Creative Cutters: Print & Cut, Paper, and PixScan

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner. The year has certainly flown by! My ambitions are always pretty high when it comes to Christmas crafts and my “want to-do” list is much longer than time ever allows. Seeing all the cute project ideas on Pinterest and Facebook just makes me want to pour a cup of tea, turn on some Christmas carols, and make pretty stuff! I’m sure that most crafters can relate 🙂 . One project that doesn’t require much time (thanks to the Silhouette) – yet makes a big impact – is a Shadow Box Card Scene design by Lori Whitlock. And it was the perfect project for this month’s gathering of the Creative Cutters group, where we discussed working with Print & Cut files, paper projects, and the PixScan mat.

(Click on image for a link to purchase the bundle. Each scene can also be purchased individually.)

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All Things Silhouette Conference – November 2017 

The fall 2017 All Things Silhouette Conference just ended and what a great weekend it was! I enjoyed getting to work with some of my fellow licensed instructors as well as the awesome Silhouette America staff to provide a weekend of Silhouette fun, friendship, and education.

Sadly, Terri was not able to attend the conference due to health reasons. We missed her greatly but felt her presence throughout the weekend in everything we did.

This is just a sample of what the conference included:

Goodie bags full to the brim…

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Silhouette Emergency Kit – A Super Simple Swap Idea
(includes free printable)

I’m keeping this simple today because I’m headed to Peachtree City, GA for my 3rd All Things Silhouette Conference!!! Rather than attending classes this time around, I’m volunteering as a staff member and couldn’t be more excited. It’s always fun to get together with my Silhouette buddies and I know we’re going to have a great time!

You may remember that I also attended ATSC last June and made glass bead magnets as a swap item. I hadn’t planned on participating in the swap this time, but decided at the last minute that I didn’t want to show up empty-handed. Since time was short, I knew I needed something quick and easy – more of a “giveaway” than a “swap”. I’ve made these cute candy favors in the past using a quilting theme and so, with a few modifications, the “Silhouette User’s Emergency Kit” was born!

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