It's Suzanne here today to introduce you to the new Quietfire blog dedicated primarily to my digital designs. Although we feature them occasionally over on Quietfire Creations, the cutting files were getting a bit lost amongst the rubber stamps and dies. Now they have a place where they can shine!
Most of my digital cutting files live over at the Silhouette America Online Design Store. If you're new to digital cutting, I frequently tell people digital cutting machines are sort of like an inkjet printer that cuts shapes instead of printing letters.
I love cut shapes, but I really don't enjoy cutting by hand. You just can't imagine how excited I was when I first got my Silhouette Cameo and cut my first words! The Cameo is an amazing machine. It didn't take me long to approach Silhouette and offer my designs to them. I was delighted they accepted me as a designer for their online store. It's been over 2-1/2 years now (and over 400 designs) and I have learned so much about designing cutting files - and some days I think Illustrator (which is the software I must use to finalize all the designs) and I will even be friends!
A few months ago I received an email from Silhouette inviting me to their Summit meeting. I was honoured to be one of a handful of designers to attend. Silhouette treated us to three nights' accommodation and meals (including a dinner cruise!) ..... at the Sheraton at Waikiki. It's almost too good a location for a meeting!!!
There were over 100 people attending plus the Silhouette people. It was wonderful to meet and talk to so many of them and re-introduce myself to those I'd met at CHA. Wait till you see the new items they are introducing later this year! There are lots of things I'm itching to get my fingers on to play with - and you're going to love them, too! As soon as they make the information public, I'll share it on this blog.
Posts here might be intermittent till we get going, but I know you'll find inspiration from the designers who are sharing their projects using the Quietfire files. If you don't have a Silhouette machine, I have some designs on the Quietfire site in SVG format. If there is something you'd like to see there or if you need a commercial license for a design(s), just drop me a line! My contact link is in the sidebar.
If you don't have a digital cutting machine at all, then there is a whole amazing world out there waiting for you! I hope I can be of assistance.
Thanks very much for checking out the new blog!
Happy cutting and creating!