Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Friday - Busy Week - My First Sale - Loving my #Cricut

Happy Friday Everyone!

Some weeks seem to go by so quickly and others it seems like forever trying to make it to the end of the week. This week was the latter. All week felt like a race to the Friday finish line, except the race was in slow motion.  It is Friday night and I am beat, exhausted, done. I want to close my eyes and not leave the bed all weekend -- BUT.....that can't happen. This weekend, as it seems is going to be an action packed "fun" filled weekend.  All of the actives we are part of seem to be winding down. My son has his last baseball game of the season Saturday morning. Afterwards, the team will have a mini party and picnic.  We'll then rush home for nap time for my daughter, after which, we will attend a gymnastics showcase my son will be taking part in.  Sunday morning, will be my son's last Cub Scout meeting for this school year. They'll be celebrating by having a picnic in the park. Similar to Saturday, we'll rush home for nap time for my daughter and this time it will be my daughter's gymnastics showcase in the afternoon.  Just thinking about the weekend tires me. I'm sure compared to others, our weekend doesn't look so bad. And probably, if we would have had an easy week, it would seem exciting. But, it's just been a busy week and a busy weekend. 

My creative outlet and makes me happy is designing things in photoshop and making things on the Cricut.  I am very excited that I got my first order for a pregnancy announcement onesie! I completed the order today and will be shipping it this weekend.  I'm rather new to Instagram, but I set one up and have posted pictures of items I've made.  If anyone has any tips about Instagram, I would love to hear any advice you may have.

My daughter has been hounding me to make her a Minnie Mouse t-shirt. I bought the t-shirt to use for the project 2 weeks ago, but never got around to make it. Today, she was literally hopping around me non-stop asking me to make the shirt, so I finally was able to complete it for her. She was BEYOND thrilled. It turned out very well, if I do say so myself! The shirt is from Target - Cat and Jack brand. For the design, it's a Minnie Mouse head silhouette that I did in gold HTV. My bestie brought me sheets of various colors of glitter HTV which made me BEYOND excited. I thought my daughter would pick the pink glitter one, but she was stuck on the gold. And I have to say, it was a fantastic choice. The shirt looks great. Originally, I was going to have her name go on the side of Minnie, but then decide not to add it on to the shirt at all. When I gave her the shirt, she asked "where's the rest of it?". I asked if she wanted her name on the shirt as well and she responded, "yes".  When asked where she wanted it located, she pointed under Minnie...so that is where it went! She my mini fashion designer.  :)



Any hoo...that's about it for now. I need to go and get some rest.

I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope to be posting new projects soon!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :)








Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Newest Creation - Personalized EPIC T-Shirt

My son asked me if I could make him a t-shirt that said "epic" on it. I, of course, was more than excited to take on that project. I designed and created the file in photoshop and imported it into design space.

Holy Moly! I thought I was doing such a great job. I printed my first round and forgot to reverse the image. Awesome. So, I go back and reverse it and print again. Woo Hoo. It cuts and "looks" great. So after weeding, I check it against the shirt that I got for my son and it is WAY.TOO.BIG. The image goes onto the sleeves, so I had to cut down the sides a bit - no prob. Right? Iron it on -- it's big...but oh well. I keep staring at it because something is just not sitting right with me. After going back to my original image, I realize that the dot above the "i" is not there. I thought maybe that's  how the font was, but when going back to my computer, there definitely is supposed to be a dot and it looks way better with it. I then realize that I never made that part transparent - Awesome. Went back into photoshop, fixed it and back to design space. I also made the image as a whole smaller so that it would look better on the shirt. I check...there was a dot above the "I". Check, Check, triple check. ABOUT to go print when I realized that AGAIN I didn't reverse the image. This time though, I caught it in time, so....3rd times a charm!

Oh the adventures of HTV. Here are the final results! My guy LOVES the shirt. I'm also taking orders! The word doesn't have to be "epic", it can be any word of your choice! The best way to contact me is via email: madewithlovedezine@gmail.com or through my etsy account here.




Thanks for reading! xoxo


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Personalized Custom Heart Tee with Your Name #cricut #etsy

I created this cute image with my daughter's name as part of the heart and created this T-shirt that I am totally in love with!  



It turned out so well, that I put it up on my etsy account. I can make these on onesies for babies too- wouldn't that be such a super darling idea? My friend is due in July and as soon as they pick the name of their baby, I'll be making one for them as well.  

My daughter is modeling the one I made for her below!


If you are interested, I would love to make you one! Let me know what size tee or tank you are looking for and what color!

Thanks for visiting! :)





FREE Any Size Coffee at Peet's 5/12/17 1-3pm

Peet’s Coffee: FREE Coffee or Tea ANY Size (May 12, 1-3PM)
Live near a Peet’s Coffee? This Friday (May 12th), you can head over there to get yourself a FREE Cup of Coffee or Tea (ANY size) between 1-3PM to celebrate summer being right around the corner! No coupon needed. Limit one per customer. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TODAY!!! May 9 - FREE Ice Cream at Häagen-Dazs

Today, May 9th only, participating Häagen-Dazs shops will be offering up a FREE kiddie size ice cream scoop in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone from 4PM to 8PM – no coupon needed! As always, you may want to call your local Häagen-Dazs shop to verify that they are participating before heading over there.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Personalized Pregnancy Announcement Onesies / Gender Reveal Onesies / Worth The Wait

My good friend is pregnant and due in July! While searching the internet for cute clothes for baby girls, I came across some super adorable pregnancy announcement onesies. I created one for them and really love how it turned out.  I am now in the process of designing more onesies.  If you are interested, I am happy to take orders. Asking $12 for onesies and $16 for t-shirts (material and time). 

The text and design is totally customizable and tailored to your needs!

I use Carter's 100% cotton, size 3 month onesies.

Please feel free to email me at smartsavvymama@gmail.com





Another design I'm working on

And another design! Name can be added to bottom



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Newest Cricut Creation!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I made this *awesome* tote for my son's 1st grade teacher.



It was NOT easy to weed and it was my first *real* weeding experience. I thought I ruined the whole thing a few times throughout the process, but luckily, everything turned out great. I am BEYOND excited and happy about the finished product. This was my very first time using HTV. I ordered a small roll of Siser Easyweed HTV a week ago via Amazon. My initial mistake was that when cutting, I forgot to reverse the image...after I caught the mistake and re-started my printing...was smooth sailing from there (minus the weeding...that was a little bit of an adventure). All in all, I have to say, I am THRILLED.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo