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beautiful butterflies.. and sneak peeks!

beautiful butterflies.. and sneak peeks!

This week has BLOWN by.
So funny cause my brother-in-law Ty came by this morning to work on the pool, as he does on Thursday mornings… and I went out to say ‘hi’, and said ‘I thought you come on Thursdays’… he said ‘it is Thursday’. Don’t you hate that!? and of course, I totally knew that it was Thursday- I mean, yesterday was Wed!  I went to an AMAZING girls lunch that I totally have to share every detail! Cause it was SO fun. and had Quincy’s ‘friend’ birthday party after school.. and they had a blast! And today my parents came! Quincy is getting baptized on Saturday-which I can hardly believe! I think that I just WISH there was an extra day in there somewhere in which you could just play catch up… I would catch up on sleep to tell you the truth. And usually that is the LAST thing I want to catch up on. But my body is in a full revolt. Chuckle.

Quincy copy  

For Quincy’s birthday party, (guess where i got this CUUUTE party invitation!?) I thought it would be super fun to silk screen t-shirts using my NEW and fabulous  YUDU machine. OK< this is the funnest toy since the easy bake oven! No joke. I have had the best time learning how to use it… I have to give credit to Liz Eaton… I leant the thing to Liz because I was heading out of town, and I let her figure it ALL OUT, and then just teach me all the tricks… she has been making the coolest t-shirts for her son Dax who is the same age as Connor… she even went to the effort of DYING the Hanes’ shirts first and then screening them. WOW… so cool. Even Cory scored one of her creations and he tried to wear it to school 2 days in a row. (he thought I wouldn’t notice) I need to get some photos of her shirts. They are so cool.
I decided that I wanted to have a couple options for the girls to choose from, so they felt that they were ‘designing’ their shirt. (I picked up little shirts from Target). I have 2 screens for my machine… ( I think I need to do a whole video about this… so stay tuned). I had 4 designs (2 on each screen)…  let me go back a step:
1. printed out my favorite art from houseof3.com on transperancy
    I chose the round and round swirls and butterflies from the Easter brushes
2.  burned them into the emulsion to create the screen
3. used silver and black and later white and pink mixed to pull the designs.
4. bought some heat set jewels and placed a few on each shirt, and set w/ my iron

as you can see, my models were quite proud of their creations!
It was SO fun, and SO easy.. and I am TOTALLY addicted.
After I had done a bunch of t-shirts for the girls, and also for Jodi, and her friend, and a few other things that could use a little butterfly screened on … I still had one more t-shirt… and I started to play around a little more w/ mixing colors. The very last one was my favorite! My ‘masterpiece’… and it was a crack up… quincy came in this morning and said, ‘hey mom, I want to wear your masterpiece to school today, where is it?’. really, so cute. I will add a photo tomorrow when I can take a pic in the daylight.
Holy cow, it’s opened a WHOLE NEW WORLD!!! Oh, the possibilities..
In fact,  I am even designing a class that we’ll be screening in the project! I can’t wait to figure out all the logistics! I love having a new toY!

For all of you in Edmonton, check the Treasured Memories blog (they have SO much stuff on there..) and Urban Scrapbook store also has an awesome site!! i am hoping to swing by these spots when i come to visit!!… I have donated a couple spots that are up for grabs for my ‘Edmonton All Day’ Event. It’s not long now… and all the arrangements have been made and are in place!  Those of you who are coming… here are some sneak peeks of the KITS you will be receiving… in that cute pink box that you will all receive are 10 (ten) exclusive silhouette sets!!! SO cute! You will love them! 


In the technique class… HKS Secrets… you will be receiving all 4 of the huge Mega Masks!! …so get EXCITED!!


 There are still just a few more spots remaining… you can check out the registration here.
(and read about it here)

Going to go play in my studio… it’s soooo nice to be back in there. I love it.

  • gillian

    15 May, 2009 at 12:06 am Reply

    I have been avoiding even looking at the YUDU for fear of wanting it. Now you have gone and ruined my plan. I now NEED it. Thanks a lot!!! 🙂 lol

  • chiara

    15 May, 2009 at 5:05 am Reply

    I have had my eye one the Yudu ever since I read Liz’s blog because I so don’t like the boy stuff out there.

  • Lindsay Bateman

    15 May, 2009 at 7:14 am Reply

    Those kits look AMAZING!!!! I cannot wait until Edmonton all day. It is going to be so fabulous!

