silhouette portrait may giveaway Good News And Even Better News: I’m Giving Away A Silhouette Portrait!

The Good News:

The Silhouette specialty media promo is still going strong AND many of you have emailed asking if it’s ok to ask questions.

OF COURSE!

Ask away! I’ll tell you my favorite must-have’s. I’ll give you a few tips for working with each. I’ll direct you to projects here on the site that use the product you’re considering. You ask it, I’ll answer it! Nikki@NikkiInStitches.com

And remember, use the code STITCHES here to get your 25% discount!

The Better News:

I have a Silhouette Portrait to giveaway! Woo Hoo!

I’m also adding in my Intro To Your CAMEO Class (which works for Portrait users as well!) and one month free inside the Crafting With Your Silhouette program in The Nikki,  In Stitches Craft Academy.

Entry is super easy. Scroll down to the Rafflecopter box below. (If you don’t see the Rafflecopter box below because you are reading this in your email inbox, just click here to be taken right to the Nikki, In Stitches site!)

GOOD LUCK!

Nikki, In Stitches

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More than just a painted pot! - Silhouette Specialy Media Promo More Than Just A Painted Pot! {Paint, Sand, And Stick!}

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here yet, but this party of five and one energy filled yellow lab is moving. You know…it’s one of those “we’re only moving to the other side of town” kind of moves, which is code for “just far enough to need to rent a truck and be a serious move” kind of things. So, the projects and posts over the next few weeks will be short and sweet. Once we get to the new house and settle in, I have LOTS of great home decor projects and DIY’s planned, but obviously those will have to wait until we are actually IN the house!

So, keeping with the short and sweet…

Today’s post is this month’s Silhouette post. They have goodies (i.e. specialty media) (i.e. many of your favorite goodies like double sided adhesive, sticker papers, foil papers, chipboard, vellum, and washi sheets!) and machines on sale, and all the details are below. I also have a super quick tutorial for both painting and aging a regular old clay pot with chalk paints, and one for using Silhouette’s clear sticker paper to add a little something extra to it. Scroll down to take a peek!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

1. Specialty Media Sale Details

  • All Specialty Media Products are 25% off (Again, these are some of your favorites like double sided adhesive, stencil material, washi sheets, temporary tattoo paper, printable sticker papers and foil papers, kraft paper and chipboard…you get the idea!) Just click here to start shopping and use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!
  • CAMEO Bundle
    Silhouette CAMEO
    1 Printable Cotton Canvas
    1 Vellum
    1 Adhesive Washi Sheets
    1 Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper
    1 Stencil Material
    MSRP: $340.94
    Sale Price: $269.99
  • Portrait Bundle
    Silhouette Portrait
    1 Printable Cotton Canvas
    1 Vellum
    1 Adhesive Washi Sheets
    1 Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper
    1 Stencil Material
    MSRP: $220.94
    Sale Price: $139.99

As always, just use promo code STITCHES to get your discount. To get more information on the cutting system bundles just click here.

This sale runs from 5/21/14 through 5/31/14.

2. How To More Than Just Paint A Pot

Below you’ll find two super simple tutorials, again one for just painting and aging the pot using chalk paints, and one for creating the sticker to embellish it. And the clear sticker paper I used to create it (which falls into the category of specialty media items on sale right now!) makes things so much easier. Let your project behind the sticker do a lot of the work for you!

Basic steps to painting and aging your pot:

First let me just start by saying the supplies here are super simple: a pot, two colors of paint and a paintbrush, sand paper. I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but you certainly do not need to. Any chalk paint will do.

1. Paint your base color first and let it dry.

2. Then paint your top color and let it dry. (You can see my paint can here is very well loved! I use this color for everything!)

3. Sand away! (Sand as much or as little as you’d like to “age” your pot!)

See what I mean? Couldn’t be easier, right? And many of you may want to leave your pot just like this! (NOTE: This simple process of painting a base color, painting a top color, and sanding away is one of my “go-to” methods of painting furniture as well…but we’ll get more into that again when I’m actually in the new house!)

