Signs Signs Everwhere Signs

Hey friends! I’ve been working on some signs using the Silhouette Cameo. I painted some making stencils and on others I just used vinyl. I bought these little wooden blocks at the craft store and painted them white. I told you how I was giving some gifts to my neighbors. Here is one of the signs that I put into the bag!

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The sentiment is a file that I purchased in the Silhouette store and I added the crown to lend some bling-iness to my diva girls. I thought that this would be cute on a nightstand or vanity.

I made another sign but didn’t follow suggestions about font being to detailed and small but I tend to learn the hard way! Sheet after sheet looked like this:

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Keep in mind that I am just learning and I’m taking you along on my journey, mistakes and all! 😉

I finally came up with this number and I really like it! And it is so true for each of us!

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I’ve been really busy with the vinyl and I realized this evening that I haven’t stamped in a bit. So stay tuned for a paper project coming your way! 😀

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Bag It Up!

Hey hey! Once again I made a gift. The actual gift will be posted next week but this is the bag and coordinating 3×3 card I made to go with it.

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I used a tutorial from Angie Juda’s blog, Chic n’ Scratch. Click on “tutorial” to watch the video. It’s really quite easy to whip up!

My 3×3 cards is short and sweet. I love these size cards because you can use your left over designer paper to make everything coordinate. The ribbon around the card is the same that I used for the handles on the bag. 🙂

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The monogram I made using the newest love in my life, the Silhouette Cameo. I used the trusty ol’ Teeny Tiny Wishes for my sentiment and added some bling with rhinestones. Thanks for checking out this week’s make. I’ll post what was actually in the bag next week. 😉 And as always…

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I’m baaaack!

Hello Friends! Sorry for the long delay since I last posted but as promised some changes are under way. First off, let me share what we made for my daughter’s Valentine’s day party at school. I know I know, the holiday has come and gone but this stuff is too cute not to share and I also said that I’d take you along on my journey of learning the Silhouette, and trust me when I say there is a learning curve!

I saw this really cute idea in one of the craft groups. It is just melting crayons in the oven so we went with it.

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It is a great way to use up those broken crayons and there are ALWAYS broken crayons. Just put them in your mold and pop them in a 250 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.

I used the LD Doodle Rock font for the sentiment using the Silhouette. It is fun and frankly reminds me of School House Rock! 🙂

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I used the Chomas Creations pen holder and sharpies! That’s it! No fancy ink or pens required. SOOO easy and fun (and let’s not forget INEXPENSIVE)! I glued on some Stampin’ Up baker’s twine and tied each crayon in a bow. But of course I’m hooked on this thing so I couldn’t stop there. Of course I had to make something for the teachers and my sweet Valentine…

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I used the Samantha font to make these personalized mugs. I think they were a hit! Remember I’m a newbie and I was not able to pull much up for the special characters (pretty swirly letters)  for the Samantha font so I opened up Yellow Daisy in the font character map and used Samantha font on the Silhouette studio. Don’t ask me how or why but it worked and I went with it!

Thanks for stopping by! More projects coming soon!

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Never Say Goodbye

A couple of weeks ago I said that some changes were coming and so they are.  This will be my last go around with this designing crew and let me tell you that it has been a pleasure and a blast! So this card is for them! Merci beaucoup to Connie and Mary for the opportunity! Thank you fellow designers for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Truly, the timing was just meant to be. We just found that we will be moving in a bit. My husband is in the USMC and that is part of it so it looks like it is back to the D.C. area for us.

But in all honesty that’s not all. I am not going to say that I have lost my zeal for stamping. That will never be! I super love stamping and all crafting and I plan on adding a lot more to my blog because of that. But… with Stampin’ Up! I feel a little lost. My upline has left the company putting me to her upline which is frankly so huge she never even responded to my emails. There has been no communication and I mean zilch. That is not to down Stampin’ Up!.  I clearly LOVE their products and they are, in my opinion, the BEST! But in my particular situation I feel that I fell through the cracks which leaves me questioning things. But again, I do not question their products because they are unparalleled. I’m sorry if I digress,

 

here is the sketch challenge for this week:

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Merci!

So, naturally I had to use Melon Mambo – think pink ink, right? 😉 I used the Fun Flower punch, which come on, it’s clearly a Clematis. hehe! I peeled the layers to give it some volume. I did the same with the Pansy punch. I used the Bird Builder punch for my little leaves. Don’t know if you can tell but it is glimmer paper under the sentiment. I stink at capturing the sparkle!

I stamped off the Hardwood stamp and applied in Craft ink to the Basic Black. I think that it lends some visual interest without being too fussy. I stamped it a couple of times just because I wanted to see what it would do.  🙂 The center of my flowers are the basic black buttons and that’s about it!

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

And you know that I can’t leave you without a musical reference. My second crush… My first was Ponch on Chips. Hahah! Oh the things we admit behind a keyboard! 😀

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifm00JEjSeo

Faux Embossing

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Can you help but think of Adele’s new song “Hello” with a start like that?! HA! This week it is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Faux embossing… easy peasy? No…It’s even easier. I just glued down a bunch of hellos and ran it through the big shot! I mean I didn’t even think taking a picture of the steps was necessary, we’ve all been through the first grade. I saw this idea on Pinterest once and as I sat down with this powerful color combination it came to mind.

