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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolution Blog Hop

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......
Welcome to the New Year's Resolutions Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived from HERE.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING.

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!

Your next stop in this hop is HERE!


Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

What a great project! This year my word is "overcome." This is the year that I'm going to work on overcoming the things that have been holding me back.

ScrapMyWay said...

Happy New Year Lori! Your project is so interesting and I love the way you did the lettering especially dropping one of the words lower...great effect!
Thanks for sharing in this fun hop! My 3 words for 2012 would be LOVE CREATE ENJOY
Creative Wishes,
DT Claire

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Happy New Year!!! LOVE the bottles with the red font would make great gifts!! I'm now a new follower and wish you lots of joy for the coming year!!

littlen said...

great project. tfs. my word for 2012 is ORGANIZE. i find life is so much easier when i'm organized, so my goal for this year is to stay organized.
happy new year.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

I really like your project! Thanks for sharing it! My three words would be faith, harmony, and health. Thanks for the chance!

sarah said...

2012 is Do a Make Overs in ea. Room/ORGANIZE/STRESS FREE YR..
great project saw same on Pinterest..

Vicki said...

Your bottles are such a great way to remind yourself of your plans! I would choose organize, PURGE, and be more thoughtful..of course that last one is three words of it's own! lol
If I can just better myself to some degree I will be happy..

Debc06 said...

What a great projec. TFS
The only resolution i have made for this year is to blog at least once a month on my blog and post more of my creations.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Love your project, it is stunning. I just posted my New Years project with 3 words on my blog which are: Create, Inspire, and Blog. I would love for you to stop by and check it out. Happy New Year!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

Love your project. My word for 2012 is Joy.

vwilson577 at

bluecrayons said...

awesome bottles. love them. my word is stressfree.


Patti B said...

Unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

Create. would be the word I choice for this year.

TeresaK said...

I think my word will be "healthy". I had some health issues last year and need to pay more attention to my health and eat better and exercise! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
happiqueen at aol dot com

Live.Teach.Create said...

How awesome! This is absolutely my favorite phrase and I love that you chose it as your One Little Word. Thanks for commenting on my blog posts over on the Hive! My blog is located at :)

JaniceA said...

Love the bottles! Your blog is great just spent some time looking through it. Thank you!

Kim said...

Love the bottles and they look AWESOME in your kitchen! My word for 2012 is LESS, I want LESS of me and LESS clutter in my house! I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com