Announcements & Updates on All Things Silhouette Conference

This year  has certainly brought a lot of unexpected changes in all of our lives & businesses — and All Things Silhouette Conference is no different.   So, the bad news is that due to the Covid pandemic & government restrictions & guidelines, we made the decision to re-schedule the “in person” ATS Conference to May 22-23, 2021 — with the pre-day classes on May 21.    Those that were registered have been notified by email thru SCHED, with all {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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Free BEE MINE Cut File & Sweet Savings from Silhouette America!

I love Valentine’s Day!  Its just fun & everyone can enjoy!  So today, I am sharing with you a FREE SVG and PNG file that I have created!  I created the little bee using Flexishapes in Silhouette Studio Business Edition.  (You must have either Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition to access this feature.   You can purchase upgrades here.)   There is tremendous designing power in the Studio software just using these basic shapes!    The font that I {Read More}

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All Things Silhouette Recap & Upcoming Events for 2020

Its had to believe, but our 9th All Things Silhouette Conference is in the books!   After so many months and months of planning & preparation — it seems like the weekend went by so quickly!!  It was amazing to see so many of your & our wonderful instructors & vendors!  Just wish that we had more time to spend chatting & catching up. I want to give a huge shout out & thank you to our Sponsors & Vendors!   {Read More}

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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}

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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}

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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}

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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}

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Sensational Savings on Things You Want!

I don’t know about you – but I love a good sale!  And I have to admit that I have spent a lot of time & energy in the past, stalking Amazon on Prime day to see if the things that I need (want) were actually on sale!!  Sometimes I have even been known to buy things that I never thought about buying — just because they are on sale!  (Yikes — hello FB Marketplace?) So today, instead of doing {Read More}

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Happy July 4th!! Using Pattern Fill for a Quick Design!

Its hard to believe that summer is flying by so quickly!!   And why does it seem that winter drags by so slow!??   I love summer & everything about it — but it just seems that the time flies by so quickly.  And with all of the outdoor activities, there often isn’t much time for creating or crafting! So, today I wanted to share with you a quick way that you can create a fresh, new design — with {Read More}

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