Thursday, October 18, 2012

Inspired By #46- "Family" Blocks

WOW!! 2 posts in 1 day!  Can you tell my family is napping?  Actually, it's raining here in good ole Minnesota so my hubby is home today too. Can't pour concrete in the rain! I'm getting a little extra craft time in my room....and soaking up every minute of it!

I came across Inspired By a while ago and have wanted to participate in a challenge but haven't been able to.  I'm taking advantage of it today!  Here is the inspiration photo:

It's it beautiful!? Lots of fun colors in this combo!

Awhile ago at our local thrift/artsy store, I came across these wooden blocks for rubber stamps:

They were only .50!  I grabbed 10 and had no idea what I was going to do with them but figured I'd find something to do...and I did :)

I grabbed one of my favorite paperpacks, Stella (Close To My Heart) and covered them and then sanded the edges.  I also cut out the little sayings that came on the paper as a border.

Next, I cut out the word F-A-M-I-L-Y on my circut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge using different sizes, upper case, lower case, etc. and embellished as desired:

I love how it turned out!  The best part is.....there's another side!  I'll be able to create for the holidays!

I'm also linking this up to The Crafty Blog Stalker

And Here Comes The Sun

Check out all of these sites!  Lots of creativity!!

Thanks for checking out my creation!  Stay tuned for my LARGER plaque creation.  I'll be posting it soon!



  1. Love your blocks! Such a great decor piece! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

    1. Thank you Laurel! I LOVE your blogs and am so happy to have been able to link to Inspired By!

  2. Wow! This is a fantastic idea!! Such a great way to re-purpose!

  3. Wow, Kim, A+ for creativity! I love the idea of the mismatched letter blocks, and especially that you'll be able to use them for another occasion (back-side). Hope you will post that version, too, eventually.

  4. Great project, what fun home decor!