Silhouette Cameo Giveaway (And I Made You a Music Video)

Ladies and germs, it’s a red-letter day here at The Thinking Closet.  I have the opportunity to give-away to one lucky Thinking Closet reader the powerhouse of crafting tools…the Sultan of Slicing…the Queen Bee of Cutting.  That’s right, a Silhouette Cameo machine!

Silhouette Cameo Giveaway at!  November 20 - 27.  For everyone with a Cameo on their wish list this Christmas!

Yup.  This is the big time, folks.  These Cameo giveaways don’t come around everyday.  But we are gearing up for a huge Black Friday sale next week, and our fine friends at Silhouette decided on a giveaway of epic proportions to help build momentum for the the big event.

I decided to rise to the occasion, as well, and made you all a video.  And not just any ole video.  But a music video.  Recorded and performed by yours truly.  Have I lost my marbles?  Probably.

Here’s the quick backstory of how this came to be….

Music Video Backstory

Most of the time, when I sit down to write a post, I just freewrite for a while, often with a timer on 10 minutes, and eventually, my ramblings lead me to something I deem worthy enough to craft into a published post.

Well, last week, when drafting up this post, I found myself humming a little old Mariah Carey Christmas number you might recognize.  It gets played in every department store on repeat usually starting in late October and runs straight up to Christmas.  That’s right, that catchy little diddy, “All I Want For Christmas!”

Well, one typing finger led to another and before I knew it, I had rewritten Mariah Carey’s seminal work into an anthem for anyone who has a Silhouette on their wish list this year.  And I recorded my parodied lyrics and filmed it, music video style.

Before you click play, let me add the disclaimer that I won’t be winning any Grammy’s anytime soon.  Namely because I apparently sound like a 10-year-old when recorded.  Oh, and I’m long-overdue for a visit to the salon, so just think of my hair coloring as “ombre” instead of grown out.

I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did making it.  (Lyrics are listed below the video if you want to sing along.)

All I Want for Christmas is a Silhouette Cameo

I don’t want a lot for crafting;
There is just one tool I need.
I don’t care about the glue guns,
Glitter, punches, twine or beads.

I don’t need more spray adhesive,
Double-stick tape, Elmer’s glue;
Rubber stamps won’t make me happy,
Not the way that they used to.

I just want a Cameo,
More than Martha’d ever know.
It’s been my wish so long,
Hope that Santa’s hearing my song!
Oooo, baby!

All the bloggers share their
Silhouette creations.
And I’m overcome by
A wealth of inspiration.

And oh, I just keep dreaming,
That one day I’ll be beaming!
Santa, won’t you bring me the one I really need?
Won’t you please bring a Silhouette machine?

They tell me it can cut through cardstock,
Vinyl, chipboard, fabric, too.
I even have a board on Pinterest
Just for projects it can do.

I just want a Cameo,
More than Martha’d ever know.
It’s been my wish so long,
Hope that Santa’s hearing my song!
Oooo, baby!

All I Want for Christmas Is...A Silhouette Cameo!  Music video by  Plus giveaway and Black Friday sales!

Yep.  My marbles are most definitely long gone.  But it was a load of fun!

Writing this song took me right back to last holiday season, when I entered about every giveaway on the planet to win a Cameo of my own.  In fact, I was so enthusiastic about it, that my hubby picked up on my hopes and dreams of winning a Cameo…and while I didn’t win the giveaways, I did find one under my tree Christmas morn.  ”Santa” heard my song!  {Click here to read that first post…and learn more about what a Cameo can do!  And if you want to see my year’s worth of Silhouette creations, just scroll down to my Silhouette category in my Project Gallery.}

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So, enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter widget below, my friends.  But if it’s not your name that pops up on Thanksgiving day, never fear!  Because I’m going to rock your socks off with an out-of-this world Black Friday sale that boasts the hugest discounts Silhouette America has ever offered.  You, your friends, your neighbors, your Aunt Rosie, they’ll all want to get in on this one.  So, stay tuned!

And yes, the Black Friday sale kicks off one day early, on Thursday!  So, when you’re in your turkey coma and aren’t good for any more rounds of Pictionary, wander over here to check it out!

{Fine print: This giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. shipping address, 18 years of age and older.  Be sure to check out the rest of the giveaway terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget below.}

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Have a rockin’ Wednesday, dearies!


Lovely comments so far...

  1. my first project would be some sibling shirts for my sister’s kids and the one on the way….then I’d make some fun shirts for my own kids

  2. YOU ARE THE GLITERRY-IST UNICORN OF ALL OF THE THE GLITTERY UNICORNS!!! This was so awesome :) You are too cute for words and I love you bunches! (And yes, I entered. You brought me such good luck winning the Portrait that I thought I’d try my hand at the Cameo giveaway, too.) I’ll be sharing this giveaway and your video all over the place, because you are just that awesome. XOXO

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha! You know that being the glittery-est unicorn of all the glittery unicorns is my life long goal, so your comment means THE WORLD to me, Kirsten. (Lol.) Thanks for showering me with more love than I deserve on a regular basis. As we approach Thanksgiving (in an hour), I am oh so thankful to God for you, my friend. Mwah!

  3. Lauren, you are such a nut! I love your video and your blog. I always look forward to seeing what you’re going to do next!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. I’m a nut, I’m a nut, and I don’t care who knows it!! (Name that Christmas movie – - that I slightly adapted that quote from.) Thanks for stopping by so regularly, Glenna, and for putting up with my silly antics.

  4. That was great!! You’re so funny, and you have a great voice! (If I tried that the dogs would be howling.) loved it :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, Emily…I doubt you give yourself enough credit. If you had heard my first take of the singing, there’d have been some howling, too! That’s the beauty of pre-recording yourself on Garage Band!

  5. Awesome! Just awesome!!!

  6. Hurray for a Cameo giveaway! This would be the BEST Christmas gift to me!! ;)

  7. Sandra Fiffy says:

    Nice video!!! I wish I had the nerve to do something like that….well maybe someday111

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I grew up such a fearful child, especially when it came to singing or standing up in front of my peers. And then one day in high school, my love of the performing arts eventually outweighed my fear, and just went for it! And they haven’t kept me out of the spotlight since! (Don’t get me wrong, I still get insanely nervous, even on YouTube, but I love it so.) I hope you can let that love overcome your fear one day, too, Sandra!

  8. Yep, best video ever. Rocked my socks off!

  9. Probably a shirt :)

  10. Great video! So creative. My first project would be do try some vinyl lettering for signs for our Grandchildren’s bedrooms. Fingers crossed…

  11. I have always wanted to make an etched glass jar. I also am in a card swap, so I know I will be able to make a lot of great cards with it. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I’d make some cute rhinestone onsies for my new baby girl that’s due in 3 weeks!

  13. LOVE THIS!!! If I win, I think I would start out with an etched glass project! My glass soap dispenser could use a makeover like no other!


    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You’d rock the socks off of a Silhouette machine, Gabby! Would love for you to dive into some glass etching projects. Hugs back, friend!

  14. I have a prayer I want to paint and hang in my kitchen – but my handwriting is horrible and stencils don’t work!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      This would be perfect for such a project! (Now, you’ve got me thinking of some prayers I’d like to hang up….)

  15. Tammi Mitchell says:

    The video was hysterical!

  16. Ummm. Lauren, your creativity really has no bounds does it. I just loved the video… my favorite line… “Do you think it can cut vegetables?”. Love, love, love. What would I make? What wouldn’t I make?

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Glad you picked up on that line, Laura! I thought I might have faded out the volume a little too much at the end there, that it might have gotten lost. Not on your keen ears, though! And congrats on your YouTube video debut of late. Look at us, tearing it up on YouTube. Watch out, world! (Lol.)

  17. Yeah! I would make a sign… and then another one… and then another one… lol

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I hear ya, Joy! A Silhouette machine is addicting like that. Just when I put mine away, I take it back out again.

  18. ellen casper says:

    Labels for my pantry items

  19. Oh goodness…How would I ever pick what to make first!! Maybe a super witty cutout for a t-shirt to put in my hubby’s Christmas stocking :) LOVE the video!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, your hubby would love such a gift, I’m sure! And thanks for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed my video!

