Giveaway Winners

November 29th, 2010

Congratulations to the following winners of the final three giveaways from last week:

For the two $50 shop credits to Recessionista:

#142 Courtney: "Oh, I’m loving the chunky black bead necklace & earrings or the chunky flower necklace set.  Definitely would get some jewelry."

#255 Teresa N.: "I was having trouble choosing until I saw these: Bandolino Women’s Envigor Peep Toe Pump in Dark Red.  Definitely my favorite!"

For the two $50 shop credits to Oops I Knit It Again:

#50  Ashley S: "l love the boys’ football beanie stocking cap! My best friend is having a baby boy in January"

#207  Sara T: "I would love the pink button hat for my little girl due in a week. Then I would love to give it my photographer friend to use for her newborn sessions!"

Finally, the moment is here!  The winner of the Silhouette craft cutter is . . .

#908:  Emily Parker

"There are endless possibilities with a Silhouette!!  What a dream to own one!!"

Well congratulations Emily, because now you do !

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Since today is Cyber Monday, you have only one day to purchase a Silhouette at the biggest discount in its history

$100 off today only with the code CENTSATIONAL 

The Silhouette is regularly $299, but today only it is $199 !!

silhouette cutter

 

You’ll receive software for Windows XP/Vista AND Mac, two cutting mats, one set of blades, a $10 gift card to the online store PLUS you’ll also get one roll of cream vinyl, one roll of transfer paper, and a home decor CD thrown in for free if you purchase on Cyber Monday before midnight EST with the code CENTSATIONAL .

If you’re thinking about it for you or someone special, today is the day to buy!

 

Be back soon with more holiday related fun . . .

   

Congratulations to the winners !!

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Simple Seasonal Pillow

November 28th, 2010

Hello!  I finished up another crafty little project yesterday with my Silhouette !  This simple seasonal pillow was created with the use of vinyl cut with my Silhouette and fabric paint.

cg noel pillow in chair

 

I created the letters with the Silhouette font tool, then cut them out with the cutter.

  noel silhouette image

 

I used fabric paint to create the word ‘noel’ with soft green metallic paint.  I use the Tulip and Scribbles Dimensional fabric paints found at Michaels (or other craft stores). 

 

noel in vinyl

 

Then I stitched up a quick pillow cover with the linen fabric. Easy!  You can use this same technique to create pillows with your child’s name, the date you were married, any sentimental word! 

Have you entered the Silhouette giveaway?  There’s still time until the end of today!  I’m announcing the winner first thing tomorrow, but if you’re not the lucky winner, remember Silhouette is having their super Cyber Monday sale tomorrow only!

 

cg noel pillow

 

Enter the code CENTSATIONAL and you’ll get $100 off your purchase of a Silhouette craft cutter (tomorrow only), so tell your honey it’s only $199!  This is the first time they’ve ever been offered at such a discount (regular price is $299), plus Silhouette is throwing in $70 worth of crafting supplies to get you started.

Have you started your holiday mantel?  Layla’s party is Tuesday, so be sure to link up!

 

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Guest Post: How to Build Ladder Shelves

November 27th, 2010
Today, I have a great tutorial for you from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl.  Brittany wanted the look of the Studio Wall Shelves from Pottery Barn, but didn’t want to spend $299 to achieve it, so she fashioned her own out of a ladder found at Habitat for Humanity Restore. 
 
Brittany is a girl after my own heart, not afraid to wield power tools and use her ingenuity to create exactly what she wants!   Please welcome Brittany as she tells how she built her very own ladder shelf unit.  Take it away Brittany!
 
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“I know you’ve seen them at Pottery Barn, those adorable book shelves that look like ladders, but they are $299 a unit!  
 
 
When I saw this ladder at the Habitat ReStore for $15 I knew it had the potential to fulfill my ladder shelf dreams.
 

I hauled the old ladder home and transformed it into shelves perfect for my home!  

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