Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!! A “Family” Printable For You!!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this day is filled with love and  family for you! I have a daughter “of age” who is single at the moment…she is referring to this as “Singleness Awareness Day!” There are many forms of love outside of romantic love…one of them being love of family. I haven’t talked too much about my large (10 children), but ever shrinking family at home but they are one of the greatest loves in my life! A source of so much joy ( with a little pain and sorrow thrown in for balance) over the years as I have watched them grow into amazing young adults! I am down to just four under 18 and living at home and they aren’t so little anymore…they range from 10 to 15! One of my married daughters came over yesterday and as we were seated around the table she looked around (our table seats 10-12) at the 6 of us and said “ahhh what a sweet little family. I guess this is what most it’s like in most families…” Seeing all the empty seats around the table and the missing faces that they represent brings sorrow and joy at the same time. I miss them but am thankful for the lives that they have now…their spouses, and children…ahhh grandchildren, but that’s another post!  :-)
I was having an email chat with someone about family yesterday and specifically some family word art. I hadn’t seen any done in dictionary format and I am in love with that form of word art! So I thought I would just do one for “family” …well…all I had to do was google for the definition of family and there were many images of the definition already out there! Lesson learned: just because I haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it isn’t there! :-) Most of what I found was in vinyl and LARGE to adhere directly to a wall. So, I took some of the definitions and tweaked them to fit our family and made a smaller  printable! I’m sharing it as my Valentine’s gift to you! It is about 6”x6” . You can click for the larger image and then right click to save. Please let me know if you have any problems downloading or printing!

Family copy
Here is how I am going to display mine. I saw this last week:
over at Some What Simple. Stephanie said that she has had this on her “to-do” list for sometime. She found the original idea over at Let's Make It Ours. Stephanie shared a tutorial that is very easy to follow. This is all there is to it:
You will need the “Family” Printable trimmed to fit the tile, a 6”x6” ceramic tile,Matte Mod Podge, a foam brush an easel and maybe some spray paint if you want to change the color of your easel. 
Keen Inspirations modge podge       
Trim your paper to fit the tile. I didn’t leave much of an edge since the paper and tile are the same color. I printed the word art onto already textured scrapbook paper. I brushed a very thin coat of the Mod Podge on the back of the paper and didn’t go quite to the edges so that I wouldn’t have any seeping out as I pressed it down onto the tile.Keen Inspirations modge podge (2) I put a heavy book on it and let it dry overnight. Stephanie says at least an hour, but it was late and I was ready for bed! SDC10172This morning I brushed on a thin layer of Mod Podge going in one direction. I was hesitant at first because this was printed on an ink jet printer and I wasn’t sure if the Mod Podge would cause it to run. I don’t know if it is because the MP is so thick or what, but NO RUNS! yay!! I brushed all in one direction per Stephanie’s tutorial and then let it dry, at least 15 minutes. I gave it another coat going in the same direction, because it looked like it needed it. The thicker paper maybe? After both coats were dry, I went back over it in the other direction to get the canvas look. One coat was sufficient this time. While it was drying, I painted the silver easel black. SDC10173 
This was one of the easiest projects I have done and it comes out looking so “professional”. 
 Keen Inspriations Family definition Printable

 Keen Inspriations Family Printable (2)
I tried to show some of the texture, up close, but didn’t have much luck…I’m saving for a “real camera'” :-)
SDC10176  Keen Inspriations Family Definition Printable (3)
I want to Mod Podge everything to tile now!!! I think that these are going to be on the top of my “go to” list for gifts this year!
Enjoy your day, your family and your printable! Oh, if you download, please let me know with a comment so I know if I should keep the printables coming! :-)
Happy Valentine’s Day!

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44 comments:

  1. I love it Mom ! I think I'm gonna need to make one of these to remind myself the true definition of family as mine is changing.

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  2. oh this is just lovely! happy Valentines!

