Saturday, February 14, 2009

Welcome

A few years ago, I spent my hard earned money on an electronic die cutting machine. I did my research and decided that the Quickutz Silhouette was the one best suited for me. I love the fact that there are no font or shape cartridges that you have to buy.

This cutter can cut any true type font you have installed on your computer and it also cuts .jpg files. I've mainly used the cutter in my scrapbooking projects, cutting out titles and shapes for my pages. I was able to cut silhouettes of my boys a few weeks ago and have had a few other ideas for home decor projects on my list of things to do.

I couldn't wait to get my hands on some vinyl and play around with it on my Silhouette cutter. The hardest part for me is making a final decision. I knew that I wanted to cut "welcome" for our front door and I must have looked at a gazillion fonts before I made up my mind. Here's what I ended up with:


**click on the picture for detail**

I love the way it turned out! (except for the hideous builders gold door handle which will be changed out soon) The font is Chopin Script and it was a free download from somewhere on the internet. Now I'm looking around the house to figure out where I can do more vinyl lettering.

32 comments:

Kasey said...

I love it! It looks really great!

LORI said...

I LOVE THE SIGN! I WAS WANTING A PAZZLE CUTTER, BUT NOW MAY CHECK INTO THE SILLOUETTE! WE ARE PEAS IN A POD--I LOVE TO DECORATE, SCRAPBOOK, STAY UP LATE, AND DRINK COFFEE! I'M GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU ON SITS!

Kasey said...

Hey- I have an award for you so come on over and pick it up! have a great day!

Mamarazzi said...

CUTE!!!

Stopping in as part of the SITS welcoming team to welcome YOU to the SITStahood. You will love this bloggy playground and the women there.

sandy said...

It looks very nicce!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you as part of the SITStahood:0)

angi_b72 said...

Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS playground!!

Joy said...

It's gorgeous! I think the industry might see a spike in die cutter sales!

Welcome to the SITS group, it's greta to have you join us. :o)

DiPaola Momma said...

That is simply deeee-vine! I'd bet people would pay for your mad creative skills!

I'm here from the official SITS welcome wagon (The Welcomistas) to say WELCOME and catch at roll call.

Mandy said...

I'm with the SITS Welcome Wagon, we're so happy you joined us! Welcome, welcome, welcome!
ooh, I love lettering (my friend has a HUGE vinyl cutter)--I have "se la musica fosse il nutrimento dell'amore, lasciatemi cantare" above our kitchen bay window. It's the Italian translation of Shakespeare's quote "if music be the food of love, play on."
I had no idea these machines do vinyl! That is just plain cool. I think I will have to ask for one for Christmas. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cutter and if you think it's worth using for vinyl. Drop me an email or a comment--I'd love more info!
-Mandy
www.gourmetmomonthego.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Ooooo, it looks really good. I am so loving all the vinyl lettering stuff.

~a fellow SITSta just welcoming you to the club.

Eudea-Mamia said...

How crafty are you?! That looks so fantastic!! I want to get our address numbers spelled out for ours - I think it looks so nice.

Welcome to the SiTS!! Em

Rhea said...

Very nice looking! I was wondering what that machine was for, but now I understand. lol

I'm with the SITS Welcome Wagon! I've been with them for like 8 months or so now...and read so many fun blogs, met so many amazing woman and really enjoyed my time in this great community of women. So, welcome aboard!

AP said...

pretty!!! welcome to SITS

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

How totally fitting is this post for me? Well, I was stopping by to welcome you to the Secret is in the Sauce! And this was the post that I landed on. It was meant to be! Although, when I started reading your profile and you said you have been creative for as long as you can remember...well, I thought maybe I should turn around and do the walk of shame since I have no skills at all. But I didn't! Welcome to SITS and it's great to have you here!

greedygrace said...

Yet ANOTHER reason why I need to get that super cool machine! I love this!

Welcome to SITS! We're happy to have you join us!

Brandy said...

It turned out gorgeous! It was worth all the time you spent looking at fonts.

Welcome to SITS!

Lisa M said...

Welcome to SITS!

Love the door vinyl. I think I'm going to get into the silhouette myself!

Rachael said...

oh how fun, i love it. it really looks great!

stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the community, it is wonderful to have you!

Maggie R said...

Hi,
Love the look of your door and the lettering.... very nice..
I am on the Welcoming Committee with SITS and just wanted to pop by and give you a big welcome hug.. I joined SITS last year and have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful gals, you will surely enjoy your time spent with us.
Come visit me sometime and follow if you wish. I have random drawings for my followers from time to time...
oxox
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Noah's Mommy said...

It looks amazing....Love it...and your wreath is super nice too....stopping by to say a BIG welcome to SITS...so glad you are here

Sapphire said...

As always I am super impressed with creative people. The 'welcome' looks great!
Welcome to SITS!!

Stesha said...

Today is a very big day in the Where’s Wenda? Contest. I am visiting all of the SITS followers. Can I do it? There are around 1000 followers. Oh my! Better grab my cup of coffee and get on my way. Be sure to visit Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha and Three Bay B Chicks as part of your contest entry.

-Wenda

Shannon said...

It looks great!! I love it.

I actually put a "Welcome" sticker on our front door this weekend too. :) I won one in a giveaway. I'll post about it this week hopefully. :)

K said...

It looks great.

Welcome to SITS!

Ann On and On... said...

Fun blog...I have picked up some great ideas!

It's great to have you in our SITSta-hood .... SITS is a great place to meet so many amazing ladies....Welcome!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

That's beautiful! I have a Cricut, but haven't ventured into the world of vinyl yet. But this is a great idea. I might steal it. :)

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS!!

Amanda in GA said...

Wanted to welcome you to SITS! we are glad youa are here.

Aubrey said...

Vinyl lettering is so cool and addicting! My hubby does it as a side hobby. He is finishing a super cute pirate theme for our toddler's room!

Coming over from SITS to give you a big hello! Welcome!

Jen r. said...

I think that looks fabulous! jen

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Come over and enter for the Project Create a Home Giveaway!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Kasey said...

hope you are doing okay! you haven't posted in a while and just wanted to check in on you!

kanishk said...

I have an award for you so come on over and pick it up! have a great day!
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