Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fabulous Portrait Giveaway!


I have the most exciting news for all of you.  I have the privilege of giving away The Silhouette Portrait.  Looks like Christmas is coming early this year!


They say good things come in small packages and they sure have that right.  The Silhouette Portrait is an electronic cutting machine.  It plugs into your PC or Mac, but instead of printing, you cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric or any other material.  This is a teacher's dream!  Finally being able to cut the letters in the font I want for my classroom. Take a look at how Lyndsey Kuster's  mom used this machine to decorate the front of her desk.  All I can say is WOW!  

You can read all about it by clicking on the picture!

I am totally inspired by this and plan I to do something like this in my classroom too!  The possibilities are endless.
These are some of the things I have created using my Silhouette.   I am looking forward to the holiday so I can start to create more.  



You can create custom glasses for your kids or even ornaments for Christmas!  

Keep checking back because I have another surprise for you later in the week.  

Enter this fabulous giveaway here  
Good Luck!

Contest runs through Monday, December 1, 2014

I am so sorry for any confusion.  The rafflecopter is not working properly so........Please leave a comment on how you would use The Silhouette Portrait in your classroom or any other place.  Share an idea or tell us something fun you want to do with it.   I will use a random number generator to choose a winner.  

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These are NOT required to enter this contest.

Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.  
Void where prohibited.
Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.
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119 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! I'd LOVE to win this! I could use this to create door decorations, bulletin boards, desk tags,memory games, letter recognition games, etc... At home, I would use it to create/embellish my wood crafts and wreaths. :o)

vrbs said...

Wow! I'd love to make cute bulletin boards and even make gifts for special friends. I'd love to make game pieces and name tags. What an awesome contest!

Mary McGough said...

So many ways to use it in the classroom... Personalize binders,water bottles,center signs,cubby spaces,lames,crafts,decorations....... etc.......

Jessica said...

I would love to make gifts for my fellow teachers and school volunteers!

littlestscholars@gmail.com

Kelly said...

WOW! It's amazing what those things can do! I would love to add pizzaz to my classroom. I would make a HUGE quote on my classroom wall, decorate my door, desk, windows, SO much! What a great tool!

Kelly
BrannanKJ@gmail.com

Jennifer Shanklin said...

I would love this! This would save me so much time trying to create all those crafty, cutesy, adorable fonts I spend hours trying to make. I would use this to create center activities, classroom decorations, student gifts, and lots of goodies for my friends and family!

MrsS said...

I have been dreaming about this machine for so long! I would use it all over my classroom, to make gifts for room parents and volunteers, for coworkers, the list goes on! Thanks for the chance to win.
-Andrea
alwayskindergarten@gmail.com

Mrs. Reinartz said...

This is AWESOME!! I would definitely use it to LABEL things in the classroom-- my avery labels are always falling off =\ ... Then, of course, for decorations =)

Thank you for this amazing giveaway!
eickejn@gmail.com

Anjanette said...

I have a blank wall above one of my bulletin boards that really needs some decoration. A great quote would love fabulous!

Mariella 2M said...

I would love to have it. It will be great to decorate bulletin boards, create math or language art centers and games. Students, parents or volunteers gifts. labeling tubs, creating big books,etc. The options are endless.

Shawn Withers said...

Oh the things I could do! I would put some sayings on my classroom wall, there are a quote or two by Dr Seuss that I've been wanting to post! I'd also make some parent appreciation gifts! The possibilities are endless! Shawndance12@gmail.com

Ann Marie said...

I've wanted one of these for a long time...new classroom/grade level this year and I want to label everything from walls to bins. I would love to make gifts for friends and teacher friends. Fingers crossed I win :)

Julie Gornall said...

I would love to cut out sight words to put on blocks for them to stack if they can say the sight word. It could be a sight word castle.

Jen said...

This is amazing! I would love to create shapes and numbers for my math focus wall!

Jennifer McClintock said...

Oh my word!!! What an amazing gift!!! The possibilities are endless! As a first grade teacher and a mom of a busy swimmer, it could be used on a daily basis at home and at work!! I'd love to win!!
jennifirstgrade@yahoo.com

Pam Riley said...

Love this! I would use this so often in my kindergarten classroom!

