Thursday, October 11, 2012

My New Obsession

I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo, supposedly so I could create a vinyl wall mural for my soon-to-be-born first grandchild's nursery.  Now I've found I can't stop!  I love that I can create my own designs and cut vinyl or cardstock.  I recently learned the cut and print feature, so I have piles of cute cut-outs on my stamping desk.  And then I decided to try pairing the Cameo with my other obsession er, hobby, Stampin' Up.  This card is the result.  I stamped the flowers and leaf, then scanned them, brought them into the Sil software and traced them, then printed a whole sheet.  I colored everything with Copic markers (OK, OK - so I have THREE obsessions!), and sent it through the Cameo.  SO MUCH FASTER and EASIER than cutting them all out with tiny scissors.  I used a file from the Sil store to cut the opening in the mat, and finished up the card with a traditionally stamped sentiment. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dog Days

I've started trying to design cards for a friend of mine who raises Spinone Italiano. I'm not the greatest artist in the world, but I think this may get me working to get better! It's amazing how different the various dog breeds are, and there are NOT many spinone illustrations out there on the web!

Here's a card I designed with a stamp I purchased at a scrapbooking convention. It's not a spinone, but....