Silhouette Winner & Black Friday Deals

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.  I had a great time with my family and but was happy to finally get back into my stretchy pants…oy!  I have picked a winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!


Congratulations Becky S.  You have 48 hours to claim the Portrait or we will have to pick a new winner!!

I also have some GREAT Black Friday Deals at Silhouette that I would like to share with you along with the Silhouette DiscountCode .  All of these deals will expire on November 30, 2012.


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Silhouette CAMEO Rhinestones tutorial

Have any of you had a chance to use the Silhouette CAMEO Rhinestones? I had the chance to use them this last week for the very first time. Believe it or not, I was a bit nervous about the easiness of the Rhinestones.  But this was one of my easiest CAMEO Silhouette Projects to make.


It is fairly common knowledge that I don’t love really sparkly things…except for diamonds!  But my girls love them.  I am planning on making me a sparkly shirt for the Neil Diamond Concert I will be attending with some of my favorite girlfriends this summer (Woot Woot!  Any fellow Neil Diamond fans in the house?).  But the idea I have in mind for that is a bit more involved so I decided to go with a fairly easy design for my first Rhinestone Project.

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I designed the number 8 in my Silhouette program and set it to fit the 10ss size of Rhinestones.  Then I stretched it to make it the height and width that I wanted it to be on her shirt.

Then I cut it on my Silhouette.  I made sure to choose the special Rhinestone Media setting and set my blade to a 3.  I cut it with a speed of 10 and a thickness of 33.

Then I carefully peeled off the green layer.  There were a few holes that did not come out so I simply picked them out with my Silhouette vinyl picking tool.

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Then I laid the green layer with my image onto the white sheet of cardboard that comes in your kit.  I set it into the adorable yellow box and poured in some pink Rhinestones and used the Rhinestone tool to brush the Rhinestones into place.

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Then I used this handy dandy Rhinestone Pick Me Up Tool…which was totally awesome, to easily pick up and place the stray Rhinestones in the right place.

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Peel your clear plastic sheet off of the cover and then carefully lay it on top of your Rhinestones.  Be sure to rub over the Rhinestones carefully so that each one is attached to the plastic sheet well.  Then peel the plastic layer off.  Your Rhinestones should stick to this plastic sheet.

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Transfer your Rhinestones to your shirt or the item you are adding them too.  Iron them on by placing a thin towel between the Rhinestones and the iron.

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Carefully peel away the plastic sheet.  Rhinestones should be securely attached to the shirt.  I then just placed the thin towel on the stones again and ran the iron over it for good measure!  I wanted to make sure they were on there well!

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I was really surprised with the overall ease of this project.  The hardest part was making sure you had all the Rhinestones in place…and that was pretty easy due to the fancy little Rhinestone tool I had.  You will have to purchase that separately!


What do you think?  Need some more ideas?  Check out my other CAMEO Silhouette Projects here.


CAMEO and TOTE bag promotion

Hey guys! I have another Silhouette CAMEO promotion today to share with you!!


A CAMEO + your choice of rolling tote (pink or teal) = $309.99

GO HERE and use code “IDEAROOM” to take advantage of the savings ($60!).

Already have a CAMEO but just NEED to get your hands on one of these super cute totes?

You can get yours here by using the code “IDEAROOM” which will get you your own for only $54.99.

*Promo runs from today through May 31st.


I got me one of these cute pink CAMEO totes! And it sure has come in handy! Makes it super easy to cart around and has some great storage capabilities too.  And…can you believe how cute this fabric is? A man definitely had some help designing this bag!

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The Cameo slips right into the bottom of the bag.  Then there is ample room on top for your laptop and any silhouette supplies and cords you may need.  Brilliance!


Click here to order yours today with the “IDEAROOM” code before this promotion ends.

Silhouette Cameo

Guess what I have been playing with this week? The sleek new Silhouette Cameo! I feel so lucky to have been given a Cameo to test drive and I have to tell you…I LOVE it. Plus it is super pretty! I had a couple of projects already in mind and was not sure which one to would be the chosen one for the maiden Cameo voyage.  But since I have been knee deep in grey paint and all that comes with remodeling our Master Bedroom and Bath…which I will reveal later…the project for the Master Bedroom won out.

And I am really happy with the final outcome.  But, let me tell you a little bit about the new Silhouette Cameo and some of my favorite features of it.

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1. The Cameo can cut up to 12 inches of media so I no longer have to cut down a 12”x12” piece of scrapbook paper again.  It also gives you the ability to work easily on those bigger project that you might need to do.


2.  The Cameo has a new adjustable blade.  Instead of three blades, there is just one blade that can be adjusted to the correct cutting ability depending on the media you are cutting.  And since it just stays in one place, no more lost blades.  All you have to do is turn the dial to the size you need.

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3.  The Cameo has adjustable rollers that guide your media into your Silhouette machine.  I can not tell you how many times I have had to load and unload my media to get it to load properly.  Now it is easily adjusted by unlocking this little lever and moving the rollers into a different position depending on the size of your media.  And…if your media gets stuck, no more pulling to get the media out.  Simply release the lever and the media slides out.

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4.  The Cameo has a pause button.  LOVE this! Perfect for the times when you notice that you made a mistake at the last minute or notice that the media has not been fed properly or cutting how you want it.  This button saves time, frustration and your media from being ruined and possibly having to start over.

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5.  The Cameo is a lot quieter when it is cutting.

6. If you already have the Silhouette SD, the transfer process was super easy.  I simply installed the program with the CD they sent me and everything just transferred over.  I did not have to do a thing.  All my previous files are now available for me to play with or use again on my new Cameo.

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Now for the other fun part…You can get your very own Cameo today using the promo code…IDEAROOM!

By using the Promo Code IDEAROOM to purchase your own new Cameo and your choice of starter kit all for $299! 

Here is a list of the goodies you will receive with the IDEAROOM promo:

  • Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool
  • Silhouette Studio® software for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac® OS X 10.5.8 and higher
  • 51 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 12″ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide
  • Your choice of starter kit (Fabric Ink, Vinyl, Heat Transfer, Rhinestone)

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vinyl starter kit

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heat transfer starter kit

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fabric ink starter kit

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rhinestone starter kit

Pretty cool right?  But there are only a limited number of this first shipment of Cameo’s available.  So be sure to hurry on over and get one for yourself.  An early Christmas present!!


All opinions are mine. 

I was given a Silhouette Cameo machine to test and review. 

I was in no way obligated to give a positive review.

But I really love this machine.



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