Thursday, February 28, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Shirt + Silhouette Promotion and Giveaway

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I LOVE my Silhouette! I love having the ability to use my own fonts and create my own images, rather than being tied to cartridges and premade designs. I love being able to purchase just one image from the Silhouette Online Store for (usually) less than $1.00 each instead of paying $25-$50 for cartridges when I want just an image or two. And now I have even more of a reason to love it. For the last couple of days I've been playing around with the Silhouette Designer Edition Software and, can I just say, I LOVE having the ability to open SVG files right in the software, trace them, and manipulate them as I see fit. Without this software, using SVG files was quite the task, which involved opening them in another program, tracing them, converting them, and then finally opening them in the Silhouette Studio.



So for this project, I wanted to try out some of the abilities of the Designer Edition. I found a free shamrock SVG file from SVGcuts.com which I was able to easily trace and resize. For this particular shirt, I only used the top and middle layer of the shamrock. I didn't think the ruffly bottom layer was appropriate for my son :) The font that I used is Shelly Print from Lettering Delight. I used the smooth heat transfer material in dark green and yellow for this project.

After creating and cutting the image (making sure to mirror the image before cutting), peel away the negative space and weed out any small parts such as the middle of the O's or A's. After doing so, you're left with the words and images on a sticky backing.



Place it on the shirt and cover it with a cloth. I always use one of my husband's t-shirts rather than a dishcloth or towel. Use your iron on the highest/cotton setting and iron for about a minute. Check the edges and peel the backing away once it's adhered. Add the second layer and repeat with the ironing and checking.


And there you have it. A stylin' shirt for the littles, that will keep them from getting their cute little cheeks pinched!


Now, before we get to the giveaway, we want to let you know about Silhouette's current promotion from now until March 8th, 2013. Use the code "SOMEDAY" to get any of the following discounts:
  • Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition Bundle (including the Cameo and Designer Edition Software) for only $269.99
  • Silhouette Portrait Designer Edition Bundle (including the Portrait and Designer Edition Software) for only $179.99
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Edition for only $24.99



And, on to what you've all been waiting for! Someday crafts is giving away one Silhouette Portrait cutter to one lucky reader!

We'll keep it fairly simple. To enter the giveaway for the Silhouette Portrait, you must first comment on this post telling us why you'd love to win the Silhouette Portrait or what projects you plan to do!

For 2 additional entries, you may like Someday Crafts on Facebook. You can also like Silhouette America on Facebook - and be sure to thank them for the giveaway while you're there! To get credit for the additional entries, you'll need to come back here and leave a separate comments for each action.

There you have it! Good luck!!

*The giveaway will open at 5:00am MST on 2/28/2013 and will close at 11:59pm on 3/3/2013. The winner will be announced on 3/4/2013. Winner must respond within 72 hours of announcement or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is not endorsed or affiliated with Facebook. Prize fulfillment will be administered through Silhouette America. Please email somedaycrafts@gmail.com with any additional questions or concerns.*

243 comments:

  1. Would love to win this for some major crafting!!!

    Julie
    www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  2. I teach kindergarten and I would love this for class projects!

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  3. I'd honestly love to win this for a friend of mine. I use my Cameo all.the.time. and I know she would love one too!!

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  4. I'd love to make labels for my pantry

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  5. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook

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  6. I like Silhouette America on fb

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  7. I would just love to have this machine. I pledge to use it EVERY DAY!!

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  8. I would make all kinds of cool things for card making/scrapbooking and all things crafty

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  9. I would love to make decorative items for around the house or fun thigs for the kids.

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  10. I have some jars that are crying out for vinyl labels!

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  11. I like Silhouette on Facebook. :)

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  12. I would make "Family Rules" Subway art. Thanks!

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  13. Me and my girlfriend are going to start are own business and this would be awesome!!

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  14. I've liked Silhouette America on Facebook!

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  15. I've like Someday Crafts on Facebook as well! :)

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  16. The crafts would never end! Subway art, holiday art, name tags, gift tags! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. I have so many ideas that I can do and use with a silhouette! I could make fun appliques for t-shirts, purses, etc.

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  18. I have a whole list of projects I'd like to do for my home! I think I'd begin with some wall quotes!

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  19. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook!

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  20. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook also!

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  21. Oh I'd love to win and actually be able to complete some projects on my list!

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  22. I like someday crafts on Facebook

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  23. I'd definitely use it for clothing!!

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  24. I'd love to use the silhouette to make personalized shirts.

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  25. I would definitely use it in my cardmaking, great for cutting out intricate designs and for making sentiments.

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  26. I have always wanted a Silhouette, and I could think of about a thousand fun things I would do with it! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. I would love to win this! I like that you can use SVGs from online sources and do not have to use cartridges only. How great is that!

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  28. like someday crafts on FB! Thanks

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  29. I would love to do some glass etching

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  30. I have grandkids in sports and music and graduating from high school, so I could use the Silhouette to make accessories for all of the events coming up in their lives, not to mention some terrific things I could make for myself.

