Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teriyaki Chicken - Crockpot & Freezer Meal

This was super good.  I bet it would be great served over rice, if you liked rice.  lol.  I found it super good as is.  I found that it is better to thaw and then make in the crockpot so you don't have to add water (if it were frozen) and thus making it too watery in the crockpot.

Click Read More for the Recipe...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Warriors Cheerleader Gear

Silhouette Projects?  Why, absolutely!  I'm in! Kelly (friend and fellow Silhouette fan) was in need of some cheerleader gear for her daughter's upcoming competition.  I busted out the ol' Silhouette to come to the rescue.  [She has since ordered a new Cameo!  I can't wait for her to share her projects with me.] 

We made two different style tees using vinyl and fabric paint.  Check out a tutorial here

We, also, decorated a couple megaphones using vinyl and transfer tape.  Check out a tutorial here

Friday, March 22, 2013

St. Patty's Day Projects and Fun

I know that it's 5 days after the fact and I'm still posting about St. Patrick's Day but I was behind  on posting and I wanted to make sure I posted everything.  This will be a quick run down of all this year's projects and last and some extra fun that I didn't have separate posts about. I promise I will now hang my St. Pat's hat until next year!!  =)

Green Decor Projects:
St. Pat's WordArt

Green Food and Drink Fun:

 Green Eggs (no ham)

Lime Jello (with a bit of extra green) and Pistachio Pudding, both topped with Cool Whip

Cupcakes with Green Cool Whip Frosting 

Brownies with Shamrocks made with a stencil cut on my Silhouette and Green Decorating Spray


Shamrock cut out of Chalkboard Vinyl (using Silhouette) for drink labels

 Juice Box Waters colored Green

Decorated Green Beer Pitcher

Green Gear:


Silhouette Vinyl Stencils and Fabric Paint Tees

Silhouette Heat Transfer Iron Ons

Thursday, March 21, 2013

ARRR-ish fun

Such a cute little Irish Pirate, don't you think??  I'm a big fan of the pirate theme.  If you want to read a little bit of the background of that check out:  Pirate Onesie Iron On Post

This is another onesie made using my Silhouette and Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl.  If you want a quick tutorial check out:  Our Fav Leprechaun Post

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

St. Pat's Beer Tee

Another St. Pat's Tee...  (I even have more last one for tomorrow!)  Everyone need a St. Pat's Tee, or two.  =)  I did not have any luck finding green t-shirts this year (maybe because I looked too late?) so I dyed my own.  I have never dyed anything before.  It was quite easy.  I used a 5 gallon bucket and it cleaned out nicely with no green residue.  It didn't create the mess that I thought it would.  I did have trouble with a 'dark green' that I bought, it looked like it had too much blue in it, so I re-dyed it.  I'm just thinking that the color on the box isn't always exactly what you are going to get...

Check out Steel's Football Shirt Post for a tutorial on making a shirt with your Silhouette, vinyl and fabric paint or click Read More for a quick run through of How I Did It...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Irish Steel Tee

My growing boy needed a new Irish Tee for this St. Patty's Day.  See last year's Patty Party Tees.  I used the same design because when ya only wear it one day out of the year, it doesn't really get old.  If you notice, I use the 'Steel' symbol (and the Steelers symbol) and replaced the diamonds with shamrocks, pretty creative, huh?  I think so.  =)  I did change it up this year and used Silhouette Heat Transfer instead of fabric paint. 

I followed the same procedure as my Our Fav Leprechaun post.

For a quick run through, click Read More or check out my Our Fav Leprechaun post.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Our Fav Leprechaun


Adorable Leprechaun hat?   - GarysAngel Etsy Shop

Adorable Onesie?  See below...

Silhouette Heat Transfer - Smooth
Fabric Dye

How I Did It
1.  I dyed a onesie using Rit fabric dye according the the package instructions.  (very easy process)

2.  I designed the lettering for the onesie using Silhouette Studio and made use to mirror the design so that it was 'backwards' for ironing on.

3.  I cut it out on Silhouette Heat Transfer (smooth) with the clear plastic side down and no cutting mat.  

This is the clear plastic side up after being cut out.  
4.  I removed the negative heat transfer to leave the lettering...

This is the side that was cut with clear plastic side down.
5.  I placed the design on the onesie, clear plastic side up.

6.  I placed a piece of fabric on top of the clear plastic and ironed, applying firm pressure for 45 - 60 seconds (according to Silhouette Heat Transfer package instructions).  If the plastics doesn't peel up, try, try again...

 7.  I peeled the clear plastic away from the design and re-ironed (on top of fabric) one more time for good measure.

and this is why you should... Never Wake A Sleeping Leprechaun...