Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ahhhhh it's Justin Bieber!!!

Justin Bieber has been everywhere lately. He's been on the Disney channel, at the Rockefeller Tree lighting, and even in music videos with Mariah Carey. I know this because my daughter seems to have an uncontrollable urge to squeal at the very mention of his name. *rolling my eyes*
All that to introduce you to the most recent shirt I made for her. I heart JB.

It started out as a simple plain purple shirt costing a whopping ONE dolla! the Dollar Tree.
                                                                       LOVE it!

Then using the Silhouette Studio and my Silhouette SD, I cut the letters from white smooth heat transfer material. And the heart from smooth dark pink.
The font I used for the letters is Base 02 from It was by far the most intricate font that I've cut. But it worked perfectly! I absolutely love the fact that everything stays in it's place on the transfer sheet. I would have never been able to keep all the little splatter pieces if it wasn't for that fact.

While we're on the subject of's another Dollar Tree transformation.

She had recently picked up these fuzzy pajama pants at WalMart with some birthday money. But was bummed when she couldn't find a matching shirt. So I did what any other frugal mom would do, and made one :) To get the bow to match I placed her pants on the scanner and literally scanned them. Using photoshop, I traced the bow and created my own shape inside of Silhouette, using the trace method. And then dressed it up with some white zebra stripes around the bow. I used the same color heat transfer material as the Justin Bieber shirt.

So I there a rehab group for tshirt makers anonymous? Cause if so, I may need to attend a meeting or two!

Pinterest Inspiration

While spending countless hours browsing Pinterest, I came across an idea that I found to be pretty ingenious. While it may not be groundbreaking...I saw it as an easy and cheap way to make a gift for my daughter's teacher.

source here

So I pinned it on Pinterest as well as in my head. While shopping at my local Dollar Tree recently, that pin popped into my head. Oh yea!! It was the perfect place to look for the supplies.

I was able to find the clear 5x7 standing frame as well as generic brand post-it's. They were a little larger than the regular square ones, but still fit perfectly on the frame.

After raiding my scrapbooking scraps, I found the perfect papers to use. LOVE using up paper scraps!! I also had some extra alphabet stickers lying around that matched in color as well. Major score!!

But something just wasn't right. For whatever reason, it looked like it was missing something. Going with the office supply theme, I thought why not figure out a way for it to hold more things. Like paperclips perhaps?

I found some old magnets on our refrigerator that had been begging to be used for quite some time now. I used E-6000 glue to adhere them to the front.

Being a person to hardly ever leave well enough alone, I embellished a green binder clip found in my desk drawer to add to the top.

I can't wait to give it to her teacher. It's definitely something unique, but also useful. But best of all, only cost me $2!! :)

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