Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Ultimate Silhouette Guide

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If you haven't checked out Silhouette School yet you've got to check out the blog and while you're at it get this awesome book full of great information:

  • You'll learn the ins and outs of Silhouette crafting from an expert user and the blogger behind one of the most successful Silhouette blogs on the web 
  • Four pages of detailed labels and descriptions of all tool bar buttons and icons in Silhouette Studio
  • Recommended supplies, tools and materials including the best places to purchase them
  • I’ll share a little known FREE commercial-use script monogram font - a tip I’ve never revealed until now
  • An in depth section on the absolute best way to organize your Silhouette Studio library  using keywords, categories and folders
  • A glossary of Silhouette 'lingo' so you have a firm understanding of the terminology
  • A complete list of cut settings for 40+ different materials
  • Extensive troubleshooting section to get you back on track
  • An ad-free guide means 100% information on every single page.
  • Easily printable in full color or black and white
  • Interactive table of contents which allows you to get where you want to go with just the click of the mouse
  • Comparison between the Silhouette America machines to help you decide which machine is best for you
  • Step by step unpacking, set up and what to know before making your first cut



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Friday, April 24, 2015

April Farm Life


Basically every time we go visit my parents Adeline has to go to the Farm to see her Thunder. We went down last weekend and took Adeline down to the barn so she could meet the new calf that my dad and brother were having to bottle feed. She was hesitant at first but since Pa-Paw was with her she pet the calf. They'd already fed it so she didn't get to see that, but I'm sure she would have loved it.




Pa-paw got a fresh load off gravel for the farm and Adeline is not one to get herself dirty. Mom and I jokingly told Adeline to climb the gravel and after seeing her Thunder and the baby calf she was all over that gravel! She got so dirty, but she loved it.


I love seeing her grow up on the farm. She loves her horses and could spend all day with them I think. She has to wear her cowgirl boots whenever on the farm. Soon we're going to have to buy her some new ones - we're lucky she's so petite and hasn't gone through a huge growth spurt!


Here is the precious Thunder getting a brushing from Uncle Scott after a snack.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 Retiring Products - Stampin' Up


2015 Retiring Products


We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014–2015 annual catalog, but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50% off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2nd, or while supplies last.   We’re also including the My Digital Studio list, with all products discounted 30% off retail.
*Note: Why are these products retiring on June 2nd? Since all catalog launches will now be aligned globally, the current 2014–2015 annual catalog will end when the new annual catalog launches on June 2, 2015, rather than its original end date of June 30, 2015. This includes retiring product within the catalogs, as well as the print catalogs themselves.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Washi Tape Phone Cover

A little while back I got a clear phone cover and decided to decorate with a monogram, and that has been pretty good for awhile but last night I was packaging up an order and was using washi tape when I realized it would look awesome on my phone cover. I loved the washi tape pattern, so all I did was tear off little pieces and put it all over the inside of cover layering it. I loved the watercolor look of the cover and it was so easy to do and I can change it anytime.

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Washi tape can be used in so many craft products or in everyday life. Grab a few rolls and see what you can do with it! Share with me any blog posts you have that used Washi Tape!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Free Shipping Week for Stampin' Up


Use this week to stock up on supplies or get that stamp set you've been eyeing!

  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • All order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online)
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
Place your order HERE! Or email me - stampin_alison@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DIY Space Saving Makeup Storage


In our new house in Bristol we have ZERO storage in the Master Bathroom. Seriously, who would totally remodel a master bath with no storage? The sink is just a pedestal sink so no hope for storage there. Very quickly once we moved in I bought this storage cabinet that goes over the toilet that holds all of mine and Alan's stuff, well mostly mine of course! But there was no where good to put my make-up so I could see it all. So I went searching on Pinterest and came across this idea from some other people.



Just head to your local home improvement store and pick up a piece of metal. I was lucky enough to find this size already cut and ready, there are other sizes available too. Then I used some foam tape on the back and adhere it to the cabinet and let it set a couple days before adding all the make-up.


Then I used hot glue to attach these tiny magnets, but now after using it awhile Super Glue is the best option for long term use. Depending on the material you are gluing too, it just doesn't hold that well. I ordered these online cheaper than I found in stores.


I added a couple storage containers as well to hold the other make-up goodies that wouldn't work on the metal sheet. I have a small makeup pouch to store all my brushes in as well. I've been using this for a little while now and it works really well for me and the type of makeup I wear.


Happy DIYing!