What to Do When Nothing will Stick — Or How I Made These Coasters!


One of my daughters lives in Virginia Beach — just 2 short blocks from the beach access!  Its   awesome!  Her home is decorated in a lovely beach decor.    I always feel like I’m going on a mini-vacation when I visit her!  She recently purchased some new wooden end tables.  And while I was visiting, I noticed she was using some heavy paper coasters for her tables!   These tables are used daily for coffee, water & wine – so {Read More}

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Capturing Images for Silhouette – part #2 – On a Macbook


Hi!  Yesterday’s post was on Capturing Images on a PC  — so that you can bring them into Silhouette Studio.  If you missed it, simply click on the link & it will take you there!   Today, we are going to talk about how to do the same thing on a Macbook!  For a variety of reasons, I work on both a PC and a Macbook — so I’ve become pretty experienced at capturing images on both computers. Sometimes, I {Read More}

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Capturing Images for Silhouette -Part #1 – On a PC

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Happy First Day of Spring!  While it may not feel like it where you are — (or here either) – Spring is on its way!  On our way home from our Florida vacation last week, we stopped in SC at a rest stop.  There were the most beautiful Bradford Pears blooming – and it was a beautiful reminder of what is to come! So with that beautiful encouragement from God – on to our tutorial for today! Often, many Silhouette {Read More}

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Using the Line Style Tool to Create Print & Cut

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I think that Valentine’s Day is one of the most fun days for crafters like us!   We have the opportunity to use our creativity to share our love with the people in our lives!  And this year, with my oldest grandson in pre-school, its even more fun for this “Mimi” to make Valentines for his friends in his class.   As it happens, they are all boys!   The teacher is quite a saint!   Can you imagine a {Read More}

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Free Designs from Dingbats & New Silhouette Retreats

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I am so excited to share with you that we have new Silhouette Retreats scheduled — So many of you have asked for Retreats in different parts of the country!  I’m sure you can understand how much goes into locating a venue & planning for these.  So, after some research,  I’ve discovered a treasure of a retreat center in Ohio!   So, we have a Silhouette & Spa retreat scheduled for May in Ohio;   And we have a new {Read More}

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Enter to Win My Upcoming Craftsy Class


So, as promised, here is the information that you need to enter to win my upcoming Craftsy Class free!  Simply click on the  picture -and it will take you to the entry page.   Then provide the information needed to enter.  Even if you already have a Craftsy account, you can enter to win this class! But don’t delay, as the contest ends Wednesday evening, January 7. The class will go live on Thursday, January 8. And at that time, {Read More}

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Happy New Year! New 2015 Events


Happy New Year to everyone!   Hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas & New Years Day!   Our Christmas was celebrated with our daughters & their families — so it was awesome!  A little hectic with 6 adults, 6 dogs, and 3 little ones in the house (2 of which are under 6 months old) — but it was the most wonderful kind of hectic!  I love every minute of it! I love New Years – -its a time to start {Read More}

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Awesome Silhouette Black Friday Sale!!!

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 CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THESE AWESOME BUNDLES PORTRAIT BUNDLE -Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99 CAMEO Bundle #1  – CAMEO machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, 4 Tools and $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $269.99 CAMEO Bundle #2 – CAMEO machine, Design Edition software upgrade and 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $299.99 CAMEO & Portrait Bundle (One for you, one for a friend!)   CAMEO machine, Portrait machine and 2, $25 {Read More}

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Upcoming Silhouette Black Friday Sale & New Silhouette Retreat

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  Happy Thanksgiving! I know that many of you are busy preparing your Thanksgiving meals – -and I also know that some of you are planning on staying up late to be sure you get a chance to buy your Silhouette products at these tremendous savings!  But, I also know that many of you are new to Silhouette & the blog — so I just wanted to share a few of the projects I’ve made in the past year — and {Read More}

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Quick DIY Fall Project – Be Thankful!

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I LOVE Thanksgiving!   Now, those of you that know me might be surprised to hear me say that — as you know I’m not a big fan of Fall.   Because Fall leads to……………….WINTER!!!!   Well, I won’t go there!    But, I love Thanksgiving because I have so very much to be thankful for!  I sometimes feel its the “forgotten holiday” between Halloween & Christmas — and I think its important that we stop & say “thank you” {Read More}

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