Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love My Cameo Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner.
I'm really excited to be taking part in today's  Love My Cameo Blog Hop!

I've only had my Cameo for a few weeks, but, I am already in ♥Love♥.  I'm still learning about this fabulous machine and doing a lot of 'trial and error", but I'm getting there!  I love being able to browse the Silhouette Store online, choose some cute little images (for only .99 cents each) and cut them out immediately!  Talk about instant gratification!  Anyway, I was really thrilled when Sarah from Pink By Design asked me to be part of this hop!

If you are hopping right along, you should have to come to my blog from Gaby at Gaby Creates.  If you just happened along and would like to start at the beginning, head over to Amy's at Amy Chomas.  If you should get lost along the way, here is the complete line up:

 Candacehttp://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/

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Ok, so let's get started with my project.  I wanted to make a special Valentine's gift for my granddaughter Emma.  Lately she has a fascination with unicorns and Pegasus.  So, when I came across this cute little Pegasus image at the Silhouette Store, I knew I had to use it for Emma's gift....

  (click on photo to enlarge)

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Notebook Recipe:
*  I cut two pieces of chipboard to 7 X 8 inches and covered with this fun Valentine's, striped paper from K&Company. I added some white stitching lines with my gel pen.
* I cut a top-note shape (purchased at the Silhouette Store0 from the heart patterned paper, inked up the edges and added some hot pink ribbon before adhering it to the striped layers.
* The scalloped heart is also purchased from the Silhouette Store.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the "Doodle Hearts" embossing folder by Paper Studio.  Next I spritzed the heart with a bit of Silver "Glimmer Mist". I also used a white gel pen to add a few stitching lines around my heart.
* After cutting out and assembling the Pegasus image, I added some Martha Stewart glitter in "Sugar Cube" to his wings and "Tourmaline" to his tail and mane.  I also used a paper punch to make a wreath of flowers around his neck.  The center of each flower has a hot pink gem.
* I used the Spellbinders die "Labels 11" to create my sentiment mat which is stamped with the perfect sentiment from the Pink By Design stamp set Inner Princess.  After adding a few stitching lines, I slipped my sentiment mat under the ribbon and glued into place.
* I cut sheet of white and pink paper for the inside pages and bound the notebook together using my Cinch and some hot pink .75 inch wire.
* Hot pink and white ribbon tied to the wires finished off the front of my book.

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Pencil Holder Recipe:
* I cleaned and smoothed off the edges of a vegetable can and sprayed it with white spray paint.
* After it was completely dry,  I covered the can with more of that cute Valentine paper and added a white border created with a Martha Stewart punch.
* I cut out several hearts in various sizes on my Cameo and stamped them with fun sentiments from Pink By Design.
* A hot pink bow finishes up this easy project!

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I couldn't help myself from adding a few more fun sentiments to the back of Emma's notebook!  Do you think she knows how special I think she is?


Ok, that's my Cameo project for you today!  But, before you go, I do have a gift for one lucky follower.  How about a great stamp set from Pink By Design?  2 simple steps will get you in the running for the fabulous stamp set Friends To The End 


Isn't this a great stamp set?  Like I said, 2 steps will get your name into the running:
1.  Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment on this post.

That's it...nothing to it! I will post the winner's name on Tuesday, February 14th.  Ok, now you should be off to the next stop on this fun hop.  Head on over to Cecilia's at Crafting In The Night.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and I'll see you soon!

Until next time,



61 comments:

  1. That is such a great set! I gotta get some more pretty Valentine's paper... I really don't have much of it! I love that your using your Cameo... If you ever get a free minute could ya shoot me an e-mail about it... I'm actually thinkin' about getting one... but know very little info.... Like it says it cuts 12x 10ft but is their a mat for it? And other questions you know.... :O)

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  2. Ok so I really want a cameo!!! Wish they actually sold in a store near me, shipping is way too much to canada!! i love your project the note book is so pretty and the matching pencil holder is too cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kristan(follower)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  3. Wow! This is stunning!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute! Your granddaughter will love it!! Thanks for being a part of the love my Cameo blog hop today!

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  5. What a great project! I love my Cameo, too--best Christmas present Santa has brought in a long time!!! Glad you are putting yours to good use!!

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  6. What a beautiful notebook and pencil holder!

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  7. What an adorable set, Tanya! So happy to be part of this hop with you!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh ladies what have you done. Now I want a cameo. Oh can't wait.....Adorable project TFS.

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  9. Awesome!! I will have have to get that file when I get my Cameo. My dd is also obsessed with all things "horse".

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  10. Great projects. I am a new subscriber follower.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  11. such a CUTE project Tanya!!!!! love this!!!

    Candace

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  12. Oh My! Ya'll are so talented! I am loving learning all of the little tricks for my Cameo. Thanks so much!

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  13. What a sweet gift. I love your creativity! Thanks for the great ideas and sharing. I am now officially your follower.

