Curio Retreat May 1-3, 2020 – and AMAZING Deal on the Silhouette Curio Bundle!

I am so excited to announce this event – May 1-3, 2020 – and the amazing deal that Silhouette is offering on the Curio bundle right now!   But more about that later in the post. Curio Retreat This  is a 3 day Curio Retreat with Elly Habets from Silhouette Secrets + and Terri Johnson Creates!   Elly is a Terri Johnson Licensed Instructor, and has her own blog and Facebook group – Silhouette Secrets +  Click here – to take {Read More}

Cutting Fabric with the Rotary Blade on the Cameo 4

I know that I promised a blog post on tips & tricks for the Roll Feeder on the Cameo 4, but I’m so excited about this Rotary blade and cutting fabric, that I just couldn’t wait! When I was in Utah for the Cameo 4 launch last month, my friends at Silhouette America hooked me up with one of the very few Rotary blades in the US!    I will be teaching this class at the All Things Silhouette Conference {Read More}

Getting Started with the New Cameo 4 — First cuts!

I have been seeing on social media that many of you are receiving your new Cameo 4 machines – -or will be soon!  This is very exciting!!  I have been playing (testing) with mine for the past almost 2 weeks,  & wanted to share with you some tips & tricks today that I have discovered!   Hopefully this will help you get started! SOFTWARE: First, you MUST be running Silhouette Studio version 4.3 for the Cameo 4 to run.   {Read More}

Cameo 4 Launch & Pre-Sale Orders!!

What an amazing weekend we have just had at the Silhouette Getaway Retreat with Mandy Graham!!  Joe Piazza was our special student & guest expert instructor!    Plus a roomful of wonderful ladies & staff — who just made the Retreat amazing!    From there, we headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for the launch of the new Cameo 4 today!!   Yesterday was a wonderful tour of the Silhouette headquarters with our Silhouette “Family” – and dinner in the {Read More}

Silhouette Mint Photo Stamp Tutorial & Septemer Silhouette Sale!

I was so excited for this month’s Silhouette sale, because I absolutely love my Silhouette Mint.   I feel it is often overlooked by its cousins, the Silhouette Cameo and Curio — but I was excited when it was first introduced & still am today!     I recently taught the Mint class at the Silhouette Instructor Licensing, and will also be sharing it at this weekend’s  Silhouette Getaway Weekend, September 6-8, 2019.   AND, we will have Mint classes {Read More}

Beginner Curio Etching Metal

Happy Friday everyone!   I have just finished up an amazing weekend with 40 newly Licensed Instructors!  Some of them have already booked classes with students, and many more are getting ready!!  I will be adding them to the “Find a Licensed Instructor” page of my site in the next few days. Now, I am finalizing all of the details for next weekend’s Silhouette Getaway Weekend in Peachtree City with Mandy Graham!  So, as you can imagine, I’m slammed!  To help {Read More}

UPGRADE vs. UPDATE – and my Favorite Upgrade Features!

I often get the question from attendees at ATS and retreats on whether or not they need to upgrade their Studio Software — and my answer is always YES!   And there is also the question about what is an Update –  I know that it is a little confusing — the different between “updates” — which are FREE — and “upgrades” – -which are not!  So, I wanted to share that with you today & highlight a few of {Read More}

Organizing & Viewing Your Fonts in Silhouette Studio

With the recent 50% off fonts sale in the Silhouette Design Store, you can believe that I stocked up on fonts!!   I love having all the different options, and the different looks that you can achieve just by using fonts.   But sometimes, it’s hard to sort through them all & decide which one to use.   The Text Style Panel in Studio lists the fonts alphabetically.   It is also difficult to tell what the font will look {Read More}

Free Cut File for All the Makers & 50% Off all Software Upgrades!

I don’t know about you — but creating just makes me happy!!   I love taking a plain piece of fabric & turning it into a little dress for my granddaughter — or a piece of pretty vinyl with a white mug or t-shirt,  & add a special sentiment that brings a smile to someone’s face!  I know you feel the same, and that’s why you craft!!   (Believe me, its not to save $$, right). So this verse from {Read More}

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun FREE Design

For any of you that know me — you KNOW that I love All Things Summer!!   Tank Tops, Flip Flops, Pool, Beach, but mostly the Sun!!!   The warmer weather & sunshine just puts me in the best mood ever!!  Not to mention that you don’t have to deal with hats, gloves, socks, coats……….   You get the idea! To celebrate Summer — and to maybe hold on to it just a little bit longer — I’ve created a {Read More}