Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silhouette SD Review and Giveaway!

I could not WAIT until the day after Thanksgiving to tell you, so I am letting the cat out of the bag now!  Silhouette America is giving one of my readers a Silhouette SD electronic cutting tool:



One of you will be getting this pretty little cutter and all of the fun that comes in the box with it!  I just got mine yesterday and I have not stopped playing with it since it showed up at my door.  There are paper turkeys lying all over my house and a million projects swimming around in my head.

I should be getting ready for Thanksgiving, but instead I have been playing with some of my fun Silhouette products.  I used some vinyl and changed my pantry labels from this:


to this:

And turned one of Ruby's plain red shirts into this cute white flocked Christmas tree shirt:


I still have so many fun products to play with and I can't wait to share some tutorials with you (I might even throw in a VIDEO or two!

I will be posting a full review later this week, but I couldn't be happier with this machine!  It is SUPER light way, easy to set up, and I honestly had cut out a paper turkey within 2 minutes of setting it up.



So now to the fun part!!!

To enter to win, leave me a comment below and let me know why you would like to win the Silhouette SD.
Want some additional entries?
Head over to Silhouette and tell me which products you would like to try with your new Silhouette SD!
Stop by the Silhouette Blog and leave a comment letting them know that Lorie from Be Different, Act Normal sent you or become a follower of their blog.  Either one gets you another entry.  Just leave a comment letting me know. 
Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter.
Then leave a link in the comment section of this post.  You can even do all three and earn three different entries.  
You can use this tweet if you like:   
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And last but not least become a subscriber or Follower to Be Different, Act Normal.  Leave me a comment and let me know if you are a long time follower, or brand new to my blog.
That should just about cover it!

You have until 10:00 AM MST on Monday November 29, 2010  to enter.  A winner will be randomly chosen from all entries and announced within the hour.  Why so quickly?  Because if you don't win, you will still have a chance to use the AMAZING discount code that Silhouette has offered to my readers.


Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

You have until November 29th to use the code bedifferent to receive $100 off the purchase of a Silhouette SD.  You will get the machine for $199!  And to make the deal even sweeter Silhouette has thrown in a roll of vinyl, a roll of transfer paper, and their Home Decor CD for FREE!

Your shopping cart will look like this:



Free is so fun!


Disclosure

Silhouette America provided me with a Silhouette SD to use and review along with a second machine to give away to my readers.  All opinions shared regarding the machine and use of the machine are my own.


Silhouette America currently only ships within the United States.   The contest is open to anyone with a shipping address within the US.


***This giveaway has ended***

2,611 comments:

  1. I am a follower!!! Green ;) is my favorite color too!

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  2. I so want to win this! I just got into crafting and feel greatly handicapped as I can't do most of the things I see tutorials for. And I want my house to be super pretty, anyway.

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  3. Does number 1 ever win?? Guess I'll have to enter more times! I want to win for 2 reasons. 1. I am cash light this year and want to make a lot of my Christmas gifts, I already have sore hands from cutting things!!
    2. My sister has one, and I've played with it and it is awesome...I want to win this one because stealing hers may put a cramp in our sisterly relationship!!

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  4. I went over to their blog and would love to make some vinyl signs for my house (and still cannot believe I am the only one commenting thus far!!!)

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  5. I am now following your regular blog...I've checked it daily for about 8 months now, but for some odd reason never followed it. I always like typing your blog name in my browser as opposed to clicking on it in my blog dashboard. I dont know why...I'm strange. I think it has to do with never knowing how many new posts I'll get each time I visit.

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  6. I just visited the Silhouette blog, and absolutely love it. I left a comment. I didn't even know they had a blog! If I win this (please oh please oh please) I will become a stalker instead of a visitor!

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  7. Amy - apparently you and I are the only ones that sat refreshing our browser to see when this post came through!! I also really like GREEN by the way!

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  8. Woo-hoo!! I love all things crafty and think I could do about a zillion fun projects with the Silhouette.

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  9. I've checked out their website many times. One of the projects I'd love to try is the vinyl cling front door welcome sign.

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  10. I am feeling greedy by getting in as many entries as I can, but I really want to win this! I have been a long time subscriber and follower of your blog. For about two years, I think. LOVE it.

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  11. I want to attempt to be as 1/2 as crafty as my sister and this would make her SUPER jealous and make me the best in the family!!!!!!!

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  12. Whahoooo! I'd love one for crafting and decorating!!!

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  13. As soon as I clicked the "what can it make" button I saw it...the gray purse with yellow flowers...that is EXACTLY the pattern I want for pillows in my bedroom...deep gray with yellow accents. If I get this silhouette I will make the pillows...which will hopefully motivate me to paint!

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  14. I would like to try some of those glass-etched projects!