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  14. Super cute! I also love how I can just buy and image at a time! I bought the subscription and go crazy with it :-)

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  15. This is just way too cute!! I love the notebook and the holder is awesome! Thanks for sharing your projects - so inspiring! There is SO much to do with this awesome machine! : )

    Kristy
    marketateer@gmail.com

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  16. Way too cute! I love my cameo too. Isnt it awesome!
    Hugs

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  17. You have some beautiful things on your blog!

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  18. I want to try this notebook and pen holder for my granddaughter.

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  19. What a cute project Tanya! I love it!

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  20. Great stamp set. Love all the sentaments.

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  21. Just signed up to follow you by Email. Your project is just too cute............TFS!

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  22. Nice project thanks for the opportunity to win these great stamps

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  23. Adorable set you created here! Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  24. oh boy.....I love these projects....oh boy.

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  25. Cute projects......The note book is great. but the pencil holder made out of a vegetable can?!?!....Brilliant!!

    Mandy
    llurgy at gmail dot com

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  26. Love your project. Definitely following you. Myoriah@hotmail.com

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  27. Yes I think she knows how special she is... She is one lucky little girl... I would love to win the stamp set... Thanks for the chance to.

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  28. Oh is this ever darling!!! Emma is going to love this!!! Awesome project...thanks so much for the information on how you created them!!!
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  29. The more I see...the more I think I need a Cameo too! Beautiful projects. I'm a new follower! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh I can see a few dozen of those pencil cups in my future. What an impressive little teacher gift that will make! And yes, that stamp set is a must have. Very versatile.

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  31. Sweet projects! Your granddaughter will love them!

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  32. Love your sweet projects for your granddaughter. I, too, am pretty new to the Cameo and have also had a bit of trial and error (my first time with print n cut was a little bit of a trial). I just love this machine and it's amazing capabilities. I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  33. I love your projects...thanks for the great projects .... I love altered projects...new follower here...ktsangels at blogspot dot com

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  34. Love your projects!! I think I need to go buy me a Cameo now :)

    Tanya
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Love your project, especially the glitz! I'm a new follower. Thanks for doing the hop!

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  36. Great projects, I have had my Cameo a couple of weeks, need to play with it more, I am really enjoying all of the projects from the hop and learning a lot on the way.
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  37. what a precious project Im sure she will love it! following you for more great projects!

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  38. enjoyed your project. Following!

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  39. Ok Sweetie! I told Gaby this and I am gonna tell you too! I DON'T NEED ANOTHER MACHINE... Got it? No more adorable Tanya creations using a Cameo... No more amazing talent that you always provide inspiration with that is going to enable me to order one... OK? Got it? I don't need another machine. Repeat after me... I don't need another machine... By the way... Your designs are so beautiful and inspiring that I really want one... But today, I am sticking to my guns! I don't need another machine!!!

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  40. I'm sure your granddaughter is going to love these projects, Tanya. I just got my Cameo and am looking forward to all the wonderful things it can do. I've become a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your projects and great instructions.
    cpalmiere at cfl dot rr dot com

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  41. HI Tanya,

    Your projects are so bright and lovely! Thank you for taking the time to show us and to share too.

    I'm following you!

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  42. Supercute projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Happy to be a new follower!

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  43. it would be fun to have a cameo.. who knows after this blog hop... LOVE your journal book love the colors sentiments!! already a follower! parkernana4@aol.com
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  44. Your granddaughter will love this! Sooo cute :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  45. nice to do for your granddaughter...it was nice..

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  46. I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    AETucker7 at gmail dot com

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  47. Love your project! I am also interested in buying a Cameo now!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  48. Wow... your projects are fabulous!! I too just got my Cameo, but I haven't really had time to use it. I have been very inspired by this hop and can't wait to try out some of the great techniques. I am sure your GD will LOVE your gifts... I know my DD's would!!
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

    ps.. I am a follower of your blog!

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  49. So adorable Tanya!! I love how Emma is fascinated by Pegasus and Unicorns--so cute! She's gonna love this!

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  50. Love the gift you made for your granddaughter...I'm a NEW follower...I'm getting the cameo for valetines day..
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  51. OK, now I want a Cameo. Awesome projects. Love the papers too.

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  52. Hi Tanya,

    I always love to see what you're up to! Your creations are GORGEOUS!!! :) And so inspirational...this blog hop is just what I need! I got a Cameo for Christmas (wasn't even on my wish list yet! ;) and I kid you not-it's still in the box. I have to learn how to use it! (and I have been a crafting machine having to make decorative picks for the Super Bowl party, two birthday cards, 40 hand made Valentines (13 different designs), and two Valentine boxes)

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer

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  53. Just signed up to follower and I love your Valentine project for your granddaughter Emma! She is gonna love it! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome stamps.

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  54. I am new follower - found you with this blog hop! neldacnm at yahoo

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  55. Awww...Your granddaughter will be so delighted with your special gift. I can't wait to get my hands on my own Cameo! Thank you for taking the time to share and post. Happy Valentines day!

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