Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Don't you love great photos?

My camera is not the best. It has slow shutter speed and is getting old, but it is all I have right now. I use all of my ingenuity to try to coax good shots out of it. I am very aware of my lighting and LOVE outdoor shots. Everyone once in awhile I get some shots that work for me.
I took a few of my good shots from last week and was inspired to make some layouts. I wanted to play with some fun summer colors and contrast some of the colors in my photos. I also am working on just letting if flow and not getting hung up on complicated layouts or embellishements. I want to put the fun back in scrapping.

What have YOU been working on lately? I would love to see.

Freezer Paper Cricut shirts

Confused about how you can make a T-shirt with your cricut? I have seen some posts on the cricut board about cutting shapes out of freezer paper with your cricut and using them as stencils on t-shirts. My friend Kim came over and we gave it a go. Here are the shirts I made:

I used Animal Kingdom to make a shirt for my son:

Mine is also with Animal Kingdom:

I used Hello Kitty for the cupcake for my daughter:

They were easier than I thought.

1. Cut freezer paper to fit your mat and put it dull side down...make sure all air bubbles are out.

2. Cut your shapes as you normally would. Remeber that if you want to cut words, you will need to use the flip feature.

3. Peel off the negative image of your shape. Iron it shiney side down on your t-shirt.

4. We tried fabric paint and acrylic paint and I like acrylic better. We put plastic bags inside the shirt so it wouldn't bleed through and then used a pouncing method to paint.

5. They take a bit to mine dried I would touch up the paint so no bits of t-shirt showed through.

Give it a really was easy. I will be doing this alot.