The very first Inspired Barn craft workshop was just fabulous! So much fun with such wonderful women. We embellished wooden hearts and wings with colorful cigar box graphics, fabrics, tiny deer mounts, and vintage components, turning them into lovely, unique Valentine ornament keepsakes. Here are some photos of the day.I am so grateful to X-ACTO® for supplying cutting tools for Inspired Barn workshops. Since the time I began my career as a graphic designer in the early 80s, my number one tool for life has been the X-ACTO knife, for it’s precision, durability, and design. So I am so proud that the barn is now furnished with red X-ACTO AXENT™ knives, and plenty of classic #11 blades for many workshops to come.The X-ACTO Designer Series 8″ Scissors are just right for paper crafting projects. All X-ACTO® scissor blades are honed from hardened steel and engineered for maximum sharpness and durability. The X-ACTO® Multi-Material Scissors can cut through card stock, burlap, denim, felt, cork, leather, thin plastic, strip magnet, photographs, and up to 12 gauge aluminum wire. I’m especially happy they are tough enough to cut though a Reader’s Digest book cover- which opens up so many possibilities! And I should mention, they are very comfortable to use.Here are just a few of the semi-completed and completed ornaments. I just love how the crafters put their own beautiful style into their designs.
I’m really looking forward to February’s Component Cabinet workshop. Many exciting surprises are in store for attendees! To sign up for available workshops, go to the INSPIRED BARN EVENTS page.
I received and have been working with the Silhouette CAMEO® in the studio and having lots of fun customizing projects using their Designer Edition Software. Now Sillhouette® has gone and done it again by designing a lovely and practical rolling tote for the Silhouette Cameo® for taking your machine, laptop, and accessories on the go! I was sent one and am loving it, and in exchange I am sharing with you these exciting new cost saving bundles for purchasing your own Silhouette and accessories! Go to www.silhouetteamerica.com/tote and use promo code SOMETHING at checkout to receive these great discount rates on these bundles from Friday, January 24 through Saturday, February 1, 2014:
1. A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette CAMEO® rolling tote, a machine dust cover, and a $25 download card for $269.99. Retail price for all this is $411.97. You save over $140
2. A Silhouette Portrait™, a Silhouette Portrait™ tote, a machine dust cover, and a $25 download card for $129.99. Retail price for all this is $251.97. You save over $120
3. Any of our Silhouette CAMEO® totes or Silhouette Portrait™ totes in stock for 25% off
4. Any of the following new physical products in stock at 20% off:
· Adhesive washi sheets
· Adhesive corrugated paper
· Stencil material
· Black and white sketch pen collection
· Portrait light hold cutting mat
· CAMEO light hold cutting mat
If you missed getting your Silhouette® at the holidays, here’s your next chance- Enjoy!
Hi, I’m Cathe (pronounced the same as Cathy). I’m a graphic designer, crafter, creative blogger, & flea market enthusiast. I live just north of San Francisco in lovely Petaluma, California with my husband, Mr. Wonderful & our 3 awesome teenagers.
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