At 5:30 last night I rushed home to help Connelly {my 9 year old son} put the finishing touches on his Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car {that started at ahem… 6:00}.  That’s how I roll unfortunately…last minute is my middle name. Dan and Connelly had such a good time working on the car together. Dan cut it out and then Connelly was in charge of sanding it until it was smooth. They decided to stain it instead of paint it this year, and I think it turned out awesome! Connelly wanted his car to be named “Derby Death” so we hooked him up with some cool vinyl to make it look the part. He chose spiders and skulls. Nothing screams “Derby Death” like spiders and skulls after all.


I love my Silhouette and I use it all the time. I’ve gotten pretty fast at designing vinyl and cutting it over the years too. If you have missed our Silhouette Projects, check them out HERE.


Doesn’t Connelly’s car look amazing!?!


I am grateful to get to give away a Silhouette CAMEO today! I love that you can cut out your own images with the Silhouette Designer Software. In fact, my friend Amy sent me her husband’s logo the other day, and I easily converted the image into a std file for her with my Silhouette Designer Software! It comes in handy.

Silhouette is having a promotion right now too! You can get:

1. The Silhouette CAMEO®, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $269.99 ($94 in savings)

2. The Silhouette Portrait™, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $129.99 ($114 in savings)

3. 40% off the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software!

These are all GREAT deals!

In order to get the deal: Go to and enter the code “THRIFTY.”

If you are feeling lucky, enter to win one of these amazing machines below! silhoutte Cameo

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Mariah says

    It would be so fun to do some cool typography on a sign. I’ve been wanting to do that for a while now.

  2. Debbie Percelay says

    Fingers and toes crossed! Would love to use this in my glass art work. I’d donate my circuit to a local elementary school if I win!????

  3. Amelia Ostler says

    I would use it make decorations for my classroom. I would also like to make some home decor projects that have been on my to-do list

  4. Alicia says

    I’ve been wanting a Cameo for a few years now, so I’ve accumulated all sorts of ideas I’d love to do with one! Fun crafts for my little guy, cute decorations for my home, and it would make other crafty things I already do easier too.

  5. Sheri Orear says

    1st year teaching Preschool….the possibilities are endless!! I have been dreaming about one :-)

  6. tifanie lopez says

    Would love to make some crafts for the home and some gifts :). Love all your posts so creative.

  7. Rebecca B says

    I would love to make some stuff to put on my boys’ walls. Their room is pretty bare compared to the pink princess room of their sis. Thanks!

  8. tifanie lopez says

    Sorry my kindle shut off when I hit post. I thought the first one did not make it but I see it did. I did not intend to send over two thinking the first one did not arrive.

  9. Brenn says

    This would be so great to help with the quotes I’m so into right now!! Hand lettering is definitely not my forte. (Yet!)

  10. Tiffany says

    I would love this. What a great giveaway. Something I really want and how better if I won it :)

  11. Susan T says

    I would do some cute vinyl subway art signs for my grandson’s room. By the way, cool car. Boy, that brings back great memories of my 4 scouts.

  12. Birdiebee says

    Etch glass, make wall decals, scrapbook, make spice jar labels and so much more. I would really go to town and have some real crafting going on.

  13. Angie says

    I would use it for crafting- everything from t-shirt designs for my kids to wooden signs for our walls!

  14. says

    That brings back many happy memories of my Cub Scouts, who are now Boy Scouts! I would love to win a Cameo – thanks for the great giveaway

  15. CindyR says

    I would start with vinyl applications on anything that didn’t move and some that did (car)! Then I’d move on to paper!

  16. Carole H says

    I would love one and the possibilities would be endless! I think I would use it most to make stencils for art projects, furniture, etc. Thanks!

  17. Sarah says

    I would use a silhouette to make holiday decorations, Christmas ornaments, customized school supplies, kid crafts. I could use it to make stencils and wall decals and house numbers… I really have a million ideas. Love this giveaway!

    • Katie says

      Our ladies group at church has been wanting one to use for different crafts to sell at our annual bazaar….I would sure love to surprise them with this!!!

