One Cool Bunny

My daughter brought me another blank shirt and asked that I dress it up for Ocean.  Since Easter is just around the corner I thought it would be fun to do something with a bunny.  After searching through the Silhouette Design Store I found this bunny sunglasses file and had to have it.
For this design I went with a white stripflock for the bunny.  Not only does this add a bit of dimension to the design since it's a thicker material, but it also adds texture like a soft fuzzy.  The nose, mouth, ears and sunglass frames were cut from regular Siser vinyl but the sunglass lenses were cut from a black glitter vinyl.  Again adding another element of dimension and texture to the design.
And now I'm off to enter my project into the following challenge:

DL Art - February Linky Challenge - Ends February 28th

Potter Wall Art

Off and on for years now I have been looking at alcohol inks but have always been too afraid to give them a try.  That is until now.  Admittedly I'm not even sure why I was too afraid to try them because they were so easy to use.  Not only that but if I didn't like the way the glass looked I could wipe the ink off with rubbing alcohol and start all over again.  Have I lured you in yet?  😉
In all honesty I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into so I decided that I would buy picture frames from the Dollar Tree.  That way if I didn't like the way things turned out I wouldn't be out much money. 
After scouring the aisle with all the inks I settled on purchasing the alcohol ink kit.  This way I'd have not only the ink but also the little stamping tool.  The kit also includes some glossy paper you can play with as well as a stamp set.  But since I have other plans I set the paper and stamp set off to the side.
Before I began this alcohol ink on glass endeavor though I watched a couple of youtube videos.  Just search for alcohol ink on glass.  There are all kinds of videos out there - even some that use fire in the process. 
At first I was going to try the method using fire so I went outside to the porch, and there I created my masterpieces.  The inks did not take very long to dry but since I was going to place cardstock behind them I let them sit overnight to cure.  After that I chose several files that were shared in my FB groups, cut them from vinyl and then adhered the vinyl to the front of the glass.
The only exception to this is the center picture which was created using a scanned and printed section from the Tales of the Beedle Bard book.
And now I'm off to enter my project into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - Animals - Ends February 26th
DL Art - February Linky Challenge - Ends February 28th

Whale of a Pirate

I'm always creating fun shirts (and sometimes dresses) for little girls so when I saw this fun Pirate Whale over at Apex Cuttable Designs I knew it would be perfect for a little boy's top.  When paired up with this baseball shirt I found at Hobby Lobby it really screams fun.  I love how the red sleeves help to make the whale pop against the white background.
This design would be perfect for any little boy who loves pirates and I can even see using it for a pirate themed birthday party.  How fun would this be on little favor bags?  And did I mention that there's a second pirate whale in this file?  That means the two of them could be rotated on a birthday banner or used as cupcake toppers.  Oooooh, the possibilities are endless.
I mean seriously, this is a fun one that should be added to your SVG stash if you haven't done so already.  Not only are the possibilities endless but it's one of those quick and easy files to piece together and you know how I am about the quick and easy files.  When crafting time is tight there's nothing better.....
And now I'm off to enter my pirate whale into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - Animals - Ends February 26th
DL Art - February Linky Challenge - Ends February 28th


Crafting is one of those things that can either provide relief from stress or add to it.  During the end of the year holiday seasons it can be the latter for me, but until then I find comfort in crafting.  So this past weekend I did as much of it as I could. 
One of the things I made this past weekend was this cute Ravenclaw t-shirt.  I found the file (and those for the other three houses) at SVG File Designs.  I'll be making the others as well, but first I have to find the correct colors of HTV.
As for this one, I'll be entering it into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - Animals - Ends February 26th
DL Art - February Linky Challenge - Ends February 28th

Sympathy Cards

This past Saturday was a difficult day for our family as we suffered not one, but two deaths in the family just hours apart from each other. 
If you're like me sympathy cards are always the hardest cards to make and definitely not something I keep on hand.  As I sat down to create these two I was even surprised to find that for the 100+ stamp sets I have only one had phrases that were sympathy in nature - Simply Said by Craftin Desert Divas.
My first card, the Sunset Card, is from My Scrap Chic.  I love the simplistic beauty and peacefulness that this card brings.  To add to it I used a couple of different embossing folders from my stash and then finished it off by using purple twilight colored skittles from DoubleClick Connections.
The second card is a Lori Whitlock Card Flower Kit from the Silhouette Design Store.  This one you'd think would be easy to put together but I was back and forth so many times trying to decide what papers I wanted to use.  In the end I chose several papers from the SEI New Day and Desert Springs collections.   On this one I decided to use an orange skittle to help the center of the flower pop.
And now I'm not even sure how to end my post.  I think I've re-written it about 4 or 5 times now.  So I'll just end it by saying thanks for stopping by.....

Work Shirts

My daughter's boyfriend recently accepted a position with a new company.  After a couple weeks of working with them he had my daughter ask if I could make him some work shirts with their company logo.  Well that sounded like another challenge to me so of course I couldn't refuse.
I told them to get me the logo and shirts and I'd do the rest.  My daughter sent me a picture from her phone but it wasn't large or clear enough for a trace so I went on the internet in search of a better picture.  After find the logo I dropped it into my Silhouette Studio software and was able to get a good trace on it.
I then cut them out of my HTV and heat pressed them onto the shirts and viola, the shirts are complete. 
My daughter was telling me that the first day he wore his shirt his co-worker was telling him that the other guys were going to be jealous because theirs were all plain.  Guess I'll take that as kudos for a job well done. 

I Got Your Nose

My husband I are planning another trip to Universal Studios later this year.   It's been a while since we've have a vacation - just the two of us and so we thought it'd be fun to take one and celebrate our 15 year anniversary.  So in 'preparation' we've been binge watching all the Harry Potter movies the past week. 
In addition we've also watched some of the behind the scenes snippits.  One of the ones we watched the other night was how they came to create the look for the Voldemort character.  And what perfect timing to have watched that too because just a day or two later I saw this hilarious file in one of my Harry Potter groups.  Well of course I had to have it so I could use it on a shirt for the grandbaby.
Needless to say, my daughter is afraid that I'm trying to turn the baby into a 'nerd'.  But hey, cute is cute and this is down right cute.
Now I just need to decide if I want to use this on one of the shirts I'm going to make for our trip to Universal.  Decisions.  Decisions.