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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


My daughter is going out tonight for New Years so I whipped her up a pair of New Years Eve glasses to take with her! 

Okay, for all you cutting machine users out there; I decided I would tell you how I made these. First off, I searched for New Years 2016 glasses on internet, I found this photo below



Using this photo, I imported into my Silhouette Cameo software; which is what I use most for my cutting machine projects these days. Once I had this picture in my library,I pulled it up on screen and using the trace feature, uncheck high pass filter box and click the trace option. Okay, so you will have a red outlined image similar to the one you have traced. I had to use my erase feature to remove the image of the stick protruding off the side, after it is removed you add in connecting lines to fill the space. At the top tool bar there is a option to offset, be sure you have clicked on image and then click Offset. Two options come up offset and internal offset, click offset. You will now have double red lines around your  image. Click the images and drag one away making sure that it is the original picture that you offset and delete it. You will now be left with your glasses to send to the cutting machine! Woot! 
I used a thick glitter paper and on first try the card stock option did not work, so I cut mine with the chip board setting and adjusted my blade to 5. Cut like a charm, I added the stick and there you have your first pair of New Years glasses for the festivities! Have Fun! 

Anysoldier.com Valentines 2016



Have I mentioned how much I am loving my Silhouette Cameo? This is one of the designs at the Silhouette store. I decided to use this card design for my Anysoldier.com Card Swap.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wolfs Den Outdoor Cooking



My first custom auto decal order and it turned out very nice!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coffee with Cream & Sugar



My first heat press (present from Santa) attempt on an old used apron and no major mess ups!!! Woot! My timer didn't start or go off so I have some bugs to work out. a few minutes later.... I didn't hit the down arrow so that the timer would start counting down. Lol!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Driven By Christ Mug Order


Feels great to do something you enjoy and make some extra cash! Here is a set of mugs I made with a custom design. They turned out awesome! 


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Etched Wolf Mug


I am so very pleased with how the mug I made for my son for Christmas turned out! It resembles the tattoo on his shoulder. All done with my Silhouette Cameo. Vinyl, some Armor Etch and me! :D

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Baby Sports my Mickey Baby Set



It makes me so HAPPY to see my handmade 

items out in the world! My first Mickey Mouse

Crochet Baby set order and first attempt at the 

pattern! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

End of Road Tile


Good Afternoon, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you! Today I am sharing a custom tile. I made for my dear friends niece Christmas gift who also happens to be Jenny, the baby sister of my best friend Deanna who I have known for 33 years. Their Aunt Jana is my crafty friend, she gave me the phrase and I ran with it! I really love how it turned out! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Psalm 19 Tile


My dear friend came over for a Craft Social as you may know from previous postings. We had a great time making handmade gifts to give her family for the Christmas holiday. My crafty friend just so happens to be the Aunt of my best friend Deanna who I have known for 33 years!! Deanna was asked what her favorite bible verse was, and she said Psalm 19. So I took a couple lines from the verse and put them on a custom tile for her Aunt to give her for Christmas. It turned out so nice with the cross and praying hands.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Personalized Mugs


These personalized initial mugs looks so fabulous! Who knew a Dollar Tree mug could look so expensive? They made a great holiday gift this year! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Personalized Coffee Cups


Last week a friend of mine came over for a Craft Social. We were making last minute holiday gifts for her family. We had found a project on Pinterest where you take a sticker type letter, in our case a vinyl cut letter from my Silhouette Cameo machine, and we were going to speckle with Sharpies peel off the letter and bake in oven. After seeing how luxurious these cups looked with the font type she picked for her initials, we couldn't resist to leave them as is. They look so elegant! 



Monday, December 21, 2015

Etch Your Mug!


My first order of a set of custom etched mugs!

 So pleased with how it turned out! grin emoticon I used 

Armor Etch and vinyl was bought right off the

 Hobby Lobby shelf! Only 3rd attempt ever 

doing this!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cake Platter




Here is a vinyl lettering on a cake platter I made for a friend. I had planned to fill with sweets before she came over for a Craft Social, but I didn't get it finished in time for the holidays, but that is fine I will just fill with sweets before I see her next time! 
I found the idea on Pinterest of course! 


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Coffee tastes better with Friends



My first Silhouette Cameo file traced and cut image placed on a mug! I am so pleased with how it turned out! I searched the internet for images of friends having tea or coffee to go with the phrase I chose of "Coffee tastes better with Friends."  Once I found the image I saved to my computer. I opened my Silhouette program and imported the image to my library. Once in the library I was able to open the file and use my trace option. Be sure to uncheck high pass filter and then you will click on the trace option. I click on the image and drag it away to see what the cut file will look like in the end and use my erase tool to clean up specks if any. Then I cut using my Cameo and placed onto the mug! 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Crochet Brain Waves Beanie


I am so pleased with how my first crochet hat for a male turned out! It was an easy pattern to follow and I am in love with the Red Heart Soft Yarn that I used. 

Do you want to make a Brain Waves Beanie for your guy friend? The pattern can be found here 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brain-waves-beanie

Sunday, December 13, 2015

My Decorated Tree


There she is with all her might and sparkle. My traditional Christmas tree with the Angel on top, many handmade ornaments from my childhood, my children's, and even a few from my mother in law who we have not seen in fifteen years. Family and keeping traditions alive mean a lot to me during the holidays. Christmas is my favorite holiday maybe its because of all the decorations and colorful lights, or it may be the joyful spirit of the person jingling the Salvation Army bell while singing the holiday songs. My inner child comes out to play this time of year most of all. I love seeing so many smiling cheerful faces during this time of year. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Putting up the Tree


Every year I say I am going to get the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and every year it never happens. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thank You, Regina!



What a fabulous day! My dear crafty friend Regina Cooper is the sweetest! She does etching, I ordered a mug to have her etch as a Christmas present for the hubby. She went above and beyond! She made my day even brighter when I opened the package and not only seen the mug I ordered but a stunning handmade card, card making goodies, and a mug just for me!!!! Thank you so much Regina you are such a wonderful and very giving sweet friend!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Friendly Dragon Scarf


Hot off the Hook is this adorable friendly little dragon scarf! I merged two patterns I found online and changed what were horns into ears and gave him some hair to make him look just that much friendlier! My only complaint would be that he is not quite long enough and if I were to actually expect anyone to use this as a scarf I would make it longer, otherwise I think any child would love to have him as a companion!

Want to make your own dragon the FREE pattern is located here http://sixlittlemice.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/dragon-scarf-pattern.html

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wedding Tile


I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo! I made this for my husbands son Brian as a wedding gift. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Love Butterflies Wall Art




So excited that my shadow box was shipped and I was able to create this beautiful piece of wall art for my cousin as a surprise! That is, if she isn't following my blog, which I don't think she is. I used my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file to create the butterflies and then I wrote the name with my Silhouette using the Silhouette pens. I just love how it turned out! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Catty Crafters



I am taken back a little by the responses I received from my posting about a non-responsive seller in one of the Facebook groups I was (keyword was) a member of. One group actually wants to promote the old saying "if you have nothing nice say nothing at all" and they even stated to allow your fellow crafters to be ripped off and find out on their own rather than informing their fellow crafters of their experiences with the bad business practices of the vendors. The group shares files of svg's so it was a little disappointing to leave the group. But I cannot stay if I don't agree with their policy, I cannot stay in a group and stand by watching someone getting screwed over and stick my head in the sand it just isn't right. Not to mention how am I to know that they are not incahoots with the very business that is getting so many bad reviews. No THANK YOU! I cannot stand to see women sit around with their heads in the sand and act like the victims are the ones at fault for posting about their bad experience so that they can possibly find another way to contact the sellers since the seller was not responding to numerous emails and messages regarding the status of their order. It boils my blood for someone to actually say let the customers/fellow crafting friends be screwed over and find out on their own, are you kidding me??? 

Craft Vendor Issues

I am having an issue and found a page that I 

can post it on without offending to many fellow

crafters... Are you having an issue with a vendor

or supplier? Maybe you LOVE your vendor or 

supplier whatever the situation, post about them

here! I have and after a month of placing my 

order and 2 weeks of sending emails asking on 

the status and getting no response back, I 

posted my complaint here on the page I am 

linking below and within hours the seller 

responded! Now I wait to see if I get my refund 

so I can remove my negative posting and go on 

with a happier rest of the year! 



Thursday, December 3, 2015

WARNING Vinyl SHOPPERS!



Someone posted in one of my Facebook Silhouette Cameo/Cricut cutting groups to buy their vinyl and Santa Sacks from this seller. Their shipping dates off by more like 6- 8 weeks for delivery and customer service is beyond the worst! If you want a refund you have to dispute because they do not answer email correspondence or personal messages.


NOV 9th I was sent this message.

Order Status Changed

Stephanie's Custom Creations
Hello Angela Bonanno,
The status of your order #632 has been changed.
New Fulfillment Status
Processing




Shipping method
U.S.P.S. Priority Mail 2-Day™
1-3 days

Thanks for shopping with us!

We welcome you to our store anytime. If you need assistance or have any questions, please email us at stephaniescustomcreations@gmail.com. We are happy to help!
Sincerely,
Stephanie's Custom Creations
www.stephaniescustomcreations.ecwid.com


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mousey Vacation Spot


Today I decided to add a little humor to my hallway. Using my silhouette machine and an image I found online I traced this and cut it out on vinyl. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1st Vinyl Tile Project Redo


For my personal tile I decided to redo the wedding date at the bottom. You can see in the post that I posted yesterday. how it is different. I enlarged the font and now I like it better! I am going to seal it, and in a few days my stand should have arrived and I can find a place in my home to display my work of art!