How to add the sticker:

I used a bee design from the Silhouette store that you can find here, but you can use anything you’d like. (A monogram would work really well!) I adjusted the color to match the paints I used on my pot.

1. Open your design in your Silhouette software and size it appropriately to fit on your pot. You can see I’ve also prepped this to be a Print & Cut project so my registration marks are visible.

2. This design came with cut lines around every piece which for this project isn’t necessary. Instead we’ll create an offset and cut that. In the Offset window, adjust your offset distance to 0.03 and click apply.

3. Open the Line Color window and adjust your offset lines to be black.

4. In the Cut Setting window deselect the red cut lines. We do not want to cut these! Adjust the media type for the black lines to be Clear Sticker Paper.

5. Now complete the typical Print & Cut process. Apply your sticker to your pot. And then, if you’d like, actually sand your sticker some, too, to match the aging of your pot!

Again, so simple and a great way to add that perfect little something extra to your more than just painted pot!

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Blue-Goose-Boutique-opening-celebration-facebook-social-media-graphic Lauren McKinsey’s Blue Goose Boutique Grand Opening Giveaway!

I am so excited to share not only a fun giveaway with you today, but also the work of a very talented friend!

Many Craft Academy students know Lauren McKinsey’s designs because she so graciously gives them to us to use in our “Crafting With Your Silhouette” lessons, and I’ve raved about her talents on Facebook on more than one occasion. So when she asked if I’d share the launch of her newest line of products, I jumped at the chance to share all of them with you!

Blue Goose Boutique, Lauren McKinsey’s newest shop, is open for business!

This means that you will now start to see her cute designs offered in her printable shop appearing on things such a notepads! Currently, you will find seven notepad designs in her boutique. And she is CELEBRATING the grand opening of the shop with a wonderful giveaway!

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive: {total value of $194}

  • $50 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One year CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $89}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Mongramed tumber from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $15}
  • $25 gift certificate to Paper + Pop {a printing & cutting service for printables}

The SECOND place winner will receive: {total value of $65}

  • $25 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One month CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $12.99}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • One set of 3 monogram decals from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $12}

The THRID place winner will receive: {total value of $43}

  • Choice of 1 notepad set from Blue Goose Boutique {value $18}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Sheet of 20 monogram return address stickers from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $10}

Lauren’s notepads make the perfect gifts for:

  • teachers
  • moms AND dads
  • birthday gifts
  • graduations
  • holidays
  • and just FOR YOU!
Just a little note here: Lauren’s CUTE CLUB Membership gets you ALL (YES! Every. Single. One!) of her printables for the entire year. If you are a Silhouette owner, these make some of THE BEST designs to use in your projects! This is one of my favorite parts of the giveaway!

Entry to the giveaway is super easy. Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter box at the very bottom of this post. (NOTE: If you are reading this post through your inbox and can’t see the entry form, just click here to be taken right to the Nikki, In Stitches site to enter!)

And take a peek along the way at just a few of her adorable designs!

Good luck!

Nikki, In Stitches 

PS…Lauren also has a promo code for all of you to use if you’d like to get shopping right away. Not only is it good on her newly launched notepads, but also on her CUTE CLUB membership! Just use GiveAway-10 at checkout to save 1o%!

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Nikki In Stitches 3 Tips for Applying HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl 3 Tips For Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl

Either I was a very good girl last year or Santa keeps a close eye on me here and on Facebook because I got spoiled with a heat press at Christmas. It took me a bit to break it in, work out the kinks, and feel confident cranking out custom t-shirts…hence this post coming four months AFTER Christmas! But still, I thought I’d pass along my top three tips for working with HTV.

(These can be used when applying HTV with an iron, too…not just a heat press. But I can tell you this: I used to be someone that swore I could do anything with my iron that you could do with your heat press. And yes, I could. But I now realize it’s about ten times easier and ten times faster with a press! If you ever have the opportunity to use one, or better yet buy one, I think you, too, will quickly come to that same conclusion!)

It also is perfect timing that Silhouette’s featured product this month is HTV. If you’re looking to stock up, scroll down to the bottom of this post for sale details! Also, if you’re interested in purchasing either a CAMEO or Portrait, those are on sale, too!

