Silhouette Spring Retreat

This past weekend was our Silhouette  Spring Retreat, and first event of 2019!  It was an amazing weekend with 35 women attending, along with 5 Terri Johnson Creates Instructors and myself!    Anytime you get 40 like minded women together, who all share a love of Silhouette — it is guaranteed to be a party!  And this weekend did not disappoint!

Instruction & tutorials were shared for 9 fun projects — but even more important than the finished projects, were the techniques and software features that were taught during the creation of those files & projects.  We explored a lot of different software features, and even the instructors learned some things from one another!  Rolled Fabric Flowers, Reverse Canvas, Silkscreen, Faux Rhinestones with Glitter & Holographic HTV, Designing a Perpetual Calendar, Stenciled Painted Box, Glitter Laminate from Sparkleberry, Card in a Box, Faux Leather Earrings, and more!!

Elly Habets of Silhouette Secrets+, Lycia Evanoff of Caught by Design, Libby Ashcraft of Libbys Loft, and Julie Huggins of Sew Craft N’Spired Creations — all shared such great projects and were always available & willing to jump in and help with anything!  And Lisa Hoyt helped us all weekend – -as well as made some awesome Name badges with her Button machine!

Here are a few pics of the weekend, that will give you a feel for what we did & what its all about!!

Faux Rhinestone Design – -with Siser Glitter HTV from Heat Press Nation & Siser Holographic HTV – from Heat Transfer Warehouse.   Design from Silhouette Design Store.



These awesome aprons are from All About Blanks




Fabric Flowers – made with Terial Magic




Reverse Canvas – Created with Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl and Silhouette Design Store FileLori Whitlock Monogram Family 5


Reverse Canvas with Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl & Design from Silhouette Design Store



Leather Earrings with Faux Leather — (Marine Vinyl) from Gayle’s Nest



And last – but certainly not least — I want to thank & give a HUGE Shout out to our sponsors — who provide their awesome product for our projects, Goodie Bag items & door prizes for this event!!  I love working with quality products — AND quality businesses!  This makes our weekend so much more fun & successful!!   We could not do this without you!!  Thanks so much!



To learn more about your Silhouette machines, Software & products – -join us in Peachtree City, GA  — June 8-9 — for an awesome weekend — All Things Silhouette!    This will be our 8th Conference — and it just keeps getting better & better.    For more information, visit my site.    And to see a little about last year’s event — I am sharing this little video!!  Spaces are limited & filling up!


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  1. Vanessa Kelly says

    Do you think you will be having a retreat in November in Peachtree City?

  2. Sharon A Walsh says

    please come back to Anaheim CA I dont fly so I need one closer.

  3. Dianne Mohler says

    It looks like you all had a wonderful time! I couldn’t make it this year but I’m looking forward to getting there as soon as I possibly can!