Sorry Your Sick!

Brains, Brains, Brains, Brains… *cough cough*…  Being sick sucks. Being sick in the summer suck even more. That is me right now. Since I am sick I thought I would make myself a get well card.

It is a zombie get well card! For the card I used my Copic Markers and I got the digital stamp from Copic Marker Scrapbooking blog, Making Our Mark. they are giving away their zombie digital collection for free this week. This is also where I buy my Copic’s online. I found they have a the best price and the best part is shipping is free. Check them out when you have a chance if you are interested in Copics.

New Goodies from Silhouette America

One of the places that I would love to visit one is CHA, Craft & Hobby Association. It happens twice a year, January and July. It is where all the big scrap booking and crafting brands go and showcase their products and even a sneak peak of what they will come out with. Doesn’t that sound like an amazing trade show!?

This year Silhouette America will be coming out with Gold and Silver Printable sheets in the fall. And they look AH-mazing! From the pictures they showed it looks like plaques.These are sheets you can run through your printer and then through your silhouette cameo for the perfect cut. I love how professional they look.

Another product that Silhouette America will be come with double sided adhesive. This is another product that I can’t wait for. I literally just thinking of ways that I would be able to put Scor Tape through the Silhouette Cameo without gumming up the blade. The double sided adhesive paper will be great for some idea I have. I can’t wait to get my hands on these new items.

Stay tuned to the Silhouette Blog for details. Also, every Tuesday they show you what the freebie product of the week is.

Mail Art

Mail Art is something new that I have been introduced to me by my BFF Laura. It is where you decorate your envelope. Usually your envelope will house your handwritten pen pal letter.

Today I am going to show you some mail art that Laura and I worked on recently. We got some Mini Misters and filled them with about 10 drops of refill ink and the rest filled with water, and sprayed away.  We even experimented with some different designs by masking with shapes. I liked this method because we were able to create our own colours based on the saturation and hues that we wanted at the time. Maybe in the future  I will cut out a unique design in vinyl with the Silhouette Cameo and use that as a stencil. Some more delicate designs could be made.

So next time you are mailing your card or a letter remember to put your mark on the envelope as well. It makes receiving letters more exciting. My favorite mail art that I received in the mail was an envelope made out of an old map. You know when you are receiving an envelope like this the letter or card is going to be just as amazing.

Glass Etching, How To…

Since the Silhouette Cameo can cut vinyl, you can create your own stencil to etch glass with!

So I tried my hand at glass etching. I bought this glass mug from the dollar store.

  1. Measure how big you want the image or the words to be.
  2. Open Silhouette Studio and start creating the stencil that you want to cut into the vinyl, keep in mind the size so it can fit on your glass ware.
  3. Load up your vinyl and hit the cut button. **Don’t forget to adjust the rollers for the vinyl.
  4. Weed out the parts where you want the glass etching to go.
  5. Place transfer paper or contact paper over your stencil and transfer it to your clean glass ware.
  6. Smoother a good layer of glass etching cream. ( I used Armour Etch ) Wait the time allotted in the instructions. (Mine said 5 minutes)
  7. Once your time is up rinse off the cream. ( I have heard that you can scrap the cream back into the bottle and can be reused )
  8. Remove your stencil. And your beautiful glass etching should appear.

There is a warning on the back of the etch cream “will not etch plastic or some Pyrex”. I originally wanted to etch my name on the side of my glass water bottles that I use at work. But I could not get the glass to etch. I tried 3 times but still no go. So I think my glass bottles were made of Pyrex?… So just be aware that it might not work on all glass and probably the cheaper glass the most likely this will work.

Good luck!

Top 5 Scrapbooking Blogs

Hey Guys! I have another Top 5 posts for you. Today I want to share my favorite Scrapbooking Blogs. Truth be told I am not a scrapbooker, I have scrapbooked one major event in my life and it was really tough for me complete. I think the larger layouts scare me and I never feel like the page is complete and therefore I don’t like it. But I love looking at everyone else’s pages. They are so inspiring and memorable. Also, make me very envious of all their talent. They make it all seem so effortless.

  1. A Little Bit of Me by Susan Weinworth. She has the most adorable kids! Her scrapbook pages of her family are bright and fun. I really wish I could scrapbook like her.
  2. It’s Me KP by Kelly Purkey. I love her style. She is super creative and uses product in different ways that all work so well together. I am also incredible jealous of all the traveling that this girl does.
  3. Amy Tangerine by Amy Tangerine. Everything that she does has a very SoCal vibe to it that I love. Her pages are laid back, simple, and filled with colours.
  4. Studio by American Craft. I know that this is a major Brand name in the scrapbooking world but they have bright and bold products that add great colour to every layout. But what I like about this blog is there a whole team that post their layouts and I love everyone’s pages.
  5. Clouds Color Garden by Claudia Shadler. Her layouts are simple yet eye catching. It is something that I am always trying to strive for.

As with my Top 5 Card Making Blogs I like the simple page layouts with pops of colour. I hope you enjoy my Top 5 Scrapbooking Blogs!