Saturday, January 8, 2011

Choose to be happy

I recently watched a fantastic video on cutting vinyl with the Cricut and have been going crazy!  Before Christmas, I had snowflakes everywhere and have also cut vinyl to label all sorts of my crafting items (which never leave the house!).  My husband has been teasing me, saying that he's very thankful that he won't get his Expression mixed up with mine (like he even has one!).

The challenge at Papercraft Star this week is to create a project using a New Year's resolution as inspiration.  I've been working hard at exercising more in order to loose a bit of weight by June - but that seems somewhat superficial.  Although I am generally a joyful person, there are times when I am in my office, working alone, that I can be rather unkind to myself when I make a mistake.  In all circumstances, I am given a choice to be happy or not.  I choose to be happy - and for those times when I need a reminder, I have created this wall art to remind me of the choice to make.  It is positioned directly above my laptop screen so I can see it when I am working. 

To create this message, I used Gypsy Font for the word "CHOOSE" and Nursery Rhymes for "to be happy".   Vinyl is WallPOPS. 

12 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Kate, this is fabulous - such beautiful work. I cannot image you any other way than happy! Wishing you a terrific weekend!

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy New Year Kate! That's a wonderful resolution and I think I may just adopt it myself. Haven't done much with vinyl but I'd love to give it a go. Great placement of your sign, too. xxD

Tracy said...

What a great way to encourage yourself! Great idea Kate! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Rhonda Emery said...

I will agree with your sign I like it alot.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great reminder! I think I will make one of these!

Shawnee said...

I love your sign!! What a great way to live and such a wonderful reminder!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

jennyplace2 said...

I really love the sign and love your resolution. I think I will make one of these sign for my daughter, who is always so unhappy, I worry about her all the time. Each day she seams to get worse...just maybe this would help.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Fabulous Kate. You are soooooo creative. Wonderful reminder for the New Year. Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star. :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

OMGosh!!! I so LOVE this. Love the font, love the idea, love your resolution....LOVE, I tell ya!!!! :) If I had my own little craft room I'd be paying to to make me one!!! Have I mentioned that my Cricut and I don't really get along? LOL Your husbands sounds like mine, LOL.

Tracey said...

Love the sign Kate...what a great idea, great little reminder(Or in this case it looks BIG) Thanks for the link to tutorial its really good. Looking forward to trying it:)

Kimberly Anne said...

Congratulations on winning this challenge at Papercraft Star! I look forward to seeing your creations again with us! Great resolution and good job using your Gypsy. I'd love to own one.

creativeprincess said...

I love this idea of putting your goal in sight! And what a perfect goal!
Tara