Thursday, January 29, 2015

No Soliciting Sign

Good morning my lovelies! I just wanted to share a sign I made for the front stoop. I have dogs. One of which is a mastiff. She's still a puppy but at 140 pounds of  uncontrolable jubliant chaos on four legs, its REALLY hard to keep her from taking people out as they stand at the door. And with a two pound chihuahua as her faithful sidekick its hard to hold back the beast and still capture the mighty ankle biter before she gets to you too. Its just better you call ahead. Trust me. Anyways. I absolutely loathe solicitors. My feeling is, if I wanted something, I'll seek YOU out. You don't need to come to me. Especially in this day and age. I am so leary of opening the door to someone I don't know. And don't get me started on the religions that go to door to door. I have no problem with any religion, its just I believe as I believe and nothing you say is going to sway me towards you. And if your god is so great, you don't need to go door to door selling him. Thats just my thoughts on it. AND I have a kid. Yes he's old enough to answer a door but I don't want him to if we aren't there. For reasons stated above. So I decided to make a sign. Was going to do something cute like what is on pinterest. Like 'unless you are selling thin mints..." but then decided it would be too cute and they'd still ring the bell because its cutesy and I probably put it there for looks. I'm a pretty straight forward gal. So this was to the point but still pretty. I used my cricut explore. (Yes I upgraded!) to weld everything together. Birds are from Hannah Montana I think. I will have to get used to writing the info down again for blogging. My apologies! And I think i googled flourishes on the program and came up with this design by cutting and welding. I changed fonts for the 'answer the door' part so it would stand out a bit better. I 'might' have added a bird or two too many but all in all, I really like it! I used coraplast for the sign material since it would be outside and outdoor 651 oracal vinyl for the lettering.
 It works! Two ladies started to come to my door but stopped when they saw the sign. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Buckeyes & Duck Cups

Good morning everyone. Going to really try to get back into blogging and posting pics this year. I got to the point that I felt everyone was already doing and posting so anything I showed wouldn't be new or exciting. But then came to the realization that no matter what I do, its still a bit different. Its my take on said project. And it 'might' be interesting to some. And it doesn't hurt anyone to post. So I should do it for 'me' above all but if it helps another than thats awesome too. With all that being said -- here we go. Blogging - Take 2!

So, any of you football fans? I am not over the top like some but I do love my Oregon Ducks. And my husband is from Ohio so he's a big Buckeye fan. I am too. They've sort of grew on me. BUT what is a girl to do when two of her teams compete against each other? I was soooo stressing out. So in order for me to keep my calm, I worked on the two images during the game and then during half time went out and cut them on my new Explore. My husband loved how his cup turned out and I'm pretty happy with mine too. It was done quickly and has some flaws but nothing too noticable. I used design space and oracle 651 vinyl. The glasses came from the dollar tree.

Hope you enjoyed the project. Have an amazing day!