Sunday, May 6, 2012

I would never have guessd it!

I am in love with a machine!  Yes a machine!  I purchased the April WIP  from Trish, and there was just so many cute diecuts in there!  I really didn't "get" what they were till I went to a crop the following Saturday and Ruth Tacoma was there.  (Ruth and I have known each other for years and our paths have crossed as our lives have changed....quilting, soccer, B-Ball and now scrapbooking!)  So Ruth had just purchased her Cameo and was telling us and showing us the cute stuff she had made with it.  Now the girls over at Willow Traders had been talking about it, but you know how it is, when you don't think you are interested in something you only half listen.

Well Ruth put a burn in me to get my hands on one of these machines!  I sold my Cricut Expression quick as a snap and with money in hand placed my order for my Cameo...Since it's gotten here that's pretty much all I've done!  What's funny is I planned on cutting paper shapes to make things like this bookmark which was the first thing that I cut!

Then I saw something cut out of vinyl and I thought, hey I could make my granddaughter one of those!  So I did!

I posted a picture of it on Face Book and a friend asked if I would be interested in making six of them for her bowling team!  Oh yes!  I would love to.  So I did my first "tracing" of some clipart for the bowling design and put the girl's names on them.  I was pretty excited to make my first delivery!

And then I posted this picture and an order for four more!  (I can't wait to hear how the teachers liked them!)

I thought I should make something for myself (after I made glasses for Brandon and Angel which I never took a picture of it you can believe that!) so I went to Walmart picked up a plate and vinyled  it.  This now sits on my kitchen counter.

I made tumblers for my two co-workers and I'm going to have to try and get a picture of them to show you!  I think they are pretty cute!  In the mean time look at these two Hello Kitty water bottles I made for my granddaughter and her cousin.

I also made one of these "Ipad girl" tumblers for myself and one for my Daughter In Law Jennifer.  (can you imagine all the vinyl ideas that are zipping thru my head?)

I did have a sketch to do for Nuts About Sketches #209.  Of course I had to use my Cameo on it. I cut the title (welded the letters together) and did a print and cut for the little cannon on the bottom.  It's so kewl...find a design, run it thru my printer to print the cannon and registration marks.  Then it goes into the Cameo and the Cameo will read the registration marks and cuts around the printed canon.

Most of you know that my husband Allan and own and operate a small business called Upnorth Design & Repair, INC.  Allan and I made this sign to go on one of the cooling machines that he designed. 

This week, I plan on working on challenges from Inspired to Scrap and Cookin' UP Creations, and I plan on using my new toy on these....  In between working with paper, I want to do more tumblers and even try my hand at glass etching using stencil cut with the Cameo.  I never would have guessed it!