Monday, August 24, 2015

Golf Box Card

For the last few years, I have been taking golf lessons during the summer in a ladies only golf clinic. It's not just lessons, it's also social. I have made some good friends and we spend time on and off the course.

Our instructor, Lindsay, also teaches at one of our sister courses. The other evening, we decided it would be fun to invite the ladies from her other ladies only clinic to join us. One of my friends suggested I make a card to send with Lindsay for the invite.

This is what I came up with:

I downloaded the design from Silhouette America, which was created by Lori Whitlock. Since it's coming from ladies and being given to ladies, I decided it needed a little bit of bling. All of the supplies I used are from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Adding a Touch of Bling

The other day I decided it was time to try my hand at Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV). What I found "locally" (over an hour away), seemed a bit pricey and the selection was minimal. I ended up purchasing the HTV online. Since I follow Melissa at Silhouette School, I decided that was a good place to look for a recommendation.

I also needed a canvas for my first HTV attempt. Again, as recommended by Melissa, I wanted to begin with something simple and inexpensive. I found some visors for under $3 each! These will be perfect for practice.

I liked the results so much, I wore it yesterday when I played golf.

I cut the design with my Silhouette. It was a free download from when I had ordered Silhouette's glass etching kit (not so successful). I will be attempting glass etching again, so stay tuned.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mailing Easter Eggs - Follow Up

As promised, I am following up on my Easter EGGstravaganza (couldn't resist). Yesterday, I showed you the eggs I planned to mail. Today, I dropped them off at the Post Office.

I'll admit, I was a bit nervous. Was I going to be laughed at? Was I going to be told, "No Way!"? Was I going to be required to place the eggs in a more postal-friendly container? To my delight, there were no such responses!!! My mail lady (and crafting friend) took them and processed them with pleasure. She even gave me ideas for future use!

I'm not positive, but I think I did a little "Happy Dance" on my way out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mailing Easter Eggs

About a month ago, I discovered this very clever blog post - 13 Things You Never Thought You Could Mail. Check it out, she has some great ideas. I have decided I will try it for myself. I want to send out a total of six, but I have four of them ready to mail tomorrow. I used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl to secure the treasures inside the eggs.

So, what do you think? Will it work? I'll follow-up with the results, once I hear from the recipients (or their parents).

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Deer

I used the Silhouette to create this card. It's one of many masculine cards I will be making for some of my family and friends. Silhouette does make it easy to create these cards. The hardest part is gluing everything in place.