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  31. I liked Silhouette America on FB

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  32. Project possibilities are endless!! I'd love to get more crafty with a new silhouette!

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  33. I would love to make greeting cards and thank you cards!

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  34. I like someday crafts on facebook!

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  35. I have a cricut, but would love to upgrade to a silhouette! I'd make some fabulous wall art

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  36. I like silhouette america on facebook

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  37. I'd love to win the silhouette machine, it would make crafting for an amateur like myself much easier and would look amazing!

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  38. Already like Silhouette on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathy.lisam

    kangaroomamajourney at gmail dot come

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  39. Liked Someday Crafts on Facebook as https://www.facebook.com/kathy.lisam

    kangaroomamajourney at gmail dot com

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  40. I would use it to make handmade cards

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  41. I would love a Silhouette to make holiday clothes for my kids.

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  42. First I would make something for my laundry room or something for my sons room since we are redoing his room right now!! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  43. I follow the sponser on facebook!

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  44. I have a new grandbaby on the way I would love to make something for the baby room jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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  45. i would love to have it for some card making, and general crafting.

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  46. I'd love to make carnival party decor!

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  47. Looks like so much fun to have a Silhouette. I would like to make some subway art for gifts.

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  48. I like Silhouette American on Facebook

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  49. I would love to with the Silhouette so I could make some personalized gifts!
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I like Someday Crafts on FB! (Lara Radack)
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I like Silhouette on FB! (Lara Radack)
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I would love a silhouette to make my wedding invites!
    toolboxteenah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I'd love to win the Silhouette Portrait so that I could make some of the amazing projects that everyone has been posting online...like your St Patrick's day shirt!
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  54. I like someday crafts on facebook. Facebook name: Randi Wood

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  55. I like silhouette on facebook, username: Randi Wood

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  56. I would love to win a silhouette because the freedom of designing my own things is much more appealing than cricut cartridges. rebahyer@hotmail.com

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  57. I giddy with excitement! I want one for crafty stuff like EVERY application I've seen and my dad wants me to have one so he can design vinyl shapes for his auto-cross car. If those aren't good reasons I don't what is!

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  58. i would like to replace my Cricut with a silhouette! i love that you can buy a single image from the silhouette store instead of expensive cartridges with unnneeded images! I'd make one of a kind stencils with a silhouette! (i promise to pay it forward if i win this and give my cricut and cartridges to a lucky someone!! i promise!!)

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  59. I like you on fb as Tabitha Swain Klucking

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  60. I like Silhouette USA on fb as Tabitha Swain Klucking. Thanks!

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  61. if i already liked you on FB does that count twice? :) thanks for the giveaway!!

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  62. i would love to win this for some craft projects!

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  63. I love all the different projects that little machine can make.

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  64. I like Silhouette America on Facebook

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  65. I would love to have this machine to create fun tshirts for my family.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Wow. I would LOVE to own my very own Silhouette! Thank you for the chance--I'd use it for papercrafting and school projects/volunteering for my 3rd grader. :)

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  67. Id love to make so many different projects ! What a great machine this is!

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  68. I love all the uses for the Silhoutte. The shirt is darling and I think clothing would be one of my first attempts.

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  69. I like Silhouette America on FB.

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  70. I would love to get a portrait for print and cut. Since my printer only prints on 8 1/2" wide paper, it seems logical to use a cutter that also uses that size.

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  71. I'd like to make the girls Easter Peeps tee using the heat transfer material. Thanks for a chance to win.
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. What a wonderful giveaway! I hope I am the lucky winner.

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  73. I also liked Silhouette America on Facebook.

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  74. Would love to win it because I could do so much with it. I think I would start with vinyl for shirts!

    Emily
    emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  75. I would love to win this! I have so many ideas for the Silhouette. Labels for everything and making cute cards and invitations.

    alw1028@gmail.com

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  76. I liked Silhouette America on FB. =)

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  77. I would love a Silhouette of my very own. With graduation in a few months, I would make personalized invitations. Oh, there's so much to imagine.

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  78. Please please I want to win this... I have so many projects for the kids just waiting for a Silhouette...

    11.07.05@gmail.com

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  79. I like Silhouette on FB.

    11.07.05@gmail.com

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  80. I would love to make some handmade shirts! :)
    annalana25@gmail.com

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  81. I would love to win a Silhouette! I would use it for my cards and home decor!

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  82. I like Someday Crafts on FB

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  83. I like Silhouette America on FB.

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  84. Doing a kitchen reno and have some open shelving that needs customizing...please random number gods, pick me!!

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  85. i've been wanting to win a silhouette to use for papercrafting... but of course now... i really want to make custom t-shirts and onesies (this one is SOOOOOOO flippin' CUUUUUUUUTE) for my nieces and nephew!!! :)

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  86. Following Someday Crafts on FB

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  87. Following Silhouette on FB too!

