12 Days of Christmas Giveaways {day three} - Cricut Vinyl!

I love vinyl. There. I've said it. 

I didn't always love vinyl...I thought it was a fun "specialty" item and used it for a few decorative projects here and there, but it wasn't one of my go-to tools when working on home decor items or practical needs around the house.  That all changed when we moved to Kentucky this summer!

It started innocently enough when I kept confusing my recycling bin with my trash can in my studio. In just a few minutes (no kidding - it was less than five minutes from thinking about it to finishing it) I was able to find a recycling image in Cricut Design Space, cut it out of white vinyl, weed it and apply it to the can.

I know this will shock you - but I get a LOT of packages. :) And the front porch of our new house doesn't have a roof. You can see where I'm going with this. After losing a big box of patterned paper to a rainstorm {gaaaacckkkk} we bought a big storage box and set it on the front porch. Apparently that was too subtle - so one pair of leather boots (did you know that soaked leather smells a lot like wet dog? you're welcome) later I got out my 12x24 Cricut mat and some cocoa vinyl and created this handy sign...again in just minutes!

Then I did a White Walls Wednesday feature of Wilow Leaf Inspired and saw a darling "hello" on her front door.  I mean - I just HAD to add that...right?

Gold Vinyl. GOLD. Sooooooooo good.

You know when you are trying to shoot some in-progress photos but you have two giant dogs who really really love you? Yup. Me too.

Then there is our kitchen.  It is...ummm...a challenge. Painting isn't really an option and the colors are weird (coughcoughdon'tmatchcoughcough) and our options were limited but I wanted to do something - and this caught my eye on Pinterest. I grabbed a bunch of black vinyl and less than thirty minutes later I had a fun feature wall that manages to bring together all of the kitchen colors and capture a little bit of our personality at the same time.  I used the "insert shapes" feature in Cricut Design Space to create and size the circles and guys. It was SO EASY.

So what in the world does this have to do with Day Three of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways?  Today I'm giving away LOTS and LOTS of Cricut Vinyl! wooooohoooo!! Leave a comment here and talk to me about vinyl. Do you use it? Do you love it? One lucky winner will receive a box filled with some Cricut Vinyl Samplers, some of my favorite single colors, some Cricut Printable Vinyl and a few other treats! I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page tomorrow.

And guess what? There is a CRAZY sale happening over at Cricut this week...like 30% off all supplies INCLUDING the 50 new colors of iron-on they just released! Aaaaaahhhhh!!! I see a new obsession coming on. ;)

Happy Monday everybody - can't wait to hear from you!