I was so frustrated with ProvoCraft that I decided to buy a Silhouette Cameo machine. I played around with it for a while and thought it best to find an online class on how to use it. I was referred by someone to Jessica Sprague's website for different Silhouette courses. I bought every course available and have learned so much!! Kerri Bradford is an amazing teacher!! I watch the video on my old laptop computer and have my other computer hooked up to my Silhouette so I can follow along with the video. One of the video's covers importing digital papers into your designs. LOVE THAT!!! I wanted to see if it was possible to fill a card design with a pattern paper I had saved a while ago. I opened the Baby Bottle Card I bought from the Silhouette store and filled the base with purple, the top layer with the Mardi Gras paper and the top part with a gold color. I haven't been this excited in a long time!! The possibilities are totally endless!! I have no idea what I'm going to do with the card, but it was a fun start.
Another video class touched on designing an 8.5x11" page in the Silhouette Designer Edition program. I followed Kerri's directions, step-by-step and this is how my page turned out. It needs a bit more work, but I don't think it's bad for a first try.