Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whats in a word?

So, I had an ephiphany today. (is that how you spell that?)
I was just sitting in my craft room, looking at all of my crap and wondering what the heck I was going to create.
I needed to create!
I had to do something all me.
So, I came up with this.

I apologize for the poor pic quality. I was so excited to show you this, that I took the picture at night and in my hallway. Two very ungood things. Sorry!
Ok-I know it's hard to see, but this spells my last name through the words.
HOYT-I used the same stamps as the rest of the words, just a olive green color ink.   Now, I am not tooting my own horn here, but I really like how this turned out.  Even my husband noticed it and said something. 

So, how did I do this?
I found a lined piece of scrapbook paper, pulled out some thrift store stamps (that I have never used before and have had for over a year) Nice!
I wrote out the words before hand. Trying to get the words with the right letters in the right order did take me a minute. 
Then I stamped it out. I added the 5-there are 5 of us in our family, so I thought it would be a fun element.

Here it is in a half finished vinigette. Why half way done? Cause that's how I roll!
I also made the glasses shadow box. My husband did not like this one, but what does he know right? 

Oh, I forgot to mention that this is on a canvas. I just hot glued the paper to the canvas. (shhh) I didn't want to modge podge, because I am impatient. You already knew that-right?
Stay tuned: Giveaway will be tomorrow. 
(stupid toothache pending)

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  1. Love it, and especially like that fact that you got your name in there...awesome!

    Blessings, Grace

  2. That is going on my to-make-list!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooh I really like that! Ca-ute.

  4. Great piece...and nothing like a glue gun, right?

  5. I love the sign! You did good girl. What a neat way to display vintage glasses. I would never have thought of that.

    Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. It's been way too cold here, too, to spray paint. My kitchen always looks like a craft room. Right now Ron is painting a small kitchen table set on my kitchen table! Sure will be glad when it's done. lol. Pat

  6. Awesome job! I love that you used your last name it in too!

  7. That is darling!!! I love it. Great job!!!


  8. So cute--I loved that you spelled out your last name too. I hear ya on the impatient thing. I also love the framed eyeglasses--thanks for linking up!

  9. It turned out great and I love your glasses in the shadowbox~ too cute!!

  10. That is so CUTE! I love it! Very clever. Your glasses next to it are just so adorable too! Thanks so much for the link up!! I love your projects!!

  11. This is very cute! I like your creativity. Great job.

  12. That is super cute. I'm going to do something like that for easter....

    Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

    If you haven't entered my giveaway there is still time..

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE the glasses shadowbox. Actually, both projects are adorable. Nice work.

  14. Thats awesome!

    Thanks for linking up!

  15. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your here:

  16. I'll be featuring this as a favorite this week on Creative Cats! Thanks for linking up!

  17. LOVE the glasses! I had Lasik several years ago BUT saved my glasses cause they were some fun funky frames. NEVER knew what to do with them until NOW! Thanx for the FAB idea!

  18. Soooo neat...luv those COOL glasses!Come by and show them off at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you there:)


  19. oh wow! I lOVE it! What a super cute idea!

  20. great little set-up! I like the glasses! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

  21. i love this -- very creative -- and i can so relate to that itch to havign to craft -it's an addiction isnt' it? i will doodle if i can't actually craft.


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