Enter to WIN a Silhouette Gift Basket Valued at $100

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My Silhouette Challenge friends have joined together to offer you a chance to WIN this great Silhouette Gift Basket.  (Retail Value $100) Tweet daily for extra entries! Good luck!!!     a Rafflecopter giveaway If the Entry Form doesn’t appear, just click on this link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway These women are all incredibly talented. Visit their blogs for inspiration! Trisha | Black and White Obsession Becky & Glenna | My Paper Craze Kristy | Please Excuse My Craftermath… Melissa | A Prudent Life Sarah | Creative Ramblings Michelle | Weekend Craft Melissa | Silhouette School Kelly | Simply Kelly Designs Sharon | Bringing Creativity 2 Life Randi | Sowdering About In Continue Reading →

Silhouette Challenge Spring Themed Crafts

My Silhouette Challenge friends are sharing spring themed projects on their blogs, you’ll be inspired by these fabulously talented crafters!!! 1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Continue Reading →

My secret is out!!!

If you follow my blog you’ll remember that a few days ago I said, “I’m about to BURST keeping this secret!!!” Well it’s official and I can now share my news with you!!! I’m sooooooooo EXCITED and honored to be a new member of the Snapdragon Snippets Design Team!!! Over the years I have enjoyed doing many fine arts and crafts, such as watercolor & oil paintings, stained glass windows, silversmithing, jewelry design, beaded jewelry, photography, textile & fiber arts, pottery (I was terrible at pottery), calligraphy and card making with Stampin’ Up! This past Christmas Santa (a/k/a my generous Continue Reading →

Here’s to the Good Life! Wine bottle tag.

I’ve been busy, busy, busy using my Silhouette Cameo and Stampin’ Up! supplies to make  things for my little sister’s 50th birthday party!!! ( I don’t know how I’m old enough to have a little sister that is 50!!! Haha!) My sister Barb is always positive and upbeat, so I chose “Life is Good” for the theme. I made wine bottle tags for the tables. (Supply list and directions at end of post.)   Life is good when enjoying a nice bottle of wine with friends and family!  And just like a fine bottle of wine, Barb’s not getting older, Continue Reading →

Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up!

How do you make the most adorable Easter pop-up box card you’ve ever seen? You do it by combining three of my favorite things…. Stampin’ Up! DSP + Silhouette Cameo e-Cutter + Lori Whitlock Designs  This project was designed for the March “Silhouette Challenge”. Forty-three more fabulous Silhouette projects can be found at the end of this post.  You can purchase this card in my Etsy shop.  I used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! to make this darling Easter pop-up box card. I absolutely LOVE this paper, it’s just beautiful and perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Continue Reading →

Have you entered to WIN the Silhouette Portrait yet?

Honeycomb-tray-upcycle, Grey Luster Girl

Have you entered to win the Silhouette Portrait yet? What are you waiting for?!?!?!  It’s amazing and it’s FREE TO ENTER!!! Maybe you’re just not sure what you would do with an e-cutter. Well, let me share projects from my partners in crafting to inspire you. Many of these projects are from Silhouette owners who are Silhouette newbies like me!  You need to read the oh-so-funny story from Trisha at  Black and White Obsession about these flags to mark your dog’s territory. Use the tutorial from Britni at Play. Party. Pin. to make a darling Baby Mozart dragon hand puppet for that precious Continue Reading →

Silhouette Fabric Challenge – 44 Fabulous Projects

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My friends from the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group are sharing projects on their blogs that were entered in the February Fabric Challenge. You will find inspiration for all kinds of fabric projects to make with your Silhouette machine! No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath… Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts Yoda Kid’s Continue Reading →

25 Valentine’s Day Projects for Your Silhouette Cameo

25 Valentine's Day Projects for your Silhouette

This is the very first “Round-Up” for The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! I’m so lucky to be a part of this group. I’m a brand-new Silhouette owner, having just opened mine on January 12th, and I am SO EXCITED that my LOVE Banner was included in this Round-Up with all these amazing, talented women. I made the rosettes out of Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper using my Silhouette to embellish this LOVE banner.  It was only the eighth project I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all of the fabulous Valentine’s Day projects included in the Continue Reading →

