Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Silhouette Cameo/Portrait and Embrilliance Embroidery Software (Cutting Fabric Applique)

I did it, I did it! I took the plunge and jumped with both feet! I used my Embroidery software called Embrilliace which AUTOMATICALLY converts embroidery files (Brother uses PES) into .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette). HOW AWESOME IS THAT????

Sorry for the crappy picture but here is what happens when you follow the directions from this YouTube tutorial:


Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Hobby - Hooded Towels (Embroidery)

I am sorry sorry for being so MIA! But I have been super busy with a new hobby, I bought an embroidery machine and I started making lots of cute things! Here are some samples of what I am able to make with my new machine and hopefully, soon I will be able to use my cameo with it.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Guest Designer



Today I want to show you a couple projects I made using Pretty Paper Graphics cutting files (PPPR). Thank you Lisa for allowing me to work with your wonderful files.

I decided to make a shirt using one of the free files (now 0.99 cents) that I got a couple weeks ago, make sure to subscribe to PPPR newsletter so you never miss a freebie again!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Oh the DRAMA!!! Bringing my Cameo back to life!


OMG, last week I thought I lost my Cameo. I was so sad! I had nightmares about never ever owning a Cameo again because they are so expensive and well, I don't work anymore so my craft budget is limited!

After posting my sad, sad news on the Silhouette Plus Forum, some of the ladies suggested I tried a new power supply cord. This never occurred to me because 1, there was a storm that burned part of my computer, 2, the power supply cord I had on my Camie was BRAND SPANKING NEW! It was a new cable that was sent to me after I found out my previous cable was recalled for being a "bootlegged" one (we are on cable #3 over here...HELLO! Silhouette America, can you make a more sturdy one?) 

Anyways, fast forward to TODAY! A lovely lady from a local yard sale group has a Cameo, she asked me to teach her how to use her machine before and I kindly asked, well...more like begged her :D to let me borrow her cable to check if that was the problem and sure enough! That was IT! The cable got fried, either with the storm or whatever...who knows and right now WHO CARES!!! My Camie is alive and she has company!!!
 Check inside!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fabric Luggage Tags - Cutting Fabric W/Silhouette Cameo

It's back to school time!!! My oldest needed tags for her backpack and lunch bag and I was going to buy a pair from Target, $12.99 but then I decided to put my cameo to work and make my own fabric tags. It was very simple!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Painted Wooden Sign

Our friend asked me if I could make a sign for his pool, he's an attorney and he knows he better be safe than sorry so he wanted something that warned swimming visitors that they were entering the pool at their own risk. Pretty smart I tell ya!

So this is what I made!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

More screen printing with my Cameo

Remember I made shirts for my Step-daughter's mom using my cameo to screen print on them? See this post

Yesterday I made new ones for my husband and son, they both wore matching shirts to support The Netherlands, I pulled the image from goggle, traced it and cut 651 vinyl, I used the negative as my template. The soccer ball is layered HTV, just like in the Germany team shirt I made for a friend.

Here are some pictures and I will explain how I did it,

Like I said, I traced my image and set the cut lines. (the bon appetite is an extra design I was trying to put on a salad bowl, it didn't work out because the surface was non slip and the vinyl would not stick on it)


Friday, July 4, 2014

Hello there!!!

Helloooooooo!!! Anybody in here? LOL. I am soooooo sorry I have neglected my blog so badly, life has been CRAZY busy but luckily I have been having more time to craft, just not to share with you. I have been posting my crafts on my Instagram. If you want to follow me here is the link. FOLLOW ME

Today is one more World Cup game, I only watch Futbol (or soccer for the Americans lol) every four years and of course I am rooting for some Latin American teams and The Netherlands :D (since Spain is long gone! BOOOOOOO!!!)

I made this shirt for my friend, my husband and him are going to watch the Germany-France match at a French restaurant ha! They will probably be the only ones rooting for Germany at that place today. Silly boys!


Friday, May 2, 2014

More vinyl fun!

Today is my birthday! And I decided to make some treats for me and a friend who also shares the same birthday month with me.

This time I made a coffee mug for my lovely friend Cyndi and my very own vino to go lol. I hope you like them!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Screen Printing With my Cameo

Hello my crafty friends! Today I have something awesome to show you, you will want to try this one!

My husband's ex wife is participating on the Walk to End Lupus Now and she wanted to make some "team" t-shirts. I offered her my help and my step-daughter joined me in the fun too. I didn't have HTV to make 10 shirts but I thought, how about fabric paint? I saw some tutorials online about using my cameo to cut the stencils but I wanted to make something that would last me at least the 10 shirts I needed to paint and I remember my parents do screen printing, duh!

After watching several YouTube videos on screen printing I was set on going that route until....I realized I needed so many supplies I didn't have! Starting by the paint, booo!! Then I bit the bullet and went to Hobby Lobby where I found this beauty!