Giveaway: Silhouette CAMEO™ + current promotion

First of all, here’s the promotion if you don’t think you’re going to win:



1 roll 12-inch Black Premium Vinyl

1 roll 12-inch White Premium Vinyl

1 roll 12-inch Transfer Paper



Go here to add the bundle to your cart and use code “CRAP” to take advantage of the savings.  This promo runs through May 16th.

If you already have a Silhouette, you can get 40% off all vinyl using the same link and code “CRAP”!


One lucky Crap I’ve Made reader will win her (or his) very own Silhouette CAMEO™


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***3 possible entries per person***

Giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and over only and closes Monday, May 14th at noon MST.  Winner will be chosen at random using a WordPress Plugin (And The Winner Is…) and notified by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

I’ve already showed you one of the things I made with the roll of vinyl Silhouette sent me this month:

Vintage sign tutorial here.

I’ll have my latest vinyl project for you tomorrow.  I’ll also be updating this post with links to the other giveaways going on in blog land as I become aware of them, so be sure to check back!

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Over at Project Run & Play talking CRAZY (seriously…if I didn’t know better I’d think I’d taken up drinking) about movies and how they’ve inspired me.  They’re never going to have me back, so this is your one and only chance.

Open-mouthed smile

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The DIY Blogger House @ Daybreak, UT

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Not far from me is a delightful community called Daybreak.  BC would move there if given the chance (and by “given the chance” I mean “the thought of moving didn’t make his wife break out in a cold sweat”).

From their site:

In Daybreak the homes are mixed right in with all sorts of things that make life simpler and more flavorful. Like community gardens and good schools. Places to shop. Restaurants, offices, swimming pools, tennis courts, sports fields and more parks than you can shake a Frisbee® at. All connected by miles of walking/biking trails. And in the middle, a big freshwater lake.

Plus, they have gelato.  EVERYTHING is better with gelato, right?

So, when I was presented with the opportunity to be involved in this project with some of my favorite people on earth in one of my favorite neighborhoods on earth, I jumped at the chance.


No brainer, right?

Over the next 90 days or so (less…the Parade of Homes starts August 3rd…ack!), Bangerter Homes, an award winning designer (Brian Clark of Brian Clark Designs), and 5 local DIY bloggers (myself, Shelley, Jen, Lara, and Amy) will take this:

and turn it into something fabulous.

Want to watch the announcement video?

DIY Blogger House @ Daybreak

(You have no idea how glad I am that video froze on Jen’s face.)

You can follow along on Twitter where we’ll be using the hash tag #DIYhouse or on any of our blogs and Facebook pages.  The Daybreak blog will also have updates.  So, join us..will ya?  I think it’s going to be frickin’ amazing.

Full Disclosure: I am being modestly compensated for my participation in this project, I say modestly because how cool is it that I’m getting paid to design a fabulous house with 4 of my good friends? And, while I am being compensated, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I wouldn’t have jumped in if I didn’t think it was an amazing opportunity.

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Plum District: Silhouette Online Store deal!

I had the opportunity to attend a teeny tiny part of the Breathing Space retreat this weekend.  It was a Stepford Wives themed party where a project that I’m SUPER excited to be involved in was announced.  I’ll be posting about that later today, but you can head on over to the Crap Facebook page to scope out the basic details, if you’re interested.

What does any of this have to do with Plum District and Silhouettes?

Image from JennyK Photography

This is my friend Michelle.  If you look closely in the center of the back row in the picture below, you’ll see much younger versions of the 2 of us:


We were student body officers together 20 years ago (holy crap I’m old) and now she works for Plum District.  And she signed an awesome deal with Silhouette than I thought you might be interested in.


$18 for $30 in Silhouette Online Store credit!

Click on the text above to go over to the deal, if you’re interested.

Don’t have a Silhouette machine yet?  There’s another great promo on those coming your way here later this week.  Watch for it.

And I’ll see you soon with more info on that project!

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So long, April

April 2012 was not my favorite.

It all seems not so bad now that it’s over, but in the middle of it?


After the tonsils and adenoids came out, we had a good week plus and then there was bleeding.  Lots and lots of bleeding.  Clots in the sink kind of bleeding.  Did I mention that Macy was the only one home with him at the time?  Before you start judging my parenting, don’t worry…I’ve already beat myself up over it.  Repeatedly.  I was close by and was home within 2 minutes (during which time she had already gotten him started gargling ice water) and we were on the phone with a nurse at the doctor’s office within 6 minutes and out the door to the hospital shortly thereafter.

On Easter, pre-hemorrhage

And then, because I clearly have issues, I couldn’t sleep that night.  I was certain Keller was going to choke to death on his own blood, so I had to go in and check on him every 5 minutes.

The next day is when things got really awesome.

Water started pouring in my family room window.  Whilst I was cleaning up that flood, one of my children (hint: Bennett) flooded an upstairs bathroom.  And another one of my children (hint: Campbell) gave his brother a swirly, making a lesser flood in a 2nd bathroom.  At one point I cried so hard that I had to puke in the sink.  (Not my finest moment, for sure.)  During the puking, Keller came in and told me he was bleeding again.  The adrenaline stopped the gagging and I ran to get ice.  Only some left a barstool pulled out.


And that toe is broken.

And then Macy got shingles.  She’s 11, not 80!

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There were a couple of days where the pain was so bad that she couldn’t even put on a hoodie, so that was fun.

Did I mention that washer broke during all of this?  And six people make A LOT of dirty laundry.  We were getting by with a much smaller washer in the basement and doing twice as many loads…until I broke my toe and couldn’t navigate 2 flights of stairs and Macy could no longer haul baskets up and down.


But then…THEN, in the middle of all that, I got to be a part of SNAP! (which I have not yet posted about because it was such a blur and I don’t even know where to start).  I was surrounded by 325 INSANELY talented women.  I got to work to the point of delirious hugging with some of my very best friends.  I got toes so swollen that my shoes didn’t fit for 3 or 4 days.  I got to reconnect with people who inspire me and make me want to be better…to DO more.

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(necklace available here)

I was reminded to choose joy.

So, now I’m laughing…crying gives me a headache. Open-mouthed smile

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