Turning Artwork into Wearable Art
using Silhouette Studio

What could be more fun for a kid than being able to wear a shirt featuring a design of his or her own creation? I’ve been wanting to turn one of my grandson’s drawings into a t-shirt design for some time and when he came to visit recently, I finally got the chance. It’s a relatively easy process and today I’ll show you exactly how you too can turn artwork into wearable art!

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A Visit to Pinners Texas!

Last week was a busy one for sure, but lots of fun because I got to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren and help them move into their new home. After unpacking boxes for a few days, we took a break and us “girls” headed to Pinners Texas.

Pinners Texas 2017

Never having attended before, we weren’t sure what to expect, and our first impression could be summed up in one word: overwhelming! The event was held at the Arlington Convention Center and doors opened at 10:00 am on Friday, with classes set to begin at 10:30 am. I don’t know how many of the 10,000-11,000 attendees were there when they opened, but it was several hundred (it seemed like a THOUSAND) or more –  all crowded into the main area and ready to check in and head to class.

Fortunately, my daughter spotted one of the staff standing off to the side with iPad in hand, working furiously to process as many people as possible. Once we were able to check in and get our wristbands, it was pretty smooth sailing – crowded, but no longer overwhelming.

The Pinners website describes the conference as “two great events in one” and I would have to say that is an accurate description. Continue reading →

Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?

The terminology used in connection with Silhouette Studio® can be quite confusing – especially when it comes to UPDATES vs. UPGRADES. In a nutshell, updates are fixes and enhancements to the program and there’s never a charge for them. Upgrades, on the other hand, are different levels of software and each level adds to the basic features of Silhouette Studio®. While updates are free, an upgrade must be purchased.

I purchased Designer Edition at the same time I bought my original Cameo and it has been money well spent. When I decided to become a licensed instructor, I upgraded to Business Edition – yet I only had to pay for the incremental price difference between Designer Edition and Business Edition, not the full price of Business Edition, which is another thing I love about the Silhouette America software!

With the release of Version 4.1, there are now more reasons than ever to consider upgrading. But how do you know which level is right for YOU? To help you decide, here’s a summary of each edition and it’s included features: Continue reading →