Kristin Rogers said...

I have always used an overhead projector to make silhouettes of my student's profiles for back to school. The parents try to find their student's picture. How exciting to print letter fonts and to make gifts for the students and classroom volunteers! Thank You!

ceka622 said...

WOW!!!! Where should I begin? The possibilities are endless! I LOVE Quotes that I can put on my classroom wall and throughout the school. I would use it here, I would use it there, I would you use it everywhere!!!!!

Michelle Stiger said...

I can't even begin to think of all the ways you could use this--bulletin boards, centers, organization,etc. but since I will be getting married soon, I think the main thing I want to do is make a sign with my NEW name on it. :-)

latanya t said...

I would use it at home to make pillows and other home decor items. I would also make holiday cards.

dlatany at gmail dot com

ingrid said...

I think this would make some fantastic wall art. Such a neat machine!

Kristin said...

Oh how would I NOT use this could be shorter! lol I would love it for bulletin boards, class books, anchor charts, labels, word wall words, nametags, etc etc etc! This would be great! Thank you!!!

Ms. O said...

I pretty much love the words on that desk. It's a library circ desk, right? And of course all the other fun craftiness that could be created and shared.

Lori Raines said...

I would use this to decorate my totes, windows, door window, walls, and anything else I can find! I have always wanted one! I would also use it at home to make gift items.
lraines78@gmail.com

Annette Shelton said...

decorate the hallway, spruce up the centers, add detail to everything!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

I would use it to create bulletin boards and other room decorations. Thanks for the chance to win!
Carolyn
dopey0222@gmail.com

anakasato said...

I would love to use this for so many things! Bulletin boards, decorations, parent and co-worker gifts and so much more.

Jessica said...

I would love to create gifts for my son's teachers! Pinterest here I come!

Mara Leppaluoto said...

I would love to use the Silhouette Portrait in my classroom for classroom organization (binder covers, file covers, tub labels, library organization) and for classroom decorations (think of the bulletin board possibilities!). Also, it would be great for making shape books for my kindergarteners. Oh yes, it would be great for making gifts for my colleagues and my son's teachers! Really, the possibilities are endless...

Diane Daniel said...

This would be fantastic to display our schedule on our door! I teach in an lower economic area and I would love to embellish items for my precious students. The items would mean so much to them! The sheer accomplishment of making items such as yours would make me feel so wonderful. This would make decorating our room a breeze. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I have my fingers crossed!

kathy said...

I would love to have this to make my bulletin boards and posters pop with letters and cutouts!!

Kreative in Kinder said...

I would LOVE to win this to create classroom materials, gifts for friends and I'm pretty sure I would label everything in the history of labels. Ha!

Danielle Williams said...

The possibilities are endless! Bulletin boards, labeling everything, dramatic play area signs, student and parent gifts, games, vinyl clings for the windows, and so on and so forth. Think of the time that could be saved on cutting out shapes and letters for the classroom! And I would love to have one to use for doing some crafting for personal reasons.

Sara B said...

Would use it to make things for the school's bulletin boards, cute bookmarks, teacher/student presents.

Stacey Stoltzfus said...

This would be great for making my room look more current. The die cuts at our school are ancient!

dremilylevine said...

I would love to use this to write inspiring quotes around my classroom!! Not only would it motivate my students, but me too! I would also decorate the faculty lounge!!! What a great tool!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Emily
scheinbere@hotmail.com

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Lisa Koziara said...

I would love this to make my classroom boards pop! I can see my entire staff using it to create projects and make our school sparkle!

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Pingles said...

I would love to win this! I would use it for so many things. First I would use it to create letters and high frequency words so that I could post them all around the classroom for the students to interact with. I think it would be a fun way to help them learn. Thanks for offering this vaulable tool.

Doreen Bednarski said...

This would be awesome to use at school & home. I would use it for sight words, PECs signs for my students that need more visuals & signs.

Sherry Lumpkin said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win one of these. I love your light box! I want one! I would like to make one of those word arts for our library.

Tania said...

The possibilities are endless, but i would love to make a Christmas countdown plate.

Nancy said...

I would love this for labelling my classroom, for art projects and for bulletin boards.

