Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My new toy

So my husband loves me.  He really loves me.  And he lets me get basically whatever I want (within reason).  And I told him I would sell my cricut and everything that goes with it if I could buy a Silhouette.  I waited for a coupon code (they are all over the place on a ton of blogs I read) and I bought it!  The angels sang the day I came home and found it on my doorstep.

Of course, I went online as soon as I got it all set up on my laptop and bought a ton of images that I loved.  But my first project was for my son's baseball team.  I decided to make labels for the buckets that are lined up on the back of the dugout that hold the kids gloves and helmets while they are playing games.  Their team is the Hurricanes so I found the logo online and went to work.

There was a little bit of a learning curve, good thing I have lots of ink and paper.

Of course, I couldn't make my first project just a cut project, no, I've got to make things a little difficult and make it a print AND cut.

I finally figured out what I was doing wrong (it had to do with the registration marks) and tada!!

And having to do the same thing 10 times definitely helped me remember the steps.

I'm really excited about making some cute onesies for my niece, I might need to go online and buy some fabric interfacing while it's on sale!

I'm linking up at Serenity Now for Amanda's
Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party

Thanks for checking me out!


Taylor said...

I havent tried the print and cut yet because Im scared haha!

AmazingGreis said...

Because, apparently, I know nothing! What the hell is that? Please explain to me, the very un-crafty person!!! :)

Also, GO CANES! They are my second team behind the Longhorns!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Congrats on your new Silhouette. ;) Your first project turned out great!! The lady who taught a class I attended last month showed us the registration mark setting, but I had forgotten about it!! I posted about the Fabric Interfacing today and will again tomorrow (Th). Very easy to use, and on sale right now if you go through my blog. ;)

Thank you so much for joining my Crafty Cutter party. :) Have fun finding some crafty inspiration, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

Naomi said...

For some reason, again, Blogger is not sending me emails when I get comments. Sorry ladies! Greis, it is a digital cutting tool that hooks to your computer, you can cut out any font or graphic you can find online or in the silhouette online store. I found the Hurricane mascot online and added the boys names. The machine printed and cut them out. These will go on their dugout boxes during the games.