Monday, December 10, 2018

December Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Welcome to December!  I hope that your December is going well.  It always goes so fast, doesn't it?

I am prepping some neighbor gifts, so I made a tag.  You can find this tag and so many others at Lori's SVG shop, and the Silhouette Store.
I chose to Print and cut the sentiment.  I resized the Merry Christmas just a little but and added "Love, the Cooks."  

Then time to assemble.

 Get the free file today!

Another awesome project is found in Lori's Cutting Class. I have made 2 sets of these villages, and I want to make another.  (The other 2 were gifts).

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Blog Hop.  I know it's November, but are your thinking Christmas crafts?  I recently helped with a group craft day.  One of the crafts we did was wood slice ornaments.  My friend found a branch at a lake and cut slices from it.  (Craft stores also carry wood slices).  We painted the slices black (or you can leave natural).  I provided the vinyl cutouts.  Lori has so many options of Christmas and Holiday files that would work for these.

SVG Shop: Circle Nativity, Believe Nativity SVG
Silhouette: Nativity Circle Wiseman, Nativity Circle Shepherd, Believe Nativity Circle, 
Merry Christmas (from the Christmas Dingbats Font): SVG, Silhouette

This is a fun project for groups or for yourself.  Grab your favorites during the sale and get making!

 Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Blog Hop. I decorated our front window with some Lori Whitlock designs.  I had some Orange Window Cling material that I wanted to use up, and then I used removable black vinyl as well.  Take a look.
That pumpkin is 2 pieces!  I used the knife tool in Silhouette Studio to slice the pumpkin in half, then I cut it out.  It looked like this in the software:
Pretty fun to be able to create big shapes!  These are the Halloween files I used:

Jack o' Lantern:  Silhouette
Jack o' Lantern, Spider, web, bats: SVG
Cat: SVG, Silhouette
Web: Silhouette
Bats: Silhouette 

Lori has so many great Halloween files (including the free one today)  that would work great in windows.  Browse through them and fill your cart while they are on sale!

Enjoy the Hop!

Monday, September 10, 2018

September Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Blog Hop.  We have several fruit trees in our yard, and all of them are having an amazing crop this year.  I have been working on preserving the fruit since we can't possibly eat all the fresh fruit at once.

Instead of just using a sharpie to label the jars, I used some of Lori's new files.  This Circle Dingbat Font is so fun.  (Silhouette Store, SVG Shop).

I picked 3 circles and added text to Silhouette Sticker paper.  Then just print and cut for these labels.

Pick up the free file available today only at Lori's blog!

 And time to stock up on all your fall favorites for your fall crafting needs.


Enjoy the hop!  See you next time.

Monday, August 13, 2018

August Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Blog Hop!  I hope that you have enjoyed all the projects today.  I bring you a set of earrings. I used Cricut Faux Leather.

I first opened the file in Silhouette and used the offset tool to make a solid background.

After releasing the Compound Path, I selected all the inner cuts and deleted them.

Now I will cut the solid background as well as the cut out leaf to complete the earring.

You can find these earrings in a bundle here at Lori's Shop or here at Silhouette

This one is the size that the file comes in from the Silhouette Store.
The first pair on the above has 2 layers--a solid background and the cut out leaf on top.  I also made some about half the size of the original. 

 Original size:  Just less than 3 inches long.

These are 1.7 inches long.

I started with the Leatherette Silhouette Cut settings.  That worked fairly well (which is Blade: 6, Speed 3, Force 33).  I tried at blade 10, and that worked better.  These earrings are so light, you'll forget that you are wearing them.  Lori has more earrings both in her shop and at the Silhouette Store
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Be sure to grab the freebie today at Lori's Blog, shop the sale, and enter the giveaway!

Don't forget to download the freebie from Lori's blog.

Monday, July 9, 2018

July Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Blog Hop! I hope that you are enjoying a fabulous summer. I am visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico with my extended family.  I needed to do a little crafting while on vacation.  Guess what?!  The Silhouette Mint is a great traveling craft.  It is small and the supplies needed are small, so I was able to fit all things in a small box.

Lori has some great fonts and files that work great as stamps.
I used this Unicorn from the Shop or Sihouette Store.  And I used the LW Dreamy Font: Silhouette Store, Lori's Shop.
 The Silhouette Mint makes custom stamps.  After making the stamp in the machine.  You add ink to your design. Below you see what the stamp looks like before stamping away the excess ink.  It kind of looks like a turkey.

You stamp several times to get rid of the excess ink, then it's ready to stamp for 50 applications!  The unicorn design is great for using multiple colors.  You see how the colors blend into each other to make a nice rainbow effect.  My niece is going to love the stamp!

Monday, June 11, 2018

June Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Blog Hop.  I hope that June is shaping up to be a great month.  We started out June by driving to Gilbert, Arizona to celebrate the marriage of my sister.  She was married June 2 in Gilbert, then that evening we drove to Tucson for a reception.  The kids were great helpers in setting up the outdoor reception in the 100 degree heat.  By the time the guests came, there was shade and a breeze, so the evening was pleasant. 

I used Jack and Jill--Jill paper to highlight some of the pictures from the day.  Also a trusty Square Life Template.

Make sure to pick up the fun Father's Day Freebie for today and enjoy all the hop projects:

Don't forget to download the freebie from Lori's blog.