Want to see some projects with a lot of love – along with a lot of craftiness using some of my cutting shapes found in the Silhouette store or at lori Whitlock’s svg shop? Here they are:
Posts Tagged ‘Silhouette Cameo’
I have lots of subway art available in the Silhouette store. Check out how Guiseppa used my Mother-Mom Subway Vinyl shape over at the Silhouette Blog. Love this scrapbook page – think about using this same technique to create a framed piece of artwork as well. Mother’s Day will be here before we know it. Thanks for the idea!
Other subway art themes available:
We got dumped on early this year which means lots of sledding days for Coleman. We live on a golf course so we have some built-in hills right here that are perfect for an almost 5-year-old. Coleman will say, “Yes” to any offer for sledding and will even head out on his own. I want to freeze him right where he is – so many things are perfect about this time of life. But I also love watching him grow and become more independent in the things of life. We get to the top of the hill and he takes off – doesn’t need Mom, that’s for sure!
Check out Traci’s layout idea over at the Silhouette blog using my Snowflake Flourish. I have a whole bunch of snowflake shapes in the store right now such as this, this, this, this, and this snowy alphabet.
Favorite Things About Today:
1. No school till January 6
2. Sledding party for Coleman over at Quinn’s house
3. Mini BLTs in the works for the family party at Grandma’s (evening will include the Nativity reenactment by the grandkids and the telling of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – from memory – by my brother, Uncle Kent)
How to make these tasty treats:
- cut white bread into about 1.5″ circles using a fondant cutter
- toast bread quickly in the oven
- add a dab of mayo to each circle using a condiment squeeze bottle
- place a slice of tomato on top (I use cherry tomatoes and can get about 2 slices per tomato)
- add another dab of mayo then top with crumbled bacon
5. Birch tree card tutorial over at the Silhouette blog.
This card uses my Seasons Greetings shape but I’m in love with those birch trees. Use this idea all winter long, just add an appropriate phrase from my shop to fit your occasion. Here’s one that I just added last week. Most of my phrases come with a layered option as well as a merged option depending on your project.
Happy Christmas. Let the festivities begin!
Posted in Silhouette, tagged christmas, christmas countdown, holiday project, joy to the world, life is better at christmas time, merry christmas, most wonderful time of the year, ornaments, reindeer, seasons greetings, Silhouette Cameo, vinyl quote on November 22, 2013 | 6 Comments »
November is a time of thanks but it’s also the month of Christmas projects! Christmas cards, neighbor gifts, holiday decor….it’s all on the craft table or whirling in our minds before December 1 even hits the calendar. I have already started adding Christmas shapes and quotes and phrases to my Silhouette store. Want to see? The countdown begins!
Get out your Cameo and give it a permanent holiday home in an accessible location because you are going to love what’s happening for the holidays in my Silhouette store. This is just a sample of all of the fabulous holiday shapes and quotes and phrases I’ve been getting ready for you.
Posted in Silhouette, Tutorials & Ideas, tagged come unto christ, LDS, notebook cover, printable, quote, Silhouette Cameo, vinyl phrase, young men, young women theme 2014 on November 14, 2013 | 12 Comments »
For Planning With a Purpose tutorial and downloads go here. I’ve developed leadership training for Activity Days but the Planning With a Purpose method is perfect for Young Women and Young Men. Apply the Come Unto Christ theme more effectively using the info here.
The 2014 theme for the LDS youth program is “Come Unto Christ” from Moroni 10:32 found here. I have designed a vinyl version of this theme available in my Silhouette store as well as printable notebook covers (which can also be framed or used as a handout). Click here for the vinyl version for all of you Silhouette users. SVG file is available in Lori Whitlock’s shop here.
The printable comes in a variety of colors for you. Click on each image to download the version you want.
As requested by the Young Men leaders in my family, I’ve added this printable. A little more masculine for you guys out there.
The vinyl in my Silhouette store comes with two versions of the theme – one has the entire theme and the other is just the “Come Unto Christ” portion of the theme. Use them however you choose for all of your 2014 Young Men and Young Women projects. Click here to go to the vinyl shape (Silhouette users).
Posted in Choosing Joy, Life with a Quadriplegic, Project 365 of Gratitude, Silhouette, Tutorials & Ideas, tagged 100 things grateful for, grateful, gratitude, gratitude activity, gratitude list, gratitude project, Silhouette Cameo, thankful, thanksgiving ideas on November 7, 2013 | 7 Comments »
My husband, Jason broke his neck when he was 15 years old. About a year into his new life he came to a crossroads where he needed to find a way to take his hope in his future life to the next level. He pulled out a piece of paper and numbered it from 1-100 and started writing down the things he was grateful for.
The first 25 were easy – food, family, a home, a bed, friends, etc. The next 25 were also pretty easy but more specific. The third 25 started getting difficult for this teenager to think of. 76-100 were a test, indeed. He was thankful for ketchup, lightbulbs and and the posters on his wall. If he could see it then he wrote it down.
It’s been about 27 years since that first Gratitude List was created in the bedroom of a 16-year-old. Many Gratitude Lists have been created since in the Hall house. I go through this process on a regular basis. It has taken different forms over the years – I’ve made lists of 1-100. I’ve kept Gratitude Journals like these for a year at a time. My first Project Life album was dedicated to finding something I was grateful for each day and taking a photo of it. Click on my “Project 365 of Gratitude” category for past posts about this project or look at this post or this post or this post to see why I love using Project Life as a gratitude journal.
I believe gratitude is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal in the battle against discouragement, negativity, heartbreak, depression and every life challenge that we can face. It is a life skill that takes practice in order to become strong. As a habit, it straightens our spines, clears our minds and opens our hearts to hope. Simply said, gratitude overcomes negativity and creates joy.
Take a moment this holiday season to write down what you are thankful for. Make a list of 1-100. Your children can be very successful at this activity as well, even if you break it up into multiple sittings. Post your list somewhere that you can look at often to remind you of your blessings. Big things, small things – include them all on your list. Mine had Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Bettona Pants from Athleta. When we choose to be grateful for things like that, it’s easy to be grateful all day.
Another way to do it is to write down something you are grateful for each day for a month. See how it changes your heart, your attitude, your outlook on daily life, and how you interact with others.
I’ve added some shapes to my Silhouette store that will help you with your gratitude lists. I hope you enjoy them!