Cameo at Cameo Studio with a Cameo!

Cameo and I are hanging out in the studio here at Cameo Designs and Oils today. I’m making some tees and wine glasses for a sweet family that is awaiting the arrival of their first Granddaughter! Cameo, the pup, is helping (or just cheering me on), as I use my handy Silhouette Cameo to create. I LOVE my Cameo(s)!


As a graphic designer, my favorite tool is Adobe Illustrator. In order to more easily use Illustrator, I bought the plug-in, Silhouette Connect, from Silhouette America. It works great and makes transferring my designs to the cutter so much easier!

For these designs, I am using glitter HTV from Expressions Vinyl for the tee and Oracel 651 for the wineglass. Glamma-01

This particular Grandma is a bit too fancy for the title…so her family has already dubbed her “GLAMMA!” I love it! The design is simple, and really all about the glitter. On simple designs like this, I love to use positive and negative space. The only issue is the bottom looked a little light. So why not add another flourish? She is a Glamma after all!

Finished product! I think it turned out great!



Dear Kitten:

Have you seen that video? It has to be one of my all-time favorites on Youtube. Every time I watch it, I giggle and giggle. Va-coom. Makes me laugh every.single.time! Well…that video is coming to life in my very own house right now!

A week ago, I found an itty-bitty kitten hiding under a car in the parking lot at work. In the rain. Covered in fleas. Ribs showing. My heart melted. Needless to say, he came home with me.

We kept him separated from our cat and dog for the first few days. Once the vet gave the ok, he joined them. It has been so fun watching our beloved pets take on this new little tyke. Cameo, our 11-year-old Cockapoo, is the ultimate big sister. She follows little Petie around. Whenever he starts getting into something he shouldn’t (which is every other second), she uses her nose to push him along. It is so sweet!

Piper, our oversized Tiger…er…cat, was a bit stand-offish at first. Now that he has realized little Petie isn’t going anywhere, they are having a grand time! We are hoping that all the playtime will help our Piper-boy drop a few pounds. In the meantime, we love watching Piper show Petie the ropes of the house…namely how to hide from the va-coom!

(Also…did you catch the names? Peter. Piper. We crack ourselves up! As hubs says, we WILL NOT be getting a Pepper or a Pickles! So DO NOT OFFER US ANOTHER CAT! )