Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Halloween Display Layouts

I've been working on a few layouts for a customer to display a couple new product lines she has decided to carry in her store.  I love the Little Yellow Bicycle product line!
So cute!  

Little Yellow Bicycle and the Print & Cut Images from the Silhouette.

Companion page

Silhouette Halloween images and a Little Yellow Bicycle Overlay
I'm working on another two page layout using more of the embellishments from the Little Yellow Bicycle product lines (Frightful Night and Trick or Treat).  Coming soon...
Enjoy the pages and feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Playing with the Silhouette Pen Function

My pen holder for my Silhouette Cameo finally arrived this week.  YEAH!!!  So what's a girl to do, but play with all the pens I could find in my craft room.

I have decided I love the Uni-ball white pen!  It flows on the paper so smoothly whether it is black, white or purple - it looks great!

I have also fell in love with Infinity Neon Fine tip pens.  The pens are vibrant and no skipping at all - smooth clean lines!!!

Unfortunately I was not impressed with all the Silhouette Sketch pens I purchased.  The gold and silver would not write a smooth line (maybe they were old pens, but I only purchased them a month ago).  The other colors I purchased worked about 50% of the time.  The red, blue and purple worked fine, but the orange, yellow and pink were very disappointing.  Skipped and the yellow you can barely see on white paper.

Take a look at my tests and you can judge for yourself.

Used the Uni-ball white gel pen.

Uni-ball white gel pen and cut out using offset feature.

Used the purple Infinity Neon pen and cut out using offset feature.

Comparison of Infinity Neon pens and Silhouette Sketch pens.
Please feel free to leave a comment with your experiences using the pen feature on the Silhouette.  Happy crafting!!!

Hawaii Album

Oh wow - it is December 28th and I am finally finding time to post the pics of the pages I completed on my Hawaii album.  Maybe I waited so I could reminisce about the absolutely beautiful and warm weather we had on our trip!  It certainly has not been warm in Texas this past month.  First an ice storm and then cold cold weather.  

This is the album I created for our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip to Hawaii.  I really don't want to say what year we went, that would give away how far behind I am on my own scrapbooking...  At least I don't scrapbook in chronological order!  Please enjoy a few of the 60+ pages I created for our album.

Introduction Page

Hawaii Airport
Aloha - car

Our Resort
The Beach

The Flowers
Water falls
USS Arizona
Oil from the Arizona

Dinner Show
Hawaiian Wedding Dance
Dole Plantation
Dinner at Roy's
Massage on the Beach
USS Arizona
History lesson

USS Arizona Stats

Gun Turrets of the USS Arizona
Beautiful Peacocks
Yummy Shrimp!!!
The Pineapple Fields
Hope you enjoyed browsing the pics. Feel free to leave a comment, I love feedback!