  20. New to your blog and enjoying it very much!

  21. I am sooo jealous of your creativity, Lauren! Loved the video, more than You will ever know!

    I would love to have a Cameo upgrade from the Portrait ;) As for the first thing I would make…I would have to say … I am dying to try the stamping kit! Or the printable foils…so many possibilities!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Bev, you have creativity for days, girl…so don’t even start!

      Oh, the stamping kit and the printable foils are both so much fun. Got to bust out my gold foil earlier today and as expected, I’m a fan!

  22. Oh my Lauren ~ you out-did yourself this time! So cute and so so funny. Love you to pieces!
    See you tonight to celebrate your sweet hubby’s b-day!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Love you back, Mom! Thanks so much for driving down to celebrate Mark’s b-day…and for hosting us tomorrow for Thanksgiving! We are so looking forward to enjoying your company and the yummy food (sans our pumpkin meatloaf loaves…lol).

  23. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Christmas Gift Tags!!!

  24. WOWZA!! best video ever – that was awesome!

  25. What a funny video, Lauren. LOL
    I would make Xmas gifts… I need to finish making them, and the Silhouette would be a great help.

  26. Kelly Blount says:

    Great video! Would make photo props for awesome Christmas pictures!

  27. I would love to make some wall art for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. You are so funny! Love your blog.

  28. Leslie Kiley says:

    I would love to use it to make the coolest Christmas gifts and home decor! There are so many things! I could use it to make beautiful labels for my homemade jams and jellies! Label storage. This is so awesome!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Love that you make homemade jams and jellies….that’s on my DIY wish list for down the road. And yes, a Silhouette would be a fantastic “friend” to help out with labeling. Good luck, Leslie!

  29. would make all kinds of stuff for the Quads bedroom
    Love video = tooo stinkin funny !!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Thanks, Mary! Glad you got a chuckle. (Did the Rafflecopter widget show up for you eventually? Sometimes it can be finicky, so try refreshing or a new browser.)

  30. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Lauren, your video is so cute! Thanks for the chance {again} to win a Cameo.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      For sure, Marilyn! We’ll just have to keep offering them until every one wins one! (That’s the plan, at least.) :-)

  31. Liberty Thompson says:

    Your video was hilarious and I loved it! I would really like to make Christmas presents for my family and especially christmas paper!

  32. I’d use HTV on a shirt and onesie for my daughters that say “big sister” “little sister” :)

  33. You are hilarious!! Nicely done, Lauren!! And thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway! If I win, I think I’m going to have to gift this to my dear friend so she can make some creative birth announcements :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I get a little zany late at night…lol. Glad you enjoyed the video! And I love the birth announcements idea. Congrats to your friend!

  34. Denise from Savannah says:

    I have two GREAT NIECES with me for the holiday season this year. The first thing we’ll be making is an advent calendar.

    Great video – you’re brave!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Oh, I’m sure the nieces would love an advent calendar!

      And although I’ve been teaching and directing theatre as well as performing it for YEARS now, I still get nervous putting myself out there like this. It was a worthwhile risk for me, though, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  35. If I won, there would be so many projects on my list…but a super cute holiday banner or framed monogram or just so many ideas!

  36. First of all Lauren….I LOVE LOVE LOVE your music video!!! It was amazing. I think that they should use it for commercials!!! Seriously :).

    Second. If I won. I think I’d die, or at least faint. Once I came to I would start working with vinyl. There are soooooo many ideas I have for using vinyl. You can’t even imagine how badly I want a Cameo. Actually, obviously you can! haha

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      YAY! Delighted to hear you’re a fan. And ha ha, never thought of myself as commercial material, but maybe I’ll have to drop a hint in Silhouette’s ear…lol.

      Fainting’s okay, but don’t die on me if your name pops up later tonight, k, Michelle?! I’d never forgive myself! ;-) Hope you get to dive into those vinyl creations you’ve been dreaming of SOON!

  37. definitely tags, marketing and packaging items for my new business!

  38. I’d use HTV on a shirt and onesie for my daughters that say “Big Sister” and “Little Sister” :)

  39. My first project would be an advent calendar for the holidays. I’m thinking one similar to the one my mom always put out when I was a kid!

  40. Maria Rosales- Dean says:

    Loved it and very funny. I don’t I could pull it off, actually let me take that back, for a cameo I would. I’ve been trying to win one machines forever. As much as I would like one i can’t afford it. I would like to start my own home business with the camel selling embellished rhinestone tees and sweatshirts to the soccer mom’s in my area to make some income….so I hope that lucky green clover is on my side with this giveaway. Thank you again for the giveaway..

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. The things we’d do for a Cameo….

      Love your business idea! Good luck, Maria, and if your name doesn’t pop up, stay tuned because I’m announcing an epic Silhouette holiday sale in a few hours that just might be an affordable option!

  41. The sultan of slice *snorts coffee* Lauren you are terrific! And so is your video!!! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. It was a rare moment of wordsmith-wonder, and I’m glad you picked up on that one, Maaike! (Clearly, we share a similar sense of humor.) :-)

  42. Maria Rosales- Dean says:

    Loved it and very funny. I don’t I could pull it off, actually let me take that back, for a cameo I would. I’ve been trying to win one machines forever. As much as I would like one i can’t afford it. I would like to start my own home business with the camel selling embellished rhinestone tees and sweatshirts to the soccer mom’s in my area to make some income….so I’m crossing my finger and toes with this giveaway. Thank you again for the giveaway..

  43. Maria Rosales- Dean says:

    Loved it and very funny. I don’t I could pull it off, actually let me take that back, for a cameo I would. I’ve been trying to win one machines forever. As much as I would like one i can’t afford it. I would like to start my own home business to make some income….so I’m crossing my finger and toes with this giveaway. Thank you again for the giveaway..

  44. Gotta say, that video was AWESOME!!!!!!! Thanks for this opportunity! Once I fell off my chair and picked myself back up, I would create vinyl artwork for the walls of my home. My walls are so boring and I love the art that I see on walls. I would also use it in my new classroom as I am just a couple of months away from graduating and BEING A TEACHER!!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Wall art is SO much fun! And yes, a Silhouette would open up a world of possibility for you, Leah Joy. Annnnnd, congrats on being so close to graduating and becoming a teacher. From one teacher to another, ALL THE BEST!

  45. Rachel Eliston says:

    This is just brilliant!! i love it! totally found myself singing a long!!

  46. Brie Horigan says:

    I love the video! I would create a really wonderful gift for my boyfriend.

  47. Carrie Pangborn says:

    I love the video! I’ll be sending it to my hubby to give him a not so subtle hint! Anyways, I would be making Christmas cards and tags and calendars!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Ya know what, Carrie, I’ve already heard one report from a friend who said the video was successful in impressing upon her husband how much she NEEDED a Cameo (she now has one!), so it might be worth a shot! Lol.

  48. Very cute! I’d love to win the cameo…..

  49. I am currently 2 months pregnant and the thought of rhinestones on any and everything baby… hopefully it’s a “girl”! But I think I would start with a rhinestone slogan shirt for my belly!!

  50. Since it is wider than my Portrait, I will make a vinyl cutout for some large wall art. Also, I share the link to this giveaway on my FB page! :D

  51. Oh what fun! Well if I won one, I could stop taking advantage of lil Mrs. Tori’s ;) and maybe make some cute shirts for my kids!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Though Tori is so gosh-darn-stinkin’-sweet, I’m sure doesn’t mind in the least! But yes, you should get your own, Emily. Oh, the things you’d create….

  52. AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! YESSSSSS!!!! I’VE BEEN SINGING THIS SONG SINCE YOUR VERY FIRST SILHOUETTE GIVEAWAY!!!! (ok, maybe not singing, but for sure saying/thinking only about 90% of the words in your amazing Christmas song.)
    If I were to win I would create amazing haute-couture onsesies for our newest grandbaby due to arrive in January.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. I love your ALL-CAPS enthusiastic response, Linda! I know you’ve been singing this song for months and months…I’m wishing upon a star that your Christmas wish comes true this year! (And a part of me wants to take over Santa’s job for a spell just to see to it.)

      Oh, and I love you for using the term “haute-couture onesies” in your comment. Could you be a cooler grandmom?

