Thursday, May 31, 2012

Personalized Water Bottles

My kids were off track the last three weeks and it gave me a small glimpse of what summer is going to be like. Now, that they are back in school, I have 5 weeks to really get ready for summer vacation. There are several things that will take some time to get ready, but there was one problem I was able to quickly fix.
No matter how many clean cups we had in the morning, by night time, every single one was dirty.  I watched as the kids would get a drink of water, throw the cup in the sink, and come back 10 minutes later for another drink (in another clean cup). Last week when I was at Walmart, I found some water bottles for a buck. They were perfect!
Since they only had green left, I needed some way to customize them. So, I added each kid's name in vinyl in their favorite color.
Now, they each have their own personalized water bottle.
And there are still clean cups left when I go to bed!
Isn't that a fun summer decal on the bucket?
Come back tomorrow for the free file to make your own.
What are you doing to get ready for summer?


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Freebie Friday - Teacher Sign

I've been learning how to make my digital cutter files available in different file formats, so I can share them with you! Each Friday, I will post a link for a free file for your digital cutter! The file will usually be from something I have created earlier in the week, so you can see what it looks like cut and have an example of a project you can make. Downloads will be available for one week and are for personal use only. Links are at the bottom of the post. Here is this week's freebie. Enjoy!

 Here is the project I made this week. A cute and easy gift to make for teachers for an end of the year gift.
 Sorry, this download has expired.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teacher Gift

I originally posted this last year when I first started my blog. Since I was brand new back then, I'm guessing not many saw it. So, I thought I'd repost it for (hopefully) a few more to see.

This has been my teacher gift for the last 4 years. I love it because it is so quick and  easy to make. I use whatever wood I have laying around and change the layout of the quote to fit my board.
I start with whatever wood I have sitting around the house.  I have used squares and rectangles.
I gave the edges a rough sand and drilled the holes for the ribbon.
This year, I used a black flat spray paint, but other years, I've used craft paint. Just whatever I have on hand.
After it was dry, I sanded the edges again.  I also lightly sanded the top to give it a worn look.
I cut out the vinyl with my digital cutter. I applied it to the wood and added a cute red ribbon.

Quick and easy and made from supplies I already had on hand!

Come back later this week for the free digital file to create your own.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

House Number Sign Giveaway

The weather is so nice outside, doesn't it make you want to get outside and spruce up the exterior of your house? Today, I've got a great giveaway that will help you get started. 
One lucky ready will win any house number sign with 1-5 digits of any size and design from ramsign.com! These high quality, classic enamel signs will add some style and pizzaz to your front porch, mail box, or fence post.
Ramsign offers real old fashioned, hand stenciled signs, featuring original design, thick and glossy enamel, 30-year warranty, excellent service, free delivery, and money back guarantee!

To enter, follow this blog and leave a comment to let me know. For an additional entry, you can also like Ramsign on Facebook. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. And please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger, I need someway to contact you!


This giveaway will end 5/27/12 and the winner will be announce on 5/29/12.


Giveaway is for one house number sign (not name signs or address plaques) with 1-5 digits of any size and design.


The winner is. . . .

Andrea! 

Andrea said...Awesome giveaway! And we could use them!!!

I am a follower of your blog via gfc:0)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Freebie Friday - Please Remove Your Shoes

I've been learning how to make my digital cutter files available in different file formats, so I can share them with you! Each Friday, I will post a link for a free file for your digital cutter! The file will usually be from something I have created earlier in the week, so you can see what it looks like cut and have an example of a project you can make. Downloads will be available for one week and are for personal use only. Links are at the bottom of the post. Here is this week's freebie. Enjoy!

 Here is the project I made this week, a cute little sign to remind guests to remove their shoes!
Sorry, this download has expired..

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Please Remove Your Shoes Sign

I recently bought a shoe cabinet (that I still need to put together) which inspired me to make this cute little sign.
I used the same wood as this project. I cut 4-6" pieces and 4-9" pieces with 45 degree angles.
I used Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze for the inside slats. Such a fun and fresh color! After the paint dried, I sanded each piece to remove some of the paint. I did the same with the frame pieces, except I painted them white.
Then, I applied my vinyl.
I glued my pieces together and used some white wood filler on the mitered corners.
I also glued a piece of scrapbook paper to the back to give it a little extra support. Then, I added some white cording.
Isn't that a cute and friendly reminder for your guests to remove their shoes?
Then, I started wondering what it would look like if I switched the fonts.
I'm not sure which one I like the best. What about you?
Check out this post to get the free digital file to make your own!


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