When we moved into this house with it’s cavernous “Great Room” (that’s what the floor plan really calls it!), I was really lost about what to put on my blank walls! We were not going to paint because we were going to be here for less than a year…but I can’t handle blank white walls.
In various magazines, I had seen some neat abstract-style artwork that I thought would work perfectly! For hours, I scoured Etsy trying to find the perfect prints, with the perfect sayings, in the right colors for the right price. A really tall order!! I had a shopping cart “filled” to the brim with all sorts of prints I was going to order; but literally, as I was about to hit “Place My Order,” it occurred to me that I could make my very own typography-style prints with my digital scrapbooking software…My Design Studio by Stampin’ Up!
I also found some background papers from MDS that matched my room scheme:
Using the “text” function of the software, I could make prints that said MY favorite sayings…not just sayings I could find for sale! Using the background papers, a few more images, and words…I came up with these!
|Inspired by prints as seen on Etsy|
|Famous military family saying|
|A daily reminder to love where we live…no matter where it is!|
|My all-time favorite saying!|
I actually sent my prints off to Stampin’Up to get them printed (since I don’t have a 12×12 printer)…but I have since learned that I can print these images on photo paper and the quality turns out really great…this makes this project a true DIY option!
Once I had my printed images in hand…I headed to Michael’s with a bunch of 40% off coupons in hand and purchased a wide array of black frames. I played around for a while with sizes and layouts until I found something that worked!
In the end, I had really fun, really personalized, and really cheep artwork for our new Dining Room!
By the way…I am not a Stampin’Up demonstrator or paid by SU to write this post…I just love their MDS program!
Have a great day!
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