Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcome, Projects, Giveaway!

Welcome to a very special week here at SEI Lifestyle! We have teamed up with the amazing Silhouette Team and are going to be bringing you some goodies we think you will love! Each day we'll be giving away product on both of our blogs, along with fabulous projects to inspire you!

Happy Monday friends! Can I start out by telling you all how much I love this machine? This thing is the coolest. It die-cuts like a dream...so crisp, so clean, it's just lovely to watch it hum along as it works. I am impressed.

We thought we'd start out the week with a layout! Easy peasy and fun. Remember when Maria mentioned she saw me using a photo to make a layout? Well, this is it! I'm constantly inspired by A Creative Mint's clean, well thought out photos and it was the perfect grid for my project with Silhouette.


I'm generally a 12"x12" kinda girl, so I just imagined some extra space on the sides. Not hard! As I started laying it out, I realized there were some cool elements that I wanted on my own layout. Enter the Silhouette SD. Paper clips made out of paper? Done. File folder shapes? Got it. Custom text? No problem! I hopped onto Illustrator and got to work, and a few minutes later my layout was practically done. Efficiency is so cool.


papers: happy day, bronze shimmer, my romeo, guava cardstock, & exquisite
embellishments: claire petals, claire metal accents, claire chiplets, claire + jocelyn designer brads, juliette ribbon, juliette stickers, & lovebirds epoxy stickers
shapes: custom (coming soon!), nameplates_C00022_27011

And see those cut-out letters? The cool part about this machine is your get the positive and negative space of your cut-outs. Two home sweet homes for me! Yipee! We were having some guests over for the weekend, so I whipped out a frame and made two custom cut mats for it (with the Silhouette, of course) a-la Miss Jennifer and ta-da! Some art for our guest room.


Now, I know you're looking at all those shapes and wishing you had them. Well, if you win the $25 Download Card Silhouette has so sweetly donated, they could be yours! To enter the giveaway tell us what you want to buy with it in a comment by Sunday, June 13th at midnight MST. That's it!

Next stop? The Silhouette Blog, who is featuring our brand new line On the Coast, and another giveaway! Thanks for playing and come back tomorrow for even more Silhouette goodness!
-Mandi

23 comments:

shiho said...

I'd get sketch pens, a hook tool and a scraper tool!

happy_eyes at hotmail dot co dot jp

Christine said...

Hmmm...what to get???? Anything! Silhouette is so cool, and to be able to get SEI shapes (to match my SEI kit papers!) is too cool!

kaw1963 said...

I would get all the journal tags, blocks and nameplates. You can never have enough of those!

Cathy Bautista said...

I would get all the summer shapes and fonts I want! Yipee!

Kissin' Krafts said...

I don't think you would like me to list everythign I have my eyes on, so I will stick to fonts (for now---could change in the next minute)!

Thanks for the opportunity!

jpascarella at att dot net

Scott and Em Hoffman said...

Would love the fonts!

sharon said...

I am intrigued. What you did with the vinyl is gorgeous. I want it all! Hee hee!
Sharon L

PatchChild said...

Fonts are my favorite, on any machine, in any style.

Dana said...

Yup, I really do need some fonts. Anything with a hoolander is great too!

Laura Stewart said...

fonts!

Wendy Crowe said...

I would love the expand on my fonts! Thanks for the chance!

C said...

I would love to get the printable heat transfer material.

Ann said...

I would love to get more of the SEI shapes in the Silhouette store. Thanks for the chance to win!

hiscrappergirl said...

I love all teh shapes, I'd get more, LOL!!

Sue Bone said...

Ooh, I'd buy some iron on transfer paper or the rhinestone starter kit. I have only just bought my silhouette so I'd be in silhouette heaven.

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

If I had a download card, I'd definately get the card cutting files. I love making cards. -Deb V in Manitoba

Samantha T. said...

As many SEI designs as I could get w/ $25 (which is about 25).

Lori Servies said...

I'd buy alot of word phrases.
Lori Servies
lservies at aol dot com

jessica said...

some flower shapes, journal tags, letters...

Alicia said...

Travel shapes! And I really want the sketch pens, too.

wustaz said...

love that home sweet home frame it's too cute. I would love to get the pens if I could

Lori Passey said...

Love all the swirls and such!

Meagan said...

I would buy the adhesive vinyl , it's just so cool!!!

 

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