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  15. If I won this give-a-way, I just know all my friends would be GREEN with envy!! So exciting... fingers crossed!

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  16. I just posted about this contest on Facebook.

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  17. Oh my! Why WOULDN'T I want a Silhouette!! haha! There are so many crafty possibilities with this machine! I'm mildly obsessed with all of the great vinyl products out there right now and it would make my husband a very happy man if I were able to make them myself!! Heck, I guarantee he'd want in on the cutting action, too!

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  18. I am a follower of the Silhouette blog!

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  19. I would love to reorganize my pantry like you did with some beautiful labels! While I'm at it I would organize my kids toys, computer accessories, etc.

    iheartmesomefreestuff (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I teach preschool and this would help with a lot of the projects I do =) Janet

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  21. I just blogged about it. See, I really want to win!

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  22. I would love to try the etching cream along with some Silhouette cut stencils!! I love the look that it creates!

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  23. I am dying to make custom shirts for my kids with the heat transfer material! Awesome stuff!

    iheartmesomefreestuff (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. o! o! O! I would love to create one of those sweet little Christmas shirts! thanks!
    -Robin iller3257@gmail.com

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  25. I am a follower of the Silhouette blog!

    iheartmesomefreestuff (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I would love to win the Silhouette so I can make a fraction of the cute things that you make. :)

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  27. I would love to use this in my art projects. It would save me sooooo much time not having to cut everything by hand!

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  28. Blogged about giveaway here: http://iheartmesomefreestuff.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh my this looks like so much fun!! I don't have one and ideas are already swimming around in my head.

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  30. I will be GREEN with envy of whoever wins this giveaway!!

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  31. I am a follower of your blog--I've been following for a long time but just "officially" subscribed.

    http://iheartmesomefreestuff.blogspot.com/

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  32. I'm a follower of Silhouette's blog

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  33. I left a comment on Silhouette's blog!

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  34. I'm a follower of this blog! :)

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  35. I left a comment on the Silhouette blog. they have some really fun ideas

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  36. Left comment over at Silhouette as well!

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  37. I would LOVE this machine...for many reasons but mainly because it does so many cool things!

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  38. I'd love to make the customized sneakers I saw on the Silhouette website.

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  39. I would love to make tattoos for the kids with this!

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  40. Following the Silhouette blog :)

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  41. this is so amazing ! the possibilities seem endless. i'd like to try to use the vinyl to make a place mat of some kind.

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  42. Just posted to my facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lizard-Ladybug/115842225093348?ref=ts

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  43. I wish the Silhouette came in green

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  44. Oh man! i've been wanting one of these! I've got a list of things in mind for it already!

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  45. I would love to win a Silhouette!! I already have so many ideas and things I want to make with it!

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  46. I am a long time follower of yours :)

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  47. I would love to win because I STINK at using stencils and x-acto knives, and a lot of my Christmas presents require stencils and x-acto knives! (I like to make my own presents...do the green thing, doncha know...)

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  48. I am already a follower of the Silhouette blog. Their onesie from a while ago has got to be my favorite project they've done so far!

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  49. There's so many things I'd love to do with it, but vinyl is the first item! Or the rhinestones...

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  50. Looking at the their projects, I'd love to try the heat transfer materials!

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  51. The heat transfer paper is by far the thing I'm most excited to use.

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  52. left a comment on their blog! :)

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  53. I want to win a silhouette to replace my cricut I sold last Christmas. Needed the money more than machine...but now I sooo want this machine!

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  54. And of course I've been a follower forevah! And in Reader, but that doesn't give me all the goodness.

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  55. Left a comment on their free snowflake download..so sweet!

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  56. I want to try the heat transfer to make my girls some cute Christmas tees!

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  57. I follow their blog under "amyjuhasz"

    chicy-creations{at!}hotmail{dot}com

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  58. I just blogged about about you and this cool tool!

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  59. I put a link on my facebook page

    can you tell I really really want to win!

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  60. I think the Sketch pens look like they could be lots of fun!

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  61. Blogged about it here!
    http://iheartagiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/11/silhouette-giveaway.html

    (Yes, I DO want to win- why do you ask?)

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  62. I facebooked about your giveaway :)

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  63. vinyl projects, card making, glass etching. The things I would do with it are endless!!

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  64. I'd love to try some new craft ideas with it. fun!
    harrisonkristi@hotmail.com

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  65. OK I did not follow the rules :( sorry comment 37 should have the following link. Sorry I really didn't mean to not post it just got to excited about the contest ;)

    http://perspectivepowers.blogspot.com/2010/11/look-whats-being-given-away.html

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  66. I NEEEED a Silhouette! I need to make labels, and t-shirts, and home decor, and tattoos...

