Saturday, January 12, 2013

Questions about Silhouette Cameo - HELP!

I would REALLY like one of these:
 
(not specifically the "Portrait," although it does look intriguing!)
 
Do you have a Cameo? Do you absolutely love it?
 
I've been thinking about it for a few months and the main thing that stops me is the fact that I'm. NOT. Crafty. In fact, if there's a word that means the opposite of crafty - that would be me :)
 
I blame my mother (!) who could figure out how to turn a piece of lint into an A+ school project. Home-cooked meals made from scratch, vegetables from the garden, homemade EVERYTHING. Which I didn't appreciate at the time, of course. With a mother like that, I never needed to even THINK about being creative...I just asked my mom!
 
 I have 0% craftiness, as evident by my house:
 
 
Some people may describe my decorating skills as "undeveloped" or they may ask "did you just move in?" I'm not sure what to call it, especially when I see things like this (so inspiring!).
 
But please note, I did put out a Christmas candle
(actually Mr. D did).
 
So, anyway, should I get a cameo? Do I need to have any prerequisite skills? Will it be a waste of money because I can't cut straight & struggle with tape? It looks awesome because it comes out printed and cut, right? So you wouldn't need to have any skills (I hope)? PLEASE leave a comment with any advice (pros and/or cons). Thanks!!
 
Also, one more piece of advice I'm seeking...I need to purchase a car IMMEDIATELY. I live in the city, so I definitely want a small easy-to-parallel-park car. I was coveting this:
 
 
but the dealership is a bit too far away & I know I won't want to drive all the way out there to get an oil change every three months. Does anyone know of a reliable, affordable, yet "fun" car?
 
Thanks for any help you can provide! I'll be back to business tomorrow with teaching tips & a freebie!
 
Go Ravens!

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6 comments:

  1. I got a Cameo for Christmas and so far I love it! I haven't made anything for my classroom yet but I did make a few things for our New Year's Eve party. You can check them out here...
    http://www.pencilsbooksanddirtylooks.com/2013/01/five-for-friday-on-saturday.html#comment-form

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  2. I love my Silhouette!!!!! I've had it for about a year and a half and use it frequently.

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    1. Is it easy to figure out? I'm 99% sold on it, maybe I'll wait until Spring Break when I'll have more time to try it out!
      Thanks for your comment!

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  3. I found your blog through TBA's Special Education Blog section and am so glad I did! I like your sense of humor :)

    I am your newest follower :)

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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    1. Welcome! I just started following your blog - I love it! I'm also a midwesterner (Ohio) who lives on the east coast (first Boston, now Baltimore). I'm so glad to have found a fellow Special Educator :)

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