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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Do What You Love!

Keeping in theme with some of my "office" decorating {my office is more of a corner of the living room with a window}, I'm excited to show you what I made for one of the walls in my workspace:
See how I made the cork boards here

I don't know about you, but sometimes work is hard. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, lose motivation, or once in a while run into clients who make me feel like my work is worthless {which reminds me that I need to thank those great clients I have that support me no matter what!}... the list goes on. On top of that, I try to keep up with blogging. It's times when I feel the weight of it all crushing me that I need something to help remind me why I decided to start my business and this blog in the first place.

"Do What You Love" and "Love What You Do"

I love designing. I love crafting. Creating things makes me happy. I love when I can design a blog or invitations for someone and they absolutely love it. It makes me so happy to put a few things together and make something beautiful to share with others on this blog. If you don't love what you do, or do what you love, then why are you doing it??

Here's what I used to put this wall art together:
Two 11x14" frames - I bought mine at the thrift store for $3 a piece
Vinyl - I used My Vinyl Direct matte vinyl in Light Yellow and Teal
Black Spray Paint - I used Krylon in Semi-Flat Black

First we gave the ugly frames a couple of coats of black spray paint. It took about 2-3 coats.

I let the frames dry outside while I cut out the vinyl inside.

I put the text together myself on the computer, and then cut it out using my Silhouette.
I also cleaned the frame glass and then applied the vinyl directly on the glass.
I loved the look of the cardboard piece from the frame behind the quote, so I just left it!

I love how it looks and it's a great reminder to keep doing what I love, and loving what I do!!

Linking to these parties!

**Disclosure: I received the vinyl to review from My Vinyl Direct. All opinions are my own.**

Would you like to comment?

  1. girl, I love it too! I seriously have sign envy...:) My mom just bought a cameo so I'm so excited to start mooching! :) Miss your face (even though I only saw it once..) :)

  2. This looks really great. I love the cardboard behind it as well.

  3. I was just researching the Silhouette yesterday...I so need to get one! I love your saying and the colors that you chose. Great job!

  4. Love these signs and the saying!

  5. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for linking up to my blog hop!


  6. I have always wanted to make signs like these but i have no clue how to do them!! I don't even know how to download cool fonts on the computer. What would you recommend for me to do starting out but desperate to do more like this!! it is a dream of mine to create amazing art with inspiring words. What silhouette do you recommend? LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

  7. I'm in the middle of a project inspired by this post. Can't wait to get it done, and send you the link to it. Thanks SO much for the creativity boost.

  8. Absolutely love this quote and idea! am sooo gonna do something similar to motivate me on crappy days! What fonts did you use by the way?


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