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Hello!

Hi everyone!

It's been almost 2 years since I posted... YIKES! It's been a little hectic on my end but I have been playing lately and hope tohave more posts.

I'm writing mainly because I noticed that the graphics on my blog has disappeared and I'm looking into why that has happened. I'm also looking into migrating to WordPress.

I've been making a lot of t-shirts lately and will post about them once everything is settled. For those of you that area actually still around - I appreciate it! I hope to bring a fresh new beginning to Kricut Krazy and become super active once again. I've missed you all dearly!


Hugs and Happiness!
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Vinyl Fun and a Heat Press

Hello Krazies!

The holidays are creeping up and if we want to be ready we should start right now, last month.  I've been a little busy myself, reorganizing craft room, relabeling everything with chalkboard labels and I recently got a heat press machine!  Nothing fancy, I was advised against it because it was "Cheap" but the way I figure it is I don't want to dump 1000+ on something I may use a total of 100 times tops. (That's pushing it) Here is the one I got World Paper 5-in-1 Multifunction Heat Press 30cmx38cm,8"And 10"Plate,Mug,Cap


Anyway - here are a few things I did recently

My 2yo grand-daughter has 2 sets of grandparents.  We are Green Bay Packer fans and her other grandparents are Baltimore Ravens.  I was trying to come up with an idea like the "House Divided" shirts and items we see.  I'm too timid right now to layer too much vinyl so I wanted simple.

I designed my image in Cricut Design Space and simply printed it onto Print Tra…

Hello! Fun toddler shirts.

Hi there!   I know it's been awhile but y'all know life gets in the way of crafting way more than it should, there should be a law I tell ya!

 Recently I did a complete redo on my craft room, using stuff I already had.  It had become a dumping ground and I needed order and calm in order to craft. I'll share some video and photos in the next week give or take. For now let's show you the shirts I made.  
I bought a pack of plain white toddler shirts in a 2t last week. I already have a nice selection of heat transfer vinyl and I knew I wanted something bright and cheerful.  I'm still in the process of learning my Cricut Explore and so far it is my favorite machine!  My crafting buddy Christie came over to check out the craft room redo and helped me with the ironing. 
Here is my sweet little Ragan sporting her Bee Happy tee. I used flocked transfer from Vinyl Expressions. It turned out pretty cute. I didn't have flocked skin tones so I mixed and matched. The black a…

Missing in action?

Hello!

So, my plan was to do a few more projects with the Explore and post at least 3x a week here to share my thoughts and such with you guys.

Instead, on November 1, I went to work.  Everything was normal.  Suddenly I didn't feel right, I was losing my breath and my ribs felt like they were being crushed.  Hubby takes me to the ER where I was admitted and had a FIVE day stay. Acute Kidney Injury.  Fun huh? Ugg.

So the only thing I can really share is my view out the window and a coupla meals. But that would bore you.

So, with that said - I'll tell you this. I will get back to the Explore soon and I can't wait.  Please don't give up :)


Hugs and Happiness!

Treat bags with my friend Karen

I had a procedure on my back on Monday and while it was easier than I thought, it put me behind a few days.  I mentioned on FB that I needed to do 50 bags for a staff party on Halloween and I didn't know if I could sit that long yet.  So my high school buddy Karen said "I'll come over after work, lets play!  True to her word, she showed up and we pounded these out in about 2 hours give or take.  That included a dinner break.   She was so proud of herself, she has zero cutting experience, machine or otherwise.  I was so happy for her.  We loaded up 2 bags per Mat and set it for 26 mats.  She folded and glued them all.
 The frankenstein was for her step-son and was full of m&m's.  Our original idea was to make 50 of those.  Uhm... NO.  Too much glue.   So while she assembled bags, I cut the tags for the front.  After the bags were assembled I filled them with treats while she ran the lil tags thru the zyron to get glue on them. She was so excited about how easy it wa…

Scoring with the Cricut Explore!

So, one of the cool new things is the ability to score and cut at the same time.  I'm finding myself needing the score ability quite frequently.  You should see me trying to hand score something - I'm never 100% accurate.... like ever.  So here is the handy dandy score tool by Cricut.


 So Yesterday I needed to make about 50 treat bags for a staff party at work on Halloween.  The first couple of bags I scored by hand. Oh... bad idea. They were crooked.  So I'm eyeballing the score tool holder thingy.  I had ordered one via amazon but it wouldn't be in until the next day, Me? Wait? NAH!  So I'm looking around my tool drawer and I find this embosser I bought many moons ago to use with Brass Stencils.  I put it in and shut the clamp thingy and away we go!  Y'all!!!!!!!! It worked.  Holy cow it worked.  You can see the score mark below.  How exciting is that!?

Today I get home from work and my new score tool is waiting for me.  Except I left it in the package. For …

Second Project using Cricut Explore

Hello Krazies!

Today I got to play with the Explore for a bit.  Of course first I HAD to straighten up my craft area and that took a coons age.

I wanted to do a few Vinyl projects but decided to try another 'free' project.  Once I get the hang of this, I'll start doing cricut cartridge projects again except I'll use the explore.  Fun Stuff.

I have my back procedure tomorrow, if all goes well I'll play a lil more the next day or two and of course post my results/findings/failures.  You know, if it has more than one step, glue, glitter or ink, I WILL screw it up.  But every once in a blue moon, I'll get it right LOL.

I went to the project library and chose a cute Thank you card.  "Floral Thank you Card"  it has a lot of teeny cuts and uses the pen as well so I wanted to see it all come together.

You use the mat twice, once for the bottom layer (just a mat) and the 2nd for the fun cutting and writing.  As you can see, I had trouble getting it off the ma…