Saturday, September 22, 2012

Playing with my Silhouette {giveaway}

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I pinned some vinyl on glass signs recently. I absolutely love the look of them. I tried my first one on my apothecary cabinet door. That one turned out so well that I decided to make another one. I really wanted to use a chippy old window but I couldn't find one. (I'm still looking!)

On Tuesday afternoon, I decided last minute to go to an auction to see if I could find any old windows. I didn't find windows but I did find an old picture frame that looked a little like a window frame. It was with a bunch of other pictures and the auctioneer was selling choice. The first winning bid was higher than I wanted to pay so I held my breath and hoped  the lady wouldn't pick the one I wanted. She didn't, and I won the next round and got to choose the one I wanted.

I brought it home and got to work. I removed the picture that was in it and caulked the glass permanently in place. I wanted it to look chippy but I'm not good with paint and it took several attempts to get it halfway looking like I wanted. Using white ASCP (left from another project), I slapped a couple coats of paint on and then used steel wool to distress it.
Although the background looks black, this is actually white vinyl on glass. I used a black backdrop so the lettering would show up well.
The sign measures approximately 25" X 19".

I had already used my Silhouette software to design a sign and was just waiting to use it. I got some white vinyl and cut my sign in two sections since it is 'taller' than 12" (the widest vinyl the Cameo can take). The font I chose for the main word in the sign was a PAIN to 'weed', but so worth it in the end result. I LOVE how it turned out. I can see it hanging in a farmhouse or cottage kitchen.
I really want to keep it BUT.....

I'm giving it to one of you!!
Isn't that so nice of me? 

But wait, that's not all!

The winner of this giveaway will also win a $25 American Express gift card!

Yes, that's right! 
I'm celebrating 100+ followers on GFC
One lucky person will win the
(pictured above)

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous states only.
Giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, September 25.
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(Only the first one is mandatory. After that, they are optional; do as many or few as you like.)
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Good luck and thanks for sticking with me!

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  1. I'm not sure if this qualifies as my last act of random kindness or not ... but this afternoon I played tussel and tumble with my toddlers out in our yard in the lawn. It was totally random and they Loved it! :) What a FUN giveaway! :)

  2. Rebecca Allen GremmerSeptember 22, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    Last random act of kindness, I tore up a check that was given to me as a going away gift from the social committee at my old job. I called their treasurer the following week and told her I wanted to give that money back to go toward the purchase of a new refridgerator for the office. The old one had broke down just a couple of days before I was leaving and they were planning to try to buy a new one.


  3. Surprised my husband on his birthday.

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  5. I'm not sure if this is a random act, but the other day at Dunkin Donuts, when I went to pay for my order the cashier told me the lady in front of me had paid extra so that the next person in line (me) could have their order free. I was amazed by the gesture so I paid a couple of extra dollars for the person in back of me to get their coffee free.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

    New follower on GFC: Mami2jcn

  6. I bought 2 boxes of apples and made sauce for a very busy young family.

  7. I gave a needy mom a large box of diapers

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  8. I shared some coupons for free items with a couple of people that I thought could use them.

  9. Took my girls to visit my grandparents & trimmed thier bushes for them. -Sherri Graber

  10. OKAY! Get outta my way! (elbowing to the front here) I love, love the sign. You have some incredible talent. I don't usually use facebook but, this had to be an exception. Joining in with the other 500 people that will want this.

  11. We went to a fair and had some left over ticket rides that we didn't want to use so we gave them to another family. :) Hope I win! I Love your sign!

  12. Took a meal to a friend who needed it.

  13. That is one cool sign!!

    The act of kindness.....probably by helping out my child's teacher by grading books. :) Does that count?

  14. I can think of many kind things I did today - all unplanned & I don't think they were expected - so I guess that makes them random. The most recent would be letting my son's dog out of her kennel to run while I watered this evening. It's his job & I never do it if he's at home but I decided to let her out because I was out anyway.

  15. Today I gave two free coupons to the lady next to me. She had a few boxes of cereals in her cart and I figured she might enjoy some frees.

  16. I left a jar of popcorn at a cousins place after we stopped in from out of state. They had no clue we were around, but we had a great visit. On the jar was a note that said, Thanks for letting us 'pop' in. I left it there without her knowing.

  17. Last act of kindness was sending a check to my friend who's currently in ministry. :)

  18. I absolutely love this! And don't you just adore your Silhouette? I know I do. My husband says it's about the best Christmas present he's ever given me! Your sign is just perfect, and I so know what you mean about picking a font that's difficult to weed! But aren't they always the prettiest though?

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  19. This one hurt, but I gave another Goodwill shopper my honest opinion of a neat treasure she found that she asked me about. I really wanted it, but did the right thing and told her what I knew about it, leaving her happily clutching her find.

  20. I paid for a coworkers coffee at work last friday!

    amanda sakovitz

  21. An elderly lady was having trouble reading an expiration date on an item so I helped her find a good one! :)
    Thanks for having such a NEAT give-a-way!

  22. Sadly, I don't really know! I gave my dear, dear SIL some coupons... Does that count? :)

    1. Since I was the recipient of this RAOK, I will comment here. YES! That counts! I gladly used them. :)

  23. This turned out awesome!!! I have a cameo and I can't even imagine how long it took to weed that. I give you a lot of credit for doing it because it's the cool fonts that rock it!! Love!!! I just picked up 200 glass cabinet doors so I'm going to be doing a lot of these but I'm trying to come up with more basic phrases or at least easier weeding choices without making them bland for things to sell at Christmas. It usually slows down for furniture sales over the holidays and I need smaller gift type items to sell. Thanx for the inspiration, Shelly

  24. I helped a person in a wheeled cart with their groceries.

  25. I mowed my neighbor's lawn last week

  26. My last act of kindness was going grocery shopping for my little brother and his kids while he was sick. I went out and got the kids some meals, and lots of popsicles and liquid stuff for my little brother and dropped them off at his home. He was not expecting in and brought him to tears that he would not have to try to get out to the store!

  27. Really, this is something I could do a little more. I did give grocery money yesterday to a family member who lives out of town. He was visiting and when he left I put money in his backpack. He is a nice young man, who is always helping out his friends and family.

  28. Made hubby a hot mocha. (I had one, too)

  29. Gave a homeless man a granola bar that I had in the car (in case we need an unplanned snack) as we drove by.

  30. My last random act of kindness was taking fresh out of the oven Bananas & Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins over to my neighbors.

  31. I took my son out for lunch when he was saying he wanted to go home and eat right away, and then commented he wished he could eat at that restuarant! Nice surprise he got his wish! Sheri

  32. Steph - I gave some coupons to the person behind me! scg00387 at yahoo dot ocm

  33. I guess my last act of kindness was going over to my mothers and cleaning out her building,her closet,and doing yard work for her.She is elderly and wanted it done,but didn't want to ask me because of my health problems.But I wanted to help her....and I know she truly appreciates it.Got to go back and get some other things done before winter.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

  34. Uncle Will here. One of my last random acts of kindness was to give a pair of Franklin Park Conservatory tickets to the Doris at the Elida Post Office.

  35. Ash- Um...I could really do better at this, let me tell you. Prolly the last time I did something random was take someone a meal. Unless you count talking to a homeless man late last night on kemp rd at ll p.m counts as anything:/


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