Month: March 2021

A flower is a smile from heaven

Just a cute quote I found and am going to use for a project. I thought I would share.

Just in case the swirly loop doesn’t show up right (because it’s the only thing that I made personally), here is a copy of that (right click, save)

The fonts I used in this are KG Be Still and Know (dafont.com) and The Spirit (Creative Fabrica — not free!)

Since The Spirit is not a free font, I went to find some fonts that are similar to what I used:

  1. Indigo Daisy
  2. Real Ohio
  3. Macho Barista

These fonts are pretty close, but you might still want to play around with the way they’re spaced or sized!

CRICUT PROJECT LINK

Want to know about how to upload images to design space? Click here for an excellent tutorial!

Weekly Weigh In #18

Disappointing week. Not in the mood to talk about it.

  Starting Oct. 3, 2020 Current Mar. 28, 2021 Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  40  16.5
Hips 64  47  17
Chest 61  45  16
Neck 18  14  4
Thighs* 30  23  7 (14)
Upper arms* 15  11  4 (8)
Lower arms* 11  8  3 (6)
Calves* 22  15  7 (14)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  299  78
    Total: 78 lbs. 97.5 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Weekly Weigh In #16

Not much has changed since my last weigh in. I went to a grand opening for a clothing store (Gabe’s; kinda like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, etc.) and I bought tops sized 18/20 — I haven’t worn that size since about 10th or 11th grade in high school (2003/2004). I cannot believe it. I never thought I’d get here… When I was doing my measurements nothing changed from last week which is bizarre to me. But, my weight is exactly 298 today. I have noticed my arms are a little more flappy. Even my legs. It’s crazy.

  Starting Oct. 3, 2020 Current Mar. 14, 2021 Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  41  15.5
Hips 64  47  17
Chest 61  45  16
Neck 18  14  4
Thighs* 30  22.5  7.5 (15)
Upper arms* 15  11  4 (8)
Lower arms* 11  8  3 (6)
Calves* 22  15.5  6.5 (13)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  298  79
    Total: 79 lbs. 96.5 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Under 300lbs!!!

Today I weighed 298(.4) — I AM OFFICIALLY UNDER 300LBS!!!!! I could explode. I cried. I laughed. Why am I such an emotional mess about this? I don’t know the last time I weighed under 300lbs. When I conceived my daughter, seven years ago, I was 306.

Should I write about the physical changes I’ve noticed? I still want to talk about all the stuff that people don’t talk about. Like my hormonal changes? They’re like… extreme.. o_o

Peeps Cricut Project

This was an incredibly trying project for me — It was my first big project. Here is how I did it.. YOU NEED:

NOTES:

  • I used four bunnies and four blocks for four names
  • The project is set up for four blocks and four bunnies bought specifically from the Etsy shop in my link!
  • I like to put blocks around my cuts so when I weed, I don’t have to wrestle all of the project.

HOW TO DO IT:

  1. Line up your blocks how you like them best (I tried to get one side really flush/straight)
  2. Once you like the line up, glue them together with wood glue
  3. Let that dry
  4. Paint your bunnies your desired colors
  5. Let them dry
  6. Cut the project from Design Space (do a few passes — the toughest cutouts were the faces!!!)
  7. Weed that
  8. Sand your blocks and buff out any residual wood glue
  9. Paint your blocks
  10. Let them dry
  11. Finish painting the bunnies if you only did part of them
  12. Allow everything to dry overnight
  13. Once everything is dried, you can use transfer tape to transfer the vinyl words onto your blocks and bunnies
  14. Mod podge over the blocks and bunnies if you’d like to (I only did the blocks because the vinyl wasn’t adhering to the paint)
  15. Use a SMALL AMOUNT of wood glue to adhere the bunnies to the block base 🙂

This is intense to me. I will never do this again. Okay, I probably will… Anyway.. I hope you have fun and find your own shortcuts.

Dimensions:

Grandma’s Favorite Peeps — 8.8″ wide Patricia, Jacob Jr, etc — 1.6″ wide Peeps face circles — 0.085″ x 0.085″

Why these dimensions? White blocks — 2.25×4 = 9″ Bunnies — 1.75″ at widest part

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p style=”text-align: center;”>You can adjust the bunny faces by ungrouping them and resizing

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