Boy oh boy…I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve done my last post! If you are actually still dropping by to check out my site, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I’ve finally finished a few projects I’ve had on the go and I will be sharing them with you next week.
Today I’m going to share a couple of tips and tricks which I’ve learned (some of them the hard way) from using my Silhouette SD and now my wonderful Silhouette Cameo.
I was cutting vinyl trees the other evening and ran into some major difficulties. I wasted WAY TOO MUCH vinyl and was basically tearing my hair out by that time. The trees were supposed to reach from the floor to the ceiling so one length was approximately 95″ long. My trusty Cameo would cut all the way down one side and as it would come back up the other side the vinyl would slide sideways and you know the rest…it cut the tree all crooked…which meant that my vinyl was mostly wrecked…ugggh… [read more]
I have a used Silhouette SD Digital Cutter for sale. $175.00 (CAD)
UPDATE! THIS SILHOUETTE SD DIGITAL CUTTER IS SOLD!
The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool for personal use. Similar to the functioning of a home printer, it cuts paper and other materials like vinyl with a blade instead of printing onto it. This is perfect for a teacher or someone who loves to craft! [read more]
I don’t know how many of you have heard of Pinterest, but it’s a virtual pinboard…sort of think of it like a scrapbook with all your clippings and cutouts from magazines and newspapers. A collection of amazing ideas and inspirations that you want to try out some day. And some you’ll always just dream about from time to time, but not necessarily ever accomplish them. Dreaming is free and fun, right?! [read more]
Today I want to tell you about the tote bags I sell. I ordered these wholesale…sad to say, I didn’t sew these. Maybe some day when I have more time. I really think it would be fun! Anyways, back to the topic at hand. These are jute fiber cotton tote bags. They measure 13.66″ H x 17.52″ W x 6″ Length.
This is a custom order which I did recently. I’m never sure if it’s easier if there’s less instructions with the order or more. This one I was told to put the persons name under the nurse and use the colors purple and pink with a matching flower. I’m sorry the coloring is sooo poor in this picture. It looked much better in real! [read more]
I wanted to make some bookmarks for the Sunday School children in my class. I thought it would be nice to personalize each of them to give them an added special touch. I really liked the tutorial Traci did on the Silhouette blog a long time ago. I had tucked the idea away to try at a later date. [read more]
First off, I finally got a project finished which came in the mail a few weeks ago. Eilis from My Heart Lives Here showed a great technique of printing on fabric using freezer paper. I have yet to try it but I’m impressed and also very excited (to say the least) that it actually works!! Anyway to get to the point, she was doing a giveaway and it included this pillow and some free clipart from KPM Doodles. I commented on her blog because I loved the pillow and was excited that she explained how to print on fabric. Now this is the part which is embarrassing. I didn’t read the whole post. Which means I didn’t know she was having a giveaway. Which in turn means that I was absolutely shocked when I received an email telling me that I had won a pillow and some clipart. I was totally stumped how I’d ever managed to do that. I was also giddy as this was my first ever winner. Here the pillow is in all its glory! Thank you sooo much Eilis! [read more]
With Valentine’s Day coming up it’s time to start making stuff as in cards, prints, frames, etc…. You get the drift. I usually procrastinate and then quickly try and make a bunch of products right before the 14th. I’m trying to take a different approach to this whole system. It’s so much more enjoyable when I don’t work under such intense pressure so I will keep on trying.
I made my first two Valentine products which I created using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll try and show a bit of the process which I used. This is a screen shot from set up I used in AI. I printed this onto Epson 8″x10″ Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte. [read more]