  18. says

    I have a few accent walls I would love to add some sort of pattern too. I think the cameo would be a great alternative solution to wallpaper!

  19. Julia says

    I can’t even imagine what I would do with it, as the possibilities are endless!! :)

    thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Rebecca Peterson says

    cute sign for my new house-family sign, welcome sign for the door, labels for kitchen and pantry.

  21. Lara says

    I want one of these so badly – right now I want to make an etched glass thing for my husband for Valentine’s day, and the Silhouette would make this so easy!

  22. says

    I would LOVE to win one! How awesome that you are hosting this contest!!!! I would one this to make all sorts of nifty crafts to give away as gifts as well as to display in my home and office. I’m quite sure that I would also use one for the various projects I do with my two sons (8 and 11), including the Pinewood Derby. My sons are in Troop 27 from Louisiana. We just had our Derby and loved it. I love your son’s car.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Joanna McCallum

  23. Myndee says

    I would love this so I could throw the “other” machine I have away. So tired of cartridges. Thanks for doing this!

  24. Sarah Christensen says

    I just became the Ward Bulletin specialist in my ward and this would help make our bulletin board look awesome!!

  25. victoria says

    What a great give away! I have seen so many great crafts using the Cameo, I need one! Victoria

  26. Mary says

    I would decorate my daughters room with Vinyl!! And make home-made Valentine’s day cards!!! And create labels for my jams and pickles!!!

  27. Shaunna says

    There are so many things that I see people doing with a Cameo! I would start by making some cute labels for my kids toy bins!

    Sure love your blog!


  28. Kathryn says

    Oh what wouldn’t I do with my cameo! There are so many possibilities. I am just moving to a new house, so I think first it would be used for decor. All over my house! No room would be left untouched :)

  29. says

    I have a lot of ideas stocked up on Pinterest that I would love to try and most of them require something like this to cut vinyl and other shapes. If I had awesome handwriting I’d just freehand it but I have terrible handwriting. This would help me knock some of that DIY decorating out!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  30. Jill says

    I think the question should be “what wouldn’t I do with a Cameo?”! :) I have a few babies showers coming up and I know it would be helpful when making the decorations and personalized gifts!

  31. Danielle Rogers says

    Awesome pinewood derby car! Good job!
    About the Cameo, I would use it for both home and church. I work with kids and have kids of my own, so there are tons of fun projects I could do if I could just get my hands on one of these!
    Thanks for the chance to win one!

  32. says

    I would use them to make stencils for painting letters in my little girl’s room, and then move on to bigger and better things from there! So excited!

  33. CHRISTINA says

    This is crazy. I have been checking into them but cannot afford one at this time. There are so many things that I want to do. This would be wonderful.

  34. Britt says

    I want to label everything! And designs for the kiddos walls are so much easier to change out in vinyl than in paint!

  35. Cathleen says

    I’d make party decorations and cards to start, and when I got more ambitious…rhinestone appliques!

  36. Melanie says

    There are so many fabulous things I would love to do with my own Silhouette, among which would be things for the youth at church. I would love to decorate my kids’ room with it as well.

  37. says

    I want to do designs on fabric for curtains or t-shirts. Also wall treatments, labels to organize. I would love to just play and let my imagination take over! Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Maddie Davis says

    As a former Cubmaster looks great. Hope he had fun making it and racing today! Oh and I’d love to win the machine. Keep him active in scouts it will take him far my son is a Life scout and 3 merit badges and a project away from eagle.

  39. Susan Krauss says

    For the longest time, I’ve wanted to make an art piece for my snooze-fest of a laundry room! The Cameo would make easy work of it !!!

  40. Rachel says

    OMG!!! I cant even tell you how long I have been wanting one of these bad boys!! I dont know where to begin. I think I would make some wonderful sayings for some mirrors and frames and give them to my daughters for their homes. I would make some amazing decor for my 3 grandsons rooms:) Stuff for my kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living room, hallway and last but not least my laundry room:)

  41. Rachael Hayes says

    What wouldn’t I make with it? That’s the real question!
    I’d start with some signs for the house.
    I’ve debated on buying/asking for one for a while now, but I can’t justify spending
    that much money on a crafting tool, yet.

