Thursday, August 28, 2014

Build A Sign Review

Are you in the market for some high quality marketing materials? Build A Sign provided me with the opportunity to create some materials for our blog.  There are many options to choose from on their site including business cards, yard signs, banners and even decals.

I was able to create some adorable business cards with their easy to follow steps and pre-made designs.  I loved this turquoise pattern that they already to choose from on their site.
I also created and ordered a set of these refrigerator magnets as well. Like the business cards they were very easy to create on their site.  I even added an image of one of my favorite projects for my daughter's room and our blog button to the magnet.  You can upload multiple images as well if you would like to have more than two.

Thank you Build A Sign for providing these materials for our blog. We are extremely happy with the quality of the materials and how quickly we received our customized products. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Art with Baby Food Lids

I came up with another baby food lid project for fall. This is for my front door once fall comes into full swing. The saying reminds me of my sweet sister who lives in the south.

I painted a white canvas with some tan craft paint. Then I cut out the letters on some purple vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.  I used a hot glue gun to attach the food lids to the canvas. I added a strip of fall colored burlap to give a hanging piece to the canvas

This was my project I shared a few weeks ago.

This project could easily be done by children too. I would just use craft glue with them instead of hot glue.  Wynn and I played around with the lids on a table and made an apple, a bunch of grapes and some other objects with the colorful lids.  I am glad that I have saved them.  The Peter Rabbit brand butternut squash baby food had the perfect orange color for the pumpkin art.

Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalkboard Globe Inspired by Land of Nod

I am back with another Land of Nod inspired project. Over the past couple of years I've seen some great chalkboard globe ideas.  Wynn was looking over my shoulder as I was looking at the Land of Nod catalog, and she pointed out that she loved their globe.  I told her if I ever came upon one at a yard sale or thrift store I'd make her one just like it.  Their cost is $50, and the one I completed was $1.25.


I went to Goodwill on my lunch hour last week. I found this globe for $1.25.
I used some spray paint from previous projects to transform it. I had the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint and the Valspar Exotic Sea spray paint in the garage cabinets.
It took two coats of each to cover everything completely.

Wynn asked for it to be on her dresser, and said she will love to draw maps on it. I am going to have to get her an updated globe now that she seems to be interested in maps. This globe still had East and West Germany on it, and so it obviously was not very up to date.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your evening.