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      Saturday, February 23, 2013

10:42 AM - 02/23/2013

The topic: So, new category….



I like to craft, I really do. I wish I had a room set up for it, but I don’t.  I guess I could clean out the extra room, but where would I put all of that stuff? Plus, I like to work in front of the television, so I just pull tables out, I’ve been doing that since I started beading (which I quit doing after my mom died and I hurt my thumb cleaning and packing up her home, it was excruciating; thumb’s been better for years now).

I’ve got a Silhouette SD and upgraded to a Silhouette Cameo  when they came out (the price is better now than when I bought mine, plus you get a bundle on Amazon). They can use paper that’s twelve inches wide. I had to promise Brian I’d use it to make his shirts, which isn’t a problem.

And last week I got a Sizzix Big Shot embossing machine. 

So, I get a lot of my paper from Joann.com and Michael’s (you can’t buy from Michael’s online, you have to hit one of their stores, but sign up and you’ll get coupons in email).  They both have some great sales.  I actually like Joann’s online more than the brick and mortar store, lots more to see.

The Sizzix is also a cutting machine, but not like the Silhouette.  The Sizzix uses cutting dies, the Silhouette uses your computer (or an SD card if you’re away from your computer). I don’t plan on getting anything for the Sizzix to cut paper, but the embossing folders are fun. I’ve found that doing a price research for the folders is a great idea.  The prices vary a lot for the same thing.

There is different software for the Silhouette, I have both eCAL and Silhouette Design Studio. If you keep track, you can get discounts on the software (I got them both for half price).

Anyway, there’s lots to talk about as far as the papercrafting is concerned and it’s pretty brand new to me.  So, I’ll share with you and hopefully, you’ll like it as much as I do! 


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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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