November 06, 2010

Soapbox Saturday - Silhouette Products and a GIVEAWAY!

I'm sure by now you've all heard about the Silhouette machine.  It's a cutting machine that is super smart and hooks up to your computer to get it's information.  (That means no buying pricey cartridges every time you want a different shape or font.) 


If you don't have a Silhouette you can dry those tears because you don't NEED the Silhouette machine to use the Silhouette products.  If you have a sharp pair of scissors or an exacto knife, you can still make good use of tons of Silhouette's fun products.

They sent me a fun pack to try out with white and yellow heat transfer vinyl, one tattoo pack, and one magnet sheet.  AND, one of you will receive the same pack to try out!  It's a $50 value!

So far I've played with the yellow heat transfer vinyl.  You see, Rex has a pair of shoes that I LOVE.  The problem is he prefers his nasty ones that have holes in them.  So, I grabbed the vinyl and my trusty exacto knife and when to work.


I worked and worked until I had...



Here he is using his super hero powers.  Look out.


My review?  I was really happy with how these turned out.  The vinyl was a lot thicker than cutting through freezer paper.  It took some muscle, but it was definitely do-able.  I picked a tricky project since you can't really get the shoes to lay flat when ironing, but I came up with good method.  I haven't tried the vinyl on clothing yet, but I'm anxious to see how well it holds up in the wash.  I'll give it a shot and let you know.

I'm excited to try the magnet paper and the tattoo pack.  For both of those products, you print onto them with your own printer and then you can cut them out with a scissors. 

You can head on over to the Silhouette blog for lots of ideas.  Enter to win the $50 pack by leaving a comment here.  Can't wait for a giveaway? Want a discount now?

Silhouette is also offering 25% off on all their accessories with the code: IAMMOMMA
This offer runs through November 13th at midnight.

Giveaway ends Nov 12th and is only open to US residents.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.

194 comments:

  1. oooo I love silhouette and I am so happy to hear you don't need the machine! Sign me up!!!

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  2. Those are SUCH cool looking shoes. I love my silhouette and all of the fun stuff that they sell nowadays.

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  3. Oh how much fun this would be!!! Too bad I'm not a US resident and can't actually enter the giveaway! BOO!!!

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  4. I have been dying to try out the silhouette! It is on my list of things to get!

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  5. I am so glad I am a US resident now! Woo hoo! Fingers crossed.....

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  6. Who thought a pair of Chucks could get any cooler? Great job. Pretty cool product, I'll have to cheack it out and stop drooling over a friend's Cricut! :)

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  7. Great shoes! I'd love to try some of their products while I'm saving up for the machine!

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  8. Great shoes!! So cute!

    Great giveaway too :)

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  9. Sounds fun! I'd love a new project!

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  10. Love the shoes. My son would flip if he saw these!

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  11. Love the shoes. My son would flip if he saw these!

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  12. how fabulous! would love to try some projects out!!

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  13. Adorable as always! :)

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  14. What a great idea! I will be checking them out!

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  15. THe shoes are great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Those shoes are too cute!

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  17. Once again crossing my fingers. Looks like a lot of fun possibilities :)

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  18. My would love superhero shoes like those! Great idea!

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  19. There are so many possibilities with this!

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  20. Giveaways two days in row? What could be better? Thanks for sharing.

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  21. The shoes turned out fantastic. The silhouette products look like so much fun.

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  22. Omigosh Omigosh Omigosh!!!
    This is the first time I've heard of this machine e and I went to the site and I thi k I'm in love!!! Not that I need another item to add to my wish list but this is definitely going on it :D Love those shoes!

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  23. I love the shoes...what a styling little dude he is now! I would love a silhouette too!!!

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  24. Ahh how cute! I would love, love, love to win this giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. What a great idea! I would love to win this pack and try making magnetic labels for metal containers. :-)

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  26. you don't have to have a machine? ooohhh! now you're talking...i was feeling left out--no pro cutter here. those shoes are just super power awesome!