  53. You are so crazy! The video totally made my day. I seriously heart you so much :)

  54. I really need to make some labels for my mudroom. Please, pick me!

  55. Linda Southworth says:

    Imagining opening my beautiful CAMEO and immediately looking up how to make labels for everything in the kitchen!

  56. Awesome video!

  57. Adorable video!!!! I would make everything! LOL! First I would make so many onsies for me little man that will be here in 3 weeks!!! eeekkk!!! Oh not to mention the ENDLESS makeover possibilities for his room!!!

  58. I LOVE this video! I don’t know that I could ever get up enough courage to do something like this on my blog, but I love that you did — so cute! A new Cameo…WOW, all the possibilities that would include in my craft blog!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Never say never, Angela! I feel like singing and performing in front of others is WAY out of my comfort zone, yet I’ve been doing it since I was in school. (Trust me, it’s a battle to overcome the nerves nearly every time, but SO worth it when I do just decide to go for it.)

  59. First project I will make with my new cameo is a scrapbook page about how happy I am to have a Cameo!!!

  60. I would make a scrapbook layout.

  61. YES! YES! YES! :-) Lauren, how did you know :-) I love this Mariah song and I LOVE yours much more now because that’s all I want for Christmas :-)
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your video, you are so cute, they should use your video in their website for the holidays or on TV (I know everyone would love it)
    oh! too bad I can’t participate but I really enjoyed watching you sing ha!ha! you are the best :-)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I’m still beaming over the fact that this video helped your hubby understand how very much you wanted and needed a Silhouette. Yay! My video did its job…and then some, I suppose! So thrilled for you, my friend.

  62. You. are. AWESOME!!! Love! I would make a Christmas sign if I won! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Abby =)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks, Abby! Big smile over here thanks to your comment. You’ve already created such amazing projects (Christmas sign included) without a Silhouette…I can only imagine what you would do WITH one!

      Enjoy your holiday tomorrow, friend. xo

  63. Great video!! I would definitely scream and shout and then decide which wall decals I’d make! I love the scripted sayings on the wall =)

  64. That was one AWESOME video, my sentiments exactly! If I won the Cameo, my first project would be some onesies for baby shower gifts.

  65. Best. video. yet. It rivals the amazing one you made for my bday last year (though I can’t compare, I love them both)!! I especially loved the eye-brow lift moment in this one, and a visit from the great Martha! :) Love that you’re blessing someone with a CAMEO! Can’t wait to find out who the winner is!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I actually often thought back to that fun parody video of, “Sisters,” when working on this one. The “Sisters” video was so meaningful because of its deep connection to our childhood…and I couldn’t WAIT for you to receive it as a surprise on your b-day. This one upped the ante, though, in terms of audience. I knew that instead of maybe 20 people, it was going out to 10x that…ack! Thankfully, I didn’t let my nerves get the best of me. And I know I had my sweet sister’s voice in the back of my head telling me, “Oh, Sarah Brown? You can TOTALLY play that part.” Love you.

      (Ha ha. Love that you appreciated the rhythmic eyebrow lifts! That was totally spontaneous and random…glad it worked!)

  66. I want to create pretty much anything vinyl. Oh it’s going to be bad. Vinyl, canvases, vinyl all over my walls. Vinyl on all my crafting tools. Vinyl on my (hopefully) new Cameo. I’m hoping I win. Otherwise all that uncut vinyl is going to look pretty stupid all over my house!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Great ideas, Amy! Yes, vinyl on the Cameo looks so chic. I’ve gotta beautify mine now that you mention it!

      Good luck to you and your vinyl-lovin’ self!

  67. I would LOVE to make some holiday greeting cards and some cute vinyl decals!

  68. You are so, so creative!! I just love it! After I scream and dance around the house, I would make my sister and gift using my cameo and tell her she can do the same after she opens hers.

  69. Been wanting one of these babies forevvveerrrrr. I would probably make labels and other vinyl decals. I’m a labeler. It’s an addiction.

  70. Definitely making a stencil for sign typography.

  71. After I screamed and screamed I would start making vinyl stencils, and vinyl letters and numbers! They would be on everything and everywhere in my house! Oh the things I could create!

  72. Holly Martin says:

    If I win the cameo I am going to use it for my club mainly. I am the current president of Zeta Kappa Psi Sisterhood at Northampton Community College & we do a lot of volunteer/service projects, this would allow us to do a crafting activity with local children at boys & girls club or other local charity and it will also help us to make projects to sell to benefit local charities. So far this year we have donated proceeds from our haunted hallway to a local cancer charity..This would defintely go to good use!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Wow! These are such worth causes. Thanks for sharing your hopes and dreams for winning and creating with a Cameo! And I’m so impressed by all you and your club are already doing to make the world a better place. Way to share the joy!

  73. Lauren, you’re a unicorn rock Star! What fun and creativity my friend! I sooo have the Cameo on my wish list for Christmas!!! fingers and toes crossed ;)
    Cheers to your music video! You’re hilarious!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. I love that you used the term, “unicorn rock star.” It’s like you really know me or something. ;-)

      Crossing my fingers and toes with you, friend! (And have a happy Turkey Day tomorrow!)

  74. I would cut vinyl quotes for my daughter’s bedroom

  75. Cards, cards, cards!!

  76. I Love everything that you make!! You give me so many ideas to be able to create for my own home!!

  77. I would make cards, cut some letters out for projects. so many choices. lets just say i would be busy for a longgg time!

  78. I would make labels for jarred Christmas gifts and t-shirts for my kids Christmas pictures.

  79. Lauren, you are so creative and talented and just a little bit screwy! That’s why I like you so much! Haha (I think we may be long lost sisters or something…) ;) Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the Silhouette, it’s been on my dream list forever!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Screwy? Why do you say that? (Lol.)

      Yes, I’m a total nut-case. And I’m glad it’s not lost on you, Andrea! Long lost sisters, unite!

  80. I’ve been wanting to make this adorable “Little Drummer Boy” t-shirt for years for my little drummer nephew and I have not been able to find a good way to make it without a Silhouette. That would be the first thing I would make…followed by a mile long list of other ideas I have swarming in my head!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Oh, I love that project idea, Whitney! So perfect for the holidays, too. I’m sure you would be able to whip that up no problem with a Silhouette!

  81. Personalized tea towels for Christmas gifts!

  82. I have SO many projects that I could complete with this bad boy- thanks for the opp!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Bad boy indeed! (Bad because my Cameo keeps me from doing things like laundry, dishes, dusting…it’s all the Cameo’s fault! Lol.)

  83. YOU. ARE. CRAZAY! In a completely over the top awesome way! I can’t stop smiling, and Zoe’s played the song about 20 times in a row! This is awesome! Silhuoette needs to put this on prime time for everyone to see! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Glad to know I’m the good crazay and not the bad crazay! And that makes me smile to know Zoe enjoyed it, too! Hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christine.

  84. Probably vinyl wall art. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  85. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! You are a fantastic singer. I can’t believe you came up with a WHOLE song! The Silhouette people are officially blown away and now MUST use this video in commercials and on their own website. Seriously… that needs to happen. You need to be the official Silhouette ambassador for 2014! Is that a thing? Let’s make it one.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      The official Silhouette ambassador for 2014, eh? I can dig it! You just let them know that it’s now “a thing” and my first act as ambassador will be to send truck-loads of Silhouettes up north for my Canada friends! Our crafting knows no borders! :-)

  86. I would make some Christmas cards first!

  87. I would make Christmas cards!

  88. OMG this is amazing! You’re so freaking funny. And you have a beautiful singing voice! I’m sharing on my FB page today and everywhere! And entering that wonderful giveaway of yours. I’ll be singing that song every day and crossing my fingers that I win!! After I scream and dance, the first think I would make is a sign. Any kind of sign. On a piece of wood. Anything. I. Want.One!!!
    Jamie @

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Jamie, your support means SO much to me, my dear. Seriously, you are like my not-so-secret bloggy angel.

      And I hope you get to make that sign on a piece of wood using your new Silhouette so soon, my friend!

  89. You are AMAZING!! I LOVE this video…I watched it twice (so far)

    If I win…I would look back at your projects and make photo booth props, or I’d label my glassware, make treat bags, or a banner…the possibilities are endless with all your great ideas!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Sharon, between your texts and this comment, my month has officially been made. Love to you and yours on this happy holiday!

