Good Monday morning!
I love Monday's. To me they symbolize a "fresh start", the return to systems and schedules that go by the wayside during the weekend and this week Monday is the first day of a new series of blog posts that I am starting!
However, before we get into all that I need to announce the winner of my NSD Giveaway!
I assigned each of of the comments a number and then I used a random number generator I found on-line and it picked number 56.
And that would be Miss Jessi Stringham!
Jessi, please email me so I can get your mailing addy.
A little about what to expect this week here on my blog. :)
Because the Friday Stampin' posts have been going well and I enjoy having a somewhat structured format to follow, I have decided to add to the schedule. :)
Each month I will take one week (generally the first week of the month) and focus on a tool or technique that I am loving and share ideas for using it to create scrapbook layouts, cards, etc. Each day I will share a project created with that particular tool and/or technique.
This week is all about the Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter.
I am really loving all the great things you can do with this die-cutting machine. You are able to die-cut ANY font you have on your computer which is super cool. Quickutz offers Digital Design Portfolio CD's with fonts and images that you can use and you can also download designs from their website for use with the Silhouette. Quickutz also offers rolls of adhesive vinyl that you can use with your Silhouette to create custom designs to apply to your walls or anything you can think of! I made several things for my home that I will share with you later on this week. So cool and so easy to use!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using a downloaded image from the Quickutz website. They have several different vine images available but this one is my favorite. I used it twice this past weekend on projects (I will share the other project tomorrow.)
I also die-cut the "thanks" using a font on my computer. (I think it is Ali's handwriting, downloaded from CK).
The butterfly is a die-cut, but not Silhouette. It's a Cuttlebug Die and Emboss Butterfly Combo. I just can't get enough of die-cutting lately! To give the butterfly added dimension I lightly brushed a Versamark pad over the raised areas, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heated to set.
Butterfly Die and Emboss Combo: Cuttlebug
Vine and Sentiment Die-cuts: Silhouette by Quickutz
Butterfly Rub-ons: Little Yellow Bicycle
Card, Flowers, Brown with Pink Dot Paper: MM
Green Notebook Paper: Creative Cafe
Gems: Hero Arts
Scalloped Paper: Narratives
Other: String and Pop Dots
Tomorrow I will have a layout and matching card to share with you. :)