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  27. those shoes turned out SO cute! I have been wanting to try the tattoo paper. hope I win!

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  28. I love how the shoes turned out!

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  29. Those shoes rock! You're so creative. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  30. that is AWESOME! i want some shoes liek that too! lol Man so many projects running thru my mind. I could def make use of the silhouette products!

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  31. Those shoes are awesome! my little guy would love a pair like that :0)

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  32. Boo! Not a US resident! I'm having a hard time finding the silhouette in Canada at all. It's my Christmas wish. Have fun with the products!

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  33. Ooh this would be fun!!
    hampton720@hotmail.com

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  34. I adore converse. My son has had them in every size and now my daughter has little ones that could be "jazzed" up a bit too. The products look awesome! Enter me in that drawing baby :)

    jamodouglas@gmail.com

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  35. Too cute!!! Would love to win!

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  36. Too cute!!! Would love to win!

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  37. Hmm, interesting idea. Do you think that the vinyl will hold up on the shoes? I can see it taking a beating being on little boys feet and all... :)

    rachaelbecker at gmail dot com

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  38. Oh wow that's so cool! I've always painted my shoes with acrylics, I would love to try out the heat transfer vinyl, or even mix it up with both.

    I'm excited that I found your blog, there's so many cool things on here. :)

    sol.painter@gmail.com

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  39. How nice. I have used a magnetic sheet before, so I am heading over to see what else they have.

    carrotcake55@sbcglobal.net

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  40. I would love to win this amazing machine! I see endless possibilities!

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  41. I really want to try their heat transfer paper.

    rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

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  42. I really want to try their heat transfer paper.

    rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

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  43. Any little boy would LOVE those shoes. They look awesome!

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  44. those shoes are super cute! I bet he thinks he really is a superhero ;o)

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  45. Love the shoes!!! And I love that you can use the products without the machine, too!

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  46. Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

    I've been in love with the Silhouette for some time now but I didn't know I could use their products without the machine! How fabulous!!

    Thanks for the give-a-way.

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  47. I would love to win this giveaway! It woudl be great form making Christmas presents!

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  48. What cute shoes!
    ladroshto@gmail.com

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  49. sounds like fun stuff
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  50. I have heard of Shilhouette and it sounds way awesome.
    nayliner@yahoo.com

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  51. Hi Cheri! You never stop amazing me!! I love those little shoes! And I'd love to win this pack!

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  52. Wow! I didnt know you didnt need the actual cutter to do that- cool! I want some =)

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  53. First off i absolutley love your blog and every single post you make. always something fun and exciting especially since you do lots of fun stuff for boys which is what i have to (4 of them to be exact!) Thanks for this giveaway. I am excited to try the heat transfer vinyl to.
    tiffern99 at gmail dot com

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  54. Those shoes are AMAZING. Love them.

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  55. It would be fun to try out the tattoos.

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  56. What a cute way to make those shoes superhero worthy! They look great. I did NOT know about the Silhouette (I know!) but now I do and it is amazing! Woo hooo!!!!

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  57. omg i LOOOVEE the silhouette, ive been saving for one.. hopefully this x-mas so i can make awesome shoes like you!! -Marie
    chasingrays@hotmail.com

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  58. I never would have thought to put the vinyl on shoes like that! Great idea! You said it's heat transfer, did you iron them on?

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  59. I love my silhouette! I don't have any of the heat transfer and would love to try it out!

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  60. awesome! i love vinyl - but have never tried it like this!

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  61. The shoes turned out great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. I always kind of thought that I didn't need a fancy die cutting machine. But recently I have been hearing and seeing so much cool stuff about the Silhouette that I think I really do "need" one! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us! And for the chance to win!

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  63. I've been wanting to try some of their products!
    I love the shoes!

    maceyn@gmail.com

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  64. Awesome shoes! love them

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  65. I just love that you do so many super hero inspired projects! These shoes are ADORABLE and i'm totally making some!

