I think July is as busy as December each year! Sorry I haven't been posting much, but I do have a lot of projects completed and waiting to be added as soon as I get a little break from hectic life. The kids have been home on summer vacation, which is fun, but also means lots of interruptions. Our air conditioning is also broken and waiting to be replaced, so it's hard for me to sit at my computer and blog when it's 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit in my room in the afternoons and evenings. My youngest goes off to Kindergarten this fall, so I have high hopes for more planned crafting/blogging time each week
In the meantime, I do have some pictures of friendship bracelets I made last summer that have been sitting on my computer and waiting to be shared. I bought a book with some designs, but Pinterest has some fun ideas as well. I made all of these while traveling on a long road trip to pass the time.
See you again soon!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I created this card after I saw this love-you card on Pinterest. She used punches and scissors, but I used the fancy knife tool in Silhouette Studio (with washi as one layer) to change it up a bit. More details and links to the fonts and cutting files are on the Silhouette America blog in the Card/Scrapbook section.
Friday, July 11, 2014
I've got a detailed tutorial on the Silhouette blog today for a stenciled (fabric ink) shirt. My daughter chose a paper-pieced design from the Silhouette store, so I turned it into a stencil design to paint on the colors. She did most of the painting herself, and we love how it turned out! Go check out my post HERE.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
I made this card with Silhouette stencil material and dye-based stamping inks on watercolor paper. I love the blending I was able to accomplish and the texture from the watercolor paper. Stencils are so fun to use for flawless artwork! And now that I have the stencil cut out, I can make as many cards as I want with whatever color variations I want. So cool.
I've got a full tutorial for this project over on the Silhouette Blog.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I used the Silhouette stamping kit and my sketch pens to create this cheerful card. It's featured on the Silhouette America blog today, so go check it out! Details and links to the shapes and font are all in my post there. Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I found this fun file in the Silhouette Online Store and decided to make it for storing our remote controls. There are a lot of organizational boxes in the online store, and I've heard some people express concern that they might not hold up well, so I decided to make this one out of Silhouette chipboard instead of regular cardstock or pattern paper just to see if it's better.
First of all, let me say that a lot of these files really do work with regular double-sided pattern paper. This drawer set is on my desk at work and is holding up very well.
All the pieces are included in this file with the assumption that it will be made with heavy paper, so I had to do a little extra cutting and some slight modifying to have the base made from chipboard and to also cover all the faces I wanted with pattern paper.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I think in this case, the extra bit of sturdiness for the heavy remotes provided by chipboard is worth the effort. I still don't think it's necessary for all of the organizational boxes and caddies out there.
As a side note, I've cut both cereal boxes and Silhouette chipboard with my Cameo, and the Silhouette chipboard is easier to cut. I feel like it has less wear and tear on the blade and the motor, and the package of 25- 12"x12" pages lasts a long time. It's slightly thinner than other chipboards, but is more refined and cuts so smoothly!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm trying to get caught up on posting about the projects we've been doing around here. :)
Shape Used: 3D Remote Control Organizer #60461