#Sponsored: #AngelCraft Vinyl 6″x12″ Permanent Adhesive Vinyl Sheets

sampleDisclaimer: I received a sample of this product at a heavily discounted price from Angel Craft Vinyl in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recently, I posted about Angel Craft Vinyl 12″x12″ sheets and how much I love them. Shortly after that, Angel Craft asked me if I would test out their Angel Craft 6″x12″ Permanent Adhesive Vinyl Sheets and see if I liked them as much as I did the larger size.

Can I be honest?

I think I like them even more! 🙂

This weekend, I am hosting a Make & Take/Simply Said party. That being said, I need to have 20 Make & Take projects cut out and ready to go. We will be making 6″x6″ tiles with an inspirational design on them. Easy, right? BUT, I have to come up with 20 designs, cut them out, and get them ready for the ladies to make at the party.

These 6″x12″ sheets just made my life SOOOOOO much easier! Now, instead of printing one design at a time, I can print FOUR! That’s going to make life so much better around here.

So, I gathered all of my materials, and started cutting.


The first cut didn’t go so well. Next time, I won’t pick 2 of my favorite colors to cut on! Sigh. I picked 2 new colors and changed my settings and tried again.

Finally, I got a beautiful, clean cut, weeded it, and I’m ready to put it on my tile! 🙂


I put the vinyl onto transfer paper, and I *love* how easily the vinyl sticks to the transfer paper and not the back of the vinyl sheet. (I have had SO many issues with this and other vinyl brands!)


Ready to see the final product? It looks so great!!


Didn’t that turn out pretty? I just love it!

Thanks, Angel Craft for supplying me with beautiful vinyl that will help me create the perfect designs!

If you are looking for high quality vinyl at an affordable price. Let me once again suggest Angel Craft Vinyl. You won’t be disappointed!

#Sponsored: My Review of #AngelCraft Vinyl

sampleDisclaimer: I received a sample of this product at a heavily discounted price from Angel Craft Vinyl in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my Silhouette Cameo. I am always cutting something and giving it as a gift, or selling it somewhere. Because of this, I go through more vinyl than one can even begin to imagine. It’s not a bad thing, it’s all good!

BUT, vinyl can get expensive! When  I first started cutting vinyl, everyone told me I *had* to use this one certain brand of vinyl. So, I did. And I paid out the rear for it. It was good, and I was happy, but I figured there had to be another brand out there that would make me just as happy. (Or happier, if I wasn’t paying so much!)

So, when Angel Craft Vinyl approached me and offered me the chance to review their 12″ x 12″ Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets (35 PACK), I jumped on it!

After the package arrived, I couldn’t wait to get started. One of my favorite ladies in the church was having a birthday, so I figured her birthday present would be the first thing I would make with my Angel Craft Vinyl.

I picked out the color I needed, (LOVE that there are so many colors!), and got my supplies all together.

tile project tools

Got my design ready on my Silhouette software, and started cutting:


After just a few minutes, and some weeding, followed by some super easy installation, I ended up with this:


Oh how I just love it!

I put the project all together, and my gift was ready for giving:

tile project completed

There is so much I love about this vinyl:

  • It’s made in the USA. (Need I even say more? I think not.)
  • It WORKS! It is permanent, and it sticks. I’ve used it on indoor and outdoor products, and I haven’t had a single problem with it. (Note: I have found a few different paints that the vinyl will not stick to, but this is also true of EVERY other vinyl I have tried.)
  • My daughter’s cup survived a run through the dishwasher, and still came out looking like I had just applied the vinyl! (I will continue to tell clients to hand wash items, though.)
  • There’s a fantastic variety of colors. And, because the sheets are 12″x12″, I can often use the sheets for more than one project, depending on how large the project is.

I do wish, though, that there were an option to pick and choose my 35 sheets. There are several colors in here that I will probably never use, and many colors that I could use 5 – 10 sheets of, just because I use them SO much. If they could do that, I would be the happiest person ever! 🙂

Overall, I am quite impressed with Angel Craft Vinyl, and I will definitely be making another purchase again in the near future!

I’ll end by showing you a few more projects that I made with the Angel Craft Vinyl.

This is on our car, (and our van, and my husband’s truck…) :


Every mom deserves a Wonder Woman mug:


And, since Mommy has her own cup, Carly needed one as well:


Let’s finish it all out with a soccer star’s sticker for the car:


Have you used Angel Craft Vinyl? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them!

