Monday, September 15, 2014

Thickening up a Title in the Silhouette Software!

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If you are like me and find a title that you want to use a title  on a project but when making the title smaller to fit your project, it ends up being too small and it too thin when cut out.  I've had this problem and when I cut my title out, it rips because it is too thin.  I have a tutorial up on the Silhouette Blog to solve this problem.  Stop by and check it out!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Wassup...with Silhouette?!

Happy Friday!  How many of you are trying to get in those last minute summer adventures?  I know our family is, even if it is on the weekends.  Today on the Silhouette Blog, I'm talking about how I made this layout!  Come by and say hi!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Samantha Walker's Creative Crafters September Blog Hop!

Your have arrived at your first stop...ME!  Welcome!


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders!
This month one lucky winner will receive a  Spellbinder's Fall Splendor Grand Impressabilities.


All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.


This month the team has been given the theme "Fall", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made this fun Fall wreath and leaf card using Samantha's 2 Layer Leaf Wreath, 'Gather Together' Word Phrase and Card Swirly Leaf....all of them Samantha's Shapes at the Silhouette Store. I also use of of Samantha's older collection, Orchard Harvest.




Here's a look at what I did!  I made a the wreath that can be used at a piece of holiday home decor and leaf card.  Looks closely and you will see that I have added some glitter to these projects...just for a special touch!




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Monday, September 1, 2014

A Fall Banner with Imaginisce!

I love the colors of Fall as just the same anyone else does, so I was excited to pull out one of my all time favorite collections from Imaginisce...Bushel O' Fall.  I love the color pallet of this collection, but I am so sad that I have almost drained my supply.  Today, I am going to share with you a cute banner I made.

Using my favorite digital crafting tool, the Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the banner and letters.


I also cut out this adorable sunflower and thought it would be fun to embellish the center using some I-Rock Hot Rock Gems and Bling. I love how it turned out!


I love to fussy cut, so using some of the Bushel O' Fall patterned papers, I cut out titles and images.




I love how Fallish this looks, but it also has a brightness to it as well.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed my Fall project!  Make sure you stop by the Imaginisce Blog all this week so see the Fall projects the design team is sharing.  Have a wonderful week and create some Fall projects for yourself!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Patterned Paper: (Bushel O' Fall and Outdoor Adventure), Die Cuts: (Bushel O' Fall), Gems (Bling Pack and Hot Rocks), I-Rock Pro

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fabric Tag Tutorial using Samantha Walker's Fabric!

Happy Saturday friends!  Today I would like to share with you a quick tag tutorial using Samantha's Decadence fabric from Riley Blake Designs.  This one is a great way to use up those scraps!


Gather your fabric.  Remember I used the Decadence Fabric...perfect for Fall.  Cut out your strips of fabric tom make your tag.  Mine are 1.25 x 2.50 inches.


Next, you will want to fray the edges of the fabric strips.  Do this by pulling the strands of fabric away from the strip until you get your desired look.


After I got my strips to look the way I wanted, I applied some Fray Check to keep them from fraying any further.


Next I cut an upside down V shape into my fabric strip.  I added more Fray Check to the fabric strip to keep it from fraying.  After it dried, I roughed up the frays a little more just by running my finger nail through it.



I cut out some paper tags to go along with the fabric strips.  I used Samantha's 8 Piece Tag Set from the Silhouette Store and added a little sentiment from her Buntings and Banners Clear Stamps from JustRite Stamps.  I also used Silhouette's Printable Gold Foil and cut out the 2 Layer Swirly Leaf, also Samantha's shape.  I left the swirl leaf out and just used the solid leaf.


I cut out Samantha's Basket with Quadruple Straight Bow and her Bag: Fall Leaves and embellished them with my tags.  Now, I have some cute treat holders, perfect for the Fall Season.




Thanks for stopping and I hope you enjoy your day!  I have listed below links to all the supplies I used!

Samantha's Silhouette Shapes:

Samantha's Stamps:

Samantha's Fabric:

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Friday, August 29, 2014

A Perfect Autumn...My first Carta Bella Project!


I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to be here, designing for the wonderful company, Carta Bella and sharing with you my love for paper crafting. 

I have to admit, I always get nervous with my first new DT assignment.  I want it to be perfect.  Although, this project may not be perfect, it was fun creating with Carta Bella’s new A Perfect Autumn Collection.  I really don’t have a whole lot of Fall home décor, so I made this fun Fall lolli door hanger.


To create my little scene, I used the Designer Dies Pumpkins and the Designer Die/Stamp Set Grateful.  I really love how these coordinate with the A Perfect Autumn Collection.  It gives me so many options for designing my projects.


