1/29/12

Find Joy in the Journey

{Made By Me Monday}
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I LOVE this quote! I was able to teach my Laurel class the lesson called "Finding Joy Now".   I wanted to create a centerpiece for my table and knew this quote would be perfect! Well let me tell you, this little board has had quite the JOURNEY! To create the final look, I ended up changing the whole thing about 4 times to get it just perfect! Here's the story...

It all started with this cute little cabinet front that I found at Goodwill on half off day!

 The total price was $2.00 so I couldn't pass it up! The glass front is perfect and it was just calling for some vinyl lettering to be added to it.
 First, I stained the front. I thought it would be cute to keep it white and just add a little stain. I found two pieces of scrapbook paper that I thought would work good for the back.
 I created my vinyl lettering for it. I thought the yellow was cute, it was wasn't "perfect".
 The black and white polka dot paper is adorable, just not the right fit with the black lettering.
  Then I found this SASSY fabric in my collection. I thought it would be cute to add the flowers around the edges of the frame. But of course I would need to paint the frame black.
 After the black paint dried, I cut out the flowers individually from the fabric so I could place them all around the frame. I love the 3D look it gives it!
 Then, with the frame being black and the lettering black, I knew it needed some softer scrapbook paper for the back. I found this blue and gold piece that is perfect!
I totally LOVE the way it turned out! And all for just about $3.00.
It looked great on an easel for my lesson. I wish I would have taken a picture at church with my table decorated... UGH!
At the end of my lesson, we talked about how JOY is a CHOICE. It is up to US to decide if we will be happy today. One of my most favorite quotes from the lesson was this quote by Harold B. Lee -“Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you”. I made each girl a vinyl lettering to stick to their mirror to remind them that they are BEAUTIFUL! But the message isn't just that they are beautiful. It's to remind them to be HAPPY with and have JOY in who they are and THAT makes them beautiful!

"Happy girls are the prettiest!" 
Audrey Hepburn

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6 comments:

Moira-Lin said...

You are so creative! I love how that turned out.

Natalie said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! I WANT ONE! That fabric is amazing! I need some. ;)

Julie @ Knot All That I Seam said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the quote. x J

princess said...

Looks Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty McRae said...

This is super cute!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Good for you - I love that you re worked it until it was just what you wanted! The end result is super cute!