Learned a New Craft…

Yesterday was an absolutely terrible day. Like, totally the worst. It started Saturday night at bedtime. One ended up with a stomach bug. Then another. Then another. By morning, I had 4 with the stomach bug and one complaining his tummy hurt. It was a very long night, and an even longer day. I’m pretty sure I got 10 minutes of sleep total.

BUT, there is a silver lining to this very dark cloud….

My Christmas present was finally delivered!

chalk paint dresser

Isn’t it pretty? I just love it. It’s beautifully displayed in my dining room.

As I was looking around the room, though, I noticed nothing else in there looked half as pretty. One thing that stuck out like a sore thumb was the picture frame I got for my wedding. (You can see it in the reflection of the mirror.) It’s been through several moves, and it was beat to snot. So, I shot my friend that painted my dresser a message and asked her how difficult it would be for me to paint the frame to match the dresser.

There was paint left over from the dresser, so she gave me that and walked me through the steps of making the frame beautiful.

Here’s the before and after:

frame before and after

I just LOVE it. And it was SO, SO easy to do! Now, I want to paint ALL the things. 🙂

I may quickly become obsessed with this. And I may drive my husband insane. But once he sees how pretty everything can be, he might not be too mad at me.

I think I’ve found my new go-to craft. And this definitely made my horrible, awful, terrible, no-good day soooooo much better.

Have you tried your hand at painting furniture? What do you think?

How to Make a Chalkboard Print {Free Printable Included}

I recently made up this chalkboard print to be used as part of a gift for my husband’s Step-Dad.

The Steps of a Good Man Free Printable

I absolutely love how it turned out, and you can download it as a free printable here: Easy Father’s Day Present – The Steps of a Good Man . (That link also shows you a cute Father’s Day Gift you can make with the print above.)

Right now, though, I want to teach you how to make your own chalkboard print. It’s so easy!

First, you need a chalkboard background.

What? You don’t have one?

Well, let me fix that!

Click on this picture to be taken to the full size version of the blank chalkboard background, then right click and save it to your computer:

free printable chalkboard background

The full size version of the background is an 8×10, perfect for printing and framing or using in dozens of different projects. And you can just print it on plain ol’ computer paper and get fantastic results.

You are going to want some creative chalkboard style fonts for your chalkboard print. Here are the fonts I used for the printable at the top of this post:

The fonts are all free from Dafont.com, and I’ve linked them all so you can find them quickly and easily.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the fonts, open your blank chalk background in your photo editing program. (You can use Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, etc. It really doesn’t matter.)

Then, decide what you want to type, and start typing!

Play with your new fonts and try different combinations. You can also add in lines, wingdings, and dingbats for even more special touches. Let your creative juices flow!

If you like the solid line and dashed line combination I used on the print above, you can download it here:


That’s a transparent png file, so no worries about it not looking right with your chalkboard background. Just right click and save the image to your computer, and then add it as a new layer to your own chalkboard print.

You can also add it twice and flip one of them vertically to get it to appear upside down to kind of close the image.

Once you have your masterpiece designed, just print it onto regular computer paper, cut off the white edges, and frame it. (Or use it in an art project.)

If you decide to use this printable and make your own chalkboard print, I’d love to hear about it!

8th Grade Book Character Day!

Today, my oldest daughter Ashley will visit several different elementary classrooms and tell the kids about her Book Character. She’s nervous, excited, and just as cute as can be.

Her teacher decided that the students couldn’t do any Disney characters or anything well known. They had to get creative and think outside the box.

So, Ashley picked Alice the Fairy by David Shannon.

Alice the Fairy

It’s a really cute little story, and if you have a little girl, you definitely need to check this book out. My Lucy {age 5} just loves it. I’m pretty sure Ashley and I have both read the book to Lucy about 100 times.

Here’s the book character’s outfit:

alice the fairy's outfit

And here’s how Ashley’s costume turned out:

ashley's alice the fairy costume

Isn’t it adorable?

Ash borrowed the dress from a girl at church. She already had the purple shirt to put underneath it. I made and attached bows to her Mary Jane shoes, and I made the wand with a dowel rod, ribbon, and a star Christmas ornament. I designed the flower on the computer, printed it out, and laminated it. We attached it with a sparkly earring. I don’t think we could have matched the character’s outfit any better. {And, Ashley – you are so lucky you have a crafty mom.} 🙂

She looks adorable, and I know she’s going to have so much fun today. She gets to visit Zander and Jace’s classrooms, so they’re both really excited.

I’ll be heading to the school this afternoon to watch the Book Character parade. Lucy and Parker are sure to get a kick out of that.

What do you think, did we do a good job matching the character’s outfit?

Ashley as Alice the Fairy