Posts Tagged ‘vinyl quote’

We live in a great country.  I love America.  I love the freedoms we enjoy.  I love the life we live because of those who have gone before us.

Life is good.  4th of July week with cousins is BEST.


Check out the tutorial over at eighteen25 where they used my Silhouette phrase celebrating this country we live in.  Click here to find the quote in the Silhouette shop (can only be used on a Silhouette cutting machine).  They put together a little tutorial for you to make your own 4th of July sign.




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I know.  You want this on your mantle too, right?  Lisa over at greylustergirl.com is at it again.  This time with this beautiful but simple vinyl tutorial using the theme for LDS youth in 2014 in a Christmas format (vinyl found here, printable found here).   I have updated my theme post by adding a more masculine printable geared toward the young men.

I love this project idea and the application is simple (especially when you have to put a new floor down during the holidays and have some scraps hanging around and a handy husband!)


This project will work with any of my phrases and quotes – they are selling like hotcakes over at the Silhouette store.  Click here to go to my store.  Then the hard part starts – deciding which ones you want to use for your project!  Don’t worry – they’ll all look great so load up.

Happy Holidays and enjoy!

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The Silhouette blog has been busy as we head into Thanksgiving.  Here is a simple tutorial about how to ungroup my quotes or phrases as well as how to create a border/mat using the offset command.   Click here for the complete instructions.  This same tutorial will work with most of my quotes and phrases so be sure to pin it for future use!  Find my “so thankful for you” layered quote in my Silhouette here.


And here’s a cute card using my banner words – Thanksgiving themed.   Click here for that post and here to find the shape in my Silhouette store.



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November is a time of thanks but it’s also the month of Christmas projects!  Christmas cards, neighbor gifts, holiday decor….it’s all on the craft table or whirling in our minds before December 1 even hits the calendar.  I have already started adding Christmas shapes and quotes and phrases to my Silhouette store.  Want to see?   The countdown begins!

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Get out your Cameo and give it a permanent holiday home in an accessible location because you are going to love what’s happening for the holidays in my Silhouette store.  This is just a sample of all of the fabulous holiday shapes and quotes and phrases I’ve been getting ready for you.


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We are finally to my favorite time of year – the season of gratitude and family.  Giving thanks is a tool for me.  I believe it is the guaranteed way to banish any negative thought, feeling, attitude, or circumstance.  It’s like a magic trick.  Creating quotes about gratitude is like breathing for me.  I am inspired as I work on those words and thoughts and it helps me remember to focus only on the good in spite of difficult challenges or struggles.

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Jason is home for about a week as we wait for yet another surgery and another six-week stay in the hospital.  The last surgery failed and after 13 weeks in the hospital, he was able to come home for a little break before the next round begins.  The surgeon is confident that it will work this time….after three surgery attempts and six out of the last 12 months spent in the hospital, we are praying and hoping that this one will work.  But in the middle of it all there are so many things to be grateful for.  Big things, small things, miracles of every shape and size that happen on a daily basis that happen so often in the form of other people.


We are grateful for our family, our neighbors, our friends – both nearby and far from us.  Cyberspace connects us no matter where we are and we feel the love and support from all fronts.  Thank you.  We feel loved in so many ways and that brings us such joy and hope.  Thank you!

I hope you are inspired by my new quotes located in my Silhouette store and will be available soon at loriwhitlock.com’s SVG shop.  It’s project season!    Enjoy these quotes for all of your thanksgiving projects.

I am grateful for you!

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I don’t really live with regrets.  I try to live my life the best way I can and if I make a mistake, my goal is to learn from it but try not look back.  Move forward.  Sometimes life gives me lots of opportunities to learn from my mistakes but I’m grateful for the principles of forgiveness and personal growth and improving myself to become better than I was before.

There is always a chance to become better.  I love that.

I received this email recently.

Kolette, I can’t thank you enough for creating this file.  It has special importance to me. Eight years ago my husband of 38 years died after a short illness.  I thought maybe my life was over.  Shortly thereafter, I unexpectedly bumped into my highschool sweetheart that I hadn’t seen in 43 years.  I guess fate brought us together, and we have now been married 2 1/2 years.   I have included a picture of the finished product hanging on my wall.
Thank you again.  You made my day.  Hope there are more of your quotes to come.


