Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's a Boy!!!

First let me start by saying no I haven't had a baby and no I'm not pregnant. Now that we've gotten that out of the way a friend of ours was pregnant and of course I could have taken the easy way out and gotten her something off of her registry but of course I don't take the easy way out and being that I wanted to get back to crafting after a short hiatus I decided I needed to make something for the baby or his room. After seeing what the baby's room theme would be I knew I just had to make something for the walls.

Baby's mom choose to decorate the room in the Bubbles and Squirt bedding.

So if you notice the pictures on the wall in the left hand side of the picture those kept catching my eye so I decided that I would use those for my inspiration and make a name wall hanging for the baby. Well our friend wasn't going to reveal the baby's name until the baby shower but somehow (still don't know how I managed to convince her to tell me the baby's name but I did. So I decided to come up with this for the baby's room (sorry for the really bad picture ... of course I didn't take a full picture with my regular camera (at least not one I can find at the moment) so I had to use the one from my iPad.

Here are close ups of the letters

I even used real google eyes on some of the sea creatures.

I think by far this little seahorse is my favorite. He's actually kind of popping off the letter and 'floating' there.

This project had so many firsts for me.
* First Big project with my cameo
* First time using modpodge
* First time making wall decor

All of the images are from the Silhouette online store cut from cardstock and modgpodged on to canvas. The letters are cardstock run through the cuttlebug and then the edges were inked and modpodged to the canvas.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and hope you'll stop by again.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Do you love vinyl?

Do you love vinyl? What you've never tried vinyl before? OMG I'm so madly in love with vinyl both regular vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. Okay well who am I to talk about vinyl? I stayed far away from vinyl for so long because it scared the living day lights out of me but I finally got up enough nerve to try it and now of course I want to vinyl everything.

Well if you haven't tried vinyl yet or love to get free samples of vinyl Oracal offers free samples every month. I have created a tutorial for you to get your free samples each month. To get your free samples download Vinyl samples tutorial in PDF format.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.  I'll be back tomorrow with a project.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I know it's been a while since I posted anything here ... heck it's been over a year. Where have I been you ask? Well there has been so much going on over the last year and I just needed a break and unfortunately something had to give ..... my blog!!! But now that things have quieted down a little bit and after lots of encouragement from my friends I have decided that it is time to start blogging again and showing off my projects.

If anyone is friends with me on Facebook you may have seen my posts where I was selling my cricut and some craft items. I am still crafting actually more than I ever have but I have decided to make the move from Cricut to another cutter (Silhouette Cameo). I have seen on message boards and/or Facebook that people what to follow blogs that only show cricut projects or vice versa. Unfortunately I'd hate to lose any of my followers but would hope that you can use my blog for your inspiration and and be able to find ways to use what you have regardless of what machines/products we use.

I will be adding my design studio and gypsy files to my blog over the next few weeks for your personal use and will be sharing tutorials for using the Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio as I continue to learn my machine.

I decided to make the switch to Cameo after I saw how amazing this machine truly is. It has opened up a whole new crafting world for me. While I did love my cricut when I had it and by no means regret having bought it or used it it just wasn't really meeting my crafting needs any further. I had my cricut for over 5 years and waited and waited for provocraft to come out with some more sophisticated images. I did love many of the images on cartridges but not everything needs a "cute" image. But after a while you get tired of waiting.

Also, if you remember Allison and I started Paper Craft Weekend Challenge to get all of us to use our supplies. Well everyone got busy and the challenges seemed to die off. I'm excited to announce that we are getting ready to start off the new year with lots of new challenges and looking forward to my followers to join in the fun.

I hope you will come back to my blog often for inspiration and am always willing to help you when I can. Feel free to e-mail me anytime. Now to leave you with a sneaky peak of a project I will be showing on my blog very soon.

Have a great day!