I didn't want the patch to cover the whole shirt, just the corner, so I cut it to fill a 6 x 7in rectangle. I used the silver glitter iron on that I purchased from Provo Craft. This was actually a left over piece from another project that I did a while back. Which means this project didn't cost me anything.
I used a small square piece to iron on the back side of the sweater. I was afraid that if I didn't put something there that when I ironed on the patch that it was adhere to the back of the shirt. I must say that it worked beautifully and I think it actually adds to the design and style of the sweater.
I wore it to work the next week and had two co-workers ask where I bought it, which I think it great, because they thought that I bought it this way, and was impressed when I told them the story. Now I love my sweater again and can't wait to get another winter season of wears out of it.
Cricut: Home Décor & Best of 2010
Vinyl: Silver Glitter Iron On from Provo Craft
I had this wonderful sweater from American Eagle that I bought last winter and loved. I think I wore it too much last year, because when I pulled it out of the closet, I discovered that it had a finger size hole it in. I think it was a small hole and when I washed it, I made it bigger. So, knowing that I loved this sweater, I was super upset until I came up with the idea of using some of the iron on vinyl to make a patch for it. My thought was, if it doesn't work, no big deal, I couldn't wear it with a hole in it either way.
So, I started playing around in the Cricut Craft Room with a few different designs. I had seen a shirt, at a store, with this big heart and the word LOVE in block letters and I thought that I would try something similar. I decided on a heart from the Best of 2010 cartridge and the script "LOVE" is from the Home Décor cartridge. I just layered the text over the heart, in craft room, so when it was time to cut, I didn't have to make two cuts, and this way I didn't have to layer anything. It also allowed the color of the sweater to show through.
It's challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! This week we are each challenged to create a project, using at least one Cricut cut, that has sparkle and bling. This challenge was really easy for me, as I love sparkle and bling, and think that any project benefits from a bit of shine.
Now that we are into the 3rd, 6 weeks of Kindergarten, I finally got my "First Day of Kindergarten" layout finished. At least I'm not too far behind. I love how big his smile is and how proud he was to start school. (Oh, and I had to take a picture of his Lighting McQueen backpack too!)
I found this sketch somewhere, sorry I don't remember where, and knew that it would be perfect for this layout. I had also found these cute Stickabilities stickers on sale, so I bought two and layered them on top of each other to add some demotion and cute details. The layout was really easy, I just matted all the pictures using white cardstock, printed my journaling on a transparency, then glued it all together. I love how it turned out and it only took about 30 minutes to complete.
Paper: The Paper Studio - Little Boys and Their Toys Stack
Stickers: Kindergarten by Stick-a-bilities (The Paper Studio)
Welcome to a Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl
A blog crawl is our version of a Blog hop. We are opening up a DT call, please see the FCCB blog for more information. We also have a wonderful new sponsor this week:
They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.
Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back to the FCCB blog or see the list below of all of the participating blogs.
When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project.
The challenge is Anything Goes! We want to see your Cricut projects. To qualify for the weekly prize for a fabulous sponsors, you need to make sure to have at least 1 Cricut cut.
Blog Crawl List:
Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie- Luv 2 Scrap
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy HS - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca- Crafting Misfit
Michelle- Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Caterina- Docerla Creations
Joneita- Create with Joneita You Are Here
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy
For my project, I did a vinyl wall art piece. This is just above my headboard, and I love it. I used vinyl from Cricutvinylsupplies.com, in a chocolate brown and a copper color. I love how the copper sparkles just a little bit, then the brown really grounds the piece. I have always loved this saying, and thought it would be perfect for our bedroom. I used three different cartridges for this project. I used Opposites Attract for "Always'" Plantin Schoolbook: Roly Poly font for "kiss me goodnight," and the hearts are from Create a Critter 2. I cut the hearts in 3 different sizes. I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to do some home decorating.
Cricut: Opposites Attract, Plantin Schoolbook, & Create a Critter 2
Die Cuttin' Divas
Hiding in my craft room
The Paper Girls
Craftin' Desert Divas
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Cedar Park, Texas with my son, Dallas. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog