Wednesday, January 15, 2014

OUT of the BOX!!

That's where my new eCutter is (it's a Silhouette Cameo!)!! I got it for Christmas!!! And it has been sitting here STARING at me for the past few weeks FROM INSIDE THE BOX!! (How is that even POSSIBLE ... well I HAD opened the lid, so it was more like it was PEEKING at me not STARING ...)

Well, the other night I FINALLY got it out of the box and got the software all set up and the machine all registered. And then ... I just STARED at it some more for TWO days. I wanted it to TELL ME what to do with it ... I wanted to have INSTANT EXPERTISE and how to make it run ... sigh ... but I was HAPPILY surprised at how easy it was to get rolling after a few quick tips from my BFF, Jane Lee (thanks, girl!)!! Can I now "officially" say I HEARTHEARTHEART this thing???? OHMYGOSH!!! It's DA BOMB!!!

I cut a couple of "nautical"-looking shapes from the "Anchors Away" MDS download ... I HEARTHEARTHEART that one, too!!! I made this card for my uncle's birthday ... which was last weekend ... which I totally am LATE getting to!! Sigh ... some weeks are just LIKE that!!!

Stamps: World Map, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Etcetera DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Essentials Wooden Elements, Designer Naturals Button, Linen Thread, Gold Baker's Twine, eCutter
MDS: Anchors Away (Anchor and Helm)

Now I just have to DELIVER the card!!! Gonna do that later today!!!
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Connie G said...

I can totally relate! I got one too. Mine however did get out of the box on Christmas and was up and running on a cursory level. Now I just have to figure out how to really use it instead of ruining my cardstock!!! HELP!!

Cynthia said...

Super cute! The burlap ribbon brings it all together I think!

Tanya said...

Love this card!
I am totally intimidated by the idea of the e-cutter, lol! Good job getting it to work! :)

KOstvig said...

Sigh...jealous...glad you got it out of the box ...this card is so nice

Ang said...

Great card. Love all the texture.

Anonymous said...

I got my Cameo last Christmas. I use it all the time. I suggest you get a subscription to the Silhouette Online store. They were on sale around Christmas and go on sale different times. For $9.99/month you get $25 worth of designs. Also weekly they have Weekly Clearance designs for 1/2 price! Thru out yr around each holiday designs go on sale for the holiday. Right now supplies for Cameo are on 30% off if you use code JESSICA on checkout at Silhouette America. Also if you do a search for "free svg" on web you can get lots of cool things. There are great tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube.

Joanna said...

I too have a new Silhouette Cameo that is just sitting there starring at me. I at least pulled it out of the box, but that's about it. I really need a new laptop to go with it, so I'm waiting for a good deal. Thanks for sharing!

Sue C said...

I have one too Wendy. I received mine for my birthday in June. I love it! It can be a little intimidating at first. All I can say is, use it, make mistakes and learn. There's so many tutorials and classes out there to take. I would like to know how you used images from MDS on your silhouette. I also have MDS and would love to be inspired. Your card does just that. I love it! Will you share?

Sue C

Carol Carriveau said...

So sorry that you and your Cameo have had a mutual staring contest for a few weeks, but big pats on the back for actually working it - you did a wonderful job...! Am sure your uncle will love his card!

vdoyle8 said...

Congratulations on the new Cameo! I got mine last Christmas and absolutely love it. One word of caution - be sure your machine is on a solid surface when you cut. Mine was on the same table that I used for my cricut. I had no problem cutting with the cricut but the vibration was too much for my cameo. Took me a while to figure it out.. Now it cuts great! Enjoy yours!

Carol Tro said...

I just love your card. Would like to know how you use your MDS on your Silhouette too!! Maybe you could do a post about how you went about it. I know your busy!!I enjoy getting your e-mails. Because of all the eye candy that's in them!!