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Monday Montage 16


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  I always look forward to seeing what my fellow bloggers have created.  Be sure to stop by all 10 blogs and leave them some love in the comments.  We all appreciate it!

Sadly, I haven't created anything new in the past 2 weeks.  I've been busy moving my stamp studio.  A few years ago, my husband and I decided to rent the space next to our chiropractic office for me to hold stamping classes.  Well, our lease is up this month and we decided not to renew for another 2 years. 


This is on the wall when you enter the studio.  You'll notice the Sale-a-bration banner, the wreath from the Occasions catalog, and a few other projects I've already shared.  I can't show you what the rest of the studio looks like right now, because....


Yep!  That sums it up.  Two years of stamping stuff is a lot to pack up and move.  Apparently I am very CREATIVE!

I made this framed piece by cutting vinyl with the Silhouette Cameo.  I used My Digital Studio and the Life is All Around Calendar Template for the sentiment.

Don't forget.......Monday is the last day for Sale-a-Bration.  I dug up this card that I made back in January, so I have something relevant to share.  It was made with the Petal Parade stamp set, a Sale-a-Bration exclusive.


     Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to continue on the hop to see what the Amazing Wendy Weixler has in store for you.  Or you can go back to check out the creative brilliance of Kaitlyn Zumbach.

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Monday Montage 15


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  My blogging buddies and I are serving up some rich projects today.  Grab a cup of coffee and savor every ounce of creativity.

It's hard for me to believe that there are only 2 weeks left for Sale-a-Bration.  I've been very busy with workshops, classes and events.  So much so, that I've "forgotten" to share some of my Sale-a-Bration creations.  In order to catch up, I'm sharing 3 samples made with the SEE YA LATER stamp set.




  As you can tell, these are fairly simple cards that you could easily mass produce or use in a workshop/class setting.  We'll be making the alligator card at one of my classes this week!  If you are local, be sure to check my events calendar.

The SEE YA LATER stamp set is only available through March 31st with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order of $50 or more.  Don't miss out!  Visit my online store to get shopping.

     Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to continue on the hop to see what the Amazing Wendy Weixler has in store for you.  Or you can go back to check out the creative brilliance of Kaitlyn Zumbach.

Happy Stampin'



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Tiny Princesses Paper Dolls


This week, I'm playing along with my Silhouette Challenge buddies to share projects featuring PAPER.  I think Paper Dolls are the perfect paper project, don't you?

***Be sure to scroll all the way to the end for even more inspiration***

I used the Tiny Princesses download from Lettering Delights.  For each image, I did a Print & Cut on Whisper White cardstock.  It didn't seem like the dolls would be sturdy enough, so I cut a backing for each image from lightweight chipboard and layered them together.


The dolls have 2 sets of clothing.  This set is more "casual".


And this set is more "dressy" and princess-y.  I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the dresses and crowns to make them sparkle.


I wanted to create a storage case for the dolls and the clothing.  I used one of the clear stamp cases, designed a castle image for the front, and made some envelopes to hold the clothes.


The castle is another Print & Cut.  The letters were cut from Silver Glimmer Paper and Basic Black cardstock


The mini envelopes were created using the Envelope Punch Board and Soft Subtles Designer Series Paper.


I hope you've enjoyed my Paper Dolls and are inspired to create your own.  You can subscribe to my blog, LIKE my Facebook page, or follow me on Pinterest by clicking on any of the buttons in the right column.

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! The Great Lamp Rescue Barnyard Animal Paper Garland & Party Details Sweet and Simple Easter Bunny Card Owl Theme Baby Shower Ombre Paint Chip Earrings & Free Cut File Spring is Blooming Drop It (Like It's Hot) Hexagon Tray Spruce Up Your RECIPE BOOK Gift Card Giving Free Cut Files Custom outlines for stamps Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Juice Boxes Wine Themed Bridal Shower Learn How To Make A Sewn Paper Garland! Moroccan Thank You Card 3D Flower Spring Wreath For the Love of Paper: Cutting Embellishments Create Your Own St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers Swimming Word Art St. Patrick's Day Lime White Chocolate Chips Cupcakes + Freebie You're invited to a dog party! I'm so Lucky! Spring Wreath with SIlhouette Cut Flowers Tiny Princesses Paper Dolls Colorful Quote with your Silhouette Get Well Bouquet with Persimmon Roses Greeting Card Holder Baby Shower Invitations How-To Create a Custom Pillowbox on Your Silhouette Machine + Free Cut File! Quality Time Jar Matchbox Cover with {FREE CUT FILE} DIY Baby Girl Shower Invitation Candy Alphabet Travel Game Paper Garland Pretty Paper Roses DIY Geometric Heart Journal Hand Made Decorations for a Pirate Party Wedding Shower Gift Heart Map Decoupaged Letters (A scanner + A Silhouette = Spectacular results!) Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! Better World Greeting Cards Star Wars Silhouette Canvas Monogrammed Gifts Make Printable Gift Wrap with your Silhouette Software Free Printable: Blank Banner with free Silhouette Cut File
1. McCall Manor // 2. The Turquoise Home // 3. Creative Savings // 4. Sandpaper and Glue // 5. The Thinking Closet // 6. Sowdering About in Seattle // 7. Persia Lou // 8. From Wine to Whine // 9. Dream a Little Bigger // 10. Please Excuse My Craftermath... // 11. Play. Party. Pin. // 12. Everyday Paper // 13. Practically Functional // 14. A Tossed Salad Life // 15. My Favorite Finds // 16. The House on Hillbrook // 17. Adventures in All Things Food // 18. A Glimpse Into Barb's Life // 19. TitiCrafty // 20. The Experimental Home // 21. feto soap blog // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. The Stamp Doc // 24. Ginger Snap Crafts // 25. Simply Kelly Designs // 26. Whats Next Ma // 27. unOriginal Mom // 28. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 29. Cutesy Crafts // 30. My Paper Craze // 31. Create & Babble // 32. Grey Luster Girl // 33. The Sensory Emporium // 34. Lil' Mrs. Tori // 35. Black and White Obsession // 36. Mama Sonshine // 37. Weekend Craft // 38. Creative Carnival // 39. Peace, Love and Joyce // 40. Tried & True // 41. The Frill of Life // 42. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 43. Get Silvered // 44. Minted Strawberry

