THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!!!
You need to sit down.
This is BIG.
First, I want to tell you about the:
These are the final weeks of Cliffy’s fundraiser.
As of the publishing of this post, we’ve raised over $7,000.00!!!! EEK!!!
(If you are new here, Cliff is an orphan in Eastern Europe with Down Syndrome. We want to help him find a home. Read more HERE.)
I want to prove, now more than ever, that EVERY LITTLE TINY BIT HELPS.
I want to show you that my little, plus your little can add up to one great BIG.
I want you to see how God is in the little things.
I want you to join in and not be overwhelmed at the thought of giving.
I want you to understand that you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference. You just have to do what you can.
The GREAT $1 PUSH is just that.
Go. Now. Give ONE DOLLAR.
Haven’t given yet, and with the holidays, it’s tight?
Did you already give?
ONE MORE DOLLAR.
I want to see hundreds upon hundreds of $1 donations.
Just one. At a time.
Uno. Um. Eins. Yi. Een.
The Chipin uses Paypal. You know you have an account. Everyone has an account. How else would you shop etsy???!!! ;)
ONE. Dollar. I promise you won’t even notice it’s gone. Pinky swear it.
But there’s a second half to that blog title, isn’t there? You guys are smart. Memories like an elephant I tell you! (Who figured that out?!)
Because I’m also giving away a:
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine!!!!!!
I know, right?! SO. MUCH. FUN.
What’s a Silhouette?
Girl. Where have you BEEN?!
A Silhouette is the die cutting machine of all die cutting machines.
You all know I have a Cricut Expression. Which, I do love. But you want to know what I don’t love about it?
The cartridges. Not only are they expensive, but seriously, do I really need a $60 cartridge of owls?
No. Just one owl would be perfect.
And this is where the Silhouette kicks the Cricut’s bootay:
It hooks up to your computer. HUGE. Huge.
Any font you have downloaded. Any image. ANYTHING.
No cartridges. No huge costs down the road. No bin of accessories to haul around. Just plug and play. Literally.
Coolest thing ever? They have a image store online. Think iTunes for your die cut machine.
Want one owl? Buy one. For $0.99. Not 30 owls for $60.
But Jeannett, I don’t scrapbook…what else can it do?
Girl. We need to get you out more.
Cupcake liners so cute you could die. Martha’s got nuthin’ on you.
Custom temporary tattoos for your kids. My first batch will say things like “Mom is amazing.” “Clean your room.” “Don’t leave your toys on the floor.” Subtle brainwashing. I’m certain it will work. Even if they can’t read yet. Details.
Cards so fabulous your friends will feel bad throwing them away and then be totally intimidated to ever give you a card again. It’s hard to be so awesome. It’s okay to not tell them you have a magical robot that really did all the work. Notice the flower pattern on the yellow paper? You can swap out the cutting blade for a marker…and it will DRAW for you instead. It’s a multi tasker! (I bet it’s a mom.)
Vinyl wall art. Make signs for every room. You’ll never hear “But MOOOOM! I didn’t know!!!” Lies kid. It’s on the stinkin’ wall.
SHIRTS! Hats! Shoes! Pants! Custom undies! Anything you can think of folks!!!
I don’t think it empties the dishwasher, but I’ve put in a request for the next model. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
And of course, scrapbook pages. Gone are the days of running to the craft store mid layout for a butterfly die cut only to somehow spend $30.
The fabulousness kinda hurts my brain. And my list of projects looks like a ticker tape in my head. Crafty pants, prepare to be worn.
Now that you are totally salivating (don’t lie), I have one last thing ULTRA AMAZING thing to tell you:
You can get a FANTASTIC deal on a Silhouette of your own!!! The machine alone retails for $299. But you can get a Silhouette Machine with a monthly subscription commitment for only $175!!!! Use the code LIFE for this amazing deal now through January 1st.
If you want to try your hand at winning a Silhouette for free fifty free, here’s how to enter:
1. Visit the Silhouette website. Browse around. Break out in a sweat at all the craftasticness you can dream up. Then come back here and leave a comment on THIS POST telling me what you’d use your Silhouette for the most.
2. Tweet, blog, facebook about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment for each of these with the links to your tweet/post/status update. Here, I’ll even make it easy for you: What’s The Great $1 Push? Check it out here & enter to win a SILHOUETTE die cutting machine too!!! http://bit.ly/hHc6Ar @jeannettg
Giveaway winner will be announced on Saturday, January 1. Promo code for a dirt cheap Silhouette of your own good through January 1.
*Giving to Cliff’s fundraiser does not increase your chances of winning and does not give you extra entries to win. But it will give you the warm fuzzies and an extra spring in your step. True story.
Here’s the giving widget to make it easy. A buck. Join the fun. Don’t be left out. Be a part of something BIG today.
Disclosure: Silhouette provided me with my own die cutting machine for review purposes. My opinions are my own and I’d totally tell you if I didn’t like it. Seriously. I love my Cricut, but the Silhouette fills in the gaps that I bemoaned before. It’s a pretty fab little doohicky. You totally need one.