Silhouette Me!

After some time and research, I finally broke down and got a Silhouette Cameo 2. I purchased this item as a used unit from Swing Design. The service was efficient, but sadly I don't think I got a new blade in the unit, as I've already replaced it after only a few cuts. 
Oh well, that's not the end of the world.

Since Mothers day when I received this item, I have been trying to make things between work and the yard and my son's grade 8 class events, its been hard to squeeze some me time in there. But you know me, never let a new toy collect dust. 
So here is the first project I made using my SC. I love the dress form and I can't wait to make some more. I did feel that as a first project, it was a little ambitious. Learning how to learn a new machine with nothing more than Youtube for help can be daunting. Then I hooked up with a Silhouette Facebook group for some support (I'm just not as clever as I think I am) and I really needed some help with the trace feature for some personal projects.
Anyway, here it is.

I gave it some inked edges, but to be honest with you I didn't go overboard with embellishments and shading on this unit, as its been a while since I've been doing any papercrafting and I really wanted to take my time and ease back into things. Well since this project I'm all eased in and that Silhouette Cameo has created a monster in me. 
Check out this container that looks like a spool of thread.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a lot of use out of this little project. I'm going to make these as gifts for my sewing students. 

And as I mentioned earlier, my son is at the end of grade 8 and going into high school in the fall. 
And now that I have this new fancy machine to make stuff with, I'd be a fool to spend money on cards, wouldn't I? So yes I these teacher cards. 

I've had so much fun making all of these projects, which can all be found

I hope you are inspired to create today!

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