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California All Things Silhouette Conference Recap (Plus Two More ATS Conferences Announced)

I'm back from my second (the third) All Things Silhouette Conference and what a fun filled weekend it was in Newport Beach, CA.

Over the two day conference, put on my Terri Johnson and Silhouette America, I taught five classes to hundreds of amazingly talented and eager-to-learn Silhouette crafters. 


 When I wasn't teaching...I was selling books! Lots of them!

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Video: Introducing My New 45 Minute Course!

I'm so thrilled to be able to share with you some big news....the introduction of my new video course on Silhouette CAMEO 3! I've created the 45 minute course to help Silhouette CAMEO 3 beginners get started with their new die cutting machine from taking it out of the box to completing their first project.

Getting Started Silhouette CAMEO 3 Video tutorial course beginners

The Silhouette CAMEO 3 includes some exciting new features which will be new to longtime Silhouette crafters who are upgrading to the new machine, as well as those who are brand new users.

Back to School Sticker Set: Free Silhouette Studio Design File

It's back to school time...and we're celebrating with a free Back to School set that I designed in Silhouette Studio!

back to school sticker set free silhouette cameo


Tips for Preparing for a Craft Show (Or Busy Holiday Selling Season) When You're a Silhouette Seller!

I know it's only the middle of August and you're not thinking about Christmas right now - unless, of course, you're gearing up for the busy holiday selling season.  Now's the time to start preparing for craft shows and getting your holiday listings in place if you sell locally and on Etsy.

craft fair tips trick and shortcuts for Silhoeutte crafters
This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

When I still had my Etsy shop open and did craft fairs (before this blog took over my life) - I sold more in October, November and December than I did the entire rest of the year. That's why it's critical you start making your crafts now so you have enough in stock and you are ahead of the game when the orders start coming in!  

Silhouette CAMEO Cross Cutter Tool Tutorial...So THAT'S How You Use It!

The Silhouette Cross Cutter Tool is one that has always boggled my mind.  I had half-attempted to use it a handful of times, but never really understood what it would be useful for....plus it always seems to tear my vinyl. I mean, who needs to cut the vinyl at the back of their machine? That's why when Silhouette School weekly contributor Becky Dykes asked me if I had a tutorial already on how to use the cross cutter with Silhouette I basically just laughed and said, "I don't understand the use for that tool." 
Silhouette CAMEO Tutorials Cross Cutter Tool

Thankfully Becky and I were in the same boat - but she was ready to tackle this one and figure out exactly how to use the Silhouette CAMEO cross cutter.

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Bluetooth Set Up Tutorial

The Silhouette CAMEO 3 Bluetooth feature is one of those features that has been highly anticipated. However, let's just be honest here, it's also causing a lot of frustration, confusion and questions on how to set up and establish the Silhouette CAMEO 3 Bluetooth connection.
Silhouette CAMEO 3 bluetooth set up tutorial
 There are several steps and - again being honest - they can be confusing. Like I literally thought my head was going to explode!  Lucky for you, I figured it out and now I'm going to try to lay it out in as simple as steps as possible for you so you can get your Silhouette CAMEO 3 Bluetooth set up and cutting!