March 1, 2011

The MACH Bar

Agility MACH Bar

This will be the last of the MACH posts. Promise! At least until the next one. After earning a MACH, you get to take a bar off the course and keep it as a trophy.

Agility MACH Bar

People usually decorate their MACH bars and set them out for their friends to sign, to commemorate the special accomplishment.

Agility MACH Bar

At the trial in Nashville, where Miley earned her MACH, I noticed they had a table set out for MACH bars and they were all decorated so sweetly with the dogs’ names and sparkly MACH stickers.

Agility MACH Bar

(Here’s a note from a fellow Auburn fan!)

Agility MACH Bar

I had no idea where to get these special MACH stickers, but I did have some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.

Agility MACH Bar

I cut the vinyl with the Silhouette, and it did great sticking to the PVC pipe.

Agility MACH Bar

I added a silhouette of Miley, made from a photo of her jumping through a tire during an agility trial.

Agility MACH Bar

And added her name in some pretty hot pink vinyl.

Expressions Vinyl (with adhesive backing) is great for scrapbooking, home decor and many other crafting projects. It works great with the Silhouette, Cricut, and other craft cutters. But if you don’t have a craft cutter, the vinyl can be easily cut with an Xacto knife. Expressions Vinyl carries high-quality vinyl in a variety of sizes and over 50 colors. They also have heat transfer vinyl, printable vinyl and accessories for the Silhouette and Cricut.

This month I’ll be giving away two (2) $25 gift certificates to Expressions Vinyl on my Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” Kevin & Amanda on Facebook and watch for our status updates for these two giveaways!



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1
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 1, 2011 at 4:38 am

Cool bar! Can’t wait for the give away!

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Lori Register March 1, 2011 at 6:44 am

I have to get a Silhouette. I followed your link and have never seen this before…but now I have to have one! Thanks for the tip!!

And congrats on being a finalist for the Bloggies Best Kept Secret :). I love your site!!

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Rosemary Hayes March 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

You are BAD influence on me missy. lol I found that TomKatStudios here yesterday and my penchant for birthday extravaganzas has been fueled even more. Now I’m thinking I need to get a cutter. lol Of course, I live in Madison so I COULD just buy vinyl and borrow yours. ;o) haha J/K Love your blog and congrats on Miley and Kevin’s accomplishment.

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teresa March 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

This is so CUTE I can barely stand it!
Doogan sends CONGRATS to Miley…and Kevin!
xo

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Diane Eck March 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

I can’t wait!! I bought my silhoutte after you raved about it and now I can’t wait to try cutting something on vinyl!

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Joyce March 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job Miley and Kevin!

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Susan March 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Congrats to Miley and Kevin. Cute ideas for your party. It is so wonderful to see someone love their animals sooooo much. Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for your blog, it is always fun.

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Mary March 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

You should totally do tutorials on how to create the silhouettes on the Silhouette! Would love to know how to do this! Your blog is amazing!!

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the wanna be country girl March 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I love how creative you are, you inspire me. Miley certainly is lucky to have such a loving human Mom.
the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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Jessica March 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Congrats on the MACH! Just found your blog and love all your photography posts, and the doggies too. I show my beagle in conformation, have yet to cross over to performance events but we so admire all the hard work. Congrats!

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Andreea March 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I think you’ve convinced me that I need to get a Silhouette!

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Andreea March 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm

And of course congrats to Miley on the MACH!!!

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Cathy March 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Go Miley! That’s awesome!

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Bron March 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

Hi Amanda,

Congrats to Miley & Kevin….I was wondering if Howie competed in agility as well? Your fur babies are beautiful

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Jen March 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

You rock, Miley! Congrats to you & Kevin!

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Jenny Flake March 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Yay for Miley and Howie! I need to meet these super dogs!! Woohoo!

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creole wisdom March 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Your dog stories are so fun to hear about. I had no idea anyone decorated those sticks. Yours is awesome, of course! And did you know that whenever I hear something about Auburn I immediately think of you! We are talking anytime! LOL.

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Tracy March 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm

So much fun! Congrats again to Miley and Howey! :-)

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Erica March 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I love this! I love all your decorations and the food looks amazing. So cute! Congrats Miley!

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Cookin' Canuck March 3, 2011 at 7:42 am

You are very creative, Amanda! I’ll be sure to watch for the giveaway.

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Fuji Mama March 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

Aaaargh, now I’m DYING to have a silhouette! This is just too cool!

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Raechyl Hayes March 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

That’s so cute! What font did you use for writing Miley’s name on there?

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Angela March 13, 2011 at 5:25 am

What is the difference in the Silhouette and the Cricut? I have never seen the Silhouette in the stores in Mississippi. I tried reading about it but you know actually using it sometimes is totally different. By the way loved the piece on Savannah. I’ve been twice and photographed the entire city and knew every place you talked about and had photos of!

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Cynthia DeLay May 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Congrats on your pup earning the MACH. I know how much work goes into that. We have two Basset Hounds that have been competing some (not as much AKC, mostly CPE) and it’s tough. And way to blend the scrappy goodies and agility!

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