Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jumping in with both feet....

Last week I broke down and bought a Silhouette Cameo. I had had huge problems using the Cricut Craftroom and needed a change. I began watching all the videos I could lay my eyes on, read the Cameo manual, begged help from a scrappy friend and eurika!! I think I got it! My biggest obstacle was  journaling on to a tag. I had some Simple Stories 6x6 paper packs that had a few tags, perfect for journaling on. They are all 4x3 perfect to add to a page. I could not get the text to print on to the tag. I began by scanning the tag into the program, I didn't have to resize, I then typed ( do people still use that work?) my text onto the tag with the size I thought appropriate. (12). I then selected the image and went to the Line Style  option and checked the box labelled Print Lines of Selected Images. I did not group the two together but before I started I did position the tag in the upper left corner so I didn't have to move the tag, thus the text. Select Print and voila! I didn't have to cut this image in the Cameo as it was a rectangle. I will try this again using the cut feature and registration marks but not today. I am feeling really excited. I could have used a word document and tried to place the tag in the right position in the printer but I find that I waste time and paper going that route. Being able to see where I add text and being able to size, change font, colour, is a great a asset for owning a Cameo! Special thanks to AT for all her help!! :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

I was looking through some blogs this morning and realized that I
hadn't planned anything for today...oops! But, with some encouragement from Scrapbook Generation,  Debbie Sanders showed a cute way to make a beautiful Christmas tree out of strips and scraps. It was easy and fun, a technique I hadn't tried before. The paper used is from the Paper Studio - Santa & friends.


Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Grand Catch

We were surprised when our son Matt texted this picture to us! Fishing season had just opened  May 5, 2013 when he and Vanessa took their friends from Australia down to the Grand River to show them the Canadian ropes of fishing. Within minutes, Matt had a catch! Carp!! It was a good size and after "posing" with his goofy grin, threw the fish back where it belonged.
I couldn't wait to  scrapbook the silly picture and used Simple Stories I heart Summer paper, MME dots, AC dots, and lots of stitching.  A fun start to summer!