So… If you came here from my youtube channel, you know there is no Silhouette Sunday video for this week. I’ve been super busy with family in town and no time to film AND edit a video. I thought about just posting that I’d see you all next week but that’s no fun. Instead, I thought I would do a little giveaway!
I have some plans for the Silhouette Adhesive Kit and thought some of you may want your own kit so you can play along too! The giveaway details are simple: You must be 18 (I’ve gotta ship it to you, right?) and live in the US (due to shipping and customs!). Enter using the rafflecopter form below. You can get an extra entry or two by following me on other social media channels.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I am creating my last minute cards. I am notorious for putting these things off until the last minute but this year I actually made good on my promise to myself to be more proactive about finishing projects.
My new problem is not related to crafts… I’ve mentioned this before – I’m really bad about sorting digital things. But I’m not bad about all digital things, I have no problem hitting the delete button. Once I feel like I’m done with something, I get great satisfaction from throwing it in the digital “trash” can. The video for this card was no different… I just forgot to edit and upload it first.
For this card, I used a stamp set from Stampin’ Up called “Big On You” and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To make the sentiment stand out, I went over the edges of the text with Twinkling H2O’s. The paper is also from Stampin’ Up. The trim was that sequin stuff from the dollar section at Michael’s from many years ago. I have to admit, I’m proud of myself for using it up! It’s not available from Michael’s anymore but Stampin’ Up sells similar stuff in their line of colors. It’s also available by the yard from many fabric stores. The other sequins are from my stash and the stuff that just fell off the roll after cutting.
Hope you guys like it! Maybe next time I’ll be more careful and look at what I’m deleting before I actually hit the official “delete” button. ;)
It’s Super Bowl Sunday and today’s video is going to be quick! I have a group of people coming soon.
I was recently asked if I knew how to save color thumbnails in Silhouette Studio. Now, I don’t do it personally… I consider my self to be “digitally lazy” but I know how. So that is what I’m sharing with you today! How to “Save to Library” and get a colored thumbnail in the process.
So, I confess that I buy things and never use them. It’s a sad, but a true fact… and when you really look at your “stash” you realize it.
I have gone through several craft room “purges”, selling off high value goodies, giving stuff to friends, neighborhood kids and charity. But one thing seems to always happen, I have something I can’t part with. I noticed this when shopping my own stash for Valentine’s Day goodies. I’ve had two Autumn Leaves stamp sets for years and never used them. I distinctly recall buying one at Wal-Mart and the other at overstock (probably to hit free shipping, lol). After purge after craft room purge, they keep making the “stay” cut. I guess because I remember so clearly buying them during my early craft days. Maybe they kept making the cut because it was one of my earliest crafty purchases. Either way, a day comes when you realize you need to bust them out or give them away.
What do you think? What’s been in your stash forever?
I admit it, I have a strange love affair with coloring mediums when it comes to crafting. Now, I know some people wouldn’t classify it as “strange” but I certainly do…. Why you ask? It’s because I buy these coloring things and don’t use them. Or, even worst, I use them once and then set them in the back of a closet. I’m not sure why, but I keep looking for something new then default to the old.
I let history repeat itself with Stampin’ Up’s new “Blendability” markers. I was attracted to the potential of having all the colors pre-matched to cardstock. Although I haven’t used these markers much, I think they may actually stay out of the closet for some time. 8)
Just label it what it is – insanity.
I guess the same could be said with cute stamp sets as well. I’m always attracted to these really cute, kid style stamps and I don’t have any kids! I guess my co-workers will have to keep loving the child themed goodies they get. I’m sure they will – we are all in special education and each guilty of loving something very kiddish!
Last week I posted a Silhouette Sunday video explaining how to cut by line color. While that video was incredible helpful to some people, it just generated a whole lot of questions for other people. One thing I knew right away was that it was going be confusing for some because there was no associated project. So for this week’s Silhouette Sunday video I decided to do a video using cut by line color to answer the questions you had from last week.
Since the new year has rolled in, I’ve realized that I really have flowers and girly and hearts on the brain. This became really obvious to me when I started digging for Valentine’s Day goodies on January 3, lol! One thing I haven’t got on the brain is traditional. I’ve recently purchased several new Valentine’s Day inspired paper pads but have been avoiding the color. I’m not sure why, but black and gold seems more lovely to me than pink and red…. It’ll come back in favor with me at some point.
This card came together super fast because I used my Cameo to cut all the pieces. I didn’t do any real “design work” in the software so I didn’t film any screen footage. If you have any questions though, just let me know. Thanks for stopping by!