Mother’s Day Card {Using Silhouette Sketch Pens}

Remember the stenciled mason jar vased with flower love notes that I shared earlier this week?  Well, Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I needed a card to go along with my Mom's gift.  So yesterday I set to work creating a card for my sweet Mother.  Cards mean a lot in our family.  My parents almost always tear up when they read our cards--every birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc.!  And my Mother saves each and every one.

I used some Silhouette sketch pens to create this quick and easy Mother's Day card.

 

Say hello to my brand new CAMEO!  This beauty arrived on my doorstep just a few short weeks ago.  I am in LOVE, my friends.  I have long supported both the Cricut and the Silhouette--as equally as I possibly could.  I have seen pro's and con's to both machines.  However, this week I have really gotten to know my CAMEO.  The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software is beyond incredible!  I am excited to practice even more!

BUT my lil' machine came to me with a defective blade.  So I put my thinking cap on to create a project that did not require any cutting.  Instead, I wanted to practice a bit with my new sketch pens.

I was given a pack of glitter sketch pens and metallic sketch pens.  Aren't they pretty?  I learned a little trick along the way.  It appears that the sketch pens work best if the paper has not been touched.  If the paper has any oils from your fingers, the image shows up only part-way.

The rest was simple!  I inserted the sketch pen into the blade holder, designed the card and image in the software, and it came out beautifully!  This image is butterfly_floral_lace_square_C00500_19210.

I just had to use the old-fashioned method of doing the actual cutting out of the card.  (Can you believe I actually had to use scissors?!  Sheesh!  The Silhouette just makes me lazy.)

One of my Mother's favorite songs is "I Often Go Walking", and I wanted to use one of the lyrics for her card.  My Mom loves flowers.  She could spend all day long in her garden.  Everything about flowers makes me think of my Mother, so this lyric was just perfect.  I used the black sketch pen to sketch the tag and the words on burgundy cardstock.

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HUGE Silhouette Deal & What’cha Cooking Wednesday

Happy spring!

I forgot to mention yesterday how thrilled I am for spring's official arrival. We are soaking up lots of warm weather lately and playing outside with every chance we can get!  For weeks, Little Man has been asking what day spring starts. Now he is dying to know when he can expect the ice cream truck in our neighborhood once again!

I have just a few items of business this wonderful Wednesday!  I look out for my readers and when I catch wind of an amazing deal... well, I am dying to share it with you!

The most common question I am asked is how I feel about the Silhouette!  Well, I honestly adore it with all of its amazing capabilities!  I am dying for my very own CAMEO and if we weren't saving our pennies for a house, I would jump on this deal today!  Please let me live vicariously through you...

Starting tonight at midnight, you can purchase a Silhouette CAMEO™ plus the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software for just $269.  Normally, the retail value of both items would be $350!  Plus, if you already own a CAMEO, you can score 50% off the software using the same code. But you must follow this link in order to purchase using this special deal:  http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/blog-de-3.aspx

Enter code "OOPSEY" in order to redeem this excellent deal!  This will only be good from March 22-28 so act fast!  You will be saving some serious moola here!

You will LOVE the new Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software!  Here are a few amazing features:

* You can open, manipulate, and cut .svg files.

* You can create your own rhinestone designs.

* You can sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art.

* The software includes creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns.

* There is an enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision.

* You can use a built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing.

Here are some of my favorite projects using the Silhouette:

Chevron "Ho ho ho" plate

London skyline t-shirt

Halloween hand soap

Also... tune in tonight on my Facebook page. I want to try something new.  I'm going to start What'cha Cooking Wednesday?  I am always inspired around dinner time when I ask my Facebook fans what they are cooking for dinner.  You people are gourmets!  While I'm cooking hot dogs, I hear about leg of lamb!

So starting tonight around 4:00 PM MST, I'm going to ask you what you're cooking!  Leave a comment with what you're cooking for dinner and maybe a link if you have one.  I can't wait to get some new menu ideas from YOU!

See you tonight!

Win a Silhouette CAMEO {Plus Promo Code!} – NOW CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Isis Pedersen, our winner!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to YOU!

