Monday, October 29, 2012

{crafty} Cut it Up SMBiGBlogHop

Welcome back! We are so happy to have you back for the October edition of our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop! This month the girls are going to be bringing you a Carve It Up theme--- using our Silhouettes, Cricuts, fussy-cutting, punching, exact-o knife-- our designs will all have a unique cut up piece to it!

You should have come here from Suz's blog, if not head back to the Social Media Butterflies home base to start from the beginning.

I have only had my Silhouette Cameo for about two months, so when the assignment came to do some cutting I knew I had to break it out and play! I am loving both the machine and the software and feel like before long it will become a staple in my every day creating and not just a "project" machine like the Cricut was for me. 

Originally I had decided to do a mixed media project, cutting my letters out to use on an 8x10 canvas. After removing all the letter pieces though I looked at my negative and decided to use it as a mask instead. I mixed some paint, added in a bit of modeling paste and slathered it on. I love the texture and depth it added to my canvas. I have just begun dabbling in mixed media and it is so much fun to get long as I have plenty of baby wipes near by!
When I cut my letters out I happened to stick a full sheet of 12x12 cardstock down. When I finished using it as a mask I was hit with another little bit of inspiration and decided to let it dry and use it as a base for a layout. 
I will say, it didn't quite turn out as I had planned but I still love the idea itself. One I will have to try again. I used pieces from Studio Calico's Central High kit, adding the map print behind the letters and as a border. I pulled in another Cameo cut with an SC studio file as a base for my layering. 

So there you have it! 1 cut, two projects! Be sure to keep hopping and check out all the great projects this month. And check out the giveaways below!



YOU ARE HERE ----> Amanda

NEXT UP -----> Trisha






How about a giveaway? Or better yet how about TWO!?

1st Giveaway - $10 Silhouette download card
~How to Enter~
Comment on any of the blogs or link up with a Carve It Up themed layout on our home page to win a $10 Silhouette Studio gift card :] Each comment will gain you an entry! Giveaway closes Sunday Nov 4th

2nd Giveaway - Newly designed stamp set from Studio l2e
~How to Enter~
"like" Studio l2e's page on FB and let her know I sent you then come back here and comment that you have done so.
For a second entry, become a follower of my blog and leave a separate comment below!
This giveaway will close Wednesday at midnight Pacific, winner will be posted Thursday.

How awesome would these be for Project Life?

Happy blog hopping, and make sure to come back next month on the 29th for our next hop!


  1. absolutely LOVE that you used it for both projects, the details on the LO are especially stunning, INCREDIBLE girl! && I am SO in love with that stamp set! I will have to go check out more of her designs!

  2. I'm with Shay! loved that you used 1 cute for 2 projects. I've never tried to do a Mixed Media project. It would be a disaster! :)

  3. so nice, I love your Mixed Media projects!!!!!

  4. Your projects are super cute and inspirational! Thanks for sharing~ And that stamp set? Divine!!! :)

  5. I am pretty sure I can't be entered into either drawing, since I'm part of this awesome amazing hop! I am a new follower of your blog, and I did "like" the Facebook page, and now I am off to check out the shop!

  6. Love your projects Amanda! Great work and TFS! -Perla

  7. I saw your post on fb and thought I would take a look, LOVE your stuff, thank you for sharing.

  8. Love how both turned out! Enjoyed participating in this hop with you!

  9. Mixed media is not my thing but after seeing your creations I'm inspired! Thanks for your wonderful post and for the chance at the lovelies! BTW I just liked Kanani's FB :)

  10. isn't it fun to experiment? fun projects! :)

  11. Replies
    1. Congratulations Rachel! You are the winner of the Studio l2e stamp! Please email me at with your mailing address.

  12. Commented on Kanani's page! =) Love those tamp sets. <3

  13. I like Kanani's facebook page & I am no a subscriber!!! YEAH! I love your mixed media posts. I have never done mixed media but now im inspired!!

  14. Amanda I went over and commented on Kanani's page! I was already a "liker' from before! Thank you both for a great giveaway - the stamps look awesome!

  15. You've got a new follower now too! :D

  16. I liked AND came back here to comment as such (after commenting on FB)

  17. I became a new follower, under google friend connect AND google reader.
    Thanks for the chance to win!