Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Girly Rock Star Birthday Party

Hey, Everyone!

I just wanted to share a few things that I made for my niece's daughter's 6th birthday.  She wanted a pink and purple Rock Star themed party, so on went my creative thinking cap and I found some sites with great ideas.
I used the Neon Chic paper pack from DCWV.  It has some awesome animal prints and was perfect for the decorations.
I used the Silhouette Tattoo paper for the "Rock On" tattoos and they were easy to make.  I tried one out and it lasted the whole day, and came off easy with water.  They are a little pricey, so I recommend waiting until a promo code coupon comes up at the Silhouette Store before purchasing.  I'm going to source out some others as well and I will share with you what I find.
All the shapes came from the Silhouette library and I think they turned out pretty fun!  The guitar box centerpiece is my favorite :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Special Delivery Gift Box

I want to share a gift box I made as my project for a fun challenge that I am participating in with my Cameo Friends group on Facebook.  The group decided to start up the challenges again with the hopes that all of members who are still getting to know their Silhouette Cameo can get a little more comfortable with creating and a lot less intimidated by it.  My Cameo is a workhorse and a wonderful machine, and the Silhouette Studio software is fun to play with.  Hopefully, these challenges will be helpful in the learning process and not bum anyone out!  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone makes! :)
We are using the Free Shape of the Week for this challenge which is the "Mail Stamp Set" (Design ID #45943) from the Silhouette Online Store.  This shape is a bundled set and looks like it can be very versatile.  I just used a bunch of scraps from my stash and the box is big enough to fit something nice in it for a friend or would be perfect for a baby gift.


Stay crafty, my Friends!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Luxury Handbag

Hello!  I hope everyone had safe holidays and lots of fun to boot!

The wonderful folks at are running a promotion to "Make a Luxury Handbag, Earn a Gift Card!".  I absolutely love Mary's creations, so I hopped on the bandwagon, dug through my stash of papers and came up with a lovely version (if I do say so myself!)  It would make a cute gift card holder, or just look pretty on my dresser.

I am pretty sure I'll end up buying the entire kit of purses.  So darned cute!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day, to my American Family & Friends!

I apologize, but I didn't go all out with the decorations like I had planned.  I got a little sidetracked with the birthday and Canada Day decorations, and then I got crafted out and thought I had better tackle some laundry and get some groceries.  I'm thinking for tomorrow, slow-smoked ribs on the Traeger with some honey-dijon potato salad.  Mmmm!

Anyway, I did create a nice wall hanging in the spirit of the holiday.  I promise, next year, I'm going all out!

I found this nice quilt block in the Silhouette Online Store (Design ID #43671) and it was a cinch to size and cut out.

Have a wonderful 4th of July, be safe and have fun!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day, to my Canadian Family and Friends!
I may live in the U.S., but I am still very much Canadian, eh?
A little history -- July 1st is a Canadian national holiday which celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act, which united three colonies within the British Empire into a single country called Canada.
Happy Birthday, Canada! 
I wish there was a Canadian television station available to watch some of the fireworks and celebrations throughout the nation.  Thank goodness for the internet -- I'm sure I'll find some pictures there!
Not much celebration going on where I live, so to celebrate in my crafty fashion, a decorated fireplace mantle is always a good place to start!
I created everything with my Silhouette Studio software and beloved Cameo, and used the lantern and hot air balloon files I purchased from to bring some fun elements to the d├ęcor.  Nice, eh!

To my Sister, have a cold Kokanee beer for me and make sure you wear sunscreen while boating on the lake!

Have a safe holiday everyone!