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  3. Very nice. I think that would make a great Mother's/ Father's Day gift too.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, and for providing the prinatable, and the tutorial. This is going on my to do list.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  5. Thanks for the printable. I plan on using it.

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  6. That would make such a lovely gift for members of the "family". Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this it is fab and will go lovely in my dining room. i have printed a copy off to use. I also picked up a pack of tiles from my local thrift shop yesterday perfect timing tina x x www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this! Can't wait to make something with it! Thanks for sharing :)
    Erica @ http://bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is beautiful!! I'm sorry your heart is heavy for your grown children. I miss my mom so much.... I wish she was closer to share in my daily life. Enjoy your last four before you have a truly empty nest!

    xxoo,
    Liberty

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  10. Love it! What is it gonna do if I try to print it larger? Like 12x12 or 14x14? I've never done a printable before, but LOVE this one and SO want to put it on a large canvas for my wall. Please email me when you can. Thx. Paige pcondray@gmail.com

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  11. I love this! Thanks for sharing the printable- I need to get busy making one of these. I love to mod podge but haven't tried tiles yet! Thanks for linking up!

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  12. Great idea! makes me want to try the modpoge i have at home. (and thanks for mentioning that the modpodge didnt make the printer ink run....That was soemthing i was worried about....

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  13. Great idea!! I'd love to download but cannot find the link..Can you help me out please?
    Barb
    We have a Blog Hop Monday & Wed (both different)
    & I know my readers would love this..Come on over & check it out..Thanks so much!!

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  14. I'm highlighting this at someedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button. I will be using this at gifts!!!

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  15. great. now I want to mod podge to tile too!

    thanks for the idea.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog and being my newest follower! Love this printable thanks!
    Sarah

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  17. Thanks so much for this. I am going to try making this next week.

    I only had five kids and they have all flown the coop. It is bittersweet for sure. I get to have three of my four grandchildren over quite a bit so I guess my nest is never really empty.

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. VERY sweet! I love it!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  20. Great project, I love how it turned out. Thanks for the download. :)

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  21. thanks for the download.. i have several tiles i've been wanting to do something with. This would be great.

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  22. Thanks for an awesome post! I featured it on my blog today!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  23. In a day where family is downgraded, I find this project so refreshing. Perfect!

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  24. Thank you so much, sounds like a great project and can't wait to get my supplies so I can start one. Thanks for the download..

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  25. I love decoupaging tiles! Thanks for the printable!

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  26. Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  27. I just featured your project at Create with TLC....lots of free word art over there to use on created plaques.
    http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

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  28. Thank you for this terrific printable, Sharon. I absolutely LOVE the tile you made with it. I'll definitely be making some of these. Thank you for sharing the instructions. Your tile looks awesome!!!

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  29. Love your definition of Family. That is definitely the ideal!

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  30. I just came over here from the link that Create with TLC left...this a really great idea, and oh the possibilities. Now i know what im going to use that 55% coupon from AC Moore for. Thanks for sharing the instructions,can't wait until i get to try my hand at.

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  31. This is such a great idea--thank you so much for sharing it.
    Laurie

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  32. Sharon, this is wonderful and what a great idea to use it on a tile! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

    I sneaked in here from TLC creations! =)

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  33. Just wanted to let you know I featured this tonight! Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you like!

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  34. I love this project and so appreciate your generosity in sharing your creativity. I hope to try this soon and will post and link it back here when I do. Thanks again.

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  35. Thanks so much for sharing this. Love the definition.
    (btw......I was sent here from Create with TLC.)

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  36. sharon! that is so cute! 10 kids? oh my! I feel so inferior! I had only 1 daughter! hahaha
    this is a great project!
    super job
    gail

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  37. Caught your project over at Gails...love it!

    Thanks for the printable.

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  38. Thank you for this idea and adorable printable! I made a couple of these with my own little twist and linked to this tutorial on my blog. :)
    http://allthatriffraff.blogspot.com/2011/02/ceramic-tiles-mod-podge.html

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