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