Thursday, May 13, 2010

In Search of the Mojo

I apologize for my absence from blogland. Between the cold, blustery, monsoon-like weather and the arrival of the cold from {h-e-double-hockey-sticks} I have been suffering from a sad lack of motivation. I only have one teeny little project to share for all my time away...

I had seen this quote in a few different places & it was just {begging} to find a place in my home. I went to the dollar store to find a frame so I could start the project.

The frame is an {off} size ~ it was originally meant to hold three 5x7s ~ so I had some figuring to do. I measured the opening, then opened a new blank file in photoshop using those dimensions. Creating the word art was pretty quick & easy ~ just a matter of choosing fonts & colors. Once that was done, I went to the Costco photo lab website and found the closest print size available that was {larger} than the size of the word art. I opened up another new blank file in the size of the print I'd be ordering, and used the paint bucket to turn the background grey. I then sharpened and flattened the word art, and moved it onto the grey background, so it looked like this....

I uploaded the finished file, ordered the print size I needed, and an hour later it was ready to go. All I had to do was trim off the grey part & pop it in the frame.

Less than $5! Not bad... I'm hoping that this little project will be the springboard for more projects. I so want my {mojo} back!


  1. very cute.. I think it needs to be featured on my craft blog tomorrow.... ;) Jenn

  2. I like what it says and I like the colors and how you put it together. Woo Hoo Not bad for a sickie!!!

    April 21 was a long time ago.....Just sayin.

  3. You have been featured at, hope that is ok! ;) JENN

  4. Girl, you are SO creative! Move over Martha Stewart & Carol Duval... the NEW queen of crafts has arrived & she's AWESOME!

  5. I've NEVER thought to get a print of digital art. Absolutely genius idea- and cheap too which I LOVE!

  6. Lovin' this idea...thanks for sharing!


  7. Over from T&J. Love love love this.Great idea for a wedding gift.

  8. This is a great idea. I will be saving it for future use, i'm sure!

  9. Such a clever and creative girl. My heart is going pitty pat.

  10. So cute! Your projects are always awesome! Thanks for sharing them with us!


  11. wow look at you! love it! and i read in your profile you have two girls?? we are expecting our second baby girl and i can't wait!!! :)

  12. Love this! I found you via Craftomaniac. I'm curious to know the name of the font for "love," "compassion," etc., if you're willing to share! I'm new to the blogging world and am overwhelmed by how many crafty sisters are doing their thing and posting in cyberspace. I'm so excited! Maybe I'll get the courage to start posting my stuff too. Thank you for your great ideas. :)

  13. Thanks for all the love, girls! :)
    Sure Deborah - the name of the font in question in Angelic War. It's a free font, so if you just search for it you should be able to find it pretty easily. :) The other font, in case anyone is wondering, is called 1942 Report (it's free, too).



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