Did you know that you can download fonts from anywhere….my favorite site is DaFont…..to use on your Silhouette Cameo software? This is seriously one of the simplest functions of your Silhouette Cameo, yet it makes a huge addition to the finished craft projects you make for your home and as gifts. Even using the simplest functions in your design software can take a few steps. So today, I want to share with you the technique for downloading fonts to use in your Silhouette Software!
One of the things I like about back to school time is seeing all the cute pictures on Facebook. If you are like most parents, you are on the front porch, or in the yard at your typical photo spot, snapping away on the First Day of School. This year, we have a new twist to back to school in our house…..my daughter is starting Kindergarten. If this To My Fellow Moms on the First Day of Kindergarten doesn’t just make you cry like a baby….and speaking of a baby, I am sending my baby to Kindergarten……nothing will.
Disney’s Memorymaker has me totally hooked now. You have no idea how hard it was for me to type that sentence! Why? Because I’m a picture snob. I make sure every Disney vacation that I take hundreds of photos to keep those precious moments and memories forever. I take a DSLr, my small point and shoot, and my phone on every trip. Yes, I love to take photos. Especially at Disney. This past trip, I added Memorymaker to our Magic Your Way Package.
Legos are still a hot toy in our house. In fact, our boys are 12, and I often wonder if their love of Legos will extend into their adult lives. We are talking about boys who go to the library, find the non-fiction section, and come out with “How to Build…… from Legos”. They are entertained for hours in the basement on hot summer days, creating and building. Hopefully all this building, creativity, and brick building will serve them well in their careers one day.
So I had this grand idea. I asked my friend, who also has a small photography business, to set up an outdoor session for us this past fall. I was SO excited! I started pinning ideas to my Photo Ideas Pinterest Board, and envisioned a fantastic photo session where everyone cooperated, and my kids looked darling…..and yes, most of that happened. But not without some planning, thinking, and a little bit of stressing out. This was our first, of what will now be more, outdoor family shoots with a photographer. All these years, we’ve sufficed our family photos with pics from vacations, at Christmas, and the occasional pose at Target while we were having the kids’ photos taken. Why did I wait so long? Our outdoor pics turned out great, and now I have some family photo tips to share with you!
Glitter. It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon. This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter. That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN! I am so addicted. It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently. Despite the fact that I tried to sway her to bees, hearts, or butterflies, she wanted owls again. I tried and tried to show her images on Pinterest of butterflies, bees, and even cute hearts. None of it. She wanted owls again, so owls it is!