Have y'all seen this deal that Silhouette is having during their Black Friday sale? The Portrait is on sale for only $99! That's crazy!

It comes with the cutting machine
Silhouette Studio software
50 exclusive cuttable designs
 (but one of the things I love most about these machines 
versus the Cricut is that you can use any jpg image or font,
 including dingbats, with this machine)
Power cable, usb cable
8 inch cutting mat
Cutting blade
One month subscription to the Silhouette Design Store
Instruction Manual

For under $100...it's an GREAT deal!

They also have a bundle with the Portrait that includes: 
An upgrade to the Desinger Editioin software
Dust Cover
$25 download card
Four essentiral Silhouette tools {hook, scraper, spatula and pick-me-up}
for an extra $20....I'm sure Santa could find a spot under your tree for it!

Make sure to use the code BLACK to get those deals!

They are also having 50% off downloadable designs, and if you were planning on ordering anymore accessories you could place two orders and use my code PINWHEELS to get 
40% off and free shipping on orders over $25! 

It's LIVE! The Silhouette Black Friday deals are officially open! 

I'm so excited that I was chosen to be able to share these with you and for being able to offer you a code for 40% off at SilhouetteAmerica.com (*excluding machines, design downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards), PLUS there is free shipping on orders over $25 AND the design downloads are 50% off! So when you go shop, and you will go shop once you see these prices, be sure to use my code PINWHEELS to get the deals!

I think this is my personal favorite, it's like getting a Portrait machine and $50 download cards for free! I'm sure you can find a friend and work out a plan to get in on this bundle!

This is the new version of the machine that  I have...would it be bad if I bought myself another one?

This bundle comes with the new Cameo and the Designer Edition software upgrade {I want!}, 
and a free one year membership to Club Silhouette, which is $120 value

This is a great machine if you don't plan on cutting anything very wide, and seriously it's only $180 with a year long subscription to Club Silhouette, which is a $120 value all by itself! 
So that's basically free, right? {That's what you should tell Santa!}

I suggest you all go hurry over before they sell out {which they do!}, because these are awesome deals and the sale ends on December 8th!  Make sure to use my code PINWHEELS to get them and to get 40% off accessories if you already have a machine. I'd love to know if you get anything!

Happy Shopping!!!

This is the last project in my Silhouette Black Friday sale countdown, because the sale starts TONIGHT! However, be prepared for all my Christmas projects that I have planned with all the goodies I got!

While I was looking through the same Pottery Barn catalog that had the Joy to the World ornaments I knocked off I also saw this and fell in love....but not with the $160 price tag! Yikes!

But seriously, how beautiful is that? It makes me happy just looking at it. So I decided to try and make my own, cause that's what I do! I found an old frame I had that would work, but I couldn't find the right buckets. Bummer. I did however find these little galvanized ones on Amazon, 12 for $8.45. That I can do!

I popped the picture and glass from my frame and my awesome Dad cut me a piece of wood to fit. I then used my Silhouette to make little labels for the buckets out of their new printable adhesive kraft paper and the pen holder holding a sharpie. Here is a quick tutorial on how to cut them out and the free cut files are down at the bottom.

First step is to download the files {1-15 here and 16-25 here}, and open them in your Silhouette Studio. I have the file sized to a 8.5 x 11 sheet since that is the size the kraft paper comes in.

Open the cut settings window and select no cut.

The first step is to select the numbers and inner ovals since you will want to sketch them before cutting them out. Once they are all selected, click on cut.

Once they are selected and the setting is switched to cut, change the material to Sketch Pen. Change your blade out for the pen holder and a Sharpie. Send it to the Silhouette.

It will look like this.

Once it is done sketching DO NOT unload the paper! Go back to your edit screen, deselect everything, then go back and select only the OUTER ovals. Switch your material to Kraft Paper and the pen holder to the correct blade and setting. Send it back to the Silhouette.

It will run the paper back through cutting out the previously sketched ovals. perfectly. I'm digging the pen holder, the possibilities are endless! 

Once I had the labels printed and cut, I ripped off the handles from the buckets and stuck the labels on. Super easy since they are adhesive backed. 

