Thursday, December 20, 2012
I've had some successes with my new Cameo. We had a rough start, we two, but I think we are coming to an understanding. My blades are faulty, and Silhouette is kindly sending replacements.
I created the card above in Illustrator and then imported it into the Silhouette software. I had to make allowances for my dull blades, and I kept wondering if it was going to be faster just to cut it by hand, but I managed to make several cards with it in less time than I could have cut it myself. I'm only just beginning to understand the possibilities. And I love the way it sounds when it is working. It's exactly like a mad space organist might sound. I've created some other cards with my designs that I'll show next year after the gifting is over.
I have had another fun year with this blog. I want to say a humongous THANK YOU to everyone who supported my designs by patronizing my shops and pinning/linking to my tutorials. I have loved seeing what you make with the patterns and I really really appreciate the feedback. And an especially large THANK YOU to the dwindling numbers of faithful readers who take time to support my ravings by commenting on posts. Your remarks really make my day. Believe me, I appreciate your slogging through the various levels of security to add your thoughts to my posts. It's always a letdown when the spammers outnumber the legitimate commenters. (Airfare to Dubais! CHEAP TOPS! Brake fluid!)
Thing 1 and Thing 2 visiting with Santa Claus, the very one they've both seen every year since they were born. He's awesome. The BEST. I've been wondering when the whole Santa myth is going to tip over for my kids, and it looks like this is the year the oldest knows What's What. She might have had some doubts last year too. But. I thiiiiiiink my youngest still lives the dream. (I do too.) My youngest began penning drafts of her Christmas list in October. I think the version she has in her hand is probably List 5.0, which replaced the wilted and food splattered 4.0 that traveled with her everywhere in a special tin. It's serious business.
Merry Christmas to all. I hope your days are filled with cozy family times, special treats, and the amazing and wondrous love of Christ. I'll see you next year with lots more making and poor time management tips. Kate. I promise. Soon! :-)
Announcement: The Etsy shop will be closed until Dec 30. You can always purchase needed patterns in my Craftsy store, which is open 24/7/365 and provides a link to instantly download your pattern.