Jamie Riggs said...

I have been eyeing one of these for quite a while!! What fun I would have using it all around my entire school!!! My math teachers would fill my head with TONS of ideas!!

Thank you for the chance to possibly win! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Mathematically yours,
Jamie aka MissMathDork!!

Laura Scheunemann said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm sure I would find a ton of new projects to try if I won. Labels, classroom posters, gifts, and more. Would love to do something special for my students. laura.scheunemann@wrps.net

Jackie Crawford said...

So cool! I would love to have this for making labels, fun sayings, and flash cards. I could even use it to make parent gifts this year! Thank you for this chance!

Heather Soucy said...

This would be awesome for me to use this year. Smiles, Heather

Jen said...

I would use it to make labels for my classroom and for my reading centers. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
Jen Becker

Meghan Weller said...

I would use it to make holiday gifts for my co-workers, decorate my classroom, and design materials for my after school book club.

Laura Major said...

Oh My Gosh!! What a Fantastic Giveaway!!!
What to make!? What to make??! Oh my gosh there is no limit to the ideas running through my head right now Donna!
Names on the munchkins journals, gifts for our sweet hearts, (I love anything with personal names on them!Don't you!?) gifts for the other staff members, office and lunch ladies!
Finally mark all those book bags with the kids names that are actually pretty and snazzy!! ;)
Also use it to "label" the classroom!! It would look so Awesome!!!!
Crossing my fingers, toes and any other body parts in hopes of winning!!! Thank you!!!!!

Cheryl E. said...

I would love to get this for my sister! I am loving all the ideas!! I would love to make some cute book bags for my Kinders! And I would love to make some cute Christmas presents!!

Kristen's Kindergarten said...

I would love to have one of these to keep at school!! I keep lugging mine to school and back, but it would be so great to have one to keep there and share with my team! :)

Mrs. Thakkar said...

I am a school librarian and I would love to replicate the desk you have pictured! I would also like to ultimately make this something we can check out to staff and help everyone!

Krystal said...

This would be amazing to have in the classroom. Great for bulletin boards, and especially using vinyl on the whiteboard, which is one of my favorites.

Julie Davis said...

I have been wanting one of these forever!!! I would love to make labels and headings for bulletin boards and everything. So many ideas! Fingers crossed!
Julie

Teaching with Moxie said...

My teaching partner had one and I have really grown to love all the creative things you can do with a Silhouette. I get my students clipboards for Christmas and I'd like to use the Silhouette to personalize them. I have my fingers crossed!

Diane

Jennifer N said...

I have been wantinng one of these for personal and prifessional reasons. PersonLly, I would take my scrapbooking up a notch. Professionally, my centers, manipulatives and labels would have a facelift as just the beginning.

Jennifer Edds said...

I teach at a PYP Academy and being able to be more creative with our "planner boards", which are very detailed and end up on every available surface by the end of the year would be A DREAM! There would be a line out the door of teacher friends wanting a turn to turn their boards into works of art, and I'm all about teamwork and sharing!

Second Grade is Out of This World! said...

Wowee, wow, wow! I would use this in my classroom and at school to make everything pretty! I would also use it to make gifts for my friends and family! Great giveaway!
Hilary
hilzgard@yahoo.com
Second Grade is Out of This World!

Lauren said...

I would use it for christmas gifts for my friends and family! ldixon7@lsu.edu

Meredith Gilbert said...

Oh my gosh! There are so many possibilities!!! Creating something for my weekly goals on the whiteboard would be first the thing I created!
MissGilbert01@gmail.com
Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

Christine said...

I have been looking at one of these for over a year! I would like to make Christmas gifts, co-worker gifts, classroom décor & décor for my daughter's room!

Heidi said...

I have been wanting to get one so that I can make some fun wall decor for our gallery wall and to add some fun vinyl to some Christmas projects I have in the works. Thanks for the chance to win :)

My (Not So) Elementary Life

Erika P. said...

I would make vinyl signs and lots of cards.
805chick7@gmail.com

Tiffani Mugurussa said...

If I had one of these, I would use it to make signs for my classroom, decorate our school office and windows with inspirational words and make gifts for friends, family, students and co-workers.
✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten
time4kindergarten@comcast.net

Amanda Wright said...