PS…I whipped up this cute little onesie so you could see some of the tips below in action. The adorable little pirate octopus can be found in the Silhouette store here!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

1. Picture In Picture!

(I use this trick all the time…not just for HTV designs!) Before I set to work on a file, editing it, filling it, layering it, etc., I take a screen shot of the finished design, crop it if necessary, and open it right up INSIDE THE FILE in my Silhouette Studio software. I save the file right then and there, and now every time I open it, I not only have all the design pieces, but I have a picture handy to use for placement, color, etc.

2. Light It Up!

The number one complaint I here about HTV is that the cut lines are so hard to see, which means weeding can be difficult. And if you’re anything like me…blind as a bat…it’s even more frustrating! Lucky for us there is an easy fix! Place your cut HTV on a light box and then weed it! Your cut lines will be so much easier to see! Don’t have a light box? No worries! Grab a flashlight and a Pyrex pan from your kitchen and you’ve got yourself a homemade light box that will work just as well!

3. Stick To The Edges!

The number two complaint I hear? “UGH! This HTV has so much static…it’s stuck to my fingertips, my hands, my arms. It’s everywhere!” Again, this is an easy fix! The first thing to weed away is the very outside of your design. This will leave a border of the plastic backing (which is very sticky!) behind. As you weed the rest of your design, press those annoying pieces of HTV that are sticking to you right to it! When you’re finished weeding, trim off some of the border, cutting away all those sticky bits with it!

Want to give HTV a try? Need to stock up?

Here are the Silhouette sale details I mentioned before!

All Heat Transfer materials are 30% off!

Just click here to head over to the Silhouette site and use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!

If you’re looking for a complete cutting system, you can get one on sale, too, bundled with HTV supplies!

CAMEO Bundle includes:

1 Silhouette CAMEO
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$269.99 (MSRP: $364.96)

Portrait Bundle includes:

1 Silhouette Portrait
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$139.99 (MSRP: $244.96)

Again, just click here to go right to the Silhouette site and use promo code STITCHES.

The sale runs from April 21st to April 30th…while supplies last!

Happy Shopping!

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100 Days Smarter Homemade Tattoos from Nikki In Stitches and Silhouette Homemade Temporary Tattoos For Your Little Ones {And A Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway!}


These little “100th Day Of School” tattoos were a big hit when I posted them on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago, so when Silhouette said their specialty media products were being featured this month, I was so excited to share a few tricks for making them. They really are simple, and a HUGE hit with the kiddos!

Below you’ll find my tips for using Silhouette’s temporary tattoo paper, PLUS details on the specialty media sale. (As always, if you don’t have a machine, you can find one bundled with lots of goodies below! And if you do have a machine, you can just stock up on your favorite goodies! If you just can’t wait to start shopping, click here, and use promo code STITCHES to get your 30% off discount!)

AND I’m giving away a Silhouette Portrait! YAY!!

Scroll down for all the details!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

1. Tattoo Tips and Tricks

The temporary tattoo paper comes with really good instructions, but there are still a few insider tips I can share. This is technically a print & cut project, so I’m sharing a few tricks for that, too!

1. Don’t forget to mirror your image! I like to create my tattoo completely, group it together, and then mirror the entire thing. From there, replicate it as much as you need to in order to fill the page!

2. Get creative with the designs you use! I found the apple for these tattoos here in the Silhouette shop. It comes with a few other “school” themed designs that I may or may not use, but the apple was so perfect, that’s ok! And that’s a big tip I give people when they ask how I select what designs to buy from the Silhouette store. I don’t just look at the entire thing. I look at the individual pieces, too! For example at the holidays, I picked up a few pretty intricate designs, just because I liked the snowflake that was part of it. Once you get comfortable inside the Silhouette software, it gets much easier to take bits and pieces of multiple designs and put them together to create a project of your own!

3. Adjust your registration mark settings! As with ALL print & cut projects, I always make the same adjustments to my page set up. In the “Registration Marks” window, I always increase my margins to 1″ all the way around. And I always increase the registration mark size and thickness to their max. It just makes it so much easier for your machine to detect them! The picture below highlights those changes for you!

