February 9, 2010

Wooden Sign-Dust is a Country Accent


Have I told you all how much I love my Cricut.. well," I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LOVE MY CRICUT"...LOL  :o)

When I seen this quote, I knew this was the sign for me...LOL  :O) This is so going to be displayed in my kitchen and with pride...  :O)

I love all those primitive country signs out there, but I hate the prices and why buy something when you can make it yourself..right?  So, 
Look what I made and in less than a few hours!! 


 Here I have it on my shelf in my living room.. on the bottom left hand corner...LOL
sorry the photo is so big..  :O)
I took a piece of wood 8"w x 6h" x 1"d..<--hope I did that right..
Sprayed it with glue, attached a piece of brown cardstock cut to size (big enough to cover the sides).
then I cut a piece of printed paper (K & Co-Wild Saffron) and cut a piece to cover just the front 8"x6"..
Used my SCAL software to cut the font and my Cricut design studio for the sheep and heart.. Which by the way I pieced the sheep together using several different cartridges.. body is a scalloped circle (winter woodland cartridge) that I stretched a little bit so it wouldn't be so circular and same thing with the head of hair.. The legs are letter "L" and the face and ears are the letter "P"(<--shadow ) from the "All Mixed Up" cartridge.. The heart is from George and Basic Shapes..
I hand doodled around the letters in "DUST" and in "COUNTRY"..
I used an emery board on the edges of the sign and then rubbed some Distress ink on it.. Walnut Stain and Black..
Thank you ladies so much for looking..


  1. Hey lady! This is just great! You know I never really thought of doing my own signs but it really is a wonderful idea! And I can totally see putting it up in your house..with pride! LOL! really cool gf!

  2. Wow Nanne this is perfect! I can see this being one of many. Love the papers and colours. As Leah said you don't think of doing these yourself.

    Kaye x

  3. Fabulous idea, girlie! Love that saying ... housework is so not my favorite thing to do LOL Geat job with your little sheep!

  4. Ohhh....I totally need one of these for my house!! I don't live in the country but the dust part is so appropriate for my home right now!! maybe I could just pretend!! And that cute little sheep... just about the cutest thing ever!! Love it!

  5. This is just so stinkin' cute! I absolutely love it! You did a great job!

  6. Awesome!! I love the sign you made. SO cute and SO creative!

  7. Hi Nanne
    I knew we had a lot in common ...I love Country and especially primitive!
    This turned out AWESOME . thanks for the inspiration I keep forgetting what all you can do with the cricut , I get focused on one thing and thats it...gotta branch out more.
    Big Hugs Wanda:-)

  8. Cute saying! That would fit in my home also... ***giggle*** I love my cricut too! I made a christmas sign with my cricut... you may see it here: http://cricutblog.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
    I thought it turned out so cute!
    TYFS Nanne, its always fun to stop by and see what you have been up too!

  9. Ohhh this would sooo fit in my house right now...I didn't get any dusting done this week...I swear Provocraft really needs to put you on their payroll....you can really work the cricut! And I just got my Forever Young cart...thanks for all the inspiration Nanne!
    Beautiful job!