Stencil Organization Help

Jul 10, 2019

HELLO, COOKIERS!

I am admittedly a perfectionist. I am getting better at not being so hard on myself if everything doesn’t go as planned. If I am not careful, it can steal my JOY! I DO NOT want that. I am sure that all perfectionists out there can relate. I hold myself to a very high standard in everything I do, especially my work. However, if I had let that perfectionism get in my way, I would have never started my original Colorful Cookie Blog that led to The Colorful Cookie Studio and The Colorful Cookie Club. I would have never recorded any video tutorials, let alone go LIVE on Facebook! None of those things are ever perfectly done. Never! That is because we are not perfect. No one is! So, let’s let good enough be good enough! Remember last week’s email?? Have you gone LIVE on your Facebook page? Do it. Stop waiting! It won’t be perfect. Who cares!! I encourage you to do it!

I struggle with organization and I think that’s part of my perfectionism(of...

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Using Drawing Apps for Stencil and Cookie Cutter Design

Jun 23, 2019

Are you using Procreate or another drawing app to make stencil and cookie-cutter designs yet? I am just learning to use a few of the many drawing apps available and LOVING them! I am one of those people who can never learn enough about new technologies! My brain is on overload most of the time. I am not sure how much more I can put in there!

I have used Procreate, Adobe Draw, Adobe Sketch, and Sketchbook on my iPad to design stencils. I still need practice, but I get better each time I use them. All of these apps except Procreate are available for desktop use too. Procreate is a paid app for iPad and iPhone. The others are available for free. I use them on my iPhone, but it is a little more difficult because of the small screen. I am learning new tricks to make my drawings better every time I use them. These drawing apps have a variety of places to tap on the screen and make magical things happen! It is easy to design and upload your digitized drawings right to your cutting...

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Silhouette Studio Software Editions, Updates, and Upgrades

Jun 16, 2019

It’s official! Summer is here! I recently had a birthday and went on vacation. Look at this beach! It was beautiful! A little rest and relaxation are always necessary to get the creative energy flowing again! I feel rested and ready to create!

This post is for you if you need an explanation of Silhouette Studio Software and the difference in updates and upgrades. Find the Silhouette Studio software here for the best price around.

I know this stuff can be confusing, so I am going to make this explanation as simple as I can for cookiers who want to learn to design stencils and decide which software edition will meet their needs.

Here goes…

First, let’s talk about the difference between the Silhouette Studio software editions. Each of them build on the next and there are additional tools in each edition. They also open various file types, but for this post, I discuss the file types that I find easiest and most convenient to use. If you want to see the...

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