To those of you who visited me yesterday (either here or at She's a Sassy Lady) for my decoupage tutorial, thank you so much for stopping by.
As I've been detained again this week again (you'll know why in a sec), I'd like to wish everyone I haven't already, a very belated Easter and hope you enjoyed yourselves. I can't even begin to tell you the surprise and excitement I had... not only was March 31 Easter Sunday, it was also Len's and my 42nd anniversary!!! Our families and friends had a wonderful Easter dinner and a fun time celebrating both events. AND..., and for my anniversary present from Leonard... Well..., let's just first have a look at my card share:
The only embellishment on my cards is the Anna Griffin decorative tape on the side; I just didn't want to take all the attention away from the design, and I wanted to keep it simple. I put the design low on the card just in case I wanted to add a sentiment and/or embellie for some special occasion.
Okay, now I'll tell you that my anniversary present, and what I made these personalized notecards on, was...
Can you believe it!!! I've got a Silhouette Cameo!!! I must've really been a good girl! Okay, now do I really need to tell you why I was detained?!!! LOL!!! I've been playing all week with my new toy and got so irritated when I had to pause to do anything else, hee-hee. For a long time I've been wanting notecards with our family initial with the name in the center; oooh you know, the ones you see in frames done with vinyl!!! Unfortunately, I could never figure out a way to split the initial to do them. But now, thanks to my Silhouette Cameo, I finally can. Of course I have to play with it some more to get it cleaned up but didn't I do a pretty good job not being at all familiar with the software?
So what about this:
The eCraft machine I just got for Christmas? Well, I "think" I'm done with it... lol!!! Only got the paper cutting settings adjusted to cut only one type of card stock, and tore up loads of that and various other papers trying to figure out the correct adjustments!!! I have to laugh because as it was the only machine I had to do svg's and other files with I was determined to beat the learning curve, and started believing I kind of liked it... That was then, this is now... lol!!!
I'm absolutely already in love with this Cameo machine! And thank God there're so many great tutorials out there to help me do other fabulous projects like this. And, I did do one print and cut -- it was perfect the first time!!! Yeaaa, maybe no more wasted paper!
Although I really am thoroughly consumed right now with my Silhouette I will be around to visit and see what you're up to... I promise!!!
Hugs, thanks for stopping by, and...
I'll be seeing you.