Friday, November 20, 2009

Vinyl Word Tile

I have been given the task of teaching Relief Society (womans organization in the church) and my lesson is on service. As I was wondering around the LDS bookstore, I saw this awesome quote made with vinyl on a tile. I inspected it for a couple minutes, then thought.... I can make that.

If I would have known at the time that it was going to be so much work, I would have spent the $30 on the one at the store but I have a cricut for a reason.

You will need to purchase from vinyl sheets and vinyl transfer tape. You take the sticky part of the transfer tape off and assemble the letters on the grid side. Cut out all of the letters using the Cricut... now this would be totally fine if the letters were large but when you do a quote- the letters are small. So it was a pain in the butt getting the letter to cut right and then not losing parts of the "i".... ughhh.

Next you assemble the letters onto the vinyl transfer tape. This part is a pain in the butt too because you have to get the spacing JUST RIGHT and it takes a lot of little adjustments. Because the vinyl still has its baking on it, you can move the letters around freely.

You then put the sticky side of the transfer tape on and rub it with your fingers or a paint scraper or ruler or spatula or something that will get all the air bubbles out--- you get the idea.

Then you peel the tranfer tape off and take off all of the back of the vinyl letters... you will have to be careful here.

Now you stick the transfer tape with the vinyl letters on it onto the tile you have picked. I got the 12x12 size tile because it is easy to measure it out with the cricut. Line the transfer tape up really well and make sure all of the air bubbles are out. Again use the scraper or ruler or whatever to make sure the letters are stuck on well. Then pull off the transfer tape and the letters will be stuck to tile.

I spent $20 on the supplies and it took me 2.5 hours to make this tile. I think it turned out well. I definitly think using the vinyl to make tiles as gifts would be a great idea for the holidays especially because they can be personalized.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Just a little Spiritual Juice... Love this


Friday, November 13, 2009


When I first started blogging (ohhh like a couple weeks ago), I wanted to mimick all of these amazing women that I see in all of the blogs that I stalk... I have come to realize through this experience that I don't need to mimick anyone because I am amazing just being myself. I may not be perfect... I may not comb my hair everyday... I may not be the friendliest person all the time, but I am ME and I am happy that way. I am grateful for my life, I am grateful for my husband who loves me just the way I am (and laughs that I change hobbies all the time), I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who allows us to grow and make choices and forgives us when we make bad ones. Even though I desperately want babies right now, I am grateful that I have this time with the Hubbs (just us) to be together, experience each other, and grow together before we bring mini-me's into the world (which I hope its only like ONE mini-me and more mini-hims because too many mini-me's would be REALLY HARD). So I am still going to document some neat things I try and make but moreso going to document about how cool I think I am (just kidding).

p.s. KNITTING SUCKS... I don't think my mind allows me to process it. I have taken apart the same dang dishcloth five times because I screwed up knitting- plus being left handed makes it difficult because I can't just mirror the you tube videos. UGH.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Busy Busy Busy....

I am feeling like I have not been domestic in weeks although I have made a batch of cookies every weekend and am attempting some new crafts recently. I cannot post pics yet because they are in their starting phases but will keep you informed when they are done.

The Hubbs has taken on the task of being my personal trainer. I have had bouts of gym attendance in the past but never really stuck with it. Which is not a surprise to those who know me and those who don't- I am kinda flighty in my ideas... which is a whole nother post in itself. Anyhows, this gym gig sucks. I am sore, can't bend over, can't lift my arms up, my back hurts, and seriously me belly is not getting any smaller. Why can't there be this magical place that you can go in and walk out 20 pounds lighter with no muffin top (oh wait... is that lypo). Anyways- I have been commited to exercising more. I have been having a wee little problem getting pregnant (another post in itself) and think I need to be just a little healthier and maybe my body will allow me to carry a child- and just for the record... my last friend that was my crutch of infertility is now pregnant. I am so happy for her but still have this inner being telling me to be angry, sad, disappointed, bitter, and all of those other feelings. I put on some Joshua Radin- "Brand New Day"... its a great song that gets you up and going on the days that inner being is overpowering.

It's a Brand New Day, the Sun is shining, Its a Brand New Day. And for the first time, in a long time, I know I'll be okay.