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  88. I have a new baby girl. If I win, I'd love to create fun, cute onesies (like the shirt you made!) using the Silhouette Portrait!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a newbie to your blog. :)

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  89. Hello, I have been wanting a Silhouette forever. Then first thing I would make is a personalized garden sized flag for my Dad's grave. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. Like Silhouette on Facebook and left a message thanking them on their wall here:
    https://www.facebook.com/silhouetteamerica/posts/10151384815953893

    Thanks!
    Trish Froehner

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. There are so many fun projects I've seen in the past that have made me wish for a silhouette...but unfortunately, hasn't been in budget so winning one would be awesome. I would use this a lot for diy decor projects for my son's room, and nursery!

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  93. I like silhouette on FB!

    randi.amoderndayfairytale@gmail.com

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  94. I would make designs for tote bags and my daughter's t-shirts!

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  95. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook!

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  96. I like Silhouette America on facebook!

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  97. I would love to win a new tool to make these kid school projects easier! Thank you for the chance.

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  98. I like Silhouette America on facebook!

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  99. I would love to win and be able to make party stuff for my son's bday party in April

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  100. I like someday crafts on facebook

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  101. I like Silhouette on facebook

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  102. I'd love to use this for crafty projects. AND I'd share it with my friends. It would make super cute baby gifts!

    khbride at yahoo dot com

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  103. I like Silhouette on facebook as KH Bride

    khbride at yahoo dot com

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  104. I already liked you on fb as KH Bride

    khbride at yahoo dot com

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  105. I would make lots of graduation decorations...LOTS!

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  106. I love making crafts so I would definitely use it a lot! :)
    annalana25@gmail.com

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  107. i'd love to win this for my wife

    treylocobird (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  108. I folly Silhouette on facebook

    treylocobird (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  109. i'd love to win thanks! i'd be making some cute easter decor.

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  110. i follow silhouette on facebook

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  111. I want to win to help make shirts for my granddaughter and me..(lol). Also to help with unfinished scrapbooks and some quilting. I have MS and hard to cut out items.. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  112. I like you on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  113. I like Silhouette America on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  114. I would love one for project life!

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  115. I would love to win this fantastic machine. I need an extra special sparkly shirt for my b-day this month. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  116. I've wanted a Silhouette for literally YEARS. What would I use it for? The question is what WOULDN'T I use it for?! Awesome giveaway! :)

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  117. I liked Someday Crafts on Facebook.

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  118. I like Silhouette America on Facebook.

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  119. I would like to start with decor for my daughters room and then the sky is the limit from there.

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  120. I'd love to win the Silhouette so that I could give it to my mom so that she would stop borrowing mine :)

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  121. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook!

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  122. I like Silhouette on Facebook too!

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  123. I was thinking about subway art! Then I saw you can make iron ons! Oh the things I would do!!!

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  124. I would love to win this! Have wanted one for years but, just can't fit it into the budget. :(

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  125. I would LOVE to get crafty with this! I've been wanting one to spice up my daughters' wardrobes and to make fun personalized gifts. :) - daniellecorrelle@aol.com

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  126. I am a Facebook fan - daniellecorrelle@aol.com

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  127. I am a mom,a member of PTA and we have events throughout the school year that would be complimented by the product and ability to make event tshirts,ect.The possibilities are endless!!!

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  128. I like Silhouette on FB too :)-daniellecorrelle@aol.com

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  129. I like Someday Crafts on Facebook

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  130. I like Silhouette on Facebook

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  131. I'm ready to start making vinyl signs and t-shirt designs! I've been trying to win a silhouette machine for years!

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  132. I would love to win the Silhouette and be able to use all the neat scrapbook cut outs and also put vinyl on walls and tumblers!

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  133. I "liked" Someday Crafts on Facebook!!

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  134. I "liked"Silhouette on Facebook!!

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  135. I'd love to win a Silhouette to make cute T-shirts like yours!

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  136. Would love to win! I love my Cameo, and would love to give this t a very crafty friend!

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  137. I'd love to win the Silhouette - at this moment, the first thing i'd make is science project titles - have 4 going on right now. after that, i can see straw tumblers and teacher gifts in my future.

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  138. follow silhouette america on fb as ten coupons
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

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  139. follow someday crafts on fb as ten coupons
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

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  140. I would love to win the Shilouette! I would probably try the vinyl projects first! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  141. I like Someday Crafts on facebook.

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  142. Zomg, I would love to a silhouette to broaden the range of what I can do for DIY artwork. I'd also like to do more with paper layering for cards.

    So many ideas!

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  143. I like silhouette on facebook too!

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  144. I want to cut vinyl and scrapbook projects
    Lisa

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  145. I would live to win so I could try some of the really cite vinyl projects that I've ben seeing everyone doing.

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  146. I do like someday crafts on Fb

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  147. I do like silhouette on Fb.

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  148. I would love a silhouette! I would use it to make my world a prettier place!

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