  42. Nancy says

    I am looking forward to making things that are in my head vs stuck in a cartridge. The things you can do with a Silhouette is limitless. I am looking forward to cutting vinyl, making my own stencils and very much so making my own stamps! Crazy fun!

  43. says

    This is terrific! Love that the font you used looks like dripping blood. I would love to win the Cameo and would use it to make some art with the old windows which have been in my garage for about 15 years (not a lie, my husband will confirm). Love the old one that you did and something like that would be super for my nieces rooms in their new house).

  44. Karen Weight says

    I would make all kinds of cute decor for my home with the Cameo!! Especially vinyl lettering decor. I REALLY have wanted one of these forever!!

  45. HeatherM says

    That is a fabulous derby car!!!

    I’d love to add some vinyl words to my empty wall upstairs.


  46. Birdiebee says

    I would make shirt designs, jar labels, wall decals, do some scrapbooking, make invitations and so much more. I would also do projects with my granddaughter when I have her on the weekends.

  47. says

    I’d be decorating my Girl Scout Troops pinewood derby cars for the race off we have with the Cub and Boy Scout Troops.
    Chris =]

  48. Becky Thomas says

    I would love to use this to design my own stencils for painting furniture. And decorating all around the house!

  49. kristin young says

    i would go crazy in the extra bedroom that will be getting a big transformation in the next 6 months :) aka baby’s room

  50. Peggy Crawford says

    I would make lots of things for my new granddaughter coming this summer. :) And things for my little grandson new room cause little sister moving into his room. Love making stuff for them and the kids at church! Love to win and make lots of stuff!

  51. Tamara says

    I would use it to make wall decorations for my kids rooms first. From there, the sky’s the limit!

  52. Erin Ellis says

    I would use too make my girls’ bedroom look fabulous! From stencils, to vinyl, to patterns for artwork and more! The possibilities are endless with a Silhouette! I would also make some cute Easter decorations too! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  53. Samantha C. says

    I would LOVE one of these machines. I could make my own decorations for holidays and birthday decorations and stencils for crafts. SOOO much more. Oh my gosh Brooke help a sister out!! 😉

  54. Holly Martinez says

    Oh my gosh, what wouldn’t I do??? Pillow covers, organizational labels, cute kitchen labels! Art and crafts…. The list goes on!!

  55. Heather says

    Signs, labels, to put in with my paintings, projects and I would share my good fortune with a nearby preschool! (I used to teach preschool myself!)

  56. Jess M says

    I would live to have a Silhoutte to craft all kinds of DIY projects for my upcoming wedding! Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. TJ says

    I would help my daughter in her Kindergarten classroom. There are so many things she would love to put up to help the kids!

  58. Cindy Trobaugh says

    Oh My Gosh the Projects would be endless..Yippee! I wanted one for so long,Thanks for the Chance.

  59. says

    I would make labels for everything in my house! I have a label maker, but those labels look nowhere near as cute as what you can do with a Silhouette!

  60. Cindy says

    Oh my goodness – the possibilities are endless – labels, stencils, tons of stuff! I have wanted one of these! Thanks so much for the chance!

  61. Jennifer Wagar says

    I would use the cameo to make my own vinyl decals, and I’d really love to try cutting gumpaste/fondant to use to decorate cakes with intricate details.

  62. Lesa says

    Oh So many things! I’m really into making the heat transfer t-shirts and the Cameo would really make that easy!

  63. Nicole B says

    I would LOVE a CAMO! I could make my own decorations for holidays and birthday cards! and vinyl stencils! Thank you for the chance to win one! 😀

  64. Melyssa says

    What wouldn’t I do?! I would use it to help customize party decorations for my sisters baby shower. We don’t fit into the typical party decor mold, apparently according to my shopping findings.

  65. Sarah says

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Can’t wait to start using the silhouette to label and organize my kitchen!

  66. Jenny says

    Oh man! I have to get to work on a shared room for a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I’m struggling with how to make it cute for both genders, but I’m pretty darn sure this cameo would help me out with that project!!!!! :)