Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cameo fun times

So I've spent quite a bit of time playing with my Cameo, but I promise this blog isn't going to become all Cameo all the time.  I did want to show off the present I made for my husband, though.   I cut a 12x24 rectangle out of 1/4" plywood.  Personally, if I had to do it over again, I'd use either 3/8" or 1/2".  The 1/4" is inexpensive, but it just doesn't quite have the heft of the thicker sheets.  1/4" is what my husband brought me home for another project and 1/4" is what I had leftover in the lumber pile.  (What?  You don't have a lumber pile?)

Anyway, for a couple of years now I've been telling my sweetie "You're my favorite."  He often teases me and says "Favorite what?"  So I made him an answer:

Not bad for a budget Valentine's Day gift, huh?  I think he's going to love it.  And just so we don't embarrass any unsuspecting, naive family members, this will be hanging in our bedroom.  Unsuspecting, naive family members shouldn't be looking in there anyway.

In other vinyl news, I needed a wedding present recently for one of our former babysitters.  (I can't believe how old I'm getting.  When I met this girl she wasn't even old enough to babysit yet and now she's married. sigh.)  I totally forgot about it and had to run out at the last minute to pick something up.  I found this picture frame and it was just calling for some custom vinyl.  I wanted something simple and unique without going overboard.  I thought using the infinity symbol was the perfect custom touch without being all cutesy.  BTW, I haven't the slightest clue where to find an infinity symbol, so I just turned an italicized number 8 on it's side and stretched the dimensions until I liked it.  Easy.

So that's part of what I've been up to.  I've also been doing some sewing.  I'll show off that soon, including my daughter's 25 cent skirt.


  1. Love your projects! I too just got a Cameo and have been using it quite a bit. (I also did a couple Star Wars items!) Word art is on my list.

    Not sure how I stumbled across your blog, glad I did.. I enjoy making bags as it seems you do too!

  2. Thanks so much! I'm off to check out your bags and Star Wars crafts. I love seeing how others use their Cameos. :)