Friday, December 11, 2009

Ending the Season

Thanks so much for all of you who support my vinyl business.
I have had a great year.
I am no longer taking orders until after the Christmas season.
My projects are piling up and we need some good ole' family time.
Thanks for your support, see you next year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This cute saying is one of my favorites. I have noticed it all over the vinyl blog world for some time now and decided I would make one for my nephew and one for his companion for Christmas. I put them both in a box full of stuff and sent them off yesterday. Fun idea for all those great missionary mom's out there too.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


These cute letters are made by my SIL. She has a blog called wonderfully worded that you can see some of her other words. She gave me these for helping her with vinyl the past month. How great for me!!! This is actually a new word her daughter came up with just for me, thanks KK:) I love them and you can special order them or find her at one of the many craft fairs around the area. Just contact her and I'm sure she will whip you up some letters you will love! They make great gifts.If you can't contact her contact me and I will pass on your interest.

Monday, November 30, 2009


These are jackets that I made yesterday for my sons friends for Christmas. Yes the secrets out!! I can put vinyl (special vinyl) on clothing. I have been trying it out on different products but am pretty confident that I know how to do it now. I have had it for over a year and haven't been to sure of doing it. I think that it has been working out great the last few times and is looking great too!

It is really fun to personalize shirts, coats, sweatshirts...just anything! Anything that can be cut in vinyl can but cut and put on clothing (with heat).

These pictures aren't really very good. You can't see any of the detail. Anyway, it really was an inexpensive gift. The jackets were $10 each and I just added the vinyl.
A fun new something to try out!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The gorgeous red chargers you can find at Hobby Lobby. They have so many colors. They are fun for every holiday (and not very expensive). Put a little vinyl on it and you have a cute decoration. This is one that I did last year. I have done many sayings on these and also pictures. This is also the plates we used for the 'you are special' plate. Fun!!

This square one came from Target and is also a great decoration. Any saying and you have a great gift!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Piggy Bank

Here is another idea for the glass blocks. I found mine at Lowe's in the Christmas stuff (about $9.50 each).As you can see it has a hole in the top (or bottom) and even had cover with a slot. Perfect for a piggy bank. (these are great for the lighted glass blocks with vinyl, if you have ever tired to cut the hole in the blocks yourself you will gladly pay the extra few dollars for a pre-cut hole!)

I just glued the cover on the hole (so they can't get the money out:).
This is what I decided to do for a few of my nephews birthday's and put a little money in it to start them off. I think next time I will make the vinyl smaller. The vinyl for glass blocks is $5.00 each.
The Santa cookie bucket never got done and when I get pictures of the reindeer and scripture bags I will post them....Emily:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Super Saturday Ideas

Here are a few of the projects that we are doing for our Super Saturday. At least they are the ones that I am helping with.

For the Holiday blocks I found the idea here I thought they were such a cute, fun idea. You can paint them any color you want and leave them out year round. I would do vinyl for these blocks but not the wood (at least not until after Christmas). Really like she said on the blog I got the idea from, it is really a lot cheaper to go to a lumber yard or Home Depot and get them cut for you or cut them yourself and just buy a piece of 4x4 lumber. To have me send them isn't really worth it!
Here is what she said about the blocks:
These 7 wood blocks spell at least 16 different words (and you might be able to find more)that cover every season and almost every holiday.
Here are all the words they can spell:

The price for the vinyl for this project is $10.00.

This is another cute idea found in the blog world of crafts. We are making 2 different ones. One for Christmas or one that is plain (or generic:). This one, obviously is used to countdown the days til Christmas. The other one has two sides. The bottom says 'simplify' on one side and you can use it for a calendar for everyday. The other side says 'countdown' and you can use it to countdown to a special event, like a vacation or something. All kids love countdowns and seeing how many days are left. You can use it as a calendar until some special event comes up then change it over for a countdown. This is another 4x4 wood project with a 2x4 on the bottom. The price for just the vinyl on this project is $5.00.

This is my sisters project that she is doing (or did) for her Super Saturday (or I think they called it Spiritual Saturday...) She did all the hard work and now I just have to make copies. Everyone loved these and all kids love to look at them. Whether it is to look at the pictures or to read the info on the back, all ages love boys all keep looking through them. There are 3 sets, latter day Prophets, Apostles, and the articles of faith. If you want any of these, email me. I might be able to hook you up:)

This is the other project we are doing. It is a magnet board stand for pictures. We are making it and it includes 2 magnets. Any grandma would love this. It has lots of room for pictures to hang up. The metal is 15"x8" in size. A fun way to put up new pictures and be able to change them out. (we haven't got the magnets done yet!) For this completed project it is $9.00

Our other projects are a wood reindeer, a santa's cookie bucket, a scripture tote and maybe a nativity set. Hopefully I can get pictures of the other projects and can show off our other talented helper for Super Saturday. It is always a fun day that I enjoy helping with!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This is not a project with vinyl but I guess you could actually put some on it. These were so fun and simple (and cute) I had to share.

