Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
It all stemmed from this shirt I saw Babz510 post on Instagram! I thought this was a really cute, fun shirt for the holidays. Unfortunately, when I asked her about it, she said it was from Old Navy 2010!
There you have it! My Christmas Shirt for the cost of $2.97 for the paint, the shirt and vinyl I already had on hand. Can't beat that! I took this photo in the mirror with my phone, so the letters look backwards! They really aren't.
I also had this fun positive cut left, which I used on a Christmas Present that was wrapped in Kraft paper. (I couldn't let it go to waste!). Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo of the package.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
JessicaSprague.com right here. The tutorial is on sale right now!
I love that it's not perfect looking. I think they have a lot of character.
She walks you through painting the trays to get that distressed look, even giving you the exact colors she used in the artwork so you get a perfect match.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I made serving trays as a larger gift for each of the families. Now, what to make for the boys??!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I'm so stinking excited! I have had this idea for a countdown calendar for a few days and haven't had the time to actually make it. I made this countdown calendar from a picture frame!
The idea was born from Heidi Swapp's Memory File Stand and her awesome Christmas Freebies.
I used a few ornaments and Christmas decorations I had laying around to dress up the frame and Voila, this little cutie was born. The rings on the top allow the countdown tags to be flipped and you could even add some cute photo sleeves, or pictures right in between, a little journaling.
A fun way to do the December Daily and it fits right on your desktop. I think the possibilities are endless. Birthday Calendars, Recipe Stands, Just photos, Month to Month yearly calendar. I'm so excited I can't stand it! :)
When I thought of this idea I called my awesome friend, Kathryn (aka WhimseyGirl.com) and told her what I was thinking.... look at this little cutie she whipped up! I just love how she added Heidi's banners to hers and the cute Colorshined seam binding! Kathryn is also a Heidi Swapp Retailer, go check her out!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
I used this same method to cut vinyl window clings for my son's car with the Cubs Logo, and his college logo for my car. I also made a Dallas Cowboys window cling for a friend. Just make sure when you are searching for images that you get something with decent resolution.... I'd say nothing less than 200 x 200, but preferably 400 x 400 or better, this particular image was over 1000 x 1000.
Have fun creating and as always I'd love to see what you made!
If there are any techniques that you'd like me to use in a video, please let me know. I'm enjoying the requests and will try and get them uploaded as quickly as possible.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A lot of people are confused by the Print and Cut feature. The Silhouette cannot print. How the print and cut feature works is through the printer you have connected to your computer. Mine is a regular inkjet HP printer. When you are in the Silhouette Studio software, there is a button called "send to printer". This will send the image on your mat to the printer connected to your computer. You will use that printed image, place it on your mat and insert it into the Silhouette for cutting.
Hope this helps a few of the questions that have been rolling in.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Nancy asked me to specifically show how to take this cute Heart House by Sweet Alton and turn it into a flat printable file. This is a little more complicated than the last because it involves compound paths. It's very doable... don't let the term Compound Path scare you. It just means a image that has multiple cut line within one image.