Monday, February 27, 2012

Trying Something New

About a month ago I bought a new die cut machine, the Silhouette Cameo. I'd become intrigued with the many projects I was seeing using SVG files and started thinking seriously about expanding my abilities beyond what I could do with the Cricut.  After reading lots of good reviews on the Cameo I decided to take the plunge and buy one. There has been a bit of a learning curve for me with the software, but I am figuring things out and the more I use it, the more I like it. And it seems like everyday I learn of a new site to go to for files, a lot of them for free.
So, here is one of my first projects, a charger plate from Michael's that I decorated with vinyl. The cuts are  from Kim Bright at Creative Bling.

The Cameo cut the vinyl beautifully, even the small delicate pieces. I also added some yellow jewels to the flower centers. Gotta say, I'm really happy with this one!

In case you're wondering, no, I'm not giving up the Cricut. At this point I have way to much invested in it to do that, and besides, I like using the Gypsy to create and don't think I could give it up. I will say that I have become disenchanted with PC as a whole though and am especially unhappy with the lack of quality control in their products these last couple of years. My Imagine sits here unused because I am constantly fighting with calibration issues and it's just so frustrating  that I'd rather not use it than try to deal with it. Sad, because I really enjoyed using it when it worked right.
Anyway, just wanted to share my latest creation with my new machine. Hope you enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by!


Carole P said...

Love your charger plate, Maria! I am a new convert to the Cameo and am loving it as well.

Krafthead said...

Nicely done! It cut beautifully! I can't wait to get my hands on the Cameo! Have you tried PNC with it yet?

Lady Fair said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I would love to try the Cameo, but I also have a lot of money tied up in PC. Maybe someday! It's great to have options. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

This charger plate turned out fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

I wish I had a Silhouette; dying for one -- gotta keep saving my pennies!!! LOL!!!

Tracy said...

I gave you a blog award that you can pick up on my blog!


MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That charger plate is just beautiful! I love my Cameo too and haven't bought a single cart going on 3 months now since I got my Cameo (except for the quarterly Circle cart). Not going to give up the Cricut carts either but seriously considering not signing up for the Circle membership when my renewal comes up. Looking forward to your next project.

Sis Patterson said...

Maria -

It's a lovely charger. And you added details are so pretty! I hope you'll continue to post more about the cameo - it is so intriguing.

Love your daisies - it really so Spring-y!

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