All Things Silhouette conference

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mom and I went to the first All Things Silhouette conference in Peachtree City, Georgia recently. It was such a hit, they're already planning 2 more conferences next year! We bought our Cameos 3 years ago and have enjoyed using them so far... but were ready to take classes and expand our knowledge beyond paper. I'm ready to buy some vinyl now!!

I read about a scrapbook store called Impressive Ideas outside of Atlanta. We pulled up and walked in, only to find that their grand opening wasn't happening until Saturday. They were kind enough to let us shop anyway!! This store has a ton of stamps and mixed media. Fun place! Once we were done shopping, we headed to the hotel. This was a two night trip (not sure what all we brought! lol)

We registered and were given fun little canvas tote bags.

We attended classes on Saturday and Sunday. Our teachers included Melissa from Silhouette School, Lori Whitlock, Jeana Goodwin from Felicity Jane, and a former Silhouette America employee and scrapbooker named Cindy. We learned SO MANY tips and tricks. Our classes covered topics like designing in Silhouette Studio, what to do when your machine isn't cutting out your projects very well, adhesive vinyl 101, scrapbooking with your Silhouette, and tracing tips. There were also classes on glass etching, heat transfer vinyl, rhinestone application, planning parties, and making cards.

There was a vendor hall, a Silhouette America hospitality room (where we got to see the Curio and Mint machines in action), as well as meals and snacks throughout both days.

We made our own photo booth props for the photo booth contest (we didn't win, but still had fun). Mom thought of the Flinstones and I quickly traced some cartoon images of Wilma and Betty.

I cut them out of cardstock and we fastened them to skewers so we could hold the pieces up. 

Our photo booth entry:

Do you use your Silhouette for vinyl or paper? Most people at the conference seemed to use one kind or the other - not both!

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  1. Looks like it was a fun trip, Emily! Can't wait to see what new things you make with your newfound skills!

    1. I can't wait to get started on a few things :)

  2. What a fun event to go to, I didn't know such a thing existed and will have to be on the look out for one in my area if it ever shows up here. I love the photo of you and your cute!

    1. I ran across a blog post about the conference a few months ago - both of next year's events will be near Atlanta again. But several people have commented that they wish a conference like this would be closer to them - so ya never knew!

  3. Looks like it was a fun event to go to :) Sounds like it was well informative :) Any tips on the vinyl would be great I've been wanting to play with that more :) Such a fun idea for photo booth props too :) To your question I'm more paper, but want to give a try to a few different things like the vinyl and the etching

    1. Same here - and apparently they make a vinyl that looks like glass etching!


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