The you'll have to measure {which I dread} and attach the buckets to the wood. I did mine about 4" apart vertically and horizontally. I made a small drill hole in the back of each bucket and secured them onto the wood with a small nail. 

Fill and you're done! Pretty cute for under $20! 

As always, grab the files {1-15 and 16-25} and share some pics! 

One more day until the sale!!! Please come back tomorrow to see my final countdown project and the sale info will be released at 10pm MST.

My sweet daughter {who refused to get off my lap until she was 3}, is playing Alice in her drama class' production of Alice in Wonderland, so proud of her! So every day that she has drama practice she wants to wear something "Alice-y"...I love that girl! 

I was at JoAnn's for the millionth time getting supplies to make her Elsa costume {which I still haven't posted about!} and saw the t-shirts on sale for 4 for $10 and they had the EXACT same blue as Alice's dress. So of course I HAD to buy them! 

I used blue, black and white t-shirts and the amazing Lil' Blue Boo Sienna dress pattern {which I adore} and whipped the dress up. To make it extra Alice-y I made a Silhouette file out of the first lines she says in the play.

She was so giddy when she saw it, which is one of my favorite aspects of sewing. I haven't gotten any great pics of her in it since it was filthy when I went to take some! Art class + white dress = not good.

She wanted to be "through the looking glass" hence the weird pictures!

Here's the cut file for the Alice quote and I made another one for a pink and purple Cheshire Cat dress, but have yet to sew that one up. 

I hope you enjoy! As always I'd love to see some pictures! 

Does this make you as giddy as it does me?! Two more days!

My friends always joke about adding coke to your rum or coffee to your milk and sugar, so I thought this would be cute to bring along with me to a cookie exchange. {I think I may attempt these chalkboard cookies, aren't they adorable?}

 My mom had this vintage carafe on a shelf....I may have hijacked it...shhh...

I love how the red reminds me of my measuring cups. 

 It's simple and easy, perfect for a quick project. Grab the file here and enjoy some holiday cheer!

I wanted to post this real fast before Thanksgiving...when did it get to be Monday already!? Here is a print that I made last year and never framed.

It makes an adorable tag too. 

Here is what my Give Thanks quote look like as a tag.

Feel free to grab them, snap a pic for me if you use them, I'd love to see your handiwork! My Silhouette post for today is in the works, so come back later!

Three more days until the Silhouette Black Friday sale! Can you tell I'm itching to share the sales with you?!

Today's project was inspired by the Charlie Brown Christmas special. My kiddos were watching it in the car and I always get weepy when Linus recites the scripture. I decided that I wanted to make something to display that reminds my kids {and myself} what Christmas is all about.

I found this simple nativity file at the Silhouette Design store and added words to create this cut file. I adore the simplicity of it and the verse is one of my favorites.

Now I just need to find the perfect frame and place to hang it {once I am allowed to decorate after Thanksgiving}!

Click here for the free cut file and come back tomorrow for my next project!

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Lil Mrs Tori

Four more days until the Silhouette Black Friday sale! Here is today's countdown project!

As I was leafing through the latest Pottery Barn magazine, I desperately wanted to buy so many things, but my wallet didn't agree with me! Silly wallet. One of the things was this tree.

LOVE! I never would have thought to use black and white, but I absolutely love how it looks! I have a themed tree each year and that will definitely be it next year! This year is a Frozen colored theme, {guess who picked that?} so I will have to wait. 

I decided to go ahead and make some of the ornaments as gifts because they are just beautiful, and for $40 they'd better be! Yikes!

There is no way that my recipients have a tree that would fit a 6" bulb, so I bought regular 3" ones half off at Michaels and used some leftover chalkboard paint.

 I love the look of silver against the matte blackish grey color of the chalkboard paint, so I used some silver vinyl to cut the lettering. 

I loved the result so much that I made a couple of more designs. 

I adore them!

 Here are the files for you, snap me a picture if you make some ornaments, I'd love to feature you!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for some more pictures and another countdown project!

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Lil Mrs Tori