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Party Favor Boxes in Minutes

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Happy Wednesday!
Guys, today I'm partying with a few other bloggers to share great party ideas with you!
Impress your guest with a little treat in only minutes.  Party favors have always been my favorite.
I created this really quick projet using crafting supplies I had in my craft room, using my new favorite cutting machine.  Cricut Joy!

 This project seriously only took minutes to create.  I only needed a few supplies to get started

 - Cricut Joy
 - Smart Materials Vinyl
 - Clear gift boxes
 - Candy
 - Ribbon (optional)

1.  Grab this rainbow design from Cricut Design Space
2.  Cut each color
3.  Adhere vinyl to transfer paper, color by color
4.  Add to clear boxes
Like I mentioned earlier, I've partner with some of my favorite bloggers to share some creative party project ideas you can make using your Cricut Machine.  Check out ith project ideas below and grab some amazing inspiration.  Have a great day everyone!

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Easy DIY Easter Bowls with Cricut Joy

Hello!  Happy Monday!

Do you feel you want to create great projects but lack time, really can't comment or have a feeling you might fail?  Well, friends...no more!  Cricut Joy is your new best friend.

I'm.  In. Love. With. Cricut Joy

I can't stop using this machine.  I've been creating quick mat free projects and gifts.  I've been sharing on Instagram but I thought I would share more details with you here.  Today I created simple stacking bowls for Easter.  With Cricut Joy, this project took just minutes.  There was no need to switch out mats.  Cricut Joy makes all my quick projects even quicker.

Celebrating Black History Month with Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

February is Black History Month.  It's a time to celebrate achievements by African Americans also time to recognize the roles of blacks in US History.  I'm very grateful Cricut reached out and asked to partner with them on this project.  Today I used my Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Infusible Ink to create a shirt that means a lot to me.

It took weeks to create the words to add to this shirt.  Nothing seemed enough.  Then I took a look at my life and then thought about the history of blacks in the United States.  I thought about the struggles from years ago and also thought about some of the struggles of today.  I came up with these words:
I plan to celebrate Black History this year by recognizing the struggles from the past and will continue to educate my kids, remembering the important people and events of our history.

Cricut made this project so easy.  Let me share how I created this shirt.
You will need the following supplies:
 - Cricut Air 2
 - Cricut Cutting Mat
 - Cricut  Women's t-shirt blank (Compatible with Infusible Ink)
 - Cricut EasyPress2
 - Cricut EasyPress Mat
 - Infusible Ink (we used black)
 - Cardstock
 - Butcher Paper

1.   Design & Cut.  I've created the design for you HERE
2.   Remove cut design from the mat and trim away from the unused area.  
3.   Remove negative pieces from your design.  
4.   Place cardstock inside the shirt prevents bleeding.
5.   Place shirt on Easy Press mat. 
6.   Use lint roller over the entire surface of the shirt to remove debris.
7.   Preheat EasyPress 2 to 385 degrees and set the timer for 40 seconds, use the - Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide to help you find the right temperature and timing for your project.
8.   Preheat shirt remove moisture and wrinkles.

9.   Add image to the shirt, cover with butcher paper and press for 40 seconds
10. Let everything cool, remove butcher paper and design.
The results from the Infusible Ink are amazing!  The ink is permanently infused into your base material.  No flaking, no peeling, no cracking and no wrinkling - ever!  This system delivers seamless, smooth, professional-quality transfers that become one with your material and last a lifetime.  
Thank you so much for joining me today.  Leaving a comment letting me know if you've tried Infusible Ink.  I would love to see some of the projects you've worked on.  

Fresh Start to the New Year

Happy New Year everyone! (well, almost)

I'm still out on vacation from my full-time job and taking a much-needed rest from This Is Tisa.  I love this downtime.  It gives me lots of time to plan for the month.  While I want to try to get all the things done, I must pull back and prioritize some things and manage my time.

Today I'm sharing with you how I plan to organize my year.  While I don't consider myself a planner person, I plan to use three planners this year.  Here is the list of planners and the reason I'm using them.

Erin Condren Life Planner (referral link)
I plan to use this as my daily planner to keep travel with everyday items, blogging, and deadlines.  Also to keep up with travel and fun weekend plans.

Erin Condren Quarterly Petite Planner (referral link)
I plan to use this as a daily gratitude journal.  The daily pages are perfect for this.

Cultivate Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner
This planner is new to me and I have not received it in the mail as of today.  However, it's a goal-setting journal.  It actually helps you create and plan your goals and then you spend just a small amount of time each day working towards your goals.  I can't wait.
One more thing, I plan to use this year...our very own 2020 Monthly Calendar.  This calendar is really just to jot things down as I'm thinking about accepting new clients or posts for the month and really just a fun colorful place to jot things down before going into the planner.  Grab your January calendar below.

Get Personal for the Holidays with Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Today I'm sharing 25 custom personalized gifts you can create with Cricut this holiday season.  Ahhhh, it's the holidays! It's the most perfect time of the year to share my love for the holidays and also my love for crafting.  Crucit makes this so easy.  So get out those holiday lists and customize any of these projects and create the most wanted gifts.  
You can create these projects with either a Cricut Maker or Cricut Air2.  

Here is a list of great holiday personalized projects:
1.   Letter to Santa Wooden Sign from Tried & True
2.   Custom Wood Trees by Kingston Crafts
3.   Christmas Eve Box by Artsy Fartsy Mama
4.   Advent Calendar by This Is Tisa
5.   Personalized Tote & Stationery Set by 100 Directions
6.   Baking Set by Hey, Let's Make Stuff
7.   Hostess Gift by Pineapple Paper Co.
8.   Truck Ornament by Lydi Out Loud
9.   Wooden Christmas Sign by Polka Dot Chair
10. Personalized Christmas Pajamas by The Happy Scrap
11. Christmas ornaments by Dream A Little Bigger
12. Coasters by Love Create Celebrate
13. Pajamas by Weekend Craft
14. Teapot Set by The Best of This Life
15. Christmas Eve Sign by Lemon Thistle
16. Makeup Bag by Leap of Faith Crafting
17. Reuseable Bag by Brittany Goldwyn
18. Monogram Journals by See Kate Sew
19. Luggage Tags by M2B Studio
20. Best Friends Gifts by Jolly and Happy
21. Magnets by The Country Chic Cottage 
22. Baskets by Heather Handmade
23. Personalized Stockings by Not So Cli-Shae
24. Santa Bags by Something Turquoise 
25. Disney Shirts by Pulling Curls

Remember the Personalized Stationery post I created a couple of weeks ago?  I wanted to concentrate on teachers and what they might like.  While I will never give 'holiday' themed stationery, I opt to give something anyone can use year-round.  Teachers are always writing notes sending thank yous.  Cricut makes creating the perfect personalized gift quick and easy.  

I'm a paper person, always have been, always will be.  I love gifting paper products whenever I have a chance.  Gifting any personalized gift always makes someone's day a little brighter.  And to be honest, receiving a handwritten note is also the best feeling ever.  For someone to take time out to handwrite congrats, reminders or just a thank you is something I think is getting lost. 

I hope you take the time to create something special this holiday season for someone in your life.  Leave a comment letting me know what you have made or what you have in mind to make.