Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flower tiles.

These are in Mackenzie's bathroom. Aren't they pretty?

Halloween word collage.

These collages of words are pretty fun to make.

Thanksgiving Tree.

Isn't that a great idea?

Baby Marshall's room.

Laura did a great job!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Brooklynn and Emma's Room.

Brooklynn and Emma's room is adorable, as are the girls themselves.

Nikki's Playroom.

What a cute playroom wall display! Nikki changes out the beautiful artwork done by her three kids to match the current season or holiday.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shiloh Ann.

I have several project I'm (supposed to be) working on, but another job is keeping my busy just through May. Thanks for your patience!!

Shiloh is a beautiful baby and now has a beautiful pink wall plaque hanging in her room.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kim and Josh got married!

This is their first "love journal," where only the love-liest of notes will be passed back and forth, I am sure.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On.

This poster seems to be all over the place these days. Although it's becoming a common sight, I wanted one my own home because I love the history and the message. I created vinyl decals similar to the original poster and applied them onto a red foam board. My poster is 9 x 12 and would cost $8. (Contact me for prices on other sizes.)

This is what one Englishwoman said about her experience during WWII: "We didn't rise up, we just got on with it and endured - rationing, blackouts, air raids, our children being evacuated far away from us for years, our husbands, fathers, brothers away fighting in a war that we had no choice but to fight in. All you could do was keep calm & carry on; get through each day, one day at a time, for six whole years, and maybe that's why we won our war. We weren't invaded, we weren't beaten, we hung in there and we believed that somehow everything would go back to the way it used to be and that our loved ones would come home safely to us."

I keep mine where I can see it from the playroom, as a reminder to keep calm during the wars at our house!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bathroom inspiration.

Maria's tile for her bathroom turned out so beautifully!! She had me create it to match the flowers on her bathroom shower curtain. I am quite taken with the design, and I think I will use the same flower on other projects. I can imagine it 6 feet tall on a big, bare wall... ok that might be a little much, but I really do love it!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chalkboard vinyl.

Just got some chalkboard vinyl, and I'm having lots of fun with it in my house!

This will be 10 dollars per square foot.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Robyn's kitchen.

Robyn inspired me to get a bunch of new, pretty fonts. Don't you love this fancy one in her kitchen??

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Magnum Opus Financial.

Brad has the coolest office I have ever seen. Crazy colored walls, a humongous dry erase board, and best of all: his wife and kids are just downstairs.

And the vinyl for his office is finally finished! Check out more about his business here.

The spare room in the office even got a vinyl face lift, just in time for the big game!

Monday, September 28, 2009

family tree.

Portia asked me to make a gift for her mother's birthday celebration. I think we came up with a winner!

This tree took me quite a while to design and perfect, but here it is at last!! Now that the tree design is complete, I'd love to use it again... it could be made with or without family names on it, and could be smaller or larger than what is shown on Portia's tile.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Application Instructions

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure a beautifully placed vinyl decal.

1. Clean.

Your surface must be clean, dry, smooth and free of dirt or dust. You can use warm soapy water, and then wipe with a damp cloth followed by a lint free towel, or give it time to air dry completely. You can also clean with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and allow to air dry. (Don't use a cleaner with ammonia in it.)

2. Prepare.

Your vinyl decal is sandwiched between white backing paper and a top layer of transfer tape. Lay the decals on a flat surface, graphic side down. Press firmly over the entire decal sheet with the edge of a squeegee, credit card, or similar object. This helps to firm up the bond between the decal and the transfer tape.

3. Plan.

Decide exactly where you will place your decal on the wall. Cut around individual decals with scissors, if necessary. Make sure the lettering or graphic is straight and centered, or placed exactly where you want it. Now use masking tape to attach the decal to the wall. It works best to run the tape the length of the decal along the top, creating a "hinge."

4. Apply.

Flip your decal up along the hinge and remove the backing paper carefully. (This is the hard part!) If some of the decal is not adhering to the top layer of application tape, rub it again with the squeegee, focusing on the edges, and try again. This takes time and patience with large decals, so don't give up! Once all of the backing paper is off, lower the decal against the wall and slowly use your hand or squeegee to press down on the decal, starting at the top center and working your way towards the edges. Now use your squeegee or credit card to again press firmly on the decal, making it adhere to the wall. Peel back the transfer tape (this works best at a 180 degree angle) to leave the decal on the wall. Again, if the decal is sticking to the transfer tape instead of the wall, rub it very firmly with the squeegee until it stays put.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

application instructions: the video.

When I send someone a vinyl decal, I include a sheet of instructions for how to apply it. I've thought several times that I should make a video, which would be much more clear (and fun!) than just written instructions.

Luckily, lots of people have already made these videos, so I don't have to! Here is a fun one:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Family Definition.

"Family" can be defined in so many ways...

I took some of my favorite definitions and put them together to make a fun tile that was donated to a silent auction. A friend then ordered another one to use as a wedding gift. It would be fun to make series of tiles with different, personalized definitions. Send me your ideal definition, and I can make it into a tile for you! This would also look neat right on the wall.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

horseshoe name plates.

My biggest project ever!

This summer, my sister taught riding lessons to some summer campers. Her employer wanted to give a nice little gift to all the camp counselors, so here's what we came up with.

With my fingers crossed, the tiles actually survived the shipping. Hurray!

Thanks, Mackenzie, for letting me take on this project!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

so blessed.

Afton and her husband are such a cute couple, and now their kitchen is super cute, too!!

Maybe I need to make one for my own kitchen. That way, when I'm angrily doing the endless dishes, I can look up and remember to be grateful!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

baby poems.

So many babies are being born this summer!!

Here are a couple of tiles I made for some cute little baby boys.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

F - A - M - I - L - Y

Robyn had the cutest idea to make these little family letters to decorate her entryway. (Each square is about 3 inches by 5 inches.) She got the frames at the dollar store and had me make the vinyl letters. An easy and inexpensive project!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

the Sullivan family.

Sara's sister had always wanted to fill that huge space of empty wall with something pretty, but she didn't know what to do. So, Sara asked me to make this family logo for her as a Christmas gift. It's definitely the largest project I've done, but I think it turned out beautifully!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

nautical nursery.

Wendy wanted some wall decor to compliment her nautical-themed nursery. She asked me to make three vinyl shapes, and then she applied them to painted canvases. They turned out wonderfully! Baby Cal is one lucky guy.


Marjorie just had her second sweet little girl. She asked me to design something for their rooms that would emphasize their new sisterly roles.

This was the inspiration. I think it was embroidered on someone's T-shirt?

So then I created this.

And ended up with these.

Cute rooms for some cute girls!

wedding gifts.

Tiles make a great wedding gift. They're pretty, personalized, and relatively inexpensive.

Here are a couple of designs I have done. One for my sister's wedding (Mackenzie and Beau):

And a few for Carrie, who has many weddings to attend this summer!