This is another first for me. I have seen a lot of posts on the message boards and on YouTube about Heat Transfer Vinyl being cut on the Cricut so when I ordered some vinyl last week I took the plunge and ordered a couple of sheets of heat transfer vinyl.

I must say that I was scared to death that I was going to ruin them but I ran a test cut first to make sure I had the setting right on the Cricut and it cut fine, so onward I went and cut these crowns and names for 2 of my grand-daughters.

I am so happy with the way they turned out. I will definitely be making more of these and I really wish I had had some of this before I went to Disney world in March. I have a ton of projects I think this would be great on.

I used SCAL for this and a crown design I found online. I blacked out the crown and then I created a shadow to give me the effect I wanted. The font I used is Curlz.

This is a Birthday gift that I made for a little girl at church. Our 6 year old grand-daughter was invited to the party so I whipped up this gift for her. I love cutting vinyl with my cricut. I'm not so happy with the background behind Mackenzies name but overall it looks fine.

Mackenzie loved the dry erase board and so did a couple of other girls at the party. Her sister and another little girl have asked for one, so I will be posting a couple more of these soon.

I'm going to my first Swarm in August and we were asked to bring prizes from our stash. A few of the things I already had and the rest I bought this weekend.

The T's came from Michaels, the Fiskars punch from Big Lots, the Utility knife came from Walmart on clearance, the Big Whale Punch I picked up a while back at JoAnn's and the Disney - Happily Ever After cartridge is an extra, as I have 2 of them.

I'm looking forward to the swarm but a little nervous too, as I won't know anyone! I won't be totally alone though as my husband will be at the hotel hanging out while I am scrapping the day away!

These are some of the things I bought at Michaels yesterday, with the exception of the punch on the left. I bought that at Big Lots for $5. If you click on the photo you ccan enlarge it to get a better look at the stamps. They are adorable and only cost $1.50. The punch on the right is a 2 piece little flip flop! I can't wait to use this. It was $2.99.

I also bought a rolling scrapbooking cart that is normally $69.99 but I had a 50% off coupon so I only paid $34.50! I'm really excited about that!

The t-shirts below were $2.99 each! I bought them to give as door prizes at a swarm I am going to next month! I also bought one of each for myself. I think they are adorable!

I found quite a few things at Big Lots this weekend. I found 2 of the Martha Stewart folding self healing mats for $4 each! I saw this mat at Michaels on Saturday as well and it was $29.99! I was very excited knowing that I had 2 of them in my car that only cost me $8! You can see the underside beneath the small items and the inside of the mat underneath everything in the photo. It is very heavy and sturdy. I have found also that it is very easy to wipe small pieces of paper off of it. If you have tried to wipe scraps off of an OLFA mat, it is very difficult to do. I think I am going to like this very much!

I found a Martha Stewart glue stick for $1. Some cute buttons for $1, the clear stamps were .50 and these cute little acrylic frames with little sayings all over them that I can put on a scrapbook page or a card.

In this photo I found the Japanese Take Out boxes and embellishments for $5! I think this is absolutely adorable. The flowers in the package alone are worth the $5. There are chipboard letters and embellishments and foam stamps and gold and silver ink.
I just happen to stumble on these 2 cuttlebug folders that I didn't already have. They were still $2. I saw a lot of the Disney collection of cuttlebug folders/dies at A.C. Moore yesterday as well and Mickey alone was $19.

This photo shows some chipboard embellishments that I found at Big Lots. They were $1.50 each.

This is my very first Double Layout! I am so stinking happy with the way this came out. I used Create a Critter for the animals and Micky Mouse Font for the wording. I still have so many photos yet to scrap from our trip to Disney World but this was my first go.

I made my cute little elephant in 3D and used glitter paper too! I love the way she turned out!

To get a better look, please click on each photo.