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Monday, April 1, 2013

You Have To Play…

Happy April Fool’s Day! Do you have anything fun planned? I wanted to tell you about a happy occurrence that is no joke.

For a few years I have been pinning projects that I wasn’t able to make like:

Really cute Easter labels


A casserole dish I would never lose

Awesome Maps

Darling Labels

Wonderful signs

Sadly for me they all required a Silhouette electronic cutting tool.

I can’t tell you how many times I have spotted a great Silhouette giveaway on a blog but then spotted something like 1 million comments aka entries already left and think “Why bother? There is no chance I am going to win.”

But then my friend Kim recently hosted a Silhouette giveaway on her blog. I have read Kim’s blog Today’s Creative Blog everyday for I think the past 5 years. Now you know that TCB is a HUGE blog. But I went ahead and entered, desperately hoping the luck of the Irish would be with me.

 Silhouette Double adhesive

Um, guess what? I WON!!!!!! Can you see me jumping up and down smiling so big that I thought I might break my face?

Painted numbers on fabric pillow

So here is what I learned:

No matter how many entries there are, go ahead and throw your hat into the ring. You just never know.

My friend Kim has tons of great ideas on her blog Today’s Creative Blog, go see for yourself.

The Silhouette Cameo is about to rock my crafty world.

So tell me, do you have a Silhouette? What have you made with it?



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh congrats Laura, it couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. I know you will use this for all kinds of fabulous crafts. Hugs, Marty

Marydon said...

Sooo happy for you. Congrats!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Congratulations! How lucky! I've been thinking of buying one...several friends have them and really like them....can't wait to see how you like it!

Patty said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting Laura! Enjoy your new adventure. I can't wait to see what you make with it!

8)(8 said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations. It looks like you will have a lot of fun!

Lady Dorothy said...

I am SO HAPPY for you! I can just imagine how creative you will be with it!

I actually do have a Silhouette SD. I love having one! I've made some really great stuff (in my opinion), but have just barely scratched the surface of what I could do if I would just take the time.

Congratulations! You're gonna love it!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh I am so happy for you. I wanna come play one day...cuz I don't even know how they work!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so happy for you! Your right in joining just never know:)
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet and uplifting comment, it truly made me happy!

PinkGranny said...

What a great prize! Enjoy your Silhouette.

Redhead Sadie said...

Glad to see you get a present from the Universe!!! I hope you have lots of fun with it!!! :-)

MarySue said...

What a fun win and I am happy for you. Wanted to ask you are or will be on Instagram for your Paris adventure?

spontaneousday said...

That's so awesome! Lucky you! My friend has one of those machines and has used it to make all sorts of cute things for her home.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very excited for you...and for us, because I know we are going to see a lot of fantastic projects!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Woooooo hooooooooooooo!! CONGRATS!!! I love mine!!

khess136 said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats to you, Laura! Can't wait to see what you'll create next ; )

Karen said...

Congratulations Laura, that's really great! I know you will create many fabulous projects.

Laura Turner said...

So happy for you, Laura. I have a Cricut, but I think I would prefer a Silhouette. I look forward to seeing all the creative things you make with it!

Laura from

Mary Ellen said...

I have entered so many Silhouette giveaways hoping to win one Laura! A donor gave me a check to spend just on me and ended up using the money to buy one. so glad you won as I know you will have everything figured out in a flash and can help me with mine!!

Did make a darling banner with it a few weeks ago for my booth- should show that one of these days!

bee blessed

Kristina said...

I'm so happy for you! My husband splurged and got me one for Christmas. Definitely one of the best presents EVER! It has not only rocked my crafting world, but also my gift-giving world. Have a lovely time creating!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations, Laura. The win couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Can't wait to see what you'll create with it. Alas, I've not made any such crafts - I don't have a Silhouette machine.

Suzette Quan-Reneau said...

I'm so happy for you Laura...can't wait to see the lovely crafts you'll create!
Maybe someday you'll tell us about how you use your silhouette:),(especially for those of us who don't have a clue or don't have one)
Enjoy! and have a beautiful evening!
Stay sweet,

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Happy for you!!

Debbie said...

I would love to win one! Congratulations!

openid said...

Your Friend,

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh Laura how wonderful! That is just so exciting! I have entered and entered and entered giveaways for those! I hope to own one someday - might have to buy my own though!