Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ummm....I'm in love...

** Scroll down to see Day 1 of the Verve Anniversary peeks!**

I've officially crossed over from Cricut Land to Cameo World and boy it is nice over here!  I sold my Cricut this weekend and took the plunge.  It got here yesterday and with the moral support of several SWEET friends (and Amazon Prime 2 day shipping), it got unpacked, plugged in, downloaded and going all with in about 20 minutes.  And then I made this...

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This is a Silhouette file from their store.  It was only 99 cents and with the help of my sweet friend Jackie, I turned it into a card!  OMG.  This thing is easy, amazing and fantastic all rolled into one.  I cut the file all on cream cardstock and the colored the different parts with markers.  (Something I learned in the fabulous "The Cut Above" online class! Yes....I haven't owned it for 24 hours and I am already done watching most of the videos!)

I'm going to enter this card into the Cameo Spotlight Challenge.  It's their first one and I'm really excited to link it up!  I hope you get a chance to play too!  If you have a cameo, go make something and link it up!


I have to send shout outs to Steph Washburn for being my constant texting friend during this purchase (and all of last week!) Ha!  And to Steph Mino who gave me a list of HUGE tips!  This camper is for you girl!  :) (Why does that sound like an Academy speech?)  I guess I'm just overly excited. New crafty tools are so much fun!  :)

Oh and one more thing for all you Silhouette owners...check this out....
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Back with another chance a great deal over at Plum District...
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CLICK HERE to use my link, and if you grab the deal within the next 18 hours, you can use the code Flash16 to save another 25%. That will make the deal $13.50!  If you see this after the 25% off deal expired, don’t fret! Use the code PDCOZ10 to save 10% instead.

So, all you do is pay the $18 (less with one of the promotion codes), and you automatically receive am email containing your  voucher/promotion code. Then you go into your Silhouette store, my account, add download card to balance and paste! Voila.  Instant $30 credit. AND IT NEVER EXPIRES!!!
Have a great day!

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely darling. Congratulations on taking the plunge and welcome to the cameo club. All I can say is make sure to buy extra blades and mats now in case you need one asap because sometimes I've found them hard to find in any local store. One week without your cameo can disastrous. Wink wink.

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  2. What a cute card!!! Oh Laurie, you are the most ingenious enabler ever!!! 20 minutes??? I'm so impressed! When paydays start again, one of those sweet contraptions are going to be on their way to my house!!! It didn't take much did it, lol!!!

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  3. super duper cute! I haven't invested in either the cricut or anything so am glad to know you like this option.

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  4. This is soooo cute! I have recently decided to take the plunge and save up for a cutting machine. I was going to get the Cricut, but someone recently told me about the Cameo. I look forward to seeing more posts that you do with this machine, because I do think this is the way I want to go. I feel it will be cheaper in the long run with the way they sell the files.
    Please share anything and everything that you learn with this machine! LOL! I am watching! :)

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  5. HOW CUTE!! OOooo wow ~ this reminds me SO much of a camper my hubby's folks had when we first started dating!

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  6. I bought a Cricut about three years ago and consider it a big splurge. I love using Sure Cuts A Lot software and feel like it customizes my scrapbook pages and cards in a great way. However, I am disappointed when cutting small, intricate designs, and would love to "re-splurge" on a new cutter.

    Please keep the Cameo info coming. If I buy a new cutter, I want it to really be the right one.

    Do you use SCAL, by the way?

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  7. Super cute card! I can't wait to see what else you create with the Cameo! Thanks for playing in the Cameo Spotlight Summer Challenge!

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  8. Oh, my gracious! This is ever so sweet, Laurie! LOVE that yummy aqua, coral, and brown, too! Have fun with your Cameo! I can totally see me moving to something different, too. I just don't use my Cricut like I should, but Lord have mercy! Those machines are pricey!

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  9. I want to switch but can't justify the money...yet. Love your card!

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  10. Welcome to the land of the Cameo! I LOVE mine and can spend hours mulling over just the right font for a scrapbook page (ok- 30 minutes). You really went all out on your first card using it! I'm impressed as always. :) You'll get your use out of it really quickly! Enjoy!!

