Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I finished a set of projects!!!

When I made this

it was inspired by this (from wood & wool stool)

Kind of a stretch huh?  I still really liked the inspiration piece and wanted to do a more direct interpretation.  I didn't have any "real" discarded wood (with paint on it at least) so I had to create some, but this what I came up with

and further exploration of the inspiration website - inspired this

and this

and this (I really liked being able to repurpose my vintage cookie cutters - which I never use)

I'm rather liking these.  I will make more.  Need to go scrap shopping - I would like to have some more authentic colors.  Also I want to do something like a mounting board - where I can use Velcro to change out the words or phrases.  I think that would be fun!

Didn't spend a dime on these puppies and that makes me smile - as I do when I look at them.

Do they make you smile? 

Have you made anything wonderful lately?  Do it!

Make something wonderful today!


PS - I've been playing around with PicMonkey.  Can you tell?  It is a little more intuitive than Photoshop.  Have you tried it yet?

I'm out partying:

Manic Monday@Serendipity and Spice

Sat Nite Special@Funky Junk

Friday Inspiration@Redoux
Vintage Inspiration@Common Ground

Create and Share@Trendy Treehouse
Live Laugh Linky Thursday@Live Laugh Rowe


Anonymous said...

LOVE the mounting board idea. Can't wait to see it.

I'm stealing your "poor people" saying. :-0

robin :-)

Liz Vickerman said...

your stuff always makes me smile, love the signs! i may steal the poor people quote ;)

Tresa said...

Hooray for you! I love your signs!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Great job! it always feels SO good to get stuff done!!

Jelli said...

Looks good! It's great to finish projects, isn't it? Such a sense of accomplishment.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I love the little signs. I love that you finished a whole set of projects too! Nice feeling! Happily following you via GFC.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Very cool! The signs are awesome.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the signs, they are always fun to make. I need to try picmonkey. Thanks for linking up!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Yes, I'm smiling!

Love that you created your own painted scraps of wood - and the wording on everything is so fun! (not to mention those little hand holding gingys)!

Yes, I use PicMonkey - it's the only way my photos look semi presentable!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Hi Karen, what cute projects you got done. I love the sun! I think it would look great on my fence in the garden. It certainly made me smile!

Sunday said...

Love your vintage sign!! I'm visiting from Delectable Home and I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you stopped by and followed back. Have a great week!

Mindie Hilton said...

I love all of these and would gladly hang them in my home.

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to do a velcro board so the sayings can be changed out. Love your signs.

Art and Sand said...

I love all your ideas, but what I think I love the most is the quote about some people only having money. Too true!

Anonymous said...

Great signs! I'm loving your ideas with the cookie cutters. I have A LOT of cutters.. I do use them but there are some I don't use and been contemplating what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I'm a "word" person, so I love ALL of your signs! Using the cookie cutters above the last one was a cute idea. ;)

Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. I hope to see you again this week.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Pamela said...

Those are super cool! Thanx for linking up to tHT!

Tisha Clapp said...

Yes, smiling! All of your signs are so adorable! Did you use a transfer? Thanks for linking up!

Unknown said...

I love these signs! I'm ready to pull out some wood and make my own! You're being featured!

Geri Johnson said...

I especially love the rustic sun rays! Really cute idea!


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