Mother Hen Strikes Again posted on her blog as her rules, so I thought I would share what she wrote (my additions are in italics).
7 golden rules for my $0 Budget month:
1. Thou shall not spend ANY money on Crafts and home decor or go into a craft or Dollar store
6. Thou shall not go to ‘Coffee’ or ‘Lunch’ with other Mummies unless invited to their home or them to mine.
7. Thou shall think “Thrifty”.
Don't you love those? Please be sure to stop by Mother Hen Strikes Again to see what else she has to say during our month of not spending.
On to my first $0 post for 2012 - Special Date Art
Materials (all of which I have on hand):
- Scrapbook paper
- Vinyl or contact paper in black and white
- Picture frame (8x10)
- Painters tape
- Red paper
I designed my family's important date art in an 81/2 x 11 image Sure Cuts a Lot program. If you don't have this program and/or a digital cutter, you can create it in Microsoft Word or Publisher and then print it directly onto scrapbook paper.
When I created the image, I made it so that the numbers stretch to be the exact same width because I wanted both sides to line up perfectly.
I also used Modern No. 20 font for this (you can easily find and download this font on those free font sites).
Once I had the exact design I wanted, I removed the center row of numbers because I wanted that row to be white. I cut the four dates in black vinyl and then cut the other in white.
Here is my finished project on our shelves...I will add (because I feel I need to say it even though this is a $0 month) it cost me nothing because I have hundreds of scrapbook pages, yards of vinyl and contact paper and probably 30 frames on hand. Isn't it great!?
There is an amazing $0 guest post tomorrow..so please try to stop by.
1 day down....30 to go.
Stephanie at Full of Great Ideas