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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  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...

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

    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!

  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 :)

    Mindful Rambles

    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 :)