Alissa Lines
First Cut

Short Bio

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here today. Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Alissa and I blog at Big Ideas Little Cents where I share all kinds of DIY tutorials, printables, recipes and help you with projects you have in mind, all on a small budget. I'm passionate about teaching you new skills as you enjoy the work of your own hands. I have an amazing husband of 21 years, and we have 6 kids (yes! I just said SIX kids) ranging from 18 to 7. I've been a stay at home mom since our oldest was born. In High School you would most likely find me in the choir room. I really had no crafty ambitions at that time. But I fell in love with crafts when I taught myself sewing and stamping for "sanity time" when my oldest was very little. I know that even if you may not be crafty to start with, you can learn anything you set your mind to. Silhouette America is a great place to start!

Where are you from?

I live in rural Arizona. Hot, dry, brown. We always welcome the rain!

How long have you been a Silhouette user?

It’s hard to tell. I think I bought my first Silhouette CAMEO® 5 years ago. It was like Christmas… oh, wait, it was!

What kind of materials or media do you use most?

Hmmm… what don’t I use? I use cardstock with Print & Cut all the time.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I’m very visual, and I love amazing designers like Kate Spade and Heidi Swapp. I also use my daily life as a guide to what others may need too.

Which Silhouette product do you like or use the most?

The CAMEO® is my go-to machine for sure!

Fun Facts about me

  • I met my husband on a blind date.
  • I LOVE antique furniture and secretly wish I could stop at every yard sale and buy the beautiful pieces I see.
  • I found a live snake in Walmart. I stayed calm while someone got a Walmart employee to remove the snake.I HATE snakes, so the fact that I stayed calm is pretty amazing!

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