    You have the cutest projects!

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  66. I love that you can do it without the machine.

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  67. So adorable! What a great way to cover up some worn out sneaks!

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  68. such a great idea! cool giveaway =)

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  69. Would love to try some of these products! You did an awesome job on the shoes!

    injanuity @ gmail dot com

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  70. The silhouette machine is on my Christmas wish list ... this was a great idea to spruce up a pair of shoes! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  71. Awesome giveaway!! LOVE your blog!

    jeanette_kirkham at yahoo dot com

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  72. Very cool! I want to do the vinyl/heat transfer, but don't have the machine to do it. This would be fun to play with!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  73. love what you did do the shoes!

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  74. silhouette is my dream machine sniff sniff one day. The shoes are "super". That was lame but couldn't help it! ha

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  75. How fun!!!! oh the possibilities with vinyl!!!

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  76. I love the shoes. I just got a silhouette, and I could use the transfer medium to make some cool gifts for my grandchildren.

    tlnovak[at]mlnovak[dot]com

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  77. Cool-- never thought of using the vinyl without the cutter. Love that idea-- I'd love to be part of the giveaway!

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  78. What a genius idea of using the vinyl without the machine. I want to try!

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  79. Nice to know the products can still be used without the machine. The products are definitely more in my budget. :)

    sorainima@gmail.com

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  80. Love your blog!! So inspiring and such fun projects. Thanks for the review of Silhouette products...been dropping hints for a silhouette for christmas...we'll see if it's in the budget!
    Melodie

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  81. Very cool giveaway! I've been wanting a cricut but now this has got my attention! Kesaleishman@gmail.com

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  83. I asked Santa to bring me a Silhouette for CHRISTmas...the giftpack would be a perfect addition ;)

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  84. Cute. I bet you can't get those shoes off now!

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  85. I would love to try this out. I can think of about a zillion things that i NEED it for ;-)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  86. I never thought of using the vinyl without the machine. It holds up alright in the wash. My mom has made my baby some onesies with it.

    ohheyjess@gmail.com

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  87. so cool! Rex is one lucky little guy to have super hero shoes made for him!

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  88. Oh boy, yet another use for Christmas money! I hadn't heard of this machine yet, thanks for sharing!!!
    thepracticalperfeccionista(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. those shoes are awesome. My kids would love a pair.

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  90. how awesome are those! they are sooo cute, great job.

    c.a.haralson08@gmail.com

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  91. Ooh Ooh ! Let the Random Number Generator Gods smile upon me for this one!

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  92. I love what you did with the shoes! :o)

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  93. Love the shoes! What a great giveaway! :)

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  94. So fun!! I love their heat transfer vinyl, way too addictive! :D

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  95. Awesome idea for the shoes. I've heard so many wonderful things about the Silhouette, but never thought about using their products sans machine. Thanks for the info and opportunity.

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  96. I have wanted one of these for a long time! I love the shoes. I've been wanting to do some designs on some shirts.

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  97. Awesome shoes! I would love one of these machines - and the giveaway sounds awesome!

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  98. What awesome stuff!!! Love to win so I can get creative!!!
    Heather

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  99. Cheri, I love your blog and am on here every day! Thanks for all the creative ideas. I made an upcycled bicycle hat for my 6 month old and get comments every time he wears it out. Crossing my fingers to win this giveaway to create more for him!

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  100. very cool shoes. i've heard of the silhouette but not their other "stuff", so good to know!

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  101. I'm a new Silhouette owner and LOVE IT!!! I'd love to win this package! laurakats@hotmail.com

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  102. Awesome....as usual. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. i love my S. and would love to try mediums other then paper and gum paste (for cake decorating)

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  104. Rex is so cute. My fiance and I always love the pictures of him. He's such a character

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  105. What a fun crafting "toy"!! I would love to win the pack and try out the heat transfer :) Thanks

    abbiewebster at gmail dot com

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  106. love my silhouete! (i think it may have super powers of its own)

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  107. Lovin the shoes!

    emilou84037@yahoo.com

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  108. I love their images and have made several t-shirts. i cut freezer paper design inspired by you! Thanks.

