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---
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!