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Saturday, April 15, 2017

World Vision Global 6K for Water

I partenered with World Vision for this post.

You guys know I live in Washington - and here in the Pacific Northwest, we get a lot of rain. Not necessarily tons more rain than other places in the country, but certainly more cloudy and rainy days. We also have running waterin our house so we can take showers, brush teeth, flush toilets, run the dishwasher and washing machine. We even have a sprinkler system for our yard (which, honestly, really only needs to run for July and August :) Being surrounded by so much water, it's easy to forget that in developing countries, people have to walk an average of 6 kilometers (about 3.7 miles) every day to get water. It's usually women and young girls who have this task, and often the water they bring back is still contaminated with life-threatening diseases.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Will I use my Cricut Enough to Justify the Price?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Some links are affiliate.

I think everyone gets a little nervous when they think about buying a big item for themselves, then worry it might just sit in the box. If you're buying a Cricut, you want to know if you'll get enough use out of it. 

So I say let's take a look at this (incomplete) list of all the things you could make with your Cricut. Are you interested in any of these?


Saturday, April 8, 2017

What Materials Can I Cut with Cricut?

One of the biggest selling features, and high points for me about the Cricut Explore is the amazing list of materials it can cut. You may not even realize that it goes way beyond paper and vinyl! Once you check out this list of things the Cricut can cut, you'll see how your project possibilities really are endless. I've included some links to projects using some of these materials below too, so be sure to click through to read more about them. (Some links may be affiliate)



Monday, April 3, 2017

How Does the Cricut Machine Work?

Let’s get into the basics of how a Cricut works. (I've included some affiliate links so you find the exact products I'm talking about)
Your Cricut Explore machine needs power and internet access. You need to be able to connect it to a computer by Bluetooth, or with a cord OR with your iPad wirelessly.



Then you use the design program called Design Space online to create your projects. You can choose from hundreds of Make it Now projects, over 30,000 images, and over 370 fonts.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Benefits of Cricut Explore

There are several electronic cutting machines on the market these days - I have owned a few. You may have owned a few. And for someone looking to buy one, or upgrade, or switch brands, it can be confusing to know what the best machine is!



Monday, March 20, 2017

What is a Cricut?

Post contains affiliate links - if you make a purchase I get a small percentage and your cost stays the same. So, thanks!!

Cricut - noun, (pronounced just like the bug, "Cricket"), and pretty much the greatest crafting tool you could ever have. 



I've written about Cricut machines for years - I even owned one of the original small ones all the way back in 2006. As much as I talk about it, there are still people who don't know what it is (or how to say it!) But don't worry, when I first read about it I thought it was "cry-CUT" too :) 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tips for Using Stretch Heat Transfer Vinyl

Siser North America sent me some HTV to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Some links in this post are affiliate.


Stretch Heat Transfer Vinyl is an iron-on vinyl that has, well, a bit of stretch to it! This makes it ideal for applying to all kinds of fabric. It works great on stretchy materials like Lycra®/spandex or cotton, and it's also fabulous for cotton poly blends, polyester and even leather! It has an ultra matte finish that is really pretty. I used it to dress up a baby onesie and it came out so cute because it layers perfectly.