Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby or Baby Shower Card with Silhouette Cameo

I made this baby card using my Silhouette Cameo and Lori Whitlock's Template from the Silhouette Store.  Pattern paper, ribbon, pins from my stash.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Thank You Card

I made this card using my Silhouette Cameo and Sugar Chic Digital Papers by Heidi Swapp, Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic embellishment (Arrow), and I dyed the seam binding with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist. For the card template I used Lori Whitlock's Spin Card template from the Silhouette store. I just love how it turned out. If you spin the circle it says "Thanks", "Merci", "Grazie", "Thank You"

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Hybrid Love Card

I made this card using a template by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Store, Digital Papers by Carina Gardner called "Paris Market" available at and my Silhouette Cameo.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I created this card using the products above.

Boo! Halloween Layout

I made this layout using Carina Gardner's Photomasks V5 and Haunted Collection available at  I just love this Halloween collection!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sugar Chic Birthday Card

I'm still playing with my Sugar Chic Papers from Heidi Swapp's Collection. I made this sassy birthday card for my special niece.

How to cut your own handwriting with Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Window Sticker Vinyl with Silhouette Cameo

Look what I made!  For those of you who don't recognize it, it's the Indiana University (where my son goes) logo.  I made this out of white and red vinyl and cut it with the Silhouette Cameo.

A friend called and asked me if I could make 3" Dallas Cowboys letters to put on her husbands car window for a birthday present.  I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Here's what I made for her.  She already had the star, though I had cut one in white for her as well.

After I made that, I tried my IU sticker.  First I made the white and put it on.  Then I remembered that I had some red vinyl in my stash and added the red on top of it.  Now, let's hope it holds up in the rain.... let's just hope we get some rain!

Here's a picture of just the white.  I think the red kicked it up a notch!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Silhouette Cameo, Mini File Folder Card based on Heidi Swapp Memory File Concept

Well you know I've just completed the Art of Observation class with Heidi Swapp.  You also know that in that class we learned all about Heidi's memory file concept.  I thought I'd take some of the ideas we learned in class and incorporate them into a card.  I made this using Lori Whitlock's "Maggie" collection available soon at and my Silhouette Cameo.  It was really fun.  I started with a mini file folder from the Silhouette Library.  I hope you like it! I can see using the file folder idea as a card template in a thousand different ways!

Another Thank You Card

Another thank you card.  I think I'm stocked up now!

Summer Salsa or Black Bean and Corn Salsa

I made a new recipe called "Summer Salsa", which my family always called "Black Bean and Corn Salsa".  I tried a new version I found on Pinterest from "Be a Pot Stirrer".  It was very different and very light from the salsa I remember.  This has a very light, limey, with a hint of heat taste to it.  We served it with Pita Chips.  I love it.  I typed up the recipe and included a picture of the batch we made.

and here is the recipe for you:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thank you Card

Playing around in my craftroom.

Make your own Color Magic Paper Digitally using Photoshop

Learn how to make a digital version of ColorMagic paper using photoshop. I've included the chevron paper that I used in the video for you to download free. Click here to download the Chevron paper.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Engagement Layout

I made this digital layout using Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic collection.  This is one of Ashlea and Richie's engagement photos.  I just love the black and white/sepia tone of this photo.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cards, Thank you

Been a while since I've had time for cardmaking, but I'm slowly getting back there.  Made this purely from Scraps in my drawer.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Birthday Card

I was cleaning up my craftroom after finishing up with the Art of Observation class and I found the 6x6 Sugar Chic papers I bought during class from  I whipped up a sassy little card.  I just love these Sugar Chic Papers which are also by Heidi.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Last week of Art of Oberservation with Heidi Swapp Memory Files

 Well it's week 12 and the final week of the Art of Oberservation class with Heidi Swapp.  It's been a fun 12 weeks and I've learned so many fun new ideas using Heidi's Memory File System.  Not to mention the "art of observation".  Learning to look at life a little more positively.  Here is the cover of my final "Gratitude" file.  This is a file I will use to DAILY (for the next 365 days) to write down at least one thing I am grateful for each day.
 This cute little paper stack was another one of Heidi's awesome ideas.  Why don't I think of stuff like this??
 This is my July Calendar.  Heidi gave us a template and I used photoshop to fill mine in.
 And a quick peak at August.  I've only completed two months and I need to finish up embellishing the inside of the the folder.
One final look at the outside.  I just loved this class and met so many amazing people on the Message Board.  Heidi was involved in the Message Board,  the Gallery and in every way.  It was fun getting to chat with her.  I'm going to miss this class.
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