Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Best Sign Of All

I mentioned the other day that I had another sign I was working on. I actually finished it shortly after and decided that it is my favorite one of all.

This one took me about 2 hours to make, but it was worth it.

Once again I owe my inspiration to my sisters. Two of them are into small touches of nautical accents so they have inspired me to try some things I wouldn't normally do.

My younger sister will be getting a sign very close to this one as soon as I get it done.

I actually made a "crab stamp" so that I can use it over and over. I've done this with a few other things, like birds and such. It really cuts down on your total time spent making something and you know what it will look like each time.

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33 comments:

50centlove said...

These signs are awesome! I love the rustic and weathered look.

Melissa said...

Awesome sign! I know that A can't wait to get hers! She told me she already has a place all ready in the boys room. It looks great, as always!

JoLynn said...

Love signs!! I think I'm obscessed! :) I'd have signs in every inch of my house if it was entirely up to me. Curious about how you made a crab stamp?? It turned out great!

gina3 said...

Wow, you are much better at this sign making stuff than me! I love the writing you used and your colors are so pretty. You'll have to do a tutorial on how you make your stamps.

Creative Ambitions said...

I love these! Great job!! I use to paint crabs and other sea creatures and sell online... great idea that you made a stamp for your crab! Love the colors!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

LOVE THEM!!
XO

Cara said...

OMG! I LOVE them!

<3 Cara

Persis Shah said...

great signs!

just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it. come check out mine too when u have some time and maybe we can follow each other.

Persis.
http://www.onestylemile.blogspot.com/

The Redhead Riter said...

New to your blog...what part of VA do you live? I live in Richmond, so I can't be too far. Love the signs and the wedding flowers too! Beautiful!

The Misty Journey said...

man...you really make me want to make a sign for myself. love the ideas! agree w/gina, need the tutorial now. :)

Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

The signs look fantastic - I particularly like the crab :) He's very cute!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Awww. That is a great sign! I love the little crab. :) Awesome!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so adorable! love the color you chose for the crab, too. i live in maryland- can you make me one! ;)

Hattie said...

Very cute! I like the tybee island sign too. They look great together :-)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great job! I like the way you distressed them for a vintage look. This would be a perfect post to link to my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:

ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

You can get the details here:

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

sorry I haven't been by in a while. I love your signs. Never been to Tybee Island but I have seen Layla over at the Lettered Cottage talk about it and show pics. Looks like a place I would love to go. Now that crab sign reminds me of home. We alwyas vacationed on the Easter Shore in MD. Now I am hungry for crabs. : )

Frau said...

Love it! It turn out so good!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love it!! :) You need to do a tutorial on how to make your own stamp -- love that idea!

Kristy said...

Cute signs! You have a great Blog!

Lisa said...

Love all your signs! They look great.
Blessings,
Lisa

Maya said...

More awesome signs -love the crab!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I am traveling over from Transformation Thursday. Love the signs! I like the rustic look and think I might have to try my hand at it a little!

redmetalroof said...

Must you make your sisters jealous of each other? Not very nice....now I'll go make some she-crab soup and I'll be darned if you get any!

Rene' said...

I love those signs!! Do you sell them??

HoosierHomemade said...

How cool! I have lots of decorations, but not very much on my walls. I would love to try these!
I'd love for you to share on my other blog, It's A Blog Party, everyday is a different linky party, Mondays are all about Craft/DIY Day!
http://itsablogparty.com
~Liz

Teresa said...

Wonderful....I have a little cottage I remaking that those signs would be perfect in. ;)
Thanks for sharing...they are great!

Teresa said...

Wonderful....I have a little cottage I remaking that those signs would be perfect in. ;)
Thanks for sharing...they are great!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Love your sign!!Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Thurs. Trans... I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

desiree said...

Love the crab shack! What a great find!

raisingcamelot said...

Both signs are charming! Can't wait to try some myself. Thanks for sharing!

Abigail

Its A Blog Party said...

Those signs look great!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

Very cute signs! I make stencils for things I create often too. I love your crab!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Very cute!