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  67. ...aaand I've been a blog subscriber for ages, but just recently found out about your review blog, so just recently subscribed here! (Yes, I live under a rock- why do you ask?)

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  68. I went to the Silhouette store, and I need vinyl. First and foremost. Then all the other things I need after vinyl, which is pretty much everything they sell!! :)

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  69. I want to win bc I love crafting and scrapbooking. There is so much I could do with it!

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  70. I am a follower of the Silhoutte blog.

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  71. hands DOWN I'd be cutting vinyl for my walls, for labels, craft project, everything!!!

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  72. Look how big and cute Ruby is!

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  73. Left a comment on the Silhouette blog too. You have to tell me how to make a shirt like Ruby's.

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  74. I would love to make some of the vases that they show on their website.

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  75. Winning this will save me a lot of green on Christmas gifts!!!

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  76. I'm a follower and I need some fun!

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  77. I would love, love, LOVE to win this fabulous machine so I could use it to decorate my son's first birthday party next month! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    dianastlouis@gmail.com

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  78. I would love to try Silhouette's heat transfers and etched glass products!

    dianastlouis@gmail.com

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  79. Already a follower of Silhouette blog!

    dianastlouis@gmail.com

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  80. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sdstlouis/status/7234429055410177

    dianastlouis@gmail.com

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  81. New follower of your blog!

    dianastlouis@gmail.com

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  82. I'm DYING to try the iron-on vinyl.

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  83. Why do I want a Silhouette machine? Um, because I keep seeing so many awesome projects all over blogland that require the use of a Silhouette machine. My mind is about to explode with ideas of projects I could do. . . I have an idea for an etched glass vase for a wedding gift.

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  84. I love how versatile the Silhouette is... And the perfect picture is only a click away instead of at the store, in the middle of an expensive cartridge. :)

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  85. I think I really want it for vinyl around the house! so fun!

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  86. A project that looks cool is from their paper crafting page-the paper ornaments hanging from a branch.

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  87. I've never had a fancy machine like this. I'd like it so I can do crafty things with my daughters.

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  88. Left a comment on the Silhouette blog. Didn't even realize that they give out a weekly freebie-coolness!

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  89. I'd really love to win one, as I don't really have the extra green to buy one at this time.

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  90. I'm most interested in the vinyl and etched projects. Of course I'd use it for paper crafts also.

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  91. I'm now following the Silhouette blog.

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  92. Awesome! We have one of these at work and I love it so I would love to win it. Keeping my fingers crosses =)

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  93. I'm also a follower of the Silhouette blog!

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  94. I would love one of these machines!! they are fantastic and this would be such a useful tool with our ministry

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  95. I would love to make some labels for all my glass jars too

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  96. I would totally make some red Christmas pillows :-)

    plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

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  97. I want one so that I can start making some rad Tshirts for my kids!

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  98. I would love to try their tattoo paper . . .so cool!

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  99. This would totally let me do all those cool things I've been seeing in blogland!

    plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

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  100. I'm a long time follower . . . love this place :)

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  101. I am a follower of the Silhouette blog too

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  102. I follow you (I've read your blog in Google Reader for a while, but I'm an official follower now)

    plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

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  103. If that adorable shirt is not enough of a reason to want one I don't know what is! I would love to win.

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  104. I am a follower of your main blog (for a while now), as soon as I first discovered it. :)

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  105. I so want one of these!! I want to add lables to all my kitchen stuff.

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  106. I have been following you main blog for a long time and love what you dig up!

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  107. I love the things you can make for close and also the vinyl for walls and platters and tiles.

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  108. I follow the silhouette blog as well!!

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  109. I follow the Silhouette blog...in fact, look forward to it every day!

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  110. I've been a follower of this blog for quite a while and love, love, love it!

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  111. I hav ebeen dying to ge my hands on one of these! I would do SO MANY different things!!!! Hopefully someday I will be the chosen one!

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  112. I would put vinyl inspirational quotes on every wall of my home....to inspire (probably annoy) my family!

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  113. I think this will take my crafting to an entirely different dimension!!! I love the vinyl and the heat transfer would be great for my kid's clothes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. I am a follower and would love to win this for myself and two of my daughters

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  115. I am a new follower, I would love to win this for so many reasons, but first I would make labels for all of the fabric bins for toys in the playroom

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  116. I'd love to win! What a flexible machine!

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  117. I want a silhouette because I love to craft and create and I know I could do a lot of cool things with it

    karolynhbates@hotmail.com

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  118. I'm thinking that magnet puzzles of the kids' Christmas photos would be great gifts for cousins. Fun! Great website.