First grade… Yes, that brings something else to mind. I was looking for my flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack but it  has gone missing. My daughter said she has noooo idea where it may be. Hmmm. Then I hear my mother say with my own voice “I guess it grew legs and walked away”… Do you ever sound like your mother? Holy SMOKES! Sometimes I can’t believe the things that fly out of my mouth! But then again, I also can’t believe the things that disappear around here!

So I had to use a “vintage” punch but I think it fits don’t you? 🙂 Although my Hello Honey is small, doesn’t she stand off the page in that little flower?

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get some time to craft this week and have some “you” time! 🙂

 

In case you need some reading (or crafting!) music:                                                                                                                                                        🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

 

Silly on the Silhouette

Hey there! Now is a good time to give my disclaimer… Stampin’ Up! does not endorse my site and has no affiliation with my blog. The content of this blog is all me and my crazy ideas.

Now let’s get to the meat of it! I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and I plan on sharing my adventures with this thing on here. There are going to be some changes coming, including my site, but I’m one of those believers that change is good. 🙂

In my last post I said that I made a gift for my friend and neighbor with my SIL. It is FAR from perfect and there were errors that even my husband could see but I’m giving myself some leeway, I’m a newbie after all!

Floating frames are trendy right now and I decided to bite the bullet and go for it!

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I got the double pane frame from Michael’s and used their half off coupon. Yeah! 😉 Right now my biggest advise in all of this is to use good vinyl and transfer tape! But even bigger, don’t be afraid to play! Even if your project looks better across the room than close up! 😀

 

Bold and Bright for Lara

Happy Thursday! It’s sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. This is one of those rare times that I already knew who I was making this card for before I started. But first the sketch:

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I made this card for my lovely neighbor and friend Lara. I made her a gift and this card will be accompanying it. I got a Silhouette for Christmas and she is my first victim. Haha! I’ll post that picture tomorrow. Lara is not afraid of color or pattern. She mixes combinations that I would never dare to but when she does it her projects come out beautiful! So with that being said, my bright colors combined with different patterns are a tribute to her. 🙂

 

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My flower was made from punching already stamped scraps (you can bet your bippy that I save every snip-it);) with the Pansy and Fun Flower punch. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the first sets I ever bought!

I used a circle punch on the top of the treat bag so that she can use her fingers to easily pull the message out. And it helps show off the bling-y sequin trim!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a chance to play along this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards. What a talented group of ladies!

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You may be wondering about the title of this post… Have you ever made something and thought it looked great but when you saw a picture of it you realized it wasn’t so awesome after all?

Not to say that I don’t like the card but I regret my foliage. It blends right into the background. I should have stamped on it or even used DSP to break it up a bit but I promise it doesn’t look like this so much in person! 😉

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Thanks for stopping by today! And if you’ve noticed a few more typos than usual I’m sorry about that. I got a new computer and these keys are stiff as all get out! Hope you get  a chance to play along this week, pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary!

Happy New Year!

Oh my my my! Happy new year friends! I hope that you’ve had a great holiday season! Let’s start off this holiday with a little trivia… Though it is a holiday I am not posting a New Year’s card because:

A. I only have one small New Year’s stamp. B. My anniversary is in February so I am stock piling some love cards. C. All of the above.

Can you guess?! Hahaha! C of course! Though it is New Year’s Eve we are still enjoying Christmas. My mother-in-law just got here and we are celebrating Christmas in the morning with presents and another feast. Oh my, you cannot imagine my calorie consumption these past few weeks! Let’s just not go here. Instead, let’s talk about this week’s fun sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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I got a new computer for Christmas and for some reason my picture seems huge and is somewhat like a punch in the eye. I’m sorry if it is appearing this way to you. Not sure how to fix this quite yet. Though I should throw in the disclaimer that I cannot be responsible or liable for any injury this photo may cause. Ha! 😉

I used the Friendly Wishes stamp set for my sentiment. Love that set! My color palette is easy breezy with my neutrals and Watermelon Wonder. The color is kind of growing on me. It’s not pink, not red or orange. Tell me, WHAT IS IT?!

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Thank you for stopping by! I’m wishing for a prosperous and Happy New Year for you all! If you have the time stop by and join in on the fun at Create with Connie and Mary! There are a lot of creative ideas that will inspire you from the other designers! Celebrate, be safe, and best wishes!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas crafty friends! The color challenge is classy this week at Create with Connie and Mary as you can see!

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I decided to keep mine simple because of the large gold foil panel.  I stamped right on the foil using StazOn ink. and added just a wee bit of stripped paper from the Neutrals Color Collection DSP.

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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards at Create with Connie and Mary. Their work is sooo very pretty and inspiring! Merry Christmas to you all and many wishes for a very happy new year!!

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