Monday, October 4, 2010

It's in the SIGN

Sometimes I just step back and look at my scrap room and think 1-I really need to reorganize things to be able to find things easier and 2- I have so much stuff that I really need to reconsider the next time I think to buy paper or embellies. 3- I need something for the walls!.... Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

So I have decided to sort out a few drawers and to make things a bit easier for me.  And then I sat down after running across a few things that I forgot I had and decided to make a sign.  I love the "Live, Love, Laugh" signs that I see in stores and on cards... and decided to make something for my wall.  (somewhere in between all of this I did go to AC Moore, they were having a 40% off sale on paper!)

I used Pagoda for the symbols and MTC to make the words. I really thought this was nice but knew it needed something more.  I used a black gel pen to outline everything, and some Prima flowers and some trim with jewels on it.  I punched holes using my Crop a Dile and strung orange and black ribbon to hang it with. All very nice!

Ahhh... so nice, and now I have something inspirational for my scrap room wall.

I am a member of SOC - there is a badge on the right, if you would like to check it out... Anyway, I am hosting the October Cricut Challenges and my first challenge to the group is to create a tag.  Now I am not talking about your ordinary tag. I challenged folks to use their Cricuts to cut out the tag and use the FIT TO PAGE option! The tag has to be a fall theme and have the word FALL or AUTUMN on it.  So, as the hostess of the challenge I posted the following tag.

I used the window from the Christmas Noel cartridge with the fit to page feature and for "glass" I used acetate I got from a package.  My tree, and lamp post are from Graphically Speaking, and the pumpkins and leaves are from Doodlecharms. The small branches are from a Martha Stewart punch, and the sign on the lamp post are 2 circles layered with leaves and branches.  I plan on making one of these window tags for each season!


  1. Both are just awesome, Stephanie! I love how you threw in there that you went to AC Moore because they had paper on sale! Totally sounds like something I'd do! LOL

    Where did you get the picket fence from? I have been looking for one to use on some cards.

  2. OH Stephanie, They are both amazing! Hey, a sale is a sale and we have to rack up when we see one!! LOL *Hugs*

  3. Stephanie: Great job on your projects. I hope to play along. I haven't scraped in a long while and I'm limited on the number of cartridges I have--really limited :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Wow...just so gorgeous! Both of them...but especially the tag! AMAZING!

  5. So amazing. I love the FALL tag. The wall hanging is so exceptionally beautiful.

  6. Hi Stephanie, I found your post at Cricut Chatter, and hopped over to have a peek! I'm so glad I did! I love your wall sign, but I REALLY LOVE the tag--it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    How do we participate in the challenge? Is it here or somewhere else?
    You came up with a GREAT idea!
    Im now a follower, and would love if you could return the favor.

  7. Wow Steph those are beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I need to get the Doodlecharms Cart. I love what you made.

  9. Love that tag Stephanie!!! Great for decorating some windows for the holidays...which ever one you want.


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