I would love to own this; however, I'm not sure my husband would like for me to. LOL! If I owned one I would create decorations for my classroom, personalize binders, center games, label centers, label tubs, create wall quotes for home and school. I would also create personalized items for my nephews and niece.

Heidi Sproul said...

I would use it to label everything in my class, create engaging bulletin board sets and create things for coworkers!

Kinderkids said...

I would love to win this. I would use it to give my classroom displays some pizzazz, to create some engaging classroom materials and to make some inspirational quotes for my room. Thank you!

NiseyT said...

I was just thinking about adding this to my Christmas list. For school purposes, I would use it for decorations in the room and name tags. For home purposes I would like to try the cutting vinyl to make gifts. Thanks for the opportunity!

JulieR said...

So many uses for that! I would use it for bulletin boards, classroom windows, literacy station games etc. I would also personalize items for my home and of course my classroom.

Karyn said...

I would use it to label containers in my classroom, to create bulletin boards, to make decorations for the walls, to make interactive charts, gameboards on the floor (hopscotch, tic-tac-tie - but with educational twists), etc. The possibilities are limitless!

Karyn
Kideducator@comcast.net

ldemello said...

i would use it to label things in my classroom.

Laura said...

First of all, THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.. second of all, I couldn't IMAGINE having one of these... they look SO amazing and I would love to dress up my small classroom with beautiful quotes and labels!! Not only that for personalization around the house, and CHRISTMAS GIFTS.. the possibilities are endless. I can dream!

Laura
boudLS89@yahoo.com

Danielle Scartozzi said...

I would use it to jazz up my classroom as well as my centers. The possibilities are truly endless.

Danielle
D.scartozzi11@hotmail.com

Evermi said...

This would be great for our Sunday School Classroom .Since we moved to New York a few months ago, there is no longer a school resource location where I can go and use their machine. It would be great to have one of our own, especially if we get snowed in like last week.:D

Ronda Walton said...

Bulletin boards, student centers and crafts, gifts for co-workers,friends and family, scrapbook accents for the student pages we make,.
Wow, I don't know. But want to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ronda.walton@cowetaps.org

Rebecca said...

I would love to use this to make decorations for my home and school. It would be so wonderful to put up inspirational quotes.

Kim said...

I would love to use this machine to make gifts for my wonderful students!
Kim
khenry22@aol.com

Kinder Kupcakes said...

Oh my! Where to begin? I love, love, love to give gifts! I can imagine the endless possibilities allowing me to show my appreciation and gratitude for the amazing people in my life!

Ms. Smith said...

I would use it to make fun personalized Christmas gifts for all of the students in my classroom.

Thanks,
Ms. Smith
adventuresofmssmith.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I will use it, hmmmm, for everything. Like decorations, materials for the classroom and so on. Thanks for this opportunity.
Maria C Agostini-Perez
mcap9@hotmail.com

Meredith Snow said...

My special needs students established their own school based crafting business last year. We partner with general education students and volunteers to craft items. We then hold sales in the school and community to raise money for our class. It is teaching them a great life skill. We could really use this machine! Sometimes we struggle with cutting and fine motor skills. This would allow us to increase production and the students would be trained on how to use the machine. Fingers crossed!

Mrs. Norland said...

I would make words for my whiteboard and cut out shapes and game pieces for centers. I would also cut out vinyl letters to make ornaments for my students.

flamingo358 said...

I have these random blank spaces in my room that I would love to put quotes in so I would use the Silhouette for that:)

Melanie Miday-Stern said...

The possibilities are endless. I would use this to decorate the classroom, use it with PBIS rubrics around the school, also it would definitely be a useful tool to help our 5th graders raise money for their 5th grade field trip to Myrtle Waves at the end of the school year. We try to raise enough money so that they do not have to pay to go there or somewhere for the whole day. Since it's their last year in elementary school, we want to give them some great memories!

Also, with our school being 98% free and reduced lunch population, we can raise funds to cover field trips that our students would normally not be able to pay for or take due to the high cost of fuel and admission.

This would be a HUGE asset for my classroom as well as my school!

Nicholle said...

