Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pinterest.  I love it. 
I have found so many inspirations but I don't have enough time in the day! 
Like this.  And this.  And let's not forget this
Of course, you have to get busy making and not pinning all day!  So I did.

Found this on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. 
You will need a canvas (mine was 14 x 11), paints, and I used my Silhouette for the tree stencil, but you could just as easily free hand.
First, I cut out my tree in white vinyl with my Silhouette.
Using the negative image I attached to my canvas and 
sponge painted the words and tree unto my canvas. 
Then when I removed the vinyl I had this fabulous tree ready for leaves.
My two boys, my husband and I each picked our color and starting adding leaves
 to the tree with our thumbs and fingers. 
Love the way it turned out!!  And a super easy project!!
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Craft. Silhouette Cameo Kitchen Aid makeover!

I am in love.  There is no other word to describe it.  I just received my Silhouette Cameo this weekend.  UGH!!  This machine is T H E  B O M B!  I have soooooo much to discover, but the minute I broke it out of the box I just knew I had to makeover my kichen aid mixer!  Yea!!

This little project took me all of about 45 minutes (because I'm a newbie) -
and I am loving the results! 
I'll share my to-do's below.

Ok, for the wording on the top I just loved what Create.Craft.Love did so I had to recreate!  I found my London Tube font at Fontspace, and used the same cupcake from the Silhouette online store found here

Some people may just want to stop after that.  Not me.  I wanted to fancy it up after that, so I found TypeBackgrounds font, which has some pretty neat scrolls.  I printed 3 of those in the same size (4.82 W x 6.070 H), then another that was 2.795 W x 3.525 H (for the back round area), and applied randomly to my mixer.

I LOVE the way it turned out!  Happy Silhouette-ing! 
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Craft. Frappuccino bottle pumpkin votives.

I have TONS of these bottles and have been frantically searching Pinterest for something to make out of them!  I couldn't find anything that would work for me, so I decided to wing it. 

Using torn up orange tissue paper, Modge Podge, green spray paint, and my new Silhouette Cameo machine (for the vinyl faces) I created Pumpkin Tealights!

Once lit, they bottle does get a bit warm, but I burned it until the candle wax was gone (without the lid) and it worked perfect!  (If you are using vinyl to decorate the front, be sure to push the candle as far back away from the vinyl as you can as it could melt)

Now I have my giveaways for my Annual Pumpkin Carving Party!!  Woo hoo!!
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