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  119. I looked at the silhouette website. I would like to try the vinyl cutting. I would like to use it to organize and make cute decorations!

    karolynhbates@hotmail.com

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  120. I am a follower of the SilhouetteBlog

    karolynhbates@hotmail.com

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  121. I am a new follower of yours!

    karolynhbates@hotmail.com

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  122. I NEED this machine for so many reasons! But I want to make Christmas crafts with all the red and green paper I have.

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  123. I went to their website and fell in love with the paper ornaments!

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  124. I am already a follower of both your blogs!

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  125. I would like to win this because not only do I want to work with vinyl (making wall decor), I also think it'd be great to create fabric applique characters. There are many things a person can use this for. :-)

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  126. The first thing I would make would be a vinyl wall saying/decor. I would like to make something similar to the Laundry saying.

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  127. i want this because i have an endless projects of gift ideas, vinyl ideas, and etc. :)

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  128. I am green with envy! I really want one of these machines and really hope I win! I am a follower of both of your blogs.

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  129. There are so many things I would use this little guy for... scrapbooking, heat transfers, glass etching, the list goes on and on.

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  130. I am not sure if this is the right blog, http://silhouettemachine.blogspot.com/. I became a follower of that one. I hope it's the right one. :-)

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  131. I would love to win one my head is spin with all the ideas I could do.
    Holly

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  132. I'm a follower and love both your blogs
    Holly

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  133. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/dlk3265/status/7264076019273728

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  134. I am a follower AND a subscriber to your Bee Different... Act Normal blog. :-)

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  135. My Friends would be GREEN with envy if I won this giveaway. That would be so awesome!

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  136. I am a follower of your blog. Love it!

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  137. I've been drooling over this formonths now... I need a hobbyand this bad boy would be perfect for this SAHM!

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  138. I am just starting to get into all things crafty and this would be a really helpful tool to get me on my way.

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  139. I'd love to try the heat transfers, wall vinyls and glass etching it all looks awesome!

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  140. I am a follower of the Silhouette blog!

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  141. I would love to win the Silhouette- I would give it to my daughter for Christmas, she is dying to own one!

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  142. just tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/LSUbabymomma/status/7266702991564800

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  143. I tweeted about this giveaway

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  144. I am a new a Follower to Be Different, Act Normal!

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  145. I would LOVE to win one of these! I have these great plans to make a mobile for my baby's nursery in green and blue. Having one of these would make it go so much faster! There are so many things that I could do with this great little machine. :)

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  146. I'm a follower of the Silhouette blog.

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  147. I would make some christmas count down magnet boards using the vinyl.

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  148. I have so many projects that I could use this baby for! thank you.

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  149. The temporary tattoos look so fun.

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  150. Okay, I've gone to the Silhouette site and read up on it, and NOW I GET IT! I thought this was just another cricut-ty thing. WOW! SO NoT!!
    Off to find more ways to enter....and Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  151. I am a long time follower! Love reading your blog!

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  152. I want to make cupcake wrappers. Awesome

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  153. I'm a new follower, this is a great giveaway, and you have lots of good content here- Am also now signed up at Silhoeutte - please add another entry for me.

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  154. I want to win this Silhouette so I could get my business together. This will help me creating crafts and also help my daughter create fun cards that she love to do and wont need the Sizzix for.

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  155. oops! sorry about the typo! Am now signed up for Silhouette!

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  156. I want to win so I can copy Ruby's ADORABLE shirt!

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  157. Also, I went over to Silhouette and would love to try the adhesive vinyl. Organizing and labeling things are some of my favorite things to do.

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  158. Would love to try some GLITTER transfer!

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  159. I'm following the Silhouette Blog!

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  160. I went over to Silhouette's blog- great stuff there!- and left a comment letting them know I found about them through you. Thanks for introducing me to this fun product!

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  161. I am a follower of your Blog,and I would love to use RED vinyl with it for the holidays.

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  162. I also joined the Silhouette blog

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  163. I told their blog that YOUR blog said hello!

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  164. I am a follower(borderline stalker) of your cool blog! I was tickled to discover you were having the coolest "toy" give-away!!!!

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  165. ...AND I follow you!

    (Whew, that was exhausting! ;)

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  166. I also forgot to mention the tons of projects I have lined up for the silhouette if I win.

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  167. Checked out their products- its going to be hard to choose, but i think my first project will be to use the Silhouette to make up a version of my hubby's logo tp personalize his Christmas present (can't tell here in case someone in the fam reads it ;) ! ) Crossing my fingers!

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  168. I also posted about this giveaway on twitter. http://twitter.com/katibob

    (I posted on facebook, but don't know how to leave a link to that update.)

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  169. I am a follower of Silhouette blog!

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  170. I'm a long time follower of your both of your blogs! I love them. Thanks for all the fun ideas. :)

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  171. Now a follower of your Review and Giveaway Blog

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  172. I would love to win this because I dont have anything like this & would love to be able to use it for so many cute things!

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