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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Card

A friend asked me to make a birthday card for her. Her only requirements were to include pink, lime green, & orange and make it girly.

I immediately thought of my Forever Young cartridge! But I wasn't quite sure of the design. I pulled out my January 2011 issue of CardMaker magazine and turned to page 74. There is a winter-themed happy birthday card that was perfect!

I used foam tape to add dimension to the diecut & the end result was great.

"Inspired By... Fridays" coming soon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Exploration: Nifty Fifties

Over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack, there is a group for those of use who love our diecutting machines. In that group, there's a little thing called "Cartridge Exploration" where the members choose one of the Cricut cartridges & create a project to share with the other members. I decided to try my hand at it.

I created the card from the Nifty Fifties cartridge handbook. It is a cute little card & I can see it being given as a mother's day card or just because type of card for anyone especially if they are into fashion or sewing.


I'm not a fan of pink, so I decided to go with purple, black & white. The recipe called for:
  • cardstock: white, pink {I used purple metallic}, black, pink dotted {purple patterned paper}
  • ribbon: back patterned
  • brads: 4 pink {I used purple}
  • hole punch
  • paper trimmer
  • foam squares {I used 3M foam tape}
  • adhesive
The card measures 6" by 7". I was excited because aside from the card base, I was able to use all scraps!

The dress & dress frame are from the Nifty Fifties cartridge & cut at 4". The dress frame was cut in back. The dress is cut in white, and the layer 1 (dress pieces) were cut in metallic purple.



The card was actually pretty easy to make & even though it is a fifties themed cartridge, I can see plenty of cuts that can be used for a variety of projects!

Let me know what you think!

{a few tips - I used Charcoal ink to ink the edges of my black cuts because my cardstock had a white core; I like foam tape because I can pick the size I need, there a nifty (LOL) video on YouTube with a knot tying trick that I like to use that keeps them neat & tidy everytime - when I find it, I'll come back & share; I think metallic cardstock is the best thing ever gives you subtle bling}

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Winner Time!

Sooooo... I didn't make it to 350 followers today {I know there is still more time, but for me to get 85 followers in less than an hour is pushing it, even for me LOL}

So, it is time to announce the winner from the 250 follower quest. Let me tell you - it was a bunch of work just to tally up the entries & make sure everyone got credit for how much they helped me (Thanks Again Everyone!)

After much cutting & pasting & visiting blogs to verify info, I came up with 266 total entries! That is so amazing! I got a chance to read & reread some of your posts & again I was floored by the support & response to help a fellow crafter out that I almost cried.

However, you all are reading this post for one reason & one reason only {smile} and that's to see if you or a friend will become the new owner of the Freshly Picked or Designer Calendar Cricut cartridge.

With 266 entries, my darling daughter got tired of waiting for me to get everything ready so she could pick the winner & she fell asleep :( So, I turned to random.org to do the job for me.


Entry #197 was this post:

Josie0602 said... I posted your giveaway on my blog Thanks for the chance to win!! Tracy jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/ April 13, 2011 8:13 AM

Congratulations Tracy! Please email me at mycraftz at aol dot com to let me know which of the two cartridges you would like to have - if I don't hear from you in 48 hours (by 11:30pm on Tuesday, April 26), then I will choose a new winner.

Also, since I didn't get to 350 followers, I will have one cartridge left. So, for the month of May, I will host a series of challenges called "Inspired By... Fridays". Each challenge you aprticipate in will be a chance to win the cartridge - stay tuned for more details!

Thanks again to everyone who hellped me reach my goal! I have also began to follow alot of new blogs & am inspired by all of you!

Blog Candy at DisneyDreamerDesigns!

One of my favorite bloggers has reached 1000 followers & is giving away some sweet blog candy!

She is giving away the Cricut Nursery Rhymes cartridge to one lucky winner.

She is giving you 10 CHANCES to enter - click here for details!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Love Is... Wall Art

Happy Good Friday!

A few weeks ago, my cousin asked me to create some wall art for her. She had purchased some vinyl & had finally figured out what she wanted it to say.

She came up with a combination of scriptures about Love.

