My Five Favorite Things

When I started thinking about this post I had a hard time coming up with just five of my favorite things. But the more I thought about it, I narrowed it down to those items that have really helped me to be creative. So let’s get started. 1. Silhouette Portrait I absolutely love this machine.…

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Making fonts into stencils

Several of you emailed me about the lettering on my Reclaimed Intentions Banner from Friday’s post which included the Intentional Printing book giveaway. I wish I could say it was my hand printing, but it’s not. I printed it with stencils made from fonts. I’ve made a short video to show you how I make…

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Making Freezer Paper Stencils With My Portrait

As you know, I really love making stencils with my Silhouette Portrait. If you just joined my blog, you can find my post about stencil making here. I’ve been making them with Dura-Lar .005 clear film. That material works pretty good, especially for playing on paper. As long as the design is not real intricate,…

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Our 2013 Christmas Ornaments

One of our traditions during the holidays is to make each other an ornament. Dave started this on our very first Christmas in 2005 when we were dating. I blogged about this tradition last year. This year I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut cardstock for my Christmas ornament. I then painted the white ones…

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Midweek Roundup

Happy Hump Day! This past month I had the privilege of being a beta tester for Nikki in Stitches to test drive her new Craft Academy. In addition to checking out the website, I went through her November lessons of her first monthly class, Crafting with your Silhouette. ¬†Even though I work mostly with fabric,…

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