Friday, September 27, 2013

Crock Pot Recipe Book

Back side of tabs

Hello all!  Today I have a recipe book I made for my coworker.  I use my crock pot almost every work the first thing we talk about in the morning is what is in the crock pot today.  She wanted me to share my recipes with her and I couldn't do that without making it a scrap project.

Her favorite colors are white and black (and red too).  I originally tried to use my craft knife to cut the slots in the page protectors for the tabs...but then I figured out it was easier to use my straight edge and cut it instead.

The tabs were purchased from the Silhouette Store and so was the pattern printed on them.  I lve the print and cut feature of the Silhouette.  It is so easy to use!

I hope she likes (and uses) this book. I added a few recipes I have not tried before.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bird Card Using the Silhouette Weld Feature

Echo Park bird with welded circles all around to maker her fluffy.  I used the same technique on the right side of the pattern paper to create a scallop edge.

Dry embossed the inside.

Matching envelope

Hi all!  Thanks for visiting on this beautiful "summer" weekend.  I feel fall in the air, hence the colors used for this card and matching envelope.

I will be submitting this in the Silhouette Blog Weekly Shape Challenge and Giveaway.

The challenge is to use the Silhouette Studio weld feature.  I used the weld feature on two items on my card.  The first is this cute Echo Park Bird.  I purchased the bird from the Silhouette Online Store, then I created circles all around the bird, once I had the correct shape, I welded all the circles together.  I cold have made the bird a different color then the welded circles, but I liked this little one all one color.

The envelope was also purchased from the Silhouette Store.  It can be found here.

I also used the print and cut feature - all the pattern paper used was printed using the fill option in Silhouette Studio.  I L♥VE this feature!

I bought and recently used a card from the Silhouette Store with scallops like the ones I used on this card.  I wanted to see if I could recreate the look on my own (and then this challenge came along).  I had taken a class at Jessica Sprague and she taught us how to create scallops with Photoshop so, I wanted to see how easy it would be using the Silhouette Software.  There may be an easier way to do it than the way I did it...I love learning new things with my Silhouette!

Thanks for visiting!  Good luck to everyone entering the challenge!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Birthday Gift


 I found this cute little gift box at Michaels.  Since this gift was for a little girl, I had to thrown in some pink. 

I added the polka dot flower to the front of the box to give it dimension.  The file for the flower was purchased from the Silhouette store. 

The card and envelope are both Silhouette files as well.   I printed the black and white pattern paper using a pattern I purchased from the online store.  I love the layout of this card and use it often.  I like to create an internal offset for the inside of the envlope.  It makes it thicker {and prettier in my opinion}.  Hardly any project of mine gets completed without a little dry embossing.  I used a Sizzix folder in my Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper on the card.

I didn't know my daughter had made her a card already, so she got two from my daughter :-)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Condolences at time of sorrow card

I pulled out my Silhouette today and made a sympathy card.  I used the print and cut feature to add the sentiment on the front of the card as well as on the inside.  I embossed the front of the card then created the bling using ribbon and Bella Ribbon Bucklez (purchased at my local scrapbooking store).

I love making envelopes.  I love the way they feel, nice and thick (not cheap).  I did a little editing to the original envelop file using the basic Silhouette Software so I could create a mat on the inside of the envelop.