I used my Cricut Design Studio, my Expression & my 12x24 mat to create the design. I used the Calligraphy Collection, MS Elegant Cake Art, MS Seasonal Cake Art, & Cindy Loo cartridges for the fonts.

Weeding out all the little pieces inside the letters was horrendous! But my cousin enjoyed doing it, so it worked out well.

Oh, and I didn't have transfer tape, so we used a wide roll of masking tape to transfer the vinyl to the wall... Whew, what a process that was. But she loves it & that's all that matters :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Birdie Card - Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #14 - Indie Art

For the Cricut Cartridge Giveaway/350 Follower Quest - click here

Over at More Than Favors, they have a weekly challenge featuring one of the Cricut cartridges - Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge. Usually, I just enjoy the beautiful creations I see, but this week, I promised you all a post everyday, so I figured I would join in!

I had to have the Indie Arts cartridge when I saw it, but I didn't break down & get it until I saw it was available on CricutRewards.com. I still feel like I haven't used it enough, so I am happy that this is the cartridge this week (my week off).

I decided to go with a card. I chose the bird image... and didn't know where to go from there...

So, I thought about some of the things I have wanted to try & came up with this -


Ingredients:
Cricut Cartridges - Bird (Indie Art), Card Base (Ashlyn's Alphabet), Mat (Plantin Schoolbook)
Cardstock - Card base (The Paper Company), Mat (DCWV LaCreme Mat Stack), Bird & Wing Accent (DCWV Linen Closet Mat Stack)
Sentiment Sticker - Colorbok Life's Blessings Sticker Pack
Ribbon - Offray Spool of Ribbon
Ink - Charcoal (ColorBox)
Tools - Cricut, Gypsy, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Corner Chomper, Zig 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip, ATG, 3M Mounting Tape

I wanted to make the little birdie peek through the front of the card, so I used the Gypsy to weld the shadow of the bird image to the card base. I also wanted to have a raised layered look on the front of the card, so I welded that same shadow image to the mat (cut in black glitter cardstock & ran through the Texture Boutique). The bird (in metallic white with glitter blue wing accents) is actually in the inside of the card peeking through "its shadow" to the outside. I just love how this came out & will probably do some type of spin on this a little more often.

Hope you enjoyed it!


Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to BunnyFreak over at Everything Digital Scrapbooking and Diana at Crazy for Cricut passed an award on to me!


The requirements to accept this award are :

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Pass it on to 15 other bloggers & let them know

Here are 7 things about me:
  1. I want to be a lawyer. I took a year off after undergrad & ended up falling into the nonprofit sector. That was almost 10 years ago. This year, I plan to take the LSAT and get back on track.
  2. I'm an organizer, even though you couldn't tell by glancing around my house... but if you look very closely, you can see the depth of organization in the areas where I have taken the time to get things in order.
  3. I love my church! I had been on a church strike for some years, but at the end of 2009 I found my "set place" and I am so thankful!
  4. I love bananas!
  5. I often find a way to work something metallic (usually cardstock) into my creations.
  6. The "M.M." stands for Mali's Mom.
  7. I extended my undergrad career so that I could study abroad in Benin (Africa) and France.
The bloggers I have chosen to pass it on to are:
  1. Unique Monique Gift Baskets & More
  2. Inking It Up Crazy
  3. Peanut Butter & Jelly Designs by Michelle
  4. Sweet Magnolia Rose
  5. Diary of a Scrapbook Addict
  6. Disney Dreamer Designs
  7. Integrating Literacy (not crafty, but a great friend & a great resource)
  8. Squirly Girl Creations
  9. Scrap2Treasures
  10. Digital Pencil Too
  11. Getting Cricky with K Andrew
  12. Two Scraptastic Gals
  13. Creations by Christie
  14. Trish & Treasure
  15. Capadia Designs
Be sure to check them all out!

Have you entered to win the other Cricut cartridge yet? Click here for details.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just a Few Cards

I was so excited that I reached my goal that I decided to make a few really quick cards.

I grabbed the Earth & Sky Linen Textured Cardstock textured value pack from The Paper Company (sold at Joann). I like this paper for the texture & ease of use - creases well, doesn't tear when embossed, & holds ink well - but wish it was thicker.