The idea was found on a blog. So many fun crafty blogs out there! I did them at a friends house who was finishing a deck. How lucky was that, all the wood we wanted! We painted them up, roughed up the edges with my belt sander, hot glued a branch on, added ribbon and we had fun little pumpkins, all different sizes and colors. So much fun and I have never got so many comments that people liked them and thought they were so cute. A fun and simple idea for fall.

We used 2x4 and 2x6 scraps for the wood. Each of us that made them took 7 home. When I got home I scoured my house for more wood and made 10 more, I couldn't get enough.
What fun gifts to give, everyone loves them!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Personalized Chair

It has been way too long since I put any new ideas up. I guess I have too much going on, although I am still getting lots of projects done and making lots of vinyl for other peoples projects.
This is something I thought would be a fun Christmas gift. I know that everyone has at least one of these chairs but to have it personalized and actually know which one is yours (everyone always seems to have the same ones) I thought was a fun idea. Although it isn't really vinyl on the final project, you do use vinyl to complete it. I used a cut out of vinyl with a last name. I actually weeded out the name, the part you usually use on things and kept it for another use. I used the vinyl that was left to put on the chair as my stencil. (you could actually make your own or buy some but this was sooo easy with the vinyl and it stuck on great!) Next get out your paint and paint away. It actually took a few coat of the white but it turned out pretty good (just don't look too close)! Next time I would press down the edges better and make sure there was better contact. The paint bled a little but just in spots where the vinyl wasn't pressed down enough. Fun idea and quick too!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Family Frames

I have seen this done many time with many fonts. It is not a new idea but a fun one (I made it over a year ago and am just getting around to putting it up). It defiantly makes your wall stand out. It would look much better on a great colored wall but I still haven't picked a color for this room. Any framse any fonts. Just don't ask me to get the frames on this one, I only do the vinyl.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quote Board

This is a board that my great neighbor ordered. It is the biggest board I have done, and let me tell you it made me a little nervous doing it. No do overs on such a big board. It was 48"x14". It is for the top of her kitchen cupboards...cute!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Square Wreath Boards

This is the board that I made for Tashie. An everyday board that you can put up when there aren't any holidays or you don't have a board for a holiday. She chose blue to go with her house colors so I thought I'd put 'let it snow on the back'. Another board to add to the list:) And if you want a name board you can choose what you want on the back or you can leave it blank (sometimes there just aren't colors that go with any holiday).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Name Board

This is a name board that someone ordered. I hope she doesn't mind me posting it. Hopefully her sister doesn't look on my blog.
The idea actually came from my niece that she got or had made after she was married. I loved the way it looked. Sometimes you get in a rut and everyone does the same boards the same know! Anyway I liked this one and thought I'd share. A great wedding gift. The board measures 36"x8".

She also ordered this stacker. Love the saying she picked and the colors. Too cute. Love stackers and that you can put any saying on them and do any occasion or everyday.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring/Easter Boards

I am finally posting again, yay!! Here are the boards for spring/Easter. They are $5 if you want to come and make them or $6 if I do them for you. We will be making them on Tuesday at 8:00pm at my house for anyone who is interested. I know it is late notice but just contact me if you want one and are coming (or if you want one and can't come). These are boards for the square wreaths. If anyone is still interested in getting one let me know and I will contact my supplier to see if they have restocked yet from Christmas.
I was also thinking of doing a board yellow with "Happy Birthday" or "Celebrate" with "back to school" on the back. Let me know what you think of the options and if there are any more board you can think of that you want and I can do them. We can always do a one sided board too, if you want one with your last name or welcome on it. Let me know. ( I had an idea to do one with welcome really big with 'to the Banks' (your last name) script smaller over the bottom. Let me know if anyone wants one of those or has an idea for one that is an all year one.)

I know I have already shown the picture of "Hoppy Easter", but just was making it easier to find. The 'think Spring' I made last night at about 11:00pm to bring to church today and I used just what I had for flowers. I am going to do more fun springy colors for them and lots of colors to choose from.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Family Home Evening Board

Since this is my most popular item that people contact me about and I sell, I thought I would post a little more about it. It can be changed to anyway you want it. In any color. This is one that I made recently. No one does exactly the same things for your FHE so make it custom to list everything you do. There are no limits to the number of items you list or names on the magnets.
My boys love to go get 'the board' each Monday night to see what everyone has.
Worth it to get one of these! The price is $23.00.
I now have paypal so I can send invoices from there.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Board

Yes I am still alive and finally getting to a new post! The New Year has come on slowly (to my liking:) and I am finally getting back into the vinyl mode!!
Here are the boards for February/Valentine's Day for your square wreaths. You choose pink with Easter or red with 4th of July (the 4th of July one I have already posted a picture of. It should be in labels under square wreaths). They are both fun, you choose which one you want. Each one is $6.00. If you leave a comment or email me just let me know which one you want.

I am throwing in a picture of the candles I gave my sisters I VT. Fun way add a little more to a regular candle. The words for the candles are $1.00 each (love one another).

Hokey Pokey

This is the same size board (7"x19") as the "You can't scare me..." board. Just another cute saying that someone ordered. Fun!!