Life seems to just whoosh by doesn’t it? When I saw this saying on Pinterest, it really made me think of how true it really does, like where has February already gone?
This weekend my daughter and her friends came over to have me teach them how to make a sign. I thought that using this saying would be perfect first sign for them to make. We easily forget sometimes in our daily grind to stop and take time to make a life, so having a little sign to remind us of this can’t hurt right?
I already had the wood leftover from another project, and the patina on it was so pretty that we left it as is.
It was a simple sign to make. I just pulled out my Silhouette machine to make the stencil on white contact paper. The boards we used where 5 1/2″ wide by 14″ long. I used the font Calisto MT and changed the size to 91.4
Here is a screen shot
And I made a short tutorial on how we made the sign
Pull off your stencil and your done! You could seal it with a sealer if you want, but it isn’t necessary. This is the one my daughter Shannon did in mustard. I distressed my letters a bit, but again that is optional. Shannon didn’t distress hers and it looks just as good.
Wanna make one but don’t have a silhouette machine? No problem. I am going to do a giveaway! Yep I will send you the same size stencil cut from my Silhouette machine on white contact paper so you can make your own. All you have to do is leave a comment and let me know you want one, and then send me your address through my Contact Form at the top of the page here on my blog. Your address will only be used for me to send you the stencil, pinky promise. I will leave this giveaway open until Saturday, March 2 2012 at 12:00 pm west coast time.
You can also get a second copy of the stencil by liking my facebook page. Just let me know you did that in the Contact Form and I will send you out two! Then you can make one for you and one to give to a friend or family member. If you are already a fan of my facebook page, leave a comment on my facebook page and you’ll qualify for the second one. I am excited to do this giveaway because I think everyone needs a reminder to remember to make a life.
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