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So my wonderful husband decided to surprise me with a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas.  Now I have to admit that after two days of on and off playing with this machine I have had more than my share of frustrations with it.  Out of the box I would have to say that I have personally found it to be less user friendly than my Cricut machines.  But the more I play and learn the easier it is becoming. 
Thus far I have completed two different projects with this machine and while I am sharing one with you today it is not my first......that one I will share for a challenge on Wednesday. 
Today's project though is a card that I made using this cute mouse holding a camera file I purchased from the Silhouette store.  (For those that are interested it's design ID #45801) 
Now this is where I tell you about one of my learning curves with this new machine......When I added the design to my mat everything was white with only the outline.  Unlike my Cricut there were no colors to guide me and I felt like a lost kid in a crowd.  Fortunately several ladies on my PDE Linky Party Design Team were there to help answer questions and get me going on how to add colors so that I could cut out this cute mouse and get it all put together.  And then when I saved my work I was ecstatic to see that it saved my color choices as well as the locations in which I had placed my pieces on the cutting mat.  Kinda like the old Cricut software used to do.
To finish off my card I used a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Divas stamp set titled Capture the Good Times.
With that I am off to enter my card in to the following challenges:
Let's Get Sketchy - Moving Along With the Times - Ends January 7th
Anything Goes - Silhouette Challenges - Ends December 31st

Freestyle (Anything but Christmas) - Hiding in My Craft Room - Ends January 3rd


Georgiana said...

Cute mouse! You will love your Cameo! I have both the Expression and Cameo...no Explore though. I haven't taken the jump yet and not sure if I want to.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super and what a fabby gift to receive. Love your wee mouse, Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season, Thanks for playing on MAWTT, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

teachdanz said...

This is fabulous!! Don't give up hope - the Cameo will get easier and easier for you and it will become more fun especially since you are such a creative person!! It is a big change from the Cricut but a fun one :-)

Joan Smith said...

OMG your card is the cutest ever!!!
I can only imagine how your card is so going to brighten someones day and make them feel extra special!! YOU ROCK!!

Sue B said...

Aww the mouse is really cute!! I love the gorgeous dotted paper and it works so well with the circles and sketch! :-)
Thanks for playing along with MAWTT !!
hope you soon get the hang of your Cameo and have fun with it!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a fun happy card, love the image you have used stinkin" adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Samantha A. said...

What an adorable card! Great job!
Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
Designs by Sammy