Working with Premium Fonts & Monograms in Silhouette Studio

Whenever there is a 50% off sale in the Silhouette Design Store (like there is now thru May 31), I like to stock up on some of the more expensive designs – specifically fonts.  So this sale was no different.   I downloaded some of the fonts I really liked  — and quite honestly, were the most expensive!   As I began working with them, I realized that many of them have multiple versions  — but they appear in different {Read More}

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All About the Silhouette Design Store Subscription — and a SALE!

I often receive a lot of questions about the Subscription in the Silhouette Design Store & whether or not it is a good idea!   Since the subscriptions are now up to 25% off now with the code STOCKUP20 –  (I will explain that later) – and all designs are 50% off,  I thought I would share with you why I like my Design Store Subscription.  I  have had one since I first bought a Silhouette Cameo — and I still {Read More}

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Printing with the Silhouette Alta

A few weeks ago, I unboxed my original Silhouette Alta & began setting it up, because I wanted to print ear saver hooks for healthcare workers.   I have to admit, its been in the box way too long!   In the time since then, I’ve literally printed hundreds of hooks, acquired the new Silhouette Alta Plus — and learned a lot of 3D printing with these machines!   I’m not really sure what I was afraid of!   I have {Read More}

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Print Ear Saver Hooks on Your Silhouette Alta — Free 3D File!

Since we are all experiencing a “Stay At Home” Order, here in Virginia (like many of you) — I am finding myself finally able to check off some of the things on my “I Want to Do” List! One of those things is learn how to use my Silhouette Alta!  I have had this machine in the box longer than I care to admit — and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set up & create {Read More}

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Awesome April Savings from Silhouette America

I am so excited to share with you the sale this month from Silhouette America! With all that is going on in our world right now, we all need a “crafting distraction” –  I find that it is a de-stressor (Is that a word) and takes my mind off of all that is going on!  Plus, we are home more, finding ourselves with more time on our hands — so this is they time to stock & save!!    Plus, {Read More}

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Face Shields on Your Cameo for Healthcare Workers – Free Cut File

I am just so excited to share this post with you!!   In this difficult time, we all want to do what we can to help.   However, sometimes, we just aren’t sure what we can do.   This is a story of how we can put our skills and talents — and our Silhouette Cameo machines to work to help others! One of my Terri Johnson Creates Licensed Instructors (and good friend) – Teresa Pepe –  shared with me {Read More}

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NEW Virtual Curio Retreat – May 1-3, 2020

We had originally planned to hold a hands on retreat, here in VA – May 1-3, 2020.   Due to the COVID-19 and the Mandatory Closures in Virginia – -we have had to cancel our Hands on Event.   However, we wanted to still be able to give everyone an opportunity to take advantage of this time at home & still learn how to use their Curio!  So read on…….. After putting our heads together – and a lot of {Read More}

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LIVE Foil Quill Tutorial

I heard a psychologist on the news today say that there are 2 responses to all that is going on right now — Either Fear or an Action Plan.   She said that you choose what to focus on.  Of course, we have to have a plan for everyone’s safety & well being.   However, with all of the alarming news & updates that we seem to be getting hourly — and with so many of us “sequestered” at home {Read More}

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Cutting Felt on the Cameo 4

As many of you may know, the main reason I bought my first Cameo, (about 8 years ago), was to cut fabric appliqué for embroidery!  I have shared several blogs on how to do that, but now — with the Cameo 4 and the new Rotary Blade — so many more possibilities have opened up to cutting fabric!   Today I want to share with you my tips for cutting felt with the Cameo 4 and the rotary blade!   {Read More}

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Cutting Crepe Paper on the Cameo 4

Last May, at the Silhouette Summit in Hawaii, I had the pleasure of meeting Lia Griffith at breakfast one morning!   She told me that she created Crepe Paper flowers with a cutting machine, and had been invited by Silhouette America to learn more about the Cameo 4 — and share her designs.  I also had the pleasure of sharing a table with her on the dinner cruise that trip – -and even my two “non-crafting” daughters were so inspired {Read More}

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