  90. I would be ecstatic if I won! I’d immediately start on some bigger vinyl projects I’ve had pinned for a while! And definitely try some cute appliqué shirts for my toddler :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Love these ideas, Kristin! I’m sure you’d be kept busy with toddler projects for quite a while! (In part because I know toddlers are so busy themselves, ha ha.)

  91. I love love your video!!!

  92. I want to try etching my pyrex dishes with our name on it

  93. Madilyn Davis says:

    Pick me, pick me! I really need this. We can’t afford one.

  94. I’d make labels for my spice jars and pantry!

  95. After I scream and dance, I would create some Christmas ornaments.

  96. I really want to make monogrammed Christmas stockings! Thanks!

  97. I would address all of my Christmas card envelopes! Then I’d make a cool sign with vinyl and wood.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I haven’t yet tried addressing envelopes, but I’ve seen it done with the sketch pens and the effect is mega-cool. Good choice, Teresa!

  98. I would make a new Advent calendar for my kiddos

  99. LM is fussing so I have to be quick, but I’ll be back to watch your video because that glitter fake hair is a great teaser! I’d make an ornament if I win. And I’m GOING TO WIN right? You’d think my number has to come up sometime. Every other unicorn seems to have one already.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha, I love that the fake glitter hair circa 1986 is was drew you in the most, ChiWei. You’re my kinda girl!

      (And yes, your number is going to come up one of these days. We just need some magical unicorn dust to sprinkle on these Rafflecopters!)

  100. glass etched gifts for Christmas!!! Would love to win a cameo!

  101. Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    You are awesomely creative! I would probably make some wall décor with a Cameo.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Thanks so much for the compliment, Sharlene! And some wall decor would be loverly with a Cameo at your disposal!

  102. I think I will make a Address label so I can send it to my friend who want’s one so bad. I would love to win for her..

  103. amy campbell says:

    What would i make? hmmm… i mean really what WOULDNT i make?? honestly i think i would just stare at it for a few days…. i would be like a child on Christmas morning and just not knowing where to start!!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Amy, I was the same way last year. It was several weeks before I took it out of the box, I was so in awe of its wonder….

  104. Love the video!

  105. I had never heard of Silhouette before my aunt got a Cameo. She makes such cute things, I have become a fan!

  106. I would use it to create Christmas gifts. :)

  107. I am addicted to vinyl wall quotes, so I’d probably start there. Thank you for the chance to win!

  108. Winning this would make my YEAR! I got the gold adhesive vinyl (without even having a Silhouette!), so my first project would definitely be something using that.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      You know, that’s funny, Amy – - when I was first reading your gold vinyl coasters post and saw the Silhouette vinyl, I perked up and thought, “Amy has a Silhouette?! I’ve gotta invite her to my FB group!” and then I realized you’re just a rockstar using vinyl even without a Silhouette because you’re amazing like that. Seriously, you’d have thought you DID have a Silhouette with how precise your designs turned out!

  109. Lauren, this is the cutest, cleverest, creative-est thing ever! ;)

  110. My first project would be a vinyl quote for above the fireplace. Then some cute vinyl on the glass of picture frames, then maybe this deer antler project I’ve had my eye on. . .

  111. If I win the Cameo I would create a scrapbook for my sweet niece that was just born on Monday! thanks!

  112. Lisa Schmidman says:

    Super cute video!! I admire your creativity! If I am lucky enough to win the Cameo, I would create spirit wear for my children. We missed their reg day in August, so they were unable to purchase new t-shirts this year. Turning 50 tomorrow!! This would be a truly wonderful belated bday gift!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Happy belated 50th birthday, Lisa! And I love that you would use a Cameo for spirit wear. No need to purchase t-shirts when you have a Silhouette at your fingertips! (And thanks for the sweet words about my video. I appreciate it!)

  113. I want to make some subway art.

  114. Charity Hardin says:

    Cute video! I have my fingers crossed to win!!

  115. Your video was awesome! I very seldom actually watch videos (call me an old fogey!) but yours truly made me grin and giggle – loved it!
    I have no idea what I would make. I would probably spend the first few days making googly eyes at it across the room before getting up the courage to walk over and say hello…

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Yay! Thanks so much for taking the time to check it out, Brynne! I’m honored. (Especially considering it’s a rarity for you.)

      And you made me chuckle with your googly eyes comment; I totally can picture it!

  116. Love this video!!! I would probably make some polka dot with adhesive vinyl for my wall. Crossing my fingers(and toes) that I win!!! :)

  117. I would make favors for my son’s 6th Birthday party. He wants a Minecraft theme and there are many good ideas and lots of cutting to be done. Hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  118. I would make some Christmas ornaments!

  119. Awe! What wouldn’t I do with this? Probably first make some awesome Christmas gifts!

  120. I would probably create something lame & small to get the hang of it! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Bah ha ha ha! Seriously, Amie, your comment was one of my favorites. And you are so SMART because that’s exactly what I recommend to people just starting off. Of course, most people want to dive into intricate and elaborate creations, but small and lame is the way to go, you wise, wise woman, you!

  121. Angelica J. says:

    I have been trying to win a Silhouette for almost a year. Winning a Cameo would be super duper awesome! I would jump for joy and then lock myself in my office for days to create cards, Christmas decorations, freezer paper stencil some clothes, make vinyl decorations for my home, and who knows what else my brain would come up with once my wheels got spinning. Thanks for another chance to win, your blog is always fun and fresh!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, thanks, Angelica! Speaking of fresh and fun, so are your ideas! Hope you get to bring those ideas into reality someday soon.

  122. Alexa Staples says:

    No idea but I want it so bad!

  123. I’d make a Christmas countdown first and then that would be followed by an array of crafts that I have stored on Pinterest :)

  124. Wow amazing giveaway this would be amazing!

  125. Cowgirl decorations for my baby’s 1st birthday party!

  126. Crossing my fingers and toes to win! Thanks for the chance. :) I’d want to make a sign for my entryway.

  127. How did you know??!?! yes I will be dancing around the house, screaming… my child will probably wonder what the heck happened to his mom. ha ha. And first I will make some crafts with my little sidekick. He loves to make things for his cousins. We will probably start with cards and then to so christmas vinyl for our walls to spruce up the place. Thanks for the giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

  128. Carla Green says:

    I will make an advent calendar for my girls. (after the screaming and dancing and celebrating, of course. :) )

  129. Ornaments for our first family tree :) :)

  130. Love the video! I would make Nativity Blocks for my kids to enjoy

  131. I really want to make fancy little pillow-shaped gift boxes for the presents that I’m mailing to my parents’ house. That way, they’ll already be all gorgeous and ready to go under the tree!

    Oh, and way to write a song! Your creativity is amazing! I haven’t made up any decent song lyrics since I was 12 or younger. You still got your mojo, though! Good for you!

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for hosting!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      I’m SURE you’d be up for the task, Karen! That mojo is in there somewhere! (Somehow, I managed to dig mine up…ha ha.) And I love the idea of creating the pillow-shaped gift boxes. I have yet to try those myself, but they’re apparently REALLY do-able with a Silhouette!

  132. Lauren, you are adorable! And brave to get on the Net to sing! Well done :) Also, you could totally do the voice for the Little Mermaid, in case you ever want a job at Disney World. Seriously.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Brave…or crazy! Ha ha. And that Little Mermaid compliment knocked me off the couch. Hard to believe it, but I’ll take it! If I go knocking on Disney’s door, I’ll just tell them Raven sent me! ;-)

  133. I would make a birthday card for my grandma.

  134. Vickie Thornton says:

    I would make a holiday banner.

  135. I would start checking items off my pinterest board. Yes, I have a board even though I don’t have a silhouette, yet.

  136. Labels for my kitchen canisters!

  137. Christmas cards!

  138. I’d make something with vinyl or fabric–maybe a pillow applique or vinyl wall decal.

  139. Elisa Gomez says:

    christmas cards!!!

  140. Oh my gosh Lauren you are soooooo hilarious.. i absolutely LOVED the video… is that you singing for real?? Oh the fun we would have if I lived in FL or you lived in IL….

    You go girl!!!


  141. Start crafting right away! There are some cute ornaments i would like to make for gifts.

  142. I want to make a tiny glittery Christmas Village.

  143. Rebecca Brewer says:

    Vinyl and glitter snowflakes for my kids to put on the windows so they can be in on the fun.

