Thursday, January 27, 2011

If you can't find it, make it!

We are trying to get our guest bedroom all "put together" before this weekend when my parents come for a visit. :) The bedding (that we bought at Macy's for a STEAL!) is kind of adorable and funky. The walls are painted a sherbert(ish) green color and the bedding is red, purple, and green. So it's kind of loud...just the way I like it. ;) Since we are poor newlyweds, I don't want to spend much (if any) money on the rest of the room decor. Lucky for us I'm somewhat of a hoarder (not a severe, needs to be turned in to the TV show hoarder...but I have lots of useful stuff in the attic...and in every closet...and probably under every bed...) and have lots of things that could possibly just be re-vamped! So, last night, I started milling around said attic and closets and under bed spaces and found a framed art piece that I bought at Gabe's for seriously like $1. I have always loved it and it used to hang in my bedroom before B and I got married and changed the decor of the Master bedroom. Now, it doesn't work in any room of the house. So I'm taking it apart and using the frame.
Now...what to replace the art in the frame with?? What's cheap (free) and cute??? Say it with me now...


It's so hot right now! So...I began searching the interweb to find something that would would be perfect for the frame...nothing. I found some cute stuff...but nothing that really jumped at me. So...of course my next thought was (the same thought of ANY creative/crafter) I'll just make one myself! Here's what I came up with.....
When we were little, every day before we left for school, my mom would say "Don't forget to walk with Jesus and make somebody smile!" I know...I told you she's adorable. So that's the reason why I chose that saying. I think it's something that I will pass on to my own children someday. I'll post a picture of the art in the frame when I get everything put together. :) I think you'll like it.

Want to make your OWN printable? Just get creative! Use Publisher and play around with different word art, auto shapes, colors, etc. It's fun, easy, and FREE! :) Here's a tip...go to and find some cool, free fonts to use! It'll give you some options besides your typical Times New Roman. ;)

Have a wonderful Thursday...Friday's a comin!


  1. I love making my own printable art :-) I do it all the time!
    You might also like this font site:
    I'm slightly addicted :-)

  2. i love it! i like making a "wordle" you basically go to the site and type in a bunch of words/phrases and it jumbles them up (you can refresh it, change color and all that after you make one) & its printable art. i have made one for a friend at work...its fun!