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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Few Cards Done With My Silhouette Cameo

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Here's a few cards that I did with my Silhouette Cameo. The girl next door will be turning 5 at the end of the month. She is an avid reader and my husband made her a cross stitch bookmark. Keeping with the theme, I decided to do a crayon shaped card. The picture doesn't do it justice, it is just as cute as can be and was SO easy. It is an A2 sized card that I added a tag cut from a CC Designs die and some twine--- 
Here is the cross stitch my husband did. The picture was scanned and doesn't show it's true beauty. My husband does GORGEOUS work, in most cases you can't tell the front from the back---

This was my first attempt at creating a card with my Silhouette...before the mat and the blade went bad. Everything on it was done with the Silhouette---
Those of you that know me, know that I have a tough time with St. Patrick's Day cards but I actually had fun with these. Done with clip art and the print and cut feature on the Silhouette. I love this feature and it actually works, unlike my Bosskut Gazelle which I was never able to get it right---
 A closer look. You can't really tell from the picture but the clip art image was printed twice, once on the background and the other was cut and popped to give dimension---

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I have inspired you. I have a few more St. Patrick's Day cards to do, then on to Easter. Enjoy your day...hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Last of My Valentine's Day Cards

Good Morning...Happy Hump-day! I hope you are having a good week. So far, my week is going pretty good and has settled down from a few weeks ago. I had been on the fence for a while about the Silhouette Cameo and after "talking" to my blogger friend Kim in New Jersey I decided to take the plunge. Not that I used my BossKut Gazelle a lot, I really missed making shaped cards with it. When my computer crashed last summer and I had to upgrade to Windows 7, I realized just how much. Long story short, when I first got this amazing machine it worked great. I had so much fun playing with it and could see the endless possibilities it had to offer. After 4-5 days it started cutting ragged and missing cuts all together. I called Silhouette and after a few minor adjustments it seemed OK...well that was with the "test" cuts that were made while I was on the phone with them. I got up one morning ready to set the world on matter what I tried to cut, all it would do is tear the paper...if it cut at all. I can't tell you how much paper I went through trying to make the simplest of cuts. After countless attempts I called Silhouette. I spoke to the same girl that had helped me though the adjustments and she acted like she didn't believe me so I sent her pictures. They sent me a new blade that arrived Monday. Meanwhile, I went to a local Scrapbook store to purchase a new mat and blade. So far, so good but I can see this is going to be a high maintenance machine. Since mid January, I have gone through 2 blades and 3 mats and have only made 3 cards with it. This first Valentine is one of them, I will share the other 2 with you sometime next week. The lattice background and layered heart is a Silhouette cut while the Cupid is a Quickutz die. I added a few punched flowers with Martha Stewart branch punch and a Spellbinders tag--- 
For our Disney loving friends, a quick Valentine using Cricut Micky Font cartridge and a heart/scallop Nestibility. The sentiment is computer generated using Walt Disney font---
Because we always get our dogs groomed for Valentine's Day, I made a quick gift card holder for the groomer using the fire hydrant from Scrapping Cottage, a paw print punch and circle/scallop Nestibilities---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by. I will try to get back the first of next week to share with you the birthday and thank you card I made with the Silhouette Cameo...til then, have a great week!

Friday, February 8, 2013

I Hate To Post and Run...But...

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you had a great week. I know many of you are wondering where I have's been a heck of a week...or two and I'll explain in my next posting. I hate to post and run but I wanted to share a few birthday cards and Valentine's Day cards with you while I had a chance.  I've not been able to visit my favorite blogs or those that were kind enough to leave a comment from my last posting but will try to this weekend...til then here are a few cards I've done since my last posting---