  144. I would make Christmas cards and presents!

  145. At first I really thought it was Mariah Carey, or perhaps the original Snow White from the movie. Great job singing, Laur. So clever and funny in the silly-song family tradition.
    The first thing i would NOT do is jump up and down–might hurt myself.
    I’d read the directions!
    Then I think I like the etched glass labels or more punny tee shirts like the one you made me in your Father’s Day blog.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Dad, you’re too too kind! (I also love that Dad is now your middle name.) And it’s true, you are the original parody song writer who instilled in me (at a very young age) an appreciation for all things silly and musical and re-written for laughs! Remember all those tributes you’d put together for folk leaving our church? Entire revues of parody songs! Those were EPIC.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Castelli clan! Miss y’all!

  146. Christmas cards with our wedding pictures!

  147. My first silhouette project would be pink glittery monogrammed Christmas ornaments for my little girl’s very first tiny bedroom tree in her room this year!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      How special that she has her own tiny tree! I’m sure she’d LOVE some glittery pink ornaments hand-made by Mama (and her Cameo!).

  148. Christmas artwork

  149. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would make holiday cards.

  150. Kelley Pace says:

    I will make some Christmas ornaments and begin my dream to cover the world with Monograms :-)

  151. I would make Christmas gifts tags for my girls.

  152. Pam Spradlin says:

    If I won….I would start with making quotes out of the vinyl so I could plaster the house walls.

  153. I’d make cool decals for my washer/dryer.

  154. Susie Renchen says:

    Awesome video! I would love to win, my first project I think would be to make stencils. I have so many projects in mind for wall art and having different fonts available would be awesome. So pick me, pick me!!! And thanks for the opportunity to win one of these.

  155. I would make some wall art for my new home!

  156. I would love to have this, it’s been on my wish list for awhile now… keeping my fingers crossed!!

  157. Rubber stamps for my packaging

  158. Michelle Thayer says:

    I’d like to make some decals for my kitchen

  159. Lisa Durham says:

    OMG I have SO many projects to start on….the Cameo is so much nicer then the baby cricut I have…I think I will have to start a new pintrest board and reorganize…then buy SCAL, then start on our camper, or the craftroom, and I just found some new ideas for the bathroom, kitchen, and christmas tree…..never mind Ill just quit my job and never leave my house : )

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Lisa, I know that feeling! I just want to stay home all day and craft with my Cameo! It’s bad….

  160. Heather Procacci says:

    A friend in our scrapping group shared your music video with us and it put a smile on ALL our faces!! If I won a Cameo, I think the first thing I would make would be accents for a December Daily, followed by LOADS of stencils that I could use in my art journaling and cardmaking. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw, that’s so sweet to hear! I’m delighted to know I have some kindred crafting spirits in a scrapping group somewhere. Wish I could scrap with you ladies for a day!

  161. I would make something with vinyl for the holidays for sure! A glass block first, then ornaments, then a charger, pictures. So many things I want to make! My Pinterest board is overflowing with ideas!

  162. decals decals and more decals :)

  163. If I won, I would scream. Then I’d somehow find a way to use it for every single Christmas gift :) And, loved the video, Lauren!

  164. You funny funny girl!!! You know I would love to win the Cameo. I’m putting mine through the ringer. A back up would be nice.

  165. Devon Gallo says:

    I would use the Cameo to make some new home decor out of vinyl! I cannot wait to create a wonderful new home with the help of this awesome machine!

  166. Leslie Horton says:

    That video was hysterical and so true. Every time I see a blog post about a clever Cameo craft I immediately “pin it” then get so bummed out because I remember I don’t have one. The first thing I would do?!?!? Christmas projects! Wait, no…. wedding projects (since I’m getting married in May)… OR I could really do some projects around the house since my fiance and I moved from MI to NY a few weeks ago and there’s LOTS to do around here.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! (Isn’t nuptials such a funny word? Ha ha.) But seriously, I love your ideas for crafting with a Cameo. So many projects, so little time, right?

  167. Signs! And fabric! And more signs!

  168. Something with vinyl :)

  169. If I win the Cameo I would make a TON of Christmas decorations and little projects for my daughter!

  170. Lots of cute Ts for my kiddos :)

  171. I would love to make my daughter custom Rhinestone shirts! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving and thanks for the chance to win!

  172. I would make a Pallet Sign!!! That says Love you to the moon & back!!

  173. Wood Pallet Sign. Probably Christmas themed

  174. Cindy Larsen says:

    I wouldn’t know where to start if I win – I have sooooooo many ideas! Thanks for hosting!

  175. Jennifer W. says:

    I would love to win, so I could try some vinyl and rhinestone projects with my girls!

  176. Personalized placemats for my upcoming dinner party!!

  177. The first thing I would do is make the ‘Advent Trees’ from a file I bought LAST year and then could not cut because my Cricut and SCAL decided to get a divorce without consulting me first!!!

  178. Linda Harris says:

    Lots of Christmas presents. Appliques etc

  179. Granny Wanda says:

    I would create the most awesome gifts for my grandchildren. Thank you for sponsoring this give away.!!! How fun it would be to win.

  180. jackie price says:

    we just moved into our dream home in Florida. I need to decorate for Christmas by creating a Subway sign.

  181. Your music video made me LOL! The first thing I would create with the cameo (after making a big “YAY” sign for winning it would be some t-shirts. I don’t think I would leave my house for days!

  182. I am going to go around and sing your song until I get my own CAMEO!

  183. I want to make labeled jars for Christmas!!

  184. I can’t wait to try using fabric with the Silhouette, something I could never do with my old Cricut. I want to dress up our bedroom by adding nautical embellishments to our bedding.

  185. I would definitely do the dancing and screaming, then I would make some quote boards without having to hand paint every letter!

  186. Oh my goodness, there are SO many Christmas presents I am dying to make with a Silhouette!!!

  187. I would start with canning jar labels.

  188. I don’t know what I’d make first (after I stopped crying,screaming & dancing around,) but I’d sure like to find out. Thanks to you & Silhouette for the chance.

  189. My first project, cut vinyl for two canvas signs for Christmas gifts. But I would use the cameo for all my crafty needs, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for the chance to win.

  190. After I giggle with glee and dance around (very uncoordinated since I’m 7 months prego), the first project I’d do is create a mural of some sort for the shared nursery between our baby and his big sister!

  191. Seriously, you just cemented your way as my pretend BBFF status. You know the one that only exists in my dreams because you’re waaaay cooler than I?!

    This makes me want to get on a plane armed with my glue guns (you think airport security will stop me? haha) and fabric medium and craft the weekend away. All in a non-creepy, I love u mucho kinda way.

  192. Dale Hunsberger says:

    I don’t know! The possibilities are so endless it’s mind-boggling!

  193. I would scream and dance…and then make some shirts I’ve been dying to make for my nephews!

  194. Just sold my cricut in hopes of getting a silhouette, and then this magnificent giveaway came about! I hope I can replace my machine so quickly!

  195. I would love to win this for my dear friend, Kari, who so deserves one of these amazing machines! She would most likely make Christmas ornaments with the holidays coming up. :)

  196. I would make Christmas cards!

  197. After screaming and dancing around I would love to get some wall art made for my 1st baby’s nursery!

  198. If I won, I would label everything in my pantry. That place is a hot mess right now!

    Funny thing – I spent HOURS on your site last night and I followed you on almost all social media. Then I was sent this link by my friend Trisha and entering was super easy since I already binge-followed you the night before haha.

  199. labels for the pantry

  200. I want to make an advent calendar!

  201. Holiday Signs!

  202. It’s so hard to decide where to start, but since Christmas is coming, I would make some gifts for neighbors and family.

  203. You are some kind of mad genius. So funny! I have wanted one of these bad boys for so long. Totally entering every single one of these giveaways. But I’m hoping Santa brings me one even if I don’t win too! ;)

  204. After I stop screaming & running around..I want to make this Peter Pan wall art I saw!!!!!

  205. I would make tons of Christmas decorations! We need some!

  206. Christmas gifts!

  207. Love the video! Too funny:) I’ve wanted one for so long. Crossing my fingers I win;)

  208. I would make etched vases for my Christmas centerpieces

  209. I’d make some art for my kids’ rooms.

  210. Banners! Thanks for the chance to win!

  211. After I pulled a few muscles from jumping around, I would definitely monogrammed something!

  212. Loved the parody! You are lucky your husband picked up on the hints :) I have been entering every Silhouette giveaway I can find, but alas my sweet husband is not paying attention to the hints. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  213. Love the stenciling! Want to try etching!

