Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cricut: Baby Bib for Kinsley

I'd never heard the name Kinsley, and now I have a grand-niece and a friend who have both named their daughters Kinsley.

I was babysitting little Kinsley this week and she was drooling a lot.  When she took her nap, I whipped up a little bib for her.  Some leftover iron-on vinyl and a few cut images quickly transformed this plain bib in a custom piece.  I got the bibs off of Amazon for something like 10 bibs for $9.  They are meant for a smaller baby but are still a good size.

3 Birds on Parade font for the name
Home D├ęcor for the bird.

Monday, May 13, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - He's in A Rock Band

My nephew's birthday is coming up, and he has a degree from Berkeley in Music.  He also leads the music for his church, playing guitar and singing.  He's so talented.  I came up with this quick card for him.  It uses only two cartridges from Design Space - Musician Silhouettes, and Band Parents.  I made it a print and cut since it is too detailed to cut out of paper.

Join our "Music" challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 for the next two weeks.  Our designers will have you singing a tune or two with their projects.  Enter HERE.

Monday, April 22, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - Mother's Day Step Fold Card

Can you believe I have never made a step-fold card.  I easily found the instructions on Pinterest, and had the card cut and scored in just a few minutes.  I had come up with the images I wanted to use before I envisioned them on a step-fold.  I really like how it turned out.  This card is for my daughter, who has 3 children, and sometimes amazes me with her ability to hold it together.

I made this for the Mother's Day Challenge at Bitten by the Bug2, which starts today and runs for two weeks.  Join in the fun and link up your project and see the artistry of our Designers.

I used Cricut images for the saying, children, slide, and teeter-totter.  The swing-set is hand cut from paper.  I inked many of the pieces as well.  It was an easy, fun to assemble card.

Mom saying:  Strong as a Mother
Children:  A Child's Year
Teeter Totter, Slide:  Playground Equipment (hadn't seen this cart before today)
Folded Card and Swing Set:  Hand cut

Monday, April 8, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - Chinese New Year Envelopes

Chinese New Year was in February,   I saved the pictures of the red envelopes I made for this week's Bitten By the Bug2 post, which is "Boxes".  These were really easy to make.  One cut makes the envelope, one glue strip, and a few folds makes it into a pillow box.   I took the Pig image from Cricut Access and put a yellow box around it, printed it, cut it out and then glued it to the box.  Instead of money, I put in treats.  I also made these for a scrapbooking crop I went to the weekend before Chinese NY as a little memento of the day.

Join our challenge at Bitten by the Bug2, which runs for two weeks by linking your card or project containing a box.  Have a great day!

File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128848121
Cartridges:  Chinese New Year, Wrap It Up, Free- Square Shape

Monday, March 25, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - Easter's On It's Way

The Easter Bunny is on his way and he has flowers and a basket filled with candy.  Thanks to new images from Miss Kate Cuttables in Cricut Design Space, this was an easy layout to design and assemble.  I love the cute images that Kate designs and have purchases several of them.  Today's layout features three print-n-cut images.  In the Easter basket, I put two of Kate's images together, just had to add the Peeps - my favorite.  Now to find the perfect photo!

My Design Space File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/138794961

Join in our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge for the next two weeks - Anything Goes - Easter.  HERE is the link.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Monday, March 11, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - Just a Wee Bit Irish

I ran across this cute saying in Cricut Access and thought it would look great on a shirt for one of the grandkids.  Just so happened I had a white t-shirt in the little guy's size.  It was a really easy project, as I had the vinyl as well.  I used the image set as displayed but added a few gold shamrocks for more bling.  I had it cut and ironed on in about 45 minutes.  I don't have a heat press, and don't really want one, but it would help avoid me from making boo-boos on my shirts.  One of the letters actually melted a bit, guess I was just a little too heavy handed.  My grandson won't care.

Our challenge theme this week at Bitten by the Bug2 is to make a card or project using a St. Patrick's Day theme or something green.  Our Designers have created some spectacular projects to show off, and you can join in the challenge fun right HERE by linking up your projects.   Happy St. Patrick's Day.

