Printing with the Silhouette Alta

A few weeks ago, I unboxed my original Silhouette Alta & began setting it up, because I wanted to print ear saver hooks for healthcare workers.   I have to admit, its been in the box way too long!   In the time since then, I’ve literally printed hundreds of hooks, acquired the new Silhouette Alta Plus — and learned a lot of 3D printing with these machines!   I’m not really sure what I was afraid of!   I have {Read More}

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Print Ear Saver Hooks on Your Silhouette Alta — Free 3D File!

Since we are all experiencing a “Stay At Home” Order, here in Virginia (like many of you) — I am finding myself finally able to check off some of the things on my “I Want to Do” List! One of those things is learn how to use my Silhouette Alta!  I have had this machine in the box longer than I care to admit — and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set up & create {Read More}

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Face Shields on Your Cameo for Healthcare Workers – Free Cut File

I am just so excited to share this post with you!!   In this difficult time, we all want to do what we can to help.   However, sometimes, we just aren’t sure what we can do.   This is a story of how we can put our skills and talents — and our Silhouette Cameo machines to work to help others! One of my Terri Johnson Creates Licensed Instructors (and good friend) – Teresa Pepe –  shared with me {Read More}

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NEW Virtual Curio Retreat – May 1-3, 2020

We had originally planned to hold a hands on retreat, here in VA – May 1-3, 2020.   Due to the COVID-19 and the Mandatory Closures in Virginia – -we have had to cancel our Hands on Event.   However, we wanted to still be able to give everyone an opportunity to take advantage of this time at home & still learn how to use their Curio!  So read on…….. After putting our heads together – and a lot of {Read More}

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LIVE Foil Quill Tutorial

I heard a psychologist on the news today say that there are 2 responses to all that is going on right now — Either Fear or an Action Plan.   She said that you choose what to focus on.  Of course, we have to have a plan for everyone’s safety & well being.   However, with all of the alarming news & updates that we seem to be getting hourly — and with so many of us “sequestered” at home {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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Pre-Black Friday Savings

If you are like me, you are already knee deep into Christmas shopping!!   I cannot believe that the year has gone by so fast & Christmas is right around the corner!   Our friends at Heat Press Nation are helping us out by starting their Black Friday Sales early — on Sunday, November 24th! Now, the specifics on the sale are a tightly guarded secret & will be revealed each day on the sale (through Cyber Monday), so you {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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