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  109. What a cute idea! I want to go buy some little converse sneakers now! There are so many craft possibilities with those items!

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  110. I just found your blog through alittletipsy. You tutorial on freezer paper was great! I had no idea what it was before I saw your tutorial. This silhouette machine sounds neat! Would love to try it out!

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  111. Great job on the shoes! I would love to be able to try this stuff.

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  112. I love the shoe idea and your cute blog. I'd love to try these out...of course I'd email you with pictures of what I came up with...but doubt they'd be as cool as yours!!
    shondelgough@hotmail.com

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  113. Is it lame to jump up and down yelling:" Pick me,pick me!"?

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  114. They turned out great! You have the cutest ideas :)

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  115. i NEED this machine!!!! but since the price is way above what i can afford... i LOVE that they make these sets you don't need the machine! i would love to win! thanks!


    nelly.barney@yahoo.com

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  116. I adore this machine, I'm saving for it for a while.. sigh...

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  117. Those are adorable! I have been pining over a Silhouette for awhile, I never thought about cutting the images myself! Great idea!

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  118. Oh, I LOVE the shoes. What a cute idea!

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  119. Adorable! I have a pair of shoes I was planning to paint for my little guy. But, I may try this!

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  120. This would be so fun!

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  121. Awesome! Looks fun!

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  122. Would love to win the $50 pack.

    lstrong9@yahoo.com

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  123. Awesome idea. Looks like loads of fun.

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  124. Awesome idea. Looks like loads of fun.

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  125. love the shoes!

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  126. I need to make those shoes for my nephew!

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  127. I love the shoes! Such a fun giveaway!

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  128. Oh, how I want a Silhouette! Those shoes are adorable. I have some like that for my son (minus the super powers), but they are so hard to get on his wiggly feet, even with a zipper up the side. But I love the look. Maybe when he's a bit older ;-)

    I'm curious to see what other projects you come up with for the stuff in your pack.

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  129. Fun shoes! Let us know how it holds up after being washed.
    shansen20@hotmail dot com

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  130. I have been wanting a Sihlouette for so long! They are so cool! I'd love to win the prize pack!

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  131. Oh! Me! Me! Me! What a great bday present this would be! I have so many ideas for gifts for the holidays! Thanks for the chance!

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  132. Cute shoes, very interested to see how the vinyl turns out on clothing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. The shoes turned out great. I have really wanted to get a silhouette but its out of my price rang right now but its great to know that the product can be used on there own. I can't wait to try them.

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  134. That would be so much fun to play around with!

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  135. fun stuff like always!

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  136. Fantastic! Would love to try some of their products :)

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  137. What a great way to turn the shoes you love into the shoes he loves! Love it!!

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  138. This is awesome!! Hope I win!!

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  139. I really want one of these! This is definitely cool.

    Justine
    justbettertogether at gmail dot com
    Just Better Together

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  140. So brilliant! Desperately wanting a machine like that!

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  141. A friend of mine made the cutest baby announcement on her silhouette. I have never actually seen one in the flesh though
    henckelhouse@yahoo.com

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  142. Little boys are great at helping us see the world from a different point of view!! I adore how he didn't like the plain black Checks, but as soon as you add the "Supah-Powah" to them, he's all that!! So cute!!!

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  143. Please let me win! I pass by so many projects because I don't have the stuff! jillseeu at hotmail dot com

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  144. I'm a huge fan of Chucks and how fun to make them your own. Love your ideas! Keep 'em coming!

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  145. OMG THEY LOOK AWESOME!!

    sammieflan@yahoo.com

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  146. Another awesome craft!!!

    hmfab@hotmail.com

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  147. Count me in!

    amycatkin@hotmail.com

    Amy Andrews

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  148. It's been a giveaway week for you! Thanks :) Hope you are refreshed. Love the shoes btw.

