Raise a glass to Spring Break!

Living where I do, Spring Break is when the sun shines, the flowers start to bloom and the windows can be thrown wide open (for a very short time!). It’s also the time when I get to dig out some craft supplies from under the mound of debris that builds up in my craft area when school is in session.

As I mentioned last post, I indulged myself by purchasing the amazing Cricut Explore Air 2. This past week, once I finished load upon load of laundry,  I watched innumerable YouTube tutorials and decided to try my hand with the Cricut Holographic Sparkle vinyl in Fuchsia.  So pretty!!

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My new camping wine cup!

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Don’t you love how they look in different light?

My favourite thing about the wine cup is the lid. During one camping trip last year, I lost a glass of wine every single day due to my girls bumping into my side table — never again!!

But I went a little crazy last month when I discovered Facebook groups for those who adored their Cricut machines.  Looking at everyone’s posts inspired me to buy several of these stainless steel wine cups and several flasks in both white and pink! Now I just need to make them all extra beautiful. Thank goodness Spring Break lasts another week.

 

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”― Louis Pasteur

 

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One Craft Addiction is Apparently Not Enough!

This summer I bought myself an amazing birthday present. Why? Because I’d been eyeing one for a few years and decided that I deserved to treat myself… a beautiful Cricut Explore Air 2.

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Isn’t she a beauty?

 

Anyhoo, I’ve been experimenting with paper cuts and vinyl too.  Loads of fun but it could easily become a serious and expensive addiction.

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H’s water bottle

H’s class all received identical water bottles and I’m completely grossed out by the thought of drinking from someone else’s glass or bottle and I DO NOT share cutlery – even with my kids.  So it’s a no-brainer that I’d have to clearly indicate which one is hers.  It was my first time doing a project with vinyl. Not too shabby!

 

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I also tried my hand at Christmas ornaments…who (pun intended) doesn’t love this face?

 

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Hmm, what’s missing?

We decorated our classroom doors for Christmas and well, I left my NEEDS at home!  Yup, I did fix it but it left folks confused for a day as the world really is not a stable influence.

 

 

Still struggling a bit with this one as my FAITH won’t stick…yup, another funny! But seriously, I had to make a second vinyl Faith as the first one wouldn’t stay on the wood.

 

 

My current project. I just have to find the time to stick my words on and glue my pretty little flowers to the plaque.

 

“Creativity is Inventing, Growing, Taking Risks, Breaking Rules, Making Mistakes And Having Fun.”  – Mary Lou Cook