26 Oct 2011 4 Comments
25 Oct 2011 2 Comments
Hi everyone how are you? I just came back from an amazing weekend and I created this adorable wall hanging before I left but it did not get posted. I used the new Floral Emporium imagine cartridge and one of the basic shapes included on the imagine machine. The chose two pattern papers and the coordinating solid pink on the cartridge to create the cute little onsie.
Tip and trick: to decorate the onsie I used artificial flowers and flower trim green cut in half to create the diaper.
I hope everyone is having a great day
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Be creative and make each day beautiful
Floral Emporium Cricut Imagine Cartridge is absolutely so sweet!
Michelle created this aborable Baby Wall Hanging.
06 Oct 2011 2 Comments
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It’s Kendra here again on this beautiful Thursday afternoon bringing you a wonderful project for all the bug collectors out there! Are your children like mine; constantly catching bugs all year long? Well, here is a solution for you! Create a Bug Jar for them to house their bugs in while they study them. Just be sure to house large enough bugs that they cannot crawl out through the holes! Also, be sure not to give this jar to a child that is too young as it is glass and can break!
The supplies are very simple. All you need is the Creative Memories Cricut Expression 2 that comes with the exclusive The Best Of Time Cricut Cartridge , A Jar (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby and it is completely smooth on the sides) andVinyl in the following colors: Black, Orange, White and Yellow. You will also need the Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch holes in the lid. This will keep the lid from getting sharp like a traditional nail hole would. 🙂
Cut your Butterflies out at the following sizes: 2 at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2 and 1 at 2 1/2 inches. Arrange them from largest to smallest around your jar. Cut a fresh branch of greenery and viola’ they are ready to bug hunting!
If you have not had a chance yet to purchase your Cricut Expression 2 be sure to head on over to Creative Memories or contact your local Creative Memories Consultant to order your today!
For a great video on how the features of the Cricut Expression 2 works be sure to check out my latest video!
What would you create with The new Cricut Expression 2 and The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge? What is your favorite Image on The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge? I would love to hear from you!
26 Sep 2011 Leave a comment
It is Design on a Dime week at Mixology Crafts and we are going to load you up with fun ideas for home decor that won’t cost a fortune!
Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. This week I took an inexpensive canvas from the craft supply store and treated it with layers to make a fun piece of art.
1. I started by painting the canvas all one color using acrylic paint, allow it to dry fully.
2. I spray painted a loose spotty paint over top in a contrasting color.
3. I used my Cricut to cut letters out of sticker vinyl (in this case I used Birds on Parade Cartridge) I laid those letter down on top of the canvas and dabbed a third color of paint over top, this time a lighter color, covering the letters, I allowed this to dry and then peeled the letters off to revel the color underneath.
4. I then used the YUDU to screen printed several sheets of card stock using a hand drawn patterns. I used those screen printed sheets to cut a large rose shape on the Cricut using the Sophie Cartridge, which is a Cricut Circle exclusive.
5. I flipped the rose shape upside down and lightly spray painted a dusting of black onto the canvas.
6. I flipped the rose over with the screen printing facing out and I added a few pieces of the vinyl that had been removed, to different areas on the canvas.
7. Finally I used shellac to hold the whole thing in place.
Allow to dry and you are done with a great piece of art to hang on your wall!
19 Sep 2011 2 Comments
This week at Mixology Crafts we’re getting crafty with Flea Market Finds. Visit all week to see the goodies we picked up at our local flea markets and what we did with them!
Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I found a simple but inspiring square galvanized metal for that was screaming to become a planter box. I knew I wanted to play with the Cricut® Autumn Celebrations Cartridge for this one because there was a fun Day of the Dead* image on it. I cut the layers of of the skull image out of different colors of vinyl on my Cricut. Once those layers were in place I edged the metal box with masking tape that has a black background and glow in the dark dots. I enhanced the dots with the YUDU glow in the dark ink. I then used Ranger Inkssentials Enamel Accents in black and white to dot the rest of the image. I allowed it to fully dry and then placed a miniature pepper plant inside.
*Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
14 Sep 2011 1 Comment
I hope everyone is having a great week. I am sorry for not posting last week. My daughter got very sick after having her MMR. It is no secret I waited forever to get the shot for her. My son has mild autism and I blame the vacinations. I by now stand my conviction. My daughter had a horrible reaction she basically got the measels from the shot. I spent 3 days in the hospital with her last week. She is better now but it was the scariest experience ever. The funny thing is her doctor now said we will not vaccinate her again. I am very thankful that Kendra posted for me and I was able to focus on my baby girl. I am back now and ready to explore all the fun new topics.
This weeks focus is fall harvest and trash to treasure. I am a fan of vino and we had a empty bottle and I had this crazy idea. I think this centerpiece was inspired by a blog I visited in the past.
AE2, CTMH Cricut Cartridge, and Gypsy
thick natural twine
hot glue gun
alcohol inks (Letraset pro markers)
gold krylon paint pen
1) wrap the bottle tightly with the natural twine.
2) cut out the fall leaves in multiple sizes out of clear transperancy
3) color the leaves in multiple fall colors
4) add the gold krylon pen on the leaves to add a sophisticated touch.
5) randomly place the colored leaves around the bottle.
6) than add the colored leaves to the floral wire pieces after you paint them gold
I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys making Fall centerpieces.
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12 Sep 2011 3 Comments
What can you do with your trash from household items or left overs from other projects? Well stay tuned this week to learn what we did with our trash to make treasures.
Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I started this weeks project with pieces of burlap that I had peeled off of another reclaimed project I am working on and I thought why not make use of these scraps of two toned burlap? I also just sewed a new shower curtain for my girls bathroom and the curtain that was in there was a simple canvas one. So again I thought this can be used and off to the studio I went.
I used the burlap to wrap around a green Styrofoam wreath form that I actually picked up at the dollar store. I then used my Cricut and the Simply Scarecrow Cartridge to cut out the”Happy Harvest”, the leaves and a corn stalk onto black paper and used those to burned them onto a YUDU screen.
I screen printed onto that canvas shower curtain by taking brown, orange and tan ink and swirling it on the screen so that when I used the squeegee to pull the ink through it would variegate the colors to look like a mixed fall pallet. I frayed the edges of the burlap and the canvas to give the whole thing a rustic look.
I finished it off by adding a golden rod yellow ribbon at the top, a tiny piece of burlap and finished it with a tiny screen printed leaf at the loop that will hang on the wreath holder that goes over my door.