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  11. Laurie, that camper is SO adorable. And I love the colors you used, too.

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  12. Laurie this is so stinking cute! I have the original Sihouette and I LOVE it.

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  13. See this is why I never invested in the Cricut like you and Jen told me too! Very cute! Reminds me of my
    Family's first little camper!

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  14. Welcome to Cameo World! :) Love the card, super duper cute! :) You need to do a post on how you turned it into a card!!

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  15. This is absolutely adorable!! Congrats on your new Cameo! Can't wait to see what else you create with it!

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  16. YAY! SOOOOO stinkin' cute! I really need to register for that class so that when my Cameo comes I can be READY! LOL! Seriously ADORABLE little camper- can't wait to play along with this challenge, too! :)

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  17. Such a fun card! Glad you are enjoying you new toy so much :)

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  18. Oh the places you'll go! Love your sweet card and the colors! I've had the Silhouette SD for more than 5 years and I love it. I mainly used it for cutting letters until recently so I'm looking forward to learning along with you! (would love a cameo, maybe some day).

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  19. Looks like you broke that bad boy in! Super cute and ambitious first card. Love the Cameo. Been thinking about adding cut files to the store for awhile now...

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  20. Holey moley!!! This is your FIRST EVER Cameo card??? This is KILLER! I can't wait to see what you do with this amazing machine. Thank you so much for playing along with The Cameo Spotlight challenge.

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  21. **thud** i love it.
    how fun!!!!! I'll live vicariously through you for now...I hope to make the purchase by the end of the year:)

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  22. Great card, love the retro camper!

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  23. A-dorable. I had forgotten I wanted one. Now I remember why.

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  24. Oh exciting! I LOVE my Cameo. Took a few bad blades before it cut everything like butter. This is just about the cutest and your "speech" is too. Have fun!

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  25. I LOVE it!!!! I'm totally pinning this :) Congrats on your new purchase.

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  26. Love it!!! So glad you are enjoying your Cameo. It's the best craft purchase I've ever made!

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  27. Okay, you may have just pushed me over the edge. I have been thinking about selling my Cricut and crossing over to Cameo World too. What a fun card. Oh..I think I'm in trouble..haha.

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  28. What a darling card! You're making it hard to resist a Cameo.

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  29. Wow, what a lovely card! How cute is this caravan!!!
    Ellen

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  30. A Cameo huh? Please don't tell me how awesome it is! I really don't need to know...neither does my checkbook, lol! I love this shaped card! It is super cute! I can't believe you colored all of that with your copics!

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  31. Well done on getting to grips with your Cameo so quickly. This is a lovely card - there will be no stopping you now, these machines are SO addictive.

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  32. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing in The Cameo Spotlight Summer Challenge!

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  33. Wow, that's so clever. A great first card made with your Cameo. Sue.x

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  34. Laurie, welcome to the land of Cameo. I'm so glad that you've had such fun with it already! I've been going crazy with mine and don't even want to go to bed at night. Lol. GREAT card!

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  35. Congrats on becoming yet another proud Cameo owner! I had a feeling you would ROCK this machine the very first time you used it!!! Super FUN card! Sooo glad you played along with us in our very first Cameo Spotlight challenge!

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  36. Super cute! I have switched to a Cameo too and boy is it addictive! Your card is super cute! I am taking the online classes for Cameo's given by Kerri Bradford...oh so fun!

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  37. Your card is fantastic! If that's what you made on the first day you got your machine, I can't wait to see what comes next:) Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cameo Spotlight Laurie!!

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  38. Look at you go, girlie!! Isn't this just the most fun ever?! Like I totally feel like my Silhouette has completely changed the way I design. Clearly, you are a quick study because this project is beyond adorable and perfectly suited to our summertime theme!! Thanks so much for playing with us a The Cameo Spotlight Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

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  39. No idea what a cameo is - but I think I won't look cuz it appears to be pretty incredible. Just love this card - the feel of it overall and your color choices. Better prep your acceptance speech for when you win the challenge!

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  40. I love this card, it is adorable! Love the colors and where you placed the sentiment too!

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