2/9/10

Words to Live By


Words to Live By
I am sure most of you have seen the charts made by many moms that are their Family Rules.  Since I love the concept of having rules in front of me but I am an empty nester, I decided to take the same idea and apply it to a chart for my home and I labeled it Words to Live By. 
 
I used 13 pages of scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, ribbons,
stick-on letters as well as letters cut from my Cricut and a canvas art board I already had.  After applying a layer of Mod Podge to the back side of the scrapbook paper, I smoothed the papers down with an old credit card.  

I had 13 rows of paper and used black ribbon to separate
some of the lines between them.
 
It is kind of nice to have a reminder of those things that I have decided should influence my
everyday actions in a place where I can see it often.

Now I have no excuse for poor behavior!
I am linking to Kimba's A Soft Place to Land today.

11 comments:

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a great idea! I thought the "family rules" were really cute, but I'm past that stage! This is perfect for us empty-nesters who might need a reminder now and then!
I love all the colors and designs you used too.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great idea. I am also past the stage of house rules, but I loved the concept. Thanks so much for the suggestion.

Sue

Maggie B said...

What a lovely project, it turned out very well.
~Maggie~

jenjen said...

Look how cute that turned out mom! I love it. You did a great job!

XOXO
Jen

dee dee said...

I just love the sign you made! Very creative and thoughtful. I do believe that if we with younger kids would post these words to live by vs... rules we would end up with more results! Great idea!
Dee Dee

Beth at Aunties said...

I love your words to live by. I liked the Family Rules your talented daughter made also.:)
Although we are empty nesters, it is nice to have something bright and pretty to remind us to make these words action words.
I need to surround myself with more visuals.
Enjoy your trip!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful collection of words to live by -- and you've certainly made them beautiful words to live by too.

Jules said...

I love this idea. I was at your daughters blog and found you. I am also an empty nester. I love to find bloggy friends who are at my stage in life. Can't wait to get to know you better.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I saw your Words To Live By board over at Jen's, and just wanted to come over and say what a great adaption of the Family Rules board this is!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This is too, too cute!
What a wonderful idea!

Sue said...

Words to live by. That is WAY cute. I guess I may just try to make myself one, though crafts are not exactly my forte.

=)