Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Layout

 Double Page Layout
I am getting in the Christmas spirit, so I created these layouts today.  I cleaned house, put away the normal house deco and pulled out a few Christmas decorations.  I don't go crazy decorating, KIS, Keep It Simple!

I am really enjoying designing, now I need to get busy using these files I have created!

Bold Flower Layout

Double Page Layout

I made another layout today.  These were created in Silhouette Studio.  All images are my own creation using basic shapes, welding and grouping. I also used the offset feature to create the faux stitching.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

How to make a digital flower

I wanted to show how I use basic shapes to make images.

First, I used the Text feature to create the "V", then I used the box feature to create the flower stem.  Next, I created the flower center and the center outer edge.  I used an oval and repeated it create the flower petals.  I welded the petals and used the knife/cut option to add an angle on the leaves.

Hope this is helpful to someone!

New Layout

The kids are at Grandma's, it's quiet here...Wow, it's quiet here!!!

I sat down without any ideas in my head; a blue background became a new layout.  I'd like to give a shout out to my hubby for drawing the puppy for me.  He's awesome!

All these images were created in Silhouette Studio with ovals, triangles, get the idea.  I love the faux stiching, it adds a bit of texture you don't get with digitial scrapbooking.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My cut file, a romantic boy

I created this boy for fun tonight.  It was a challenge to see what I can do with the Silhouette Studio software.  All shapes were created by me and either grouped or welded together to make this lil guy. I used the fill feature and then shaded, giving even more dimension.

Boy created with basic shapes and altered end points

Here he is with the "cut lines" shown
Hope you like!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I drew my own cut file!

Free handed on tablet.

Opened image in Silhouette Studio, used the trace feature to create my cut file.

Here I did the same thing, except the cut is an outline of the girl.  The green border was just to make the file look pretty, I didn't need it so I cropped it out for this purpose.

After purchasing a few cut files this weekend, I thought to my self, "Self, you might be able to make your own cut files".  After much research, I found a free app that I liked enough to spend some time learning tonight.

I can't draw at all.  Well...I am pretty good at stick figures, haha.  I was happy with how this turned out though.  It was just for fun - and I was happy it worked with the Silhouette software so easily!

My daughter and I created a couple of pictures with this app.  They were not created to be used with the Silhouette, but they turned out nice so I am sharing with you.  So much fun!  My son gets to play with it tomorrow, he was busy tonight.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Winter Fun Card

Winter Fun!

I made this little card today as an experiment.  I purchased the .png file online and couldn't wait to play!  It took me a minute to figure out how to get the image traced correctly so I could actually cut it with my Silhouette, but I finally figured it out!
This is not my first time playing with Non-Silhouette files but it has been a while and I had forgotten how to do this.  I searched youtube and it helped a lot, but I could not for the life of me get the trace feature to recognize the white parts, ice skates, cuffs and snow ball.  A little editing in Photoshop and voila, it worked!
I don't have any winter paper, so back to googling again...the polka dot pink paper was also purchased online.  I printed it on my home office printer, then put it in the Silhouette to cut my card.

It's missing a sentiment, I know.  After I made it this far with the card, I took some time to do some projects with the kids.  (This little girl might need some glitter too!)
I love this girl, she reminds me of my daughter :-) 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Zebra Bookmark

I don't know why, but I struggle with the new blogger.  This is my third time trying to post - so I am going to keep it short.

Products used:

Create A Critter Cart
Cricut Imagine
Sizzix dry embossing folder

I used layers of craft paper to make this bookmark sturdy.

I think it is time for a nap now :-)  Have a great weekend!