4. Turn all the lights on in your craft room! I know this may sound silly, but it really does help your machine find those registration marks!

5. Check and double check your cut lines! As you create your tattoo (or any print & cut design!) almost everything comes with cut lines, and you ONLY want to cut the perimeter of your tattoo. Before you click cut, BE SURE to select all of the “inside” if your tattoo and select “No Cut” from the “Cut Style” window. The only thing that should be cut is the very perimeter of your tattoo! Again, I have a picture below that will help you see exactly what I mean!

2. Sale Details!

  • All specialty media products are 30% off! That includes your favorites like double-sided adhesive, magnet paper, printable foil, and printable sticker paper…just to name a few! Hurry! This sale is while supplies last! Click here to start shopping and use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!
  • The CAMEO bundle:

1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus the following print & cut related items:

  • 1 package of temporary tattoo paper
  •  1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
  • 1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
  • 1 package of printable white sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas for $269.99 (MSRP $357.92)
  • The Portrait bundle:

1 Silhouette Portrait™ plus the following print & cut related items:

  • 1 package of temporary tattoo paper
  •  1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
  • 1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
  • 1 package of printable white sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas for $129.99 ($237.92 MSRP)
If you’re interested in one of the bundles, click here to head over to the Silhouette site and get shopping!

And be sure to use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!

(This offer is only good from 3/20/14 to 3/31/14!)

PS…Did you notice all the goodies that come bundled with the machines? I’m so excited for those of you just jumping into crafting with a CAMEO or Portrait!

PPS…If you’d like a peek at some of these products in action, Silhouette has a cute little video demonstrating each of them here!

3. The GIVEAWAY!!

As always, I’m keeping things simple! There’s a Rafflecopter entry form below with a few different ways to enter. You can enter as many ways as you’d like! (If you’re reading this in your email inbox and can’t see the Rafflecopter entry form, click here to be taken right to the Nikki, In Stitches site!)

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{Annie} On The Importance Of A Proper Pincushion {Annie} On The Importance Of A Proper Pincushion

I can remember when I was little she always had Creative Circle kits for me to work on.  I remember one in particular was a duck in a bathtub. It was the hardest one I had done so far. She would help me with the more complicated stitches. I would sit for hours working on it.

Then I got older, my interests changed…we didn’t craft much together for a long time.

She called one day out of the blue about ten years ago and said “I need a quilt and I’d like you to help me make it.” How could I say no? She had fostered a love for crafting in my mother and me for literally as long as we both can remember. How could I not drop everything to help her?

So that’s what I did.

We spent the weekend at my mom’s…the three of us cutting, sewing, and pressing. We each had our jobs.

I had designed the quilt beforehand based on what she wanted. I sewed. My mom pressed.

And Annie…well…Annie was in charge of the pins.

When we first arrived and started setting up, she took a quick glance at my pincushion and gave me a look that only Annie could give. “Nickels, is that really how you keep your pins?” I was caught.

And that’s how she got her job.

She quickly organized the pins by color and purpose.

She sat beside me and handed them to me when I needed them.

When I finished with a pile of them, she slowly and very neatly put them back in their proper position.

And now, every single day, when I sit down to sew, I take the time to put each pin back in its proper place.

Every time I walk into my craft room and see my perfectly arranged pincushion, I think of her, and miss her so very much…especially today.

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let's talk crafts - nikki in stitches (volume 2) Pull Up A Chair…Let’s Talk Crafts (Volume 2)

Life gets crazy pretty fast.

And with warm weather (hopefully) around the corner, things aren’t going to slow down.

So I thought it would be nice today to take some time to just chat. This post was such a hit last time around, why not grab a cup of coffee and join in the fun again?

(Plus, I just really love talking back and forth with all of you!)

Let’s do it today, now, before we’re (again…hopefully) busy outside, soaking up some sunshine!

