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For three days Cricut is having a huge machine sale. The Cricut Maker at $299 the promotion will run 5/29-5/31.

Save 20% off All Materials! Valid through 6/2

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How to Etch a Glass Decanter with EtchAll

The minute I saw this decanter advertised on the Dollar Tree website, I knew I had to have it. I wanted to etch it with etchall. I love the iridescent quality of the glass. I had a hard time deciding which color decanter to get but ultimately decided upon the purple version. I originally envisioned etching all four sides of the glass, but I ran into a bit of an issue I will explain in detail below. 

This post and photos may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

Materials:

  • glass decanter
  • etchall creme
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock scrap
  • vinyl
  • free SVG file
  • personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • craft knife
  • rubbing alcohol
  • paper towels

Directions:

Download the free SVG file. [stencil]


Cut the stencil design from vinyl.

 


Weed away the area that will etch.

 


Here is where I ran into a bit of trouble. The first time I etched the decanter it removed the purple iridescent layer.
So I used a craft knife to scratch off all the purple from one side of the decanter.

 


Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and then adhere the stencil to the glass.

 


Cover the stencil with etchall etching creme, be generous.

 


After 15 minutes has passed, remove the excess creme and return it to the container.
I used a scrap of cardstock to remove the creme.
etchall creme is reusable.

 


Here is a close-up of the final result.
I am happy I resolved my issue and it turned out well!

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Homemade Sale - Cricut

Now through 5/19, Cricut is featuring 30% off select mats, Infusible Ink, and vinyl! In addition, snag an Explore Air 2 Machine, starting at $229!

Starting tomorrow through 5/26, Cricut is launching its Homemade Celebration, featuring 20% off all materials and accessories!

Cricut.com is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+ with code SHIPMAY or MAYSHIP through 5/31.

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Explore Air 2 Machines Starting at $229! Valid through 5/19

Save 30% off Select Mats! Valid through 5/19

Save 30% off Select Infusible Ink! Valid through 5/19

Save 30% off Select Vinyl! Valid through 5/19

Save 30% off Select Other Materials! Valid through 5/19

Save 50% off Rolling Totes! Valid through 5/19

Cricut Access Only: Save 40% off Select Iron-Ons! Valid through 5/19

 

Save 20% off All Materials! Valid through 5/26

 

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Three Quick and Easy Things to Make with the Cricut Joy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut for Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was so excited to open the Cricut Joy. I have the Cricut Maker and I have used other Cricut machines as well. I like the ability to cut long pieces of continuous material but I am most excited about the Card Mat and Insert Cards. I also like the portability of the Cricut Joy. While the Cricut Joy is small, it is a mighty machine capable of cutting vinyl, a variety of papers, and cardstock as well as draw with pens.

This post and photos contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

First I want to share with you the unboxing of the Cricut Joy.

The following three projects were quick and easy to make with the Cricut Joy. Each project uses different materials with the Cricut Joy. I was able to test
out the flexibility and range of materials. The first project I made with the Cricut Joy was an insert card.

I made the above birthday card for my husband's birthday. I needed something to give him and since we are sheltering at home, I wasn't able to go out and get him anything, so I made him a card. I used the Cricut Insert Card design and was able to make a quick and easy card. You can see the entire tutorial at the following link. [Birthday Card]

The second project I made with the Cricut Joy used Smart Iron-on. I made a cat shirt for my daughter. We recently adopted two kittens, and I thought what an appropriate shirt! I altered an image from Design Space and quickly made this shirt. I didn't even need to use a mat. I just loaded the smart iron-on vinyl directly into the Joy. This would be a really easy way to make a last-minute gift. See the entire tutorial at the following link. [Cat Shirt]

The third project I made with the Cricut Joy utilized its ability to draw. The Cricut Joy comes with a black pen which I used. I also received Smart Label materials so I decided to make labels for a craft tower I had. I still have more labels to make because I haven't settled on all the drawers' contents but it will be easy to do that because I saved the file I made in Design Space. The program walked me through the steps of loading the pen for drawing and then the blade for cutting. Using Smart Label materials I didn't need to cut it down to size or use a mat. I just loaded the materials into the Cricut Joy and hit go! You can see the entire tutorial and access the label file I created here: [Labels]

 

I can't wait to use the continuous cut with vinyl and make a growth chart for my girls. Right now we have the marks on a wall next to our kitchen. I would like to make the charts so they can take them with them when they get older and move on. I have the wood on order but it hasn't arrived in time for this post. So be sure to look for that tutorial in the future.

Cricut Spring Sale

Now through 4/25, Cricut is launching their Spring Cleaning Flash Sale, featuring 40% off select materials and accessories, and Explore Air 2 Machines at their lowest price ever of $179.99! In addition, snag a Maker Machine for $329 or a BrightPad for $49!

Cricut.com is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+ with code SHIPAPR or APRSHIP, and Cricut Access Members receive free shipping on orders through 4/30.

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

Save 40% off Select Materials! Valid through 4/25

Save 40% off Select Accessories! Valid through 4/25

Explore Air 2 Machines at Their Lowest Price Ever - As Low as $179.99! Valid through 4/25

Maker Machines Starting at $329! Valid through 4/25

Brightpads Starting at $49! Valid through 4/25

Save up to 75% off Materials & Accessories Clearance! Valid through 4/25

Cricut Access Only: Save 40% off Select Mats! Valid through 4/25

Cricut's Easter Sale

Starting today through 4/14, Cricut is launching their Easter Flash Sale featuring 40% off select materials and accessories, and Maker Machines starting at $349! In addition, snag an EasyPress Machine starting at $49!

