Good Monday morning!
I attended a Copic Marker certification class yesterday in Kansas City. I came away from the class with a much better understanding of the markers, the numbering system, how to choose colors that work well together and lots and lots and lots of ideas on how to use them to make them most of my investment. And thank you EllenHutson.com because I ordered a bunch of "must have" marker colors this a.m. The air compressor airbrush system is next! ;)
I have received several requests wanting to know what colors of Copics are must have's. I am by no means (at all!) an expert. However, on Friday, I will be sharing some of the tips and tricks I learned at the class on choosing colors and what I like. Plus if everything goes according to plan, I'll share something I stamped and colored. The class opened my eyes to what you really need (don't go buy sets!!!) and I want to pass along that info to all of you. Sound good?
Next up, the point of today's blog post:
Cosmo Cricket now has designs in the Silhouette Store!
I can't even begin to tell you how happy this makes me. Cosmo Cricket is one of my very favorite manufacturers, I *heart* their patterned papers so being able to die cut coordinating shapes (at the right size for my project) is perfection.
Here is the featured layout (from last week) for the Silhouette Blog:
(c) Silhouette Blog | February 17, 2010
I used seven Silhouette shapes for my layout.
FIVE of those are new Cosmo Cricket designs:
- Farmer's Market Early Bird Paper by Cosmo Cricket
- Ribbon Sandwich Early Bird Paper by Cosmo Cricket
- Maple Nutmeg Cardstock Paper by Como Cricket
- White 12x12 AC Cardstock by American Crafts
- Farm Fresh Image Rub Ons by October Afternoon
- Report Card Label Stickers by October Afternoon
- Abode Sugar & Spice Flair by American Crafts
- Ribbon, Stick Pins (Making Memories)
- Clear Buttons, Photo Turn (CTMH)
- Silhouette SD Digital Craft Cutting Machine
- Thick Media Replacement Cutting Mats by Silhouette
- Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile
- Black 1/4Inch Foam Squares by Herma
- Black 1/2Inch Foam Squares by Herma
The Sugar, Spice and Flowers are all Print & Cut designs. Love that you can resize these to fit your project. The sugar and spice were cut at 1" height and 3/4" height respectively so they appear to be "sitting" on the shelf. The smallest flower die cut from the set was used as an embellishment on the die cut sewing machine (looks like a knob, right?!!?).
The title was created by die cutting the title twice: once from the teal patterned paper and once from the brown. Then I layered them, slightly offset, for a shadowed look and adhered the whole thing using foam adhesive. Simple and easy!
One more thing, that apron my daughter is wearing...I made that for her a couple of weeks ago. It's an adorable Paisley Pincusion pattern. Fabrics were all purchased at Hobby Lobby. She was tickled to have an apron that fits her. :)
Have a great day!