I also pulled out DCWV Mariposa Chipboard Embellishments (caught them on clearance a year or so ago & hadn't used them) and Colorbok Life's Blessings Sticker Pack (another clearance buy). Add in some ribbon from my stash & a few sheets from my DCWV mat stacks and I was all set to go!

On this card, I used my Sizzix Texture Boutique & my new Tim Holtz Alterations (embossing folders) in Damask ~ I just love this!


My favorite in this impromptu set is this horizontal card featuring a sheet from the new DCWV Royal Garden mat stack. I just love the foil & bold colors of that stack!


I'm still on a quest to get to 350 followers this week so I can give away both Cricut cartridges! Click here for more details.

Also, there's a challenge going on in the Craftin' Sistahs group on Facebook. Using this picture as inspiration, create a card or layout & link to this post by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 24th.





Sunday, April 17, 2011

WE DID IT! 250 FOLLOWERS!

What a wonderful surprise that I came home to today... WE DID IT!

Thank you all so much!

With all your help, I have reached my 250 follower goal!

All of the posts leading up to this point are closed for comments (entries for the first Cricut cartridge drawing). I will be preparing my big bowl and adding all those who have earned entries to the pot. My daughter is on Spring Break this week & she will enjoy the opportunity to pick the winner.

I am still holding out for 350 followers & I believe you all can help me do it! If I reach 350 followers by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 24, a second winner will be announced who will receive the other Cricut cartridge - remember the winner from the quest to 250 gets first choice!


  

All the ways to enter still apply & are posted below. If you have a post on your blog about the candy, please be sure to update the link to this post (no new comments are being accepted on any posts since the quest was first announced).

I am off of work this week & I will try to post something everyday until 4/24 - giving you at least 7 chances for entry into the second drawing!

Thanks again to all of my new followers and for those who shared about my quest with a friend! Good luck to you all in the drawing(s)!





So how do you win?


1. You must be a follower of my blog - that's the whole point of all of this right?
2. Leave a comment on this post to let me know that you are supporting me in my new quest to 350 followers.

But, I think these things work best when there are more ways to win:

a. You'll receive 1 additional entry for every post you comment this week leading up to my reaching 350 followers.
b. You will receive 5 additional entries if you create a post on your blog (or a new post with the 350 info)about my giveaway. Once you create the post, be sure to come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did it & your blog address.
c. You will receive 1 additional entry for every new follower who leaves a comment letting me know you sent them. (Be sure that they include your name and/or blog name in their comment.)
d. You will receive 1 additional entry if you "Like" me on Facebook - M.M. DeZigns Fan Page. Be sure to come back here & leave a comment letting me know you did it (include your real name so I can verify it).
e. You will receive 1 additional entry if you add my Facebook page as a "Like"d page on your own fan page. Leave a comment on this post to let me know you did.
f. You will receive 3 additional entries if you follow me on Twitter @MMDeZigns and tweet about this giveaway. Comment under this post that you are a Twitter follower (include your Twitter account name so I can verify it).

Winner(s) will be chosen by random draw. There is no limit to the number of entries one person can receive. All entry options will be verified before entry. Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond once announced; should the winner not respond in the specified time, another winner will be drawn. Should the goal of 350 followers be reached in the specified time, the first winner will not be allowed to win twice. Shipping is limited to the contiguous United States :(

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Only 8 Followers to Go!

Thank you so much for everyone who has helped to spread the word about my giveaway & for all those who have started following my blog in that last few weeks!

You read right ~ there are only 8 more followers to go until I will be choosing a winner of the Cricut Cartridge!

Please go here to see all the details. Remember, there are multiple ways to enter & if I reach 350 followers within a week of 250, I will have another drawing.

 

Get entries by:
~posting a comment on my original post
~posting about my quest on your blog (coming back here to let me know)
~being a fan of M.M. DeZigns on Facebook (coming back here to let me know)
~following MMDeZigns on Twitter (coming back here to let me know)
~sending you friends here to let me know that you sent them
~commenting on all this week's posts

BFB Award

I was so surprised tonight when I stopped by UniqueMonique's blog and found that she had decided to give me the Best Friend Blogger Award.


