Every year I try to come up with One Little Word inspired from Ali Edwards Design as my Word for the new year. This year I almost came up with one......
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For 2012 I wanted to come up with ONE WORD to describe my resolutions, but I couldn't do it! I thought about Simplify but that did not apply to everything. I thought about Five because I have five members in my family and I really like the idea of doing 5 things to organize or spend 5 minutes each day but that did not really seem like a good resolution. I also have given up on ever being organized because every time I organize, I loose things!!
So instead I came up with 3 words: Live, Laugh and Love. I want to Live life more fully, Love more openly and Laugh every day! I spent last year losing 80 lbs and getting healthier so it is much easier for me to LIVE life versus WATCH life pass me by. I also want to keep those pounds off so I can continue to LIVE!!! I plan on LAUGHING a lot this year because when I laugh, my mood gets so much happier (plus it burns calories)!! I also don't always show LOVE. I am not a touchy~feely person and don't always say what I feel so I am going to work on that in 2012!
I saw on Pinterest a set of 3 painted wine bottles decorated for Christmas that said Peace, Love and Joy. I loved this idea (even though I hate wine) but I wanted to keep my bottles out all year long though so I changed the words to Live, Laugh and Love. I spray painted a primer on three wine bottles (thanks to my wine-drinking friends). When that dried, I spray painted black Krylon paint on the wine bottles.
I found the words on Home Accent and cut them out at 3.12 inches. I wanted to conserve my red vinyl, so I copied the Live Laugh and hid Laugh on one and hid live on the other. I lined them up at the top of my mat and trimmed 2 inches of red vinyl.
I set my Expression to Pressure 3, Speed 3 and Blade Depth 3 to cut through the vinyl only. I also use a new blade when cutting vinyl.
I use clear contact paper to transfer the words from the paper backing to the wine bottle.
For interest, I put laugh a little lower than live and love.
My kitchen has red walls and black appliances. I placed the bottles in this spot so you can see the red and black, but moved them to a different spot so I could put the toaster back :)
I am also cleaning out my craft room and will put a fun package together to give as blog candy! Just leave me a comment on ONE to THREE words that describe how you want your 2012 to be!
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