Thursday, April 29, 2010

DIY - Silhouette Checkbook Cover

Here's a great DIY Mother's Day project found today on Giver's Log, one of our favorite daily reads, a silhouette checkbook cover, just perfect for Grandma. 

You can get complete directions here.

I knew the felt wouldn't be durable enough in my purse, but was inspired to make this:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silhouette Garland

I came across this charming nursery on Spearmint Baby. Loving garlands as I do, this one caught my eye, and  and upon closer inspection I realized it was silhouettes. Originally intended as gift tags, this ingenious mom, knowing how babies love to look at black, white and red images (my kids will vouch for that) strung them as a garland above the changing table.

Here's a closer look:

Gift tags by The Black Apple.

DIY - Kate's Painterly Silhouettes

I love this DIY silhouette project found on Design Sponge.  These were done with Jack Spade inspired stripes, but really any painting style would work.

Click here for the complete how-to.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Design Inspiration - Chevron

One of our very favorite new patterns is the Chevron  and it's been popping up all over the place. Here are some of our favorite examples:

 Notecards from Made by Girl, via decor8

Here are a few of our recent Simply Silhouettes products with the chevron:

Custom Silhouette Pillows

This pattern and more are now available on most of our products.  

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Dose of Design

We've been very busy this spring adding lots of new options to your silhouettes. Here's a selection of patterns that you can now add to most of your silhouette products, from wall art to plates, pillows and paperweights. Like all of our products, all of these patterns are customizable  - you can choose your own color combination from the 25 colors in our palette.

Link Love

This has been a great month for us at Simply Silhouettes.  We were thrilled to be included in the Cool Mom Picks Gift Guide once again. If you haven't finished your Mother's Day shopping yet, be sure to check it out.

We also want to thank the following blogs for showing us some love:

Art Wall

Have you visited Art Wall yet? We're so excited to have our work hanging in the Nursery.

We've been fans of Katie's site since it started and have loved watching her decorate room by room. Last week she did a little interview with us and you can pop on over and learn more about us. Thanks, Katie!

Silhouette of the Day - Dandelion

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It's hard to believe that Mother's Day is less than a month away. We've assembled a great Mother's Day Gift Guide - so whether you're shopping for a mom-to-be or your sentimental great grandmother, these gifts are sure to please.

We're so excited about our new custom laptop, iphone, ipad and ipod skins. They make geek chic. Now mom's favorite gadget will be uniquely hers. Our skins are custom-sized to fit most gadgets and prices start at just $30.00.
  Our custom pillows are always a hit. Available in our classic black and white or let us completely customize one just for you in one of our new patterns. Prices start at $40.
Imagine the look on your mom's face when you bring her breakfast in bed with a custom melamine tray.  After that, she'll certainly be the hostess-with-the-mostess everytime she uses it.

And now the mother-to-be can commemorate this special time in her life with a silhouette print on canvas or paper or a custom ultrasound print from My First Silhouette.

Since all of our products are custom made just for you, and some have longer lead times than others, we encourage you to place your order by April 19th, in order to guarantee delivery in time for Mother's Day gift giving.

Stay tuned later this week for some great Mother's Day giveaways.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Silhouette of the Day - Lovey

Happy Customers Make our Day

We always love it when our customers take the time to write. We already love our job, but comments like these from recent customers really make our day.

I just received my canvas and it is the most amazing thing I've ever
seen, literally bought tears to my eyes. Thank you so very much. Heidi G.

They are the most beautiful things I have ever seen! I love them! They look perfect to me! Dena H.

I wanted to let you know we received our print and we love it!  It's hanging in the nursery and the colors are perfect.  We have already received compliments. Kristy K.

Thank you to all our wonderful customers. We truly appreciate your business and your support of Simply Silhouettes and My First Silhouette.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Fling

We're excited to be part of the Spring Fling at Skip to my Lou, Tip Junkie the SITSgirls and Today's Creative Blog on April 13th. There will be multiple giveaways each hour and we'll be giving away a $50 Simply Silhouettes Gift Certificate (just in time for Mother's Day.) You can read more here.

Etsy Find of the Week - EmenGee Designs

After a damp, gray week here in the Northwest, I'm loving these springy goodies found at EmenGee Design's Etsy shop, like this Silk Clasp Purse:

And this floral necklace:

And these headbands are available in assorted colors:

You can learn more about Monica and Grace, the artists behind EmenGee Designs here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fantastic Frames

At Simply Silhouettes we offer a classic black oval wood frame for our silhouette prints. Here are a few others that I've got my eye on.

I love O'Brien & Schridde Design's timeless and distressed romantic frames:

And how cute would a silhouette look in these whimsical frames from 2 Dogs Wood Working's Etsy shop:

Whimsical Wedding

This wedding has been all over the web, but I'm still blown away by it. Of course, one of my very favorite parts of it was this whimsical cake topper:

It was created by Publique Living and sits atop a Tahitian vanilla and mocha buttercream cake by Inticing Creations.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Small Stakes

Chronicle Books just published The Small Stakes: Music Posters.

Silhouettes are featured prominently in many of the posters by artist Jason Munn. Here are a few of my favorites:

Read more, order your book or download some of his poster wallpaper here.

Jason Munn of The Small Stakes will be signing copies of The Small Stakes: Music Posters at The Curiosity Shoppe this Saturday, April 10th, from 5-8pm

Enter To Win

We're doing a giveaway today over at Whatever DeeDee Wants She's Gonna Get. Enter to win two free custom silhouette prints. Just in time for Mother's Day gift giving - give one and get one!

Silhouette of the Day - April Showers

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunprint Silhouettes

Check out this great silhouette DIY project we just came across on Oh Dee Doh:

Of course it will be awhile before we will be able to attempt something like this in the Pacific Northwest.

Play Ball!

We're very excited around here for the Opening Day of Baseball Season today and we're celebrating with a 15% rebate on any baseball themed silhouettes all week long.  Here's a canvas we made of our son during his Little League days:

Imagine how great this lifesize decal would look on your child's bedroom wall. 

And it's also not too late to start thinking about Mother's and Father's Day. Here are samples of our baseball caps:

Just send us a picture of your favorite slugger, either a profile or an action shot, and we'll take care of the rest. 

To get your rebate, just enter "Baseball" in the comments when you checkout and you'll receive your rebate within 24 hours.

Geek Chic

Apple just announced that they sold over 300,000 on Saturday. Now you can make yours stand out with a custom Simply Silhouettes iPad Skin. With over 20 colors and 18 different designs, the possibilities are endless. We also offer skins for your laptop, iphone and MP3 player. Prices start at $30. You can order yours here.