Monday, June 9, 2014

Land that I Love

Ah summer.  My favorite time of year.  As soon as the calendar reaches June I instantly start craving snocones and long afternoons in the pool.  I happily trade in my boots for sandals and flip flops and replace my sweaters with complaints about the heat.  I love summer!

It just happens to be the season of my favorite holiday too.  Fourth of July.  You can't get much better than hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, apple pie in the oven and homemade ice cream churning in the ice cream maker....except that you can!  Fireworks!!  I absolutely love it!

So of course every year I have to add a couple new decorations to the collection.  This year I wanted a couple signs I could use all summer long.  And it was perfect for this month's Silhouette Challenge theme!  (see below for some more awesome patriotic projects)

I love little signs I can change out with the seasons.  It makes decorating super easy!  Hobby Lobby sells a couple different packages of scrap wood for only $10 (and if you use your 40% off coupon it's a total score!)  I have used them for so many projects, they are always nice to have on hand!

The 3D star I cut out of cardstock using my Silhouette cameo.  I used one of my scrap wood pieces as the background.  I painted it white first and used a Moroccan background vinyl stencil to fill in the red.  In hindsight, it probably would have been easier if I painted it red to begin with and then just used white vinyl on top of it...but I enjoy a good challenge and the rustic look is just an added bonus.

I learned my lesson with the second sign.  I just painted the block of wood with red and layered vinyl on top. Super easy, super cute!

Let the summer BBQs begin!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! Monogrammed Patriotic Serving Tray Captain American Romper Patriotic Burlap Stars (Pottery Barn Knockoff) Patriotic Onesie {Plus Free Cut File} Patriotic Shirts with Layered Heat Transfer Vinyl DIY Patriotic Tote Bag Red, White & Blue - Patriotic Decorations How To Create DIY Temporary Tattoos Made in America Freezer Paper July 4th Shirts Red, White, and Blue Paper Star Lanterns Fourth of July Rustic Flag Paper Sparklers Pretty Patriotic Pillow Nautical Star Burlap Banner: Stencil Material Tutorial Patriotic Map Art Wooden Fire Crackers; July Silhouette Challenge DIY Chalkboard and Vinyl World Map Let's Talk about Red White and Blue! DIY 4th of July Baby Outfit How To Make A Pinwheel {+ Free Template} Patriotic Nail Art Star Jewelry Vinyl on Wood Blocks Land That I Love Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Placemats DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders
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  1. Your tablescape centerpiece is so perfect. It totally looks like something you'd see out of a magazine! Oh and that pretty Moroccan stencil... drool!

    Hopping through all the Inspirational silhouette projects is totally my favorite part of Silhouette Challenge day!! Off to go pin!!

  2. Very cute. I love the 3d star and great tip on the scrap wood. I will definitely be looking for it next time I go to Hobby Lobby.

  3. Those came out beautifully. You make it sound so easy! I love it

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  5. You always make average things look so special! How do you do that? Nowadays making things look good in a picture seems to be of more importance than making these things! I cannot even do any essay service reviews without this skill. I need your webinar on this...


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