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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting and Splitcoast Stampers Challenge

Hello blog fans!
There is a challenge going on at Splitcoast Stampers
with Perfect Paper Crafting and this is my card that I made for it.
The challenge is to make a card, or other project using lots of layers.
Easy peasy when you use Perfect Layers rulers to cut the mats.
With perfect layers, you get a perfect cut every time.
For this card I have used 
"Love You" (#10301) and 
"Ball Jar" (#23102) both from
Using my links to Perfect Paper Crafting 
 you will find the code to receive a 5% discount
on your purchase.
Check out the Perfect Layers and all the 
perfect tools they have to offer.

Thank you for stopping by today, 
now why not check out the challenge on 
and join in the fun.  
You'll find a lot of great inspiration there.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Card Swap and more

This month our theme in our
Art Swap Group
is using a doily on a card.
It took me a while to decide what to do,
then I hit on the idea of making my own doily
with my Silhouette Cameo.
Once that was done, I used that file to cut a stencil.
I used the stencil with Distress Inks
 and inked over a piece of white card stock
 to create this lovely pattern.
I cut the card stock down to size
for the card and layered it onto Kraft card stock.
I cut a perfect mat with my
With the Perfect Layers, it is quick and easy to cut a
perfect mat every time. 
 And with 10 different border measurements to choose from,
you always have a perfect mat. 
 I also used the Perfect Layers to cut the banner.
Here is a closer look at that banner.
"Just a note" (#6405) is from Eureka! Stamps

Here is another card I made with that same piece of
doily patterned card stock.
One more, made with a scrap of doily card stock.
Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
Please come again soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Doily

I have a friend who is an enabler!
I think we all have one.  You know what I mean.
That friend who encourages you to buy some more!
More craft supplies, more paper, more tools.
My friend encouraged me to buy a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad!
On Black Friday I got an incredible deal on a Cameo.
It arrived quite quickly, but I just didn't have time to open it and learn to use it.  Finally a couple weeks ago, I got it out of the box and loaded the software into my computer.
WOW!!!
Am I ever loving this machine.
There are lots of tutorials online, so I watched one and created along with it.
Here is my first Silhouette project.
This doily is very much like the one created in the video, but I'm so excited that I did this myself. 
If you are thinking about a Silhouette Cameo, I encourage you to go buy one.  It's really quite wonderful.
This particular cut is about 4" but the real beauty of creating it is that I can size it to whatever size I want.
I even made a stencil with a transparency sheet.
I'm having so much fun!
Let me be your enabler.
Go buy a Silhouette right now my friend!
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Come again soon
and you'll see something I created
with the stencil I made with my Silhouette.
 
Until next time, Happy Crafting!