Please excuse the mess, it's part of my painted process :).
My advice is slow down and make sure everything is right, don't ever except me to be able to do this though. I decided that there was no way that I was going to repaint the room. So the stencil that I had planned on doing with a darker color, I changed to the color the room was suppose to be. I've never done stenciling before but I thought I could make one with my silhouette machine. I made it with sheet of plastic that I bought at the craft store.
So prayers for the people of Broome County, NY are welcome.