Monday, June 20, 2011
Adding an image to a sign or a saying really dresses it up!
I love these two sayings especially with the addition of the monkeys. These would be perfect for a jungle themed room. If you wanted to just do the vinyl right on the wall it would turn out adorable as well. When I was little I really loved singing the song, "No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed."
As a parent now I realize how true the saying "Monkey See Monkey Do" is. For better or worse our kids imitate a lot of the things we say and do.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I thought it would be fun to kick off summer with a giveaway. I love summer. There is no homework, an ease in the same hectic schedule that goes on day to day during the school year, and of course vacation! Sadly not every day of summer can be a vacation day. So when I heard this saying I fell in love with it, "Flip Flops make your toes feel like they're on vacation." I thought to myself that seems about right, if I can't be on vacation, at least my toes can pretend:). I will be drawing a winner on Friday June 10th. Here is how you can get entered to win: For each comment that you leave telling me your favorite thing about summer you will receive one entry. If you follow the blog you will receive 2 entries. In the past I have combined the entries from facebook and the blog to draw out the winner. This time I will randomly select one winner from the blog and one winner from facebook! If you enter to win on the blog you will be entering to win the blocks that are featured at the top of the page (yellow, purple and orange. The bluish green and red ones will be the prize on facebook.) Good luck and happy summer!
Want to make your own set of blocks? Here's how:
First I cut the wood. The two longer blocks are cut from a 2"x4". I cut them 12" in length. The block with the sandals on it is cut from a 2"x 6" and I cut it 7" in length. Next sand the wood.
The next step is painting the blocks. I painted these blocks white.
After the paint was dry I cut the paper I chose slightly bigger than the blocks and the used Mod Podge to glue them on. May I just say if you're new to using Mod Podge less is actually more in this case. I like to "paint" it on the wood and then apply my paper.
Once the Mod Podge is dry then I sand off the excess paper and the edges of the wood. Next I applied some stain so it wouldn't be so stark white.
Sometimes when I apply stain I get some on the edges of the paper which I love, but this time I basically just stuck to the wood and so I got out my ink pad and rubbed it on the edges of the paper.
After I inked the edges of the paper I applied Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Once the Mod Podge is dry then you are ready to apply the vinyl. After the vinyl is on then it is time to bling it up. I layered flowers to dress up the sandals.
I love buttons and ribbons and so I added those to the long blocks.
For the bluish green and red blocks I couldn't find any buttons that I loved and so I went with some 3D stickers.
This was my first time designing and making these particular blocks. Next time I make them I'll shift the sticker on the bottom block slightly to the left to make a little more room for the ribbons. I hope that everyone is off to a great start to their summer. Check us out on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Signature-Creations-LLC/51743324786) for a chance to win the blocks over there as well!