Friday, March 30, 2012

Snail Mail

Can you believe the crafting streak I have been on this week?  I am super impressed with myself.  I think my craftiness is coming back as I make my way out of the funk.  :) 

Jin over at Under a Cherry Tree, made a cute tutorial video for little mini notecards and I knew I wanted to try it out.  I am sometimes still a little slow to figure things out on my Silhouette Cameo and always appreciate good video tutorials to help me out.  If you would like to make some cute little notecards for kids lunches or to use as little love notes for someone special go check her blog out HERE!

Ready to see my cute little mini notecards?

I made little snail mail!
Look how cute they are!

This is to give you an idea how mini they are... Just the size of a credit card!

Close up of that cute little snail!

I can't wait to use these little cuties!  Go check out Jin's blog if you would like to make some of your own!

Bugaboo Snail from Lettering Delights Graphic Set
Patterned Background was from Silhouette's free Background designs included with the software.
Cutout is 3.37" x 2.125"
Used the print and cut feature
Tutorial found here: Under a Cherry Tree


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Girl on Fire!

I don't know how many of you crafty peeps out there have read the books or now have seen the movie (or are planning seeing the movie); but, I LOVE The Hunger Games trilogy.  I have been super excited about seeing the movie since the moment I heard they were going to make a movie.  Of coarse I had to make sure I was dressed for the occasion.  You do not need to spend $20 or more on a themed shirt for your favorite movies when you can make one yourself.

"May the odds be ever in your favor!"

I found this awesome stencil type shape online.  I changed it from a JPEG image to a PNG in Photoshop.  I then pulled it into my Silhouette Desingner Studio program and traced the image.  Once it was traced and good to go I cut the shape into the stencil material using my Silhouette Cameo.  Once it was cut out I was able to lay it on my shirt and use some gold fabric paint I found at Hobby Lobby to paint the image onto my shirt.  It took about three layers of paint for the gold to really show.  This is how it turned out.  Ignore the crazy eyes and psyco face in the photo.  I was trying to show my excitement about my shirt and the movie!  ha ha!

I wanted a little more on my shirt and decided to add some words on the back. So, I went on a search for a free Hunger Games font and found it here: Hunger Games Font.  I wanted to keep the wording simple so picked what is shown below.

Again... it took about three layers of gold paint.

All in all my shirt was a success I had several people ask me where I got it and they all looked shocked when I told them I did it myself.  ha ha!

Sorry for the poor picture quality.  I had to hurry and snap these photos with my phone before my husband and I went to see the movie.  I must say that I am so in love with my Cam in these moments.  I have the freedom and ability to make my own movie themed shirts and let my nerdness shine through.  You just cannot get that kind of flexibility with a Cricut machine.  I do not regret making the switch.  Cam is amazing!

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Prince Charming

Start the magical Disney Princess themed music playing in your heads. 

Life has been so weird lately.  I feel like I have gotten into a little bit of a funk.  I know it probably happens to everyone but I have not been a huge fan.  My husband has been an absolute gem through my little funky (not the fun funky) time.  He is always such a great supporter of mine through all I do so I decided I should let him know how thankful I am for him.

***Super sweet and gushy sentiment coming***

He really is "My Prince Charming!"

I made him this sweet card and got some of his all time favorite treats and left them all on the table for him to see when he got home.  I am pretty sure he LOVED it!  It is always nice to do something kind for the one you love to let them know they are appreciated, right?

Frog Prince Kiss Silhouette - I used Paper Trey Ink Paper for the image.

Geometric Background - I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw the background.

Lettering Delights Free Spirit Font - I used this cute font for the adorable sentiment.