Well, way back on December 4th last year, the fantabulous Ali Edwards posted a tutorial video on her blog about how to take her digital brushes and turn them into a file that can be cut with the Silhouette Cameo. I was fascinated and in awe of her computerie skills but since I had no Silhouette to speak of, I filed it in my memory bank for later.
Fast forward to yesterday when I was thinking fondly of my new Cameo and how delightful it is and from out of the blue (strange, I know), I remembered Ali's advice and thanks to the handy-dandy search function on her blog, I quickly found the link, watched the video and presto-zesto, like magic - I had cut a digital brush! Woo-hoo! I literally did the happy dance.
I have a set of brushes by Kristina Werner that I have used a few times for card sentiments. Her handwritten brushes are truly some of my favorite things in life. I used the one that says thank you....
Here's what it looked like on my screen after I removed the "for blessing my life."
And here's what it looked like after I cut it on some tan cardstock in my stash...
Rock on!! I love, love, love it!!
So now I think I am going to be obsessed with buying digital brushes and elements to cut. Here's a link to Ali's blog post which contains the video. I told her on Facebook how tickled I was that she shared her smarts. Click here: Ali's Blog Post
As I've been learning more about my Silhouette, I've garnered quite the collection of words I've cut just to practice so I'm storing them stuck on a piece of cardstock, in my scanner, since it's flat and nothing else lives in there anyway. I don't know how I lived without my lovely Silhouette for so long!!! (Sorry this is hard to see!)
In other news....I found a fun new way to store something. I always keep a generous supply of kraft card bases and envelopes on hand. I get them at Hobby Lobby, preferably 50% off (which is about once a month) and right now, I have a new pack of white AND cream. I have about 125 cards and envelopes stocked up, waiting to be used. Well there was really nowhere to put them so I wrangled this basket I was using for large ribbon rolls (which I mainly only use at Christmas) and stacked them in there purty. I LOVE IT. I love how it calls to me to make a card. It's kind of like a fresh stack of blank paper on the first day of school. Just knowing I can make it into anything makes me want to be crafty. I plan to keep these on hand, just like this just because I like to see them handy!
So now I just need to put my freshly cut titles on one of these card bases, add some patterned paper and I will have cards all ready to go.
Have you been crafty lately? I'd love to hear what you're working on!
Back tomorrow with more crafty goodness. I have a fun, new book to tell you about!