Friday, July 22, 2011

$19 Cartridges at Michaels!

Hi everyone!  Just an FYI that Michaels marked a handful of carts down to $19 today.  At my store I saw;

*Forever Young
*Freshly Picked
*Wall Decor and More
*Everyday Pop Up Cards

Go snag 'em while you can!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Home Decor with my Yudu

In between making a ton of t shirts, I decided to try my hand at home decor with my Yudu.  I was loving these posters I had seen on Etsy, but couldn't justify paying $20 for it (picture from CafePress):

Luckily the actual image is public domain so I had my boyfried, who is a whiz at all things image editing  take the image and make it into an 8 x 11" transfer for my Yudu.

I bought canvas from Michaels with a coupon that applied to sale items when they were already 40% off.  The acrylic paint was less then 25 cents.  I used the entire bottle to cover the canvas, since I knew I wouldn't be using it again.

I screened the canvas using white Yudu ink.  I also made a matching t-shirt (pictured below).  Just a few passes and it was ready to go!

I knew I wanted to frame my canvas print, but open back frames are SO expensive, even with a coupon!  So, I found a super cute white frame on clearance at Michaels for $9.00, and simply took the glass and backing out.  I think it fits the canvas perfectly and looks great.  And all for waaaaay less then if I had bought a poster myself.

I am so happy with how this project turned out.  I can't wait to use my Yudu for more home decor projects!  Oh, by the way, Yudus are on sale until Sunday for $99.  This is the lowest I ever see them go (I bought mine for this price a few months ago) so if you haven't gotten one yet, this is a great deal!

Speaking of Michaels, have you seen their new iPhone App?  It is so awesome.  It stores all of the store coupons right on your phone, plus has an event schedule for stores in your area.  It's free in the app store!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An (almost) totally non-Cricut card!

Hello everyone!  So, obviously, I've been absent.  Again.  This summer has been incredibly busy and fun, which has not left me much time to blog.  Also, I was hired by a co worker of my mothers to create a scrapbook for her sister, so that pretty much took up all of my crafting time for the past few months.  But it's done, and super cute, so expect a post on that later.  I'm going to try to ease my way back into blogging, maybe just a few posts per week, but I appreciate all of my subscribers sticking with me!

I made this card before I started the scrapbook project using a die-cut flower pad from K & Company.  I don't usually buy this type of thing, since I have my Cricut, but the flowers looked too cute to pass up.

I simply punched out each of the die cut flowers, and all of it's layers, and popped them up on pop dots to add dimension.

I added Glossy Accents to each of the flower centers.  I love the shine :)

The only Cricut cut I used was the vase from Pagoda.  I didn't have my Gypsy with me at the time, so I couldn't hide the flower in the center.  I wish I would have, but I think it still looks cute.

The butterfly is also from the K & Company pad.  I added Stickles to the outside of the wings.

I've really gotten into decorating the inside of my cards.  I would usually just leave them blank, but I've started using coordinating paper to give it a little extra touch.  The sentiment and flower stamps are both from a Pink By Design Stamp of The Month Set.  Seriously, if you haven't checked out PBD, please do.  She has the cutest stamps!

I hope you enjoyed this card, and it's good to be back :)