  214. Kelly Thompson says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some wood pallet signs!!

  215. Rebecca Dougherty says:

    Some great pallet art.

  216. Love the video!!! I think you need a whole series of remakes to go along with your giveaways!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  217. I would make lots of new things to decorate my walls.

  218. I would make a wall vinyl of my favorite quote for our long, empty hallway.

  219. Sarah Schmid says:

    I would make housewarming invitations and etched glass candle holders for gifts!!

  220. I’d make Christmas cards

  221. Way too many projects to think of but I think the first thing I’d create would be home decor Christmas projects for gifts!

  222. I’d make Christmas ornaments!

  223. Jessica Hornibrook says:

    Christmas Cards using the Pen Feature!

  224. Labels for my spice jars!!!

  225. Holiday vinyl wall quotes would be first, followed by signs, shirts….

  226. I love the video! If I win this delish prize I will be launching my label etsy shop!!!! *good mojo follow me!*

  227. knock off pb mirror

  228. Lauren?

    Seriously. You wrote a whole song abut a crafting tool?! You’re probably not only awesome, you’re also a little bit crazy maybe, but in a good way! :)


    Love, Midsommarflicka

  229. I’d love to make a sign for my daughter’s room.

  230. I would make a sign for our master bedroom to hang above our bed.

  231. I will get started on all of my Christmas gifts… it will be a “Cameo Christmas”!!! :D

  232. I would like to make a countdown calendar for Christmas

  233. I would love to make a Family Rules sign!

  234. We need more Christmas decorations around here… so I’d start with some subway art or maybe have my kids help me make some cool ornaments.

  235. coooooooookie plate for santa

  236. Probably Christmas ornaments for my family.

  237. Tracy Scott says:

    Something with vynil

  238. Stephanie A says:

    I’d make wall decals for my craft room

  239. OMG, Love that video!! I’ll be making a subway Christmas sign.

  240. I love the video and the lyrics! My favorite part is your synchronized eyebrow raising and pointing to your Pinterest board. Thanks for a good laugh!

  241. Elleny Pulsipher says:

    Want to organise my pantry…among so many other projects

  242. Jessica Maksimovic says:

    I am excited that I have stumbled upon your blog as you love what you do and it shows! I am will be following for a long time now.

    The first thing that I would make wood wood wall art for the playroom and then festive vinyls for mirrors.

  243. I would make some cute signs for my home!

  244. The first thing I would make would be nativity blocks.

  245. I would make a holiday sign.

  246. Ah that was so much fun to watch! I was going to say “you would be fun to have around at Christmas Time” and then I thought that I will change it to ” you ARE fun to have around at Christmas Time” :)

  247. All I have to say about that video is YOU’RE AWESOME!!!!

  248. You’re right, I would scream and dance around first, if I won the Cameo. And then as soon as I received it, I would make some wall quotes for my house. Thanks for the chance to do some screaming and dancing!

  249. I think I would co crazy and make anything…home decor

  250. The first thing I would make is labels for my spice jars!

  251. savanna carson says:

    well…. I have a DIY list about a mile long, but my first project would be Superman and Batman stuff for my soon to be 3 twin nephews birthday party!!! Love the video too!!!

  252. Amira Little says:

    There’s so much I could do. But definitely the first thing I’d make would be decor for the kids’ bedrooms.

  253. I cant wait to watch you videos, thank you

  254. I would create a thank you sign to say thank you to the sponsors of this giveaway

  255. Kathy Weeks says:

    I would use it for Project Life but the possibilities are endless!!

  256. My daughter has been wanting one of these – thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  257. I’m going to make my nieces advent calendars! Yay!

  258. family reunion coming up and i’m thinking matching stenciled t shirts!

  259. Jennifer Evans says:

    Etching my Pyrex dishes sounds like a fun project!

  260. I would make some vinyl projects for gifts.

  261. I would like to make Christmas mugs for my kids :)

  262. I would grab a glass of wine and get to cutting fabric, vinyl, whatever I could get my hands on!

  263. Best. Video. Ever. Too cute!

    I have been a good girl this year soooo…
    I would love to have a Cameo to make personalized Christmas gifts!

  264. I would make my daughter some stenciled shirts, I would be so excited to win this!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  265. Well, gotta say, this looks like a fun giveaway. I’ve never used one of these, so it would be fun to try out all sorts of ideas on it.

  266. I would make a baby’s first christmas scrapbook for my new niece that is due in just a few short weeks

  267. The first thing I am making is a negative image title for my scrapbook for December. Would love to win!

  268. Vinyl Nativity sign

  269. I would love to make an etched glass project to give as gifts.

  270. I will starting etching all the glass I own

  271. Ha, I can totally relate to entering tons of blog contests for this, I’m pretty sure I’ve entered at least 35 already tonight! I would first make some custom onesies.

  272. I don’t know if I would have the energy to do anything after all the screaming and dancing. I would like to cut some fabric to make things for my children.

  273. Denise Luscan says:

    Holiday projects! So many Silhouette tutorials, so little time!

  274. You are great!
    After taking a moment, realizing it was true, then doing a happy dance, I’d probably make some signs I’ve dreamed of having, but could never afford to buy. (Wow, what a long run on sentence. I’m sure my English professor would cringe) : )

  275. Ok, first I’ll have that song stuck in my head. I’m a sucker for parodies!!!!
    But my first project would be customized kitty decals for my car window. :)

  276. kayla ruark says:

    Love your music video! I would love to win a silhouette and would do classroom projects for my daughter. Dog themed I am sure!

  277. A ton of snowflakes for my front windows!

  278. I love love love your blog! Thanks for sharing those fabulous ideas!

  279. If I win the Cameo, I will promise to make every one of the freebies I downloaded this year!

  280. I’d make Christmas shirts for my kids!

  281. christmas cards!

  282. The Silhouette is one of those things that makes my head spin with all the endless possibilities of things that can be done with it! I see so many blogs and pins on all the very different types of things that are being made with it that I think I would start with something simple like cutting some paper into letters to create a banner.

  283. I would definitely scream and dance around the house! but then I’d make christmas gift tags, christmas pillow with freezer paper, christmas gifts for etching glass. christmas ornaments. I mean, my list is long!

  284. Lots and lots of christmas ornaments to cute’n up my aging tree “stuff”. And…let all my grandkids help me make them!

  285. Christmas cards for the relatives overseas! I need need the cameo to be able to make titles in other language. that’s the only option..

  286. I would seriously scream and dance around and then start planning the designs for the christmas shirts i want to make for my family this year!!!

  287. Christmas gift tags :) and yes- I would be jumping and screaming all over my house if I won! I have wanted one of these amazing crafting machines for such a long time…

  288. I would make some festive holiday decorations!!!

  289. I would make a cling set of grocery items to have a visual shopping list on the (nonmagnetic, boo!) fridge.

  290. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I’m working on a New Year’s project for my 3 girls and I have to cut out a LOT of shapes!

  291. oh my goodness I love your music video! haha, I think you’ve made a new fan here :) I would dance and scream and slap myself… then I would make a family birthday calendar!

  292. AAAHHH!!!! So if I win, I will run around my house and maybe even my neighborhood screaming my lungs out, then I will come back home and make new labels for all my spice jars. Ha!

  293. I almost laughed when you wrote “after you scream and dance around the house.” I’ve told people that I’d be the most boring winner for a camera, but I think I could get pretty excited about the cameo. (I’d shock my family if I screamed and danced around the house.)
    Anyway, I’d love to try it to make some vinyl art for the kids’ room. I’m sure my teenager would LOVE to have something Dr. Who on his wall. Bear, something Lego. BunBun, something music. Babycakes, Jake and the Neverland Pirates (or Max and Ruby). One thing I really like about (although is only in theory and not by experience) is the ability to create my own design.
    I loved your video. Awesome.

  294. Bailey Wind says:

    Glass etched wine glasses!

