Silhouette SD Winner & a surprise!

Wow!  Thank you all so much for entering and a special thanks to those of you who shared the giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter.  I know how it feels to want this machine so badly you can taste it, so badly you enter every single giveaway following all of the rules, to dream about the projects you’d be able to do every day.  I want each of you to have one but Silhouette said “one”.   :(

And so…

The winner of the Silhouette Giveaway is…#422

Sweeter Hours said… 422

Wow. This is very exciting! Thank you for offering such a great give away!
Well, I have been wanting make a growth chart for a while, also I have been wanting to make a pantry with labels. I make a lot of teeshirts by hand painting with freezer paper and this would make my life easier!


CONGRATULATIONS!  Hurray to Holly!  Hugs for everyone else!

Holly wins: A Silhouette SD, 1 roll of black vinyl, 1 roll of frosted vinyl, 1 roll of transfer paper, and a Home Décor CD of images (retail $375+).




If you haven’t won with all of the giveaways going on or if you’re looking for a deal and ready to buy one – Silhouette is offering DIY Show Off readers a special discount on that same Silhouette and premium vinyl bundle with a unique code “SHOWOFF” usable at silhouetteamerica.com.  That promo code will get you the Silhouette bundle for $225 ($375+ retail) and/or 25% off premium vinyl if you’re looking to show off.  SHOWOFF code is active through March 1st.  $150 OFF!
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Thank you!


A little surprise…
I can only give one Silhouette away but I appreciate ALL of the entries, my friends and readers.  I can certainly make a few vinyl cut-outs to giveaway to a few of my friends! It’s not a Silhouette but it’s the best I can do. ss="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"> :) Comment on this post what your Silhouette dream project is. I’ll choose 3 of the comments (projects I know I can handle using my limited supply).  Comments from today only (2/28 until midnight EST and US residents only).  I’ll choose the lucky 3 tomorrow. Thank you so much for your support!  
I’ll choose a few winners as soon as I get a chance this week (keep commenting until Friday 3/4).

DIY Project Parade – Frosted Vinyl Windows

It’s that time of the week. Time to recap and show off your DIY projects! I love seeing your DIY talent!  
 The DIY Show Off
We’ve been working in the kitchen – getting an electrical outlet underneath the sink for a new instant hot water tank and the old blue laminate countertops are GONE!  
Before: Good bye blue laminate!

Looking better already.  In Progress:  Old counter, sink and faucets gone!  Running electric to install an outlet under the sink for instant hot water tank.

In the meantime, I started “frosting” the glass panels on the French doors between our living room and family room.  The family room is on our DIY to-do list and isn’t finished.  It’s where teenagers hang out and a ‘catch all’ for just about everything so being able to see in there isn’t ideal.  

And since the family room isn’t completed, the family room side of the French door still has plastic on the window panels – until I either stain or paint the door (rather than taping when the time comes).  That’s why the windows look foggy.  Until the family room is done – it also helps to disguise the plastic on the window panels!  Love this! That foggy/dirty look always bothers me!

Before
Using my Silhouette, I cut vinyl panels.
  • First I measured the glass panels in our French doors.
  • Next, I enlarged my paper from 8.5 x 11 to 8.5 x 14.
  • Draw a “rectangle” and size it to the glass door panel (subtract just a tad so it fits on the glass panel). My rectangle was 6 x 12.
  • Insert the image.  I used “mesh flower lace” from the Silhouette Online Store.
  • Drag and re-size the image to fit within the rectangle. The rectangle gives a border so that the actual mesh flower lace design is what is removed/negative. 
Remove the vinyl that won’t be applied.

Use the transfer paper so that the frosted vinyl can be applied to the glass panel. 

Pull apart (vinyl should be on sticky side of transfer paper and waxy grid side is garbage).

Place to glass panel and rub with a credit card.

Peel away the transfer paper.

I’ve been using my frosted vinyl for a number of projects lately so I was only able to finish three panels before running out and I’m waiting on my frosted vinyl order.

I love the way it lets the light into our living room but adds a little privacy between the living room and family room.

Here is the way it looks from the other side (the unfinished family room side).

style="text-align: justify;">This week I discovered that Jen at Tatertots and Jello had the same idea.  Pop over to check out her cute design. 
I’ve been having fun with the Silhouette but granite countertops come Tues. – so I’m hoping to have some more kitchen progress to share including more information on the awesome faucets and pretty back splash!
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Do you have a DIY project to show off this week?  I’d LOVE to see it!  Or please visit the links to get inspired!


The DIY Show Off



If you’d like to link YOUR DIY project post to The DIY Show Off Project Parade:

1.You must use the button above and link to this post to share the linky love.


2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.

3.Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.


4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.




Silhouette is offering DIY Show Off readers a special discount on that same Silhouette and premium vinyl bundle with a unique code SHOWOFF usable at silhouetteamerica.com.  That promo code will get you the Silhouette bundle for $225 ($375+ retail) and/or 25% off premium vinyl if you’re looking to show off.  SHOWOFF code is active from the 23rd through March 1st (if you don’t win – you still get a great deal!).