Wednesday, September 4, 2013

So excited ...

It's here, it's here, it's here!!!!

You may have seen that line above on my facebook during the week.  Well it all started a couple of years ago when I was able to borrow my step-mother's Cricut machine and realized how much fun an electronic die-cut machine was.  Well I had to give back my step-mother's Cricut over a year ago now.  Since then I discovered another electronic die-cut machine ... the Silhouette Cameo.

It looked just like what I was wanting.  I wanted something that I could design my own images and cut them out.  Also not to be restricted to purchase cartridges but to purchase images as and when I wanted them and build up my own library of images.  It also needed to be able to hook up to the computer.  The Silhouette Cameo does all this.  So a couple of months ago I put my order in for one ...

On Tuesday this week it finally arrived!

I was literally bouncing round my office.  Luckily my daughter Grace was home so as I unpacked my new machine she took lots of photos.
Getting it out of the shipping box was hard, it was a tight fit, but worth it

Opening the box and discovering.
Notice that cat couldn't care less.

Lifting it out, so exciting
Taking the packaging off the Silhouette - so much tape

Finally I can open it.  And guess what, there was more tape.

Removing the last piece of tape from the blade holder.
And here she is, in all her glory
So then came the working out how to use it.  I had to wait for Brad to get home so he could find a NZ plug for it and then the magic began.  I cut out just a couple of quick sample shapes. Nothing worth showing LOL!

But last night my daughter Melissa picked up a gift for a friend of hers so we made a cute little gift bag using the Silhouette Cameo.
It is cute!
So now to find all my layouts that need titles.  I know I left some without titles so I could do them once my Silhouette Cameo arrived, but do you think I can find them.  Oh well what a shame I might just have to do some more scrapbooking :)

Happy Scrappin' everyone!