Silhouette May Promotions–Specialty Media

Are you going on vacation with your family this year?  Maybe to an amusement park or large pubic attraction of any sort?   Perhaps just going to a State Fair, County Fair, or large public gathering such as festivals?  I have a great project for you to use with Silhouette Specialty Media Temporary Tattoo Sheets!

Make your own Safety ID Tattoos for your small people!
UPDATE:  You can find the full tutorial on how to make these Safety ID Tattoos here!

Temporary Tattoos - Safety ID

It just takes a split second for you to get separated from your small person!  Even the best little travel buddies can get separated from you and the fact that they are under 4 feet tall make it nearly impossible to locate them in crowds!  These safety tattoos can help reunite you without broadcasting all your personal information!

I used a sheet of the Printable Tattoo Paper, my Silhouette CAMEO, and some shapes and fonts to make these!  I will post the full tutorial and screen cast (!!!) on Monday!  But in the mean time, you can take advantage of these GREAT DEALS going on now!

Specialty Media Silhouette Deals

DIY Notecards with Silhouette Sketch Pens

DIY Note Cards + Silhouette Sketch Pen Bundle Deals

As a member of the Silhouette Affiliate Team I get the privilege to share with you awesome discounts and deals that Silhouette is offering each month!  I am here today to share with you my DIY Note Cards, a perfect Back-To-School Teacher’s Gift Idea!  I also have some great bundle deals for you if you are in the market for a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait Cutting Machine!   Already have a cutting machine?  Well I have you covered too, with discounted Sketch Pen packages!

Teacher Gift Idea-Note Cards with thatswhatchesaid.net

Let’s get to it!

The Sketch Pens are great in that you are not cutting with precision, you are “writing” with precision!  You can make all those beautiful fonts that we love so much come to life with the use of your Silhouette!  The Silhouette Online Store offers shapes too, specifically for the sketch pens!  Even better, have a shape you love?  Silhouette Designer Edition Software lets you convert those shapes to sketches!


This is truly a crafter and scrapbooker’s dream machine!

All you have to do is replace the blade with a sketch pen!  Easy Peasy!

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway + 40% off with Code CHE

Exciting News!

Not only do i get to share an awesome Silhouette Sale going on right now, but I get to host a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway as well!

Silhouette America is rolling out BRAND NEW products this week during the Create-n-Connect Conference & Tradeshow hosted by (CHA) Craft & Hobby Association in Vegas!  I was privileged to a sneak peek of these new products and I can tell you they are AWESOME!  I am so excited!!!

Word on the street is that the Silhouette Blog will be showcasing a different new product each day…so it’d be a fine time to hop over to the Silhouette Blog and check those out!  You will be happy you did!  You can also get some inspiration there, find the weekly challenge project and the weekly FREE Shape from the Silhouette Online Store!

In celebration of all the new Silhouette awesomeness, Silhouette is hosting a FABULOUS sale on all consumable products!!

40% OFF - Silhouette - thatswhatchesaid.net

40% off all Silhouette products!  Former products and New Products!  Yay!

(Note: Machines, downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards are not eligible.)

use code che at checkout to get your savings!!!


Silhouette Designer Edition Software + Sketch Pens

UPDATED:  Silhouette Bundle Deals for Machines and Designer Edition Software is EXTENDED through 7/12/13!  Great news if you missed these deals last week!

Designer Edition Silhouette Deals


Silhouette has some great bundle deals going on right now!!!  You can get a Silhouette Cameo bundle deal, a Silhouette Portrait Bundle Deal and if you already have the cutting machines…you can upgrade your software to the Designer Edition for only $24.99!  That’s half off the original price!  I had some fun with my DE software and Sketch Pens

July Silhouette Portrait Deals

I love my Cameo.  I have made so many projects with it that I can hardly keep them all straight!  I whipped this one up using my Designer Edition Software and some sketch pens!  One of the features of the Designer Edition Software is that you can convert ANY image or design into a sketch!

Silhouette deasl

I made up the flag using stars and rectangles and then I just chose my sketch features and sketched with my Cameo and the Silhouette Sketch pens!

sketch pens

Some other great features of the Designer Edition Software:

GoodNites Make Traveling Great Nights!

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I just want to share a little story with you all.

We are driving with the kids the 11+ hours it takes to get to Minnesota to our brother and sister-in-law’s house.  We leave late afternoon so that my husband could finish some work things in the morning.  I have the second leg of the trip (or course after the kids pass out and it’s quiet enough to actually sleep…I have to drive now!)  We get to their house at about 2 am.  I’m tired and I just want to go to sleep.