Comment on any of the topics you see below. (If you’re reading this in your inbox, just click here to go right to the Nikki, In Stitches site where you’ll be able to comment!) Feel free to reply back and forth to each other. I’ll be jumping into the fun, too!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

1. The End Is Near

If you’ve been around here for awhile (and by awhile I mean like at least four years!) you may have seen bits and pieces of this Baltimore style Halloween quilt posted. It is finally almost done, but I feel like I’ve said that many times before. The entire quilt is actually assembled, and the borders are on. I’m now hand appliquéing a border of bats all the way around the outside, and then it really, for real, will be done.

What’s the longest you’ve ever worked on a project?

Truth be told (and this is painful for me to admit) this isn’t my longest “WIP.”

I actually have a paper pieced quilt that I started in (chokes into her hand so that it’s hard for you understand her) 2006, that is still in pieces in a corner of my craft room. <— I can’t believe I just admitted that.

2. I’m Painting Everything In Sight

Tis the season (almost) for yard sales, so I’m gearing up by sharpening my furniture painting skills. I’ve painted a few things in the past, but used very basic techniques. Pretty much “paint, sand, wax” was my go-to method. I’m hoping to add in a few new tricks of the trade to the pieces I pick up this spring and summer. I’m actually dreaming of a complete craft room makeover so I have my eyes open for pieces I could store supplies in.

Are you a furniture painter? Have you tried it? With the new paints on the market now, it’s really not as hard as you might think.

3. Connect?

Have any Silhouette owners out there tried Connect? It (and the Designer Edition upgrade are both on sale this week) but I can’t give an opinion on it, or provide any tips for using it, since I don’t yet have it. I’ve posted here before about how much I love the Designer Edition upgrade, but if anyone still has questions about what it offers over the basic software, feel free to post them here!

If you’d like to see the Designer Edition in action, you can find a quick video in this post.

And if you’d like to purchase it (or Connect) for yourself, just click here and be sure to use promo code STITCHES!

 

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Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit - Getting Started Creating Your Own Stamps Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit (And Supplies!) Are On Sale!

Silhouette has decided to squeeze in one more sale in February…and it’s a good one!

They are featuring the Stamping Starter Kit, but almost all supplies are on sale, too!

Not only can you grab your favorite goodies to play with (Have you picked up the washi paper yet? LOVE IT!), but this is also a great time to stock up on mats and blades!

All the sale details are below, PLUS a quick intro on how to use the Stamping Starter Kit. (You may have seen this how-to here before, but a lot of people seem to have questions about this, so I thought it was a good one to repost!)

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches 

Sale 411

As usual, there are bundles available, so if you’re ready to jump into crafting with a Silhouette cutting system you can get your machine and supplies all together for a discounted price. If you already have a machine, just pick up your favorite goodies!

You can get:

  • 1 CAMEO, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 teal CAMEO dust cover for $269.99 (MSRP $351.96)
  • 1 Portrait, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 grey Portrait dust cover for $129.99 (MSRP $229.96)
  • The stamping starter kit 25% off!
  • Almost everything at silhouetteamerica.com 20% off!

    (Excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards.)

  • PLUS: all orders over $25.00 ship free (This includes the machine bundles, however it only applies to the lower 48 states!)

Ready to start shopping?

Click here to head over to the Silhouette site and get going!

And be sure to use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!

(This offer is only good from 2/20/14 to 2/28/14!)

How To Create Your Own Stamps…Plus A Few “Getting Started” Tips!

Using the Silhouette Stamping Materials really couldn’t be easier. In the picture above you can see a quick set of magnets I made for my kiddos. This is an easy project (perfect for getting familiar with what works and what doesn’t when using this new stamp medium) that uses free designs that come with the Stamping Starter Kit, and is a great way to help showcase my little ones’ artwork that they bring home from school!

You can see in the screen shot below that creating the stamp in the Silhouette software couldn’t be easier. I have the balloon, which I will cut from the stamping material, and then the outline (a bit larger all around than the actual design) that I will cut from Kraft paper.

NOTE: To make the outline (the background I will cut from Kraft paper), I use the “Offset” feature. Here’s a quick picture tutorial to walk you through it!

