Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This project may become a test of your love...

 Have you even been to a wedding, where someone got up and read the biblical passage about love being patient, and kind, out of 1 Corinthians?  Well, around our house, we've been working on having that kind of love toward each other.  I've heard that if you replace the words, "love" with your name, you'll have a pretty good character description. So when I got these huge stamps for some home school projects, I decided we'd make a sign for our new family verse/motto. -The one about being patient, and kind, etc, etc, etc.  (I'm too impatient to type out the rest.) 
These stamps are incredibly awesome.  They have magnets on the back, and come with one handy magnet holder.  That being said, they are also poorly made.  Buyer beware.  The magnet lost it's stick in various places after this project, and so did the foam stamp part.  I guess I'm kinda rough on stamps. 
 But they were rather fun... and the crafting possibilities are endless. 
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I didn't use ink on the actual project either.  It didn't seem durable enough, so I found this tiny roller and tray in my garage and used black paint.  If you're wondering where I got this tiny roller... I have no idea.  (Please keep in mind, I live with the man who spontaneously pulled out an anti-graffiti kit, complete with rubber gloves the other day, when our for sale sign was vandalized.) 
 My best tip for doing this type of project, is stamp out your script onto paper, first.  Then you'll know what size board to purchase, and can tweak it as needed.  I found a board at Lowe's, for under $7.00.  I didn't even need to cut it.  I gave it one coat of white paint, and let it dry overnight.
 
 Also, make sure to prepare a surface for your stamps as you use them.  Don't make the mistake of laying down newsprint.  As the paint dries, it will stick to the newsprint and you'll have a mess.  Don't you just love how I make the mistakes first, so you don't have to?  I eventually found that a plastic bag worked best.  I scrubbed them with water afterward, and they were good as new.  (Well, I mean as good as they could be, considering that they were falling apart in places!) 
 I love how it commands attention.  Unfortunately, I had to condense the verse a bit to get it all on here, but the theme remains intact.  I also love how the sign-maker (me) got a little short on space, and made the bottom line all weird.  By that time, I was really working to persevere,  and not get easily angered.  I guess it's okay though, because I like imperfection.  
 I suppose the difficult part will be learning to actually live, while showing that kind of love. 
Perhaps seeing it in black and white every day, will encourage us. 


Does your family have a motto or a special verse?

39 comments:

  1. seriously! that's a GOOD one! your house looks fantastic! You do good girl!

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  2. That is so, so amazing! What good work you do. :)

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  3. LOVE this project!!!

    I must also tell you that I made the Salted Caramel Cupcakes tonight for the bible study I lead. OH. MY. GOSH!!! These are out of this world!!!! They were a hit and I am so glad that I shared them with the group so that tomorrow I wouldn't be tempted to eat them. Way to go on the recipe!!!

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  4. I LOVE IT!!!! The verse I pray over my family ( inserting names)is Ephisians 3:14- uh...whatever:)

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  5. AMAZING! I love it. How wonderful to see those words everyday.

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  6. Ok, no fair...you have to tell us where to get these stamps! That is one awesome project, my friend!

    You are awesome.

    ~mary~

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  7. What a great idea! That's something you could read a thousand times a day and it'd still be tough to follow through with. Neat!

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  8. LOVE it! Our family verse is Micah 6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

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  9. I think it is fabulous! It commands attention and it should! Now the test...To follow the written word!

    Carol

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  10. I seriously hope this is ok, I put a link to this post on my facebook page. I should have asked first but I am just so dang impetuous! I discovered your blog through a tweet from Layla, and I love it - this project is wonderful

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  11. love, love, love this...now where did you get those stamps??? What a great idea!!!

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  12. Yikes...After I hit post my comment...I remembered you showed the website...thanks for sharing:)

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  13. This has got to be the coolest project I have seen in a while! Great job! I love that it is in the kitchen and catches your eye--what a great legacy to leave with your children to have that displayed in your home.

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  14. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Chrsit Jesus concerning you.
    Do all things without murmurings and disputings.
    - we have been trying to teach the kiddos (and the bigger people as well) to not complain.

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  15. what a beautiful reminder when sharing a meal or...anytime! love it, sasha :)

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  16. That is great! I love it! We came up with a set of "family rules" awhile ago and it's on my to-do list to make something along these lines so we can be encouraged by them everyday. Seeing yours makes me want to do it today!

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  17. Sasha...you are brilliant! That looks terrific and such a lovely rememinder each day.

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  18. Oh wow!! Love this!!! What a lot of patience you have!! It turned out amazing!!

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  19. I totally love what you've done...I'm inspired to create now too. Thanks for sharing! You're so fun.

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  20. I love this idea! I just bought an abc stamp set (albeit smaller) so I just might try it. Unfortunately, I fear the stamping will be the tough part!

    Blessings,

    Alison

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  21. I LOVE that! So very cool, and such an amazing reminder. I did a painting with sections of Philippians 4 on it that turned out pretty awesome. Used cookie cutters in different sized circles to do polka dot on the background. It turned out pretty good, but I freehanded the words. I like your stamps better... I need some like that badly.

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  22. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. perfect verse to have in your face on a daily basis. i love it so much. you amaze me daily girlfriend.

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  24. It's beautiful, perfectly imperfect...kind of like people, and guess Who loves us anyway? I love this reminder in your kitchen, front and center. :)

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  25. What a great idea ~ I just love checking blogs and constantly being inspired ~ Awesome!

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  26. does your fabulousness just go on and on and on?!?!

    the sign looks fantastic!

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  27. I love this! So cool.

    Sometimes our morning rush is such a, well, rush. I bought (I know, I know, you would have made it. ;)) a sign that simply said,

    "Everyday Counts".

    That is MY reminder to myself.

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  28. I LOVE it! I love how clean your kitchen is too. How do you keep everything off your counters?

    -FringeGirl

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  29. oh my! I love this idea! What a statement it makes in your home.

    Those stamps are pretty cool too, I haven't seen anything like them before.

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  30. Oh wow!! That's fantastic.

    I'm tempted to go and buy the stamps right away.

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  31. I know what everyone is getting for Christmas!! LOVE it!!
    Elise

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  32. Love those stamps (even if they are crappily made) and I love this project! Perfect reminder for the entire family every day of what it means to love!

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  33. I LOVE that! Your kitchen just makes me sooo happy. I want to move in!

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  34. I love it. I love how your home always changes with the seasons because of your little touches.

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  35. One Word Sasha... LOVE! Love everything about your sign! I have Joshua 24:15 displayed on a chalkboard in the kitchen...and even though I know it is about me and my family serving Him... I also like to think my actual home will also be a place that serves and honors Him, as well.

    Blessings,
    Kendra

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  36. I have to stop right here and just say, I love your blog. I have been reading through your posts and look so forward to continuing on. :o)
    Thank you for showing us how to make signs. I love them too. :o) Romans 12:1-2 is a favorite of mine, but I love all of God's word, so hard to pick out just one scripture. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

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  37. I've been wanting to make some pretty painted wood recycling crates with "paper" "plastic" and "metal" lettering on the front (much like the crates you made for your kids) but I'm not sure where to get the crates. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for all the inspiration!

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