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  149. Woo Hoo. I love this stuff.

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  150. crossing fingers and toes to win this awesome giveaway - projects for Christmas come to mind!

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  151. oooh! I have been wanting to check one of these out!!! I hope I win!

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  152. I LOVE my silhouette but haven't been able to afford to go to the website and order any accessories. I am almost out of what came with the machine. I could knock out a TON of Christmas gifts if I win! Fingers crossed!!!

    Mandy
    theyearofme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  153. So much fun!!! lilitankersley@gmail.com

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  154. AWESOME! IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!

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  155. What a cute project! Would love to win this one!

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  156. Love the shoes - never would have thought to put vinyl on them. Iron-on vinyl is loads of fun. Lasts through the wash (just turn it inside out) - and make sure you did hold the iron on long enough (I know it should be a duh, but I was in a hurry)

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  157. oh, PLEASE pick me!!!! love your blog

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  158. It would be fun to try on some shirts.

    Julie

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  159. Great shoes and great giveaway! As always: you rock!

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  160. Those shoes are the best!!

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  161. I guess I never really thought about it but it should have been obvious that you don't have to have the machine. The shoes are great!

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  162. Oh you have such great ideas! I love that you thought up of ways of using the products without the machine! Your blog is always so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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  164. Love what you did with the shoes! Awesome giveaway!!
    amanda p.

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  165. So cute! I've been wanting to try the heat transfer stuff, but definitely can't afford a Silhouette machine. :( Great idea to use their products, anyway!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  166. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I'd love to win it!

    danhanash@gmail.com

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  167. love making ordinary things extraordinary! awesome!

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  168. those shoes (and the little guy) are adorable. I can imagine some fun things I could do with those products :)

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  169. I've heard so much about the Silhouette! Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on one someday!!

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  170. You just gave me an idea! My daughter wants Pink Floyd converse for Christmas and they are out-of-print and so rare. I just need to make some!!

    I have a Silhouette and love it. I'd love to win some goodies for it. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  171. Cute shoes!! I have been drooling over a silhouette for months now!

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  172. I bet your little super hero loves them now!

    you are so creative!

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  173. I WANT A SILHOUETTE SO BAD! My wonderful sweet thoughtful husband bought me a Cricut Expression for our anniversary, and he was so proud of himself...I couldn't tell him that I'd wanted a Silhouette. I LOVE all the ideas on the Silhouette blog! I think if anyone NEEDS the $50 pack...it's me. Just to reaffirm the fact that I need a Silhouette! (Maybe I could convince my hubby by making him an awesome tattoo??)

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  174. I bought myself the silhouette machine for Christmas. I can't wait to start playing with it!!

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  175. My mom has a Silhouette and I've been wanting to try out the sticker paper. So fun!

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  176. This is a craft I have not yet gotten into but it's only a matter of time. Looks fun! And if I win, I'll start on it right away.

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  177. I just got a silhouette machine and would LOVE to win this pack. I can't wait to try out all the fun things this machine can do!

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  178. With two little boys (and a girl) at home, I think some vinyl could be some fun! :)

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  179. I love seeing all the things you can do with the Silhouette, so I'd love to see what I could do without it. I mean, cool products are cool products. What's a little extra work, right?

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  180. I've seen all the products from siloutte but haven't really thought that they can be used without the machine. Awesome! I want to try the tatoo paper!

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  181. LOVE the shoes!

    tracy
    tracyhong@comcast.net

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  182. Love the shoes and want this machine for my sister...maybe if I win the accessories it will inspire me to buy her the machine!

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  183. I've seen these products in the store, they look wonderful! I'd love to win the $50 package!

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  184. Would love to have one !! Would love to make some of those shoes for my 2 boys !
    Dannielle

    october31and29@yahoo.com

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