Back To School with Silhouette

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Hi!  Hard to believe that summer is almost over (boo-hoo) and school is starting back up all over the country.  I know that some of you have been in session for a week or two now — but here in Northern Virginia, school starts next week!  Regardless of when school begins in your area — you are going to love this little DIY Apple Card from our Guest today — Amy Robison!  I am so excited to introduce Amy to {Read More}

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Savannah Silhouette Retreat, January 2016

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So excited to announce our first 2016 event!   Join us for an exciting weekend of Silhouette learning, inspiration & fun!   For the first time ever,  we will offer a Pre-Day session on Friday for those of you who are beginners, or are feeling a little rusty with your Silhouette skills!  This gives attendees an opportunity to become comfortable with the Silhouette Cameo on Friday, before moving on to more intermediate projects on Saturday & Sunday! Learn to use {Read More}

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Fonts, Fonts & Free Fonts!

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Some of you know that I love working with fonts in Silhouette Studio – -and embroidery too!   My Craftsy class is all about Machine Embroidered Monograms — so all about fonts!   This class launched in January of this year – -and I’m pleased to say that over 1400 people have enrolled!  This class includes a free download of a beautiful Laura Worthington font — Adorn — for embroidery!  The embroidery font alone is worth the price of the {Read More}

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Getting Started with Curio – -Score & Emboss

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I know that there are many of you who are receiving (or have received) your Silhouette Curio in recent days!  I know because of what I’e seen online & because I shipped out a van load of them yesterday, so people are beginning to open the boxes and play!  In so many of my retreats, I hear time & time again about how a Cameo sat in a box for months before it was ever used or touched!  We don’t {Read More}

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Pattern Fill in Designer Edition — & Free Foil Digital Patterns

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I love foil, glitter and all things shiny!!   So, when I happened upon these Free Foil patterns from Mandy Art Market – I was thrilled!   Mandy has created a collection of seamless foil patterns called “Celebrate” and they are perfect for using in Silhouette Studio for all types of special occasions — birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries!  (They are listed as a July freebie — so don’t delay!  Don’t know how long they will be available for free!) With {Read More}

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Nesting Tool in Designer Edition

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For those of you that own the Designer Edition software — and for those of you that are just thinking about it – -I think the Nesting Tool is an underused feature in that software!  Here’s a little tutorial on how I used it today when creating my Starfish tray!  (Yes, I know its mid-August – -but I REFUSE to give up on Summer!   My family is going to the Outer Banks of NC for a beach week in {Read More}

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Do Something Creative – Free Studio Cut File

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Not sure about you, but if I don’t do a little something creative — whether for a gift, a class, or just for myself — on a pretty regular basis — I get cranky#@!!   And nobody likes that!    So, I designed this file as a little reminder to be sure & insert some daily creativity into your life!  I think its good for your soul! I’ve used it here on a tote bag for carrying supplies — maybe {Read More}

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Top 3 Things I Love About the Curio – -So Far!

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Have you heard?  Its National Curio Week!!  And it couldn’t be more fitting that I received my Curio this week!  So, when I finally had a full day to play & explore – -can I tell you – -I’m in LOVE!!  This amazing new machine is not a replacement for your Cameo — but a wonderful compliment!   The hard base allows you to do emboss, etch, stipple & many other things!  And the software update has some awesome new features {Read More}

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Organizing Your Silhouette Design Library

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I don’t know about you, but I am constantly downloading images & studio files that I find & think I will want to cut someday!  But, unfortunately, I download them – and when I want to use them — I can’t find them!  Or I forgot that I had them!   This applies to both images I find on the internet, and ones I purchase from the Design Store!  So, today, I’m going to share with you how easy it {Read More}

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Print & Cut Phone Case – part 2

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  PART 2 – This is a continuation of yesterday’s post — so if you missed it — click here!  After creating these cute phone case files — its time to cut!   So, here are 4 more that I created & am ready to print!  You simply select “Send to Printer” in your Silhouette Studio.  I love my Epson printers – The colors are so clear & vibrant — I have more than one, but my favorite is the Epson Artisan 1430 {Read More}

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