Saturday, January 30, 2016

Silhouette Classes for February

Its that time again...

Time for Silhouette Classes.
This month  both in class and on the blog, we will be celebrating Birthdays all month long!


  

Silhouette Out Of The Box  will be held on Thursday February 4th  from 6 to 8 PM.  
This class is for all those who are new to Silhouette/Cameo, or feeling they could use some help with the basics.  We will go over how to set up your Silhouette/Cameo, making your first cut and purchasing designs.  You will also learn how to manipulate your designs and what all those little icons are used for.  You will receive a 10 page "bible" of all things Silhouette, and a homework project to get you started.
Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.
*I normally only do Out Of The Box every other month or once a quarter but I have had a lot of requests for another one so I am offering this one.  Be sure to sign us as I am not sure we will have one in March; it depends on the interest. 

Silhouette Intermediate Class will meet on Tuesday February 23rd, from 6 to 8 pm
This class is for all those who have taken the Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In the intermediate class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques.  This month we will be learning how to use the fill tool and work with multiple layered files. We will work on two projects, a card and scrapbook layout.

Silhouette Design Club will meet on Tuesday February 9th  from either 1 to  3 PM or 6 to 8 PM.
The Design club is for advanced users of the Silhouette and you must have Silhouette Studio Design Edition Software.  In Design Club we move at a fast pace!  This month we will continue to work with fonts as we learn text to path, working with Dingbats and a couple of external programs that make using your fonts a lot easier.
The sample projects are all at the store now.

I hope you will join me for one of these fun classes and then check back on the blog for some tutorials and information.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Love Potion Bottle

Good morning fellow crafters!  Today I have a fun project from a new kit that will be offered at
 SVG Attic later this week.

Love Potion Bottle


This project is so cute just the way it is. It comes with  either a printable label or one that can be cut out and layered. The bottle stands almost 12 inches tall. There is a "back door" to make it easy to fill with candy or a small gift and you can even place a real 1" cork in the top.

As always Jodi has put together a great tutorial on how to put  the project all together. You can find all the instructions here.

To make my bottle I changed/added a couple of things.

First.  I printed the label  on clear sticker paper, but then I did a very tiny offset around it so I could have a small white frame around the label.
Place the label sticker on the white offset frame and then place both of them on the bottle when the instructions tell you to.

Next, and its really hard to see in this photo, I ran the neck pieces through my Big Shot and embossed them.  The embossing adds a lot of detail to the bottle.

For the final touch, I used 2 basic key shapes and tied them to the bottle with string.  Add a white fluffy bow  tied from tulle and tada ... a fun bottle to  use as a center piece or fill it with candy and give it to someone special this Valentine's day.

This fun bottle will be part of a  full Valentine Kit, available in the next few days  at SVG Attics or it can be purchased now in the Silhouette Store.

So many possibilities, I have a bridal shower coming up next month... Hmmm.. Stay tuned.....

I hope you will give this project a try and thanks for joining me today!
Happy Cutting




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winter Fun with SVG Attic

Today is my turn to post on SVG Attic again.
I love this company and all of its amazing files and projects.

Today I am celebrating the cold and snow that is happening outside my window.


To create my project I used two different files

JGW Winter Friends Canister



(one of my favorites that I have used many times)


The Canister was easy to do. Jodi gives perfect instructions here, all I had to do was cut it out and assemble.  
I wanted it to be a little different so I used purple and blue papers instead of your typical black.

I also added two snowflakes to the hat with foam pop dots and left the heart off.  
This was an easy project and it went together really quickly and easily.

I am going to have to make all of the canisters now because I loved how cute it turned out.


The second project took a little more time but still wasn't difficult.
First I created the wreath stand.  
*Make sure you fill the bottom with something heavy before you close it all up. I used dried black beans.  The wreath is a little heavy and the stand tipped over before I put the beans in it. 

To make the wreath,  use two circles to create a base.
Next  make a bunch of copies of the snowflake from the canister set.  
Create 3 different sizes and then cut them from white, grey, light and dark blue and purple card stock.


Glue the largest snowflakes to the bottom of the wreath.
Add layers of more snowflakes using Foam Pop Dots to fill in the wreath until you get the desired affect you are looking for.

For the finishing touch, lightly spray the wreath with spray adhesive and then shake glitter across it.
(Not to much, its just to add a little shimmer to the snowflakes.)

When everything is dry, hang your wreath on the hanger and watch as everyone oohs and awhs!




Saturday, January 2, 2016

Best gift EVER

I have the best kids ever, really I do.

My husband and I have been married for 27 years (plus a few months)
One of the things we decided we would do before we ever even married was to date each week.

I think we have been pretty good at it. 

Its not easy...
When the kids were little we had to find babysitters or put them to bed and date at home, so McDonald's in front of a movie became a favorite.

When the kids were a little older somebody needed a ride to somewhere or lost their house key or had friends over or... well you get the idea.
Dates were more often then not McDonald's in the car while driving, or waiting for someone.

When the kids were teenagers we had a hundred different activities to attend (dance, choir performances, plays and musicals, track meets, basketball games, SBO raleys - you name it they did it, we went)
Dates were usually grabbing McDonald's on the way to something.

I am not complaining, I would do it all over again. Hubby and I were together, talking, laughing  and being good parents. (I hope)


Now the kids are grown (most of them) and (some of them) not living at home and we find we have a lot more time to date.  
That means McDonald's doesn't cut it anymore.

For Christmas this year, these same kids pulled their money and gave us the best gift we could get.


Its practical, perfect and paid for!  


Here is all the fun they have planned for us.








Now don't you agree I have the greatest kids!

If you are looking for a great wedding gift or Valentine gift this could be your answer.




Friday, January 1, 2016

Valentine Silhouette Classes

Happy New Year.  I hope 2016 has started off great!
  I am here on the couch, looking at the mess from last night and the Christmas tree, wondering if I really have to clean up and de-decorate from the holidays or if I can just sit here and let it go a little longer.  

Anyway... 

The Silhouette Classes for January are up, the samples are at the store, and everything is ready to go.
Here is a run down of what is planned

Silhouette Out Of The Box  will be held on Thursday January 7th
from 6 to 8 PM  
This class is for all those who are new to Silhouette/Cameo, or feeling they could use some help with the basics.  We will go over how to set up your Silhouette/Cameo, making your first cut and purchasing designs.  You will also learn how to manipulate your designs and what all those little icons are used for.  You will receive a 10 page "bible" of all things Silhouette.


You will also receive instructions to create this cute little mini mailbox perfect for sharing Valentine treats.

Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.
*if you know of anyone who recieved a Silhouette or Cameo for Christmas, please invite them.  Cost is $15 

Silhouette Intermediate Class will meet on Tuesday January 26.  I have one class scheduled for 6 to 8 pm. 
This class is for all those who have taken the Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In the intermediate class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques. 
 

This month we will be learning how to re-size an original file and create print and cut projects while we make this card box and cards.  
There will also be two bonus projects using the same files!

Silhouette Design Club will meet on Tuesday January 12 from either 1 to  3 PM or 6 to 8 PM.
The Design club is for advanced users of the Silhouette and you must have Silhouette Studio Design Edition Software.  In Design Club we move at a fast pace!  


This month we will be designing different types of word art that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, vinyl or even heat transfer as we create some fun Valentine projects.


I hope you will join me for at least one of these classes.  Lets start the new year off right -- creating!!

*for more information about Silhouette classes please email me or contact Heartfelt Hobby and Craft in Sandy Utah.