I did something crazy a week or so ago, I spent a BUNCH of money on a fancy toy. But let me tell you folks, this so-called “toy” is LIFE CHANGING!

I decided that for my birthday I wanted the brand new Cricut Maker, so that’s what I got myself! And let me tell you friends, it was worth EVERY penny! If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories, you will have seen my new favorite thing in action!

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Well, I’ve completed my first official project, and I wanted to show it off a little bit 😉

The first words my husband ever said to me were “Hello Darling” is his deep southern drawl. I’m pretty sure I fell 70% in love with him in that moment. When I saw this design was an option in the Cricut Design access center, I just HAD to make it!

I added the “est. 2012” part for our wedding year using the text option and sized it to fit.

If you saw my stories than you saw that I struggled with getting the stencil on the wooden sign. It didn’t exactly want to cooperate. For my first try, I figure I did pretty good.

I’m so excited to have this new sign to add to my buffet/mantle area! I added the hexagon’s to that glass vase too! Pretty sure I’m going to add vinyl, or a painted stencil, or some sort of fancy fabric pattern to EVERYTHING!

If you’re a maker and don’t have a tool like the Cricut Maker at your disposal, I HIGHLY recommend getting one! It’s an investment, but totally one that will pay off!

These are the things I purchased as a total newbie that helped me get the ball rolling…

Cricut Maker
Second Fabric Mat (the Maker comes with one, but I wanted a spare)
Cricut Rotary Blade Kit
Cricut Washable Fabric Pen
Vinyl Transfer Tape
Cricut Tools Craft Basic Set
Stencil Vinyl
Vinyl in Metallics, Midnight, Holographic, Linen, and Red – you know to get me started 🙂

I am hoping to learn more about the designing process so I have whole designs I can link and share here too! So be sure to check back soon! I’ll have more fun projects over the next few weeks!


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