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Thanks, Becky!  I admit that I love quotes because they always seem to say the “right” thing about the stories of our lives.  Send me pictures of your projects using my designs but more importantly, the story behind it and I’d love to feature it on my blog.   Here are a few other vinyl phrases that I have recently submitted to the Silhouette store that help us remember to be happy, live the best life you can and always keep moving forward as you create a beautiful ending.


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We’ve been playing furiously for the last few weeks at our family reunions.  No time for blogging or designing while the calendar was chock full of swimming, family games, roller coaster rides down the mountain and at the theme park, boating, s’mores, campfires, one rainstorm, lots of sunshine and nonstop fun.



The big cousins were fabulous with the little munchkins, creating activities for all of them to do together.  Playing till the sun went down out on the lawn was a highlight to end each day.

DIY FIELD HOCKEY: Use foam noodles cut in half as the hockey sticks and a lightweight plastic ball (about 10″ diameter).  Works for any age and all supplies were found at the dollar store on the cheap.


The Halls have done “Anything Goes” games since they were a young family 30 years ago.  We continued the tradition at the Hall reunion and then the next week at the Coleman reunion as well.  A complete list of the games will come soon but I’ll preview our favorite game here.

EGG ROULETTE – we had 21 people so we used two dozen eggs for this activity.  We cooked 10 of the eggs so they were hard boiled.  Then we mixed up all the eggs in the egg carton.  In groups of 2 or 3 or sometimes 4, we chose an egg each and smacked it on our foreheads to find out if it was cooked (lucky!) or raw!  Awesome Egg-Fest for sure!

Here’s me, my sister, Kara and her daughter Brynne during our egg smack.  I love these pictures…do we look related, or what????



We played hard and laughed hard and slept hard.  I’m so sad it has come to an end tonight.  Jason and I are blessed to love being with both sides of our families.  Halls.  Colemans.  It’s all family to us.

You can find these family-oriented vinyl phrases here in my Silhouette store along with a whole slew of other fabulous quotes.  Just click on each image to find to these.

I’ve got family on my mind.  I hope you love your summer as much as we are.


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I received the following lovely email today from a Silhouette user:

I just wanted to thank you for the vinyl quotes that you have on the Silhouette site!  Recently the store that I work for closed their doors and a lot of wonderful women lost their jobs!  I has been a rough month and a half for us as we help close up our store.  There has been lots of crying and just as much laughing!  Your quote “ don’t cry because its over” was perfect timing!  I took a picture of our store with the sign missing and put your quote on the front of the glass!  It was perfect!  Thank You so much for such a wonderful saying!  It is perfect for so many things in our ever changing lives!
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Deneen, thank you so much for sharing your story with us!  We all have things that end and this quote helps us face them all.  Click here to find the Dr. Seuss quote in my Silhouette store.  You’ll also find many other vinyl quotes, including the following.  And you can’t tell me that you haven’t felt this way about chocolate at some point!
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You have been asking and waiting patiently for my cutting shapes to become available for the Cricut and other cutters – wait no longer!  All of my designs will still be available in my Silhouette shop but as of this week, select shapes are now available in Lori Whitlock’s SVG shop.  Click here to shop the sale this week – 30% off the entire store!  Thanks, Lori!


We will be adding  more and more shapes as we go but for now, you can find my Flower Alphabet, Baby Subway Art and all kinds of my popular vinyl quotes.  Hooray!  And get my first font through Lori’s shop as well.  Will work on any computer – no electronic cutter needed.


Head on over and stock up today to celebrate my partnership with the fabulous Lori Whitlock.

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Jason is an amazing father.  The time and energy he spends being a dad is exactly what I would choose for my son.  Now that Coleman can get in and out of his booster seat in the car, they can go just about anywhere together.  There are very few days when Jason does not take Coleman with him to run errands or go on an outing to the Dollar Store, Cherry Berry Yogurt, to play at a fast food playplace, or anything else they can dream up.  They work out the logistics of a successful day together.  With physical challenges that would give any father opportunities for excuses and giving up, Jason is a hero in every sense of the word.


Father’s Day is only a few days away.  Here is a vinyl quote for the perfect Dad Project.  Personally, I think it would look fabulous using the chalkboard tutorial found here. The quote comes with both son and daughter as well as individual versions. It fits any family.

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Head on over to my Silhouette store to get the vinyl quote shape.


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