 

 

And it’s that easy to outline a design! Separate the two pieces and now you have your background shape that you can cut from your Kraft paper, and your actual balloon design that you will cut from your stamp medium!

Note: This same trick works with text, too! You can create a background for a sentiment, or even use this technique to “thicken up” a skinny font!

Using your cutting system, cut the Kraft paper background first. Then the balloon stamp. Place the balloon stamp on an acrylic block. Ink up the stamp. And since the block is clear, it’s easy to line it up on my Kraft background, and simply stamp!

A few of you have already sent questions my way as to how the stamping material works, and I’ve answered three of the most popular requests for help below. If you have other questions, and would like them answered before purchasing, just send them over and I’ll get back to you ASAP! Nikki@NikkiInStitches.com

Do you have to use a special cutting mat?

YES! The Stamping Starter Kit comes with a special cutting mat, and you must use it to create the stamps. It is perforated with little holes, which help keep your stamp from distorting during the cutting / transferring to the acrylic block process.

Do all designs in the Silhouette Online Store work as stamps?

I can’t answer that just yet since I myself am just getting started, but I can say that with a bit of playing, you can make most of your favorites work. Keep in mind, you don’t use a transfer paper to move your stamp from your cutting mat to your acrylic block, so if there are lots of tiny pieces in your design, getting them all in the right spots could be tricky. Personally, I am starting with simple shapes and slowly starting to play with more complicated ones!

Do you have to mirror your text when making a stamp?

No. The stamping material will adhere to the block from either side, so there really isn’t a need to flip your text…just flip your stamp before sticking it to your acrylic block!

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Uncharted Craft Waters - Nikki In Stitches Uncharted Craft Waters

Do you still get that “butterfly in your tummy” feeling when you start a new craft adventure?

That “I can’t wait to jump into this project head first, but I’m not really sure if I’ll make it out of the water unscathed” feeling?

I do.

And I love it.

It lets me know I’m still pushing myself to learn more.

It lets me know I’m still finding new creative ways to express myself.

And it lets me know I’m still just as excited about crafting as the day I started.

How about you?

When was the last time you felt that little flutter of excitement/nervousness when you looked at a pile of supplies on your work table?

I felt it today.

I finally, after literally years of drooling over it, bought myself this quilt kit.

It was one of those “wow, this is expensive, but it will keep me busy for a looooong time, so that’s how I can totally justify splurging on it” kind of purchases. And yes, I searched the entire internet for hours to find what could be the last fabric kit on the planet to go with it because with three little ones, heading out for fabric as I work through it just isn’t in the cards.

So, right now I’m looking at it.

The pile of patterns, instructions and fabric…

With that flutter in my tummy…

And I love it.

Wish me luck!

Nikki, In Stitches

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Silhouette-Portrait-Giveaway PLUS Designer Edition Sale Do You Need The Designer Edition Upgrade Of The Silhouette Software? {PLUS A Portrait Giveaway!}

We’ve been talking nonstop about Silhouette this week. Whether your a Craft Academy member or a follower on Facebook, it pretty much has been our topic of choice as of late. So when Silhouette asked if I’d like to giveaway a Portrait today I said ABSOLUTELY!!

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post you’ll see a Raflecopter box to enter. If you’re reading this in your email inbox and can’t see the box, just click here to be taken right to the Nikki, In Stitches site. And good luck!

BUT WAIT!!!
If you’re already a Silhouette owner, I’ve got a little goodie for you today, too!

I think the most popular question I get from all of you is whether or not I think you should upgrade to the Designer Edition of the Silhouette software. My answer is always the same. If you’re like me, and you want to be able to use all of the free SVG files you can find online, it is absolutely worth it! I also always tell you to look for it on sale, and it then makes even more sense to upgrade. Well, look no more! The Designer Edition upgrade is on sale TODAY!

Here are the sale details. 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! That means you can get it for $29.99!

Did you see they threw in some sketch pens, too? Sweet!

Click here to get started shopping and be sure to use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!

The sale ends February 14th!

Here’s a quick video I made to show you exactly how easy it is to open and edit those SVG files with the upgrade!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

Good luck!

Nikki, In Stitches

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