Monday, December 13, 2010

cricut imagine tile

between xmas gifts and recuperating from my surgery i can't seem to get anything done. my daughter-in-law needed a tile for a xmas present. went out and bought cheap vinyl my cricut just shredded it??? so now what? i found some hp full page label sheets and i wanted to try out my lori's garden anyway. so this is what it ended up.

I filled in a square of hp label paper with a pattern from mystical garden then cut the letters out at 2 inches from hannah montana then printed and cut assorted designs from lori's garden. done

Monday, November 29, 2010

blog candy giveaway

getting cricky with k andrews is giving away blog candy.

Stylish blogger award

I want to thank Yolonda from .crafty scentiments for awarding me this 
Stylish blogger award

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

So here are 8 things about myself:
1. I also crave eggshells as a hobby
2. I have RSD and it really sucks
3. my favorite color is pink and purple together {tacky}
4. I'm the queen of trailor trash tacky
5. I love bling.....sparrrraaaaakkkklllleeeeyyyyy!!!
6. I should be banned from HSN
7. If provo craft makes it i own it
8. and drumroll please....... my hobby is buying hobby supplies

Here are the 8 bloggers I would like to share this award with:
This was tough to pick, there were so many to choose from.

1. All things crafty and delicious
3.  christie
4.  jodi
5.  cathie
6.  adrea
8. linda

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving everyone. and today it went to and member 27 Yalonda has won the blog candy. congrats Yalonda a email is coming so i can get ur info..

the rain has put my RSD into a flair. but i did get my staples taken out yesterday. ouchy. the incision is a little infected and split open and the battery looks like it's trying to push out again. but the show must go on. lol!

last night i used my Martha Stewart cricut cake. made ice cream cone cupcakes. I used the Martha Stewart all occasions cartridge and cut the flower at 2 1/2 out of various colors of marshmallow fondant. i should have video taped the process but i was in the middle of thanksgiving chaos. but i did snap a picture.

not to bad for my first try. and the thanksgiving shirt from the last post was a hit with the family.

so now i'm at home. everyone drive safe and enjoy ur turkey day. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Imagine blog hop

"hi and welcome to our Imagine blog hop! This is my very first time being in a blog hop. hope you have as much fun being a part of this as i did. We have 11 blogs participating today, and you're sure to find some fun ideas for using your Cricut Imagine. If you've come here from Robin Jones's blog custom-comforts, you're on the right track. If you're just starting out, you can continue on from here and hop around in a circle until you arrive right back here! When you're done here, hop along to Linda Panattonin's blog mulberry village creates and see what she has created for us.


November 24 I will do a drawing with all of my followers and 1 lucky person will win a cricut home decor cartridge a 3 pack of decorative edge scissors and a rubber stamp. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog. And i also encourage you to leave a comment. i really would like to make this a successful blog.

my project for the Imagine blog hop is a Thanksgiving T-shirt

and here I am all decked out in my new apparel. Be nice I'm recovering from surgery.
The cartridges I used are: Mystical Garden, Thanksgiving seasonal, and home decor solutions.

and i also used iron on decal paper for dark stretchy material.

I tried a couple other brands and they tore when cut.

First i used the mystical garden cart. and home decor cart and cut 4 borders shapes at 1.5 and flipped 2. filled them in with the maroon pattern from mystical garden. then with the thanksgiving cart i cut the following.

pumpkin at 3.8 rel with a orange pattern
pumpkin shadow at 3.8 rel. with a dark green pattern
leaves at 2.5 rel. with the yellows and browns pattern
leaves shadow at 2.5 rel. with the gray pattern
give thanks at 3.7 with the maroon pattern

put all the shadow layers and single layers on and lightly iron. i used a cotton towel and it did have a tendency to stick if it got to hot.

psjbjjj7 has made a comment on thanksgiving tshirt p1:video
this is a great idea it came out really good, Parchment paper works really well when you are using it over the fabric to iron. beautiful tshirt
i have not tried this but it seems like it would work. i'm going to pick up parchment paper tonight.

then put the second layer on and ironed good. making sure all was well adhered. but being careful not to over heat. add green t shirt paint for stem and tons of bling. i used hot fix crystals and used my tulip applicator. and your done.

scroll on down to see a 2 part video on how to do this or
you can go on to
Linda Panattonin's blog mulberry village creates

remember to follow me for a chance to win the blog candy and leave a comment.

Friday, November 19, 2010

it's been awhile

sorry there hasn't been any new posts in awhile. had surgery on the 9th to put the battery from my spinal cord stimulator back in my hip where it belongs. so this is what i've been up to.

all these items came from the cricut imagine cartridge imagine more cards and cupcake wrappers.
card was cut at 5 inches....bird was cut at 3 inches and in layers
cupcake wrapper at 4.5
both boxes was fit to mat

below is a video i made featuring these projects. this is my very first time video taping myself. it's really weird to be talking to yourself. so please look over my mistakes. i will get better with this.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

my cute cricut

Thursday last week when i decided to make a blog i went to a young man i work with. and i said "james i'm making a blog i need a picture. i need you to draw what i would look like if i was a cricut." and there on the top of my page is my sweet lady the crippled cricut. she looks just like me. it's actually quite creepy to see what i would look like as a insect. but she's awesome. so if you all need any artwork i know the man to hook you up with. a true artist , thanks James Guynn!!

granddaughters birthday shirt

easy and first project with my cricut imagine. used nursery tails cart and birthday cakes cart.used 2 sided tape to tape these iron on sheets to the mat, they are slick on the back and didn't stick very well. then printed a pattern from the nursury tails cart with the shapes from birthday cakes cart. and cut. then you peel the backing paper off and iron it on. then iron on flat backed crystals for bling.

 and this is a picture of the iron ons i used. a bit pricey at walmarts but their for dark shirts so their a solid white. don't know if others will work but i picked up a different kind and will be trying them. that will probably be my very first video.

my new blog

my very first post i guess should tell you about me and what's this blog is all about. i'm tina and this is my way of trying to get back in the swing of life. 3 years ago at work i dropped a skid on my foot and fractured my toe. no biggie right..wrong. it never got better just worse. diagnosed with RSD. many drugs and therapy. fast forward to now. a fairly good drug regimen a spinal cord stimulator. but still suffering from deep depression and not wanting to be around people. nov 9 will be getting surgery to fix my stimulator my battery decided it didn't want to stay in my hip. so i'm gonna have alot of time on my hands. my first love is egg carving but because of the RSD can't do it as much as i like. but i have a cricut expression, cricut imagine, and gypsy. plus many other paper crafting gadgets. so this blog will be of my paper crafting or using my assorted gadgets. i do not profess to be the inventor of any of these projects. i have learned so much from the many bloggers and message boards on the internet. and will leave links where appropriate. welcome and be nice i'm new. appreciate any comments or suggestions.

want more info on RSD;