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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grandma's House....

Well, like everyone else, I have caught the Pinterest bug.  I love looking through it and finding new and different things to try my hand at.  The latest craft item that I have tackled is this sign that I made for my mother's birthday.  I have one little girl and my brother has a little boy.  My daughter and my nephew are the best of friends when they are together.  Even though one is 6 and one is 7 and live 5 hours a part, you would not know it when they get together.  They love each other so much.  It warms my heart to see my daughter have this special relationship.  So, it is true, when you go to Grandma's, cousins become best friends.  I took artistic liberty with the saying and changed it slightly from the original version.  You see the original version here.

For my version, I started with a wooden plaque from WalMart, three different shades of acrylic paint (black, cream, and reddish color).  I cut all of the letters and flourishes with my Cricut (using SCAL).  I used a free svg file for the flourishes that I found on the Internet.  I am going to try to find it again and link it here. I painted the board black, then cream over it and rubbed in some of the red color for accent.  I used Mod Podge to glue down the letters, and then I used three coats on top.  I love how it came out.  I also have a black ribbon waiting to attach to it to use as a hanger.

If you would like the cut file, you can leave me a comment and I can email it to you.

Thanks for looking!

Take Care,

I'm Linking up to the Shabby Nest, Petite Hermine, I Heart Nap Time, Homemaker on a Dime, Between Naps on the Porch, and Jennifer Rizzo