field. We had to split up on Saturday since the boys both had games at the same time. Initially thought I would go watch J since his coach had told him he was the starting pitcher. Good thing I didn't since D, on his very first outing on a big field, was also a starting pitcher!!! And boy did he rock it on top of playing an inning at center field and catching 2 innings. J did great at his game too.
Hubby and I did sneak away for a dinner date without the boys. It's so nice to dress up and head out although our age is telling, we were home by 9pm more 8:30am start games on Sunday 😞
Sunday saw us at the field by 7:30am for a doubleheader. It was a cold one...why have  I never brought a sleeping bag to the field? It is the smartest idea I've ever come up with!!!
We took Diego with us and boy was he busy. Felt like I had brought a fully charged 2 year old to an open field. Walks and runs (D ran him on the football field) didn't tire him out enough to lay down and watch a game. We realized at the last and final inning, he just wanted his own chair. He jumped up into my chair, cuddled up into the sleeping bag and went to sleep. Seriously?
There's a crop next weekend and I will have cropping space (say what?) so I will be packing/planning for it tonight. Gotta get some time in the scrap cave one way or another!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

Two new layout kits in stock...
Cross Country is a TWO page layout using a blend of Bo Bunny and Moxxie lines. This layout comes together quick and easy.
Another hard to come by theme...Let's Bowl is a TWO page layout using Imaginisce's family fun line. Fits multiple photos and the color scheme is bright & fun.

Friday, April 24, 2015

I Am...

soaking in the sunshine and stopping to admire the crocus'.

checking my calendar twice but it still says baseball!

looking forward to a new to me event...Point Sebago crop next weekend.

knitting (still) a hat I started way back in February.

wanting a new sewing machine so I can quilt/sew again. My old machine is being super cranky.

sitting on a pile of packages that need to go out but can't quite get my act together, need to write in 1 card and add a few things to another.

making a list of layout kits to put together in the next few weeks.

loving  the family photos we took while at my in-laws over the holidays that I just finished editing

going on long walks with the puppy to tire him out and to meet my 10K steps daily goal

working on getting this blog back up again

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nailed It

I have a brand new nephew and have been wanting to give this idea a whirl for the longest time. It was the easiest handmade gift I've made so far. The hardest part was buying the onesies. Why do they come in 5 packs? And why doesn't the store have all the sizes in stock?
Looks great on him doesn't it? And I didn't stop there, I made an extra set for a friend's baby. On the docket is another set but I'm going to have to wait to hear if it's a nephew or a niece :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Share A Card Tuesday

Not sure if I've ever mentioned that I collect stamps. Over the years, I've collected quite a few sets and, some of you know this, have been trying not to buy more. The reason being...I don't make cards and didn't put them to use. The last few weeks in an attempt to do something crafty daily, I've made quite a pile of cards and other items that I have actually been mailing out. I wanted to share a card I made in under 30 minutes before D was dropped off at a Bar Mitzvah. 
I used Core-dinations' Tim Holtz Weathered Wood cardstock, inked the background with a Stampin' Up set from way back using Weathered Wood distress inks. Heat embossed the greeting, cut out the banner and layered it. It needed a little something else so I added stars (from my star punch) and bling.
Added some cold hard cash and off D went. Quick & easy! Want to see more cards? I think I'll make it my Tuesday feature.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

Vacation week here in Massachusetts and it's raining. Stuck indoors, boys are doing homework and I'm back to blogging. I've missed sharing with you and have been busy with the family but finding time here and there to play as well. There are quite a few layout kits to share with you as well as some projects.

I thought I'd start off easy and share with you, in pictures, what I (we) have been up to since Feb 13!
 Finished editing family pics we took on Jan 1

Started an hour long walk in the morning with him to tire him is never dull with him around

 Wrapped up hockey season

 Wrapped up THREE back to back weekends at Cool Crops Portsmouth

 Bought myself the new Cricut Explore this thing and still learning how to work it

Started baseball season and hopefully hiking, canoeing and fishing season

It's been busy, going to be busy and I doubt things will let up for a while. And it's is good. See you back here tomorrow!