Here are the rules for accepting this award:


1. Post about award on your blog with a link back to the sender
2. Pass onto those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

Here are the awesome crafters I am passing it on to:
  1. Melissa at DisneyDreamerDesigns
  2. Cathy at Cathy Plus 5
  3. Jazmin at Jazzy Cards
  4. Renee at Domestik Diva Designs
These bloggers are very talented & very supportive! Please stop by their blogs & show them some love (pick up a little inspiration while you are there!)

Thanks again Monique!

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Core'Dinations is having a design team call & I decided to pull some of my projects together & give it a shot.

I am quite partial to the Gemstones Collection. I love, love, love shiny things & I feel that this paper makes my projects pop! I have a small stash of other Core'Dinations papers too and love working with them.

For a Super Bowl 2011 challenge, I reached for my Gemstones paper in Citrine & Yellow Topaz to give my bee & hearts a little more dimension & attraction.


For this quick condolences card, I reached for Gemstones cardstock in Sapphire for the mat for my sentiment. I used 3M foam tape to give it a little lift & the recipient was glad to receive the card.


These invitations were a big hit! I used Gemstones cardstock in both Amethyst & Sapphire to create these beauties. I randomly ripped the base of each invitation & used a coordinating chalk ink to add color to the exposed edge... the ripped piece was not wasted either - I used the opposite ripped piece to add to the base under the wording inside to bring the whole invitation together.


It's so fun to look back at projects & find new inspiration in them! Hope you enjoyed it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Test: Screen Printing Paints/Inks

Happy Thursday Morning!

If you've been following along, I took advantage of Michael's great sale on the YuDu last week and brought one home. I tried it out on a few projects & love the way they all turned out {let me take a moment to say that I already had YuDu experience from my job with ASM/Campaigners for ProvoCraft last summer, so I am a little ahead of the learning curve even though I have much more to learn}.

I decided to try some things out - vinyl images versus the emulsion process, for example. I also did a little research on the inks that ProvoCraft makes and looked into using some other paints to see how things worked out.

The YuDu brand inks are water-based and worked well for the most part when I used them last summer. I did have a problem with the paint running (leaving a shadowy effect on my screen-printed image) with the paint sometimes - not sure if this is human error or a characteristic of the paint because it seems with practice & attention to detail, I haven't had this issue on any of the projects I really wanted LOL.

On the WhatDoYuDu.com site, they do a comparison of different types of inks/paints with the YuDu machine here. I do agree that the paints can stain the screen, however, if you read it closely, they mention that the YuDu ink can stain the screen as well.

I did not try fabric paint or any of the others, but I did find at Joann Plaid Simply Screen (they have a full line of screen printing stencils, paints, adhesives, & glitters and more) paints in a wide range of colors. And based on price alone - $2.99 compared to YuDu's $10.99 - I decided to try them out.


YuDu InksPlaid Simply Screen
Ease of Useeasy to use; twist top helps to control paint distributioneasy to use; distributes a fine line of paint
Costabout $10.99 for one 3oz. bottleabout $2.99 for 2oz. bottle
Ease of Cleaningif rinsed off immediately, pretty easy to clean & does not stain screen; if not rinsed off immediately, will heavily stain screenif rinsed off immediately, pretty easy to clean & does not stain screen; if not rinsed off immediately, will slightly stain screen
Paint Salvagetop screws off to allow for excess paint to be returned to the jarpaint cannot be returned to the bottle
Colors AvailableI have found 19 colors of YuDu ink - 12 of which seem to be only available in 3-pk setsthere are at least 27 colors of paint available
ExtrasYuDu has recently released adhesive, foil, & flocking (these can be used with the new 70 mesh screen)Simply Screen makes adhesive & has glitter & foil
My thoughtsThe YuDu inks are okay & work well with the YuDu. The color selection is lacking. The price, however, does not make me want to go to these paints as a first choice.I really enjoyed using these paints. They offered the colors I needed without the need for mixing. The price allows me to get every color I can get my hands on! LOL!

In the picture below of my daughter's and my matching shirts, I used the YuDu Wine ink (from the Muted colors pack) and I used the Simply Screen Bippity Boppity Blue paint. The quality of coverage is virtually the same & I don't think I am missing out on anything by not using the more expensive brand. What do you think?


