This year is going to be big.
There are so many things I am looking forward to at home and at work, but the most exciting thing for me is that this year we will be…
DONE WITH DIAPERS.
I said it.
My last baby will turn three this year and this will be the year I rid the house of diapers and diaper pails and wipes! So to celebrate my family growing up, my blog needed to grow up too.
Today I introduce you to the new and improved Daze and Knights – the grown up version of the little blog I started in a whim 5 years ago! We’ll be sharing more DIY, more parties, and more education and parenting tips this year – and I hope you find lots of inspiration that suits your lifestyle.
Nicole from Tech-mom-ogy has been busy dressing up my blog. There are still a few finishing touches to add, but the idea of an edgier, modern, and clean blog with a sweet touch has been brought to life by my friend, and I am so grateful!
To celebrate the launch of my new blog, I pulled out the Silhouette Mint my mom gave me for Christmas and created my first stamp!
I have been a CAMEO user for years, so I am familiar with the Silhouette brand, but the Mint is very different than the other Silhouette products.
I traced the awesome new logo that Tech-mom-ogy created for me in the Silhouette Studio software (I haven’t figured out if I can trace in the Mint software yet) and then I dragged and dropped it into the Silhouette Mint software.
The Mint program is super easy to use, and I took the traced design and filled it in where I wanted the ink to go. The software automatically mirrored my design which was a huge plus for me!
The printing of this intricate stamp took less than a minute (leave the plastic cover on!), and then I peeled the adhesive on the stamp mount and stuck on the stamp.
Next I inked the stamp and let it dry from about 5-10 minutes. These self-inking stamps will stamp 50 or so times before they need re-inking!
In less than 15 minutes, I went from taking the machine out of the box to stamping my new logo all over the place. When you first use the stamp you need to get off the excess ink. Once you do that, your stamp is ready to go!