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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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}

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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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Layering Multiple Colors of Vinyl with Cut By Fill

Layering multiple colors of adhesive vinyl can be challenging, when trying to line it up correctly — But no more!!   Using registration marks & the “Cut by Fill” function in Silhouette Studio, you can layer multiple colors perfectly every time!   The Cut by Fill  function is available in all editions of Silhouette Studio. I love Summer & July 4th — so I wanted to decorate this drink bin for the holiday!   Using Designs from the Silhouette Design {Read More}

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Sewing with Silhouette — Quilt Designing in Silhouette Studio

I want to apologize for so much time going by since my last post — BUT I have a good reason.  Our family welcomed Sawyer Jane on March 21st!   Weighing in at 7 lbs., 4 ounces at birth!  I have been extremely busy with Mimi duty!!  She is just such a joy!  And she makes grandchild #5!!   We are so blessed! So now that introductions have been made — on to Sewing with Silhouette!   This post is {Read More}

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My Top Ten Keyboard Shortcuts in Silhouette Studio

I love keyboard shortcuts & I use them all the time!  Not just in Silhouette Studio – -but whenever I am on the computer.   So today, I thought I would share with you my top 10 Favorite in Silhouette Studio — and then a link to where you can find them all! Single Key Shortcuts — Several shortcuts in Studio only require a single key stroke on your keyboard.  These do not need to be capitalized (I just thought it {Read More}

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