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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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}

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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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Silhouette Getaway Weekend Registration is Live!

I am very excited to announce the very first of its kind — Silhouette Getaway Weekend!  with me (Terri Johnson) and Mandy Graham of Sparkleberry Ink!   This weekend is very different from the All Things Silhouette Conference, as it is much smaller & hands on with 7-8 Silhouette projects.    Attendees will bring their laptop & Cameo- and have the opportunity to sit & create for the 3 days!   It is a much smaller event, with only 100 {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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All Things Silhouette Conference – November 2019

Happy Friday!  We just finished our 8th “All Things Silhouette Conference” this past weekend!  Wow!  What an amazing weekend!   All I can say is this event just keeps getting better & better!! This conference is a weekend of learning, inspiration, friendship & fun!!   We have classes presented by the leading experts in the crafting industry, shopping from all of the best vendors of Silhouette machines & products, vinyl, blanks, embroidery, heat press & sublimation equipment, scrapbooking & so {Read More}

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