Friday, 9 January 2009

GIVE ME A SIGN!!

A New Year makes many of us look ahead and think about what we want for the months to come. I like to have a "word" for the year - and I make a sign and put it on my wall to remind me. My new word is "thanks", to remind me to be deeply grateful for all that I have ... rather than hankering after things out of reach! This is my sign (well it HAD to be pink didn't it?) and the challenge is to make one for yourself - a message to yourself for the year ahead, perhaps a goal for the year, or a saying you want to live by. Just remember that this is for YOU.

I made it out of mountboard with pink scrapbook paper, cutting the lettering with a Cricut machine, and added butterflies downloaded from the internet. The scroll at the bottom is a stamp. Couldn't resist adding pink sparkly stones either .....

The other sign I made for a dear friend (who has probably already guessed it's for her - and it's in the post to you!). I've used her favourite colours and a little wooden frame I bought from a dollar store.

Can't wait to see your signs - don't forget to share with us why the words are special to you!

34 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Fantastic theme.
Here is my entry, thanks for looking.

My Sign Dream

Linda said...

Ha! I love it...thank you!!!
I will put it somewhere very prominent - and I will try my best.....
;-)

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! Hope to do this X

June said...

smashing , i shall be back :)
Hugs June x

nancy said...

Dear ladies, Sorry I haven't had time to participate in the Art Adventure, lately, but it is...Awfully Big. :) I love this idea and will be back with an entry! I too am thinking "Thankful". God has been so good to me.
Happy new year.
Nancy

Chriss Rollins said...

Love this idea have a few words that I could use.

Have posted my charms on papergirls... tried last night but Mr Blogger would not play.

happy new year to you both.

chriss x

Kathryn Hansen said...

thanks for the push..I'm going to create my sign this weekend!

Jaqi said...

what a great challenge, i will try my best to join in this week, cheers , jaqi

Kimmie said...
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Kimmie said...

(Whoops - I'll try again ...)

My personal word for 2009 ...

"Today"

What a fabulous challenge!

Minx said...

What a super fab challenge and great artwork to boot...
You can See mine here
:O)

Virginia said...

Wonderful theme..
Mine is on My Blog
Thanks for looking

stampoasis said...

here is my entry:

http://stampoasis.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post_10.html

Gillian said...

What a great challenge ladies, here is my entry:

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/2009/01/give-me-sign.html

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Great challenge!! Here is my entry for the week.
http://www.stampndaly.com/?p=1081

Tammy said...

What a wonderful idea and a great way to begin the New Year! You are so clever! I will give it a go and be back to share the post. Thanks for the inspiration.
Tammy ;D

Rosie said...

Such a good idea - mine makes me feel more positive already, so thanks for the inspiration!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/give-me-a-sign/

magpie said...

Happy new Year to everyone.....And All the best for 2009....
Sorry I have not posted on the thread...... I have had a few problems of late and not done the challenges.....But I have got back on track I think... with the help of my friends and the support... and will be doing my entry this week.... I have missed doing them.

Love Sharon xx

Jendy said...

After some thought I have created my sign. You can find it on my blog.
Thanks for checking it out!

Ewe and Me Creations said...

Oh I really like this challenge. I only came across this blog today and am going to really try and participate this week!
Thank you,
Crystal

Fiona Whitehead said...

Hi ladies - I've just found your challenge - and it inspired me to get crafting again - you'll find my sign on my blog here http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-new-year.html

nancy said...

Woo hoo! I made it. I've had the worst time with Wordpress; it doesn't want to post my photos. So if they are not there, there is a link to my Flickr site where you can find them. I'll keep trying at:
http://www.neatcs.wordpress.com
Nancy

nancy said...

Sorry, I didn't make my link 'hot'.
Try it.

J and Z said...

My sign is on my blog and THANK YOU to you two ladies for such wonderful challenges!!! I love your blog!

http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Lovely challenge! Made me think a tad! Mine's posted on my blog! Can't figure the hyperlink thingie!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox
http;//denise-blessthismess.blogspot.com

crafty creations said...

Hi all

I've finally finished my sign

You can see it here

Thanks for looking

Sunday said...

Well what a coincidence... I have just stumbled onto your blog on my web travels this evening, but I posted something very similar to your post on my blog only yesterday... the link to it is here

Karen said...

Phew...just scraped in with mine. I have used two words so I hope it still counts. Its on my blog:

www.karenscarryons.blogspot.com

sharon said...

I've made it this week! Here is my Sign

Sue said...

Hi everyone. Hope I'm not too late.
Here's my Sign

Jaqi said...

Oh I hope I havent missed the deadline , im not quite on full power yet my entry is here Thank you Jaqi

magpie said...

Midday and I have comleted the challenge for my word for 2009
not very good photos.. but I am pleased I have done the challenge

Sharon xx

It is here
http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/

ar70sgirl said...

OOOOOOHHHHH!!! I LOVE all of this!!!
My Mom told me about this site because she knows how I love these types of works. Absolutely charming and wonderful!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.