May 29, 2013

Glittered Cell Phone Case

Please be sure to stop by the Art Glitter Blog today to see my creations are part of their design team. 

May 16, 2013

Connie Crystal Preview

Be sure to stop by the Connie Crystal Blog to see what I have created today using these beautiful crystals.

May 5, 2013

dazzling disney shirts

In just a few weeks I am heading to Walt Disney World with my girlfriends for a once in a lifetime adults only WDW trip!  As you might expect I am super excited and can't wait!  Tonight I created yet another custom disney shirt for the trip!  As it is much different from what I normally do I thought I would share some instructions here. 

First, I want to say that I purchased the rhinestones, template materials, and transfer sheets from  It is one of a few retailers that I use for my vinyl supplies and a great source for bulk heat transfer rhinestones.
To begin I designed the template in Silhouette design studio.  You need the designer edition to create the templates. 
I then cut the template material (double cut, depth of 8 on the blade) and then backed the template with chipboard.  You can also use foam core board, but I didn't have any on hand and this worked just as well.  I will be saving the template for future use.

Then fill the template with the rhinestones.  I made a short video on how I filled the template.  The video leaves a little to be desired, but shows my intentions. 


Use heat transfer tape to transfer the rhinestones from the template to the shirt.  I used my iron to transfer the stones to the shirt- use the hottest setting, no steam and be sure to press for at least 30 seconds on each portion of the design.  I use a pressing cloth or teflon between the iron and the transfer tape.