Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Holographic Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends, I hope you had a great weekend so far. I went to the doctor today and I'm happy to report that doc took my brace off and I don't have to wear it anymore! Nothing shifted or got worse, the fracture is healing! I can start putting a little bit of weight on my leg with the use of the walker, but if it starts hurting, then I must stop. He was happy with my range of motion, so no physical therapy either! I go get new x-rays and see doc in three weeks. After that I'm thinking I should be good to go, but will just need to be careful not to refracture it. Blessed!!!!

I used my Cricut Joy to make a premade card design again for a birthday card-it was a while back, but never posted this card. I love the design and I love the silver holographic paper I used for the background. Look at the rainbow of colors! So fun, but so simple and easy to make. Took only minutes to cut out and put together. One can always add extra stamping or whatever on the outside or inside to dress it up more. I kept it plain on the outside as I thought the design was enough with the holographic paper on the outside. These pre-designed cards are fun to make, but also make it easy for when you need a fast card for an event or a birthday that you realized a little bit late! I know my card base looks half white in the photo, but it was a soft pastel pink, the light must have washed it out. 

Well that's it, just a simple card from me, but then again all things I do are simple. I thank you, as always, for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I know your lives are busy as well, so that makes your visit even more special. If I haven't been by to see you, I will be shortly. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut Joy
Cricut Card Pack

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Infusible Ink Mug Gift

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this has been a great week for you. I am still sitting here in my recliner. I've been exercising my leg without the brace like the doctor wants me to do. I can tell it is healing, although I still a ways to go. But, am moving forward!

I have the last gift that I made for my friend. It is a coffee mug made with Infusible Ink from Cricut again. So the design will never come off in the dishwasher and such. I was pleased with how it came out! The design wraps all the way around each side of the handle. So the design will be seen by her and other's no matter how she holds her mug. Place my friend's first name initial in the center of the circle. It was my first mug, but it definitely won't be my last mug with Infusible Inks and the Cricut Mug Press. So that was it for my gifts to my friend. I see many mug gifts in the future! I hope you like it too, it was fun to make!

As always, I thank you for stopping by to visit me for a spell. It's always nice to see friendly faces visit and your comments always bring sunshine to my day, especially now while I'm recuperating! If I haven't been around to see you, I will be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut Infusible Ink sheet
Cricut Mug Press

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Cricut Infusible Ink Pillows (Sublimation)

Hello my crafty friends, I have an update for you. I saw the Orthopedic doctor today, he was a great doctor and I really liked him. Bret did too. He started out wanting a CAT scan, but after he found out I didn't have any health insurance, he said it was ok, we didn't need to do it. Then he showed me the x-ray and where my knee was fractured. He said when my leg twisted, the top knee bone acted like a log splitter, coming down with such force that it fractured the bottom bone. Good news is that I don't need surgery if...I keep my weight totally off it. That is a must if I want to stay surgery free. He also said I could take the leg brace off when sitting and exercise my leg, bending the knee back and forth to help keep blood clots from forming. Also he wants me to take a full strength aspirin in instead of my baby aspirin I take every evening. He told me where to go for good, but cheap x-rays, so will do them in 2 weeks and see him again too in 2 weeks as well. We will see how things look then. So...I plan on staying in my seat as much as possible to make sure I don't damage this knee any farther. 

I have 2 pillows (covers) I made for my friend as part of her gift to go with the flag. I used Cricut's Infusible Inks on them in black. Infusible Ink is Cricut's way of sublimation. I would so love a sublimation printer, especially the Sawgrass, but that definitely isn't in my budget and especially not now! The design will never wash off or peel off, which is perfect. She loved them, which made me happy. My friend teaches Jazzercise and owns the building, so I wanted to remind her unwind and relax, so that is what I put on the pillows. Simple in design so it would not clash with her decorating style. I have one more small gift I gave her that I will save for another time. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. You always make my day and your comments brighten my day as well. Especially now since I'm on quarantine once again. lol It's really hot here this week, so I'm really missing the pool too! Anyway, if I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut machine
Infusible Ink in black
Cricut Easy Press 2
18 x 18 Cricut pillow covers
Pillows for stuffing in the covers from JoAnns (pillow inserts were really expensive, so I got a light colored decorated pillow that was white on the backside. They were on sale and then another friend didn't see anything to use her coupon on so she gave it to me and I got even more off of them. So I want to make my other friend something once I'm back on my feet again.)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Garden Flag

Hello my crafty friends, hope your Sunday has been a good one or that your Monday is off to a good start depending on where you are in this small world. Things are going pretty good here. I'm getting better at the walker and the smaller leg brace is working wonderfully. Much more comfortable or as comfortable as a leg brace can be. 

This garden flag (got them from Amazon) I made as one of the gifts I gave my friend whom I made the card for in the last post. I put her town, our state, and her last name on it with glitter iron on black vinyl. You can just barely make out the glitter. I am please with how it turned out. I seen the idea on Pinterest, so it is not my own. I want to make two flags for myself, one for by the pool area and one for up by the house. So hoping that when I'm able I can mine made. I'm just glad that I got her stuff made before my mishap. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell. It's always good to see your smiling faces. Your comments always bring much joy to my life. If I haven't been by yet, I will be by soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Maker
Easy Press Heat Press

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pop Out Z fold Card

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your 4th of July weekend was a nice one. We had a laid back one here. Went to one of my sons for a small cook out on Saturday, then Bret and I just cooked out burgers and dogs on the grill Sunday. So nice and laid back until Bret went back to work on Tuesday.

