Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Upgrading your Silhouette Software on a new computer when you've used all 3 of your installs

Don't you feel like this guy when you try to upgrade your Silhouette Studio software and you get one of the above messages?  Frustrating, isn't it?  Here's are a few tips that will save you some angst when reinstalling your software on a new computer.

When you purchase a Designer Edition or other upgrade for your Studio software, you can install it on up to 3 computers.  So, say you had your software on 2 computers and you had to replace one -- you've used up all 3 of your installs.  You will get an error message when you try to upgrade on any additional new computer because you have no more installs left.

How do you know how many installs you have left?  Log into your account at and click on "My Account".  Scroll down, and you will find your serial numbers as well as how many installs you have left for each type of upgrade you have. (You will need your upgrade serial number when you reinstall, so write it down or leave the window open on your computer.)

So what happens when your "Remaining Installs" number is zero?  Before you donate, trash, or otherwise retire your old computer, open your Silhouette software one last time and click on "Help". Click on "De-activate License Key".  Your "remaining installs" will be reset and you can now use that license key when you install the upgrade on your new computer.

If you can't access your software on your old computer, just give Silhouette a call at 1-800-859-8243 or email them at , explain the situation, and they will reset your installs.  Sometimes they get very busy, so rather than sit on hold, I use the option to have them call me when an agent is available.  I've always gotten a call back within a few hours.

Happy cutting!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Wow, as if having my designs featured in the inaugural bundle of wasn't exciting enough, I am also excited to be featured in their Professional Crafter's Episode, "The Artistry"!

Take a look:

The Aristry - Featured Designer, Lisa McKew of One Oak Designs

Don't forget, you can get $300 worth of my design files for just $29.00 ($26.10 when you use promo code ONEOAKDESIGNS at checkout). This is a fantastic deal! Click HERE to grab my bundle!

Thank you all for your support, and Happy Crafting!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello friends!

I have some exciting news!  A big (and I mean BIG) bundle of my designs is available RIGHT NOW at a new site called LittleBigCrafter!  You all are probably aware of all the "bundle" sites floating around now where you can get like a million fonts for $7... they are all so tempting!  Well this one is like that, only they also feature design files for us crafters!  And they've chosen me as one of their designers for the their very first collection!

Click HERE to access my bundle.  Then, enter promo code ONEOAKDESIGNS at checkout to get an additional 10% off!  That gives you over $300 worth of design files for only $26.10!

Your designs will be delivered in zipped folders in file formats that work with your Silhouette Cameo (versions 2 & 3), Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Explore One, Brother Scan n Cut, Sure Cuts a Lot, Make the Cut!, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and more!  And of course, you can always use my designs for print applications such as stationery, etc.

Grab it soon, because it's only available for 30 days from today.  After that, it's gone forever!

Happy crafting!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year!

I've had a busy couple of weeks (months, really) with everyone busy crafting for Christmas and requesting custom designs.  Things slowed down a little bit, but now I find myself creating custom Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras designs.  It's always fun to turn someone's vision into a design, then to see it come to life on a shirt, coffee mug, Onesie, etc.  I always appreciate it when people include pictures of their finished projects along with their review of their purchase!  This cute shirt was created by Kellie of KellieAllisonDesigns using my Open Heart Circle Monogram Frame design:

Open Heart Circle Monogram frame and Vine Monogram Alphabet files available at

It was apparent that everyone was busy monogramming for gift giving based on the number of questions I got, asking how to use some of my monogram files -- namely, DXF files.  DXF files can be used by people with the basic, free, edition of Silhouette Studio software.  They can be tricky and a little frustrating, especially for beginners who don't know all the ins and outs of their software yet. They require a few extra steps to make them work properly so you don't lose the "holes" of your letters when welding them.  So I made a quick video to show how to work with my monogram files in Silhouette Studio using DXF format.

If you want to avoid all the extra steps needed to use DXF files, you can upgrade your software to Designer Edition (DE), which will allow you to open SVG files. SVG files come into your software ready to use, arrange, and weld without any extra steps. (You may have to add the cut lines before you cut.)

Designer Edition retails for $49.99.  I discount them 30% to $34.99.  You can purchase an instant download code for DE upgrade at my Etsy shop,  Click on "Silhouette Products" in the shop sections.  If they are sold out, please send me a message and I can get one listed for you. 

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful 2016 filled with lots of crafting!