Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Rules

For my next gift idea I'm going to show you guys my version of a family rules print, subway art style.  There are all kinds of subway art prints and family rules prints out there.  I think subway art is a lot of fun because you can really personalize it to fit whatever occasion and it's really graphic.  I had recently downloaded a bunch of new fonts and was inspired to make this as a way to try them all out.  I just LOVE how it turned out!  What a fun way to display all our family rules, now if only I could get my kids to follow them....

What mom wouldn't love getting one of these for Christmas?  And its very affordable too.  The print itself is a 12x12 so you can have it printed anywhere that prints scrapbook pages.  I had mine printed at Scrapping Simply and it cost about $6.00, most of that shipping.  If you have a local resource you could do it a lot cheaper. 

The frame was an unfinished scrapbook page frame from Micheal's and cost $7 (without any coupons).  To finish it I painted it blue with craft paint, distressed it, and then put a coat of wood stain over the top.  All of which I had on hand.  Isn't the finish dreamy?  (I have a dresser in the garage waiting for some love and I thinks its going to get this same finish.)

And then because I felt like it needed a little extra something, I added a few ribbon roses.

So for under $15, I have this adorable piece of art for my home.  Can't beat that! I'm not sure where its going to live yet, but I'll find somewhere perfect... and visible... we need all the reminders we can get!

So do you want one?  You can either make your own family rules sign to fit your family, or you can have mine! Because I love you all so much, I made up a bunch with different background colors.  All you have to do is click on the one you like, save it, and then have it printed as a 12 x 12 somewhere, frame and you are done.


If anyone decides to use one of these, I'd love to see a picture!

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Janet said...

This is so well done! I've bookmarked it to print off when I have a frame, thank you!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

This is beautiful and sweet.
Oh man. How I love the "Please please please, DON'T SCREAM!"

Candice said...

I love it! I am going to print one for myself and a few gifts too! Thank you!!!

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing! This is TOO cute!!

Adelina Priddis said...

Very cute! I need one of those in my home

Dayna said...

This is awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Meagan said...

perfect. i will be making one. thanks!

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much for doing this, i love it and am going to make one for sure!

Alyssa said...

Very cute! And I had to smile at the 'no swearing, fighting, spitting' right there in the middle.

Jessica said...

Oh my! I LOVE this! Thanks so much for being willing to share it with us.

kate said...

This is great! I love the "remember we love you!" part!

DANA said...

That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!

Elizabeth said...

This is so great! I need to make one! Would love for you to come and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty this week!

Holly said...

Very cute! I thin the don't scream is for me!

SuzSpeaks said...

I came across your blog a few days ago and love it! Great stuff! This is so sweet! I've been wanting to make a rules sign for a long while now!
I noticed the yours says "winn family rules". Our last name is Winn also! Do you have the "Winn family rules" available to print? ha! If not, no worries, so nice of you to have make these for your readers!
my email is suzspeaks at me dot com.
Thank you - Suzanne

Shell said...

Thanks! I'll probably have mine done at soon as they send me some free shipping offers LOL

Dart said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing! Our Costco does 12x12 prints for only $2.99.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Super creative and fun! :)

Rebecca said...

Love this! Thank you =]

One in the SAHM said...

Thank you for the Family Rules inspiration - I love it! Check it out:

TRush said...

Thanks. I just love this. Did I read correctly that we can have our own rules made up, as well? I'd love to do this. Actually, it'd be just a few changes to some of the rules on the one shown. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.

VintageGeek said...

Hi Krystal! I was linked here from the Craftaholics Anonymous site - congratulations on being the first Craftaholic to stand up, say your name, and share your story with the rest of us craftaholics!

This post was what really sang to me, and I'd be curious to get your opinion on my own Family Rules Subway Art, created this morning using Photoshop. As I have never done one before, I'd love to know what you think! I posted the image on my blog here:

Just curious if you think I did okay with it.

I love your idea, and my family has been needing a list of rules posted somewhere in the house for a while now, hahaha.

Love your blog! Thanks again for what you do! ^_^

Kim @ Life of a Modern Mom said...

LOVE this! Thanks you so much for the downloads! I put a picture of the one I made on my blog today with a link to your post! Thanks!

******************* said...

This is marvelous! Thank you so much! I made my own and I am going to feature this on my own blog. Thanks again!

Joseph said...

How you get print on the card shown on wall? it is really inspiring.

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petrathrm said...

This is so beautiful, can anyone tell me how to print it with my family name??
Thank you!!!!!

grammy2chloe said...

How do you get your last name on this to personalize it? In the picture yours says Winn Family Rules.

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