  • Sandy M

    15 May, 2009 at 7:24 am Reply

    Awh….I am so jealous at all the folks who will be attending the Edmonton All Day event:) The T-shirts look Fab! Have a great weekend:)

  • Jill Bushart

    15 May, 2009 at 7:37 am Reply

    The T’s are so stikin’ cute! Here I had no desire for the UYDU, but keep thinking of the possibilities for upcoming scrapin’ events with buddies of mine. My mind is racing.

  • Kim Loewen

    15 May, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply

    The kits look fabulous!! Can’t wait for the event 🙂 And your shirts are sooooo cute!!!! I can see why your kiddies are lovin their shirts…oh the possiblities! So fun.

  • michelle

    15 May, 2009 at 8:27 am Reply

    Love your t-shirts for the Q’s b-day…my girls would love them too!!!!

  • Rhonna Farrer

    15 May, 2009 at 8:47 am Reply

    cuuuute shirts!
    cuuuuute invite.
    fab kits!

  • sarah

    15 May, 2009 at 9:59 am Reply

    I so want all of this, lol. & when will this & the tranfer’s be comming to the uk???

  • Danielle

    15 May, 2009 at 10:03 am Reply

    The shirts turned out terrific! Happy Birthday to Quincy!

  • Talia

    15 May, 2009 at 10:20 am Reply

    oh, the kits look AMAZING!!! i can’t wait!
    and that yudu thing…i want one!!

  • Tifany D.

    15 May, 2009 at 10:24 am Reply

    So fun! That YuDu looks like a wonderful toy!

  • Jackie, Pearland, TX

    15 May, 2009 at 11:15 am Reply

    OMG – I so want to go to Edmonton…where is that…I missed your class at By Design, but I still got to meet you – but want to take your class…I hope you come back soon to Houston!

  • Jackie, Pearland, TX

    15 May, 2009 at 11:25 am Reply

    The kits look awesome! I want them! Wish I could go to Edmondton, I hated to miss you here at By Design, but hope you come back soon. It was still a pleasure to just meet you and you sign my mirrow. P.S. I got to take another class w/Janet – I got her to sign a mirrow for me too – two down one to go – RHONNA has to come see us!

  • Helga

    15 May, 2009 at 1:17 pm Reply

    great kit, wish I was closer… will the mail Heidi Club kits be back anytime soon??

  • Deb J

    15 May, 2009 at 1:39 pm Reply

    I’m not going to Edmonton but I am going to Creative Escape. I’m so excited I could do backflips or something. YIPPEE!!!!

  • kat-in-texas

    15 May, 2009 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Want that kit!!! Soooooo cute!!!!

  • becky k

    15 May, 2009 at 2:57 pm Reply

    that is such a cute birthday idea! since your parents live in utah you should do a class up here sometime!!! wink, wink.
    i would LOVE to come learn from you. i went to the first ever creative escape and loved it. 😉

  • Amanda

    15 May, 2009 at 5:25 pm Reply

    I was wondering hat the typewruter like font is that you used on Quincy’s invite . . . I looked on House of 3 and also at digiswapp and couldn’t find it. Thanks!

  • Nancy Wyatt

    15 May, 2009 at 7:38 pm Reply

    I’ve been considering the Yudu, my family has been in the printing business for years. My brother and dad both would also print on shirts. I showed my dad the link to the Yudu when it came out and he was impressed. He was curious what the clean up is like since they didn’t show that in the demo. Can you tell me? Is is it super messy? Did you do your clean up work outside or indoors? Can’t wait to start working with the kits I bought from you at By Design! Hugs from Conroe, TX! Loved meeting Janet the other night, two down and Rhonna to go!

  • LenaS

    15 May, 2009 at 10:54 pm Reply

    What fun! You all did such a nice job on those shirts…any for sale? LOL.
    Please post about your Yudu class if you do one here in AZ as i will bring my niece…she’s very artsy, would love this and we need to spend some quality time together.

  • Grizellie

    16 May, 2009 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Oh my! Super cute!!

  • Wendy Simmons

    17 May, 2009 at 6:07 pm Reply

    I love my Yudo too! Thanks for the cute ideas!! I think I am fianlly done ruining shirts and I can move on to more difficult things!

  • paige

    25 May, 2009 at 11:47 am Reply

    so fun to swing over to my first scrap-crush heidi!
    im so in a rut. i haven’t scrapped in months…sigh….so much great product & i just can’t get it going. i love all ya’lls digi stuff but i’m such a hands on girl.
    i always love the summer time when i pull out my beloved framed heidiswapp layout of caroline. you rock girlie!!

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