Sunday, May 23, 2010

My New Etsy Purchases

I really love all the creative people on Etsy, and here are a couple of my new purchases.  Check out their sites below!

I bought this super cute camera strap, and they even added on my initials and the lens cap (very handy).  I then added my own Swarovski Crystals to my initial in black, and some clear ones throughout the strap.  This is a super comfy strap.

Check out her site:
SewTamz Designs

I then had Chanel a custom made name tag with a cute pink heart that is 3-D.  I then added some crystals.
Check out this site:
Henry Bear

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shrinky Dinks using my Cricut

I bought the assortment color pack of Shrinky Dinks at Michaels today.  Since it has been more than 20 years of making a Shrinky Dink, I thought I would practice.  My least favorite color of all time is brown, so that is the color I chose to practice on for making a wine charm. 

Using George cartridge I cut the heart charm at 5", and placed in the oven for 2 mins at 325 degrees, it was too big, but I felt I had the hang of it.  I then tried at 4", and the shape melted into each other, and by the time I tried to separate it was too late.  I then tried 3" and that also melted into each other (maybe the shape is too delicate at a small size?).  At this point I was determined to get the heart to work, so I cut it one more time at 2.75" and this time used my heat gun.  As soon as the upper ends came towards each other, I used the heat gun to blow the heat and push it back down.  It worked!!!  I then took the heat gun to the other's that had melted to each other, and was able to un-melt them back into a heart. 

As you can see in the photos, they are not perfect and have lumps and even a hole from where I broke one when it was stuck together. 

Believe me they need some work, especially the second they are done, you need to press them down to make them more straight.  I have tried paper, and a bottom of a glass but they still have some lumps.

I will just keep practicing and hopefully get better really quickly.

Check out this sped up clip of the first batch in the oven.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

I used Mother's Day for both cards

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Birthday BBQ

Here are a couple pictures from our "April Birthday BBQ," from last weekend.  I have been trying to post all week, and here they are. 

I cut the banner out using Tie the Knot= 5.5" using DS and fit 6 on a mat

BBQ=From the Kitchen
B-day Cake=Sweet Treats

Cone Box=Tie the Knot at 5.5", but they were a little too big, next time I'll cut 5"
I also added a little wax paper so the oils would not seep thru the paper

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