Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

How true! And if you love cherries, like I do, you find that life is great.

finished piece

I love our wood pieces with the silhouette cut-outs. They are fun to use with photos, embellishments or any added features. And this particular project was so simple and quick – again adding to the delight for the finished piece.


So, let’s get started. I misted the entire wood piece with Tattered Angels® Glimmer Mist Marmalade: . No need to seal the wood first, just mist and wait for it to quickly dry.


Next I choose the letters from the Color Magic chipboard sticker letters by Heidi Swapp to spell the quote. Rather than misting the letters with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Trunk Bay, I gently shook the bottle from side to side to distribute the “glimmer” and brushed with letters with a medium flat brush.


Once the letters were dry, I peeled them off the sheet and placed them on the dry Silhouette wood piece. I added the name of the author of the quote – Bob Fosse – with  Tim Holtz® plastic sticker letters.


I found a fun embellishment from Jennifer Heynen and used a screw eye to hang it in the square opening.

cherries and ribbon

Secure the screw eye in the square opening and tie the hanging cherries with a scrap of white ribbon.


So easy and so fun to make.

You is Kind Rustic Sign

I think there are just a handful of people who haven’t read The Help written by American novelist Kathryn Stockett. And of course, I think everyone loves Aibileen.

When it was time to design some of the many items in the new Rustic Pallet Program, I knew that I wanted to add a quote or two to a couple of the pieces. The lines from Aibileen had really stuck with me, so it was time to use her quote.

40168 You is Sign Board

I started the project by spraying the piece with Krylon Satin Leather Brown. I love the great coverage you get with the Krylon spray – it’s just not worth it to try to paint the slats with a brush. Spray a couple of coats onto the Rustic Pallet, drying thoroughly between coats.


spray leather brown

Now for the fun part! I used Walnut Hollow’s 1 ½” letters and punctuation to spell the quote. After positioning the quote how I wanted it on the Pallet,

add punctuation

I placed the laser cuts from Michaels to add a nice touch. I used Tombow’s MONO Multi Liquid Glue to hold everything in place.

laser cut pieces

laser cut pieces 2

add letters

To keep the rustic look to the piece, I used natural twill tied on the top slat so I could hang the quote on the wall.

cotton twill

 A very easy project………with a great message for everyone from Aibileen!