We haul the kids in the house as quiet as we can to not awake my in-laws and to keep the kids as sleeping as we can.  I get to share a bed with Ryan and I finally get him settled and lay my head down and pass out almost immediately.  I am dreaming…I am dreaming I am wet.  What?  I wake up…I am in fact wet…with Ryan’s PEE!  His diaper leaked…everywhere!

I am so tired that it actually, painfully HURTS to wake up and my first thought is the mattress!  I know my sister in law doesn’t  have a mattress cover on it (at least not a waterproof one like we do!) so I bounce up, whip Ryan off the bed and start stripping the sheets immediately trying to minimize the saturation.  Ryan is pissed at me for so many things at this point.  Making him sit in a car for 11+ hours, the fact that he’s wet covered in his own pee, the fact I just startled him awake and the fact that I just whipped him off the bed and turned on the light….and now I am attending to the mattress…and not him!

I’m in someone else’s house so I am quietly rummaging through the hall closet for sheets…I come up dry.  Only towels.  So towels it is!  I grab some and use one to try to adsorb some of the wetness from the mattress.  In my own luck, he had rolled over on his favorite blanket and it adsorbed most of the pee!  (thankfully!)  I threw down some towels on a sheet-less bed, changed Ryan, diapers and jammies, and then put him back up there (without his favorite blankie!), changed myself and then tried to go back to sleep.

Well that never happened.  I was so worried that he was going to pee through his diaper again that I barely slept a wink that night!  I vowed never again to travel again!

True Story.

Both my boys were/are really wet sleepers.  I swear they hold it in until they finally reach REM sleep and are relaxed enough to let it go!  We can sit on the potty for 45 minutes before bed time, we can cut drinks all together after dinner and we still have two boys who would pee like mad men in the middle of the night.  I think they stored it in their ears!  No matter what we try…they are just heavy night time wetters.  Michael learned eventually and I know Ryan will as well, but until then…it seems there is no light at the end of the tunnel!  Especially when traveling and out of the comfort of your own home.


Thanks to GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats…we are traveling again! I will never go anywhere overnight without them.  They give me piece of mind.  I know that I won’t have to dig through someone else’s closet at 3 am or wake up covered in a child’s pee or ruin someone else’s mattress!

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway + Heat Transfer Deals

Well…it was my birthday yesterday and today I get to host a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!!  What a great start to this week, don’t you think?!   This time we are featuring Silhouette’s Heat Transfer.  I love heat transfer.  It’s like vinyl for fabric!  You can make shirts, hats, bags, pillows, embellish shorts, canvases, bins, etc.  You name it, you can heat transfer it!  As long as you can get an iron on it…you can do it!

I made this really cute onesie for my high school girlfriend!  She had a baby girl and I wanted something cute to send the new baby!  I’m going to share the full tutorial on how I made this onesie on Thursday!


You can get the full tutorial on how to make this funny baby onesie right here.

Baby Onesie with silhouette heat transfer at thatswhatchesaid.net
Funny Baby Onesie at thatswhatchesaid.net
In the past I made this super cute kitchen towel for Christmas and thsi ghost shirt for Ryan for Halloween.  Heat transfer is so versatile!  I have washed both of these items plenty of times and they still look as good as new!  I just love it!

Fabric Basket Liners

Fabric Basket Liners

It’s no secret…up until this year…I didn’t sew.  You can read all about that here when I shared my woes with my sewing machine.  After I got my hands on a working one, I feel pretty much unstoppable.  I have had the ultimate privilege to work with Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts stores.  I was asked to create a how-to video for their Creativity Made Simple series and I made a one to demonstrate how to make a fabric flower.  Recently I was asked to try out the new line of HGTV HOME fabric and trim.  Of course, my response was a small squeal {that only dogs could hear} and then a big ecstatic YES!  I was so eager to make cute fabric basket liners for my boring bins!

I have found myself purchasing more neutral pieces with the hopes that I will add color pops through accessories and décor.  I have totally been slacking on that second part there – the adding color pops part.  I have these boring bins/baskets that are a necessity in our living room.  Under our TV stand, they house videos/DVDs, books and toys.   So I thought, why not start to do what I said I was going to and add some color!  The vibrant line of HGTV HOME fabrics were perfect for some fabric basket liners for these boring guys!

How to Sew a Rectangle Fabric Basket Liner