About Me

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My name is EllyMae and I am the owner of Silhouette Secrets+.

I am a wife, mother and lover of all things wine (as you’ll notice in my projects & posts). I won a Silhouette Portrait in 2013 and the first time I used it, I knew I needed the bigger Cameo. At that time, there was not much information out there, but I found what I could and learned by testing & creating things. I love to learn new things that can be done with the Silhouette machines and have turned that into teaching others what I love to do.

I was encouraged by many to start teaching classes and when the TJC Instructor Program was announced in 2016, I signed up. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made and have met so many great friends & colleagues just because I took a chance. I now teach private lessons & local classes in the Northern Virginia and online classes as requested. I have also had the privilege to be on staff for the Curio Intensive Retreat in June 2017, staff at the All Things Silhouette Conference June 2017, Nov 2017, staff & an instructor at the ATS Conference in Nov 2018 & June 2019. I love to continue expanding my knowledge of what these amazing machines & software can do.

My collection of Silhouette machines has grown just as much as my love for Silhouette and I currently have several Cameo machines, a few Curios, a Portrait 2, and a Mint. I love that there are still so many things to learn and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to do something in the Silhouette software.

I look forward to sharing the love of Silhouette with all of you and welcome you on this journey!

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