  295. Woohoo! You’re so awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!
    To answer the question, I’d probably make Christmas gifts. :-) (and label my dogs for you).

  296. Christmas presents for my family!!

  297. Stencils, appliques. I’d go shirt embellishment mad.

  298. I’d make an advent calendar first.

  299. Would love to win this! So many ideas bubbling in my head… Christmas gifts galore!

  300. That video was hilarious! It’s all I want for Christmas this year!

  301. Oh, I’ve wanted one of these for SO long ! Thanks for the giveaway. I’d make labels for my canisters.

  302. Oh So Cute – glad I am catching up with all of your posts.

  303. You are so freaking creative Lauren! Good job! And the singing was good. Heck…if you can do that for the world to hear…amazing! And oh…I so want to win the Silhouette!!! :)

  304. Ohmygoodness, I would love to make t-shirts (possibly Breaking Bad ones, with the periodic element symbols) as Christmas gifts. And then I’d design my own gift wrap, and gift tags, and maybe monogrammed ornaments, and… :) Can you tell I’m excited by all the possibilities.

  305. Again, that video is AWESOME, my friend. You are a hoot! After I scream and run around the house I would create another hand painted pillow!!! I NEED this in my life so badly!! Thanks for the giveaway!! xoxo

  306. Sarah Grace says:

    I would get carried away making holiday cards and personalized stationary.

  307. Christina L. says:

    Great Video! My friend has a a Silhouette and she makes the cutest cards with it. It would be nice to have one.

  308. Christmas cards!!! Hooray!!

  309. You are so brave and creative. It was fantastic and you did not sound like a kid! If I get the cameo before Christmas I would make a T-Shirts for my boys!

  310. There are so many things I want to try on a Silhoutte Cameo! My first project would be wall decals for my bath area! Thanks for the giveaway!! BTW- Love that video!

  311. Well, I too have an entire board on Pinterest called “When I get my Silhouette”. I’ve been trying to win one from you and several other bloggers for months now. I finally decided if I don’t win one in the next couple of months, I’m buying one. In fact, I may buy myself one with my Christmas bonus. We’ll see. Buuuttttt…..the first thing I’ll make is that Rainbow connection canvas that I’ve seen all over Pinterest. You can see it here: The song holds a lot of meaning for my husband and I know he would love it hanging somewhere in our home!

  312. This better make your pageviews soar! LOVE your song and your pretty face :)

  313. Wall decor for my little one’s room.. :)

  314. Ok, the first thing I want to create is a card for my BFF because I want to give it to her for Christmas!! Thanks for the chance!!

    P.S. I love the song!! ;)

  315. I would LOVE a Silhouette…I haven’t got one yet because my kids always seem to get their stuff first! Oh the possibilities!

  316. After the screamin’ and hollerin’, I would give it to my sister, Terrie, who has always wanted one.The first thing she would make? I’m not sure, but it would be very special-just like Terrie.

  317. I would do some major screaming and dancing and then create an Advent calendar.

  318. i’d make a wall quote

  319. Reading your blog makes my creativity juices flowing! If I win I would totally make myself some necessary pillows for my couch!

  320. You’re Cameo video is ADORABLE!!!! And, if I’m the lucky winner my first projects will be personalized tumblers!!! I’ve seen so many cute ones that I have to make some!!!!

  321. Sonya Morris says:

    After my happy dance, I would make cards with the Silhouette Cameo.

  322. screaming, dancing, laughing, hugging, it would be an all out throw-down cheer fest around here and then I would get down to business and make a “Merry Christmas” banner for our Christmas card photo, then lots of gifts and scrapbook fun.

  323. Since I already have a Cameo, if I win this would be a pretty awesome Christmas present for my sister!

  324. I would die if I won this!!! I would make lots of Christmas gifts!!

  325. Hopefully I can follow along with crafty creations as well…

  326. Of course I would be dancing around the house….then I would make Christmas ornaments!

  327. Marmie/Lauren's mom says:

    Your originality and creativity are truly awesome! Your voice is great and I loved seeing your dancing moves and eyebrow moves (as Lisbeth noted), props, and setting! Most of all I loved seeing YOU! You are quite the amazing and natural spokesperson for this great product—making it known throughout the planet. I won’t be able to hear this song again without thinking of YOUR version! It will be exciting to see who wins it. Thankful for you and looking forward to seeing you SOON!

  328. I have soo many ideas!!! I think the first thing I would make would be holiday greeting cards for friends and family.

  329. I’d love to make a vinyl decal for my mixer.

  330. with my NEW Cameo, I’d create vinyl lettering for all my tupperware storage containers….. grits don’t need to be mistaken for sugar anymore!

  331. I want to etch a glass plate I have

  332. LOVE the video! So creative!!

  333. Winning a cameo would be so awesome. First thing I would do is subscribe to the program that allows me to turn my own graphics into projects accepted into the silhouette. That is my dream. To create my own graphics and then use them to spread happy thinking to others. Silly dream but true dream.

  334. Christmas card would be the first thing I’d make. And little Christmas/winter themed items for my daughter to hand out to her friends/teachers.

  335. Christmas decorations!

  336. OMG! You did an amazing job on your video! I’m so proud of you!!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. Thanks, Katie! And I TOTALLY used your tip of story-boarding ahead of time. Although it was a time-consuming process, I can’t even imagine how much longer it would have taken if I hadn’t done that. So, thanks for sharing your video wisdom with me! (And I just may be getting a new DSLR with HD video for Christmas. Eek!)

  337. An Advent Calendar… I so want to win the cameo, I’ve wanted it for a LONG time but can’t afford it so I know it won’t be under the Christmas tree this year..

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Hoping it’s a project realized, and if not with a Cameo, then through some creative inspiration to create that Advent Calendar with supplies and tools you have on hand!

  338. The first thing I would make is personalized pillows.

  339. Sue DeChant says:

    I don’t know what exactly will be the first thing I make……but everybody in my family will definitely be getting a rockin’ Christmas present!!!

  340. I would be making something for my daughter’s new classroom. She has a JOB!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Tamie, that’s exciting! And what a sweet Mama you are to think of her and her classroom first! {My heart is officially warmed. Especially as a teacher myself.}

  341. I think my favvvvorite part are you dance moves!!! :) Such a cute video and you have a much better voice than I do!!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Glad my cheesy dance moves entertained you, Rebecca! I’m not gonna lie, I love dancing – - even if my moves are circa 1997. Or sometimes the 1960s, apparently! Lol.

  342. Molly Hyatt says:

    I would make Christmas decorations and gifts

  343. Aaaaand, now I want to be your best karaoke friend. I also need to win this. :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Ha ha. You’re too funny. Well, anyone with the word “Crazies” in their website title is a best karaoke friend of mine! ;-)

  344. You better believe I’ll be doing a happy dance around the house, followed by making some quotes to go on canvases, labels for my pantry and onesies for some friends!

  345. I would love one of these. It’d be great to use for kid crafts for the classroom and on Sunday afternoons.

  346. I would create some cute custom shirts for my daughters.

  347. definitely making custom tags after a happy dance!

  348. Tracy Turner says:

    I’d make a painted pallet sign!

  349. I would love the opportunity to win this amazing machine!! I would love to begin making beautiful things for my friends and family and my home!

  350. Love your video. I would like to make some vinyl cutouts to decorate some glass Christmas ornaments..but the ideas are endless. Thanks for chance to win.

  351. Since it’s almost Christmas time, I would probably make some fun ornaments, Christmas decorations, and gift tags!

  352. I would create some awesome treat boxes for Christmas goodies!

  353. Loved the video!! Awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win.

  354. Oh, what a great video! I’m so overjoyed, that if I won I wouldn’t know what to make first! But sure in about 2 seconds I might figure it out.

  355. My first project would be creating Christmas decorations.

  356. I would cut out vinyl to decorate ornaments for my friends and coworkers for christmas!

  357. Mary Jenkins says:

    Vinyl wall art!

  358. The first thing I would create is probably something vinyl :)

  359. ohmygod, if i won, i would make everything i could think of… starting with a really cool advent calendar, maybe ornaments, gifts, signs, etc…

  360. I have no idea what I would make first Lauren! I really want to try etching glass!

  361. Christmas decorations and a gift for my boyfriend! ♥

  362. I would love to make some iron-on vinyl t-shirts for the family along with many other projects! Thanks!

  363. oh how i’ve wanted ONE of these SO badly!!! thx for the chance!


