Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Is it really worth it to buy a Cricut Air 2? Wht other tools will I need to purchase alongside it?

Hi y'all!

If you visit my little corner of the internet, you know that I often share Cricut crafts and DIYs. Y'all know that I LOVE my Cricut Air 2 VERY much! :)

Many people often ask me if buying a Cricut Air 2 is truly worth their money...they wonder if they'll use it enough to justify the cost. I also get asked what tools need to be bought alongside it in order to properly use it.

Here's a quick video I did explaining why I think it truly IS worth the cost, and what other tools you will need to purchase alongside it in order to properly use it.

Now see for yourself how much I use this baby! :) Honestly, I do so much more that I never get around to photographing or posting to the blog but here are some of my favorite projects that I have done using my Cricut machines:

A Keychain in honor of my favorite college football team...

A bunch of T-shirts for both my daughter and myself...

Plenty of signs and other home decor items for all seasons and some even inspired by my favorite books...

As you can see, I truly DO use it quite often and in my humble opinion, it truly DOES pay for itself! The above doesn't even take into account all of the parties or photoshoots I've styled! Stay tuned for some fun ones this summer, including a WEDDING and a Sweet 16! 

Show us YOUR Cricut creations by using the hashtag #cricutmade on Social Media! I often feature my favorite projects by other artists on my Instagram and FB page! If you have been on the fence about making the purchase and diving into the Cricut world, hopefully this post helped push you in the right direction! ;)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My passion for books and the projects that come of it...

It's no secret that I am a very dedicated Bibliophile...or that I LOVE both the ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) and ToG (Throne of Glass) series by Sarah J. Maas.

**Though I was compensated for this post in product and/or monetarily, all opinions, ideas and comments are 100% my own. Please note: this post may also contain affiliate links.**

It's also no secret that I LOVE my Cricut Air 2. ::Smile::

I feel like the majority of my crafting these days consists of Cricut projects, if only because the machine makes my projects so much easier and way more fun!

Being in love with the above book series, I decided to some some projects in their honor! I also posted them to my store, the first one is sold out, but I have a few left of the others!

I had some boards left over from some of my workshops and decide to put them to good use. For this one which was inspired by a quote from the second book of the ACOTAR series, called "A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF), I stained the board in purple, as the book often describes purple to be one of the colors often visible in the Court of Dreams. It's one of my favorite quotes and I just love the part of the book in which it's found. I used about three different custom fonts that I downloaded onto my computer awhile back. This actually uploads said fonts onto Design Space (DS) so you can access them when designing. You can also use any old cartridges that you may have, just upload them into your DS account and they will be there forever!

For this one, inspired by book four of the ToG series, called "Queen of Shadows" (QoS), I designed in PicMonkey, online, then saved the .jpg and uploaded it onto DS. Make sure that when you do this, you design on a transparent canvas to make it easier when you upload onto DS.

In honor of the quote, I stained the board in a galaxy-inspired motif, and made sure to add some shining stars to my design. Making a stencil is super easy! Cut your vinyl stencil, then weed away the letters , making sure to leave the centers of letters such as 'a', 'e', etc. Then, simply use some transfer tape to transfer the stencil onto the board. I would recommend sealing the stain in before attempting to stencil or to even transfer the stencil. Make sure your stencil has no air bubbles. You can use a scraper tool or even a credit card to smooth it out. Always seal your work when completely done, also.

I used the same design for this sweet fitted t-shirt I made for myself! These are for sale too in the shop, in all sizes and in two choices, scoop neck or V.

I used some glitter Cricut iron-on vinyl to enhance the theme behind the quote. I even let my son photograph me in it! It's my new favorite t-shirt!

Do YOU have a favorite author or book series?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Minute NYE Decor with Cricut and Hometalk!

Hi, y'all! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you are getting ready to party like it's 1999! :)

Did you catch my FB live from the other day on Hometalk's FB page? If not, you can still see the recording HERE and make these last minute NYE Decor ideas with your Cricut Explore Air 2!

I showed you how to make some cute decor items for NYE!

'Cheers' Etched Wine Glass

'Pop, Clink, Kiss' DIY Throw Pillow
My theme for the day was rose gold and mixed metals. Make sure you check out the video for the full tutorials and go check out my Hometalk Profile for some more details!

A HUGE thank you to Hometalk for letting me share my love for all things Cricut and rose gold LIVE on their amazing page! Thank you to all who tuned in!

Remember you still have a few hours left to win your very OWN Cricut Air 2 if you don't yet have one! Go check out that post and enter!

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 I loved reading some of your New Year's resolutions during the FB Live! Thank you for all of you that participated in the giveaway during the live event and congrats to the winner! Excited to see you all there again, soon! Thank you Hometalk!


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Week of Giveaways 2016- Day 6

Hi y'all! We've made it to Day 6, and Day 6 is AMAZING! Make sure you check out Days 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, there's still time to enter all of those giveaways!

You guys....I'll just let the picture do the talking....

Yes. Today's giveaway kicks off with none other than a BRAND NEW CRICUT AIR 2 IN MINT! ::Squealing:: **This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.**

If you spend time on my little corner of the internet, you likely know all about my passion for Cricut, especially for the new Air 2! You can see it in action here in this photoshoot I styled.


I've also shared with you some of my Holiday Gift Ideas using my Cricut!


I'll also be heading over to Hometalk headquarters on Tuesday to share some fun NYE party tutorials using the Cricut Air 2! Make sure you tune in at 1pm!


Super excited! Thank you Cricut, for the awesome giveaway!

Next up, HomeRight is BACK AT IT with another giveaway! Make sure you've already entered their other two giveaways from earlier this week!

Up for grabs is their awesome Electro-Light Fire Starter! **This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.**

This spiffy thing allows you to start your charcoal barbecue or fire pit without the use of harmful starter fluid or chemicals! Thank you HomeRight!

Last but certainly not least is ANOTHER $50 D. Lawless Hardware Gift certificate! There's still time to enter their first giveaway on Day 1. This doubles your chances!


D. Lawless is an awesome family owned business and offers amazing hardware for all your furniture flips at up to 60% off retail value! So a $50 gift certificate will get you a LOT of hardware! **This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.**

Thank you Derrick!

As usual, giveaways will be run via Rafflecopter widgets which will be found at the very end of the post! Just log in using your FB accounts or an email address and follow the prompts!

**Though this post may contain sponsored material, all opinions, ideas and thoughts are 100% my own. This post may also contain affiliate links, so should you choose to click over and make a purchase, I will receive a tiny portion as a commission. Also, I'll love you forever.**

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