And the baby blankets from this post were also done with the Simply Screen paints in Pink Pony & Fairytale.

For other YuDu-ers out there, what paints/inks do you use? What other techniques do you use with your YuDu?

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget that I am on a quest for 250 followers - check out all the details here!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Only 28 Followers to Go!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to all my new followers!

I am so happy to have you here, please feel free to look around & make yourself at home LOL!

If you joined me from K Andrew's Link Up Party, be sure to stop by this post to learn about my super sweet blog candy & my quest to 250 followers (and what will happen if I get to 350 within a week of it)

Be sure you do as much as you can so you can have as many entries as possible! I am so excited & glad to have you all here!

Here are some bookmarks I made (great way to use your scraps) a while back ~ don't think I posted them ~ for the crew that helped me with training at work. Enjoy & stay tuned!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love Link Up Party

I was going through the blogs I follow & came across an excellent "event".

Dusti from Scrappin With Cricut was participating in K Andrew's Love Link Up Party & I thought I should join in too - I am on a mission after all, right?

So the premise is simple: you post this linky thingy in your blog & help generate traffic & show some love to other bloggers! How cool is that?

So...

READY.....SET....LOVE/COMMENT....LINK....ADD the LINK to your BLOG!!!


***Guidelines***

1. Follow EVERYONE's blog in the Linky Tool
2. Leave a comment
3. Add the link below to your blog post
4. Get ready for lots of new blog friends!

(and over at Getting Cricky, there is a great prize for one lucky winner)



And don't forget, there is still time to win the Cricut Cartridge(s) here and this party just might push me over the top! Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fun with My YuDu!

On Thursday, Michael's had the best price I have ever come across on the YuDu - reg. $299, it was on sale for $99. I made up my mind that I would sacrifice something this month & get it.

I made a call to the nearest Michael's & found out they had two left. I took a "lunch break" and headed out to the store.

The box was alot larger than I thought it would be. I had worked with the YuDu last summer, but never saw one boxed. Because it was so big, it stayed boxed in the livingroom until the weekend when I had time to figure out where to put my new toy... I mean investment ;)

I found a link to a video where the creative crafter used vinyl on the underside of her screen instead of hassling with the emulsion. I figured that would be a great way to try a few things out without wasting my emulsion & permanently setting my screen (there's no emulsion remover in the box - what's up with that ProvoCraft?)

I also found that the YuDu brand paint was a little expensive. Heading to the internet again, I did a little research & found that the paint needed to be waterbased & designed for screenprinting. So, I decided to venture over into the t-shirt section of Joann & see what the price difference was... Well, PC sells the YuDu paint (3 oz.) for about $7.99-$10.99 per bottle & Plaid Simply Screen (2 oz.) is $2.99. So, since I was under budget constraints, I decided to give it a try <-- I'll come back on Thursday & do a little comparison for my Thursday Test.


I like the projects I did so far - baby blankets for a friend's baby shower & "matching shirts" for me and my daughter.


Stay tuned this week for more adventures with the YuDu!

(Don't forget I still have Cricut Cartridges up for grabs - send your friends over for more chances to win!)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

How-To: Making Your Own T-shirts with Freezer Paper

So, everyone has been asking about how to make t-shirts (design shirts) using freezer paper... here is the how-to!

