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I'll be seeing you!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


UPDATE:  Here's a direct link where you can order the engraving tool, if your interested:  www.http://amychomas.blogspot.com


Hello, family-friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I wanted to get here yesterday but errands and chores kept me longer than planned; hope you all had a wonderful, happy and healthy weekend -- and Monday!

Before my share today, I'd like to address the tragic bombing at the Marathon in Boston.  My prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the victims and injured.  It just isn't justifiable!  I know we all have to feel the same way about this horrific incidence.

The weekend here was so beautiful!  Saturday I had some errands but Sunday the temps reached almost 75 degrees and it was a bright sunshiny day.  I just couldn't let the day get away from me without getting out to soak up some much desired great weather!  Len joined me and we spent a wonderful day together.  Yesterday, however, I HAD to get out and the temps had dropped into the 40's; it was windy, cold, and rainy -- a miserable day!  Wished I could have stayed in all day but, I had to do what I had to do -- so I dealt with it... lol!!!

My share today are several tags I made using the engraving tool I ordered to go with my Silhouette Cameo.  It came Saturday and I couldn't wait to use it last night. 

For my first time using the engraving tool, it was so easy and worked great although I heard it would only work on anodized aluminum.  The engraving did come out better on the anodized aluminum tag but it still did a pretty good job -- to me -- on the brass ones; too bad the brass will tarnish though. I'm considering all the jewelry I can do with this!!!  This tool also works in the Cricut machines, so Cricut users don't despair!!!  I had such a difficult time trying to get a decent picture of them because they're so shiny and that made it hard to get the engraving to look clear, but this one didn't turn out too bad although the picture doesn't do them justice:

The top 2 tags are birthday gifts and the one for "MrMan" is for my neighbor's dog who is extraordinary big but so sweet and friendly; you just wouldn't know by looking at him... lol!   My hubby thinks he has a cool name and wants to adopt it as a nickname for himself... silly!

I'll be pretty busy this week off and on with family matters and a few other appointments; also I have a DT project tutorial to prepare for Friday over at Pam's, so I'll probably be slow in getting around to visiting with you but I'll be there as soon as I can.  I really hate not being able to visit whenever I can because I just get so far behind -- and I hate missing anything!!!  Oh well, I suppose that's life!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing my tags!  I have a few minutes so I'll go do a tag for my sweet Buster before I have to run out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, love you all, hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Patti J said...

Well, aren't you the clever one! Your tags are wonderful, Audrey. Thanks for sharing :)

Myrna said...

Great looking tags. I am glad you said the engraving would work in the Cricut.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such encouraging comments.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these are so awesome!! How fabulous you can engrave with a Cameo!! I need to try it with my Cricut!! Love these!! Have a great evening my friend :)

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Nana said...

Wow these are stunning. I have only had my cameo a few weeks and was unaware they had a engraver I could buy. Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

Have a creative day.
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are a super idea! Carri~Abusybee

Karon said...

Fabulous idea Audrey and we all learnt something new today - didn't know about this either. TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning tags there Audrey!

lovemypaper said...

Love the idea nice tags i need that tool!

Georgiana said...

That is pretty nifty that you can engrave. Seems like a multi purpose tool.

Treva said...

Audrey, you are off and running with your cameo as I'm just starting to crawl! You are a whiz at trying out new things, your tags came out great. As always thanks for your inspiration.

Angi Barrs said...

Now this is a fun idea! You are so creative Audrey! Must try this soon. Love your tags!

Norma said...

WOW! these are awesome, I didn't know the cameo could do that!! I hope you are having a fantastic day my friend!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great tags... I didn't know the machines would do this type of thing! TFS

flowerdisco said...

hello sweet friend...loooong time me not coming over..so sorry!

i see you have been busy but i did not think you were around your blog no more. happy to see you and happy to see you got a cameo, cool!

DIANA L. said...

Great idea love the tags. have a great evening my friend

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

How cool is that!!!!! Oh, I see Christmas tags in a whole new way now! And I love your thought on using this for jewelry!

Staying Crafty said...

Those are pretty neat! I am becoming more interested in using my papercrafting tools on other mediums. I know how you feel about missing things on your favorite blogs. I am always behind because there are so many people making amazing stuff :)

Melissa said...

Nice tags, just stopped by to say that no one has ever told me that they had problems, but that's not to say that they have, I hope it fixes it self, might be just blogger!

Scrappin Sista said...

Wow Audrey, I did not know you could do engraving with the Cameo!! The things this machine can do is mind blowing!! I might need you to give me a tutorial on this!!! Awesome tags!!

Stephanie said...

This is cool. I never heard of an engraving tool. The tags look great.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

That is so cool Audrey!!! How are you doing? I hope everything is going well for you!