Silhouette Cameo Project #9 – Carousel Horses & Memories of the Highlands

Silhouette Project #9, Carousel, Peace Love and Joyce

My sister asked me to come up with a table top decoration for a party she is in charge of at her daughter’s school. Their theme is a turn-of-the-century fair. My first thought was that I wanted to make a carousel. When you went to the county fair as a child, didn’t the carousel seem magical? Even as an adult, I still love carousels! Last year my parents and I met up with my sister to spend the day in St. Louis. We were celebrating Mom’s birthday. We headed to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park, a truly Continue Reading →

Silhouette Cameo Project #8 – LOVE Banner for Valentine’s Day

Silhouette Cameo Project #8
LOVE Banner
All paper supplies from Stampin' Up!
Rosette cut file from Silhouette Online Store

I LOVE making banners!!! I wanted to make one for the “Valentine’s Project Round-Up” being hosted by The Silhouette Challenge group on Facebook. (Scroll down for details on how I made the banner.) The Silhouette Challenge is such a fabulous group to belong to! It currently has 459 members who are established Silhouette owners and designers and also lots of newbies….like me!!! I joined right after I made my first project and I’ve learned so much already from these wonderfully generous women! So back to the banner. So like I said earlier, I love banners!!! When I heard that Stampin’ Up! Continue Reading →

Rolodex Perpetual Birthday, Anniversary or Special Occasions Calendar

Rolodex Perpetual Calendar Featuring Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Keep track of your friends’ and loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions so you never miss an important event again! With this perpetual calendar you write the events down once with no need to transfer them to a new calendar every year! Here’s another way this calendar will make your life easier: Have you ever found the perfect gift and bought it in advance, only to totally forget you have it when the occasion comes, remembering it finally when you find it on the top shelf of the closet two weeks after the event?!?!? That’ll never happen again!!! Make Continue Reading →

Silhouette Project #5: Valentine’s Day Table-Top Screen

Silhouette Cameo Project #5
Valentine's Day Table Top Screen
Card Stock, Vellum & Foil Paper from Stampin' Up!

I am so IN LOVE with my new Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine!!!  Every time I use it I say, “Thank you Santa!!!”  (Santa a/k/a my very generous husband!!!) Since Johnny was so sweet to buy the Cameo for me, I wanted to use it to make a very special card for our 30th Anniversary, which is on February 11, 2014. I saw a fabulous Valentine’s table top screen on Kate’s Paper Creations and asked her for permission to CASE the project which she kindly gave. (CASE = Copy and Share Everything!) Once I completed the project I was soooooo Continue Reading →

Silhouette Project #4: Cutest Baby Ever!

Cutest Baby Ever
All images © Stampin'Up!
Label Love Stamp Set
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper

I think this is such an adorable baby card! I’ve made this card a lot of times in the past as a baby shower invitation, birth announcement and as a “Welcome Baby” card. So what’s so different about this one???  Besides the darling “Cutest Baby Ever” and the oh-so-pretty Gingham Garden Designer Series paper I used??? Well, in the past, I had to use a template and cut the cards out by hand. Now I’m able to cut all the pieces out with my wonderful new Silhouette Cameo!!!  (Thank you, thank you, thank you Santa a/k/a my very generous husband!!!) Continue Reading →

My Very First Silhouette Cameo Project!!! Peace, Love and Joy Notecard

Silhouette Cameo Project No. 1 - Peace, Love and Joy Notecard
Sized for standard legal size envelope.
Whisper White card stock layered on Basic Black card stock.

I’M SO EXCITED!!! I fell in love with Silhouette projects I had seen on Pinterest & various Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s blogs, so I asked Santa, (my very generous husband), to bring me a Silhouette Cameo. I didn’t get to unpack it until this evening. Once I installed the software I did a quick Google search for tutorials. I found “The Mother Lode” of tutorials at “The Thinking Closet” and based my very first project on Lauren’s “Thousand Thanks” card tutorial. Lauren’s tutorial was great. It was very easy to understand, which I really appreciated since I had never actually seen Continue Reading →