Gather your supplies:
  • plain t-shirt
  • Reynolds' Freezer Paper, cut to size (for example, 12" by 12" if working with the Cricut Expression)
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • cardboard
  • fabric paint
  • Cricut & Gypsy/Design Studio (or some other way to create you desired design on your shirt)
Step-by-step:
  1. Create you desired design. Using the Gypsy or Design Studio program, lay your desired design out on the "mat". When you have it sized just right, use the flip design feature (the design needs to be cut backward, especially if it contains words, to appear properly on the shirt). <-- I also center mine to give me a good border around the actual design.
  2. Place your freezer paper shiny side up (there is a shiny side & a matte side to the freezer paper).
  3. On the Cricut Expression, set the speed to 3 and the pressure to 3 (I never change my blade depth, so it is on 4).
  4. Load the mat into the Cricut machine & cut your design.
  5. Remove your image from the mat. BE CAREFUL to keep any internal cuts along with the outline of the image/phrase. In the picture below, you will see that I kept the internal cutouts to make the details in the "D".
(sorry for the poor picture quality but the freezer paper is white & my daughter chose a white shirt)
  1. Lay your shirt flat on your ironing board (or another flat hard surface). Lay your freezer paper (outline) onto the shirt SHINY SIDE DOWN - the shiny side is the side that sticks to the shirt.
  2. Once you have the positioned the outline exactly as you want it, use your iron to adhere the freezer paper to the shirt (I use my iron on the cotton setting without steam).
  3. After ironing on the outline, use the actual cutout to help position any internal pieces, being sure to only iron down the internal pieces as in the picture below. {now that I think about it, you could iron the whole thing down & remove the image - the design you actually want on the shirt - before you paint it... I might try this next time}
  4. Now that the ironing is complete, insert the cardboard into the shirt - this will protect the back of the shirt from paint when you are painting your design.
  5. Now it's time to paint! Be careful not to go over the edge (outer rim) of the freezer paper. DO be generous to make sure there are no light areas in your design once it is dried.
  6. Follow the directions on the paint for drying time. (On this particular shirt, we used Tulip Velveteen Fabric Paint in Blue and it stated to dry flat for 4hrs.)
After our 4hr drying time, we removed the freezer paper & viola! We got a clean crisp Detroit Tigers inspired "D" shirt!



If you try it out, come back by here & show us what you did!

(if you're a visual person, check out this video... it helped us get started)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Only 47 More To Go! (Winners Announced)

Welcome to all my new followers! I am glad to have you all aboard & plan to get around to your blogs too (if I haven't done so already).

In my mini-quest within a quest, I gained about 30 new followers! Yay!

And, I have to say that the majority of those followers came from our first winner of the Christmas Village cartridge... drum roll please...


A special thank you to Melissa for sending over our surprise blog candy pack winner... with comment #12 (chosen by Random.org)... drum roll...

TANDKPARKER!

Please send me an email at mycraftz (at) aol (dot) com with your mailing addresses and I will get your goodies in the mail to you.

~~~ Stay tuned for the Freezer Paper shirt instructions & for my first project with my new toy - the YuDu! ~~~


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PUSH for 250 Followers!!! Pre-Prize Time!

Thanks so much for all your support in helping me to get up to 250 followers!

I feel like I have come so far but have a little ways to go... SOOOOOOOOO, I have a 48-hour challenge for a great prize - a Cricut cartridge!!!

This is a challenge for my current followers. Send your friends over to become followers & comment on this post (making sure they say that you sent them) & you have a chance to win a Cricut cartridge*! It's that easy! The person who sends over the most referrals will win the cartridge!

(Oh, and I'll use Random.org to find another winner amongst the new followers for a crafty prize pack! Want to make them feel welcomed too)

Here's the cartridge*:
This challenge will end at 11:59am EST on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

{at this time, shipping is limited to the contiguous United States ~ I am aiming for 50 new followers from this challenge}

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Let's Go Tigers 2!

Homework is done & so is her shirt!

She chose to go with the blue on white (I think she should have gone with the gray LOL).

I love how crisp the lines are & think the Tigers should hire her to make shirts to sell at the games LOL!

Wondering how to create your own custom shirts? Stay tuned ~ I'll be back later on this week with step by step instructions on how to make your own!

Oh, don't forget to leave a comment! If you haven't stopped by in a while, use this link to find out about my quest for 250 followers & how you can win a Cricut cartridge!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Let's Go Tigers! (Still on a Mission for 250 Followers)

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for your support in my quest (click this link to enter to win a cricut cartridge & learn all about the many ways to help me in my quest here)

My daughter & I are making shirts again {check out her first shirt here}. Next Friday, she can wear a Detroit Tigers shirt to school, but she doesn't have one... That to me was an excellent excuse to pull out the freezer paper, the Gypsy, the Cricut Expression, and the iron!

The Detroit Tigers have a few symbols including the Old English "D". The capital D from the Blackletter cartridge is just perfect!

We have homework tonight, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see her finished product.

{Remember: commenting on this post is another entry to win the cartridge!}