Check these leaves out!  These are so fun and found in the online Silhouette store.  They are called Fall Leaves.  I used a lot of pattered paper to create color and layered them for added dimension.  I also used the Carta Bella Label as a canvas to create my little Give Thanks Scene. I added some raffia, perfect for that Fall look and now I have fun piece of home décor that I will proudly display in my home.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy crafting with this new collection as much as I have.  Make sure you head over to the Carta Bella Blog and tell us what you think of this new collection!

Carta Bella Supplies: (See the whole Collection HERE with all the Designer Dies and Stamps)
A Perfect Autumn Crisp Days
A Perfect Autumn Journaling Cards
A Perfect Autumn Fall Stripes
A Perfect Autumn Trees
A Perfect Autumn Falling Leaves
A Perfect Autumn Owls
A Perfect Autumn Element Stickers
A Perfect Autumn Adhesive Chipboard
A Perfect Autumn Decorative Brads
Designer Dies Pumpkin
Designer Die/Stamp Set Grateful
Carta Bella Fall Leaves from the Silhouette Online Store
Carta Bella Label from the Silhouette Online Store
Carta Bella Designer Cardstock White Felt

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Imaginisce...I'm not ready for Summer to End!

Hey Imaginisce fans!  Happy Thursday!  Today I have a couple of projects to share with you and yes, they are still Summer themed.  Why?  Well, I am not ready for the next season, although beautiful, I am not a fan of the cold.  So, I am holding on to Summer for as long as I can!  Here is what I did with the Perfect Vacation Collection!

With the help of my trusty Silhouette Cameo, I cut out this cute 3d Anchor and Camper Card.


I attached a picture of my husband and I on our cruise.  I thought this was a fun way display a picture.



I also stamped the title "Perfect Vacation".


What an adorable card right?  So, are you ready for Summer to end?  It's not too late to pull out more of the Perfect Vacation Collection and get crafting...I will probably be crafting with it all year round, shhhh:)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the wonderful projects the design team has been creating!




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silhouette's Free Shape of the Week!

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Who doesn't love getting the Free Shape of the Week?  I made this layout using the Free Shape of the Week! Do you want yours?  Hurry up and get it downloaded and hop on over to the Silhouette Blog to see my full post on how I made this layout!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Samantha Walker's Creative Crafters August Blog Hop!

Your first stop should have been at Cristal Pinky Hobb's Blog.


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Silhouette!
This month one lucky winner will receive a PixScan Mat from Silhouette.


All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.


This month the team has been given the theme "Back to School", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made this fun Apple Accordion Book...one of Samantha's Shapes at the Silhouette Store, perfect for a card of mini book for your kid's teachers! I also had a bit of Samantha's A to Z Collection left in my Stash, so I used that.




I really like this!  Now, I need to find someone who might enjoy it since both of my kids are high school age.




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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Silhouette Tutorial on Creating Chalkboard Embellishments!


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Welcome to Back to School Week here on the Silhouette Blog and I have a sketch tutorial to share with you over on the Silhouette Blog.  This tutorial is perfect for creating those layouts for older school age kids.  Head on over to the Silhouette Blog to learn how to make your own chalkboard embellishments!  Thanks to Christine Meyer for the inspiration.  Check out her awesome chalkboard tutorial HERE!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Creative Clouds with Silhouette's Vellum!

Good morning Silhouette fans!  Today I have a really fun layout to share with you today that I am super excited about.  Do you love vellum?  I do, but sometimes it's hard coming up with different ways to use it.  We all know that Silhouette has their own vellum and we can cut out any shape we want from the Silhouette Store.  I wanted to make some clouds with the vellum, but not just your ordinary clouds. Have a looksy!


Do you like what you see?  Check out the full post on the Silhouette Blog!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back to School with Imaginisce!

I can't believe that this summer is almost over.  I love having a summer break, but I know that most of you are ready for your kids to go back.  Well, my kids are older...high school age, so they keep themselves pretty busy in the summer.  

For those of you who have young ones going back, how about making their first day back extra special.  I made these fun lunch bags.  Imagine the smiles on their faces when they pull these cute bags out of their backpacks.

                                 

These were so easy to do thanks so my Silhouette Cameo.  If you don't have a Cameo, there are so many tutorials online.  I used a couple of my favorite collections from Imaginisce...Welcome Spring and Perfect Vacation to make a his and hers lunch bags! 



Thanks for popping in and taking a peak at my Back to School project.  Make sure you are stopping my the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the Back to School projects the design team has been making!

Supplies:
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper (Perfect Vacation and Welcome Spring)