Sunday, January 30, 2011

I love to see the temple/word art and a video is a peek of what I am sharing today...

But first...the project that has consumed my WHOLE week, made me frustrated, made me giggle, made me cry, made me want to throw my computer against the wall and all that jazz, is finally done and ready to view.  

A little background:
I've had this delightful sound recording of my daughter singing and it has been sitting on my computer begging to be creatively preserved for over 8 YEARS.  I had no clue what to do with it, so we would just listen to it every once in awhile and giggle every time.  From her mispronunciation of words to even making up her own words at the end, it is truly entertaining.  Maybe I am just biased, but I think it is just the cutest thing I have ever heard. 
After a little sweat and tears, it is finally complete with some added bonuses along the way.  I hope you find it as delightfully inspiring as this mama bear does.  

Feel free to share this video. 

I know we have a lot of visitors of different faiths, so if you have any questions about why we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, build and revere temples, feel free to email me or go here for more info.

Now... onto my next project (once again, forgive the camera). 

How cute is this for a little girl's room? (Check below for a darling boy version.)

To make them, I used some bead board for the plaque.  The measurements for this are about 9x9 inches.  
I painted this one white.

I added a fun texture to it by making circular swirly motions with the brush on the second coat.

For this one, I used fabric strips to hang it with.  I drilled 2 holes and entered the back on both sides, so I could tie it in front.  I added a staple on each side to help it hang more evenly. 

I sized the print to about 6x6 and I attached it to some foam board to give it some dimension.

I used some white and pink tulle and tied it around the fabric in front.  I added some wire and a flower.

And we can't forget the boys right?  Here is more of a boy version.

I painted this board black and distressed it.

I tacked down some burlap with hot glue on the corners.  I mod podged the print right onto the burlap.  It gave it a fun texture on top.  I did not add a coat of mod podge to the top of the print.

For the top of the plaque, I added some raffia, dark curly wire and hemp with a large black button.

And there you have it.  A darling way to display a something inspiring that your kids will see often.  My teenager has even asked me to make one for her room.

Because I am offering this free download as a thank you to those who are following Somewhere in Craftland, I ask that if you download/print it, you become a follower first.  Also, in an effort to analyze interest, please click on "I am adding this to my list of things to make," so I will know you like it, and of course, this kind of thing just motivates me to make MORE fun prints. Thanks!   

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  1. Oh My! This is absolutely wonderful! All of my kids are grown, but I'm still going to make one to hang in my home. I love your blog, you are simply the best!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

  2. I absolutely love using vinyl to make religious messages and images around my house. Isn't that the best way to keep Christ in your home and your mind??!? Thanks for the inspiration :)


  3. I really love your cute ideas. Thanks for putting hard work into this, that we can all benefit from.

  4. I love this idea! What a beautiful way to display your faith girlie style! And of course the grownup one is awesome too! Thanks for sharing with the pink Hippo party!

  5. The music, the message, the inspiring beauty of the temple, the pictures of innocence - all convey the spirit in a most divine way - thanks for sharing, my precious daughter.

  6. very pretty words hold a lot of power within their letters

  7. That is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  8. I love these! I featured them today!

  9. I so love this sign! Thanks for sharing. Such a cute pink room.

  10. I will be making these for my girls. Thank you so much. I love your blog and enjoy coming to visit.

  11. Oh, this would look so good in my daughters room! Thanks for the printable. And thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday! I hope that you will join us again this week.

  12. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is absolutely stunning. Thanks for creating and sharing this. I am your new fan!


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