Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Gabriel" name blocks

Here's another vinyl project. This one is for my grandson Gabriel's room..his room is about to transform from nursery to vintage sports. If you would like the recipe for this fun project, go here
Hope you enjoy looking!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Baby!

Sorry..I have been MIA for a very good reason :) My daughter just had her first baby! Wow..were my babies this tiny! Mommy and daddy asked me to be present for the birth..what a blessing!
I am already behind in my scrapbooking and projects! I need to get busy and put a leave me alone "do not disturb" sign on my scraproom door...but for now, I can't get enough of holding this precious little guy :)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vinyl/Mod Podge Name Blocks

My daughter is expecting a baby any day now. I decided to make something for the baby's room today. I searched through my papers and found this cute paper from My Mind's Eye to match the blue and brown nursery. These were soooo easy and fun to make. I asked hubby for some scrap wood from his garage that I could cut into small blocks..Wa La! he came in with a box of wood cut in all shapes and sizes for me! Now... this may not make just anyone happy but it sure made my day!

Here's how I made these...
1. Paint the blocks
2. Cut paper to fit the blocks
3. Use a sponge paint brush to apply Mod Podge to the block (apply this lightly or you will get bubbles underneath the paper)
3. Apply a light coat of Mod Podge over the paper
4. I sanded all edges of the blocks just before the paper was completely dry but this depends on the look you want. You could also use distressing ink for a vintage look.
5. Apply vinyl letters (I used my Cricut Expression for cutting). If you don't have a cutting system, stickers would work great.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Wall Vinyl

I have had some questions about the font I chose. I actually used several because I couldn't find a cursive G that I liked. I didn't want the lowercase looking G that I kept finding but ended up choosing one anyway :) 
The cursive "G" is Majestic (I think), the rest of the cursive is Chopinscript and I used Latha for "The Gennicks Family".

It's been a great weekend....I read a book, got a lot of things done around the house and cooked Sunday dinner for the family. 
I have been wanting to do this to my wall for awhile now.
Cutting and applying the vinyl was actually easy and not time consuming at all. It took the longest for me to choose a font..I couldn't make up my mind which font I liked the best :) I chose the red and brown vinyl (I know it looks black, but it really is brown).