Have Tote, Will Travel & Silhouette Giveaway!

I still have such vivid memories of the TV commercial jingles from my childhood in the 80s.  Puppy Surprise, Connect 4, Toys R’ Us…and one in particular came to mind this past week.  Does anyone else remember “My buddy and me?”

Well, as I took my Silhouette Cameo machine out-and-about with me this past week in my new Tweed Rolling Tote, I couldn’t help but sing to myself:

My Cammie (my Cammie), my Cammie (my Cammie)

Wherever I go she goes.

My Cammie (my Cammie), my Cammie (my Cammie)

My Cameo and me!

My Cameo and Me!  (Have tote, will travel.  Opens up a whole new world of possibility.)

That’s right!  You can actually transport and store your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait machine in a tote made especially for it.  Here’s a closer look at the Tweed Rolling Tote for the Cameo machine that I got to try out:

Love how portable the Silhouette can be with the Tweed Rolling Tote!  There's a pocket for everything it seems.  via thinkingcloset.com


  • Plenty of room and padding for storing your Cameo.
  • Special protected area for your laptop (fits laptops up to 19 inches).
  • Storage for your cutting mat, materials, and accessories…with special velcro padding for rolls of vinyl.
  • Three outer pockets for storing your power cord and tools.
  • Telescoping luggage handle and wheels for easy transport.
  • Leather handles with velcro for easy carrying.
  • Great size: approximately 25 in x 10 in x 12 in.

And isn’t that tweed just so English-professor-meets-Coco-Chanel?

Tweed Rolling Tote Bag for the Silhouette Cameo!  Very English-Professor-meets-Coco-Chanel!

So, I packed her to the gills and put her to the test, bringing “my buddy” along with me to Disney Boardwalk where I met up with my Haven friend, Emily from Two Purple Couches, for lunch.  Here’s Emily:

Emily from Two Purple Couches!  Follow her!

We chatted about our hopes and dreams for the year (in between shooing away aggressive seagulls), and then I decided to see what it would be like to use my Cameo in an unconventional location…say…a plot of grass by Crescent Lake.

I unpacked my tote…

Unpacking my Silhouette Tweed Rolling Tote...

…opened up my software and tapped into Disney’s free WiFi…

Silhouette-ing on the go!  Why not when you have a Silhouette Rolling Tote Bag you can use!

…loaded up my vinyl and adjusted my blade…

Crafting in the grass...just because we can!

…hooked my power cord into an extension cord…

All you need is an extension cord to use your Silhouette outside!

(Confession, it wasn’t plugged into anything behind the tree…but if I had brought an extra long extension cord, it would have been possible!)

…and sat back and relaxed while I imagined the sweet sweet song of my machine cutting out a vinyl design in the great outdoors.  Does it get any better than this?

Using my Silhouette by the lake at Disney Boardwalk....  A dream come true!

Have Tote, Will Travel!

Have Tote, Will Travel!  Seriously, this opens up a WORLD of possibilities for transporting and storing your Silhouette machine.

And thanks to Emily for being game to take these silly pictures of me!

Lauren and Emily!  Blogger buddies.

Special Promotion

Well, as you may have guessed, Silhouette is running a sale on their totes, but that’s not the only thing discounted.  Here’s a run-down of all the deals you can nab over at the Silhouette Shop when using my affiliate code CLOSET at checkout:

1. A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette CAMEO® rolling tote, a machine dust cover, and a $25 download card: $411.97  $269.99  (over $140 off!)

2. A Silhouette Portrait™, a Silhouette Portrait™ rolling tote, a machine dust cover, and a $25 download card for $251.97  $129.99  (over $120 off!)

3. Any of the Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait™ rolling totes in stock for 25% off.  

4. Any of the following NEW physical products in stock, for 20% off:

Yep, that last one includes the NEW Silhouette products that were introduced during CHA last week:

Awesome new materials from Silhouette!  20% off with the code CLOSET through Feb 1st.

I mean, whole entire sheets of washi prime for the cutting?  Yep, I think I’ve died and gone to crafting heaven!  I can’t wait to try out these new products.

Special Silhouette Promo on machine bundles, travel totes, and new materials! Jan 24 - Feb 1 using the code CLOSET.

To access the special deals running now through February 1st, click HERE.

