February 28, 2013

Canister Labels - and a Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

YES, that title says GIVEAWAY - get excited - that's on down....
I know I've told you a million times - I love my Silhouette - you can see lots of my projects here: Awesome Projects using a Silhouette Machine.  Just yesterday I cranked out some labels for my canisters - I love how I can think of something I want to do and just get it done.  These look great, but I shined them up TOO much - it made for tricky picture-taking!

before I show you more too-shiny pictures, a heads up, it's promotion time at Silhouette:
let's here all about that and see more pictures...and let you know about a GIVEAWAY that you won't want to miss....
The promotion runs from today through March 8th, and it's for either the Silhouette Designer Software that's normally $50 (only $25 - this is for you that already have a machine) or for a machine that COMES WITH the Designer Software - awesome:
--Portrait with Designer Software, $179.99
--Cameo with Designer Software, $269.99
To get that deal, you'll go to go HERE and use the code SUGARBEE at checkout.

It is easy to install the software - - there's a button in the regular software that walks you through upgrading.  The 2 things I'm most excited about:
--making my own rhinestone shapes!  normally you can't resize rhinestone shapes, but with software you can take any size of shape and make it into a rhinestone template.
--the cross-hatch ruler - I use scrap pieces on my cutting mat a lot, and I'm always trying to reveal the cutting mat and then counting squares, etc - - with this software as I move my mouse there's a ruler on either side indicating exactly where I am - it's awesome.
Other features:
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
And if you want to see it in action (like I did) here's a quick video link.

Oh, and more pictures of my canisters:
They needed spiffing up because they're on display for the world to see.  Love them!

Coming up later, a tutorial on this awesome shirt...I used my Silhouette for the Pi Stencil:

And - - the GIVEAWAY - - one lucky person will win a Silhouette Portrait!!
to enter, use the rafflecopter below (giveaway ends March 4th, so enter quickly!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

16 Fabulous Comments:

I love your blog! I'm so excited for a chance to win the Silhouette!!!

Why do I always have to "click to read more" on your blog posts now? I've quit reading them.

i am new to your blog and am really enjoying it. i am really excited about this for i have wanted one of these for a couple of years now. thanks/chance.

Wow! Love the canisters and would love the chance to win. Thank you!

I love your canisters. I will have to check out your other projects using the Silhouette.

Love how it gives it a little something extra without dimming the shine. Great project.

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My rafflecopter didn't up until I posted -- and now it's disappeared again!

Not seeing the Rafflecopter...would love to win this Silhouette!

Not seeing the Rafflecopter either and would love a chance to win.

Duh! I could totally just use my Cameo to label my canisters vs. painstakingly stenciling them. Thanks for the reminder, Mandy :)

I have a cricut ..but Im dying to get a cameo...its on my wish list one!..TFS!

Can you see it now?? It seems to be working from my end...

I don't see the rafflecopter, but would LOVE to win a Silhouette!!

I just wanted to say thankyou for the win! Stephanie T.

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