Using the Align Feature & FREE Design Download

I don’t know about the kids in your life, but my grandkids LOVE Chicken Nuggets!   Pretty much a staple in their diet — McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a, Frozen at home — doesn’t seem to matter.   So I thought that this design was PERFECT for a shirt for them! I want to share with you how I created this file, using the Charley and Blue Font Duo from the “Little Craft Bundle Vol. 9” at Design Bundles — and the awesome {Read More}

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Designing with Flexishapes in Silhouette Studio — and FREE Cut file!

I love designing with Flexishapes in Silhouette Studio!   If you aren’t familiar with this feature, it is only available in Designer Edition + or Business Edition.   While there are so many great features in both of these versions, Flexishapes is definitely one of my favorites.   Flexishapes alone is enough reason to upgrade — in my opinion!     I have created this cute little Candy Corn pattern with Flexishapes & Point Editing in Silhouette Studio Business Edition! {Read More}

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Back to School Silhouette Sale!

Its definitely that time of year!   Back to school — whatever that may look like where you live!!  Two of my grandchildren are being homeschooled by their Mama for the first time, and another one is attending a small private school — half in person and half virtually!!   And I know that others are 100% virtual — and still others are 100% in person!  So, it is definitely a strange, new world!   But, it is still a {Read More}

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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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Christmas in July with Silhouette Ornament Kit

Christmas in July is always fun — especially this year — as we are looking forward to a more festive time!!  And maybe some of you are spending more time at home & have more time to do some Christmas crafting! Silhouette America sent me one of their Holiday Ornament kits, and I am participating in an ornament competition with other Silhouette Elite bloggers!    The  good news for you is that during the Christmas in July sale,  these kits {Read More}

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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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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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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}

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