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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 fire...no 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!

13 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, oh, the DIsney card is my fav! All are great cards, so pretty!

Beth said...

OMG Kelly, these are fantastic!!! You know how much I love your Disney creations, this is the best one yet! I'm sorry you are having such a tough time with your new toy. The lattice background on the first card is awesome and I love the scallop heart. Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

Lots of cutting but man the pay off is incredible!!!!!

Janetli921 said...

beautiful cards!! I like the one with the cupid silhouette the most
TFS
blessings!!

MiamiKel said...

Stunning, Kel! So much fun and festivity on your blog today! Wishing you oodles of love this season - blessings! x0x0

Anonymous said...

Your cupid card on the lattice is just perfect. Of course you know I love the Disney card . . . and the groomer's card - what a great idea!
AnonyMOUSE

Melodie said...

Wow, Kelly, your cards are all so wonderful. You have used so beautiful punches.
Hugs
Melodie

k squared said...

Despite the challenges with the Silhouette, your cards are magnificent. I struggle with my Pazzles - it's smarter than I am. You will master it and be cranking out cards in no time! Must say I love the fire hydrant. That's one of the best dies I've seen and the most detailed fire hydrant!

Dee said...

Lovely set of cards Kelly, especially like the first one. Sounds as if your new machine is testing your patience, sometimes they are more trouble than they are worth aren't they. Hugs Dee x

Creative M said...

WOW!!Very AWESOME cards!
Happy Valentine's Day,
Migdalia

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Kelly...love the first one with the black~white and pink...so elegant!! I was thinking of purchasing the Silhoutte...hmmm...now not sure...I have heard so many good things about it...sorry to hear you are having problems with it...I love your shaped cards!!

Cheryl said...

Kelly,

One word "awesome". The cards are beautiful. I know the aggravations you are going through. I have similar issues with the Cricut and the Craft Room. When it works it is great. When it's not, it is a waste of a lot of paper. Hang in there. I hope it worlds out for you.

Sandi said...

Kelly these are gorgeous, so sad you are having probs with the Silhouette,I no longer use the silhouette blade in mine, they know they have an issue with it, just have not resolved it yet. Email me if you want info on alternate blades, hugs, skartist78@yahoo.com