I would use it for anchor charts, bulletin boards, and tons and tons of art projects!

Kim said...

The possibilities are endless for this amazing product! I would use it to label things in my classroom, make charts, and make personalized gifts. There is so much more, too! Thanks for offering a givewaway.

Susan said...

I would love to use this and create some Christmas presents for my 2nd graders <3

Carlene Cantrell said...

I would use this for bulletin boards and to add quotes to walls and windows. What a great giveaway.

justhave2teach said...

I just saw one of these for the first time in person on Friday at JoAnn Fabrics and I almost slipped in the pile of drool. WANT soooo bad!!! I would use it to decorate my NEW bulletin board in the hallway and also to cut vinyl for LOTS of labeling!!!

justhave2teach@gmail.com

Erika Bell said...

Would absolutely love to use this to create my students' Christmas gifts for my Sunday School class. This was just what I had in mind the other day...erika_a_bell@hotmail.com

lil_lady_dz said...

I would use it to create holiday creating cards and banners for the mantle.

Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

K is for Kinderrific said...

I would use it to make decorations for my classroom, personalize and organize my binders, and create gifts for Christmas!!! kisforkinderrific@gmail.com

Megan said...

I would use it to decorate and organize my classroom and home!

Christan said...

The Silhouette is amazing! My friend has one, and has done countless crafts for me. I haven't been able to afford one, but would love to win one! A fun idea that I had was making beach pails with the decals of mermaids/dolphins on them with my daughter's names. They loved this for the beach at Cape Cod this summer! (I wish it was summer now...it has been a rough winter in Buffalo-and winter hasn't even begun yet!!) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Mrs. Brown said...

Oh I would love to have one of these to use in my room. I could make all of kinds of new signs to organize things and make my room look a little fancy too!

Fingers crossed!

Sarah Katherine said...

I would use it for bulletin boards, wall decor at my condo, and for creating quote gifts!!! If I don't win I might look into buying it anyway, because it sounds awesome!!!!

Becky Long said...

I would use it for bulletin boards, children's names, gifts for volunteers and co-teachers, literacy games, math games ... the possibilities are endless. Hoping ... kinderlearningfun@yahoo.com

maureen said...

I would use this in my classroom to give my students the opportunity to create things for our classroom, such as stations or even classroom books. This is an amazing give away. Thank you. I love all of your products...

Anonymous said...

I'd love to use this to make anchor charts, bulletin boards, labels, etc...I'd even share it with my team! Thanks for the great give away!!

Lee Ann Rasey said...

So many ideas running through my head... bulletin boards, door decorations, wall décor, locker decorations (our kinders have lockers). Thanks for opportunity!

spiralkim said...

Would this make me a happy Christmas Elf! My colleagues have all listed the myriad of ways I would use the silhouette! It would be amazing for the Fonts on bulletin boards alone. So expensive to keep buying new borders and letters. I would also use for anchor charts, book bins, graphic organizers, desk plates and 1,000's more. spiralkim@verizon.net

Roxanne Greenslade -McPherson said...

I would use it in my classroom.
mcteeka@telus.net

Deborah Ford said...

I would decorate the walls and halls, the desks and doors, make gifts, decorate the windows! My ideas are endless, I want it! Pick me, pick me!!!

Anna Verdon said...

Oh my goodness! The possibilities are truly endless! I would use it to create decor and activities for my classroom, items for at home and to finish the heritage scrapbook album I'm making in memory of my Grandma. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win! I would use it for wall displays.

davison57 said...

I am in charge of the bulletin boards in the cafeteria. This wouls sure help me to make some exciting boards!

CarrieAnn13 said...

I would love to use this to cut out items for bulletin boards or for art projects for the children to do. Thank you for a great giveaway!

Krystal said...

I would love to win this! I have been wanting one for the LONGEST time!! I would use this to create new bulletin boards and posters for my classroom! I would also love this to make beautiful anchor charts (I always redo them so they look neat!)

Thanks for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed :)

Krystal said...

I would love to win this! I have been wanting one for the LONGEST time!! I would use this to create new bulletin boards and posters for my classroom! I would also love this to make beautiful anchor charts (I always redo them so they look neat!)

Thanks for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed :)