Thursday, July 31, 2014

Map Decor

US Map Decor by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

I was on vacation last week and missed posting here about this, but this map project was featured on the Silhouette Blog last week.  I was able to hand-deliver it to my parents, who love it!  You can read the details on how I made it {HERE}.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tissue Box Cover Updated {Freebie}

I've got a couple of guest designer posts for Imaginisce coming up, and for one of the projects I used my tissue box cover (a Silhouette Studio file).  I made this available as a freebie a few years ago, but I revised the file a bit to make it better than my original design.

I'll post again when the Imaginisce blog post goes live on August 8th, but in the meantime you can download this cutting file {HERE}.  (It works for Studio versions 2 and 3, even if it gives a message about missing parts for Studio 2.)

Come back soon to see what I did with the tissue box cover this time (hint: it's a lot more girly)!  Here are some previous projects I've made with this file...

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Tissue Boxes for Teachers

Tissue Box Cover (free Studio file)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friendship Bracelets

I think July is as busy as December each year! Sorry I haven't been posting much, but I do have a lot of projects completed and waiting to be added as soon as I get a little break from hectic life. The kids have been home on summer vacation, which is fun, but also means lots of interruptions. Our air conditioning is also broken and waiting to be replaced, so it's hard for me to sit at my computer and blog when it's 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit in my room in the afternoons and evenings. My youngest goes off to Kindergarten this fall, so I have high hopes for more planned crafting/blogging time each week

In the meantime, I do have some pictures of friendship bracelets I made last summer that have been sitting on my computer and waiting to be shared.  I bought a book with some designs, but Pinterest has some fun ideas as well.  I made all of these while traveling on a long road trip to pass the time.

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See you again soon!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank You Card with Two-Toned Shapes

Thank You Card with Two-Toned Shapes by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette 

I created this card after I saw this love-you card on Pinterest.  She used punches and scissors, but I used the fancy knife tool in Silhouette Studio (with washi as one layer) to change it up a bit.  More details and links to the fonts and cutting files are on the Silhouette America blog in the Card/Scrapbook section.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Multi-Layer-Stencil Owl Shirt

I've got a detailed tutorial on the Silhouette blog today for a stenciled (fabric ink) shirt.  My daughter chose a paper-pieced design from the Silhouette store, so I turned it into a stencil design to paint on the colors.  She did most of the painting herself, and we love how it turned out!  Go check out my post HERE.

Stenciled Owl Shirt Tutorial by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

I hope your Fourth of July celebrations were as exciting as this...

July 4th Awesomeness

And to my non-American friends, I hope you're having a great weekend as well!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Stenciled Flower Card

Stenciled flower card by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette 

I made this card with Silhouette stencil material and dye-based stamping inks on watercolor paper.  I love the blending I was able to accomplish and the texture from the watercolor paper.  Stencils are so fun to use for flawless artwork!  And now that I have the stencil cut out, I can make as many cards as I want with whatever color variations I want.  So cool.

I've got a full tutorial for this project over on the Silhouette Blog.