Been behind in the blogging department, due to many health issues...but here lately my new favorite things to do are weddings. I absolutely love them! It will probably be another story if and when I have to actually plan one in my own family, but for now, I enjoy them.
Well, It's almost that time again...I know, Don't say it...I am not even close to thinking of "that" time of year. I swear every year I'm going to do better and be done nice and early, and one more year, it creeps up on me. These are some ornaments that I did for family. It's amazingly easy, just a little floor wax, some glitter and some vinyl. You don't have to have a Cricut or Cameo machine for the vinyl, I did some of these with ordinary Quickutz dies and a Revolution and/or Big Shot cutting table top tool. You can find both on my website at Creativec Cutters Corner & Crafts. Also look in our embellishment section for that Martha Stewart Glitter and also embossing powders for those beautiful cards I know you are going to make.
Well, good morning everyone (at least it's morning where I am) hope this post finds you doing well and being creative. I wish I had more time to do so myself. If the daily "job" (real work) didn't get in the way we could do so much more. The exploration of vinyl with the new Cameo machine is still ongoing. Everyday I learn something new, or some new trick, but boy do I have a long way to go. Here are a few of my newest gifts (good to have family and friends that don't mind being the guinea pig for my projects and their little flaws) The items below are licensed and cannot be sold but were done as gifts so that is ok...
Since first starting working with Vinyl when I received my new Silhouette Cameo, I became obsessed. I am continually learning what not to do and what works best. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions when starting a new craft adventure, if it wasn't for other friends that have a machine and FB groups, I'd definately be lost...oh, and of course, the ever faithful YouTube videos. I personally, found it easier to use vinyl than work with paper. I have yet to cut anything paper on my cameo. I still have my Cricut and some cartridges (have sold about half), so haven't ventured into the paper area yet with the Cameo. Hope you like some of my newest projects, let me know if you have any questions. Be sure and visit my online store (Creative Cutters Corner & Crafts for your basic scrapbooking needs. Lots of sales going on now on Quickutz dies, (red) Tacky Tape, Glue, Embossing glitter, etc...Email me if you have any questions
Also working on baby items...just figured out how to tint the block (of course AFTER I gave this one as a gift)
I love my new Silhouette Cameo, after selling so many, I figured I better try out what I am selling, so I finally did. And I am in LOVE !! I have always used my Cricut and probably will still keep it for some of my favorite Disney, Hello Kitty and Art Philosophy Cartridges, but I do love not having to buy a whole cartridge for one image. And the Cameo cuts the smallest of pieces. I mean some of these "viney swirls" cut out so amazing.
You can buy replacement blades and mats here in my store as well as embellishments and basic supplies for your scrapping needs. I do still sell Cameos for $251, but I order them one at a time since I am an extremely small business and they are expensive to keep in stock. Usually takes me about 3 days to get it then I ship it to you. Just message me at creativecutterscorner.yahoo.com My store link is Creative Cutters Corner
Now on to the pics...
I also made some customized ones with straps for my great niece and nephew. Happy Crafting...more to come..
This past weekend a shower was held for a church friend so I tried my hand at putting custom vinyl on a portable baby wipe container. A Cameo was used for the name, and a Cricut was used for the rest. The baby feet were cut using the Cricut New Arrival cartridge and the vinyl was outdoor vinyl. The Circles were cut using the Art Phil. cartridge The back was covered in little feet and dots also.
This coming week will probably be used in starting on Mother's Day cards and projects for the upcoming craft fair at Sango United Methodist Church. Come see us on Saturday May 11th in Clarksville TN and pick up some items.
Custom tumblers will also be available that day as well as other end of the year teachers appreciation gifts.
This past weekend we attended the wedding of a lovely bride and her groom. The bride and her family have been friends with ours for many years, in fact, she and her brother were both in my mothers sunday school class (Geez, I think I'm showing my age so we will move on...quickly :)
I made a card for her from one of my favorite stamp sets, Wedding Wishes from Jaded Blossom and did the colors in purple since that was one of her wedding colors. Used a heavy cardstock and some pattern paper that I bought at a local craft store. Added some stickles and small rhinestones
I have been hoping to expand my vinyl useage so a friend helped show me how to do a wedding frame for the couple. Hope to many more in the months to come. Aren't friends great testers of our beginning projects! After all, they can't complain if they don't like it since it's a gift...lol Thanks to Erin and Jaime for helping me with this.
Next blog I will be showing a baby vinyl project. Thanks so much for looking. Happy Crafting....Carolyn