Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Signs


Well, I've been at it again with my cricut and the Sure Cuts A Lot software. I found the absolute cutest fonts last week and had fun playing around with different ways to use them. I made some new signs for my shop and a couple custom orders. This first picture shows the darling font I am absolutely in love with right now. It is called "In Good Company" and you can find it at Scrapnfonts{dot}com. It features a variety of chairs, couches, settees, lamps, telephones, and frames in silhouettte....it is so.stinkin.cute. I added the welcome on top of the settee for a little flair. Wouldn't that be cute hanging near the front or back door, or in a guest bedroom?




What could be cuter than a monogrammed birdcage? Love, love, love this!




Or an adorable monogrammed sign for your porch?




I have to apologize for being so absent the last week. Sometimes life just gets the better of you and you have to know when to step back. My sweet husband got home Thursday evening for a two week leave, my dad had 4 stints put in his heart the next day, and on Saturday we attended a funeral for a sweet friend at church who lost her husband in Iraq. They are expecting their first baby next month and he was supposed to be coming home in time for the birth. I have never attended a funeral for a fallen soldier before. Needless to say, it was overwhelming and so unbelievably sad. But as a military family, we were so very honored and proud to be there to honor this young man who gave his life to serve our great country. I will never forget that day, and I will never forget this young soldier and his sacrifice for all of us. It made me remember how blessed we truly are and how proud I am to be an American!




24 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oooh, I love the birdcage.

Anna Sophia said...

I want the monogram birdcage! No, I want the settee, No wait.... I want them all!!! :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

So sorry you had to go through all of that. I am glad your husband is back. I know how hard those leaves can be when you have to keep it all together...trying at times. I hope your dad is doing better. I feel so bad for your friend...breaks my heart. I can only imagine being that I am married to a military man...so sorry. It does make us reflect and be grateful to be an American. Prayers and love sent your way. I do love the signs you have created...as always beautiful!

Hugs and love,
Victoria

Leanne said...

I love your signs. The monogram in the birdcage is my favorite. I'm so glad you're getting to spend some time with your hubby and I hope your father is doing well. I'm sorry about your friend. That breaks my heart. My son is coming home from Basic Training and AIT next week. I would be lying if I didn't admit it scares me when I think about him maybe going overseas. Have a beautiful day.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I really really love the birdcage monogram.

What a difficult week! :( My brother-in-law is also in Iraq and should be coming home for a visit before his and my sister's baby is due. So scary to think about stuff like that. Thank God for our brave servicemen and women.

robynjoy said...

Love it all!! I just bought that font last Friday!! How did you get it to work on the silhoette machine since its not a true type font? I cant get it to work!!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i downloaded SCAL and it is going well.

Had a bit of a time updating the firmware but it is working now - yeay!

Kenzie said...

I have the cricut design studio, but I think I am going to have to buy SCAL! So sorry about the funeral, my husband will deploy this winter and I am not looking forward to it :( But I am so grateful for the sacrifice that he and all the other soldiers are willing to make for us.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Your post made me cry. I hate to hear of another soldier gone. I am so thankful for what they do for us. I too, am so proud to be an American.

Love your signs, they are all adorable.
Brooke

Brianna! said...

the signs are lovely and I LOVE the previous post on the cricut tips!
Very useful

Im a new follower!
xoxo
bB

Katie said...

How wonderful you are to stay soo positive -- my thoughts are definitely with the fallen soldier's family!!

On a lighter note, that birdcage monogram is super cute :)

Jodee Leader said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend's husband. What a rough week. Hang in there!

P.S. I went to T.J. Maxx tonight and they didn't have the zebra plates :(

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

That bird cage is fab!

So sorry to hear about your friends husband. I'll pray for the family.

Gracefully Vintage said...

OH my I love them- just bought the cricut-and obsessed with it, i used it to make my sign for my new shop, i took a picture of it on my blog- you'll have to chk it out- i used it for another sign and now im sign happy and keep trying to think of other ones i can make..
Love the bird cage- what is that one called- i need to go buy it..
GREAT Blog.. Just Love your ideas..
Karryann

Melanie said...

I am so sorry for your friend's loss. It is heartbreaking. I will be praying for her; I can't imagine going through the birth of their baby without her husband. I have the deepest admiration & respect for the families of all of our armed forces, thank you all for the many sacrifices! We are truly blessed to live in America!

On a happier note, I do LOVE that birdcage monogram, well they all were fantastic!! You are so talented & I love coming here for great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

I'm proud to be an American too. And so grateful for our soldiers.

Pam Walter said...

These are all fabulous! I might have to look into getting one of those Cricut tools! www.satisfiedsole.com

Richella said...

Wow! I figured you were just busy being a wife instead of just mother, sister, daughter, crafter, business owner, blogger. . . .

Need to add "friend" to that list. I am so grateful that you are there to serve your friend who lost her husband. I can't even imagine her sadness; I am grateful you are there to support her.

Thank you for the reminder of how much we owe to our men and women in uniform!

Seizing My Day said...

Beautiful art ~ ;) !

I am sorry for your friends loss. this week my sisters husband lost his sister to cancer... sadness strikes so quickly sometimes...

Thus my blog name... daily reminder that life is precious!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I will be praying for your friend who just lost her husband. What an incredible tragedy - I'm sure her heart just must be breaking. I'll be praying for your daddy too! Wow, there really has been a lot going on in your life! So glad you got to spend some time with your hubby too.

I've been absent from blogging for awhile so I have so many past posts to catch up! Loved your cricut projects - as always. You are one creative woman! Thanks for sharing!!

jenjen said...

SO cute Amanda! I love them -- I want that birdcage. Adorable!

XOOX
Jen

jenjen said...

I am so sorry to hear about that soldier and friend of yours. That is just incredible sad. And I hope you dad is doing ok.

((hugs))
Jen

Kenzie said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I gave you an award over at my blog! http://kenziehand.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html

Moon Dogie said...

I purchased Cricut Explore I set on vinyl setting and my small words half inch high won't stay in place I think the vinyl setting doesn't cut deep enough has anyone else know what setting on the explore I have to set.

moondogie

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