Instructor Licensing, September 7-9, 2018


“As the popularity of Silhouette machines continues to grow, more and more people feel the need for ‘hands-on’ help in learning to get the most from their machines. In recognizing and understanding the need for further hands-on training, Terri Johnson has developed the Terri Johnson Creates Instructor Licensing Program. This program provides Instructor Licensees the tools and curriculum needed to return to their home areas and provide lessons & events throughout the country. Terri Johnson Creates Instructor Licensing Program is an independent program not audited by Silhouette America, which is created & taught by Terri Johnson Creates. Silhouette America supports Terri Johnson Creates through sponsorship and products, and encourages her efforts to promote and provide training solutions through her independent Instructor Licensing Program.”
Brian Hubler
Chief Operating Officer
Silhouette America, Inc.

What is Instructor Licensing?  This is a 3 day retreat style event, where you come together with a limited group of other passionate Silhouette users.  During these 3 days, you will increase your Silhouette skills, through hands on, classroom instruction — and then learn how you can effectively share that knowledge with others!  You will receive tips and tools about how to host Silhouette Clubs and Retreats.   These are things that I have learned through years of hosting events — what worked & what didn’t; best type of venue; how to set up your classroom; how to advertise & promote your events; resources for purchasing supplies & so much more!  This Licensing will show you how you can turn your enthusiasm & love for Silhouette into a profitable event business!   While you will learn some new Silhouette techniques & tips, the  Licensing event is not a beginners program and it is expected that you have a working knowledge of the Silhouette software & the Cameo machine. There will not be time in class to teach beginner basics. The Licensing event is designed to give you the tools necessary to teach, host events or conference for other students about the software & projects you can create using the Cameo. Please make sure you meet these recommended suggestions.

What will I receive when I enroll?  Each licensing retreat features 12 Silhouette projects.  Attendees will receive the a complete kit of materials to complete these projects, along with the instructions – not only on how to complete the project, but how to teach it as well!   (While you will not complete all of the projects in the weekend, you will have everything you need to do so at home!)  These projects are the perfect class samples to use for your events!  You will also receive a USB drive with cut files, forms, class supply lists & the handouts for the class.   As a Terri Johnson Licensee,  you will have the license to reproduce these handouts & class instructions for any class that you might teach!  This licensing also gives you permission to create these projects & sell them, if you would like!   Only students with this license can sell or teach these projects.

Your Licensing includes membership in a private Facebook group, where I will be active — and you can share ideas with other instructors, ask questions & post your projects.  I will also be offering a referral service – when people contact me about teaching – your information will be listed on my website!  And each Licensee will receive a special logo to be used for your website, business cards, or any advertising you might do.   In the future, there will be opportunities to add additional projects to your portfolio – both online & in person.    We also are putting together a fabulous “goodie bag” of products from our recommended vendors!   Most of your meals for the 3 days are included –  breakfast, (if you are staying at the host hotel), lunch and snacks each day — and one fabulous dinner!  And above all — Fun & new Friends!  Spending 3 days with people who share the same passion that you do!!  What could be better?

Discounted Room Block:  We have arranged for a discounted room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn or $109/night – -which includes breakfast!   You can book your room online here!  (No code needed if you book online), Or, you can call the Hilton Garden Inn directly at (703) 590-2900 and use the Group name of Silhouette Retreat – and Group code of TJ918.

Thoughts from previous attendees:

 I participated in TJC licensing September 2016. At this licensing, I met a lot of amazing women. Some of them have become some of my closest friends. I might never have met them without this experience. I have also met several people through the All Things Silhouette Conferences, which I probably would not have done, had I not become licensed and volunteered at the conferences. Since becoming licensed I have held several mini one day retreats both local to where I live, as well as within the state and four larger 3 day retreats. I have held several one on one instruction sessions. Several of these one on one’s have participated in both my mini retreats as well as the weekend long retreats. Because of my licensing I was asked to teach classes at the Everything Embroidery Market along side Mandy Graham from SparkleBerry Ink and at the last All Things Silhouette conference co-taught a class with Whitney Wadsworth on Pixscan. I truly believe these events would not have presented themself to me, without the licensing. Although I’m not able to teach and host retreats full time yet (still have my full-time job) I am able to make extra money that has helped offset my boys college tuitions and their living expenses. I love crafting and this has just become an extension of what I already love to do.  Julie Huggins – Sew Craft N’spired Creations

Becoming a Terri Johnson Creates licensed instructor is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being able to turn my hobby into a career has truly been a life-changing experience! Through her licensing course, Terri not only provides a great example of how and what to teach, but she also shares tips and expertise that come from her years as a small business owner. As a result, I’ve learned many new things, made some great new friends, and feel much more confident in my abilities to professionally and effectively teach others how to use their Silhouette machines. Lycia Evanoff – Caught by Design

This event is limited  so that you can receive personal attention – so don’t delay in registering!!  Click on this link to be taken to the registration page!   Our last event sold out in 2 weeks!  I anticipate this event will sell out quickly!  So don’t delay in registering for this event!


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I am really excited about this event & hope that you can join me for 3 fun filled days of learning, creating, & fellowship and fun!  And I’m looking forward to seeing how these Licensees will go forward & begin or enhance their own business!!   If you have any questions, email me at!!   If you are all in — register today!


signature1000-2**This Licensing is an independent retreat presented by Terri Johnson Creates, and is not officially affiliated with Silhouette America.  

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