Great Reminder

Two weeks ago was my birthday.  I had the wonderful opportunity to see some of my friends in Salt Lake for lunch.  Having friends is something that I never have been great at, and never really put a lot of effort into, but the older I get, the more I realize how important they really are.  My friend Megan had asked me to make this printable for her, and bless her heart for asking me! I am glad to know that I have a friend somewhere in the world (okay, only an hour and a half away, but it seems like further!) that would ask me to do something for her.  That is what friends are for, right?!  To help us, to lift us up, and to make us better.  that is what Megan did for me and I was grateful that she asked me to do this.  Not only because it gave me the chance to do something for her, but because it gave me the chance to work on my talents, and also, most importantly, it reminded me that friends are important. So, Megan, I don’t know if this was AT ALL what you had in mind, but hopefully you like it! 🙂

 

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Oh, and I really didn’t know what color scheme you wanted, either, so here are four more options:

bird

 

Here are the links to all the printable-quality in 8×10 format:

yellow words and blue bird

black words and red bird

rainbow words

grey words and pink bird

grey words and blue bird

 

Please let me know if you want this formatted in another size or another color… I’d be happy to oblige! Otherwise, ENJOY!

My Version part 2

Okay, so here is the PDF for my Come Thou Fount that I did in the last post.  I have to say that I had three friends see this board this week and say “Oh, its a lot smaller than I thought!”  Yes, this is a 1×6 board that is 23 inches long.  I’m sure you could blow this up bigger if you wanted to, but I really actually like how small it is.  It is not a focal point in my room, but it adds a cute pop of blue and a positive message… what more could you want?! 🙂

I have to say that I was putting up a mirror in my living room this week and my first thought was “what words do I put on this?”  It was very difficult to put an item on my wall that did not serve as a reminder of good, either through words or through picture {family, temple, Christ, etc}.  But, I put it up anyway.  It is my “check your teeth/face before answering the door” mirror that I have been wanting for a while.  So it does serve a purpose, even though it doesn’t appear to.  I know, I’m a dork. 🙂

So here is the Come Thou Fount PDF

And here is a little simple something I made for a handout for my Relief Society lesson yesterday.  It is not an LDS quote, but I really liked it.  Being that the Visiting Teaching messages are all on Christ this year, I figured it might be a good thing to keep handy if one of the lessons is about mercy/repentance/the atonement.  So, it is just a little 4×6 that you could throw in a dollar store frame or stick a magnet to the back. Here it is:

mercy

And here is the link to the printable version.

Happy Monday, everyone!

My Version

So I tried a new technique for transferring ink onto a sign.  I had a piece of wood that was long and skinny that I wanted my “Come Thou Fount” song on, and I really liked it in this westerny old looking font, but I knew that cutting it out in vinyl and painting it would be quite a challenge.  So, I decided to try a technique I found here: http://matsutakeblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-transfer-inkjet-images-to-wood.html I actually used the version in her comments section that said to use a transparency instead of cardstock.

It worked pretty well.  I did have a bit rip off, and you could see where the glue was because on the wood it looked like sunburn peeling skin, if you know what I mean.  But I touched up a few spots with black paint and touched up a few other spots with blue paint where the ink had spread, distressing it with brown ink pad, and then ended up mod podging the whole thing to get rid of the glue marks.  I think overall it turned out how I wanted it… with a very aged/distressed look.  If you want me to post my pdf files of this so you can try out this transfer method yourself let me know!P1030491

Come Thou Fount

I have been in love with this song for a long, long time.  I have been wanting to make something for my wall with it since I saw it on pinterest a few months ago. Then, my friend Nova pinned another idea using the lyrics and I thought “it’s time.”  This was not my first go at a chalkboard printable, but I wouldn’t say I’m super comfortable in the world of chalkboard printabling, either.  But I have enjoyed trying this new medium and feel like I’m slowly getting better at it.

So, anyway, this is for you, Nova! 🙂  I hope you enjoy it.

fountAnd here is the printable-quality download for an 8×10.