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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

July and August Challenge Winners

Every month the Silhouette Plus forum has a challenge. The challenges are hosted by the winner of the previous challenge. Here are some pictures of the July and August challenge. Our September challenge theme is 'boxes". Our wonderful stand in hostess Susan42 chose this fun theme.

Here is July's challenge. The theme chosen by our June challegene winner Krafting Kelly chose the theme of pennant,flag,banner.

The winner of Krafting Kelly's challenge was Cut-It-Out with this beautiful entry.

The August challenge theme was Subway Art chosen by Cut-It-Out this was another really fun challenge. These make great gifts. This challenge had a three way tie.

Krafting Kelly's Entry

Holly's Entry

My entry aka doodlingdebbie

These are a lot fun to do. We get the chance to try new things with the challenges and this helps to learn more about the potential of our Silhouettes.

Magical Halloween Card

Not so much magic but my grandchilderen sure think they are terrific. I made some as Christmas cards and never received so much response for a card sent out. Friends and family were calling to let me know how much they loved them.

The cutting files and instructions can be downloaded on the Silhouette Plus Group forum.

You can sign up by clicking on the link below.Not only is it free we have a great time doing challenges, sharing ideas, crafts and projects. You will also find so many helpful members always willing to lend a hand. I created this forum for Silhouetters to enjoy using their Silhouettes even more.So, what are you waiting for? Come join in the fun!We would love to see you there. :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Silhouette Designer Edition

With all of the deign potential Silhouette Studio already offers for free. The new Silhouette Design edition offers even more with the new eraser tool, shear tool, knife tool, rhinestone tool and the sketch tool. I've been playing around a lot with the new Design editon. I loved the fact it can open so many different types of files.

I think it is worth the $49.99. Remember, all of the future updates will be free! woohoo! I was slightly disappointed the new Design Edition software didn't have the layers option or the ability to open up PDF files. I wrote to Silhouette America; and guess what? They are working on adding layers and the ability to open PDF files.(happy dance :-)) The one thing I've learned about Silhouette America, they work hard for their customers and have the best support team I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

So, what do you think? If you would like to take a sneek peak of the new Design Edition you can check it out on my YouTube channel along with other helpful tutorials.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Update On Making Videos for Sale

After a lot of thought here is where I'm at. I started the Silhouette Plus forum in order to help out others. It has been hard for me to even make videos for sale because I 've felt all along; help should be free.

There are so many wonderful helping members on the forum. They offer their help and advice for free as it should be. I thank them for all they have done and continue to do. This is what makes our community so nice.

I started making my free Youtube tutorials today and will continue to make them for free as questions come up. It sure feels great to be back to doing things the way my heart wants to do them.

If you want to check out some of the newest tutorials you can check them out here on my YouTube channel.

Big hugs,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Making Silhouette Studio Educational Videos

I love it when someone has that aha! moment. Learning some of the struggles our Silhouette Plus group members has made me want to make some instructional videos. At some point I would also love to have live Webinars where we can meet as a group having live interactive instruction and live chat.

Visual learning has always been the best way for me to learn. Many other people are just like me and learn faster and easier when they are show what to do. I've dubbed this the "show and tells" of learning.

There is so much that can be done in the basic Silhouette Studio software. I want others to know how learning the software in more depth will liberate them and their design abilities.

Making videos for Silhouette users and those who use similar cutting design software will open up a whole new page for me. I am in hopes of supplementing our household income and best of all; helping others to enjoy their Silhouette Studio software even more as the begin to be their own designer and design with confidence.

Below is my first attmept at making and intro video. I still have a lot to learn with this new software. Hopefully, it won't be too long.

Thanks for all of your love and support, Hugs,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Get The Most Out fo Your Silhouette - New Video Tutorials

Hello friends, this week I've been busy making some new YouTube tutorials. As our Silhouette Plus Group forum asks questions about certain features or problems; I've been making tutorial to help.

Many of us are visual people and seem to learn more from seeing something done. No, I'm not the best at making tutorials. I get so darn nervous but, as long as they are helping out others to enjoy their Silhouettes more I'll continue to make them.

Please excuse all of the ums, whatevers, and other nervous nelly words. :-)

Here is the link to my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I "Hat" to Say Hello

Here is one more cutting file for today. Every month I try to send a card to a special friend. She has had to make a lot of adjustments in her life. Real mail, seems to cheer people up.
This is another Print and Cut, Silhouette Studio file. Inside the card it says: "I just "hat" to send you a little note to say  hello." the tag will remind her of an old favorite of hers; Minnie Pearl. Below you will find the link to download this Print and Cut card file. Happy crafting everyone!

Jumping Ahead To Halloween

Tomorrow, I get to spend the whole day with our new grandaughter so today, I played. I don't know why Halloween jumped into my head but it did. I drew up a little witch; I caller her Witchypoo to make as a Halloween topper. After she was done, I thought it would be nice to have a card made with her too. So this cutting file can be either a topper or a card.

Of course, I want to share it with all of my blog followers. If you click on the link below, you can download this print and cut Silhouette Studio file and get ready for your Halloween crafting real early.

The blank images of Witchypoo and the pumpkin are to line the card and make it sturdier. I usually just use 64 lb. card stock and like to have them sturdier than this.

Tea Time

One of our members at Silhouette Plus was looking for a tea bag holder. After searching the internet for her and finding a couple of links she could try; I thought what the hey, make one for her.

After I made the cutting file; I had to cut a test run too. The picture is the finished sample with my hubby's favorite tea tucked inside. Below the picture is the link for the download of this Silhoutte Studio cutting file.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Celebrating Our Newest Family Member

Our sweet little granddaughter arrived this past Friday. She is so precious. There were some and touch and go moments for both my daughter and sweet Avelyn throughout the pregnancy and delivery. God is good as he has blessed us once again with another beautiful, healthy, grandchild.
Here is a little celebration freebie cutting file. This four pieced scalloped cirlce tag would be great to add to cards. As you can see I used the backgrounds in the Silhouette Studio software. These can easily be changed to your liking. Just click the link below the pictures to download this Silhouette Studio file. Happy crafting everyone!

One More Graphic Freebie

One of our daughters is getting married in Hawaii. I wanted to make her a special wedding card for the occasion. This little Hula Dancer girls grass skirt moves side to side. A home- made wobble is placed behind the skirt to give this action. If you would like to try this out, please feel free to download the .png file and make your own homemade wobble.

Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make the wobbles. I made a tut but it was terrible. I made it with my webcam and it was hard to stay centered and I didn't like looking at

Tutorial for a homemade wobble

Here is a pic of the unfinished wedding card I made for our daughter.. I wish I had a video to show you how cute it looks when her grass skirt wiggles back and forth.

Here is where you can download this little hula dancer girl I want to share with all of you.

Have fun everyone and happy crafting. Remember to check out the Silhouette Plus Group forum for more inspiration and ideas shared by our talented members.