Category: Silhouette Cameo

My Prima Design Team Entries!

I recently noticed that Prima was looking for Design Team members.  When they put out that call, I hesitated.  Was I good enough?  Could I get together enough projects in time?  Could I wow their socks off?

I just wasn’t sure if I should apply.  But I got some very good advice from a friend….”it doesn’t hurt to try”.  So…

My first project to enter for the design team is a favorite of mine.  It’s very original!  It’s my Outhouse with Mini Album!

I love the way it turned out!  I’m so proud of it!  I paid close attention to every little detail.  I wanted it to look like a real outhouse.

I added a Prima branch to the side along with some Prima flowers from the March Special Delivery collection.

Isn’t the inside cute?  I even included a “potty hole”!  Oh, and you can’t forget the poopy paper.  There is even a crescent moon window with screen.  That was a challenge to cut that out.

I used the gorgeous Madeline collection of papers for my cute little mini album.  The album is made out of toilet paper rolls!  I put tags inside, giving more space for photos.

For the front of the album, I used another Prima flower along with a piece of ribbon flower.  The colors of the Madeline papers were perfect for this album.  The browns and greens are the ultimate colors for camping.

My second project is a crochet newsboy hat with Prima flowers adorning it!  The flair button is from the Prima March Special Delivery kit (I love the March kit…can’t you tell?).  The large pink flower is from a kit that came in a tin, from Prima, along with other flowers, ribbon, and sequins.  

I used another March kit flower, and a cute Prima fabric flower.  So cute!

I love to crochet, and am really pleased with the way this hat turned out.  I can’t wait to wear it!  
My last project is a beautiful Angel Dressform!  I adore the way the wings turned out!  It took me a long time for the wings.  Each feather is made of paper, cut out by my Silhouette.  I glued each one on separately on both sides of each wing.  Then I used a bit of actual white feathers to cover the bases of the paper ones when I glued them on.  I then painted them all over white to make sure it was the white white.  I did a crackle effect on the dressform then made the dress out of fabric and paper.  I used the March Prima Special Delivery kit to decorate it (including the paper).  I trimmed it off with some lacey trim I had in my stash.

I’m in love with this project, and I hope you are, too!  So these are my entries!  Cross your fingers…only time will tell.  I love Prima products!  They are so beautiful, and fun to work with.  There are so many ways to incorporate their products.  The possibilities are endless!

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My Top 10 Favorite Scrapbooking Tools

I thought since we are near Christmas, I would give you my top 10 favorite scrapbooking tools that I can’t do without. I love these tools!
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#10 – Xyron Machine:  This is great for putting together tiny pieces.  It’s great if you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine and make lots of layered paper pieces.
#9 – Envelope Punch Board:  I just found this little gem about a month ago.  I needed an odd sized envelope for a couple of cards I made.  I didn’t want to buy 250 of one size, so a friend of mine let me use her Envelope Punch Board.  Awesome!  You can make practically any size envie you need!  I had to buy one for myself.
#8 – Rangers Toxic (Tim Holtz) Scissors:  These are definitely a must!  I used them all the time.  They cut through just about anything!  You NEED these!
#7 – Fiskars 12 inch Rotary Trimmer:  This baby cuts chipboard like butter!  I love it!  Not so good for cutting paper, but I work with chipboard a lot, so this is a must!
#6 – Spellbinders Tool ‘n One:  This tool is wonderful!  If you have a lot of intricate dies, then you definitely need this tool!  It gets all the tiny little piece of paper out of the die so you are not trying to pick them out with a piercer and tweezers.
#5 – Crop a dile Big Bite:  I find this very useful for making mini albums.  It will punch holes in just about anything!  Can’t do without it!
#4 – Scotch ATG Gun:  Greatest adhesive gun ever!  I just wish they made one for left-handers.  The tape is on the left-hand side, so if you are holding it in your left hand, you have trouble seeing exactly where you are placing the adhesive.  That’s my only gripe.  Otherwise….I LOVE IT!  If you scrapbook a lot, then this is a must-have!
#3 – Corner Rounder:  Every scrapbooker needs this!  I use it all the time.  Perfect round corners!  ‘Nough said…
#2 – Bone Folder:  Very useful tool for making those perfect creases.  This is another tool I use all the time.  A must have!
#1 – Silhouette Cameo:  I absolutely LOVE this machine!  I don’t use my Cricut Expression much anymore.  I can make just about anything with this machine!  One of my favorite punches broke.  I can scan it in to my computer, put it into the Silhouette software and cut that punch out any size I want!  If you love working with your computer, then you will love the Silhouette.  It’s a steep learning curve, but I’m having so much fun learning all about it!  You just can’t be afraid to try things with it.
So there you have it!  My top 10 favorite tools!  I hope you enjoyed reading about them.  Tell me what your favorites are.  I would love to hear from you!

COMMENTS

tk_themom_smith
Submitted on 2014/12/30 at 8:59 am

I must admit that there are a few you’ve listed that I can’t live without either.  I have #6 on my want list.  After picking out a ton of snowflake pieces for Christmas cards, I NEED one.  
Tammy S.
BL

elainer1

Submitted on 2014/12/09 at 6:39 pm
Great list of supplies, never seen #6 before!
Thanks for sharing:)
Elaine    #BlogieLove
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com
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October 2014 Create Craft Share!

Welcome everyone to another monthly Create Craft Share Youtube Hop!  This month’s theme is Halloween Home Décor.  It took me a while to come up with an idea because I didn’t want to do something that everyone else does….so, let me share with you my project!
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It’s a Skeleton In a Cage Centrepiece (complete with rat guard)!  To follow along on the Hop, you should go to my video (below).  In the description below the video there is the list to follow on the Hop.  These are lovely, talented ladies….so check out what they made for you this month!

COMMENTS

scrappinrobin
create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
Submitted on 2014/11/02 at 6:48 pm

Cute project. Thank you for sharing.
Robin…BL
lovettec
Submitted on 2014/10/31 at 5:46 am
That is so awesome, love that you did something so unique.  BL
 
Sarah Biswabic
This is awesome! Very cool! Love it!! BL, Sarah
NanasScrapSpot
Submitted on 2014/10/30 at 9:30 am
This is GREAT!!!!!
Miranda  BL
MadgeGillen
Submitted on 2014/10/30 at 8:28 am
I love love love this!!! I am so happy that you are a part of the Create Craft and Share!!! Your projects are always amazing and wonderful!!! Whoop Whoop Thanks for sharing. Loves-Madge
Amy E
Submitted on 2014/10/29 at 5:59 pm
Oh my gosh this is SOOO creepy!!!  I love it!  What a cool project, and I’m sure you don’t have to worry about being original!  This is definitely something I’ve never seen before!  Thanks for the how-to video.  Good luck with the hop!  (BL)
Amy E.
Michelle Kinder
Submitted on 2014/10/29 at 3:22 pm
Your project is amazing!  BL
Sukie D
Submitted on 2014/10/28 at 9:19 pm
Very spooky project!  All of the details are fabulous! BL
crazyaboutcricut
OH MY FREAKIN’ GOSH!!! This is so beyond awesome!! What an amazing idea, and will totally try this
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