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Canvas Art: You are Loved, No Matter What

You are loved,  no matter what. This is a phrase I want my children to have cemented in their minds as they go throughout the hussle and bustle of their childhood days.  They will be challenged, hurt, worried, make mistakes, and have a whole slew of other emotions, but I hope and pray that they will always know of our love for them, and that there is a Higher Being who loves them, too.
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If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you are aware of my passion to decorate my home with pictures of our family, because I believe it sends a message of love to them. It also reminds them that they are a part of a family, we are a team. Shawni, one of my very favorite mothering blogs, has a similar sentiment about really thinking about what we put on our walls. She says, “I think we underestimate the influence of what we put on our walls. I better make what I have up there count.” Full post HERE.

I decided in addition to pictures splattered on my walls, I wanted to have more phrases and quotes for them to read to re-affirm what I want them to know. I’ve made small scripture prints in the kitchen, my next goal is the wall right in front of each toilet–when sitting, what else is there to do besides stare at it?!?

I made this HUGE canvas, and put it in a prominent spot–on the wall as the kids come down the stairs.  Do you remember when I repurposed giant frame tutorial? Inside it was a canvas, and I transformed that canvas into wall art.  My friend Chelon over at Chatty Walls made me a vinyl stencil, which I adhered onto the canvas, and painted inside.

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I hung it up on the stairwell wall, so my kids would be sure to see it each time they came down the stairs.

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The shot above is taken from the stairwell as I watched my little one practice her dance “show.”

Below is the view from upstairs…

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Our family portraits taken last summer in California in the vintage window frames.

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After it was up, I was surprised how much I noticed it from all over the house. Good. It’s what I wanted;)

I’d love to hear some great quotes you have up on your walls, or something for me to think about putting in my bathrooms!

 

Color your Summer with KoJo Designs

I’m so excited to be participating in Color  Your Summer with KoJo-Designs and Delia Creates. Each day for several weeks is dedicated to a different color: crafts, recipes, sewing, lots of fun-ness! Both kojo and Delia on their respective blogs, it’s colorful insanity! I met Kirstin from KoJo Designs in April at SNAP, and just adore her! I was assigned the color ORANGE, and to see what project I put together, you’ll have to head on over to  KoJo’s to check it out–I love it!  But I wanted to share with you the printable I made for the project.

I then backed the quote with two different patterned papers. To download your own 8×10 copy, click here. I didn’t actually create this lovely piece, but found it at Sweet Coconut Lime, and asked permission from her to change the colors and share it with you all here.  The original version has blues and green and yellows and so cute, go to her site to download that version. Be sure to head on over to kojo designs for more colorful posts!

 

Joy Quote

 

I asked my bloggy friend Kiki at Kiki Creates to design something pretty around this quote.  I told her the colors I wanted, and she came up with something beautiful!  I originally found the quote from Leigh Anne at Your Homebased Mom on her Christmas card, but I altered the words just a little.  Kiki does beautiful design work, and if you’d like the same design, you can find this print in her shop.  For the next week (til next Saturday) you can purchase anything in her Stripe Colletion for 20% off with the code: STRIPE20.

I mean, check out some of the stripe collection:

drool….

CLICK HERE to go directly to her shop.

I love beautiful design work, and I can’t do it, so I find it elsewhere.  I’d like to learn how to do it though….

She also guest posted on my Decorating with Portraits series in September and used the “I love you because…” printables along with individual prints of her kids.  Click here to see her post.

Thanks again, Kiki!