Cricut.com is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+ with code SHIPAPR or APRSHIP, and Cricut Access Members receive free shipping on orders through 4/30.

This post and photos may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

Flash Sale: Save 40% off Select Materials! Valid through 4/14

Flash Sale: Save 40% off Select Accessories! Valid through 4/14

Flash Sale: Maker Machines Starting at $349! Valid through 4/14

Save 50% off Select Machine & Rolling Totes! Valid through 4/14

EasyPress Machines Starting at $49! Valid through 4/14

BrightPad Starting at $49! Valid through 4/14

Cricut Access Only: Save 25% off Select Bulk Supplies! Valid through 4/14

Have You Wondered About the Comfy?

This wearable blanket pullover keeps you warm & cozy while you lounge at home, watch TV, play video games, work on your laptop, camp, attend a sporting event or concert, & more! Right now, spending time at home a little extra comfort can really be helpful. My daughters love the Comfy for watching TV. It is like a little soft cacoon. And when you are cold, it is really helpful.

This is how the Comfy package arrived at our house. I want to thank Comfy for sending me one to review and fall in love with! We received the navy original Comfy but it is also available in a lite version that is made out of microfiber fabric without the white fluffy sherpa.

The Comfy is known for being on Shark Tank.

You can buy yours here: [Comfy]

How to Remove Sticky Gunk

Unboxing some craft products the other day, I encountered this sticky gunk on my die. I immediately reached for the Best Cleaner Ever and I am sharing my experience on the ScraPerfect Blog today.

Inspirational Gifts on QVC

Today QVC is hosting a special show called QVC Inspirational Gifts Show. I was sent a few products that will be on the show to review and promote this special event. It airs at 10am CT; 11am ET - check your local channel listing or watch live on the QVC Facebook page. The theme of the show is meaningful gifts that help convey our affection for the ones you love. I encourage you to watch and shop this special show.

This beautiful scarf in hot pink that I have used in all the backgrounds of the images for this post is a part of the products available. Headbands of Hope gift a child with illness a headscarf for every one that is sold. 

   

These beautiful necklaces are from The Vintage Sparrow. The little one on the right is probably my favorite (although hard to get a good photo of it).

Although no “live” guests will be in the studio, the show will feature the following:

Annie Moss - Owner and Designer of the Vintage Sparrow (you should have received her product in your mailer!) - Calling in LIVE
Product: Inspirational Pendant Necklace Set in Choice of:
a.  Faith over Fear Necklace set (Faith)
b.  Choose Joy Necklace set (Joy)
c.  Still I Rise Necklace set (Brave)
d.  Love Wins Necklace set (Love)
 
Jess Ekstrom - Owner of Headbands of Hope (you should have received her product in your mailer!) - Calling in LIVE - Headbands of Hope donates a headband for every one sold to a child with an illness.
Product: Set of 2 Headscarves in Choice of:
a.  Headscarves - Set of 2 - Navy Paisley/Navy
b.  Headscarves - Set of 2 - Pink Paisley/Solid Hot Pink
c.  Headscarves - Set of 2 - Camel - White Striped/Solid Champagne

Candace Cameron Bure - Skype in to promote her two products:
a.  Welcome Mats
b.  Promise Box  

Jesus Loves Me Lamb & Blanket - Kerstin will sell this product and it is SO cute! The lamb plays Jesus loves me and the blanket is so soft!
 
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the product/product information. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Cool Coffee Experiences That Everyone Needs to Try

Coffee is one of life’s little luxuries. That tempting aroma when it’s freshly brewed, the caffeine boost it gives and the fact that it makes any afternoon cake indulgence somehow taste even better. Even right now when the world is battling through the current health pandemic and many ingredients are hard to get hold of, it’s still relatively easy to order coffee to your home or purchase it from the supermarket when you’re doing your grocery shop. Did you also know that you can freeze milk if you need it for your milkier drinks, or there’s the option of powdered milk and creamers for longer-lasting options? If you fancy doing something different and trying something new, here are some cool coffee experiences to consider. 

 

Civet Coffee

It might sound strange, but civet coffee consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. The process of going through their intestines helps to ferment the beans and give it a truly unique flavor. If you’re going to try Civet coffee, just be sure to choose a cruelty-free brand, one that utilized wild civet cats rather than keeping them caged up. If you can get past the strangeness of this one it’s well worth a try- think about how honey is made essentially of bee vomit but none of us question that! It’s unusual, completely safe and an incredible coffee experience to try.

 

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is made of brewed coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and good quality coconut oil. People often look into it for weight loss benefits, although unless you’re following a low carb, high-fat plan it will cause you to gain rather than lose weight for obvious reasons. However, if you’re following keto (or just want an interesting and unusual drink that you plan to have in moderation) then give this a go. It’s creamy and delicious, a bit like a latte but minus the sugar. 

 

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Eggs are full of protein and vitamins, so adding one to your daily pre-workout coffee can be a tasty way to fuel up. Consuming raw egg might sound like a food poisoning disaster waiting to happen but this isn’t the case if you use the right eggs. Anything with the Lion stamp on is safe to consume raw (such as in mayonnaise or eating uncooked cake batter!) lightly cooked (such as runny yolks) or any way you like. This is because eggs come from vaccinated hens meaning the risk of any diseases that can make you ill is almost completely eliminated. 

 

Salt Coffee

Coffee has a fairly bitter taste, which is why many people reach for the sugar jar or sweet syrups to enjoy their brew. So it would seem as though salt would be the last thing you’d want to add- but you’d be wrong! It actually neutralizes the bitterness by blocking the taste buds responsible for it, but don't add more than just a pinch. If you do it could become undrinkable. 

 

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