Monday, July 30, 2012

Admit One Photo Box

Admit One Ticket Box

I decided to start clearing out my junk closet... (Insert Psycho Music..EEE, EEE!)
When we moved from Austin into this house I had a number of items that I didn't know
what to do with.  So what did I do with them??  Threw them into a closet and FORGOT about it.

Here's the first item up for repurpose...
Admit One Picture Box
My husband and I bought this item many years ago at a trade days in Wimberely, TX.
Probably when we were honeymooners (ah...young love!).
I loved these boxes then... now the flowers are just falling apart.

However,  The wood finish is just perfect so I thought I would make a shadow box out of it.

I have all these tickets lying around so I thought I would start a ticket box.
There should be quite a few baseball tickets around this house but for some reason I can't find them.
I thought I would go ahead and make a baseball shadowbox and replace all
the non-baseball tickets with baseball tickets later.

The back of the box was a particle board.
I just Mod Podge'd a sheet of scrapbook paper to the board and
also put a coat on top of the paper for durability.

Admit One Picture Box
I made an "Admit One" ticket with my Cameo.  
You can see the tutorial in creating this ticket here.

Admit One Picture Box
You might wonder if we are Red Sox fans?  
Well yes, but our loyalty is with the Texas Rangers.  
I just don't generally take my camera to those games since it happens more often.  
I guess I'll have to take my camera to the next Rangers game!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Trace Function - Silhouette Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial on how to use the trace function with the Silhouette Cameo.

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First, copy or open an image into the studio.  Then open the "Trace" function 
and choose "Select Trace Area."

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One you have selected your area, the studio chooses its default settings (see below).

Admit One Ticket
You may need to tweak the settings so that the yellow area has clean lines. 
 I usually have to at least increase the "threshold."  
For this particular project I had to increase the threshold to 49% 

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After you are satisfied with the lines, chose "Trace."

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Here's the results.  

Admit One Ticket
In order to make any changes, you will need to "Release Compound Path."

At this point I usually delete what sections that I do not want and add 
color for printing.

Admit One Ticket
I wanted to print all of the letters and numbers in black.  
So I highlighted them and made each section a compound path.  I then filled them with black.

Admit Ticket
Don't forget to change the center areas to "No Cut."

Admit One Ticket

And Viola!!

Admit One Picture Box

If you need to know how to print and cut after you have your
design good to go, click here for a tutorial.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

What's Happening?

Here's what's going on around our house!

Begging at its finest!

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                                           A goat in the road!                                    Its almost Football Time!
                                      Yep...A goat in the road.

                                     Somehow this ball keeps 
                                     showing up in the house.



What's your point?


Cat the in the shade.
He's got the right idea!
Nap Anyone?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Anniversary Card

I was inspired by Dorangela's use of the "I Love You More Than Bacon" saying on the Twinery Blog.  
My husband loves bacon, so I couldn't resist giving him this as an anniversary card!  


I believe bronze is the traditional eighth year anniversary gift...Maybe the new 
modern version should include BACON! I'm pretty sure he was surprised
when he saw this as a card. :)

I used a Mother's Day Card template to create the banners and the card outline.
The bacon is from this Bacon & Eggs design


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

8th Wedding Anniversary - A look back in time.

Wedding Toast

Eight years ago today, I married my soul mate! 
We have had quite a few ups and downs but we have
certainly tried to have as much fun as possible along the way.
God has blessed our marriage greatly!

Engagement Picture
Engagement Picture, 2003
Imogene Pass
Honeymoon, July 2004
Imogene Pass, CO
Carlsbad Cavern
Carlsbad Cavern, 2005

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UT Game, 2006

At a wedding in 2007

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, 2009

Cozumel/Akumal/Playa, 2010

Christmas 2010

The Oasis, Austin, 2011

Breckenridge, CO 2011

Fishing in Port Aransas, 2011

New York - Top of the Rock
New York, Top of the Rock, 2011

Chris & Soney's Wedding
Brother-in-law's wedding, 2011

Fenway Park
Fenway Park, Boston, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vacation Time

As my week and half vacation winds down from work.  
I thought I would post a few pictures of what we did along the way. 

We spent a few days in Broken Bow, OK.

We rented a nice secluded cabin that required a four wheeled drive vehicle to reach.  My CX7 is not a 4x4...It made it and we parked it for the rest of the trip! *Whew* I probably should have taken a video and sent it into Mazda for an advertisement!

The men bought these five piece "Alabama Rigs" for the fishing.  If you are paying good attention you will notice there is only four jigs hanging from the rig.  The fifth is attached itself elsewhere (see above)!

Broken Bow Lake

Inside the Cabin

Outside the Cabin

Things look to be going well here.

Beavers Bend Park
The vacation went well....don't you think?

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We did a good bit of hiking. It took longer than we
intended since we missed the sign that was down on the ground. :(