Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cards, cards, cards...

I haven't kept up with Card A Day but cardmaking really is my focus. Here are some of my newest cards. :-)

Studio Calico January Card Kit {Block Party}

Created with Unity Stamp of the Week.

Hello 2013...Project Life

I love my monthly Studio Calico card kits and I have always been intrigued by Becky Higgins' Project Life. I didn't sign up for the Studio Calico Project Life right when the announced it so by the time I did sign up...I was too late. :/ Or so I thought! I got lucky and squeaked in on getting my PL kit subscription starting in January. LOVE it!!

The Studio Calico January Kits are called Block Party. Here is a quick peek at the kit when it arrived and what I have done so far with it. I hope to catch up this weekend on documenting Week 1 and Week 2.

Another update! Stuck on Xyron!!

The purchase of the Silhouette Cameo prompted a dilemma of how to attach the cuts to projects. I do have some adhesive-backed paper but decided I needed larger Xyron sticker machine. I have the mini X machine that makes stickers of items up to 1.5".

Xyron has so many awesome sizes to choose from but the deciding factor was an Amazon Deal of the Day on the Creative Station 9".

Here it is and some of the many projects I have used to it for already! Only some...because it really has unlimited uses!

I also got a Xyron 5" Office Station Laminating Machine from HSN - on sale, of course - for those mid-size items that wasted too much space on the 9". ;-)

How do you attach your Silhouette cuts to projects?

Happy Creating!

My papercraft area (yes, there is no pink chair anymore lol). The Xyron 9" Creative Station is the green machine on the left. So pretty! Love my space...but always wish I had more surface area for projects.

So many updates! In Silhouette...

I could not resist a deal I found on the Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit right before Thanksgiving. I received the first one quick and it worked great! ...for a few hours at least. Amazon exchanged it, no problem and the replacement has been awesome. Here are a some photos of the machine and some cuts!

Happy Creating!

When it arrived! You can see the box and all the extras at the bottom of the pic. Got a great deal on Amazon...$240.00!

The Silhouette had to be in front of the window because the laptop is on a desk to the left but I really couldn't decide between in front of the shelf or on the shelf. It ended up best in front of the shelf with an additional small table in front to hold a box for scraps. This box also helps the mat from not drooping in the front when cuts go through.

Permanent location.

I recycled a shipping box from some happy mail and covered it in recycled paper bag packaging. Made it a bit more interesting with some washi!

Cut with the Cameo! So awesome!!

Cut with the Cameo. Want to use these for Project Life!!

More of the weekday cards. I purchased this file from the Silhouette online store. The & card is from the Studio Calico January Project Life Kit {Block Party}.