Tuesday, August 14, 2012

No Ristrictions kinda gal

Morning Peeps, I am sure you are tired of me moaning about the heat, doesn't change it, lol, so just one little moan and exciting news of a small cool down on the way.

I have been growing with my Silhouette and this morning as I was executing an idea, I began thinking about what it is I love about this machine.  So let me start with - I do not like confining spaces, I abhor restrictive clothing, I really am not fond of the word "no".  I like an open path, clear skies and no boundries, lol.  Well this is what I am in love with in the Silhouette, you are only limited by what your imagination can produce.  There are still a lot of things I have not embraced or funneled into my brain but I know they are out there and they will come when I am ready.

I love to fussie up a card just as much as the next one, but sometimes I want a clean card, I want it to have some style, a small about of dimension, a little texture and color.  This is a standard A-2 card, the background is from Silhouette Library "Dance in Sunshine" by Glitz Design.  It is one of the first pattern papers I down loaded and I love it.  I wanted it printed directly to my card blank, now comes the fun part, my computer and printer are really not simpatico, I will also add it is a cheapo printer, there ya go!  So before the Silhouette, this was not even an option.  Fast forward, I can now put any of my patterns on my mat and print them out to any card size want and print directly to my card blank, less bulk, less weight.  On this one I wanted a senitment block specifically colored for this card, will the Silhouette do that, YEP, and my prooof is on the card.  I added some EKSuccess Photo corners and a little negative piece from another EKSuccess punch and whaaaala, it took me longer to do this post than it did to make this card, this card, I saw in my imagination first and then saw it materialize from a machine that did not tell me no, it might have said, do a different way a couple of times but that is just a learning curve.

So there you have it, some wanderings from me as I open up the doors to learn more, hugs

9 comments:

Dori said...

do you mind telling me how you got Liberty to "tell you to try another way", please? My Cameo is mute and quite possibly and sometimes, I hope, deaf! Great card, Sandi!

eiyiyi said...

Fabulous. Sure wish you would do a series of tutorials on your cards:-)

Thank you so much for my get well card. I will treasure it! hugs, Eileen

krafting kelly said...

Great card, Sandi! I'm glad you're enjoying your Cameo so much. :)

doodlingdebbie said...

Sandi, your card is wonderful! I also love the sentiment you chose. You and Liberty work well together. Sandi and Liberty BFF's

xxx-Debbie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a fun card Sandi, I can 't wait to start really being able to play with mine.. Thanks for the link (haven't been able to go there yet, but so excited about going soon )
Hugs

Margie said...

Sandi, this card is a serious enabler! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole printing thing. Wonder if my antique Silhouette machine can do this? I had no idea that they could print!

Stephanie said...

You're doing beautiful things with your cameo. This is stunning.

Lisa said...

Sandi, your card is beautiful!! A perfect creative pair you & Liberty are :O))

Francesca said...

I love your card, very pretty! Great sentiment also!