Hello Love... Silhouette Cameo giveaway - closed

Though I made this project several months ago, it remains one of my all-time favorites created with the Silhouette. It holds a special place in my heart because, well, it hugged the bundle of joy that was my big belly. Using a design from Kal Barteski, exclusive to Studio Calico, and the white Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer, this is how it all came together.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineThe instructions that come with the kit are easy to follow. Here's the side that goes down onto the garment.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineAnd this is what it looks like on top.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineYou can use a regular household iron, but since we have a heat press similar to this one, I used it.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineThis is how it looked on - photo taken by Mark Slagowski (taken on July 30).Amy_Tan_BabyBump_HelloHeart-1GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Now for the really fun part! Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Cameo valued at $299! Leave a comment with something you are thankful for. Comments will close on November 28 at 8am and a winner will be announced shortly after. And you'll want to come back to the blog for a big announcement! Thanks for your comments - the winner is #6 -Annette Allen says:

now this is totally adorable.. i love it.. I am so thankful for family and life.. Life is good..

CONGRATS!

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Silhouette Canvas & more

It's that time again - Silhouette has a jam packed promotion and giveaway for you. This time it's with a ton of specialty items. As much as I wanted to dive right in and use up more than just the adhesive backed canvas, I only really only had a limited amount of time. I decided to keep it as simple as possible by just adding some watercolors.20131014-212518.jpg20131014-212531.jpg20131014-212642.jpgAfter realizing the sun was streaming in from the window, I decided to take my painting task outdoors. You may have seen this photo I posted yesterday on Instagram, looking up at the palm tree in the neighbor's yard. I let it dry for a few minutes out in the sunshine.20131014-212655.jpgI went in and started working on the first scrapbook layout of Jack. The photos were printed by Persnickety Prints as 3x4's with a matte finish.20131014-212708.jpgThis Fiskars ProCision Trimmer is my new favorite tool. And it's available for a really good price on Amazon. The washi wheel is from All Ready Memories - link in sidebar.20131014-212722.jpgSince the speech bubbles were rounded, I decided to use the new Project Life corner rounder to match the look. I added the hand drawn hearts that I cut with my Silhouette to the page. I love that the canvas is adhesive, thus allowing for one to create their very own fabric stickers.20131014-212737.jpgHere's the completed layout:20131014-212747.jpgLove the look of the watercolors on the canvas. 20131014-212803.jpgMost of the supplies are from my Cut & Paste collection with American Crafts, available at Two Peas in a Bucket and Simon Says Stamp. specialty-media-blogger-promoVisit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through October 24 to get any of these:

(1) The list of specialty media plus a Silhouette CAMEO® for $269.99 (savings over $120 from retail cost $383.90)

  • 1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
  • 1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
  • 1 pack printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 pack temporary tattoo paper
  • 1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
  • 1 pack chipboard
  • 1 pack printable silver foil
  • 1 pack printable magnet paper
  • 1 pack double-sided adhesive

(2) The list of specialty media plus a Silhouette Portrait™ for $129.99 (savings over $110 from retail cost $263.90)

  • 1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
  • 1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
  • 1 pack printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 pack temporary tattoo paper
  • 1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
  • 1 pack chipboard
  • 1 pack printable silver foil
  • 1 pack printable magnet paper
  • 1 pack double-sided adhesive

(3) 30% off on all specialty media

That's a lot to take in! Click here to take advantage of this month’s discount and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code valid through October 24.

Now for the really fun part... Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Portrait™!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: To enter: Leave a comment telling us what's making you smile. Open to US residents only. (Sorry internationals!) Giveaway will close on Monday, October 21 at 5am and a random winner will be selected and announced here shortly after. Good luck everyone!

And the winner is: #50 - CiJi says:

I love your layout!! Life in general is making me smile lately. :) All of the fall activities coming up are already making me smile!! Thanks for the chance to win, I do not have a cameo yet!

CONGRATS!

Remember, there is still time to take advantage of this month’s discount and TANGERINE as the promo code valid through October 24 at Silhouette.

