Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation Day: Part 2

Hi Everyone!

On Monday, I took a Vacation Day (from normal life) and got to spend some good quality time with my self.

If you are able to do it- I highly recommend it.  :)

I had time to make (and finish) a couple projects.

Here is one that I am particularly proud of.

I started out with a 12"x24" piece of 1/4" (thick) Birch that I "stained" with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I then used my Gypsy to arrange the words and cut out white vinyl with my Cricut Expression.

It's hanging in my living room right now.  :)

I also got to work on something exciting that I'll be sharing in the near future--
so be watching for that news! 

Some link up parties going on right now:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my gosh!!! That is amazing and I completely love it!!! Fantastic work :)

  2. Oh wow!! I LOVE your project!! That is such an awesome idea!!!!

    Amy E.

  3. Great project!


  4. Julie, this is WONDERFUL!! :) I'm so glad I signed up for your emails -- Now, even when I don't have a chance to hop over, I can still see what you're making!! I love, love, LOVE this -- You did a FANTASTIC job on it!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  5. I love this.. very creative -- I will put your idea in my ideas folders, if you don't mind.. thanks for sharing it on You Had Me At Craft..

  6. Julie, this is so clever and I LOVE the idea of takng a vacation day for oneself. I feel like my day is over in the blink of an eye and I think WHAT DID I DO TODAY? I think I'm just too plain busy, like most women. (and my hubby works 2 jobs and yet can find time to unwind at night)...thanks for the reminder! Now...off to make a taco salad and hurry on to church....teehee. teelayoung@hotmail.com http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com

  7. You did a great job! It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Julie, your family rules is just awesome! You really did a nice job with it. Glad you had a nice day off. We all need that from time to time. Have a good week!

  9. Julie, that is so cool, love it. It really looks time consuming. This reminds me of the Cricut cart I bought recently, Word Collage. Ater I opened it, I thought...hmmm...now I could just use the Gypsy and configure my own...but I do like the cart.
    Hope you had a great time.

    I hope to get out of my crafter's block and post something soon...lol.
    Dee B

  10. Love it!!


  11. I LOVE the family rules!
    Visiting you from A Lemon Squeezy Home.

  12. Nope - silly me - I'm visiting from A Bowl Full of Lemons. I wonder how many comments I just made with the wrong blog name?

  13. Awesome job!! I just got the Word collage cartridge and I am in love with it but I have been thinking of designing my own for a friend who is having a baby. Thanks for the inspiration.


  14. I absolutely love it. In fact, I think I'll be developing something very similar real soon. TFS!!!