---May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten - Old Irish saying.

Monday, February 11, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut - Valentine Hearts for our Little Granddaughter

I spent more time than I wanted on this double page layout.  Haven't done a double in a long time, but didn't want to leave anyone out on these pictures from 6 years ago.  I'm cleaning my office, which is where I do a lot of crafting and finding all kinds of pictures to scrap.

Lots of layering and image cuts.  I inked the chain of border hearts, arrow, and swirls.   The Kisses and Simply Loved cuts are from Cricut Access and were print and cut.  The sideways hearts tag will be for journaling.  The paper is from a cheap pack at the Dollar Spot at Target years ago.  I double matted the pictures, the black really made them pop.

Join our Bitten by the Bug challenge for the next few weeks.  Our theme is Hearts.  Use Instagram, Facebook, or your blog to link your artwork.   Here is the link.

String of Hearts and Arrow - Victorian Romance
Heart Tag - Valentines Day
Heart flourishes - Flourishes
Love Simply - Our Love Story
Kisses 25cents - Little Sweethearts

Monday, February 4, 2019

Cricut - Love our Bulldog Shirts for Kids

I have a friend who just had her 3rd child - the ages are newborn, 1 1/2, and 3 1/2.  She has her hands full right now.   Plus they have two 85 pound bulldogs in the house.  My mom did it with three kids in 4 years.   I would go crazy.   Anyways - I made shirts for all three kids.  It was hard to think of a common theme with one boy and 2 girls..... so I let it go to the dogs.  Here is the shirts:   The lettering is Cricut Access - Cricut Outline Font.  The bulldog I pulled off the internet and made it an SVG in Design Space.  The mom used the saying 'party of 5' a few times on FaceBook so I put that saying really small on the sleeves.   I think they turned out fun for a quick project (ok not so quick, but easy enough for making 3 of something).

Monday, January 28, 2019

BBTB2: Cricut Dress Decor Designed by 7 year old

Hi all,   I would like to share a project that my 7 year old granddaughter and I made last week.  She did all of the designing, color choices, and loading of the Cricut.  I did the sizing and ironing.  It is a wonderful design, something that I would not have thought of.   I first asked her what design she wanted on her plain colored dress.  I suggested a Unicorn.  She said yes, then quickly changed her mind to 'flowers'.  She can scroll through Design Space flowers, which she did and picked two very different flowers.  She said she wanted 4 of this one and 1 of the other in the middle.  Very cleaver.  She then picked iron-on vinyl from my stash and we had this made in less than 45 minutes.

Our challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 these next two weeks is "Coming up Daisies/Flowers".  This project will fit the bill nicely.  I guess I can call my granddaughter a guest designer on my blog!  Link up your "flower" project at the Bitten by the Bug2 blog HERE.  You can use Pinterest, Flicker, blog, or Facebook to link back to your projects.   Have a great day!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Quilts: Bonnie Hunter's En Provence is DONE!

This quilt took me two years to make.  It has over 2,000 pieces, I lost count somewhere before I put on the two rows of borders.  It was a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  She  starts with a list of colors an yardage an gives 'clues' every week for several weeks.  Clues are the 'parts' of the quilt, such as making half square triangles in purple and yellow and how many to make.  She teaches tips on cutting and sewing along the way.  Her instructions were easy to follow.  We don't know until the last week how all the pieces are going to finish up in the design.

I started on about week 2 of the mystery, but I couldn't keep up with those fast ladies who got their quilt pieces completed each week.  I actually let mine sit for several months before picking it back up and getting it done.   It went to the quilter in the next town over for longarm quilting.  This finished up in queen size and it is shown on my guest bedroom.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It's my first really big, intricate quilt.  I will make matching quilt shams as my next project.

Reference:  quiltville.blogspot.com  for the pattern.
Quilting by:  The Mad Quilters, Dublin, CA   http://themadquilters.com/
Material:  Scraps and a few purchases