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Wednesday, August 20, 2014



While Matilda was napping in the car with her pop, the rest of the kids picked fresh raspberries and talked about pies, pizza, and pesky bugs. I wish we could play with those cute little nieces of ours every single day!

back to school with diy shirts - so fresh and so clean clean

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to school shopping is always fun, but it can put a real dent in your pocketbook. This year, I had fun finding inspiration and making Parker's shirts using the Cricut Explore and four dollar shirts from Target.



When I was growing up, my older sister would go through phases where she would repeat different phrases. One year, her theme was "so fresh and so clean clean". It was her reply to everything, and has been permanently stuck in my head ever since. To make your own, find a font in the Cricut Design Space or upload your own (I used Josefin Sans and Josefin Slab). Then, simply load your mat with Cricut Iron-on Lite, mirror the image, and press GO. Continue with these instructions to iron on the image.



This project was submitted as an entry into the Cricut Design Star challenge. Cricut has asked a number of bloggers to enter projects with specific themes as a fun way to test out the Cricut Explore. I chose to participate in this group because I honestly believe the Cricut Explore is a game changer in the world of crafting and, really, who doesn't love a little competition on the side.

back to school with diy shirts - dude

Back to school shopping is always fun, but it can put a real dent in your pocketbook. This year, I had fun finding inspiration and making Parker's shirts using the Cricut Explore and four dollar shirts from Target.



Parker has a good friend named Jude so, of course, Parker calls Dude. And not only that, but Parker calls most boys with straight brown hair Dude because he thinks they are Jude. So confusing and so adorably cute. So cute, in fact, that we needed to make a shirt in honor of it. Here is how you can make your own. Find a font in the Cricut Design Space or upload your own (I used Arial Black). Then, simply load your mat with Cricut Iron-on Lite, mirror the image, and press GO. Continue with these instructions to iron on the image.



This project was submitted as an entry into the Cricut Design Star challenge. Cricut has asked a number of bloggers to enter projects with specific themes as a fun way to test out the Cricut Explore. I chose to participate in this group because I honestly believe the Cricut Explore is a game changer in the world of crafting and, really, who doesn't love a little competition on the side.

back to school with diy shirts - einstein

Back to school shopping is always fun, but it can put a real dent in your pocketbook. This year, I had fun finding inspiration and making Parker's shirts using the Cricut Explore and four dollar shirts from Target.



Parker has always been my thinker, my Einstein. He is so inquisitive and loves impressing people with random facts and creative explanations. So, this Einstein shirt was obviously perfect. To make your own, find a font in the Cricut Design Space or upload your own (I used Hapna Mono). Then, simply load your mat with Cricut Iron-on Lite, mirror the image, and press GO. Continue with these instructions to iron on the image.



This project was submitted as an entry into the Cricut Design Star challenge. Cricut has asked a number of bloggers to enter projects with specific themes as a fun way to test out the Cricut Explore. I chose to participate in this group because I honestly believe the Cricut Explore is a game changer in the world of crafting and, really, who doesn't love a little competition on the side.

diy whoa baby hat



I don't care who you are, Full House is the best show ever. And let me tell you, when rerun episodes of Full House replaced The Jay Leno Show while we were living in Australia, Tyler and I both expressed our joy with a celebratory dance.

So when Tyler had the idea to make a hat for Parker with the phrase "Whoa Baby" as a nod to the show's well known phrase, I was totally on board. Here is how you can make your own using the Cricut Explore. Type "Whoa Baby" into the Cricut Design Space and pick a font that fits your style (I used "Bandwidth"). Load your Cricut Iron-on Lite onto a mat, set the dial to vinyl, mirror the words, and press "Go".

Once you are ready to iron on to a plain trucker hat (I ordered mine from Amazon for about three bucks), heat the iron to a high setting (turn off the steam), place the image, and go for it by following the these instructions. I also cut a piece of iron on material to create a pop of color underneath the brim of the hat.



This project was submitted as an entry into the Cricut Design Star challenge. Cricut has asked a number of bloggers to enter projects with specific themes as a fun way to test out the Cricut Explore. I chose to participate in this group because I honestly believe the Cricut Explore is a game changer in the world of crafting and, really, who doesn't love a little competition on the side.

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