Happy Thursday - it is the next to last day of my time as Guest Designer at Everyday Cricut. If you have arrived from the Everyday Cricut blog welcome! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you will find lots of interesting and helpful information. At the top of the right column you can click to subscribe by email or follow this blog if you want to keep up with my projects and tutorials. It has been a very busy week and I have so many more Valentine's projects on the go - I hope you will continue to visit my blog to see them in the coming weeks.
Today on the Everyday Cricut blog I posted another card...
...and a cupcake holder - both made with the Ornamental Iron cartridge.
I have a tiny pink tree that I will be decorating for Valentine's Day. Last year, I saw these heart shaped ornaments at Michael's and picked them up to make some new decorations for my tree. I used the "floor wax" method to make glitter ornaments. These have been very popular and many of you probably know how to make these and have made some of your own.
If you are not familiar with the process you can read more about it at THIS POST. It is fun and easy to do and the effect is magical! I first heard about these from Joy and I have made many ornaments in the past two years.
I used two different shades of Martha Stewart glitter - the red is Garnet and the pink is Tourmaline. The heart ornaments are fairly small and don't take as much glitter as the large ones I did for Christmas.
The words are very thin so the vinyl will easily wrap around the ornament and stay smoothly adhered with no bumps or bubbles.
I may add a few more words to the variety of hearts. These ornaments just need a little dressing up to be ready for the tree.
When you make these ornaments it is a good idea to save the boxes they come in so you can pack them away safely. All of the ornaments I have made are still looking great with no loss of glitter noticeable.
I am hoping to have a chance later today to record some video lessons on how to make a few of the projects I have been sharing this week. It has been a very busy week and today we had the distraction of the huge snowstorm! Fortunately we didn't lose power. I hope you haven't had problems with the storms.
The TV weather map tonight was something to see - white nearly everywhere. There is snow on the ground of every State in the lower 48 except Florida - now that's unusual!
The snow was wet and sticky on the side of the house.
The outdoor tress are buried halfway and the strands of lights on the deck are partly under the snow.
You can just barely see the tip of the candy cane that marks our front walkway.
There are walls lining the paths through the snow - about 16-18 inches deep here.
Fortunately we have a snowblower and my husband is an expert at clearing our paths and driveway.
The snow is piled high on the deck railings and clinging to the trees.
As long as we are safe and warm inside it is fun to see the changes this amount of snow brings. I am planning to stay inside as much as I can and hope to spend most of the day crafting!
Have a great day and be sure to check back to see if I have posted any of the videos. I have a few more things to finish up for tomorrow - one of them is very tasty! I'll also have a little surprise to tell you about to finish out the week of Guest Designing on Everyday Cricut and I think you will like it!
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