  364. oh how i’ve wanted ONE of these SO badly!!! thx for the chance! and your video is ADOR-A-BABBLE!


  365. Stumbled across your blog after Suburble mentioned you. Love all of your projects! And lucky me– there’s an incredible giveaway going on! So I got all signed up & Im excited to see your holiday projects.

  366. LOVE the music video!
    The first project I would create are my Christmas cards then some gifts and home decor!!
    Thank you for the opportunity(:

  367. I would make a cute door sign with the vinyl

  368. After the dancing I would get started on wall art that can dance for me across my walls and the walls of others. :)

  369. I’d make some cute cards!

  370. I have a new house that’s literally a blank slate! I have so much I want to do it’s insane! Thanks for this :)

  371. cassie schelldorf says:

    the onesies you made–i would do one of a whale!

  372. I think I would make some pillows decorated with stencils cut from the Cameo and then give them as gifts.

  373. Ashley Outland says:

    The first project I would create would be deer silhouette Christmas decor!!!!

  374. I would be so excited! I would immediately start buying vinyl to do many projects I’ve wanted to make!

  375. Love the video! I REALLY want to win! I’ve been eyeing a Cameo for ages!! I don’t even know where I would start….maybe with some stenciling ideas?

  376. Karlie Johnson says:

    i would make labels for my pantry jars!!

  377. too fun!! I was right there with you signing up all around blogland for a Silhouette last year, no luck! Maybe this year’s the year! I have no clue what I’d start with but I’m loving all the adhesive type options, I see some double sided and glitter in my future!

  378. joan clanton says:

    thank you for the opportunity to win the silhouette. i have wanted one forever!

  379. Tracy Turner says:

    I’d love to make so many things if I had a Silhouette Cameo, but my first project would be a subway sign for my bedroom.

  380. kysha plante says:

    The first project I would make is some christmas ornaments

  381. judy sebesta says:

    winning would be so awesome i wouldn’t even know what to create first!!!

  382. Melanie Greer says:

    Oh boy, there are so many :) I think my very first project would be making cute labels for my kitchen pantry…and probably everything else in my house! So excited for this giveaway!

  383. I’d love to win a Silhouette Cameo! Can’t wait to make all those xmas gifts.

  384. After the happy dance, I’d make you a thank you card :)

  385. After i scream, dance & jump for joy…several times… around the house, the first project I would create would be some awesome paper cut designs, maybe some packaging, decor… etc. Just to start off with…

  386. I entered on your blog another time you had a Silhouette giveaway. So this time I want to win, okay? ;) hehe. It’d be awesome if I really did though. I have so many ideas in mind, if i did win. Thinkin’ lucky thoughts! Thanks!! :)

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Sounds like a plan, Aimee! ;-) Would love to see what you’d create…I know your head is just teeming with ideas.

  387. Would love to have this. I’d start by finishing off my Christmas list and making a nameplate for my desk at work.

  388. I enjoyed your video, I found you at the abfol project party. I would make a ton of organizing labels for my pantry,classroom, photos and such. Happy Holidays and I’m adding you to my blog list.

  389. Labels would be my first project, lots of Christmas labels :)

  390. Lisa Martin says:

    Vinyl decals for my car

  391. Such a fun video!
    I would start out by making Christmas gifts for my friends and family!

  392. I really hope I win this! If I do, I plan to make some Christmas Presents for family using blank canvas frames!

  393. Love the song! You are too cute. If I win, I’d jump and shout and then make some decor for my kids’ rooms.

  394. Jennifer Rice says:

    I would make some Christmas gifts for my family!!! Pillows, ornaments, paintings!

  395. I would make stencils, stencils, and more stencils!

  396. I would make snowman ornaments and ornaments for my friends! :)

  397. Woodblock stocking holders with vinyl nativity stickers for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Oooo, you have me intrigued with this notion of “woodblock stocking holders with vinyl nativity stickers.” I’m going to have to Google that!

  398. After screaming and dancing, I would make you an awesome thank you card!!

  399. Jamie Snyder says:

    My first project would be an Advent calendar.

  400. Bailey Blount says:

    A little bit of everything! redneck wine glasses, picture frame surrounding a monogram, wall decals, car decals, ornaments, glass etching, shirts. I’m too excited about this!!

  401. For the holidays I want to use the Silhouette Cameo to make designs for my Mother in Law’s house. She has MS and lost her job years ago and I think it would be great to use the Cameo to help liven up her home and bring it to modern times with cute vinyl additions! It would be great to be able to create them by Christmas to give her a really fun holiday experience. I love how it can be used to make custom designs and fonts, we would be able to come up with decoration ideas to fit perfectly into any nook or cranny! I’m sure her grand kids will be just as addicted to it as I will be ;)

  402. I would definitely jump and scream if I won one!! Then I would grab some fabric, cut it and make a appliqued runner!

  403. I’d make wooden signs and t-shirts and stencils!

  404. Leitha Cantrell says:

    I loved your video :) Would love to win…would try making the stamps for scrapbooking and card making.

  405. As soon as my daughter figured out how to use it for me, I would stay up until 2am trying to make all the things I’ve pinned on Pinterest.

  406. Anita Haines says:

    I would use it with my digital program to create a fun Christmas project

  407. I would be creating an ornament for my son’s first Christmas!!

  408. Crossing my paper heart!

  409. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time – how fun!
    I’d make some fun art for my kids rooms.

  410. I would make pictures for my bare walls!

  411. I would create things for my wedding next August!!!!

  412. Roni Dillard says:

    That was amazing! I love it! It would be perfect timing to decorate my entire house for Christmas! I enter every contest and I just know one of these days my sailboat (pun intended) will sail my way. Thanks for the fun tonight.

  413. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  414. I would make eeeeeeveeerythiiiiing!!!

  415. The first thing I would make is a banner for my Christmas cookie exchange!

  416. Jenni Nicassio says:

    I would make a wall quote for my sons room.

  417. I’d love to make bulletin board decorations for my classroom!

  418. I’d love to make vinyl decals! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  419. I have some quotes I’d like to out on the walls of my kids’ rooms.

  420. Oh man, this would be a wonderful thing to win! I really miss being creative and decorating my home. I would start on my kids’ rooms and make them all sorts of vinyl decor. Thanks for the opportunity!

  421. I would love to make one of the monogram sweatshirts!

  422. PL and Dec Daily Cards!

  423. Vinyl monograms for my water bottles

  424. invitations for my niece birthday

  425. Karen Scott says:

    A woman of many talents. Looking to cut vinyl for a rustic “PEACE” sign on barn wood.

  426. LOVED the video!

    I would create a doorsign.

  427. Ahhhhhhh I would be the happiest girl!!!! Definitely would start with vinyl monograms for cups and try fabric for holiday banners!!!! :)

  428. I just now had a chance to watch this . . . you crack me up with your creativity, Lauren!!! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Katherine

  429. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would make wrapping paper!

  430. I will make vinyl letters for my homemade laundry detergent container!

  431. Clinton Rorick says:

    I want to make a full set of Custom Pepakura Halo Armor! Woot!

    - Ace -

  432. A holiday banner, and a gift for my mom. :) Thanks!

  433. Melissa Newman says:

    I would love a Silhouette! i would make a super cute Christmas banner!

  434. priceless!!!! So great

  435. Stacy Padden says:


  436. I would create cards to send out for the holidays, then I would work on something unique.

  437. I would love to make some personalized Christmas ornaments. Thanks!

  438. Christmas decorations for over the mantlepiece! I have nothing to put there right now.

  439. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make Christmas cards.

  440. Stephanie Cote says:

    I would make lots of beautiful things for my mom and two sisters!

  441. the screaming and kicking my short little legs into the air will take a while, so I’ll have to take a nap. after that, though, I’ll be attempting to work on ideas for my wedding invitations!

  442. I would love to make etched Christmas mugs.

  443. Oh I would love one of these!

  444. Not sure exactly what I’ll make first, but I think there will be some awesome Christmas gift making going on !

  445. Something for Christmas decorations!

  446. I have some containers in my kitchen that are screaming for some vinyl. ;)


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