Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Joining the Crowd

When the Silhouette machine rocked the crafting blog world about a year ago, I was impressed. I wanted one, but it was pricier than my crafts budget allows.  And then it seemed like all the cool kids had one.  The more and more cool projects I saw, and possibilities I learned about, the more I wanted my own.

I held off until their Black Friday deal.  As excited as I was to get my own machine, I didn't open the box until mid-January.  I guess holiday stuff got in the way.

I have yet to buy any of their art work, vinyl or other products.  Right now I'm just playing with the free vinyl and art work or creating my own.

What I've made so far
Above our bed- even with rulers I can't equal space things or make them straight...so I've stopped trying  

Highlighting my cute new Mac

A birdie in the kitchen- he has a bit of a flat top because I'm not great at lining up the vinyl with the cutter yet

 Chester's Treat Jar- the negative and positive of the same image/cut 

Fridge-thinking I might do all different languages to cover the fridge doors but maybe frosted or silver vinyl   

 Pantry Jars- I wasn't planning for the confectionary sugar (jar on the left) to look like hole reinforcements  

Bathroom Window- this is my most sophisticated design so far as I had to resize, rotate and attach the three shape

Thoughts so far: the vinyl is far more matte than I expected -not sure how I feel about that, I wish there was more detailed and extensive directions - I have a lot of questions, there are many things I'm not sure how to do, letters are difficult to work with or maybe I'm not making them large enough, installing the program was very easy

Up next:  get different color vinyl to use on the kitchen aid, front door, and who knowns where else, use some heat transfer products, cut fabric

Do you have a silhouette?  Show/tell me what you've made!

9 comments:

Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

I'm seriously considering purchasing a silhouette machine. Seriously.

Lauren said...

I really want one of those! Love the vinyls you made!!

Kelly said...

I like!

Amigh said...

So, does this mean I can have your label maker?

CT mom said...

Could you make a large enough cut or multiples to cover the windows next to the fireplace?

Anonymous said...

Wait...this is so cool! I love this machine. I am the most uncrafty friend you have but this thing is great. Are you able to easily peal away the stickers? For instance, the fridge...love it! But, if we ever move, could I take them off? ck

Elizabeth said...

Leigh, those are awesome. One of my favorite projects you've done so far! I love the window decals! Super cute and haven't seen something like that before. Sooo cute! And Chester's jar, love the monogram!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Oh I haven't tried vinyl yet but after seeing your stuff - I want to buy some now! I love my mine. Mostly I've used it for paper so far as its been a god send for my save the dates!

I haven't purchased anything from the online store yet, but I do try to log on once a week and download the free shape. I would check that out - its a great way to add to what you already have!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is so cool! I have a Cricut, but I wish I'd have held off and got a Silhouette. When I got my Cricut, the Silhouette wasn't compatible with Mac and now it is. Darn.

Maybe I should try selling my Cricut and buying a Silhouette instead? ;)