I have a card for you today. I learned out to make it from Mary over at Cardz TV. I was going to
put everything I did in this post that went with this card. But....I am laid up for the next 4 to 8 weeks, so thought I would spread them out in future posts as I won't be getting crafty for some time. In a leg brace and using a walker because I'm not to put any weight on my leg. I slipped in the bathroom after showering on Thursday and twisted my knee. It was ok for the most part, and I limped a bit, but went on with my morning to get my friend and go have lunch to celebrate her birthday. Drove us in to the diner, all was good...until it wasn't. Moving my leg under the table got very painful. Then I couldn't walk out to leave. My friend and another lady got me out to the car and in. My friend drove me home and got me settled with an ice bag, Ibuprofen and got the dogs out to the bathroom. Then she took my car home. Had to call her back over, she just lives down the street from me, because I had to go to the bathroom and couldn't get there on my own. She stayed as Bret was on his way home to take me to the ER. They got me in the car and off we went. Fun, fun, fun! So this is a birthday card for my dear friend that made the quilts out of my late husband's clothing. She is such a sweetheart and so good to me. She loved it, she thinks I'm so good. I'm not, there are always mistakes in my projects/cards, but I try! Bless her as she loves them anyway. 

I think you can see how it works in this photo. I flips open like a normal card, but also pulls out. If you watch Mary's video, you will see how it works. 

Forgive me if I forget the names of supplies I used, I can't get up and go look them up. As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. It was a busy week, so I will be catching up with all of you soon too since that is all I can do. I wobble to the bathroom and back out with this dang walker. It's hilarious and wears me out! The leg brace is way to long for me, so Bret ordered me a smaller one to fit my height. Can't wait for that one to come as I think it will be easier to wear. He took a personal day to stay home with him and will take me to future appointments. Poor guy! I will have to make an appointment with the Ortho doctor and see where we go from here. Hopefully, it will be just the brace and all will be well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut - daisies, scallop circle, and scallop border
Design Space
Spellbinder dies for the cut out circles
Gina K stamp set that went with the Wreath builder I think for the sentiment
Plaids, not sure where they came from

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CAS Birthday Card

Hold on to your hat, I'm posting again! Been working on different projects in between pool time. It's been so hot, that we haven't been going out to the pool until early evening, staying out until about 10 pm as the water is so warm. It feels good in the evening though after the temps drop some with a slight breeze. In this photo, Bret just put in the "pool boy" to vacuum the pool before we went in. It stops when done and turns off, then we can just lift it out. Isn't the sky beautiful?! That's what I was taking a photo of and poor Bret just happened to be in the photo as I snapped it. I loved how the sky went from a dark blue to a light blue back where the sun had set. It was a beautiful evening for sure!

Well onto my simple, CAS card. I needed another birthday card and I used some washi tape flowers that a sweet friend sent to me. Thank you sweet friend! So you see how simple this card is, but I think it turned out so pretty. Sorry for the glare, it was super sunny. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you so much! I will be by to visit you soon as well. Our heat wave is breaking tomorrow, so that will be welcomed, but then goes back up for next week. I know it isn't as high as the west coast, but still stinkin' hot with the humidity. I swear we are getting as humid as the south anymore. So stay cool where ever you are or come join me at the pool!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Hem stitched dies
My Creative Time Wow So Many Candles stamp set for the Wish Big and inside sentiment
Altenew die cut washi-I think, gifted to me
Purple snippets from my snippets mountain, so I think I will join in the Snippets Playground

Friday, June 25, 2021

A Painted Wood Project

Hello my crafty friends, hope your weekend if off to a great start! We had lovely weather this week, but will be going back up to hot temps on Saturday, which is ok by me as that means pool time. We added Edison lights around the pool, so it will be nice swimming in the evening hours.

While Bret had to work from home because he had Covid, I worked on a painting project. Mama Dares to DIY was selling some laser cut items and I fell in love with her truck one. So I ordered it-yep, I splurged and got it. Then I started painting it. So now I want to share it with you. It was a labor of love and I am pretty please at how it turned out.  I have it on a shelf, but would love to place it in a tiered tray when I get one. I keep missing them at the Target Bullseye spot. Dang it! lol Anyway here is my project in all it's glory.

Here's the truck. My late husband had a green truck when we first met and was dating. So I painted this one green. I have a Hobby Lobby red truck that was gifted to me for his last truck, a red one. You could pick what you wanted on the license plate, and this is what I chose since my journey changed with his passing. Not sure why the photo is blurry looking. Sorry about that! 

All the accessories that can be placed in the truck bed.

And here it is ready for 4th of July!

I hope you enjoyed my little painting project. It took me quite a while to paint all of these. But I sure enjoyed doing it. I used to paint ceramics and I've missed painting, so this kind of took me back to those days, only it was flat objects.

As always, I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you all so much. I will be by to see you soon as well. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Arteza Acrylic paint pens
Arteza Acrylic Outdoor paint
Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens