There are so many tutorials out there on painting words on boards, but I thought I would add mine.
Anyway, here are the steps.
1--Find a board and paint it. I wanted the wood to show through, so I watered down my blue paint.
2--For the flower and the wording, because I am not lucky enough to have a Silhouette or a Cricket, I did it the old fashioned way. Hopefully this little tip will come in handy for some of you in my same situation. I printed my words and flower out--the size and font that I wanted on my sign. Then, I simply traced the outline of the text on the BACK of the printout with PENCIL.
**Oh, and as a tip, it takes 2 or 3 coats of paint on the lettering. The first coat doesn't look great, but by the 2nd, it starts looking much better! Plus, it doesn't have to be perfect because it will all be sanded a little bit in the end.
5--Stain the whole board. And you are DONE!