Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

At Simply Silhouettes, we send out a  huge, heartfelt thank you to all of our servicemen and
women, past and present, who have risked their lives for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Wishing all of you a happy and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Here's a little freebie from us for your Memorial Day weekend celebrations - Free Printable Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers.

And wouldn't they look cute on these Red, White and Blue Cupcakes?

Get your recipe here from Skip to My Lou.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simply Silhouettes Facebook Friend Contest

At Simply Silhouettes, we love our fans and want to reward you for joining our Facebook page and sharing it with your friends and family.

Here are the rules: Just join our group and then send an invitation to your friends and family as well. (Here's the link: And every time someone you referred becomes a fan, you are both entered in our drawing to win a free 8x10 Silhouette Print The more people you refer, the better your chances of winning. We will be selecting two pairs of winners on Tuesday, June 8th.

How do we know you referred them? They just have to write a message on our wall and let us know that you sent them our way. The person who refers the most people will also receive a free 8x10 silhouette print.

Don't forget, here's the link: - and don't forget to tell your friends and family to let us know (via our wall) that you referred them.

Contest ends Monday, June 7th at 11:59 PST.

Happy sharing!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tip Junkie Giveaway

We've got a great giveaway going on over at Tip Junkie .

Just click here and enter to win a $50 gift certificate that can be used for any of the products at Simply Silhouettes. The contest ends Friday at midnight.

Free Printable Graduation Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers

Here in the NW, our kids are still in school for another month, but we know that many of you are already having your graduation parties, so here are a few free printables for your celebrations - Graduation Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers.

If you would like to make some for yourself, you can download the toppers here and the wrappers here. (We can customize colors and text for a small fee - just contact

We hope you enjoy!

*Please note that these have been updated for 2012. 

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Don't forget to enter our Facebook Friend Contest here and enter to win a FREE 8x10 silhouette print for you and a friend.

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Check out our Father's Day Gift Guide here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Cover Art

Our son has been hard at work on a biography project on Mark Twain and during our research, I came across these new editions of the classics Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and couldn't resist the watercolor silhouettes on the covers. They were released last month by Vintage Classics in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Mark Twain's death. You can get your copies here. A perfect summer read.

Since we're on the topic of book cover art, here's another of my current faves - Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Modern Kiddo Giveaway

Head on over to Modern Kiddo today and enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Simply Silhouettes.

If you haven't yet discovered Modern Kiddo yet, I'd suggest that you do. Alix and Dottie, two vintage and design lovin' mamas, have created a blog devoted to the greatest retro finds in clothes, toys and interiors for your kiddos. As a Fisher Price, Irmi Nursery Originals, Muppet lovin fan with a huge collection of vintage children's albums, I look forward to every post.

Monday, May 17, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

Two of my very favorite things are silhouettes and bunting. and when I see them combined, I can barely contain my enthusiasm. I recently wrote about one here and these are my recent finds.

This print is from love, liette's charming etsy shop.

And Melanie from "you are my fave" recently made a year's worth of garlands for her sister. You can see them all here. I loved them all, but of course, this was my fave:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coming Soon!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the things we've been working on:

Stay tuned for more details!

Thank you!

We really can't tell you how much we LOVE to get happy customer comments or photos. We always love hearing from you. It meant so much to us that some of you took the time to tell us about the moms and grandmas that got silhouettes for Mother's Day and were moved to tears. These are such important and memorable days in your lives and we love being part of them.And then to have you tell us about it, well, it just means the world to us. So please keep the comments and photos coming. And please post them on our Facebook page as well.

Yesterday we saw these pictures on one of our very favorite blogs Wisecraft

Blair just redecorated her family room and we loved seeing the silhouettes we did of her children hanging in her beautiful and thoughtfully redesigned space. Thank you, Blair!

Father's Day is Coming Soon

I know that Mother's Day was just last Sunday, but it's not too early to start thinking about those special fathers in your life. You can check out our Father's Day Gift Guide here.We've got great custom gifts for every dad from sporty to formal, and at prices that won't break the bank.

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas:

Dad can show off his little ones with a custom ball cap.

Dad will surely be the envy of his poker buddies with his custom playing cards.

For the king of the grill - a BBQ apron

And for a one-of-a-kind gift that's elegant and a conversation piece - Sterling Silver Silhouette Cufflinks.

We'll be having a Father's Day Giveaway soon, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Found on Flickr

Found here.

Birthday Silhouette

We're loving this cake made by Nicole from Making it Lovely for her daughter Eleanor's first birthday. When we first saw this, we couldn't wait to see how she'd use it. Nicole has a wonderful blog and we've loved the monthly photos taken of Eleanor.

See more party photos here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I came across this wonderful papel picado inspired wedding reception invitation on Make Something Happy. It was created by Angela Mattioli Design for a couple that was married in Mexico and later had a reception at home. I love the unique little touches at the bottom like the cupcake and taco, and of course, the silhouettes.

You can also have your own custom papel picado banner made here.