Silhouette Giveaway

Wait a minute.  What’s that I see?  It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…a Silhouette Giveaway!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!  Jan 24 - 26th at thinkingcloset.com.  It's a fast one, so don't delay!

I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to give away another Silhouette Portrait machine to one of my dear readers (yes, you!).  This giveaway runs through 11:59 pm eastern this Sunday, January 26th – – just a few short days – – so grab your 12 entries now!  Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below and may the odds be eva’ in your fava’.

[This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older, but I have an international friendly giveaway happening now as well.  Just click HERE.  Also, be sure to check out the rest of the giveaway terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget below if technical jargon is your thang.]

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Farewell, friends!

Farewell friends.

Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post; however, I received a complimentary rolling tote in exchange for an honest review.  This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using my code, I receive a small commission.  Please rest assured that as always, I only recommend products that I use and love.  Scout’s honor.


Lovely comments so far...

  1. says

    You are too cute and funny. This is exactly what I needed to see this morning. Love that it’s tweed and not to mention the town you are in is super cute almost looks like Europe!

  2. says

    Lauren, you and your friend, Emily remind me me of one of my friends and me. Always out for the most unconventional setting and having fun! Thanks for the great review. I had been wondering about it, now I know. That deal on the tote, cameo, and 25 dollar card is amazing. I gave that alone for my cameo and never regretted a penny of it! hugs, Patty

  3. says

    Oh how I’d love to live that close to Disney and be able to enjoy lunch at the Boardwalk. It looks like a fabulous time! The tweed tote is really cute. It must hold a ton of supplies. Love it!

  4. Marmie says

    I want one of those totes even though I don’t have a Cameo or Portrait yet! What a fun post!
    Can’t wait to hear who wins!

  5. says

    Lauren, I completely remember those commercials! Kid sister and me…. I got one of these rolling totes for my birthday in December, but I haven’t had a chance to break it out yet. I traveled with my Cammie once before and it was a bit of a mess. I’m looking forward to using a tote made especially for her.

  6. says

    I could absolutely see you using your “Cammie” in an unconventional locations!lol Too funny.:) Even if you’re not using the tote to transport your Silhouette, it looks like a handy place to store the machine and all the accessories.

  7. says

    OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Cameo tote! The color is just my color and all the pockets are perfect for crafting supplies and traveling. Just exactly I need to take my Cameo overseas!

  8. Megan says

    I just love the boardwalk!!!! My husband and I had one of our first dates over there!!! Ps I just love that new tote!!! It is on my wish list!!

  9. says

    can I just say that every single post you post just makes me smile? well they do. i mean look at me! i am smiling like 5 pieces of pie! not even kidding. Also, this is totally awesome. I rolling tote just for your silhouette cutter? AWESOME!

    • thethinkingcloset says

      “Smiling like 5 pieces of pie.” My new favorite phrase from one of my favorite people! Thanks for the warm fuzzies, Dusty. You’re notorious for those.

    • thethinkingcloset says

      Ha ha. Love that, Emily! Whoever the masterminds were behind that jingle clearly deserve some sort of award if it stuck with us after all these years….

  10. says

    OMG, English-professor-meets-Coco-Chanel!!! Love it! And yes, that’s a perfect description of this classy, chic tweed!
    Thank you again for a lovely meet-up & photo-op! If only we could have found a plug and crafted up a storm on the BoardWalk!

    • thethinkingcloset says

      Thank YOU again for being so game to snap some silly photos of me…and for taking a break from your family vacation for a lunch date with lil ole me. Twas a highlight of the month for me, for sure!

    • thethinkingcloset says

      Florida this time of year is pretty darn amazing, I have to admit! It makes up for the crazy sauna of a summer we have for half of the year. 😉

    • thethinkingcloset says

      I haven’t gotten a chance to try the new products, but I already anticipate my favorite being that Adhesive Washi Paper! Soooo dreamy.

  11. Vivian Samayoa says

    Can you take the cameo tote in a airplane??Will they let you?’Will it fit in the avove compartment?


  1. […] Before I sign off, a huge thanks to everyone who entered my Silhouette Portrait Giveaway over the weekend.  It was such a fantastic turnout!  Well, the Rafflecopter widget has spoken: a hearty congratulations to Linda H., the giveaway winner!  Woot woot!  {I’ve contacted you by email for your contact info, so just be sure to reply within 48 hours or I will have to choose another winner.} […]

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