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Monday Montage 14


Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We've got some great projects to brighten your day.  It may be Winter outside, but I've got Spring on the brain. 

I used My Digital Studio and my ecutter to create some adorable Spring home decor along with a coordinating card.  The Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and Notecards provides a soft background for each of my die-cut silhouettes.

EbframeandcardWhen My Digital Studio was first released, I was excited about having lifetime access to some of my favorite stamp sets.  One of my all-time favorites is Easter Blossoms.  I just love the little girl image!

Easter Blossoms Digital Download #124436

And now with my ecutter, I can have this image in any size that I want!  Since this is an older download, it is not in an SVG format.  However, I am working on a video to show you how can still use this image in your ecutter software. Check back later this week.....hopefully the kids will go to school tomorrow and I can get it posted soon.




MelissaRecipeGraphicStamp Set:  Easter Blossoms (Digital Stamp Brush)

Paper: Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder Designer Notecards, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Tools:  Silhouette Cameo




     Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to continue on the hop to see what the Amazing Wendy Weixler has in store for you.  Or you can go back to check out the creative brilliance of Kaitlyn Zumbach.

Happy Stampin'



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Girls Day Part 2

Here is one more project that my daughter and I created on "Girls Day".  We picked up some flocked iron-on transfer (SEI brand) at the craft store along with a plain white t-shirt.  She wanted a fairy princess shirt for camping this summer, so we selected an image from the Silhouette online store.  Her name was also a download from Silhouette.



The fairy is suppose to be holding a wand with a star at the end, but the wand did not survive the cutting process.  I'm always happy to share my crafting successes with you, and sometimes my failures.  While this project was not a complete failure, it wasn't as simple as I thought it would be.

I had to do quite a few test cuts on my Cameo before I got the settings right.  I ended up doing Blade 5, Double Cut, Speed 5. Thickness 33 with a cutting mat. You'll definitely want to use a newer mat.  I tried to do a second cut on my remaining sheet and it was sliding all over the place even thought the mat was still pretty sticky.

I had to do a bit of hand trimming to get the little pieces in the corners and I lost the wand and a small piece of the fairy's foot.  Otherwise, I didn't have too much trouble with the cut itself.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, I heated the transfer with my iron for 20 seconds and allowed it to cool for 1 minute before trying to remove the backing.  THAT DID NOT WORK.  Each time I would try to remove the backing, it would tear.  I finally figured out that I needed to try to remove the backing while the transfer was very hot.  That was the only way I could get it to release and it took quite a bit of time for a small project.

I'm working on some Silhouette tutorials this week.  Is there anything you would like to see?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

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It's Girls Day!

My daughter is at a great age!  She eagerly looks forward to Girls Day each week.  It's our chance to spend some one-on-one time together without the boys around.

Today she really wanted to go with me to the nail place so that she could get a temporary tattoo.  The salon was very busy and we were in a bit of a time crunch, so I suggested we visit the craft store instead.  I found some temporary tattoo paper and asked her if she would like for me to make her some tattoos.  Of course, she said yes!Tattoolead

I selected images from the TUTU CUTE and HAPPILY EVER AFTER cut it files from Lettering Delights.  Using the Silhoutte Designer Edition software, I imported the SVG file and GSD file for each image, grouped them together, and then resized each image to approximately 2-1/2" tall.  I tried to fill the paper ain't cheap.  Turn on the option to print registration marks and print the images onto the tattoo paper using your home printer.


After you print the images, you'll need to apply a clear adhesive sheet.  Just follow the's easy!  Then I put the tattoo sheet onto my cutting mat and into the Silhouette it goes.


Once the Cameo has finished cutting, you'll have tattoos that look like this:


My daughter could not wait to try one and application is a snap!  You'll need to peel off the plastic liner, place it onto skin, moisten it, then remove the paper backing.


This was such a fun Saturday project and I can see that I'll be making more tattoos in the future.  I think they would make great party favors.  I'm pretty sure I know some adults that would enjoy a custom, temporary tattoo.

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