How to Sublimate with Artesprix Markers & Silhouette

You may or may not have heard the word “Sublimation” in the crafting circles — and wondered what in the world it is!  So, in simple terms,  it’s a method of printing that transfers a design into a material or fabric using ink and heat.  Sublimation printing uses heat to transfer the ink permanently to whatever material you are decorating.   It is actually a chemical process that turns the gel ink into a gas form that is absorbed or embedded {Read More}

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NEW Virtual Curio Retreat -August 14-16, 2020

Our Virtual Curio retreat in May was such a hit, that we decided to offer it again.   We heard from so many people who were disappointed about missing it– and want to learn how to use their Curio!!   Registrations have been coming in — but there is still room for a few more.    We are still limiting participation, so that we can provide everyone the time and attention needed — but we wanted to offer these spaces {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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Cutting Felt on the Cameo 4

As many of you may know, the main reason I bought my first Cameo, (about 8 years ago), was to cut fabric appliqué for embroidery!  I have shared several blogs on how to do that, but now — with the Cameo 4 and the new Rotary Blade — so many more possibilities have opened up to cutting fabric!   Today I want to share with you my tips for cutting felt with the Cameo 4 and the rotary blade!   {Read More}

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Registration for All Things Silhouette 2020 Now Open

Happy New Year!  Hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday & are looking forward to 2020!  The Christmas decorations all came down today, so the 2019 Holidays are officially in the books!  So, now it is time to plan for the only All Things Silhouette Conference this year! We will be returning to Peachtree City, GA – November 6-8 – for a weekend of inspiration, learning, creating & fun!    Each student has the opportunity to select their {Read More}

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Silhouette Instructor Licensing, June 5-7, 2020

The Silhouette Instructor Licensing is probably the most requested event that we offer.   Each session, we only take 40 attendees, in order to keep the event more personal and have a chance to get to know each individual.   So, needless to say — it fills up fast.    I posted this even online 2 days ago — and we are already 50% full.  So that means only 20 spaces remaining.  This is the only Instructor Licensing 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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Free Cut File for All the Makers & 50% Off all Software Upgrades!

I don’t know about you — but creating just makes me happy!!   I love taking a plain piece of fabric & turning it into a little dress for my granddaughter — or a piece of pretty vinyl with a white mug or t-shirt,  & add a special sentiment that brings a smile to someone’s face!  I know you feel the same, and that’s why you craft!!   (Believe me, its not to save $$, right). So this verse from {Read More}

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Combining Text & Designs – Using Siser Metal HTV

I am so excited to be headed to Hawaii on Saturday for the Silhouette Summit!  This is the 10th Anniversary of Silhouette America— so some exciting things are planned.  This Summit is where all new products are introduced & launched!  I will be sharing the information as it is released with all of you — so stay tuned!   Rumors are that very exciting new products are coming!! In preparation for this trip, I had to make a few things!  And {Read More}

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