Silhouette Stamping Kit

The Silhouette Stamping Kit is one of the products I was most excited about seeing in action at CHA Create N Connect in Vegas. Doesn't every designer/creative being/person dream of creating their very own stamps?Amy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitAmy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitThere's a bit of a learning curve, and it would have helped if I could have located a new blade in my piles of stuff that got moved. I think that would have made all the difference. And perhaps it's time I upgrade from the SD to the Cameo® or Portrait®, once I organize my studio. For now, I am working on the dining room table (which forces me to clean up after every single project).Amy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitAmy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitConfession:I decided after cutting out the silhouette of the US that I wanted a heart. So I simply cut a small scrap with scissors. The material is really quite fun and if you're up for it, you can use a craft knife and mat to create shapes without the machine. Amy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitAmy Tan | Silhouette Stamping Starter KitThe Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement left an interesting impression, that I actually love the look of (and matches my table). The black ink comes in the starter kit. I wrote the love with an American Crafts .03 Precision Pen under the white alphabean stickers. blogger-promo-sept-2013Visit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through September 13 to get any of these: (1) Silhouette PORTRAIT® / stamping starter kit bundle $129.99 (2) Silhouette CAMEO® / stamping starter kit bundle $269.99 (3) Stamping Starter Kit $23.99

Happy stamping!

Silhouette Portrait deal

It's summer! Silhouette has a fun giveaway and promotion for you. To help celebrate the season, I chose a few of my favorite summer-y designs from various manufacturers, including American Crafts and made a little collage.summer_silhouette_collage Summer | Airplane | Sunshine | Watermelon | Ampersand | Globe Want to try playing designer yourself? Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:

  • Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
  • Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
  • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
  • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
  • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
  • Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing

Here are some videos to show how this software works - Basic vs. Designer Edition | Import Your Own Designs | Rhinestone Window

Visit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through July 12 to get any of these: (1) Silhouette CAMEO® plus the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software for $269.99 (2) Silhouette Portrait™ plus the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software for $129.99 (3) The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software for $24.99

These are some great products! Please click here to take advantage of this month’s discount and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code valid through July 12.

Now for the really fun part... Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Portrait!GIVEAWAY: To enter: Leave a comment about your favorite part of summer. Giveaway will close on Monday, July 8th at 7am and a random winner will be selected and announced here shortly after. Good luck everyone!

The giveaway is now closed. The winner is #294 - Heidi says:

I love going on long road trips in the summer since my husband is a teacher and gets 2 months off work!

CONGRATS!

UPDATED: These are some great products! Please click here to take advantage of this month’s discount and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code valid through July 12.

Silhouette Premium Vinyl

DSC_1156Even though I have had it for quite some time now, it wasn't until the other day that I pulled out the Vinyl starter kit. Instead of creating wall art, I decided to add it to a little box (originally housing chocolates but now I use it for photos) and my mom's mini iPad. I got a turquoise roll of premium vinyl, which is the perfect shade of blue. DSC_1139Using the camera cut file and the bird cherry blossom doily cut file,I prepared both designs to maximize the use of the vinyl. After the Silhouette finished cutting it, I peeled off all the excess vinyl to reveal the designs. Then I spent about 5 minutes going through and peeling off the little details I didn't want transferring (like the holes in the camera and the spaces in between the branches and flowers.DSC_1140Next I put applied the transfer paper sticky side down, on top of the design.DSC_1141I slowly removed the backing (so that I revealed the sticky portion that would go onto the box).DSC_1142 DSC_1143I placed it onto the box and rubbed it in a bit.DSC_1144Then slowly, I began peeling off the transfer sheet.DSC_1145 DSC_1146 DSC_1147 Didn't want to waste the heart, so I stuck it onto my iPhone case. Love that this stuff is removable. DSC_1159I thought it all turned out pretty cute, so I moved onto the back of the mini iPad.DSC_1149 DSC_1150 DSC_1151 DSC_1152 DSC_1154I'm already scouring the place for more items that "need" a little vinyl love. Yesterday I posted a little Vine showing the application here.Visit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through April 26th to get any of these: (1) 1 Silhouette Portrait™ + 1 roll of black vinyl, 1 roll of white vinyl, and 1 roll of transfer paper: $139.99 (2) 1 Silhouette CAMEO® + 1 roll of black vinyl, 1 roll of white vinyl, and 1 roll of transfer paper: $269.99 (3) All premium vinyl bought outside of a machine bundle is 25% off

If you haven't caved just yet, perhaps this is a good time - these are some great products! Please click here to take advantage of this month’s discount and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code valid through April 26th.

Once again, Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Portrait™!

GIVEAWAY: Open to U.S. residents only - To enter, just leave a comment with what you would cut from the vinyl and what you would stick it on! Giveaway will close on Saturday, April 20th at 8am and a random winner will be selected and announced here shortly after. Good luck everyone! UPDATED: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is #90: Ilissa says: April 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I’d cut a bunch of cute stuff for my daughters binder and our window as decals!!

CONGRATS Ilissa! Please send us your mailing address so we can pass it along to Silhouette.

Remember you can still use the discount code TANGERINE through April 26th!