The first Silhouette Saturday is now “in the books” and I think it was quite the success! We had lots of fun, lots of food, lots of great door prizes, lots of take-home goodies, and – most importantly – lots of learning! A few of the attendees had never made a cut with their Cameo before the workshop. To watch them go from zero experience to several completed projects in less than 24 hours (and have the desire to go home and do even more with their machines) was so rewarding.
Besides the joy I get from teaching, it was fun to simply spend time together with other Silhouette enthusiasts. Seeing and experiencing the bonds that come from crafting together is the icing on the cake for me!
The Friday night beginner’s session included an introduction to the Silhouette Studio software and the Silhouette Design Store. In addition to cutting regular adhesive vinyl, everyone had a chance to work with some beautiful patterned vinyl from Sparkleberry Ink with an added glitter overlay.
During the remainder of the workshop, we concentrated heavily on getting to know the features of Silhouette Studio and using that knowledge to create designs for a variety of hands-on projects, including glass etching, layering and adhesive vinyl decal, and working with HTV.
This free file from Dreaming Tree made the perfect take-home project.
As you can imagine, an event like this wouldn’t be possible without the work of many hands. My mom and husband not only helped me in the weeks leading up to the workshop but were right there alongside me throughout the weekend doing whatever was needed, by either myself or the students. Thank you both!
I’m also extremely grateful to each of the sponsors for their support. Thanks to their generosity, everyone was able to not only learn about a variety of materials during the workshop but also receive some wonderful door prizes and a goodie bag chock-full of things to take home and play with.
As a final note, I’d like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to each of you who attended Silhouette Saturday. It means a great deal to me that you chose to share your time and resources with me. I’m already making plans to host another workshop or two in 2018 and hope you’ll be able to join me again – and maybe we’ll add some new faces to the mix as well 🙂 . Be sure to subscribe to my blog by typing your email address into the form on the right (or down below if you’re viewing the mobile version) and clicking on “Subscribe”, or watch my Facebook page for more details.
Until next time,
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Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.