Tuesday, July 16, 2013

World Travel

Hello again.  I'm back with some scrapbooking elements that I've made for my daughter to use in scrapbooking of her recent trip to Turkey.  I used World Travel from SVG Cutting Files for the girl, her extra suitcase and the plane.  They were incredibly fun to work with, using lots of scrap papers.  I cut no new paper in this process.  I was surprised at how easily these cut on my Cameo and how easily I was able to assemble them, considering that the girl is about 4 inches tall, meaning that there were lots of little pieces.  Thank goodness for zipper baggies!  Oh, these are not mounted on the blue paper, only laying on it for photographing.  They will be mailed to her in those zipper baggies...

 For the cat, cup, and both mosques, I found free images online and traced them, then filled with patterns on my Cameo.  Boy, the more I do, the more I love that machine.  I'm so thankful for all the great tutorials posted online to show how to do things.  It really is awesome.  A little inking on the edges and I was done.

Well, this has been a crazy summer.  We leave tomorrow for a long weekend in Glacier Park, our third so far.  We have sold our 25-year old camper and will pick up the new(er) fifth wheel camper tomorrow.  I am very excited!  At the same time, I really miss the time to craft.  I'll take some printed digis to color and cut so that I don't have too much withdrawal.  This camper has enough room to take more than that and my plan is to take the Cameo and enough paper to play with when we are going for longer times, i.e., after retirement in a couple of years.  Hurray!

Hope you're enjoying your summer.  Our heat wave is finally over, but I see that it has moved east from here.  Hope it isn't too awful wherever you are.

SisQ Sue

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday #149 
 Through the Craft Room Door 

Friday, July 12, 2013

 I just finished this card, an anniversary for good friends of ours.  We were married on the same day 38 years ago today!  I couldn't even imagine being 38 years old at that time, let alone being married 38 years.  I am totally amazed!  And I consider myself one of the luckiest people, being married to my best friend for this long.

The cut file for this card is a freebie  from Darcy's Designs, where I see other interesting things.  I'll be checking them out!
 Next to the card is the envelope, Envelope 2 by Bird, a new freebie in the last 2 weeks.  Her files are always awesome and cut like a dream.  You can see the intricate details below:
I cut this on my Silhouette Cameo with plain cardstock (cheap stuff, no brand on the package).  It cut perfectly, no flaws.  And cleanly so that it was almost no work to weed it.  I fastened it with a white bow and it is ready to go.

Hope the friends like it.  I'm off to our weekly Friday night dinner at the restaurant downtown, so I'll find out in about 25 minutes.

Thanks for looking!  Hope you'll check out the files.

Sis-Q Sue

Challenges entered:
Sister Act Card Challenge #15
Make It Monday #148
2 Sisters Challenge #152