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Posted 11/9/2010 by monkepinay in General Scrappin'
 

monkepinay
PeaNut

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Posted: 11/9/2010 3:38:21 PM
Hello all! I'm new here, but I totally want to get to know other users who have a Silhouette cutting machine. I recently got one and I can barely get myself into be at night because I stay on my computer making new cutting images.

While having the silhouette store as a go to is always nice, I enjoying knowing that I put work into making something for myself. Though I don't always start from the ground up when making my own cutting file, it's still good to know that if I have the know how, I can make almost anything.

The main purpose of this post is sort of an intro to myself and some of the things I hope to achieve.

You've got a small intro, and if there is anything else you guys want to know about me, just ask!

On to the achievements.

A lot of times when I set out to start a new project, I spend a good amount of time using google image search to find clip art to either use as a base or to simple "get the outline" with robocraft's software. I hoping to get some good suggestions from you guys as to another way to go about finding things to use. Wither it be a good site that you use often for finding actual cutting files, or images.

Also, I'm hoping that you guys can give me a few good suggestions for having a place for me to upload the cutting files that I'm already made to share with you!

And lastly, if any of you out there have a silhouette and want a few custom files, but aren't all that great with the making process, I am MORE than happy to take a crack at it! Just let me know what you want and send a link to an image if there is one.

scrappin_angelheart
BucketHead

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Posted: 11/9/2010 7:00:15 PM
I just ordered my Silhouette a few days ago so I can't help out much but I do know that there are a few yahoo groups devoted just to silhouette users.

HTH



Meridy77
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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:35:42 PM
I don't know if you already knew this...but there are .TTF called "dingbats". They come in all sorts of shapes and topics. You can download them off of many sites for free(like 1001freefonts.com). Then in the Silhouette software you type the corresponding letter and cut them with your machine...no "getting outline" or any other steps like that. Just type the "picture" and adjust the size and cut. Also, you can do a combo of different shapes with words (for example) and weld them together and cut as one image. I made the following files like that... http://meridy77.blogspot.com/2010/09/free-file-friday_17.html http://meridy77.blogspot.com/2010/09/free-file-friday_24.html

I have a couple other images to show you as examples...but in order for me to post them on -line (like in my blog) I have to go through a friend who hosts them for me. I could not find a free file hosting stie that would accept .gsd files. So I'm going to keep watching this thread to see if anyone can give you that information. In the meantime, I can e-mail you the files. But I need your e-mail address.

Maybe they will give you some inspiration to try to create some new files...and they are quick and easy to create.
Meridy



paminsd
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Posted: 11/10/2010 8:38:36 PM
Go to www.visualdesignsbychris.com and join the forum, I love it there.
Pam S


Pam in SD

monkepinay
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Posted: 11/16/2010 3:00:09 PM
I know I'm super late in responding to this thread, I'm sorry. I'm still getting used to how the forum here works! And Thank you all for the links! I'll be sure to check them out shortly! My email is monkepinay@gmail.com for anyone looking to share files. I have a few that I made, that I would love to share.

monkepinay
PeaNut

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Posted: 11/16/2010 3:04:13 PM
Meridy77

Oh, I'm not sure if it's just that I've been away from windows for too long, but I can't seem to add the fonts to my library (not in the software but to my computer in general).

This is pretty annoying considering I have a degree in software engineering. But I usually use linux for all of my computing needs, and only recently busted open my old windows laptop.

Man, I need to get with it!
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