The Silhouette CAMEO is amazingly versatile. It can create intricate projects of all sizes from small (1/4" wide) to large (12" wide) and has an unlimited cutting length. It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and other materials. It operates with or without a cutting mat. When the blade is replaced by a pen, the CAMEO will sketch instead of cut. It can be controlled from a computer or an SD card. With the print and cut feature, the CAMEO also has the ability to cut out designs that have been printed on your home printer.
I would love to have this machine. I love all the projects that I see online which was made using this thing. I wish I have money to buy it but nah this will stay in my dreams for now. I must bet in the lottery so I can have this soon. haha!
I am downloading songs right now. I wish I have one of those cool headphones that I saw from a friends photo on facebook. That way I can enjoy listening to my favorite music when my kids are in la la la land. I only have a crappy earphone right now and boy it never satisfy me whenever I am listening my favorite music or watching movies at night. Sigh!
This is what my husband is looking for the other day:
I saw him browsing for midi to usb musicians friend the other night. I am listing this one on my gift list to him. I am sneaking at him every time he window shop. hihih! sssshhhh… I hope he won’t buy this soon as I am thinking of giving this one as his gift on his birthday. This is going to be a great gift to him. I am so excited!
Technology moves forward by leaps and bounds every year — and with it, digital and traditional art mediums are blurring the lines. With a device like the iPad, digital mediums are more accessible than ever. Check out these awesome creative apps for iPad and get inspired.
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Freeform – $9.99
Freeform is a powerful and user-friendly vector drawing program for iPad with an impressive selection of tools that will be very comfortable for any user familiar with Adobe Illustrator (some of the icons, such as the alignment buttons, are virtually the same).
· Your photo library.
Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile – $1.99
Want a professional-quality, digital drawing and painting app with dozens of tools and options, customizable brushes, layer support and reordering, synthesized pressure detection and more? Yes, please! This app is designed as a miniature portable version of Autodesk Sketchbook Pro — and at $1.99, it’s an absolute steal for any artist with an iPad.
Filterstorm – $3.99
Filterstorm is a photo-editing app designed with serious photographers in mind. The interface and tools are intuitive enough to learn even if photography is just a hobby, though. Filters can be applied by brush or gradient, or across the entire image.
Features include a wide range of photo-editing abilities such as:
· Color correction
· Noise reduction
· Unsharp masking
· Converting color images to black and white
Gusto – $9.99
Create or edit webpages with Gusto — a complete web site development environment in an ultra-compact form. Gusto can edit existing websites with HTML, CSS, Java, PHP and dozens of other scripting languages complete with syntax highlighting. Want to create sites on the go? No problem — make a web site on your iPad and use Gusto to upload it via the built-in FTP/SFTP client. This app is a great choice for any web development projects.
Image by Michael C. Rael, Courtesy of Flickr
After seeing a glimpse of the creative potential the iPad has, if you don’t already own one then you’re probably seriously considering it. If the price sounds steep for something you’re not sure you’ll like, here’s a compromise: lease the newest model with the option to buy at www.presta.com for under $25 per week. If you don’t love it, you can send it back no strings attached, but with all of the creative potential packed into such a convenient, portable frame, chances are you will love it.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. No matter what hobby you love, there’s bound to be an iPad app to take it with you anywhere — check out the Apple app marketplace to find yours.
What are your favorite creative apps for iPad? Feel free to share in a comment!
I think I need a camcorder when this baby is born. I want to capture every move she makes and how happy our faces will be when she arrives. I want to document every detail in this life changing moment of us. We don’t own a camcorder except for the video our phone can do. Can you suggest what good camera we can buy? I am thinking of the flip video cam but I gave no budget for that right now. I guess we will just settle for the phone camera for now. =(
Weeeee!!! Mr. LBC man delivered my first EHD. I am super happy with this purchase. My sweat and hard work are put into good use! I always want to have my own EHD even before. But I was not saving up that much. I even bug my brother to give me at least one of his used EHD but he said he is using them. Now I have mine already!!!! Super happy! Now I need to transfer all of my files on our desktop. The next target is to buy a Sony VAIO laptop for hubby. Wish me luck in saving up on this one.