I have been bursting at the seams to share this exciting giveaway with you!

I sure was wishing that Santa would drop a Silhouette CAMEO down the chimney for me this year.  Well, the good people at Silhouette want to give one Oopsey Daisy reader a brand new Silhouette CAMEO machine!  Yes indeed.  One of you will be winning a Silhouette CAMEO, valued at $299!  

Here is how you can win your very own Silhouette CAMEO machine:

For U.S. Residents only, please.

1.  Follow Silhouette on Facebook.  Let them know that Oopsey Daisy sent you and leave a comment here!

2.  Follow Silhouette on Pinterest.  (I know, twist your arm, right??) Leave a comment and let me know!

3.  Follow/subscribe to Oopsey Daisy or let me know you already do.  Leave a comment and let me know!

4.  Spread the word via Twitter or Facebook.  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Feel free to copy and paste this tweet:

I just entered to win a brand new Silhouette CAMEO machine at @OopseyDaisy917!  http://bit.ly/vY9gqX

A giveaway winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 3rd.

As always, giveaway winners will be announced via Facebook/Twitter and then emailed directly.

But let's share the wealth with everyone!

 I just tried out Silhouette's brand new fabric ink starter kit, and it is ah-mazing! You can create oodles of designs on fabric using special stenciling vinyl.  I tried it out tonight and will share my creation very soon. All Oopsey Daisy readers can purchase a Silhouette CAMEO PLUS the fabric ink starter kit for only $299.  Save some bucks by using the code "OOPSEY" at checkout.  This promo code will only be good until January 5th.  (To use, add the Silhouette CAMEO and the fabric ink starter kit to your cart.  Then add the promo code at checkout.)

Also, if you already own a CAMEO and want to purchase just the Fabric Ink kit, enter code "OOPSEY" for 20% off also.  So everybody wins!

What a deal!  (So now is the time to talk your husbands into finally purchasing a Silhouette CAMEO!  You will love it!)

Good luck my friends!

I have some friends giving away Silhouette CAMEO machines, too.  

Go stop by these amazing blogs to increase your chances of winning:

Infarrantly CreativeTatertots & JelloToday’s Creative BlogCrap I’ve MadeSkip to My LouThe Idea RoomCraftaholics AnonymousMy Repurposed LifeWhipper BerryAll Things ThriftyEighteen 25Brown Paper PackagesSew Dang CuteShanty 2 ChicI Heart NaptimeTip JunkieHouse of Hepworths

Silhouette Black Friday Deals

I hope you are enjoying some yummy turkey today!

Plus some mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and even some pumpkin pie.

No matter what's on the menu, I hope you're enjoying the ones you love!

Once your stomachs are settled, maybe you'll start thinking about Black Friday.  And I have some exciting news to share with you!

I am super excited to tell you about the Black Friday Sale starting tomorrow morning at Silhouette!  Just about everything in the Silhouette shop will be 30% off!  Plus all of the images in the shop will be sold at just 50 cents!  Awesome.

But if you enter code "OOPSEY", you can get an even better deal.  You can score 40% off!!

There is more GREAT news if you're looking to purchase a Silhouette CAMEO for Christmas.

 The Silhouette CAMEO will be heavily discounted!  (Not quite 40% off, but still a GREAT deal!) The Silhouette CAMEO will definitely sell out.  So if you're interested in purchasing a Silhouette machine, you will want to act now!  You won't need a code to purchase the CAMEO, but you will need the link to the secret page.

There is a "secret" page just for purchasing the Silhouette CAMEO this Black Friday.  (It won't be available in the regular online shop... only at this exclusive link!)  Your link to this screamin' hot deal is here.

These HOT deals will only last from November 25-28. So hurry!


Don't forget to enter code "OOPSEY" to score 40% off just about everything in the shop!

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!

Now go enjoy your turkey!

Festive Chevron Holiday Plate

Right now at this very moment, our family is enjoying Disneyland!!

In the mean time, I thought I would share the full tutorial for my chevron spray painted holiday plate!

I think Santa would be proud!

I added a little spray paint, a little chevron, and a little ho-ho-ho!

I started with an extra plate I had at home.  Nothing too fancy.

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