The Silhouette Challenge

If you couldn’t already tell, I am completely obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo.  It has literally changed my life since my husband surprised me with it for my birthday in April 2014….it is actually what inspired me to start this blog!

There are countless ways you can get your creative juices flowing with a Silhouette….just check out my Project Gallery to see all the amazing things I’ve been able to create with it so far.


The Silhouette Challenge

Starting in December 2014, I joined a Facebook group called The Silhouette Challenge.  This is the brainchild of my bloggy buddy Lauren from The Thinking Closet.

The Challenge consists of being presented with a different theme each quarter and inspires creative ways to use your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait.  You can take part in as many or as few as you’d like, and there’s no competition involved….it’s just a group of like-minded, Silhouette-obsessed crafters who are joined together in their crafty pursuits!

The Silhouette Challenge


My Silhouette Challenge Projects

Here are some projects I’ve done as part of The Silhouette Challenge so far:


FREE Silhouette Cut Files!

Take a look at some of these FREE Silhouette cut files I’ve shared here on the blog, and feel free to use them in a project of your own!

FREE Silhouette Cut Files at!


Learn How to Use Your Silhouette!

Silhouette Savvy Video Class

If you’re a visual learner who also likes having a real live person available in case you get stuck or have questions, then you’ve got to check out Craftsy’s NEW Silhouette Savvy video class!  With this class, you get:

  • 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access….watch classes on your own schedule!
  • Learn about using your Silhouette with:
    • Paper
    • Vinyl
    • Fabric
    • Sketch Pens
    • Print & Cut
    • PixScan Mat
  • Class materials, including a tools and materials list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Ask questions in your virtual classroom and get answers from your instructor as well as other classmates
  • Your classes NEVER expire….once you enroll, you have access to them for LIFE!


I’m currently taking Craftsy’s Crochet: Basics and Beyond class, so I can tell you from personal experience just how fabulous these classes really are.  I definitely recommend them if you’re a newbie or wanting to learn a new craft/skill!


The Ultimate Silhouette Guide

If you prefer a book in hand, then check out this learning option!  Whether you’re a Silhouette veteran or a total newbie (who may be scared to even open the box like I was!), make sure you check out The Ultimate Silhouette Guide.  This is seriously the best manual for anything and everything you could possibly imagine doing with your Silhouette.  Don’t let your machine intimidate you….get this guide and get crafting!

Silhouette School eBooks!