Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Years Resolutions - Inspired Stamps Design Team Artwork.

Every New Year I make the resolution to get organized and quit waiting to the last minute to do things and every year I end up breaking that resolution, by the end of Jan 1.  I am just the kind of person who lives in constant Chaos.  This year I have once again made that resolution, but this time I have my 3 boys still living at home helping me to keep it.  Did I mention that all 3 take after their mother?  So I decided that this weeks Inspired Stamps Design Team artwork would be something to help us all work on being better organized.

The boys and I often pass each other coming and going during the week, between my work, their school, sporting events, and work, we often don't have much time to relay messages to each other.  Especially Jimmy as he leaves for school while I am getting ready for work, and he is at work when I get home in the evenings and I am usually in bed when he he gets home.  So to help us communicate better I have created a dry-erase message board with boxes for all of us.  Here is the message board without the glass so you can see it without a glare.

I have used the Label Maker Alphabet to create the names for each box.  Since the boys were little I have assigned colors to them, to help me keep track of who needed to be where on the household calendar. Robbie (living on his own) was Blue, Jimmy is Red, Tony is Green and Dillon is Orange. So when making this board I kept to the same practice, and chose paper that would match my kitchen and still have colors close the boys colors.

 Here is a close up of Jimmy's name tag.

 and here is a close up of my Message box.

Here is a view of the finished product, complete with glare from the glass.  To make this I took a 20x16 inch frame I had laying around, Removed the glass and hideous picture in it, then spray painted the frame black, and created my message board layout on the picture backing.  Reassembled the frame and had a relatively cheap and pretty message board that matches my kitchen If you look closely you can see my chore of the day, go play with paper! :-)  Now that I have this created i just have to teach me and the boys to use it. LOL

Materials used: Inspired Stamps Label Maker Alphabet
CTMH materials used: Key to My Heart paper pack, White Daisy and Black Cardstock, Black Ink,  CTMH Exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Black Ribbon


  1. This turned out great. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Your finished shot made me laugh!! Great way to keep in touch with each other, love it.

  3. Love it! I have assigned my boys' towel colors. So far they aren't sticking to it so well but at least they 're leaving my color alone!

  4. Jenn, this is a great idea!! And I love that it's colour coded for each of your boys. Awesome!!