I bought this vinyl long before my Cricut even arrived. Yet today was the first time that I pulled it out from under the bed.
The color doesn’t really do it for me, so I am thinking that I may end up pulling it down and starting over if I can find a color that better suits. Unless of course Jacob comes home and adores it. Rumor has it that you can use Contact Paper in the same manner. I have also found a web site that sells more than just your standard kitchen colors of the stuff. So if Jacob hates it I may go that route next.
My other project in vinal that I really want to do is to cover the bulk head that runs from the living room the dining room with a bible verse that speaks to me. Anyone have any favorites that they would like to share? Nothing super long, but nothing really short. The Lord is my shepard Psalm for example would be too long, but not John 3:16; For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whomever shall believe in him shall not perish but have ever last life. That would be the perfect length. I am thinking something that relates to wants vs needs, or something pertaining to the sanctuary of marriage. I don’t know…I need some ideas.
I also want to know what you think of the wall. Love it? Hate it? Susan what the heck were you thinking thats tacky? Honesty people thats what I’m going for here. I don’t want to start covering my walls in lettering if it looks completely stupid and out of place.
This is how it started, and then I realized it looks too bare…so I decided to get super creative. Then of course I couldn’t help but think…”and theres room for more if we need it” Ugh…and a further away shot
Now that I am more comfortable with my “bug” I decided to go ahead and venture out and make an actual project. I also decided to venture beyond the normal paper arts that Cricut is best kown for.
Someone asked if its as easy as it looks on television?
Honestly it is just as easy as it appears on television. Now each cartridge has different functions, and those can be a little tedious, but once you play with each function and make a few mistakes you really get the hang of it and realize its very easy. I will admit that I have thrown away a few pieces of paper, and one piece of fabric, that was totally my fault in ironing the wonder under on it, rather than cutting it.
One of these days I will make a project and photograph it piece by piece.
Incidentally its not 100% done. I still need to add the face, and I am debating if I want to embroider around the edges. Plus, I am debating and I would like opinions–if I should put BABY on the tooshy of the pants. Kind of like in a Juicy kind of way? What do you think? Over the top?
Now without further ado some pictures!
I was debating if I was just going to leave it like this, or if I was going to make “angel wings” for her. The next photo is after I added the angel wing, and the pants. Here is a better one closer up, with the addition of the little angel’s name who is going be given this outfit. Again, I have to put a face on it. But that is the gist of it. Each piece is individually cut. The little brown shoes are each individual, as is each letter. And now the whole little outfit.
I am so ready for tomorrow. My cricut will arrive sometime mid morning. Luckily, or unluckily as the case may be they will not leave it outside of our door nor in the vestibule either. No, they will have the office sign for and accept it. Unfortunately Jacob has already been slated to work until 7 on both Monday and Tuesday. Being a one car family means I have to wait for him to pick me up or else I have to walk the 2 miles up hill (both ways in 10 feet of snow) to get home form the bus stop. So this means I will not be getting my machine that will be not only in the same town, but in my complex until Tuesday. Ah yes, but I mentioned Jacob is working late on Tuesday too. This is where the fates shine on me.
On Wednesday and Thursday I have two out patient proceedures being done at the hospital and my mom has graciously agreed to lend me her car. This way I don’t have to drive Jacob o work, drive to the hospital and then pick him up two days in row. This means that on Tuesday I will leave work an hour early catch the bus to my moms grab her car and be home within 1/2 hour of the office closing. Brilliant.
At any rate, I am ready for Cricuts arrival. In two days I have spent $50 at Joann’s. Of course EVERYTHING that I purchased yesterday was on sale today! But I am ready. I have all of my stuff ready and waiting for its arrival. Then hopefully I will have something more substantial to share with my overtly bored readers–hey I warned you–all infertility all the time had a new forum, and this wasn’t it!